Chicken Soup

Ingredients– 500 gm chicken pieces with bones 1 onion, chopped 6 black peppercorns 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp black pepper powder Salt to taste 2 tbsp oil Finely chopped coriander leaves Method – Heat oil in the pressure cooker Add the peppercorns and the onions Sauté till the onions are light brown Add…

Masoor Dailor Bota (Red Lentil Chutney)

Ingredients– 1/2 cup red lentils 1/4 cup mint leaves 3-4 cloves of garlic 2 green chillies 1/2 tsp mustard oil Salt to taste Method – Soak the dal in water for 30 minutes Drain the water from the dal Grind the dal along with salt, garlic, mint leaves and chillies in a stone grinder or…

Chandrapuli Pitha

Ingredients– For the Outer Cover – 2.5 cups all purpose flour 4-5 tbsp refined oil A pinch of salt Water to knead the dough Oil to deep fry For the Filling – 1 small grated coconut 1/2 cup or more sugar 1/2 tsp cardamom powder Method – In a pan, put the coconut, sugar and…

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…

Smoked Pork Dry Fry

Ingredients– 500 gm smoked pork, cut into cubes 3 medium onions, sliced 2 tbsp crushed ginger 2 tbsp crushed garlic 4-5 green chillies, sliced 1 small capsicum, deseeded and cubed 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste Method – Put the pork in a cold, nonstick pan Turn on the heat and let the pan…

Sojinar Sorsori (Tender Drumsticks in Mustard Sauce)

Ingredients– 250 gm chopped drumsticks 1/4 tsp panch phoran 2 onions, sliced 4 green chillies, slit 8 garlic cloves, crushed A small piece of ginger, crushed 1 large potato, cut into wedges 4 tbsp mustard seeds, soaked in water with a little salt for 2 hours 1 tsp turmeric powder 2 tbsp mustard oil Salt…

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…

Omitar Khar (Raw Papaya Khar)

Ingredients– 1 raw papaya A fistful of masoor dal (red lentils) 1” piece of ginger 2-3 green chillies 2 tbsp mustard oil 2-3 cloves of garlic 1/4 tsp soda bicarbonate 1/2 tsp panch phoran 1-2 dry red chilli 2 cups of water Salt to taste Chopped coriander leaves Method– Chop the papaya into small pieces…

Pulao

Ingredients– 2 cups joha rice 2 bay leaves 3-4 cardamoms 3-4 cloves 1” cinnamon stick 1/3 cup cashew nuts 1/4 cup raisins 1 tsp ginger garlic paste Salt to taste 4 tbsp ghee Method – Wash the rice well and drain out the water Spread it on a plate lined with muslin cloth and set…

Moong Masoor Dal

Ingredients– 1/2 cup moong dal (yellow lentils) 1/2 cup Masoor Dal (red lentils) 1 bay leaf 1 dry red chilli, broken 1 tsp cumin seeds 4-5 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp ghee Chopped coriander leaves to garnish Salt to taste Method– Wash and soak the dals together…