Thursday, July 26, 2012

Spicy Dhal

This is not the usual Dhal,as this a bit spicy.Some have a opinion that Dhal is very bland and people who like spice in their dishes can try this one an I am sure they will like it.
This quantity is for 4 persons.


Toor Dhal---------------------------------------------1/4 cup
Channa Dhal------------------------------------------ 1/4 cup
Green gram------------------------------------------- 1/4 cup
Black gram-------------------------------------------- 1/4 cup
Finely chopped Tomato------------------------------ 2
Grated onion------------------------------------------- 1
Turmeric Powder------------------------------------- 1/4 Tsp
Ghee--------------------------------------------------- 1 Tbsp
Salt as required
Finely chopped Coriander leaves for garnishing.

To Grind:

Coriander seeds--------------------------------------- 2 Tsp
Jeera(Cumin)------------------------------------------ 1Tsp
Cinammon--------------------------------------------- 1" piece
Cloves-------------------------------------------------- 5
Black Pepper------------------------------------------- 6
Red chilly---------------------------------------------- 2
Chopped Ginger--------------------------------------- 1 Tsp


Soak the Black gram in water for 2 hours.Put all the dhals together in a vessels and add enough water and pressure cook it.Mash this a little and keep. Grind all the masala to fine paste by adding water.

Heat the ghee in a kadai and ad the grated onion.When it becomes glossy add the masala paste and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the tomatoes,turmeric powder and salt fry this for 2 more minutes.Once the ghee starts separating add the cooked and mashed dhal and mix well by adding 1/2 cup water. Add more water if you want the dhal to thinner.Cook for 5 minutes and switch off the flame..Garnish with coriander leaves.This is spicy and can be served with Phulka Rotis.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Special Masala Dosai

This is also called Raja Raja Cholan Dosai in some big hotels.The masala is a North Indian masala and is really very tasty.


Onion,capsicum and tomato all chopped-------------------Each 2 cups
Salt------------------------------------------------------- 1 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder---------------------------------------------1 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped---------------------------------1/2 cup
Oil--------------------------------------------------------2 tbsp
Turmeric powder------------------------------------------1 tsp
Dhaniya powder-------------------------------------------1 tsp
Garam Masala---------------------------------------------1 tsp


Put oil in a kadai and add the onions and then the turmeric powder.Add salt and saute for two minutes.Then add chilly powder and mix well .Now add the tomatoes and capsicum and and mix and cook in a low flame.Wait till everything is cooked well and then add the Dhaniya powder and Garam Masala and stir,Add the coriander leaves and saute for a minute and now the masala is ready.


Grated coconut---------------------------------1 Cup
Green chilly-------------------------------------3
Salt as required

Grind it to a thick consistency adding water and keep aside.

Now make a thin  Dosa.Turn it over if the top portion is not cooked.You can even close the Tawa and cook so that you need not turn it.Make crisp dosa and spread the masala on one half of it and spread the coconut chutney on top of it. Close the other half of of the dosa and serve hot.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Aloo masala

I am back after a long time as my children and grand children came to spend time with us.I was very busy with them and was not able to even peek into the blogging world.It took a few days to come out of the emptiness and anyway life has to go on...Isn't it?

Coming to the recipe, this is a very easy dish to prepare and very tasty too..


Aloo(Potato)--------------------------- 3 or 4 medium size
Turmeric Powder-----------------------1 small teaspoon
Red chilly Powder----------------------1 Tsp
Dhaniya Powder(coriander)-------------2 Tsp
JeeraPowder(Cumin)--------------------1/2 Tsp
Garam masala---------------------------1 1/2 Tsp
Oil---------------------------------------2 Tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves----------------2 Tbsp
Salt as required


Peel and dice the Potato and rinse it in cold water.Immerse and keep it.Grind the onion and tomato and make it into a puree.Just add enough water to rinse the grinder and pour it into the puree. Heat oil in a thick bottomed vessel and put the turmeric powder and immediately add the puree and stir well.Add  chilly powder and salt and drain the diced potato and add to the puree.Cover it and cook in a low flame.Stir occasionally. Once the potatoes are cooked evenly add the coriander powder,cumin powder and the garam masala.Cook for 5 minutes ans garnish with coriander leaves.The yummy Aloo masala is ready to serve.This goes well with Ghee rice,Chappati.Puri.Paratha etc,