Besan Bhurji

GRAM FLOUR OR BESAN BHURJI

Hello friends. Today I’ll be sharing a very simple recipe of Besan Bhurji which I make sometimes in my breakfast menu. It is very tasty, mildly spiced and flavorful and is really made in a jiffy. I like it and hope you too will try making it. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:-

  1. Gram Flour or Besan-250 gms
  2. Onion-2
  3. Green Chilly-2
  4. Turmeric Powder- 1tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder- 1 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder- 1 tsp
  7. Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  8. Dry Mango Powder- 1 tsp
  9. Asafoetida- A pinch
  10. Salted Peanuts-1 tbsp
  11. Freshly Chopped Coriander-A handful

For the tempering:-

  1. Cumin and Carom Seeds- 1 tsp
  2. Vegetable Oil- 3 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

Take a bowl. Add gram flour or besan to it. Add peanuts, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala, dry mango powder and then add water to make a thick batter consistency. Chop the onion and green chilly coarsely. Also, chop the coriander leaves.

Step 2

IMG-4942.JPGIn a wok, add some oil. Now add the tempering ingredients and let them crackle. Next add the chopped onion, green chilly and asafoetida. Fry for two minutes.

Step 3

When the onion and green chilly are half fried, keep the gas on medium flame and pour the besan batter in it. And keep on stirring. As we pour the batter it will start to thicken and will get fried. You can sprinkle some more oil in between and then finally switch off the flame and garnish the bhurji with some freshly chopped coriander.

Our Besan Bhurji is done. Serve it with plain paranthas or as a side dish for lunch or dinner platter.

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

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Lentil With Water Chestnuts And Radish Fry

LENTIL WITH WATER CHESTNUTS AND RADISH FRY

This is a delicious lentil-based dish with a unique twist to it by adding water-chestnuts or paniphal. The dish is high in proteins, is having a unique taste and requires zero intervention of oil. Combined with its side dish, both make a super healthy combo which cannot be missed by health freaks and all those people who don’t want to compromise on either of the taste or the health factors.

Ingredients:-For the Lentil with water-chestnuts(Paniphal)

  1. Split Green Gram – 250 gms.
  2. Water Chestnuts(Paniphal) – 25 gms.
  3. Onion – 1.
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.
  9. Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  10. Asafoetida or Hing – A pinch.

For the tempering or tadka:-

  1. Cumin and Black Mustard- 1 tsp.
  2. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp.
  3. Green or Dry Red Chillies – 1.
  4. Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp.

STEPS

Step 1

Take a pan and dry roast the split green gram in it till lightly browned. Now wash it. Peel the skin of the water chestnuts. Chop the onion finely. Next, take a pressure cooker and add the lentil in it along with the water chestnuts, salt, turmeric powder, water and raw asafoetida. Cook the daal.

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Step 2

Now for the tempering take a kadhai and add vegetable oil. Then add all the ingredients of the tempering except kasuri methi and when they crackle add the chopped onion in it. Fry it for two minutes. Now add the kasuri methi, red chilly powder, pepper powder, garam masala, dry mango powder and after stirring it for a minute add in the boiled lentil with the water chestnuts. Boil it up for two minutes.

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Our Lentil With Water Chestnuts is ready. Check the seasonings before serving and serve with steamed boiled rice and stir-fries of your choice.

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

 

Radish Stir-Fry

Ingredients:-

  1. Radish – 2.
  2. Onion – 1/2.
  3. Green Chillies – 2.
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  7. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  9. Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp.

For the tempering:-

  1. Chana Dal – 1/2 tsp.
  2. Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp.
  3. Curry Leaves – 4-5.
  4. Asafoetida – A pinch
  5. Black Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp.

STEPS:-

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Step 1

Wash, peel and chop the radish finely. Blanch it. Chop the onion, green chilies finely.

Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add vegetable oil. Splutter in the black mustard seeds, chana dal, curry leaves, urad daal, asafoetida and let it crackle. Add in the chopped onion and green chilies and fry it for two minutes. Now add the blanched radish and the masalas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, garam masala, dry mango powder and fry again for five minutes.

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Our Radish Fry is done. Garnish it with chopped coriander. Serve it as a side dish with your regular lunch and dinner platters.

