Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bangali Khichadi

Ingredients :

1 Cup rice (washed and soaked for 30 minutes).
1 Cup masoor dal (washed and soaked for 30 minutes).
1 tbsp Channa dal (washed and soaked for 30 minutes).
1 Bay leaf.
3 Green cardamoms.
1" Stick cinnamon.
3 Cloves.
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds.
10-12 Tiny onions, peeled.
10-12 Baby potatoes, washed clean.
1/2 Cup peas, shelled.1 Carrot, diced.
1 tsp Ginger, grated.
1 tsp Garlic, grated.
3-4 Green chilies, finely chopped.
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder.
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder.
Salt to taste.
5 Cups water.
4 tbsp Ghee.
Chopped coriander leaves, for garnish.
Curd and chutney, to serve.

Method Of Preparation :

Drain dals and rice in a colander and keep aside.
Semi crush spices (cardamom, cinnamon and cloves).
Heat 3 tbsp ghee in a large heavy skillet.
Add cumin seeds, bayleaf and crushed spices.
Add ginger, garlic and chilies. Stir-fry for a moment.
Add onions and potatoes (with skin). Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Add carrot, peas, turmeric, garam masala and salt.
Add dals and rice. Gently stir-fry for 1 minute.
Add water.
Stir, bring to a boil, cover and simmer till done.
When done, pour remaining ghee and sprinkle coriander leaves.
Serve piping hot, with curd and chutney.
Bangla Khichdi is ready.

Masala Dhosa Recipe

Ingredients :
2 1/2 Cups long grain rice.
1 Cup urad dal whole.
2 1/2 Cups converted rice.1 tsp Methi seeds.Salt to taste.For Masala.
3 Boiled potatoes.
1 Onion.
2 Chillies.
1 tsp Tumeric.
1 tsp Besan.
Chana dal.
Mustard seeds.
Salt to taste.

Method Of Preparation :

Soak urad dal and long grain rice for one hour and 6 hours respectively.
Grind them with methi seeds to make fine paste.
Add salt and set the mixture aside for fermentation for a day.
Saute onions, seeds and chilli in a pan with oil.
Add peeled potatoes, tumeric and salt.
Cook it for a few minutes.
Mix besan with water and add it to the mixture.
Cook this mixture for a couple of minutes.
Garnish with chopped coriander.
Pour ladleful of the batter on a non-stick pan and give it a round shape.
Drop little oil around it and turn over when bubbling appears.
Fill in the center of dosa with a spoonful of masala and fold it.
Masala dosa is ready. Serve it with Sambhar or Chutney.

Aaloo Ki Tikki Recipe

Ingredients :

4 Cups boiled potatoes.
1 Cup boiled beans (chopped).
2 Onions (chopped).
4 tbsp Raisins.
2 tsp Garam masala.
2 tsp Cumin powder.
1 tsp Turmeric powder.
4 tbsp coriander leaves (chopped).
Green chillies (chopped).
1 tsp red pepper.
Salt/Rock Salt as per taste.

Method Of Preparation :

Mix chopped onions, beans, green chillies and raisins.
Add cumin powder, turmeric powder, coriander leaves and salt. (If you want to use this recipe on Vrat then add Rock salt)
Mix it well.
Filling for tikki is ready.
Mash the boiled potatoes.
Add garam masala, red pepper and salt.
Mix it to prepare dough.
Make small balls from the dough and flatten it.
Now put one tbsp of the filling on the flattened ball.
Close it with another potato ball and flatten it.
Heat the oil.
Fry these flattened balls till they turn brown.
Serve it with curd and green chutney.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Easy White Gravy


4 tbsp.
butter4 tbsp.
Pepper2 .
1/2 c. milk.

Method Of Preparation :

Melt butter in saucepan over low heat.
Blend in flour, salt and pepper; cook until smooth and bubbly.
Stir in milk.
Heat to boiling on medium heat, stirring constantly.
Stir and boil 1 minute. Makes enough gravy for 1 can biscuits.