Monday 23 September 2013

Karonde ki Sabzi

karonde ki sabzi

Karonda is a tangy berry and karonde ki sabzi is hot and tangy due to green chillies. Karaunde is cooked as a sabji and served as a pickle along with meals. karonde are a rich source of Iron and Vitamin C and this sabzi stay fresh for a long time when refrigerated.
Recipe of karonde/karaunde ki sabzi
250 gms karonde (karaunde)
4-5 green chillies- chopped
Salt to taste
2 tbsp mustard oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1. Wash and halve karonde. Deseed them.
2. Heat mustard oil to smoking point. Add mustard seeds.
3. When they pop, add karonde and green chillies.
4. Add salt and mix. Cook covered, on a low heat till karonde become limp. Take out in a serving bowl and serve karonde as a pickle.
karonde ki sabji

Friday 6 September 2013

Sprouts Cutlet

sprouts cutlet

A delicious way to eat sprouts is to turn them into cutlet. I am sure even your kids will love sprouts cutlet. I have used moong and moth sprouts in this recipe.
Recipe of sprouts cutlet
2 cup sprouts (ankurit dal)
2 small boiled potatoes
Salt to taste
3 green chillies- chopped
1 tbsp cornflour
Oil to shallow fry
1. Steam the sprouts to 3 whistles. Semi mash them.
2. Peel and grate boiled potatoes or you can mash them with potato masher.
3. Mix all the above ingredients except oil. You will get a semi firm dough after mixing.
4. Form balls from the sprouts dough and flatten between your palms to get round or oval cutlets.
5. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry these cutlets in batches. Serve hot sprouts cutlet with  tomato ketchup or green chutney.
sprouts cutlets

Thursday 5 September 2013

Roasted Makhana (Fox nuts)

roasted makhana

Here I have given the recipe of roasted phool makhana as eaten during fasts. I have just seasoned makhane with sendha salt but if you want to eat roasted and salted makhana as any other snack (without fast), you can add ordinary salt and other spices like red chilli powder and chaat masala. Roasted savory makana is a good snacking option as it is rich in Calcium and other nutrients and taste absolutely great, crispy and crunchy.
Recipe of roasted makhana
2 cups makhana (fox nuts/lotus seeds/phool makhana)
Sendha salt to taste
2 tsp ghee (clarified butter)
1. Heat ghee in a pan or a kadhai. On a medium heat, add makhane.
2. Add salt and mix well.
3. Roast makhana on a medium heat, stirring constantly otherwise they will burn.
4. Roast till makhana turn pinkish. Turn off the heat and take makhane out of kadhai. Serve salted and roasted phool makhana.