Authentic Rajma Chawal


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Ingredients

  • Rajma – 1 cup
  • Finely chopped onion – 1 large
  • Tomato – 1 medium
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Green chilies – 3-4
  • Red Chili Powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Finely chopped Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Salt – as required

Method

  • Soak Rajma overnight, wash and pressure cook (add 4-5 cups of water) for about 3-4 whistles on high flame and then on low flame for an hour. Strain the rajma and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan . Fry chopped onions till golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and chilies and fry well.
  • Roughly chop the tomato and grind. Cook until the masala separates from oil.
  • Add salt , turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Add the Rajma , red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder and mix well.
  • Now add the stock and cook until a thick gravy is formed.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Best served with basmati rice. You can also serve it with zeera rice or rotis.
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Roast chicken


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Christmas is round the corner! It’s time to indulge in a delicious spread. Here’s a simple yet irresistibly yummy roast chicken recipe. We’re sure you will love it! Do try it out and let us know how it went 🙂

Ingredients:

  • Chicken legs – 6 pieces
  • Mint leaves – 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves – 1 cup
  • Green chilies – 6-8
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala- 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • White distilled vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 2-3 tbsp
  • Salt as required

Method :

  • Make slits on the checks pieces after thoroughly washing them. Marinate the chicken with ginger garlic paste, vinegar, garam masala, cumin powder and some salt. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Grind mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chilies, lemon juice and salt into a smooth paste. Add half of the paste to the chicken and refrigerate for another 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry chicken pieces  till slightly brown.
  • Add in the remaining paste and some water. Cover and cook the chicken.
  • Once the chicken is done, roast till dry.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Aloo Paratha


Mummy’s delicious Paratha’s would kick start our day 🙂

From aloo to paneer, Mum made the most amazing Parathas for us.

aloo paratha

aloo paratha

Here is our favourite aloo paratha 🙂

Ingredients

For the dough

  • Wheat flour – 1 ¾ cup
  • Maida – ¼ cup
  • Salt – 1 tsp

For the stuffing

  • Potatoes – ½ kg
  • Green chillies – 8
  • Ginger-garlic paste – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala powder – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin powder – ¼ tsp
  • Finely cut coriander leaves
  • Salt

Method

Cook potatoes. Peel and mash

Add the rest of the ingredients to the mashed potatoes

Make medium sized balls from the dough. Flatten each ball and put the filling inside. Close and seal well all around. Press and dredge in wheat flour and roll out into thick parathas.  Heat ‘tawa’ and fry the parathas using oil. Serve hot with curd or ketchup 🙂