Methi Sev nu Shak – Fenugreek Curry with Gram Flour Vermicelli

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

For 2 Persons

Ingredients:

For Gram Flour Vermicelli (Sev):

Gram Flour 1 cup

Oil 1 ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

For Curry:

Oil 2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Fenugreek granules ½ cup

(boiled)

Garlic Paste ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Coriander-Cumin Powder 2 ts

Salt to taste

Jaggery 1 ts

 

Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing

Paratha for serving

 

Method:

For Gram Flour Vermicelli (Sev):

Take ¼ cup of water in a bowl. Add Oil, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder and Salt. Mix well. Add Gram Flour and knead dough. It will become soft dough. Fill it in Kitchen Press machine with Vermicelli . Keep it a side.

 

For Curry:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds and Asafoetida Powder. When spluttered, add boiled Fenugreek granules, Garlic Paste, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Coriander-Cumin Powder and Salt. Mix well and cook on medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Add approx 2 glasses of water and Jaggery and boil it. When water starts to boil, using Kitchen Press machine, fall Gram Flour Vermicelli direct in boiling water spreading all over, not making heap. Continue cooking on medium flame until excess water steam away and Vermicelli is boiled well. It may take approx 8-10 minutes.

 

Take it in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Leave it to cool down to room temperature.

 

No Need to Miss Curry even on Non-cooking Day celebration…Shitla Satam…

 

Be Healthy with Fenugreek

 

mixed with

 

Tasty Gram Flour Vermicelli…with Paratha…

Mitho Lolo – Sweet Flat Bread

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

Servings 10

Ingredients:

Sugar ½ cup

Cardamom granules of 3-4 cardamom

Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup

Ghee 2 tbsp

Oil to deep fry

 

Sugar Powder and Dry Rose Petals for garnishing.

 

Method:

Take Sugar and Cardamom granules in a pan. Add ½ cup of water and boil on medium flame until Sugar is diluted.

 

Take Whole Wheat Flour in a bowl. Add Ghee and mix well. Knead very stiff dough adding prepared Sugar-Cardamom water gradually as needed.

 

Roll number of thick round Roti of prepared dough. Cut number of small rounds from rolled Roti with a cookie cutter or a lid with sharp edge.

 

Heat Oil to deep fry. Deep fry all small round cuts in heated Oil. Flip occasionally to fry both sides well. Deep fry to dark brownish to make crispy.

 

Arrange them on a serving plate.

 

Sprinkle Sugar Powder over them and arrange 1-2 Dry Rose Petal on each. Pour 3-4 drops of prepared Sugar-Cardamom syrup over each of them.

 

Leave them to cool down to room temperature.

 

Serve anytime later.

 

Make Your Shitla Satam day a Sweet Day with Mitho Lolo…Sweet Flat Bread…

 

(Shitla Satam is a Hindu Festival Day which is celebrated in the name of one of The Hindu Goddess and the day is celebrated as Non-cooking day)

Sri Lankan Carrot Curry

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Carrot 1

Oil 1 tbsp

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Curry Leaves 5

Onion fine chopped 1

Ginger-Garlic-Chilli Paste 1 ts

Salt to taste

Coconut Milk 200g

Black Pepper Powder ½ ts

Garam Masala Pinch

Tamarind Pulp 1 ts

Sugar Pinch

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

 

Steamed or Boiled Rice or Roti for serving

 

Method:

Peel and slice cut Carrot and parboil. Keep a side.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Curry Leaves, finely chopped Onion and Ginger-Garlic-Chilli Paste. Sauté it well. Add salt and mix well.

 

Add parboiled Carrot slices and sauté.

 

Add Coconut Milk, Black Pepper Powder, Garam Masala, Tamarind Pulp and Sugar. Mix well and cook for a while.

 

Take it in a serving bowl.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Serve with Steamed or Boiled Rice or Roti.

