Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Methi Palak Gravy | Methi Chaman | Fenugreek and Spinach Gravy


Methi Palak Gravy, Methi Chaman


Ingredients:

Methi/fenugreek leaves - 1 cup
Palak/spinach leaves - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium
Green Chilli - 1
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Salt - As per taste
Oil

Preparation:

Remove the methi leaves and palak leaves from the stems and wash them properly.  Heat water in a pan and add these leaves and salt and let it boil for a few minutes.  Then remove from fire and strain the leaves and do not throw away the water.

Dice the onion into small squares and cut the chilli into small pieces and keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds.  When they start spluttering, add onion and fry them till they turn light brown.  Then add the green chili and ginger garlic paste.  Fry for a few seconds till good smell comes and add the leaves and the strained water, cumin powder, red chilli powder and salt, mix well and cook on low flame for about 5-10 minutes.  Now add the garam masala powder and cook for another minute and remove from fire.

This gravy tastes great with roti.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Aloo Gobi | Aloo Gobi Masala | Aloo Gobi Curry


Aloo Gobi, Gobi Masala


Ingredients:

Potatoes - 3 medium size
Cauliflower - 1/4 kg
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Ginger/garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chillie powder - 1 tsp
Jeera powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Salt - As required
Oil

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Vankaya Pulla kura


Vankaya Pulla kura, pullakura


Ingredients:

Brinjal - 2 cups chopped into cubes
Tomato - 1 finely chopped
Onion - 1 finely cut
Green Chillies- 6
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind - size of a small lemon
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 2
Garlic - 3 cloves.
Curry leaves - few
Salt - As required
Oil

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mamidikaya Pulihora | Raw Mango Rice | Mavinakayi Chitranna


Mamidikaya, pulihora, chitranna, mango


Ingredients:

Raw or Green Mango - 1
Rice - 2 cups
Green Chillies - 2 - slit lengthwise
Dry Red Chillies - 3
Channa Dal - 2 tsp
Urad Dal - 2 tsp
Groundnuts - 1 cup
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Hing - A Pinch
CurryLeaves - a few
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - As required
Oil

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bori Diye Lau | Bottlegourd with Fried Lentil Dumplings | Lauki Tarkari


Bori diye Lau, bottlegourd, lentil dumpling


Ingredients:

Lau / Bottlegourd - 1, small
Bori /Dried Lentil Dumplings - 1 cup,
Green Chillies - 3-4, Slit halfway
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup, finely chopped, to garnish
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece, grated
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin/Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tspBayleaf - 1
Cinnamon - 1 small stick
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt - As required
Oil

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Methi Pulao | Fenugreek Rice


Methi pulao, fenugreek rice


Ingredients:

Rice - 1 cup
Methi leaves - 1 cup
Green Peas - 1 cup
Onions - 2
Tomatoes - 2
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds -1 tsp
Coriander/Dhaniya powder - 1-1/2 tsp
Red chilli Powder -1 tsp
Garam masala -1/2 tsp
Salt - As required
Ghee - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Groundnut Chutney | Peanut Chutney




Ingredients:

Roasted groundnuts/peanuts -1 cup
Green chillies - 3
Tamarind -1 inch piece
Curry leaves - a few
Salt - As required
Oil

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