Monday, July 28, 2014

No Onion No Garlic Aloo Sabzi and Bedmi

Bedmi/Dal Poori

Bedmi is a typical Indian Flat Bread, Deep fried and usually served with Potato 
gravy. Its a very famous breakfast is northern India and is loved bu all. You 
can also enjoy these pooris with Chole/Paneer and any curry of your wish.
The usually way of preparing bedmi is a lengthy process of soaking the urad dal 
overnight and then making it into a paste. Thanks a ton mom who gave me a quick 
fix to it. Last time i received a parcel form mom a received a box of heavenly 
aromatic coarse grounded spice mix. I called mum and she told its a quick fix to 
bedmis/Daal pooris. So sharing with you all my or our :p way of doing them..:D

* 1 Cup white split urad dal 
* 1 Tbsp. Saunf/Fennel Seeds
* 1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds/jeera
* Salt to taste
* 1/2 Tsp. Carom/Ajwain Seeds
* 1 Tsp. Red Chilli powder
* 1/2 Tsp Asofetida/Hing 

Take a grinder jar add Dal, and all the spices together. Give it a good churn in the grinder till forms a good Coarse powder. And will u believe me that’s it.. :D
Your Poori/Bedmi masala is ready..:)

You just soak this 20-30 mints. prior to preparing your pooris in double the quantity of water as the dal powder and then add to flour before kneading. Is you like the crunchy texture of dal in pooris you can add the powder itself to the flout while kneading the dough.

* We like authentic taste of Bedmi, you can add any desired spice to the dal.
* While kneading the dough add a Tbsp. of ghee/oil and see the magic.
* Knead the dough with lukewarm water this will help to make the dal firm.

Aloo Sabzi/Methi Aloo Sabzi/Kachori wale aloo ki Sabzi

Shravan month is an auspicious month dedicated to lord shiva. s, Mondays during 
this month are generally no onion no garlic day at home. so, potato/aloo curry 
is the simplest and easiest option..:D Prepared without much hassle, quickly 
and yummy too.. what else would one want.. :)

* Boiled Potato 3-4 and Cubed
* 1 Tomato Cubed
* 1/2 Tbsp Ghee/Oil
* 2 green Chillies ( Split)
* Salt as per Taste
* 1 Tsp/ Cumin Seeds
* A pinch of Hing
* 1/4 th Tsp. Turmeric Powder
* 1/4th Tsp. of red Chilli powder
* 1/2 Tsp. of garam Masala
* 1 Tsp. of Dhaniya Powder
* 1/2 Tsp. of Fennel Seed powder
* 1/4 tsp of Fenugreek seeds/Methi dana
* 1.5 Tbsp. of Fenugreek leaves dried/Kasoori Methi
* 1 cup of water

In a pressure pan add oil and heat on medium flame, add Cumin, hing and 
Fenugreek Seeds, let them splutter then add green chillies and tomato. add all 
the spices except fenugreek leaves and garam masala that we will add after 
adding water. Once the spices are added ensure to put the flame on lowest 
possible to avoid burning of spices. Once done add Boiled and cubed potatoes 
and give it a quick mix. Add water and mix. Now, before putting the lid of 
pressure pan add Dried Fenugreek leaves along with garam masala and cook till 
3-4 whistles on medium flame..

Your Aloo Sabzi with fabulous flavor of Methi is ready...:)