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How to make paneer fritters?

How to make paneer fritters? Paneer Fritters Recipe

Paneer fritters are a unique preparation of chilli garlic flavoured paneer coated deep-fried to perfect golden brown. It is a wonderful accompaniment to tea or juice and will be loved by all.
Ingredients:
  • 150 gm finger cut cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp chat masala
  • For batter-
  • 2/3 tbsp Laxmi Toor Dal paste
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp coriander mint paste
  • Chat masala as required
  • For serving –
  • Ketchup
  • Green chutney
Method:
  • In a bowl, marinate the cottage cheese in garlic paste, salt and chat masala.
  • For the batter
  • Take toor dal paste in a bowl. Add salt, baking soda, corn flour, coriander mint paste and mix well to prepare the batter.
  • Dip the marinated cottage cheese in the batter and coat it well. Fry the fritters in oil at high flame till light brown. Remove to a serving plate, sprinkle chat masala and serve with dates–tamarind chutney and green chutney.
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How to make toor methi ni mini idli?

How to make toor methi ni mini idli? Toor Methi Ni Mini Idli Recipe

Toor Methi Ni Mini Idli is one easy snack for kids who come back from school hungry. You can make it with less effort, still kids will love to have it. It had minimum simple ingredients, yet burst of flavors.
Ingredients:
  • 1 bowl soaked and crushed Laxmi Toor Dal
  • ½ cup fresh fenugreek leaves
  • 1 tbsp ginger, garlic and chili paste
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp rice flour
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • For serving –
  • Sambhar
  • Coconut chutney
  • Dry red chatni powder (molgapadi) (Maharastrian Chatni)
Method:
  • Take the crushed toor dal in a mixing bowl and add fresh fenugreek leaves to it.
  • Next add ginger, garlic and chili paste.
  • Now add salt and rice flour to the bowl. Lastly, add a pinch of soda,mix well and prepare the batter.
  • Grease a mini idli stand with oil and pour the batter in it. Boil water in a steamer, place the idli stand in it and steam for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the stand from the steamer and let it cool for 5 minutes. Unmold the idlis onto a serving plate. Serve with sambhar, coconut chutney and molgapadi.
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Whole moong dal

How to make whole moong dal?

How to make whole moong dal? Punjabi Style Whole Moong Dal Recipe

The green moong beans are cooked in a pressure cooker. moong beans as well as moong lentils are preferred , to make dals or khichdis as they are easy to digest and nutritious.the taste of this yummy and delicious moong dal really goes awesome with rotis or steamed rice.
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup moong dal, soaked in water for an hour
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium tej patta
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • salt as required
Method:
  • heat 2 tbsp oil in a cooker, add 1 medium tej patta, ½ tsp cumin seeds. saute till the cumin seeds start crackling.
  • Now add the chopped onions and saute them till they get light golden and add 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste, chopped green chilies. stir and saute them properly.
  • now add chopped tomatoes, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ¼ tsp red chili powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ¼ tsp garam masala powder stir and saute till the tomatoes soften, become pulpy and you see oil releasing from the sides.
  • add 2 cups water and salt as per taste. stir very well. cover and pressure cook for 15 minutes on a medium flame till the beans are softened thoroughly. when the pressure settles down on its own, open the lid and check the beans.
Tempering the Dal:
  • heat 1 tbsp oil in a small pan and add cumin seeds first.
  • switch off the flame and then add a pinch of asafoetida and ¼ tsp red chili powder. stir.
  • add this tempering to the green moong dal. stir well.
  • add chopped coriander leaves.
  • serve whole green moong dal with steamed rice or chapatis
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Chana Dal Recipe

Chana Dal Recipe

Chana dal is a dal that is good for health and has a low glycemic index. People having diabetes can eat chana dal as it is very good for diabetic patients.
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of chana dal
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 3.5 cups of water
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds(jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • salt to taste
Method:
  • In a big bowl take 4 cups of water and soak chana dal for about 2.5 to 3 hours. After that wash it and drain.
  • Take a pan,boil 3 cups of water,turmeric powder, ginger and a bit of salt.
  • Put chana dal in it and cover the pan. Cook it for about 30 minutes over medium flame. The dal has to become tender.
  • Take a pan and put some ghee in it. After it gets heated added some cumin seeds. Add garlic after the seeds start sputtering.
  • Properly stir and fry until the garlic becomes a bit light brownish.While stiring it put some red chilly powder.Pour it over the cooked and cover it.
  • The chana dal is ready now. You can serve it with bread or rice.
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Urad Dal Recipe

