Dal With Pumpkin And Coconut Milk

DAL WITH PUMPKIN AND COCONUT MILK

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I am going to make a dal with pumpkin and coconut milk. It is healthier, flavorful and can be prepared easily. Do try the recipe. Let’s start—

Ingredients:-

  1. Dal(any type of dal)-250 gms
  2. Pumpkin-50 gms
  3. Onion-1
  4. Ginger(grated)-1/4 tsp
  5. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  6. Rasam or Sambhar Powder-2 tsp
  7. Tamarind Paste-1 tsp
  8. Coconut Milk-2tbsp
  9. Salt-According to taste

For tempering:-

  1. Black Mustard-1 tsp
  2. Curry Leaves-4
  3. Red or Green Chilies-2
  4. Asafoetida-A pinch
  5. Crushed or whole Peanuts-4
  6. Red Chilly Flakes-1/2 tsp
  7. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and boil the dal with finely chopped pumpkin, salt, and turmeric powder. Here I have used Moong Dal. Alternatively, you can use any dal of your choice. Chop onion finely.

Step 2

 

20190907_150859_20190907151756228.jpgTake a pan and add the tempering ingredients, add chopped onion. Fry for a minute. Now add grated ginger. Fry it again. Next, add boiled dal and add rasam or sambhar powder and tamarind paste. Mix it well and let it simmer for three minutes.

Step 3

It’s time to add coconut milk. You can add chopped coriander too for the garnish though it is optional. Mix well. Let it boil for two minutes.

Our Dal With Pumpkin And Coconut Milk is ready. Serve it with rice and with some crunchies of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

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Steamed Panir And Carrot Balls

STEAMED PANIR AND CARROT BALLS

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. Sorry for the late post because I was down with viral fever. Today I am going to share a simple, healthy, steamed dish of panir with carrot. It is a snack recipe and you can make it in a jiffy whenever you want. It goes well with salads or any dip. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:-

  1. Panir(cottage cheese)-100 gms
  2. Carrot(grated)-1
  3. Onion-1
  4. Coconut(grated)-2 tsp
  5. Green Chilly Paste-1/2 tsp
  6. Cornflour-2 tsp
  7. Asafoetida-A pinch
  8. Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  9. Salt-According to taste
  10. Sugar-1/3 tsp
  11. Freshly chopped coriander-1 tsp
  12. Oil-For shallow frying

For the tempering:-

  1. Black Mustard-1/3tsp
  2. Green Chilly-3
  3. Curry Leaves-A few
  4. Oil-1 tsp

STEPS

Step 1

Wash, peel and grate the carrot. Grate the panir. Chop the onion finely. Now mix panir, carrot, onion and green chilly paste, cornflour, grated coconut, asafoetida,garam masala  salt, chopped coriander and a pinch of sugar in a bowl and knead to a dough.

Step 2

Make balls from the dough and steam it in a steamer. When its done transfer to a plate and heat a pan. Shallow fry the balls till brown. Now, heat the pan again and add the tempering ingredients in it. When it splutters, add the panir balls.

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Our Steamed Panir And Carrot Balls are done. Serve with a sauce or dip of your choice. Here I have done so with mustard sauce.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

Potato, Peas And Curd Soup

POTATO, PEAS AND CURD SOUP

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. Hope you all are doing well. I hope you guys are enjoying reading my blog and getting ideas from it. It is the sole purpose of my writing this blog. My recipes are simple, made from simple ingredients which are easily available in the marketplace. Today I am sharing a recipe of Potato, Peas and Curd Soup made with curd and veggies to fulfill your small hunger pangs. I have added some carom seeds, dried mint in it as it helps in digestion. You can add your choice of veggies in this soup. So let’s start with the making—

Ingredients:

  1. Curd-250 gms
  2. Potato-1
  3. Peas-100 gms
  4. Maize flour-1 tbsp
  5. Grated Ginger-1/2 tsp
  6. Dried and crushed Mint Leaves-1 tsp
  7. Green Chillies-1
  8. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  11. Salt-According to taste

For the tempering:-

  1. Black Mustard and Carom seeds-1/2 tsp
  2. Cumin and Methi dana-1/2 tsp
  3. Curry Leaves-1/2 tsp
  4. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

20190809_140757_20190809181428514.jpgWash, scrape and cut the potatoes in medium-sized pieces. Blanch the potatoes and peas for five minutes. Chop the green chilies. Take a bowl and add curd and the spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, maize flour, dried mint leaves,garam masala in it. Add some water to get a thin mixture out of it. Keep aside.

