Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Moong Savoury

Courtesy : Tarla Dalal

  I read this recipe from one of Tarla Dalal's books. I liked it cause I could make it when my inlaws visit us. I belong to a Jain Family and my inlaws follow the Jain lifestyle wherein they eat saatvik food without any roots , onion and garlic.. It is quite healthy too with protein in Moong . I have omitted a few things that this recipe calls for. Tarla Dalal uses Baking soda for the moong dal batter..which I wanted to avoid..

 1 teacup moong dal 
 4 green chillies 
 1 tablespoon gram flour (besan) 
 a pinch asafoetida 
 salt to taste 
For the green peas stuffing
 2 teacups boiled mashed green peas 
 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 
 2 green chillies, chopped 
 3 teaspoons amchur powder 
 2 tablespoons chopped coriander 
 1 tablespoon ghee 
 salt to taste 
 oil for cooking 
To serve
 green chutney or sweet chutney  
1. Soak the dal overnight for at least 3 to 4 hours.
2. Grind the soaked dal with the green chillies .
3. Add the gram flour, asafoetida and salt and mix well.
For the green peas stuffing
1. Heat the ghee and fry the cumin seeds for a few seconds.
2. Add the green peas, green chillies, amchur powder, coriander and salt and cook for 1 minute.
How to proceed

1. Heat a non-stick tawa and spread a little moong dal mixture.
2. Spread a little stuffing on it and smear a little oil on the sides.
3. Turn upside down and cook again for a few minutes.
4. Repeat with the remaining mixture and stuffing.
5. Serve hot with green chutney or sweet chuteny.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bell Pepper Stir Fry

Hi Guys,

 This is my first post to any event. I hope I do it right. AFAM Bell Peppers 
AFAM well known as A Fruit A Month...This month it is Bell Peppers  and I give my Bell Pepper Stir Fry for this event.

Ingredients :

Red Bell Pepper - 1
Yellow Bell Pepper - 1
Green Bell Pepper - 1
Onion - 1/2
Paneer - 1/2 cup
Garlic pods - 4
Green Chilli - 1
Juice of Lemon - 1
Jeera Powder - 1 tsp
Black Salt ( Kala Namak) - to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp

Method :

1. Cut all the vegetables and paneer lengthwise.
2. Grind the green chilli and garlic to a coarse paste.
3. Heat oil in a nonstick pan. This stir fry is made in High Flame .
4. When hot add the garli c and green chilli paste. Stir for 2 min..It should be golden brown but not black or else the garlic will taste bitter.
5. Add all the vegetables except the paneer and stir fry for 2 min .
6. Add the paneer and stir once. Now add the Jeera pwd and Kala Namak and stir again.
7. Finally add the lemon juice and mix well.
8. Serve Hot