Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hari Mirchi Ka Thecha



This recipe comes from my very good friend Shobana Rao ...I found this recipe in her blog http://www.cookingwithshobana.com/ and tried it and absolutely loved every bit of it ....I have already tried it twice and its been my top favorite ever since...great chutney for methi thephla or Bhakri ...Do try this you absolutely love it and do check her website for more wonderful food collection. 
                Thanks so much Shobana akka for this wonderful recipe :)

Ingredients 

8-10 Long Green chillies (washed) 

1/2 Cup Roasted Peanuts

7-8 Garlic cloves

2 tbsp oil

1/4 Cup coriander leaves Finely chopped

salt to taste

Method


  1. Cut each chillies into 3-4 bits and keep aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in deep and roast green chillies till the spots appear on them. Then add garlic and fry for a while now add peanuts and fry for a minute and then keep aside.
  3. In little oil add coriander leaves and fry well till little wilted and then keep it aside and grind this along with other ingredients without adding water to a coarse powder. Generally it should be pounded in the mortor and pestle .
  4. Enjoy with bhakri ...you will absolutely love every bite of it :).

Note: If U Grind in mixer grinder DO NOT ADD water and 1 whizz is enough groundnuts must not be fully ground must have a little broken texture.



Monday, August 25, 2014

Spicy Mexican Corn

My son just loves Cup O corn  as he tells it ...he always order a particular flavor that is Mexican Corn ...so for him I tried it at home and he absolutely loved it...so here you go my version of mexican corn :)

Ingredients

2 cups of Frozen corn ( microware high for a min )

1 tsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder

1/2 tsp crushed Black Pepper

Juice of half a lemon

1 tbsp butter + 1/2 tsp oil

Salt to taste

Method

In Deep pan add butter, oil when it melts add red chilli powder, fry well now add corn add pepper powder.

Add salt and lemon juice and add little water and boil till flavours get coated with the corn and get well infused.

Yummmmmm Enjoy Your Hot Cup O corn ...Like how my son says ...:)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Cheats Veg Nuggets


Ya I know I have given a naughty name for my dish as it is as its name...this is a superfast Nuggets which you will absolutely love ...My son loved these small beauties and that lovely smile is the best compliment to any mom. This is sure to be a hit in children's party.....Now for the recipe :)

Ingredients
1 pack of Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini
( You can use any flavour which you like)

1/2 cup Store brought bread crumbs

For Plain Flour (Maida Paste)

1/4 cup Maida ( Plain flour)

1/4 tsp Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp Dried chilli flakes 

1/2 tsp Pepper

Oil of deep frying 

pinch of salt

Method

In bowl make a paste of plain flour, Italian seasoning, chilli flakes, Pepper and salt.

Dip Tortellini in Maida paste and coat them in Bread crumb. Keep it aside and prepare all the others the same way.

Deep fry them till crisp and serve with Spicy ketchup or Mayonise ....Enjoy!!!!
Variation : You can Replace Tortellini with any pasta of your choice .....I am sure with a pinch of your love you can always put a special touch to any dish :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sattvik Dry Peas Gravy

This is my best gravy experiment which came out perfect the other day ...this is no onion no garlic recipe which ...simply try this you will definitely Love this gravy ......Perfect with Chapathi and Rice :)




Ingredients

1/2 cup Dried White Peas

2 Tomatoes

3 tbsp coriander leaves + extra for garnishing

3-4 Green chillies

1/4 cup coconut 

1/4 tsp Saunf

1/2 tsp Red chilli powder

1/4 tsp Tumeric powder

1/2 tsp Garam masala

1/2 tsp Chana Masala ( Baadshah Brand)

1 sprig of Curry leaves

1/4 tsp Jeera

small piece of Phool chakri ( Star anise)