Step 2

Take a pan and add the tempering ingredients. Add the grated ginger. Now add the blanched veggies and fry. Next, add the curd mixture slowly and keep stirring it continuously otherwise lumps will be formed.

Step 3

20190809_141000_20190809182013813.jpgBoil for two to three minutes. Garnish it with cilantro though it is optional.

Our Potato, peas and curd soup is done. Serve it with potato wafers, potato shots or any other snack. Can also be had with steamed rice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Flax Seed Kadhi

FLAXSEED KADHI

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I’ll be sharing a simple, healthy and alternate version of making kadhis, adding some roasted flaxseed powder, Flaxseed Kadhi. It is very easily prepared and has many nutrients, being rich in omega 3 fats. We make many dishes using flaxseed like curries, chutneys and it can be used to make soups and fritters too. I personally have made some dishes using it like Flaxseed Raita, Pumpkin with flaxseed, etc. It helps to lower cholesterol and really is a fab actively used ingredient of kitchens around the world. So let us start with the recipe–

Ingredients:-

  1. Roasted and ground flaxseed-1 tbsp
  2. Besan-1 tbsp
  3. Curd-250 gms
  4. Grated Ginger-1 tsp
  5. Onion-1
  6. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Kadhi Masala-1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  10. Fresh chopped cilantro-1 tbsp

        For the tempering:-

  1. Black Mustard-1/2 tsp
  2. Cumin-1/2 tsp
  3. Dry red chilies- 2
  4. Bay Leaf-1
  5. Asafoetida-A pinch
  6. Vegetable Oil- 2 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

Roast and grind the flaxseed to a fine powder. Now to make the kadhi, take a bowl and add besan, curd, the spices; salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,kadhi masala,garam masala and mix well.

Step 2

Next, take a pan and add all the tempering ingredients in it. Now, add the chopped onion and grated ginger and saute for two minutes. Add in the above-made mix of besan and curd and let it boil for four to five minutes.

Step 3

20190731_083400_20190802193538759.jpgLastly, add in the flax seed powder, mix and let the kadhi simmer for five minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Our Flaxseed Kadhi is done. Serve it.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

Red Pumpkin Mash

RED PUMPKIN MASH

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner. Today I’ll be sharing a simple, healthy and easily prepared recipe of mashed red pumpkins, mildly spiced and tempered to suit your taste and make your lunch or dinner experience really fab.

Ingredients:-

  1. Red Pumpkin-250 gms
  2. Onion(chopped)-1
  3. Green Chillies-3
  4. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  5. Garam masala-1 tsp
  6. Red chilly powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Dry mango powder-1 tsp
  8. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  9. Grated Coconut-1 tsp
  10. Ginger(grated)-1/2 tsp
  11. Garlic Pods-2
  12. Salt-According to taste

For the tempering:-

  1. Mustard Oil-1 tbsp
  2. Cumin-1/2 tsp
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch

STEPS

Step 1

20190727_143810_20190727145720253.jpgWash, deskin and roughly chop the red pumpkin. Chop the onions, green chilies and grate the ginger. You can roast it or alternately take a heavy-bottomed pan, add 1 tsp mustard oil and add in the chopped pumpkin with garlic pods, ginger, and salt, cover and cook till the pumpkin is done. Then mash it.

Step 2

20190727_143321_20190727145635404.jpgTake a pan and add all the tempering ingredients. Next, add in the chopped onions and green chilies and fry for a minute. Add in the freshly grated coconut. Now take the spices namely, coriander powder,garam masala, red chilly powder in a bowl and mix it with some water. Add this liquid spice mix in the pan and saute for a minute again till the water evaporates. Add the tomato puree and dry mango powder and saute again for a minute.

