Monday, 21 May 2012

Daal Tadka

 Daal Tadka- a resturant dish which is stapel in almost all households today.
I always opt for this daal to Makhani daal if i want to go light on the menu.
This daal is not only simple to cook but also has robust flavours.
You can enjoy this with Piping hot rice, paratha, naan, roti.... and not to forget little bit of pickel along with this can twich your pallet!

11/2 cup Moong Daal
1/2 cup orange Masoor Daal
1/4th cup Chana Daal
2 Tomatoes (chopped)
1 Onion (chopped)
1 tbs Ginger minced
3-4 Green Chillies chopped
1 tbsp Jeera
1tsp Haldi pwd
1tsp Garam masal pwd
2 whole dry chilies
Pinch of asafoetida
3-4 tbsp Ghee/Oil
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves  and sliced onion to garnish.

Wash all the 2 lentils well and pressure cook them with a pinch of salt till tender.

 In a pan add ghee and let it heat well-(till smoky hot), turn off the gas and add jeera, asafoetida, and whole red chilies. Turn on the flame again and add the chopped onion , ginger, garlic and green chilies and saute until golden brown, add tomatoes and the rest of the dry masalas.
Cook till the oil separates and u shall get a nice aroma.
Add this cooked tadka to the boiled daal. Cook on low flame for bout 1-15 min.
Garnish with fresh coriander and onion rings.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Sugary Flowers for Mom...

Life events are a bit too overwhelming at times, sometimes you need to take a break and refuel yourself, and yes I took one infact a very long one.., but now craving to be back in action.
Without getting much into details, I would like to talk about my first post.
This post is very special to me, not only because it’s my first one after years of break but because this one is my first guest post for my Moms blog.
I feel honored to be able to post on her blog, she has been my guide and inspiration in every way in every walk of my life.

I was waiting for the perfect occasion to try my hands on sugar cookies and decorate them, and I found one, My daughter- Kaira’s 5th birthday. I baked around 90-100 cookies and decorated around 80 of them. It sure is pretty time consuming but a fun activity. As this was my first time I kept it as simple as I could by taking as simple pattern and one color scheme. The End result…. Everyone loved em!! 

So Mom this one’s for you.... 
You can find my Sugary Flowers. @