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Methi dal | Healthy dal | Lintel cooked with fenugreek leaves

I make dal in so many different ways, dal being a staple diet of family and  there are very limited methods which v all exhaust in some years.  I experimented  some mix and match trends with daal which generally gives good results liked even by my daughters . Methi dal is one of these ....   the slight bitterness of the fenureek leaves gets balanced with the subtle sweetness of the dal. if the fenugreek you get is too bitter, then just sprinkle some salt and keep aside for 15-20 minutes. squeeze the leaves and then rinse them in water. then add these leaves to the tempering. Sharing recipe of Methi Dal

for pressure cooking:
1 cup arhar dal/pigeon pea lentils 2.5 cups water for pressure cooking the lentils ¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
for tempering:
1 or 2 garlic cloves/lahsun 1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera 1 or 2 green chilies/hari mirch, slit or chopped 1 or 2 red chilies, kep whole 1 cup methi leaves/fenugreek, tightly packed, rinsed and chopped a pinch of asafoetida/hing a pinch of…

Powder milk gulab jamun | Quick recipe

Gulab Jamun is one of the most popular sweet  liked by almost everyone in India... right?!.....It is one of the easiest and best sweet that you can easily make for any occasion. I was surprised to learn that Gulab jamun is popular not only in India but in many other countries of South Asia such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is also common in Mauritius and the Caribbean countries of Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname and Jamaica. In Nepal, it is widely known as Lal Mohan which they eat with curd ..any way I love it with vanilla ice cream.  My daughters just love gulab jamun, as toddlers they use to call it Gulla . Whenever I made Gulla I saw a special tinkle in their eyes and by now you all know how much this tinkle matters to me.  So today sharing my favorite recipe with you all....very quick yet delicious Indians favorite sweet ...Gulab Jamun 

I shared so many other sweets also previously in minal's spi…

Besan Cheela | Travel friendly food | Healthy breakfast

As I sit back here to pen this post down, I feel like am traveling back in time, at least mentally ! Down the memory lane the good 23 years of married life, it's not easy for a lady or infact for a guy also to adjust and compromise ...many times we have to balance and understand each other, this is just a part of life and a roller coaster ride I believe. life which I am leading is full of excitement, separations and yes enjoyment ...what else one need in life. Fulfillness and excitement !!! surprises makes life so beautiful.  When I got married I didn't even imagine this life which I am leading ... A different feeling .....Now,I have my own family my daughters my loving husband and me ... I do everything for them, for their health, just love to fulfill there demands but some times I really enjoy own time kitchen passion and at that time somehow i enjoy being myself ... I really enjoy long drives too ...just pack few tit bits and travel friendly snacks and enj…

Karela stuffed| Ambi karela | Stuffed Bitter guard

Summers are back and all those vegetables available in summers are a big No No in my house, everyone  just refuse to eat these vegetables and for me it's really mind boggling to make them eat these vegetables. And like all smart moms I find out ways to make them eat by making it little more interesting.. First in series is bitter gourd or karela .... Bitter gourd has many health benefits. It has many vital vitamins, minerals and also has blood purifying properties. So why not include this wonder vegetable in our diet once in a week. This is one of my favorite stuffed vege. My kids who do not like bitter gourd, love this stuffed bitter gourd. If you prepare it the way I have mentioned below, this curry will not taste very bitter. It is a great side dish for chapati/roti and rice.



Bitter gourd (karela) 600 grams Onions chopped3/4 cup Ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp Coriander powder 1 tbs…

Bread Dahi Vadas | Bread vadas in sweet & sour curd

THIS RECIPE I POSTED THROUGH MY MOBILE, couldn't wait for network to behave properly ...i was so excited that i just clicked and post . Dahi vadas are all time favorite a super cool dish / street food to beat summers ...this time i tried it with bread and it came out so good that no body could make out that it is made of  Bread ..... Bread rolls stuffed with cottage cheese and nuts and topped with sweet and sour Tamarind chutney  ummmmms just delicious..  One of the best quick recipe for any meal.....

For Covering:
bread - 16 slice Milk- 1 cup For Stuffing: Paneer ( cottage cheese) - 100 gm Kaju  tukada - 10 to 15 kishmish - 15 to 20 coriander ( chopped) - 2 tbsp green chilli, ginger  paste - 1 tbsp salt - 1 tsp oil
For Serving: whisked  dahi- 1 kg Red chilli powder - 1 tsp Jeera powder - 1 tsp salt - 1 tsp sweet chutney
Step 1.Mix paneer , kaju, kishmish,
            coriander, green chilli, ginger
            paste and salt.
Step 2.Take a piece of Bread. Tak…