Sweet And Tangy Amaranth Greens

SWEET AND TANGY AMARANTH GREENS

Hello and welcome everybody. Today we are going to make a very simple, nutritious and tasty recipe of amaranth which is a bit sweet and a bit tangy. It is unique and very healthy. It can be had with steamed rice and mashed potatoes which is a rural combination of presenting it. But I liked it anyhow so I am mentioning it here. Let’s start with its making—

Ingredients:

  1. Tender Amaranth Greens-1/2 kg.
  2. Chopped Onions – 1
  3. Green Chillies(chopped) – 1
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Sugar or sugar-free -1 tsp.
  7. Lemon juice -2 1/2 tbsp.
  8. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  9. Vegetable oil – 2 tsp.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and cut the amaranth greens and pressure cook it till done.

Step 2 

Now strain the excess water out of the greens and squeeze it and put it in a bowl.

Step 3

Take a vessel and add 2 tsp of vegetable oil to it. Add five spices and a pinch of asafoetida or hing and let it crackle.

Step 4

Now add the chopped onions and fry it till half done. Add the boiled amaranth to it and add salt, turmeric powder to it and saute it for five minutes. Switch off the gas and let the greens cool. Now add 1 tsp of sugar or sugar-free and the given amount of lemon juice. Add green chilies lastly. You can substitute the lemon juice with dry mango or amchoor powder.

Our Sweet And Tangy Amaranth Greens is ready. Serve it with main course.

Note points –1. Try to use tender fresh leaves of amaranth.

2. Put lemon juice in the dish when you take it off your gas and when the greens get cooled. Otherwise, it will get bitter in taste.

3.If you are a diabetic use sugar-free instead of sugar.

Do try this recipe at home and share your comments and feedback and clarify your doubts. I hope you all will like this recipe. It is high in all vitamins and minerals. Have a great week friends. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

Raw Banana Kofta

RAW BANANA KOFTA

Hello friends and welcome once again to my site. Today I’ll be sharing with you a curry recipe of raw bananas made into koftas. These are soft, creamy, delicious and really a treat to your senses. Let’s start making it—

Ingredients:-To make the banana balls.

  1. Raw Bananas – 4.
  2. Gram Flour – 200 gms.
  3. Onions(finely chopped) – 1 1/2.
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped) – 3.
  5. Salt – a little bit.
  6. Red Chilly powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Cashew(crushed) – 1 tbsp.
  8. Garam Masala or Five Spice Powder- 1 tsp.
  9. Coriander Leaves – A handful.

To make the gravy.

  1. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.
  2. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  3. Asafoetida or hing- a pinch.
  4. Curry leaves -5.
  5. Onions(finely chopped)-1.
  6. Tomato puree – 2 tbsp.
  7. Cumin powder -1 tsp.
  8. Salt – according to taste.
  9. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp.
  11. Poppy seed – cashew paste -5 tbsp.
  12. Garam Masala or Five Spice Powder- 1 tbsp.
  13. Sugar – 1 tsp.

STEPS

Step 1 

Pressure cook the whole raw bananas without cutting or scraping it. Now scrape the skin off the bananas and mash them up.

Step 2

Take a bowl, add gram flour to it, also add chopped onions, green chilies, a little bit of salt as more has to be added in the gravy, red chilly powder, garam masala, slight sugar and coriander leaves and make a dough-like batter so that balls can be formed. We don’t need to add water to it.

Step 3

Fry these banana balls in hot oil till light brownish in color. Strain and keep aside.

Step 4 

Now to make the gravy, heat a wok and add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil to it. Add 1 tsp of cumin, the given amounts of curry leaves, green chilies and asafoetida to it. When they crackle add finely chopped onions and saute for two minutes. Next add 2 tbsp of tomato puree, cumin powder, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, garam masala and fry these till their rawness disappears.

Step 5

When the masalas in the pan start to give a good aroma add the given amount of poppy seed-cashew paste and fry it for three minutes, add some water to make a thick gravy. Now add the banana balls and let them get soaked so that the balls will be softer and a sumptuous gravy will be made.

Step 6

Garnish with some chopped coriander and fresh cream.

Our Raw Banana Kofta Curry is ready. It can be had in the main course, both lunch, and dinner.

