RAINY SEASON SPECIAL RECIPE

RAINY SEASON SPECIAL RECIPE
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Friday, September 18, 2009

GREEN CHUTNEY

GREEN CHUTNEY
Ingredients:

1 cup fresh/frozen coconut, 1″ piece ginger, ¼ tsp tamarind extract, 4 green chilies and Salt.For seasoning:Oil, ½ tsp mustard seeds, ½ tsp urad dal, 3-4 curry leaves, 1 red chili

Method for Chutney:
1. Grind coconut, ginger, tamarind, salt and chilies to a smooth paste adding required amount of water.
2. Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping add urad dal. When dal turns slightly brownish, add curry leaves, broken red chilies. Fry for a little while.
3. Pour this seasoning over chutney.

GROUNDNUT CHUTNEY

GROUNDNUT CHUTNEY


Ingredients:
1 cup roasted groundnuts, 2-3 tsp red chili powder, ¼ cup garlic cloves and salt to taste.

Method:
Grind the groundnut, red chili powder, garlic cloves and salt. Mix well.

Tip: Grind the mixture as per requirement. Do not make a fine powder.

COCONUT CHUTNEY

COCONUT CHUTNEY

Ingredients:
1 cup chopped/grated dry coconut, 2-3 tsp red chili powder, ¼ cup garlic cloves and salt to taste.

Method:
1.Grind the coconut, red chili powder, garlic cloves and salt. Mix well.
Tip: Grind the mixture as per requirement. Do not make a fine powder.

DUDHI SOUP / WHITE GOURD SOUP

DUDHI SOUP / WHITE GOURD SOUP
Ingredients:
2 cups white gourd chopped, 1 tomato, 1tbsp moong dal, 2 chopped green chilies, 1 tsp grated ginger, 2tsp oil, ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp butter and chaat masala and salt to taste.
Method:
1) Put chopped white gourd, moong dal and tomato in pressure cooker and cook it.
2) Allow it to cool. Grind in mixie. 3) Take oil in kadhai; add green chilies, ginger, turmeric powder in it.
4) Add the grind mixture to it.
5) Add sufficient water. (Add water depending on the thickness of soup you require.)
6) Add salt to it. Mix well and bring it to boil.
7) Serve hot by adding butter and chaat masala to it.

VEGETABLE DALIA

VEGETABLE DALIA

Dalia is also called Broken Wheat or Cracked Wheat. It’s high in fiber & is very nutritional & healthy. You can make it sweet or spicy/savory according to your taste. This is my mom's version of spicy dalia.
Ingredients:
1 cup Broken Wheat (Dalia), 1 cup chopped cauliflower, 1 cup chopped carrot, 1 cup chopped capsicum, 1 cup chopped gherkins (tondali), 1 Onion chopped, 1 tbsp Oil, 2 red chilies, 1tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp goda masala, ¼ tsp asafedita, 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds, 1 tsp grated Ginger, Salt to taste, Coriander Leaves for garnish, grated coconut and 1 tbsp ghee.

Method:
1. Heat the oil in a kadhai. Add the mustard and asafetida. When the mustard splutters, add the onions, red chili, ginger and fry for a couple of minutes.
2. Add the mixed vegetables and fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add the broken wheat and fry the entire mixture for 2 minutes. Mix well.
4. Add garam and goda masala, red chili powder and salt. Mix it well.
5. Add 3 cups of boiling hot water to this. Mix well.
6. Cook it in pressure cooker.
7. Add ghee and then garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut.
Enjoy a light & Healthy meal. :-)