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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Tamarind Soup
Jan28

Tamarind Soup

  Ingredients •¼ C of seeded tamarind pulp + 1 C of hot water •2½ C water •2 Tbsp ghee/gingelly oil (Indian style sesame oil) •1 dry red chili •1 Tsp mustard seeds •¼ Tsp fenugreek seeds •1 sprig fresh curry leaves •½ Tsp yellow asafetida powder •1 Tbsp sambar masala •1½ Tsp salt •1 Tsp brown sugar/jaggery •1½ Tbsp rice flour Preparation 1. Soak the tamarind in hot water for 20 minutes. 2. Strain the tamarind, collect the juice...

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Spinach Dal
Oct29

Spinach Dal

  Ingredients • 1/3 C each mung dal, toor dal and chana dal • 5-7 C water • 1 Tsp turmeric powder • 1 Tbsp coriander powder • 1½ Tsp salt • ½ Tsp sugar • 1 small bunch of fresh spinach leaves • 3 Tbsp ghee/oil • 2 bay leaves • 1½ Tsp cumin seeds • 2 Tbsp finely grated ginger • 2 hot green chilies, chopped • ½ Tsp yellow asafetida powder • ½ Tsp paprika • 1 C chopped tomatoes • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves Preparation 1....

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