Thursday, September 4, 2008

patta gobi alu sabzi

This is a very simple recipe and tastes delicious. You can have it with roti, parathas and even stuff it in bread and make sandwiches. Although i made this with cabbage and potatoes, you can also add peas to it if you are a peas fan.


1/2 cabbage, chopped
1/2 onion, sliced
1 potato, chopped
1 green chili
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp coriander powder
salt to taste


1) In a pan, heat oil and add potatoes. Let them fry until they are cooked. Then add onions, green chilis, saute until the onions turn brown.

2) To this add salt, turmeric powder, chili powder, garam masala and coriander powder. Fry for a few seconds.

3) Add the cabbage and mix well. Simmer the stove and cover the pan. Let cook for 7 -8 mins or until the cabbage the becomes tender.

4) open the lid, cook on high flame for 2 minutes to make it a little crunchy. This is optional.

5) Serve hot with roti.

Serves: 2-3


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

gatte ki sabji

gatte are steamed besan dumplings in a curry. I learnt making this dish from my mother and everytime i taste it, it just keeps getting better:) Here's the recipe.

11/2 C besan (gram flour)
1 tsp sookhi methi (dried n crushed fenugreek leaves)
2 tsp yogurt
1/4C vegetable oil + 1/4C water
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste

1 tomato
1/2 onion
2 green chilis
1 clove garlic
1/2 inch root of ginger
handful of cilantro
1/4C milk
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
salt to taste Method:

1) Combine all the ingredients of the gatte to form a firm dough. Add more water if necessary.

2) roll the dough to form 3-4 small cylindrical tubes.

3) Boil water in a pot and drop in the cylindrical dough tubes into the water and let boil for about 5 mins or until the tubes rise up.

4) take them out and cut them to form thick slices of gatte.

5) In a grinder, add tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, cilantro and grind to form a masala paste.

6) Heat oil in a pan, add the masala and let cook until it starts to leave oil.

7) Add chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt to taste. Stir for a few seconds and add milk and water to form a gravy. Let it come to a boil.

8) add gatte to the gravy and let cook for a few mins so that everything is mixed well.

9) Serve hot with roti.

Serves: 2-3