Saturday, January 29, 2011

Vegetable Vermicelli Pulao

Yesterday i made this Vegetable Vermicelli pulao for my dinner.Its quite easy n consumes less time to prepare.So we can prepare it anytime.Here i used frozen mixed veggies along with onions and pulao masala.Here goes the recipe..

Ingredients:

Vermicelli/Semiya-1cup
Frozen mixed veggies-1/2cup(carrot,peas,beans,corn)
Chopped onions-1medium
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Pulao masala-1/2tsp(store brought)
Chopped coriander leaves
Fried cashew nuts
Lemon juice-1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-2tbsp

Preparation:

Heat a nonstick pan with oil and fry the vermicelli till it changes into golden colour and transfer it into plate.

In the same pan again add oil.Add cumin seeds long with chopped onions and fry till onions turns into pink colour.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes out.Now add frozen veggies and stir well for 2-3 mints.Then add pulao masala along with lemon juice,required salt.

Add 11/2cup of water and bring to boil,At this stage add the fried vermicelli slow and mix well.Cook with closed lid for 5-6 mints or till it is cooked.

Once it is cooked add chopped coriander leaves and garnish with fried cashew nuts and transfer it into a serving bowl.Enjoy tasty n spicy pulao.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Eggplant-Potato curry

I made this Eggplant and Potato curry in a different way then the regular one.I fried the veggies in oil and then cooked with onions n tomatoes.It came really well,we had it with rotis.You can have it even with rice too..

Ingredients:

Eggplant/Vankaya-3nos(purple)
Potato-3nos medium
Chopped onions-1big
Chopped tomatoes-1bid
Chili powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Groundnut powder-1tsp
Mustard+urd Dal-1tsp
Curry leaves
Crushed garlic cloves-2nos
Chopped coriander leaves
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-1tbsp
Oil for frying




Preparation:

Wash n chop veggies into cubes and soak in salt water.Drain the water and spread it on kitchen towel to absorb the water.

Heat a pan with enough oil for deep frying the veggies.Fry the veggies until they turn into golden colour and remove it on to kitchen towel.

Heat a pan again with 1tbsp of oil,add mustard+urd dal,crushed garlic and curry leaves.Once the seeds splutter add chopped onions along with salt and fry till onions changes its colour.Add chopped tomatoes along with turmeric pwd and stir well.cook with closed lid for few seconds,so that tomatoes becomes soft.

Add fried veggies along with chili and coriander powder and mix well and cook on high flame for few mints.Then add required water and cook with closed lid till the gravy becomes.Finally add groundnut powder and chopped coriander leaves and stir well and cook for 2mints.Switch off the flame and transfer into a serving bowl and enjoy either with rice or rotis.

Sending this to "Healing foods-Eggplant" hosted by Kavita and event started by "Siri"
also linking the below recipes too for this event:

Brinjal Kazzu Masala

Guthi Vankai Kurra

Monday, January 24, 2011

My 200th Post:KFC Style Chicken Drumsticks

This is my 200th post.I am very happy on completing my 200th post till now i can't believe my self that i made this.Because before marriage i don't even know how to cook rice or dal.In this occasion i thank each n every blogger friend for supporting me.

Yesterday i made this KFC style Drumstick chops for my lunch.It came really very well and the whole plate was finished with in 10mints.Especially my laky liked it very much.These days she is becoming fan of these chicken leg pieces.when ever i prepare chicken means first she asks me whether i am preparing her favourite leg pieces or not.Actually i saw this recipe in Savitha's Kitchen i was very much impressed when i saw this in her blog.She explained step by step and taken great clicks.Thank you Savi for this yummy n wonderful recipe.Here comes the recipe..

Ingredients:

For marination:
Chicken Drumsticks-4nos
Ginger garlic paste-2tsp
Chili powder-1tsp
Chopped coriander
Salt

For Egg coating:
Egg whites-2nos
Pepper powder-1tsp
Food colour orange a pinch
Salt

For Dry coating:
Maida/APF-1/2cup
Breadcrumbs-1/4cup
Salt-1/4tsp

Oil for shallow frying





Preparation:

Wash and make slits to the drumsticks with knife.

Take a bowl add all the marination ingredients to it and mix well.To this add chicken pieces and mix well.Add water till the chicken pieces are immersed well.Leave it aside for 3hours.

Take a small bowl, add all the egg coating ingredients and mix well.

Place maida and breadcrumbs in a plate mix well.

Once 3hrs is done.Dip the chicken pieces in egg coating and roll them nicely in bread crumbs mixture.
Shallow fry the pieces on medium flame till they are cooked and transfer into kitchen towel.
Serve hot n yummy drumsticks with onions or ketchup.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Badhusha...

First time i made these Badhusha's.It came really very soft n every one in my home enjoyed eating.These days i am not getting time to do blogging as my son is nearing to 11/2yr my attention is full on him.He always revolves in the kitchen itself pulling all the dishes.So i have stay behind him where every he moves.

