Indian Food : Spinach (Palak) Recipe

Spinach (Palak) Gravy Recipe
Spinach is believed to be a healthy green vegetable which can be used in a variety of dishes. It is more delicious when made spicy and is full of vitamins and minerals.
Ingredients:

Around 1.5 cups of Spinach.
Around ½ cup of toor dal.
Around 1.5 tsp of cumin seeds.
Around 10 dry red chillies.
Around 3 tsps of grated coconut.
Around 4 flakes of garlic.
1 tamarind.
Around 4 tsps of tomato puree.
Salt.

Methodology:

Give 10 minutes to soak the dal and tamarind in 2 bowls of water.
Take a pan on medium flame and cook the spinach in water.
Take the cumin seeds, red chillies, coconut and toor dal in a food processor to make a smooth paste.
Now add the collected tamarind water, ground paste and puree in the spinach with some salt.
Season the dish and serve.

Indian Food : Moong Daal Recipe

Moong Dal Recipe
Lentils and gram form an integral part of Indian cuisine. Dal is prepared in various ways; the style of preparation of dal differs from one place to another. You can make dal from green gram, pigeon peas, split green gram, black gram etc. Every Dal is delicious and at the same time great for health. Let us now learn to prepare Moong Dal.

Ingredients:

Half a cup slit green gram (Moong Dal) soaked for half an hour.

Tomato – 1.

Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon.

Chilli powder – ½ teaspoon..

Coriander leaves as per taste

1 green chilly.

Salt as required.

Ingredients required for seasoning:

Garlic flakes.

Oil as per taste.

Half teaspoon cumin seeds.

6-7 curry leaves.

Method of cooking:

Pressure cook the soaked green gram along with 2 glasses of water.

Add the tomato, green chilli and coriander leaves.

Now add the masalas along with the salt.

Pressure cook the dal for few minutes.

Now remove the cooked dal into a kadhai.

Add the seasoning and cumin seeds.

Mix the dal and serve with rice and roti.

Travel India: Street Food in India

Different people have different opinions about street food in India as well as abroad. A few people don’t like eating out in open, standing and surrounded by crowds. Few others have concerns about cleanliness. These are valid points indeed, but it’s a fact that no one can deny that the innovation and unique flavours offered by street food vendors can be very rare in fancy restaurants. Street food in India as well as other countries all over the world is cheap and very delicious. As far as hygiene is concerned, most good vendors have better cleanliness standards than many established food chains. One reassuring point is that one can see the food being cooked right in front and conditions with own eyes. It’s quite unlike most established restaurants. Apart from that, vendors have their recipes for generations and guard them zealously just like big businesses do.
Street food in India

India in is blessed with an amazing variety of street food. A truncated list of food available here can easily fill a small book. Different regions in India have their own unique cultures and cuisines. Some one traveling through India will go through enough cuisines for a large continent. For sake of simplicity and focus, some more popular traditional Indian street food snacks are Bhel poori, Chole Bhatoore, Gol Gappe, Poori Kachori Aaloo Tikki, Dahi Bhalle, , Chaat, Samosa, kathi roll, Pakode with stuffings and many many more. Different types of chaat are some of more popular among street food dishes in India. When one considers the numerous varieties of food available here, neither one of which tastes, smells or looks like any other, it’ boggles mind. You can choose almost anything depending upon what [...]