Split Black Gram Steamed Rolls Curry


Hello and welcome friends to my cozy food corner. Today we will be making a very unique recipe made from split black gram or urad dal. It is a delicacy of my home which has been carried on for many years and I grew up seeing it made by my grandmother and mother. It is very tasty and though elaborate but the efforts worth the dish. We call it ‘Irhar’ in our language i.e, Maithili. So let us start making it. For making this dish you will need–


For making steamed rolls.

  1. Split Black Gram – 300 gms.
  2. Green Chillies – 2
  3. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  4. Fresh chopped Coriander – A little bit.
  5. Cumin(whole) – A pinch.
  6. Salt- A pinch.
  7. Grated Ginger – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.

For making the gravy.

  1. Onions – 1
  2. Cashews – 100 gms.
  3. Poppy seeds – 100 gms.
  4. Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tsp.
  5. Tomato Puree – 1 tbsp.
  6. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Dry Fenugreek Leaves or Kasuri Methi -1 tsp.
  8. Salt -According to taste.
  9. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  10. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  11. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  12. Bay Leaf – 1.

For Garnishing:-

Chopped Coriander – A  handful.

Fresh Cream -1 tsp.


Step 1

Wash and soak the split black gram overnight. Grind it slightly coarsely with the given amount of green chilies. It should be a tight batter so don’t add more water to it otherwise, it will not be made into rolls. Now mix the asafoetida, salt, cumin, grated ginger, garam masala and chopped coriander into it.

Step 2

Heat some water in a utensil. When it starts to boil smear some oil on your hands, take some of the above-made batter on your palm and give it a cylindrical shape and drop them one by one into the hot water. Let it boil for ten minutes till hardened.

Step 3 

When the rolls are harder enough take them out of the water and cut them in small shapes and shallow fry them in a pan till lightly browned.

Step 4

Make pastes of cashew-poppy(to be ground together)and onion separately.

Step 5 

Now to make the gravy, heat a karahi and add oil to it and splutter some cumin in it. When it crackles add to it one bay leaf, some kasuri methi. Now add the onion paste to it. Let it get pinkish and then add the given amount of ginger-garlic paste. Next add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, tomato puree and fry it for a while. When the masala is half done add the cashew-poppy seed paste and garam masala and fry for one minute and add water in it to make the gravy.

Step 6

When the gravy thickens a bit add the shallow fried gram rolls to it and let everything simmer for a while.

Step 7

The Split Black Gram Roll Curry is ready. Garnish it with freshly chopped coriander and fresh cream.

Serve it with chapatis, fried rice or any other dish.

Do try this recipe at home. It is an authentic and tasty recipe, a unique specialty of my home which I wanted to share with you folks. I hope you like it and find it worth trying. Share your comments and feedback and get queries resolved. Have a great week friends. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!




Raw Banana Kofta


Hello friends and welcome once again to my site. Today I’ll be sharing with you a curry recipe of raw bananas made into koftas. These are soft, creamy, delicious and really a treat to your senses. Let’s start making it—

Ingredients:-To make the banana balls.

  1. Raw Bananas – 4.
  2. Gram Flour – 200 gms.
  3. Onions(finely chopped) – 1 1/2.
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped) – 3.
  5. Salt – a little bit.
  6. Red Chilly powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Cashew(crushed) – 1 tbsp.
  8. Garam Masala or Five Spice Powder- 1 tsp.
  9. Coriander Leaves – A handful.

To make the gravy.

  1. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.
  2. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  3. Asafoetida or hing- a pinch.
  4. Curry leaves -5.
  5. Onions(finely chopped)-1.
  6. Tomato puree – 2 tbsp.
  7. Cumin powder -1 tsp.
  8. Salt – according to taste.
  9. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp.
  11. Poppy seed – cashew paste -5 tbsp.
  12. Garam Masala or Five Spice Powder- 1 tbsp.
  13. Sugar – 1 tsp.


Step 1 

Pressure cook the whole raw bananas without cutting or scraping it. Now scrape the skin off the bananas and mash them up.

