Khopra-Garlic Dry Chutney

Ingredients

Half dry coconut
3-4 cloves of garlic
2 table spoons of red chilli powder
1/2 tea spoon of jeera
Salt to taste

Process

Grate the coconut
Add all the ingredients in a mixer jar
Grind to make a coarse powder
Chutney is ready to be served

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Vrat wale Aloo

Ingredients

3-4 boiled potatoes
2 green chillies chopped
1 tablespoon of finely chopped green coriander
1 tablespoon ghee
1 tablespoon jeera
1/2 teaspoon lal mirch powder
1 tablespoon roasted peeled and crushed groundnuts
1/2 cup curd
Salt to taste

Process

Peel and cut boiled potatoes.
Heat ghee in a pan.
Add jeera till it crackles.Add aloo, lal mirch, green chillies and groundnut powder.
Mix beaten curd and salt.
Garnish with green coriander.

Enjoy as a vrat/upas dish!

Dahi Pohe

Ingredients

2 cups poha (parched rice)
2 cups fresh curd
2 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon rai
1/2 teaspoon jeera
Pinch of hing
1 finely chopped green chilli
5-6 curry leaves
1/2 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste

Process

Wash poha and drain the water instantly an keep aside for 10 mins.
Add curd and salt in poha and mix.
Heat oil in a small kadahi.
Add rai, jeera, hing and curry leaves.
Pour it on dahi pohe.
Sprinkle coriander leaves and green chillies.
Mix well.
Enjoy as a quick and cool snack.
Great way to beat the heat in summer!

Jeera Aloo

Ingredients

4-5 boiled potatoes
2 tablespoon ghee
2 teaspoon jeera
Pinch of hing
2 green chillies finely chopped
2 table spoon finely chopped coriander leaves
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt to taste

Process

Peel and coarsely mash the potatoes.
Heat ghee in a pan.
Add jeera and hing till it crackles.
Add potatoes and salt.
Fry for 2 minutes.
Add coriander, chillies and lemon juice.
Mix well.
Serve hot with hot phulka.

Paneer Bhurji

Ingredients

Paneer made from 1.5 litre of cow milk
1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum
1/2 cup very finely chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon haldi
1/2 teaspoon lal mirch
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
Salt as per taste

Process

Scramble the paneer and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan.
Add onion and fry till it is soft.
Add tomatoes, haldi, mirch and salt.
Saute for a minute.
Add scrambled paneer, capsicum and garam masala.
Mix well.
Serve hot with naan, paratha or hot phulka.

Lassi

Ingredients

200gms cold curd
5-6 teaspoons sugar
1/2 glass chilled water
1/2 teaspoon gulab jal

Process

Add sugar in a liquid mixer jar and grind it.
Add sugar and water and churn well.
Taste it and add more sugar or water as per taste.
Gulab jal can also be added for flavour.

Serve in a tall glass or a kulhad and top it with malai!
Enjoy the cool and refreshing drink…

Tips :
It can also be garnished with finely chopped dry fruits.To make it even more cooler add ice instead of water.

Kandyaacha Varan

Ingredients

1 Cup saadha varan
1 Onion chopped
1 Table spoon finely chopped hara dhania (coriander leaves)
1Table spoon oil
1 Tea spoon rai (mustard seeds)
1/2 Tea spoon lal mirch
Lemon juice as per taste
Salt to taste

Process

Add onions, salt and lal mirch.
Pour hot water to make a soup type consistency and boil for2-3 mins.
Heat oil and add rai, pour it on dal after it splutters.
Boil for a min, add hara dhania and lemon juice.
Serve with rice or porridge.