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Kadhai Mushroom Recipe [Video]


Kadhai Mushroom Recipe with step by step video instructions. Kadhai Mushroom is a spicy vegan curry made with mushrooms, capsicum and onions in a tomato based gravy. Kadhai Mushroom can be made either into a dry/semi-dry curry or into a curry with gravy. Kadhai Mushroom is vegan, gluten free and fits a plant based diet.

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Kadhai Mushroom curry with capsicum and onions


I love Mushrooms. It is the meat for vegetarians with loads of umami in it. There is seriously no other veggie that provides that elusive 5th taste that our beloved MasterChef Australia judges talk about.
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What is Kadhai Mushroom?


Kadhai is literal terms is an Indian wok or the little vessel you see in my photos. That is a kadhai. So Kadhai Mushroom just translates literally to mushroom cooked in a wok. But as a dish, it is so much more than just that.

Kadhai Mushroom is a spicy melee of mushrooms, capsicum and onions simmered in a freshly ground masala that is so fragrant and a bit of tomato puree for that tartness and body for the curry.

This is probably one of the only curries where I don't substitute the masala with my Garam Masala. It just doesn't taste the same. The fresh masala adds so much flavor that it is almost a sin to substitute it with any store bough mixed spice powder. So I highly recommend making your own spice blend, just for this, and maybe then using it for myriad other curries. 

Kadhai Mushroom can either be a dry or a semi dry curry or it can be a curry with gravy. Every restaurant serves it differently and so can you.

Kadhai Mushroom curry with capsicum and onions

The details...


Kadhai Mushroom is probably one of the easiest curries to make. To make Kadhai Mushroom, toast the whole spices - coriander seeds, cumin seeds, green cardamom, black cardamom, bay leaf, cloves and pepper. Toasting on low heat makes the spices release their oils and makes them more fragrant. Toast the dry red chillies, if using. This can be substituted with red chilli powder or with paprika without affecting the flavor and there is no need to toast it either. Once everything has cooled, make a quick powder.

Next, saute the mushrooms and keep them aside until later. If you don't have the time to do this, just toss them into the curry later and allow them to cook in the masala.

The onions and capsicum are cut into large chunks. This is meant to be a chunky curry. They are sauteed along with ginger garlic paste until they are cooked slightly. Do not overcook the capsicum, it is meant to retain the crunchiness.

Then the tomato puree, turmeric, salt and masala is added along with desired amount of water and the curry is simmered for a few minutes. The mushrooms are added at the end and given a quick stir.

The kasuri methi or dried fenugreek leaves provide an additional salty bitter fragrance that goes superbly with the curry.

Kadhai Mushroom can be served as a side with roti or naan bread or even with rice.

Kadhai Mushroom curry with capsicum and onions

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Kadhai Mushroom Recipe


Kadhai Mushroom curry with capsicum and onionsKadhai Mushroom is a spicy vegan curry made with mushrooms, capsicum and onions in a tomato-based gravy. Kadhai Mushroom can be made either into a dry or semi-dry curry or into a curry with gravy. Kadhai Mushroom is vegan, gluten free and fits a plant based diet.

Recipe Type:  Curry
Cuisine:            North Indian
Prep Time:     10 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Total time:     40 minutes
Yield:                Serves 2


Ingredients:


200gms Mushrooms
1 Capsicum
1 Onion
1 cup Tomato Puree
1 Tbsp crushed Ginger-Garlic
1 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
3-4 dry Red Chillies or 1-2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
0.5 tsp Black Pepper
2 Green Cardamom
2 Cloves
1 Black Cardamom
2 Bay leaves
0.5 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tbsp Kasuri Methi
4 Tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
Water as required

Method:


1. In a kadhai or pan, dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, green cardamom, black cardamom, 1 bay leaf, cloves, dry red chillies and black pepper for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cool, grind to a fine powder.
2. Cut the onions into petals and chop the capsicum into large chunks. Halve the mushrooms.
3. In the same kadhai heat 1-2 Tbsp oil and saute the halved mushrooms until cooked. Remove from heat and keep aside.
4. Add the remaining oil and add the onions, crushed ginger garlic and 1 bay leaf and saute until the onions are slightly soft.
5. Add the capsicum and fry until the capsicum is slightly browned.
6. Add the tomato puree, turmeric powder, ground masala, red chilli powder if using, salt and saute on low heat for 2-3 minutes.
7. Add water as desired, and simmer for 4-5 minutes on medium heat.
8. Add the mushroom and mix well.
9. Top with kasuri methi and mix well.
10. Serve hot with roti and rice.





