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Monday, September 12, 2011

Quinoa Pesarattu


Ingredients
Quinoa-1 cup
(washed & soaked for 1 hour)
Whole green moongh dhal-1/2 cup
(soaked for 4 hours)
Ginger -a small piece
Jeera-1tsp
Salt to taste
Green chillies-2 or 3
Chopped onion little for filling
Oil-to cook pesarattu
Method
Grind all above ingredients to a smooth batter(no need to ferment).Heat a tawa,pour a ladle of batter.Spread it a bit thin, pour little oil around & cook it both sides till light brown.Before removing sprinkle some chopped onions fold the pesarattu & serve it hot with any chutney.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Watermelon Skin Biriyani

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Handful of mint & coriander leaves
Cinnamon-a small piece
Cloves-3
Cardamom-1
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Green chillies-2
Tomato-1/2
Ginger & Garlic paste-1 tsp
Tempering
Oil-4tsp
Ghee-2tsp
Jeera & Shajeera,Kadal pasi-each-1/4tsp
Bay leaf-1
Other ingredients
Basmati rice-2 cups
Water-3 & 1/2 cups
Curd-1/4 cup
Chopped watermelon skin-2 cups
(only the white part)
Frozen peas(optional)- handful
Red chilly powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Green chillies-2
Chopped tomato-1/2
Chopped onion-1/2
Method
Heat oil & ghee in a pressure cooker,temper it.Fry onion,tomato & green chillies till light brown.Add the ground masala & fry till oil separates the pan.Add all the dry powders,curd,vegetables & fry a bit.Add the rice & water pressure cook it till done.Before serving squeeze little lime juice,mix & serve it with raita.

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).

Friday, July 29, 2011

Methi Chicken Fry /Murgh Methi Fry (North Indian Style)

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coconut-1tbsp
Poppy seeds-1tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-2tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Cloves-2
Cinnamon-a small piece
Tempering
Oil-8tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Whole pepper-8
Bay leaf-1
Other ingredients
Chicken -1 pound
Chopped onion-1/2
Frozen methi-2 cubes
Kastoori methi-a handful
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Add onions & fry it till light brown.Add the ground masala & methi leaves fry till oil separates the pan.Add the chicken, pour some water & cook it till dry.Before removing from the stove add the kastoori methi,mix.Best served with roti or rice.





Monday, July 18, 2011

Kiwi Lemonade


Ingredients
Kiwi chopped -1
Lemon-1/2
(squeeze out the juice)
Salt & Pepper-a pinch
Sugar-1tsp
Grated ginger-1/4tsp
Water required amount to dilute
Method
Blend all above ingredients together in a blender.Filter it & serve it cold.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lemon Sago


Ingredients
Sago/Sabudana-1 cup
(Sprinkle some water in intervals & keep it for the sago to get soft)
Salt to taste
Chopped onion-3tsp
Chopped green chillies-2
Chopped potato-1
Lemon-1/2
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Urad dhal,Channa dhal & Jeera-each-1/4tsp
Peanuts-a hand ful
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion ,green chillies & potatoes till cooked.Add the salt ,turmeric powder & sago,saute it tell.Switch off the gas & add the lime juice.Serve it hot.





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