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Rajma Masala / Red Kidney Beans Curry




Rajma / Red kidney beans -1 1/2 cup
Tomatoes-2 large (cut and pureed)
Tomato Paste-1 tbsp (optional)
Kasuri Methi / Dried Fenugreek Leaves- 1/2 tbsp (crushed)
Salt to taste

For Onion Paste:-

Onions-1 large (roughly chopped)
Garlic-4 cloves finely chopped
Ginger- 1 inch peeled and cut into pieces
Cinnamon-1 inch
Cloves-3 nos
Coriander Seeds-1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds-1/2 tsp
Dried Red chillies-5 -7 nos
Salt to taste
Oil-2 tbsp


 Wash the kidney beans 2 time and soak them in a bowl of water until needed.Alternatively you can soak the beans overnight or for 8 hours.
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Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan and add cinnamon,cloves,coriander seeds,cumin seeds and dried red chillies.Saute them till they change color,about 1-2 minutes,on low flame.

Next add chopped onions,garlic and ginger and saute till onions turn transcendent,abut 3 minutes.Switch off the gas and let it come to room temperature.
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Once the onion mixture has cooled down enough,grind them to smooth paste without any water.
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Next heat a tbsp of oil in a pressure cooker and add ground mixture to it.Mix in crushed kasuri methi mix well.
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 Add tomato paste and pureed tomatoes,and cook for 2-3 minutes.
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Drain and add the kidney beans ,3-4 cups of water depending on how thick you want the gravy and salt to taste.

Cover the lid and place the weight on.Let it cook for 20-25 minutes or for 3-4 whistles on medium-high flame.
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Serve this creamy delicious rajma masala.


Dates Cake / Eggless Dates Cake





Whole Wheat Flour-1 and 1/4 cup
All purpose flour-1/4 cup
Baking Soda-2 tsp
Baking Powder-1/4 tsp
Salt-1/4 tsp
Dates-20 nos
Milk-1 and 1/2 cup
Sugar-1/2 cup
Oil-1/2 cup + 2 tbsp
Vanilla Extract -1/2 tsp
Chopped Nuts Almonds and Walnuts and Raisins - 1/4 cup
Mini Chocolate chips-less than 1/4 cup


Preheat oven to 350 degree F . Take round pan with parchment paper n apply some butter or spray some baking spray and keep aside.

In a microwave safe bowl heat 1/2 cup milk for 1 minutes and add dates to it and leave it till the the dates get soften,after that blend it to a smooth puree along with that milk and keep ready.

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In a bowl,sift wheat flour, all purpose flour,baking soda,baking powder,salt combine abd keep aside.
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In another mixing bowl ,add milk,sugar stir using whisk until sugar dissolves and then add oil,vanilla extract and dates puree and mix everything well.
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To this add flour mixture and mix everything without any lumps.
Lastly stir in nuts,raisins and chocolate chips.
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Now pour the batter to the greased pan and bake it for 35-40 minutes or until and inserted toothpick  comes out clean.
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    U can use completely either all purpose flour or whole wheat flour.
    Adjust according to ur taste....the above mentioned quantity will yield u a perfect sweet cake ...not too sweet or less...if u want more sweet u can add more sugar.
  U can use and desired nuts,dry fruits ,tutty fruity etc...


Red Bell Pepper Chutney




Red Bell pepper - 1 nos*cut into cubes)
Onion-1 no medium size (cut into cubes)
Garlic-4 to 5 nos (chopped)(optional)
Cumin Seeds-1 tsp
Coriander Seeds-1 tsp
Chana Dal -1 tbsp
Urad Dal -1 tbsp
Red chillies-4 to 5 nos (acc to u r taste)
Coriander leaves-2 tbsp
Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

For Tempering:-

Oil-1 tsp
Mustard Seeds-1/2 tsp
Red chilies-1 nos
Curry leaves-few
Asafoetida / Hing-pinch


In a pan add oil and once the oil is hot,reduce flame,add cumin seeds,coriander seeds,urad dal,chana dal and red chillies and saute till the dal turns light brown.
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Add the roughly chopped onions , garlic' s, red bell pepper and salt mix well,saute for 9 - 10 mts in a medium flame.Add coriander leaves saute for 2 minutes.Turn off heat and cool.
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Add this mixture in to a blender and tamarind .Grind it in a mixer into smooth paste .
Remove into a serving bowl.
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Heat a tsp of oil in a small pan,add the mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.Add the curry leaves,red chilies and asafoetida and turn off heat.
Pour this tempering over the chutney and Serve with idli or dosa.

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