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 chillies. Now take a pan and add oil and cumin to it. When it splutters add the chopped onions and green chillies. 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!!!

 

 

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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 chillies.

Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add oil, cumin, bay leaf, asafoetida and red chillies and let it splutter. Now add the chopped onions and green chillies 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!!!

 

Mashed Green Peas And Potato Curry

MASHED GREEN PEAS AND POTATO CURRY

Hello friends. If someday, you get bored by the regular preparation of your lunch and dinner platters of rice,dal chapatis and subzis or when you want to go creative and healthy the hassle-free way then you can make this Bihari style traditional green peas curry which is easy to make,very tasty and a definite good change for your boredom. So let’s try it. The recipe is as follows:—-

Ingredients:-

  1. Green Peas-250 gms
  2. Potatoes-1(big)
  3. Onions-2
  4. Green Chillies-2
  5. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  7. Coriander-Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  8. Kitchen King Masala-1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  10. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  11. Dry Mango Powder or Amchoor Powder-1 tsp
  12. Kasuri Methi-1/2 tsp
  13. Salt-According to taste
  14. Cilantro-For Garnishing

For the tempering or tadka—-

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

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5081.JPGFirstly pound the green peas in a masher till half mashed. Chop the onions and green chillies and the cilantro. Boil the potatoes and cut them into cubes.

Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add some vegetable oil, cumin and asafoetida to it. When it splutters, add the chopped onions and green chillies to it. Half-fry the onions and then add the masalas namely salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,coriander-cumin powder, kitchen king masala, garam masala and fry for two minutes. Now add the tomato puree kasuri methi and dry mango powder or amchoor powder and fry again for two minutes. Now add the half-mashed peas and boiled potatoes and water to make the gravy. Boil the gravy for five minutes. Lastly, add the freshly chopped coriander.

IMG-5079.JPGOur Mashed Green Peas And Potato Curry is done. Serve it with steamed rice, dal, some stir-fries or anything 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!!! 

 

Chicken And Garbanzo Beans Curry

CHICKEN AND GARBANZO BEANS CURRY

Hello and welcome buddies to my corner again. I hope you all are doing good. Being a homemaker I make food every day for my family and I try to make dishes of all kinds for my kids sometimes introducing them to some new ones too. Usually, I try to make something wholesome on weekends as it is the only time the whole family gets together to have some fun and enjoyable moments. On this weekend, my daughter wanted to have something with chicken so, on checking my fridge I found some garbanzo beans and decided to make a fusion dish out of it. I made this curry of chicken with garbanzo beans with mild spices and well, it turned out good. So I decided to share it with you all. You too can try it if you like it. Goes well with chapatis or rice and is truly wholesome. The recipe is as follows:—-

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken -200 gms
  2. Garbanzo Beans -250 gms
  3. Onion – 2
  4. Green Chillies – 2
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste -1 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder -1 tsp
  7. Garam Masala -1 tsp
  8. Turmeric Powder -1 tsp
  9. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp
  10. Salt -According to taste
  11. Tomato Puree -2 tbsp
  12. Dry Mango Powder -1 tsp
  13. Vegetable Oil -2 tbsp
  14. Freshly Chopped Coriander -For Garnish

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5025.JPG Soak the garbanzo beans overnight and boil them till done. Boil the chicken in salted water. Chop onions, green chillies and coriander and keep aside.

Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add oil to it and next add some whole garam masala i.e, small and big cardamom, cinnamon. Now add the chopped onions and fry till half done. Now add the ginger- garlic paste and green chillies. Next add the coriander powder, red chilly powder, salt, turmeric powder and fry for two minutes. Now add the tomato puree and blanched chicken and fry again. After frying for three minutes add the boiled beans and add garam masala and dry mango powder. Fry everything well again for five minutes. Now add water to make the gravy.

Step 3

Boil the curry on medium flame and garnish with chopped fresh coriander.

IMG-5031.JPGOur Chicken And Garbanzo Beans Curry is done. Serve it with naan, tandoori rotis, lachcha parantha or 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!!!

