Lentil and tomato shorba

LENTIL AND TOMATO SHORBA

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. Sometimes you don’t want to do elaborate cooking or you don’t have many ingredients to make something special. Then you can make this shorba which can be had in lunch, dinner or as an appetizer too. It is healthier, tastier, made from readily available ingredients and is a really great recipe to have on weekends or on a rainy day. It is made with a combination of lentils, curd, tomato and a special spice powder to add to the deliciousness. So come, let’s start making it—
Ingredients:-

  1. Toor dal-250 gms
  2. Moong dal-100 gms
  3. Onions-1(big)
  4. Tomato-2
  5. Green Chillies-2
  6. Beaten Curd-2 tbsp
  7. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Salt-According to taste
  10. Lemon Juice-1 tsp

For the masala powder

  1. Cumin seeds-1 tbsp
  2. Dry red chilly-1
  3. Peppercorns-2
  4. Masoor dal-1 tsp
  5. Curry leaves-4

For tadka-

  1. Black mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  2. Asafoetida-A pinch
  3. Curry leaves-4
  4. Oil-2 tbsp

STEPS
Step 1

Wash and boil the lentils with salt and turmeric powder.Chop the onion, green chilies and tomato finely.
Step 2

Heat a nonstick pan and add all the masala powder ingredients. Roast them.When cooled blend in a mixer to a fine powder.
Step 3

B612_20200822_075200_906Heat some oil in a deep, non-stick pan. Add the tadka ingredients and let it splutter. Now add finely chopped onions and green chilies. Fry for a minute. Next, add the chopped tomatoes and fry again for two to three minutes. Now add the masala powder. Fry it till the rawness disappears.Now add the beaten curd. And now it’s time to add the boiled lentil and give it a good mix. Let the shorba simmer for two to three minutes. Switch off the gas.After it cools, add the lemon juice. Mix well. Serve garnished with coriander.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all of you.

Fish Egg Fritters

FISH EGG FRITTERS

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. In India, people like to eat curries with chapatis, rice, etc. Indians like fishes a lot and make it in many ways. Some make it’s curry while others like it fried. Fish eggs too are a sought-after delicacy as these are not got every time of the year. This delicacy can be enjoyed only in the breeding season. Today I am here to share the recipe of a crunchy, tasty, and unique fritter recipe of fish eggs. These are made quite easily taking a little time only. So let’s start to make this scrumptious snack now—

Ingredients:-

  1. Fish Eggs-250 gms
  2. Gram Flour-150 gms
  3. Red Chilly Powder-1/2tsp
  4. Chilly Flakes-1 tsp
  5. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  6. Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  7. Fish Masala-1 tsp
  8. Dry Mango Powder-1 tsp
  9. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Baking Soda-1 tsp
  11. Salt-According to taste

STEPS

Step 1

Take a bowl and add fish eggs in it. Now add gram flour, red chilly powder, chilly flakes,garam masala, garlic paste, fish masala, dry mango powder, turmeric powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix it up well. There is no need to add water to it.

Step 2

Heat oil in a kadhai. Make balls out of the batter and fry them in the oil. Alternatively, you can shallow fry them in a pan too. Here I have shallow fried some patties and deep-fried some of the balls. Now take fritters out on a tissue paper.

Note point:-This fritter can also be made by adding finely chopped onions and green chilies too.

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Our Fish Egg Fritters are done. Serve it with a dip or a chutney of your choice. Fish goes very well with some mustard chutney too.

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

Mashed Jackfruit Seeds

MASHED JACKFRUIT SEEDS

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I will be sharing a recipe of Jackfruit seeds bharta. It is the season of summer and you can find jackfruits everywhere in abundance. And it’s always healthy to eat seasonal fruits.My family likes to eat jackfruit a lot as a curry,as cutlets, even the ripe fruit. This recipe is liked in my family a lot. My aim of making these authentic recipes is to help you come to know about some recipes which are unique, not very regular and which are healthier too.This bharta is healthier than mashed potatoes and a real no-timer,made from scratch and really tasty too.Do try this wonderful recipe and share your feedbacks.So let’s start to make it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Jackfruit Seeds-500 gms
  2. Onion-1
  3. Green Chillies-2
  4. Black Mustard Powder-2 tbsp
  5. Lemon Juice-3 tbsp
  6. Mustard Oil-3 tbsp
  7. Water-1/2 cup

STEPS

Step 1

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Wash and boil the jackfruit seeds till done. Now take a bowl and mash the seeds in it. Chop the onion and green chilies finely. Add the finely chopped onion and green chilies in it.

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Boiled Jackfruit Seeds

Also add in the salt, lemon juice,the black mustard powder and finally drizzle mustard oil all over. Give everything a good mix. Adjust the ingredients by tasting.You can use some water to moisten the bharta if it becomes too dry.

Our Mashed Jackfruit Seeds are done. Serve it with croissant or you can use it as a spread for sandwiches, have it with uttapams,dosai, rice, or chapatis.

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