Red Pumpkin Mash

RED PUMPKIN MASH

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner. Today I’ll be sharing a simple, healthy and easily prepared recipe of mashed red pumpkins, mildly spiced and tempered to suit your taste and make your lunch or dinner experience really fab.

Ingredients:-

  1. Red Pumpkin-250 gms
  2. Onion(chopped)-1
  3. Green Chillies-3
  4. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  5. Garam masala-1 tsp
  6. Red chilly powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Dry mango powder-1 tsp
  8. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  9. Grated Coconut-1 tsp
  10. Ginger(grated)-1/2 tsp
  11. Garlic Pods-2
  12. Salt-According to taste

For the tempering:-

  1. Mustard Oil-1 tbsp
  2. Cumin-1/2 tsp
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch

STEPS

Step 1

20190727_143810_20190727145720253.jpgWash, deskin and roughly chop the red pumpkin. Chop the onions, green chilies and grate the ginger. You can roast it or alternately take a heavy-bottomed pan, add 1 tsp mustard oil and add in the chopped pumpkin with garlic pods, ginger, and salt, cover and cook till the pumpkin is done. Then mash it.

Step 2

20190727_143321_20190727145635404.jpgTake a pan and add all the tempering ingredients. Next, add in the chopped onions and green chilies and fry for a minute. Add in the freshly grated coconut. Now take the spices namely, coriander powder,garam masala, red chilly powder in a bowl and mix it with some water. Add this liquid spice mix in the pan and saute for a minute again till the water evaporates. Add the tomato puree and dry mango powder and saute again for a minute.

Step 3

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When the masala gets well cooked mix in the mashed red pumpkin in the pan and let it simmer for two minutes. Just before serving add some raisins.

Our Red Pumpkin Mash is ready. Serve it by garnishing with cilantro and fresh cream though it is optional. Serve it with naan, tandoori rotis,bread of your choice and pulao.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

 

 

Fish Raita

FISH RAITA

Hello and welcome to my cozy cooking corner again.Raita is a common side dish of India.A proper and satisfying meal doesnot exclude raita from it.We make various raitas all over India like cucumber raita,mixed fruit and vegetable raita,onion and tomato raita,palak and sweet corn raita and others. Today I had some fish in my refrigerator and I decided to do something new with it.So I made this fish raita.I have taken basa fish for it.This recipe is a very simple version of making raitas with a medley of our regular spices and ingredients.It’s healthy, tasty and very easy.Come, let’s start with it’s making—

Ingredients:

  1. Boneless Fish-4 pieces
  2. Curd-300 gms
  3. Potato(boiled)-1
  4. Roasted and crushed peanuts-1 tbsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  6. Dry Mango Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Black Pepper Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Black Mustard Powder-1 tsp
  9. Dried Mint-A pinch
  10. Chat Masala-A pinch
  11. White and Black Salt-According to taste

STEPS

Step 1

20190715_140924_20190715142726977.jpgWash and cut the fish fillet in pieces.I have used basa variety here though you can try others too. Marinate it with salt, black pepper powder, red chilly powder, dry mango powder, and shallow fry it till golden and crisp. Boil and cut the potato into small pieces. Shallow fry it too by adding chat masala,red chilly powder. Roast the peanuts and crush them coarsely.

Step 2

20190715_135132_20190715142926160.jpgNow take the curd in a bowl and beat it with a beater. Add in some sugar if it is too sour. Add black salt, black pepper, dried mint, black mustard powder, chat masala and mix well.

Step 3

Mix the peanuts, potatoes and fried fish in the curd.

20190715_140927_20190715142817757.jpgNotepoint—You can add a tadka of black mustard,curry leaves,chopped ginger,chopped green chillies too to make the raita better still though it is optional and I have not done so.

Our Fish Raita is done. Serve it with biryanis or tandoori rotis and dal tadka.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Shallow Fried Macaroni And Potato Tikkis

SHALLOW FRIED MACARONI AND POTATO TIKKI

Hello, and welcome everyone to my cozy cooking corner again. It is the rainy season and a well suited time to have ‘baarish wale pakore with ginger tea’.Generally, I don’t encourage eating fried dishes but yes, sometimes you can try to bend the rules a bit. We make pakoras of many types and today I am making a pakora of macaroni with potatoes and some mild spices. I think some of you guys will be knowing the recipe. You can have it at breakfast or at brunch. So let’s enjoy making macaroni and potato tikkis and celebrate the goodness and onset of pleasant monsoons in India—

Ingredients:-

  1. Macaroni-200 gms
  2. Potato-1 1/2
  3. Onion-1
  4. Green Chillies-2
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  6. Refined Flour-1/2 cup
  7. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Cumin Powder- 1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  11. Mint Leaves-1/2 cup
  12. Chat Masala-1/2 tsp
  13. Salt-According to taste
  14. Vegetable oil for shallow frying

STEPS

Step 1

20190709_232332.jpgBoil the macaroni till done. Boil potatoes and chop the onions and green chilies finely. Chop the mint leaves too.

Step 2

Take a mixing bowl. Add in the boiled macaroni, mashed potato, onions, green chilies,ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder,garam masala, mint leaves, chat masala and salt and mix well.

Step 3

20190709_232234.jpgHeat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan. Make out medium-sized patties from the batter and dust it in some flour. Shallow fry the patties out in batches. Drain excess oil on tissue papers.

Our Shallow Fried Macaroni And Potato Tikkis are done. Serve with mustard or tomato sauce or with any dip of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Lentil With Curd And Fish

LENTIL WITH CURD AND FISH

Hello, and welcome to my cozy corner again. Today I am sharing a recipe of spicy lentil cooked with some curd and fish. This recipe is loved by all in my family. I make this recipe on weekends. You can serve it with steamed rice and stir-fries of your choice. I hope you guys too will like it. So now let’s start with the making—

Ingredients:-

  1. Moong Dal-250 gms
  2. Boneless Fish-3 pieces
  3. Curd-1 cup
  4. Onion-1(big)
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  6. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Cumin Powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Fish Masala-1 tsp
  10. Dry Mango Powder or Amchoor Powder-1/2 tsp
  11. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  12. Salt-According to taste
  13. Oil-1 tbsp

For the tempering:-

  1. Cumin-1/2 tsp
  2. Black Mustard-1/2 tsp
  3. Oil-2 tsp

STEPS

Step 1

20190702_220810_20190703073409286.jpgWash, cut and marinate the fish with salt and turmeric powder. Roast the split green gram dal in a pan and pressure cook it by adding salt and turmeric powder. You can use any kind of lentil of your choice. Here I have used moong dal. Chop the onion and beat the curd with a hand beater.

Step 2 

Now take a kadhai and add vegetable oil along with the tempering ingredients. Add in the chopped onions and fry for a minute. Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry again to remove any rawness. Next add the spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, fish and garam masala and saute.

Step 3

20190702_220916_20190703073129176.jpgNext, add the tomato puree and fry again for half a minute. Add half teaspoon of dry mango powder too. Now add the boiled lentil. Adjust the quantity of water according to your need. Add the fried fish. Next, add in the beaten curd and switch off the gas. You can garnish the dish with freshly chopped coriander and cream too but it is optional.

Our Lentil With Curd And Fish is ready to serve.

Do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great day everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!