Chhole Masala
Feb27

Chhole Masala

  Ingredients • Cumin seeds – 50 grams • Coriander seeds –  50 grams • Red chili powder- 50 grams • Dry mango powder –  25 grams • Black pepper powder – 10 grams • Salt – as per taste • Black salt – 1 tbsp • Black cardamom –  6 • Pomegranate seeds – 10 grams • Cinnamon – 6 • Cloves – 16 • Dry mint...

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Curry leaves Powder (Karepaku podi)
Feb23

Curry leaves Powder (Karepaku podi)

  Ingredients • Curry leaves powder – 2 tbsp • Black gram dhal – ¼ cup • Red chilies – 15 to 20 • Salt – as required • Tamarind – little more than gooseberry sized • Bengal gram dhal – ¼ cup Preparation 1. Separate the tender curry leaves from its bark. 2. Wash and wipe with a cloth. 3. Dry by spreading on a clean towel. 4. When it is completely dry,...

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Mint leaves Powder (Pudina podi)
Feb22

Mint leaves Powder (Pudina podi)

  Ingredients • Mint leaves powder – 2 Tbsp • Black gram dhal – ¼ cup • Red chilies – 15 to 20 • Salt – as required • Tamarind – little more than gooseberry sized Preparation 1. Separate the tender mint leaves from its bark. 2. Wash and wipe with a cloth. 3. Dry by spreading on a clean towel. 4. When it is completely dry, roast it in a hot shallow pan till it becomes...

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Pea and Broccoli Soup
Jan31

Pea and Broccoli Soup

  Ingredients •1 stalk of celery, diced •2 C potatoes, peeled and diced •300g broccoli florets •2 C peas •1 bay leaf •5 C vegetable stock/water •2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley •1¼ Tsp salt •½ Tsp ground black pepper Preparation 1.Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan except the salt and pepper. Bring to the boil; simmer until the vegetables are tender. Or alternately, you can pressure cook the vegetables. 2.Discard the bay...

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Mung Dal
Jan30

Mung Dal

  Ingredients •Yellow mung dal ………………….250 ml •Ghee or oil………………………….1½ Tbsp •Water………………………………..1½ liter •Turmeric powder………………….½ Tsp •Tomatoes, chopped………………2...

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Minestrone Soup
Jan29

Minestrone Soup

  There are many versions of this soup. I have adapted this recipe to suite my family. You can alter the veggies as per your liking. A bowl of this soup is a meal in itself especially good for a healthy dinner. Ingredients • Diced Celery – ½ cup • Diced Green Pepper – ½ cup • Diced Red Pepper – ½ cup • Sweet Corn – ½ cup • Green Peas – ½ cup • Chopped Spinach – 1 cup • Shredded Cabbage – ½ cup • Shredded Carrots – ½ cup • Diced...

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