Chana Dal Fara /Gojha / Peetha – Steamed lentil stuffed dumplings

Chana Dal Fara

Chana Dal Fara is another popular dish of UP and Bihar. I posted the Kala Chana Ghugni recipe earlier and hope to post more regional cuisine recipes. Fara is also called gojha or peetha in different parts of the state. It is a gujiya shaped steamed lentil stuffed dumplings. There are two variations of fara or gojha, one is made with wheat flour and another one with rice flour. At my place, we prefer to make the wheat flour fara. We use soaked chana dal mixed with some spices as stuffing and stuff it in poori sized fara shells.

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Egg Pepper Masala Fry

Egg Pepper Masala Fry

Eggs are my savior when it comes to the “cooking for one” days. I feel too lazy to cook an elaborate meal for oneself. So, I prefer to have some quick egg dishes in my meal as they also ensure that I am getting the required protein. So, if you are bored of boiled eggs or not having enough vegetables or looking for a quick side dish then here is another lazy day lunch or dinner side recipe which is Egg Pepper Masala Fry.

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Sambar – Yummy and Healthy !

Sambar is one of the main items of South Indian cuisines. Sambar is served in various combinations with rice, idli, dosa, etc. I am a big sambhar lover and can have it as soup in my any meal. It is very nutritious as the pulses are loaded with lots of vegetables and at the same time it is tasty too. Lot of people make Sambar in different styles. You can adjust the consistency of Sambar as per your taste. I like the soupy one. I am sharing my version of Sambar, hope you will like it. And yes, feel free to get in touch if have any questions or suggestions.

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Coconut Chutney with Tomatoes.. A Tangy Twist !!

South Indian food is incomplete without coconut chutney. The traditional coconut chutney is simply made by mixing coconut with curd ( usually what we get in restaurants) I always wanted to make some change in the traditional recipe. So, I added tomatoes and onion to it and the result was really nice. I liked the color and flavor of this variant. So, you can also try it to see how it works for you 🙂 Serve it with any other dish like moong dal chillas or rawa dosa, etc. Try it and share your feedback 🙂

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