Dalcha (Mutton and Dal)

Posted by EsyRecipes Sunday, January 31, 2010

Discription:A delicious mutton dish from the Bohri Muslims of Gujarat.Try it and Enjoy!!
  • Bengal Gram Dal
  • Boneless Mutton cut into very small cubes
  • 1/2 Cup Groundnut Oil
  • 2 medium sliced Onions
  • 1 tbsp Ginger - Garlic Paste
  • 2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Curd
  • Salt to taste
  • Green Chillies, Chopped
  • 4 sprigs Curry leaves  
For Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 4 Red Chillies
  • 2 tsp Finely Chopped Garlic
How to make:
  • Pressure Cook the dal in 2 1/2 cups of water for 10 minutes.
  • Puree in the blender.
  • Heat the oil in a pan.
  • Fry the onions till golden.
  • Add the ginger- garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric and coriander powder and fry well.
  • Add the meat and fry till the oil separates.
  • Beat the curd and the salt and green chillies.
  • Add to the meat fry, stirring for 3-4 minutes and add the gram dal puree.
  • Mix well.
  • Tie the curry leaves in a bundle and add to the meat along with 2 cups of water.
  • Let boil on medium flame, covered, for 10-15 minutes or till the meat is done.
  • Heat the ghee in a small frying pan.
  • Season with whole dry chillies and garlic.
  • Fry till the garlic browns. Add to the meat, simmer 5 minutes.
  • Remove the curry leaves and serve hot.

Papaya Chutney

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Discription:This is very tasty recipes.Try it and Enjoy!!
  • Small raw papaya peeled and coarsely grated  
  • Green chilies slit  
  • 1/4 tsp each Cumin & Mustard seeds  
  • 2 pinches Asafoetida  
  • 1 tsp Sugar  
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice  
  • 1 tsp Coriander finely chopped  
  • 1 tsp Oil  
  • Salt to taste
How to make:
  • Heat oil, add cumin and mustard seeds, asafoetida, allow to splutter.
  • Add green chillies, stir, add papaya.
  • Add all other ingredients, mix well, remove from fire.
  • Cool, serve with papdi.


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Discription:This is very tasty recipes.Try it and Enjoy!!
  • 2 cups Gram flour
  • 1/4 tsp Soda bicarbonate  
  • 1/4 tsp Ajwain seeds    
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder 
  • 1 tbsp Oil     
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required
  • Oil for deep frying
How to make:
  • Mix all ingredients, by adding water little by little to make a very soft dough.
  • Take a small ball of dough, place on a greased polythene sheet.
  • With base of palm drag the dough in a straight line, from start.
  • For support hold the dough at starting point with other hand.
  • This will for a strip of the ball of dough.
  • A little practice will make this technique very easy.
  • Heat oil in a wide heavy pan. Make 3-4 such strips, put in hot oil.
  • Fry both sides on medium heat, till crisp but not browned.
  • Drain and cool to crisp further.
  • Serve with papaya chutney or green chutney.

Chakli ( Spicy crunchy spirals)

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Discription:A spicy Gujarati 'farsan' or crunchy fried snack.Try it and Enjoy!!
  • 2cups Rice flour
  • 1/2cup Mung dal (Green gram)
  • 2tsp Oil
  • 1/4tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2sp Carom seeds (ajwain) or cumin seeds
  • 1tsp Red chili powder (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • Water as required
How to make:
  • Cook the mung dal to a paste like consistency.
  • In a big bowl add rice flour, mung dal paste, turmeric, salt, chili powder, carom seeds or cumin seeds.
  • Mix lightly.
  • Heat 2tsp oil and add the sizzling hot oil to the rice flour mix.
  • Add water as needed to make a stiff dough.
  • Knead thoroughly with hand.
  • Take a lemon size dough and place it in a chakli mould or mould with star nozzle.
  • Heat oil for frying.
  • Test the oil by dropping a small piece of dough and wait for 3 seconds if it does not rise to the top then oil needs to be heated more.
  • Gently make a spiral with the chakli mould and deep fry to a golden brown.
  • Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Green Beans

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Discription:This is very tasty recipes.Try it and Enjoy!!
  • Green beans
  • Oil
  • Mustard seed
  • Minced garlic
  • Coarsely crushed dried red chili
  • Sugar 
  • 1/2tsp Salt
  • Pepper powder
How to make:
  • Clean the beans and cut them into 1"long pieces.
  • Blanch (or use frozen beans), drain, cool, set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan.
  • Season the mustard seeds.
  • When they begin to pop, add garlic and stir till light brown.
  • Add crushed red chilly and stir for a few seconds.
  • Add green beans, sugar and salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Simmer the flame, stir and cook for about 8-10 minutes or till they taste spicy.
  • Sprinkle pepper powder, mix well and serve.

