Split Bengal Gram, Spinach And Potato Tikkis

SPLIT BENGAL GRAM, SPINACH, AND POTATO TIKKIS

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. You may have noticed that all of my recipes that I have made till now are simpler, healthier, and can be made in a jiffy. I really promote healthy cooking. Today I am sharing a recipe of tikkis made of split Bengal gram, spinach, and potato. It is a snack recipe. But you can have it anytime. I hope you will like this effort and try to make it. So let us try to make it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Split Bengal Gram(Chana Dal)-250 gms
  2. Spinach-50 gms
  3. Potato-1
  4. Gram Flour(Besan, roasted)-2 tbsp
  5. Onion-1
  6. Green Chillies-2-3
  7. Grated Ginger-1/2 tsp
  8. Grated Garlic-1 tsp
  9. Red Chilly Flakes-1/2 tsp
  10. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  11. Dry Mango Powder-1/2 tsp
  12. Sugar-1/2 tsp
  13. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  14. Lemon Juice-1 tsp
  15. Salt-According to taste
  16. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and cook the Bengal gram in a vessel adding a pinch of salt making sure it is not mushy. Wash, chop and blanch the spinach. Boil and peel the potato. Chop the onions and green chilies finely. Grate the ginger and garlic.

Step 2

B612_20200120_124733_173 (1)Take a pan. Add vegetable oil in it. Add in the chopped onions and green chilies. Now add the grated ginger and garlic. Fry for a minute. Now add the spices, salt, red chilly flakes, cumin powder, dry mango powder,garam masala, sugar and fry the spices well. Now add the blanched spinach and fry it for two-three minutes. Add the roasted gram flour(besan)and fry for a minute.

Step 3

Add the mashed lentil and boiled, grated potato to the spice batter. Add some chopped cilantro too to enhance the taste. Mix everything well and try to form a dough with the batter. Let the dough cool. Now add a dash of lemon juice and mix well.

Step 4

B612_20200120_124517_035Make tikkis of any shape from the dough and shallow fry them till lightly browned and crisp.

Our Split Bengal Gram, Spinach And Potato Tikkis are done. Serve them with a dip of your choice and salads. Enjoy your day with these delicious and healthy tikkis.

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

Spinach, Red Lentil And Mixed Vegetable Burgers

SPINACH, RED LENTIL, AND MIXED VEGETABLE BURGERS

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner guys. Wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year 2020. This is my 279th post on new year’s eve. The last year was good and I tried my hands on different recipes. This year I want to continue to learn, explore and write better. Today I am sharing a recipe of a burger with spinach, lentil and veggie patty. It is healthier, creative and delicious. I hope you guys will like it. So let’s start with the making—
Ingredients:-

  1. Burger Buns-2
  2. Spinach-100 gms
  3. Red Lentil-100 gms
  4. Mixed Vegetables(Potato, Cauliflower, and Peas)-25 gms each
  5. Onion-2(big)
  6. Green Chillies-3
  7. Roasted Gram Flour-3 tbsp
  8. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  9. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  11. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  12. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  13. Dry Mango Powder-1 tsp
  14. Kasuri Methi-1/2 tsp
  15. Cheese-As required
  16. Cucumber-4 pieces
  17. Tomato-4 pieces
  18. Onion-4 pieces
  19. Sandwich Spread-As required
  20. Pepper Powder-1/2 tsp
  21. Salt-According to taste
  22. Vegetable Oil-4 tbsp

STEPS
Step 1

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Wash and chop the spinach. Soak the red lentil in water for 3 hours. Wash, chop and blanch the veggies. Cook the red lentil in a saucepan too. Chop the onions and green chilies finely. Slice the cucumber, tomato, and onion into thin, round slices.
Step 2

Mash the blanched ingredients, the mixed veggies, and red lentil. Take a pan and add oil. Add the chopped onion, green chilies,kasuri methi and fry for a minute. Now add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, salt and fry for two minutes. Next, add the chopped spinach. Fry it.
Step 3

Now add the mashed vegetables and lentil to the masalas and add the roasted gram flour too in it. Fry everything for another minute. The whole batter should be thick and dough-like.
Step 4

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Make tikkis from the batter and shallow fry them. Now it’s time to assemble the burger. Firstly roast the buns. Take one portion of the bun and apply the sandwich spread. Now, put lettuce on it. Next place the tikki on it. Then put the cucumber, tomato and onion slices on the burger. Finally, sprinkle grated cheese. Close with the other half of the bun.