 

Simple and Quick to Cook Curry…Carrot Curry…from our beloved neighbour Sri Lanka…

Koshary – An Egyptian Dish

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

For 4 Persons

Ingredients:

For Rice:

Rice ½ cup

Split Red Lentils ¼ cup

Salt to taste

Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

Butter 1 tbsp

For Macaroni:

Macaroni boiled 1 cup

Butter 2 tbsp

Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

Salt to taste

For Sauce:

Oil 1 tbsp

Garlic buds finely chopped 1 ts

Tomato Puree 1 cup

Vinegar 1 ts

Salt to taste

Sugar ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

For Chickpeas:

Chickpeas boiled ! cup

Cinnamon Powder Pinch

Nutmeg Powder Pinch

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Black Salt Powder ½ ts

Lemon Juice 1 ts

 

Fried Onion Rings and Cheese grate for garnishing.

 

Method:

For Rice:

Soak Rice and Split Red Lentils for approx 1 hour, then, boil.

 

Heat Butter in a pan. Add Freshly Ground Black Pepper, boiled Rice and Split Red Lentils and Salt. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes while tossing.

 

For Macaroni:

Heat Butter in a pan. Add boiled Macaroni, Freshly Ground Black Pepper and Salt. Mix well while tossing.

 

For Sauce:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add finely chopped Garlic. When sautéed, add Tomato Puree, Vinegar, Salt, Sugar and Red Chilli Powder. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.

 

For Chickpeas:

Take boiled Chickpeas in a mixing bowl. Add Cinnamon Powder, Nutmeg Powder, Red Chilli Powder and Black Salt Powder. Mix well. Add Lemon Juice and mix well.

 

For Assembling:

Take prepared Rice Mixture in a serving plate.

 

Top it with boiled Macaroni.

 

Spread prepared Sauce over it.

 

Top it with prepared Chickpeas mixture.

 

Garnish with fried Onion Rings and sprinkle of Cheese grate.

 

Serve immediately after assembling to enjoy freshness of the dish.

 

Enjoy Tummy Filler KOSHARY…A Starchy Dish from Egypt

Tava Schezwan Rice – Pan Rice Schezwan

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Oil 2 tbsp

Garlic chopped 1 tbsp

Ginger grated 1 tbsp

Onion chopped 1

Capsicum chopped 1

Carrot chopped 1

Cabbage chopped  ½ cup

Cauliflower chopped ½ cup

Salt to taste

Monosodium Glutamate-MSG Pinch

(Aji-No-Moto)

Schezwan Masala  2 tbsp

Rice boiled or steamed 1 cup

Onion Rings and Capsicum Rings for garnishing

Method:

Heat oil on a flat pan. Add Garlic, Ginger and Onion. When partially fried, add Capsicum, Carrot, Cabbage and Cauliflower. Mix well while cooling on high flame. No water please. When partially cooked, Add Salt, MSG and Schezwan Masala. Mix well. Add boiled or steamed Rice. Toss to mix well while cooking on high flame for 3-4 minutes.

 

Garnish with Onion Rings and Capsicum Rings.

 

Serve with Schezwan Soup.

 

Enjoy Irresistible Rice in Chinese Flavour.

Posho Beans

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 25 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

For Posho:

Maze Flour 1 cup

Ginger-Chilli Paste 1 ts

Salt to taste

Water 4 ½ cup

For Beans:

Kidney Beans boiled 1 cup

Ginger-Garlic-Chilli Paste 1 tbsp

Onion chopped small 1 onion

Tomato chopped small 1 tomato

Turmeric Powder 1 ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Garam Masala 1 ts

Peanuts Powder 3 tbsp

Lemon Juice of ½ lemon

Fresh Coriander Leaves  1 tbsp

Oil 1 tbsp

Cummins Seeds 1 ts

Cinnamon Leaf 1

Curry Leaves 4-5

Dry Red Chilli  2

Method:

For Posho:

Take Maize Flour in a bowl. Add 1 cup water.

 

Boil 3 cups of water in a pan. Add Ginger-Chilli Paste and Salt. Add Maize Flour mixture. On medium flame, stir continuously with wooden stick until the mixture becomes thick lump. Remove the pan from the flame. Keep a side. This is Posho.

 

For Beans:

Heat oil in a pan. Add Cummins Seeds, Cinnamon Leaf, Curry Leaves and Dry Red Chilli. Add Ginger-Garlic-Chilli Paste, chopped Onion and Tomato. Stir slowly on low-medium flame until onion becomes soft and brownish. Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder and Garam Masala. Mix well. Add boiled Kidney Beans and little water. Cook for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.  Add Lemon Juice and Peanuts Powder. Mix well. Remove from the flame. Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves and cover the pan with a lid for 2-3 minutes.