Step 3

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When the masala gets well cooked mix in the mashed red pumpkin in the pan and let it simmer for two minutes. Just before serving add some raisins.

Our Red Pumpkin Mash is ready. Serve it by garnishing with cilantro and fresh cream though it is optional. Serve it with naan, tandoori rotis,bread of your choice and pulao.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

 

 

Fish Raita

FISH RAITA

Hello and welcome to my cozy cooking corner again.Raita is a common side dish of India.A proper and satisfying meal doesnot exclude raita from it.We make various raitas all over India like cucumber raita,mixed fruit and vegetable raita,onion and tomato raita,palak and sweet corn raita and others. Today I had some fish in my refrigerator and I decided to do something new with it.So I made this fish raita.I have taken basa fish for it.This recipe is a very simple version of making raitas with a medley of our regular spices and ingredients.It’s healthy, tasty and very easy.Come, let’s start with it’s making—

Ingredients:

  1. Boneless Fish-4 pieces
  2. Curd-300 gms
  3. Potato(boiled)-1
  4. Roasted and crushed peanuts-1 tbsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  6. Dry Mango Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Black Pepper Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Black Mustard Powder-1 tsp
  9. Dried Mint-A pinch
  10. Chat Masala-A pinch
  11. White and Black Salt-According to taste

STEPS

Step 1

20190715_140924_20190715142726977.jpgWash and cut the fish fillet in pieces.I have used basa variety here though you can try others too. Marinate it with salt, black pepper powder, red chilly powder, dry mango powder, and shallow fry it till golden and crisp. Boil and cut the potato into small pieces. Shallow fry it too by adding chat masala,red chilly powder. Roast the peanuts and crush them coarsely.

Step 2

20190715_135132_20190715142926160.jpgNow take the curd in a bowl and beat it with a beater. Add in some sugar if it is too sour. Add black salt, black pepper, dried mint, black mustard powder, chat masala and mix well.

Step 3

Mix the peanuts, potatoes and fried fish in the curd.

20190715_140927_20190715142817757.jpgNotepoint—You can add a tadka of black mustard,curry leaves,chopped ginger,chopped green chillies too to make the raita better still though it is optional and I have not done so.

Our Fish Raita is done. Serve it with biryanis or tandoori rotis and dal tadka.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Shallow Fried Macaroni And Potato Tikkis

SHALLOW FRIED MACARONI AND POTATO TIKKI

Hello, and welcome everyone to my cozy cooking corner again. It is the rainy season and a well suited time to have ‘baarish wale pakore with ginger tea’.Generally, I don’t encourage eating fried dishes but yes, sometimes you can try to bend the rules a bit. We make pakoras of many types and today I am making a pakora of macaroni with potatoes and some mild spices. I think some of you guys will be knowing the recipe. You can have it at breakfast or at brunch. So let’s enjoy making macaroni and potato tikkis and celebrate the goodness and onset of pleasant monsoons in India—

Ingredients:-

  1. Macaroni-200 gms
  2. Potato-1 1/2
  3. Onion-1
  4. Green Chillies-2
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  6. Refined Flour-1/2 cup
  7. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Cumin Powder- 1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  11. Mint Leaves-1/2 cup
  12. Chat Masala-1/2 tsp
  13. Salt-According to taste
  14. Vegetable oil for shallow frying

STEPS

Step 1

20190709_232332.jpgBoil the macaroni till done. Boil potatoes and chop the onions and green chilies finely. Chop the mint leaves too.

Step 2

Take a mixing bowl. Add in the boiled macaroni, mashed potato, onions, green chilies,ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder,garam masala, mint leaves, chat masala and salt and mix well.

Step 3

20190709_232234.jpgHeat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan. Make out medium-sized patties from the batter and dust it in some flour. Shallow fry the patties out in batches. Drain excess oil on tissue papers.

Our Shallow Fried Macaroni And Potato Tikkis are done. Serve with mustard or tomato sauce or with any dip of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!