Urad Dal Recipe

A recipe that is simple and easy to make,urad dal is healthy and tasty.You can serve urad dal with rice or jeera rice and also with rotis.
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Urad dal
  • 1 Cup urad dal
  • 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder(haldi)
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 length wise sliced onion
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tsp cumin seeds
  • A pinch of Hing
  • 2 Tsp red chilly powder
  • 2 Tsp ghee or melted butter
  • salt to taste
Method:
  • Take a pressure cooker, add dal in it.Wash it frequently unless the water appears clear.Then take 4 cups of water and soak urad dal in it for around 15-20 minutes or for some more time.
  • Rinse out the water and wash it after the dal is soaked.Then add 3 cups of water,some turmeric powder, 1 tsp of oil , salt as per taste and mix.
  • Now close the lid and place a weight on the lid of the pressure cooker and cook it on medium heat.
  • Roast the peanuts till they become crisp on low flame. Cool and then coarsely powder in a grinder.
  • Add grinded peanuts, salt, finely chopped green chillies, coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix the entire mixture well.
  • After about 9-10 minutes the cooker will steam.Turn the heat and again cook for 3-5 minutes. You can now turn off the stove and wait for the steam until it goes down.
  • You can prepare onion and cumin seed tadka while the dal is cooking.Keep it aside.
  • Open the pressure cooker and check the dal.If it is thick add some water.It should not be overcooked.The dal should be soft but not pasty.
  • Now add onion tadka to it,mix it well and cook it.
  • After that add cumin seed tadka to it and cook for around 1 minute.
  • The dal is ready now. Transfer it to a bowl and serve it.
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Val Recipe

Val Recipe

Vaal Lentils is the most nutritious and integrated part of Indian food course. Vaal is a very easy to make and a popular Maharashtrian dish. Vaal is a special recipe as it includes 9 types of lentils in it.
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups vaal
  • 1/4 tsp soda bi-carb
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 tbsp grated jaggery (gur)
  • 1 tsp tamarind (imli) pulp , optional
  • salt to taste
Method:
  • Wash and soak the rangoon vaal in enough water for 9 to 10 hours.
  • Drain, add the soda bi-carb and enough water and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles or till the vaal is cooked.
  • Let the steam evaporate before opening the lid and keep aside.
  • Take a non-stick kadhai heat the oil , add the carom seeds, asafoetida, chilli powder and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  • Add the rangoon vaal, 1 cup of water, jaggery, tamarind pulp and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 6 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  • Serve hot.
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Kabuli Chana Recipe

Kabuli Chana Recipe

Kabuli chana, a recipe that hails from northern part of India is popular because of it peculiar taste. It is a very good source of proteins.
Ingredients:
  • 100 gms white chick peas (kabuli chana)
  • 1/4 tsp jeera powder (cumin seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp dhania powder (coriander powder)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup of tomato puree
  • 1 tsp ginger (sliced)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic (crushed)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dhania leaves (coriander)
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • Turmeric powder(haldi) just a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Finely chopped green chillies
  • Mediumly sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced onions
Method:
  • Take kabuli chana, wash and clean it first and then soak it for about 8-9 hours.
  • Pressure cook the kabuli chana by adding a bit of salt in it.It should be pressure cooked for 5-6 whistles.
  • Now take a pan.Put some cumin seeds and roast it.The seeds should turn golden brown while roasting.
  • Add some turmeric powder and coriander powder. Saute it
  • Once they are sauted add tomato puree,ginger,onion,garlic,chilli powder and water. Mix them properly and pressure cook for about 9-10 minutes.
  • After it is pressure cooked simmer till they become dry.
  • Mix cooked chana and water and for about 6-7 minutes simmer them.
  • Now add some garam masala and some finely chopped coriander.By mixing them properly cook till the gravy becomes thick.
  • In the end you can garnish it with chopped green chillies,mediumly sliced tomatoes and green chillies.
  • You can serve it with rotis or rice.
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Peas Recipe

