Khara Pongal
Jan07

Khara Pongal

  Ingredients •1½ C rice •½ C moong dal •1/3 C ghee •1 Tsp cumin seeds •½ tsp yellow asafetida powder •1 Tbsp finely grated ginger •5-6 peppercorns •2 dry red chilies •1 sprig fresh curry leaves •6 C water •1½ Tsp salt •2 Tbsp cashews Preparation 1.Heat a pan over moderate heat. Dry roast the rice and dal until lightly golden. Remove pan from heat and cool the grains. 2.Wash the rice and dal and drain. 3.Heat 1 Tbsp ghee in a...

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Khichari-2
Jan03

Khichari-2

    Ingredients •1/3 C yellow split moong dal •1 C rice •3 Tbsp ghee •1 Tsp cumin seeds •2 Tbsp minced ginger •1 green chili chopped •8-9 fresh curry leaves •2 Tsp coriander powder •1 Tsp paprika powder •2 C summer squash peeled and cubed (louki or zucchini) •1 C peeled and cubed potatoes •1 C green beans •1 C carrot shredded •1 Tsp turmeric powder...

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Khichari-1
Jan03

Khichari-1

  Ingredients •Yellow split moong dal……………….1/3 C •Rice…………………………………………¾ C •Ghee……………………………………….2Tbsp •Nigella seeds(kalonji seeds)………..1 Tbsp •Cumin...

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Cauliflower Biriyani
Dec30

Cauliflower Biriyani

  Ingredients •Basmati rice – 1 cup •Cauliflower – 1 medium sized •Green chilies – 6 •Fresh thick curds – ¼ cup •Oil – 3 tbsp •Grated fresh coconut -2 tbsp •Coriander – cumin powder – ½ tsp •Salt -as required •Pure Ghee – 2 tsp •Cashew nuts – 2 tbsp •Curry leaves – few •Coriander leaves – 1...

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Pav Bhaji Rice
Dec25

Pav Bhaji Rice

  This recipe comes from my good friend Krishna’s kitchen. This is a one pot dish but you can pair it with any raita or papad if you feel like.   Ingredients • Finely Diced Green Pepper – ½ cup • Finely Diced Tomatoes – 1 cup • Boiled Green Peas – ½ cup • Asafetida – pinch • Ginger paste – ½ tsp • Bay leaf – 1 • Shah zeera (or...

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Masala Bhath – II
Oct09

Masala Bhath – II

  Ingredients • Basmati Rice – 1 cup • Potatoes – 2 or 3 • Carrots – 2 • Shelled peas – ¼ cup • Diced beans – ¼ cup • Knol-Khol – 1 • brinjals – 2 • Red chili powder – ½ tsp. • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp. • Garam masala powder – ¼ tsp. • Bay leaf – 1 • Salt – as...

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