06
Jun 19

Green Methi Pakoda with cube potato in Karhi

This is a very traditional and popular recipe from Punjabi cuisine; they prepare since ages this in the winter when green methy is available in plenty. It is something, I like in winter during lunch with steamed rice. In my opinion the delightful taste of this kadhi will impress you too. Green methi enhances the taste and flavor too.

Ingredients: For Karhi

  • Besan: 40gm.
  • Curd/yogurt: 350 gm.
  • Salt: 1 tablespoon
  • Water: 4 cup
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger: 1 tablespoon (grated)
  • Clove: 2-4 no.
  • Cumin seed: 1 teaspoon
  • Bay leaf: 1 no.
  • Mustard oil: 1 table spoon

Ingredients: For pakoda

  • Besan (gram flour): one cup
  • Methi saag (Green fenugreek): 200 gm.
  • Onion: 150 gm. (2 no)
  • Ginger (chopped): 1 teaspoon
  • Green chili: 2 no.
  • Potato: 2no. (Medium)
  • Water: half cup
  • Meetha soda (Sodabicarb): 1 pinch (optional)
  • Salt: half teaspoon
  • Oil: for deep frying

For seasoning:

  • Ghee: 2 tablespoon
  • Red chili powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seed: ½ teaspoon
  • Red chili: 2 no.
  • Asafoetida: 1 pinch

Preparation:

  1. Beat curd, mix gram flour in a big bowl and blend them thoroughly, ensure that there are no lumps in it. Or (you can mash it with the help of sieve). keep aside.
  2. Chop green methi, onion, green chili into small pieces and grate ginger. Keep aside.
  3. Cut potato into one fourth inch Slice. Keep aside.

 For making pakora:

  1. Take a bowl. Put Besan, chopped green methy, onion, green chili, salt, and Meetha soda in it, make smooth batter with the help of water.
  2. Take fry pan, heat oil in it: Let oil to smoke, drop small size of ball from batter in it (Either helps of your hand or spoon) Deep fry the ball till golden brown on medium flame. Repeat this till all batter is finished. Keep aside.
  3. Deep fry all potato. Keep aside.

For making Karhi:

  1. Take another fry pan, heat 2 tablespoon oil in it. Put bay leaf, and clove. Sputter it for few seconds, then add grated ginger, fry this and add onion, fry onion till light brown.
  2. Put mixture (curd and Besan) in the fry pan; add salt and turmeric powder in it, add water in small quantity, as per requirement.
  3. Bring it to boil and stir continuously, so that it does not cuddle, simmer for 15-20 minutes and stir occasionally.
  4. Put these balls and fried potato into Karhi and boil it.

Seasoning:

  1. Take a small fry pan; put ghee in it, when smoke begins to come. Put mustard seed, cumin and whole red chili, sputter it few seconds, put off the gas. Add red chili powder and asafoetida. Spread this seasoning all over the Karhi.
  2.  Mouth watering “Green Methy Pakoda with cube potato in kadhi” is ready to serve. Serve with steamed rice or jeera rice (cumin rice).
Green Methi Pakoda with cube potato in Karhi
Ingredients
Ingredients
smooth batter & prepared curd
Deep fry
Deep fry all potato
Put bay leaf, and clove
add grated ginger and onion
Put mixture (curd and Besan)
add salt and turmeric powder
Put these balls and fried potato
Put these balls and fried potato
Seasoning
Seasoning
Seasoning
Seasoning
Green Methi Pakoda with cube potato in Karhi
Green Methi Pakoda with cube potato in Karhi

23
May 19

Dry moong(mung) dal (dry split green gram)

It is wonderful in taste, cooks it any season, perfect side dish which is rich in protein. Sometimes housewives are in dilemma what to make? So there is no need to come in stress, just prepare this recipe blindfold. It goes with every meal even though it is perfect for breakfast. Study says, starting your day with protein diet is good for healthy life. Have a good day… 

Ingredients:

  •  Mung dal (Split green gram): 100 gm
  • Onion: 1no. (Small size)
  • Tomato: 1 no. (Medium size)
  • Ginger: 2”pieces
  • Green chili: 1no.
  • Coriander leaf: 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard seed: ¼ teaspoon
  • Cumin: ¼ teaspoon
  • Chili powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Mustard oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon: ¼ no.

