Gluten Free Fruit Cake / Sugar Free Cake

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas in advance. Have a peaceful and joyous Christmas. May all your wishes come true.

Gluten free fruit cake with amaranth flour or rajgira atta, sorghum flour or jowar atta and soybean flour. Vegan people can replace honey with jaggery. Use 1/4 cup more jaggery powder instead of honey.

A delicious aromatic festive cake loaded with dry fruits and flavoured with all the spices and chocolate. Try and feel the burst of taste and flavour. Blend of three healthy gluten free flour, tea soaked dry fruits, flavorful spices, cocoa, jaggery and honey made this cake super soft, moist, mouthwatering and healthy.

You don’t need to soak the dry fruits for long periods. I have soaked dry fruits in tea overnight. I have used masala tea but you can use any tea or green tea or use tea bags. You can also use any fruit juice or alcohol to soak the dry fruits.
And this cake is sugar free. A jaggery and honey cake. So you can call it a healthy cake.
Last year I have also shared a gluten free and vegan cake.
But this time I have changed the flour. Instead of oats used amaranth flour and sorghum flour with soybean flour. Mixed of three healthy flour made the cake super soft and moist. And didn’t use sugar in it. Its perfectly sweetened with jaggery and honey.

Amaranth is a nutritious, gluten-free grain that provides plenty of fiber, protein and micronutrients. It has also been associated with a number of health benefits, including reduced inflammation, lower cholesterol levels and increased weight loss.

Sorghum is a nutrient-packed grain that you can use in many ways. It’s rich in vitamins and minerals like B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc. It’s likewise an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, and protein.
Soybeans are high in protein and a decent source of both carbs and fat.

Soybeans are high in protein and a decent source of both carbs and fat.
They are a rich source of various vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds, such as isoflavones.
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You may like some more fruit cakes on this blog.

1. Eggless gluten free dairy free fruit cake

2. Eggless Christmas cake

3. Sugar free fruit cake with oats

4. Eggless fruit cake

5. Diet cake

6. Dundee cake

I have mentioned it earlier that my all the neighbors are vegetarian so I always make eggless cakes for them.

Earlier never used cocoa powder or chocolate in my fruit cakes. But this time my neighbour’s 4 year old son wants chocolate cup cake. He love my cup cakes. So for this little boy,this time I have made chocolate fruit cake. And everyone loved the taste. I have used three different shape baking pan. One cupcake mould for my little friend, one small sized bundt pan and one loaf pan. But you can use loaf pan, bundt pan, square pan or any baking pan to make this cake.

And small cakes baked quickly.

This week 225 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is Christmas treats suggested by Mayuri Patel who blog at Mayuris Jikoni.
Mayuri is a very dear friend and a talented blogger. I always amazed by her baked recipes. She has a vast collection of baked recipes along with other mouthwatering recipes. I recently bookmarked her fig and amaranth cookies to try. Sounds interesting isn’t it? Do visit her space for many more interesting recipes.

What can be better than this healthy and super yummy fruit cake for Christmas treat.
This cake is made of amaranth flour or rajgira atta, sorghum flour or jowar atta and soybean flour. Overnight tea soaked dry fruits, cocoa and all the mixed spices made this cake soft, moist and superbly delicious. Best part is that you don’t need to use sugar. Cake is completely sugar free. Jaggery and honey gives perfect sweetness. But if you want you can use all purpose flour or maida, whole wheat flour or atta or any flour of your choice instead of these gluten free flour. And you can also use 1 cup brown sugar or powdered sugar instead of jaggery and honey. You can use cranberry, apricot or any dry fruits of your choice.

