Thursday, October 28, 2010

Brinjal-Drumstick Curry

Brinjal-Drumstick curry goes really with rotis and rice.The time to prepare it is also very less.We make this curry regularly for rotis.Here i have added brinjal and drumstick but you can add the vegetables accordingly to your taste.It requires only chilli,coriander,onions and tomatoes.I have added grounded peanuts powder to this curry which had given a wonderful taste.


Ingredients:

Brinjals-4nos
Drumstick-1nos
Chopped onions-2medium nos
Chopped tomatoes-2medium nos
Crushed Garlic pods-2nos
Chilli Pwd-1tsp
Coriander Pwd-1tsp
Groundnuts/peanuts Pwd-2tbsp
Curry leaves
Mustard+urd dal-1tsp
Oil-1tbsp
salt to taste

Preparation:

Wash and cut each brinjal into 4pieces and soak them in salt water.so that it will not become sour.Then cut the Drumsticks 1 inch length.

Heat a pan with oil,add mustard+udr dal once they pop add chopped onions along with crushed garlic and curry leaves and fry them till onions turns into light golden colour.

Add chopped tomatoes along with brinjal and drumstick pieces.Give them a nice stir and then add turmeric,chilli and coriander pwds along with salt and fry them all on medium flame for 5mints or till the brinjals changes its colour.

Add required water and cook with closed lid till all the vegetables are cooked and until gravy becomes little thick.

Once all are cooked add groundnuts pwd and mix well and cook for few mints.Finally add coriander leaves and remove from the hob and transfer into a serving bowl and enjoy greatly with rotis or rice.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pepper Rice

Pepper Rice is Traditionally eaten with lamb curry in the south of India. And rice dishes are eaten with almost every meal.I saw this Pepper Rice is Priya's blog and i tried it by adjusting the ingredients accordingly to my taste.It came really well and it takes less time also to prepare it.

Ingredients: Cooked Rice-1cup
Black pepper-11/2tsp

Cumin seeds-1tsp

Channa dal-1tsp

Mustard+urd-1tsp
Red chillies-2nos.
Curry leaves few
Grated coconut-2tbsp
Oil-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Asafoetida a pinch

Preparation:

Heat a pan and dry roast the pepper and cumin seeds until you get a nice aroma.Allow to cool and grind into a smooth powder.

Take the cooked rice in mixing bowl,add the grounded pwd to the rice along with salt and mix well and keep aside.


Heat a pan with oil,add mustard+urd+channadal+curry leaves+red chillies and fry till chillies turn into brown colour.At that stage add grated coconut and fry for few mints till coconut changes its colour.


Then add the pepper mixed rice to it and mix well and allow to cook for few mints.switch off the hob and remove the rice into a serving bowl and enjoy!as i have prepared for my dinner we had it with onion raita and tasted very well.


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Monday, October 25, 2010

Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka which is very famous in India as well as in UK.This dish can be had as starter or as Curry.Chicken Tikka is of roasted chicken chunks served in a rich-tasting red or orange-coloured sauce. The sauce is usually creamy, lightly spiced and contains tomatoes. The origins of chicken tikka masala are disputed.
chicken tikka masala to be the most popular dish in British restaurants and it has been called "Britain's true national dish.Chicken tikka masala is chicken tikka, or chunks of chicken, marinated in spices and yogurt then baked in a oven.

Ingredients:

Boneless chicken(skinless)-250gms
Red chilli pwd
Ginger garlic paste-1tbsp
Lemon Juice-3tbsp
Yogurt-3tbsp
Ghee/Oil-2tbsp
Nutmeg pwd-1/2tsp

Dry roast and grind:

Fennel seeds-1tsp
Cinnamon-2
Cardamom-2
Black pepper-1tsp
Aniseed-1/2tsp
Mace
Star
Black Cardamom
cumin seeds-1/2tsp

Preparation:

Clean and cut chicken to 1-inch cubes pieces.

Take a bowl,add all the above ingredients except oil,and apply the mixture evenly on the chicken pieces.Marinate for 1-2 hours.

Once time is done.Put each portion of chicken on the skewer and place it in oven at 175F for 10mints and grill evenly on each side until very light brown.

Once both side are turned light brown colour remove from the oven apply oil to the pieces and again grill until chicken is tender.This will be done in again 10mints.

When chicken is cooked well,switch off the oven and the chicken from it and place it in serving bowl and apply few drops of lemon juice over it and enjoy!

