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SOYA KANGHOU / FRIED SOYA CHUNKS

Hello!!!!!

Today we from our foodiemonday bloghop have decided to cook and share recipes from pushpitaschakhum.wordpress.com.  She has got a wonderful blog and shares many traditional and unknown recipes from her beautiful hometown in the north east. I am really intrigued by the simple ,healthy and yummy recipes that she has learnt from her mom and aunties. Do check her blog and get introduced to many awesome recipes.

I decided to cook a very yummy and simple recipe Soya Kanghou from her blog.This is my contribution for 121st #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Pushpita’srecipes.

Recipe for Soya Kanghou / Fried Soya Chunks:

Ingredients:

100 gms Soya Chunks (pre-soaked in hot water)

4 Medium size potatoes peeled and cubed

2 Medium Onions finely chopped

1.5 Tsp Jeera roasted and coarsely ground

3/4 Tsp Turmeric /Haldi

Salt to Taste

3 Tbsp Mustard Oil

4 Green Chillies  roughly chopped

Method:

Squeeze the water from the  puffed (pre soaked) soya chunks and keep them aside. Heat oil in a wide bottom pan. Add mustard oil Once it is hot add chopped onions and fry till they turn translucent. Add green chillies and cubed potatoes and roast till the potatoes turn golden brown .Once done add soya chunks ,turmeric and salt , coarsely ground jeera and mix well. Fry till the soya chunks are well coated with spices . Switch off the flame.

Serve hot with phulkas / roti /rice & dal.

Comfort food anytime for me. Thank you Pushpita for sharing this wonderful recipe you learnt from your aunt. Keep sharing the secrets from your kitty.

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MIXED DAL PEPPER KHICHDI

 

Hello from my part of the world!!!!!

Winters have started in many parts of the world. It is raining and gloomy at my place as well. Perfect weather to stay cozy and warm. I am enjoying this weather with perfect cup of Masala chai and some fritters for snacks. I would love a warm bowl of Khichdi that is so comforting in this weather and can be whipped up quickly with easily available ingredients at home. Our humble khichdi had made headlines recently with different varieties of Khichdi from all regions in India.

Today i will share a very easy recipe that is cooked regularly at my place.My boys would love to have it with thick yogurt and some fritters.I paired it with eggplant wedges this time and it was an instant hit.

My humble contribution for 118th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Khichdi is this Mixed Dal Pepper Khichdi.

Recipe for Mixed dal pepper Khichdi:

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup White rice

1/2 Cup Brown rice

1/2 Cup Toor dal

1/2 Cup Whole Moong / Green gram

2  Tsp Freshly ground pepper

Salt to taste

A generous pinch of  jeera and Methi powder

1 Potato peeled and cubed

1 Carrot cut into medium chunks

1 Capsicum cut into medium size pcs

1/2 Cup  chopped Spring Onion

2 Sprigs of Curry leaves

1 Tsp Mustard seeds / Rai

1/4 Tsp Hing / Asafoetida

2 dry red Chillies for Tadka /Tempering

1.5 Tbsp  plus 2 tsp Ghee

Method:

Soak rice and dals for about 30 minutes.  Place the pressure cooker on the stove and switch on the heat. Add 1.5 tbsp of ghee. Once the ghee melts add mustard seeds , hing and dry red chillies. Once the mustard seeds crackle keep some tadka aside for garnishing later. Once done add all the veggies and chopped spring onion and saute for about 2-3 minutes. Now add freshly ground pepper powder ,salt and jeera methi powder and mix well. Now add the soaked rice and dal and 3.5 cups of water and pressure cook upto 2 whistles. Once done switch off the flame.

Heat a small pan. Add the balance ghee. Add curry leaves and some hing. Once the curry leaves become crisp  switch off the flame. Mix it with the set aside tadka and add this tempering to the cooked khichdi.

Serve hot with thick yougurt and eggplant wedges.

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

 

 

 

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MASALA SPAGHETTI OMELETTE (FUSION RECIPE)

 

Hello!!!!!

Hope you are all doing good. I have been unable to post lately as i have been on rest and recovering from a toe injury. I miss posting and interacting with all of you lately.I will bounce back to normal soon with your blessings and best wishes.

Our Challenge for this this week was a fusion recipe. I am unable to cook an elaborate menu.I did not want to miss this challenge. So my contribution for #116th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Fusionfiesta is Masala Spaghetti Omelette.This was a healthy and wholesome breakfast for my boys.An Indo-Italian Fusion that was a perfect hit.

A very simple recipe that can be made when you are short of time.