Our Spinach, Red Lentil And Mixed Vegetable Burger is ready. Serve it with french fries and orange juice or with anything you like.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living. And a very happy new year 2020 to all of you once again. Take care!!!!

Shallow-Fried Wheat Dumplings With Rasam

SHALLOW-FRIED WHEAT DUMPLINGS IN RASAM

Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. We all know that dumplings are the easiest to make, healthier and the most popular comfort food of the world. It is made in many ways, either by baking or stuffing with our favorite fillings. In today’s world of busy schedules and the scourge of lifestyle-related diseases. People now have become more aware and prefer easily made dishes which can be made from scratch. Today I have made a slightly different variation of the recipe of wheat flour dumplings which I have dipped in Rasam. It is healthier, made quick and is a wonderful option on a wintry, chilly day. It can be had as a snack or teamed up with steamed rice or roti for a delicious supper.

Ingredients:-For the shallow-fried wheat dumplings:-

  1. Wheat Flour-2 cups(of 250 ml each)
  2. Salt-According to taste
  3. Pepper Powder-1 tsp
  4. Vegetable Oil-1 tsp

For the rasam:-

  1. Arhar Dal-250 gms
  2. Onion-1(big)
  3. Green Chillies-3
  4. Tomato-1(big)
  5. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  7. Rasam Powder-2 tbsp
  8. Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  9. Tamarind Paste-2 tsp
  10. Jaggery-1 tsp
  11. Salt-According to taste

For the tempering:-

  1. Black Mustard or rai-1 tsp
  2. Curry Leaves-A few
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch
  4. Cinnamon Stick-1
  5. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp

For the garnish:-

  1.  Chopped coriander-As required
  2. Roasted Peanuts or nuts of your choice-Optional

STEPS

Step 1

To make the wheat flour dumplings, firstly take wheat flour in a bowl. Add salt, pepper powder, vegetable oil in the given quantities and adding water make a pliable dough from it. Keep aside. Chop the onion, green chilies, coriander leaves, and tomato.

Step 2

B612_20191225_123413_912.jpgNow after making the dough, take some dough and make small balls from it. Now make thin, round chapatis from it using a rolling pin. Now give the chapatis any shape you want to. Here, I have made triangular ones. But care should be taken to roll the dough ball thin. Next shallow fry the dumplings in butter. And keep aside.

Step 3

Wash and pressure cook the split pigeon pea lentil till done. To make the rasam take a wok and add all the tempering ingredients in it. When it splutters, add the chopped onion, green chilies and fry for a minute. Next, add the chopped tomato and add turmeric powder, red chilly powder,garam masala, salt and fry for another minute. After the ingredients are properly fried add the cooked dal, rasam powder, tamarind paste, and jaggery and cook for three-four minutes.

Now it’s time to serve our dish. Now add the dumplings in the rasam and simmer for two-three minutes. Serve this delicious, piping hot rasam garnished with toasted peanuts or any other nut of your choice and some fresh coriander.

Our Shallow-Fried Wheat Dumplings In Rasam is done.

Note point-For best results one should shallow fry the dumplings a little before serving and then put them in rasam. Or it could be the other way round.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!! And wishing all my super fab blogger buddies a wonderful Merry Christmas and A Joyous Happy New Year. Take care guys.

Mixed Lentil With Potato, Fenugreek, And Curd

MIXED LENTIL WITH POTATO, FENUGREEK, AND CURD

Hello everyone. Welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I will share a simple, healthy, sumptuous recipe of Mixed Lentil With Potato, Fenugreek, and Curd. In this recipe I have used a combination of two lentils, split black gram and split pigeon pea, fenugreek leaves and beaten curd. It is a no-fuss recipe and is made in a jiffy. So let’s start with the making—

Ingredients:-

  1. Split black gram-100 gms
  2. Split Pigeon Pea Lentil-50 gms
  3. Potato-1
  4. Fenugreek Leaves-50 gms
  5. Beaten Curd-1/2 cup
  6. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  7. Onion-1
  8. Grated Ginger-Garlic-1/2 tsp each
  9. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  11. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  12. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  13. Salt-According to taste

For the tempering:-

  1. Cumin-1 tsp
  2. Asafoetida-A pinch
  3. Green Chillies-2
  4. Ghee or Butter-2 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and cut the fenugreek finely. Chop the onion, green chilies. Grate the ginger-garlic. Beat the curd nicely. Wash, cut, blanch and shallow fry the potato in some oil and keep aside.

