04
Jun 20

Radish leaf (Muli Patta) chutney

  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes.
  • Grinding time: 2 minutes.
  • Total time: 7 minutes.

The radish foliage gets thrown away; most of the time in India but here in Japan I never throw it. The red/pink beautiful round radish that is hard to find everywhere but easily available in the super market of our vicinity in Shibaura, Tokyo.

I mostly used this crunchy leaf as salad for its deliciousness; a powerhouse of antibacterial, antimicrobial nutrients and also vitamin C.

Sometimes instead of coriander or mint leaves I used this radish foliage for chutney/dip; try to prepare in your own kitchen. Ingredients are few and very handy… can be served with Indian breakfast as well as European breakfast or meal.

Ingredients:

  • Radish leaves: 50 gm.
  • Ginger: 1” piece
  • Garlic shoot/garlic clove: 2-3 no.
  • Green chili: 1 no.
  • Mustard oil/olive oil: one teaspoon
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Fried split dal: 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice: 1 teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Take only the leaves of the radish, chop roughly, and Keep aside.
  2. Chop garlic, ginger and green chili, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Grind all the above prepared ingredients together. Make into a fine paste.
  2. Add mustard oil and lemon juice mix well.
  3. Chatpati (spicy) “Radish leaf chutney” is ready to be served with breakfast or meal.
  4. It also goes very well with a simple meal of rice and lentil (Dal-Chawal).
Radish leaf (Muli Patta) chutney
Ingredients
Grind all the above prepared ingredients together
Make into a fine paste
Add lemon juice
Add mustard oil
Radish leaf (Muli Patta) chutney
Radish leaf (Muli Patta) chutney
Radish leaf (Muli Patta) chutney

25
May 20

Dhania -Pudina Chutney (Green Coriander- Mint Dip)

  • Serving: 6-8
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes.
  • Grinding time: 3 minutes.
  • Serving time: 2 minutes.
  • Total time: 10 minutes.

Sparkling, spicy, tangy and extremely nutritious chutney, which is most popular not only Indian houses but Pakistani and other Indian sub continent countries’ houses  too; it strengthen the immune system, which is necessary for physical and mental health. It is so fresh and delicious; my family favorite, used to eat every day, super simple to prepare yet tasty. Lemon makes it fresh and flavorful. The chutney can be served in many ways…it is an important ingredient for chat, with any type of paratha, breakfast and meal…

Ingredients:

  • Green coriander leaf: 50 gm.
  • Mint leaves: 50 gm.
  • Salt:  half teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Green chili: 2 no. (As per taste)
  • Garlic: 1-2 flakes
  • Lemon juice: 1 teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Wash and clean coriander and Mint leaves properly.
  2. Chop leaves, garlic and chili, put into grinder jar.

Method:

  1. Grind all ingredients together to fine paste.
  2. Add lemon juice into it, just before serving.
  3. Store this chutney into your refrigerator for a week, whenever you need just add few drops of lemon juice before serving.
Dhania -Pudina Chutney (Green Coriander- Mint Dip)
Ingredients
Add lemon juice
Dhania -Pudina Chutney (Green Coriander- Mint Dip)
Dhania -Pudina Chutney (Green Coriander- Mint Dip)
Dhania -Pudina Chutney (Green Coriander- Mint Dip)

02
May 20

Tomato Chutney for Momo (Dip for Momo)

  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes.
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes.
  • Total time: 20 minutes.

Mostly I used big tomato for dip/chutney; but last week I read that “New researches show that smaller darker red variety of tomatoes is more nutritious, because it has more lycopene.” That is the reason this time prepared the chutney for Momo using cherry tomatoes, you may use any tomato.

This is mostly paired with Momo (steamed dumpling) in India, but can be served as a side dish. It can be stored in refrigerator for day or two.