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Paneer Tikka Recipe | How to make Paneer Tikka [Video]


Paneer Tikka Recipe with step by step photo and video instructions. Paneer Tikka is a popular North Indian appetizer made by marinating cubes of paneer and fresh vegetables in yogurt and spices and then grilling them either in the oven or on a pan. Paneer Tikka tastes best when served with a coriander mint chutney. 

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Paneer Tikka


Sitting on a sea-facing table on a shack and eating Paneer Tikka on a skewer along with a cold drink while listening to the waves crashing against the shore and the sun all orange and ready to set. The ideal setting in my head, something absolutely impossible at the moment. But when I can be transported to my favorite places in my head, hell, why not!

Food does transport you to places, doesn't it? And to me, the setting of a seaside while I eat these hot spicy yet soft paneer tikkas with that zingy green sauce seemed so much more enticing than being cooped up in front of the TV. Oh yeah, that sauce is Z-I-N-G-Y right up to the last Y. And that's a sauce that I use with everything. And while that is not the traditional sauce for Tandoori dishes, it goes perfectly well, as per me.


What is Paneer Tikka?


Paneer Tikka is a very very popular appetizer, entree, starter from North India. Big pieces of soft paneer are marinated in hung curd (yogurt), besan (chickpea flour), and a lot of different spices along with some quick cooking veggies like capsicum, tomatoes and onions. This is then skewered and traditionally cooked in a Tandoor. Let the Tandoor not stop you from making Paneer Tikka. Use the grill mode in your oven, or the barbeque, or just the simplest - a pan on the stove to grill these babies.

Paneer Tikka tastes heavenly when it has that slight char, so go for it.

To make the tastiest Paneer Tikka, buy the best Paneer you can get. Normally I would suggest making it from scratch, but I've never found homemade Paneer works best for this as it is slightly more crumbly than required. Buy the softest and freshest Paneer you have available, maybe malai paneer.

Paneer Tikka


What all Spices are we using?


While we use a lot of spices in Paneer Tikka, it is actually not "hot" on the palate. The spices just add flavor without adding any real chilli heat. Today we are using the following spices to flavor our Paneer Tikka:

Coriander Powder
Cumin Powder
Red Chilli Powder
Turmeric Powder
Garam Masala
Chaat Masala
Amchur (dried mango powder)
Kasuri Methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
Black Pepper
Ajwain or Carom seeds

I know, it is a big list, but most Indian households have this readily available in their pantry. But if you don't you can just go ahead and buy Tandoori Masala. Oh yeah, there is a shortcut and it tastes equally good. Tandoori Chicken Masala is readily available in all famous Indian brands, and it does not contain Chicken. It is a vegetarian masala and it is being marketed to cook chicken, but it tastes equally good with vegetarian dishes like Paneer Tikka or Tandoori Gobi. 

We also specifically used Mustard oil as it adds that kick of pungency. Use any neutral oil if you don't have access to it.

That Zingy Sauce/ Chutney


Usually Paneer Tikka is served with a light green yogurt based chutney that tastes amazing. Really! I can actually eat bowlfuls of that chutney. But I usually make this green chutney/sauce for most of my appetizers. It is made of just 4-5 ingredients - fresh Coriander leaves, fresh Mint leaves, fresh Green Chillies, and lime juice. Blend them together with salt and water and you have a sour, salty, fresh sauce that can wake you up in a jiffy. I sometimes add a clove of garlic too. You can also add a teensy spoon of sugar to balance the chutney.