Patra Bhajia

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Discription :This is very tasty recipes.Try it and Enjoy!!
  • Ingredients:
  • Large patra leaves (colocasia leaves)  
  • 1/2 cup Tamarind extract (juice)  
  • 1 cup Gram flour (besan) 
  • 3 tsp Chilli powder  
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder  
  • 3-4 pinches Asafoetida  
  • 1 tsp Crushed cumin seeds  
  • 3 tsp Powdered sugar 
  • 1tbsp Oil  
  • Salt to taste
For seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. each Cumin & musard seeds
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 tbs Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbs Coconut grated fine
How to make:
  • Clean, wash and wipe leaves.
  • Roll lightly with a rolling pin.
  • Keep aside.
  • Mix all ingredients except those for seasoning to a thick paste.
  • Take a leaf and place it backside up on a flat surface.
  • Take a little paste and apply thinly all over leaf surface.
  • Place another leaf over it.
  • Repeat the process on a set of 3-4 layered leaves, top layer being that of paste.
  • Fold in the edges and roll the leaves, starting with their base towards tip.
  • Make the roll tight and seal sides with some paste.
  • Make more sets of 3-4 layered leaves until the paste is finished.
  • Steam the rolls in a double boiler or steam cooker for 30-40 minutes.
  • Cool and remove. Cut into 1/2" thick slices.
  • Heat oil, add cumin and mustard seeds, allow to splutter.
  • Add sesame, coriander, and coconut. 
  • Add salt, chilli and sugar if needed.
  • Mix well, serve hot or cold.

Mirch Ka Salan

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Discription:This is very tasty recipes.Try it and Enjoy!!
Ingredients :
  • Green chillies
  • Oil
  • Tamarind pulp
  • Beaten yogurt
  • Lemon juice
  • Saltto taste
  • Roasted onions
  • Roasted peanuts
  • Grated coconut
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Sesame seeds
  • Chopped coriander leaves   
How to make:
  • Grind roasted onions, peanuts, coconut, ginger, garlic and sesame seeds to a fine paste.
  • Heat oil and deep fry green chillies, remove and keep aside. 
  • Fry the ground paste in the same oil by stirring continuously.
  • Pour little water at regular intervals while frying the paste.
  • Stir well by adding yogurt, lemon juice and salt.
  • Add tamarind pulp and stir well until the gravy is of sauce consistency.
  • Add fried chillies.
  • Bring to a boil and remove from fire.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with biryani.

Spicy Chicken Masala

Posted by EsyRecipes Saturday, January 30, 2010

Discription:This is very tasty recipes.Try it and Enjoy!!
  • 1 pound chicken with bones ( chopped in to bite size pieces )
  • 1 onion ( sliced)
  • 1 large tomato ( chopped)
  • 4 to 5 cloves
  • 1 tbs red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 4 to 5 tbs oil
  • salt
For making paste:
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 inch ginger root
  • 3 tbs fresh grated coconut
  • Grind everything to a fine paste
How to make:
  • Heat oil in a pan ,add cloves and onions sautee until onions are brown
  • Now add chicken pieces, turmuric and salt ,mix everything ,partially cover and cook for 5 min
  • Add ground masala paste , chopped tomatoes , chilli powder , coriander powder ,black pepper powder mix and cook on a high flame for 5 min
  • Now add 1 cup of water ,cover with lid and pressure cook until 2 wistles
  • Done ,garnish with fresh cilantro and lime
  • Serve hot with rice for roti

