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 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 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!!!

 

Oil-Free Sesame Chicken

OIL-FREE SESAME CHICKEN

Hello, friends welcome to my corner again. Today I’ll be sharing a very flavorful and delighting recipe of chicken curry made with a slight twist in the regular ingredients of making it. I had just a bowl of chicken left today and I was having some toasted and salted almonds while going through my refrigerator and so I decided to make this curry adding some sesame too. It turned out great and my family enjoyed it with plain chapatis and some salad. I decided to share it with you all and I hope you will like it well because it is really not disappointing at all. So let’s start making it—–

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken(curry-cut)-250 gms
  2. Onions-3
  3. Green Chillies-2
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  5. Curd-1 tbsp
  6. Tomato Puree-2 tsp
  7. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  8. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  9. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  10. Chicken Masala-1/2 tsp
  11. Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  12. Cumin-1 tsp
  13. Salt-According to taste

To be ground into a paste—-

  1. Walnuts-2
  2. Almonds-2
  3. White Sesame-1tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5092.JPGWash the chicken. Chop the onions, green chillies roughly. Grind the masalas to be made into a paste.

Step 2

Take a kadhai.  We will not add any oil in here as we are making it oil-free. Add the chopped onions and green chillies. Fry them till half browned. Now add the ginger-garlic paste, fry it for two minutes. Then add the tomato puree. Fry for a minute. Now add the dry masalas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, chicken masala, garam masala and curd and fry them for five minutes. Now add the ground masala paste and fry everything again for two minutes. When the masalas are half-fried add some water and the chicken and cook it till chicken is done.

IMG-5088.JPGOur Oil-free Sesame Chicken is done. Garnish with kasuri methi and fresh cream. Serve it with steamed rice, tandoori rotis, naan, wheat chapatis or anything you like. It is the healthiest version of curried chicken being packed with hundred percent taste and health. So do make it surely and enjoy.

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!!! 

 

Rice Flour And Split Black Gram Pancake

RICE FLOUR AND SPLIT BLACK GRAM PANCAKE

Hi friends. Today I’ll be sharing an easy to make and tasty to eat snack or breakfast recipe which I am sure will be like by you all. It is a salty pancake made by mixing rice flour with ground split black gram or chana dal along with onions, green chillies and light seasonings. It is tastier, crunchier and can be had with peas curry or chutneys. You can try it as a morning breakfast idea or as a snacky pack and enjoy making and eating it both. So let’s start with the making of Rice Flour and Split Black Gram Pancakes:—

Ingredients:-

  1. Rice Flour-200 gms
  2. Split Black Gram-100 gms
  3. Onion-1
  4. Green Chillies-2
  5. Cumin-1 tsp
  6. Asafoetida-A pinch
  7. Coriander-Cumin Powder-1 tsp each
  8. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  10. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  11. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder-1 tsp
  12. Salt-According to taste
  13. Coriander Leaves-For Garnishing

STEPS

Step 1

Soak the Split Black Gram overnight. Grind it slightly coarsely the next morning. Chop the onion, green chillies and coriander leaves finely.

Step 2

Take a bowl and add to it the ground dal, the rice flour, asafoetida, cumin, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,coriander-cumin powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, chopped onion, green chillies and lastly coriander leaves.

Step 3

IMG-5061.JPGMix everything nicely adding some water to make a thick batter out of it.

Step 4

Heat a non-stick pan and grease it with some oil. Now take small dollops of the batter with a ladle and spread it on the pan making small dosai-like pancakes out of it.

Step 5

Fry it well on both sides till golden browned. Take out on a tissue paper.

Our Rice  Flour And Split Black Gram Pancakes are done. Serve them with green and red chutneys(the recipe of which has been shared in another blog).

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 Vegetable Stew

CHICKEN AND VEGETABLE STEW

Hello, friends welcome again. Today I did something different from making authentic Indian dishes, rather I decided to make a Thai-inspired dish of chicken and vegetable stew. Its a real comfort food of old-school idea and is truly wholesome, creamy and flavorful. It will really let you taste the magic of Thailand and is made too quick to believe it. With just the right set of ingredients and mild spice seasonings, it will give you a wonderful eating experience quite memorable and fun. So let’s start making it—-

Ingredients:–

  1. Chicken(boneless)-250 gms
  2. French Beans-200 gms
  3. Carrot-150 gms
  4. Potato-1 (big)
  5. Onion-1(big)
  6. Broccoli-150 gms
  7. Mushroom-150 gms
  8. Ginger-Julienned
  9. Coconut Milk-4 cups
  10. Oregano- 1/2 tsp
  11. Black Pepper-1/2 tsp
  12. Red Chilly Flakes-1/2 tsp
  13. Salt-According to taste
  14. Chicken Stock-5 cups
  15. Fresh Cream-For Garnish

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5051.JPGWash, cut and blanch the vegetables and chicken in chicken stock till half done.

Step 2

Now in the same utensil add the coconut milk and boil for three minutes or till done.

Step 3

IMG-5054.JPGNext add the seasonings, salt, black pepper, oregano, red chilly flakes and boil again for ten minutes.

Our Chicken And Vegetable Stew is done. Garnish with fresh cream and cilantro. You can add green peas too to the dish but it is optional.

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