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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Thali-Full Meal-Chawli nu Shak ne Roti

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

For Roti:

Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup

Oil 1 ts

Ataman

Ghee

 

For Shak:

Oil 2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Asafoetida Powder ¼ ts

Chowli (Long Beans) fine chopped 200g

Garlic crushed 5 buds

Tomato fine chopped 1

Turmeric Powder 1 ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Coriander-Cumin Powder 2 ts

 

Method:

For Roti:

Take Whole Wheat Flour in a mixing bowl.

 

Add Oil and mix very well.

 

Knead soft dough adding little water gradually.

 

Cover prepared dough and leave it to rest for 10 minutes.

 

Take a pinch of dough and make a ball of it and squeeze it lightly between two palms to flatten it little.

 

Coat it all around with Ataman (Whole Wheat Flour dry) to make it easier to roll.

 

Roll it using rolling board and rolling stick giving thin round shape.

 

Coat it with Ataman frequently while rolling to prevent it sticking on rolling board.

 

Preheat roasting pan on medium flame.

 

Partly roast one side of rolled Roti on preheated pan.

 

Flip Roti to roast another side. Roast this side properly.

 

Flip Roti again, remove the pan from flame, put partly roasted side of Roti facing down direct on flame. Touch Roti on flame very lightly with a flat head spoon. Roti will inflate. Take care of not burning Roti.

 

Remove Roti from flame, flip it and put it on a plate.

 

Apply Ghee on the top surface of Roti.

 

Repeat to make number of Roti.

 

For Shak:

Heat Oil in a pressure cooker on high flame.

 

Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Asafoetida Powder and fine chopped Chawli. Mix well.

 

Add crushed Garlic and fine chopped Tomato. Mix well.

 

Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder and Coriande-Cumin Powder. Mix well while sautéing.

 

Add ¼ cup of water and pressure cook to 2 whistles.

 

Leave pressure cooker cool off for 5 minutes.

 

Serve Hot with Roti.

 

This is just one wonder from GUJARATI KITCHEN…

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Wafer Pav-Wafer Buns

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 0 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

Buns 2

Wafer 1 cup

Butter 1 tbsp

Green Chutney 2 tbsp

Sweet Chutney / Dates Chutney 2 tbsp

Garlic Chutney 1 tbsp

Mayonnaise 1 tbsp

Tomato Ketchup 1 ts

Chilli Flakes 1 ts

 

Method:

Make a slit in each Bun.

 

Apply Butter on one inner side of the slit. Then, apply Green Chutney and Sweet Chutney.

 

Apply Mayonnaise on another inner side of the slit. Then, apply Garlic Chutney and Tomato Ketchup.

 

Sprinkle Chilli Flakes on both inner sides of the slit.

 

Insert 3-4 wafers in the middle of the slit.

 

Press the bun lightly.

 

Serve on a serving plate with some additional wafers on a side of the serving plate.

 

Anytime…Wafer Time…

Watching Your Favourite T.V. Channels…

While Enjoying

…Sweety…Spicy…Buttery…Smoothy…Crunchy…

…WAFER BUNS…

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Khushka Biryani

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 15 minuts

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

For Paste:

Ghee 1 ts

Cinnamon 1 pc

Clove buds 3

Kapok buds (Marathi Moggu) 3

Cardamom 1

Nutmeg Powder Pinch

Onion chopped 1

Garlic buds chopped 5

Ginger 1 pc

Green Chilli chopped 2

Fresh Coriander Leaves 2 tbsp

Fresh Mint Leaves 2 tbsp

 

For Biryani:

Ghee 2 tbsp

Cinnamon Leaf 1

Star Anise (Badiyan) 2

Onion chopped 1

Tomato chopped 1

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder ½ ts

Coriander-Cumin Powder 1 ts

Salt to taste

Curd ¼ cup

Rice soaked ½ cup

 

Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing.

 

Method:

Heat Ghee in a pan on low flame.

 

Add all listed ingredients for  paste and sauté well.

 

Leave it to cool off.

 

In a wet grinding jar of mixer, crush to fine paste.

 

Heat Ghee in a pan on low flame. Add Cinnamon Leaf, Star Anise, chopped Onion and Salt. Mix well while sautéing.

 

Add chopped Tomato. Mix well.

 

Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Coriander-Cumin Powder, Salt and prepared paste. Sauté it well.

 

Add Curd and mix well.

 

Add soaked Rice and 1 cup of water. Stir to bottom occasionally to prevent sticking Rice. Cook on medium flame until Rice is cooked well and there is no excess water remaining. When little water remain, reduce flame to low.

 

Take in a serving bowl.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves to garnish.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot.

 

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

This Biryani is taught to us by South Indians with The Special Flavour of

 

Kapok Buds (Marathi Moggu)

 

Make Your Simple Rice a Mouth Watering Dish with South Indian Style.

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Kanda Poha

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Poha (Flattened Rice) 1 cup

Turmeric Powder 1 ts

Sugar 2 ts

Salt to taste

Oil 1 tbsp

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Dry Red Chilli 1

Curry Leaves 5

Green Chilli 1

Onion finely chopped 1

Lemon ½

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Peanuts, Sev (Gram Vermicelli), Pomegranate granules for garnishing

Curd for serving

 

Method:

Take Poha in a bowl.

 

Add 2 glasses of water and wash. Remove water. Leave Poha a side for 5 minutes.

