Friday, January 31, 2014

Amla Chutney | Gooseberry Chutney

Amla Chutney
recipe of making amla chutney

Amla is also known as gooseberry. It is a rich source of vitamin C and too many nutrients, beneficial for our eye sight, hairs and digestive system. We should try to include it in our diet, one simple way to include it in our daily diet is to use it in a form of chutney.
This quick and easy chutney goes well with any meal course, usually raw amla has a distinguish strong flavor, hence I used to boil it before grinding, but now it is easy to microwave it for 3 minutes before grinding, it doesn’t change its color and taste.
Ingredients required and detailed instructions for the recipe are as follows:

Preparation Time : 6 minutes | Cooking Time : Not required | Serves :8
Recipe Category: Chutney and Dips | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian


amla or gooseberries-4
green chillies-4
coriander leaves-2 cups
garlic-15-16 pods
cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
water-1 tablespoon
salt- to taste


  1. Wash amlas and place them on the turntable of microwave, micro high them for 3 minutes
  2. roughly chop ginger, green chillies and coriander leaves, wash them thoroughly.
  3. Deseed amlas and roughly chop them.
  4. place all the chopped ingredients along with salt ,cumin seeds and water in the grinder jar and grind it coarsly
    steps involved in recipe of amla chutney
    Amla Chutney
  5. Healthy amla chutney is ready to serve


If we are boiling amlas , it will reduce its sour flavor and we have to add lemon juice , tamarind or amchur powder to enhance its taste, but in case of microwaving its sour flavor retains and need not to add any sour ingredient. 
This chutney is grinded coarse.
You can adjust its consistency according to you. If you want to know more about amla or gooseberryand its uses please refer to Wikipedia for details.
You can also try other healthy chutney recipes of my blog like apple chutney, dates and tamarind chutney or instant chhunda in microwave.
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Gram Flour Crepes

recipe of making gram flour crepes

Gram flour Crepes

Gram flour Crepes is a quick and easy to prepare breakfast recipe which doesn’t require any preparations, these goes well with the cup of tea or you can have these with chutney too. Adding chopped onions is optional but it give these crepes a crunchy texture. Now coming to the recipe, ingredients required and detailed instructions for the recipe are as follows:

Preparation Time : 2 minutes | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves :4
Recipe Category: Break fast | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian


gram flour-1 cup
green chillies-2
coriander leaves-2tablespoon(chopped)
salt-to taste
garam masla powder-1/2 teaspoon
water-1 cup
oil -1 tablespoon(for shallow frying)


  1. chop coriander leaves and green chillies
  2. in a mixing bowl add gram flour, salt, coriander leaves , green chillies and garam masala powder, mix well
  3. Make a batter of pouring consistency by gradually adding water in it.
  4. Heat gridle and apply one teaspoon oil over it, spread it properly, pour a ladleful of batter over it, with the help of spoon, spread it in circular motion
    steps of making gram flour crepes
  5. pour few drops of oil on the side and top of the crepe, when batter starts firming, with the help of spatula turn it and cook it from another side for 2 minutes on low flame , till it is cooked properly and golden in color.
  6. Serve immediately with a cup of tea


For pouring consistency you can adjust the amount of water according to your requirement.
Crepes should be cooked on low flalme.

If looking for the similiar recipes please try methi ka cheela and tomato onion uttapam.
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Aloo Gobhi Recipe

recipe of making aloo gobhi north indian style
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Aloo Gobhi

Aloo Gobhi is a deep fried vegetable recipe prepared in winter. This seasonal vegetable can be served as a main dish with roti or paratha. Cauliflower florets and potato slices and deep fried and further simmered with spices and tomatoes , you can also make this recipe without tomatoes but adding tomatoes give a perfect binding and prevents it from turning out to a dry dish.
Ingredients required and detailed instructions for the recipe are as follows:

Preparation Time : 05 minutes | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves :4
Recipe Category: Main Course | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian


cauliflower-1 medium size
green chillies-4-5
salt-to taste
cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
red chilli powder-1/2 teaspoon
turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
coriander powder-1 tablespoon
garam masala powder-1/4 teaspoon
oil-2 tablespoon


  1. cut gobhi in small florets
  2. peel and slice potatoes
  3. grate ginger, chop green chillies and tomatoes
  4. wash cauliflower and potatoes in vegetable strainer and let them air dry for 5 minutes
  5. heat oil in a pan or kadhai, add cumin seeds as they crackle, add gobhi and potato slices, stirring continuously on high flame, roast them till golden brown in color, add salt and turmeric powder to it mix well, simmer the flame, cover the lid and let it cook for 5-6 minutes, stir once in between
  6. check whether veggies are cooked , if not cook them for another 2-3 minutes, arrange tomatoes along with ginger and chillies in the side of pan, sprinkle dry spices all over the vegetables, don’t mix them, cover the lid and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes, mash tomatoes with spatula and mix well with veggies, cook on high flame with lid uncovered for a minute.
  7. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves, aloo gobhi is ready to serve
Air drying vegetables in strainer drains excess water from vegetables, they will absorb less oil and will never stick to pan or kadhai.
If gobhi aloo seems dry you can sprinkle one teaspoon water in it to retain moisture.
Adding ginger helps to digest gobhi

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Chawal Ki Roti | Rice Flour Roti

recipe of making rice flour roti
Chawal ki roti

Chawal ki Roti | Rice Flour Roti

Rice flour roti in sindhi is called chawaran jo dodo, this is a savury pancake made with rice flour , cooked on low flame till golden and crsip. Rice flour roti is thicker than normal roti and you can’t roll it on rolling board, you have to shape it in between your palms and further on gridle.
It goes well with any gravy dish or you can have it with chutney too.
Let’s start chawal ki roti, ingredients required and detailed instructions for the recipe are as follows

Preparation Time : 05 minutes | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves :4
Recipe Category: Indian flat bread | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian


rice flour=2 cups
vegetable stock-1 cup
oil- 1 tablespoon for dough+extra for shallow frying roti
salt-to taste
coriander leaves- 1 tablespoon(chopped)


  1. Place rice flour in a bowl.
  2. Add salt , chopped coriander leaves and 1 tablespoon oil.
  3. Mix well and make a crumbs like consistency.
  4. Knead soft dough by gradually adding vegetable stock
  5. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  6. Heat gridle on high flame, apply some oil to it, set the flame to low
    making chawal ki roti
  7. Take a ball of dough and shape small size roti, carefully place it on hot gridle, immediately dip you fingers in water and try to make roti as thin as you can by pressing wet fingers over it.
  8. Let it cook on low flame till golden in color from both sides, pour few drops of oil while cooking roti.
  9. With the remaining dough prepare rotis in same manner.
  10. Notes: You can replace vegetable stock with plain water. After rest sometimes dough becomes hard, you have to add extra water or stock to make it soft, it depends upon quality of rice flour.

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