Monday, 3 August 2015

Luchi, Alur dom and Begun Bhaja

Luchi, Alur dom and Begun Bhaja

Luchi
Ingredients:
2 cup Flour (Maida)
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp vegetable oil
warm water as needed
Oil for deep frying

Method:
Mix the flour, salt  in a bowl. Add a bit of oil and water and knead to a firm dough. Cover the dough and keep it for some time.  Knead the dough again for a bit. Make small balls. Take one ball of the dough and dip one side of it into the oil and roll in out into a 4 inch flat circle. Repeat for the remaining balls. Heat the oil in a kadai till its quite hot. Add the luchis to the hot oil and make sure that is it covered in oil. Flip it over and let it cook on the other side till its golden brown. Serve hot alur dom and begun bhaja.

Alur dom
Ingredients
8 potatoes cut in to half and boiled and peeled
1 tomato finely chopped
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp chilli paste
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste
1/2 turmeric powder
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp mustard oil
1 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp curd
1 tsp bhaja masala ( coriander seeds, pepper, cumin seeds, red chillies - all roasted and powdered)
Method
Take oil and heat it well. Add potatoes and stir it well and take the potatoes out and keep it aside. Now add cumin seeds and after few minutes   add  chilli paste, ginger paste and tomatoes and saute it. Add curd , turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt and sugar.Mix the gravy well on a slow flame for some time.. Add 1/2 cup water and boil the gravy well and now add the potatoes. Stir the potatoes well and cook it for some time till the potatoes mixes with the gravy. Add ghee and sprinkle bhaja masala on top. Serve hot with luchi.

Begun bhaja
Ingredients
2 big brinjals cut in to big pieces
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Mustard oil for frying
Method
Apply salt and turmeric powder on the brinjal.  Heat the mustard oil and fry the brinjals.