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Monday, August 29, 2011

Couscous,Vermicelli & Vegetable Idly

Ingredients
Vermicelli-1/2 cup
White rawa/Semolina-1/2 cup
Couscous-1 cup
Salt to taste
Finely chopped capsicum-1/2
Finely grated carrots-1/2
Finely chopped green chillies-2
Chopped curry & coriander leaves-little
Finely grated ginger-1/4tsp
Curd-2 cups
Water-1 cup
ENO fruit salt-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Mustard,Urad dhal,Channa dhal-each-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion,vegetables,chillies & ginger till transparent.Add the turmeric powder,salt, rawa,couscous & vermicelli fry for 2 minutes.Switch off the gas & let it cool completely.Now add the water,curd, curry & coriander leaf,mix it well & rest it for 10 minutes.Just before steaming the idlys mix in the ENO,pour it on greased idly plates & steam.Serve it with any chutney you like.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Swarovski Ring Giveaway

Happy to win the Swarovski pearl ring from Akheela .Thanks once again...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Badam(Almond) Murukku

Ingredients
Rice flour-2 & 1/2 cups
Finely powdered badam(almonds with skin)-1/2 cup
Besan-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Hing-1/2tsp
Ajwain(omam)-1tsp
Melted butter-3tsp
Water-enough to make a soft dough
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl.Pour water little by little & make a soft dough.Heat oil in a pan,fill the dough in the murukku press.Press directly into the hot oil.In medium flame fry it till light brown colour on all side & crisp.Cool & store it in an air tight container.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bottle Gourd(Lauki) Kofta Gravy

Kofta Ingredients
Grated bottle gourd-1 cup
(squeeze out the water,use the water while making the gravy,don't discard)
Salt to taste
Roasted besan-2tsp
Garam masala-1/8tsp
Red chilly powder-1/8tsp
Oil-to cook koftas
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
MDH Kitchen king masala-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Chopped onion-1/4
Blanched tomato-2
Green chillies-1
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Almonds-8
Other ingredients
Salt to taste
Curd-6tsp
Kastoori methi-1 handful
Coriander leaves for garnish.
Tempering
Oil-4tsp
Butter-2tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Method
Mix all the koftas ingredients together.Make small balls & deep fry it till golden brown.Today i cooked them in paniyaram pan with just 1tsp of oil.Heat oil & butter in a pan temper it.Add the ground masala,kastoori methi & fry in medium flame till raw smells goes off & oil separates the pan.Pour the curd,lauki water,salt & some extra water for the gravy.Cook it till semi thick gravy.Switch off the gas & put all the fried koftas & give a stir.Garnish with some coriander leaves & grated paneer(optional).