Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Gota kalara Bhaja / Stuffed Bittergourd / Bharwan Karela

This is the one of the easiest way to prepare stuffed bittergourd. After so many years I got my eyes on small varieties of karela in my grocery store and at once I bought those little green beauties.

12 bittergourd
1 Medium sized boiled Potato
1 Onion
1 Tbsp MDH Tava Fry Masala
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt to sprinke on Karela to release water
Olive Oil for Shallow Frying

Sprinkle Salt on peeled Karela and leave it for 15 minutes. Then Squeeze the water and keep it aside.

Mash the boiled Potatoes.

Heat 1 Tbsp oil add chopped onion and fry till translucent.

Now add the tawa fry masala.

Add the mashed potatoes and cook for 2 minutes.

Now the stuffing is ready.

Stuff the karelas.

Tie a thread around so that the stuffing doesnot come out.

Use White thread,If you use colour threads there may be some coloured karelas too.

Now shallow fry these stuffed karelas.

Now Enjoy these green beauties with steamed white Rice.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Kasoori methi Luchi

Luchi is a fried bread popular in Bengal and odisha and being one of my favourites most of the time in our dining table.This time I have tried to add Kasoori methi to the normal Luchi dough and the flavour of kasoori Methi is awesome. Just give it a try for any of your parties and I am sure it is crowd pleasure.

1 cup Maida / All purpose flour
2 Tbsp Kasoori Methi
1/2 Tsp Nigella seeds
1 Tsp Oil
Oil for Deep Frying

Mix Maida, Methi, Nigella seeds, salt and oil to make a pliable dough. Roll into circular discs and fry till it is golden colour. I enjoyed these beauties with Paneer Capsicum sabji which I will be posting soon.


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