Thursday, December 17, 2015

Back to Basics: Mustard Greens and Potato Curry (Rayo ko Saag) Recipe!!

The main reason I started sharing recipes through this blog was because basic Nepali food is the most I miss. There are so many vegetables and spices that are not accessible here in the States and therefore its been ages since I haven't had them. When I saw "Rayo ko Saag" in Chinese store the other day, I was literally jumping :D It is one of my favorite kind of greens and it had been seven darn years and finally I found one. Like me, I think "rayo ko saag" is every Nepali's favorite. Here you go everyone, follow the steps below for extremely easy yet very authentic "Rayo ko Saag" curry. Also, you can use any kind of greens as a substitute :)
So Authentic :x

Prep time: 10min(s) Cook time: 15min(s) Total time: 25min(s)

Things you will need:
  • Mustard Greens/Rayo ko Saag (Any kind of greens will work, a bunch, nicely cleaned and chopped)
  • Dried Red Chilies (3-4)
  • Oil (3 table spoons)
  • Potato (2 medium sized, chopped in cubes)
  • Tomatoes (2, finely chopped)
  • Cumin-Coriander Powder (1 table spoons)
  • Turmeric Powder (1 tea spoon)
  • Ginger-garlic paste (1 and 1/2 table spoons)
  • Fenugreek Seeds (1/2 tea spoon)
  • Cumin  Seeds (1/2 tea spoon)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Red Chili Powder (1/2 table spoon)
  • Water (1 cup)
  1. Heat oil and fry dried chilies, cumin and fenugreek seeds until brownish black.
  2. Add potatoes, salt, and turmeric powder. Fry until potatoes turn out golden brown.
  3. Add greens, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste,  red chili powder, and cumin-coriander powder. Cover and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir periodically.
  4. Add water, stir, and cook 5 more minutes on a medium heat.
  5. Done! Enjoy with rice or chapati :)

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Spicy Dipping Sauce for Momo (Momo ko Piro Achar) Recipe!!

Restaurants in Nepal serve both spicy as well as mild achar with Momo. Regular Momo Achar  (click here for recipe) is one of the most visited posts of my blog.  Whenever, I make Momos (click here for recipe), I make both spicy and regular achar and love to dip momo in both before eating :D Therefore, I thought  about sharing recipe of spicy version as well. Follow the steps below for easy yet extremely yummy Momo Achar :)
Piroo Achar :)

Prep time: 5min(s) Cook time: 10min(s) Total time: 15min(s)

Things you will need:
  • Dried Red Chiles (8-10)
  • Tomatoes (3-4 medium size)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Cumin Seeds (1.5 table spoons)
  • Lime juice (4 table spoons)
  • Fresh Minced Ginger (1/2 table spoons)
  • Fresh Minced Garlic (1/2 table spoons)
  • Water (3-4 table spoons)
  1. On a deep dish add water and dried chiles. Cover and cook until chilies become soggy and easily breakable.
  2. In the mean time, on a pan  roast cumin seeds until it is dark brown in color.
  3. Microwave or boil tomatoes.
  4. On a blender add boiled chiles from step 1, roasted cumin from step 2, boiled tomatoes from step 3, lime juice, ginger, garlic, water, and salt. Blend nicely until all ingredients are blended properly.
  5. Ready. Yummy with momo or even great with pakors. (Click here for cauliflower pakora recipe