Indian Recipes of the Year 2009

Karela Fry

Ingredients:

Karela 3-4
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice 2 tsp
Oil
Salt

 

How to make Karela Fry:

Peel the thorny skin of karela.

Make slices in finger shape.

Throw out all the seeds.

Apply salt and keep aside for 20 min.

After 20 min.wash karela slices.

Squeeze finely.

Apply red chilly powder,turmeric powder and lemon juice to karela slices.

Heat oil in kadai and fry this slices on medium flame till crispy.

Karela fry is ready to serve.

November 6th, 2009

Katachi Aamti

Ingredients:

Chana dal 1 cup
Onions 2
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Kadipatta leaves 4-6
Garlic cloves 4
Malvani masala 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Fresh coconut 1 cup
Coriander leaves 1/2 cup
Tamarind pulp 2 tsp
Jaggery lemon size
Oil 2 tbsp
Salt

 

How to make Katachi Aamti:

Soak chana dal for 30 min.

Cook in a pressure cooker with 2 cups of water.

In a kadai heat 1 tbsp oil and fry one onion slices till golden.

Add fresh coconut and fry again till coconut becomes golden.

Remove from kadai and allow to cool.

Grind in a mixer and make fine paste.

In a pan heat 1 tbsp oil and fry crushed garlic cloves till red.

Now add kadipatta and finely chopped onion.

Fry onion for 2-3 min.

Now add asafoetida, malvani masala and turmeric powder on low flame.

mix finely and add cooked chana dal with water.

Allow to boil and add salt,tamarind pulp, jaggery and coconut paste.

Mix finely and allow to cook on low flame for 10 min.

Lastly add finely chopped coriander leaves.

Katachi aamti is ready to serve.

March 9th, 2009

Khajur Ka Halwa

Ingredients:

Seedless khajur 250 gm
Ghee 1 cup
Milk 1 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup
Kaju badam pista 1/2 cup

 

How to make Khajur Ka Halwa:

Make small pieces of khajur.

Grind in a mixer for 2 min.without water.

Mix together milk,sugar and khajur paste.

Keep this mixture to boil.

Cook on low flame till the mixture dry.

Add 2 tsp of ghee every 2-3 min.

Add half portion of kaju,badam, pista pieces.

When the halwa is formed remove the heat.

Spread the halwa in a dish.

Garnish with remaining portion of kaju, badam,pista pieces.

Khajur halwa is ready.

February 26th, 2009

Khakara

Ingredients:

Wheat flour 2 cups
Jeera powder 1 tsp
Oil 2 tsp
Salt

 

How to make Khakara:

In a pan take wheat flour,jeera powder,oil and salt and knead dough using sufficient water.

Make small size ball and roll out thin chapati.

Heat the tava and put the chapati on it.

Allow to cook one side and then turn it.

Now cook another side.

Roast the chapati till pink both the side pressing with the piece of clean cloth.

Enjoy hot khakara with pure ghee.

May 14th, 2009

Kothimbir Vadi

Ingredients:

Besan 2 cups
Rice flour 1 cup
Coriander leaves large bunch 1
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Whole coriander (crushed ) 2 tsp
Soda bicarbonate 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice 1 tsp
Salt
Oil

 

How to make Kothimbir Vadi:

First clean the coriander leaves and chopped finely.

In a bowl take besan,rice flour,ginger garlic paste,red chilly powder,turmeric powder and crushed whole coriander.

Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

Add little water ,soda,lemon juice and salt.

Mix well.

Batter must be thick.

Now pour this batter in a greased vessel and bake in a pressure cooker for 10 -15 min. without pressure.

Keep aside for 1 hour.

After 1 hour cut the pieces and fry it in oil till golden brown.

Serve kothimbir vadi with tomato sauce.

December 15th, 2009

Lapsi Upma

Wheat rava is known as lapsi.

Ingredients:

Lapsi 1 cup
green peas 1/2 cup
Green chilly 2-3
Ginger 2″
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Urid dal 1 tsp
Kadipatta leaves 4-5
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Hot water 3 cups
Oil 2 tbsp
Salt

 

How to make Lapsi Upma:

In a pan heat 1 tbsp oil and roast lapsi till golden.

Remove from the flame and keep aside.

Chop green chilly,ginger and coriander leaves finely.

In another pan heat oil and add urid dal and fry for a minute on low flame.

Add mustard seeds,kadipatta,ginger and green chilly.

Now add green peas,salt and hot water.

Allow to boil and then add lapsi rava.

Cover the pan and allow to cook till done on low flame.

Lastly add finely chopped coriander leaves and sugar.

Lapsi upma is ready.

