Sunday, November 28, 2010

Achar Gosht Curry And An Award

Today i made Achar Gosht curry which means chicken curry with spices.It came very well and tasted greatly with rotis.This curry can be made with meat also.

Ingredients:

Chicken-250gms(small cubes)
Ginger garlic paste-2tsp
Tomato 2medium nos(Make puree)
Yogurt-1/2cup
Chopped onions-2medium nos
Turmeric a pinch
Chopped coriander leaves
Red chili pwd-1/2tsp
Lemon juice-2tbsp
Oil-2tbsp
Salt to taste

Dry Roast and Grind:

Fenugreek leaves-1tsp
Nigella seed/black cumin-1tsp
Black pepper seeds-1tsp
Green cardamom-2nos
Cinnamon-1
Bay leaves a few
Mace-1
Fennel seeds/poppy-1/2tsp
Star-1



Preparation:

Clean and cut chicken into small cubes and keep aside.

Take a bowl add chicken cubes along with grinded powder,lemon juice with salt and mix well and keep aside.

Heat a pan with oil,add chopped onions and fry till they turn into pink colour.Add ginger garlic paste along with tomato puree and fry them well till raw smell goes.

Add the marinated chicken cubes along with yogurt and chill,coriander pwd and mix well.Fry for few mints on high flame and then cook on medium flame with closed lid for 10mints.

Add 1/2 cup of water and cook again with closed lid till the gravy becomes thick and chicken is cooked.
Once chicken is cooked add chopped coriander leaves before removing from the hob.

Transfer into a serving bowl and enjoy greatly with rotis or rice.

Note:Adjust the grinding ingredients accordingly to your taste.

This beautiful award is passed to me by Gayathari of "Gayathri's Cook Spot".Thank you dear for sharing such wonderful award, which gives strength and engery in cooking new dishes.

along with the above one i am sending the given below recipes also to "Chicken Recipe Event " started by Dr.sameena
Chicken Fry with Roasted Spices
Kadai Chicken
Chicken Methi
Chicken Chettinad

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Reposting For Only Chaat Event

sending the below two entries to the "ONLY CHAAT EVENT'

Pav Bajji



Bhel Puri



started by Pari of "Foodelicious"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bendakaya Kura/Okra Curry

Bendakaya kura/Okra curry goes great with chapatis and rice.This curry is made with tamarind juice,tomato,onions.It my favourite one,from my school days on wards i like any dish made with bendakaya.And my hubby also likes it very much.

Ingredients:

Bendakaya/okra-250gms
Chopped onions-2medium nos
Chopped Tomatoes-2medium
Chili pwd-1tsp
Coriander pwd-11/2tsp
Tamarind-lemon size
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves
Mustard+urd dal-1tsp
Turmeric pwd-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-2tbsp


Preparation:

First wash and dry the bendakaya's on a kicthen towel.Cut them into 1inch length and keep aside.

Mean while soak tamarind in warm water to get the juice.

Heat a pan and fry the chopped bendakaya till they turn into dark green colour.

Wipe the pan with kitchen towel and again heat the pan with oil,add mustard+urd dal,curry leaves and crushed garlic pods and fry them .

Add chopped onions and tomatoes along with turmeric pwd and fry them till onions changes its colour.Add the bendakaya along with chili and coriander pwd and give a nice stir,so that all the ingredients are mixed well with okra.

Extract the juice from the tamarind and add it to the cooking mixture along with salt and cook with closed lid for 5mints.

Then add 1/2 a cup of water and again cook with closed lid till the kura becomes little thick.Once it becomes thick add chopped coriander leaves and switch off the hob.

Transfer into a serving bowl and enjoy with chapatis or rice.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fish Fry (version-2)

Today i made this fish fry for my lunch along with mutton fry and ghee rice.I have done this fry in different method then the regular one and it takes very less time.It came really very well.with in 10mints all the fish fry is completed by my 4yrs old daughter and 1yrs old son.I am very happy that they liked it very much..

