Recipe Index

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Methi Bhaji

2 bunch Methi leaves (275 gms or 9.65 oz)  or 9 cups of leaves after the stalks removed
2 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 green chilies or to taste
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice

Preparation: Wash the methi leaves by dumping it in water and shaking it to remove any dirt.  Remove the leaves from the stem.
Discard the stem and chop the leaves.

Heat oil add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.  When mustard seeds pop add the chopped onions and saute it until it brown.  Add green chilies and turmeric powder, asafoetida and methi leaves.  Cook until the methi leaves have turned soft.  Takes about 5 minutes Add salt, sugar mix add lemon juice.  Turn the heat off and serve.
Serves 2

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Kale and Sweet Potato Curry

1 bunch Kale 1.2 lbs or 550 gms
2 1/2 cup sweet potato ( with skin 14 oz or 374 gm)
3 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation:  Wash the kale by dumping it in a sink full of water and rinsing it out.  Pass a knife through the stalk to remove the leaf form the stalk.  Chop the leaves into smaller bits.

Wash and remove the skin from the sweet potato and chop it into cubes.

Heat a pan on medium heat with oil.  Add the chopped kale and sweet potato, mix cover and cook covered.  While it is cooking occasionally remove the cover and stir the contents so that it does not stick to the bottom and burn.  After it has been cooking to 10 minutes check to see if the sweet potato is cooked.  Add salt and curry powder, mix turn the heat off and it is ready to serve.
Serves 4.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Brussel Sprouts

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7 cups brussel sprouts (960 gms or 30.50 oz)
3 tablespoons oil
1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preparation: To prepare the brussel sprouts remove a couple of the outer leaves that come off easily and discard them.  Place the brussel sprouts in a baking dish.  Add salt, black pepper and oil.  Mix thoroughly so that all all the brussel sprouts are evenly coated.  Bake at 400 degrees fahrenheit or 205 celsius for 30 minutes, in between after 15 minute interval remove it from the oven stir the contents and put it back to roast for the balance of 15 minutes.  After it has finished baking add the lemon juice mix and serve.  Serves 4.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Masoor Dal

1 cup masoor dal
3 cup water or enough for preparation
3 tablespoon oil
2 whole cloves
1" stick cinnamon
2 or 3 bay leaves
1 cup chopped onion
2 green chilies or to taste
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 clove of chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder or to taste
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1 tablespoon lemon juice
A few chopped cilantro leaves

Preparation: To a pressure cooker on medium heat add oil, cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaves and let it warm up.  When clove and cinnamon starts sizzling add the chopped onion and saute until it is light brown.  When the onions have turned brown add the chopped green chili and ginger and saute for a few seconds, add turmeric powder and chili powder saute for 10 seconds, add curry powder and garam masala and saute for 10 seconds.  Add the chopped garlic and tomato paste and mix well.  Add water and the masoor dal cover the pressure cooker and cook for 10 minutes or until the masoor dal is cooked.  After the dal is cooked add water as needed, salt to taste, a few chopped cilantro leaves and lemon juice, turn the heat off and it is ready to serve.
Serves 4