Ingredients:

For Dough:
All Purpose flour/Maida-2cup
Butter-100gms
Salt a pinch
Baking soda-1/4tsp
Water as required
For syrup:
sugar-1cup
Water-1cup

Oil for deep frying(even you add few spoons of ghee also)

Preparation:

Sieve the flour and baking soda into a bowl.

Add butter(butter should be at room temperature if its in fridge means remove it before 1hour) to the flour and mix with your hand well without any lumps.Now add salt and required water to form a soft n elastic dough.You should the dough for at least 10mints to get soft .Leave it aside for 10mints by covering with kitchen towel.

Heat a pan with oil on medium flame.Again knead the dough and divide into very small balls like we make poori's.Take one small ball into your hand and press in between your palms.Then with your thumb finger press in the middle to form a hole.The hole should not go inside just press it.

Repeat the same procedure for the remaining balls and fry them in oil in batch's i.e at a time 4or5.On medium flame till it turns light golden colour.

Take a pan,add sugar and water and mix well.Cook on low flame for 10mints and switch off the hob.Now dip the fried badhusha's in the syrup for 2mints on both sides and remove it.Place it them on kitchen towel to cool and dry.Then store it in an airtight container and enjoy eating!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Khandvi Snack For ICC

I made this Khandvi Snack last night for ICC.It came really great.Hubby dear liked it very much and asked to prepare it one more time.Thank you Lataji for this wonderful recipe.Sending to "ICC"by Srivalli.

Ingredients :

Gram flour/Besan-1/2cup (heaped)
Yogurt-1/2cup beaten
Water - 1 cup
Chili powder-1/2tsp
Ginger Green Chili paste - 2tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2tsp
Asafetida / Hing - 1/4tsp
Oil - 3tbsp
Salt to taste

For seasoning:

Oil - 2tsp
Mustard seeds- 1tsp
Sesame seeds-2tsp

For Garnishing:

Coconut powder-2tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves


Preparation:

First grease a flat plate with oil before to cook.

Take a bowl,add gram flour,beaten yogurt,ginger-green chili paste,chili pwd along with required salt and water.Mix well without lumps.

Now add Asafetida and turmeric pwd and mix well.Batter should be smooth.

Heat a non-stick pan with oil,add the batter to it.

Stir continuously until the batter is well cooked.

The batter will be ready when the batter turns a light brown colour and leaves the walls of the pan.

Batter should not become soild it should be in semi liquid state.

Transfer the cooked batter quickly on to the flat greased plate and spread to a thin sheet over the surface.

It has to be done very fast other wise the batter will thicken as it cools and difficult to spread.
Make strips with knife on the sheet. Roll each strip into spirals.Then place them in a separate plate.

Heat another pan with oil, add mustard and sesame seeds once they splutter pour it over the rolled spirals on another plate.

Finally garnish with chopped coriander leaves and coconut powder.Enjoy it

Friday, January 14, 2011

Spicy Egg Curry

First of all Wishing my friends a Happy pongal.I have prepared spicy Egg curry which goes great with rotis or rice.Here i have onions,tomatoes,chili and coriander powder along with coconut powder.I like doing experiments with cooking.So i made this curry.

Ingredients:

Boiled Eggs-4nos
Finely chopped onions-2medium nos
Finely chopped tomatoes-2medium nos
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Chili powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Coconut powder-1tbsp
Mustard+urd dal-1tsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Curry leaves a few
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt to taste
Oil-2tbsp

Preparation:

Heat a pan with oil,add mustard+urd dal along with cumin seeds once they splutter,add chopped onions along with salt and fry till they turn into light brown colour.

Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes out.Now add chopped tomatoes along with turmeric pwd and cook till tomatoes become soft.

Then add little water to the mixture,add chili and coriander powders and stir well.Now add coconut powder and mix well.

Now add required water and cook till it becomes little thick.In mean time make slits to the boiled eggs and keep aside.Once the gravy become thick add boiled eggs and cook for 3mints with closed lid.Finally add chopped coriander and turn off the hob.

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

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dal Pulao

Dal Pulao is different from regular pulao's.This pulao is healthy and nutritious.It is easy to prepare,i have tried and tasted this pulao from Priya's blog.Thank you so much priya for sharing such a healthy n easy pulao.


Ingredients:

Basmati Rice-2cups
Channa dal-1cup
Chopped tomatoes-2nos
Whole spices (bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon stick,cardamoms)
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Slit Green chillies-2nos
chili powder-1/2tsp
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Chopped coriander leaves
Oil+ghee-1tbsp
Turmeric Powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste

Preparation:

Wash and soak Dal,rice for 10mints.

Pressure cook both Dal and ice with 5cups of water for 2whistles.
Heat a pan with oil,add spices and fry till they change colour.Add chopped onions along with salt and fry till it turns inti golden brown.Then add ginger garlic paste along with tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes become soft.Now add all the powders and mix well and cook for few mints or until oil separates.