 

Add Salt, Turmeric Powder and Sugar and mix well with Poha taking care of not mashing Poha.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Dry Red Chilli and Curry Leaves.

 

When crackled, add finely chopped Onion, Green Chilli and sauté.

 

Add Salt and Turmeric Powder and mix.

 

Add Poha and mix well taking care of not mashing Poha.

 

Cover the pan with a lid and cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes.

 

Switch off the flame.

 

Add Lemon Juice, Fresh Coriander Leaves and Peanuts. Mix well.

 

Sprinkle Sev and Pomegranate granules to garnish.

 

Serve fresh with Curd.

 

Have Light and Satisfying Snack anytime.

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Bread Bhaji

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

Bread Slices 6

Tomato chopped big pcs 2

Garlic buds 5-6

Chilli Flakes 1 ts

Oregano 1 ts

Butter 1 tbsp

Onion chopped 1

Capsicum chopped 1

Fresh Coriander Leaves 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Cheese cubes 2

 

Method:

Cut to remove the hard border of all Bread Slices.

 

Take chopped big pcs of Tomato in a wet grinding jar of mixer. Add Garlic buds, little Salt, ½ ts of Chilli Flakes and ½ ts of Oregano. Crush it well to paste. Remove it in a bowl. Keep it a side.

 

Take Butter in a microwave compatible bowl. Microwave it for 30 seconds. Add chopped Onion, Capsicum, little Salt, ½ Oregano and ½ ts of Chilli Flakes. Microwave it for 1 minutes.

 

Dip one Bread Slice in prepared Tomato mixture and put it on a baking dish or any microwave compatible plate.

 

On it, make a layer of prepared mixture of Onion and Capsicum. Sprinkle little grated Cheese and Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Again, dip one Bread Slice in prepared Tomato mixture and put it on the layer.

 

Again, on it, make a layer of prepared mixture of Onion and Capsicum. Sprinkle little grated Cheese and Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Once again, dip one Bread Slice in prepared Tomato mixture and put it on the layer.

 

Sprinkle little grated Cheese for garnishing.

 

On the same baking dish or microwave compatible plate, repeat to prepare another set of Bread Slices with layers of mixture of Onion and Capsicum.

 

Microwave it for 4 minutes.

 

Transfer the prepared Bread Bhaji on a serving plate to avoid any accident touching microwave heated plate.

 

Serve immediately with homemade Red Chutney / Garlic Chutney a side on the serving plate.

 

Enjoy Bread Bhaji with EverGreen Taste of Red Tomato…

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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.

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Green Bhaji Pav

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Oil 2 tbsp

Ginger-Garlic-Chilli Paste 1 tbsp

Spring Onion chopped 1 cup

Spring Garlic chopped ¼ cup

Tomato chopped 2

Capsicum chopped 1

Mix Vegetables chopped 2 cup

(Egg Plants, Potato, Bottle Gourd, Cabbage, Cauliflower)

Spinach Puree ½ cup

Green Peas 2 tbsp

Pavbhaji Masala 1 ts

Garam Masala 1 ts

Salt to taste

Spring Garlic chopped for tempering             2 tbsp

Onion Rings for garnishing

Buns for serving

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Ginger-Garlic-Chilli Paste, Spring Onion, Spring Garlic, Tomato, Capsicum and Mix Vegetables. Partially cook on low-medium flame for a while. Add Pavbhaji Masala, Garam Masala and Salt. Mix well. Add Spinach Puree and Green Peas. Continue cooking for a while.

 

In another pan, heat Oil. Temper Spring Garlic in heated oil.

 

Pour tempered Spring Garlic on cooked vegetable.

 

Garnish with Onion Rings.

 

Serve with Buns.

 

Enjoy Diversified Taste of Bambaiya Bhaji Pav (Mumbai Bhaji Pav).

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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

Biryani Masala 1 tbsp

Roasted Cashew Nuts 2 tbsp

Method:

Mix Biryani Masala with boiled or steamed Rice and keep a side to use later.

 

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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Green Beans Rice – French Beans Rice

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

For Spicing:

Cummins Seeds 1 ts

Black Pepper whole or coarse powder 1 ts

Clove buds ½ ts

Cinnamon small pieces 3-4 pcs

Coriander Whole 1 ts

Dry Red Chilli whole 3

Salted Roasted Peanuts 2 tbsp

For Rice:

Oil 1 tbsp

Mustard Seeds 1 ts

Green Chilli chopped 2

Curry Leaves 4-5

French Beans chopped big pieces 100 gms

Dry Coconut grated 1 ts

Rice boiled or steamed 1 cup

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Lemon Juice of ½ lemon

Salt to taste

 

Method:

Pre-heat non-stick pan on low flame for 30-40 seconds. Put all ingredients for Spicing. Roast well on low flame and keep shaking the pan to avoid burning of any ingredient. Roast until everything is very dry and start to make knocking sound while shaking on the pan. Remove in a wide and open plate. Let them cool down somehow then crush them all together. Please no grinding, only crushing to coarse powder.

 

Heat oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds. When spluttered, add Curry Leaves and Green Chilli. Then, add French Beans and salt. Stir slowly to mix well and cook for 5-7 minutes on low-medium flame. Add crushed spices, Coconut and Rice. Mix well. Add Lemon Juice and mix well. Remove the pan from the flame.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves and cover the pan partially with a lid and leave it for 2-3 minutes.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot.

 

Satisfy Appetite with All Natural Content Delicious Rice – The One-in-All Meal.

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