Gahat ka Shorba

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

Oil 1 ts

Cumin Seeds 1 ts

Coriander Granules ½ ts

Cinnamon 1

Clove buds 4

Star Anise 1

Jakhiya 1 ts

(Asian Spider Weeds / Wild Mustard Seeds)

(optionally, Mustard Seeds can be used)

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Ginger-Chilli-Garlic Paste 1 tbsp

Onion chopped 1

Tomato chopped 1

Fresh Coriander Stems 1 tbsp

Kalthi (Gahat) soaked ½ cup

(Horse Gram)

Salt to taste

Black Pepper Powder ½ ts

Lemon Juice of 1 lemon

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pressure cooker on high flame. Add Cumin Seeds, Coriander Granules, Cinnamon, Clove buds, Star Anise, Jakhiya and Asafoetida Powder. When crackled, add Ginger-Chilli-Gralic Paste and chopped Onion. When Onion softens, add chopped Tomato and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add Fresh Coriander Stems and soaked Horse Gram. Add approx 2 glasses of water. Add Salt. Pressure cook up to 3 or 4 whistles.

 

Leave pressure cooker to cool down for approx 10-15 minutes.

 

Open the pressure cooker. Strain and collect the water in a bowl.

 

Add Black Pepper Powder and Lemon Juice in strained water. Mix well.

 

Serve Fresh.

 

Drink Gahat ka Shorba…Feel Energy to Climb a Mountain of Himachal Pradesh…

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Jinjara nu Shak-Green Chickpeas Curry

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Oil 2 tbsp

Clove buds 5

Cumin Seeds 1 ts

Spring Onion chopped ½ cup

Onion chopped ½ cup

Ginger-Garlic-Chilli paste 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Tomato grated 3

Green Chickpeas 1 cup

(boiled with salt and crushed)

Curd ½ cup

Star Anise powder ½ ts

Garam Masala ½ ts

 

Rotla and Salad for serving.

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan on medium flame.

 

Add Clove buds and Cumin Seeds. When spluttered, add chopped Onion, Spring Onion Salt and Ginger-Garlic-Chilli paste and sauté.

 

When sautéed, add boiled and crushed Green Chickpeas and Curd. Add little water as needed, mix it well while boiling on medium flame.

 

Add Star Anise powder and Garam Masala. Mix well and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes.

 

Serve Hot with Rotla and Salad.

 

Energize in Indian Winter with Protein full Green Chickpeas with Traditional Kathiyawadi Rotla.

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Lila Chana ni Biryani

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Rice soaked ½ cup

Cinnamon 1 pc

Clove buds 4

Cinnamon Leaf 1

Cardamom 2

Fresh Mint Leaves 2 tbsp

Oil 2 tbsp

Ginger 1 pc

Green Chilli 2

Spring Garlic 2 tbsp

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Onion chopped 1

Capsicum chopped 1

Green Chickpeas ½ cup

Salt to taste

Spinach Puree ¼ cup

Garam Masala ½ ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

 

Fresh Coriander Leaves and Onion Rings to garnish.

 

Method:

Take soaked Rice in a pan. Add Cinnamon, Clove buds, Cinnamon Leaf, Cardamom, Fresh Mint Leaves and Salt. Mix well. Add 1 ½  cup of water and put the bowl on medium flame. When Rice is cooked, strain excess water and remove all Khada Masala (Cinnamon, Clove buds, Cinnamon Leaf, Cardamom, Fresh Mint Leaves).

 

Take Ginger, Green Chilli and Spring Garlic in a wet grinding jar of mixer. Crush it to fine paste.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds, prepared fine paste, chopped Onion and chopped Capsicum. Sauté it well.

 

Add Green Chickpeas and Salt. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium flame.

 

When Green Chick peas are cooked, add Spinach Puree and Garam Masala. Mix well.

 

Add prepared Rice and Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mix well taking care of not mashing Rice.

