Aaloo Gobhi Fry

Found a different way to make aaloo gobhi, the difference being no boiling but frying.. It tastes heavenly.. 🙂

We had gone to one of my sister-in -laws place for lunch, she had prepared aaloo gobhi fry, when I ate it there I decided to give it a try for sure… 

Aloo Gobhi Fry

Preparation Time:- 5 mins |  Cooking Time:– 20-25 mins |  Serves:- 2-3 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 medium sized Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi) chopped as small florets
  • 2-3 medium sized Potatoes (Aaloo) chopped in small cubes
  • 1 table spoon Mustard oil (Sarson ka tel)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tea spoon Turmeric powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1/4 tea spoon red chilli powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 and 1/2 tea spoon garam masala
  • 1 tea spoon Dry Mango powder (Amchoor Powder)

PREPARATION:

Heat the mustard oil  in a pan and add cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle.

Add the chilly powder, salt and turmeric powder to the oil. Now add the chopped gobhi & aaloo and mix gently so that everything gets folded in the masala properly.

Simmer the stove and cover the lid. Allow it to cook for about 10 minutes. Stir in middle to make sure that it does not get burnt.

Now remove the lid and stir. The vegetables will get soft due to the initial steam cooking. Now we need to fry them.

Sprinkle the garam masala and dry mango powder. Mix well.

You can cook for another 10-15 mins, stirring every now and then.  Allow a bit of it to get burnt, it tastes really well.. Trust me.. 🙂

Once the veggies turn a bit golden turn off the heat.

SERVING:

  • Aaloo Gobhi Fry goes well with hot chapatis/paranthas and curd.

Served

Tasty Cooking..!!

4 in 1 – Mixed Veg

If  you have some veggies at home which cannot fulfill one entire meal.. Don’t worry.. mix them all up.. So that you get a nice dish.. and all your veggies gets utilized.. This is a very simple mixed veggie.. You can add in any vegetable here.. I had 4 in my kitchen so named it 4 in 1..

4 in 1

Preparation Time:- 5 mins |  Cooking Time:– 20-25 mins |  Serves:- 2-3 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi) chopped as small florets
  • 1 cup Potatoes (Aaloo) chopped in small cubes
  • 1 cup Carrot (Gajar) chopped in small cubes
  • 1 cup Peas (Matar)
  • 1 table spoon Mustard oil (Sarson ka tel)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tea spoon Turmeric powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1/4 tea spoon red chilli powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 tea spoon garam masala
  • 1 tea spoon Dry Mango powder (Amchoor Powder)

PREPARATION:

Heat the mustard oil  in a pan and add cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle.

Add the chilly powder, salt and turmeric powder to the oil. Now add the chopped vegetables and mix gently so that everything gets folded in the masala properly.

Simmer the stove and add 1/2 cup of water. Mix again and cover the lid.

Allow the vegetables to cook in steam for about 15-20  minutes, by mixing in between. Once the water dries out and the veggies gets soft sprinkle the garam masala and dry mango powder. Mix well.

SERVING:
  • Mix Veg goes well with hot chapatis/paranthas and curd.
  • Try to add a bit ghee before serving, it will change the taste of the dish.

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Tasty Cooking..!!

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Gajar Matar

When running late for office and still tiffin needs to be prepared, gajar matar comes as a life savior.. A simple dish yet a yummy one.. And with the red carrots hitting the market, it is a must try… 🙂

Preparation Time:- 10 mins |  Cooking Time:– 15 mins |  Serves:- 2-3 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 medium sized Carrots (Gajar) chopped as small cubes
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 table spoon Mustard oil (Sarson ka tel)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tea spoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 tea spoon Turmeric powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1/4 tea spoon red chilli powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Dry mango powder (Amchoor Powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Garam Masala

PREPARATION:

Heat the mustard oil  in a pan and add cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle.

Add salt, turmeric powder, chilly powder and then add the chopped carrot and peas, mix properly.

Add 1/2 cup of water, and close the lid of the pan. Allow the vegetables to cook in the steam.

Once the vegetables are cooked, sprinkle the garam masala, and dry mango powder and mix properly.

Allow to cook till the remaining water dries out and mix occasionally.

SERVING:
  • Gajar Matar goes well with hot chapatis and curd.
  • Top it up with some ghee, and feel the difference in taste.

Tasty Cooking..!!

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Torai Fry

Torai (Ridge Gourd), I understand not many people like it… I never used to eat it myself, used to tell my mom that Torai is made only for people when they are not feeling well… Then one day one of my Bengali colleagues got Torai in his tiffin, it was a torai fry.. a very new dish to me.. And trust me really delicious too.. So decided to give it a try.. 🙂

Torai Fry

Preparation Time:- 10 mins |  Cooking Time:– 1/2 hour |  Serves:- 2-3 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 medium sized Ridge Gourd (Torai) finely chopped
  • 1 large Onion finely chopped
  • 1 large potato finely chopped
  • 1 table spoon Mustard oil (Sarson ka tel)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tea spoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 tea spoon Turmeric powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1/4 tea spoon red chilli powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Dry mango powder (Amchoor Powder)

PREPARATION:

Heat the mustard oil  in a pan and add cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle.

Add the onions and fry them till they turn transparent. Now add the chopped potatoes and torai. Mix properly.

Add salt, turmeric powder, chilly powder and mix properly.

Simmer the stove and close the lid for cooking for about 5 mins.

Now remove the lid and start frying the vegetables by mixing now and then. Continue till the torai and the potatoes becomes soft. (Note: Cook only on sim stove. Also chop the vegetables very small so that they get cooked properly and evenly in steam)

Finally sprinkle the dry mango powder and mix well.

SERVING:
  • Tori acts as a healthy side for any dish.
  • Garnish with finely chopped fresh green coriander leaves.

Served

Tasty Cooking..!!

Gobhi Masala

With nice cauliflower in market… I had to try something different with it… So here comes Gobhi Masala… It came out really tangy and yummy.. 

Gobhi Masala

Preparation Time:- 15 mins |  Cooking Time:– 1/2 hour |  Serves:- 3 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 big Cauliflower chopped in small florets
  • 3 medium sized Onions finely chopped or grated
  • 3 medium sized Tomatoes gravy
  • 1 table spoon Ginger Garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tea spoon Cumin seeds (Zeera)
  • 2 tea spoon Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder)
  • 1/2 tea spoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1/2 tea spoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 2 tea spoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tea spoon Cumin Powder (Zeera Powder)
  • 2 tea spoon Oil/Ghee

PREPARATION:

Heat the oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle.

Now add the chopped/grated onions to it and fry them till they turn golden brown. Add the coriander powder and fry for one minute.

Now add the other masalas Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, garam masala, cumin powder and Salt and mix. Then add the tomatoes and ginger garlic paste and sauté.

Cook till the oil separates out. Add the chopped cauliflower to the masala, and fold them properly in the masala.

Cover the pan with a tight lid and allow the cauliflower to cook in steam. It will take around 15 mins to get cooked properly. Stir in between. Do not overcook as the cauliflower may get mashed. The masala will stick properly to the florets and the cauliflower will get soft.

SERVING:

  • Garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.
  • Try it with hot chapatis or paranthas.

Served

Tasty Cooking..!!

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