Sunday, July 31, 2011

Aloo Gobi

4 medium sized potato - diced
1 medium sized onion - diced
2 cups cauliflower florets
1 cup peas
2 Tbsp Oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp ajwain seeds
2 Tbsp curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp grated ginger
2 green chilli
1 tsp red chilli powder
2 bay leaf
1 tsp amchur powder
1 tsp finely diced coriander leaves

1) Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaf, cumin seeds, ajwain seeds, ginger, curry leaves, green chilli. Add onion and fry until it turns translucent
2) Add turmeric powder, garam masala, red chilli powder. Remove bay leaf.
3) Add potato cover and cook until potato is half done. (I microwaved it potatoes for 4 mins to quicken the process)
4) Add cauliflower florets, peas, salt. Cover and cook until potato and cauliflower is done.
5) Mix in coriander leaves and amchur powder

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Palak Paneer with Pistachio

1 bunch Spinach - coarsely chopped
1/2 onion - finely chopped
2 cloves garlic - finely chopped
1 tsp grated ginger
1 medium sized tomato
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Ghee - 2 Tbsp
Paneer - 10 to 15 cubes
Roasted Pistachio - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 3
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
2 tsp lemon juice

1) Take about 1 tsp of oil in a frying pan. Add green chilli and spinach and fry until spinach has wilted. Allow it to cool and grind it into fine paste.
2) Boil tomato until the skin can be removed. Squash it once skin is removed
3) Grind pistachios coarsely
4) In a frying pan, heat ghee add chopped garlic and fry until it begins to change colour. Add cumin seeds ginger and onion fry for 2 minutes.
5) Add turmeric powder, pistachio fry for a minute. Add spinach paste. Cook it for 5 minutes on medium heat
6) Add paneer and lemon juice. Cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dahi bread upma

4 Tbsp thick yoghurt
4 Tbsp water
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp amchur powder
6 slices of bread
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp ghee
1 green chilli
1 sprig of curry leaves
2 tsp coriander leaves for garnishing
1/2 onion chopped
1/2 potato boiled and chopped (optional)

1) Mix yogurt, water, 1 tsp salt, sugar, chilli powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder and amchur powder.
2) Cut bread slices into cubes and mix it with above.
3) Heat up oil in a frying pan, add mustard seeds and wait for it to splutter. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, green chilli and onion. Fry until onion changes its colour
4) Add boiled potato and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add bread and ghee, fry for 5-7 minutes. Check for salt.
5) Garnish with coriander and serve hot :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Rava dosa

1 cup semolina - fine
2 Tbsp maida
3 Tbsp rice flour
2 sprigs of curry leaves - minced
4 sprigs of coriander leaves - minced
2 green chilli - minced
1/2 small sized onion - minced
1 tsp grated ginger
2 tsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste

1) Mix all the ingredients above except oil - Consistency should be like that of milk. Leave aside for 15-20 mins, add more water if semolina soaks up water
2) Heat a frying pan. Take a ladleful of batter and spread it. It's not possible to spread it like a normal dosa batter - I tilt the pan a bit and work from top to bottom, allowing the batter to flow downwards.
3) Sprinkle few drops of oil, after a minute or two flip to the other side and heat it for a minute.

Serve with sambar/chutney pudi/chutney :)