Pumpkin pakora with Crushed Coriander Seeds
Apr06

Pumpkin pakora with Crushed Coriander Seeds

Any type of winter squash butternut, acorn, turban or Indian wax gourd (petha) as well as yams or sweet potatoes may be substituted for pumpkin. This is a good batter to make in a food processor, for along with crushing while coriander seeds, the processor makes the batter light and smooth. If you make the batter by hand, add freshly crushed coriander seeds. Preparation time (after assembling ingredients): 10 minutes Resting time:...

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Sweet & Sour Dal Soup with Mixed Vegetables
Feb07

Sweet & Sour Dal Soup with Mixed Vegetables

Ingredients • Mixed dried dal – 2 kg • Litres water – 12 – 15 • Minced fresh ginger – 3 tbsp • Hot green chili, chopped, or to taste – 2 tbsp • Bay leaves – 8 • Turmeric – 2 – 3 tbsp • Ghee or oil – 1 cup • Mixed vegetables like pumpkin, potato etc – 2 – 4kg chopped • Salt – 2 – 3 tbsp • Lemon or lime juice – 1.5 cups • Black mustard seeds – 2...

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Pumpkin Pakoras
Jan05

Pumpkin Pakoras

Ingredients: • Chickpea flour (besan) – 1 cup • Turmeric – 1/2 tsp • A pinch of hing • Cumin powder – 1 tsp • Coriander powder – 1 tsp • Salt – 1 tsp • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp • Yogurt – 2 tbsp • Cold water – 1/2-1/3 cup • Peeled, ripe pumpkin cut into 2-inch squares, 1/2-inch thick – 1/2 pound Preparation:: 1. Mix batter and let sit for 30 minutes. 2. Dip pieces of pumpkin into the...

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South Indian Toor dal Khichari
Dec15

South Indian Toor dal Khichari

  Ingredients • ½ C toor dal • 1 C rice • 1 walnut sized ball of dried tamarind pulp soaked in 1 Cup of hot water for 15-20 minutes • 2 Tbsp ghee/oil • 1 Tsp black mustard seeds • 1 Tsp cumin seeds • ¼ Tsp fenugreek seeds • 1 dry red chili • 1 green chili chopped • 8-9 fresh curry leaves • ½ Tsp yellow asafetida powder • 1 C peeled and cubed potatoes...

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Pumpkin Apple Soup
Mar01

Pumpkin Apple Soup

  Ingredients • Small pumpkin, peeled and cut into cubes(about 4 cups) – ½ • Apples (peeled and cut into cubes) – 2 • Water – 4 cups • Curry Masala – 2 tsp • Light cream or milk- 1 cup • Sugar – 2 tsp • Chopped coriander (to garnish) – ¼ cup • Garam Masala – ½ tsp Preparation 1. Take a pot fill it with water (4 cups, add extra...

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