Monday, July 28, 2008


My children are independent now and staying abroad..often they ask me about different recipes.So I thought of creating a blog and post different recipes which are tried and tested.and many children like them who are alone can try these recipes.I will start with simlple dal chawal and aloo ki sabzi.
DAL-:dal is arhar ki daal
serves 4 people
1 cup arhar dal/yellow lentils
4 cups water
1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric
1tsp salt
1tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1/2tsp red chilli powder
1/2tsp garam masala
1pinch hing/asoeftida
1tsp ghee
method;-cook the dal with salt and haldi in pressure cooker.After a whistle keep for 15min Now when the lid of the cooker opens heat ghee add cumin seeds red chilli powder hing and garam masala and mix it in dal.dal is ready
take 2 cups rice clean it in water.add 3 cups water and keep it for 1 put in the cooker and as soon as the cooker whistle comes close the burner.keep the lid of the cooker closed till it opens by itself.nw rice is ready.

1/2kg aloo/potatoes
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1tbsp oil
1tsp garam masala
boil potatoes in cooker for 5 min.after whistle on slow fire.heat oil in a karahi.mash potatoes in big pieces.put potatoes in oil and add all other ingredients and mix.keep on slow fire for 5 min tossing in between.
now you can eat dal chawal and aloo ki sabzi.


Viplav said...

Hello aunty,

the blog looks great!

I'll tell Swapna to put these recipes to good use ;)


Smita said...

microwave cooking method of rajma is really healthy.
looking forward for more recipes.

Marijo said...

Hello aunty,
What a great idea!!!
Now I am inspired to use my pressure cooker for more than just mix vegetable soup...

Nidhi said...

mom how come u not posting more recipes???