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

 

 

 

Mashed Papaya

MASHED PAPAYA

Hello and welcome back. Today I’m sharing with you all a very simple dish made of papaya which is a boon for health and tastes equally great. So let’s start—

Ingredients:-

  1. Raw Papaya-1
  2. Green Chillies-3
  3. Black mustard powder-2 tbsp.
  4. Lemon juice-1 tbsp.
  5. Mustard oil-1 tbsp.
  6. Salt- According to taste.

STEPS

Step 1

Scrape, wash and cut the papaya after removing the seeds of it and boil it in a pressure cooker till done.

Step 2

Mash the papaya in a bowl and add to it the given amounts of black mustard powder, salt, green chillies, lemon juice and mustard oil.

Step 3

Mix everything up well. And our Mashed Papaya is ready.

Serve it in the main course.

I hope you all will like this recipe as it is very healthy for the stomach and equally tasty. Do write your comments and feedback. Have a great time everyone. Till then happy cooking, healthy living!!!

 

 

Pumpkin With Flaxseed

PUMPKIN WITH FLAXSEED

Welcome again friends to my cosy corner. Today I am going to make a very healthy, sumptuous and equally tasty curry of Pumpkin With Flaxseed. This recipe has two ingredients namely pumpkin which is a boon for the heart and flax seed which reduces bad cholesterol drastically. It combines pure health and taste and has a meagre amount of oil which can be omitted also for people with heart problems or cholesterol. So let us start with it:—

Ingredients:

  1. Green fresh finely chopped pumpkin -1
  2. Finely chopped Radish – 1
  3. Flaxseed powder (made after roasting together flax seed,1 dry red chilly and 1 tsp coriander seeds)-3 tbsp.
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric powder -1 tsp.
  6. Dry mango powder – 1 tbsp.

For tempering:– 1.Five spice – 1 tsp.

2.Bay leaf -2

3. Asafoetida or Hing -A pinch.

4. Dry red chilly – 2

For garnishing-Chopped green chilly.

Chopped coriander.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and peel the skin of pumpkin. Similarly, wash and peel the radish. Cut both of them very finely and pressure cook them as it will save your time and energy. When it is cooked drain out the excess water but keep some of it for use in the curry.

Step 2 

Heat a heavy-bottom kadhai and add the given amounts of five spice, red chilly, asafoetida, mustard oil and let them splutter. But take care not to burn the tempering.

Step 3

Now to the kadhai add boiled pumpkin, radish, salt, turmeric powder and saute it for a while.

Step 4

When the pumpkin is slightly mashed add roasted and powdered flax seed which has to be initially roasted together with 1 dry red chilly and 1 tsp coriander seeds and then powdered, dry mango powder and saute it again for five minutes. It will be a semi-dry curry so don’t dry out all the water from it.

Step 5 

The pumpkin flaxseed tasty curry is ready. Garnish it with chopped green chillies and coriander.

Friends do try this recipe at home. It can be had with rice, dal, dosai, rotis, paranthas. It is a very healthy preparation for people with heart problem or diabetes. It has no spice, all the taste and all health, so go ahead and try it in your homes. I am sure you will like it. Say yes to good health with this curry. Till then happy cooking, healthy living!!!

Cucumber Raita

CUCUMBER RAITA

Hi, dear friends. Today I’m sharing a simple, healthy and a regular recipe of Cucumber Raita which is a must-have dish in some households and is very tasty. It is paired with Biryanis, Tandoori Rotis or anything and is liked by one and all. I too cannot do without it. It helps in digestion and keeps our stomach cool. So let’s start—

Ingredients:

  1. Cucumber(grated) -2
  2. Curd -1 1/2 cups.
  3. Salt – According to taste.
  4. Green Chillies(chopped)- 2.
  5. Black Mustard Powder – 1 1/2 tbsp.
  6. Mustard oil – 2 tsp.
  7. Coriander leaves for garnishing.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and grate the cucumbers.

Step 2

Squeeze out the excess water from it.

Step 3 

Take a bowl and put the squeezed cucumber in it. To it add curd, salt, green chillies, mustard oil and black mustard powder. Garnish with fresh coriander. Give everything a good mix. The raita is ready in a jiffy.

Friends do try this recipe at home. It is an accompaniment to your regular lunch or dinner and. It can also be had with biryani, fried rice, puris and the like. Enjoy the weekend, till then happy cooking, healthy living!!!