Recipe for Masala Speghetti Omelette:

Ingredients:

2 Eggs

1/4 cup finely chopped Green Bell Pepper

1 Small Onion finely chopped

1 Small tomato finely chopped or sliced

1/2 Red chilli finely chopped(optional)

Salt to Taste

A generous pinch of Red Chilli Powder

A generous pinch of Coarse Black pepper powder

A generous Pinch of Chana Masala / Garam Masala

1/2 Cup Cooked Spaghetti

1/4 Tsp Jeera / Cumin

1/4 Tsp Olive Oil

Method:

Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add all the finely chopped onions,bell pepper,tomatoes,fresh chilli,salt,pepper powder,chana masala,chilli powder,jeera and mix well.

Heat a Pan. Pour oil and spread it on the pan. Now pour the egg mixture ,add spaghetti and cook on low flame. Once the bottom is done flip the side. Once both the sides are done switch off the flame.

Serve hot . I washed it down with a hot cup of Masala Chai.

Bliss!!!!!!!!! Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MIXED VEGETABLE TAHIRI

 

Hello!!!

Hope you had good Diwali celebrations. We had a good one too. After feasting on some yummy dishes for the last few days its time to have some simple and healthy food that is easily digestible and can be cooked within short time.We need some respite after the festivities. I am sharing a simple Mixed vegetable Tahiri from the Awadhi cuisine.

Awadhi cuisine ‎ is a cuisine native to the city of Lucknow, which is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India.The Awadh region has been greatly influenced by Mughal cooking techniques, and the cuisine of Lucknow bears similarities to those of Central Asia, Kashmir, Punjab and Hyderabad. The city is also known for its Nawabi foods. The cooks during this period introduce dum style cooking.The richness of Awadh cuisine lies not only in the variety of cuisine but also in the ingredients used like mutton, paneer, and rich spices, which include cardamom and saffron.

My contribution for 115th #Foodiemonday # Bloghop theme #AwadhiCuisine is this simple and healthy Mixed Vegetable Tahiri.

Recipe for Mixed Vegetable Tahiri:

Ingredients:

2 Cups Basmati Rice(wash and soak for 30 mins)

1 Cup Cauliflower Florets

1 Carrot sliced cut into 1 inch cubes

2 Medium size Potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes

1 Onion slice length wise

2 Capsicum cut into pcs

1/2 Cup green peas

1/2 Tsp Turmeric /Haldi

1 Tsp Coriander Powder

1/4 Cup fresh coriander finely chopped

2 Red chillies

6 Garlic cloves

1 Inch Ginger

1 Tsp Jeera /Cumin seeds

6 Pepper Corns

1 Inch Cinnamon stick

5 Cloves

1 Bay leaf

Juice of 1 lemon

3 tbsp Oil

Salt to taste

Method:

Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 mins.

Coarsely grind fresh red chilli, garlic and ginger.

Heat a heavy bottom pan. Add oil. Once the oil is hot add cumin, pepper corns, cinnamon,cloves and bay leaf and roast for a few seconds until fragrant. Add sliced onions and roast until they turn slightly brown.Now add potatoes and roast for 5 minutes. Once done add all the other veggies.Mix well and roast for 2 -3 minutes.

Now add coriander powder,turmeric, ginger-garlic-chilli paste and chopped fresh coriander and saute for 2-3 minutes.Now add the drained basmati rice, lemon juice ,salt and 4 cups of water .Mix well. Cover and cook only medium flame until the rice is well cooked. Mix well .Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with any raita and salad of your choice.

 

Enjoy and relish this one pot meal with your family and friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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DAL TADKA / LENTIL STEW

 

Dal or Lentils are a powerhouse of Nutrition. Lentil is a dietary staple throughout regions of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.Lentil colors range from yellow to red-orange to green, brown and black.Lentils also vary in size, and are sold in many forms like with or without the skins, whole or split. Lentils are also widely used in many parts of the world.You can make a number of dishes using a wide variety of lentils.They can be sprouted too and used in salads and soups.

As a part of our 110th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Lentils I would like to share a very simple and healthy recipe Dal Tadka.My boys like to have dal with Steaming hot rice and potato fry .

Recipe for Dal Tadka:

Ingredients:

1 Cup Toor dal /Split Pigeon peas

1/2 Cup Urad Dal Split / Split Black gram

1/2 Cup Moong dal split / Split Mung Beans

3 Green Chillies slit

1 Tsp Kasuri Methi (dried Fenugreek)

1.5 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds

1/4 Tsp Haldi /Turmeric

A generous pinch of hing /Asafoetida

1/2 Tsp Mustard

1/2 Tsp Ginger finely chopped

5 Garlic Pods thinly Slit lengthwise

Salt to Taste

1/2 Tsp Red chilli Powder

4 Dry red Chiilies (Whole)

2 Tsp Ghee

1/2 Tsp Oil

Juice of 1 Lemon

Water to boil dal

Method:

Clean and wash all the three dals. Pressure cook the dals with haldi, green chilles and water upto 2 whistle or till it is cooked.Add water to get the right consistency if the dal is too thick.

