Apr 28, 2016

Yellow Moong Dal Paratha

Moong Dal Paratha -a good healthy kickstart for your busy life.Hot parathas stuffed with spicy moong dal masala.Enjoy hot and spicy.

              Moong Dal Paratha

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour 
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds
  • salt to taste
  • water as required
For The Filling
  • 1/2 cup yellow moong dal 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • a pinch haldi
  • a pinch hing
  • 1/2 tsp bhath powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • Shredded carrot-1/2 cup
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • Oil as required

1.Knead the flour with water, a little salt,oil into a soft dough.Cover it for 4-5 hours.
2.In a Kadai heat oil, add  jeera.Then add the cooked moong,salt, masala powders, and fry for a while and mix well.Fry till dry set aside to cool. Divide the mixture into balls. 
3.Make a small chapati with the dough,keep this ball in the middle and bring all the sides together, flatten them with your fingers, next  make the paratha .
4.Heat a tava, put in the paratha, turn on both sides till done.Add oil or ghee all around the edges, fry both sides, carefully turning over until evenly brown. Serve very hot with pickle or curds.
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Apr 26, 2016

Moong Dal Tikki

Moong Dal Tikki is an interesting and healthy snack recipe.A blend of vegetables with yellow moong dal nutritious and tasty.Enjoy !

Pan fried  Spicy Moong Dal Tikki/Patties
Moong Dal Tikki
  • Ingredients
  • Yellow moong dal (boiled)-1 cup
  • Potatoes boiled/shredded-1 cup
  • Carrot-Shredded-1/2 cup
  • Onion-chopped-1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste 
  • Turmeric -1/4 tsp
  • Hing-pinch
  • Green chillies 1-2 (finely chopped)
  • Lemon juice 1 tsp
  • Jeera-1/2 tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves 
  • Chaat Masala-1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon 
  • Garam Masala-1 tsp
  • Oil to shallow fry 

MethodIn a bowl,add the boiled moong dal and smash well,add all the above ingredients except oil and mix well.Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them as patties.Take small portion of mix ,flatten it ,pat it well.On a tava,add oil and place the patties shallow fry till golden brown on low heat.Flip on the other side slowly.Once done serve hot with ketchup or chutney.

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Apr 3, 2016

Aloo Gobi Sabzi

Aloo Gobi Sabzi aka Flower Batata Bhaji is a  side dish for chapatis very easy to prepare .This version is made by adding South Indian Bhath pudi/powder.A perfect lunch box recipe.

Aloo Gobi Sabzi 
  • cauliflower, medium – 1 
  • (cut and cleaned well)
  • Potatoes –3- 4 
  • (boiled and cut into pieces)
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Onion-1 finely chopped
  • Tomato,chopped – 2
  • Red chilly pwd – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd – 1/2 tsp
  • Bhaat Powder – 2 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Salt as per taste

Method:Heat oil in a kadai.Add cumin seeds,and saute for a while .Next add onion,turmeric pwd,bhath masala pwd ,add cauliflower and fry well.Add the tomatoes and let it cook for 5-7 mins.Add the potatoes ,salt and mix well ,simmer till the vegetables get coated in the masalas properly.Garnish with little lemon juice.Serve hot with Indian breads.

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