Recipe

Amaranth flour or rajgira atta – 1/2 cup

Sorghum flour or jowar atta – 1/2 cup

Soybean flour – 1/2 cup

Cashew nuts – 1/4 cup

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Almond powder – 1/4 cup

Almond – 1/4 cup

Raisin – 1/4 cup

Sultana – 1/4 cup

Walnut – 1/4 cup

Dried fig – 1/4 cup

Pistachios – 1/4 cup

Tutti frutti – 1/4 cup

Candied cherries – 1/4 cup

Date – 1/4 cup, chopped

Water – 1 cup

Tea – 2 teaspoon

Ginger powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Nutmeg powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Cocoa powder – 2 tablespoon

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Coconut milk – 1/2 cup

Vinegar or lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Oil or butter – 1/2 cup

Orange zest – 1/2 teaspoon

Jaggery powder – 3/4 cup

Honey – 1/4 cup

Method

1. Chop all the dry fruits in small pieces. And keep in a bowl.

2. Boil water with tea for a minute. I have used masala tea but you can use green tea, tea bags or any tea. Use whatever you have.

3. Strain the tea and pour hot tea on the dry fruits. Add chopped date. Mix well, cover and keep aside for overnight. You can store the soaked dry fruits in refrigerator for 2 – 3 days. You can use cranberry, apricot or any dry fruits of your choice.

4. Grease the baking pan with oil and dust with little cocoa powder or line with parchment paper. You can also use flour to dust. I have used cocoa powder.

5. Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes.

6. Mix vinegar or lemon juice in coconut milk. Milk should be room temperature or slightly warm.

7. In a bowl sieve sorghum flour, soybean flour, amaranth flour, baking powder, soda and cocoa powder. Add almond powder and all the soaked dry fruits. Mix well and keep aside. If you skip this step, dry fruits will sink into the bottom of the cake.

8. In a large bowl whisk jaggery powder, honey, oil and vinegar or lemon juice mixed coconut milk. Whisk well till jaggery dissolved. See notes for more options.

9. Add vanilla essence and orange zest. Mix well.

10. Now add flour and dry fruits mixture gradually. Combine everything well.

11. Pour the batter in greased and flour dusted or lined baking pan. Tap the pan on kitchen counter to remove air bubbles.

12. Sprinkle some tutti frutti on the top. You can also sprinkle alomond, cashew nuts or cherries.

13. Bake in preheated oven at 180° on middle rack for 40 – 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Insert a toothpick in the center to check.

14. Let the cake cool down before slicing. Enjoy the heavenly taste.

Notes
1. All purpose flour or maida, whole wheat flour or atta or any flour can be used to make this cake.
2. You can use apricot, cranberry or any dry fruits of your choice.
3. Butter, olive oil or any flavorless oil can be used.
4. You can use 1 cup brown sugar or powdered sugar instead of jaggery and honey.
5. If you don’t want to use honey, then use 1/4 cup more jaggery.

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Spicy Potatoes With Tamarind

Spicy potatoes with tamarind. Lip-smacking dry baby potatoes coated with spices. A no onion garlic and easy to make dry curry. You can serve it as a side dish or also as a teatime snack.
A completely gluten free and vegan dish.
I always make it with fluffy puri or fulko luchi.

Everyone loves potatoes in my home and this spicy tangy potato is a all time favorite. You can also enjoy it as a starter.
Not only delicious but potatoes are also a comfort food. Baby potatoes are very common in this season but if you don’t have baby potatoes, you can also use boiled and cubed large potatoes.

Potatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which make them very healthy.
Studies have linked potatoes and their nutrients to a variety of impressive health benefits, including improved blood sugar control, reduced heart disease risk and higher immunity. They may also improve digestive health and combat signs of aging.

Potatoes are also quite filling, which means they may help you lose weight by curbing hunger pains and cravings.

All in all, potatoes are a great addition to your diet in moderation. They are also naturally gluten-free, which means they can be enjoyed by almost everyone.
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You may like some more potato recipes on this blog.

