Friday, February 3, 2012

Kadhi-Chawal uuummm...

Kadhi is one of the best dish I love from Gujarati cuisine. It is a spicy dish whose thick gravy is based on Besan and contains vegetable pakoras(I used potato), to which sour yogurt is added to give it little sour taste. I love it with simple plain rice.

Kadhi Chawal ummmmmm yuuuummmmm...


Besan - 1 cup
Onion - 1 Medium
Potato -1 Medium
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Baking Soda - a pinch
Ginger Crushed -1/4 tsp
Carom Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala -1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder -1/2 tsp
Green Chilli's - 3 finely chopped
Oil to deep fry

Besan - 1/4 cup
Curd - 1 & 1/2 cup
Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Water - 2 cup

Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 3
Curry Leaves -12-15

Dahi Boora aau Aloo Dum

How can I forget the famous street food - Dahi Boora aau Aloo Dum, being from Odissa!!! People at Bhubneswar and Cuttack prepare the best among all in Odissa. I tried my best to reach there and still learning. :)

For Boora
Urad Dal - 2 Cups (Soaked Overnight)
Sooji - 1/2 Cup
Oil - for deep frying
Curd - 2 Cups
Chat Masala,Chilli powder and cumin powder for garnishing.

For Aloo Dum
Potato - 4 Large (Cooked and Mashed)
Onion - 1 Large
Ginger-Garlic Paste -2 Tbsp (I used freshly Crushed)
Green Chilli's - 4 (Depend how much heat U want :) )
Tomato - 1 Large (Finely Chopped)
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Mustard -1/2 tsp
Curry Leaf - 7-8
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli powder -1 tsp
Garam Masala -1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

Hosting my first event-Holi Hai

Hello Friends, for the first time at My Cook Book I am hosting an event "Holi Hai". I hope all will love this theme and be a part of it. Holi is on March 8th and we will be busy celebrating it and cleaning post holi so 2 more days to submit the recipes. And by 15th it will be rounded up.

Rules for the Event:
  1. As the theme is HOLI HAI remember it and just cook any thing starter,main course, deserts, mocktails..."Veg & Non-Veg" related and post it in your blog from Feb 5th to Match 10th. "NO ALCOHOL"
  2. Please post your link below and usage of the logo is mandatory.
  3. Must follow the Blog or at Facebook. (U ppl will be updated)
  4. Archives are welcome only if re-posted and linked back to the announcement page(only 2).
  5. As many entries are allowed.
  6. If u are having any problems linking up,just send me my email surabhishri2003(at)gmail (dot)com
    • Your Name:
    • Blog Name:
    • Recipe Name:
    • Recipe URL:
  7. Non-Bloggers can also send me an email with the details as below:
    • Your Name:
    • Recipe Name:
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    • Recipe in .doc format or .pdf format

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