Preparation:

  1. Soak Mung dal minimum 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Clean and chop onion, ginger, garlic, green chili and coriander leaves into small pieces. Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a fry pan. Heat oil and add cumin and mustard seed, let it sputter for few seconds; add chopped onion, garlic,  green chili and ginger, fry it for few minutes, till it turns translucent.
  2. Add chopped tomato, stir fry for couple of minutes adds salt, red chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder, stirs for a minute, add soaked Mung dal. Stir and cook on low flame with lid on for 4-5 minutes (Till it is done). Stir occasionally.
  3. Add chopped coriander leaf and put off the flame, add lemon juice before serving. Transfer into serving bowl. Sprinkle the coriander leaves on it. Serve hot or warm as per your choice. You can serve this as a side dish with chapatti or paratha.
Dry mung dal (dry split green gram)
Ingredients
Ingredients
add cumin and mustard seed
add chopped onion, garlic, green chili and ginger
add chopped onion, garlic, green chili and ginger
Add chopped tomato
Add chopped tomato
stir fry for couple of minutes
add soaked Mung dal
stir fry for couple of minutes
Stir and cook on low flame
Add chopped coriander leaf and
Dry mung dal (dry split green gram)
Dry mung dal (dry split green gram)
Dry mung dal (dry split green gram)

12
Mar 19

Kadhi with Jackfruit-seed pakoda

Kadhi with Jackfruit-seed pakoda is an exotic dish goes best with steam rice. The smooth, thick, piping hot bowl of kadhi is great with any meal, made from ripen jackfruit seed. The taste is delectable and enjoyable… is going to be family favorites… must try this and give the feedback…

Ingredients:

For Karhi:

  • Besan (gram flour): half cup
  • Curd/yogurt (sour): 1 cup
  • Salt: 1 tablespoon
  • Water: 4 cup
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger: 1inch (grated)
  • Onion: 1 no.
  • Clove: 2-4 no.
  • Fenugreek seed: ¼ teaspoon
  • Ajawine (carom seed): ½ teaspoon
  • Red chili: 2 no.
  • Bay leaf: 1 no.

For pakoda:

  • Jackfruit seed: 20-22 no.
  • Besan: 2 tablespoon
  • Onion: 1 no.
  • Green chili: 1 no.
  • Salt: half teaspoon
  • Oil: for deep frying

For seasoning:

  • Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seed: ½ teaspoon
  • Asafoetida: ¼ teaspoon
  • Ghee: Two tablespoon
  • Red chili powder: One teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Beat curd, mix gram flour in a big bowl and blend them thoroughly. Ensure that there are no lumps in it. Or (you can mash it with the help of sieve), keep aside.
  2. Cut onion, green chili and ginger into small pieces, keep aside.
  3. Ground jackfruit seed till get fine texture of paste, keep aside.
  4. For making pakora:
  5. Take a bowl. Put Ground jackfruit seed paste, Besan, salt, chopped half onion, green chili, mix well and make small lemon size ball, keep aside.
  6. Take kadhai (fry pan), heat oil in it, let oil start to smoke; Dip fry balls as shown the photo, fry the ball till golden brown. Keep aside.
  7. Repeat this till all batter is finished.

For making Karhi:

  1. Take another fry pan, heat 2 tablespoon oil in it.
  2.  Put red chili, fenugreek seed, ajawine, bay leaf, and clove. Sputter it for few seconds.
  3.  Then add grated ginger and onion; fry this till light brown, put mixture (curd and Besan) in the fry pan, add salt and turmeric powder in it add water slowly, if needed.
  4. Bring it to boil and stir continuously, so that it does not cuddle, simmer for 15-20 minutes and stir occasionally.
  5. Put these balls into Karhi and boil again for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Now ‘Kadhi with Jackfruit-seed pakoda’ is ready.