Paneer Tikka


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Paneer Tikka Recipe


Paneer TikkaPaneer Tikka is a popular North Indian appetizer made by marinating cubes of paneer and fresh vegetables in yogurt and spices and then grilling them either in the oven or on a pan. Paneer Tikka tastes best when served with a coriander mint chutney.

Recipe Type:  Appetizer
Cuisine:            North Indian
Prep Time:     2 hours
Cook time:     30 minutes
Total time:     2 hours 30 minutes
Yield:                Serves 5-6

Ingredients:


400gms Paneer
1 Capsicum
2 Tomatoes
1 Onion
Oil to grill

For the marinade:


2 cups Hung Curd
3 Tbsp Chickpea Flour (Besan)
1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
1 Tbsp Cumin Powder
0.5 Tbsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tbsp Red Chilli Powder
0.5 Tbsp Garam Masala
1 tsp crushed Black Pepper
0.5 tsp Carom seeds (Ajwain)
0.5 Tbsp Chaat Masala
1 tsp dried Mango Powder (Amchur)
1 Tbsp Kasuri Methi
1-2 Tbsp Lime juice
2 Tbsp Mustard Oil
1.5 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
Salt to taste

Method:


1. Cut the Paneer into 1" cubes. Deseed the tomatoes and capsicum and cut into 1" sized pieces. Peel the onion and separate the layers and cut into 1" sized pieces.
2. In a large bowl, add add the ingredients for the marinade and mix well. Taste and adjust salt or spice as required.
3. Add in the cubed paneer, capsicum, tomato and onion and mix well until they are completely coated with the marinade.
4. Cover and allow to rest for 1 to 2 hours.
5. If using bamboo skewers, keep them soaked in water while the paneer marinates.
6. After 1-2 hours, skewer the paneer and vegetables onto a skewer.
7. Heat oil in a non stick pan and place the skewers. Cook in batches if required. The paneer tikka can be cooked in the oven in the grill mode or on a barbeque too.
8. Turn the skewer after the first side cooks. Do the same for the remaining sides.
9. Once all sides are cooked, remove from heat.
10. Serve the paneer tikka hot with coriander mint chutney.



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Chutney Pudi Recipe | Chutney Powder Recipe | Gunpowder Recipe [Video]


Chutney Pudi recipe with step by step photo and video instructions. Chutney Pudi is a popular condiment from North Karnataka. Chutney Pudi is a spicy peanut and roasted gram powder that can be eaten as a dry chutney along with ghee or oil. Chutney Pudi is served as an accompaniment to idli, dosa, chapati or rice.

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chutney pudi

chutney pudi

This wonderful orange spicy powder with an odd crystal of sugar or a small bit of tamarind was basically my school lunch. Yes, I am not joking. I cannot tell you how much I loved chutney pudi as a school kid. Every day for four years my mother had to make me 2 chapatis and then slather them with homemade ghee (yummm) and lots of chutney pudi, fold it into small triangles and pack it off with me. I'm not sure why, but I would not eat anything else for lunch/snack. I mean my "lunch" break was at 10am, so that was definitely a snack, and not really lunch. I was definitely the teacher's pet for getting a healthy snack while some of the other kids got cookies and other sweet treats, which for some odd reason did not tempt me back then. Not so much now, I'd gobble up a cookie anytime.

Having chutney pudi at home is extremely convenient for those busy days when you don't have time to cook. It is also extremely convenient that chutney pudi has a reasonably long shelf life, it will easily last you from 6-8 weeks if you use fresh and high quality ingredients. 

Chutney Pudi is a popular condiment that is served along with idlis or dosa. Mix it with ghee or oil and make an instant chutney that can be mopped up with the idli or the dosa. It is mixed with curd or yogurt and popularly eaten along with Joladda Rotti or Jowar Roti in North Karnataka. I loved dunking my pav or bread in curd and chutney pudi back in the day. I have made butter and chutney pudi sandwiches, that taste really nice by the way. As I already told, you can eat chutney pudi with chapati or roti. Mix it along with hot steamed rice and ghee or coconut oil and make it an easy meal.

Every family, region, community in the Southern and Western parts of India makes their own version of dry chutney aka spicy lentil powders. This recipe is my mom's recipe. There are a few of her recipes that I listed down when I could and I don't change anything in them. I won't tweak them or enhance them. They are perfect the way they are. This Chutney Pudi is one of them. My recipe is made from roasted or fried gram (chickpeas), peanuts and dry coconut. Some make it with chana dal and some just with peanuts or dry coconut. Some add garlic, some don't. Except for the one with chana dal, I'll eat any other chutney pudi. 

chutney pudi

My version of chutney pudi is very simple. The ratios of roasted gram to peanuts to dry coconut is 2:1:1. The peanuts are roasted to extend the shelf life and to help you deskin them. I don't deskin them because it really doesn't make much of a difference in the end product. But you can deskin them or use skinned roasted peanuts (preferably, unsalted). The dry coconut is warmed only to extend shelf life. It doesn't need to change color. The pan was way too hot while I was shooting this video which led to the slight coloring of the coconut, but usually, it doesn't. The coconut and the peanuts need to be at room temperature before you grind them, else they will release their oils. The peanut and coconut are ground together until you have a coarse powder of sandy texture or slightly bigger grains. Grinding the coconut and peanuts longer will make them release their oil. I recommend pulsing the mixer instead of running it continuously. 

The roasted gram or puthani or futana is divided and ground with different ingredients - first time with roasted red chillies and the second time with tamarind. Lightly roasting the dry red chillies in oil makes them crispy and help them in grinding into a fine powder. While grinding the tamarind, try to grind it until the tamarind is broken into small bits. It will never become a fine powder though. Sugar is optional, but tastes good. You can add jaggery powder too. Salt is mandatory. The tempering adds to flavor and extends the shelf life. But you need to ensure that the mustard has spluttered and that all the curry leaves are crispy, undercooked curry leaves can drastically decrease shelf life. If you don't have access to curry leaves, skip them. 

chutney pudi


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Chutney Pudi Recipe | Chutney Powder Recipe | Gunpowder Recipe


chutney pudiChutney Pudi is a popular condiment from North Karnataka. Chutney Pudi is a spicy peanut and roasted gram powder that can be eaten as a dry chutney along with ghee or oil. Chutney Pudi is served as an accompaniment to idli, dosa, chapati or rice.

Recipe Type:  Condiment
Cuisine:            South Indian
Prep Time:     10 minutes
Cook time:     20 minutes
Total time:     30 minutes
Yield:                3 cups

Ingredients:


2 cups Roasted Gram (Puthani / Futana)
1 cup Dry Coconut, grated
1 cup Peanuts
1 tsp Tamarind
10-15 Red Chilies
0.5 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
10-12 Curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
2.5 Tbsp Oil

Method:


1. Dry roast the peanuts until they are slightly browned and tiny black spots appear on the skin. Remove from heat and keep aside to cool. Peel them if desired.
2. Add the grated dry coconut to the pan and roast until warm. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
3. Add 1 tsp of oil and add the dry red chillies and roast until they are puffed up and crisp. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
4. Add 1 cup of roasted gram to the mixer and add the roasted chillies. Grind until smooth. Empty the powder to a large mixing bowl.
5. Grind the peanuts and dry coconut to a coarse powder (sand like consistency). Add the powder to the mixing bowl.
6. Grind the remaining roasted gram with tamarind to a smooth powder. Add the powder to the mixing bowl.
7. Add salt and sugar and mix well until completely combined. Add red chilli powder if the chutney pudi is not spicy enough.
8. Heat the remaining oil in a pan for the tempering and add the mustard seeds.
9. Once they splutter, add the curry leaves and fry until crisp.
10. Add the tempering to the chutney pudi and mix gently.
11. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for weeks.





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Pyaz Besan Paratha | Onion Gram Flour Flatbread [Video]


Pyaz Besan Paratha Recipe with step by step photo and video instructions. Pyaz Besan Paratha is an Indian stuffed wholewheat flatbread. Pyaz Besan Paratha is a flatbread that is stuffed with onions, spices and chickpea flour or gram flour. Pyaz Besan Paratha is vegan.

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onion chickpea flour stuffed whole-wheat flatbread

Life sure does look different today than it looked a month ago. And apart from overworking myself to the ground, constantly checking Twitter and panicking about not having enough food supplies to last me a few weeks, I have been cooking even more, well, just to keep me occupied. I'm also learning to be more frugal where I was liberal before and trying to make my limited supplies last longer.

While this situation did not give rise to this Pyaz Besan Paratha, it somehow feels apt to post it now.

I first came across the idea of making this paratha through a TV show where the chef made the stuffing with just the gram flour or chickpea flour or besan, lime juice, sugar and salt. I loved the idea and tried to replicate it. But being a spice lover, I just added in quite a few spice powders for flavor. Oh, yeah, I also have onions for texture, and well the slight sweetness they add to the paratha.

This pyaz besan paratha is made from long lasting ingredients like onions, flours and spices. The only fresh ingredients with a short shelf life that I used here are green chillies and coriander leaves. You can use or skip these based on your choice.

onion chickpea flour stuffed whole-wheat flatbread


onion chickpea flour stuffed whole-wheat flatbread


Pyaz Besan Paratha has a very simple stuffing made by frying onions until translucent and then adding green chillies, besan, and various spices. I like to add in a little sugar too, for a change. Amchur or dry mango powder along with the lime juice, add a sour note to the paratha and the fresh green chillies along with the red chilli powder, add some heat. While you can make the paratha dry like Sattu paratha with no water, I prefer the stuffing to be a little moist.

I did not video shoot the dough making process, but it is the regular dough used for parathas, phulka, chapati or roti. It is a very simple dough made with whole wheat flour, a little bit of salt and plain tap water. This is mixed and kneaded until you have a soft smooth dough. Since this is a flatbread recipe, the dough needs no proofing time and you don't even really need to rest it, but traditionally the dough is rested to activate the gluten in it. I suggest resting it for at least 15 minutes. You can also knead this dough in advance and store it in an airtight box in the fridge for about 1 week. I have never frozen the dough, so I cannot comment on it.

Pyaz Besan Paratha is vegan and fits a plant-based diet.

Pyaz Besan Paratha is best served hot along with some butter, or curd, or the desi Indian pickle.

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onion chickpea flour stuffed whole-wheat flatbread


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Pyaz Besan Paratha Recipe


onion chickpea flour stuffed whole-wheat flatbreadPyaz Besan Paratha is an Indian stuffed wholewheat flatbread. Pyaz Besan Paratha is a flatbread that is stuffed with onions, spices and chickpea flour or gram flour. This paratha is vegan.

Recipe Type:  Breakfast
Cuisine:            North Indian
Prep Time:     15 minutes
Cook time:     45 minutes
Total time:     60 minutes
Yield:                8 Parathas


Ingredients:


For the stuffing:


1 large Onion
4 Tbsp Gram flour (Besan / Chickpea flour)
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
0.5 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
0.5 tsp Amchur or Dried Mango Powder
0.5 tsp Chaat Masala
1 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
3 Tbsp Oil
0.5 cup Water
0.25 Lime

For the dough:


3 cups Wholewheat flour
0.5 tsp Salt
Water as required
Oil to fry

Method:


1. To make the dough, take the whole-wheat flour in a large bowl and add salt. Add water as required and knead it into a soft smooth dough. Cover and rest for 15-20 minutes. If the dough is left over after making parathas, this can be stored in the fridge and used to make chapatis or rotis. 
2. Heat the oil for the stuffing in a pan and add in the finely chopped onions. Fry until translucent.
3. Add the finely chopped green chilli and mix well.
4. Add in the coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, amchur, and chaat masala. Mix well.
5. Add the besan and roast until lightly browned on low heat.
6. Add in the sugar, salt and red chilli powder and mix well.
7. Squeeze in the lime juice and add 0.5 cup of water in parts. Mix well.
8. Turn off the heat and add in the finely chopped coriander leaves. Allow the stuffing to cool. 
9. Dust the rolling platform with whole-wheat flout. Take a lime sized ball of the dough and roll it into a small disk. Roll the edges thinner.
10. Spoon in the stuffing and seal the edges of the dough.
11. Dust more whole-wheat flour and roll out the paratha to a thickness of about 3mm.
12. Heat a pan and grease it.
13. Place the paratha on the pan and spoon oil over and around the paratha. Cook the paratha on medium to high heat.
14. Flip the paratha when the first side is cooked. Cook the paratha until the second side is cooked too.
15. Serve paratha hot with butter, pickle or curd/yogurt.

