Refined way to Beat the Heat .. Pakhala Season – Part 2





By now, we all know what is Pakhala or Rice Water .. This post concentrates more on the side dishes which go along with it.

Well, almost anything and everything goes well with pakhala. However, chopped vegetable tossed simply in oil with minimum spices goes best with it.

Accessories with Mangoes and Fish Fry. You can never ever go wrong.

The sides dishes prepared this time for face lift are :

Kancha Kadali Bhaja (Raw banana Fry) : Peel Raw banana and dip in turmeric water. After 5 minutes, take it out and cut small ½ cm rings out of it. Heat oil. Temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chili. Add cut raw banana slices and add some salt, red chili powder and turmeric powder to taste. Cover and cook till done. Toss the vegetables if required in between the cooking process so they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

Potala Bhaja ( Pointed Gourd Fry):  Peel Pointed Gourd and cut them into not so thin slices. Heat oil. Temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chili. Add cut egetable slices and some salt, red chili powder and turmeric powder to taste. Cover and cook till done. Toss the vegetables if required in between the cooking process so they don’t to the bottom of the pan.

Alu Chuin Bhaja (Drumstick and Potato Fry): Cut Drumstick into 2 cm long pieces and potato into small rings. Heat oil. Temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chili. Add cut vegetables and some salt, red chili powder and turmeric powder to taste. Cover and cook till done. Toss the vegetables if required in between the cooking process so they don’t to the bottom of the pan.

Saga Bhaja (Red Amaranth Leaves) : Wash the leaves properly under running water. Chop them very finely. Add few drops on oil in pan. Add some cumin seeds, broken  green chili to taste and chopped garlic . Add the chopped leaves, salt to taste (Start with a pinch). These vegetables don’t need much salt. Cover and cook till done.

Phula Kobi Bhaja (Cauliflower Fry) : Cut cauliflower into small pieces and dip in turmeric water. After 5 minutes, take it out and pat dry. Heat oil. Temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chili. Add cchopped vegetables and add some salt, red chili powder and turmeric powder to taste. Cover and cook till done. Toss the vegetables if required in between the cooking process so they don’t to the bottom of the pan.

Gota Bhendi Bhaja (Whole Okra Fry Stuffed with Mustard Paste): Wash okra  nicely  and  pat dry. Remove head and tail end. Make a slit. Stuff with a mixture of mustard paste (store bough), salt, red chili and turmeric powder. Heat mustard oil and shallow fry the okra pieces till done.

Rasagulla : Recipe Link here

Dahi Baingana (Eggplant or Brinjal in Tempered Curd) : Cut Eggplant into small slices. Fry the eggplant in oil till nice and crispy. Beat curd and add salt and sugar to taste. Temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chili , dry red chili , hing and curry leaves. Add eggplant and mix well.

Kakudi or cucumber

Amba or Mango Slices

1 comment:

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