Moong dal is one such indian food which is highly nutritious food. I love moong dal halwa. Well, Moong dal barfi could be an extension to moong dal halwa. Recipe of moong dal barfi (indian sweet) is almost similar to the recipe of moong dal halwa.
Moong Dal Halwa could be enjoyed in any occasion. Women, in India, prefer it at festival times. We could call Moong dal halwa recipe as festive indian recipe.
Moong dal halwa recipe ingredients (indian recipe)
Moong dal - 1 cup
Almonds - 8-10
Cardamoms - 4
Saffron - a pinch
khoya - 3/4 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1cup (as per taste)
Water - 2 cups
Ghee - 3-4 tbsp
Moong dal halwa recipe preparation method (indian recipe)
Wash and soak the dal (beans) overnight. Grind coarsely, using less water. Prepare sugar syrup with sugar and water. Soak saffron in hot milk. Crumble khoya into fine granules. Blanch almonds, Cool and peel them and cut finely. Heat ghee in a pan and add moong dal and fry till golden brown on a low heat and keep stirring. Add the sugar syrup and saffron milk. Mix well and cook till halwa is of dropping consistency. Add khoya and cook till it dissolves. Garnished with crushed cardamoms and sliced almonds. This indian food of moong dal halwa is ready to serve. Serve it hot.
Let me know how did you like indian food of Moong dal halwa! Cheers!
I like Paneer palak bhujia very much! Not only because, it is an easy-to-cook indian recipe, and comparatively faster to cook than other paneer indian recipes, but also because, paneer palak bhujia is a nutritious indian food owing to presence of spinach.
Spinach is rich in all vitamins, especially vitamin A, and vitamin C. I researched and found that vitamin percentage vary in fresh, frozen and canned spinach. Check out the webpage that displays the nutrients in spinach.
Paneer palak bhujia is a light indian food which could be enjoyed very well with indian roti. I love to have paneer palak bhujia with rotis (bread). This could be categorized a north indian recipe.
Cut and wash the spinach. Heat oil and fry ginger, garlic and green chilli. Add spinach and cook for few minutess. Add salt, tumeric powder, and red chilli powder. Then, add chopped tomatoes and cook till dry. Add Paneer and amchoor powder. Cook for 3-4 minutes. And you are all set. This indian food of paneer palak bhujia is ready to serve. Serve hot paneer palak bhujia with rotis.
Try out the Paneer palak bhujia and let me know how did this indian food of paneer palak bhujia tasted to you.
Two molecules isolated from an extract of crushed pineapple stems have shown promise in fighting cancer growth. - says an article from BBC.
These two molecules are CCS and CCZ. CCS blocks a protein called RAS that is found defective in approximately 30% of all cancers. Other one, CCZ stimulates body's own immune system to target and kill cancer cells.
One could enjoy pineapple as fruit all alone.
However, there is an indian food, pineapple raite which is absolutely tasty and delicious. It is eaten as a side dish in lunch or dinner. Find indian recipe of pineapple raita as one of my pineapple raita recipe blog.
I love this food of pineapple raita as it is uniquely sweet. You get a chance to visit any indian restaurant, then ask for pineapple raita. Trust me, you would love this indian food.
This indian food of pineapple raita could be served to one fighting with cancer.
Paneer Pasanda is an easy-to-cook indian food that could be enjoyed very well with Naan/Roti(Bread). If you could manage to get ginger-garlic, onion and cashewnut paste from nearby indian store, this indian recipe of Paneer pasanda becomes very easy. Here, in indian homes, people have options of either making pastes at home or getting it from market.
Paneer pasanda is basically a north indian food, tasty and delicious. A vegetarian would love to eat paneer pasanda.
Use of butter in this indian recipe could be done based on your choice.
Prepare a thick cornflour batter and dip paneer pieces in the batter and then deep fry in moderate hot oil till crisp. Remove and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan. Add onion paste and cook for 2 minutes. Add ginger/garlic paste chilli powder and garam masala powder. Cook for a minute. Add tomato puree and bring to boil. Add cashewnut paste dissolved in a little water. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir constantly and add salt. Add one cup water and bring to boil. Add fresh cream and fried paneer pieces and serve hot paneer pasanda with Naan/roti.
Let me know how did you like this indian food recipe of paneer pasanda!
Paneer butter masala is a very tasty and easy-to-cook delicious indian food. Paneer butter masala could be enjoyed very well with Naan. It also acts as one of the famous party menu dish. You could also enjoy paneer butter masala with vegetable pulao.
You could enjoy paneer butter masala in any indian restaurant (preferably north indian restaurant). It could be enjoyed either in lunch or dinner.
This indian recipe includes some of the ingredients such as Ghee which might act as a factor for increasing cholesterol level. Thus, you might want to use oil instead of ghee. You could find all the spices in any indian grocery shop!
