Spinach Fritters In Mustard Gravy

Hello everyone.How are you all?Today’s blog that I have made is a rural-inspired dish,from the rural areas of Bihar finding the base of it in mustard.Now as you already know that India is mostly an agro-based country and the rural areas occupy a prominent role in its economy and overall setting.In the rural areas of Bihar,people make dishes suiting their budget and in that regard mustard comes up as it is abundantly found here.So people make mustard-based dishes and they really are sometimes great.So this dish of mine has been inspired from one such area and I have made this dish hoping that you all will like it and give it a try.It’s super easy,just be in a process and requires very less oil as mustard itself is a very oil-free ingredient.Combined with spinach or any other greens this dish is wholesome,healthy and having a unique taste.So what are you waiting for,just make it up and enjoy this mild,rural and delicious treat straight from the land of Buddha.

 

Ingredients:-For the fritters

  1. Spinach – 250 gms.
  2. Gram Flour – 200 gms.
  3. Onions(finely chopped) -1.
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped) – 2.
  5. Salt – According to taste.
  6. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Mint or pudina – 1/2 a bunch.
  10. Vegetable Oil – for shallow frying.

For the gravy

  1. Yellow Mustard – 3 tbsp.
  2. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  3. Tomato Puree – 1 tbsp.
  4. Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tsp.
  5. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  8. Salt – According to taste.
  9. Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp.
  10. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp.

For garnish—Fresh Cream and chopped cilantro.

STEPS:-

Step 1 

For making the spinach fritters, take a bowl and add the given amounts of gram flour, spinach, chopped onions, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, asafoetida, garam masala, mint leaves and adding water make a batter of it. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed kadhai and when it becomes moderately hot drop in the batter making balls and fry it till browned and crisp.

IMG_3841Step 2 

For making the gravy, make a paste of yellow mustard. Now take a kadhai, add one tablespoon of oil and splutter half teaspoon of cumin seeds. Now add  chopped onions,and ginger-garlic paste and fry it for two minutes. Next add the masalas, coriander powder, red chilly powder, garam masala, salt, turmeric powder and tomato puree. Fry these for two minutes and add the mustard paste. Again fry it for one minute. Now add water for the gravy and let it boil for five minutes. Lastly drop in the spinach balls and let it cook on medium flame for three minutes.

Our Spinach Fritters In Mustard Gravy is ready. Garnish it with fresh cream and chopped cilantro.

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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Fish Curry With Poppy And Mustard

Ingredients:-

  1. Fish(small variety)-250 gms.
  2. Poppy seeds – 2 tbsp.
  3. Yellow mustard seeds – 2 tbsp.
  4. Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 2 tsp.
  7. Fish curry masala – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder.- 1 tsp.
  10. Salt – According to taste.

For the tempering:-

  1. Curry leaves – A handful.
  2. Cumin and black mustard – 1 tsp.
  3. Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp.
  4. Green Chililes-2.
  5. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and marinate the fish with salt,turmeric powder and garlic.Here I have used a variety of fish called Shrimp Scad.You can use any fish of your choice.Keep aside.

Step 2 – Shallow fry the fish properly.

IMG-3582.JPGStep 3 – Grind the poppy seeds,yellow mustard and coriander seeds using a little water.

Step 4 – Take a kadhai. Add the vegetable oil to it.Now add the cumin and black mustard,curry leaves and after it splutters add the coriander powder,salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder and fry for two minutes.Now add the masala paste of poppy and yellow mustard,green chillies,fish curry masala and fry again for two minutes.Add the garam masala. Add water to make the gravy and add dry mango powder to make the curry a bit tangy.Let it simmer on medium flame for three minutes.Now add the fried fish to it and simmer for two more minutes.

Garnish with kasuri methi and chopped coriander.Our fish curry is ready to be served.

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

 

 

 

Oil Free Mustard Chicken

Ingredients:-

  1. Chicken – 250 gms.
  2. Yellow Mustard – 50 gms.
  3. Onions – 2.
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 2 tsp.
  5. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp.
  6. Salt – According to taste.
  7. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Tomato Puree – 1 tbsp.
  10. Yoghurt – 2 tbsp.
  11. Chicken Masala – 2 tsp.
  12. Coriander Powder – 2 tsp.
  13. Cumin Powder – 2 tsp.
  14. Garam Masala – 2 tsp.

For the tempering :

  1. Bay Leaf – 2.
  2.  Black mustard- 1 tsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash the chicken.Chop the onions finely.

Step 2 – Take a kadhai,add black mustard,bay leaf to it.When it splutters add the chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste and fry for two minutes.

Step 3 – Now add the masalas,salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander powder,chicken masala and fry again.Now add the tomato puree and yoghurt.

IMG-3516.JPGStep 4 – Now add the mustard paste and fry for not more than two minutes.The amount of mustard paste should be less only as there are so many other masalas also in the dish.Add the garam masala and fry again. Add water for the gravy and simmer on low flame.Lastly sprinkle some kasuri methi and mix everything well.

Our oil-free mustard chicken curry is ready.You may garnish it with fresh cilantro,fresh cream.Serve it with tandoori rotis,naan,fried rice etc.This is a nutritious and healthy dish which has not even one drop of oil in it.Is great for sick people  specially the ones with unhealthy and weak stomach systems.

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