Wednesday, September 14, 2016

VEGETABLES AND CURRYS

Potatoes are the most vital and cheaply available vegetable in the market. It adds taste to all vegetables. We can say Tastemaker :) . Here are few dishes you can try with potatoes at home. I am sure you will definitely relish them.
 
SADA ALOO
INGREDIENTS:
*1/2 Kg potato
*1 tbsp oil
* 1-2 green chillies
* 1/2 tsp jeera
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
* 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
METHOD:
* Heat oil in a pan
* Add jeera and after it platters add the sliced potatoes
* Fry till it becomes golden brown and soft
* Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder
* Cook for few more minutes
Delicious potato bhaji is ready to serve, with puris or chapati as you may wish.

ALOO GHOBHI (potato with cauliflower)
INGREDIENTS:
* 1 cauliflower
* 250 gm potatoes
* water to boil
* 1/2 tsp ghee
METHOD:
* Boil cauliflower in water till it gets soft.
* Heat oil and add little asafoetida(hing)
* Add sliced potatoes and cook in low flame till it is cooked.
* Add the boiled cauliflower and cook with all water gets dried up.
* Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala .
* Spicy delicous aloo ghobi ready to serve. Believe me it has great aroma and taste!!

ALOO PALAK
INGREDIENTS:
* 1/2 Kg Spinach
* 1/2 Kg Potato
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
* 4 tbsp ghee to cook
METHOD:
* Boil spinach in cooker and belend in a mixer after coooling
* Heat ghee in a pan and add sliced potatoes
* Add salt, red chilli powder and cook it till the potatoes are cooked.
* Add the boiled spinach and cook until you see the ghee coming out.
* Aloo palak is ready to serve hot.
Spinach has high iron content, tasty and healthy!!!! Enjoy
Spinach as its own salt, so while adding salt to the vegetable be careful.

ALOO KA BHURTA
 INGREDIENTS:
* 1/2 kg potatoes
* 1 oninon
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/2 tsp jeera
* 1/2 tsp garam masala
* 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
* 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
* 1/2 tsp dry mango powder
* coriander leaves to garnish

METHOD:
* Boil potatoes in pressure cooker.
* Peel off and mash them together to make a paste
* Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala
* In a pan heat some ghee and fry finely chopped onion till golden brown
* Add the paste and fry for 2-3 minutes
* Garnish with corainder leaves
* Ready to serve hot with chapatis/puri

ALOO BEANS
INGREDIENTS:
* 250 Grams french beans
* 1-2 potatoes
* 1 onion
* Grated coconut
* 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
* 1/2 tsb salt
* 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
METHOD:
* Finely chop onions in a pan with oil in it.
* Add sliced potatoes
* Fry till it's little soft, add the beans and cook
* Add salt,red chilli powder, turmeric powder and cook at very low flame
* Garnish with grated coconut
So you see you can make almost any dish very tasty with potato in it

KARELA:
Also well known as bitter goud, it's really bitter but has great properties. It cures diabetes .
If you don't like it's juice, you can try karelas in many other ways.

PYAZ WALA KARELA 

INGREDIENTS:
* 1 onion finely chopped
* 2-3 bittergouds
* lemon juice
* 4-5 tbsp salt
* 1/4 turmeric powder
* 1/4 tbsp red chilli powder
* 1 tbsp finely grounded saunf
METHOD:
* Chop karelas and put them in salt for 2-3 hours
* Wash them throughly
* In a pan heat oil and fry onions till golden brown
* Fry the karelas till soft.
* Add salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder.
* Add the saunf powder
* Squeeze 1 lemon in a bowl and pour it in the pan when cool.

BHINDI:
You very well know it as lady finger as known by its shape, it has high fibre content. Research says it prevents cancer, never know but I love it :)

BHINDI KI SABZI
INGREDIENTS:
* 1 onion finely chopped
* 250gms lady finger
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
* 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
* 1/4 tsp dry mango powder
METHOD:
* Fry onions in a pan with oil
* Add chopped bhindi
* Cook in low flame and add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
* Keep checking, once it is cooked turn off the gas and add dry mango powder.

MATAR PANEER CURRY
INGREDIENTS:
* Paneer 250 gms
* 1 onion finely chopped
* curd 200 gms
* green peas 100gms
* 2 Tomatoes finely chopped
* 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
* 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
* 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
METHOD:
* Slice paneer into small cubes and fry till golden and keep aside
* Fry onions till golden brown
* Also fry the sliced tomatoes
* Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and the garam masala powder.
* Pour in the curd cook in low flame
* Add the green peas , cook till they become soft.
* Matar Paneer curry is ready!!!

ARBI KI SABZI (Taro Root )
INGREDIENTS:
* 200 gms Arbi
* 3-4 cups water
* 250 gms curd
* 1/2 tsp salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder
METHOD:
* Boil arbi in water .
* Peel off and cut in round pieces after it is cool
* In a pan heat some ghee
* Add hing, ajwain
* Add the arbi pieces and cook in low flame
* Pour in the curd and cook in low flame till the ghee comes out.
* Ready to serve hot

RAJMAH (Kidney Beans):
We also know it as kidney beans and the best we serve it hot with rice.. You might have heard many times
Rajmah chawal  (Rajma Rice)
Presenting the recipe to make tasty rajmah
INGREDIENTS:
* 250 gms rajmah (kidney beans)
* 1 litre water
* 1 onion
* 1 tomato
* 1/2 tsp salt ,red chilli powder, turmeric powder.
* curd
* corainder leaves to garnish
METHOD:
* Soak rajmah in 1 litre overnight
* Boil them the next day in the same water with 1 tbsp salt.
* Fry some onions till golden brown in ghee, and then pour the tomato puree.
* Cook for few minutes, then add curd and again cook add the boiled rajmah and keep cooking in low flame for 5-10 mins
* Serve hot with rice. Best combination :-)

BEET ROOT:
High iron content, it will increase your heamoglobin level and you will enjoy it will dal and rice. If you don't like the vegetable than salad, and juice also there to increase your appetite.
INGREDIENTS:
* 2-3 beetroots
* 5-6 curry leaves
* 1-2 gren chillies
* mustard seeds
* oil to cook
METHOD:
* Peel of beetroots and cut into small pieces.
* Heat oil in a pan and add hing and mustard seeds,let it splatter.
* Add curry leaves and the beetroot.
* Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
* Cook for few minutes.
It is a great combination with dal and rice. Combo of health and taste

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