Friday, 31 May 2013

Gavar (Cluster Beans) Recipe


Ingredients:

Cluster beans (Gavarfali) – 500 gms
Onions – 2
Potatoes – 2 (Cut into cubes)
Tomatoes – 1 (Chopped)
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Carom (Ajwain) Seeds – ½ tsp
Ginger – 1 tsp (Chopped)
Garam Masala – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – A pinch
Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
Chilli powder – As required
Mustard oil – As required
Salt – To taste

Method:

1. Heat the mustard oil in a pan.

2. Add the asafoetida, ajwain and cumin seeds and let it splutter for a few minutes.

3. Then add the onions and ginger paste. Fry them until they are golden brown in colour.

4. Add the tomatoes and sauté for another 2 minutes
5. Add the beans & the potatoes, along with the salt, garam masala, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Stir till fragrant (a few seconds).

6. Add some water.

7. Pressure cook all the above ingredients for about 3 whistles.

8. Garnish with coriander and serve with plain rice / chapatti.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Yummy Bhindi (Okra) Aloo Recipe


Ingredients:

Bhindi - 500 grams (Chopped into 1/2 inch pieces)
Potato - 1 large (Cubed and boiled)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Olive Oil - 2 to 3 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin + Coriander Powder - 1 and 1/1 tsp
Asafoetida Powder - A pinch
Salt - as per taste

Method:

1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.

2. Add the mustard seeds and asafoetida powder.

3. Fry for about 20 seconds.

4. Add the chopped bhindis and potatoes and cook for about 5 - 7 minutes.

5. Add the turmeric powder and salt and mix well.

6. Reduce the flame to low.

7. Cook for another 10 - 12 minutes until the bhindis are lightly brown.

8. Add the chilli powder, and the cumin and coriander powder. Stir again.

9. Cook for another 3 - 4 minutes (or longer if you want them crispier).

10. Transfer to a serving plate and serve hot with naan.