Dal Palak

Great color combination of yellow and green turns out when you prepare Dal Palak. Very healthy and tasty recipe to try out. This recipe is very easy to make and it goes with any rice dish or roti or paratha.


1 bunch of palak (spinach)
1 cup of yellow split gram lentils (dal)
1 big onion
2-3 tomato
2 - red chilli (dried)
1 tsp kitchen king masala
1/1 tsp cumin seeds
pinch of asfoetida
1 tsp turmeric powder
1tsp red chilli powder
2-3 garlic pods
1/2 tsp grated ginger

Soak dal for 2 hr in warm water.
Make a paste of palak (spinach) by grinding in a mixture.
Heat oil in pan. Add finely chopped onion to this.
When onion start golden brown, add all masala i.e. cumin seeds, asfoetida, grated ginger and garlic , kitchen king masala, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, dried red chilli.
Fry for some time and add finely chopped tomatoes to this.
Let it cook for some time.
Finally add palak and dal to this.
Add salt according to taste
Simmer for 5-10 mins and let it cook.

Before serving add a spoon of cream on it.

Enjoy spicy dal palak with parathas or rice dish

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Instant Mysore Masala Dosa

I was wondering since long, how to make instant mysore masala dosa? And guess what , I got this awesome idea. I bought instant Dosa mix (Deep brand) from grocery store. And my mysore masala dosa was ready with sambhar in 45 mins. Great!

Ingredients and Method:
Dosa Batter: Instant Dosa Mix (Deep)
Follow the instruction on packet.
Add 325 ml of luke warm water and mix it properly.
Allow it to stand for 15 mins.
Mix it again with spoon.

Potato Masala:
2 big potato
1 onion
1-2 red chilli
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin
pinch of asfoetida
2-3 green chillies
5-6 curry leaves

Boil potato and cut into small pieces
Cut onion into small long pieces.
Heat oil in pan. Add cut onions it it and allow it to turn golden brown.
Add mustard seeds, cumin, asfoetida, turmeric powder, green chillies, curry leaves.
Let this stand for 2 mins. Add boiled cut potatos to this.
Mix it well.
Add salt according to your taste.

Red cutney for Mysore masala dosa

1 tsp turmeric paste
1 tbsp red chilli powder
2-3 red chilli pods
2-3 garlic pods

In blender mix all the above contents and make paste using some water.

Method to make Mysore Masal Dosa.
On a flat non stick pan, spray some oil. Let it stand on gas for 3-4 mins on high gas mode.
Take a laddle full of dosa batter and place it on center of pan.
With round laddle, gradually increase the diameter of batter and hence will spread the dosa batter into big round circle.
Put some drop of oil around it.
Allow it to turn golden brown and turn dosa to other side.
Apply red cutney on dosa.
After 1-2 min, you can again turn the dosa.
Place some potato masala on this side.

Your Mysore Masala Dosa is ready to serve with hot sambhar!

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Wheat pizza

Bracing yourself for some healthy eating habit is very good. Lot of people eat pizza at restaurant and this may cost you a big bill one day. Let us make healthy pizza at home , which can save your money and health.

2 cup wheat flour
1.5 cup all purpose flour
2.5 tsp sugaar
2 tsp yeast
2-3 tsp oil
2 cup warm water

1. In a big bowl, take 2 cups of water and warm for 1 min in microwave. Add yeast, sugar and salt. Mix it well. Allow it to stand for 10 mins (for yeast activation)
2. In another bowl, mix wheat flour, all purpose flour and salt. Pour activated yeast water into it.
Knead the dough by adding some more water. (dough should be soft but not too sticky)
3. Divide the dough into 3 balls and keep it in plastic container for overnight in refrigerator. (This is very important step).
4. On the kitchen counter top, sprinkle some wheat flour. Start stretching wheat ball either by long wooden stick used to make Indian breads or you can stretch it by hands too.
5. Apply sauce of your choice and put some pizza toppings like bell pepper, onion, pineapple, jalapeno. Sprinkle some oregano and red chilli flakes on it. Finally cover it with cheese.
6. Bake for 8-10 mins at 425 F (take out the pizza when border of pizza crust turns golden yellow)Your wheat pizza is ready. Enjoy!

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Mango Shrikhand or Mango Pudding

Eating mango shrikhand or mango pudding is one of my favorite dish. Slight sweet tingy taste of mango really brings water in my mouth. You can serve this as desert after the meal or you can serve this as a part of main meal with puri, roti or paratha along with vegetables and dal.
2 cup Mango pulp
3 cup plain thick yogurt
In a bowl, mix mango pulp and plain yogurt. Add sugar according to the taste. Mix it thoroughly. To increase the consistency, add some cheese and mix it. Add cut walnut and almond. You can garnish it with saffron at the end. Before serving, keep it in freezer for 2-3 hr.
Enjoy the desert!

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Remembering the moments when you had yummy, spicy and hot Chole masala or chole bhature with freshly cut onions and lemon at Indian style dhaba or restaurant. Just a thought of that, brings water in your mouth. This dish is punjab delicacy and very cheap healthy dish to prepare at home. So lets start making this dish and quench our thirst.

2 cup Garbanzo beans (white kabuli chana)
1 big onion
3 big tomato
2-3 chillies
1 grated garlic pod
1 tsp grated ginger
1/2 sp cumin seeds
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 dried chillies (whole)
2 small cardomom
1tbsp jeera podwer (dhana jeeru)
1 tsp Kitchen King masala

1. Soak chole (garbanzo beans) overnight in warm water.
2. Next day pressure cook chole by adding some salt in the water.
( Tip:After 3 whistles, you can turn off they will become more soft and finally you will see all smashed chole)
3 Cut onions, green chillies and tomatoes into small pieces.
4. In a pan add some oil and butter, after a while add cumin seeds, red chillies, garlic -ginger grated paste, green chillies, cardomom, onion and let it get cooked for 3-4 mins.
5. When onion turns brown add, kitchen king masala, turmeric and red chilli powder, tomato and salt and water.
6. After 5-6 mins, turn off the gas and let the gravy cool down.
7. Once gravy becomes cool, make a fine puree by grinding in mixture.
(Tip: This is very essential step. By grinding all together, consistency for chole increases)
8. Heat oil in a pan. Add onion-tomato gravy to this.
9. Add boiled chana to this gravy (Tip: Remove excess water from pressure cooker, before pouring chole into the gravy)
10. Cover it with glass lid and let it simmer for 5-7 mins.
11. Add salt according to taste
12. Finally garnish Chole masala with finely chopped corriander, cut onion rings and lemon

Serve this dish with puri, bhature, roti, paratha as per your choice.

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