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Lasaniya bataka (spicy garlic potato) n moong dal (split green gram) khichdi

Lasaniya bataka literally translates to garlic potatoes... Some introduction about this dish, it is a kathiawadi dish. So this dish is from a region called kathiawad in northern part gujrat. as the name suggests it has a lot of garlic and spice...it has a some thick gravy which makes it a great combination with khichdi or plain rice and chaas (buttermilk: drink made by blending yogurt with water and adding some cumin powder and salt)...you can reduce the spicy quotient of it by reducing the chilly powder content...but this is supposed to be a spicy dish..

Ingredients:
3-4 medium sized potatoes chopped 6-7 large cloves of garlic3 tsp cumin coriander powder2 n 1/2 tsp red chilly powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 + 1/4 tsp mustard seeds (optional)pinch of asafoetida (hing) (optional)1/2 tsp cumin seeds (optional)3-4 curry leaves (optional)oil to saut├ęsalt to taste Method:
blanch the chopped potatoes by immersing them in boiling water for 10- 12 min.crush the garlic in a mortar and pestle, …

Pad thai noodles and veg thai soup

Am back to blogging after a long long time...so sorry that this post might not be written in a super awesome way, but these recipe absolutely are....so don't focus on the writing this time...its going to take me a while to get used to pen things in an interesting way...but i do want to write more, and while i haven't been blogging i have been saving a lot of recipes i have been wanting to share.

this is my second pad thai recipe...the difference in this recipe is that I am going to tell you pad thai sauce recipe...well that sounds pompous...am not really making a sauce from scratch, just mixing some sauce to make the pad thai sauce. If you are lover of chinese/ thai food you would have most of these sauces at home, so you can spare from buying one more "pad thai noodle sauce"
I also tried making thai beg soup from scratch, and this is indeed an awesome soup...super tasty and excellent addition to any noodle or rice dish.

Pad Thai Noodle:
for the sauce:
1/2 cup water3…