Indian Recipes of the Year 2008

Tomato Dal


Moong dal 100 gm
Green chilly 5-6
Tomatoes 4
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves 5-6
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Oil 2-3 tsp


How to make Tomato Dal:

Boil dal in a pressure cooker.

Chop tomato,green chilly and coriander seeds finely.

Remove water from the dal and mash it finely.

In a pan heat oil and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

when seeds started to splutter add curry leaves,asafoetida,tomato pieces and chopped green chilies.

Fry it for 2-3 minutes and cover the pan.

Allow to cook tomatoes finely.

Now add boiled dal,turmeric powder and salt.

Add water if necessary.

Cook on low flame for 4-5 minutes.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Tomato dal is ready.

Serve hot with rice.

September 22nd, 2008

Veg Khichadi


Rice 1 cup
Mung dal 1/4 cup
Potato 1
Green peas 1 tbsp
Carrot 1
Onion 1
Brinjal 1
Tomato 1
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Jeera powder 1 tsp
Green chilly 2
Tejpatta 1
Oil 1 tbsp


How to make Veg Khichadi:

Make small pieces of all vegetables.

Wash rice and keep aside.

Heat oil in pressure cooker.

Add tejpatta, jeera and green chilly pieces.

Now add all chopped vegetables and mix well.

Add washed rice and mung dal.

Fry for 2-3 min.

Now add red chilly powder,turmeric powder,jeera powder,salt and mix it well.

Add 2 cups of hot water.

Cover the cooker and give one whistle on low flame.

Veg khichadi is ready.

Serve hot with curd or any pickle.

November 14th, 2008

Veg Lollypop


Potato 8
Chat masala 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
Green chilly paste 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice 2 tsp
Corn starch 2 tbsp
Baby corns 6-8
Oil to fry


How to make Veg Lollypop:

Boil potato in a pressure cooker(6-8 whistles).

Allow to cool and mashed finely.

In a potato mixer add chat masala ginger garlic paste,green chilly paste,lemon juice,corn starch and salt.

Mix finely and put this thick batter on baby corns head and fry it till golden.

Veg lollypop is ready.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup or sauce.

September 8th, 2008

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