For seasoning:

  1. Take a small fry pan. Put ghee in it, when smoke begins to come, add cumin and mustard; sputter for few seconds put off the gas. Add red chili powder and asafoetida.
  2. Spread this seasoning all over the ‘Kadhi with Jackfruit-seed pakoda’.
  3. Serve with steamed rice or jeera rice (cumin rice).
Kadhi with Jackfruit-seed pakoda
Ingredients
Ingredients
Ground jack fruit seed paste, Besan, salt, chopped half onion, green chili
make small lemon size ball
Dip fry balls
Dip fry balls
Put red chili, fenugreek seed, ajawine, bay leaf, and clove
add grated ginger and onion
put mixture (curd and Besan) in the fry pan
put mixture (curd and Besan) in the fry pan
Bring it to boil
Put these balls into Karhi
seasoning
Add red chili powder and asafoetida
Spread this seasoning all over
Kadhi with Jackfruit-seed pakoda
Kadhi with Jackfruit-seed pakoda
Kadhi with Jackfruit-seed pakoda

28
Dec 18

Jackfruit seed Sāmbhar

Authentic south Indian cuisine in which I used fresh ripen jackfruit seeds: which is available in summer season, eat this Sāmbhar with rice and papad; makes it a complete meal. Jackfruit seed has high quality proteins which aids in building muscles. The proteins we get from it are free from cholesterol.

Ingredients:

  • Tuvar dal (split pigeon pea): ½ cup
  • Sāmbhar masala powder: 2 teaspoon
  • Garlic flakes: 3-4 nos.
  • Tamarind: 5 gm
  • Turmeric powder: half teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves: 25 gm
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Jackfruit seeds: 10-15 no.
  • Carrot: 1 no.
  • Drum stick: 1 no.
  • Tomato: 2-3 nos.
  • Madras onion: 8-10 no.
  • Green chili: 1 no.

For seasoning:

  • Refined oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard seed: half teaspoon
  • Cumin: ½ teaspoon
  • Curry leaves: 1-2 twigs
  • Red chili: 1 no.
  • Asafoetida: 1 pinch
  • Fenugreek seed: one fourth teaspoon
  •  Madras Onion: 1 no.

Preparation:

  1. Wash Tovar dal; put green chili, garlic, onion and 3 cups of water into pressure cooker. Boil dal in the pressure cooker on high flame. Bring to full cooking pressure, reduce to low flame and cook for 3-4 minutes. Allow cooker to cool and open.
  2. Pulverize the dal. Add salt, turmeric powder, chili powder, and Sāmbhar powder and tamarind pulp into the dal. Mix properly and Keep aside.
  3. Soak tamarind in half cup of water, keep aside.
  4. Roughly chop all vegetables, add one cup of water and boil it (You can boil vegetables into pressure cooker).

Method:

  1. Add boiled vegetables into prepared dal, mix slowly. (Be careful otherwise vegetables get mashed)
  2. Add coriander leaves, cook for 4-5 minutes at low flame, so that all flavor will mix properly.

seasoning:

  1.  Take fry pan, put oil in it, when smoke begins to come add whole red chili, mustard seed, and cumin and fenugreek seed; sputter it for few seconds.
  2. Add asafoetida and chopped onion, stir and fry till it becomes brown in color. Add curry leaves; wait for few seconds, put off the gas.
  3. Pour this seasoning on the prepared Sāmbhar, cover for few minutes.
  4. Mouth watering jackfruit seed Sāmbhar is ready to serve with Rice, Dosa, vada and idly.

    Jackfruit seed Sāmbhar

    Jackfruit seed Sāmbhar

    Ingredients:

    Ingredients

    chopped ingredients

    chopped ingredients

    Wash Tovar dal; put green chili, garlic, onion and 3 cups of water into pressure cooker

    Wash Tovar dal; put green chili, garlic, onion and 3 cups of water into pressure cooker

    Roughly chop all vegetables, add one cup of water and boil

    Roughly chop all vegetables, add one cup of water and boil

    add asafoetida

    add asafoetida

    Add boiled vegetables into prepared dal

    Add boiled vegetables into prepared dal

    mix slowly

    mix slowly

    add coriander leaves

    add coriander leaves

    Pour this seasoning

    Pour this seasoning

    Jackfruit seed Sāmbhar

    Jackfruit seed Sāmbhar

    Jackfruit seed Sāmbhar

    Jackfruit seed Sāmbhar

    Jackfruit seed Sāmbhar

    Jackfruit seed Sāmbhar


28
Aug 18

whole Mung (green gram) tadka

Serving this whole mung tadka in combination with wheat/corn chapati or with steamed rice: result in a complete protein level.

