PALAK CHANA RECIPE

Ingredients:

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

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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.

Enjoy!

PALAK EGG CURRY RECIPE

Ingredients:

Eggs – 2
Spinach – 1 bunch,chopped
Onion – 1 big, chopped finely
green chillies – 1
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Tomato – 2 medium sizes, chopped finely
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tbsp
Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Garam Masala – 2 tsp
Coriander leaves – a handful

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How to make Palak Egg curry

. Boil eggs, peel the shell and make small slits on all sides. Keep aside to use in the last step.
. In a wide vessel, take water and wash the spinach then chopped finely and keep aside.
. Heat oil in a kadhai, add onions and green chillies. Saute well. Add ginger garlic paste and chopped tomato. Saute well until the onions are cooked well and turned golden brown and cover and cook till the tomato is mushy.
. Once it’s cooked, add the masala’s: turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well for 2 -3 minutes.
. Add the chopped spinach.Mix well and cover and cook for 15-20 minutes in medium flame.
. Remove the cover and add the boiled eggs to the mixture along with garam masala and cook till all the water from the spinach dries out.
. Turn off the heat garnish with coriander leaves and serve it with rice or roti.

Enjoy!
BROWN RICE PULAO RECIPE

Ingredients:

brown rice       1 cup
onion               1 (large)
vegetables      (carrot, beans, cauliflower and green peas)     1/2 cup
ginger/garlic paste 1 teaspoon
green chilly              1 – 2
mint leaves              one fistful
oil + ghee                1 + 1 tablespoon
coriander leaves    1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
water                        2 cups
cloves                       3
cinnamon / patta    1 inch piece
elaichi / cardamom 1
salt                              to taste

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How to make Brown Rice Pulao

. In a pan, boil water.  Mean while, wash and clean brown rice.  When water starts boiling, turn off the stove and add the water to the rice, keep it aside for 30 – 40 minutes.  After 30 minutes, drain the rice and keep it aside.
. Mean while, chop all the vegetables, onion, slit green chillies and keep it aside.
. Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker.
. Add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and cinnamon and saute for few seconds.
. Now add the sliced onions to it and saute till onion turns light brownish in color.
. Now add ginger garlic paste and slit green chillies and saute till the raw smell goes off.
. Next add pudina and saute well.  Then add chopped vegetables, a little salt and mix well.
. Now add 2 cups of water, salt and let it start boiling.
. Then reduce the flame and add rice to it, mix well.
. Cover the pressure cooker, keep the flame in high and wait till the steam starts coming out.
. Then reduce the flame, put on the whistle and pressure cook for  15 – 18  minutes or for 3 whistles.  Then turn off the flame.
. Wait till the pressure subsides.  Then open the cooker, fluff the rice with a fork.
. Brown rice pulao is ready.  Serve it with raita.

Enjoy!
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MASALA KHICHDI RECIPE

Ingredients:

1/2 cup moong dal washed and split
1/2 cup rice
1/2 cup green beans cut into about 1/2 inch pieces
1 potato medium size washed peeled and small cubed this will make about 1/2 cup of cubed potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
1 tablespoon clarified butter (ghe)
3 cups water for cooking
2 tablespoons clarified butter (ghe)
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing)
1-1/2 cups tomatoes finely chopped
1 green chili finely chopped adjust to taste
1/4 teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon ginger finely shredded
2 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
¼ teaspoon garam masala

 

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How to make masala khichdi

. Wash rice and moong dal changing water 3 to 4 times, drain the water.
. Use the pressure cooker to save time. In preassure cooker add rice, beans, potatoes, salt, turmeric, clarified butter, and 3 cups of water.
. Close the pressure cooker and seal the exhaust, or put the weight. Cook over high heat.
. After the pressure cooker start steaming lower the heat to medium and cook for about 4 minutes.
. Turn off the heat and wait until steam has stopped before opening the cooker.
. Mix the khichdi well, dal and rice should be very soft, little mushy.
. Heat the clarified butter in other saucepan over medium heat, Test the oil by adding one cumin seed to the oil; if it cracks right away oil is ready.
. Add the cumin seeds, black mustard seeds, and asafetida as seeds crack add tomatoes, green chili, ginger, salt and red pepper stir.
. Let tomatoes cook over medium heat until they are tender and mushy. This should take about 6 to 7 minutes. Lower the heat to low. Add cilantro and garam masala, stir for a minutes.
. Add cooked rice, mix gently, and add hot water slowly as needed. Consistency of the khichdi should be like runny dough.
. Serve khichdi hot, and serve the khichdi with pickle, yogurt and papdam.

Enjoy!

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