Ingredients:

  • Cherry tomatoes: 150-200 gm
  • Garlic: 4-6 cloves
  • Garlic leaf: 1-2 (optional)
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Soya sauce: 1 teaspoon
  • Chili flex: 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Olive oil: 1 tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Peel off tomatoes with the help of knife (it is easy to peel), see photo. Grind to make puree, keep aside.
  2. Finely chop garlic and garlic leaf, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take nonstick fry pan, Heat the oil; add chopped garlic and garlic leaf; fry for few seconds add dry spice powder and salt.
  2. Add tomato puree, cook on medium flame until chutney consistency come.
  3. Add soya sauce, stir for a minute, put off the flame.
  4. ‘Tomato Chutney for Momo (Dip for Momo)’ is ready to be served…
Tomato Chutney for Momo (Dip for Momo)
Ingredients
Peel off tomatoes
Preparation
Grind to make puree
Grind to make puree
add chopped garlic and garlic leaf
add dry spice powder and salt.
Add tomato puree
Add tomato puree
Add soya sauce
Add soya sauce
Tomato Chutney for Momo (Dip for Momo)’ is ready
Tomato Chutney for Momo (Dip for Momo)
Tomato Chutney for Momo (Dip for Momo)
Tomato Chutney for Momo (Dip for Momo)

02
May 20

Teesi Raita (Flax seed/linseed in curd)

  • Servings: 8
  • Roasting time: 12 minutes.
  • Grinding time: 2 minutes.
  • Mixing time: 2 minutes.
  • Total time: 14 minutes.

Flax seed is an oldest crop cultivated since the beginning of civilization; a wonder food can help you to reduce and achieve your ideal weight. It can treat hormonal imbalance as it is power house of omega3 fatty acid, which is found in fish too.

Here are some tips; I would like to share with you; how to prepare roasted flax seed powder, which can be  stored for longer and consumed as per convenience for best health benefits.

Add this powder into vegetable to thicken curry and get amazing flavor; sprinkle this over bowl of salad, add into fresh juice and include into curd and raita is ready.

Raita is my version because we use curd (yogurt) daily in our meal. It provides an amazing earthy and nutty flavor to raita …

Ingredients:

  • Flax seed: 100 gm
  • Red chili: 1-2 no. (As per taste)
  • Salt: half teaspoon
  • Black pepper: 8-10 no.
  • Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  • Whole coriander: 1 teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Take a wok, dry roast flax seed, cumin, red chili and coriander separately (as roasting times are different), allow cooling; ground together till it becomes powder, keep aside.
  2. Note: You can store this for several weeks in air tight container.

Method:

  1. Take a bowl of curd, add prepared as per your choice; Raita is ready.
  2. Serve with any type of meal…
Teesi Raita (Flax seed/linseed in curd)
Ingredients
prepared flex seed raita powder
Teesi Raita (Flax seed/linseed in curd)

17
Apr 20

Teesee chutney sukha (Flax seed /linseed chutney dry)

Flax seed/ linseed (teesee) are rich in omega-3, essential fatty acids found also in fish, incredibly important for the health of our body, brain and skin too. It also boosts immunity to prevent disease.

Tips for consuming flax seed can be chewing after meal, or can be used as seasoning dal/curry along with cumin; my favorite way is to eat as chutney.

I would like to upload today “Teesee chutney (Flex seed chutney)” spiced with ginger, green chili and herbs (mint leaves); you can use any herb; coriander leaves, cilantro or parsley.  This dry chutney can be served with Indian bread or rice…

This is so awesome in taste; I prepared it twice in one day…

Ingredients:

  • Flax seed: 100 gm
  • Green chili: 1-2 no. (As per taste)
  • Onion: 1 no. (Small)
  • Ginger: 1” piece
  • Lemon: ¼ no.
  • Mint leaves: 10-12 no.
  • Salt: half teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Take a wok, dry roast flax seed on medium- low flame till it swell up and color changes a bit, allow cooling.  Ground till it just becomes powder (don’t try to make fine powder, else it will become oily), keep aside (you can store this for several weeks in air tight container).
  2. Finely chop onion, ginger, green chili and mint leaves, Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl, add all ingredients together and mix well; chutney is ready.
  2. Serve with any type of meal…
Teesee chutney (Flax seed /linseed chutney
Teesee chutney (Flax seed /linseed chutney
Ingredients
. Ground till it just becomes powder
, add all ingredients together
Teesee chutney (Flax seed /linseed chutney
Teesee chutney (Flax seed /linseed chutney
Teesee chutney (Flax seed /linseed chutney
Teesee chutney (Flax seed /linseed chutney
Teesee chutney (Flax seed /linseed chutney
Teesee chutney (Flax seed /linseed chutney
Teesee chutney (Flax seed /linseed chutney