Friday, October 14, 2011

Chole Palak (Chickpeas and Spinach Curry)

Chole Palak is a great combo as it amalgamates protien and iron into one dish. It's a super healthy and tasty option for dinner or lunch. It can be easy to make if you have a can of chickpeas and some frozen chopped spinach.

1. Chole, 1 can, washed and drained.
2. Chopped spinach, 400g or so
3. Oil
4. Tomato paste, 2 tbsp
5. Onion, sliced
6. Ginger, grated.
7. Green chili, 3, minced
8. Heeng
9. Chana masala, 3-4 tsp to taste
10. 1-2 tsp cumin powder
11. 1 tsp coriander powder
12. 1 tsp turmeric powder
13. Salt and chili powder to taste.

1. Heat a wok.
2. Add oil then add cumin and heeng.
3. When the cumin turns dark brown, add green chili, onion, and ginger.
4. When the onions turn golden brown, add tomato paste.
5. Mix well until the paste leaves the oil.
6. Add turmeric powder, chana masala, coriander powder, spinach and half cup water.
7. Cover and cook until the spinach melts.
8. Add chickpeas and some more water.
9. Add salt and asjust seasoning as necessary.
10. Cover and cook to a desired consistency.

Serve warm with Roti.

Inspired by Manjula's Kitchen.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dal Fry (Lentil Soup)

Basic yet comforting. perfect for a cold rainy day or when you are down with the flu. Stay healthy, my friends! Don't let that virus get to you!

1. Garlic, minced
2. Ginger, minced
3. Onion chopped
4. Green chili, minced
5. Tomato, chopped
6. Toor dal, 1 cup
7. Cumin seeds
8. Mustard seeds
9. Methi (fenugreek) seeds
10. Heeng,
11. Salt
12. Turmeric powder
13. Oil.

1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
2. Add methi and mustard seeds and let it crackle.
3. The add cumin seeds and heeng and let it sizzle.
4. Add onion, garlic, ginger, chili and fry.
5. Add turmeric powder and washed toor dal.
6. Stir then add water, tomato, and salt.
7. Close the cover of the pressure cooker and let 5-6 whistles to blow.

Serve warm.

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