Aloo Matar Sookhi Sabji (Dry Peas and Potato Curry)

Ingredients – 2 cups diced potatoes 1 cup shelled fresh green peas 3 tbsp oil 2 green chillies, finely chopped 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp fennel seeds 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1/4 tsp raw mango powder (amchur powder)…

Amaranth and Spinach Stirfry

Ingredients– 4 bunches amaranth 2 bunches spinach 1 large onion, sliced 7-8 garlic cloves, minced 2 green chillies, slit 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste 2-3 tbsp oil Method – Wash the greens thoroughly, chop into 1” pieces and leave to drain in a colander Heat the oil in a pan Add the garlic…

South Indian Dry Potato Curry

Ingredients– 7 medium potatoes, boiled in cooker for 3-4 whistles 3 tbsp oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 2 dry red chillies, broken to bits 2 tsp urad dal 2 tsp chana dal 1 onion, finely chopped 2 green chillies, chopped A sprig of curry leaves Salt to taste Method – Slice the potatoes into medium…

Lemon Coriander Soup

Ingredients– 4 medium tomatoes 3 medium carrots 5-6 French beans A big bunch of coriander leaves along with the stems 1” piece of ginger, grated 2 lemons, juiced Salt and pepper to taste Method – Boil the tomatoes, carrots, beans and coriander and salt with a cup of water for 2-3 whistles in a pressure…

Mixed Leafy Greens StirFry

Ingredients– 6 bunches of mixed greens (I used spinach, bathua, green amaranth) 1 large onion, chopped finely 2 tbsp finely minced ginger and garlic 3-4 green chillies chopped 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 tsp turmeric powder 2-3 tbsp oil Salt to taste Method – Wash and drain the green leaves well In a pan, heat…

Hot n Sour Soup

Ingredients– 4-5 cloves garlic, minced 1” piece of ginger, finely chopped 3-4 spring onion whites, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 1/2 cup cabbage, finely shredded 3-4 beans, finely chopped 2-3 florets of broccoli, finely chopped 1/2 bell pepper, finely chopped 1 tbsp oil 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 1 stock cube 1 tbsp lemon…

Lai Xaak Bhaji (Mustard Leaves Stir Fry)

Ingredients– 2 big bunches of lai xaak, chopped fine 1 medium potato, cut into small cubes 1 medium onion, sliced thinly 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced 2 green chillies, slit 2-3 sprigs chopped coriander leaves 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste 2-3 tbsp mustard oil Method – Heat oil in a wok Fry the…

Chow Chow/Chayote Squash Poriyal

Ingredients – Chow chow – 1 Onion – 1 Oil – 2 tsp Mustard seeds – 2 tsp Bengal gram dal – 1 tbsp Urad dal – 1 tsp Asafoetida powder – a pinch Dry red chillies – 2-3 Curry leaves – a few Salt to taste Method – Remove the skin and inner seed…

Homestyle Fried Rice

Ingredients– 1 cup leftover steamed rice 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1 medium onion, sliced thinly 1 sprig of curry leaves 1 green chilli, chopped finely 1 small tomato, chopped 1/4 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste 2 tsp oil Method – Heat oil in a pan Add mustard seeds When the seeds splutter, add onion…

Saag Chana (Spinach Black Chickpeas Curry)

Ingredients– 400 gm chopped spinach 2 cups black gram (desi chana) soaked overnight and boiled 1 tsp grated ginger 1 tsp finely chopped garlic 1 finely chopped onion 1 finely chopped tomato 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 2-3 dry red chillies, roughly torn 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder…