Food luvrs

It is said that way to mans heart is through his stomach so to impress Ur dear ones i would like to share some of my recipes which are konkani and also non Konkani traditional food. I have learn t them from different people, books, watching different TV programs, internet etc due to my interest in cooking and the guidance from my dearest Mom. I must admit most part of inspiration has come to me from my mother who is an excellent cook. i know i cant match with her still i would like to do good cause of sharing the recipes thr my blog and would be happy to hear success stories from you who have tried recipes posted here. It would be my pleasure, if you’ve benefited in some way by what you read on this blog.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Palak Dal

 1/2 cup masoor dal
 1 bunch of fresh palak, chopped
 2 big onion (1 1/2 onions sliced and 1/2 chopped)
 1 big tomatoes sliced
 1/4tsp turmeric powder
 1tsp red chilli powder
 1/2 tsp jeera powder
 (1/2+1/2)tsp garam masal powder
 12 garlic, crushed
 1 green chillies, slit
 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
 1 strands of curry leaves
 2 red chiili whole
 1/2 tsp jeera
 pinch hing
 1tbsp each of oil/Ghee

  1. Pressure cook the dal separately.
  2. When its done add palak,1/2 of chopped onions, 5-6 garlic pods, 1 red chilli whole broken and little ghee and 1/2 cup of water. And pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  3. In a pan, heat oil, add jeera, garlic, green chillies.Fry. Then add sliced onions, fry till translucent then add tomatoes sliced. fry till soft.
  4. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, jeera powder, 1/2 of garam masala powder. fry till raw smell goes off. Add this masal to cooked palak. and boil the dal mixture.
  5. Now its time for tadka, heat ghee in another pan, add mustard seeds, broken red chilli, 1/2 of garam masala powder, curry leaves, hing and pour this into palak dal mixture.
  6. palak dal is ready.
      goes well with rice, roti, rava idli.


  1. Hey..This is Anusha.. u have a cool blog.. just a quick advice.. plz click food pictures with a lot of light.. then ur blog will rock.. shall spread a word among my friends to refer to ur blog ur recipe for biryani :)

  2. yes definitely anusha.. yeah i hv to work a lot in photography.. surely 'll take ur advice.... and recipe for pulao is already given or u need recipe for biryani.. if so surely 'll prepare one and post it soon..

  3. Oh yes.. Thanks.. yup i need ur recipe for biryani.. i checked ur pilaf recipe.. do u have this book " Great 50 Indian Curries" by Camalia Punjabi.. its a awesome book.. worth having in ur book collection..and her recipes are mind blowing.. u can make ur own adoption based on her recipe.. just check it out.. its available online from infibeam or flipkart as well..