Paneer butter masala recipe ingredients(indian recipe)
Paneer - 1/4 kg (Cut the paneer into small squares)
Onions - 4
Tomatoes - 2-3(puree)
Ginger-Garlic paste - 3-4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch
Cream - 1/2 cup
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Ghee/Oil - 3 to 4 tsp
Salt to taste
Paneer butter masala recipe preparation method(indian recipe)
Heat ghee/oil in a pan and fry paneer pieces light brown. Fry onions in same remaining oil till golden brown and add the chilli powder, ginger garlic paste and coriander powder. Cook for two minutes and add tomato puree. Fry well. Add salt, garam masala and fresh cream, mix well. When it starts boiling, add the paneer pieces. Cook for a while. Garnish this north indian food of paneer butter masala with coriander leaves and serve hot with Naan/vegetable pulao.
Shahi paneer is a north indian food consisting of mainly paneer. This indian recipe consists of onion and tomato when speaking about its taste. You go to any north indian gathering/party, and you would happen to find Shahi paneer as one of the menu item.
This indian recipe is a easy-to-cook recipe. One could enjoy Shahi paneer with Naan. That makes up a tasty and delicious indian food menu.
If you want to try out Shahi paneer, find out a north indian restaurant at nearby places. A north indian restaurant should surely have Shahi paneer in their vegetarian menu.
Shahi paneer recipe ingredients (indian recipe)
Paneer - 250 grams Onions - 2 Tomato - 1 Ginger an inch Garlic 3-4 pieces Green chillies - 2 Red chilli powder - 1 tsp Turmeric powder - a pinch Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp Dry fruits (cashew nuts, raisins, makhane) - 2tbsp Milk - 1/2 cup Oil - 5-6 tbsp Salt to taste
Heat oil in a pan. Cut paneer into small cubes. Fry over medium heat until light brown. Turn pieces while frying. Keep the paneer pieces aside. Make a fine paste of onion, ginger, garlic, tomato and green chilli. Fry the paste in the oil until golden brown and oil starts separating. Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala. Saute for 1-2 minutes. Add milk to make the gravy. Bring the gravy to boil, until the it becomes thick. Put the dry fruits in the gravy while it is being cooked. Finally add paneer pieces and 1 tbsp cream. Cook for 5 minutes. This indian recipe of shahi paneer is ready to serve, you can serve with chapatis or rice.
Enjoy the Shahi paneer with Naan and let me know how did this indian food tasted you!
Looking out for party menu comprising of indian food? I have put up a vegetarian menu consisting of north indian food. I have found similar menu in lot of indian marriage parties happening in northern part of indian subcontinent.
The party menu given below is divided into three parts. They are snacks menu, main course menu, and dessert menu. All the menus comprise of north indian food items.
Why the nameChicken Hariyali? Because, this indian recipe ingredients include lots of green leaves such as coriander leaves and mint leaves or curry leaves. When cooked completely, this indian food of chicken hariyali has a cool greenish look.
Chicken Hariyali is a north indian food. It could be enjoyed greatly with rice or vegetable pulao. You could find chicken hariyali in mostly north indian restaurants.
Next time, if you are planning the lunch menu to invite your guests, chicken hariyali could be a great choice. The lunch menu consisting of indian food could be following:
Rub the salt, turmeric, chilli and cumin on the chicken pieces and keep covered for 20-25 minutes. Heat the oil and add the onions. When the onions are golden brown, add the chicken pieces and fry in medium heat till the chicken is well done. Add the ground paste and fry till all the water evaporates and the mixture is dark green. Add the lemon juice and heat for 2-3 minutes. Add salt as per taste. You could also put 1/2 tsp of Ghee(Butter) if you like for good smell. Cook for few minute and you are all set to enjoy chicken hariyali. Serve hot Chicken Hariyali with rice and dal and some salads And enjoy the indian food.
Indian food recipe of Uttapam could be considered as indian recipe of medium level when considering the ease of cooking.
Uttapam is a very healthy south indian food which is eaten mostly in southern part of indian subcontinent. If you get a chance to visit hyderabad, bangalore, or Chennai or any other place in southern india, try out tasting uttapam.
Uttapam is taken mostly in breakfast as it is a light food. So, this forms another menu item for south indian breakfast. Other indian breakfast food menu items are Idli and Masala dosa.
Uttapam recipe ingredients (indian recipe)
Black gram lentils (Urad dal) - 1 cup
Raw rice or rice flour - 2 cups
Coriander leaves (chopped finely) - 2 tbsp
Green chillies (chopped finely) - 2-3
Ginger (chopped finely) - small piece
Onions (chopped finely) - 2
Salt to taste
Uttapam recipe preparation method (indian recipe)
Wash the rice and lentils seperately and seperately soak in water for about 5 hours. Blend both of them seperately into a smooth paste. The batter consistency should not be too watery, but it should be of pouring consistency. Mix both together and add the salt. Let it ferment for 12-14 hrs. Mix together the green chillies, onions, coriander and the onions in a small bowl. Keep aside. Rub some oil on a pan and heat it. When the pan is hot, pour some batter onto it. Using circular motions with the ladle, spread the batter to make a thick circle. Let it cook on the under side. Keep it cover so that it roasts well. Use medium heat or else the batter will burn. Now sprinkle some of the onion mixture on the top side and overturn the uttapam. Cook on the other side similiarly. When both sides are sufficiently roasted, lift it off the pan. Repeat for the rest of the batter. Eat Uttapam with or without coconut chutney.
