Month: September 2016

Potato Drumstick Stir Fry


Potato – 250 gms
Drumstick – 250 gms
Onion (Optional) – 1 medium
Garlic (Optional) – 2 to 3
Curry Leaves – a handful
Udad Dal – 3 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Hing – 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Sambar Powder – 1 Tbsp
Lemon Juice – 2 Tbsp
Oil – 2 tbsp


Boil Potatoes and Drumstick.
Chop Potatoes into big pieces.

In a Large Pan, Heat 2 tbsp oil. Once oil is hot, add Udad Dal,Mustard Seeds,Hing,Curry Leaves in the mentioned order and fry till dal is brown.

If using garlic, add few crushed garlic and fry well.
If using Onions, Add finely sliced onions and fry till onions are brown.

Add chopped potatoes and fry them till they are slightly browned.
Add drumstick and mix well.

Add turmeric powder,Red Chilli Powder,sambar Powder,Salt and mix well.
Fry the Veggies for few more minutes till spices and salt are fully incorporated in the vegetables.

Switch off the gas and add lemon juice.Mix well.

Serve this as a side dish for Roti and Rice.


Mutabal Eggplant Dip


Eggplant Large – 1
Onion – 1
Garlic Cloves – 2 to 3
White Sesame seeds/Tahini – 3 Tbsp
Hung Yogurt – 2 Tbsp
Sumac powder – For taste
Olive Oil – 1 tsp
Lemon Juice – 2 tsp
Pomegranate Seeds – handful
Parsley/Coriander leaves – For Garnish


Apply oil on eggplant and roast it in Oven or on Stove top till the top skin in charred.
Similarly Roast the Onion and garlic in Oven or in a pan and keep aside.

If using sesame seeds, Roast the sesame seeds and powder them in a mixer.

Peel the eggplant skin and add it in the mixer along with powdered sesame seeds.
Add roasted onion and garlic .
Whip the mixer till all of the above forms a smooth paste.

Take the mixture in a mixing bowl. Add lemon juice,olive oil,yogurt and salt.
Mix well.
Add chopped parsley/Coriander leaves to the dip.
Sprinkle some pomegranate seeds and sumac on the top.

Add few drops of olive oil on the top as garnish.

This dip goes well with Pita bread. We can add this as a sauce while making Kathi rolls.

Elephant Yam (Suran) Fry


Elephant Yam – 250 gms
Tamarind paste – 2 tsp
Rice Flour – 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 to 3 tsp

Cut the Yam into big pieces. Boil the pieces till they are soft yet firm.
Drain the water from the yam and let it cool for half an hour.
Yam pieces can also be refrigerated for some time.

In a bowl, Mix Tamarind paste,Rice Flour,Turmeric powder,Coriander powder,Red Chilli Powder,Salt and 1 tsp of oil.

Apply this paste to Yam pieces and marinate it for 20 minutes.

Heat a Large Pan .Add the remaining oil. Once Oil is hot, add the Yam pieces to the pan and fry on both sides till they are brown.

Serve as Side dish with rice.