Beetroot stir fry


Beetroot stirfry is a preparation where the grated vegetables are sauteed in spices and .It’s a great accompaniment to full meals and is a very hit recipe in the southern part of India Beetroot is a good source of iron and folate.It’s an easy, healthy & nutritious recipe.Being a north Indian we spend few years in a southern part of India @hyderabad.My daughter ate with rice and calls the dish as pink rice. It’s one of her favourites.she ate first at my neighbour home afterwards weekly twice she prefer to eat this vegetable either in lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

Beetroots – 2 grated

Bengal Gram – 2 tsp

Black Gram – 1  1/2tsp

Cumin  Seeds – 1 tsp

Dry Red Chilies – 2

Curry Leaves – 2-3

Turmeric Powder – a pinch

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Salt – To Taste

Oil – 2 tsp

Onion 1 tbsp finely chopped

Method

Wash & peel beetroot then grate it & keep aside.Heat oil in a pan and add Bengal gram ,black gram,cumin and let it splutter. Add in the curry leaves, red chilli .Fry for a minute then adding chopped onions and salt and fry till soft and tender.add turmeric powder and coriander powder fry for few seconds.then adding grated beetroot sprinkle salt and stir.cover and let the veggies cook till they are done.sprinkle some water if the moisture dries in the pan.keep on checking during intervals and sprinkle water whenever required.when the veggies are cooked well.Turn off heat & serve with rice or chappati

Tips :- preparing for small kids then adjust spices.

 

 

 

Stuffed Dal Kachori


Dal Kachori is a spicy snack popular in India and other parts of South Asia.It is usually a round flattened ball made of Refined flour or whole wheat  flour filled with a stuffing such as Gram flour,different types of Lentils, salt and other spices.it is deep fried or baked.Variations of  Kachori prepared in India such as Onion Kachori,Sweet Kachori ,Dal     Kachoris etc.Served with a chutney made from Tamarind , Mint & Coriander Chutney .Some of  a kachori are served with a curry made with Potatoes Aloo Rassedar.

I am sharing Stuffed Lentil Kachori served as appetizer or snacks

Ingredients for stuffing
Bengal Gram(Channa Dal) 1 cup
(Soaked & Grind)
Ginger-chilli paste 1 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Cumin powder 2 tsp
Coriander 4 tsp
Asafoetida( Hing) a pinch
Garam masala powder 1/4 tsp
Black salt to taste(optional)
Dry Mango powder(amchur) 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Green coriander leaves finely chopped
Oil 2 tsp for cooking
Oil for deep frying
for Dough
Whole wheat flour 2 cup
Oil 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water for kneading
Make a dough using above mentioned ingredients ,Cover with wet towel . neither too soft nor too hard & keep aside
Method
For stuffing
Grind dal in a mixer -grinder.Take a pan heat oil add asafoetida,ginger-chilli paste & cook till raw aroma goes.now add all dry spices except salt,garam masala.cook on a med-low heat to prevent burning.saute 2-3 min.add grind channa dal & cook on med- low flame .once it started leaving side & become like a dough.turn off heat add salt,garam masala & green coriander leaves.mix properly adjust spices as per own taste bud.
Heat oil in a deep pan for frying.Divide atta dough stuff channa dal .close properly.now flatten between palm or using rolling pin.depp fry all stuffed Kachoris
Serve with Green Chutney & tamarind Chutney .