Thursday, July 31, 2008

Quick Bhel


2 cups instant bhel mix from Indian store (I used Bombay Bhel)
1/2 onion chopped
1/4 cups coriander leaves chopped
1 tomato chopped
1 tsp green mango chopped (optional)
1/4 cup mint chutney
1/2 tsp chaat masala (optional)

Combine the onion, tomato and coriander leaves

Add in the instant bhel and mint chutney

Add the chaat masala and green mango

Peas Pulav


1 1/2 cup Basmati rice
2 tsp Ghee
salt to taste
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 green chillies split lengthwise
1/2 cup green peas
1 sprig mint
1/4 cup coriander leaves


Heat ghee.
Add the cumin seeds and green chillies.
Add the basmati rice and saute for a few mins.
Add peas and salt .

Transfer the above to your electric cooker.
Add 3 cups water and turn your cooker on.

Chop the mint and coriander leaves finely.

Add to rice once done and serve hot.
You will love the aroma as well as the taste of the pulav.

Delicious Arhar Daal


1 cup Pigeon pea(tuar daal) pressure cooked for 3 whistles
salt to taste
2 green chillies
1 inch piece of ginger
1 pod garlic
1 tsp juice of lemon
1/2 tsp turmeric

2 tsp oil
1 sp cumin seeds

coriander leaves chopped for garnish

Pressure cook the daal
In a pan, add oil and cumin seeds

To that, crush the ginger ,garlic and green chillies and add.
Add turmeric powder
Add the pressure cooked daal and salt.
Give it a boil.
Add the lemon juice, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or rotis.Very delicious daal in a few steps.