Monday, December 19, 2011

Langarwali Dal

The word "Langar" - Reminds me of the amazing Golden temple and the delicious food that is served to all the devotees. This Dal is cooked for hours together which then ends up in delicious and finger licking good.

On Left: Making of Langar Ki Dal          On Right: Golden Temple

Langarwali Dal is very similar preparation to Dal Makhni just a slight variation in cooking style and the addition of Channa Dal. The below will at least server 6 people.


For Dal:
1 cup Black Daal/ urad daal with skin
1/2 cup chana daal 
Langarwali Dal
1/2 Rajma Soaked overnight
1-2 tbsp Mustard oil
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt as per taste

Tadka ke liye:
1 bay leaf
a piece of cinnamon
1 tsp of whole jeera seeds
1 onion finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
2 green chili finely chopped
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp red chili powder

Take a pot and mix the Urad dal, channa and rajma and fill it with water.
Add salt, mustard oil and tumeric powder and let it cook for atleast 1-1 1/2 hours.
Keep checking on the Dal in between.
For Tadka Heat ghee in a Kadai, Add bay leaf, cinnamon, cumin seeds and when it starts to splutter. 
Add onion and fry till golden brown and then add tomato.
Finally add ginger garlic paste, green chilli, gram masala powder, salt and fry for few seconds.
Add this to the cooked daal and mix it well and let it simmer for another 1/2 hour on slow flame untill the dal is cooked well. 

Serve this with Hot Phulka's or White Rice.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Finally I started working on Desging for dummies... and tried 2 dresigns for Just Cook.

Not sure which one to go with..... 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pav Bhaji

I am sure we all know the recipe as its one among the famous chats in India..So keeping this in mind i thought why not make it a bit easier for working ladies to cook after a hectic day. This is a very interesting as i get to share my preparations with you guys... here we go!!


Tomato                     - 5-6 (Skin peeled and pureed)
Onions                      - 3-4 Finely Chopped
Mixed vegetables      - Carrots, cauliflower, beans, peas, cabbage Boiled and mashed (Can use Safal mixed vegetable as well)
Potato                      - 3 Medium boiled and mashed
Green Capsicum       - 1 Finely Chopped
Pav bhaji Masala      - 5-6 Tbsp
Garlic Ginger Paste   - 1 Tbsp  Optional
Ghee/butter               - 3 Tbsp
Red Chille Pwd         - 2 Tsp
Tumeric Pwd             - 1/2 Tsp
Dhaniya Pwd             - 1/2 Tsp

Salt to taste

Finely Chopped Onions & Coriander. Few drops of lime juice.


Heat 2 Tbsp ghee in a kadai and add Onions and Garlic Ginger Paste fry them untill transparent.
Add Tomato Puree and bring it to boil  and then add the mashed vegetables.
Add Salt, Pav Bhaji Masala, Red Chille, Tumeric, Dhaniya Pwd and boil it untill it starts to thicken.
Then add mashed Aloo and Capsicum and Mix the Bhaji and heat it for about 10 mints.

Garnish it with Onions ans Coriander.

Here is the yummy and tasty Fata Fat Pav Bhaji READY

Happy Cooking :-)