Maharashtra

Parathas are all time favourites for all. They are so versatile that you can have them for breakfast or main course or as a snack. Groundnut Bajra Paratha is no exception. Delicious Paratha that is Dairy free & Gluten free. Groundnut Bajra Paratha is a healthy paratha as well with added proteins in the form of groundnuts. Groundnut Bajra Paratha

As the name suggests this Spring onion Sabzi is prepared exclusively with lots of spiring onions.  Also known as Scallions, Spring onions are vegetables of various Allium onion species. They have a milder taste when compared to most onions. They belong to families of garlic, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onion. Nutritionally, spring onions have the benefits of both onions and greens. They are a good source of vitamin K and vitamin C, and vitamin A too. Spring onion is normally eaten raw in salads, raitas and sandwiches. The green tops are used like chives, as a garnish or sliced in salads or stir fries. Here is a recipe for making a Spring onion Sabzi with the greens and the onions.

Masale Bhat is a popular dish in marathi cuisine. Served invariably in Maharashtrian weddings, it is traditionally cooked with vegetables like Ivygourd (Tendli) and Brinjal, mixed with typical Maharashtrian spices like goda masala, and Kopra. But down the line it has changed its avatar with the use of vegetables like Carrot, Peas, Cauliflower, etc. You are free to use them. What differentiates itself from normal Pulav is the use of Goda masala which gives it a distinguished flavour. Another uniqueness of this dish is that it needs no onion & garlic as in pulav. Served with simple raita or even just plain curd and some pickle, it tastes heavenly and is a great recipe for Lunch box. Goda Masala is easily available in the market. If you don’t have access, pl refer to my recipe to make it at home. Here I have replaced rice with kodo millet. And used OPOS technique to prepare this. This masale bhat is simple, easy, time-saving and flavourful. Pl try and let me know. Masale bhat

For the stuffing: Dry roast 3 tablespoon each (Sesame seeds, Kopra (desiccated coconut) and roasted peanuts). Powder coarsely with 2 tsp Kashmiri chilly power, 2 tsp dhania powder, 1 tsp garam masala, 1tsp salt and 1 tsp jaggery powder. This powder can be stored in refrigerator.

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February 10th is celebrated as World Pulses Day. I am an avid fan of whole pulses / lentils. When I took a review of my posts so far, I realised I have as of today posted 22 recipes using whole pulses & legumes. I decided to compile all those recipes and make an eBook that you can download from my site.

 

Healthy Eating 🙂

Rama Ganapathy