Dal Makhni


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Ingredients
  • Black Gram / Urad whole – 1 cup
  • Finely chopped onions – 1 large
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium
  • Ginger-garlic paste  – 1 tsp
  • Slit green chillies – 3
  • Cumin seeds / zeera – 1tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Kasoori methi – 3/4 tsp
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Fresh cream – 1/2 cup + 1 tsp for garnish
  • Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
Method
  • Wash and soak black gram over night. Pressure cook with 2-3 glasses of water for about 2 whistles. Do not over cook unless you like it that way
  • Add 3 tbsp of butter and 1 tbsp oil (adding oil helps the butter from burning) in a kadai
  • Add cumin seeds, once it crackles add the onions and fry till slightly brown. Meanwhile dice the tomatoes and make a puree
  •  Ginger-garlic paste to be added now and fried till the raw smell goes and onion is golden brown
  • Add the tomato puree and fry well. Add red chili powder, garam masala powder, green chillies and mix well. Cook until the masala is done
  • Now add the black gram along with the water in which it was cooked. This dal is best when the consistency is thick. Make sure you add water only to that extent.  Allow it to cook for a few minutes in the masala
  •  Add fresh cream and cook for about 2-3 mins
  •  To temper, heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil in a small pan. Add kasoori methi, fry it for a few seconds and pour it on the Dal. This gives an amazing aroma and flavor
  • Garnish with 1 tbsp of fresh cream  and coriander leaves
  • Serve hot with rotis 🙂
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Cabbage Kofta Curry


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Ingredients for the Kofta

  • Grated cabbage – 2 cups
  • Gram flour – 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli  – 2
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 1-2 tbsp
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Add a little salt to the grated cabbage. Keep it aside for 15 minutes
  • Squeeze out the water from the cabbage and add all the ingredients of the kofta to it
  • Make small equal sized ball and deep fry until golden brown. Remove and keep it aside

Ingredients for the gravy

  • Onion finely chopped – 1 medium sized
  • Tomato – 1 large
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Slit green chillies – 2-3
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Fennel powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Gram masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Yogurt – 2 tbsp
  • Cashew paste – 2 tbsp
  • Fresh cream – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped – 3 tbsp
  • Oil – 2-3 tbsp
  • Salt as required

Method

  • Heat oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds
  • Once it crackles add the bay leaf and saute for a few seconds
  • Add the onions and fry till slightly brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes
  • Add the tomato puree and slit green chillies and cook for about 5 minutes
  • Add all the powders and fry for some more time
  • The oil starts to separate and the masala forms a lump once it’s done
  • Whisk the yogurt and add it along with cashew paste and cream and cook for sometime
  • Mix in the fried koftas and allow it to cook for about 5 minutes
  • Garnish it with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis

Kaala Chana with Aloo and Dill Leaves


Pic Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Pic Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients

  • Kaala Chana / Black chana – 1 cup
  • Potato – 1 medium sized
  • Dill leaves – 1 cup
  • Onions finely chopped – 1 medium sized
  • Tomato finely chopped  – 1 medium sized
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric. Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as required

Method

  • Soak kaala chana over night and pressure cook for about 15 – 20 minutes
  • Heat some oil in kadai
  • Add onions and fry till golden brown
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes. Add tomatoes, fry for sometime. Add all the masalas
  • Cook till tomatoes become soft and oil separates
  • Now add the dill leaves and fry for sometime
  • Add in the potatoes. Cook till the potatoes  are done
  • Add the  chana , fry for a minute then add the  water with which the  chana was cooked
  • Cook for sometime. Serve hot with rotis

Interesting FactDill leaves also known as sabbaki soppu or sew bhaji. This green leaf  vegetable is very delicious and healthy too.

Specially good for pregnant women and nursing mothers.

Raw Banana with Curd


Raw Banana with CurdImage Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Raw Banana with Curd
Image Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients

  • Raw banana  – 1 large
  • Onion – 3 tbsp
  • Coconut grated- 3 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds/ Jeera -1 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Tumeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder –  1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder  – a pinch
  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Oil – 1 tsp

For Tadka

  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a few

Method

  • Peel, cut and wash the raw banana
  • In a Kadai, add some water, raw banana , chilli , turmeric, coriander and garam Masala powder and cook till soft
  • In the meanwhile, grind cumin seeds , coconut and onion. In another Kadai, add oil
  • Add the ground mixer and fry for a 2-3 mins. Pour in the cooked raw banana. Add curd and mix well
  • Cook for about 2 mins
  • Add the tadka
  • Serve hot with rice