 

Take in a serving bowl.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves and put Onion Ring to garnish.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot.

 

Biryani is One of The Most Popular Indian Dish around The World…

 

This is Healthier Fusion of Biryani with Green Chickpeas…

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Vegetable Daliya / Vegetable Cracked Wheat

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 25 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Daliya (Cracked Wheat)                ½ cup

(soaked for 1 hour)

Oil 1 tbsp

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Ginger-Green Chilli-Garlic 1 tbsp

(Finely chopped)

Carrot finely chopped 3 tbsp

Capsicum finely chopped 3 tbsp

Cabbage finely chopped 3 tbsp

Tomato finely chopped                1

Salt to taste

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves                2 tbsp

Curd for serving

 

Method:

Take soaked Dalia in a pressure cooker. Add Salt and Turmeric Powder.

 

Pressure cook it to 4-5 whistles.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds, finely chopped Ginger-Green Chilli-Garlic and sauté.

 

Add finely chopped Carrot and sauté.

 

Add finely chopped Capsicum and sauté.

 

Add finely chopped Cabbage and sauté.

 

Add finely chopped Tomato, Salt and Turmeric Powder. Mix well.

 

Add pressure cooked Dalia. Mix well and continue cooking on medium flame for 2-3 minutes.

 

Take on a serving plate.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Serve fresh with Curd in a bowl a side.

 

Enjoy Real Healthy, Fulfilling, Satisfying Snack.

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Winter Special Salad

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Servings 3

 

Ingredients:

For Green Chutney:

Spinach ½ cup

Green Chilli 4-5

Ginger 1 small pc

Fresh Coconut grated ½ cup

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 cup

Fresh Mint Leaves ½ cup

Lemon Juice of 1 lemon

Oil 1 ts

Salt to taste

 

For Salad:

Green Gram ½ cup

Whole Wheat Granules ½ cup

Millet Granules ¼ cup

Fresh Chickpeas ½ cup

Green Peas ¼ cup

Spring Onion chopped ½ cup

(include some leaves)

Spring Garlic chopped 2 tbsp

Black Pepper Powder ½ ts

Lemon Juice of 1 lemon

Chat Masala 1 ts

Salt to taste

 

Method:

For Green Chutney:

Take all listed ingredients for Green Chutney in a wet grinding jar of your mixer. Grind it to fine texture. Keep a side to use later.

 

For Salad:

Soak Green Gram, Whole Wheat Granules and Millet Granules separately for approx 8-10 hours.

 

Boil Whole Wheat Granules in a pressure cooker to 6 whistles.

 

Boil Millet Granules in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles.

 

Parboil socked Green Gram, Fresh Chickpeas and Green Peas all together.

 

Drain water and take all stuff in a bowl.

 

Add chopped Spring Onion, Spring Garlic, Black Pepper Powder, Chat Masala and Salt. Mix well. Add Lemon Juice and mix well.

 

Add prepared Green Chutney quantity as per your taste and mix well.

 

Restrict Excess Appetite in Winter to Maintain Your Weight…

Feel Energetic and Satisfied with this Winter Special Salad.

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Urad Dal Thick Soup / Husked Split Black Gram Thick Soup

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

Husked Split Black Gram ½ cup

Husked Split Green Gram 2 tbsp

Black Pepper 4-5

Cinnamon 1 pc

Clove buds 4-5

Cinnamon Leaf 1

Cardamom 2

Ginger fine chopped 1 ts

Green Chilli fine chopped 2

Salt to taste

 

For tempering:

Ghee 1 tbsp

Garlic fine chopped 1 ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Lemon to taste

 

Method:

In a non-stick pan, take and roast, Husked Split Black Gram, Husked Split Green Gram, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove buds, Cinnamon Leaf and Cardamom. Roast Split Black Gram and Split Green to brownish. Switch off flame.

 

Add water enough to cover the stuff and leave to get soaked for 10-15 minutes.