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onion chickpea flour stuffed whole-wheat flatbread

onion chickpea flour stuffed whole-wheat flatbread



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Chhole Pulao | Chickpea Pilaf [Video]


Chhole Pulao is a spicy rice main made with chickpeas or kabuli chana. This vegan and gluten-free rice is made by cooking fragrant Basmati rice with a spicy tomato based masala and boiled chickpeas.

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spicy chickpea rice

spicy chickpea rice


Chhole Pulao - a combination of two of my favorite dishes - chhole and pulao, now encompassed into one dish! Growing up, this was our Sunday lunch (mostly). My mom made her famous Pulao and Chhole on Sundays and on special occasions. It was a family favorite. The idea of combining both and making one dish originated from Instagram. A long time ago, one of my favorite Instagrammers, thegutlessfoodie posted her meal of a Chhole Pulao, albeit without chickpeas in there. I loved the idea and took on to making this dish. It has been a success. 

This Chhole Pulao simply put, is made by cooking a dry version of our regular Chhole or chickpea curry and mixing in cooked Basmati rice. It is an easy to make meal and it can be prepped well in advance. You can cook the chickpeas a few days ago and store them in the fridge, for an even easier approach, just buy canned chickpeas. The Basmati rice also can be cooked in advance and stored in the fridge. You can also make it with leftover rice, any variety you have. I personally like cooking the masala fresh, because it really doesn't take much time, but you can also make this in advance and on the day of the meal, just combine the three.


spicy chickpea rice


For the past two weeks, I have been stressed with very little time at my hands to cook a meal. It is at times like this, that recipes like Chhole Pulao come very handy. As far as I prep everything on the weekend, the weekdays seem easier.

Since the Chhole Pulao is a carb-heavy dish, so it ends up satiating you. I call it comfort food. Chhole Pulao is a plant-based meal that fits well into the Vegan lifestyle. It can be served as a main dish at festivities and celebrations. 



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Chhole Pulao Recipe | Chickpea Pilaf Recipe


spicy chickpea riceChhole Pulao is a spicy rice main made with chickpeas or kabuli chana. This vegan and gluten-free rice is made by cooking fragrant Basmati rice with a spicy tomato based masala and boiled chickpeas. 

Recipe Type:  Main
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     15 minutes
Cook time:     45 minutes
Total time:     60 minutes
Yield:                Serves 2

Ingredients:


1 cup Chickpeas, boiled
0.75 cup raw Basmati Rice
0.75 cup Tomato Puree
2 Onions
2 Tbsp Oil
1 Tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 Tbsp Chhole Masla
1 tsp Coriander Powder
2 Tbsp Kasuri Methi
Coriander leaves to garnish
Salt to taste
Water as required

Method:


1. Wash the Basmati rice 4-5 times until the water runs clear. Soak the Basmati rice in water for 15 minutes.
2. After 15 minutes, boil 1.25 cups of water with a pinch of salt. Drain the rice and add it to the boiling water. Cover and cook on low heat until the rice is cooked. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
3. Heat oil in a large kadhai and add in the cumin seeds.
4. Once the cumin seeds splutters, add in the sliced onions. Fry until the onions are golden.
5. Add in the ginger-garlic paste. Saute until fragrant.
6. Add in the chhole masala and the coriander powder and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
7. Add in the tomato puree and cook on low heat until the liquid evaporates and the masala thickens.
8. Add salt to taste and mix well.
9. Add the cooked Basmati rice. You can also use any leftover rice instead of Basmati rice.
10. Mix well until completely combined. You can adjust seasoning at this stage.
11. Sprinkle kasuri methi and mix well.
12. Remove from heat and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
13. Serve hot with raita.



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