Fenugreek Rice with Split Pigeon Pea(Toor Dal)Kadhi


Hello and welcome back everybody to my cooking corner. Sorry for the late post, was not able to find time because of certain personal engagements.Hope you all are doing great.A  very happy Ram Navami to my Indian friends. Today I am going to share a healthy recipe of Fenugreek Rice and Split Pigeon Pea or Toor Dal Kadhi. This rice is a healthy change from regular fried rices with mild seasonings and very less oil. The kadhi is also very healthy and a real tummy cooler to be had in summers. The use of curd in both the recipes augments the taste and nutritional levels of both dishes. I hope you guys will like it and try it sometime. So let’s start with the recipes—

Ingredients:-For the fenugreek rice

  1. Basmati Rice-1 glass
  2. Fenugreek Greens-1 cup
  3. Green Peas-1/4 cup
  4. Potato-1
  5. Onions-2
  6. Green Chillies-2
  7. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  8. Thick Curd-1 tbsp
  9. Sugar-A pinch
  10. Coriander-Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  11. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp each
  12. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  13. Tomato Puree-1 tbsp
  14. Salt-According to taste
  15. Water-11/4 glass(with the same measurement as rice)

For the tempering:-

  1. Ghee-2 tbsp
  2. Cumin-1 tsp
  3. Bay Leaf-1
  4. Black Cardamom-2
  5. Green Cardamom-2
  6. Cinnamon Stick-1
  7. Clove-4
  8. Black Pepper-2

For the garnish-Roasted cashews.


Step 1

DSC03949.jpgChop and wash the fenugreek finely. Chop the onions, green chilies. Beat the curd. Boil the potato, chop and shallow fry it and keep aside. Take a pressure cooker and add in all the tempering ingredients in it. Now add the chopped onions and chilies and saute for a minute. Add the ginger-garlic paste, spices,coriander-cumin powder, red chilly powder,garam masala, salt and fry them for two minutes. Add the tomato puree. Fry it too. Add in the chopped greens and fry for three-four minutes.

Step 2

Now wash and add 1 glass of basmati rice in the cooker. Fry it for one minute. Also add the roasted cashews, salt, and beaten curd. Sprinkle a pinch of sugar also. Add water(1 1/4 glass)and set the cooker over low flame for fifteen minutes to make this fenugreek fried rice.

Our aromatic Fenugreek Rice is ready. Serve it with Toor Dal Kadhi.


  1. Toor Dal-200 gms
  2. Drumstick-1
  3. Broad Beans-50 gms
  4. Onions-1
  5. Green Chillies-2
  6. Ginger-Garlic Paste- 1 tsp
  7. Tomato-1
  8. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  9. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  10. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  11. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  12. Dry Mango Powder- 1 tsp
  13. Thick Curd(beaten)-1 cup
  14. Salt-According to taste

For the tempering:-

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

For the garnish:-Chopped Cilantro



DSC03950_20190413170959760.jpgWash and boil toor dal with some kokum flowers and fenugreek seeds, salt and turmeric powder. Cut the drumsticks and broad beans into large pieces and blanch them.

Step 2

Take a pan and add all the tempering ingredients in it. When they splutter, add in the chopped onions and green chilies and fry for half a minute. Now add the ginger-garlic paste and fry again.

Step 3

Add in the spices, coriander powder, red chilly powder, garam masala, dry mango powder. Fry again and add the tomato. Fry everything well so that the rawness goes away completely.

Step 4

DSC03951.jpgAdd the blanched veggies also. You can add any vegetable of your choice. Now add the toor dal and let it simmer for five minutes. Lastly, add some beaten curd and garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.

Our Toor Dal Kadhi is ready. Serve both dishes together.

Note point—The veggies are not visible in the picture of Dal Kadhi but they have been added to make the dish.

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






Pigeon Pea Lentil With Fenugreek And Eggs


Hello and welcome everyone to my cooking corner once again. I usually try to make healthy recipes in my blog and for breakfast, buttered bread with a healthy spread is my family’s favorite. So today I am sharing an easy to make breakfast recipe of Pigeon Pea Lentil With Fenugreek And Eggs where I have used pigeon pea as the base ingredient. You can alternatively use other beans like rajma,lobia or any other beans of your choice. I will recommend this dish to everyone. I like it and I hope you too will try to make it. Do tell me how was your try and take care.


