Palak leaves/spinach-cleaned,washed and finely chopped (palak soppu)
2tbsps finely chopped -onions
finely chopped or slit lengthwise- green chillies
1/4tsp mustard
1/4 jeera/ cuminseeds
1/2tsp bengal gram
1/2tsp urad dal
few curry leaves
chopped coriander leaves
shredded fresh coconut (optional)
salt to taste
oil as required


Heat the oil, add mustard, cumin seeds, when they splutter, add bengal gram,urad dal and curry leaves and fry for one minute. Add chopped greeen chillies and onions and fry for few minutes or until the onions are slightly browned. Then add salt and chopped palak leaves and mix well and cover it for few minutes or until leaves are cooked. Stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Stir coriander leaves and fresh coconut. Mix well and serve as a side dish or serve with chapati.



1/2kg potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" pieces
1 onion medium, finely chopped
2-3 green chillis, whole or slit
1 cup peas - fresh or frozen
1tbsp tomato puree or paste
1or2 chinnamon sticks,
ginger 1 inch, crushed or chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder1
/4tsp chilli powder
2tsps cumin powder
1/4tsp blackpepper
salt to taste
1 cup water
coriander leaves for garnishing.

Preparation method:

Heat the oil over medium heat and fry the onion, cinnamon and ginger for 3-4 minutes. stirring frequently.Reduce heat to low and add the turmeric, cumin, chilli powder and pepper. stir and fry for 1 minute.Add the potatoes and the green chillies, stir and cook until the spices are blended throughly.Stir in the tomato puree and salt, after 2 minutes add the water, bring to the boil,cover the pan and cook over medium to low heat,then after two minutes, add the peas,cover the pan and cook until the potatoes are tender.Remove the pan from the heat. stir in the coriander leaves. serve with chapati, parota and puris.


Ingredients for dough:

All purpose flour or maida - 2tbsps
Semolina or soji or rava - 2tbsps
Khova or khoya - 500gms
Baking soda or baking powder - 1/2tsp

Ingredients for Syrup:

Sugar - 21/2 cups
Water - 2 cups
Kewra water (drops) -1/4tsp(optional)
Saffron a pinch or little
Cardmom powder -1/4tsp

Preparation Method:

1. Make the syrup, take a wide and deep saucepan, put sugar and water boil to 7-8 or more minutes till the syrup turns lightly chage the colour. Then add cardmompowder, kewrawater and saffron mix and keep aside.
2. Mix khova, maida and semolina and soda mix all well and add a little water or milk, knead to a smooth,soft dough like consistency. Let it stand for only five minutes.
3. Then form small balls and smoothen by rolling between your palms. Put a little sugar in the centre of each ball,seal and roll into balls again.
4. In a frying pan heat a oil or ghee , then deep fry all balls on a low flame until golden brown or more.Remove the balls with slotted spoon. keep aside.
5. When slightly cool. Put into the sugar syrup.

6. Serve after 30minutes or 1 hour ,hot or cold.
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