17
Aug 18

Raw papaya with peanut

This ‘Raw papaya with peanut ‘recipe gives me the confidence for any occasions either daily meal or kitty party. The recipe is focused on ingredient peanut and preparation technique which takes less time in kitchen. The crunchy peanut taste in raw papaya is so yummy…

Ingredient:

  • Raw papaya: 300 gm
  • Madras onion: 4-5 no.
  • Garlic: 4-5 flakes
  • Cooking oil: 2 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: ½ teaspoon
  •  Salt: 1 teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Peanut: 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard seed: ½ teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Dry roast peanut, discard the skin of peanut, roughly ground, and keep aside.
  2. Chop the onion and garlic, keep aside.
  3. Peel off papaya, discard the seeds and chop into small cubes, boil/ microwave the chopped papaya, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a heavy bottom pan. Heat oil, add mustard seed, sputter for few seconds; add a pinch of turmeric powder, and put chopped onion and garlic, stir fry for 2
  2. minutes on high flame till it gets translucent, add boiled raw papaya, sauté on medium flame, and cover for few minutes (~ 4-6 minutes).
  3. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and roughly grind peanut.  Stir fry for 2 minutes, now raw papaya with peanut is ready to serve.
  4. Note: heavy bottom pan works better. This is served with rice or chapati/ paratha.
    Raw papaya with peanut

    Raw papaya with peanut

    Ingredient

    Ingredient

    chopped ingredients

    chopped ingredients

    put chopped onion

    put chopped onion

    Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt

    Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt

    now add raw papaya

    now add raw papaya

    now add raw papaya

    now add raw papaya

    Stir fry for 2 minutes

    Stir fry for 2 minutes

    Add roughly grind peanut

    Add roughly grind peanut

    Add roughly grind peanut

    Add roughly grind peanut

    Raw papaya with peanut

    Raw papaya with peanut

    Raw papaya with peanut

    Raw papaya with peanut

    Raw papaya with peanut

    Raw papaya with peanut


14
Jan 18

Chura Dahi Tilkut (Beaten Rice, Yogurt with pounded Sesame Sweet)

This is a cultural legacy in the form of an assembly of food that is served as a breakfast in Bihar in the month of ‘Uttarayan’ – Makar Sankranti (to embark the advent of the summer season).

This has been carried throughout ancient times on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.  Especially in Mithila region of Bihar (birth place of Sita) this is the staple breakfast as it is super healthy breakfast, which foregoes the need for cooking.

The option of eating healthy has always been available to us which we tend to overlook. This recipe is by far a healthier and much more nutritious and extremely quick option than the processed food that we choose to eat to save time.

Experience this authentic local delicacy and the divine fusion of the richest flavor and warmth of culture with this Bihari Thali breakfast – “Chura Dahi Tilkut” (Beaten Rice, Yogurt with Pounded Sesame Sweet)”

If basmati poha is not available, you can use normal poha. It will create the same magic.

For many more such traditional and eclectic regional delicacies from Bihar, check out the “Bihar Delicacies “.

Ingredients:

  • Basmati chura/poha (beaten/flatten rice): 1 bowl
  • Curd/yogurt: 2 bowl
  • Milk: ½ cup
  • Brown sugar/Jaggery: ½ cup (as per taste)
  • Tilkut (sesame sweet): as per your choice

Preparation:

  1. Wash poha properly, twice. Soak with milk (About 50-100 ml).
  2. Cover it and leave it for about 10-12 minutes, keep aside.

Method:

  1.  Loosen with fork/spoon, serve with curd, tilkut and grated jaggery/sugar.
  2. You can pair this recipe with Raw jackfruit subji or Fresh green pea sabji (side dish)
    Chura Dahi Tilkut (Beaten Rice, Yogurt with pounded Sesame Sweet)

    Chura Dahi Tilkut (Beaten Rice, Yogurt with pounded Sesame Sweet)

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Wash poha

    Wash poha

    Soak with milk

    Soak with milk

    Cover it

    Cover it

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Chura Dahi Tilkut (Beaten Rice, Yogurt with pounded Sesame Sweet)

Chura Dahi Tilkut (Beaten Rice, Yogurt with pounded Sesame Sweet)

Chura Dahi Tilkut (Beaten Rice, Yogurt with pounded Sesame Sweet)

Chura Dahi Tilkut (Beaten Rice, Yogurt with pounded Sesame Sweet)


08
May 17

North Indian Thali no. 1

A north Indian or (Bihar Thali) consists of chapati, toover dal, steamed rice, sabji (vegetable curry), chokha (vegetable mashed), dry sabji (stir fry). The dishes are stir fry in mustard oil and even raw mustard oil used in chokha or chutney’s.

Biharies are fond of eating the pungent taste and flavor of mustard oil. They also use homemade pickles, raita, chutney, salad, papad and Tilori.

Vaghar/chhaunk (seasoning) is blend of spices, which is sputtered in hot mustard oil and then added into dal. Ghee is mandatory in dal in the serving bowl.

I am uploading North Indian Thali (no. 1) from Bihar and feeling very joyful and proud. I have already linked all recipes below.

Enjoy the meal…

  1. Chapati
  2. Toover dal
  3. Steamed rice
  4. Dahi wale aaloo (Potato in curd gravy)
  5. Aaloo chokha (vegetable mashed),
  6. Baigan ka tarua (brinjal fry)
  7. Onion cucumber raita
  8. Lemon pickles
North Indian Thali no. 1

North Indian Thali no. 1

North Indian Thali no. 1

North Indian Thali no. 1

North Indian Thali no. 1

North Indian Thali no. 1


09
Oct 16

Phalahari Thali day 9

Here navratri is coming to near end, tomorrow is very auspicious day, the day of worship “Siddhidatri” form of nav durga and the occasion of “kanya poojan”. After fasting of navratri devotees offer the feast to nine girls, who symbolize the nav durga.

On this occasion, enjoy the navmi Prasadam, sukha kala chana (dry Bengal gram), poori, and Sooji ka halwa. Phalahari Thali day 9 consists of:

  1. Sukha kala chana (dry Bengal gram),
  2. Poori and
  3. Sooji ka halwa
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Phalahari Thali day 9

Phalahari Thali day 9

Phalahari Thali day 9

Phalahari Thali day 9


08
Oct 16

Phalahari Thali day 8

Fasting in navratri days very common in north India, navratri is celebrated in different ways across the country, in Gujarat it is celebrated with Garva dance, performed all nine nights. These days Garva is not limited to Gujarat only, more or less it is popular not all over India but all over world too.

Mahagauri is worshipped on the 8th day of navratri. It is said to be Gauri has the power to fulfill all the desire of her devotees. Let’s come to phalahari Thali and think of singhare ke aate ka halwa, phalahari Bhel, carrot and almond soup.

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  1. Singhare ke aate ka halwa 
  2. Phalahari Bhel and
  3. Carrot and almond soup
Phalahari Thali day 8

Phalahari Thali day 8

Phalahari Thali day 8

Phalahari Thali day 8