 

Take Posho on a serving plate. Pour Beans on top of that.

 

Serve Hot.

 

Enjoy Authentic African Routine Food with little Indian touch, full of Iron and Carbohydrates.

Cheese Spinach Khandvi

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

For 2 persons

Ingredients:
Spinach Puree ½ cup
Buttermilk sour 2 cup
Gram Flour 1 cup
Salt to taste
Cheese Spread 3 tbsp
Chilli Flakes ½ ts
Oregano ½ ts
Butter 1 ts
Garlic Paste 1 ts

Method:
Take Spinach Puree in a bowl. Add sour Buttermilk, Gram Flour and Salt. Whisk it well. Make sure of no lump.

Take prepared mixture in a deep round bottom pan. Put the pan on low flame. Cook it while stirring occasionally as needed to avoid lumps until mixture thickens.

Spread prepared thickened mixture on an open wide plate. Spread the Spread Cheese over it. Sprinkle little Chilli Flakes and Oregano. Leave it cool down for 10-15 minutes.

Cut in strips. Roll each strip. Khandvi is ready.

Heat Butter in a pan. Add Garlic Paste, Chilli Flakes and Oregano. When sautéed, pour this tempering on prepared Khandvi.

Serve Fresh and Hot to Enjoy the Real Taste of Spinach in Khandvi.

Enjoy Traditional Gujarati Savoury with Twist…

Dal ka Dulha

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

For 4 persons

Ingredients:

For Dulha:

Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup

Carom Seeds ¼ ts

Salt to taste

For Dal:

Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas 1 cup

(soaked for 1 hour)

Salt to taste

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Garlic buds 3

Ginger 1 small piece

Asafoetida Powder  Pinch

For Tempering:

Ghee 2 tbsp

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Dry Red Chilli 1

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Garlic finely chopped ½ ts

Onion finely chopped 1

Tomato finely chopped 1

Salt to taste

Garam Masala ½ ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves

Mango Powder ½ ts

 

Method:

For Dulha:

Take Whole Wheat Flour in a bowl. Add Carom Seeds and Salt. Mix well. Knead stiff dough adding water gradually as needed.

 

Roll number of small round thick puri.

 

Fold each Puri from either 2 sides or 4 sides to give Dulha shape as images below:

For Dal:

Take soaked Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas in a pressure cooker. Add Salt, Turmeric Powder, Garlic buds, Ginger and Asafoetida Powder. Add some water and boil on high flame. When it get boiled partially, add prepared Dulha and pressure cook to 2 whistles.

 

Let pressure cooker cool down.

 

For Tempering:

Heat Ghee in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds, Dry Red Chilli and Asafoetida Powder. When spluttered, add finely chopped Garlic and Onion and sauté. Add finely chopped Tomato and sauté.

 

Add this tempering immediately in Dal in pressure cooker.

 

Put pressure cooker on medium flame. Add Salt, Garam Masala, Mango Powder and Fresh Coriander Leave. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes only.

 

Take in a serving bowl.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Serve Hot with Rice.

 

Enjoy Very Nutritious Dal ka Dulha from the North Indian State…Uttar Pradesh.

Khichdi with Osaman

For Kichdi:

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

For 2 persons

For Osaman:

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

For 2 persons

Ingredients:

For Khichdi:

Rice ¼ cup

Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas ¼ cup

Ghee 1 tbsp

Cinnamon 1 small piece

Clove buds 5

Cumin Seeds 1 ts

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Water 1 ltr.

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

For Osaman:

Buttermilk 1 cup

Ghee 1 tbsp

Cinnamon 1 small piece

Clove buds 5

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Cinnamon Leaf 1

Dry Red Chilli 2

Curry Leaves 10

Ginger grated 1 ts

Green Chilli chopped 1

Gram Flour 1 tbsp

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Salt to taste

Jaggery 1 tbsp

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

 

Roasted Papadam and Fresh Buttermilk for serving

 

Method:

For Khichdi:

Wash Rice and Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas very well and soak separately for at approx 2 hours.

