Sunday, February 23, 2014

Methi Cucumber Curry

1 bunch methi[fenugreek leaves]-chopped
1 cucumber-cut in small cubes
1 tsp pepper-freshly ground
1 tsp jeera[cumin] powder
1 tbsp peanuts
salt[ can use rock salt] to taste

Dry roast the peanuts and remove. Cool and grind coarsely.

Add a tsp of oil/ghee, add cumin powder and pepper powder and the cut cucumber. Add a little salt, just enough for the cucumber. Saute till the cucumber is still crunchy and lost a little of its water.

Remove the cucumber, add a tsp of oil, the chopped greens, salt enough for the greens and cook covered till the leaves are cooked[no water needed]. They should not be completely soft. Let them retain their shape.

Mix the cucumber, add the coarsely ground peanuts and treat yourself :)

Goes with rice, roti or add a little more crushed peanuts and eat it as is...

SImple Broken Wheat Sweet

1 cup cooked broken wheat-pick the big grained
2 tsp ghee
5 tsps jaggery powder

Heat the ghee, throw in the cooked wheat and fry for a minute or two. Add the jaggery powder, mix well and continue frying for another 2-3 minutes till all the ghee comes out...

Yumm...the slight caramelisation brings out a ton of simple flavor.

You can repeat the same with the following additions, one at a time ;)
1. safron
2. cardamom powder
3. roasted nuts

Do try the plain one first, you will NOT regret :D