1. Red potatoes with cilantro or coriander leaves

2. Potatoes with green peas

3. Rosti or Swiss potato pancakes

4. Dahi aloo or potatoes in yogurt curry

5. Grilled potatoes

6. Potato curry

7. Batata bhaji or Maharashtrian dry potatoes

8. Peanut potatoes

9. Potato pie

10. Potato with nigella poppy seeds and tomato

11. Savoury potato cake

12. Stuffed potatoes

13. Aloo chop or potato fritters

14. Dum aloo

15. Masala aloo

16. No onion garlic potato curry

17. Panch phoran tarkari

18. Kashmiri dum aloo

19. Aloo kofta curry

20. Dum aloo

This spicy potato or chatpata masala aloo is very easy to make. You need only some boiled baby potatoes, dry spices and tamarind. You will love the spicy tangy and delicious taste. I have used slit green chilli to garnish. If you want your potatoes more spicy and slit or chopped green chilli with spices. You can also use hot variety red chilli powder.

Recipe

Baby potatoes – 500 gram, boiled

Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Hing or asafoetida – 1/4 teaspoon

Dry red chilli – 1

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 & 1/2 teaspoon

Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Tamarind paste – 1 tablespoon

Salt to taste

Oil – 2 tablespoon

Method

1. Peel the boiled potatoes. Prick all the potatoes with a fork.

2. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, hing and dry red chilli.

3. When the seeds starts to splutter add the potatoes and salt. Fry till the potatoes becomes brown.

4. Reduce the heat. Add all the powder spices and saute for 2 minutes on low heat to avoid burning. You can sprinkle little water if require. I didn’t.

5. Saute till the potatoes coated well with spices.
Now add tamarind paste and and mix well. Taste and add little more salt or tamarind if require.

6. Remove from heat. Garnish with cilantro or coriander leaves and slit green chilli.

7. Serve as a side dish with roti, paratha, puri, luchi, naan, dal chawal or any bread. Or serve it with toothpicks as a teatime snack.

Notes
1. You can add slit or chopped green chilli with spices if you want your potatoes more spicy. Or use hot variety red chilli powder.
2. You can also use boiled and cubed large potatoes if you don’t have baby potatoes.

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Tomato Oambal Or Tomato Chutney

Tomato chutney or oambal from Tripura cuisine. A sweet and slightly hot delicious chutney. You can enjoy it with any meal or snacks. Recipe is very simple to make. You don’t need much ingredients to make this chutney.
I have served it with lentil or dal cutlets.

Tripura is one of the North Eastern seven sisters states in India.

Tripuri cuisine is the type of food served in Tripura (situated in northeast India). The Tripuris are essentially nonvegetarians and hence the main courses are mainly prepared using meat, but with the addition of vegetables. Traditional Tripuri cuisine is known as Mui Borok. Tripuri food has a key ingredient called Berma (also called Shidal in Bengali), which is a small, oil-pasted and dry fermented fish. The foods are sometimes considered to be healthy as they are usually prepared without oil.
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You may like some more chutney recipes on this blog.

1. Ginger chutney

2. Mango sesame chutney

3. Date raisin jaggery chutney with mango bar

4. Waterchestnut chutney

5. Onion tomato chutney or dip

6. Mango raisin chutney

7. Peanut chutney or dip

This month in Shhhhh cooking Secretly
facebook group we are sharing different dishes from Tripura cuisine.
Shhh Cooking Secretly a group started by Priya of Priya’s Versatile Recipes, is where every month food bloggers are paired up and give each other 2 secret ingredients to cook with according to the theme chosen.
This month my partner is lovely Sasmita who blog at First Timer Cook.
I love her delicious, healthy and easy to make recipes.
Visit her space for different types of healthy and mouthwatering recipes. I have recently bookmarked her No oil lentil and peas soup to try.
Sasmita gave me mustard seeds and jaggery as secret ingredients. And I gave her pepper and tofu. She made delicious Kasoi Bwtwi with these ingredients. Check out the recipe on her blog.

This chutney is very easy to make. You need only jaggery, salt, raisins and lemon juice with mustard and chilli tempering. Simple yet tongue tickling chutney to pair with any dish. I love this tomato chutney, its similar to Bengali tomato chutney.

