Category Archives: Side Dish / Subzi / Curry

Recipe – Lauki Masala Curry

Recipe – Lauki Masala Curry

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Lauki: 1 medium sized
  • Mustard Oil: 2 Tablespoon
  • Onion: 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  • Ginger: ½ Teaspoon, chopped
  • Garlic: ½ Teaspoon, chopped
  • Tomato: 2 medium sized, chopped
  • Green chili: 2, chopped
  • Mustard seeds: ½ Teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Turmeric: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: 2 Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Cumin Powder; 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Water: 1/2 Cup
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tablespoon, chopped

Method

  • Trim the edges of lauki and peel it. Using a for prick the lauki all around.
  • Now cut the lauki, discard the seeds and pulp. Cut into 1 inch square pieces.
  • In a pressure cooker add the lauki pieces, salt, turmeric powder and 1/2 cup water. Do not add more water. Now cook it for 3 whistles.
  • Turn off the heat and let the pressure goes off from cooker. Open lid and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds.
  • After 30 seconds, add the chopped onion, garlic and ginger. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add tomato and green chili. Sauté for another 3 minutes.
  • Add red chili powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder , coriander powder. Roast for 1 minute.
  • Add the cooked lauki pieces with water. Cook in high heat for 10 minutes or till it is dry.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add coriander leaves and serve with rice or chapati.
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Recipe – Soy Tofu Tikka Masala

Recipe – Soy Tofu Tikka Masala

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Prep Time: 45 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Serves: 4-5

Ingredients

  • Soy Tofu Cubes: 300 Grams
  • Hung curd: 1/2 cup
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Onion: 2, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • Tomato: 2, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • Green Bell Pepper: 1, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • Ginger-Garlic paste: 1 tablespoon
  • Green chili: 2, finely chopped
  • Red chili powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Chat masala: ½ teaspoon
  • Oil/butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Tomato Ketchup: 2 Tablespoon
  • Soy Sauce: 1 Teaspoon

Method

  • To make hung curd, take curd on sieve, place a bowl below the sieve, cover the sieve with a plate and keep it hung for minimum 1 hour.
  • In a big bowl transfer the hung curd. Add all ingredients mentioned above and toss everything gently.
  • Cover it and let the mix marinade nice for 2 hours.
  • Bake in preheated oven in 400 F / 200 C temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Or else, heat 2 tablespoon oil/butter in a non-sticky pan and roast the marinade mix in high heat for 20 minutes.

Recipe – Soya Bean Chunks’ Manchurian

Recipe – Soya Bean Chunks’ Manchurian

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Serves: 3

Ingredients

  • Soya Bean Chunks: 1 Cup
  • Water: As required
  • Oil: 1 Tablespoon
  • Onion: 1 medium sized, chopped into thin slices
  • Green Bell Pepper: 1 medium sized, chopped into thin slices
  • Ginger: ½ Teaspoon, chopped
  • Garlic: ½ Teaspoon, chopped
  • Green chili: 2, slit into 2 pieces lengthwise
  • Sesame seeds: ½ Teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Red chili flakes: ½ teaspoon
  • Black Pepper Powder: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Spring Onion: 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  • Tomato ketchup: 3 Tablespoon
  • Soya sauce: 1 Teaspoon
  • Chili Sauce: 1 Teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tablespoon

Method

  • Boil 4-5 cups of water in a pot.
  • In a pan, dry roast soya bean chunks for 5-6 minutes. Add the roasted soya chunks in the boiling water. Let it boil for 15 minutes or till soya chunks puffs up and cooked well. Drain the water and keep aside.
  • Heat another frying pan.
  • Add oil and heat it for 1 minute.
  • Add onion, ginger, garlic, green chili, bell pepper. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce, soya sauce, chili sauce, salt, black pepper powder, chili flakes, sesame seeds and spring onion. Mix well. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the cooked soya bean pieces.
  • Gently fold the sauce all over the soya bean pieces.
  • Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Recipe – Potato Brinjal Curry

Recipe – Potato Brinjal Curry

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Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cooking time: 15-18 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Baingan (Eggplant / Brinjal): 6-8 small sized
  • Potato: 6-8 small sized
  • Mustard Oil: 1 Tablespoon
  • Onion: 1 medium sized, chopped
  • Ginger: ½ Teaspoon, chopped
  • Garlic: ½ Teaspoon, chopped
  • Tomato: 2 medium sized, chopped
  • Green chili: 2, chopped
  • Cumin seeds: ½ Teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Turmeric: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: 2 Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Water: As required
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tablespoon, chopped

Method

  • Trim the edges of brinjals and cut into small pieces. Soak in water.
  • Peel and chop the potatoes. Soak in the water.
  • Drain water from potato and brinjal pieces. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add cumin seeds.
  • After 30 seconds, add the chopped onion, garlic and ginger. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add tomato and green chili. Sauté for another 3 minutes.
  • Add the potato and brinjal pieces, salt, turmeric powder and 1 cup of water. Mix well. Medium the heat and cover the pan. Cook for 9-10 minutes or till cooked.
  • Remove the cover. Add red chili powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder. Cook in high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add coriander leaves and serve with rice or chapati.