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Karhi PAKORAY

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how to make karhi with pakora

Ingredients

250 grm. yogurt
preferably one which is sour
Or 675 ml buttermilk or Lassi
6 tbs. besan
1 small onion chopped
1 tsp. salt (cording to taste)
½ tsp chili (Lal Mirch) powder
½ tsp turmeric (Haldi) powder
6-8 curry leaves (Karhi Patta)
¼ tsp mustard seeds (Rai)
¼ tsp carom seeds (Ajwain)
1 tsp. cumin seeds (Zeera)
1 pinch asafetida (Heeng)

PAKORAY:
6 tbs. besan
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp chili (Lal Mirch) powder
2-3 chopped green chilies
¼ tsp. cumin seeds (Zeera)
½ tsp. Baking powder OR
1 pinch of soda bi carbonate
1 pinch asafetida (Heeng)
1 small onion-chopped

Instructions

Whip the yogurt into a smooth paste.
Add basin, salt, pepper, Turmeric (Haldi) and chopped onion and mix well.
Add 3-4 glasses of water and leave
to cook partially covered on low heat.
When the onion has softened and the
curry has attained the desired consistency add PaKoray.

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Karahi Gosht(Mutton/Chicken Curry)

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how to make karahi gosht

Ingredients

1 kg. mutton or chicken
2 tsp. ginger (Adrak) paste
2 tsp. garlic (Lehsan) paste
1 tsp. salt (according to taste)
1 tsp. freshly crushed black pepper (Kali Mirch)
½ tsp. red chili (Lal Mirch) powder
5-6 tomatoes (medium size)
3-4 green chilies
4 tbs. oil

Instructions

This dish is best cooked in a Wok (Karahi) but you can use a regular pot if you don’t have a Wok.
Add the meat in a pot with Garlic (Lehsan) & Ginger (Adrak) and leave on medium heat for the water to dry.
When that is done add 3 glasses of water, cover and leave to tenderize. If you’re using chicken you don’t have to add water and can move on to the next step.
When the meat has softened, add everything, including the oil, except green chilies & tomatoes. Increase the heat to dry water if any then add green chilies & tomatoes.
Lower the heat and cook covered for
5-10 minutes till the tomatoes
have softened. Increase the heat and
evaporate all the water. The end result
should be with very little gravy.
Serve with Naan.
Serving: 3 to 4 persons

Fish Salaan(Fish Curry)

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fish salan and curry

Ingredients

1 Kg. fish skinned and boned
(I prefer Halibut)
1/3 cup oil
1 medium onion
2 tsp garlic (Lehsan) paste
6 tbs. yogurt
¼ tsp turmeric (Haldi) powder
1 heaped tsp. chili (Lal Mirch) powder
½ tsp. garam masala powder
6 green chilies
2 medium tomatoes
1 tsp. salt
½ lime
3 tsp fenugreek (Methi) leaves
3 tbs. fresh coriander (Dhaniya) leaves

Instructions

Slice the onion and fry it in oil until light brown. Add Garlic (Lehsan) paste, yogurt, Turmeric (Haldi), chili powder, garam masala, 3 coarsely chopped green chilies, finely chopped tomatoes, salt and Fenugreek Leaves (Methi)). Mix and cook covered on high heat until tomatoes are soft.
Add big pieces of fish and reduce heat slightly. Cook covered for 10 minutes. Add chopped coriander (Dhaniya) leaves, 3 green chilies, squeeze in lime juice mix.
Serve with boiled rice.
Serving: 3 to 4 persons

Fish in Masala

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fish in masala

Ingredients

½ Kg. fish(washed with salt or vinegar or lemon)
3-4 green chilies
1 cup of fresh coriander (Dhaniya) leaves
1 tsp garlic (Lehsan) paste
½ tsp. salt ( according to taste)
¼ tsp. turmeric (Haldi) powder
2 tbs. tamarind (Imli) water
2 tbs. yogurt
1 large tomato
1 medium size onion
1 tsp fenugreek (Methi) leaves

Instructions

Grind all the spices together except onion and Fenugreek Leaves (Methi). Fry the onion in oil.
Add the grinded spices and Fenugreek Leaves (Methi)) and dry the water.
Add the pieces of fish and leave on very low heat. Cover and cook till soft. Add a little water if necessary.
DO NOT COOK THE FISH FOR A LONG TIME OTHERWISE IT WILL BECOME HARD.
Serve with chapati.

