Pigeon Pea Fritters In Almond And Poppy Gravy

PIGEON PEA FRITTERS IN ALMOND AND POPPY GRAVY

Hi, friends welcome back. I hope you all are doing good. Today’s recipe of mine is inspired from the rural areas of  Bihar mixed with my idea of presenting it. The recipe is Pigeon Pea Fritters In Almond And Poppy Seeds Gravy which is made of pigeon pea fritters shallow fried in a rich, creamy, flavourful gravy of poppy, almonds, and peanuts. It is tasty and does not require too much of oil too. I made this recipe today and decided to share it with you all too. I hope you like it. The recipe is as follows:—

Ingredients:—For the fritters

  1. Pigeon Pea- 250 gms
  2. Onion(big)- 1
  3. Dry Red Chillies -4
  4. Green Chillies -2
  5. Cumin -1/2 tsp
  6. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Coriander Powder -1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala -1 tsp
  9. Fresh Lemon Juice -1 tsp
  10. Salt – According to taste
  11. Corn Flour – 1 tbsp(for binding)
  12. Curry Leaves -optional
  13. Freshly chopped cilantro -optional

For the gravy:

  1. Onion -1
  2. Ginger Garlic Paste -1 tsp
  3. Poppy Seeds paste- 1 tbsp
  4. Almonds -4
  5. Peanuts -5
  6. Turmeric Powder -1 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala -1 tsp
  9. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  10. Tomato Puree -1 tsp

For Garnishing:—

  1. Fresh Cream
  2. Cilantro – optional

For the tempering:

  1. Black Cardamom -1
  2. Green Cardamom -2
  3. Cinnamon Stick -1
  4. Bay Leaf – 1
  5. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

 

IMG-5196.JPG
Pigeon Pea Fritters

To make the fritters wash and soak the pigeon peas overnight. Grind it coarsely the next day and keep aside. Make a paste from poppy seeds, almonds, and peanuts. Grind onions to make its separate paste.

Step 2

Now take a bowl. Add the ground pigeon pea along with the other ingredients like chopped onion, dried red chilies, green chilies, cumin, cumin powder, coriander powder,garam masala, salt, lemon juice and mash it well. You can add fresh cilantro too if you want. To make binding easier, add some corn flour in the batter. Make small patties out of this mixture and keep aside.

Step 3

IMG-5193.JPGLet’s start making the gravy now. For that, take a kadhai and add the tempering ingredients into it. When spluttering starts, add the onion paste and saute for a minute. Now add ginger-garlic paste and fry again for a minute. Next add the spice mix, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder,garam masala, tomato puree and fry this masala for three minutes. When the masalas start leaving the sides, add the masala paste of almond-poppy-peanuts and saute again for two minutes. Next, add water to make the gravy. Simmer this gravy on a medium flame for ten minutes. Then add in the fritters and let it again boil for five minutes.

Our Pigeon Pea Fritters In Almond And Poppy Gravy is done. Garnish with fresh cream and chopped cilantro. Serve it with tandoori rotis and naan.

Note point:—You can use any lentil of your choice here other than what I have used.

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

Advertisements

Fish In Mustard-Yoghurt Gravy

FISH IN MUSTARD-YOGHURT GRAVY

Welcome once again to my food corner. Today I had some boneless fish in stock and so I churned out this recipe while wondering what new to cook today. I decided to make a gravy of mustard for the fish with a blended taste of yoghurt in it. I made the dish and it clicked well. It is a preparation with mild seasonings and is healthy too. I hope you all will approve the dish and sure give it a try. So let’s start making the recipe—-

Ingredients:

  1. Basa Fish -250 gms
  2. Yellow Mustard Paste-1 tbsp
  3. Yoghurt(whipped)-2 tbsp
  4. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  6. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  7. Fish Masala-1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  9. Tomato Puree-1 tbsp
  10. Salt-According to taste
  11. Pepper-1 tsp
  12. Oil-1 tbsp
  13. Water-for the gravy
  14. Fresh Cream and Cilantro-For Garnishing

STEPS

Step 1

DSC01923.JPGMarinate the fish with salt and pepper. Shallow fry it till browned.

Step 2

Take a pan and add 1 tbsp of oil to it. Then add ginger-garlic paste, tomato puree and fry for half a minute. Next add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, fish masala, garam masala and fry again for a minute.

Step 3

DSC01914Now add the ground mustard paste and fry it for a minute. Add water and boil for two minutes. Add the fried fish now. Next, add the whipped yoghurt and boil for five more minutes. Let the gravy simmer till thick and done.

Garnish with fresh cream and cilantro only. Ensure the freshness of these two ingredients.

Our Fish in Mustard-Yoghurt gravy is ready. Serve it with steamed rice, chapatis or anything you like.

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

 

Panir Chat

PANIR CHAT

Hello, friends welcome again to my corner. Today I’m sharing with you a random recipe which is not totally original but worth the effort. Every day at brunch time when we have had a lighter breakfast we don’t know what to have to curb the hunger pangs still working inside us. We are more focused on making the lunch menu than in thinking what to have for this brunch period. So I decided to make this Panir Chat. Its tasty, funky, colorful and full of flavors and you will surely like it. It is lighter and won’t make you feel overloaded but will curb those pangs and give you a good mood and energy to make lunch for the day. So let’s get started—-

Ingredients:

  1. Cottage Cheese or Panir-100 gms
  2. Cucumber-1/2
  3. Capsicum-1/2
  4. Onion-1/2
  5. Green Chillies-2
  6. Apple-1/2
  7. Pineapple-1/2
  8. Pear-1/2
  9. Mango(semi-ripe)-1/2
  10. Cashew and Raisins-6 each
  11. Peanuts-1 tbsp
  12. Crushed Papadi-1 tbsp
  13. Crushed Methi Mathri-1 tbsp
  14. Besan Sev-2 tbsp
  15. Salt, both black and white-According to taste
  16. Chat Masala-A pinch
  17. Paprika-1 tsp
  18. Orange Juice-2 tbsp
  19. Coriander-Mint Green Chutney-1 tbsp
  20. Meethi Chutney-1 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5180.JPG Cut your panir into small pieces. Now mix it with salt, green chutney, paprika and lemon juice. Then shallow fry it in a pan.

Step 2

Chop the onion, green chilies and capsicum into medium-sized pieces and fry the capsicum in some oil. Roast the cashews and peanuts. Cut the fruits into small pieces. You can add fruits of your choice also.

Step  3

IMG-5181.JPGTo assemble the chat, take a big bowl. Add to it the capsicum, onions, green chilies, apple, cucumber, dry fruits,papadi, methi mathri, panir, the fruits, salt both black and white and paprika. Next add the chutneys, green and meethi. You can add any chutney of your choice, but here I have used the above-mentioned ones. Sprinkle some besan sev on top and drizzle some orange juice over the chat to make it still tastier. Toss everything well and serve immediately. Enjoy the dish as a brunch time idea over a cup of hot milky tea.

Our Panir Chat is done. Serve it at brunch time or anytime you want.

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

Aubergine Raita

AUBERGINE RAITA

Hello and welcome back dear friends. Today I’ll be sharing a recipe for making aubergines in a yet interesting and creative way. This dish of Aubergine Raita is very healthy, equally tasty and just made in minutes. It is a real health food and a perfect one for making your week healthier still. Mixed in curd it is totally a new way to relish a veggie-cum-curd dish. So let’s start to make it—-

Ingredients:-

  1. Aubergine – 1(big)
  2. Curd – 200 gms
  3. Green Chillies -2
  4. Peas -2 tbsp
  5. Black Mustard – 1 tsp
  6. Roasted Cumin Powder – 1tsp
  7. Catch Raita Masala -1 tsp
  8. Salt -According to taste
  9. Paprika -1 tsp
  10. Freshly Chopped Coriander – For Garnish

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and make slits on the aubergine. Smear it with some oil. Smoke it on the gas flame or roast in the oven. Chop the onions, green chilies.

Step 2

After the roasting is done, put the aubergine under running water and deskin it. Also, mash it with a masher.

Step 3

Now take a pan. Add black mustard to it. Then add green chilies and fry the green peas. Next add the seasonings, salt, roasted cumin powder, raita masala, and paprika. Mix this into the bowl of mashed aubergine. Add this mixture to curd.

Step 4

IMG-5155.JPGLastly mix everything well and add chopped coriander. I have not added it but it when added will enhance the taste quite well. The curd being used must not be very sour. Fresh curd is preferable here.

Our Aubergine Raita is done. Serve it with chapatis, curries, steamed rice, dal or anything you like.

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

Jackfruit And Split Black Gram Curry

JACKFRUIT AND SPLIT BLACK GRAM CURRY

Hello and welcome friends once again to my cooking corner. As summer has approached and we can start feeling the heat already, we want to eat healthy and seasonal fruits and veggies more than any other thing. One can find the freshness of taste in these vegetables more than in the other ones like cauliflower, beans, cabbage etc which were liked more in the winter period. Today I decided to make this dish of Jackfruit with Split Black Gram. I have made similar recipes in my earlier blogs using split black gram but with other ingredients like fish. You can make similar recipes of this lentil, adding any other vegetable that you like. And today’s dish of mine is healthy, tasty and easy on time too needing just your regular set of ingredients. So let’s start making this dish—-

Ingredients:-

  1. Jackfruit-250 gms
  2. Chana Dal-200 gms
  3. Onion-2
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  5. Green Chillies-2
  6. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  10. Tomato Puree- 2 tbsp
  11. Salt-According to taste
  12. Cumin-1 tsp
  13. Dry Mango Powder-1/2 tsp
  14. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp
  15. Water-For the gravy
  16. Chopped Coriander or Fresh Cream-For Garnish (optional)

STEPS

Step 1

Wash, cut and blanch the jackfruit and boil the Split Black Gram till done.