Recipe

Tomato – 4 medium, chopped

Dry red chilli – 3 – 4

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Jaggery powder – 2 tablespoon

Raisin – 2 tablespoon

Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

Oil – 1 teaspoon

Water – 1/4 cup

Method

1. Heat oil in a pan.

2. Add mustard seeds and dry red chilli.
When the seeds starts to splutter and chopped tomatoes and salt.

3. Saute till tomatoes becomes mushy.

4. Now add jaggery, raisins and water.
Cook till chutney or oambal becomes thick. Remove from heat.

5. Add lemon juice and mix well.
Serve with snacks or any meal.

Notes
1. Recipe adopted from here.
2.You can break the red chillies or use 2 – 3 more chilli to make the chutney hot.

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Mediterranean Green Lentil Soup

Mediterranean green lentil or sabut moong soup. Delicious, flavourful, filling and comfort bowl of this lentil soup is perfect for winter.
Flavour of different powder spices like cumin, cinnamon etc. and the goodness of power packed green lentil and carrots with drizzle of extra virgin olive oil made this soup nutritious and mouthwatering.

After green gram Kabab here is a soup with green gram or lentil or beans.
This lentil is packed With Healthy Nutrients.
Mung beans (Vigna radiata) are small, green beans that belong to the legume family.
Mung beans are incredibly versatile and typically eaten in salads, soups and stir-frys.
They’re high in nutrients and believed to aid many ailments.
Mung beans are rich in vitamins and minerals.
Mung beans are high in nutrients and antioxidants, which may provide health benefits.
In fact, they may protect against heat stroke, aid digestive health, promote weight loss and lower “bad” LDL cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Since mung beans are healthy, delicious and versatile, consider incorporating them into your diet.
To read more about health benefits of green beans click here.

You may like some more green lentil recipes on this blog.

1. Oats soya green gram toast

2. Green moong idli

3. Egg dal tadka

4. Sprouts and oats pan fried cutlets

5. Sprouts and oats appe

6. Green gram veg Kabab

I have already shared three more lentil or dal soup on this blog. Click on the name below for recipe.

1. Lebanese lentil lemon soup

2. Red lentil soup

3. Green gram carrot spinach soup

Monday again and this week’s 222 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is Mystique Mediterranean suggested by Archana who blog at The Mad Scientists Kitchen.
Archana is a very dear friend and a talented blogger. She has a vast collection of recipes. Visit her space for different types of delicious recipes. I have already bookmarked her Ridge gourd chutney and Gobhi musallam to try.

According to Wikipedia Mediterranean cuisine is the foods and methods of preparation by people of the Mediterranean Basin region.
When Archana suggested the theme I was searching for a simple but comforting dish for winter. And loved this healthy and delicious recipe.
I have made little changes according to my taste and availability of the ingredients.
I have pressure cooked the lentil to make it quickly. But if you don’t want to use pressure cooker, you can make it in pan. After frying onion, garlic, ginger and carrots add the lentils and all the spices with salt. Mix and add 3 – 4 cup water. When it starts to rolling boil reduce the heat. Cover and cook on simmer for 40 – 45 minutes or till lentils becomes soft. Check in between and add more water if require.

You can also add chopped spinach in the soup.

Recipe

Green lentil or sabut moong – 1/2 cup

Carrot – 2

Onion – 2 medium, chopped

Garlic – 2 – 3 cloves, minced

Ginger – 1/2 inch piece, grated

Tomato – 4 medium, chopped

Cilantro or coriander leaves – handful, chopped

Salt to taste

Extra virgin olive oil – 2 tablespoon + to drizzle

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste

Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon or to taste

Water – 3 & 1/2 cup

Method

1. Soak the lentil in sufficient water for 15 minutes.

2. Rinse well and pressure cook with 2 cup water, salt and turmeric powder. After 1 whistle reduce the heat. Cook on simmer for 10 – 15 minutes or until lentils becomes soft. Let the pressure settle down on it’s own.

