Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Omelette Curry

Today I am posting a recipe which is popular in northern kerala that is OMELETTE CURRY.The curry is made with an omelette cut into broad strips.The gravy  is like a thick spicy coating around the omelette strips.Here goes the recipe..


Ingredients:
For the omelette -
Eggs-4
Onion-1small,finely chopped
Green chillies-2,finely chopped
Coriander leaves a few
A pinch of ground pepper 
Salt to taste
Oil

For the curry -
Grated coconut-2tbsp
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-2tsp
Red chilli powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Onions-3small,finely sliced
Tomatoes-2medium,chopped
Cider vinegar-1tsp
Green chillies-2to3,chopped
Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Oil-2tbsp


Preparation:

Put the coconut,cumin and fennel seeds,coriander,red chilli,turmeric and garam masala powders into a blender with 2tbsp water and grind to a paste.Set aside.

To make the omelette ,whisk the eggs.Add the onion,green chillies,coriander leaves,pepper and salt to taste and mix well.
Heat a little oil in a large pan and,when hot ,pour in the egg mixture.When the lower side of the omelette is cooked,turn the omelette over with a large spatula.Let the other side cook,then remove from the heat.First cut the omelette in half,then cut cross ways into 1 inch wide strips.Roll up the strips.Set aside on kitchen paper.

To make the curry,heat the oil in the frying pan and fry the slices onions over a moderate heat for 10 minutes.Add the spice paste and fry for 3-4 minutes.Add a little more oil if the mixture sticks to the pan but the spices must fry properly.

Add the green chillies and tomatoes and saute for 5minutes.Then add the vinegar and 1cup of water and salt to taste.Simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the coriander leaves and omelette strips.Cook for 3minutes over a very low heat,then serve with rotis.



Friday, January 10, 2014

Masala Peanuts In Microwave

Today i prepared very easy and crunchy masala peanuts in microwave.They came very well then the one's which we fry in oil.It requires just 1tbsp oil it self.In these winter days here i liked it very much with coffee.Here goes the recipe..


Ingredients:

Peanuts/Groundnuts-1cup
Gram flour-1/2cup
Red chilli powder-1/2tsp
Gram masala-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Amchur powder-1/2tsp
Baking soda a pinch
Asafoetida a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil-1tbsp


Preparation:

Take a bowl,pop the gram flour into it.Add salt,red chilli powder,gram masala,coriander powder,amchur powder,baking soda,asafoetida.Mix all the ingredients nicely.

Add water in peanuts.The level of water should be more than that of peanuts.And strain them immediately.
Now add these wet peanuts in the gram flour and mix them.Stir them continuously so that the peanuts are well coated with the gram flour.Add little amount of water around 1-2 tsp.Mix the Peanuts well so that it is coated with gram flour.Add 1tbsp of oil and mix again.

Place the peanuts in microwave safe plate and spread them nicely.Place the tray in microwave.
Microwave them for 4 minutes on maximum power.Now take the tray out  and separate the peanuts using spoon or spatula and turn them.Again microwave for 1more minute on maximum power(depending on the individual microwave we have to adjust the timing ,so please check your microwave timings).Take out and allow them to cool and enjoy taste and crunchy masala peanuts with tea or coffee .





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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Paneer Fingers

First of all Happy New year to all my blog readers and friends.Hope all of you had a wonderful new year.I am posting first recipe for this year with paneer,which is very simple to make and delicious to eat.Children will love this as a snack.Here goes the recipe.. 



Ingredients:

Paneer cut into finger size-250grms(here i used stored brought paneer).
Corn flour-4 tbsp
All purpose flour/Maida-4 tbsp
Rice flour-4 tbsp
Pepper powder-1/4 tsp
Tomato ketchup-1tbsp
Chilli powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
A pinch of orange red colour
Oil to fry



Preparation:

Mix all the ingredients, except the oil and the panner.
Add enough water to form a thick batter.

Heat oil in a kadai.
Dip each paneer finger in the batter and deep fry.
When fried remove to the kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil.
Serve hot with  tomato ketchup.




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