Showing posts from March, 2013

Gobhi Ka Aachar (Cauliflower pickle)

My mother's special recipe of Cauliflower's pickle is here. As Kids when we didn't like any vegetables in dinner, we use to take Cauliflower Pickle as a side dish. Every Winter and on alternate weeks, my mom prepares a batch of cauliflower's pickle or mixed vegetables pickle ( which mostly contains beans, cauliflower and carrots). It lasts for about 10 days, and is ready to eat in 1 day, but tastes mush better if eaten after 2-3 days. My Mom's recipe, loved by us, is here for you guys to try, and fell in love with Cauliflower all over again. Ingredients - Cauliflower - 18-20 small florets Mustard Oil - 1 bowl Fennel seeds- 5 tbsp Mustard Seeds - 5 tbsp Coriander seeds - 5 tbsp Salt to taste Red Chilli Powder - 2tbsp White Vinegar - 3 tbsp Turmeric Powder - 2 tbsp Directions - Cauliflower Florets Boil Cauliflower in an open vessel, till it turns little soft ( it should not be completely done, it should be little hard). Transfer the Cauliflo

Dum Alu with no Onion-Garlic

In India, on auspicious day of festivals many people do not eat Onion and Garlic's. When I got married, it became really tough job for me as my family do not eat onion and garlic in festivals. I use to think, it's not possible to make curry without onion, and so always preferred to make dry vegetables. Few months back, I met a very dear girl - Madhuri, and in a small conversation, very casually she told me her mother's trick of making curries, as they don't eat garlic, and onion only on specific days. Believe me this trick really works. And I got to know, being non Onion- garlic eater, is not tough. And no one, ever gets to know, that it doesn't have Onion and Garlic, until and unless you tell them. Ingredients -  Potato - 10 ( small) Cabbage - 1 small cup Tomato - 1/2 big (chopped) Salt to taste Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder - 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder -  1/2 tsp Cumin Powder - 1 tsp Cumin seeds- 1 tsp Aamchur Powder - 1tsp Cooking