Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Full meal idea: Subzi dal and Kasoori gobi

My spotlight : fish is over. Thanks again to all 20 bloggers to make this event a success. My friend Sharmila of Kichu Khon has suggested me to put my next spotlight on festive food this month as Bengalis' durga puja is coming in 2 weeks. That was a very good Idea, Sharmila. But I've to disappoint you, Sharmila. I wanted to but as I'll be away on holiday during this time and so many festive food event going on in the blogosphere, thought to pass it this time and will try to participate on those events.
After all those fishy posts, thought to post a vegetarian complete full meal, which I make quite often..simple and delicious..Subji dal and kasoori gobhi, wat do u say, isn't it a good combination? I just love this combo............so without much edo, lets's go for the recipe..

Sabji Dal::::::::::::
Ingredients : 
Yellow Moong Dal : 1/2 cup
Massor dal or Toor dal : 1/2 cup(can use both)
Mixed vegetables(carrot, cauliflower, capsicum) : 1 cup
Green Peas : 1/3 cup
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds (jeera) : 1/2 tsp.
Dry red chilli : 1(break into 2)
Green chili : 1(chopped)
Onion(medium) : 1(chopped)
Ginger-green chili paste : 2 tsp.
Garlic paste : 1/2 tsp.
large) : 1(finely chopped)
Red Chili powder : 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder : 2 tsp.
Oil : 2 tbslsp.
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander for garnishing

Method : 
  • Wash and pressure-cook the dals together with 2 cups of water and little salt till the dals are tender. Open the cooker and add 1/2 cup of warm water in the cooked dal, Keep aside.  
  • Cut the vegetables in small chunks. Heat oil in a pan, fry carrots, cauliflower and capsicum in medium flame until 2/3 done. Keep them aside.
  • In the same oil, temper with broken dry red chilli, mustard and cumin seeds. When they crackle, add chopped green chilies and chopped onion and saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the ginger-green chili paste, garlic paste, tomato and again saute for about 3-4 more minutes or till tomatoes softens and raw smell of garlic and ginger evaporates. 
  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, mixed fried vegetables and mix well. Add the dals, green peas, season with salt and simmer for 8-10 minutes. 
  • Garnish with the chopped coriander.
Yummy subzi dal is ready to serve with any Indian bread or rice.

Kasoori Gobi : A yummy dish made with gobi/cauliflower and kasoori methi(dry fenugreek leaves)
I just love the flavour of kasoori methi. So this time I tried my hands on kasoori gobi, the famous North Indian dish....and loved it.

Cauliflower : 1(cut into medium size florets)
Green peas ; 1/3 cup (optional) 

Ginger-garlic-green chilli paste : 2 tblsp.(1" ginger+3 cloves garlic+1 green chilli-green chilli can be omitted)

Tomato(big) : 1(chopped)
Cumin seeds(jeera) : 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder : 2 tsp.
Red chilli powder : 2 tsp.
Coriander powder : 2 tsp.
Kasuri methi(dry fenugreek leaves) : 2 tsp.
Salt to taste
Sugar : 1 tsp.

Oil : 3 tblsp.

Method :
  • Cut cauliflower in medium size florets and dip in a bowl of water with a pinch of salt.
  • Heat oil in a pan, fry cauliflower florets until lightly browned. Keep them aside.
  • In the same oil, temper with cumin seeds, add ginger-garlic-green chilli paste, saute for 2-3 minutes, then add chopped tomatoes, saute till tomato softens, then add all powdered spices mixed with 3 tblsp. of water.
  • Cook the spices well till oil seperates. Add kasuri methi and fried cauliflower. Mix well and season with salt and add a pinch of sugar. Add 1/2 cup of water just to cook cauliflower. When water evaporates, add reen peas, mix everything well, check the seasoning. Remove from heat and serve hot.
  • You can garnish with coriander leaves if you want, but I just want to have the flavour of kasuri methi,so I don't add coriander leaves.
So friends, try this combo some time....it is quick to make and result is just awesome....


Chitra said...

Both are looking delicious..Have bookmarked both.Thanks for this nice post :)

LG said...

Subji daal looks yummo and kasuri gobhi looks delish..

Hari Chandana said...

Yummyy recipes.. looks soo delicious.. Nice clicks!!

sowmya said...

gobi subji looks yumm...

Indrani said...

Thanks, Chitra for your quick feedback...
Thanks, LG, hari chandana & Sowmya, nice that you liked both the dishes

Divya Kudua said...

Lovely dishes Indrani..Kasoori gobi is looking yummy:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow....both drool worthy recipes....love that gobi version...

Anonymous said...

Wow..what a delicious post Indrani..both are wonderful and the kasoori gobi,i would love to try..thanks

Sharmila said...

Amio ki boka tai na Indrani ... Bangali ke bolchi pujote event korte. :-) Ashole bijoya te toh onekei mishti banaye, tai oi kothatai mone chilo.
Ginger+garlic+green chilli paste ekbar try korte hobe. Darun dekhte hoyeche duto recipe. :-)

Priya said...

Wow daal and kasoori gobi looks simply fantastic Indrani..looks great!

Parita said...

Da looks very inviting..love the idea of using kasoori methi with gobi..very innovative dear!

Aysha said...

Two delicious recipes...loved both the recipes and the beautiful colour...

Vaishali said...

Nice idea mixing vegetables into the dal-- I like doing that too, and your recipe sounds really delicious. Love love that great-looking kasoori gobi too.

Sudeshna said...

Loved the kasoori gobi recipe, I prepare it without the kasuri methi leaves.

Suparna said...

This is the ideal lunch menu Indrani:) the comforting nutritious dal and the wonderful kasoori gobi, would love to try out the sabzi for sure thanks :)

Uma said...

both the dishes look sooo delicious :)

Indrani said...

Thanks, Dk,KF, Ann, sharmila, Priya, Parita,Aysha,uma, Suparna, Sudeshna
...nice that you like both the dishes, actuallu I couldn't take a good picture
@Vaishali, Welcome to my blog and thanks for the nice words

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

That kasuri gobi looks so yum... I make paneer gobi with kasuri methi - but mine is not even 1/2 as good...

Pinky said...

Daroon Combo dishes...
dekhte daroon.......kheteo daroon nischoyee........Plz accept your awards from my blog...

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi indrani...u got a lovely blog and both these dishes looks very delicious and healthy....

lissie said...

very healthy and nutritious sabzi dal! kasoori gobi looks delicious too!

Priya said...

hi..tempting dishes u made..first time in ur blog..u r rocking man

Indrani said...

Thanks, Oriya food and pinky,
@ Sushma, lissie and Priya, welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting me and for your kind words

Aps said...

Both the dishes r new to me.... Must try.... M new to ur space gud one :)

indira mukerjee (ইন্দিরা মুখার্জি) said...

Khub Bhalo laglo tomar Blog e ese...Well composed, substaintial information...above all is..being a busy mother ...how come u find time to manage this blog regularly?
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