Aash is made daily for iftaar during the month of Ramadan, the following recipe is shared by my mother-in-law, who taught me how to make it.


1 tbsp. Ghee
a small piece Cinnamon
2 Cardamoms
1 tbsp. moong dal
1 tbsp. Kheema(optional)
1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 tbsp. Cilantro
1 tbsp. Mint
11/2 tbsp.Coarsely Ground Rice
4 C water, or more.


Heat ghee, add cinnamon, cardamom and kheema,cook for some time now add moong dal, add ginger garlic paste and fry for few seconds, add water , cilantro and mint and salt. Let the water boil , now add rice powder and cook till rice is cooked.

You could also use stock instead of water

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Zeera Methi Powder

Zeera methi powder is a flavorful addition to any curry. Adding a tbsp. or two of the mix to dal makes it more flavorful and aromatic, while the powder is added to kadhis, coconut currys etc.


1/2 C Zeera,
1/4 C Fenugreek seeds,
1 tbsp. Tuvar dal,
1 tbsp. rice,
7- 10 curry leaves.


Dry roast each ingredient separately and mix. Slightly crush the curry leaves to release flavors.This makes the mix.

Let the mix cool and grind it in a coffee grinder to make the powder. Store in airtight container. It has a very good shelf life and does not go bad.

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