Spicy Chicken Gravy

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Discription:Chicken gravy as the name indicates is a creamy & spicy curry base in which the chicken is simmered.The aromatic spices adds a wonderful flavour to the chicken.This curry goes very well with  ghee rice, rotis, chapathis etc.
  • 2 lbs Chicken
  • 3 Onions thinly sliced
  • 4 Green Chilles slit
  • 1 Cup Yoghurt
  • 2 Tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 2 – 3 Tsp Red Chilli Powder Or as per taste
  • 1 Tsp Dhania Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2″ Cinnamon
  • Oil as required
  • Salt Per taste
How to make:
  • Beat curds / yoghurt until smooth & well blended.
  • Add turmeric powder, 1 Tsp Of Chilli Powder and 1 Tsp ginger garlic paste to the yoghurt & mix well.
  • Add well washed & cubed chicken pieces to the yoghurt mixture & mix well.
  • Marinate for an hour in the refrigerator. The more time marinated the better.
  • Heat 3-4 tsps of oil in a pan & add 2 sliced onions. Fry them until golden.
  • Cool & grind the onions along with 1 cardamom to fine paste along with little water.
  • Heat Oil in a pan, add the cinnamon, cloves & cardamon to the oil when hot.
  • After a minute, add 1 sliced onion & green chilles. Saute untill translucent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste & fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Now add just the chicken without the yoghurt marinade.
  • Fry the chicken well for 6-8 minutes on high heat.
  • Add the chilli/dhania/cumin powders & fry for few more minutes.
  • Add the marinade now along with a cup of water & salt.
  • Cook chicken untill tender.
  • Adjust the spices if needed. Add the onion paste & mix well.
  • Simmer for a few more minutes, until done.
  • Garnish with cilantro if needed.

Pista Ice Cream Recipes

Posted by EsyRecipes Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Discription:This is very tasty recipes.Try it and Enjoy!!
  • Crushed pista
  • 3 Cups milk
  • 5 tbsp Corn flour
  • 3/4 Cups sugar
  • Vanilla essence
  • 1 Cup cream
  • Yellow and green color
How to make:
  • Dissolve corn flour in little water.
  • Boil the milk and add the diluted corn flour. Cook until it becomes thick.
  • Mix sugar and remove the milk from the flame and let it cool.
  • Now add vanilla essence and colours to it.
  • Beat the mixture and add cream.
  • Keep the icecream in refrigerator for about an hour.
  • Remove and beat it again.
  • Add crushed pista. Again keep it for cooling.
  • Pista Icecream is ready.

Easy Tomato Soup Recipes

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Discription:This is very tasty recipes.Try it and Enjoy!!
  • 4 Tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper
  • Mint leaves
How to make:
  • Put the tomatoes in a pan.
  • Pour sufficient water and boil.
  • Add mint and salt to the boiling mixture. Boil for about 10 minutes.
  • Cool and blend the tomatoes with the help of a mixer.
  • Sieve the blended mixture to remove the seeds and skin.
  • Tomato soup is ready to serve.

Methi Ka Paratha

Posted by EsyRecipes Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Discription:This is very tasty recipes.Try it Enjoy!!
  • 2 cups Whole wheat flour or aata
  • 1 cup finely chopped green methi or fenugreek
  • 1 tbsp besan
  • Pinch of turmeric powder or haldi
  • Red chili powder or green chili powder to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Pure ghee
  • 1 tsp carom seeds
How to make:
  • Wash and finely cut green methi leaves
  • Place aata, salt, carom seeds, 2 tsp ghee, besan, turmeric powder, finely chopped methi, salt, red chili powder or finely chopped green chilies and water in a bowl and knead it well to get soft dough.
  • Prepare small balls.
  • Apply some flour on both sides and roll it in to paratha.
  • You can give any desired shape to parathas.
  • Apply ghee and fry it until light brown.
  • Serve hot with green chutney or plain curd.

Mooli Paratha Recipe

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Discription:This  is very tasty recipes.Try it and Enjoy!!
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup white radish (mooli), grated
  • ¼ cup radish (mooli) leaves, finely chopped (optional)
  • ¾ cup fresh low fat curds (yoghurt)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1½ teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • salt to taste
How to make:
  • Mix all the ingredients and knead into a soft dough, adding a little water if required.
  • Divide the dough into 15 equal portions.
  • Roll out each portion thinly into a 125 mm. (5") diameter circle.
  • Cook each paratha on both sides on a non-stick pan, smearing a little oil on each side, until brown spots appear on the surface.
  • Serve hot.

Mushroom Peas Masala

Posted by EsyRecipes Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Discription:This recipe is from Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khazana of Indian Recipes. This goes well with roti, plain rice and pulav.
How to make:
  • Cut mushroom into bite size pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan & add cardamom, cinnamon & onion. 
  • Stir it till the onion turns golden brown colour. 
  • Add ginger garlic paste and stir for a few minutes.
  • Add tomato paste along with spice powders and cook till the oil starts appearing. 
  • Mix the cashew nut paste with one cup water and add to the curry. 
  • When it starts boiling add sliced mushroom & peas.
  • Cook till the vegetables are done.
Note: for cashew nut paste, soak 10-15 cashew nuts in warm water for 1o minutes and grind it with a little water. The gravy tends to be thick after sometime, so adjust the quantity of gravy accordingly.

