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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Broccoli Dhal


Moong dhal: 1 cup (boiled and mashed well)
Broccoli: 1 (cut into florets)
Onion: 1 cup
Tomatoes: 1 cup
Green chillies: 2
Ginger and garlic: 1 tea spoon
Asafoetida: 1 tinge
Garam masala: 1 teaspoon
Tamarind paste/Amchur powder: 1/2 tea spoon
Turmeric powder, chilli powder: 1 tea spoon


Step1: Boil dhal with turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, asafoetida.
Step2: Boil broccoli florets in microwave for 5-8 minutes and blend once they cool down.
Step3: Take a saucepan and fry ginger, garlic, green chillies.
Step4: Add onions and fry. Once they turn translucent add tomatoes.
Step5: Add ground broccoli and close the lid for 5 minutes.
Step6: Add dhal to the above mixture and mix well for 5 - 10 minutes.

Broccoli dhal is ready :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mango Corn salad


Mango: 1 large (cut into small cubes)
Corn kernels: 1 cup (frozen)
Onion: 1 large (fine;y chopped)
Tomato: 1 medium (finely chopped)
Green pepper: 1 small (finely chopped)
Mint leaves: 10-12 leaves (finely chopped)
Oregano and Thyme leaves dried
Salt & pepper, lemon juice.


Mix the above ingredients together and keep aside for 10-15 minutes :-)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Masala Vada


Chana dhal: 1  cup
Onions: 2 medim sized (finely chopped)
Cumin seeds: 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon
Chilli powder: ½ teaspoon
Fennel seeds: 1 teaspoon
Green chillis: 3 (finely chopped)
Ginger: shredded (1 teaspoon)
Cilantro (Optional)


Step1: Soak chana dhal for 3-4 hours and grind into semi-coarse paste with cumin seeds, fennel seeds, green chillis, ginger, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder.
Step2: Mix onion and cilantro with the batter and toss well.
Step3: Make small batches of batter and fry in oil until it turns golden brown.