Brinjal In Curd And Almond Sauce

BRINJAL IN CURD AND ALMOND SAUCE

Hello friends.Welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I’m going to share a very quick curry recipe with you all of Brinjal in curd and almond sauce. It is a wholesome, tasty and healthy treat for everyone who loves a classic taste and who does not want to spend too much time in the kitchen. The dish is creamy and carries a wonderful flavor to pep up your mood and make you smile. So let’s start with its making—

Ingredients:-

  1. Brinjal-250 gms
  2. Curd-1 cup
  3. Onions-2
  4. Almond-10
  5. Ginger-Garlic(cut into pieces)-1 tsp
  6. Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder- 1 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  10. Tomato Puree-1 tbsp
  11. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

For Garnish-Freshly chopped cilantro and fresh cream.

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5383.JPGWash and make a slit on the brinjals. It’s preferable to use small variety ones. Chop the onions, green chilies, and cilantro. Make a paste of onions and almonds.

Step 2

Take a pan, add oil to it. Shallow-fry the brinjals. Now add in the chopped ginger-garlic and the spice set,i.e, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder,garam masala and tomato puree and fry it for a minute. When the spices are half browned add the onion-almond paste and again fry for a minute.

Step 3

IMG-5387.JPGNow add the fried brinjals and saute again before adding water for the gravy. Let the curry simmer for five minutes and lastly, add some beaten curd. Simmer again for two minutes. Switch the gas off and garnish with chopped cilantro and fresh cream.

Our Brinjal In Curd And Almond Sauce is done. Serve it with chapatis, steamed rice, lentil or bread 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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Shallow Fried Potato And Onion Kadhi

SHALLOW FRIED POTATO AND ONION KADHI

Hello and welcome dear friends to my cosy cooking corner. Today I.m sharing with you a very simple but wholesome recipe of Shallow Fried Potato And Onion Fritters In Kadhi with you. It’s made in no time, is tasty and is the perfect substitute for dals to make our lunch idea different and special. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-For the potato and onion fritters:

  1. Potato-1(big)
  2. Onion-1
  3. Gram Flour or Besan-200 gms
  4. Salt-According to taste
  5. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Coriander Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Vegetable Oil-For shallow frying
  9. Chat Masala-1 tsp

For the kadhi:-

  1. Gram Flour-200 gms
  2. Yoghurt-250 gms
  3. Asafoetida-1/2 tsp
  4. Salt-According to taste
  5. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  7. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  9. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp
  10. Curry Leaves-5-6
  11. Kasuri Methi-1/2 tsp

STEPS

Step 1

Wash, scrape and cut the potatoes and onions in a round shape. Blanch the potatoes for two minutes.

Step 2

To make the fritters, take a bowl and add gram flour in it. Also add the other ingredients, salt, asafoetida, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder and using water make a thick batter from it.

Step 3

Now, dip the blanched potatoes and onion rings in the batter and shallow – fry them till they are brown and crisp. Sprinkle some chat masala over them and keep aside.

Step 4

To make the kadhi, take a bowl and add the given amount of yoghurt and gram flour in it. Whip the batter.

Step 5IMG-5311

Heat a kadhai and add oil to it. Now add cumin and asafoetida, curry leaves,kasuri methi and next add the spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder,garam masala in it. Add the whipped batter and keep on stirring while pouring the batter in the kadhai. Add some more water if needed. Simmer on a medium flame for two minutes.

Step 6

When the kadhi is boiled, drop the potato-onion fritters just before serving as they tend to break if put in the kadhi long before serving.

NotePoints:-1. The yoghurt used in this recipe should preferably be neither too tangy nor too fresh. This will make the kadhi taste better.

Our Shallow Fried Potato And Onion Kadhi is done. Serve it with steamed rice, stir-fried veggies, and poppadums.

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

 

Cottage Cheese And Veggie Mix

COTTAGE CHEESE AND VEGGIE MIX

Hello and welcome friends once again to my cozy cooking corner. Today I’ll be sharing with you a wholesome curry dish which is green, healthy, tasty and quite flavorful too. It has a mix of green veggies along with spinach and requires little or no oil to make with. It can be had with tandoori rotis, paranthas and is really simple to make. So let’s start with the recipe—-

Ingredients:

  1. Spinach-200 gms
  2. Panir-100 gms
  3. French Beans-100 gms
  4. Dry Fruits(cashew and raisins)-1 tbsp
  5. Carrot-50 gms
  6. Capsicum-50 gms
  7. Peas-100 gms
  8. Potato-1
  9. Green Chillies-2
  10. Onion-2
  11. Ginger-Garlic-cut into small pieces
  12. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  13. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  14. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  15. Cumin  Powder-1 tsp
  16. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  17. Subzi Masala-1 tsp
  18. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  19. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp
  20. Fresh Cream-For Garnishing

STEPS

Step 1

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Wash, cut and blanch the spinach and the vegetables. Chop the onions, green chilies, cilantro finely. Roast the dry fruits.

Step 2

Take a pan and add oil to it. Then add the chopped onions and green chilies. Saute and add the cut ginger-garlic and fry again. Next add the spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder,subzi masala, tomato puree,garam masala and fry for three minutes.

Step 3

Add the blanched veggies and saute for three minutes. Now add the blanched spinach and fry again for two minutes.

Step 4

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Add water for the gravy and simmer the curry on a medium flame for five minutes. Add the dry fruits. Remove from flame and garnish with fresh cream.

Our Cottage Cheese And Veggie Mix is ready. Serve it with tandoori rotis, naan, bread or anything you wish to.

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

Chicken Poha

CHICKEN POHA

Hello and welcome dear friends to my site again. Today I was reading a women’s magazine and I saw a contest open for ladies which was to make something out of two very dissimilar ingredients, chicken, and beaten rice or poha. I started thinking and after a while, I finally decided to combine both of the ingredients to come up with a flavorful, wholesome and tasty treat of Poha Biryani or Chicken Poha. I decided to make it and judge it myself and then I sent the recipe to the contest. The dish is quite creative and tastes good too. So, whether or not I win the competition, I decided to share it with you all, as I want to share every creative, unique and new recipe with you all. So let’s start with its making—

Ingredients:-

  1. Chicken  -250 gms
  2. Beaten Rice or Poha -250 gms
  3. Onions -3
  4. Green Chillies -2
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste -1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  9. Chicken Masala – 1 tsp
  10. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp
  11. Salt -According to taste
  12. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  13. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  14. Cumin – 1 tsp
  15. Vegetable Oil -2 tbsp
  16. Dry Fruits(Raisins and cashews) – 4 each
  17. Chopped Cilantro – A handful(for garnishing)

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5262Wash the chicken. Chop the onions, green chilies, and cilantro. Take a kadhai and add some vegetable oil into it. Next, splutter in some cumin. When it crackles, add the chopped onions and fry till half-browned. Then add ginger-garlic paste and fry again. Next add the red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chicken masala,garam masala and tomato puree and fry for five minutes.

Step 2

IMG-5261.JPGWhen the masalas get fried and start leaving the edges, add enough water to let the chicken get cooked. Cover and simmer on a low flame.When the chicken is sauteed and gravy has thickened add the beaten rice and dry fruits and fry for two minutes. You can sprinkle some water over the poha so that it does not start sticking to the edges. Fry well. Garnish it with cilantro but it is purely optional.

Our Chicken Poha is done. Serve it in the main course along with curd and salads 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!!!

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 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!!!

 

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 chilies 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 chilies 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!!!