Ingredient: asafetida

Kala Chana Curry

Kala Chana Curry

Kala Chana is also naming as black chana masala, black chickpea curry, etc. It is cuisine from India. It’s a different type of variety of chickpea or Bengal gram black in color. The seeds are small in size. It contains high sources of Protein. It […]

Dal-Baati

Dal-Baati

  Dal-Baati is a Rajasthani, Indian food. Spicy Dal and freshly made hot Baatis with ghee is a perfect combination of Rajasthani meal. Rajasthan is famous for their regal caterer and their culture. Dal is prepared with Moong dal (Split green gram), Chana dal (split […]

Semolina (Rava) Upma

Semolina (Rava) Upma

Rava Upma recipe

Upma is made using wheat semolina i.e. Rava. It is prepared in Maharashtra, South India, etc. In South, India Upma is very common and it is made up of fine sooji or semolina, urad dal (black gram) and it’s soft and sticky. But in Maharashtra, it is made up of semolina spiced up with chili, tomato.

This recipe is a Maharashtrian recipe which will be spicy and tasty. Upma is very easy and healthy, can easily make within 20 minutes. It is used to eat at morning breakfast. Before this, my recipe always had become sticky but one of my friends told me a proper recipe which is non-sticky and fluffy.

If you want to know more about the Maharashtrian recipe then click recipes Kande Pohe, Kothimbir Vadi, etc.

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Semolina (Rava) Upma
Upma recipe - It is a healthy recipe, easy to make, non-sticky and fluffy.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
Roasting Semolina
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a Kadhai or pan.
  2. Add semolina and stir.
  3. Roast semolina in slow flame. Stir continuosly.
  4. Cook till it become golden color. Remove from Kadhai and keep it aside.
Making Upma
  1. In the same pan, heeat 2 tablespoon oil and add mastard seeds. Let it crackle.
  2. After that add cumin seeds and potatoes. Saute till become potatoes golden in color.
  3. Now add asafetida, curry leaves, chili and onion. Stir until onion becomes transelucent.
  4. Then add tomatoes and green peas and mix well. Cook till tomatoes become soft. Meanwhile boil water in another deep pan or in electric kettle.
  5. Add turmaric powder, salt and stir. Allow to cook for 1 minute.
  6. Lastly, add roasted semolina and mix well.
  7. After 1 minute, add boiling water to sooji litltle by little and mix it. So that sooji can cook evenly and it will become fluffy. Cover with lid and alow to cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  8. Now Upma is ready to serve. Garnish with chopped coriander. Enjoy hot Upma with lemon slice.
Recipe Notes

Add boil water to sooji little by little and mix it again add water little by little and again mix it. Repeat 2-3 times.


Kande Pohe

Kande Pohe

   Kande Pohe is a most famous Maharashtrian breakfast dish. It is very easy to make and take only 15-20 minute. There is a different name for this dish like Pohe, Aloo Paha, Tarri Poha. I really like this dish very much and I usually […]

Eggplant Masala Curry/Brinjal Masala/Baigan Masala

Eggplant Masala Curry/Brinjal Masala/Baigan Masala

Baigan masala curry is more popular Indian main course recipe. Most of the time in festival, wedding, Puja or some guest are coming in the home then we generally prefer to cook Baigan masala curry. This recipe I have written because it’s so easy to […]

Crispy Masala Bhindi (Okra)

Crispy Masala Bhindi (Okra)

Crispy Masala Bhindi
Crispy Masala Bhindi

Crispy Masala Bhindi is a combination of tangy and spicy flavor. It can make with Indian spices which incorporate with Bhindi (Okra).

Crispy Masala Bhendi is one of my favorite side dish which can eat with Chapatis, Paratha or Dal-rice. It’s a very time-saving recipe. You have to make the preparation of marinating Bhendi or Okra. And as a result, it will take only 8-10 minutes to cook that’s it.

I have made this recipe with tempering (Tadka) but you can make this recipe by baking or deep frying. For this please check Recipe Notes. Also, you can make this by shallow frying little by little on high speed.

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Crispy Masala Bhindi (Okra)
Crispy masala bhindi recipe - It is the side dish, very tasty, time-saving and easy to make.
Crispy Masala Bhindi
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For Marinate
For Tempering (Tadka)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For Marinate
For Tempering (Tadka)
Crispy Masala Bhindi
Instructions
Marinating
  1. Rinse Bhindi or Okra in a tap water 2-3 times. And dry them with the kitchen towel and keep it aside.
  2. Cut head and tale first and cut them in half and make 4 pieces. As shown in fig.
  3. Take a mixing bowl add all dry spices, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, chat masala, salt and mix well.
  4. Then add cut and sliced bhindi or Okra in a mixing bowl and mix well. Add lemon juice, groundnut powder and mix it again.
  5. Now sprinkle gram flour and rice flour and coat it all over.
  6. Marinate Okra mixture for a ½ or 1 hour.
Tempering
  1. Take a non-stick pan or kadhai, heat 2 tablespoon oil.
  2. Add mustard seeds, let it crackle and then add cumin seeds.
  3. Then add curry leaves, asafetida, red chili, and stir.
  4. Now add sliced green chili give a quick stir.
  5. Lastly, add marinated okra in a kadhai mix and sauté for 7-8 minutes. And you all have done.
  6. Sprinkle some coriander and "Crispy Masala Bhindi" is ready to serve. Enjoy "Tangy Crispy Masala Bhendi" with chapatti or naan.
Recipe Notes

If you want crispier, you can just dip fry marinated okra or can bake it.

  1. For baking okra, preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius. Spread marinated okra on the greased baking tray. Brush some oil on the top of okra and bake it for 10 minutes at 180 degree Celsius or till the okra become crispy and golden in color.
  2. You can just do preparation (marinating) before and keep it in the refrigerator overnight. It will save your time.

Jack-fruit Curry (Kathal Sabji)

Jack-fruit Curry (Kathal Sabji)

Jack-fruit curry is made with raw and tender jackfruit. It can serve with rice and chapati. It is a fresh, aromatic and vegetarian delicacy. Jackfruit: – Jackfruit is very popular food item in the tropical regions of the world. Though its National fruit of Bangladesh, it […]