Gobi Manchurian

This can be made dry or with gravy.

Ingredients

  • 1 Green bell pepper, cut into big dices
  • 1 Green chilli, minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic , minced
  • ¼ cup Scallions/Spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Dark soy sauce
  • 4 tsp Tomato ketchup
  • ¼ tsp Salt to taste
  • 3 tsp Oil for sauteing
  • 2 cup Oil for deep frying
  • 2 tsp Maggi Chilli Garlic Sauce

For Frying

  • 4 cup Cauliflower , cut into florets
  • 2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp All purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Corn flour
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp White pepper powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 pinch Orange red food colour
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce
  • ½ tsp Vinegar
  • 1 pinch Ajinomoto (optional)
gobimanchurian
Method

  • Wash the cauliflower florets; cook with salt water for few minutes.
  • Drain the water completely; pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  • Mix these items all purpose flour, corn flour, salt, red chilli powder, white pepper powder, ginger garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, food color and ajinomoto.
  • Make fine paste ; toss cauliflower in and coat it with the paste.
  • Heat 2 cups of oil; fry the cauliflower florets; keep it aside.
  • Heat 3 tsp. of oil in a pan, saute green peppers, ginger garlic, green chilli for 1 to 2 minutes, once they turned tender, add the fried cauliflower with soy sauce, tomato ketchup, chilli garlic sauce and salt.
  • Mix everything for few minutes till masala becomes dry. Add scallion and saute for 2 to 3 min.
  • Garnish with Scallions.

February 27, 2009 at 4:08 pm 1 comment

Peas Pulav

We can make this pulav very easily. Ideal for any potluck /parties.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 1 cup Green peas
  • 1/2 cup Onion, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 3 count Cardamom
  • 3 count Cloves
  • 1 inch size Cinnamon stick
  • 1or 2 Bay leaf
  • 1 clove of whole Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp GingerGarlic Paste
  • Cilantro, Mint leaves
  • 3 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 Tblsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
 Peas Pulav

Method

  • In a pan, add oil; add whole spices(Jeera, Mint leaves, Cilantro,Curry leaves,Greenchillies, Garlic);saute well.
  • Add onions; saute well till translucent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste at this stage and saute till the raw smell disappears.
  • Add green peas and mix well.
  • Add salt and pour 1 and a half cup of water.
  • Add the rice; mix well; cook them in a rice cooker.
  • Garnish with cilantro leaves.
  • Serve hot with raita and chicken/vegetable gravy.

February 25, 2009 at 9:30 am 1 comment

Easy Vegetable Pasta

This is kind of very easy to make pasta. overall cooking time comes less than 15 min.You can make your own variations with your favorite vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Rotini pasta, uncooked
  • 31/2 cups Water
  • 3 cups Spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup Carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup Asparagus, chopped
  • 1 cup Broccoli, cleaned
easyveggiepasta

Method

  • Cook all  vegetables; keep it aside.
  • Cook pasta in boiling water as per package directions. 
  • Mix together cooked vegetables and pasta; mix spaghetti sauce if desired.

Note

  • For variations,  add each cup of sliced mushroom, chopped red pepper.
  • Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese before serve.

February 23, 2009 at 7:38 am Leave a comment

Egg Curry

 

Ingredients

  • 4 Eggs , boiled
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Tomato, chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1-2 Green chilies
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro/Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • Salt To Taste
  • Cilantro leaves, chopped for garnish
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable/Canola oil
Egg Masala

Method

  • Boil the eggs in water for 20 min. approximately or untill completly cooked. Immediately plunge them into cold water to cool.
  • Remove the shell of boiled eggs & keep aside.
  • Make a paste of onion, tomatoe, garlic, ginger and green chilies in a  chopper or food processor.
  • Heat oil in a pan; add all the spices (salt, turmeric, coriander & chili powder,garam masala ).
  • Fry for a minute and add grounded paste and fry till golden brown;fry till it starts leaving oil.
  • Add a cup of water and cook 2 to 3 min.
  • Add boiled eggs; cook for 10 minutes on medium heat. (npte, add desired water if you need more gravy)
  • Garnish egg curry with chopped cilantro and serve hot with paratha, roti or rice.

Note

  • Add 1 cup cooked green peas or paneer to make special.
  • 1/2-inch piece of ginger & 3 cloves of garlic instead og ginger garlic paste.

February 22, 2009 at 7:51 pm 1 comment

Tapoica / Javarisi Mixer

Here is the super-easy recipe for tasty snack.Treat kids or unexpected guests with this healthy snack. Store it in airtight container for any-time use. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Tapioca/Javarisi
  • 15 nos Cashew nuts
  • ¼ cup Peanuts
  • 2 twigs Curry leaves
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder(optional)
  • 1 tsp Salt or to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
 tapiocamixer 

Method

  • Heat oil in a pan; Gradually add tapioca; fry well.
  • If you like turmeric powder, add into the fried tapioca; mix well.(if you don’t like skip this step).
  • Fry peanuts, cashewnuts, curryleaves in the oil.
  • Mix everything together with salt.
  • Give this snack to kids in the name of ‘Pearl Mixer’

Note

  • Jazz it up with ¼ cup oil fried roasted gram dal.

February 21, 2009 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

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February 20, 2009 at 11:02 pm Leave a comment

How to make Sprouts?

Making Sprouts as easy as 1.2..3…

I like sprouts if someone made.I never tried myself. After I spoke to my friend Sharmila,I was thinking of make myself.But, I didn’t take care of that much.
 
When I read Sprouted Moong Bhel recipe from chutney’s I made myself promise I’m going to soak it tonight. I asked steps from my friend;I bugged her lot with so many silly questions…I don’t know why I didn’t google it….I made sprouts finally!!! 
 
 After written this post, I found other blogs.How to make & freeze sprouts &What if I freeze the sprouts? answers here… 
 
 One word of caution: some beans such as kidney beans should not be eaten raw as they contain enzymes and need to be cooked well in order to make them safe.more… 

Ingredients

  • 1cup Whole Green Moong Dall
  • Water for soaking
Sprout

Method

1.Wash and soak moong for overnight.
2. Next night drain the water; keep them in a bowl for overnight.
3.Nextday we can see sprouts looks like above.

Note

  • You can keep one more night if you want more sprout.
  • store it freezer bags and store them in the refrigerator.

February 20, 2009 at 11:31 am Leave a comment

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