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…

Matar Alu Torkari (Peas and Potato Curry)

Ingredients– 1 cup fresh shelled peas 1 medium potato, cut into small cubes 1 medium tomato, chopped 2 green chillies, chopped 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp grated ginger 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste 1 tbsp refined oil Method – Heat oil in a wok Add the cumin seeds Once it sizzles, add…

Palak Kadhi

Ingredients– 250 gm spinach, cleaned and chopped 1.5 cup curd 1/2 cup besan (Gramflour) 2 tbsp oil 1/2 pinch asafoetida powder 1/2 tsp ginger paste 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp red chilli powder 2 finely chopped green chillies Salt to taste Method – Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan…

Kala Chana Curry (Black Chickpeas Curry)

Ingredients– 1 cup black chickpeas, soaked overnight 2 tbsp oil 1/8 tsp asafoetida powder 1 tsp cumin seeds 1” ginger, grated 4-5 cloves garlic, crushed 2 medium tomatoes, pureed 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp coriander powder Salt to taste 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves Method- Grind onions set aside…

Khar Dal (Raw Papaya and Masoor Dal)

Ingredients– 300 gm raw papaya, cut into cubes 100 gm masoor dal (red lentils), washed and soaked for 30 minutes 1 tbsp crushed garlic 2 green chillies, slit 3 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves 1 tbsp mustard oil 1/2 cup Khar (water filtered through smoked banana peels) Method – Pressure cook the dal and papaya…

Cabbage Bhaji

Ingredients– 1 medium cabbage chopped finely 1 potato, diced into cubes 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/3 cup green peas 1 tsp ginger paste 1 bay leaf 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 1 tsp cumin powder Salt to taste 1 tbsp oil…

Tori/Jika/Jhinge Sabji (Ridge Gourd Curry)

Ingredients– 6-7 ridge gourds, chopped 1 large tomato, chopped 3 large onions, chopped 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 4 tbsp oil Salt to taste Method – Heat oil in a pressure cooker Add cumin seeds When the seeds splutter, add chopped onions Fry…

Alu Potol er Dalna (Potatoes and Pointed Gourd in Gravy)

Ingredients– 10 potol (pointed gourd/Parwal), cleaned, skin scrapped and cut in halves breadthwise 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped in quarters 1 large tomato blended to make 1/4 cup tomato purée 1 tsp ginger paste 1/4 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste 1 tsp ghee 1/4 tsp garam…