Step 2

IMG-5151Chop the onions and green chilies. Now take a pan and add oil and cumin to it. When it splutters, add the chopped onions and green chilies. Fry it till lightly browned. Now add ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute. Next add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder,garam masala, tomato puree, dry mango powder and fry it for two minutes. Now add the blanched jackfruit and fry for three minutes after which add the boiled dal. Fry it for five minutes before adding water for the gravy and let it simmer till gravy is thickened. You can garnish it with freshly chopped coriander or fresh cream but it is optional.

Our Jackfruit And Split Black Gram Curry is done. Serve it with hot phulkas, steamed rice, dal, stir-fried veggies.

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

 

 

Sweet And Tangy Stuffed Bittergourds

SWEET AND TANGY STUFFED BITTERGOURDS

Hello everyone and welcome back. Today I’ll be making a recipe from bitter gourds which is a summer vegetable and can be found in plenty now in the markets. It is Sweet And Tangy Stuffed Bittergourds. I have made a similar recipe in one of my earlier blogs but there is a difference in both recipes because the stuffing of this recipe is sweet and tangy and the earlier one was a salty stuffing only. These bittergourds are really so spicy and tasty that you can’t avoid making them for your lunch and dinner platters. It can be best served with steamed rice, dal, some mashed potatoes, and poppadums. I love this preparation very much and I think it is the best way to make bittergourds interesting. So I am sharing this recipe with you all and I hope you will like it. So let’s start making the recipe—-

Ingredients:

  1. Bittergourds-4
  2. Onion-2
  3. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  4. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  6. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  7. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  8. Dry Mango Powder or Amchoor Powder-1 tsp
  9. Sugar-1 tsp
  10. Salt-According to taste
  11. Vegetable Oil-For shallow-frying

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5117.JPGWash, blanch and put a slit in the middle of the bittergourds without cutting them into halves.

Step 2

Scoop out the seeds of the gourds and grind it with onions.

Step 3

Take a kadhai and add oil to it. Now add the onion paste and ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute. Now add the masalas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder,garam masala, dry mango powder and sugar and fry it for two minutes. Switch off the gas and let the batter cool.

Step 4

IMG-5120.JPGFill the bittergourds with the above-made filling using a spoon. Take a pan and add oil to it. Now shallow-fry the stuffed gourds till browned and crisp.

Our Sweet And Tangy Stuffed Bitter gourds are ready. Serve them with steamed rice, dal, mashed potatoes, and poppadums.

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

 

 

Sweet And Tangy Potato And Peanut Curry

SWEET AND TANGY POTATO AND PEANUT CURRY

Hello friends. Welcome again. Usually, we make use of more of potatoes in our cooking because it is liked by all and we use peanuts mainly to make chutneys or do the tempering for many dishes. Today I thought of combining both of these ingredients together along with some sugar to give it a sweet and tangy touch. It turned out perfect and my family enjoyed it well. So I decided to share it with you all too. I hope you will also like it. The recipe is as follows—-

Ingredients:-

  1. Potato – 3
  2. Peanut – 1/2 cup
  3. Asafoetida – A pinch
  4. Onion – 1
  5. Green Chillies – 2
  6. Tomato Puree -1 tbsp
  7. Turmeric Powder -1 tsp
  8. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp
  9. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  11. Sugar – 1 tsp
  12. Salt – According to taste
  13. Dry Mango Powder or Amchoor- 1 tsp
  14. Vegetable Oil -2 tbsp
  15. Water -As needed for the gravy

For Garnish-–Kasuri Methi or Chopped Cilantro(optional)

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5106.JPGWash, boil and cut the potatoes into medium-sized cubes. Chop the onions and green chilies.

Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add oil, cumin, bay leaf, asafoetida and red chilies and let it splutter. Now add the chopped onions and green chilies and fry till light-browned. Now add the peanuts and fry for two minutes. Next add the salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder,garam masala, sugar, amchoor powder, tomato puree and fry all these masalas for two minutes before adding the potatoes. Now add the water for the gravy and simmer for five minutes.

IMG-5108.JPGOur Potato and Peanut Curry is done. You can garnish with kasuri methi or cilantro. Serve it with pooris, naan, tandoori rotis or anything that you like.

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