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

 

 

 

 

Ripe Papaya Raita

RIPE PAPAYA RAITA

Hello and welcome dear friends once again. Today I’m sharing a simple yogurt-based recipe of ripe papaya raita. It’s mildly seasoned and a healthy treat for all to be had with lunch and dinner platters or even as a dessert. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Ripe Papaya – 1/2 of 1.
  2. Thick Curd – 1 bowl.
  3. Vegetable oil – 1 tsp.(optional)
  4. Salt, both black and white – According to taste.
  5. Red Chilly powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Yellow Mustard Paste – 1/2 tsp.

For Garnish – Chopped Green Chillies and grated coconut.(optional).

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and finely chop the ripe papaya. Take a bowl and add the cut papaya to it and the curd. Now add the seasonings-salt(black and white), red chilly powder, roasted cumin powder, yellow mustard paste in the given amounts. You can also add 1 tsp of sugar or sugar-free and some mustard or vegetable oil too but it is only optional. Mix everything well. Garnish with chopped green chilies and grated coconut.

IMG_3696.jpgOur ripe papaya raita is ready. Serve it with chapatis, rice, dal, paranthas or you can have it as a fruit chaat. It’s a very healthy side dish.

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

 

Indian Mashed Potatoes

INDIAN MASHED POTATOES

Hello and welcome dear friends to my cozy cooking corner. Today I’m sharing a regular and popular recipe of Mashed potatoes in the Indian version which is tasty with all its different temperings and is a real fun food to pair with steamed rice, lentils, and stir-fries of your choice. So let’s start it’s making—

For the three tadkas:

Tadka no.1—–

  • Onion(finely chopped)-1.
  • Green Chillies(finely chopped)-3.
  • Chopped Coriander – A small bunch.
  • Salt – According to taste.
  • Mustard Oil(raw) – 2 tsp.

Tadka no.2-—-

  • Cumin – 1 tsp.
  • Dry red chilies – 2.
  • Salt – According to taste.
  • Mustard Oil – 2 tsp.

Tadka no.3-—-

  • Black mustard – 1 tsp.
  • Dry red chilies – 2.
  • Salt – According to taste.
  • Mustard Oil – 2 tsp.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and boil the potatoes. Peel and mash all of them.

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For making the first set, take a portion of the mashed potato and mix in the finely chopped onions, green chilies, salt and mustard oil in it. And it’s done. We will make the remaining two in the same way.

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For the second tadka take a pan and add the mustard oil to it. When it gets hot splutter the cumin in it along with the dry red chilly. When it crackles add it to the mashed potato and mix in some salt according to taste. It’s done.

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Similarly, take a pan, add the mustard oil and black mustard along with some dry red chilies. When it crackles pour it over the third set of potato mash and mix it adding a pinch of salt. And it’s done yet again.

All of our three types of mashed potatoes are done, as fast as you could have wanted them to and they are equally tasty. It is best served with khichadi and fried veggies.

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

 

 

Spicy Pointed Gourds

SPICY POINTED GOURDS

Hello dearies and welcome back. Today’s recipe is one of my favorites, Spicy Pointed Gourds, a delicacy of northern India. The pointed gourd or parwal, as called in Hindi is fried with a combination of masalas and eaten with a basic Indian lunch or dinner platter consisting of chapatis, rice, dal, a curry, chutney, papad, and salad. It really is very spicy and tasty and is an appetizer too. I frequently make it and enjoy having it with steamed rice, a tadke-wali dal, and a garlic chutney. So let’s start with its making—-

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.

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Step 3 

Now add the ginger-garlic paste and green chilies 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 the 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 appetizer 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

CUCUMBER RAITA

Hi, dear friends. Today I’m sharing a simple, healthy and a regular recipe of Cucumber Raita which is a must-have dish in some households and is very tasty. It is paired with Biryanis, Tandoori Rotis or anything and is liked by one and all. I too cannot do without it. It helps in digestion and keeps our stomach cool. So let’s start—

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

MASHED GREEN GRAM

Hello and welcome friends. Today’s share is a quickie,two-minute wonder which is tasty, healthy and really for health-conscious souls who don’t want to compromise either on taste or on health grounds. So let’s start its making—

Ingredients:

  1. Whole green gram or sabut(whole) moong – 250 gms
  2. Small Onion (finely chopped)- 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 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 feedback 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!!!