Instant Pineapple Pickle.

Ingredients:-

  1. Pineapple – 250 gms.
  2. Salt,both white and black – 1 tbsp.
  3. Red Chilly Powder – 2 tsp.
  4. Black Mustard Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Pickle or Achaar masala – 1 tsp.
  6. Vinegar – 1 tbsp.
  7. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  8. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Olive Oil – 1  tbsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and chop the pineapple into medium-sized small cubes.Let it dry in fan till its water dries up.

IMG_3856.jpgStep 2 – Take a bowl and add the pineapple pieces into it.Now add both the black and white salts,red chilly powder,black mustard powder,achaar masala,asafoetida,vinegar,dry mango powder and olive oil in the given amounts and mix all well.

Our instant pineapple pickle is ready.Store it in a glass jar and put it in sunlight  for two days for that awesome taste.

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Spinach fritters in mustard gravy.

Ingredients:-For the fritters

  1. Spinach – 250 gms.
  2. Gram Flour – 200 gms.
  3. Onions(finely chopped) -1.
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped) – 2.
  5. Salt – According to taste.
  6. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Mint or pudina – 1/2 a bunch.
  10. Vegetable Oil – for shallow frying.

For the gravy:-

  1. Yellow Mustard – 3 tbsp.
  2. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  3. Tomato Puree – 1 tbsp.
  4. Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tsp.
  5. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  8. Salt – According to taste.
  9. Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp.
  10. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp.

For garnish —Fresh Cream and chopped cilantro.

STEPS.

Step 1 – For making the spinach fritters,take a bowl and add the given amounts of gram flour,spinach,chopped onions,salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,asafoetida,garam masala,mint leaves and adding water make a batter of it.Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed kadhai and when it becomes moderately hot drop in the batter making balls and fry it till browned and crisp.

IMG_3841Step 2 – For making the gravy,make a paste of yellow mustard.Now take a kadhai, add one tablespoon of oil and splutter half teaspoon of cumin seeds. Now add  chopped onions,and ginger-garlic paste and fry it for two minutes.Next add the masalas,coriander powder,red chilly powder,garam masala,salt,turmeric powder and tomato puree.Fry these for two minutes and add the mustard paste.Again fry it for one minute.Now add water for the gravy and let it boil for five minutes.Lastly drop in the spinach balls and let it cook on medium flame for three minutes.

Our spinach fritters in mustard gravy is ready.Garnish it with fresh cream and chopped cilantro.

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Boneless fish in spinach gravy.

Ingredients:-For the fish fry:-

  1. Boneless fish fillet – 200 gms.
  2. Salt – A pinch.
  3. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Red chilly powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Garlic(crushed)- 3 cloves.

For the gravy:-

  1. Spinach or Palak – 250 gms.
  2. Onions(chopped) – 1.
  3. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  6. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Green chillies – 2.
  10. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  11. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp.

For the garnish :- Fresh Cream.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and marinate the fish fillet(here I  have used Baasa fish)with salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder and crushed garlic.Shallow fry the fish in a pan.Finely chop the onions and green chillies.Blanch the spinach and then make its puree.

IMG-3806.JPGStep 2 – Take a kadhai. Add the cumin and vegetable oil to it.When they splutter add the chopped onions.Fry them till half cooked.Now add the ginger-garlic paste .Next add the green chillies,salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander powder,tomato puree,garam masala and fry for two minutes.When the masalas are well cooked pour in the palak puree which you made earlier and stir it up.Let it cook on medium flame for three minutes.Now drop in the fried fillets and simmer again for two-three minutes.You may check the seasonings before switching the gas off.Garnish it with fresh cream.

Our boneless fish in spinach gravy is ready.Its delicious and healthy and sure is a sight for real hungry people.Serve it with hot chapatis and fried rice,a curry and some salads.

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Sweet and tangy Pumpkin.

Ingredients:

  1. Green Pumpkin-500 gms.
  2. Onions(finely chopped) -2.
  3. Green Chillies – 2.
  4. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Sugar or Sugar free – 1 tsp.
  7. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Salt – According to taste.
  10. Vegetable Oil – 2 tsp.

