Saturday, January 8, 2011

Humble Kitchdi

Easiest, yummy food :)

Ingredients:

Washed rice - 3/4 cup
Washed moong dhal - 1/4 cup
Potato - 1, skinned and cubed
Onion - 1, sliced
Green chilli - 1, split into two
Garlic - 1 pod, smashed
Jeera - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Water - 4 cups
Turmeric powder, Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp each
Salt - to taste
Ghee - 2 tsp

Method:

Heat the oil in a cooker. Add jeera. As they splutter, add the garlic, chilli and onion. Saute for a min. Add the potatoes, rice, moong dhal and fry for another 2 mins. Add turmeric and chilli powder. Add salt to taste. Add water and mix well. Pressure cook till the rice is finely done (about 15 mins). Open the cooker, once all the pressure is down and mash the rice mix well. Serve hot topped with ghee :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Masala Dosa

The famous traditional South Indian food. Crepe filled with awesome potato masala !!!

Ingredients: Serves 6- 8 dosas
For masala:

Boiled and mashed potatoes without skin - 2 large
Onion - 1 medium chopped
Green chilli - 2 split
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Salt as required
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Coriander/Curry leaves - 1 tsp

For Dosa:

Dosa batter - as required (salt added)
Oil - as required

Preparation:
Masala:

Mash the potatoes well and give a kneading if required. Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai. Saute the mustard seeds, urad dhal, channa dhal and green chilis. Add onions and fry well. Add turmeric and chili powder. Stir for a minute. Add the mashed potato and enough salt. Mix well adding little water if the moisture gets dry. Keep mixing in low flame for 5 mins. Garnish with coriander leaves and keep aside.


Masala Dosa:


Heat a skillet. Spread the dosa batter in a thin layer as for a regular dosa with some oil along the edge. Keep the flame in medium. Make it as thin an possible for a crisp crepe. When the dosa is almost done, place 2-3 tbsp of the masala in the center and fold the dosa as shown in the pic. After a min, masala dosa is ready for serving :) Make similar dosas with the rest of the masala.

Variation: Other vege like carrot, cauli flower, peas, capsicum can also be chopped well and added. They should be well fried before adding the mashed pototo.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Apple for Breakfast


I'd say it is simple yet crunchy :) I had this today for my breakfast. I made it in 10 mins max !! And, there is no cooking time. I have sent this to Divya's Show me your salad. And you can view the round up here.




Ingredients:
Peeled and cut apple - 1 (I prefer a cold one from the fridge !!)
Whipped cream - a little generous
Honey - as you like
Chopped walnuts & sliced almonds - less than a handful

Method:
Place the cut apples in the serving bowl. Top with whipped cream, followed by honey. Garnish with walnuts - almonds and serve immediately !

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Minty potatoes and Garlicky Long beans - A dinner combo

This is for the ones who like to try something new "always" like me !! This combo has got the carbs as well as proteins. So, it is filling , nutritious, yummy, spicy and tasty!!



Ingredients:

For minty potatoes:
Peeled potatoes (With skin tastes even better !!) - 1 large, cut into wedges or any chunky size that u like !
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Mint leaves - 10 -15
Oil - 2 tsp
Water as required
Salt as required


For Garlicky Long beans:
Long beans - Ends cut and cut into 4 inch long pieces
Garlic - 2 pods cut roughly into bits
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Water as required
Salt as required

Method:

Basically both recipes are similar.

Minty Potatoes:
Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a non stick pan. Add the potaotes. Fry for a min. Add salt, turmeric powder and water, cover with a lid. When the potatoes are cooked well (firm and not mashed), make sure all water is absorbed. If not drain the rest of water. Now, add 1 1/2 tsp of oil, mint leaves and chilli powder. Roast them well and serve hot.

Garlicky Long beans:
Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a non stick pan. Add the Long beans and Garlic pieces. Fry for a min. Add salt, turmeric powder and water, cover with a lid. When the beans are cooked well, make sure all water is absorbed. If not drain the rest of water. Now, add 1 1/2 tsp of oil and chilli powder. Roast them well and serve hot.

See ! I told you they are similar :)
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