Saturday, September 10, 2011

Baingan Bartha

1 large egg plant
1 medium sized onion - finely chopped
2 tomato - finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1-2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala powder

1) Pre heat oven to 200 degree Celsius. Place eggplant in a tray and roast it in oven for forty minutes. Every ten minutes change the sides. Once done, peel the skin and mash the insides
2) Heat oil in a frying pan, add cumin seeds. Add onion and fry.
3) Once it turns translucent, add turmeric powder, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, garam masala powder and mix.
4) Add tomato and fry for 2-3 minutes.
5) Add mashed eggplant, check for salt. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Thai vegetarian green curry

2 cup tofu
1 capsicum - cut into slices
1 cup broccoli - cut into chunky florets
2 Tbsp basil leaves - chopped
2 kaffir lime leaves
1 can coconut cream

For paste:
1 Tbsp coriander seeds
2 Tbsp cumin seeds
1/2 cup basil leaves
1/2 cup coriander leaves
3 green chilli
3 Tbsp soy sauce
1 onion
1 Tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 kaffir lime leaves
1/2 stalk lemon grass
1 tsp sugar

1) Grind all the ingredients meant for the paste into a fine paste ;)
2) Take oil in a pan and fry the paste for a minute or two.
3) Add tofu and fry for a minute. Add coconut milk. Cover and cook for 2 minutes
4) Add a kaffie lime leaf, chopped basil, capsicum and broccoli. Check for salt. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve with Jasmine rice :)