 

Take this mixture in a pressure cooker, add fine chopped Ginger, fine chopped Green Chilli and Salt and pressure cook to 5 whistles.

 

Blend it with a blender to fine crush and strain it to collect water in a pan.

 

Heat Ghee in a pan on low flame.

 

Add finely chopped Garlic and sauté and add it in prepared soup.

 

Boil soup for 2-3 minutes.

 

Add Lemon Juice and mix well.

 

Take it in a serving bowl.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot.

 

Have Protein Rich, Delicious and Tantalizing Soup…Urad Dal Thick Soup…

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Thali-Full Meal-Dal Bhat-Dal Rice

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

For Dal:

Split Pigeon Peas soaked for 1 hour ½ cup

Ghee ½ ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Jaggery 1 tbsp

Kokum soked 5

Tomato fine chopped 1

Oil 1 tbsp

Fenugreek Granules ¼ ts

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Asafoetida Powder ¼ ts

Dry Red Chilli 1

Curry Leaves 6-7

Ginger grated 1 ts

Green Chiili fine chopped 1

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

 

For Rice:

Rice washed and soaked for 10 minutes ½ cup

Ghee 1 ts

 

Green Chilli for serving

 

Method:

For Dal (Gujarati / Kathiyawadi style):

 

Take soaked Split Pigeon Peas in a pressure cooker.

 

Add Ghee, Turmeric Powder, Salt and 1 cup Water.

 

Pressure cook to 4 whistles. Leave pressure cooker to cool off for 5 minutes.

 

Blend it very well.

 

Mix Red Chilli Powder, Jaggery, Kokum and fine chopped Tomato.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Fenugreek Granules, Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Asafoetida Powder, Dry Red Chilli, Curry Leaves, grated Ginger and fine chopped Green Chiili. When spluttered, add this to prepared Dal and mix well.

 

Add Salt and water as needed and boil on high flame for 5 minutes.

 

Remove it in a serving bowl.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

It is ready to serve.

 

Serve hot.

 

For Rice:

Take 2 glasses of water in a pan. Put it on high flame to boil.

 

Drain water from soaked Rice.

 

Add Rice and Ghee in boiling water.

 

Reduce flame to medium.

 

When Rice is cooked well, strain it.

 

Serve freshly cooked Rice with Hot Dal.

 

Serve Fresh or Fried Green Chilli a side to add taste.

 

This is Traditional and Authentic Gujarati Dish…

 

Which is even Pet Name of Gujarati…DAL-BHAT

 

Almost all Needful Herbs are there, Full of Protein, Full of Carbo-hydrates…

What More Can We Expect from a Single Dish…!!!

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Chana Madra

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

For Paste:

Rice 2 tbsp

Cardamom granules of 2 cardamom

For Madra:

Mustard Oil or Ghee 1 tbsp

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Clove buds 2

Cinnamon 1

Cardamom whole 1

Cumin Seeds 1 ts

Coriander-Cumin Powder 2 ts

Turmeric Powder 1 ts

White Chickpeas boiled 1 cup

Curd 1 cup

Salt to taste

Ghee 1 ts

 

Method:

Take Rice and Cardamom granules in a bowl. Add ¼ cup of water. Leave it for approx 1 hour. Than grind it in wet grinding jar to fine paste.

 

Heat Mustard Oil or Ghee in a pan. Add Asafoetida Powder, Clove buds, Cinnamon, Cardamom and Cumin Seeds. When crackled, add Coriander-Cumin Powder and Turmeric Powder. Mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add boiled White Chickpeas, Curd, prepared Rice Paste and Salt. Mix well and cook well for approx 10-12 minutes while stirring occasionally.

 

Take it in a serving bowl. Put a spoonful of Ghee on top of it.

 

Serve Hot with Boiled or Steamed Rice.

