June 19th, 2012

Cooking

Dish-A-Day: 05/11/2012 - Aloo Methi Curry / Potato Methi Curry

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05/11/2012 - Aloo Methi Curry / Potato Methi Curry - I generally dont use Potatoes in my cooking mostly cause they are too hard to burn, but they cant be avoided completely either. One needs these carbs once in a while for ur body to have a balance of all nutrients. Leftover Methi leaves and one Potato was enough for me to make this simple curry.

Recipe: Heat Oil in a pan. Add 1 tsp of Cumin Seeds, 2 to 3 Crushed Red Chilis and one large Garlic chopped finely along with a pinch of Turmeric. Once they fry well add one medium Tomato (chopped finely), Salt and Red Chili Powder (per your taste) and mix well. Saute until Tomatoes are softened then add chopped Potato (one chopped into bite size pieces). Cook until Potatoes are half-cooked. Now add chopped Methi Leaves (one small cup). Stir well and cook under low flame until all the veggies are cooked well. Serve hot with Rice or Roti.

Aloo Methi Curry
Cooking

Dish-A-Day: 05/12/2012 - Gongura Tomato Pappu / Sorrel Tomato Dal

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05/12/2012: Gongura Tomato Pappu / Sorrel Tomato Dal - Gongura is a very common leafy vegetable grown from the state of Andhra Pradesh in India that I come from. It has a sour taste that reminds you of tamarind and makes amazing pickle. I dont know how to make the picke but I use it to make curries. One of it is this Dal.

Recipe: Pressure cook Masoor Dal into a fine paste. Heat Oil in a pan and add the required Spices for seasoning along with Curry Leaves and Turmeric. After they fry well add chopped Green Chillis, Onions and Ginger Paste. Saute till Onions turn translucent, now add chopped Tomatoes. Once the Tomatoes are semi cooked, add the chopped leaves of Gongura. Simmer and cook under cover until the veggies cook well. Add Salt, little Red Chili Powder and cooked Masoor Dal, mix well. Simmer again and cook on open cover for 5 more minutes. Add water if needed. Remove from flame and serve hot with Rice or Roti.

05122012 - Gongura Tomato Daal