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SHAHI TENDLI MASALA / ROYAL IVY GOURD CURRY

The festivities have come to an end and we are back to having simple lunch and dinner.This week I am sharing a delicious and rich Ivy gourd recipe.My son was back home after two weeks and I had to treat him with a rich and royal curry with Ajwain rotis. Shahi Tendli Masala is a lip smacking curry which will leave you craving for more.

Ivy Gourd is said to have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that may aid in the prevention or treatment of a diverse range of health conditions, from diabetes and high cholesterol to high blood pressure and obesity. This is mostly used in Indian Cuisine , Indonesian Cuisine and Thai Cuisine.

A few years back when we had move to Vizag, I remember someone telling my mom that Ivy Gourds should not be eaten as the child will become dull as it affects the brain. I wonder why people spread such false rumors without any scientific proof. Well that did not stop me from eating Ivy Gourd. It is one of my favorite vegetable.

This week’s 220th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme is #GourdsAre Beautiful was suggested by our co -blogger Sujata who blogs at
https://batterupwithsujata.com/ . She is an amazing baker and has shared many healthy bakes on her blog. Do check her blog for amazing recipes.I have bookmarked her Sondesh and Rasagulla recipes.

Recipe for Shahi Tendli Masala:

  • 3 Red Onions
  • 4 Tomatoes
  • 10 Dry Red Chilli
  • 300 Gms Chopped Tendli / Ivy Gourd
  • 2 Tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Cashews
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Jeera
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Sabzi Masala
  • 1 Tsp Kasmiri Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Cream
  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Tsp Kasoori Methi

Method:

Roughly chop the onions. Boil 3 Cups of water and add the chopped onions and dry red chillies. Allow it to simmer for 7-8 Minutes. Remove the Onions and transfer them on to a plate. Allow it to cool. In the same water add whole tomatoes and allow it to boil for 7-8 minutes along with the red chillies. Tranfer the tomatoes (after you peel the skin) and red chillies to a plate and let it cool.

Grind blanched Onions , tomatoes, red chillies , cashews and Poppy seeds to a fine paste. Keep it aside.

Heat a wide bottom pan. Add oil. Once the oil is hot add Chopped Ivy Gourd and roast on medium flame until they are slightly brown and crisp. Once it is roasted transfer it to a plate. Add remaining oil in the same pan. Add cloves,cinnamon, jeera ,bay leaves and mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds splutter add the roasted ivy gourd and mix well. Add the ground onion tomato paste. Add the water used for blanching tomatoes and onions. After it starts to boil, add turmeric, chilli powder, salt ,sabzi masala and coriander powder. Let it simmer for 7-8 Minutes. Lastly add coconut cream .Garnish with Kasuri methi and serve

Serve hot with Rotis ,Phulkas or steaming hot Rice.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ACHARI MATAR MASALA/ GREEN PEAS CURRY

This week was amazing as we were on a short get away.Enjoyed our trip with my cousins. Although we enjoyed the local food during our trip, I missed my spicy curries. First thing after I came back was to treat my family with insanely delicious Achari Matar Masala. A perfect accompaniment with rice ,roti,phulka or Naan.We have been having a lot of sweet treats since Diwali. Now we have come back to the simple food we always enjoy at the comfort of our home.

This week for our 219th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #WinterVeggieAffair was suggested by Sasmita who blogs at
https://www.firsttimercook.com/ . She has an amazing collection of local Odiya delicacies. I had tried Potala Rassa from her blog and it had turned out so delicious. Do check her wonderful space for interesting recipes.

I love winters. We don’t have winter season here though. I only remember by childhood days when i enjoyed winters in different states as my dad had a transferable job. Miss those days now. Beautiful memories are etched in my mind. Will cherish them always.

Coming back to the delicious recipe now…….

Recipe for Achari Matar Masala:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Green Peas
  • 2 Onions finely Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Achari Masala
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 Tsp Kasmiri Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tomatoes Pureed
  • 1″ Cinnamon
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • 1 Tsp Kasuri Methi

For Masala:

  • 3 Onions finely Chopped
  • 15 Cashews
  • 1″ Ginger finely chopped
  • 3 Green Chillies

Method:

Heat a wide bottom pan. Add one tsp of oil. Saute the chopped onions ,cashews, ginger and green chillies. Once the onions turn golden brown switch off the flame. Allow it to cool completely. Grind all the ingredients to get a fine paste. Ensure no lumps. Keep this mixture aside.

Puree two tomatoes and ensure there are no lumps.

