Jeera Rice

How to prepare Jeera Rice ?

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • rice – 2 cups
  • water – 3 cups
  • cumin seeds- 2 tsp
  • caraway seeds – 2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • ghee –

Green rice pulao

How to prepare green rice pulao ?

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • rice – 1 cup
  • mint leaves- half a bunch
  • coriander leaves – half a bunch
  • spinach leaves – half a bunch
  • fresh green chill –

Coconut Raita

How to prepare coconut raita ?

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • grated ginger- 1/2 inch piece
  • fresh green chilli – 1
  • salt to taste
  • sugar- 1 tsp (optional)
  • yogurt/ curd –

Boondi raita

How to prepare Boondi Raita ?

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Boondhi – 1/2 cup
  • Yogurt – 2 cups (beaten/ whisked)
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Chat masala- 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves- 1 tbsp

Procedure:

  • In a mixing bowl,

Phirni

How to prepare Phirni ?

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Rice rava/ ground rice ­ 1/4 cup
  • Milk ­ 2 1/2 cups
  • sugar ­ 1/2 cup
  • cardamom pods (crushed)­ 2 pods
  • saffron strands ­ a few strands (optional)
  • almonds ­ 1 tbsp (broken)
  • cashew nuts­ 1 tbsp (broken)
  • pistachios ­ 1 tbsp (broken)
  • raisins ­ 1 tbsp
  • ghee­ 2 tbsp

Procedure:

  • In a medium sized saucepan,

Carrot and ginger soup

How to prepare Carrot and Ginger soup ?

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Carrots- 3 medium sized
  • Ginger- 2 tsp (grated)
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Potato – 1 medium sized
  • Ground black pepper –

Aubergine and flat beans curry

How to prepare Aubergine and Flat Beans curry ?

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Aubergine (Small indian or chinese variety)- 200 gms / 8 to 10
  • Flat Beans (Chikudulu)- 150 gms / two good handful
  • Mustard seeds –

Mirchi ka saalan

How to prepare Mirchi ka saalan ?

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 10 -12 green banana chillies/ bhaji mirchi (not the hot variety)
  • tamarind –  half a lemon sized ball (soaked in 1/2 cup of water)
  • 1/2 tsp -mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp -cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp -carom seeds
  • 1/2 tsp -chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp -turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp -garam masala powder
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 7-9 curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp -oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp -chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup of roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup of grated coconut (fresh or dessicated)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp of grated ginger

Procedure:

  • To make the gravy,

Bhelpuri

How to make Bhelpuri ?

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Puffed rice/ marmaralu/ murmura- 2 cups
  • Roast peanuts- 2 tbsp
  • Mint and coriander chutney – 2 tbsp (refer to chutneys segment for recipe)
  • Tamarind and dates chutney –
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