Step 2

Take a bowl, add gram flour to it, also add chopped onions, green chilies, a little bit of salt as more has to be added in the gravy, red chilly powder, garam masala, slight sugar and coriander leaves and make a dough-like batter so that balls can be formed. We don’t need to add water to it.

Step 3

Fry these banana balls in hot oil till light brownish in color. Strain and keep aside.

Step 4 

Now to make the gravy, heat a wok and add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil to it. Add 1 tsp of cumin, the given amounts of curry leaves, green chilies and asafoetida to it. When they crackle add finely chopped onions and saute for two minutes. Next add 2 tbsp of tomato puree, cumin powder, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, garam masala and fry these till their rawness disappears.

Step 5

When the masalas in the pan start to give a good aroma add the given amount of poppy seed-cashew paste and fry it for three minutes, add some water to make a thick gravy. Now add the banana balls and let them get soaked so that the balls will be softer and a sumptuous gravy will be made.

Step 6

Garnish with some chopped coriander and fresh cream.

Our Raw Banana Kofta Curry is ready. It can be had in the main course, both lunch, and dinner.

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




Mashed Papaya


Hello and welcome back. Today I’m sharing with you all a very simple dish made of papaya which is a boon for health and tastes equally great. So let’s start—


  1. Raw Papaya-1
  2. Green Chillies-3
  3. Black mustard powder-2 tbsp.
  4. Lemon juice-1 tbsp.
  5. Mustard oil-1 tbsp.
  6. Salt- According to taste.


Step 1

Scrape, wash and cut the papaya after removing the seeds of it and boil it in a pressure cooker till done.

Step 2

Mash the papaya in a bowl and add to it the given amounts of black mustard powder, salt, green chillies, lemon juice and mustard oil.

Step 3

Mix everything up well. And our Mashed Papaya is ready.

Serve it in the main course.

I hope you all will like this recipe as it is very healthy for the stomach and equally tasty. Do write your comments and feedback. Have a great time everyone. Till then happy cooking, healthy living!!!



Pumpkin With Flaxseed


Welcome again friends to my cosy corner. Today I am going to make a very healthy, sumptuous and equally tasty curry of Pumpkin With Flaxseed. This recipe has two ingredients namely pumpkin which is a boon for the heart and flax seed which reduces bad cholesterol drastically. It combines pure health and taste and has a meagre amount of oil which can be omitted also for people with heart problems or cholesterol. So let us start with it:—


  1. Green fresh finely chopped pumpkin -1
  2. Finely chopped Radish – 1
  3. Flaxseed powder (made after roasting together flax seed,1 dry red chilly and 1 tsp coriander seeds)-3 tbsp.
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric powder -1 tsp.
  6. Dry mango powder – 1 tbsp.

For tempering:– 1.Five spice – 1 tsp.

2.Bay leaf -2

3. Asafoetida or Hing -A pinch.

4. Dry red chilly – 2

For garnishing-Chopped green chilly.

Chopped coriander.


Step 1

Wash and peel the skin of pumpkin. Similarly, wash and peel the radish. Cut both of them very finely and pressure cook them as it will save your time and energy. When it is cooked drain out the excess water but keep some of it for use in the curry.

Step 2 

Heat a heavy-bottom kadhai and add the given amounts of five spice, red chilly, asafoetida, mustard oil and let them splutter. But take care not to burn the tempering.

Step 3

Now to the kadhai add boiled pumpkin, radish, salt, turmeric powder and saute it for a while.

Step 4

When the pumpkin is slightly mashed add roasted and powdered flax seed which has to be initially roasted together with 1 dry red chilly and 1 tsp coriander seeds and then powdered, dry mango powder and saute it again for five minutes. It will be a semi-dry curry so don’t dry out all the water from it.

Step 5 

The pumpkin flaxseed tasty curry is ready. Garnish it with chopped green chillies and coriander.

Friends do try this recipe at home. It can be had with rice, dal, dosai, rotis, paranthas. It is a very healthy preparation for people with heart problem or diabetes. It has no spice, all the taste and all health, so go ahead and try it in your homes. I am sure you will like it. Say yes to good health with this curry. Till then happy cooking, healthy living!!!