 

Heat Ghee in a pan. Add Cinnamon, Clove Buds, Cumin Seeds and Asafoetida Powder. When spluttered, add Water, Turmeric Powder and Salt. Increase the flame to high. When it starts to boil, add Soaked Rice and Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas including their soaking water to have all their nutrients in Khichdi. Continue boiling on medium flame. Stir slightly occasionally only if needed to prevent boil over. It might take 8-10 minutes to get Khichdi cooked. Check Rice granules whether cooked taking little in a spoon from boiling Khichdi. When it is cooked, remove the pan from the flame and strain and collect strained water in a sauce pan or bowl to use further for Osaman.

 

Leave Khichdi in strainer for few more minutes to let excess water strained.

 

For Osaman:

Take the bowl of strained water of Khichdi. Add Buttermilk. For best taste, keep volume of strained water and buttermilk equivalent.

 

Heat Ghee in a pan. Add Cinnamon, Clove buds, Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Asafoetida Powder, Dry Red Chilli, Cinnamon Leaf, Curry Leaves, grated Ginger and chopped Green Chilli. When crackled, add Gram Flour and mix very well. Please don’t leave any lump of Gram Flour.

 

Add prepared mixture of strained water of Khichdi and Buttermilk. Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Jaggery and Salt. Boil it well while stirring occasionally to mix everything very well.

 

Remove it in a serving bowl.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

For Serving:

Fill prepared Khichdi in a small plastic or glass bowl to full. Press lightly with a spoon to level the top surface. Cover this bowl with a serving plate facing down on the bowl. Turn it over carefully holding the plate and bowl tightly together. Pick the bowl slowly.

 

Yes, that’s it. Nicely shaped Khichdi heap is served beautifully on the plate. Keep a bowlful of prepared Osaman a side of the plate.

 

Serve Hot with Roasted Papadam and a Glass of Fridge Cold Buttermilk.

 

It’s Just a Myth…that…Gujarati Food is Fatty…

 

                                    Enjoy This Very Nutritious Gujarati Khichdi…

 

                                                            With All Intact Nutrients in Osaman….

Mexican Macaroni Salad

Prep.20 min., Cooking time 30 min., for 4 Persons

Ingredients:

For Orange Salsa:

            Orange finely chopped           1 cup

            Tomato finely chopped           ½ cup

            Fresh Coriander Leaves         ¼ cup

            Tomato Ketchup                     1 tbsp

            Hot Chilli Sauce                      1 ts

            Chilli Flakes                             ½ ts

            Oregano                                  ½ ts

            Cumin Powder                        ½ ts

            Salt to taste

For Dressing:

            Sour Cream                            4 tbsp

            Mayonnaise                            4 tbsp

            Tabasco Sauce                       ¼ ts

            Mexican Seasoning                ½ ts

            Tomato Ketchup                     1 tbsp

            Cumin Powder                        ½ ts

            Black Pepper Powder             ½ ts

            Orange Zest                            1/8 ts

            Salt to taste

For Salad:

            Macaroni                                 1 cup

            Kidney Beans                          1 cup

            Corn                                        ½ cup

            Tomato chopped                     1

            Onion chopped                       1

            Spring Onion chopped            1

            (include little chopped leaves of Spring Onion)

            Olives chopped                       1 tbsp

            Jalapeno chopped rings          1 tbsp

            Corn Chips for garnishing

Method:

For Orange Salsa:

Take all listed ingredients for Orange Salsa in a bowl. Toss to mix well. Keep in refrigerator.

For Dressing:

Take all listed ingredient for Dressing in a bowl. Mix well. Keep it a side to use later.

For Salad:

Boil Macaroni, Kidney Beans and Corn separately. Strain the water from all and keep separately.

Take boiled Macaroni in a bowl. Add half of prepared Dressing. Mix well and keep a side.

Take boiled Kidney Beans in another bowl. Add chopped Tomato, Onion, Spring Onion, Olives and Jalapeno. Mix well slowly taking care of not crushing Kidney Beans. Add boiled Corn. Mix well again. Add remaining mixture for Dressing. Turn over the stuff slowly to mix well.

Sterilise a serving plate.

Put prepared Macaroni mixture spreading on the serving plate.

Put prepared Kidney Beans mixture spreading on it.

Put refrigerated Salsa spreading on it

Garnish with some Corn Chips.

Serve immediately to enjoy fresh taste.

Make Your Meal with Mind blowing Mexican Macaroni Salad. 5��wV

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