Spicy Yam Curry

SPICY YAM CURRY

Hello and welcome dear friends to my cozy cooking corner. Today I’m sharing a delicious curry recipe of yam patties dipped in onion and tomato gravy. It’s a wholesome recipe and goes well with steamed rice, lentils or just rice alone. It is made more in the rural areas of northern India and is sure to delight us all. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-For the gram flour batter

  1. Gram Flour or  Besan -1 cup.
  2. Salt – According to taste.
  3. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  5. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.

For the curry

  1. Yam – 250 gms.
  2. Onions(made into a fine paste) – 2.
  3. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  4. Kasuri Methi – A pinch.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  8. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Tomato Puree – 1 tbsp.
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  11. Vegetable or Subzi Masala – 1 tsp.(optional).
  12. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder – 1 tsp.
  13. Salt – (According to taste).

STEPS

Step 1

Scrape, wash and cut the yam pieces in medium-sized squares. Now blanch them for five minutes or till half done.

Step 2 

Now make the gram flour batter. For that, take a bowl. Add the given amounts of gram flour, salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida,garam masala and using water make a thick batter out of it. Coat the yam pieces in it and shallow fry them till golden browned.

IMG_3746.jpgStep 3 

Take a kadhai. Add vegetable oil and splutter a pinch of cumin and kasuri methi in it. When it crackles add firstly turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chilly powder,ginger-garlic paste,garam masala and fry them for a minute. Now add the tomato puree and then add the onion paste. You can add chopped green chilies as well. Fry the masalas for two to four minutes and then add some dry mango or amchoor powder and some salt. Next, add the required amount of water for the gravy and after boiling it for two minutes drop in the fried yams. Simmer it for ten minutes.

Our Spicy Yam curry is done. Serve it with steamed rice, plain dal, chapatis or pooris.

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

 

Fish Curry With Poppy And Mustard

FISH CURRY WITH POPPY AND MUSTARD

Hello dear friends.Welcome back. Today I’m sharing a recipe of fish made with poppy and mustard. It’s really delicious and a super treat for all who love fish in all its different styles. But every time being delicious. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Fish(small variety)-250 gms.
  2. Poppy seeds – 2 tbsp.
  3. Yellow mustard seeds – 2 tbsp.
  4. Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 2 tsp.
  7. Fish curry masala – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder.- 1 tsp.
  10. Salt – According to taste.

For the tempering:-

  1. Curry leaves – A handful.
  2. Cumin and black mustard – 1 tsp.
  3. Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp.
  4. Green Chillies-2.
  5. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and marinate the fish with salt, turmeric powder, and garlic. Here I have used a variety of fish called Shrimp Scad. You can use any fish of your choice. Keep aside.

Step 2 

Shallow fry the fish properly.

IMG-3582.JPGStep 3 

Grind the poppy seeds, yellow mustard and coriander seeds using a little water.

Step 4

Take a kadhai. Add the vegetable oil to it. Now add the cumin and black mustard, curry leaves and after it splutters add the coriander powder, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and fry for two minutes. Now add the masala paste of poppy and yellow mustard, green chilies, fish curry masala and fry again for two minutes. Add the garam masala. Add water to make the gravy and add dry mango powder to make the curry a bit tangy. Let it simmer on medium flame for three minutes. Now add the fried fish to it and simmer for two more minutes.

Garnish with kasuri methi and chopped coriander. Our fish curry is ready to be served.

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

 

 

 

Horse Gram Dal

HORSE GRAM DAL

Hi and welcome my awesome lovely friends to my cozy food corner once again, love you all. As we all know that lentils or pulses are the great sources of protein and energy, today I want to share a recipe of a dal made from horse gram which is rich in many vitamins and minerals and removes stones from the stomach along with reducing cholesterol levels drastically. Today I will be making this Horse Gram Dal with some selected veggies and hing ka tadka. You too can try it someday and if you do let me know how you liked it. I want to share this great recipe today with you folks. And thanks a lot to all my friends for liking my posts and commenting on them. I think your blogs too are very special. So the recipe is as follows:—

Ingredients:

  1. Horse Gram Dal – 250 gms.
  2. Brinjal(big) – 1.
  3. Radish – 1/2 of 1.
  4. Tomato – 1.
  5. Salt – According to need.
  6. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
  7. Asafoetida – A pinch.