Ingredients:

Salmon fish- 5pieces
Chili pwd-1tsp
Coriander pwd-1tsp
Lemon juice-1/2tsp
Chopped curry leaves-1tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves-1tbsp
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Turmeric pwd-1/2tsp
Maida/All purpose flour-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil-2tbsp


Preparation:

Wash the fish under running cold water and damp with kitchen towel to absorb water.

Take a small bowl add above all ingredients expect fish,maida and mix well.


Take another bowl,add fish pieces now add the masala prepared in small bowl to the fish pieces and mix well so that all pieces are nicely coated with the masala.Keep aside for 15mints.

Once 15mints is done.Take a another bowl,add maida and little water to make semi thick paste.

Then heat a non-stick pan on medium flame,take the marinated fish pieces and dip them in maida paste and fry them on medium flame on both sides by adding little oil,till they are cooked it takes about 5-7mints.

Note:use very less oil for frying because we already added oil in marination .

Once all fish pieces are fried transfer them into serving bowl and enjoy with chopped onions mixed with salt and lemon juice.


Sending this "Any One Can Cook" and "Eat well Live Well "started by Ayeesha of "Taste of Pearl City"

and the product i like in CSN Store is "Pillivuyt" in Baking moudles

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bread Halwa

Halwa must have done in every kitchen sometime or the other.Athamma used to make this so frequently.she makes this bread halwa when she finds a bread two days old.Its easy to prepare just you have cut bread pieces fry them in oil and then simmer in milk and sugar syrup and it goes great.


Ingredients:

Bread Slices - 6slices
Sugar - 4tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Milk - 1cup
Cardamom powder a pinch
Nuts handful for garnishing

Preparation:

Cut bread slices into four pieces and keep aside.

Mean while,take a pan and melt sugar to get syrup.

Heat a pan with oil and fry the bread pieces.Remove and keep aside.

Add milk to the sugar syrup and mix well.Then add the fried bread pieces and mix well i.e bread pieces are nicely coated with milk and sugar syrup.Add cardamom powder and mix well.

Finally garnish with nuts and enjoy!

Sending this to "Bookmarked Recipes :Every Tuesday"

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cauliflower Manchurian

Cauliflower Manchurian or Gobi Manchurian is my favourite one.In my Home town Tirupati i used to eat it at least twice a day.The place where it is sold will be having a big queue and we used to wait and get this Manchurian.The other day it doesn't had much crowd and i asked the person who makes these Manchurian how he makes and he showed be the process to make it.They used regular onions for this Manchurian.

Yesterday i brought fresh cauliflower and thinking what to make with this cauliflower.Then i searched into my cook book..and i found this Manchurian which i wrote it before my marriage.I made this Manchurian in Indian style.

Ingredients:

For making the Manchurian

Cauliflower - 250 gms
Chilli sauce-2tbsp
Chilli pwd-1/2tsp
All purpose flour / Maida -3tbsp
Corn flour - 2tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

For making the sauce

Soya sauce - 2tbsp
Tomato Sauce -2 tbsp
Corn flour - 1 tbsp
chilli sauce-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Chopped onions-2medium nos.

Preparation:

For making Manchurian

Clean and cut cauliflower to small pieces.Take water that will be enough to soak the florets and bring to boil. Add to the cauliflower along with salt. Cover with lid and leave it aside.

Take a bowl and the flours and mix with little water to have a batter that's thin.To this add chilli sauce and chilli pwd and mix well.And keep it aside.Drain the cauliflower and keep it ready.

Meanwhile heat a pan with oil. Once its really hot, dip each florets and drop gently into the hot oil. Cook on both sides and drain to a kitchen towel.

For the sauce.

Heat a pan with oil,add black cumin seeds,chopped onions and fry them till onions turns golden brown colour.Add the sauces along with salt and cook for few mints.

Mix corn flour with little water and mix well and then add the cooking mixture and cook for few mints.

Add the fried cauliflower florets and mix well well and cook for 5mints.Finally before removing from the hob add chopped coriander leaves and transfer into serving bowl enjoy it!

