Shahi Chaawal


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Onion and tomatoes should be finely chopped.
can use tomato puree/sauce instead of tomato.
if deggi mirch is not available can use 2-3 tomatoes instead of 1 and any red chilly powder can be used.

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Shahi Chaawal recipe - How to make Shahi Chaawal

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2
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2 medium sized onions
1 tomato
1 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
fresh coriander (dhania) leaves
1 to 2 green chillies
2 medium potatoes
1 cup cooked Rice (Chawal)
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp degi mirch
1/3 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
oil fo frying
1 tbsp oil or ghee
salt to taste
water for cooking

  1. Take 1 tablespoon oil(ghee) in a pan.
  2. Put jeera in it and fry till crackling sound appears
  3. Put chopped onion into it and fry till golden brown
  4. Add to this, dhania powder and ginger paste. cook for 1 min and then add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, chopped tomato.
  5. Cook for 2 min and then add salt and little water (nearly 4 tblspoon) to it.
  6. Cook on low heat till water is dried and this mixture appears like a coarse paste.
  7. Grind fresh coriander leaves along with green chillies along with little water to a almost smooth paste.
  8. Add this to cooked mixture. again cook for 2 min.
  9. In another pan heat oil for frying.add to this chopped potatoes, and fry till light golden brown.
  10. Now mix the cooked mixture, fried crispy potatoes and cooked rice.
  11. Serve hot with dahi or raita

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