3. Wash, peel and chop the carrots into small cubes.

4. Crush or grind the tomatoes.

5. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add chopped onions and fry till translucent.

6. Add minced garlic and grated ginger. Saute till onion becomes brown.

7. Add chopped carrots and saute for 2 minutes.

8. Add crushed or ground tomatoes, all the spice powder and salt. Add salt carefully, we have added salt in lentil also.

9. Saute till everything dried up.
Add boiled lentils and mix well.

10. Add 1 & 1/2 cup water and let it boil. When it starts to rolling boil, reduce the heat. Cover and cook on simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust salt if require. You can add little more water if you want. But don’t make too runny.

11. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice and mix. You can add more lemon juice if you like your soup tangy.

12. Delicious lentil soup is ready. Drizzle olive oil. Garnish with cilantro or coriander leaves and lemon wedges. Serve hot.

Notes
1. Recipe adopted from here.
2. You can also use green chilli if you want your soup spicy.
3. If you don’t want pressure cook soak the lentil for 30 minutes and add after frying onion, garlic, carrots and toqmatoes. Add water as require. When it starts to rolling boil cover and cook on simmer for 40 – 45 minutes or till the lentil becomes soft.
4. Spinach can be used in the soup with carrots.
5. You can also use potato if you like.

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Green Gram Or Sabut Moong Kabab/Veg Kabab

Veg Kabab or green gram/sabut moong Kabab. You can call it veg galouti Kabab. Because texture of this Kabab is mouth melting. This lentil Kabab taste lipsmackingly delicious and made with all the nutritious ingredients.

Whole green gram or sabut moong dal, chana dal or Bengal gram, paneer or cottage cheese and all the whole spices with ginger garlic onion made these Kabab super yummy and aromatic.
You can use boiled and grated potato with lentils or dal if you wish. I have used bread crumbs for binding, but you can use oatmeal, semolina or suji, corn flour or any binding. Use whatever you have. To make it gluten free use oatmeal or oats powder.

I have already shared two more different Kabab recipes on this blog. Click on the name below for recipe.

1. Soya egg shami Kabab

2. Oats kala chana Kabab

I have serve these Kabab with ginger chutney.
You can serve with any chutney, dip or sauce.
You may like some more chutney recipes on this blog.

1. Ginger chutney or allam pachadi

2. Mango sesame chutney

3. Date raisin jaggery chutney with mango bar

4. Waterchestnut or singhara chutney

5. Onion tomato chutney or dip

6. Mango raisin chutney

7. Peanut chutney or dip

Sending this post to 221 #Foodiemonday bloghop. This week’s theme is Moong Magic suggested by Swaty Malik who blog at Food Trails.
Our bloghop member Swaty has a wonderful blog. Do visit her blog for many mouthwatering recipes. She has a vast collection of festive dessert, soups, curries and many more. I am sure you will love her space.

Veg Kabab is very easy to make. You have to boil and grind the lentils with spices and fry with onions. Make a dough with very little binding. For soft mouth melting Kabab don’t use more than 2 tablespoon binding. You can use green chilli according to your spice tolerance. You can also add more garlic if you like.

Recipe

Sabut moong dal or whole green gram – 1 cup

Chana dal or Bengal gram – 1/2 cup

Paneer or cottage cheese – 1 cup, grated

Ginger – 1 inch piece

Garlic – 6 -7 cloves or to taste

Green cardamom – 2

Cinnamon – 1 inch piece

Cloves – 3

Water- 1&1/2 cup

Onion – 2 chopped

Green chilli – 3 – 4 or to taste, chopped

Cilantro or coriander leaves – handful, chopped

Salt to taste

Cumin powder -1 teaspoon

Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon

Chaat masala powder – teaspoon

Bread crumbs – 2 tablespoon

Oil – 2 tablespoon + to shallow fry

Method

1. Soak the green gram or sabut moong dal and chana dal in sufficient water for overnight.

2. Rinse and pressure cook the dal with chopped ginger, garlic, green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and salt for 3 – 4 whistle or after 1 whistle reduce the heat and cook on simmer for 10 minutes. Let the pressure settle down on it’s own.

