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…

Bok Choy, Eggplant, Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry

Ingredients– 3 eggplants, chopped into 1” cubes 200 gm button mushrooms, cut in half (I used tinned mushrooms) 1 big bunch, bok choy, trimmed 1 small head of broccoli, cut into thin florets 1 tbsp sesame oil 2 shallots, thinly sliced 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp grated ginger Salt to taste Freshly ground black…

Aloo Baingan ki Sabji (Potato Eggplant Stirfry)

Ingredients– 2 medium eggplants, diced 2 medium potatoes, diced 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder Salt to taste 2 tbsp oil Method – Add oil to a kadhai When the oil gets hot, add cumin seeds As soon as the seeds sizzle, add potatoes and cover with lid…

Aloo Matar Bhaji (Dry Peas and Potatoes)

Ingredients– 2 tbsp mustard oil 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tbsp finely grated ginger 2 green chillies, finely chopped 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 2 1/3 cup peas, parboiled and drained if fresh/defrosted if frozen 150 gm potato boiled and diced Salt to taste Freshly ground black pepper Directions– Put the oil…

Dalia Khichdi (Broken Wheat Khichdi)

Ingredients– 1/4 cup Dalia (broken wheat) 1/4 cup moong dal (skinned yellow lentils) 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tsp grated ginger 1 green chilli slit 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 1/2 – 1 cup mixed vegetables chopped (carrots, peas, beans, cauliflowers) 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp salt…

Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Sweet and Sour Pumpkin Curry)

Ingredients– 500 gm pumpkin 2 tbsp oil A pinch of asafoetida powder 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 dry red chilli 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 2 tsp amchur powder (dry mango powder) 1 tsp ginger powder 2 tsp sugar Salt to taste Method…

Kala Chana Chaat (Black Chickpea Salad)

Ingredients– 1 cup black chickpeas, washed and soaked overnight 1/3 cup chopped tomato, seeds removed 1/3 cup chopped onion 1-2 chopped green chillies 1-2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves 1-2 tbsp chopped mint leaves 1 tsp chaat masala 1/4 tsp kala namak (rock salt) 1/4 tsp amchur (mango powder) 1/4 tsp red chilli powder Salt to…

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…

Sai Bhaji (Sindhi Style Dal Palak

Ingredients– 1/2 kg spinach 2 large onions, chopped roughly 2-3 green chillies, chopped 2” ginger, grated 5-6 cloves of garlic, chopped 3-4 tomatoes, chopped 200 gm chana dal (Bengal Gram), soaked and drained 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder Salt to taste 3 tbsp oil Method – Heat oil in pressure cooker…