Saturday, 25 March 2017

Oats with Milk Recipe

oats with milk
Oats with milk or oats porridge is a quick to make, easy and healthy breakfast option. You can cook oats either in a pan or a microwave. I have shared the recipe for both. Having oats in the morning is a great way to start your day.
Recipe of oats with milk
2 cups milk
3 tbsp oats
1 tsp sugar/honey or to taste
How to make oats with milk
1. Take milk in a pan and add oats to it. If you are using sugar, add it. If using honey, add it after the porridge is ready.
2. Cook on a medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Your oats are ready.
                                           or
You can take milk in a microwave safe bowl and add oats and sugar to it. Cook on a micro high for 2 & 1/2 minutes. 

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Jimikand Matar ki Sabzi

jimikand matar ki sabzi

Jimikand matar ki sabzi is quite a tasty dish and very easy to make. In the recipe given below, I haven't deep fried jimikand like many people do because there is no need. Jimikand is also known as suran or yam.
Recipe of jimikand matar ki sabzi
250 gm jimikand (yam/suran)
1 cup shelled matar (green peas)
2 cups water
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
2 tomatoes- pureed
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
1 1/2 tbsp oil
jimikand chopped with matar
How to make jimikand matar ki sabzi
1. Peel and wash jimikand. Chop it into medium size pieces.
2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds. When they turn darker, add hing.
3. Add pureed tomato and all the spices except garam masala. Saute till oil begins to separate from the masala.
4. Add jimikand, matar, water and salt. Pressure cook for 5 minutes on high heat. Turn off the heat and open the lid of the cooker when pressure drops down naturally.
5. Add garam masala and cook for 1 more minute. Take out in a serving bowl and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot jimikand matar ki sabzi with roti or paratha.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Tinda ki Sabzi

tinda ki sabzi
Tinda is a summer vegetable and tinda shown in the picture comes for a short period of time. This tinda ki sabzi has a unique taste and worth trying.
Recipe of tinda ki sabzi
1/2 kg tinda (apple gourd/Indian baby pumpkin)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp saunf (fennel) powder
1/2 tsp amchoor (dry mango powder)
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
tinda
How to make tinda ki sabzi
1. Tinda shown in the pic need not be peeled. So, remove upper and lower portion of tinda, wash and chop them into 4 quarters lengthwise.
2. Heat oil in a kadhai or a pan and add cumin seeds. When they change color, add hing.
3. Add tinda, salt and all the spice powders except amchoor. Mix them. Cook on a low heat ,covered. Stir occasionally.
4. This tinda need not be cooked too much so when tinda is tender, add amchoor, cook for 1 more minute and turn off the heat.
5. Seve hot tinda ki sabzi with roti or paratha.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Sabut Masoor ki Dal Recipe

sabut masoor ki dal
Sabut masoor ki dal tastes good with simple tempering of hing, jeera (cumin seeds). We enjoy this dal with both rice and roti. This dal is very protein rich and tasty.
Recipe of sabut masoor ki dal
1 cup sabut masoor dal (whole brown lentils)
4 cups of water
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste (or 1 tsp)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 tsp amchoor (dry mango powder)
1/2 tsp garam masala
How to make sabut masoor ki dal
1. Wash and soak masoor dal for 1 hour. Drain.
2. Place masoor ki dal in a pressure cooker along with 4 cups water, salt, turmeric and red chilli powders. Pressure cook to about 15 minutes on a high heat.
3. Open the lid of the cooker when pressure drops down naturally. Add amchoor and garam masala and cook for 1 minute.
4. Heat ghee in a small tadka pan and add cumin seeds. When they turn darker, add hing. Add this tadka or tempering to the boiled dal.

5. Garnish sabut masoor ki dal with chopped coriander leaves (cilantro) and serve hot with roti or rice.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Dry Aloo Matar Recipe (Potato with Peas)

dry aloo matar
This recipe of dry aloo matar is a very easy one and with commonly available ingredients. This sukhi sabzi tastes really good with roti or paratha and is liked by most people.
Recipe of dry aloo matar
3 medium potatoes (aloo)- boiled, peeled and cubed
1 cup shelled peas (matar)- fresh or frozen
2 tomatoes- chopped
1 inch piece ginger- chopped or grated
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 & 1/2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
How to make dry aloo matar
1. Heat oil in a kadhai or a pan and add cumin seeds. When they turn darker, add hing.
2. Add ginger and saute till light brown.
3. Add chopped tomatoes and all the spices except garam masala. Cook on a medium heat till oil begins to separate from the masala.
4. Add aloo, matar, salt and mix well. Turn the heat to low and cook covered till matar turns tender, stirring occasionally. Add garam masala and cook for 2 more minutes.
5. Garnish dry aloo matar sabzi with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Chana Toor Dal Recipe

chana toor dal

Chana toor dal makes for a good combination. They taste great together and also make a protein rich dal. Ever since I tried it, it has become a regular in my home.
Recipe of chana toor dal mix
1/2 cup chana dal (split Bengal gram)
1/2 cup toor dal (red gram/arhar/toovar dal)
2 & 1/2 cups of water
2 tomatoes- chopped
Salt to taste (or 1 tsp)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp rai (small mustard seeds)
How to make chana toor dal
1. Wash the dals thoroughly with several changes of water. Soak them for about 20 minutes. Drain.
2. Add dals, water, tomatoes, salt, red chilli and turmeric powders to pressure cooker. Cook for about 10 minutes on high heat. Open the lid of the cooker when pressure drops down naturally.
3. Heat ghee in a small tadka pan and add cumin seeds and rai. When they pop and crackle, add hing. Add this tadka (tempering) to the cooked dal.
4. Garnish chana toor dal with chopped coriander leaves (cilantro) and serve hot with roti or rice.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Mix Veg Recipe

mix veg

There are many recipes of mix veg available and here is my version of this very healthy and delicious dish of mixed vegetables. I have taken purple cabbage but you can take white one. I have taken green capsicum but you can take yellow or red bell peppers. Similarly you can add or delete some vegetables as per your choice.
Recipe of mix veg
1 potato- peeled and cubed
1/2 cabbage (patta gobi/band gobi)- chopped
1/2 cup shelled peas (matar)- fresh or frozen
1/2 broccoli (green gobi) or cauliflower (gobi)- broken into florets
1 capsicum (shimla mirch)- chopped
1 carrot- peeled and cut into roundels
2 tomatoes- pureed
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp coriander powder
How to make mix veg
1. Out of the 2 tbsp oil, heat 1 & 1/2 tbsp oil in a kadhai or a pan and add cumin seeds. When they turn darker, add hing.
2. Add all the vegetables except tomato puree. Add salt and all the spice powders except garam masala. Give it a good mix.
3. Cover the lid and cook on a low heat till vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
4. Heat the remaining oil in a small pan and add tomato puree. Cook on a medium heat till oil begins to separate from the puree.
5. When vegetables are done, add tomato puree and garam masala and mix. Cook on a medium-low heat till all moisture evaporates. Turn off the heat and serve hot mix veg with roti, paratha, poori or naan.