3. Grind the dal or lentils. Grate or mash the paneer or cottage cheese.

4. Heat oil and add chopped onion and green chilli.

5. Fry until onion starts to change it’s colour. Add mashed or grated paneer or cottage cheese. Mix well.

6. Now add ground dal or lentils, cilantro or coriander leaves, salt, cumin powder, chaat masala powder, black pepper powder. Mix well. Saute till the mixture dried up completely.

7. Remove from heat and let it cool down.

8. Taste and add more salt if require. Add bread crumb and mix. Don’t add too much binding. For mouth melting kabab dough should be soft.

9. Make medium sized balls. You can make 18 – 20 balls.

10. Flatten the balls with your palm. Make all the patties like this.

11. Shallow fry the patties with little oil.
Serve hot with any chutney or sauce.

Notes

1. Use chilli according to your taste.

2. You can add more garlic if you like.

3. Ots powder, semolina, corn flour or any binding can be used instead of breadcrumb. To make gluten free use oats.

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Chatpata Gobhi Or Spicy Cauliflower Stir Fry

Chatpata gobhi or spicy cauliflower stir fry.
Quick and easy to make no onion garlic cauliflower dry curry.
Try and enjoy a completely different taste. I love South Indian tadka and as well as our Bengali spices. So here is a humble winter vegetable cauliflower in a new taste.
Tempering with mustard seeds, cumin, curry leaves and Bengali bhaja moshla
made this cauliflower aromatic and lipsmacking. You don’t need to add water in this dry cauliflower sabji. A perfect side dish goes well with any bread or rice dishes.

You may like three more cauliflower recipes on this blog.

1. Cauliflower with ginger

2. Cauliflower with coconut and poppy seeds

3. Fulkopir paturi or cauliflower with poppy seeds and mustard

This week our 219 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is winter veggie affair suggested by lovely Sasmita who blog at First Timer Cook. Sasmita is a very talented blogger. I love her all the recipes, specially authentic dishes. Recently bookmarked her rose flavored kaju katli to try.

Recipe is very simple. If you have bhaja moshla or ground roasted spices ready then you can make it in a jiffy.

Recipe

Cauliflower – 1 medium

Green peas – 1/4 cup, frozen or boiled

Bengal gram or chana dal – 1/4 cup

Sweet corn – 1/4 cup, boiled

Curry leaves – 8 – 10

Rai or mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

Dry red chilli – 1

Hing or asafoetida – 1/4 teaspoon

Oil – 2 – 3 tablespoon

Grated ginger – 1 teaspoon

Grated coconut – 2 heaped tablespoon + to garnish

Green chilli – 2, chopped

Tomato – 2 small, chopped

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Bhaja moshla or roasted mixed spice powder – 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Cilantro or coriander leaves – handful, chopped

Ginger julienne to garnish

Method

1. Cut the cauliflower into small florets.
Pour sufficient hot water over the cauliflower florets and mix 1/2 teaspoon salt and let it cool down. Drain the water and keep aside.

2. Pressure cook rinsed chana dal or Bengal gram with water for 1 whistle. Reduce the heat and cook on simmer for 15 – 20 minutes. Let the pressure settle down on it’s own. Drain the water and keep aside.

3. Heat oil in a pan. I have used mustard oil but you can use any oil of your choice.

4. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chilli, hing or asafoetida and curry leaves.

5. When the seeds starts to crackle add grated ginger and chopped green chilli.
Stir and add cauliflower florets. Fry for a minute.

6. Add chopped cilantro or coriander leaves, chopped tomatoes, salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and grated coconut. Mix well.

