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When people looking to escape the busy city for a few hours to enjoy simple, unpretentious and wholesome food the favourite place that first come to mind is “DHABA”. Today in “Jai Ki Rasoi Se” made a simple and delicious vegetarian dish called “Aloo Chana Malai in Dhaba Style”. This goes well when served along with Roti, Naan, Phulka or Paratha

Ingredient
1. 250 gm Roughly Chopped Potatoes (Kate Aloo)
2. 100 gm Black Chickpeas (Kala Chana)
3. 1 Cup Onion Paste (Pyaz Ka Paste)
4. 1 Cup Tomato Puree (Tamator Ka Paste)
5. 1 Bunch Finely Chopped Green Coriander (Barik Kata Hara Dhaniya)
6. 1/2 Bunch Finley Chopped Mint Leaves (Barik Kata Pudina)
7. 1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste (Adrak Lasoon Ka Paste)
8. 5-6 Slit Green Chilies (Kati Hari Mirch)
9. 1 Tablespoon Red Chili Powder (Laal Mirch Powder)
10. 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi Powder)
11. 2-3 Tablespoon Fresh Cream (Malai)
12. 1 Teaspoon Caraway Seeds (Shahi Jeera)
13. Oil – As Per Requirement
14. Salt According to Taste

Preparation

  • Note: Soak black chickpeas overnight or minimum of 6 hours before cooking
  • Heat oil in a nonstick pan or kadai. Once the oil is hot add caraway seeds and allow them to splutter
  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook till the moisture from the paste gets evaporated
  • Now add onion paste and cook till it gets light brown
  • At this add roughly chopped potatoes & soaked black chickpeas and mix them. Season it will salt according to taste.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes or till potatoes & black chickpeas become soft
  • Now add dry ingridents like turmeric and red chilli powder. Mix and cook till oil get seperated from them
  • Add tomato puree & ½ glass water and mix them. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes or till oil get separated from it
  • Add finely chopped green coriander & mint leave and slit green chill. Mix and cook it for another one minute
  • Finely add cream and mix it. Cook for another one minute
  • The dish is ready to be served with any Indian bread

My maternal grandmother (Nani Ji) use to be very excited and happy during Navratri. She use to prepare very yummy dishes during these nine days. Today in “Jai Ki Rasoi Se” made yet another dish called “Sabudane Ki Khichadi in UP Style”. This dish is dedicated to my nani ji.

Ingredients
1. 250 gm Soaked Sago (Bhigoye Huwa Sabudana)
2. 1 Cup Green Paste of Green Coriander, Chillies & Mint (Hare Masale Ka Paste)
3. 1 Cup Tomato Pure (Tamator Ka Paste)
4. 2 Medium Size Roughly Chopped Potatoes (Kate Aloo)
5. 2-3 Slit Green Chillies (Kati Hari Mirch)
6. 4 Tablespoon Roasted Peanut Powder (Bhuni Mungphali Ka Powder)
7. 10-15 Finely Chopped Curry Leaves (Barik Kata Curry Patta)
8. 1 Tablespoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
9. Oil – As per Requirement
10. Rock Salt (Sendha Namak) – As per taste

Preparation:
1. In soaked sago add roasted peanut powder and salt according to taste. Mix all ingredients and keep it aside

2. Heat oil in a non stick pan or kadai. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and curry leaves. All them to crackle

3. Add roughly chopped potatoes and mix. Cover and cook till potatoes become soft

4. Add the green paste. Mix and cook till oil get separated from the it

5. Now add tomato pure and mix. Cover and cook till oil get separated from the it

6. Now add sago mixture and mix it. Cover it and cook it for 5 minutes on a slow flame

7. Finely add slit green chillies and cook for a minute

8. The dish is ready to be served hot with thick curd

Sabudana Khichdi is a staple recipe from  the western region of India. It is made with soaked Sago or Tapioca pearls, peanuts, vegetables and spices.  One of the basic recipes prepared during fasting days or navratra festival days.
Sabudana or sago is a processed plant starch pearls made from cassava root. It is rich in carbohydrate and has negligible fat content.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 2 Cups Sabudana/Tapioca
  2. 1 Onions Chopped
  3. 1 Tomato Chopped
  4. 1 Potato Diced
  5. 1/2 Cup Peas
  6. 1/4 Cup Groundnuts
  7. 1 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  8. 1 Teaspoon Salt
  9. 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  10. 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  11. Pinch of Asafoetida /Hing
  12. 2 Tablespoon Oil
  13. 1 Lemon juice
  14. Few Coriander leaves to garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 10 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Soak Sabudana in water for overnight, drain and keep aside
  • In a wok, heat oil and crackle jeera/Cumin seeds
  • Add in Hing, Turmeric powder and Potatoes and cook till soft
  • Add Onions, Tomatoes, and peas and cook for few minutes
  • Add Salt, Red Chilli powder and Groundnuts
  • Finally add soaked and drained sabudana and mix well
  • Sprinkle some lemon juice and garnish with coriander
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
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