Tuesday, July 24

Sunday Meals #2 - Punjab Cuisine

On this sunday, once again I managed to pull out three more punjabi dishes for the lunch. This is the first time I made them at home and they tasted great. Fed them to couple of my friends and they too liked all the dishes. So here is the list:

Rajma Masala
Aloo Mattar
Baingan Bharta
Plain Rice
The naan in the picture that you see, I posted the recipe in my previous meals post. I made them once again. I adopted both Aloo Mattar and Baingan Bharta from Lokpriya, and made some changes to suite to my taste level. Here is the procedure how I made the rest of them:

Rajma Masala: This recipe belongs to one of friends Mrs. G. Many thanks to her fo sharing the recipe with me.
1 can Red Kidney Beans
2 Small Garlic Cloves
1 Medium Onion
1/2 cup Tomato Sauce
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
A pinch Turmeric (pasupu)
Salt as per your taste
3 tbsp Oil

1. Boil the onion in some water. Blend it to form smooth paste.

2. Heat oil in a wide pan and add the chopped garlic. Once it turns golden brown, add the onion paste and cook until it turns golden brown.

3. Add the tomato sauce, turmeric and red chilli powder and cook for 5 min.

4. Open the can and add the beans to the gravy, add salt and garam masala. Cover and cook until beans is completely cooked.

5. Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves (kothimeera) and serve.

Aloo Mattar:
5 Big Potatoes
1 Big Onion
1 tsp Coriander Cumin powder (dhanialu, jeelakarra podi)
1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder (dalchana chakka podi)
3 Green Chillies
1" Piece of Ginger chopped very fine (allam)
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
A pich of pepper powder
2 tbsp Tomato Sauce
3/4 cup Green Peas (frozen)
3 tbsp Oil
Salt as per taste

1. Boil onion in water and make it into a paste.

2. Heat oil in a wide pan add the ginger, green chillies let them turn golder brown color. Then add the onion paste and cinnamon powder and cook until onion becomes translucent.

3. Now add the turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander and cumin powder, pepper powder stir for couple of minutes.

4. Add the cubed potatoes, salt, tomato sauce and add some water. Cover and cook until potatoes are half cooked.

5. Add the green peas and cook until the potatoes are completely cooked.

6. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve. You may squeeze some lime juice if you like it.

Baingan Bharta:
5 Big Large Chinese Eggplants
3 tbsp oil
a dash of Hing
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 Large Onion
1 1/2 tsp chopped ginger
2 big Garlic cloves
3 Serrano peppers
1 Large Tomato
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Coriander Cumin Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
Salt as per taste

1. Wash & pat dry eggplants. Apply oil on them and set them into broiler to roast them on all sides evenly.

2. Take them out let them cool, peel the skin off mash and set aside.

3. In large wide pan heat the oil, add the cumin seeds, hing and saute till they splutter.

4. Add ginger, garlic and green chillies saute till they turn golden brown and add the onion (leave some part of the chopped onion aside) and saute until it becomes translucent.

5. Add the chopped tomato, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander and cumin powder and cook for a minute stirring continuously. Add the mashed eggplant and salt to the gravy and cook for 5 minutes covered on low flame.

6. Add the remaining onion, garam masala and some chopped coriander leaves (cilantro) and cook for 2 min covered.

7. Remove from the heat, garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

This is my next entry to RCI - Punjabi Cuisine, hosted by Richa of As Dear As Salt.


Asha said...

WOW!! Love the Punjabi Thali.Greta entry for the event.Can't wait for the round up!:))

Sharmi said...

Hey , thats quite a meal. nice array of recipes. great entry.

swapna susarla said...

the thali looks wonderful!!it is like a feast.

RML said...

Hi Hima,
Great mouth watering punjabi thali.
Is that plate for me?Mmmm....

Vcuisine said...

Hima, felt as though went to a Punjabi Restaurant. Very nice selections and the plate is very authentic. Nice entries. Viji

Jyothsna said...

Nice thali!

Hima said...

Thanks to all for leaving such a valuable comments. Much appreciated. They taste great, worth the effort put in.

Jyothi said...

Hi Hima, great spread of punjabi thali. Great entry too. All the dishes looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Roopa said...

wow punju thali looks awesome!

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