3 tbsp oil + 1 tbsp butter (if you don't like butter just omit it )

salt to taste

Method

  1. Soak the dried peas overnight and next morning pressure cook peas till done.
  2. Grind Tomatoes, green chillies, coriander leaves to a fine paste.
  3. Grind coconut and saunf to a fine paste and keep aside.
  4. In wide pan add oil + Butter and put jeera, star anise when they sizzle a bit add curry leaves and fry well.
  5. Add ground Tomato paste, and fry till it leaves out oil then add haldi powder, red chilli powder, chana masala , garam masala and fry well now add coconut paste and fry well till it leaves out oil .
  6. Now add boiled peas and add salt. Add  1/2 cup water , simmer and bring it to a boil. Garnish with Coriander leaves.






Thursday, July 17, 2014

Brinjal Puddi sagle and Dalitoi




Today's post is very special as it is about my traditional feast. This brinjal/ Aubergine dish is really yummy and its totally yummy when you have with traditional Konkani style dal which is called as Dalitoi which I used to cherish since my childhood days ...one of my mom's best recipes which is well known in every konkani household. You can also replace Aubergine with your favorite vegetable like potato ...the masala is simply the best !!!!

Brinjal Puddi Sagle (Aubergine in spicy sauce)

Ingredients

1 Aubergine ( I have used long variety of purple aubergine which I have cubed)

1/2 cup coconut

8 Fried Red chilli (fry red chillies in little oil and keep it aside)

small piece of tamarind

1 & 1/2  tbsp coriander seeds

salt to taste

3 tbsp oil

1 sprigs of curry leaves

Method

  • Fry coriander seeds in little oil till light brown and when it gives out nice aroma just switch of the gas.
  • Then grind these fried coriander seeds with redchillies, coconut, tamarind , salt to a coarse paste adding little water.
  • In pan heat oil add mustard seeds when it starts spluttering add curry leaves and put the cubed aubergine cover and cook till aubergine is cooked now add this ground paste and fry well till masala coats brinjal pieces well and it becomes a bit dry and leaves out oil. Add seasoning .
  • Serve with Rice and Dalitoi ...simply out of  this world :)




Dalitoi (traditional konkani dal )

1 cup toor dal

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

6 green chillies (sliced)

2 tbsp coriander leaves

For tempering

1 tbsp ghee / little oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

2 Red chillies

Asafoetida a generous pinch

Method

Wash Toordal , put haldi and Pressure cook  till done add 2 cup water and mash the dal properly .

Add Green chillies, coriander leaves and salt and bring to a boil .

For Tempering

Add ghee in a pan add mustard seeds add 2 red chillies, hing when they start to splutter add curry leaves and add this to the dal. One of  the best recipes...well you can say Simplicity at it's best :)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tomato Soup






I tried this recipe from chef sanjeev kapoor's videos and just loved the recipe...its so good almost tastes near to any restaurant soup.....Try it ...you' ll simply love this recipe.

Ingredients


4 - 5 Tomatoes sliced


2 carrot Chopped


2 onion sliced


4-5 cloves of garlic


2 tbsp chopped celery (opt)


1 bay leaf


5-6 Black peppercorn


2 tbsp butter


1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper


3 tbsp single Cream


1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves for garnish 


salt to taste


Method


In pressure cooker put butter put bay leaf fry onions slightly add galic cloves, peppercorn , add celery and fry well .


Now add carrots, and tomato and fry well now add water and pressure cook till one whistle and switch off the gas.


Discard the bay leaf strain and retain this juice and keep it aside for later use. Now grind all the boiled ingredients to the fine paste.


In pan add little butter put the paste in a strainer and strain nicely add stock water kept aside , put salt and pepper powder . Garnish with little milk cream and serve immediately with bread croutons..

