2009/10/30

QUICK RAJMA RICE








INGREDIENTS :

Rajma - -1 cup
Rice- 1 cup
Coriander and curry leaves.
Green chillies-2
Pudina
Tomato - 1
Salt to taste
Chopped Onion-1(Medium)
Coconut milk-2 cup
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Bay leaves-2
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Cloves -- 2
Cinnamon sticks - -3

SOAK RAJMA OVERNIGHT

METHOD OF PREPARATION:

1) Heat a 3 tbsps of ghee in a pressure cooker.Add onion,fry them till onion becomes transparent.
2) Add bayleaves,curry ,coriander leaves and finely chopped tomato.Fry till tomato is cooked well.
3) Then add ginger - garlic paste.Fry them till the raw smell goes.
4) Add rajma,chilli powder,green chillies, and garam masala powder.Add little water and mix well.

5) Pressure cook for 3 whistles.Allow the steam to leave .
6) Then ,add rice to the mixture and mix well.Then add 1/2 cup of coconut milk .Add salt to taste.Leave for 3 whistles.Turn off the flame.

Serve hot with raitha or any spicy vegetable kurma.
Sending this to JFI : Rajma hosted at Dilse , event started by Indira of Mahanadhi .


Only event , Cooking with soya by preethi, initially started by Pari .


2009/10/28

SPICY BRINGAL THUVAYAL/CHUTNEY AND SOME CUTE GIFTS FROM FRIENDS



INGREDIENTS:

Brinjal - - 4 medium sizes
Tamarind - - a small piece
Coconut -- 4 pieces
Salt to taste
Onion -- 1 small
Tomato - 1 small
Curry leaves and coriander leaves
Red chillies -- 2
Channa dal -- 2 tbsps

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan . Fry all the ingredients . Cook till the raw smell of brinjal leaves and it becomes tender and skinny .
2) Blend them in a mixture .

Serve with dosa /idli.

Recipes for the following events :

1) Spicy Fiery Chutney event :




This goes to Sree valli's Spicy fiery Chutney .

2 ) Beetroot Chutney
3) Amla / Nellikkai Chutney
4)
Sesame Chutney
5)
Coconut Chutney
6) Radish Chutney
7) Peanut Chutney
8) Red Chilli Chutney
9)Spicy tomato chutney
10) Qucik Tomato Chutney
11)Carrot Chutney
12)Capsicum Chutney
13)Dried Red Chillies Chutney


2) Sara's Monthy Cheese event :


1) CHEESY VEGGIE SANDWICH 2)Chilli Paneer 3)Paneer Cashew Masala 4)Capsicum Tofu Masala

Gifts from my friends :

Sree vidhya has passed me this cute award..Thank you dear.




Vidhas has passed these two beautiful ones...thank you dear



Would like share these with all my friends...

2009/10/27

VEGETABLE BIRIYANI



INGREDIENTS :

Rice- 1 cup
Veggies - 1 cup
Tomato - 1
Onion - 1
Green Chillies - 2
Ginger - garlic paste - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 2
Cloves - 1
Bay leaves - 1
Salt to taste
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Lemon juice -- 2 tbsps
Garam masala powder -- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -- 1 tsp
Pudina
Coriander leaves


METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1 ) Heat oil in a pressure cooker . Add chopped onion and fry till transparent.
2) Add chopped tomato and fry till it mixes well with onion.
3) Add ginger garlic paste,chopped chillies, fennel seeds,cinnamon ,cloves,pudina,coriander leaves and bay leaves.
4) Then add all the powders ,lemon juice and salt.
5) Add rice with 1 1/2 cup of water.
6)Presseure cook for 3 whistles.

Serve hot with raitha .

2009/10/26

MUSHROOM GRAVY



INGREDIENTS :

Mushroom -- 200 gms
Tomato --1
Onion -- 1
Mustard -- 1
Jeera -- 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Chilli powder , Garam masala powder , Turmeric powder -- 1 tsp each
Salt to taste

For Masala :

Tomato -- 1
Coconut -- 6 pieces

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Heat oil . Add mustard,jeera and curry leaves .
2)Add chopped onion and tomato . Saute till tender .
3) Add chopped mushroom and add all the powders .
4) Add grinded masala and cover with a lid . Cook till mushroom is well cooked and gravy is thick.

Serve hot with roti.

2009/10/23

RAJMA IN CASHEW-COCONUT GRAVY

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INGREDIENTS :

Rajma -- 1 cup
For masala :

Onion -- 1
Tomato -- 1
Green chillies -- 2
Cashew -- 2 tsp
Coconut -- 3 pieces
Salt to taste
Garam masala -- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -- 1 tsp
Chilli powder - -1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Soak Rajma overnight .
2) Heat oil in a pressure cooker . Once hot add jeera and 2 red chillies , then rajma with the grinded masala and cook for 4 whsitles .
3) Leave in slow flame till the oil separtes .

Serve hot with roti .
Sending this to JFI : Rajma hosted at Dilse , event started by Indira of Mahanadhi .


Only event , Cooking with soya by preethi, initially started by Pari .


2009/10/21

PAANI POORI





INGREDIENTS :

For Poori :

Rava - 1 cup
Maida - 1 cup

For Paani :

Mint and Coriander leaves --a handful
Chilli powder -- 1 tsp
Garam masala Powder - 1 tsp
Green chillies -3
Salt
Tamarind juice - 1/2 cup
Lemon juice - 2 tbsps

Grind mint and coriander leaves with green chillies and strain the pulp . To the filtered water , add chilli powder,garam masala,tamarind juice,lemon juice and salt.