Heat the pan. Add the remaining oil. Add cinnamon, cloves and jeera. Once you get the aroma add green peas and saute for a 3-4 minutes. Now add turmeric and achari masala and mix well. Once the oil starts to leave the sides add the tomato puree. Mix again and add 1/2 cup water. Allow it to simmer for 2 minutes. Add the onion mixture , salt and mix well. Close the lid and allow it to simmer for 3-4 minutes.Switch off the flame. Garnish with crushed Kasuri Methi.

Serve hot with Rice, Roti,Phulka or Naan and enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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https://preethicuisine.com/veppam-poo-konda-kadalai-kuzhambu-curry/

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MASALA NIMKI /SPICY FRITTERS

Diwali the festival of lights is around the corner.We always look forward to this vibrant festival. The best time to celebrate with your family friends and treat them with so many delicious sweets and savory recipes. One such recipe i am sharing today. Try this absolutely lip smacking masala Nimki.

Diwali is called the Festival of Lights and is celebrated to honor Lord Rama . It is believed that on this day Lord Rama returned to his kingdom after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana.

The whole house is decorated with beautiful diyas and lights. Many of us are now celebrate green diwali hence no crackers and pollution.I am happy to decorate my home and spend time with my loved ones. Living abroad we do miss the typical celebrations way back in India. We make the best of out whatever is available.Try to help the local street vendors by buying mud diyas from them You will help to light up so many homes and help them celebrate festivities too.

This week we at #Foodiemonday #Bloghop decided to share some amazing recipes for #218th Theme #DiwaliDhamaka.It will help many of you who are still thinking what to make. Check out all the fab recipes for #DiwaliDhamaka.

Recipe for Masala Mathri:

For the Dough:

  • 2 Cups -All Purpose Flour (Unbleached)
  • 1/2 Cup Whole wheat Atta
  • 1 Tsp Kalonji / Nigella Seeds
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • Water for kneading (about 1/2 Cup)
  • Oil for Deep frying

For Masala Sprinkle:

  • 1.5 Tbsp Pudina Powder /mint leaves powder
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 Tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1/2 Tsp Kala Namak / Black Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ghee for greasing
  • 1 Tsp Amchur / Dry Mango powder

Method:

Take a wide bottom bowl. Add all purpose flour , whole wheat flour, salt and Kalonji. Mix well. Add ghee and mix again to get a crumbly texture. Add water slowly to knead to a stiff dough. Ensure not to add more water. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.

Once the dough is ready divide the dough into small equal balls depending on size of the nimki you prefer. I made about 25 Nimkis. Take a dough ball and roll it into a round disk. Apply ghee and fold it into semi circle. Apply ghee again and fold it into a triangle.

Pick the Nimki and press the edges lightly.Repeat the process for the balance dough balls.

Heat oil in a deep pan. Once the oil is hot, deep fry these nimkis on low flame as it will ensure the inner layers are also fried.Each set will take about 15-20 minutes. So patience is the key.Once they turn golden brown transfer them on to a Bowl.

In a bowl add all the ingredients of Masala for sprinkling. Grease the nikis with ghee and toss them in this masala untill evenly coated. Tranfer them to a plate and allow it to cool completely. Once cooled store them in an airtight Container.

Enjoy with your family and friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY AND SAFE DIWALI!!!!!!!!!!!!

DO YOUR PART TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KATHIYAWADI LEHSUN CHUTNEY /GARLIC CHUTNEY

Hello!!

Today I am sharing a delicious chutney from Kathiyawadi region of Gujarat. A fiery red lehsun / garlic chutney. This is not for faint hearts . A great condiment for rotis, Pakodas,Bhajiya,vada pav, Dabeli etc. I am planning to use it in my curries too.

Kathiawar is a dry arid region . They use a lot of legumes, onion and garlic in their cooking.They use Bajra and Potatoes as green vegetables are unavailable for most parts of the year.They use turmeric and chillies to enhance the taste.People use seasonal produce in their cooking.

This month as a part of our recipe swap challenge I was paired with Archana who has some wonderful collection of variety of dishes from Goan and Maharastrian Cuisine . I have bookmarked some of her sauce recipes to try. They can me made with easily available ingredients.Do check out her space https://themadscientistskitchen.com/ .

Original recipe is here

Recipe for Kathiyawadi Lehsun Chutney:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Garlic
  • 1.5 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
  • 3 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • 3 Tsp Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tsp Water

Method:

Blend all the ingredients in a small jar to make a fine paste. Store it in a air tight Container.

