Onion masala vada

Ingredients: 1 cup – channa dhal 1 cup – finely chopped onions Green chillies to your taste A handful of chopped coriander leaves Salt 1/2 tsp – hing 1 tbsp – ginger and garlic finely minced Method Soak channa dal exactly for 1 hour and drain it. Grind it without … Continue reading

Dahi Vada

Ingredients: For the vadas: 1 cup black gram Salt to taste For the Dahi (yogurt): 5 cups dahi (yogurt) 2 green chilies, chopped 1/2 tsp ginger grated 7-8 curry leaves 1/4 tsp mustard seeds A pinch of asafoetida Salt to taste 4 tsp sugar (yogurt should taste little sweet) Dahi … Continue reading

Mixed Veg Pakoras

Ingredients: * Vegetable of your choice – potato, cauliflower, spinach leaves, onion, paneer for example * 1 cup bengal gram four * Water to make batter * 1/2 tsp red chilli powder * Pinch of asafetida * 1/2 tsp turmeric * 1 tsp thymol seeds * Salt to taste * … Continue reading

Cheese Cutlets

Ingredients 300 grams Cottage Cheese, crumbled 2 big Potatoes, boiled and Mashed 2 big slices Bread 1 Onion, finely chopped 2 Green Chillies, finely chopped 2 Tablespoons Cornflour 2 Tablespoons Coriander Leaves, finely chopped Oil for shallow frying, Salt and Pepper to taste Method for making Paneer Tikkis (Cottage Cheese … Continue reading

Raw Mango rice

Ingredient 2  cup(s) uncooked rice ½  cup(s) peeled and chopped raw mango 1  cup(s) grated coconut ½  teaspoon(s) mustard seeds ½  teaspoon(s) each of asafoetida and turmeric powder 4  whole dry red chilli(es) ½  teaspoon(s) each of split black gram and split bengal gram (optional) 1  tablespoon(s) peanuts 1  sprig … Continue reading

Masala Prawns

Ingredients: 1 kg prawns, shelled & deveined 3 medium onions, chopped Salt to taste 2 tbsp crushed red pepper 2 tsp roasted, ground cumin 15 crushed black peppercorns 1 tsp. kalonji (nigella) 2 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste Few curry leaves 3 lemons 4 slit green chilies Oil for cooking Method: Apply … Continue reading

Hot & Sour Prawns

Ingredients: 750g large green king prawns 1 medium cucumber 375 ml. coconut milk 250g red curry paste 2 tsps tamarind pulp 2 tbsps fish sauce 1 tbsp. palm sugar 3 fresh long red chilies, de-seeded & finely sliced 1 tbsp. lime juice Method: Shell and de-vein the prawns. Halve the … Continue reading