Dokla
Aug20

Dokla

Ingredients • Channa dal, cleaned – 1 cup • Yogurt – 1/3 cup • Warm water – 1/2 cup • Chilies, minced – 2 fresh • Grated fresh ginger – 1 tbsp • Turmeric – 1/4 tsp • Salt – 1 tsp • Lemon juice – 1 tsp • Melted ghee – 1 1/2 tsp • Baking powder – 1 tsp For  A Topping (optional, if you serve dokla with chutney) • Ghee – 2 tbsp • Black mustard seeds – 1 tbsp • Sesame...

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Soft Cashew-Studded South-Indian Steamed Semolina Breads (Rawa Idli)
Aug19

Soft Cashew-Studded South-Indian Steamed Semolina Breads (Rawa Idli)

Ingredients Split urad dal, soaked in warm water for 2 hours – 2 tbsp Large dried red chili, sliced – 1 Raw cashews, chopped coarsely 2 tbsp Black mustard seeds – 1½ tbsp Ghee – 3 tbsp Coarse semolina – 1¼ cups Baking soda – 1 tsp Paking powder – ¾ tsp Salt – 2 tsp Yogurt – 1¼ cups Warm water – ½ – 1 cup Ghee or oil for greasing the moulds Preparation Heavily oil the...

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Urd Dahl Dosa
Aug18

Urd Dahl Dosa

Ingredients • Urad dahl, skinned, split or whole – 1 cup • Short grained rice – 2 cups • Water • Salt – 1 tbsp • Sugar – 1 tbsp • Chopped coriander leaves (or 1 t coriander powder if unavailable) – 2 tbsp • Chilies, minced (or 1/2 t cayenne or ground black pepper) – 1-2 • Ghee for frying • You will need a blender or food processor. Preparation 1. Sort, wash and soak the urd and rice together for at...

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Turkish Bulgur Wheat Pilaf
Aug17

Turkish Bulgur Wheat Pilaf

Ingredients • Butter, olive oil, or a combination of both – 4 tbsp • Yellow asafetida powder – ½ tsp • Diced green capsicums – 1½ cups • Peeled chopped tomatoes – ¾ cup • Vegetable stock – 2¼ cups • Salt – 1 tsp • Coarse bulgur wheat  – 1½ cups Preparation 1. Melt the butter in a heavy, non-stick 2-litre saucepan over moderate heat. Sprinkle in the yellow asafetida powder, saute momentarily,...

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Chickpea Relish
Aug16

Chickpea Relish

  Ingredients •1½ C dried Chickpeas •5-8 C water •2 Tsp salt •1 Tbsp oil •1 Tsp black mustard seeds •1 Tsp split urad dal •1 dry red chili •1 fresh red/green chili, cut in half •8-9 fresh curry leaves •½ Tsp yellow asafetida powder •¼ C grated fresh coconut •½ Tsp sugar •2 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves •2 Tsp fresh lemon juice Preparation 1.Wash and rinse the chickpeas in water and soak them in water for 6-8 hours. 2.In a...

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Chickpea Curry (Chana Masala)
Aug15

Chickpea Curry (Chana Masala)

  Ingredients   • 2 C dried chickpeas   • 7-9 C of water • 3 Tbsp ghee/oil • ½ Tsp yellow asafetida powder • 2 Tsp cumin seeds • 2 Tsp garam masala • 1 Tbsp chana masala • 1 Tsp chat masala • 1 Tbsp coriander powder • 1 Tsp amchur powder (dry mango powder) • 1 Tsp turmeric powder • 1½ -inch ginger piece • 2 hot green chilies • 4-5 medium sized tomatoes, peeled and chopped • 2¼ Tsp salt • ¼ C chopped fresh coriander...

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