Friday, February 26, 2010

Channa Chole

Whenever  i think of chole, i always think of eating it  with nice hot poori's. Hmm... yummy.. I feel that they make a perfect pair!!
Here's  my version of  the recipe


Get This:
White Kabuli channa -1 cup
Onions -- 3 big
Tomatoes-- 2 big
Ginger-- a small piece
Garlic-- 7 or 8 flakes
Tamarind -- small lemon size
Jaggery -- 1 Tbsp
Oil-- 2.5 Tbsps
Red chilli powder-- 1.5 tsps
Cumin seeds/Jeera-- 1 tsp
Cardamoms -- 3
Cloves-- 3
Cinnamon-- 1 inch piece
Cilantro leaves -- 1 Tbsp for garnish

Try This:
  1. Soak channa for 10 hours or overnight in enough water
  2. Wash well & cook it in a pressure cooker with enough water for 20 mins, after the vent has been kept.
  3. Grind onion,ginger,garlic along with cardamom,clove & cinnamon.
  4. Blanch tomatoes in hot water to remove skin & grind it separately.
  5. Heat oil in a pan & add in the cumin seeds
  6. Once it splutters, add in the masala paste & fry it in medium flame till oil separates from it.
  7. Add in the tomamato puree & keep stirring constantly until the moisture is completely absorbed.
  8. Add salt, red chilli powder, tamarind extract, jaggerey & boiled channa with that water. Cook until the gravy becomes thick.
  9. Switch off the flame & garnish with Cilantro leaves.
  10. Serves 5-6

Alu Bhindi Masala

This is my first post. Just thought I will try my hand in blogging. So as of Alu Bhindi masala, I have never tasted this before. One day me and my hubby went to a restaurant. I first tasted this recipe there  and totally fell in love with it. The food was simply awesome,so wanted to recreate the same dish in my Adighe Mane !! 
Here is my version of this recipe :

Get this:
Approx 10-15 Lady's finger/Bhindi/Okra -- Chopped
Potatoes - 2 big, boiled and chopped lengthwise
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Red chili  powder- 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder- 1 tsp
Oil -- for frying
Salt to taste

Try this:
  1.  Heat oil  in a pan/tawa. Once hot add in the potatoes and fry for about a minute.
  2. Mix in the salt,turmeric powder,red chili powder and garam masala powder to it.
  3. Allow it to roast a bit on low heat for a while, say about 10 minutes and switch off
  4. Meanwhile heat about a teaspoon of oil , add in the cut okra to it in a separate pan
  5. Cook on low heat till the okra becomes soft. Add only salt to the okra.
  6. Now mix in the cooked potato pieces with the okra mixture.
  7. Cook it for a while and switch off 
  8. It goes well with Pulav/Roti's/Pooris