Today I tried Paratha and cabbage potato fry. Cabbage potato fry goes well with Parathas. Earlier I had it with Rotis/puris, but didn't find the menu whole and exciting menu.
The indian food of cabbage potato fry is an easy to cookindian recipe which could be cooked by anybody including a novice also. If you are in hurry, and you want to have quick dinner, try out indian food of paratha and cabbage potato fry. It tastes well.
Cabbage potato fry is also an healthy indian food.
Cabbage potato fry recipe ingredients
One medium size cabbage finely chopped
2-3 medium potatoes
Onion - 1 medium size finely chopped
Oil - 6tbsp
Salt to taste
Cabbage potato fry recipe preparation method
Heat oil in a thick buttomed vessel. over medium heat. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and wait till they splutter. Then, add onion. Fry onion till turn golden brown. Add cabbage and fry till golden brown. Do not use water. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt and mix it well. Let it cook for 10-15 minutes on medium heat. Keep watching in between. As soon as cabbage reduces in volume, add small pieces of diced potatoes and continue cooking on medium heat till potatoes soften and cabbage is tender (while stirring ocassionally). Serve hot cabbage potato fry with parathas. Cabbage potato fry and parathas could become the dinner menu.
Try out indian recipe of cabbage potato fry and let me know how did you like the taste of cabbage potato fry and the recipe.
Cabbage fry is a very easy-to-cook indian recipe which needs no prior expertise in cooking tasty and delicious food. Even if you are novice, you could cook a nice and tasty cabbage fry(indian food).
Are you looking out for quick and healthy lunch in the weekend? And are you all alone in the house with no one to help you in preparing food? If yes, you could try the following menu for lunch:
Cabbage fry recipe ingredients
One medium size cabbage finely chopped
Onion - 1 medium size finely chopped
Oil - 6tbsp
Salt to taste
Cabbage fry recipe preparation method
Heat oil in a thick buttomed vessel. Add cumin seeds, onion. Fry onion till turn golden brown. Add cabbage and fry till golden brown. Do not use water. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt and mix it well. Let it cook for 10-15 minutes on medium heat. Serve hot cabbage fry with rice and dal. Cabbage fry could become one of the menu item in lunch.
Cabbage in general is very useful for losing weight loss. Other cabbage dish (indian food) are following:
Congratulations Mahesh Bhupathi for winning mixed doubles wimbledon 2005. He teamed up with Mary pierce of France. Mahesh Bhupathi won any title after three years. He won his last title, wimbledon mix doubles and US open mens doubles in 2002. We, Indians are proud of you.
By the way, did you get Mary Pierce taste Masala Dosa even once?:) Did she like having south indian food, masala dosa with sambhar and coconut chutney? As said in one of my earlier blog, the above mentioned are south indian breakfast food which is mostly eaten in souther indian states such as Tamil nadu, Karnataka, Kerela, Andhra Pradesh.
Indian food recipe of masala dosa, sambhar and coconut chutney are easy-to-cook indian recipes. They are also healthy food if we consider presence of onion, coconut in above food items. If you get to eat masala dosa in southern part of india, you would find its taste different from that cooked in northern india. In south indian restaurants, they use more salt in sambhar.
If you prepare at home, you could use salt as per taste!
Indian recipe of Masala dosa, sambhar, and coconut chutney could be found on my blog.
India has been declared as diabetic capital of the world. I think, it has to do with food habits of indian which involve eating sweets frequently. Also, intake of tea/coffee is really high for an average indian.
Diabetes is a very dangerous disease. In ayurveda, diabetes is called Ummul Amraz (Mother of Diseases). It leads to failure of various organs such as eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart and blood vessels. So, one has to crack diabetes by not only through medicine but also by controlling food habits. Read more on diabetes.
Bitter guard is one such vegetable which is an absolute kill for diabetes. If you really want to control diabetis, have 25 ml of bitter guard juice which is very difficult. Then, you could always have indian food of bitter guard fry which is easy-to-cook indian food recipe.
Bitter guard recipe ingredients
Bitter guard - 4-5 Onion - 1 large Mustard seed - 1 tsp Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp Oil to fry Salt to taste
Bitter guard recipe preparation method
Cut the bitter guard in small round pieces. Heat the oil in the pan. Put mustard seed. Add bitter guard and turmeric powder and let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Then, add onion and salt and let it cook for 5-7 minutes in low heat. Serve the indian food of fry bitter guard as one of item in lunch menu.