Tangy Tomato Chutney

A special chutney of tomatoes combined with some unique ingredients like radish and peanuts, it is great on the count of nutrition, requires least or zero oils and is great to have with your regular lunch and dinner platters.

Ingredients:-

  1. Semi-Ripe Tomatoes – 2.
  2. Radish – 1.
  3. Peanuts – 1/2 cup
  4. Green Chilly – 1.
  5. Coriander Leaves – A handful.
  6. Salt – According to taste.
  7. Mustard Oil – 2 tsp.

For the tempering :–

  1. Black Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp.
  2. Dried Red Chilly – 1.
  3. Asafoetida – A pinch.

STEPS:-

Step 1

Wash and roast the tomatoes in a pan. Scrape and cut the radish in medium-sized pieces.

Step 2 

Take a pan, add 1 tsp of oil and fry the radish, peanuts for four minutes in it. Cut the green chillies and coriander leaves.

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Step 3

Now take a grinder and add to it the tomatoes, radish, green chillies, coriander leaves and peanuts and grind everything to a slightly coarse paste.

Step 4

Now temper the chutney. For that, take a pan, add some mustard oil and when it is hot, add to it the black mustard seeds, dry red chilly and asafoetida and fry it. Now add this tempering to the chutney. Lastly mix in some salt.

Our Tangy Tomato Chutney is ready. Serve it with pooris, chapatis, paranthas or anything you wish like.

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

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Instant Pineapple Pickle

This is an instant pickle recipe of pineapple with milder seasonings and is a unique fruit-based concept of making pickles. It is moderately spicy, a bit sweet and also salty and is super healthy considering it is a pickle which is generally thought to be an unhealthy option to go for. This dish is good with any thing you eat and is good even for kids. A super easy and fun preparation which will sure bring you  smile after you taste it.

Ingredients:-

  1. Pineapple – 250 gms.
  2. Salt,both white and black – 1 tbsp.
  3. Red Chilly Powder – 2 tsp.
  4. Black Mustard Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Pickle or Achar masala – 1 tsp.
  6. Vinegar – 1 tbsp.
  7. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  8. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Olive Oil – 1  tbsp.

STEPS:-

Step 1

Wash and chop the pineapple into medium-sized small cubes. Let it dry in fan till its water dries up.

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Step 2

Take a bowl and add the pineapple pieces into it. Now add both the black and white salts, red chilly powder, black mustard powder, achar masala, asafoetida, vinegar, dry mango powder and olive oil in the given amounts and mix all well.

Our Instant Pineapple Pickle is ready.Store it in a glass jar and put it in sunlight  for two days for that awesome taste.

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

Tangy Raw Mango Chutney.

 

Ingredients:

  1. Raw Mangoes – 3.
  2. Whole Coriander – 1 tsp.
  3. Five Spices – 1 tsp.
  4. Dry Red Chillies – 1.
  5. Salt – According to taste.
  6. Sugar – 1 tsp.
  7. Edible Oil(any oil can be used) – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Coriander or Mint leaves – Optional.

STEPS.

IMG_3062.JPGStep 1 – Wash,wipe and scrape the mangoes.Now cut them out.

Step 2 –  Roast the spices in a pan.

Step 3 – Grind the mango pieces along with the roasted spices to a fine paste.

Step 4 – Now mix in salt and sugar and then lastly your oil.In this chutney you can use any oil.Take it out in a bowl.

Note Point:-You can add some coriander or mint also while grinding the chutney to get an even better flavour!

IMG_3070.JPGOur tangy raw mango chutney is ready.

Friends do try this recipe at home.Its very simple to make requiring no special ingredients and no extra time.Share your comments and feedback.Have a great week everyone.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!!!

Sweet and Tangy Bitter gourd Curry.

Ingredients:

  1. Bitter gourd – 250 gms.
  2. Onions(finely chopped) – 1.
  3. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp.
  4. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  5. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  7. Vegetable or Subzi masala – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Tomato Puree – 1 tsp.
  9. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.
  10. Tamarind Paste or Dry mango Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  11. Coconut Milk -2 tbsp.
  12. Sugar – A pinch.
  13. Vegetable Oil – 2 tsp.
  14. Chopped fresh coriander – For garnishing.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and cut bitter gourd in small long squares.

Step 2 – Heat oil in a kadhai. Add chopped onions and fry till half done. Now add ginger -garlic paste.Fry for a minute. Now add salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,cumin powder,vegetable masala and tomato puree and fry the masalas for two minutes. Now add the garam masala and tamarind paste and fry again.Also add a pinch of sugar in it. Now add the coconut milk and water to make the gravy and simmer the flame to medium and cover the kadhai with a lid.The gravy should be simmered for five minutes.Switch off the gas.

Our sweet-tangy bitter gourd curry is ready.Garnish with fresh chopped coriander.

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

 

Crispy Potato Fritters and Tangy Tomato Chutney.

Ingredients:-For the crispy potato fritters.