 

Pumpkin With Moong Dal Badis

PUMPKIN WITH MOONG DAL BADIS

Hello everyone. Welcome once again to my corner. I am, as you may have noticed focussed on sharing with you all authentic recipes in my starting series which I will expand more to include modern, fusion and also international cuisine in the near future. This recipe is a very famous and a regular dish in the rural North Indian segment of our country. It is made in yellow mustard gravy and is given a slight tangy touch. It is eaten along with steamed rice and phulkas too. I make this dish sometimes which is enjoyed by all in my family. If you like it you too can make it. So the recipe is as follows–

Ingredients:-

  1. Green Pumpkin – 250 gms
  2. Moong Dal  Badis – 100gm
  3. Yellow Mustard – 150 gms
  4. Turmeric Powder -1 tsp
  5. Coriander Powder -1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp
  7. Garam Masala -1 tsp
  8. Tomato Puree -2 tbsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder -1 tsp
  10. Salt – According to taste
  11. Freshly Chopped Coriander -For Garnish

For the tempering or tadka:

  1. Five Spice -1 tsp
  2. Asafoetida – A pinch
  3. Bay Leaf -2
  4. Kasuri Methi -1 tsp
  5. Fortune Mustard or Vegetable Oil -2 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

IMG_5015.jpgFirstly fry the moong dal badis in 1 tsp of oil and keep aside. (I have shared the recipe for making moong dal badis in one of my earlier blogs. Please refer it from there). Peel and cut the veggie into medium-sized cubes. Grind the yellow mustard to a fine paste. Chop the coriander.

Step 2

In a heavy bottomed pan, add the tempering ingredients and the chopped veggies. Add the salt and turmeric powder and cook for three minutes covered with a lid. When the veggie gets softer add the masalas, red chilly powder, coriander powder and tomato puree and fry for two minutes. Now add the yellow mustard paste and fry again for two minutes. Add the remaining masalas,garam masala, dry mango powder and fry everything again for a minute and add water to make the gravy. Now add the badis and let it cook for four minutes to make the badis softer.

IMG_5017.jpgOur Pumpkin With Moong Dal Badis is done. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve it with phulkas, steamed rice, dal and veggies of your choice.

Note point:—The curry should be a little tangier to get the best experience. So adjust the amounts of tomato puree and dry mango powder accordingly.

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

 

Roasted Green Gram Dal

ROASTED GREEN GRAM DAL

Hello and welcome dear friends once again. Today I’ll share with you all a very simple recipe of making legumes or dal and I hope you will like this endeavour 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 whoa, it tastes better than anything. So let’s start with it—-

Ingredients:-

  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

STEPS

Step 1

Roast the green gram. Chop the onion, ginger-garlic, green chillies 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 chillies 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!!!

 

Cluster Beans And Split Green Gram Badi Curry

CLUSTER BEANS AND SPLIT GREEN GRAM BADI CURRY 

Hello friends. Welcome to my corner again. Summer has come bringing in lots of heat and a different kind of experience from that of winters. In this season we want to go for refreshing cool drinks, snacks like chat, panipuri, and curries with that tasty tangy and unique effect. So today’s recipe which I am going to share is one which has a unique taste and is even healthier. I like to make my ‘badi-special recipes‘ in the summer season only. And I hope you will also like it. It’s an age-old preparation but a new concept for some of us. So do try it in your cosy cooking corners and let me know how it turned out. The recipe is as follows—-

Ingredients:-For the moong dal badis also known as Mangodi—

  1. Split Green Gram or Moong Dal – 500 gms
  2. Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp
  3. Cumin – 1 tsp
  4. Green Chillies – 2
  5. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  6. Ginger Paste – 1 tsp

For the gravy:- 

  1. Cluster Beans – 250 gms
  2. Moong Dal Badi – 100gms
  3. Onion – 1 and 1/2
  4. Asafoetida – A pinch
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Coriander-Cumin Powder – 1 tsp each
  8. Subzi Masala – 1 tsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Tomato Puree – 1 tbsp
  11. Gram Flour – 1 tbsp
  12. Salt – According to taste
  13. Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp
  14. cumin – 1 tsp
  15. Freshly Chopped Coriander – Optional

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-4996.JPGTo make the moong dal badis, soak the dal for three hours. Then grind it coarsely with green chilly adding little water. After grinding, mix in all the above-given ingredients and make small balls on a plastic mat and put it in strong sunlight to dry. It should be preferably made in summers when there is intense sunlight. When the badis are dried store it in odourless jars and you can use it for six months. You can add it in any curry you make to get that extra taste.

Step 2

Now, wash, chop and blanch the cluster beans. In a pan roast the moong dal badis and keep aside. Chop the onion. In a kadhai add oil and cumin. Then add the chopped onions and asafoetida. Fry for three-four minutes.

Step 3

IMG-5001.JPGNow add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander-cumin powder, sabzi masala, dry mango powder and fry for two minutes. Next, add the gram flour and fry again for one minute. Now add the tomato puree and fry again finally before adding water for the gravy.

Step 4

IMG-4998.JPGNow drop in the badis in the kadhai and let the gravy simmer for five minutes. When the badis are softer add in the cluster beans and cook everything again for two minutes.

Our Cluster Beans and Moong Dal Badi Curry is done. You can garnish it with chopped coriander but it is optional.

Serve the curry with phulkas, dal, and some homemade curd.

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