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Home Made Buns

I made this buns yesterday..though it is Autumn here but it started snowing..and it is very cold ,of course it is my first winter here.So i thought of having a hot cup of coffee with bun.I don't prefer buying buns from the shops.So then i thought of making these homemade buns which came really soft and tasted yummy with a cup of coffee.




Ingredients:

Bread flour-250gms
Salt-1level tsp
White caster sugar-1/2tsp
Instant yeast-1tsp
Warm water-150ml
Olive oil-1tbsp (some for greasing)


Bread flour,yeast,salt and sugar in a bowl

Added Olive oil and water

Kneading to from a smooth dough

Kneaded to smooth dough ball


Placed on greased a baking tray.

Placed in preheated oven at 210ºC Fan/ 230ºC/Gas 8 for around 10 minutes

Cooled and ready to eat!

Preparation:

Put the flour, salt, sugar and yeast together in a bowl and mix them together.

Add water and olive oil to the flour and knead them well to form a smooth dough.

If it gets sticky then sprinkle a little flour.Then put the dough back in the bowl and cover with a tea towel. Put it in a warm place for about 45 Min's–1 hour so that the yeast works its magic and the dough grows.

Tear the dough into chunks and roll it into six small balls. Then, using a pastry brush with a little oil, grease a baking tray.

Place the balls onto a baking tray and then put them in a pre-heated oven at 210ºC Fan/ 230ºC/Gas 8 for around 10 minutes, or until they have risen and are browned on top. When the buns has cooled down, you can have it with Tea or coffee !

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wheat Laddos

Today i made Wheat Lado0's which tasted delicious and its quite easy and everything will be done with in 10mints.The ingredients required are regularly available in every home.Actually i saw this wheat Laados in PJ's blog"Seduce Your Tastebuds" and it inspired me very much making immediately.With Slight modification according to my taste i made this ladoos.Thank u so much PJ for sharing this recipe.


Ingredients:

Wheat flour-1cup
Besan/Chickpea flour-1/2cup
Powdered sugar-1/2cup
Butter-1/4cup
Roasted Cashew nuts,Almonds -2tbsp
Cardamom pwd-1/2tsp

Preparation:

In a bowl,add wheat and besan flour and mix well without any lumps.

Heat the butter in microwave for less than 2mints.Add this melted butter to the flour mixture and mix well without having any lumps.

Now Transfer the mixture into a microwave safe bowl and cook on high power for 6mints.
And every 1mint remove and mix well in order to see that there is no lumps in it.
You will get nice aroma smell at 3mints stage.Once 6mints is done remove it and add nuts and mix well.

Add the powdered sugar and mix well and allow it cool and then make laados and enjoy tasty and delicious ladoos.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Punjabi Kadi Pakoras For ICC

Today i have prepare this Punjabi Kadi Pakoras for my lunch and it came really well.First time i am preparing this dish.This dish is adapted from "Bombay Foodie" of Simran and sending to "ICC"by Srivalli.


Ingredients:

For Pakoras:

Besan/Gram flour/Chickpea flour-1/2cup
Lengthwise chopped Onion-1medium
Chilli pwd-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Water
Oil for frying

For Kadi:

Curd/Yogurt-1cup
Besan/Gram flour/Chickpea flour
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Ajwain/Carmon seeds-1tsp
Chopped onion-1large
Turmeric Pwd-1/2tsp
Chilli pwd-1/2tsp
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Amchur pwd-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Water-3cups
Oil-2tbsp


Preparation:

For Pakoras:

In a bowl mix besan,salt,chilli pwd along with water to get a batter of semi thick .

Heat a pan with oil for frying,when oil is hot,dip the onions which we chopped into lengthwise in the batter and drop into the hot oil.Fry until they are crispy.

Drain and keep aside.

For Kadai:

Take a bowl and make a smooth paste of besan and curd by mixing up with water to form a thin batter.

Heat a kadai with oil,add all seeds,once they pop add chopped onions and fry till they turn light brown colour.

Add the mixture which we have prepared along with turmeric and chilli pwd and required salt and cook on medium flame until the gravy becomes thick.In middle-middle give a stir in order to prevent burning at the bottom.

Once the gravy becomes thick add the fried pakoras and bring to boil for 2mints.

Finally before removing from the hob add garam masala and amchur pwd.Transfer it into a serving bowl and enjoy tasty n delicious Punjabi Kadi Pakoras.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lemon rice/Chitraannam

Lemon rice or Chitraannam is prepared in home every Tuesday for naivedyam for god "Subramanyam"along with curd rice.This is to be compulsory to prepare in my home i.e either lemon or tamarind rice.
Of course it is easy to prepare ingredients required are also few..just cook the rice and keep aside by mixing it with oil,salt,turmeric pwd and lemon juice. Then fry curry leaves,mustard seeds,cashew nuts,green chillies,groundnuts in oil and add the rice and mix well.


