Sunday, April 2, 2017


Rajasthan--The land of kings and hence rich culture. You will find the food rich with ghee , also the dishes you will see here are becasue of lack of fresh vegetables here so people prefer home recipies from besan, etc.

Aloo ka Bharta 
 4 -5 Boiled Potatoes (Big)
2 Onion (finely chopped)
2 Green Chilies (chopped)
Few Coriander Leaves (chopped)
1 tsp Mustard Oil
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Red Chilly Powder
1/2 tsp Jeera (roasted and powdered)
*Peel the potatoes and mash them coarsely.
*Add all the other ingredients and mix well.
*Serve aloo bharta with baati.
Papad ki Sabzi
2-3 medium sized papads
1 tbsp curds
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1-2 pinches turmeric
1-2 pinches asafoetida
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 mustard seeds
1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp chopped coriander
Salt To Taste
1 cup water
*Break the papads into 1 inch squares.
*Heat ghee in a saucepan, add seeds.
*Add asafoetida. Add chilli powder and curds simultaneously. Stir till curds brown
*Add turmeric, water and salt. Boil.
*Add papads and coriander.
*Boil for 3-4 minutes.
Serve papad ki sabzi hot with chappatis.

Gatte Ki Sabzi


200 gms Besan
2 tbsp Ghee
250 gms Curd
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Oil
1 tsp Red chilly powder
1 pinch Haldi
Preparation :
*Mix besan while adding 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
*Make a stiff dough. Make 5-6 thin and long strips of the dough.
*Put these strips in boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Cut these into small pieces.
*In the curd add 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp red chilly powder, 1/2 tsp. haldi to the curd. Mix well.
*Add the gatta pieces. Heat oil in a kadahi. Put the tadka of jeera and add the curd mixture.
*Cook it for 5-7 minutes while stirring continuously till it comes to a boil.
*Simmer the flame and cook for another 5-7 minutes.Turn off the gas.
Gatte ki sabzi is ready to serve hot with chapatis

Kesari bhaat

 1 tblsp cashewnuts
1 tblsp raisins
1 cup basmati rice
1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 tblsp pure ghee
1/2 tbsp sugar
few strands saffron
*Soak rice for half an hour.
*Heat up ghee in a pan, fry raisins and cashewnuts, remove and keep aside.
*In the same ghee mix in rice and stir fry till rice starts separating.
*Dissolve saffron in warm water and keep aside.
*Mix in 11/2 cup of boiling water to the rice and mix in saffron water and let it cook.
*When half done mix in sugar and continue to stir fry till all the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked.
*Finally mix in the cardamom powder and decorate it with fried dry fruits
*Serve hot.
It's specially prepared during Basant Panchami


Daal Bati Churma


Daal Bati Churma


 For daal :
2 cups rajma beans (soaked in water overnight with a pinch of soda bicarb)
3/4 cup whole black gram (urad) (soaked in water overnight with a pinch of soda bicarb)
3 onions, chopped finely
2 tomatoes, chopped finely
2 tsp garam masala powder
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
2 tbsp cream
4 tbsp ghee
1 cup coriander leaves, chopped finely
Salt To Taste
For Bati:
5 cups whole wheat flour, sieved
1 cup ghee, melted
2 tbsps curd
Salt To Taste
*Pressure cook rajma and black gram till it becomes soft.
*Heat 4 tbsps oil.
*Add ginger-garlic paste and tomatoes and onions and fry.
*Add all the masalas, salt.
*Simmer till well blended. The gravy should be thick.
*Knead a soft dough with flour, ghee, curd, salt and just enough water.
*Roll into balls.
*Cover and keep for one hour. Then roast in batches on hot coals till puffed and golden outside and spongy inside. Keep hot.
*Garnish the daal with coriander leaves and slit green chillies. Dip hot (baati) in the daal while eating.



* Kair
* Sangri
* kumthe
* water to boil
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
* 1/2 tsp red chlli powder
* 1/2 tsp dry mangop powder
* Soak kair, sangri and kumthe in seperate bowls overnight
* wash thoroughly
* boil in water and cool it
* wash again and drain the water completely
* After it is cool, add salt,turmeric powder, red chilli powder.
* In a pan heat oil and add asfoetida.
* Add the kair, sangri, kumthe and after few minutes of cooking add the dry mango powder
Most popular rajasthani sabzi, mostly it is cooked during sitla ashtmi.

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