Chirer Pulao (Flattened Rice Pulao)

Ingredients– 1.5 cups chire (flattened rice) 1 medium sized boiled potato 1 tbsp oil 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp fennel seeds 1 tbsp peanuts 1 tbsp cashew nuts 1 tsp raisins 1 medium sized onion, chopped finely Salt to taste 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp ghee Method – Wash the…

Sada Aloor Torkari (White Potato Curry)

Ingredients– 4 medium potatoes 1/2 tsp nigella seeds 2 green chillies 1 pinch asafoetida powder Salt to taste 1/2 tsp sugar 1 cup warm water 1 dry red chilli 1 tbsp mustard oil Method– Peel and cube potatoes Steam the potatoes till just soft Strain the water and set aside Heat mustard oil in a…

Bread Upma

Ingredients– 400 gm sliced bread, each slice cut into 4 squares 6-7 large onions, finely chopped 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped 1 tsp mustard seeds A sprig of curry leaves 2 green chillies, chopped 2 tbsp tomato ketchup 1 tsp turmeric Salt to taste 3 tbsp vegetable oil Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing Method –…

Instant Upma Mix

Ingredients– 3 cups coarse semolina 1 tbsp chana dal 1 tbsp urad dal 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp mustard seeds A big pinch of asafoetida powder 5-6 dry red chillies 2-3 green chillies, chopped 4-5 tbsp cashew nuts (can add more or less) 3-4 tbsp peanuts (optional) 4 tbsp ghee/oil Salt to taste Method…

Sausage and Mushroom Stir Fry

Ingredients– 100 gm chicken sausage, chopped 100 gm tinned button mushrooms, sliced in half 1 large onion, sliced thinly 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper to taste Butter – 1 tbsp Method – Heat about 1 tsp butter Add the minced garlic Add the onions and fry till light…

Masala Dosa

Ingredients– For the Batter – Idli rice – 2 cups Round white Urad dal – 1/2 cup Thick poha (flattened rice) – 1/4 cup Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp Salt & water – As needed For the Potato Masala – 500 gm potatoes, boiled, peeled and cubed 1 tbsp oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 1/2…

Dal Paratha (Stuffed Dal Paratha)

Ingredients– For the Stuffing– 1 cup skinned yellow lentil (mung dal) 1 cup water to cook the dal 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp amchur powder (mango powder) 2 green chillies, chopped finely 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves 1/2 tsp cumin seeds Salt to taste 2 tsp…

Sabudana Khichdi (Sago/Tapioca Pearls Khichdi)

Ingredients– 1 cup sabudana 1/4 cup peanuts 2 tbsp ghee or oil 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 sprig curry leaves 1 tsp finely chopped ginger 1-2 green chillies, finely chopped 1 medium boiled potato Salt to taste 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped 1/2 tsp sugar 1 tbsp lemon juice Method – Add sabudana to…

Eggs Kejriwal

It happens that this recipe Eggs Kejriwal was invented in Southern Mumbai at the Willingdon Club. It is said that there was a man named Devi Prasad Kejriwal who liked eggs but his family were strict vegetarians. Kejriwal was a popular in the club and since he couldn’t get his favorite eggs at home, he…

Medu Vadai

Ingredients – 1 cup urad dal 4 green chillies Salt to taste 1 tsp asafoetida powder A bunch of finely chopped coriander leaves Oil for deep frying Method – Soak the urad dal in 2 cups of water for 3 hours Drain off excess water completely Add the green chillies, salt and asafoetida powder Grind…