Serve as a condiment with Rotis, Pakoras, dabeli,Vada Pav etc…….

Notes:

Serve in Moderation.

Not for Faint hearts

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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T2

VEPPAM POO KONDA KADALAI KUZHAMBU / CURRY

Today’s recipe is a age old recipe passed on from generations. This Veppam poo konda Kadalai kuzhambu recipe is a keeper. An interesting recipe to tickle you Palette. There are many such recipes which i am planning to share with my readers. They are quick to make and tastes delicious too. Our grandmothers were amazing cooks. I lost both my Grandmoms many years ago .Some recipes from their kitty makes me nostalgic even today.

This week’s theme was suggested by Renu who blogs at
https://cookwithrenu.com/ . Check out her wonderful blog for many amazing recipes. Our 217th #FoodieMonday #Bloghop theme #KhaaliFridge.Check out the recipes from my fellow bloggers too for some amazing ideas.

Recipe for Veppam Poo Konda Kadalai Kuzhambu:

Ingredients:

  • 500 Gms Chick peas / Konda Kadali — Boiled and cooled without salt
  • 1 Tbsp Veppam Poo / Dried Neem Flowers
  • 3 Tbsp Gingelly Oil
  • 1 Tsp Rasam Powder
  • Hand Full of Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 Dry red chillies
  • 1.5 Lemon Size Tamrind soaked in 250 ml Water
  • 2 Tsp Palm Jaggery
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric

For Masala:

  • 1 Tsp Toor Dal
  • 2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Urad Dal
  • 5 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 Tsp Gingelly Oil

For Tadka / Tempering

  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 Tsp Asafoetida / Hing
  • 1 Tsp Gingelly Oil

Method:

Soak Chickpeas overnight . Pressure cook upto 4 whistles without salt.

Soak tamrind in water and squeeze the pulp to get tamrind water.

Heat a wide bottom Pan. Add a tsp of oil. Add all the ingredients for the masala and roast for a few seconds untill you get the aroma.Switch off the flame and transfer the ingredients to a plate and allow it to cool. Grind and make a fine paste.

Heat a wide bottom pan. Add oil . Roast the dry neem flowers on low flame. Next add Tamrind water, rasam powder ,few curry leaves, dry red chillies ,Palm jaggery and Turmeric.Allow it to boil. As it starts to simmer add boiled chickpeas and ground paste and mix well.

Add salt as required. Allow it to boil for about 8 minutes and switch off the flame.

Heat a small pan. Add a tsp of oil. Add mustard seeds and asafoetida. As the mustard seeds splutter add some more curry leaves. Switch off the garnish this on the curry.

Serve hot with Rice or Rotis.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PAAL HALWA / DOODH HALWA

HAPPY NAVRATRI EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are celebrating the most auspicious time of the year now.This is celebrated in honour of Goddess Durga.Today is the last day of Navratri. It is believed that Goddess Durga killed the mighty demon Mahishasura during Navratri.  Hence, the victory of Goddess Durga over evil is celebrated during Navratri.The festival of Dussehra is celebrated on the 10th day or Vijay Dashmi. Celebrating this day with Paal Halwa.

Everyday we offer different offering to the goddess.This week we at Foodie monday Bloghop collectively decided to share varieties of dishes for the theme #VijayadashamiTreats. Our Readers will get a lot of ideas to cook last minute.

My humble contribution for today is a simple and delicious recipe called Paal Halwa or doodh halwa or Milk Halwa.It is absolutely lip smacking.

Recipe for Paal Halwa / Doodh Halwa:Ingredients:

Ingredients:

  • 500 Ml Full fat Milk
  • 3 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Tbsp Sooji / Semolina
  • 170 Gms Nestle Cream
  • 6 Tsp Sugar
  • Dry Fruit Mix —Raisins , Almonds and Cashews
  • 1/8 Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Plain Yogurt

Method:

Boil milk in a wide bottom Pan. Once the milk is reduced to 1/3rd add cream, sugar and Sooji. Keep Stirring untill sugar is dissolved. Add 1 tbsp ghee.Keep Stirring for another 5-7 Minutes.The mix starts to thicken now.

Add Yogurt and stir again. Milk will split.Keep it on low flame and mix well.It will start to thicken add ghee in intervals so that it does not stick to the pan.

It will thicken as a mass without sticking to the pan.It will start to leave the sides of the Pan.Add cardamom powder ,mix and switch off the flame.