Step 2

Take a pan. Add ghee. Fry the fenugreek crisp and keep aside. In the same pan, add the tempering ingredients. Next add chopped onion, grated ginger, and garlic and fry for a while. Add in the spices, turmeric powder, cumin powder,garam masala, red chilly powder, and salt and fry again. Now add the tomato puree and fry again.

Step 3

Roast both the lentils and add them to the above pan. Now add in the fenugreek and water and pressure cook for five minutes.

Step 4

20191122_135852.jpgNow open the cooker, mash the lentil a little and add some beaten curd, the fried potato and freshly chopped coriander in it.

Our Mixed Lentil With Potato, Fenugreek, And Curd is done. Serve it.

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

 

 

Shallow Fried Potato, Lentil, And Onion Tikkis

SHALLOW FRIED POTATO, LENTIL AND ONION TIKKIS

Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I’ll be sharing a snack recipe of Lentil Tikkis with potato and onion which is really handy to make and is ready in a jiffy. It is tasty and requires no special ingredient to make. Tikkis are eaten all over in India and are a very popular snack with the people here. People generally enjoy and relax while having tikkis along with tea in the evening. We make potato tikkis, different kinds of lentil tikkis, chicken and fish tikkis, panir tikkis and mixed vegetable tikkis.  Today, I have made this tikki with chana dal, onion, and potatoes, mixed in mild spices which is tasty to eat and quite easy to prepare. I hope you guys will like it and give it a try sometime. So let’s start with the making:-

Ingredients:-

  1. Split Bengal Gram or Chana Dal-250 gms
  2. Potato-1(big)
  3. Onion-1(big)
  4. Red Chilly flakes-1 tsp
  5. Cumin-1/2 tsp
  6. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  7. Grated Ginger-A pinch
  8. Dry Mango Powder or Amchoor Powder-1 tsp
  9. Salt-According to taste
  10. Coriander-1 tbsp(chopped)
  11. Vegetable Oil-  For frying

STEPS

Step 1

Wash, soak the dal overnight. Grind it coarsely in a grinder. Chop the onions and keep aside. Boil the potatoes and grate them with a grater.

Step 2

20190925_053031_20190925053734405.jpgTake a bowl. Add the ground dal, grated potato, chopped onion and parsley, grated ginger, red chilly flakes,garam masala, cumin,amchoor powder, salt, and coriander and mix it well. Shape the patties as you want to. Keep aside.

Step 3

Now heat a non-stick pan and add some oil. When the pan is hot enough, place the patties in the pan and fry them till golden brown.

Our Shallow Fried Potato, Lentil, And Onion Tikki is ready. Serve it as an afternoon or evening snack with tea or coffee.

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

 

Dal With Pumpkin And Coconut Milk

DAL WITH PUMPKIN AND COCONUT MILK

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I am going to make a dal with pumpkin and coconut milk. It is healthier, flavorful and can be prepared easily. Do try the recipe. Let’s start—

Ingredients:-

  1. Dal(any type of dal)-250 gms
  2. Pumpkin-50 gms
  3. Onion-1
  4. Ginger(grated)-1/4 tsp
  5. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  6. Rasam or Sambhar Powder-2 tsp
  7. Tamarind Paste-1 tsp
  8. Coconut Milk-2tbsp
  9. Salt-According to taste

For tempering:-

  1. Black Mustard-1 tsp
  2. Curry Leaves-4
  3. Red or Green Chilies-2
  4. Asafoetida-A pinch
  5. Crushed or whole Peanuts-4
  6. Red Chilly Flakes-1/2 tsp
  7. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and boil the dal with finely chopped pumpkin, salt, and turmeric powder. Here I have used Moong Dal. Alternatively, you can use any dal of your choice. Chop onion finely.

Step 2

 

20190907_150859_20190907151756228.jpgTake a pan and add the tempering ingredients, add chopped onion. Fry for a minute. Now add grated ginger. Fry it again. Next, add boiled dal and add rasam or sambhar powder and tamarind paste. Mix it well and let it simmer for three minutes.

Step 3

It’s time to add coconut milk. You can add chopped coriander too for the garnish though it is optional. Mix well. Let it boil for two minutes.

Our Dal With Pumpkin And Coconut Milk is ready. Serve it with rice and with some crunchies of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend 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!!!