Friday, August 15, 2014

Dum Bhindi Recipe

Dum Bhindi


½ kg Bhindi
250 gm Tomatoes
150 gm Capsicum
2 large Onions
¼ tsp Chili powder
¼ tsp Turmeric powder
150 gm Refined oil
Mustard oil
Salt to taste 

How to make Dum bhindi:-

Select bhindi of a uniform medium size. Wash and dry well. Cut off the top and tall and keep aside.
Coarsely chop onions, capsicum and tomatoes.
In a kadhai heat the oil and deep fry the bhindi, a handful at a time till they are partly cooked, drain them at keep aside.
Reduce the quantity of oil in the kadhai to half.
Sauté chopped onions till they turn to a golden pink color. Then add tomatoes and capsicum and sauté for 5 minutes.
Add the fried bhindi, salt, chili powder and turmeric powder, and blend well.
Put the lid on the kadhai, seal with wheat dough and place some live charcoal on top.
Put the kadhai on a very slow flame or slow charcoal fire and cook for 15 minutes.
When done, turn out in a serving dish and serve hot with chapatis.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Chana Paalak Recipe

Chana Paalak


1 cup white channa
1 cup spinach leaves
1 onion
2 tsp ginger-green chili paste
1 tsp channa masala powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
Salt/Oil as required

 How to make chana paalak:-
            Soak white channa for 5 hrs and boil till soft.
·         Chop cleaned spinach leaves and par-boil for 5 min.
·         Heat pan and add 2 tbsp oil. When heated add the chopped onions and fry.
·         Now add the ginger-chili paste and fry further, add ½ cup curd and continue frying till the masala cooks well.
·         Now add the garam masala and the spinach. Mix well.
·         Add the boiled channa and simmer the gravy. Add salt to taste.
·         Once the gravy is done sprinkle coriander leaves.
·         In a separate pan heat 1 tbsp ghee or butter.
·         When hot add 1 tsp channa masala and pour over the gravy.
·         Serve hot.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Tomato Bread Recipe

Tomato Bread

1 medium potato
1 large tomato pureed
A few curry leaves
4 green chilies
1 cup water
5-6 bread slices
1½ tsp oil.
Salt to taste
a pinch of turmeric
few coriander leaves for garnish

How to make tomato bread:-
·         Take a pan and heat the oil, then add the cut potato, cut green chilies and the curry leaves.
·         Lower the gas and cover the pan for a couple of minutes to let the potatoes cook.
·         After the potato is cooked add the pureed tomatoes and fry it for 5 min.
·         Then add the water, salt and turmeric and let it boil.
·         When it starts boiling add the whole slices one by one, pushing it on side so as all slices get soaked nicely.
·         Now simmer for 5-7 min and when ready serve with chopped corridor on top.