chickpea/chole/chana – 1 cup boiled
spinach (palak) – 3 cups finely chopped
Onions – 2 medium size chopped
tomatoes – 2 medium size chopped
ginger garlic paste – 1/2 teaspoon
cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
coriander powder – 1/2 tablespoon
Jeera powder – 1/2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
3 tablespoon oil
How to make palak chana recipe:
. Drain the chickpeas/chole/chana and rinse well.
. Heat the oil in a pan.
. Add cumin seeds to the oil; if seed cracks right away, oil is ready.
. When the cumin seeds crack, add the chopped onions . Cook three to four minutes on medium heat.
. Add ginder garlic paste and cook for 2 mins.
. Then add chopped tomato and fry until it smooth.
. Add coriander powder, jeera powder, turmeric, and red chili powder. The tomato mixture will separate from the oil and reduce to about half in quantity.
. Add the chickpeas/chana/chole and add more water as needed to keep the gravy consistency.
. Add spinach/palak, salt, and one-half cup of water. Cook, covered, four to five minutes on medium heat.
. Cook on low heat for seven to eight minutes.
. Add the garam masala.
. Serve with roti or plain rice.
1/4 cup toovar dal
1 tbsp urad dal
1 tbsp green moong dal
1 tbsp chana dal
1/2 cup rice
1/4 cup sour curd
3 tsp oil
a pinch of soda
1/2 tsp sugar – optional
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp green chilli paste
salt to taste
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
How to make handvo
. Clean, wash and soak the dals, rice together in enough water for atleast 4 to 5 hours. Drain and keep aside.
. Blend the dals, rice in a mixer to a smooth mixture.
. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add the curds and mix well. Cover and keep aside to ferment overnight.
. Add the 1 tsp oil, soda,sugar, chilli powder, turmeric powder, green chilli paste and salt and mix well. Keep aside.
. Heat the remaining 2 tsp of oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
. When the seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
. Pour half the batter evenly to make a thick layer.
. Cover and cook on a slow flame 10 minutes or till the base turns golden brown in colour and crisp.
. Lift the handvo gently using large flat spoon and turn it over to the other side.
. Cover and cook on a slow flame for another 8 minutes or till it turns golden brown in colour.
. Cool slightly and cut into pieces.
. Serve immediately.
Corn kernels – 1/2 cup, boiled
Capsicum – 1/3 cup, chopped
Onion – 1/3 cup, diced
Tomato – 1/2 cup, puree
Oil – 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Ginger paste – 1 tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/3 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp or to taste
Water – 1/3 cup
Coriander leaves – handful
Kasuri methi – 1 tsp (optional)
. Chop onions and make dices of capsicum, make the puree of tomatoes.
. Make a paste of ginger and garlic.
. In a pan heat oil and add cumin seeds and let them turn golden in color.
. Add the chopped onions and cook for about 1 min or until they become translucent.
. Once onion are cooked add ginger and garlic paste and cook till the raw flavor goes off.
. Now add tomato puree and cook for about 2 minutes.
. Once the tomatoes oozes out oil add dry spices like coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt to taste.
. Cook till all the masalas blends well with the gravy.
. Add diced capsicum and water, close the lid and cook for about 3 min till the capsicum softens.
. Time to add boiled corn kernels and give a quick stir.
. Then add garam masala, kasuri methi and cook for about 2 min and the curry is ready.
. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with roti, paratha or rice.
1/2 kg Indian Broad Beans/chikkudukayalu, chopped, boil in water and strain
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp mustards — optional
1 big onion, finely chopped
few curry leaves
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
4 tomatoes, finely chopped
2 tbsp Chilli powder (adjust according to your taste)
salt to taste
few coriander leaves, finely chopped for garnish
How to make Chikkudukaya Tomato Kura
. Heat oil in a kadhai or pan.
. Add jeera, mustard seeds and let them pop, add curry leaves and finely chopped onions, saute till soft.
. Add turmeric, chilli powder and ginger garlic paste and saute further a minute on medium flame.
. Add boiled broad beans, mix and covered. Cook for 5 minutes on medium flame.
. Add chopped tomatoes and salt, mix and covered, cook till beans and tomatoes get soft.
. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and turn off the heat.
. Serve hot with rice or chapatis.
Sorakaya/Bottle guard : 1 medium size
Onion : 1 chopped
Green chilies: 2 slit
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tablespoon
Tamarind: extract from medium size of a lemon
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon
Red chili powder: 2 teaspoons
Garam masala: 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Water : 1/2 cup
Cilantro/Coriander leaves: To garnish
Cumin seeds/Jeera : 1 teaspoon
Green cardamom/ Elachi: 3
Cloves / Laung: 5
Cinnamon: 1″ stick
Dry red chilies: 2 broken
How to make Bottle Gourd Masala Curry
. Take the Sorakaya/Bottle guard and poke holes with a fork. Do not peel the skin off.
. Cut into small pieces.
. Heat oil in a pan and add all ingredients listed under for tempering and fry for 1 minute.
. Add curry leaves, onion, green chilies and turmeric. Mix well and sauté till the onion turns light brown.
. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 30 seconds.
. Add the bottle guard pieces and cook for 5 minutes close lid. Add red chili powder and salt and close lid. Cook for 3 minutes.
. Add water, tamarind extract and garam masala. Mix well and cook for 15 minutes until the gravy is thick and oil is separated.
. Turn off the stove and garnish with cilantro and mix.
. Serve hot with white rice or roti.