Simply heavenly :)




Friday, July 4, 2014

Spicy Dry Chana



One of my signature dish which is most loved by my family is this chana dish....try this you will absolutely love it with chapathi and Poori

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup Boiled Chickpeas

1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds

1/2 tsp haldi/ turmeric powder

1 tsp red chili powder

1/2 tsp garam masala

1/2 tsp Kitchen King Masala

1/2 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp Chana Masala ( I used Badshah)

1/2 tsp Amla Pickle/ Mango pickle along with a small piece of Mango or Amla ( Gooseberry) ( I used Priya Pickle)

2 tbsp tomato Ketchup

2 tbsp coriander leaves

2 tbsp oil

salt to taste

Method

Pressure cook chana and keep aside. Drain all the water.

Heat oil add jeera, when it slightly starts to splutter add haldi, Red chilli powder, garam masala, kitchen king masala, chana masala, priya pickle fry well now add tomato ketchup and fry well.

Now add little water, salt  and simmer it allow it to boil add boiled chickpeas, and salt and boil till the gravy coats chana well and it becomes dry.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

One of my best recipes try it I am sure u ll love every bite of it :-)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Kokum Buttermilk




I just love this cooling buttermilk it's so nice in summer have said to have cooling effect on your body try this drink and refresh yourself in summer....One of my most favorite drinks.

Ingredients 

9 -10 Kokum petals

5 garlic cloves

3-4 green chilies

small piece of jaggary 

salt to taste

1/2 cup well beaten curd

2 1/2 cups of water

Method
  • In a wide pan add water put kokum petals, garlic cloves, jaggary , green chillies and boil it till it is reduced a little and flavors are well infused. Add Salt.
  • Cool and strain in and mix it beaten curd and mix well. 
  • Serve chilled with a little coriander leaves. I just love this drink ...just Refreshing !!!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mixed Veggie Manchurian



One of the lip smacking Chinese starter.....like most of us we love Chinese food and this Manchurian is my fav which i tried the other day for my family.....try this you'll simply love the taste.

Ingredients


For the Veggi Balls

2 cups of mixed minced vegs (carrot, beans, cauliflower)

2 tbsp cornflour


2 tbsp Plain flour


2 tsp crushed garlic


1 tsp green chilli


 salt to taste


oil for frying


For the Manchurian gravy 

3 tbsp oil

3 tbsp finely chopped garlic


4 sliced green chillies


1 tsp soya sauce


1 tsp chilli sauce ( I use sriracha sauce)


1/2 tsp vinegar


1 tsp tomato ketchup


1 cup hot water mixed with 1 tsp cornflour and veg stock cube)


1/4 cup spring greens (For garnishing)


few cashews fried for garnishing


Method 


  • Mince all the vegetables in food processor. Take it out in a bowl  and put the cornflour, garlic, green chilli and maida add salt and mix everything together & make small balls and dip in the cornflour and deep fry in oil till golden brown.

  • For Sauce
  • Heat oil in a wok & fry garlic , green chilli and fry till garlic turns slight brown then add soya sauce, chilli sauce, vinegar, tomato ketchup and fry well and then add water( mixed with stock and cornflour) and mix in and simmer and allow it to boil till semi thick. Now add cashews and spring greens and switch off the gas.
  • At the time of serving add the veg balls and serve immediately.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Masalewale Muttar



Ingredients

1 cup shelled peas

2 onion ( finely chopped)


1/2 tsp jeera


1 tsp gin garlic paste


2  tomato (pureed )


1  tsp coriander paste


1/4 tsp haldi powder


1/2 tsp Red chilli powder


1/2 tsp garam masala


1/2 tsp coriander powder


1/4 tsp kasoori methi 


2 tbsp cream 


2 tsp milk 


salt to taste


2 tbsp oil 


2 tbsp coriander leaves (garnish)


Method 


  • In pan add oil jeera add onion and fry well till it leaves out oil and turns brown  add gin garlic paste and fry well till the raw smell dissapears. 
  • Add haldi, red chilli powder, garam masala. coriander powder, kasoori meethi and fry well . Now add pureed tomato and fry till it leaves out add peas, and mix in add cream, milk and bring to a boil. Add salt.
  • Add coriander leaves and serve.