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Chana curry (Chick peas curry)

Chana” means chickpeas in Nepali. It is one of the easiest, healthiest and tastiest recipes that I loved to make occasionally. It goes well with rice or roti.

Ingredients

  • 500gm cooked chickpeas can
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Large tomato diced (I used 250 gm diced from a can)
  • 1 table spoon of garlic and ginger paste
  • A few bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • ½ cup of chicken stock (use water if you don’t have stock)
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander to garnish

 Method

  • In a wok, heat the oil; add turmeric powder and bay leaves.

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  • Add the sliced onions and fry for 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring regularly.

Aloo dum (3)

  • Add all the other spices, garlic ginger paste and fry some more.
  • Once onion is cooked, pour diced tomato and let it cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

chu la (1)

  • Mix well and add the chickpeas and fry for few minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock and Bring to a boil then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, or until most of the stock dries out.

chana (1)

  • Garnish the chick peas with fresh coriander.

chana (2)

  • Delicious curry is ready and it can be served with rice or roti.
  • Enjoy!!!

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Chicken Saag

Saag” means green leafy vegetables in Nepali. In this case we are using Spinach.

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 250gm of frozen spinach
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • Few dried bay leaf
  • 1 large brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic and ginger paste
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 3 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • 410g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek-style yoghurt
  • 500 gm chicken breast fillets cut into cubes

Method

  • Heat oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add cumin and bay leaf and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • Add onion and cook, stirring, for 5 to 6 minutes or until softened.
  • Add chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

chicken saag (1)

  • Add garlic, ginger paste and chilli and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add coriander, garam masala and salt; cook, stirring, for 1 minute
  • Add tomato and stir occasionally until slightly thickened.

chicken saag (2)

  • Add spinach and stir and simmer for 2 minutes or until combined.

chicken saag (3)

  • Add yoghurt while slowly stirring the chicken and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low for a few minutes and Chicken Saag is ready.

chicken saag (4)

  • Serve with rice or roti

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Chu la (Minced chicken curry)

Chu” means minced and “La” means meat in Newari. You could make this recipe with any meat but I am using chicken today. This is one of my favourite curry when I was in Nepal and my mum definitely made it best  🙂

It is one of the easiest and tastiest recipes that I loved to make once in a while. It goes well with rice or roti and is healthy as well.

Ingredients

  • 500gm chicken mince
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Large tomato diced (I used 250 gm diced from a can)
  • 1 table spoon of garlic and ginger paste
  • A few bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • ½ cup of chicken stock (use water if you don’t have stock)
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander to garnish

Method

  • In a wok, heat the oil, add turmeric powder and bay leaves.

  • Add the sliced onions and fry for 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring regularly.

  • Add all the other spices , garlic ginger paste and fry some more.
  • Once onion is cooked, pour diced tomato and let it cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

chu la (1)

  • Mix well and add the chicken and fry until the chicken mince is cooked.

chu la (2)

  • Try and break the mince as much as possible as you cook it so it does not have too any lumps.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, add the chicken stock.

chu la (3)

  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Garnish the chicken with fresh coriander.

chu la (4)

  • Delicious minced chicken curry is ready and it can be served with rice or roti.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Preserved lemon achar (kagati ko achar)

Ingredients

  • 1 kg small lemon
  • 350 gms salt
  • 150 gms red chili powder
  • 20 gms turmeric powder
  • 150ml of oil

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Steps

  • Wash the lemons and use paper towel to pat dry.
  • Let it air dry for a few minutes after that to ensure there are no water particles.
  • In the meantime, wash a glass bottle/pickle jar and dry it well.
  • Cut each lemon into quarters.
  • In a large bowl, add lemon, salt, chilli and turmeric powder.

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  • Mix well with hands to mix all the spices with the lemon to coat them with the spices.

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  • Transfer prepared pickle into the glass bottle/ jar using a spoon.

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  • Make sure you fill only ¾ of the jar. Close the lid tightly so no air can go inside. Use glad wrap on the lid if necessary to make it air tight.

