Rajasthani Methi Dana Mirchi ki Sabji

Ingredients :

12-14 big green chillis cut into medium size pieces
4 tbsp fenugreek seeds boiled in water for 5 minutes
2 tsp hing
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp cumin coriander powder
1 tsp dry mango powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil


Heat oil in a pan.
Add hing.
Add cumin seeds
Add rest of the ingredients
Cover and cook for 6-7 minutes
Serve with roti.

Ridge gourd Fried in Spicy Batter

Ingredients :
1 long ridge gourd sliced into round pieces

Make a thick batter of the following:
1 cup besan
2 tbsp rice flour
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp ajwain/cumin seeds
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp tamarind paste
1 green chili chopped
1 tsp coriander leaves chopped
Add little water to make a thick batter

Heat oil in a deep small wok.
Once oil is hot, dip the ridge gourd pieces in the batter and slide gently into the hot oil
Cook on both sides till done.
Have it as side dish at lunch. Goes well with rice.