Apr 3, 2014

Dal Makhani

I just love this Dal Makhani.  Gravy with so nutritious lentils.  When we were in Delhi, we had a chance to live in Intercontinental Hotel for more than a month.  They have a restaurant inside called Singh Sahib and they make this dal makhani  and Dahi wali Bindi so nicely that we literally fell in love with this dish.  Even though I like this dish, I have never tried it personally at home.  This time I wanted to try this at home and finally I had a chance last week to try this dish and luckily it came out good...
Here goes the recipe.


  1. Rajma beans - 1/4 cup
  2. Black Urad Dhall - 1/2 cup
  3. Green Moong Dhall - 3 tbsp (optional)
  4. Low fat milk - 1/2 cup
  5. Butter - 1 tbsp
  6. Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  7. Onion - 1/2 cup ( finely chopped)
  8. Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  9. Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
  10. Coriander Leaves - 2 tsp
  11. Fresh tomato Puree - 1 cup (Grind 2 fresh tomato and make it a puree)
  12. Salt to taste
  • Soak Rajma, Moong Dhall and Black Urad Dhall over night or 8 hours atleast.
  • Pressure cook it upto 5 to 7 whistles.  When the pressure is released, open it add the low fat milk to it and keep it aside.
  • Take a pan, preheat butter, splutter cumin seeds. Add finely chopped onion to it and saute it until it becomes golden color. 
  • Add ginger garlic paste to it and saute for couple of minutes.
  • Now add tomato puree to onion mix along with turmeric powder, chilli powder and let it boil for couple of minutes.
  • Now add the cooked dhall to it along with required amount of salt and let everything cook in medium flame for atleast 7 minutes.
  • Add fresh coriander leaves to it and switch off the stove.
  • Serve it hot with Roti/Chapati/Rice.

Apr 1, 2014

Basil Pasta

I make Pasta for my girls once or twice a week. Every time I try to put different kinds of vegetables. Once with corn, once with broccoli, once with green peas and carrots.  This time I made it with peas and corn.  But i added basil pasta sauce to add more flavor to it.  It came out pretty good and my girls liked it.  Here goes the recipe.

Mar 25, 2014

Ginger Garlic Rasam

Rasam is one of the most comforting food.  My MIL is an expert in making so many varieties of Rasam.  I learned a few from her and you can check it out a few from here.  We make rasam using garlic occasionally. But this is something I tried here recently when my kiddo got sick with stomach upset and she started throwing up suddenly.  Because of that her throat became sore.  Ginger is good for throat and garlic is good for digestion.  Here goes the recipe.