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Indian Red Lentil Soup with Lentil Dumplings

I generally use sun dried lentil dumpling in red lentil soup which are easily available in markets and it also saves time.  But in this recipe I made dumplings myself from urad dal (split black gram). It is very soft and fluffy in comparison to the dried one. Dried one is little hard and you can directly add it to the dal after shallow fried.

Red lentil with sun dried lentil dumpling 
Indian red lentil soup with lentil dumplings can also be served as a side dish with rice. It is very easy to prepare as I'm using pressure cooker to cook red lentil.  You need to soak split black gram for few hours to make dumplings. The dumplings can be prepared by dip frying instantly after the batter is blended.

Indian Red Lentil Soup with Lentil Dumplings

🔪Preparation Time : 15 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 30 minutes 🕞Total : 45 minutes
🍴Servings : 4

INGREDIENTS:
For batter -

1/2 cup split black gram (urad dal) 1 tbsp rice flour pinch of cumin,  coriander and red chilli powder salt to taste oil to fry 
For …

Tawa Grilled Starfruit Recipe - Toasted Starfruit

Starfruit is also known as Carambola. It is yellow in colour and have five angle in shape. Star fruit is sweet as well as sour in taste and is very rich in Vitamin C. The star fruit tree is a small bushy tree. In Assamese we called it 'Kordoi' .

We also have a starfruit tree.  In the morning my mom-in-law gave me few starfruits to make pickle. But the sky is cloudy and to make pickle we need to sun dry the starfruit slices before diping them into oil. So I postponed the idea of making pickle. Then I asked for recipe ideas in my facebook foodies group. My foodie friends shared many ideas but as I am a very lazy cook and like the short cut ideas I cooked this simple recipe in just no time with simple ingredients.  And believe it, it turned out really very yummy 😋. 
Tawa grilled starfruit / Toasted starfruit is a simple recipe that need not much afford to make.  You can directly grilled it on a tawa but I'm using aluminum foil to avoid burning.

 Tawa Grilled Starfruit Recipe …

Doron bon Khar recipes

Doron bon(দোৰোণ বন) is a medicinal plant with tiny white flowers that blooms in the winter.  Scientific name is Leucas aspera and  found in many parts of India and are generally  grows in open fields and waste lands. In Assam this medicinal plant is used as a vegetable and is for herbal remedies. In curing sinusitis and headaches, doron bon is used as nasal drops. It is also good for appetite and digestion.


Today I am going to share two recipes of doron bon.  Doron bon has a strong taste and smell. So everyone may not like it.  But I like the taste and like to consume it for its medicinal value.

Khar is an alkali prepared from sun dried skin of some varieties of banana. It is prepared by filtering the water from the burn ashes of the skin of the banana Therefore it is also called kolkhar (kol means banana). It is preserved in bottles and can be used for months. It sounds bizarre but Assamese people are using khar as a cooking ingredient since time immemorial when salt was not discovere…

Chicken with Spinach curry

Chicken with spinach curry or Chicken saag is a classic Indian chicken curry recipe cooked with spinach. Spinach is an excellent source of many vitamins and iron. So this recipe is full of flavor as well as nutrients.

To know more about spinach recipes on my blog > click:
Fish with spinach curry

Spinach with cottage cheese

Chicken with Spinach curry 📎Course : Main course  📎Cuisine : Indian 🔪Preparation Time : 20 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 40 minutes 🕞Total : 60 minutes
🍴Servings : 2
INGREDIENTS:
500 gms of chickenspinach, 1 bunch2-3 green chillies1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste1 big potato (optional)2 onions finely chopped1 tomato chopped1/3 tbsp cumin powder1/3 tbsp coriander powder1/2 tbsp red chilli powder1/3 tbsp garam masala1/2 cup cream2-3 tbsp mustard oilsalt taste
METHOD:
Wash spinach under running water.  Boil spinach, drain and let it cool.In a blender  blend the boiled spinach with green chillies into a fine paste.Peel potato and make 4-5 pieces.Cut chicken into pieces. Wash under…