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  • Leave for a week under direct sunlight to dry the lemon.

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  • Move the lemon around every day so the spice gets to all of the lemons and they all get the sun .
  • The lemon is ready to eat once the salt melts and coats the lemon wedges.
  • If you want to make the pickle last longer, add oil into the jar and keep in the sun for 2 more days.
  • Now the pickle will last for a few months.
  • Never use wet hands or spoon to handle pickle.

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  • Enjoy!!!

 Take care ,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Bhatmas Sandeko

Bhatmas is Nepalese for soya beans and this is one of the easiest and quickest recipes.

Ingredients

  •  100gm bhatmas (dried Soya beans)
  • 1 finely chopped green chili
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • Salt as per taste

Method

  • Fry soybeans (with oil or without oil) in a pan until the beans are cook. Soybeans is cooked when the cover started to brown, take it off the heat and let it cool.

batmas (1)

  • Add ginger, garlic, green chilli, salt and red chili powder. Mix well.

batmas (2)

  • Bhatmas sadeko is ready to be serve.

You may also like:

*Seviya kheer (vermicelli kheer) *Kheer(Rice pudding) *Gundruk Aloo Bhatmas Curry

Khandeko mula ko achar (Pickled radish)

Here is another pickle recipe I learned in Nepal.

Ingredients

  •     1 litre glass jar
  •     1/2 kg white radish cut into inch
  •     Garlic 50 gms chopped
  •     Ginger 20 gms chopped
  •     3 Green chilli chopped
  •     1.5 teaspoons Cumin powder
  •     1.5 teaspoons Coriander powder
  •     1.5 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  •     1.5 teaspoons Turmeric powder
  •     2 teaspoons Mustard seed powder
  •     2 teaspoons Salt
  •     2 teaspoons Mustard oil

I used a glass jar which came with 1kg honey estimating it’ll hold around 1 litre of water. The idea is to fill it with the ingredients with a bit of space to spare. The radish should fill about 80% of the jar and the ginger and garlic 10% with 10% empty. Chilli is to taste.

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Process:

  • Cut the radish into 1/2 inch block and chop Garlic, Ginger and Green chillies and put them in a large bowl.

mula ko achar (2)

  • Add the spices as mentioned in the ingredients and mix them all together.

mula ko achar (3)

  • Fill the glass jar to around 90%.

mula ko achar (4)

  • Put a clean wrap or plastic bag on the month of the jar and close it tightly so no air can enter.

mula ko achar (5)

  • Leave the jar where it can get direct sunlight.
  • Every few days, open the jar and move the tomatoes around. Close the jar, tightly.

mula ko achar (6)

  • The pickle will be ready in 4-5 days. Enjoy!

You may also like :

*Khandeko golbenda ko achar *Aloo ko achar  *Aloo dum 

 

Khandeko golbenda ko achar (Pickled tomatoes)

I learned so many recipes from my mother in law while I was in Nepal. I’m sharing one of them now.

Ingredients

  • 1 litre glass jar
  • 1/2 kg ripe Tomatoes cut into cubes
  • Garlic 50 gms chopped
  • Ginger 20 gms chopped
  • 3 Green chilli chopped
  • 1.5 teaspoons Cumin powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons Coriander powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons Turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard seed powder
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard oil

I used a glass jar which came with 1kg honey estimating it’ll hold around 1 litre of water. The idea is to fill it with the ingredients with a bit of space to spare. The tomatoes should fill about 80% of the jar and the ginger and garlic 10% with 10% empty. Chilli is to taste.

Process:

  • Cut the tomatoes into cubes about 1/2 inch big and chop Garlic, Ginger and Green chillies and put them in a large bowl.

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  • Add the spices as mentioned in the ingredients and mix them all together.

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  • Fill the glass jar to around 90%.
  • Put a clean wrap or plastic bag on the month of the jar and close it tightly so no air can enter.

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  • Leave the jar where it can get direct sunlight.

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  • Every few days, open the jar and move the tomatoes around. Close the jar, tightly.
  • The pickle will be ready in 4-5 days. Enjoy!

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