7. Cover and cook on low heat until the cauliflower becomes soft. Stir in between.

8. Add sweet corn, green peas and boiled chana dal. Mix well.

9. Cook for 7 – 8 minutes more on low heat. Keep stirring to avoid sticking at the bottom. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

10. Increase the heat add bhaja moshla or roasted and ground mixed spices mix and remove from heat. Get the bhaja moshla recipe here.

11. Garnish with grated coconut,curry leaves and ginger julienne. You can also use chopped cilantro or coriander leaves to garnish.
Serve with paratha, roti or Indian flat bread, naan, fried rice, pulao, jeera rice, dal chawal or any bread.

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Ginger Chutney Or Allam Pachadi

Ginger chutney or allam pachadi.
A very aromatic and lip-smacking chutney. Ginger, tamarind, coconut, peanut, jaggery and chilli made this chutney tongue tickling.

This chutney is from Andhra cuisine. Allam means ginger. In authentic recipe coconut and peanut not usually used. But I love the nutty taste of dry roasted peanut and the sweetness and flavour of fresh coconut in chutney. So I have used both. You can use 1/2 to 1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds with chana dal, udad dal and cumin if you like the flavour. I didn’t.

You may like some more chutney recipes on this blog.
1. Mango sesame chutney

2. Raisin jaggery chutney with mango bar

3. Waterchestnut or singhara chutney

4. Onion tomato chutney or dip

5. Mango raisin chutney

6. Peanut chutney or dip

Sending this post to Facebook group Recipe Swap Challenge Initiated by Jolly
And Vidya.
We have to recreate a recipe from a fellow blogger’s blog.
This month my partner is Sandhya Ramakrishnan who blog at My Cooking Journey.
I love this ginger chutney on her blog. I have made little changes according to my taste.

Chutney is very easy to make. You can skip tempering at the end because chutney is also delicious without tempering. I have used coconut and peanut according to my taste. You can omit these if you want or if you don’t have these. I have used readymade tamarind paste but if you don’t have paste, soak 1 tablespoon tamarind in 1/4 cup warm water and strain the pulp when cool.

Recipe

Ginger – 1/4 cup, peeled and chopped in small pieces

Chana dal or Bengal gram – 1 tablespoon

Used dal or split black gram – 1 teaspoon

Fresh coconut – 2 tablespoon, chopped in small pieces, optional

Peanut – 2 tablespoon

Cumin seed – 1/2 teaspoon

Dry red chilli – 1 – 2 or to taste

Methi or fenugreek seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Jaggery powder – 1 tablespoon

Salt to taste

Tamarind paste – 2 tablespoon

Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Oil – 2 teaspoon

Water – 4 tablespoon

For tempering

Mustard seeds – 1/4 teaspoon

Curry leaves – 8 – 10

Oil – 1 teaspoon

Method

1. Dry roast the peanut. Let it cool down, peel and keep aside.

2. Heat 2 teaspoon oil in a pan.
Add chana dal, udad dal, dry red chilli, cumin seeds and methi or fenugreek seeds.

3. Fry until lentils become brown.
Add ginger pieces, coconut pieces and dry roasted and peeled peanut.

4. Mix and immediatly switch off the heat. Don’t fry the ginger too much, overcooking may be make the ginger bitter.

5. Let the mixture cool down completely.

6. Grind the mixture with tamarind paste, salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, jaggery and water. Don’t add too much water. Chutney should be thick consistency.

7. Take out the chutney in a bowl. Taste and adjust salt, jaggery and tamarind if required.

8. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a small pan.Add 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds or rai and curry leaves. You can also add 1 dry red chilli. My chutney is already hot with 2 red chilli in the ground mixture so I didn’t.

8. When the seeds starts to splutter add the tempering in the chutney.
Serve with idli, dosa or serve as dip with any snack.

Notes

1. Use chilli according to your spice tolerance. If you want mildly spicy chutney, use only one red chilli.

2. Lemon juice or dry mango powder can be used instead of tamarind.

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