Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Simple Daily Nepali Meal Recipe!! :)

Today I and my friends were talking about the food in "Thakali" restaurants back home. Seriously, they make the best regular Nepali meal. If you used to or still travel frequently in Nepal then you know what I am talking about. Anyways, I was craving so bad and was able to recreate "Thakali" meal, the ones seen in roadside restaurants in Nepal. The difference is that I did not include chicken/mutton curry and a vegetable gravy they serve. Here you go everyone, treat yourself a wonderful meal :)

Yummm!!! :)

Prep time: 20min(s) Cook time: 40min(s) Total time: 60min(s) 

Things you will need for Black Lentil (Kalo Dal) Soup:                                                           
*Black Lentil (1 and 1/2 cup, thoroughly washed)
*Ginger Paste (1 table spoon)
*Ghee (2 table spoons)
*Salt (according to taste)
*Turmeric Powder (1 tea spoon)
*Oil (1 tea spoon)

* Add All of the above mentioned ingredients except ginger paste and ghee in a pressure cooker. On a medium heat, cook until it whistle four times.
* After lentil is cooked, add 3-4 cups of water and stir well. Add ginger paste and ghee and cook it without the lid for 5 minutes on a medium heat.
*Black Lentil Soup is Done.

Things you will need for Spinach Greens Stir Fry:
*Spinach (1 bunch, cleaned)
*Ginger-garlic paste (2 tea spoons)
*Cumin-Coriander powder (1/2 table spoon)
*Serrano pepper/Green Chilies (1-2, finely sliced)
*Turmeric (1 tea spoon)
*Salt (according to taste)
*Cumin Seeds (1 tea spoon)
*Oil (1 table spoon)

*Heat oil and fry cumin seeds until brownish black. Add ginger-garlic paste. Stir well and add spinach greens.
*Add all of the remaining ingredients and stir again. Cook it for 3-5 minutes.

Things you will need for Spicy Potato Fries:
*Medium Sized Potatoes (4, peeled and thinly sliced)
*Cumin Seeds (1 tea spoon)
*Fenugreek Seeds (1 tea spoon)
*Cumin-Coriander powder (1 table spoon)
*Ginger (1 table spoon)
*Red Chili powder (1/2 tea spoon)
*Dried Red Chiles (2-3)
*Turmeric (1 tea spoon)
*Salt (according to taste
*Oil (4 table spoons)

*Heat Oil and fry cumin and fenugreek seeds until it becomes brownish black. Add ginger and dried red chili. Cook for 40 seconds. 
*Add Potatoes and all of the above remaining ingredients. Stir occasionally and cook until potatoes turn out red and crispy.

Things you will need for Tomato Chutney (Golbheda ko Achar)
*Medium sized tomatoes (3 boiled)
*Serrano pepper/Green Chili (1/2-1)
*Timur Powder (1/2 table spoon)
*Ginger (1/2 tea spoon)
*Garlic (2 cloves)
*Salt (according to taste)
*Lime juice (1-2 table spoons)

*On a blender, liquefy all of the mentioned ingredients.
*Tomato Chutney is ready.

Have a wonderful day everyone >:D<

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