Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi

1 cauliflower
3 medium sized potatoes
3 garlic cloves
One inch ginger

One teaspoon of ajwain seeds

1/8 teaspoon Turmeric powder

¼ teaspoons chilly powder


Chop three garlic cloves into small pieces


 ginger Peel and chop ginger.
Chop the cauliflower into medium size florets.  cauliflower
 peel-potatoes Peel the potatoes.
Cut the potatoes into slices that are around ¼ inch thick.  img_0104
 garlic-ginger-ajwain Heat three to five tablespoons of oil in a pan. Roast garlic. When garlic begins to brown, add ginger and ajwain seeds. Roast.
Add the chopped potatoes, roast lightly and add cauliflower. Mix well. toss-potato-cauliflower
 add-chili-turmeric Add the turmeric, the red chilly powder, and salt. Mix well.
Reduce flame to a low medium and cook covered. Adding water will not be necessary if you use a non-stick pan. cook-cauliflower-potatoes

Enjoy the Aloo Gobi with chapatis or parathas!


Rava Uppit


Rava Uppit (Upma) Recipe

1 cup fine rava (or sooji)
1 medium sized onion
1 green chilly
2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons oil

Salt as required

2.5 cups water

For Tadka –

·      1 teaspoon mustard seeds

·      1 teaspoon chana dal

·      1 teaspoon urad dal

·      10 to 12 curry leaves

·      1⁄2 inch ginger grated or chopped finely


Chop onion finely.

Slit green chilly lengthwise.

Chop 1/2-inch ginger.

Wash and chop coriander leaves.

Heat a pan and dry roast rava until it turns slightly brown and becomes fragrant. Don’t over roast it. Transfer to a plate.


Roasted Rava.JPG
Tadka.JPG For Tadka – In a pan, heat 2 tbsp ghee or oil.

·      Add 1 tsp mustard seeds and keep the pan covered till the mustard pops.

·      Add 1 tsp chana dal and 1 tsp urad dal and fry till they are brown.

·      Add two dry red chilies and the curry leaves and roast them.

Next add the finely chopped onions. Sauté the onions till they become translucent.  roast-well
Add the chopped green chilly, ginger, curry leaves. Sauté for a minute.  
LemonJuice.JPG Add 1 tsp of lemon juice and 2 cups water to this mixture. Add salt as required.


On a medium to high flame, heat the water and let it come to a to a boil.

Lower the flame to its lowest and slowly add the roasted rava.

Make sure it doesn’t form clumps. Use a fork to stir as you pour the rava.


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 Cover Cooked.JPG Cover and allow the rava uppit to steam for 4 to 5 minutes on low flame.


Switch off the flame. Add about 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves and stir well.


 Add Corriander.JPG
Serve uppit with coconut chutney or lime slices or lime pickle.  

Enjoy the Rava Uppit!enjoy-uppit


My Favorite Recipes

I am sharing recipes of dishes I love preparing (and eating). Some of these are easy to make, whereas others might need more work from your end. Read through the recipes and ask a parent/guardian to help you in the kitchen. I work in the kitchen with my mom or dad. It is a fun family experience.

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Ankush Prasad