Friday, March 2, 2012

Dahi bare and Garbanzo beans salad

Many people thinks that Pakistani meals  are greasy and unhealthy  but its not true I always answer them I study food and nutrition for 4 years and I can prove that Pakistani home cooked meal can be very healthy and satisfying and this is the prove these recipes are good source  some very good nutrients doesn’t have  much carbohydrates or fats like other recipes have . so enjoy these healthy and wonderful recipes.  
Garbanzo beans salad

this is simple salad work great as for lunch or dinner and good news you can make it from can beans too
 1-cup chickpeas/channa cooked
1 tomato chopped
2 small boiled potatoes chopped
1 small onion chopped
1 green chili chopped
Fresh cilantro leaves chopped
1 tsp black pepper ground
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 lemon juice
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt.


IN a non-stick pan add oil, onion and cook for 1 minute. Add tomato and stir occasionally. Add boiled or can chickpeas salt and pepper and all other ingredients stir for 2 minutes. Then cover and cook on low for 5 minutes.
Add lemon juice and sprinkle cilantro leaves and serve.
I usually make this recipe at two different way 1 is above and 2nd one to cut all ingredients and add to cooked chickpeas and serve with mint and cilantro  sauce.

Dahi bare
these are soft dumplings with creamy yogurt sauce and this one of dishes that  eaten with the garbanzo salad.

Half-cup gram flour [besan.
4 tbsp water
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Oil for frying
Half cup boiled garbanzo beans
1 1/4 cup natural plain yogurt
3 tbsp   tamarind paste
 4 tbsp mint sauce
1 green chili chopped
1 tomato chopped
1/2 onion chopped
Fresh mint and cilantro leaves
1 tsp chaat masala.

Combine besan baking soda salt and water, in bowl to make smooth   paste.
 Heat small frying pan and fry the pakora, until golden and cook on both side drain and add to a bowl of water for 1 minute
Remove and drain well, arrange it in serving bowl pour over yogurt add tomato onion tamarind paste to 1 tbsp water tsp sugar and pinch of salt mix well pour over the dahi bare. Pour mint sauce salt and pepper, green chili chopped mint and cilantro leaves to beans mix sprinkle chaat masala and serve.
 and don,t forget to serve dish with green mint and cilantro sauce for extra flavor enjoy,

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