Roast chopped garlic in 1/2 tsp oil until they turn nice golden brown in colour.

Heat a heavy bottom pan. Add ghee.Now add the Cumin and mustard seeds.Once they crackle add hing and ginger and saute for a few seconds.Add the dry red chilli and saute.Now add kasuri methi  and switch off the stove.Lastly add chilli powder and mix well and add this tadka to the boiled dal. Let the dal simmer for about 3-4 mins on low flame. Lastly Garnish with chopped coriander and roasted garlic .

Serve hot with Rice ,Phulkas or Roti.

 

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

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SAMVAT KE CHAWAL KA DHOKLA /BARNYARD MILLET STEAMED CAKES

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Hello !!!!!!!!!

Today’s Post is all about Millets. Millets are mostly cultivated in Asia and Africa. They have gained a lot of popularity these days. There are different types of Millets. Millets are gluten free and an exceptional source of Nutrients to gluten intolerant people. There are many types of Millets. Today I am sharing a recipe using Barnyard Millet.

Barnyard Millets are Low in Calories , Rich in Fiber, Low in Glycemic Index , Gluten free and also rich source of Iron. I am sharing a simple Dhokla recipe that is made using Barnyard Millet. This is my contribution for 108th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Millets.

Recipe for SAMVAT KE CHAWAL KA DHOKLA /BARNYARD MILLET STEAMED CAKES:

Ingredients for Dhokla Batter:

1 Cup Barnyard Millets (Soaked for 5 hrs)

1/3 Cup Rava(soaked for 5 hrs)

1 Tsp Cumin / Jeera Roasted and crushed

Salt to Taste

1/4 Tsp Haldi / Turmeric

3 Tbsp Buttermilk

4-5 Tbsp Water

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1.5 Tsp Baking Powder

1 Tsp Sugar

1 Tsp Oil for greasing

For Tempering:

4 Green chillies chopped

15 Curry leaves roughly torn

1 Tsp Mustard seeds

2 Tsp Oil

Apinch of Hing / Asafoetida

Method:

Soak barnyard millet and rava for 5 hours. Drain the water and grind the millet and rava to get a fine paste.Ensure there are no grains. To this mixture add buttermilk, lemon juice,roasted and crushed Cumin,salt, haldi,sugar and baking soda. Mix all the ingredients and then add water as needed to get a nice lump free mixture. Blend it with  hand mixture to incorporate more air in the mixture.This will make the dhoklas light and fluffy. Transfer this mixture to a greased plate and steam it for 15 to 20 mins. You can insert a toothpick to check it is perfectly steamed.

Remove from the steamer and allow it to cool. In a wok add oil. Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds, curry leaves and chopped chillies and hing. Pour the tempering on the steamed cake /dhokla ,cut into desired shape and serve it with green chutney.

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

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SAVOURY EGG MUFFINS

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Hello !!!!

I am back in action after 2 weeks of travelling. It was a memorable trip as i met one of my best friend and guide Alka Jena. She is a gem of a person. We never felt we were meeting for the first time. Memories to be cherished for ever.

Well i am back to my routine after a good break. Are you looking for breakfast ideas that is healthy and can be made in no time? Here is an idea. Today i am sharing a simple savoury egg muffins loaded with veggies and flavourful coriander chutney. A perfect breakfast for kids and adults too.

My contribution for 105th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Savourybakeddish is this healthy and yummy savoury egg muffins.

Recipe for Savoury Egg Muffins:

Ingredients:

3 Eggs

1 Onion finely chopped

1/2 Tomato finely chopped

2 Tsp Coriander chutney (coriander ,tamrind,ginger and salt ground together)

1/4 Bell Pepper finely chopped

1/4 Tsp Pepper powder

Salt to taste

Method:

Beat the eggs lightly in a white bowl.Add all the other ingredients and mix well.

Preheat the oven at 190C for about 10 mins. Pour the egg mixture into greased mini bunt pans and place these pans in the preheated oven. Bake them for about 20 mins.

Remove them from the Oven . Place it upside down on a plate  and the muffins slide easily .

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Serve it hot and enjoy this scrumptious breakfast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BROCCOLI AND COCONUT RICE(NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPE)

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Everyone is  busy with a hectic life style these days. We are always on the run juggling work ,family,home.When you are short of time to cook and still want your family to have a healthy meal, one pot meal recipes come in handy. They can be cooked in a less time and yet be a nutritious meal.I usually cook one pot meals on weekday morning. Best way to incorporate veggies into my family’s diet. Today i am sharing one such healthy and yummy recipe.

Broccoli is a powerhouse of nutrients.It is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Manganese.Broccoli has low content of carbohydrates, protein, fat, and dietary fiber.Coconuts are known for their great versatility, as evidenced by many traditional uses, ranging from food to cosmetics.They form a regular part of the diets of many people in the tropics and subtropics.Broccoli and freshly grated coconut make a great combo.