September 6th, 2009

Lemon Rice

Ingredients:

Rice 2 cups
Lemon 2
Onion 2
Urad dal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Curry leaves 1 string
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Ginger 1″
Green chillies 4
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves 2 tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Salt

 

How to make Lemon Rice:

Cook rice in a pressure cooker with 3 and 1/2 cups of water.

Keep aside to cool.

Chop onion,green chilly,ginger and coriander leaves finely.

In a pan heat oil and add urad dal.

Fry urad dal for a min.

Add mustard seeds,cumin seeds,curry leaves,green chilly and asafoetida.

Now add finely chopped onion and ginger.

Fry onions on low flame for 2-3 min.

Now add cooked rice with turmeric powder and salt.

Mix finely and add lemon juice and half portion of chopped coriander leaves.

Mix finely.

Cover the pan for 2 min.

Remove from fire.

Lemon rice is ready.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve.

March 5th, 2009

Metkut

Ingredients:

Chana dal 1cup
Urid dal 1/2 cup
Rice 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds 1/4 cup
Coriander seeds 1 tsp
Red chilly powder 2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Methi seeds 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida 1 tsp

 

How to make Metkut:

Heat a pan and fry rice,chana dal and urid dal separately.

Allow to cool.

Add all ingredients and make fine powder in a mixer.

Metkut is ready.

Store in a airtight jar for future use.

August 25th, 2009

Moong Dal Ki Chakli

Ingredients:

Moong dal 2 cups
Wheat flour 500 gms
Red chilly powder 2 tsp
White sesame 1 tbsp
Jeera powder 2 tsp
Dhania powder 1 tsp
Oil to fry
Salt

 

How to make Moong Dal Ki Chakli:

Place wheat flour in a muslin cloth and tie with a string.

Place in a steamer and steam for 18-20 minutes.

Cook moong dal very finely and smash it.

Remove the string of muslin cloth and beat the flour with a spoon to make powder.

Add cooked and smashed moong dal, red chilly powder,sesame,jeera powder, dhania powder and salt.

Mix finely and knead dough with water.

Dough should be a soft but not sticky.

Place some dough in the chakli press and make chakli on a plastic sheet.

In a kadai heat oil and fry  4-5 chaklis on a medium flame.

Fry all the chaklis.

Moong dal ki chakli is ready.

Allow to cool and store in airtight container.

October 11th, 2009

Moong Laddu

Ingredients:

Moong dal 250 gms
Jaggery 200 gms
Grated coconut 1 cup
Groundnut 2 tbsp
Elaichi powder 1 tsp
Ghee 1 tbsp

 

How to make Moong Laddu:

In a pan take moong dal and fry on a low flame till golden.

Allow to cool and grind in mixer to make powder.

Roast groundnut,remove the skin and make small pieces.

Fry coconut on low flame and allow it to cool.

Heat a pan and add jaggery.

Allow to melt on low flame for 2-3 min.

Add all ingredients and mix well.

Keep aside for 10 min.

Now make small laddu.

Moong laddu is ready to eat.

July 30th, 2009

Mugagathi

Ingredients:

Moong 1/4 kg
Coconut 1
Whole red chilly 8-10
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Black pepper 4-5
Coriander seeds 2 tsp
Kadipatta leaves 8-10
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Jaggery 1 tbsp
Tamarind lemon size
Coconut pieces 1 cup
Cashew nuts 2 tbsp
Coconut oil 2 tbsp
Salt

 

How to make Mugagathi:

Soak moong in water for 8 hours.

Drain the water and tied the moong in a clean cloth for sprouts at least 10-12 hrs.

After that put sprouted moong in water for 6-8 hrs to remove the skin.

Remove all skin.

In a kadai take 4-5 cups of water and cook moong on low flame.

While cooking add coconut pieces, turmeric powder,4-5 kadipatta leaves and salt.

In a coconut add coriander seeds,red chilly,black pepper and tamarind.

Make fine paste in a mixer.

Add the paste to cooked moong with jaggery and cashew nuts pieces.

Allow to boil.

In a small pan heat coconut oil and add mustard seeds,asafoetida and kadipatta leaves.

Pour the tadka in moong.

Cover the pan and remove the flame.

Mugagathi is ready.

March 15th, 2009

Nachani ka Malpua

Ingredients:-

Nachani flour 250 gms
Jaggery 1 cup
Fresh coconut 2 tbsp
Khajoor 10-12
Elaichi powder 1 tsp
Ghee to fry
Salt

 

How to make Nachani ka Malpua:-

Take two-three cups of water and melt jaggery finely.

Remove seeds of khajoor and make fine paste.

In a big pan take nachani flour and add jaggery water, khajoor paste, elaichi powder,grated coconut and salt.

Mix finely.

Add water if necessary.

Grease and heat non stick tava.

Pour one cup of batter and spread evenly.

Fry both sides using little ghee.

Nachani ka malpua is ready.