Serving: 2 persons

Khatti Dal

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Ingredients

1 cup split moong dal or Masoor dal(Dhuli)
1 tsp salt
½ tsp. chili (Lal Mirch) powder
¼ tsp. turmeric (Haldi) powder
2 tbs. tamarind (Imli) water or lemon juice (more if you like it really sour)
1 small tomato–chopped
¼ cup chopped fresh coriander (Dhaniya) leaves
3 whole dried red chilies
¼ tsp cumin seeds (Zeera)
1 clove of garlic (Lehsan) sliced
4-5 curry leaves (Karhi Patta) (optional)
3-4 tbs. oil for tempering (Baghar)

Instructions

Wash the dal well and soak for at least 15-20 minutes.
In a pot add the dal and a glass of water. Add the salt, chili powder, Turmeric (Haldi) and leave on very low heat to cook.
When the dal has softened to a paste, add the chopped tomatoes and fresh coriander (Dhaniya) leaves and lemon juice or Tamarind (Imli) water.
Cook till it attains medium consistency (is neither pasty nor very fluid). Consistency of the dal can be altered according to taste.
In a frying pan heat the oil along with the Garlic (Lehsan) and whole red chili and curry leaves. When the Garlic (Lehsan) slices turn light brown add cumin seeds (Zeera) for this to be brown. Put the hot oil (Baghar) to the hot dal and cover immediately.
Serve with plain boiled rice.
Serving: 2 to 3 persons

Dal Palak

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daal palak

ngredients

½ cup split moong Dal presoaked
2-3 black pepper (Kali Mirch)
1/2 tsp chili (Lal Mirch) powder
½ tsp. salt (according to taste)
1/8 tsp turmeric (Haldi) powder
1 cup steamed Palak (spinach)

FOR BAGHAR
Pinch of cumin seeds (Zeera)
1 clove of garlic (Lehsan) chopped
2-3 whole dried red chilies

Instructions

Wash the Dal and put on low heat with 1½ glass of water.
Add spices and cook uncovered till almost done.
Add the steamed Palak and cook till thick to desired level.
Temper (Baghar) with Cumin Seeds (Zeera), Garlic (Lehsan) and whole red chilies fried in a little oil.

Serving: 2 to 3 persons

Chuqandar Gosht(Beetroot with Mutton)

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Ingredients

1 Kg. mutton
800 grm. chuqandar-chopped
1½ tsp. salt (according to taste)
2 tbs. Coriander (Dhaniya) powder
¼ tsp. turmeric (Haldi) powder
1 tsp. chili (Lal Mirch) powder
2 medium onion-chopped
4-6 tbs. oil
1 tsp. ginger (Adrak) paste
½ tsp. garlic (Lehsan) paste
2 tomato-chopped
6-8 whole black pepper (Kali Mirch)
3-4 cloves (Laung)
2 black cardamom (Bari Ilaichi)
¼ tsp. cumin seeds (Zeera)
1 cup fresh coriander (Dhaniya) leaves-chopped
3-4 green chilies
1 small piece of ginger (Adrak) – sliced
2 tbs. lemon juice

Instructions

Fry the onion in the oil till brown. Mix all the ingredients together and add to the pot and stir till the tomato has become soft and the water has dried.
Add the meat and cook again to let the water dry. Add 3-4 glasses of water cover and leave to tenderize. When meat is almost done add chuqandar Cook till chuqandar is done and the water dries.
Garnish with fresh Dhaniya leaves, sliced ginger and sprinkle garam masala powder.
Serve with chapatti or boiled rice
Serving: 6 to 8 persons