brinjal Tag

Winter and no Undhiyu? Impossible. This is the most loved seasonal dish from Gujarat. It comprises of vegetables that are available primarily during winter. That includes vegetables like Surti Papdi (Indian beans as it is called) that is used along with tender pods, green tuvar, purple...

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.


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Rama Ganapathy