December 3rd, 2009

Paanipuri ki puri

Ingredients:

Maida 2 cups
Rava 1/2 cup
Oil
Salt

 

How to make Paanipuri ki puri:

In a big bowl take maida, rava, salt and 2 tbsp oil and knead a dough using little water.

The dough should be hard.

Cover the bowl and put in a refrigerator for 2 hrs.

After 2 hrs make small balls and roll out small puris very thinly.

You may roll out big thin chapati and then cut small puris with any round shape.

Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry all puris on medium flame.

Allow to cool.

Paanipuri ki puri is ready.

Put in a plastic bag.

June 28th, 2009

Padval Ki Sabji

Ingredients:

Padval 250 gm
Chana dal 2 tbsp
Onion 2
Malvani masala 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Kadipatta leaves 4-5
Shreded Coconut 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/2 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Salt

 

How to make Padval Ki Sabji:

Soak chanadal in water for 30 min.

Chop onion finely.

Remove skin of padval and make small pieces.

Wash padval and remove water.

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

When seeds starting to splutter add soaked chanadal.

Fry chanadal in oil for 2-3 min.

Now add chopped onion and fry in dal for a min.

Add chopped padval with malvani masala, turmeric powder.

Mix finely and cover the pan.

Allow to cook sabji on low flame for 4-5 min.

Lastly add salt,sugar and coconut.

Cover again and cook for 2 min.

Padval ki sabji is ready.

March 29th, 2009

Pakode Soyabean Ke

Ingredients:

Soyabean 2 cups
Besan 2 cups
Green chilly 2-3
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Oil
Salt

 

How to make Pakode Soyabean Ke:

Wash and soak soyabean in hot water for 4 hours.

Drain and make a paste.

Add finely chopped green chilly,coriander leaves,ginger garlic paste,besan and salt.

Mix finely.

Add water if necessary.

In a kadai heat oil and fry pakode till golden brown.

Pakode soyabean ke is ready.

Serve hot with green chutney.

February 10th, 2009

Panch Phoran powder

Ingredients:

Mustard seeds (rai) 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds (jeera) 1/2 cup
Black onion seeds (kalonji) 1/2 cup
Fennel seeds (saunf) 1/2 cup
Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/4 cup

 

How to make Panch Phoran powder:

Roast all the ingredients separately.

Take care not to burn any of the ingredients.

Allow to cool for 10-15 min.

Mix and grind all ingredients into fine powder.

Panch phoran powder is ready.

Panch phoran powder is used in pickles.

November 21st, 2009

Phirni

Ingredients:

Milk 1 lt
Rice flour 1 cup
Sugar 1 cup
Badam
Pista
Elaichi powder

 

How to make Phirni:

In a bowl take 2 cups of milk and add rice flour.

Mix finely and make a paste without any lumps.

Mix above paste in milk and allow to boil on low flame.

Keep stirring till it thickens.

Remove from the fire and add sugar.

Mix well and keep boiling again for 4-5 min.

Now add elaichi powder and finely chopped badam and pista.

Phirni is ready.

Serve chilled in small earthen pots.

October 24th, 2009

Phodnicha Bhat

Ingredients:

Cooked rice 2 cups
Onion 2
Green chilly 2-3
Kadipatta leaves 4-5
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Salt

 

How to make Phodnicha bhat:

Chop onion,green chilly and coriander leaves finely.

In a pan heat oil and add mustard seeds.

When it starts to splutter add finely chopped green chilly and kadipatta.

Now add finely chopped onion and fry for 2-3 min till transparent.

Add asafoetida and turmeric powder.

Now add cooked rice with salt.

Mix finely and cover for 2-3 min on low flame.

Lastly add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix again.

Cook again on low flame for a min.

Phodnicha bhat is ready to serve with any pickle.

September 17th, 2009

Piyush

Ingredients

Shrikhand 1 bowl
Fresh buttermilk 1 bowl
Sugar 2 tbsp
Kesar sticks 5-6
Pista 5-6

 

How to make Piyush:

In a big bowl take shrikhand, buttermilk and sugar together.

Whisk finely.

Serve chilled with pista pieces and kesar

November 14th, 2009

Prawns Pickle

Ingredients:

Prawns 2 cups
Kashmiri chilly powder 4 tsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Methi powder 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Tamarind pulp 1 tbsp
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Oil 1 cup
Salt

 

How to make Prawns Pickle:

Clean and wash prawns neatly.

Drain water completely.

Marinate with Salt,turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste for 30 min.

In a pan heat oil and add hing and red chilly powder.

Fry for 2 min.

Now add methi powder and marinated prawns.

Fry again for 2-3 min.

Lastly add tamarind pulp .

Allow to cook for 8-10 min on low flame.

Prawns pickle is ready.

February 21st, 2009


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