One More…From the Lap of Himalayas…Mountainous Himachal Pradesh…

 

To Make You Feel…Full of Energy…to be Mountaineer…

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Chana Bateta

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings 2

Ingredients:

Potato boiled 3

Chickpeas boiled ½ cup

Oil 2 tbsp

Red Chilli Powder 3 tbsp

Garlic Masala (Havej) 3 tbsp

Fresh Coriander Leaves 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

 

For Red Chutney:

Sweet Potato 1

Tomato 5

Red Chilli Powder 1 tbsp

Jaggery 1 ts

Garlic Masala (Havej) 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

 

For Green Chutney:

Green Chilli 5

Potato boiled ½

Salt to taste

 

Deep fried colourful Fryums for garnishing.

 

Method:

For Red Chutney:

Take Sweet Potato and Tomato in a pressure cooker. Add 1 cup of water. Pressure cook up to 1 whistle. Leave the pressure cooker to cool down.

 

Remove the content with water from pressure cooker in a wet grinding jar of mixer. Add Red Chilli Powder, Jaggery, Garlic Masala and Salt. Grind it to fine texture. Remove it in a bowl.

 

Red Chutney is ready. Keep a side.

 

For Green Chutney:

Take Green Chilli, boiled Potato half and Salt in a wet grinding jar of mixer. No water at all, please. Grind it well. Remove it in a bowl.

 

Green Chutney is ready. Keep a side.

 

For Assembling:

Take boiled Potato and Chickpeas in a bowl. Pour 2 tbsp of Oil on it. Sprinkle Red Chilli Powder, Garlic Masala, Fresh Coriander Leaves and Salt. Toss it slowly to mix sprinkled spices.

 

Remove it in a serving bowl. Pour spreading Red Chutney and Green Chutney over it.

 

Sprinkle deep fried Fryums to garnish.

 

Serve immediately after assembling to enjoy freshness.

 

This is Really Irresistible for Everyone at Home…

Enjoy Anytime…

Sports Time…Movie Time…

Cartoon Time…Saas Bahu Serial Time…

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Val ni Biryani – Butter Beans Biryani

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

For 4 persons

 

Ingredients:

Ghee 1 tbsp

Oil 1 tbsp

Black Pepper whole 1 ts

Cinnamon Leaves 2

Curry Leaves 4-5

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Ginger chopped 1 tbsp

Green Chilli chopped big pieces 3 chilli

Nutmeg Powder Pinch

Spring Onion chopped 1 cup

Fresh Butter Beans ½ cup

Egg Planst chopped 5

Carrot chopped cubes or round slices 1

Coli Flower big pieces ½ cup

Cabbage grated ½ cup

Baby Potatoes whole, boiled and peeled 7

Salt to taste

Curd ½ cup

Dry Grapes / Raisin 2 tbsp

Garam Masala 1 ts

Cinnamon-Clove Powder 1 ts

Rice boiled or steamed 2 cups

Roasted Cashew Nuts 2 tbsp

Method:

Preheat clay pot or clay pan. Put Ghee and Oil, when heated, add Black Pepper, Cinnamon Leaves, Curry Leaves, Asafoetida Powder, Ginger and Green Chilli. Stir to mix well on high flame for 2-3 minutes. Add Nutmeg Powder, Spring Onion, Butter Beans, Egg Plants, Carrot, Coli Flower, Cabbage and Baby Potatoes. Add Curd and Salt and mix well slowly taking care not to crush vegetables. Continue cooking on high flame for 3-4 minutes. Add Garam Masala, Dry Grapes, Cinnamon-Clove Powder and mix well again slowly taking care not to crush vegetables. Add prepared Rice, mix slowly and leave it on high flame for 2-3 minutes. Remove the pot or pan from flame.

 

Serve it fresh and hot on a serving plate.

 

Garnish with Roasted Cashew Nuts.

 

Fill Your Tummy with Biryani with Butter Beans, Full of Fiber and Fat-free Protein.

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