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Medu Wada

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Ingredients 

urad dal –  1 cup soaked overnight or atleast 3 hours

green chillies -3

curry leaves – 6 -7

pepper corns or kali mirch -4-6

salt – to taste

ginger – 1tbsp

water

Method

Clean, wash and soak the urad dal in enough water for at least overnight or 3 hours, now Drain water and put the soaked urad dal into mixer with green chillies, pepper, curry leaves  ginger and salt ,blend in a mixer to a smooth batter, adding 1 or 2 tbsp of water . Now  divide the mixture into 8 equal portions. Keep aside and get ready to make wada’s wet your hand and take a portion of the mixture in your hand make a hole in the center with your wet thumb. Heat oil in a kadhai, upturn your hand and drop the wada in oil. Deep fry the wada till both sides turn golden brown in color. Repeat with the remaining batter .Serve hot with chutney and sambhar.

Salad

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Healthy Salad

Method : Boil Some beans , corn, carrot, and slice them into small bits, In Bowl now put these , also add sliced cucumber, and some sprouts: moong or chana . Mix all the ingredients and garnish with some cheese shreds , black pepper and a pinch of salt. Its great , light , simple and very healthy.

Palak Paneer

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Palak Paneer Recipie 

Ingredients :

Spinach – A Bundle abt 500 gms

Paneer- 200 to 300 Gms Cut into dices

Mustard or refined oil – 3-4 tbsp

Cumin seeds ( jeera) – 1/4 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tbsp

Tomato sliced -1

Onion – 1 cut or paste into shreds

Green Chillies -2

Garlic- paste of 2 or 3

kasuri Methi  – 1/2 tbsp

Dry Red Chilli- 3

Salt – to taste

Dry mango powder (amchur)- 1/2 tbsp

Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp

Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tbsp

Garam Masala – 1/4 tbsp

Fresh Cream or Ghee – 4 tbsp ( Can add if desired)

Method :

Remove spinach leaves from stem and wash the leaves in a bucket or bowl then ,Take 2 glasses of water and some salt in the pressure cooker and boil it till 3 whistles then take the spinach out and cool it for some time after that put the leaves in the mixer and make it into a smooth paste  .

After this in a kadhai put some oil and fry the paneer cubes after cutting them into dices, take them out on a plate and let the oil be in kadhai now put some dried red chilli , cumin seeds, kasuri methi and let the jeera crackle ,now add garlic and onion paste and saute well.

Now add sliced tomato and let it cook for 5-6 minute on medium heat, along with spices like turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala and dry mango powder, let it cook further for another 5 minutes. after this add the spinach paste into this and stir well.  Now after 2 minutes of cooking add the fried pieces of paneer and mix it well, if needed put some salt if required because spinach alredy contains salt when it was boiled. let it Cook covered on low heat for 4-5 minute.

Take it out in a serving bowl and garnish with fresh cream or ghee. To add more flavor you can add some drops of lemon juice.

Spicy Sambhar

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Sambhar

Sambhar

 

1 cup arhar dal

10 -12 curry leaves

half spoon sarso seeds ( mustard)

2 -3  onions

2 medium tomatoes quartered

pinch of turmeric

tamarind  juice or amchur

salt to taste

2 Red chilli sabut

1/2 tbsp Red chilli powder

coriander leaves to garnish

1/2 tbsp oil

 

Boil arhar dal in pressure cooker with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. after 3 or 4 whistles take it off .

Now in a kadhai heat oil and put sarso seeds and dry chill is when a bit cool, and cook all the vegetables – onion, tomato ( you can add boiled bottle gourd pieces or drumsticks as per choice ) and cook it on a medium flame. add chilli powder amchur or tamarind juice to this mixture cook till the tamarinds rawness goes away then add the boiled arhar dal from the cooker into kadhai , mix it well and then add salt and curry leaves into this and cook for 6 or 8 minutes.  Its optional to add sambhar masala if reqd or else this is more than enough to give the real taste of sambhar.

serve it with rice and papad or even idlis.

Enjoy