Restaurant style Veg Hariyali

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“Mamma, what is the curry or sabzi that you have made  along with chapati? ” is the pertinent question that I get each day. Well, accompaniments do enhance the taste of food that we eat. Spinach makes a great accompaniment. Here, is another kind of  side dish that you can make with roti or nan. It is known as  Veg Hariyali. (more…)

Green peas masala

Today’s post is of the authentic North Indian” green peas masala”. Before, I commence writing I am curious to know which is the difficult preparation for you? My difficulty has been baking but I have been able to manage it as I love doing it.I have had terrible times while baking cake,but now I am able to make good ones for my family.

            Is it the  curries or the rice dishes as pulavs and others or the Indian breads as the paratha and nan ? Or better still are you in search of healthy quick recipes for your children or is it only desserts ? Kindly leave your answer in the comment section of this post.

Green Peas Masala is tasty and makes a good accompaniment with roti ,nan or even chapati. It is good to use fresh peas , but if you are running  short, go in for the frozen peas.

INGREDIENTS :

  • green peas 2 bowl
  • onions 2
  • tomato 4
  • cumin powder 1tsp
  • coriander powder 1tsp
  • chilli powder 1tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • cashewnuts 6
  • milk 2tsp
  • fresh cream 1tbsp
  • salt to taste
  • coriander leaves 2 tbsp
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season of green peas !

 

METHOD :

  • Make a puree of tomatoes,ginger,garlic and onions together and keep aside.
  • Boil peas and keep aside.
  • Soak cashewnuts for half an hour and than make a paste of it with milk. Keep aside.

Take oil in a kadai and saute the puree for a while. The colour tends to change and the oil begins to show. Then,add the turmeric powder, coriander powder,cumin powder and chilli powder. Stir fry. Now, add the cashew paste and mix well. Add salt and required quantity of water to make a gravy. Then,add the boiled peas. Later, beat cream and add to it. Remove from fire. Serve with roti or nan.

Taste enhancers :  Add fried  paneer pieces to it. 

As I come to the end of this post, I hope you liked this dish of mine. Happy Cooking and before that, don’t forget to leave a comment in the post below .

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Potatoes in gravy

A day without veggies in the kitchen and these potatoes are such a handy stuff, I really love them for their versitality. It can be used in all kind of cooking. Here is another veggie for you.

The ingredients that you need are :

  • potatoes 3
  • onions 2
  • tomatoes 3
  • chilli powder 1tsp
  • garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
  •  oil 1 tbsp
  •   turmeric powder1/4 tsp
  • cumin seeds1/2 tsp  
  • kasuri methi 1/2 tsp 
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love this one

 

To Proceed :

Wash and cut the potatoes into small triangular shapes with their jackets on. Cut onions and tomatoes finely and keep aside.Take oil in a kadai, add cumin and the onions. Saute for a while,then add the tomatoes and let cook. Now add the cut potatoes into it. Add enough water and salt . Cover with a lid for even and fast cooking. Later,add chilli powder, garam masala and kasuri methi to it. Serve with chapati or phulka.

        HAPPY COOKING !!! 

Chole

This is one of the most popular dishes of north india. It is an all time favourite of kids and adults alike. It is made of kabuli chana , which is called as chick pea in english.

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Why is this dish so popular?

First and foremost, it is tasty. It is one of the dishes which has been passed through generations. It can be eaten with a wide range of Indian breads, be it chapati, phulka, nan, rot ,purii or even bread. With puri or bhatura, it is called as channa bhature or relished with white bread as pav chole.

 

The ingredients that you need are:

1 bowl of chick pea

3 onions

3 tomatoes

1/2 inch ginger

4 cloves garlic

1 boiled potato

3 cloves

2 cardamom

1/2 inch cinnamon

3 tsp chana masala

1 tsp chilli powder

salt to taste

coriander leaves for garnishing

Method:

Soak the chick peasovernight  in sufficient quantity of water.

Chop the onions into chunks.

Make a incision on the tomatoes and put them in hot water. Peel the skin after ten minutes.

Grind the onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic together into a puree.

Pressure cook  the chick peas with a tea bag in them.

Take oil in a kadai, add the spices and then add the puree. Saute  for sometime, the oil should seperate. Then, mash the potato and add to it and mix well. Now, add the chana masala and chilli powder and continue to saute for two more minutes. Add  salt and water to make a gravy.

Once boiled for sometime, then put the chick peas and simmer on low flame for tenmore minutes.  Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.