My contribution for our 95th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Onepotmeal is this yummy and healthy Broccoli and Coconut Rice.

Recipe for Broccoli and Coconut rice:

2  Cups Basamati Rice (each cup is 160ml)

1.5 Cups Broccoli florets( 1 cup is 250 ml)

3/4  Cup freshly grated Coconut (1 Cup is 250 ML)

2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds

1/4 Tsp Pepper corns crushed

2 fresh Red Chillies

8-10 Cashews

2 Tsp Oil

Salt to taste

Method:

Soak Rice for about  15-20 mins.You can skip this step if you are short of time.

Make a fine paste of  grated coconut, red chillies and 1 tsp jeera and keep it aside. Do not add water when grinding.

Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add Jeera and then the broccoli florets. Keep in on medium flame for about 7-8 mins. Now add the coconut mixture , crushed pepper corns and mix well. Now add the soaked rice and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients and switch off the flame. Transfer the contents to a electric Rice cooker and add the required amount of water.One done  garnish with roasted Cashews and serve hot with any Raita or Nonya Achar.

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

 

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MANGO YOGURT SMOOTHIE BOWL

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Hello !!!

I was craving for some dessert this weekend. I had a few ingredients in my pantry and viola i came up with a yummy and healthy Smoothie bowl with the goodness of Mango , greek yogurt, honey and organic dried Mulberries.Yogurt is a staple at my place. An important part of our daily diet.

Yogurt is extremely versatile. You can dip it, spread it, freeze it, add fruit to it or eat it plain. Yogurt is often included on healthy food lists and for a good reason. Yogurt is highly nutritious and is an excellent source of protein, calcium and potassium. It provides numerous vitamins and minerals and is relatively low in calories. The difference between yogurt and Greek yogurt is that Greek yogurt is more creamier as it is strained thrice compared to the normal yogurt.

Here are some other ideas:

1.Make a breakfast parfait by layering yogurt, dry cereal or granola, and topping with your favorite fruit

2.Top waffles or pancakes with yogurt and sliced strawberries

3.Enjoy a mid-day snack by blending yogurt, fruit and juice to make a delicious smoothie

4.Dip raw vegetables in plain yogurt

5.Use yogurt for salad dressing and dips

6.Serve plain yogurt on quesadillas, tacos, soups and chili—as an alternative to sour cream

Today I am sharing a healthy recipe for Mango yogurt smoothie bowl which can be whipped up in just 5 mins and can satisfy your sweet cravings and hunger pangs.By adding some cornflakes or Museli you can serve it as breakfast too.

My Contribution for #92nd #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #YOGURT my contribution is this simple and yummy Mango Yogurt Smoothie bowl.

Recipe for Mango Yogurt Smoothie bowl:

Ingredients:

1 Ripe Mango Pureed

4 Tbsp Greek Yogurt

6 Physalis (Fresh fruit)

10 Raisins

6 Almonds grated

10 Organic dried Mulberries

2 Tsp Honey

Method:

Add Mango puree , Greek yogurt,honey and blend to get a smooth paste. Pour this mixture in a bowl . Garnish with raisins,grated almonds, organic dried mulberries ,Physalis and serve as a dessert.

Enjoy this healthy and yummy no fuss dessert at the comfort of your home.

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THAI RED CURRY BEE HOON SOUP

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Soups are healthy and filling and can serve as a quick meal when you are in a hurry. Bored of your regular meals? Hmm.. then this soup is perfect for you.It can be whipped within 20 mins if u have all the ingredients at home and can adjust the recipe to suit your palate.You can add any vegetable or meat of your choice. I am sharing a vegetarian version with you today.

I was excited when the theme was decided for this week .My Contribution for #91st #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #20minrecipes. I am looking forward to all the recipes which my fellow bloggers will share.

Recipe for Thai Red Curry Bee Hoon Soup:

1Cup=250 ml

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp Organic Thai Red Curry paste(Mekhala Brand)

10 Snow Peas

1/4 Cup Green Peas

1/2 Cup Cooked Beehoon

Salt to taste

1/4 Tsp  Olive Oil

1.5 Cup Water

1Tbsp Coconut Milk

400 Gms Canned Lentils

 

Method:

Heat Olive Oil in a wok. Add the snow peas and green peas and saute on medium flame for 3-4 mins. Now add the thai red curry paste and mix well.Add the canned lentils and  water and allow it to simmer on medium flame for about 5 mins. Once done add the cooked beehoon ,coconut milk and salt to taste. Keep it on medium flame for about 2-3 mins.Switch off the flame.

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Sprinkle some black pepper or sliced red chillies  and serve hot.

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