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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Raw banana curry

My hubby loves raw plantain curry.I generally try to make it once a week.This was my grandmom's favourite too when I was a kid though I hated it then. Nowadays,I like it. Especially  ,it is a good accompaniment to rasam rice.

Method : 2 raw bananas chopped into triangular thin pieces, 2-3 green chillies roughly chopped, a sprig of curry leaves, 1/4 tsp mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp urad dal, 1 byadgi mirchi broken into 2 to 3 pieces, a pinch of hing ,1/4 tsp haldi, 1 -2 tbsp fresh dessicated coconut, 2 tbsp oil,salt to taste.

Method : In a kadhai heat oil.Pop mustard seeds.Add urad dal.When they turn golden brown ,add hari mirchi,kadipatta & red chillies..Add the raw banana pieces. Mix all nicely so that the oil hari mirchi spice mix gets coated on the banana pieces. Cover with lid & cook for 5 minutes. Remove lid. Add few drops of water. Mix nicely. Let it cook for 5 more minutes. Add some more drops of water if banan starts sticking to bottom of kadhai. Add haldi & hing. Mix nicely with banana slices. Add salt. Mix nicely. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes.Add fresh dessicated coconut & mix nicely.Let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Put off gas. Cover with lid. Serve after 5 -10 minutes .







Monday, April 20, 2015

Akhi Masoor ki dal

  • I had some masoor  in my kitchen.I had not made it for quite some time. Sangeeta Khanna had shared a recipe on this lentil.I thought why not try it out .And it turned out to be so satisfyingly yummy ! 

  • Sangeeta Khanna has given many versions of sabut masoor ki dal.I tried only one of  the many recipes.

  • Ingredients : 1/3 Cup sabut masoor, 1/4 tsp pepper powder, 1/4 tsp roasted jeera powder, 1/4 tsp grated ginger,1 small onion chopped,1 small tomato chopped, 1 green chilly chopped, 1/4 tsp haldi,1/4 tsp hing, 1 tsp ghee,salt to taste.



  • Method : 

  • Make puree of chopped onions,tomato ,hari mirchi & adrak.Add this adrak to washed masoor .Add haldi ,hing & salt to taste.Add 1 cup water ( 1 cup water to 1/3 cup dal...proportion is 1 : 3 ) .Pressure cook on high up to 1 whistle.Then lower the flame & cook for 10-15 minutes.Put off gas.When the cooker cools,remove whistle followed by  the lid.Serve masoor with roti and or rice.


I had forgotten to add ghee while cooking.I added ghee when I removed the lid. The taste of dal was awesome. And texture superb ! I am going to make this often .