Kaddu/Ashgourd(Beerakaya ) : 1/2 kg
Onion : 1
Green Chillies : 2
Chana Dal/Bengal Gram : 150 grams
Garlic : 4 Nods
Curry Leaves : 1 stem
Red Chillies : 1 or 2
Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal/Black Gram : 1/2 tsp
Ginger : 1 small
Salt : 1 tsp (As per your taste)
Oil : 2 tsp
Chilli Powder : 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1 tsp
Water : 1 glass
Cook 150 gms chana dal in cooker with 1 glass of water till 3 whistles only
Cut Kaddu (Before Cooking please make sure Kaddu is not bitter) , onion, green chillis into medium size
Heat oil and give Tadka with Red chikkies,garlic,cumin seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves
Add 1 tsp ginger, Onion pieces, green chilli pieces, fry for 3 min
Add 1tsp salt, 1tsp turmeric powder, kaddu pieces will cook in the water which will come out of it or you can sprinkle water and leave for 5 min in closed pan in low flame
Add Cooked chanadal(with water) into curry, 1 tsp chilli powder(You can add garam masala also) let it cook for 5 min in low flame till it gets thicker
kaddu chanadal curry is ready to serve, have it with white rice or pulkas tastes good 🙂
Cauliflower : 1 flower mid size
Poppy seeds : 1 tbspn
Ginger : 1 inch
Garlic : 6 cloves
Green Chillies : 2
Chili powder : 1 tbsp
Curd : 1 cup(100 gm)
Onion : 2 big
Tomato : 1 big
Coriander powder : 1tbsp
Coriander : to garnish
Turmeric powder : pinch
Salt : to taste
. Make the cauliflower into small pieces(as like small flowers),chop the onions,slit the green chillies and make tomatoes into small pieces.
. Boil the cauliflower in slat water for a while. It is to ensure that the germs in the cauliflower are dead,if any .Once done, pour the water and keep the cauliflower a side.
. Prepare a paste of ginger,garlic, poppy seeds and green chillies.
. Put oil in the pan, add chopped onions. Fry for a while.
. Add the paste to the fried onions and fry it for 2 to 3 minutes in low flame.
. Now add sliced tomatoes, coriander powder and chilli powder. Fry it till tomato pulp is well mixed with the remaining paste.
. Now add little amount of curd and fry it till. Repeat this procedure for 2-3 times till curd lasts.
. Add some water (as need by you) and fry it till it reaches boiling point. Add the cauliflower and fry it in low flame.
. Once cauliflower is boiled well, garnish it with coriander and turn off the stove.
Cabbage – 1/2 head, finely sliced
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Split gram dal – 1 tsp (Minapa pappu/urad dal)
Dry red chilies – 1, tear and de-seed
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
Ginger – 1/2 tsp, finely minced
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Green chilies – 2, slit half way through
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)
Fresh grated coconut – 2 tbsps (optional)
Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add mustard seeds and allow to splutter.
. Add cumin seeds and urad dal and allow to turn light brown.
. Add dry red chilies, green chilies, ginger, curry leaves, asafoetida and turmeric powder and saute for a few seconds on medium flame.
. Add the sliced cabbage and mix to combine well.
. Cook without lid for 9-10 mts. Lower flame, place lid and cook for 15 mts stirring once in a while.
. Remove lid, add coriander powder and salt and mix. Cook for another 5-6 mts and turn off heat.
. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves or grated coconut.
. Serve warm with rice or rotis.
3 large tomatoes
2 medium onions chopped
1 green chili slit
1 sprig curry leaves
¼ to ½ tsp. mustard
¼ to ½ tsp. cumin
Pinch of hing (optional)
1 tsp. red chili powder
1 tbsp. roasted white sesame seeds (optional)
¼ cup thick coconut milk (optional)
Oil 1 to 2 tbsp Or as needed
Salt to taste
. Make a fine powder of the roasted sesame seeds. Set this aside
. Boil tomatoes for 3 to 4 minutes, for the skin to loosen.
. Once cool, remove the skin and discard. Discard the core as well and chop the tomatoes.
. Add oil to a pan and heat it. Add cumin and mustard, when they begin to sizzle add curry leaves, green chili and hing.
. Add chopped onions, salt and fry lightly till they turn pink. Add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric.
. Fry for about 3 to 4 minutes. You can cook covered till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
. Add red chili powder, sesame seeds powder. Mix and cook for one to two minutes.
. Add coconut milk and stir. When the curry begins to bubble up, switch off the stove. Cooking for longer will curdle the curry.
. Tomato curry is ready. Serve with steam rice or roti.
Note: You can directly chopped the tomatoes in to small pieces with the skin instead of boiling and peeling off the skin.
1/4 kg runner beans (string, chop, par boil in water with 1/4 tsp salt and pinch of turmeric for 6-7 mts)
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
pinch of turmeric pwd
1 tsp red chilli pwd
1 tsp coriander pwd
pinch roasted methi pwd
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
4 garlic cloves, crushed
10-12 curry leaves
. Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add mustard seeds and as they jump around, add the cumin and as they crackle, add garlic and fresh curry leaves and saute for few secs.
. Add the cubed potatoes and salt.
. Combine, place lid and simmer for 15 mts or till the potatoes are three-fourth cooked.
. Add the coriander pwd, turmeric pwd, chilli pwd and methi pwd and combine.
. Add the par-boiled runner beans and combine. Sprinkle few tbsps of water and place lid.
. Simmer for about 12-14 mts or till the beans and potatoes are fork tender.
. Adjust salt and stir fry without lid on high flame for a mt and combine well.
. Turn off heat and serve with steam rice .