Sunday, May 24, 2020

Banana Raita | કેળાનું રાઇતું | Paka Kelanu Raitu

Ingredients
Ripe banana - 1,
Yogurt - 1 cup,
Powder sugar - 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp,
Salt - to taste,
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp,
Green chilli (finely chopped) - 1,
Coriander leaves (finely chopped) - 1 tbsp,
Water - 1 tbsp,
Split mustard seeds - 1 tsp.



Method
Grind split mustard seeds using mortar and pestle.


Take out in a bowl. Add 1 tbsp water and mix well. Set aside for few minutes.



In a mixing bowl, add yogurt. With the help of whisker, whisk it well.


Add chopped green chilli, powder sugar, salt, coriander leaves and turmeric powder. Now sieve in prepared soaked water and split mustard seeds mixture. Mix well.


Take a ripe banana and peel off the skin. Cut into small pieces. Add banana pieces into prepared yogurt mixture.


Mix well. Serve with your meal.


Note
Yogurt should not be sour.
Adjust amount of ingredients as per taste.
Split mustard seeds can be replaced with 1/4 tsp of mustard sauce.
Add roasted cumin powder and pomegranate seeds for better taste.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Dhokli Nu Shaak | ઢોકળીનું શાક | કાઠિયાવાળી ઢોકળીનું શાક | Kathiawari Dhoklinu Shaak

Ingredients (5 - 6 serving)

For Dhokli
Gram flour - 1 cup,
Water - 1 cup,
Yogurt - 1/2 cup,
Peanut oil - 3 tbsp,
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp,
Asafetida - 1/8 tsp,
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp,
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp,
Coriander & cumin powder -1 tsp,
Salt - to taste.

For curry
Peanut oil - 6 tbsp,
Cloves - 2 piece (optional),
Cinnamon - 1 piece (optional),
Bay leaf - 1 small piece (optional),
Star anise - 1 small piece (optional),
Mace - 1 small piece (optional),
Black cardamom - 3 - 4 seeds (optional),
Dry red chilli - 1,
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp,
Asafetida - 1/8 tsp,
Onion (finely chopped) - 1 cup,
Ginger paste - 1 tsp,
Garlic paste - 1 tbsp,
Tomato puree - 1/3 cup Or 1/2 cup chopped,
Salt - to taste,
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp,
Kashmiri red chilli powder - 3 tsp,
Coriander & cumin powder - 1 tsp,
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp,
Yogurt - 1/2 cup,
Sugar - 1/4 tsp,
Dry fenugreek leaves - 1 tsp,
Hot water - 1/2 to 3/4 cup,
Fresh coriander leaves - 2 tbsp.



Method

For Dhokli
In a mixing bowl, add yogurt followed with water. Mix well till well combined.


Grease a tray with oil and set aside.



In a pan, heat oil over medium flame. Now add cumin seeds followed with asafetida.


Now add prepared water and yogurt mixture followed with turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander &cumin powder and salt. Mix well.


Let it boil for 4 - 5 minutes over medium flame.


Now add sieved gram flour and immediately. Mix well till it gets well combined.


Let it cook covered for 4 - 5 minutes over low flame.


Now transfer into greased tray. Spread well with the help of spatula.


Let it cool down for 8 - 10 minutes.


Once it set well, cut into pieces as per given below image.




For  Curry
In a pan heat oil over medium flame. Add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, mace, black cardamom, dry red chilli. Now add cumin seeds followed with asafetida and finely chopped onion. Mix well.


Cook over medium flame for 4 - 5 minutes. Now add ginger and garlic paste. Mix well. Again cook over medium flame for 4 - 5 minutes.


Add tomato puree followed with turmeric powder and salt. Mix well. Let it cook again for 3 - 4 minutes.


Now add red chilli powder, coriander & cumin powder and garam masala. Mix well.


Now add whisked yogurt and mix well. Let it cook for 2 - 3 minutes.


Now add dry fenugreek leaves and sugar. Mix well and let it cook for 2 - 3 minutes.


Now add hot water. Mix well. Let it boil for 2 - 3 minutes over medium flame.


Add prepared dhokli. Mix well. 


Let it cook covered for 6 - 8 minutes.


Add finely chopped coriander. Mix well



Notes
Amount of water in Dhokli making process may vary as per the quality of gram flour.
Adjust amount of spices as per taste.
Whole spices can be skipped.
Yogurt should be little sour for better taste.
Tomato is optional.
Adjust amount of water in curry making process as per desire consistency of curry.

For video recipe -