It is very easy to digest and used in north Indian house as daily meal.

Ingredients:

  • Whole Mung: 150gm.
  • Onion: 1no. (Small)
  • Tomato: 1 no. (Small)
  • Green chili: 1 no.
  • Red chili powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: half teaspoon
  • Ginger: 2” (grated)
  • Garlic: 3-4 flakes
  • Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon stick: 1 inch
  • Bay leaf: 1 no.
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Cooking oil/Ghee: 1 teaspoon
  • Butter: 100 gram
  • Garam masala powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Chopped green coriander: 1 tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Soak Mung overnight.
  2. Chop tomato, onion, garlic, ginger, green coriander and green chili, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Boil soaked Mung with salt, turmeric powder, chopped ginger, bay leaf and double quantity of water in a pressure cooker on high flame.
  2. Bring to full cooking pressure, reduce to low flame and cook for 2-3 minutes, allow cooker to cool and open.
  3. Take fry pan and heat ghee, put 1 teaspoon of cumin and cinnamon, when it begins to sputter add
  4. Chopped onion, garlic and green chili, stir fry till it onion gets translucent. (Keep it stirring otherwise it may burn)
  5. Add chopped tomato and fry  till oil separates from the masala.
  6. Add red chili powder and stir it for few seconds, add boiled Mung and water to your requirement. Lower the flame; boil it about 2-3 minutes (Slow cooking brings more taste and flavor)
  7. Note: (Stir it frequently to prevent dal from setting into the pan bottom.)
  8. Add Garam masala and coriander leaves, put off the flame.
  9. Transfer into serving bowl, add extra ghee (optional) and chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Now ‘Mung dal Tadka’ is ready to serve.

Whole Mung (green gram) tadka

Whole Mung (green gram) tadka

Ingredients

Ingredients

Boil soaked Mung with salt, turmeric powder, chopped ginger, bay leaf and double quantity of water

Boil soaked Mung with salt, turmeric powder, chopped ginger, bay leaf and double quantity of water

Boil soaked Mung with salt, turmeric powder, chopped ginger, bay leaf and double quantity of water

Boil soaked Mung with salt, turmeric powder, chopped ginger, bay leaf and double quantity of water

allow cooker to cool

allow cooker to cool

put 1 teaspoon of cumin and cinnamon

put 1 teaspoon of cumin and cinnamon

Add chopped onion, garlic and green chili

Add chopped onion, garlic and green chili

Add chopped onion, garlic and green chili

Add chopped onion, garlic and green chili

Add chopped onion, garlic and green chili

Add chopped onion, garlic and green chili

Add chopped tomato

Add chopped tomato

fry till oil separates from the masala

fry till oil separates from the masala

Add red chili powder

Add red chili powder

Add red chili powder

Add red chili powder

add boiled Mung

add boiled Mung

add boiled Mung

add boiled Mung

Whole Mung (green gram) tadka

Whole Mung (green gram) tadka

Add Garam masala powder and 2 tablespoon of coriander leaves

Add Garam masala powder and 2 tablespoon of coriander leaves

Add Garam masala powder and 2 tablespoon of coriander leaves

Add Garam masala powder and 2 tablespoon of coriander leaves

boil it about 2-3 minutes

boil it about 2-3 minutes

Whole Mung (green gram) tadka

Whole Mung (green gram) tadka

Whole Mung (green gram) tadka

Whole Mung (green gram) tadka

Whole Mung (green gram) tadka

Whole Mung (green gram) tadka

Whole Mung (green gram) tadka

Whole Mung (green gram) tadka