Dal Palak(North Style)

Great color combination of yellow and green turns out when you prepare Dal Palak. Very healthy and tasty recipe to try out. This recipe is very easy to make and it goes with any rice dish or roti or paratha.

Ingredients:

1 bunch of palak (spinach)
1 cup of yellow split gram lentils (Toordal)
1 big onion
2-3 tomato
2 - red chilli (dried)
1/1 tsp cumin seeds
pinch of asfoetida
1 tsp turmeric powder
1tsp red chilli powder
2-3 garlic pods
1/2 tsp grated ginger
salt
oil

Method:

  1. Soak dal for 2 hr in warm water.
  2. Make a paste of palak (spinach) by grinding in a mixture.
  3. Heat oil in pan. Add finely chopped onion to this.
  4. When onion start golden brown, add all masala i.e. cumin seeds, asfoetida, grated ginger and garlic , kitchen king masala, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, dried red chilli.
  5. Fry for some time and add finely chopped tomatoes to this.
  6. Let it cook for some time.Finally add palak and dal to this.
  7. Add salt according to taste
  8. Simmer for 5-10 mins and let it cook.
Before serving add a spoon of cream on it.

Baked Samosa , Deep Fry Samosa And Spicy Samosa Chat

Samosas are my favorite snack. I simply love the crispy layer of it with spicy masala in there. Oh! I want to run to shop and have it right away!
There are lot of recipes which can be made using Samosa. . My samosas are simply awesome--crispy layer and spicy masala...Oh! I love it.
Ingredients:

For masala:
5 Medium boiled Potatoes
1/2 cup peas
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp crushed green chilli paste
1.5 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
2 tsp crushed peanuts
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 cup green chopped coriander
Mango powder
Salt
oil for sizzling

For Cover:

2 cup all purpose flour (maida)
salt
sugar
oil
baking soda (slight)
5-6 drops lemon juice
cold water for kneading
Method:

For Masala:

In a bowl add mashed potatoes, peas, coriander powder, salt, ginger and chilli paste.
Mix them well.
Heat 2tsp oil in a skillet pan.
Add coriander seeds, crushed peanuts, cumin seeds and sesame seeds to this.
When sizzling is done, remove it from stove and mix it well in potatoes mixture.
Add green coriander, mango powder and salt according to taste.For Cover:

  • Mix all ingredients viz., all purpose flour, sugar, salt, baking soda.
  • Knead well with cold water and lemon juice into soft dough.
  • Keep a side for 15 mins.


Making of Samosa;

  1. Take small portion of dough and form round ball using your hands
  2. Roll dough ball in 4-5" circle.
  3. Cut it into half using knife
  4. Take semi circle roll and fold into shape of cone.
  5. Fill the potato mixture using spoon.
  6. Seal the opening using some water.

Oven Baked Samosa:

  1. Turn your oven to 400 degree F.
  2. Reduce the temperature to 300 degree when you keep samosa in oven.
  3. Usual time is 45 mins for perfect crispy samosas to get ready.
  4. In between keep turning sides , so that they dont get burn on one side.
Deep Fried Samosa:
  • In a kadai heat with oil then deep fry the all samosa in a medium heat
  • Serve them with mint-coriander chutney and tamarind chutney.


    Samosa Chat:

    Ingredients:

    Sev
    Tomato Ketchup
    Mint Chutneuy
    Onions Chopped
    Coriander leaves
    Lemon Juice

    Method:

  1. Arrange Samosas in a plate add one by one tomato ketchup,mint chutney or tamarind chutney,sev,onions,coriander leaves
  2. Add lemon juice before serving.

  3. Enjoy!!!!!..

Mango Shrikhand or Mango Pudding

Eating mango shrikhand or mango pudding is one of my favorite dish. Slight sweet tingy taste of mango really brings water in my mouth. You can serve this as desert after the meal or you can serve this as a part of main meal with puri, roti or paratha along with vegetables and dal.


Ingredients:


2 cup Mango pulp
3 cup plain thick yogurt
cheese
sugar
walnut
almond
saffron


Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix mango pulp and plain yogurt. Add sugar according to the taste. Mix it thoroughly.
  2. To increase the consistency, add some cheese and mix it. Add cut walnut and almond. You can garnish it with saffron at the end.
  3. Before serving, keep it in freezer for 2-3 hr.

Enjoy the desert!

Sprout Salad ................ Very Healthy Recipe

How about a having a healthy bowl of salad everyday? There are tons of recipes of salad and in minutes it is prepared, but still we have an excuse of not having it. I thought of having balance diet in terms of nutrition value viz., protein, fat, carbohydrate, sodium salt, calcium, vitamin C and antioxidants, magnesium etc. Just think instead of having protein rich or other rich energy bar, if we have bowl of salad then we are having all mentioned in our diet. Isn't it great?

Ingredients:

1 cup of sprouted moong beans
2 grated carrots
1/2 cup corn
5-6 strawberry
1/2 cup chopped lettuce
2-3 tbsp raisins
1.5 tsp olive oil
2tsp lemon juice
salt

Method:

For Sprouted Moong beans:
Soak moong beans 1/2 cup moong beans in warm water overnight.
Next day morning drain water and transfer moong beans into thin cotton cloth and tie it.
Keep this in closed container in dark for a day (24 hrs).
Open the tie and transfer sprouted moong beans to siever and wash with cold water.
Refrigerate for latter use.

For Salad:


In a bowl , take sprouted moong beans.
Add grated carrot, chopped lettuce, corn, raisins and strawberry to it.

For dressing:


In a bowl take olive oil. To this add lemon juice and salt. Mix it well.
Add dressing just before eating it, otherwise your salad will be spoiled.

Dahi Batata Puri Chat


Ingredients:

10 - Flat Puris (crisp)
1 cup Fine Sev 1/2 cup
chopped Onion
1/2 cup Curd
3 tblsp Tamarind Chutney
3 tblsp Coriander Leaves Chutney
1/2 cup boiled Potato (Aloo)
1 tblsp Chaat Masala
1/2 tsp Red chili pepper
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1/2 tsp Cumin Seed (Jeera)

Method:

  • Arrange the puris on a plate make a hole in each puri in the centre.
  • Fill with a few chopped boiled potato cubes.
  • Add about 1/4 tsp of tamarind and green chutneys in each.
  • Sprinkle cumin powder, salt, red chilli powder.
  • Sprinkle finely chopped onions.
  • Then generously sprinkle sev all over the puris.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander.
  • Serve fresh..

Puffed Rice Chat/Snack(Maramaraalu Chat)


Ingredients:

Puffed Rice 3-4 cups
Onion 1
Tomato 1
Raw Mango 1/2 cup
Boiled Ground Nuts
Grated Carrot
Boiled Chick Peas 1/4 cup
Green Chilli 2
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Salt
Sev 1/4 cup(optional)
Coriander/Mint Leaves

Method:

  • First Toast the Puffed Rice and next chopped the onion,Tomato,coriander leaves.
  • and Grate the carrot and Mango.
  • In a mixing Bowl Combine all the ingredients and toss well
  • And lastly add lemon juice and serve.

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