Add the cooked Dal and rice to the mixture and mix well.so that all ingredients are nicely mixed up.Now add ghee and mix.Finally add chopped coriander and transfer into a serving bowl and enjoy!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Egg Fried Rice

I have prepared Egg fried rice for my lunch today.After long time i have prepared this rice.It is one of my favourite rice.Also it takes less time to prepare.

Ingredients:

Basmati rice-2cups
Water-3cups
chopped veggies(carrot,beans,peas
Spring onions-1bunch
Soya sauce-1tbsp
Pepper pwd-1tsp
Eggs-4no.
Ajinomoto a pinch
Black cumin seeds-1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-2tbsp

Preparation:

Wash and soak rice for 10mints.Drain the water from the rice and keep aside.

Heat a pan with oil,add cumin seeds once they splutter,add 3cups of water along with required salt.Bring water to boil,add rice and cook on high flame for few mints.Simmer the flame and cook till rice is done.

Spread the cooked rice to cool. In such a way that the rice separates into grains.

Chop springs onions and keep aside.

Heat a nonstick pan with oil,add chopped spring onions and fry them for few mints.Add veggies and cook till they become transparent.

Add Soya sauce and mix well .So that all veggies are nicely mixed up.

Add the cooked rice along with salt and ajinomoto.Mix well.

Note:Add small amount of salt here.Because we have already added salt to the rice while cooking.

In mean time beat eggs in a bowl with salt.
Heat a pan with enough oil ,add the beaten eggs and make egg scramble and keep aside.

Now add this egg scramble to the rice and mix well.Finally add pepper pwd.Mix well.

Transfer into a serving bowl and enjoy tasty tasty Egg Fried Rice.

Sending this to "Dish Name Starting with E"
"Let's Cook Rice"

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mixed Veggies stuffed in Capsicum with Cheddar Cheese topping

Today morning went busy-busy.As laky started going to school after 2weeks vacation.In morning i was running behind her to get her ready and to pack snack and lunch box.Coming to the recipe i have prepared Mixed veggies stuffed in capsicum with cheddar cheese topping.Actually i saw this recipe in Savitha's Kitchen.Where she used potato stuffing.But here i changed ingredients according to my taste and prepared it.We had it with rotis and it went delicious.Especially my laky liked the stuffing with cheese.

Ingredients:

Capsicum/bell pepper-3nos
Oil-1tsp

For Stuffing:

Mixed veggies-1cup frozen
chopped onions-1medium
Chili powder-1tsp
Turmeric pwd a pinch
Cumin seeds pwd-1/2tsp
Chopped coriander leaves
Cheddar Cheese-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil-2tsp

Step by Step:


Wash and cut the top layer and remove seeds to make it hallow.

Place mixed veggies stuffing in capsicum

Topped with cheddar cheese

Finally baked capsicums.

Preparation:

For preparing Stuffing:

Heat a pan with oil,add cumin seeds once they splutter add chopped onions and fry till they turn into ligth brown colour.
Add frozen veggies along with cumin,chilli powder and salt.Mix well.
Once veggies are cooked add cumin seeds pwd and mix well.Add chopped coriander before removing from the hob.

Stuffing Process:

Wash and cut the top layer of capsicum,remove the seeds and make it hollow.Brush oil in and out of the capsicum.
Take a spoon full of stuffing and fill it inside the capsicum.Now top with cheddar cheese.

Pre heat the oven for 250degrees.
Place the stuffed capsicum on a tray and bake it for 30 mins or until the outer layer of capsicums/bell pepper shrinks.In between brush the capsicum with oil.
Serve with rotis and enjoy!

Sending to Bake-Off Event

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Jangri

Hope every one enjoyed New Year greatly.Feeling very lazy to sit in front of system and blogging due to the bad weather here.whole day feeling like sleeping or sitting in front of heater.But from tomorrow the routine job will begin as my laky and hubby dear will start going to there works.Coming to the recipe,i want to the start the New year with a sweet,so i prepared this jangri on New year day it self.

Preparation Time: 7 min
Cooking Time : 25 min
Recipe Type : Desserts/Sweets


Ingredients:

Urad dal-1cup(i used split ones)
Sugar-3cups
water-3cups
Rice flour-1tbsp
Food colour orange a pinch
Oil or ghee for frying


Preparation:

Wash and soak the urad dal for at least 1hour.
Drain the water and grind to a fine paste till the consistency of glue sticking.Transfer the batter into bowl.

Now add food colour and rice flour to the bowl.Mix well.

Pour the batter in a zip lock bag.Make a small hole at the cornerof a bag.
Heat oil in a shallow frying pan,prepare jangri's in concentric circular form by slowly pressing the bag.

Fry these jangris on low heat till crispy.Soak hot jangri's in sugar syrup not more than few minutes.

For making sugar syrup.

Add equal quantity of sugar and water and bring to boil on low flame till sugar melts.Then boil on medium flame for 10mints.Remove from the hob.

serve hot and enjoy!