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


18
Dec 18

Red coconut chutney (Kerala style)

Coconut chutney is mandatory with south Indian breakfast like Dosa, Idly, Uttapam, Appam and many more…it is quick to prepare if you have grated coconut with you.

Today I am going to share Kerala style red coconut chutney; Just blend coconut and Kashmiri red chili and temper with oil and seasoning.

This chutney is used in every Malayalam home almost every day.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Coconut:  half (medium size)
  • Kashmiri Red chili: 5-6 no.
  • Madras onion (shallots): 4-5 no.
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Water ½ -1 cup

For seasoning:

  • Refined oil: 1 table spoon
  • Mustard seed: ½ teaspoon
  • Dry red chili: 1 no.
  • Curry leaves: 1-2 twigs
  • Asafoetida: 1 pinch
  • Madras onion (shallots): 1 no.

Preparation:

  1. Take fresh coconut and break it.
  2. Scarp only white portion of coconut through coconut scraper.
  3. Chop one shallot for seasoning, keep aside.
  4. Chop red chili, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Put scraped coconut, onion, salt and red chilis into grinding jar; grind well with help of water (amount of water depends according to consistency of your choice). Keep aside.
  2. Take a wok, put oil and mustard seed, when it sputters, add red chili and Asafoetida, add chopped shallots, stir fry until it becomes translucent; Pour ground coconut paste into the wok; add water if required to get consistency of your choice.
  3. When it just starts boiling put the flame off, transfer into serving bowl. Decorate with fresh curry leaves.
  4. Good accompaniment of south Indian Tiffins or snacks.
    Red coconut chutney (Kerala style)

    Red coconut chutney (Kerala style)

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    grind well with help of water

    grind well with help of water

    Seasoning

    Seasoning

    Seasoning

    Seasoning

    Seasoning

    Seasoning

    Seasoning

    Seasoning

    Pour ground coconut paste

    Pour ground coconut paste

    Pour ground coconut paste

    Pour ground coconut paste

    Red coconut chutney (Kerala style)

    Red coconut chutney (Kerala style)

    Red coconut chutney (Kerala style)

    Red coconut chutney (Kerala style)

    Red coconut chutney (Kerala style)

    Red coconut chutney (Kerala style)


26
Nov 18

Crab masala

King crab masala, this is my uncle’s favorite dish and that is one good reason that aunty cooked this dish occasionally; and my husband desperately wanted to taste it. A delicious serving of crab masala is ready, enjoy as a meal with steamed rice and freshly ground mint-coriander chutney.

Ingredients:

  • Crab: one or two, ~ 250 gm.
  • Onion:  one (Medium)
  • Tomato: one (Medium)
  • Red chili powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder: half teaspoon
  • Ginger: 2” piece
  • Garlic: 5-6 clove
  • Cumin: half teaspoon
  • Black pepper: 10-12 grains
  • Green cardamom: 1 no.
  • Black cardamom: 1no.
  • Bay leaf: 1no.
  • Star anise: 1 no.
  • Clove: 2no.
  • Cinnamon: 1” piece
  • Mace: 1” piece
  •  Whole Red chili: 1no.
  • Green chili: 1no.
  • Fresh coriander leaves: 10 gm.
  • Salt: 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Mustard oil/any cooking oil: 2-3 tablespoon
  • Water: 2 cup

Preparation:

  1. Chop tomato and onion. Keep aside.
  2. Take half of the chopped onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and powder masala, and grind all together to make fine masala paste. Keep aside.
  3. Wash and cut crab into pieces.

