MENTHULU PULUSU (FENUGREEK SEEDS)

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INGREDIENTS

Fenugreek seeds – 1 1/2 tbsp (soaked for 4 hours and drained)

Finely chopped onions – 2 cups

Green chillies – 4

Salt to taste

Tamarind paste – 1 tbsp

Red chilli powder powder – 1 1/2 tsp  

Water – 1 cup

MASALA PASTE

Garlic – 4

Coriander seeds – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/3 tsp

TALIMPU

Oil – 3 tbsp

Crushed garlic – 3 pods

Broken red chilli –  4

Curry leaves – 2 springs

METHOD

  1. Grind garlic, coriander seeds and cumin seeds into a fine paste. Heat oil in a pan add all talimpu ingredients one by one. Fry for a minute.
  2.  Add soaked fenugreek seeds and fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Add finely chopped onions and green chillies. Mix well.
  3. Add turmeric powder and salt. Cover and cook on low flame till the onions become soft. Add red chilli powder and tamarind paste. Mix well.
  4. Grind all the masala paste ingredients together.
  5. Add one cup of water. Bring to a boil and then add the grinded masala paste. Mix well.
  6. Cover and cook on medium flame for 8-10 minutes.

SUGGESTIONS

You can also add jaggery while adding the tamarind paste.

 

Paneer capsicum curry

Ingredients

paneer – 500gms(cut into cubes)

onions – 2 large(cut into slices)

green chillies – 4 

ginger – i inch(cut into pieces)

garlic – 8 cloves(without skin)

cumin seeds – 1 tsp

coriander seeds – 1 tsp

capsicum – 1 (big size)

turmeric – 1/2 tsp

red chilli powder – 1 1/2 tsp

cashew nuts – 8

oil – 3 tbsp

salt to taste

water – 3/4 cup

Method

1. Take a pan , add 1 tsp of oil.

2. In this add onions, green chillies, ginger, garlic , cumin seeds and coriander seeds and fry them till they turn into light brown colour.

3. Let it cool for 10 min and blend it to a fine paste.

4. Take another pan, add the remaining oil.

5. Add the capsicum pieces and fry for 2-3 min. Add the blended paste and fry for 2-3 min again.

6. In this add the salt, red chilli powder, turmeric and fry for another 5-6 min till the raw smell goes out.

7. Add the paneer cubes and water and cook on a low flame till the oil separates.

8. Remove from flame and serve hot with roti or naan.

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