For the tadka

  1. Cumin- 1/2 tsp.
  2. Black mustard – 1/2 tsp.
  3. Dry red chilly – 2.
  4. Bay Leaf – 1.
  5. Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp.

For garnishing – Freshly chopped coriander.

STEPS.

Step 1

Take the split horse gram in a vessel and dry roast it. Now take a pressure cooker and add the ingredients for the tadka into it. Now when it splutters add the chopped veggies, brinjal, radish and tomato and fry it for two minutes. You can add other veggies too of your choice, though here I have used the above-mentioned ones because they give a special taste to the dal. Now wash the roasted dal and add it along with salt and turmeric powder and enough water. Also, add the chopped coriander and pressure cook the dal for ten minutes or till done. I have added hing by mixing it with the water, ie, in raw form and not in tadka form because this will give a special sort of taste to the dal. I generally use hing in most of my recipes except the non-vegetarian items because it gives a complete and unique taste to my dishes and is very good for digestion too.

IMG_2713Our Horse Gram Dal is ready. Serve it with steamed rice, Indian mashed potatoes, fried poppadums and rice fritters. I will share the recipe of rice fritters in my upcoming posts.

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

 

Rice Flour Chapati

RICE FLOUR CHAPATI

Hello friends, welcome to my corner. Today I’ll be sharing a very unique recipe, a two-minute one of Rice Flour Chapatis which are so soft and quite tasty too. It’s really fun to make it and is really a welcome change to our old ways of eating. So welcome something new in your culinary space and I assure you, it won’t be disappointing. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Rice Flour – 300 gms.
  2. Nigella Seeds – a pinch.
  3. Water – for making the dough(2 cups).
  4. Salt – a pinch.

STEPS.

Step 1 

Take a heavy bottomed vessel. Add 2 cups of water to it. Boil it.

Step 2 

When the water gets lukewarm, add the rice flour, salt and nigella seeds to it and keep stirring it continuously so that no lumps are formed and the dough does not stick to the vessel.

Step 3 

Switch the gas off after five minutes. Let it cool. You will get a dough-like batter in your vessel from the rice flour.

Step 4 

Now make small balls from the dough and using a rolling pin make chapatis from it.

Step 5 

On a griddle or tawa bake the chapatis but do not put it on an open flame like you do to make wheat flour chapatis. You need to bake it on the tawa itself.

Our rice flour chapatis are ready. Serve them with any veggie of your choice, or a sweet mango pickle and enjoy.

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

Fish Bharta

FISH BHARTA

Hello everyone.Welcome back. On a rainy day, people want to eat varieties of food. People want to experiment with different kinds of food and try something new every time which has to be handy and tasty. Having the same idea I have decided to make fish bharta and wanted to share it with you. I served it with steamed rice, split red lentil dal and potato fries. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Boneless fish – 250 gms. (You can take any fish of your choice.
  2. Onions(finely chopped) – 1/2 of 1.
  3. Green Chillies(finely chopped) – 1.
  4. Freshly chopped coriander – A handful.
  5. Salt – According to taste.
  6. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp.
  7. Mustard Oil – for greasing and mixing/for coating and shallow frying.

STEPS

Step 1 

Wash and take the fish in a bowl. Rub it with salt and some mustard oil and keep aside.

Step 2

Bake the fish in your oven. Alternately you can heat a non-stick pan and smear it with mustard oil. Shallow-fry the fish in the pan and let it get browned.

Step 3

Now take a bowl and add the baked fish pieces to it and mash it. Now add onions, green chilies, coriander, salt, lemon juice and mix.

Our Fish Bharta is ready. Serve it with steamed boiled rice, red lentil dal, chapatis etc.

Friends do try the recipe at home. It’s very easy and can come very handy at times when you have no ideas ringing in your mind. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!