  1. Pigeon Pea-200 gms
  2. Fenugreek Leaves-100 gms
  3. Onions-2
  4. Green Chillies-2
  5. Ginger-Garlic chopped-1/2 tsp each
  6. Tomato-2
  7. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  10. Chole Masala-1 tsp
  11. Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  12. Eggs-2
  13. Salt-According to taste
  14. Pepper Powder-A pinch
  15. Fresh Chopped Cilantro-For garnish
  16. Lemon Juice-1 tsp


Step 1

DSC03416.jpgWash and soak the pigeon pea lentil overnight. Boil till cooked, firm and done. Chop the fenugreek leaves, onions, green chilies, tomatoes, ginger, and garlic finely and wash them all. Beat the eggs with salt and pepper powder.

Step 2

Take a vessel and add vegetable oil. Add chopped onions, ginger and garlic. Saute it. Add the chopped tomatoes. Now add the spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin, powder, chole masala and saute everything till half cooked.

Step 3

DSC03432.jpgNext, add the fenugreek leaves and saute on high flame till masalas are well cooked. Then add the beaten egg mixture and fry for a minute. Lastly, add the boiled lentil and saute till the dish is semi-dried. Add a dash of fresh lemon juice after the dish has cooled.

Our Pigeon Pea Lentil With Fenugreek And Eggs is done. Garnish it with freshly chopped coriander. Serve it with toast. It is a really healthy recipe. You can try it.

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

Fish Sambhar


Hello and welcome everyone to my cooking corner again. We want to eat different things in different seasons. Sometimes we crave for sweet dishes and sometimes for tangy ones. Today I had some fish in my fridge. And I thought of making a fusion recipe out of these given ingredients. So I made this recipe called Fish Sambhar. It tasted great with the goodness of fried fish and a tangy sambhar. It was liked by all. Hope you all will like it too. So here is the recipe—


  1. Boneless Fish(any type)-250 gms
  2. Toor Dal-250 gms
  3. Onion-1
  4. Tomatoes-2
  5. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  7. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  8. Sambhar Powder-2 tsp
  9. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  10. Tamarind Paste-2 tsp
  11. Salt-According to taste
  12. Lemon Juice-1 tsp
  13. Freshly chopped coriander-For garnish

For the tempering:-

  1. Curry Leaves- A few
  2. Asafoetida-A pinch
  3. Black Mustard-1 tsp
  4. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp


Step 1

DSC03148_20181031192937782.jpgWash and marinate the fish with some salt and turmeric powder and leave it for twenty minutes. Chop the onion, tomatoes, and coriander finely. Pressure cook the dal with salt and turmeric powder.

Step 2

Take a pan and shallow fry the fish. Now take a kadhai and add oil with the tempering ingredients. Add chopped onion and fry for three minutes. Add the tomatoes and fry it too for four minutes. Now add red chilly powder and coriander powder and fry it for two minutes. Now add dal and sambhar powder, tamarind paste and let it boil for three-four minutes. Lastly, add garam masala and water for the gravy and let it simmer for ten minutes.

Step 3

DSC03149_20181031192640806.jpg Now add in the fish pieces. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and lemon juice.

Our Fish Sambhar is done. Serve it 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!!!


Split Bengal Gram With Brinjal,Potato and Peas


Hello and welcome friends to my cozy cooking corner. Today I’ll be trying my hand on making a combo dish of partly dal and partly veggies. So it’s a mixed dal with veggies. The dish is healthier, tastier and is a great way to save time and efforts in preparing other dishes like stir-fries or fritters to complement your meal. So let’s start to make it—-


  1. Split Bengal Gram or Chana Dal-250 gms
  2. Brinjal-1/2 of 1
  3. Potato-1
  4. Peas-1/2 cup
  5. Onions-1(big)
  6. Green Chillies-2
  7. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp each
  8. Salt -According to taste
  9. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  10. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  11. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  12. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  13. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  14. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  15. Dry Mango Powder-1/2 tsp

For the tempering:–

  1. Cumin-1 tsp
  2. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

For the garnish:

  1. Freshly chopped coriander and Fresh Cream-As required


Step 1

Wash and boil the dal. Chop the onions, green chilies and the veggies, brinjal, potato and coriander leaves.

