Cucumber Raita.

Ingredients:

  1. Cucumber(grated) -2
  2. Curd -1 1/2 cups.
  3. Salt – According to taste.
  4. Green Chillies(chopped)- 2.
  5. Black Mustard Powder – 1 1/2 tbsp.
  6. Mustard oil – 2 tsp.
  7. Coriander leaves for garnishing.

STEPS.

Step 1-Wash and grate the cucumbers.

Step 2-Squeeze out the excess water from it.

Step 3 -Take a bowl and put the squeezed cucumber in it .To it add curd ,salt,green chillies,mustard oil and black mustard powder.Garnish with fresh coriander.Give everything a good mix.The raita is ready in a jiffy.

Friends do try this recipe at home.It is an accompaniment to your regular lunch or dinner and.It can also be had with biryani,fried rice,puris and the like.Enjoy the weekend,till then happy cooking ,healthy living.

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Roasted Gram Flour Parantha with mashed Brinjals.

Hi friends,welcome again.Today we will be together making Gram Flour or Sattu ,paranthas.So let us start.

Ingredients:

For the dough

Wheat flour – 400 gms.

Water – As per requirement to make a smooth pliable dough.

For the filling:

Roasted gram flour – 250 gms.

Finely chopped onions – 1.

Finely chopped green chilly -1.

Finely chopped garlic – 1 tbsp.

Finely chopped ginger – 1 tbsp.

Carom seeds or Ajwain – 1 tsp.

vegetable oil – 1 tbsp.

Salt -According to taste.

Lemon juice – from 2 lemons.

STEPS.

For making the dough:-Step 1-Take the given amount of wheat flour and using water make a smooth,pliable dough.Keep it aside.

For making the filling:-

Step 1 -Take the gram flour in a bowl and to it add the finely chopped onions,green chillies,cut ginger,garlic,salt,carom seed,vegetable oil and lemon juice and mix all up well.

Step 2 -Now roll out small rounds from the dough and in it fill the gram flour filling and seal it up using a little water.Now roll this small ball of dough filled with the filling using a rolling pin to make a medium-sized chapati .Take care not to crack the chapati or the filling will spill out of it.

Step 3 – Now take a griddle or tawa and heat it. Place the chapati in it and using some oil make out the paranthas. Take care not to burn them.

The paranthas of sattu or roasted gram flour are ready.Team them up with mashed brinjals,or curd dip or sweet or green chutney.It can be best had in breakfast or can suit you even in lunch or dinner.

                                               MASHED BRINJALS.

For making mashed brinjals we need-

Ingredients:

  1. Big size brinjal-1
  2. Tomato -1
  3. Finely cut onions -1 small bowl
  4. Finely cut green chilly-1
  5. Salt -according to taste.
  6. Finely cut coriander leaves -A small bunch.
  7. Garam Masala -1 tsp.
  8. Vegetable Oil- tsp.

 

STEPS.

Step 1-Wash the brinjal and make 2 slits on it.

Step 2 -Roast the brinjal on fire.

Step 3 -Take a small sized tomato,clean it and roast it too .

Step 3-Now take the two veggies and mash it with a masher.

Step 4 -Heat a pan and add some oil to it. Then add a pinch of cumin. When it starts to splutter add finely cut onions and green chillies to it.Fry it a bit and then add the mashed mixture to it.Now add the remaining ingredients that are salt, garam masala and chopped coriander to it.Cook it for two minutes and remove from fire.The baingan bharta or mashed brinjals are thus ready.

This dish can be had with all kinds of paranthas like the above one and radish parantha or cauliflower parantha. It can also be had with plain chapatis,poori or rice.

Friends do try this recipe at home. It is a healthier and more tasty replacement for mashed potatoes.It is super quick and super tasty.Have a great week everyone.Till then healthy cooking,happy living.

 

Radish Fritters.

Ingredients:-

  1. Radish  (grated) – 250 gms .
  2. Green Chilly – 1.
  3. Salt – According to taste.
  4. Gram Flour – 200 gms.
  5. Cumin seeds or Carom seeds – a pinch.
  6. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and grate the radish.Squeeze out the excess water out of it.

Step 2 – Cut out the green chilly in very small pieces.

Step 3 -In a bowl  take the grated radish, add to it the finely chopped chilly,then add the given amount of gram flour,salt,splutter some cumin or carom seeds,turmeric powder,salt and mix it all along with some water.Keep it aside.

Step 4 – Heat a pan and one by one shallow fry the fritters using some oil.

Step 5 -Serve it hot with green chutney or salad with a dash of lemon in it.

Do try this simple two minute recipe at home and share your comments or feedback and clear out doubts if you have any.It is very easy and a no-fuss recipe.I hope you will like it and give it a try. Till then have a great week and happy cooking time to all of you!

 

 

 

 

Split black gram fried balls.

Ingredients:

  1. Split black gram – 250 gms.
  2. Green Chillies -2
  3. Salt – According to taste.
  4. Cumin – A pinch.
  5. Poppy seeds – A pinch.
  6. Oil – For frying.

STEPS.

Step 1 -Soak the split black gram or urad overnight.

Step 2-The next day grind it with 1 green chilly and to it add the given amounts of salt,cumin and mix it up.

Step 3 – Heat oil in a wok and slowly drop the urad mixture making a ball-like shape out of it.

Step 4 – Deep fry the balls and during frying splutter a little bit of poppy seeds onto them.Fry them till they are lightly browned.