Ingredients:

Rice-1cup
Green chillies-2nos
Channa dal-1/2tsp
Mustar+urd seeds-1tsp
Groundnuts-2tbsp
Cashew nuts-2tbsp
Curry leaves and coriander leaves
Lemon-1
Turmeric pwd-1/2tsp
Oil-2tbsp
Salt to taste

Preparation:
Wash and soak rice with 2cups of water in a pressure cooker for 5mints.Once 5mints is done.Keep the pressure cooker on hob and cook for 2whistles.wait for few mints to cool the cooker.

Once it is cooled take the rice and spread on a plate along with 1tsp of oil,salt and turmeric pwd and mix well without making the rice mashed.

Heat a pan with remaining oil,add mustar+urd+channa along with curry leaves,once the seeds pop add slit green chillies along with cashew and ground nuts and fry for few mints till all ingredients turn light golden colour.Remove from the hob and allow to cool.


In the mean while cut the lemon and extract juice from it and keep aside.(For getting juice quickly from the lemon soak lemon in hot water for few mints then the juice comes easily.) Add this juice to the cooked rice and mix well.Then the fried ingredients and again mix well.

Finally add chopped coriander leaves and transfer into serving bowl and enjoy..


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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Chicken Fry with Roasted Spices

This Chicken fry with roasted spices tasted very good with rice as well as with rotis for my lunch.I was bored making regular chicken fries and kurma's and i thought of making something different this time.Then i remembered this fry which is cooked with chopped onions and tomato's and with roasted spices i.e.(cinnamom,cardamom,cloves,little cashew nuts).My daughter liked it very much.

Ingredients:

Chicken-250gms
Chopped Onions-2medium
Chopped Tomato's-2medium
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Chiili pwd-1tsp
Coriander pwd-1tsp
Turmeric pwd-1/2tsp
chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Oil-2tbsp

Dry roast n grind:

Cloves-2nos
Cinnamon-1no
Cardamom-2nos
Cashew nuts-4or5



Preparation:

Clean and cut chicken into small pieces.

Heat a pan with oil,add chopped onions and fry till they turn golden colour.Then add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes out.

Add chopped tomato's and cook till they become soft.Once tomato's are cooked add chicken along with chilli,coriander and turmeric pwds.Fry on high flame for 5mints stirring occasionally.Then cook with closed lid till chicken is cooked.If you want you can add half a cup of water while cooking.

Once oil starts oozing out,add the grounded spices pwd and mix well and cook for few mints.

Finally add chopped coriander leaves and remove from the hob and transfer into a serving bowl.

Enjoy spicy and tasty chicken fry with rice or rotis.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Aloo Kurma

Hi Friends,since last week i was not feeling well because of sever cold n cough.So i can't done the blogging.At the same time for my daughter laky the school have given 2weeks holidays as she completed her 1st term,managing two kids in the home n cooking had became very difficult.

Coming to the recipe i have prepared Aloo Kurma with rotis for my dinner yesterday.For this kurma i grinded coconut and poppy seeds together.

Ingredients:

Potatoes/Aloo-250gms
Chopped Onions-2medium
chopped Tomato's-2medium
cloves-2
Cinnamon-1
Cardamom-2
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Red chilli Pwd-1tsp
Coriander Pwd-1tsp
Chopped coriander -1tbsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Oil-2tbsp
Salt to taste

To grind:


Fresh coconut grated-2tbsp
Poppy seeds-1tsp

Preparation:

Peel the skin of potato's and cut into small pieces and boil for 10mints along with turmeric Pwd,because it cooks fast if we add turmeric Pwd OR you can wash and cut potatoes into half and pressure cook for 3whistles.

Heat a pan with oil,add cumin seeds along with spices once they pop up add chopped onions and fry till they turn into golden colour.Add ginger garlic paste and fry for few mints till raw smell goes out.

Add chopped tomatoes and cook with closed lid till they become soft.Then add the cooked potato's along with chilli n coriander pwd and fry for few mints and cook with closed lid for 5mints.Add 11/2cup of water with required salt and stir well and again cook on medium flam.

Add grounded coconut n poppy seeds paste to the mixture and mix well and cook for 5mints till the gravy becomes thick.Finally add the chopped coriander leaves and remove from the hob.

Transfer into a serving bowl and enjoy with rotis or any pulaos.

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