For the tempering:-

  1. Five Spices or Paanch phoran – 1 tsp.
  2. Bay Leaf – 1.
  3. Asafoetida or Hing – A pinch.

For Garnish – Chopped Cilantro and lemon juice.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash,scrape and finely chop the green pumpkin.Now blanch it.

IMG-3769.JPGStep 2 – Take a kadhai. Add the given amount of vegetable oil  to it.Now add five spices,bay leaf,asafoetida and let it splutter.Now add the chopped onions and green chillies and fry till half done.Now add the masalas,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,garam masala,dry mango powder and salt.Next add in the blanched pumpkin.Fry it for two minutes.Now add the sugar or you can use sugar-free and fry again for two minutes.Finally garnish the dish with a dash of lemon juice and chopped cilantro.

IMG-3772.JPGOur sweet and tangy pumpkin fry is ready.Team it up with hot chapatis,steamed rice and dal or any other combinations that you like.It’s totally healthy and you can even make it oil-free by not adding the two tablespoons of oil.

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Yam Curry.

Ingredients:-For the gram flour batter

  1. Gram Flour or  Besan -1 cup.
  2. Salt – According to taste.
  3. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  5. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.

For the curry

  1. Yam – 250 gms.
  2. Onions(made into a fine paste) – 2.
  3. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  4. Kasuri Methi – A pinch.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  8. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Tomato Puree – 1 tbsp.
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  11. Vegetable or Subzi Masala – 1 tsp.(optional).
  12. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder – 1 tsp.
  13. Salt – (According to taste).

STEPS.

Step 1 – Scrape,wash and cut the yam pieces in medium-sized squares.Now blanch them for five minutes or till half done.

Step 2 – Now make the gram flour batter.For that,take a bowl.Add the given amounts of Gram flour,salt,red chilly powder,turmeric powder,asafoetida,garam masala and using water make a thick batter out of it.Coat the yam pieces in it and shallow fry them till golden browned.

IMG_3746.jpgStep 3 – Take a kadhai. Add vegetable oil and splutter a pinch of cumin and kasuri methi in it.When it crackles add firstly turmeric powder,cumin powder,red chilly powder,ginger-garlic paste,garam masala and fry them for a minute.Now add the tomato puree and then add the onion paste.You can add chopped green chillies as well.Fry the masalas for two to four minutes and then add some dry mango or amchoor powder and some salt.Next add the required amount of water for the gravy and after boiling it for two minutes drop in the fried yams.Simmer it for ten minutes.

Our Yam curry is done.Serve it with steamed rice,plain dal,chapatis or pooris.

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Instant Apple pickle.

Ingredients:

  1. Apple – 2.
  2. Black Salt – According to taste.
  3. Yellow Mustard Powder- 1/2 tsp.
  4. Roasted Five Spices  Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  5. Oregano -1/2 tsp.
  6. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  8. White Vinegar – 1 tbsp.
  9. Olive Oil(optional) – 1 tsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and wipe the apples. Deskin them and cut in medium-sized square pieces.

IMG_3723.jpgStep 2 -Take a bowl.Add the chopped apples to it.Then add our spices,black salt,Roasted Five Spice powder,oregano,roasted asafoetida,red chilly powder,powdered yellow mustard ,white vinegar and olive oil though adding oil can be optional on your part.Mix well..So you can start using it immediately after it is made.

Our pickled apples are ready.

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Ripe Papaya Raita.

Ingredients:-

  1. Ripe Papaya – 1/2 of 1.
  2. Thick Curd – 1 bowl.
  3. Vegetable oil – 1 tsp.(optional)
  4. Salt,both black and white – According to taste.
  5. Red Chilly powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Yellow Mustard Paste – 1/2 tsp.

For Garnish – Chopped Green Chillies and grated coconut.(optional).

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and finely chop the ripe papaya.Take a bowl and add the cut papaya to it and the curd.Now add the seasonings-salt(black and white),red chilly powder,roasted cumin powder,yellow mustard paste in the given amounts.You can also add 1 tsp of sugar or sugar free and some mustard or vegetable oil too but it is only optional.Mix everything well.Garnish with chopped green chillies and grated coconut.

IMG_3696.jpgOur ripe papaya raita is ready.Serve it with chapatis,rice,dal,paranthas or you can have it as such itself like a fruit chaat. It’s a very healthy side dish.

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