Step 5 – Drain out the oil and put them on tissue paper.

Step 6 – Serve hot with coconut chutney, green chutney,mayonnaise or hummus.

 Friends do try this recipe at home. It is a snack which can be had along with your cup of tea giving you a good refreshing feel full of fun and taste.Share your comments and feedback and clear your queries if you have any.Till then happy cooking,happy living.

 

Lotus seed pudding(makhana kheer)

Ingredients:-

  1. Lotus seed or makhana – 250 gms.
  2. Milk – 1/2 litre.
  3. Milkmaid -3 tbsp.
  4. Sugar or sugarfree -1 tbsp.
  5. Almond flakes – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Raisins(Saffron,Pistachio-optional ).
  7. Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp.

STEPS. 

Step 1 – Roast the given amount of lotus seeds and grind in dry form a bit coarsely in a mixer grinder.

Step 2 – Now take the milk and boil it to thicken it to half the original amount.

Step 3– Mix the ground lotus seeds or makhana in the thickened milk,then add almonds,raisins,saffron, pistachio, cardamom powder and sugar.Let it boil a bit.

Step 4 – Lastly we will add some milkmaid to give that fine taste and texture to our pudding.

Step 5 – The pudding is ready to eat.We can refrigerate it and enjoy the yummy dish.

Note points -1.We can omit sugar from the dish as it already becomes sweet after adding milkmaid.But it depends on you. If you want more sweetness you can add sugar or sugarfree accordingly.

2.Milkmaid should be added at last for better results.

3.You can also add essence of your choice but it is optional in the dish.

Friends do try the recipe at home and share your comments and feedback.Till then happy cooking,happy living.

 

Masala Bittergourd.

Hello friends,welcome again to my food corner.Today we will make a very spicy,tasty recipe of bittergourds filled with fried spices which add a new touch to your regular lunch and dinner meals. It is tasty, tangy-spicy and will surely improve your appetite for some more.

Ingredients:

Bittergourd – 4

For the masala filling:

Onion – 3

Ginger-garlic paste -1 tsp.

Yellow mustard paste – 2 tbsp.

Red chilly powder – 2 tsp.

Coriander-cumin powder – 1 tsp each.

Dry mango powder or amchoor powder – 1 tbsp.

Salt – According to taste.

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.

Garam Masala – 1 tsp.

Oil for frying.

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Steps.

Step 1 – Wash, cut the edges of the bittergourd and make a lengthwise slit on the veggie but do not cut it in half to divide the two parts of it.The slit should be just till it divides one half halfway and does not cut them in two.

Step 2 – Blanch the veggies till cooked but firm.

Step 3 – After the bittergourd is boiled peel out the seeds of the gourd and keep it aside.

Step 4 For making the masala – 1.Grind the onion together with the seeds of the gourd and keep it aside.

2.Take a frying pan and add some vegetable oil to it.Next add some five spice or  paanchphoran to it and let it sputter.

3.Now add the ground onion paste,ginger-garlic paste,salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander-cumin powder and fry it till it becomes pinkish in color. But take care not to burn it.

4.When the spices are cooked halfway add the yellow mustard paste and dry mango powder and cook this mixture for 3 minutes.We have to take care of the fact that the  masala should not be cooked till long after adding yellow mustard as it will go bitter in taste.Now add dry mango powder and garam masala and give all a good mix and then keep it aside.Let it cool.

Step 5 -After the masala is cooled,take the bittergourds one by one and fill them with the masala batter till full.

Step 6 – Take the same pan and add some oil and shallow fry the gourds individually or in batches till crisp and browned.Do take care not to burn them.

The tasty bittergourds are ready and can be had best with steamed rice,dal,chapatis,curries and the like.

Do try this recipe at home and share your feedback and comments and do ask queries if any.Till then, happy cooking, happy living.

 

Fried fish in mustard gravy.

Ingredients:-For marinating fish

Fish[Rohu] – 250 gms.

Salt – According to taste.

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.

Garlic paste – 1 tsp.

For frying fish

Vegetable oil.

For making gravy

Yellow mustard and cumin paste – 2 1/2 tbsp.

Red chilli powder -1 tsp.

Garlic paste – 1 tsp.

Tomato puree – 2 tbsp.

For tempering

Cumin – 1 tsp.

Bay leaf – 2

Oil – tbsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and cut fish in medium size pieces if it is whole.

Step 2 – Marinate the fish with salt,turmeric powder and garlic paste and keep aside.

Step 3 – Take oil in a deep bottom pan and heat it up.When it is quite hot deep fry the fish and soak extra oil in tissue paper.

Step 4 – To make the gravy,heat the given amount of oil in a karahi and add cumin seeds and bay leaf.

Step 5 – Now add garlic paste and as it heats up a bit add red chilli powder and tomato puree and give it a good stir.

Step 6 – Now add the mustard-cumin paste and fry it for 2 minutes but don’t fry it for long as it will get bitter in taste.

Step 7 – Now add water and let the gravy boil for 5 minutes after which put the fish pieces in it and boil it for 5 more minutes.The fish curry is thus ready.

Step 8 – Garnish with chopped coriander and green chillies.

Do try this recipe at home.It is a delicious one with all the goodness of taste and health.Share your feedback and comments and clear doubts if you have any.This recipe is a table turner in itself and is served with steamed rice, a dash of lemon and some stir-fried veggies.Till then happy living,happy cooking!!!