Turnip, Dry Green Peas And Garbanzo Beans Curry

TURNIP, DRY GREEN PEAS, AND GARBANZO BEANS CURRY

Hello dear friends.Welcome to my corner again. Today I’m sharing with you a simple curry recipe using turnip, peas and garbanzo beans. A good one to beat the chills when served hot. It’s tasty, creative and really a new kind of veggie which I’m sure you all will like. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Turnip -300 gms.
  2. Dry Green Peas – 200 gms.
  3. Garbanzo Beans or Kabuli Chana- 50 gms.
  4. Onions(finely chopped) – 1
  5. Ginger-garlic paste – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp.
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Cashew and poppy seed paste- 1 tsp.
  9. Cumin powder – 1 tsp. – 1 tbsp.
  10. Tomato puree – 1 tbsp.
  11. Dry Fenugreek Leaves or Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp.
  12. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.
  13. Salt – According to taste.
  14. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.

For Garnishing—Fresh Cream – 1 tbsp.

  1. Freshly chopped coriander – A handful.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash, scrape and cut the turnips into cubes. Pressure cook till done but not mushy. Wash and soak the garbanzo beans and dry green peas overnight and pressure cook them the next day till done.

Step 2

Take a wok, add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil, 1/2 tsp of cumin and dry fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi. When they crackle add finely chopped onions into it and fry them for two-three minutes.

Step 3 

Now to the given wok add the ginger-garlic paste,  cumin powder, salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, the tomato puree and fry all this for two minutes.

Step 4

Now add the ground cashew and poppy seed paste and garam masala and fry again. When the masala starts leaving the edges of the wok, add the boiled turnip, dry green peas and garbanzo beans and water to make a gravy of moderate consistency.

Step 5

Let it simmer for five minutes and then switch off the gas. Garnish with fresh cream and chopped coriander. Serve hot.

Our delicious Turnip, Pea, And Beans Curry is ready to be enjoyed. It is best served in the main course.

I hope you all will like and try making it at home. Share your comments and feedbacks. Have a great week everyone and if possible make this curry at home to add to the fun. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!

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Ingredients:

  1. Raw Papaya – 1
  2. Salt -According to taste.
  3. Black Pepper – A pinch.
  4. Lemon juice -2 tbsp.
  5. Chaat Masala – A pinch.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash, scrape and cut the raw papaya into thin strips.

Step 2

Take a bowl, add the papaya to it. Now add salt, black pepper, lemon juice and chaat masala to it and mix it well.

Step 3 

Refrigerate for one hour. Serve chilled.

Our Raw Papaya Salad is ready. Enjoy it with your main course.

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

Green Peas And Potato Curry

GREEN PEAS AND POTATO CURRY

Hello friends, welcome again to Abha’s Kitchen. Winter is around the corner and has already peeped in. In this season we can find lots of fresh snow peas which can be combined with any vegetable to add that extra taste and freshness to our regular food items. Today we will make a curry of grated green peas with potato which will really get you interested. So, let’s start—

Ingredients:-

  1. Green Peas – 300 gms.
  2. Potato(big) – 1.
  3. Onion – 1.
  4. Asafoetida or Hing – A pinch.
  5. Cumin(whole) – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Bay Leaf – 1.
  7. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  8. Cumin Powder -1 tsp.
  9. Grated Coconut – 2 tsp.
  10. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  11. Salt – According to taste.
  12. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  13. Garam Masala(home made) -1 tsp.
  14. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp.
  15. Fresh Chopped Coriander – A handful.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and cut potato in cubes. Shallow fry it till browned.

Step 2 

Take the green peas in a bowl and grind it in a grinder to get a very coarse mixture. Grind the onion to a paste.

Step 3

Now heat a cooking pan. Add some vegetable oil to it. Also add some cumin, bay leaf, and asafoetida or hing to it. When it crackles add the ground onion paste and saute till the paste turns dark pinkish. Now add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, grated coconut, and tomato puree and saute this masala for five minutes.

Step 4

After the masalas get cooked leaving behind their rawness, add the coarsely grated green peas and potato and add an adequate amount of water to make a gravy. Also, add some garam masala and let it cook on a medium flame for ten minutes.

Step 5 

Now switch off the gas and garnish it with freshly chopped coriander. Our green pea curry is ready. Serve it hot. It can be had best with rice.

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

 

 

 

 

Split Black Gram Steamed Rolls Curry

SPLIT BLACK GRAM STEAMED ROLLS CURRY

Hello and welcome friends to my cozy food corner. Today we will be making a very unique recipe made from split black gram or urad dal. It is a delicacy of my home which has been carried on for many years and I grew up seeing it made by my grandmother and mother. It is very tasty and though elaborate but the efforts worth the dish. We call it ‘Irhar’ in our language i.e, Maithili. So let us start making it. For making this dish you will need–

Ingredients:

For making steamed rolls.

  1. Split Black Gram – 300 gms.
  2. Green Chillies – 2
  3. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  4. Fresh chopped Coriander – A little bit.
  5. Cumin(whole) – A pinch.
  6. Salt- A pinch.
  7. Grated Ginger – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.

For making the gravy.

  1. Onions – 1
  2. Cashews – 100 gms.
  3. Poppy seeds – 100 gms.
  4. Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tsp.
  5. Tomato Puree – 1 tbsp.
  6. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Dry Fenugreek Leaves or Kasuri Methi -1 tsp.
  8. Salt -According to taste.
  9. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  10. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  11. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  12. Bay Leaf – 1.

For Garnishing:-

Chopped Coriander – A  handful.

Fresh Cream -1 tsp.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and soak the split black gram overnight. Grind it slightly coarsely with the given amount of green chilies. It should be a tight batter so don’t add more water to it otherwise, it will not be made into rolls. Now mix the asafoetida, salt, cumin, grated ginger, garam masala and chopped coriander into it.

Step 2

Heat some water in a utensil. When it starts to boil smear some oil on your hands, take some of the above-made batter on your palm and give it a cylindrical shape and drop them one by one into the hot water. Let it boil for ten minutes till hardened.

Step 3 

When the rolls are harder enough take them out of the water and cut them in small shapes and shallow fry them in a pan till lightly browned.

Step 4

Make pastes of cashew-poppy(to be ground together)and onion separately.

Step 5 

Now to make the gravy, heat a karahi and add oil to it and splutter some cumin in it. When it crackles add to it one bay leaf, some kasuri methi. Now add the onion paste to it. Let it get pinkish and then add the given amount of ginger-garlic paste. Next add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, tomato puree and fry it for a while. When the masala is half done add the cashew-poppy seed paste and garam masala and fry for one minute and add water in it to make the gravy.

Step 6

When the gravy thickens a bit add the shallow fried gram rolls to it and let everything simmer for a while.

Step 7

The Split Black Gram Roll Curry is ready. Garnish it with freshly chopped coriander and fresh cream.

Serve it with chapatis, fried rice or any other dish.

Do try this recipe at home. It is an authentic and tasty recipe, a unique specialty of my home which I wanted to share with you folks. I hope you like it and find it worth trying. Share your comments and feedback and get queries resolved. Have a great week friends. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!