Spicy Pointed Gourd.

Ingredients:

  1. Pointed Gourd – 250 gms.
  2. Onion(finely chopped) – 2.
  3. Green Chillies(chopped) -2.
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 2 tsp.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 2 tsp.
  7. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 2 tsp.
  9. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  11. Salt – According to taste.
  12. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and slit the pointed gourd from the middle cutting it into halves.

Step 2 – Take a heavy-bottomed vessel and add some vegetable oil to it.Now splutter in some cumin seeds and when it crackles add the chopped onions.Fry it for 3 minutes.

IMG_3155.JPGStep 3 – Now add the ginger-garlic paste and green chillies and fry it.Stir in the pointed gourds and fry it for 2 minutes.Now add salt,turmeric powder, red chilly powder,cumin powder,garam masala and the dry mango powder and fry everything.Now cover it with a lid and cook as such for 5-7 minutes on slow flame.Don’t add any water to the dish.Now remove lid and check whether the gourds are cooked or not.Now stir-fry the veggie for five minutes on high flame.If needed add some oil to prevent burning.Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Our spicy pointed gourds are ready.It is a great appetiser and a tasty side dish for your lunch or dinner menus.

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

 

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.

Mashed Green Gram.

Ingredients:

  1. Whole green gram or sabut[whole] moong – 250 gms.
  2. Small Onion [finely choped]- 1
  3. Chopped ginger and garlic – 2 tsps of both.
  4. Green chilly[chopped] – 1
  5. Lemon juice – 1 tbsp.
  6. Mustard oil – 1 tbsp.
  7. Salt – According to taste.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Roast the green gram or sabut[whole] moong in a pan until browned.Take care not to burn it.

Step 2 – Pressure cook it for about 20 minutes and transfer it to a bowl after draining all the water.

Step 3 – Grind it in a mixer slightly coarsely.

Step 4 – Now take a bowl, add to it the mashed gram, finely chopped onion and green chillies, ginger, garlic, salt, lemon juice and oil. Give all a good mix and our mashed gram is ready to be served.

Do try this recipe at home. It is a side dish which will go well with your regular lunch and dinner ideas and is extra healthy,extra tasty with that tangy yummy touch and is a definite recipe for people who have less of time in hand. Share your feedbacks and comments and get doubts of any kind cleared. Till then have a great time everyone and always say yes to hearty living,healthy cooking!!!

 

 

Mashed Yam.

Ingredients:-

  1. Yam – 250 gms.
  2. Salt – According to taste.
  3. Green Chillies – 2-3
  4. Black mustard powder – 2 tsp.
  5. Mustard Oil – 1 tsp.
  6. Lemon juice – 2 tsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Scrape, wash and roughly chop the yam.

Step 2 – Then pressure cook it till it is well cooked and softened.

Step 3 – Now take a bowl and add to it the cooked yam, salt, green chillies,black mustard powder,lemon juice, mustard oil in the given amounts. Mash it with a masher and mix it all up well.

Step 4– The mashed yam or suran bharta is ready thus. It can be a delicious side dish to your regular lunch and dinner items.

I hope you will all like this recipe. Do try making it at home and share your comments and feedback and clear doubts if you have any. Till then happy cooking, friends!!

Yam Fritters.

Ingredients:-

  1. Yam – 250 gms.
  2. Gram Flour or Besan – 250 gms.
  3. Salt – According to taste.
  4. Dry mango or amchoor powder – 1 tbsp.
  5. Asafoetida or hing – A pinch.
  6. Red chilly powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Chaat masala[optional] – A pinch.
  9. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Scrape, wash and cut the yam into thin strips and blanch it in a saucepan.

Step 2 – When the yam is firm but cooked remove it from gas and let it cool.

Step 3 – Now take a vessel, add to it the given amounts of gram flour or besan, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, dry mango or amchoor powder, asafoetida or hing, garam masala powder and make a smooth batter of it with water.

Step 4 – Now heat oil in a wok . Dip the yam pieces in the batter and release in hot oil .Deep fry the yam until lightly browned. The fritters are done.

Step 5 – Remove on tissue paper. Garnish by sprinkling some chaat masala and serve with tomato or green chilly ketchup, green chutney, hummus, mayonnaise or other such dips.

I hope you will all like this crunchy recipe. Do try it at home and share your comments and feedback and ask queries if any. It is a simple,tasty dish which can be had like a snack in the evening or can be used as a side dish when taking lunch or dinner.Have a great week friends.Till then be happy and cook beauties!!!