Take a small pan. Add ghee and roast the dry fruits. Garnish the halwa with ghee roasted dry fruits.

Serve!!!

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PANEER PEPPER PIZZA(DESI STYLE)

In today’s world there are very few people who don’t like Pizza.You can easily make it at home for your family.My boy was home from his camp and this weekend.Both my boys were craving for Pizza for quiet sometime. I decided to treat them with this extremely delicious Paneer Pepper Pizza.Yes tweaked in Aachari Paneer to give it a desi touch. Paneer pepper Pizza is a hit at my place. You need to try this recipe to believe it.

There are many types of Pizza. Both vegetarian and Non Vegetarian.You can make your own version to suit your family’s preference and taste.This week I had suggested a few themes and majority voted for Pizza Theme.

My contribution for 215th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #PizzaMania is this extremely delicious Paneer Pepper Pizza.

Recipe for Paneer Pepper Pizza:

Ingredients:

1.5 Cup Plain Flour (Unbleached)

1 Cup Wholemeal Flour (Organic &Non gmo)

2 Sachets of Instant yeast (11 gms each)

1 Purple Pepper chopped

20 Paneer Cubes

1 Tsp Aachari Masala

1/2 Yellow Pepper chopped

1 Red Pepper chopped

10 Cherry Tomatoes halved

Generous serving of Mozzarella Cheese

Salt to taste

2 Tsp Olive Oil

For Coriander Chutney:

A Bunch of Cleaned Coriander leaves

1 Red Onion finely chopped

Salt to taste

1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds

2 Green Chillies

Method:

Take a wide bottom bowl. Add both the flours,instant yeast ,oil and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients and add water slowly.It will form a slightly sticky dough.Cover the dough with a wet cloth and allow it to rest for about 15 to 20 mins in a warm place.

Blend all the ingredients for chutney in a blender. Do not add water.Keep the chutney side.

Take a wok. Add a tsp of oil. Add 1/2 Tsp jeera. Throw in the Paneer cubes and achari masala. Mix well. Add salt to taste and mix well. Once Paneer is soft and the masala is well coated, switch off the flame and keep it aside.

Roll the dough on a flat base. Spread the coriander chutney.Now add the achari paneer. Garnish the chopped mixed peppers. Sprinkle cheese generously. Add some cherry tomatoes as well. Repeat the process for the balance dough as well.

Pre heat the oven at 190C for about 10 mins. Place the pizza in the pre heated oven. Bake for 20-25 mins. Once done allow it to cool completely.

Garnish with chilli flakes and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!

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T2

RAW MANGO & JEERA RASAM

Hello !!

I was down with viral flu this week. Haze has added to my vows. I am back to normal routine now. Varieties of rasam kept me going throughout the week. One of the rasam varieties I am sharing today id Raw Mango & Jeera Rasam. You will fall in love with this recipe once you taste it. I bet you will be tempted to make it more often.

There are many varieties of Rasam from the south. Some varieties help you to combat flu and increase resistance. It is more of a traditional soup.You need to try it to love it.

My humble contribution for 214th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #RasamRaga is this supremely delicious Raw Mango and Jeera Rasam. This week’s theme was suggested by our co blogger Priya who is an amazing blogger.Head over to her blog for wonderful traditional and gujarati recipe https://thephotowali.wordpress.com/.

Recipe for Raw Mango and Jeera Rasam:

Ingredients:

1 Raw Mango (Medium size)

2 Tbsp Toor Dal

2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds

3/4 Tsp Black Pepper Corns

1/2 Lemon Size Tamrind

Salt to Taste

3 Cups of Water

For Tempering:

2 Tsp Ghee / Clarified butter

1 Tsp Mustard seeds

1/2 Tsp Cumin / Jeera

1 Sprig Curry leaves

2 Tsp Finely Chopped Coriander

2 Dried red chillies

1/4 Tsp Turmeric / Haldi

1/4 Tsp Asafoetida

Method:

Soak toor dal for 10 minutes. Peel the raw mango and chop into small cubes. In a blender make a fine paste of raw mango , soaked toor dal, jeera ,soaked tamrind (keep the tamrind water for alter use)and black pepper corns.

Heat a wide bottom pan. Once the ghee is hot add cumin, curry leaves, dried red chillies ,haldi ,asafoetida and jeera. Once they mustard starts to splutter add the mango ,jeera and pepper paste.Cook the paste for 2 minutes on medium flame. Add salt ,tamrind water and plain water. Bring it to boil. Garnish with fresh coriander and switch off the flame.

