31
Jul 15

Amla (goose berry pickle)

Ingredients:

  • Amla: 500gm
  • Salt: 50 gm
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Kalongi (onion seed): 1 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek seed: 1teaspoon
  •  Fennel seed 3 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida: 2 pinch
  • Mustard oil: 150-200 ml
  • Chili powder: 3 teaspoon
  • Mustard seed (yellow): 20-30gm.

Preparation:

  1. Clean and wash amla.  Dry them with kitchen towel.
  2. Dry roast fenugreek seed, coarsely grind them. Keep aside.
  3. Coarsely grind mustard powder. Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a wok. Put oil in it, when it starts to smoke.
  2. Add amla, stir it and fry them on medium heat.
  3. Let it be cooked till crack is coming. Put off the flame.
  4. Take it out and let it be cool.
  5. Take a big mixing bowl. Pour oil into the bowl.
  6. Put all masala in it. Mix well.
  7. Add fried and cool amala in it; mix well with spoon.
  8. Amla pickle is ready. Transfer into glass jar.
Amla (goose berry pickle)

Amla (goose berry pickle)

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

frying masala

frying masala

Amla (goose berry pickle)

Amla (goose berry pickle)

Enjoy the pickle with your meal.

Amla nourishes the brain, strengthens the lungs, increases skin health, promotes healthier hair

Act as body coolants, flushes out toxins, improves muscles tones and, acts as an antioxidents.


30
Jul 15

Aaloo ka chokha (Mashed potato)

ingredients:

  • Aaloo (Potato): 4-5 no. (Medium size)
  • Onion: 1 no. (Medium size)
  • Green chili: 2-3 no.
  • Coriander leaves: 2o gm
  • Mustard oil: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: half teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Boil potato either in pressure cooker or in microwave.
  2. Remove skin (outer layer) Keep aside.
  3. Chop onion, green chili, and coriander leaves into small pieces.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl put all ingredients into this bowl.
  2. Mash all with the help of masher or hand.
  3. Mash properly (more you mash better will be test), aaloo chokha is ready.
Aaloo ka chokha (Mashed potato) recipe from Bihar

Aaloo ka chokha (Mashed potato) recipe from Bihar

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

Mash all with the help of masher

Mash all with the help of masher

Aaloo ka chokha (Mashed potato)

Aaloo ka chokha (Mashed potato)

It is served with any type of meal.

It is north Indian dish serve with hot chapati and dal.

Serve with as a side dish in combination with plane boiled rice and dal.

Also serve with sattu ka litti or dalpitthi.


29
Jul 15

Gilki (luffa/sponge gourd) ki chutney

Ingredients:

  • Gilki: 150 gm
  • Garlic: 1 -2 flake
  • Green chili: 1 no.
  • Mustard oil/olive oil: half teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 /4 teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Discard the both ends of gilki.
  2. Chop roughly and boil /microwave the gilki.
  3. Chop garlic and green chili.

Method:

  1. Grind all ingredients together.
  2. Make fine paste.
  3. Chatpati gilki ki chutney is ready to serve with breakfast or meal.
    Gilki (luffa/sponge gourd) ki chutney

    Gilki (luffa/sponge gourd) ki chutney

    ingredients ofGilki (luffa/sponge gourd) ki chutney

    ingredients ofGilki (luffa/sponge gourd) ki chutney

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    boiling

    Gilki (luffa/sponge gourd) ki chutney

    Gilki (luffa/sponge gourd) ki chutney

    It goes well with chawal dal.

 


28
Jul 15

Arabi ka bhujia (taro root fry)

Ingredients:

  • Arabi (taro root): 250gm
  • Onion: 1 no. (Medium)
  • Garlic: 1 teaspoon (paste)
  • Ajwain: half teaspoon
  • Chili powder: half teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: half teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: half teaspoon
  • Mango powder: half teaspoon (optional)
  • Mustard Oil/ cooking oil of your choice: 3 tablespoon
  • Salt: one teaspoon (as per taste)

Preparation:

  1. Chop onion into small pieces. Keep aside.
  2. Scrape arabi using a knife and slice longitudinally.

Method:

  1. Take fry pan, put oil, when it smokes add Ajwain.
  2. Put arabi and stair it. Cover the fry pan. Lower the flame.
  3. Cook on minimum flame until arabi become half done.
  4. Add chopped onion and fry till color becomes golden brown. (About 2-3 minutes)
  5. Add garlic in it. Stir it and fry (keep it stirring otherwise it may burn).
  6. Add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  7. Fry till arabi is done and light brown color comes.
  8. Add mango powder, fry for couple of minutes.
    Arabi ka bhujia (taro root fry)

    Arabi ka bhujia (taro root fry)

    ingredients of taro root fry

    ingredients of taro root fry 

    frying arabi

    frying arabi

    frying arabi

    frying arabi

    adding onion

    adding onion

    ready taro root fry

    ready taro root fry

    Arabi ka bhujia (taro root fry)

    Arabi ka bhujia (taro root fry)

Arabi (taro root) ka bhujia is ready to serve with roti, paratha or as a side dish.


27
Jul 15

Ash gourd/winter melon raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi)

Ingredients:

  • Ash gourd: 250 gm.
  • Curd: 1 cup
  • Salt: half teaspoon
  • Mustard seed: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Split black gram(urad dal): 1 teaspoon
  •  Curry leaves: 8-10no.
  • Asafoetida: 1 pinch
  •  Oil: 1 teaspoon
  •  Green chili: 1-2 no.
  • Cumin seed powder: half teaspoon
  • Ginger: 1” piece
  • Fresh scrapped coconut: 2 table spoon (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Peel off skin of ash gourd and deseed; chop into small cubes.
  2. Boil ash gourd till it become soft and transparent.
  3. Squeeze out extra water, keep aside.
  4. Chop green chili and ginger into small pieces.
  5. Grind chili ginger and scrapped coconut (coarse paste), keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl. Put the curd, salt, grounded paste and boiled ash gourd in it.
  2. Mix them well, and pour the seasoning on it.

Seasoning:

  1. Take a small fry pan.
  2. Put oil  and heat on high flame, when smoke begins to come, add mustard seed, whole red chili, split black gram.
  3.  Sputter it for few seconds, Put off the flame. Add asafetida.
  4. Spread this seasoning all over the raita.
  5. Ash gourd raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi) is ready to serve.
  6. Mix well and put into serving bowl.
    Ash gourd (winter melon) raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi)

    Ash gourd (winter melon) raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi)

    ingredients of Ash gourd (winter melon) raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi)

    ingredients of Ash gourd (winter melon) raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi)

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    seasoning

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    ingredients

    Ash gourd (winter melon) raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi)

    Ash gourd (winter melon) raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi)

You can serve this Ash gourd raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi) with coconut milk rice.

This raita is very delicious and easy to make.

It goes very well with tamarind rice, tomato rice.

It is Simple, tasty and delicious.

Ash gourd (winter melon) used as brain revitalizes food.

It is highly nutritious vegetable.