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Rajasthani Pulao

Ingredients:

• 2 Cups long-grained white rice
• 1 Cup sugar
• 1 Cup ghee
• 20 Almonds, blanched and chopped
• 20 Pistachios, chopped
• 1 tsp Cardamom powder
• 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
• 1/2 tsp Saffron, soaked in 1 tsp milk
• 4 Cups milk
 
How to make Rajasthani Pulao:
Soak rice in water for 2 hours. Drain.
Heat ghee and add the drained rice. Add milk.
Cover and cook, on a low flame, stirring occasionally but gently, so that the rice grains do not break.
As soon as the rice is cooked, add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, dry fruits, sugar and saffron.
Mix well.
Bake in a moderately hot oven, till each grain is separate.
Serve hot, as a sweet dish.
Rajesthani Pulao is ready.

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Rajasthani Bhindi

Ingredients:

• 250 gm Ladyfingers
• 3 tsp Bengal gram flour
• 1/2 tsp Onion seeds
• 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
• 1 tsp Cumin powder
• 1 tsp Coriander powder
• 1-1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
• 1 tsp Dry mango powder
• 4 Green chillies
• 4 tbsp Oil
• 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
• 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
• 1 tsp Garam masala powder
• Salt to taste
 
How to make Rajasthani Bhindi:
Rinse and wipe the ladyfingers.
Snip off the two ends and cut on one side.
Combine bengal gram flour, 1 tsp fennel seeds and all other dry masalas except cumin and onion seeds in a bowl, mix well.
Add salt and a tbsp of oil to it.
Fill this masala into the ladyfingers, set aside.
Heat up 3 tbsp of oil and fry rest of the fennel seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies and onion seeds for a minute.
Add stuffed ladyfingers to it and stir fry for 5 minutes.
Cover and fry till they are cooked, stirring occasionally.
Uncover and stir fry until the ladyfingers are crunchy.

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BATATA SONG

Potatoes in red chilli and tamarind gravvy.
 
Preparation Time : 20 minutes
 
Cooking Time : 12- 15 minutes
 
 
Ingredients
   
Potatoes, boiled 4 large
Coconut oil 3 tablespoons
Onions, chopped 2 large
Whole dry red chillies 8-10
Tamarind 1 lemon sized ball
Salt to taste
 
Method
 
Peel the boiled potatoes and cut them into one inch sized cubes.Heat coconut oil in a kadai. Add onion in hot oil and sauté.

Roast the whole red chillies and grind into a fine paste with tamarind.

When the onions turn brown, add the ground paste and sauté. Add half a cup of water and mix.

Add salt and potato cubes and mix. Once the water comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for four to five minutes or till you get a thick gravy.

Serve hot.

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Baba Ghanoush – also known as Baba Ghanouj and Baba Ganoush – is a dip or spread made of roasted eggplant and tahini. Simply roast the eggplant, scoop out the softened pulp, and then puree with tahini and seasonings. The seasonings used in this recipe for Baba Ghanoush are garlic, lemon juice, parsley and salt. Dip fresh pita bread or cut vegetables into the Baba Ghanoush for a healthy snack.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Tahini
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit (200° Celcius).
2. Prick the eggplant with a fork. Then place on a cookie sheet and put into the hot oven.
3. Roast the eggplant for about 40 minutes or until very soft inside.
4. Cool completely.
5. Scoop out the eggplant’s pulp and place in a food processor. Add remaining ingredients into the food processor. Pulse until pureed, but still has some texture.
6. Refrigerate. Serve chilled with fresh pita bread.

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  • 3-4 tbsps of melted ghee (see link below for recipe to make your own!)
  • 1 large onion sliced thin
  • 10-15 cashews roughly broken into bits
  • 15 raisins or sultanas
  • 500 gms eggplant cut into 2″ thick slices and then cut into cubes (2″ cubes)
  • 1 large onion chopped fine
  • 2 large tomatoes chopped fine
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsps coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped fresh coriander to garnish

Preparation:

  • Heat a deep pan on medium and add the melted ghee to it. Now add the bits of nuts and raisins and fry till the nuts are golden. Remove them from the ghee with a slotted spoon and keep aside on paper towels for later.
  • Fry the thinly sliced onion in the same way (in the same ghee as above), till golden. Remove from the ghee with a slotted spoon and keep aside on paper towels for later. The fried nuts and these onions will form the garnish along with the chopped fresh coriander.
  • In the same ghee, fry the finely chopped onion till it is soft and translucent. Add the ginger and garlic pastes and fry for 1 minute.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes and all the powdered spices. Fry till the tomatoes become pulpy and the oil begins to separate from the masala.
  • Add the pieces of eggplant and add 1/2 cup of water over them. Stir to coat well with the fried masala. Cook till done but not mashed. Keep checking the eggplant as it cooks and stir gently to prevent mashing pieces. Add salt to taste and stir. When done the dish must have a thick and minimal gravy. Adjust (adding or drying off) water during the cooking process to get this consistency.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh coriander and serve piping hot with Chapatis or Parathas.

