Jun 27, 2009

Raw banana fry

Raw bananas are always a good choice for deep fries. It used to be a tough job initially to keep it on the stove top for a long time and try to make them crispy, golden brown. With the microwave this task too is simplified to help us enjoy favorite fry with no hassles and no sweating. We love this and so we always have atleast once in a week. Should say that it is usually an item to be picked at every weekly veggies shopping.

Serves... 2 ppl 
Serve option... Serve hot and crispy

This is what u'll need....

Raw banana 2
Chilli powder 1/2 tspn
Sambar powder 1 tbspn
Salt to taste 

Here is the stir....
  • Peel the bananas, cut them into small circles and place them in a microwave safe bowl
  • Toss in a tbspn oil, salt, chilli powder, sambar powder into the bowl
  • Pop them into the microwave for 3-5 mins stirring once in between
  • Meanwhile heat a tbspn oil in a pan 
  • Toss the raw bananas into them and fry them on medium high for 3-4 mins. The fry is ready to be served

Jun 15, 2009

Palak dal with a hint of coconut

My mom used to make this for us all the time. Love it with the hint of coconut. It enhances the flavor of the palak as well. Also a good change from the regular palak dal. I think its a good option to create a variety in the regular palak intake

Serves... 2 ppl 
Serve option... Hot rice

This is what u'll need....

Palak 1/2 bunch
Dal 1/4cup
Coconut 2 tbspn
Cumin seeds 2 tspn
Mustard seeds 1 tspn 
Green chillies 2-3 (or chilli powder) 
Salt to taste

Here is the stir....
  • Boil dal, green chillies and chopped palak in a pressure cooker and keep it aside
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, 1 tspn cumin and let them splutter
  • Meanwhile grind coconut with 1 tspn of cumin seeds to a fine paste and it to the dal mixture
  • Pour entire mixture into the pan and bring it to a boil

One omelette to serve many

Warm and soft, fluffy omelette is an irresistible food. I know everyone loves it hot hot... so making for 4-5 people is a big job. I saw this on food network when they make it for many people at the same and no hassle of sweating near the stove when everyone is ready to have lunch. So make this in one shot and join people for lunch enjoying your favorite omelette bite. I have added ingredients to suit our family taste and you can change it your style.

Serves... 4 ppl 
Serve option... Warm

This is what u'll need....
Eggs 4
Heavy cream 1/4 cup
Salt to  taste
Green chillies 4
Onions 1
Tomato 1(optional)
Pasley 1 tbspn
Pepper 1/2 tspn

Here is the stir....
  • Beat the eggs and heavy cream together and then toss in chopped onions, chopped green chillies, tomato, parsley, salt and pepper
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Pour the mixture into a oven-safe dish and bake it for 10-12 mins. Keep an eye and remove before it is just almost done as it keeps cooking inside even after removing from the oven. Sere it hot and enjoy

Jun 14, 2009

Thanni dal... simple dal but a little watery

Eating the same kind of dal every time can be really boring. My father-in-law has a favroite dal recipe .. thanni dal which means watery dal and that is where I picked the name from. This version has a heavy aroma of garlic which adds to the taste. Try this and you will love to add this to your everyday making dal list.

Serves... 2 ppl 
Serve option... Hot rice

This is what u'll need....

Tuvar dal 1/2 cup
Garlic cloves 5-7 big
Onion 1 small
Green chillies 4
Curry leaves 1 tbspn 
Mustard 1 tspn
Urad dal 1 tspn 
Oil 2 tbspn
Salt to taste

Here is the stir....
  • Boil tuvar dal in pressure cokker for around 4-5 whistles
  •  Meanwhile heat oil in a pan. Add mustard, urad dal, curry leaves and wait till mustard seeds splutter
  • Toss in finely chopped garlic and stir them till you can smell the sweet aroma of garlic
  • Add chopped onions, green chillies and stir for a few mins till the onion turns a little darker than golden brown
  • Mash the dal. Add water and salt to it and pour into the pan
  • Mix everything well and boil for a couple of mins

Jun 13, 2009

Kundru sabji

I love kundrus .. the way they look fresh in every season. They look so attractive that I dont mind picking them up if I am not planning for the week. Kundru sabji is a tasty and easy to make. This one here doent need much spice but tastes perfect the way it is.

Serves... 2 ppl 
Serve option... Hot rice and dal or chapathis

This is what u'll need....

Kundru 1/2 lb
Mustard 1 tsbpn
Urad dal 1 tsp
Onion 1 small
Chilli powder 1/2 tspn

Sambar powder 1 tspn

Salt to taste

Here is the stir....
  • Wash and cut kundru into circles
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, urad dal
  • Toss in chopped onions and fry till they turned translucent
  • Add the kundru pieces, salt, chilli powder and sambar powder to the pan
  • Cook on medium stirring once in a while until everything is cooked

Jun 7, 2009

Chicken kurma

We had this at a get-together at my friends place and just loved it. Got the recipe from her and tried it the very next weekend. It just tasted amazing. Try it and you might also say the same.

This is what u'll need....

Chicken 2 lbs
Whole garam masala
Onion 2 med
Salt to taste
Shredded coconut 1/2 cup
Cashews 5(optional)
Gg paste 1 tbspn
Green chillies 4
Curd 2 tbspn
Red chilli powder 1/2 tbspn
Coriander powder 1 tbspn
Cumin powder 1/2 tbspn
Crushed pepper 1/2 tbspn
Turmeic 1/4 tspn

Here is the stir....
  • Heat oil in a pan and add whole garam masala
  • Finely chop onions and toss them in. Sprinkle little salt and fry till they turn translucent
  • Add gg paste, turmeric, green chillies and fry for 2-3 mins
  • Stir in curd , coriander, cumin, chilli powder and chicken and cook on a low flame for around 15-20 mins or until chicken is cooked
  • Grind coconut and cashews to a very fine paste and add it to the chicken.
  • Cook for 5 more mins and sprinkle crusher pepper towards the end

Jun 6, 2009

Vegetable biryani

Biryani and its aroma are far beyond explanation. Anyone who has tested it is the judge. Soft cooked and fluffy basmati  rice and the wonderful aroma of whole garam masala is the speciality that teases our taste buds and mind to eat, eat and just eat. Everyone has their own style to follow and everyone has their own taste to try out. So, here goes my version for the aromatic veg biryani

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