Peas Recipe

Peas Lentils is the most nutritious, sweet taste and integrated part of Indian food course.Peas is a very easy to make and a popular North Indian dish. Peas is a recipe as it is good for health considering the nutritional value.
Ingredients:
  • 200 Gram Peas
  • 3 Onions
  • 2 Tomotoes
  • 4-5 Green Chilli
  • 6-7 Cashew Nuts
  • 1 tbs Yogurt
  • 3 Pinches Kasoori Methi
  • 2-3 Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 3 Pinches Garam Masala
  • 3 tbs Oil
  • coriander Leaves
Method:
  • Chop the onions and tomato large. In a pan, add 2 tsp of oil and after add the onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves, green chilli and garlic and cook for a few minutes.
  • Soak the cashew in warm water for 10 minutes and after add cashew and yogurt in mixer and make a smooth paste.
  • And also make a paste of onion tomato mixture.
  • Take a pan add oil and add onion tomato paste and add cashew yogurt paste. Mix well and cook for 5-6 minutes in a low flame.
  • Add garam masala in Gravy.
  • cook well in a low flame till add some oil in pan.
  • Now add peas.
  • After that add some water and milk to get consistent gravy.Now add salt as per taste.
  • Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes till peas gets cooked.
  • Add kasoori methi in last.
  • For Garnishing add coriander leaves.
  • Enjoy this with rotis/Jeera Rice.
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Masoor dal Recipe

How to make Masoor dal?

Masoor dal or pink lentils – a simple yet tasty masoor dal recipe. This is an easy masoor dal recipe and good for everyday cooking. These lentils are also used in combination with other 4 lentils to make a special dal with 5 lentils.
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Masoor Dal
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tsp jeera
  • 2 tsp adrak-lahsun paste
  • 2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 green hari mirch
  • 1½ tsp haldi
  • 1 tsp lal mirch powder
  • 1 tsp punjabi garam masala powder
  • 1½ tsp crushed kasuri methi
  • 3 tbsp cream
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • salt
Method:
  • Wash masoor dal and soak it for some time.
  • Else just pressure cook masoor dal with 3 cups water till they are cooked.
  • Take a pan and heat oil,fry the Jeera first.
  • After add the onions.onions cooked properly.and a step in important for make this dal.
  • Add the adrak-lahsun paste and fry for one minute.
  • Add the tomatoes and Hari mirch and cooked again for a few minutes.
  • Now add all the spices.And kasuri methi. Mix it properly.
  • Now add this mixture to the cooked masoor.Mix it properly by adding salt.
  • Add some water and cooked dal medium flame.
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Toor Dal Recipe

Toor Dal Recipe

Toor dal or Arhar dal or split pigeon peas or Tur dal is Skinned and split toor dal is the most widely-used form of the lentil. It is used in popular recipes like south India sambhar, Gujarati dals, the famous puran poli and lots of other tasty dishes. Toor dal has a thick gelatinous or meaty consistency, and takes a little longer to cook than moong or masoor dal.Toor dal can be served with rice or can be relished as soup also by adding some vegetables like peas and carrots as per desire.
Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup of toor daal
  • 1 Tomato chopped finely
  • 1 Onion chopped finely
  • 1 Tsp hing
  • 1 Tsp coriander powder(dhania powder)
  • 1 Tsp red chilly powder
  • Some coriander leaves
  • 1 Tsp meethi seeds
  • 2 Cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2 Inch of ginger (minced)
  • 1 Tsp meethi seeds
  • 3 Tsp of lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder (haldi powder)
  • Salt to taste
Method:
  • In a bowl take 1 cup of toor daal and soak it for around 30 minutes.
  • Cook it for 15-20 minutes in a pressure cooker adding some salt and turmeric (haldi) powder.
  • On the other side take a pan and saute chopped tomatoes,onions,some red chilly powder,hing,garlic, ginger and meethi seeds for 4-5 minutes.
  • After 4-5 minutes add this mixture to the boiled daal then add a bit of lemon juice and you can garnish it with coriander leaves.
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