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Methi Aloo

Methi Aloo is a popular North Indian dish and is relished with both roti and rice. Even though methi saag is not a common part of oriya meal, still I loved grown to love it. Its healthy, easy to make and delicious.
Ingredients: Methi Leaves: 2 bunches cleaned and chopped finelyPotato: 1 medium cut into small cubesCumin Seeds: 1/2 tspWhole Dry red chilli : 1Asafetida : a PinchGreen Chilli: 2 finely choppedGarlic : 4 Cloves mincedRed Chilli Powder: 1 tspTurmeric Powder: 1 tspCoriander Powder: 1 tspSalt to tasteOil: 1 tsp Procedure: In a pan heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and whole red chilli to the oil, as the cumin seeds stop cracking add the asafetida powder and chopped green chillis. Add the minced garlic cloves and as the cloves start to turn golden brown add the turmeric powder to the oil.(This helps with oil splatters when adding wet ingredients or freshly washed vegetables) Then add the washed potato cubes with a pinch of salt and stir well. Cover and cook till potatoes are almo…

Karela Chips (Bitter Gourd Chips)

In Bangalore there are many Oriya restaurants and they serve amazing Oriya food. During my stay at Bangalore, I used to get our food from these restaurants all the time. My favorite menu used to be dal, rice, fish masala and karela chips. I love eating karela, but karela chips is something that is not prepared on a regular basis in my house as it is deep fried, but sometimes its ok to enjoy.  So here I am relishing my hostel days and sharing the karela chips recipe with my dear readers. Ingredients:
Karela (Bitter Gourd): 2 medium cut into thin circles.Besan : 2-4 tbspCorn Flour: 1 tbspSalt: to tasteRed Chilli Powder: 1 tbspTurmeric Powder: 1 tspFew Table spoon of waterOil for deep frying.
Procedure: In a bowl mix all the ingredients except oil till all the karela chips are well coated with all the spices. Heat the oil for deep frying. To test the oil drop a few drops of the batter into the oil, if the sizzles and floats to the surface immediately then the oil is ready. Then add individual kar…