  1. Potato(medium-sized) – 2.
  2. Gram Flour – 250 gms.
  3. Turmeric Powder -1/2 tsp.
  4. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  6. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  7. Salt – According to taste.
  8. Water – According to need.
  9. Poppy seeds – For coating purpose.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash, scrape and cut the potatoes into thin round slices.

Step 2 -Take a bowl and add the given amounts of gram flour, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, asafoetida and garam masala and using some water make a batter of dropping consistency, neither too thick nor too thin.

Step 3 – Heat oil in a pan. Dip the potato slices one by one in the gram flour batter and spluttering some poppy seeds over them drop them one by one in the hot oil and fry till reddish-browned on both sides simmering the flame from time to time as needed. Take care that fritters do not get burnt or dark browned. Take out from the pan and drain excess oil using tissue paper. Sprinkle some chaat masala on the fritters.

Our hot, crispy potato fritters are ready.They can be had as afternoon or evening snacks combined with tomato or green chutney and some brewing hot tea.

Tangy Tomato Chutney.

Ingredients:-For the tangy tomato chutney.

  1. Semi-Ripe Tomatoes – 4.
  2. Garlic pods – 1.
  3. GreenChilly -1.
  4. Fresh Coriander or Mint Leaves – 2 figs.
  5. Salt – According to taste.

For tempering:-

  1. Black Mustard – 1 tsp.
  2. Curry Leaves – 2.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and make a hole in the middle of the tomatoes with a fork. Roast them on gas flame and when done remove the burnt skin out of them and wash again.

Step 2-Combine the tomatoes, garlic pods, green chilly, coriander and salt and grind in a blender till a fine paste.Take out in a bowl.

Step 3 – In a pan add black mustard, vegetable oil and curry leaves and when they crackle add it to the tomato chutney. Mix well.

Note point:-1.You can use coriander or mint leaves alternately for the chutney.

2.If you want a sweeter and tangier taste you can add some sugar and dry mango powder also.

3.You can use raw or very ripe tomatoes also. But I prefer the semi-ripe ones as they give a better tangier taste which is quite likeable.

Our tangy tomato chutney is ready. It can be best combined with potato fritters, mixed vegetable fritters, cutlets, fish fritters and the like.

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

 

 

 

 

Sweet and Tangy Toor Dal.

Ingredients:-

  1. Toor Dal – 250 gms.
  2. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  3. Salt – According to taste.
  4. Tamarind Paste – 1 tsp.
  5. Sugar or Sugar free – 1 tsp.

For Tempering:-

  1. Cumin – 2 tsp.
  2. Dry Red Chillies – 2.
  3. Vegetable Oil – 2 tsp.

For Garnishing:-

  1. Fresh Cream – 1 tbsp.
  2. Fresh Green Coriander – A handful.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash the toor dal. Take a wok and add 2 tsp of vegetable oil in it. Next add 2 tsp of cumin along with 2 dry red chillies. Let them crackle.

Step 2 – Now add the washed toor dal and roast it for five minutes. Now add salt, turmeric powder and required amount of water and pressure cook it till done.

Step 3 – When the dal is done take it out in a deep bottomed vessel and add the given amounts of tamarind paste and sugar or sugar free. Cook it for two minutes and garnish with chopped coriander and fresh cream.The dal will have a sweet and tangy touch, just great.

Our sweet and tangy toor dal is ready to be served. It can be best enjoyed with steamed rice, chapatis and stir fried veggies.

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

Sweet and Tangy Amaranth Greens.

Hello and welcome everybody.Today we are going to make a very simple,nutritious and tasty recipe of amaranth which is a bit sweet and a bit tangy.

Ingredients:

  1. Tender Amaranth Greens-1/2 kg.
  2. Chopped Onions – 1
  3. Green Chillies(chopped) – 1
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Sugar or sugar free -1 tsp.
  7. Lemon juice -2 1/2 tbsp.
  8. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  9. Vegetable oil – 2 tsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and cut the amaranth greens and pressure cook it till done.

Step 2 – Now strain the excess water out of the greens and squeeze it and put it in a bowl.

Step 3 -Take a vessel and add 2 tsp of vegetable oil to it.Add five spices and a pinch of asafoetida or hing and let it crackle.

Step 4 -Now add the chopped onions and fry it till half done.Add the boiled amaranth to it and add salt,turmeric powder to it and saute it for five minutes.Switch off the gas and let the greens cool. Now add 1 tsp of sugar or sugar free and the given amount of lemon juice.Add green chillies lastly.You can substitute the lemon juice with dry mango or amchoor powder.

Our sweet and tangy amaranth is ready.Serve it with main course.

Note points –1.Try to use tender fresh leaves of amaranth.

2.Put lemon juice in the dish  when you take it off your gas and when the greens get cooled.Otherwise it will get bitter in taste.

3.If you are a diabetic use sugar free instead of sugar.

Do try this recipe at home and share your comments and feedback and clarify your doubts.I hope you all will like this recipe.It is high in all vitamins and minerals.Have a great week friends.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!