Roasted Green Gram Dal


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


  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


Step 1

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



Roasted Eggplant Raita


Hi, friends welcome to my food corner again. I try to usually make the healthier version of foods and believe in eating right food only, and in this regard, here I have tried to come up with an interesting, healthy and experimental dish which is partly a bharta and partly a raita. I make it in my kitchen quite often because it’s tasty and healthier and good at times when someone in your home is having a stomach problem. This raita-cum-bharta can be made without adding any oil and it has the goodness of curd in it. So it’s a great dish you all must try.


  1. Eggplants – 2.
  2. Yoghurt – 1 cup.
  3. Onions(finely chopped) -1(small).
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped) – 2.
  5. Grated Ginger – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Roasted Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Mustard Oil – 1 tbsp.
  9. Salt – According to taste.
  10. Black Salt – A pinch.
  11. Dry Mango Powder(optional)- 1 tsp.
  12. Catch Dahi Masala(optional) – 2 tsp.


Step 1

Wash and slit the eggplants, keeping them intact and roast them on gas. Now put them under running water and deskin them taking out its pulp in a bowl. Mash them.

IMG_3491.JPGStep 2

Take a bowl. Add the yoghurt to it. Now mix in the chopped onions, chilies, salt, red chilly powder, black salt, roasted cumin powder and add the mashed eggplants into it. Also, sprinkle some grated ginger. Now add mustard oil. You can also add some dry mango powder if you want a tangier version of this dish, but if you like it simple you can omit this ingredient out. You can also add some catch dahi masala but its optional.

Our Roasted Eggplant Raita is ready. Garnish it with fresh cilantro.

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