Jubilant dishes for the month of JuneJune 29, 2019
Hot Month of June with scorching heat is gradually phasing out as the monsoon has started knocking the doors of the Indian subcontinent. Onset of rains have certainly rendered some relief from the burning sun in the sky. The sunny and hot days suddenly turn in to pleasing showers and provide with a great solace to the scorching souls. There is a general notion among people that what to eat during hot and rainy months. But, this mix of hot and pleasant month offers a plethora of joyous foods to relish. An array of vegetables, pulses and fruits are around us to make our breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes delectable and joyful.
In this blog highlights select simple, traditional, fusion and scrumptious dishes to its readers which are healthy, nutritious, light on stomach and easy to prepare at home.
Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli
Scrumptious Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli is a savoury dish relished as main course of meal. This amazing dish is prepared from cooked brown rice macaroni pasta and broccoli, drained of water, whisked with evaporated milk, cornstarch, salt, dry mustard, grated garlic cloves etc. sautéed till thickened, and added with grated cheddar cheese. Served hot, this exotic dish will make into a perfect meal for the month of June and surely tickle your taste buds.
Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
Delicious Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins is a luscious dish relished as a dessert. This wholesome, simple and nutritious dish is made from the batter of fine flour, added with baking soda, ground cinnamon, baking powder, little salt etc., further added to mixture of unsalted melted butter, honey, vanilla extract, milk soaked whole rolled oats, fresh blueberries etc., pouring the batter mixture in the muffin liners lined with non-stick spray, sprinkled with coconut sugar and baked till done. Served at normal temperature or chilled, this filling dish will make your lips to smack.
Delectable Fresh Mango Salsa is a tantalizingly sweet and spicy dish often relished as salad. Very easy to make, this rare dish is prepared by combining diced ripe mangos, finely cut jalapeno, red onions, green coriander leaves, red pepper, drizzled with a dash of lime, seasoned with salt and mixed thoroughly. Served instantly. This colourful delicacy pairs well with chips, on tacos or simply as a salad itself.
Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan
Delicious Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan is a spicy dish from Hyderabad savoued as main course. This popular dish is made from the slit and deep-fried small sized eggplants simmered in the thick gravy prepared in oil by stir-frying mustard seeds and asafoetida (Heeng), added with powdered cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, cashews, sesame seeds, tomato puree, tamarind paste, ginger-garlic paste, pinch of sugar, little water etc., seasoned with salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, coconut powder etc. and cooked on low heat till gravy starts to leave oil from the sides and garnished with green coriander leaves. Served hot, the dish pairs well with spicy rice biryani and all types of Indian flat breads.
Bharwan Tinda is a spicy dry curry relished as a side dish with main course. This nutritious dish is prepared from fresh cross slit Indian round gourds (Tinde) cross slit stuffed with spicy Masala made from an array of spices, like- salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, Garam Masala (assortment of several spices), dry mango powder (Amchoor), fennel seeds powder, asafoetda (Heeng), cumin powder, finely cut green chilies etc. and stir-fried till done. Served hot by garnishing with green coriander leaves, the dish will surely sooth your palate.
Crispy Andhra Bhindi
Delectable Crispy Andhra Bhindi is again a dry curry savoured as a side dish with main course. This crispy delicacy is prepared by deep-frying fresh okra (Bhinde) sprinkled with dry roasted and ground mixture of spices- cumin seeds, coriander seeds, peanuts, split Bengal gram (Chana Da) and whole red chilies etc. added with salt and desiccated and grated coconut. Served hot this crispy and crunchy dish is irresistible to try for its spicy flavor.
Kathal Ki Sabzi
Scrumptious Kathal Ki Sabzi is a spicy North Indian curry savoured as main course. It is prepared from diced unripe and raw jackfruit fried in oil with cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, black peppers, finely cut onions, tomatoes etc., added with ground green Masala paste made from green coriander leaves, mint leaves, finely cut ginger, garlic, green chilies etc., seasoned with salt, Kashmiri red chili, turmeric powder, coriander powder, Garam Masala etc. sautéed well, added with fresh beaten yogurt, water and pressure cooked on medium heatj and garnished with green coriander leaves. Served hot, this enticingly flavoursome dish pairs well with all types of flat Indian breads and steamed rice.
Daal-Palak Ka Soup
Delicious Daal-Palak Ka Soup is a spicy curry relished as main course. This nutritious dish is prepared by pressure cooking water soaked lentils- pigeon peas (Arhar Dal) and split and washed green gram (Moong ki Dal) seasoned with salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, added with water and finely cut spinach, cooked till it attains consistency of a thicker soup and further added with tempering of cumin seeds, dry red chili, finely cut garlic, asafetida etc. in pure Desi Ghee (clarified butter). Served hot with garnishing of green coriander leaves along with breadsticks, crusty bread, Rotis or steamed rice, this healthy dish will surely tickle your taste buds.
Delectable Anardana Raita is a sweet, sour and spicy dish savoured as a side dish with main course. This healthy delicacy is prepared from fresh yogurt added with pomegranate seeds and seasoned with black salt, red chili powder, black pepper powder etc. and garnished with finely cut green coriander leaves/mint leaves. Served chilled, this delicious dish can be tried with all types of Indian flat breads and be relished on important events, like- pot luck parties, buffets, birthdays, anniversaries etc.
Scrumptious Moong Usal is a spicy, tangy and sweet dish from Maharashtra and is consumed as a snack or main course of meal. This healthy and nutritious dish is made from overnight water soaked sprouted whole green gram (Moong) added to sautéed in oil finely cut onions, garlic, grated ginger, green chilies, diced tomatoes etc. seasoned with salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder, Garam Masala, pinch of sugar/jaggery etc., cooked till done and garnished with finely cut green coriander leaves. Served hot, the dish can be tried with steamed rice, Pav or as such.