Sep 18, 2008

Bisi Bela Bath


Toor dal-3/4cup
(Kandi pappu)
Sliced onion-1small
Tamarind pulp-3tbsp
Curry leav-1string
Carrot, beans, potato, peas-1cup
Mustard seeds-1/4tsp

Method:Cook rice and dal together with more water. Cut the vegetables and boil them and keep aside.Heat oil/ and 2tbsp ghee in a big pan add mustard seed, & curry leaf and fry, then add onion fry well then add all the cooked vegetables, tamarind pulp, turmeric powder, salt cook for 2 mts. Add cooked rice, one cup water (you can add more water.) Finally add masala powder, cook for 5-10 mts in low flame. Stir continuously. Serve with cucumber raita & chips

Besi Bela Bath Masala

Chenna dal – 1/2Cup
Urad dal – 1/2Cup
Dhaniya – 1/4 Cup
Marati Moggu – 3
Cinnamon – 3
Dry coconut - 100gms
Cumin- 1Spoon
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 spoon
Red chilli-10(according to your spice level)

Roast and grind it to a fine powder.
Store in a air tight container.
For 1cup of rice use 1-2tsp of masala according to taste.

Sep 11, 2008

Masala Peas


Peas-1cup(fresh,frozen or dry)
Ginger garlic paste-2tsp
Cinnamon-1 small
Chat masala-1/2tsp
Chilli powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste

Method: Grind Onion, ginger garlic paste, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, chat masala, chilli powder and turmeric to a fine paste and keep aside.
Boil the tomato in little water and remove the skin and puree it.
Now heat oil in a pan and add the onion paste and fry well till the raw smell is gone.Add the tomato puree and fry for another 5 mts, then add the peas &salt mix and cover and let it cook for another 5-10mts till the peas soft.Goes well with roti.