Sending this to "Food palette red event "by Torview

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cabbage-Moong dal Kuttu

We usually eat this Cabbage-Moong dal Kuttu with chapatis.It consumes very less time to prepare and the ingredients required are also very few.This time we had it with rice and it was really very good even with it.
Only time consumes in chopping the cabbage otherwise it will be done within 15mints.

Ingredients:

Cabbage-250gms
Moongdal-1/2cup
chopped onions-2medium
Chopped tomatoes-2medium
Slit green chilli-1nos
Chilli pwd-1tsp
Coriander pwd-1tsp
Crushed garlic pods-3nos
Mustard+urd dal-1tsp
curry leaves
chopped coriander leaves
Turmeric pwd-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-2tbsp


Preparation:

Wash and chop cabbage into fine pieces.
Wash moongdal and keep aside.


Take a pressure cooker,add chopped cabbage,onions,tomatoes along with moongdal,chilli pwd,turmeric pwd and slit green chilli.Add 1cup of water and pressure cook for 2or3 whistles.


Once the pressure cool downs.Smash the cooked mixture with wooden spoon. Heat a pan with oil,add mustard+urd dal,crushed garlic pods ,curry leaves and fry them for few seconds.

Add the cooked mixture to it along with salt and mix well.If required add little water and cook with closed lid for 5mints on medium flame.


Finally before removing from the hob add chopped coriander leaves and transfer into a serving bowl and enjoy with rice or chapatis.


also Sending this to "Dish Name Starts with C" started by Akila of "Learing to cook"

Chow- Chow Kuttu


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pizza Twists

These Pizza Twists is my daughter favourite one and she likes to eat these twists for breakfast,lunch and go on...Actually i saw these twists in a bakery and i then i got the idea of making it in my kitchen.I think every kid will love these pizza Twists.

Ingredients:

Plain Flour-2cups
Grated cheddar-60gms
Tomato sauce-3tbsp
Yeast-7gms
Olive oil-2tbsp
Warm water-100ml

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 220°c

Take a mixing bowl,add plain flour,yeast,water.olive oil and mix together with your hands.Lightly flour your work top and knead the mixture for 10mints until a smooth dough is formed.

Place the dough back into mixing bowl,cover with a damp tea towel and leave for 40 minutes.

Once 40mints is done.
Use half of the risen dough;roll into a rough rectangle on a floured surface until approx 1cm thick.Do the same with the other half.

Using a spoon,lightly cover half of the dough with the tomato sauce,sprinkle with half of the grated cheese and place the other rectangle on top.

Cut the dough in half and then into approx 3cm wide strips and holding both ends,twist the strip.

Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 5mints.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese .Return to the oven for a further 5mints.

Remove from the oven,allow to cool and then enjoy tasty tasty pizza twists!

Sending this to:

Yeastspotting


Bake-Off
Event

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Methi Crackers

I made this Methi Crackers for diwali..and hope you all celebrated diwali very well.Really these crackers goes great with tea or coffe or you can have it like that itself.Actually i adapted this snack from Aipi of "USMASALA".Thank you very much Aipi for sharing such a wonderful crackers.I liked it. I liked it a lot. Go, try it. You’ll love it too.

Ingredients:

All purpose flour/Maida- 1 cup
Atta-1/2 cup
Sooji /Semolina-2 tbsp
Black pepper pwd-1tsp
Chilli pwd-1/2tsp
Baking soda-1/2tsp
Carom seeds/Ajwain-1/2tsp
Kasoori methi -2to3tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


Preparation:

Take a large mixing bowl,add all the above ingredients except oil and mix well by adding required water and 4tbsp of oil.Knead it into a hard dough.

Cover and leave it for 20mints.Once time is done divide them into small equal balls and roll them into small puris.Fold the puri into half and again fold it to make triangle shape.

Heat a pan with oil for deep frying and fry these crackers on medium flame till golden and crispy on both sides.
Transfer them to a kitchen towel to absorb excess oil and store them in a air tight container.


