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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

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).
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