Step 2

IMG-5275.JPGTake a kadhai and add some vegetable oil and cumin and let it splutter. Add the onions, green chilies, and ginger-garlic paste and fry for three minutes. Next add the masalas i.e, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,coriander-cumin powder and fry again for two minutes. Then add in the tomato puree and fry for a minute before adding the veggies. Saute the veggies in the masala and add in the boiled dal. Lastly, add the garam masala. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and fresh cream.

IMG-5284.JPGOur Split Bengal Gram With Brinjal, Potatoes, and Peas is done. Serve it.

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

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


Step 1


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!!!

Roasted Green Gram Dal


Hello and welcome dear friends once again. Today I’ll share with you all a very simple recipe for making legumes or dal and I hope you will like this endeavor of mine. Though this dish is simple, it is special in taste and is healthier packed with so much of proteins and vitamins. It requires little or no oil and is better tasting than the polished dals. You can make it quick enough and as it is a tadka-style dal you can just team it up with phulkas or rice alone and have all the fun, needing no accessory-dish to go with it. I sometimes eat it with poppadums, some pickle and yes, it tastes better than anything. So let’s start with it—-


  1. Whole Green Gram – 250 gms
  2. Onion -1 (big)
  3. Ginger and Garlic(cut into fine pieces)- 1 tsp
  4. Asafoetida – A pinch
  5. Roasted Cumin Powder- 1 tsp
  6. Green Chilly – 2
  7. Homemade Garam Masala -1 tsp
  8.  Green Cardamom and Cinnamon- 1 each
  9. Tomato Puree – 1 tsp
  10. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  11. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  12. Dal Tadka Masala – 1 tsp
  13. Salt – According to taste
  14. Lemon Juice – 1/2 tsp
  15. Chopped Cilantro – For Garnishing


Step 1

Roast the green gram. Chop the onion, ginger-garlic, green chilies and cilantro. Pressure cook the dal with salt and turmeric powder till done.

Step 2

Take a wok. Add cumin, asafoetida, green cardamom, and cinnamon, ginger, garlic, green chilies cut into pieces and then add chopped onions. Fry for two minutes. Now add tomato puree and fry again.

Step 3

IMG-5011.JPGNext add red chilly powder, roasted cumin powder, dal tadka masala, homemade garam masala and fry for two minutes. Now add the boiled dal and mix everything well. Simmer on medium flame for two minutes. Squeeze or mix some lemon juice too in the dal. Garnish with chopped cilantro or fresh cream.

Our Roasted Green Gram Dal is done. Serve it with tandoori rotis, naan, chapati, steamed rice and some stir-fried veggies.

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


Red Lentil With Garlic Tadka


Hi guys. I am back welcoming you to my site again. In our everyday cooking plan for the lunch menu people in India usually make rice, dal, and curries,sautéed or stir-fried vegetables as a staple platter. I too personally make the same and amongst dals and veggies, I make varieties of both of them. In dals, I make rajma ki dal, methi dal, dal tadka, lemony dal, hing waali dal and many others. Today I decided to make another variation of dal, red lentils with a garlicky or ‘lehsuni tadka’. It will be a welcome change from your regular experience of eating dals and I am sure will be liked by one and all. So friends let’s start with its making—-

Ingredients:-For the dal:-

  1. Red Lentil-250 gms.
  2. Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp.
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch.
  4. Water- 2 1/2 cups.
  5. Salt-According to taste.

For the garlic tadka:

  1. Black Mustard -1 tsp.
  2. Carom Seeds-1 tsp.
  3. Dry Red Chillies-2.
  4. Chopped Garlic-2 tsp.
  5. Oil(mustard or vegetable oil)- 1tbsp.


Step 1

Wash the dal and pressure cook it with salt, turmeric powder, asafoetida till done.

Step 2

DSC01069Take a pan. Add the black mustard, carom seeds, dry red chilies, chopped garlic and let it splutter without adding oil on a medium flame. When half done, add in the oil and fry it till golden browned.

Step 3

Mix the above-made tadka in the dal.

Our Red Lentil With Garlic Tadka is done.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then happy living, healthy cooking!!! And wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year 2018.