Sending this to "Bookmarked Recipes :Every Tuesday"

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Boondi Ladoos

Wishing All my Friends "A Happy Deepavali".Today i have prepared Boondi Ladoo which is my Favourite from childhood day's onwards.As we are n't in India we are missing every one in my family there.My kids would have enjoyed a lot there.But here it is not like that.For every deepavali we use to get up early in the morning and then used to have oil bath for kids and wear new clothes.I am happy that both my kids loved these boondi ladoos very much.

Ingredients:

Besan/Gram flour-11/2cup
Sugar-1cup
Baking soda a pinch
Salt a pinch
Cardamom pwd-1/2tsp
Orange food colour a pinch
Cashew nuts


Preparation:

Take a bowl add besan,salt and baking soda and mix well by adding required water in order to make semi thin paste.

In mean time cook the syrup for the ladoo by taking a large pan in that add sugar and pour water till it covers the sugar and cook to get string like syrup.Add cardamom pwd and mix well.

Heat a pan with oil for frying the boondi.Take the batter and pour it over a sieve with round holes.Tap it gently with a spoon so that small balls of dough fall into the oil. Make the balls and keep aside.

Add these fried balls to the sugar syrup and mix well and make ladoos when it is warm only other wise sugar crystallizes.

Enjoy Tasty n yummy Boondi Ladoos!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Egg Rice

Long time back i have done this Egg rice but now i am getting time to write it.Its my own preparation and it came really well.I used regularly available things in every body's kitchen for this rice.Egg rice can be had without any side.



Ingredients:

Eggs-3nos
Cooked Rice-2cups(here i used basmati rice)
Chopped onions-2medium
Chopped tomatoes-2medium
chilli Pwd-1-11/2tsp
Pepper Pwd-1/2tsp
Turmeric pwd-1/2tsp
Coriander pwd-1tsp
Cumin pwd-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves
Black cumin seeds-1tsp
Oil-2tbsp

Preparation:
Heat a pan with oil,add cumin seeds and allow to pop them.Add chopped onions and fry them till they turn golden colour.

Add chopped tomatoes along with all powder's and stir well and cook with closed it till tomatoes becomes soft.


Break the eggs in a bowl and whisk well.Add this egg mixture to the cooking ingredients and mix well so that all mixture is nicely mixed with the eggs.


Once the mixture is cooked well i.e.eggs are cooked well add the cooked rice and mix well .close it with lid and cook for 5mints on low flame.


Finally add the pepper pwd and chopped coriander leaves before removing from the flame.
Transfer into a serving bowl and enjoy tasty-tasty egg rice!


Sending this
"Any One Can Cook" and "Eat well Live Well "started by Ayeesha of "Taste of Pearl City"

and the product i like in CSN Store is "Pillivuyt" in Baking moudles

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cheese-Veggie Balls

I made these cheese-Veggie balls last night.As my daughter is not eating properly these days its becoming very hard for me to prepare foods of her likes.As she likes cheese very much i thought of making these balls.I want it to make little healthier so i used vegetables in these balls.


Ingredients:

Vegetables-1cup frozen(carrots,peas,corn)
Cheddar cheese-3tbsp
Finely chopped Green chillies-2nos.
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves
Pepper Pwd-1/2tsp
Egg-1no
Bread crumb pwd-1/2cup
Oil for frying

Preparation:

Cook the vegetables in a microwave safe bowl with enough water for 5mints.

Once the vegetables are cooked and allow them to cool and grind into a paste (don't add excess water)

Take a bowl add the grinded paste,Cheddarscheese,green chillies,pepper pwd,coriander leaves along with salt and mix well to form balls.And make lemon size balls and keep aside.

Take a small bowl break the egg and whisk it well.

Take the balls and dip them in the egg and then roll them in bread crumb pwd..repeat these steps for all the balls.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Winner of CSN Stored $55 GiveAway is....

I was very excited to do this GiveAway.As it is my first Giveaway..i used Random.org to selecte the winner..and the winner is "Domestic Diva". Congrats to the winner..