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Ingredients: Eggplant – ½ kb, small and round
Onion – 2 small
Coconut (desiccated) – 2 tablespoons, grated
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Garlic – 3-4 pods
Peanuts – 2 tablespoons
Coriander seeds – 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Poppy seeds – 1 tablespoon
Sesame seeds – 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder – 1 tablespoon or as desired to taste
Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
Tamarind extract – 3 tablespoon
Green chilli – 3-4, splited into half length-wise
Salt – 1 tablespoon or as desired to taste
Sugar – ½ teaspoon
Cilantro/coriander leaves – a bunch, chopped, for garnishing
Oil – 3-4 tablespoon

Method: Wash and cut the eggplant into quarters length-wise and fry them in oil till well-browned and soft. Drain and set aside. Roast peanuts and grated coconut lightly in a hot pan taking care not to burn it. Drain and set aside. Roast coriander, cumin, poppy, and sesame seeds in the same pan taking care not to burn. Powder all these ingredients finely. Blend onions, garlic, ginger and coconut into a smooth paste and fry the mixture until browned. Add turmeric and powdered spices and fry a little. Add tamarind juice, green chillies, red chilli powder, salt to taste, and some water. Cook for 2 minutes. Then add fried eggplant and cook for 3 minutes on a low flame or simmer till gravy thickens. Take care not to break the eggplants while stirring. Garnish with cilantro/coriander leaves. Serve hot. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:
Eggplants – ½ kg, 3-4 nos, cut into medium pieces
Potatoes – 2 medium size, peeled and cubed
Onion – 1 medium size, finely chopped
Tomato – 1 medium size, finely chopped
Ginger – 1 inch piece, peeled and crushed
Garlic – 2-3 cloves, peeled and crushed
Green chilli – 1-2, small, slit into halves
Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
Cummin powder – 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Salt – 1 teaspoon or as desired
Oil – 1 tablespoon
Coriander leaves – for garnishing

Method: Dice the eggplant and potato into a bowl with cold water (to avoid it turning brown). Pop the mustard seeds up heating the oil in a large pot. Add garlic, ginger, and green chilli and stir for one minute. Add onions and saute until tender. Add tomatoes and fry until oil starts to separate. Add all the spices and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add potatoes and fry for 4-5 minutes. If required add a little water at this time. Add eggplant and fry for 3-4 minutes. Add in 2 cups of water and simmer for approximately 25-30 minutes. When potatoes and eggplants are fully cooked, garnish with coriander leaves. Enjoy! Good side dish for roti, rice, paratha, etc.

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Okra Kurma


INGREDIENTS:

15 Fresh Okra-Slit them till midway
1 Large Potato- Cut them into thin long pieces
1/2 Red Capsicum- Cut them into thin long pieces
2 Tbsp Groundnut- roasted and pealed
1 Big or 2 Medium onions coarsely chopped
1/2 Cup Frozen/fresh Grated Coconut
1Tbsp Black Sesame seeds
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1 tsp Poppy seeds
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
3 to 4 Red Chillies
2 Green Chillies
1 tsp Red Chili powder
.5 tsp Turmeric Powder
2Tbsp of Oil
2 Tbsp of Tomato Paste( i used tinned bcoz it gives nice colour. Fresh would do too)

METHOD:

  • Dry roast sesame seeds+ coriander seeds+ red chillies+poppy seeds and set aside
  • Microwave Potato chopped lengthwise( 6 mins should be enough to cook them well) and set them aside.
  • Heat little oil in a kadai and put the okras,Capsicum and little salt and close the lid and set it under medium flame until the okras are completely done and set them aside.
  • In the same kadai put the chopped onions and fry them till transparent then add ginger garlic paste+ tomato paste and fry them for 2 more mins.
  • Now grind the above ingredients along with coconut,green chilies,groundnuts and dry roasted ingredients into smooth paste.
  • Mix in okra’s and potatoes and add about 1/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup water along with salt as per your taste and cook on low flame for another 7 mins.
  • Enjoy it with any kind of roti’s or just mosaranna(curd rice).

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INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup Green peas (boiled)
1/2 cup Heavy Cream or Half and half
1 bunch Methi leaves (chopped)
1/2 Cup Tomato Paste- fresh
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
3 tsp butter
Salt to taste

Roast and Grind to a paste –> 1 Onion +1/2 tsp turmeric powder +3 tsp Milk + 1.5 tsp Cashew nuts + 1/2 tsp red chili powder++ 1tsp Khuskhus(poppy seeds) + 1/2″piece Ginger + 2 peppercorns + 2 Cloves + 1/4″ stick Cinnamon

METHOD:

  • Cook chopped methi in hot boiling water for 7 minutes. Drain and wash well in colander under running water. Keep aside.
  • Heat butter, add cumin seeds . Add tomato paste and fry for 2 mins
  • Add paste and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add ground spices. Stir, and add peas, methi leaves and heavy cream.
  • Add all other ingredients. Boil for 2-3 minutes or till gravy thickens. If gravy feels too watery sprinkle a dash of flour and stir. If too thick, add a few tsp. of milk.
  • Serve hot with parathas or rotis.

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Methi Fry Recipe picture

Ingredients

1). 4 cups chopped fresh fenugreek leaves
2). 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
3). 3 dry red chillies
4). 1 tbsp fresh/frozen coconut
5). 1 tbsp chana dal
6). salt to taste
7). 2 tbsp oil

How to make Methi Fry 

1. Heat oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds.
2. When they splutter add cut red chillies. Saute for few seconds.
3. Now add the chana dal and fry till golden brown.
4. Now add the chopped fenugreek leaves. Sprinkle very little water. Mix it well.
5. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes stirring casually.
6. Now add the coconut and mix it well.
7. Serve hot as a side dish with rice.

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