Vegan Laksa

Posted by EsyRecipes Sunday, January 17, 2010

Discription:This is very tasty soup.try it and Enjoy!!
  • 8 oz dried rice noodles ( use tofu noodles)
  • 1 cup shallots chopped ( use red-onions)
  • 1 stalk lemon-grass, white part only-crushed ( use a zest of a lime)
  • 2 tsp. Sambaal Oelek
  • 2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 2 tsp. curry powder (did not use)
  • 1 tsp. paprika (used 2 tsp.)
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne ( used red-chilly powder instead)
  • 1 tbls. canola oil (used coconut oil)
  • 31/2 cups vegetable stock (used a water+ veggie bullion)
  • 1 tbls sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 1 14oz can of coconut milk (use lite coconut milk)
  • 8 oz extra firm tofu - cubed
  • 1 cup bean sprouts, blanched 
  • 3 scallions (omitted by me)
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro (none at home! )
  • 1 cup pineapple (no way!!)
  • Lime wedges to serve
  • 2 cups of assorted frozen veggies.
How to make:
  • Cook noodles as per directions.
  • Make a paste of shallots,lemongrass,sambal oelek and ginger. 
  • Add to it coriander,curry powder,turmeric,paprika and cayenne pepper and make a smooth paste.
  • In a large pot...medium heat..add the oil..then add the shallot mixture from above and cook it for about 3 minutes, stirring well...adding a little stock to it..to make sure it does not burn.
  • Then add the frozen veggies (if using)....stir it well...and add the rest of the stock.
  • Reduce the heat...add the sugar,salt and pepper. 
  • Simmer for 20 minutes...then add the coconut milk and heat it through without letting it boil. 
  • Add the noodles and the tofu ( toaste the tofu in a pan lightly- can omit this step) and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  • To serve...add the cucumber, scallions (if using) in a bowl. Pour the laksa over it and garnish with cilantro..pineapple (if using). Plop a lime wedge or half on the side too!!

Pea Chutney

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Discription:If you are waiting for somthing new.Then try this and Enjoy!!
  • Peas - 1 frozen pack - the small one
  • Cherry Tomatoes - 425 gms (the small box you get)- halved
  • Red onion - 1 medium
  • Garlic - 4 pods
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Cumin - 1 tsp.
  • Oil - 1 tbls
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilly - 1 tsp.
How to make:
  • Boil the peas with a little salt and keep aside to cool.
  • Drain the water....and if you are obsessed on healthy eating...you can reserve the water for soup or something...if you are normal ;)(kidding!!)...do this in the sink.
  •  Heat oil in a wok..
  • add the cumin..onions..garlic...green chillies...tomatoes and fry in medium heat for 15 minutes..
  • till everything is cooked and mushy.
     Add the salt (remem you added some to the peas when you were boiling it)..peas..red-chilly and cook for 5 minutes. 
  •  The go ahead and mash it...now it is up to you..on how you want the texture...
  • i like to have to some substance and body to it and not a smooth paste...also my arms were hurting ;)...so decided to put a stop to this :D
  • It was really yummy...would be great as a spread on bread.


Posted by EsyRecipes

Discription:This is very tasty recipes. Try it and Enjoy!!
  • Chickpeas - ? cups (soak 2 cups of dry chickpeas overnight)
  • Onions - 1 large,sliced
  • Garlic - 3 to 4 pods, crushed
  • Green Chillies - 1 or 2
  • Chana masala - 1 tbls
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp.
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp.
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro - 1 small bunch, chopped
  • Oil - to deep fry.
How to make:
  • In a pan, add 1 tbls of oil, then add the jeera, onions and garlic and cook till softened.
  • Drain the chickpeas and wash well and keep aside.
  • Add the sauteed onion-garlic mixture to the above drained chickpeas and pulse in ur food processor or blender till it is all well combined. Do not add too much of water, 1 or 2 tbls will help if you are using a blender. I have Kitchen Aid and i was able to make it to a rough paste - used the pulse function.
  • Now put the above in a bowl, then add salt, red chilly powder, chana masala and cilantro and combine well.
  • Now refrigerate the above mixture for 3-4 hours, to let the flavors combine well.
To fry the falafels:
  • Take the mixture out of the refrigertor about half an hour before.
  • Heat the oil, but make sure the oil does not smoke.
  • Make small falafel balls, and deep fry this in medium flame.
Note: Do make the falafel balls small, resist to make them big, trust me the small ones fry evenly and taste better. Also, fry them in medium flame, this ensures the inside gets cooked well.


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