It can served with piping hot rice and papad. You can just serve it as soup as well.

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T2

LENTIL & CUCUMBER SALAD / KOSAMBARI

Today I am sharing a delicious and quick salad recipe made with lentil and mini thai cucumber .It is Lentil & Cucumber Salad or Kosambari from the beautiful state of Karnataka. It is one of the easiest recipes that can be made in a jiffy.

Moong dal or Split green gram and Cucumbers are the stars of this wonder low calorie salad.I have used Mini Thai Cucumbers that is easily available here .They are organically grown and are so fresh. They can be refreshing and pleasant to eat in hot weather and help prevent dehydration .
Cucumbers contain lignan, which may help fight cardiovascular disease. It is so versatile that it is added in many recipes and beauty products too.

This week theme was suggested by our Co -blogger Narmadha who blogs at
https://www.namscorner.com .Head over to her space for some wonderful recipes.

My humble contribution for 212nd #Foodiemonday # Bloghop theme #SaladStories is this delicious and nutritious low calorie lentil and cucumber salad aka Kosambari.

Recipe for Lentil & Cucumber Salad / Kosambari:

Ingredients:

1 Cup = 160 ML

2 Mini Thai Cucumbers finely Chopped

1 Cup Soaked Moong Dal / Split Green Gram

Salt to Taste

1 Green Chilli finely chopped

1/2 Cup finely chopped fresh Coriander

2 Tbsp Freshly grated Coconut

6 Curry Leaves

1 Tsp Split Urad Dal

1/4 Tsp Mustard

Generous Pinch of Asafoetida

1/4 Tsp Oil

Method:

Wash the split moong dal and then soak it in water for about 20-25 mins. Drain the water completely.Chop the mini cucumbers and keep it aside.

Take a wide bottom bowl.Add soaked and drained Moong dal, finley chopped mini thai cucumber, chopped fresh coriander and grated fresh coconut.

For tempering:

Heat oil in a pan. Add split urad dal, mustard ,chopped green chilli ,asafoetida and curry leaves. Switch off the flame once the mustard splutters. Pour this tampering on the cucumber and lentil mix. Mix well.

Add salt just before serving. It can be eaten as a light snack or a side dish. This is one of the dishes on festive occassions.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!

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T2

GREEN PEAS RAITA / MATAR KA RAITA

This week I am sharing a very Interesting and delicious recipe with Green Peas.My boy was here from the camp for the weekend and asked for a dish with green peas. So I made this interesting Green peas Raita that can be a meal in itself. I am in love with is dish that can be prepared in a jiffy.

Green peas are not vegetables. They are part of the legume family, which consists of plants that produce pods with seeds inside. Lentils, chickpeas, beans and peanuts are also legumes. You can find frozen ,fresh and canned varieties. Green peas are fairly low in calories and contain several vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They’re also high in fiber and protein. (Source :Google)

This week’s theme was suggested by my co -blogger Mayuri Patel who blogs at https://mayuris-jikoni.com/ . She is an excellent baker. Check out her blog for amazing baking and Gujarati recipes.I love her blog and i have a lot of recipes to try from Gujarati Khana section.

My humble contribution for 211 th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #NaturallyColourful is this Green Peas Raita. This raita is healthy and absolutely lip smacking.You can just have it as a meal in itself.

Recipe for Green Peas Raita / Matar ka Raita:

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Frozen Green Peas
  • 1 Cup freshly grated Coconut
  • 5 Green Chillis
  • 1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Yogurt
  • 1 Cup finely chopped fresh Coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • 3/4 Tsp Jeera
  • 1/4 Tsp Mustard seeds / Rai
  • 1/2 Tsp Split Urad dal
  • 1/4 Tsp Oil

Method:

Defrost the frozen green peas. Add the peas to boiling water and keep it on medium flame for about 10 mins. Switch off the flame .Drain the green peas and allow it to cool completely.

Take a blender Jar. Add freshly grated coconut,1/2 Tsp Jeera, finely chopped coriander ,drained and cooled green peas and green chillies. Grind to make a fine paste. Transfer this mixture to a wide bowl.

Add salt and yogurt and mix well. You will get a nice green colour mixture. Heat a small pan. Add oil . Once the oil is hot throw in the balance jeera , mustard and split urad dal. Once the mustard splutters switch off the flame.

Garnish this tadka over the green mixture.

Serve with Piping hot Rice and Papad.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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