Method:

  1. Take fry pan, heat oil.  When it smokes add cumin, bay leaf, red chili, green chili and whole Garam masala, sputter for few seconds, add left out chopped onion and fry till it becomes translucent. (About 2-3 minutes)
  2. Add crab; stir fry on lower medium flame for couple of minutes and cover it. Occasionally stir it, after 6-8 minutes; add masala paste in it. Stir fry (keep it stirring otherwise it may burn) till it starts releasing oil.
  3. Add two cups (as per requirement of gravy) hot water, mix it, and put cover.
  4. When it comes to boiling lower the flame, cook till it is done. (About 8-10 minutes). Add Garam masala powder, mix it and put off the flame.
  5. Now, Crab masala is ready to serve. You may garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve with steamed rice.
    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab

    Crab

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    heat oil

    heat oil

    add cumin, bay leaf, red chili, green chili and whole Garam  masala

    add cumin, bay leaf, red chili, green chili and whole Garam masala

    add chopped onion

    add chopped onion

    Add crab

    Add crab

    stir fry on lower medium flame

    stir fry on lower medium flame

    add masala paste

    add masala paste

    add masala paste

    add masala paste

    Stir fry

    Stir fry

    Stir fry

    Stir fry

    Add hot water

    Add hot water

    Add Garam masala

    Add Garam masala

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry


12
Nov 18

Chhath puja kharna Thali

This Thali is our family’s traditional Thali on the occasion of chhath puja; which is one of the famous pooja observe after 5th days of Deepawali. This Thali gives me not only pleasure, but also it is enriching emotionally.

I cooked this Thali and the outcome of meal was the ultimate satisfaction of the entire exercise.

You can cook these recipes daily and enjoys as I do…

The Thali consists of:

  1. Steamed rice
  2. Chapati (phulka)
  3. Chhatha puja pittha
  4. Chana dal (chhatha puja dal)
  5. Bakeer (gud ki kheer)

This is mandatory that the entire recipe should prepare without onion and garlic.

All above dishes together makes Thali perfect. You can go to the dishes just by a click as they are hyper-linked.

Chhatha puja kharna Thali

Chhatha puja kharna Thali

Chhatha puja kharna Thali

Chhatha puja kharna Thali

Chhatha puja kharna Thali

Chhatha puja kharna Thali

Chhatha puja kharna Thali

Chhatha puja kharna Thali

Chhatha puja kharna Thali

Chhatha puja kharna Thali

Chhatha puja kharna Thali

Chhatha puja kharna Thali


11
Nov 18

Lauki (bottle gourd) without onion and garlic

On the occasion of Bihar’s famous festival chhath puja, when I did eat this ‘lauki ki sabji’ with my friends and relatives, it was the moment of real pleasure.

In my childhood days, I never liked lauki (bottle gourd), but now i love the lauki in any preparation i.e. lauki ki kheer, lauki kofta, lauki aaloo ki sabji…

I really enjoy the delicious taste, and tempting aroma, of ghee (clarified butter) in lauki ki sabji. It produces the great aroma, taste, energy and a dose of nutrition, who observe fast on chhath pooja.

Ingredients:

  • Bottle gourd: 500 gm
  • Whole Red chilly: 2no.
  • Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida: 1 pinch
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Ghee/cooking oil: 1 tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Remove the Peel of bottle gourd and chop them, keep aside

Method:

  1. Take a fry pan. Heat ghee and add cumin, asafoetida and whole red chili, sputter it for few seconds.
  2. Add lauki stir fry on medium flame for couple of minutes, it will become watery; now cook with lid on, till half done, add turmeric powder and salt.
  3. Stir and cover it, cook on medium flame till it is done. (Put water if required).
  4. Put off the flame, transfer into serving bowl, and decorate with coriander leaves.
  5. Lauki (bottle gourd) without onion and garlic is ready to serve, Serve hot or warm with chapati or paratha.
Lauki (bottle gourd) without onion and garlic

Lauki (bottle gourd) without onion and garlic

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

Add lauki

Add lauki

Add lauki

Add lauki

add turmeric powder and salt

add turmeric powder and salt

Lauki (bottle gourd) without onion and garlic

Lauki (bottle gourd) without onion and garlic