For Masala :

Aloo/Potato -- 3
Chilli powder -- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder -- 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

1) Pressure cook aloo for 6 whistles till it softens and keep aside .Mash them well with a ladle .
2) Heat kadai . Once hot , add aloo ,spice powders and salt with little water.
3) Mix them well till forms thick masala.

Serve poori with this masala stuffing , paani and chopped onion .

2009/10/20

RAJMA IN MILK GRAVY



INGREDIENTS :

Rajma -- 1 cup
Milk -- 1 cup
Onion -- 1
Tomato - 1
Green chillies - 2
Fennel seeds - -1 tsp
Cashew -- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder -- 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - -1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Soak rajma overnight , strain the water and keep aside .
2) Heat a spoon of oil .Saute onion,tomato and chillies till tender . Allow it to cool.
3) Grind onion mixture with cashews,fennel seeds and powders .
4) Heat pressure cooker . Add a spoon of oil ,once hot,add jeera and mustard ,curry leaves .
5)Then add the grinded masala , rajma , milk and sufficient water .Cook for 5 whistles till rajma is soft and gravy is thick . Garnish with coriander leaves .

Serve hot with rice or rotis .

Sending this to JFI : Rajma hosted at Dilse , event started by Indira of Mahanadhi  and

Only event , Cooking with soya by preethi, initially started by Pari .



Entries for Divya's Show me your lunch box event :

Capsicum curry and drumstick masala
Appalam pulikulambu and Beetroot Poriyal
Morkulambu and Vazhaikkai Fry
Araithuvitta thakkali kulambu and Peas potato poriyal
Brinjal curry and Carrot fry
Dal and Taroroot fry

2009/10/19

DIWALI CELEBRATION 2009

DIWALI --- FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS . Diwali ranks first among other festivals enjoyed by the kids . The main reason behind this is : Diwali gives them lot of sweets , savories and crackers . They wear their new dresses like Jeans , Shirt , Silk skirts , etc in their favourite colours and new trend . Crackers are special during diwali .........the most enjoyed by them .

For womans , diwali brings lots of challenges in preparing new different sweets and savories .
They need to get good remarks from their family members especially from their in-laws and hubby . They love to win wholelot of love of their family members by her cooking . They love to decorate their house with diyas and colourful rangoli in front of their house and in Pooja table. ...Would like to be the queen of diwali celebration .

For men , diwali brings a wholelot of sweets to fill their tummy without any restrictions . Quietly relax in a sofa , watch their favourite special programmes in TV , munching an array of special delicacies .

Diwali brings lot of happiness to grand parents with their grand children and great grand children running around bursting crackers , wearing new suits and munching sweets . Whole house filled with sounds of laughter .Whatelse can bring happiness to a person than these festivals ?......................

Diwali Celebration in my home .




Diwali feast includes Murukku , Vadai , Rava Paniyaram , Maida Biscuit and Fruits.


Decoration of Idols :



Laksmi and Ganesh pooja :



Diya's :


Bursting of Crackers :








Enjoy and have more fun

I am sending this to Priya's Diwali Feast and Purva's Diwali Damaka Event .

2009/10/15

MUTTON BIRIYANI




INGREDIENTS :

Mutton -- 1/2 kg with bones
Chilli powder - 2 tsps
Turmeric powder -1 tsp
Garam masala powder - --1 tsp
Lemon juice -- 1 tsp

TO GRIND :

Onion -- 1
Tomato - -1
Green chillies -- 2
Cinnamon -- 1
Pudina and Coriander leaves
cloves -- 1

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Marinate mutton with turmeric powder , salt , chilli powder and garam masala powder .
2) Heat ghee in a pressure cooker . Once hot , add the curry leaves , grinded masala and saute till the raw smell leaves .
3) Then add the marinated mutton,chilli powder,turmeric powder,garam masala powder,lemon juice and saute till mutton leaves some water .
4) Add the rice and mix well with the masala .
5) Add 1 3/4 cup water and pressure cook for 3 whistles .

Serve hot with raitha .

2009/10/13

MY FIRST COOKED FOOD --- MIXED VEGETABLE KURMA


Sending this to MY FIRST COOKED FOOD EVENT . I experimented this kurma exactly the next day , when my hubby and myself first met and our engagement date was fixed . My mom was busy with our engagement works including shopping , inviting relatives . My brother and myself was left alone , so that was my first day in kitchen . My brother had this with chapathi , he said good but less salt .

INGREDIENTS :

Mixed veggies -- 2 cups
Onion - 1
Tomato -- 1
Salt to taste
Biriyani leaves-- 2
Mustard-1/4 tsp
Jeera-1 tsp
Curry leaves

TO GRIND:

Grated coconut-1/2 cup
Green chillies-2
Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
Garlic cloves-2
Kuskus-1/2 tsp
Cashew --- 4
Cinnamon -- 2
Cloves - 1
Elachi -- 2

METHOD OF PREPARATION:

1) Pressure cook all the veggies with the grinded masala for 3 whistles .
2) Then , when the steam leaves . Heat oil in a kadai.Add mustard seeds and jeera ,when it splutters add chopped onion and tomato with curry leaves,biriyani leaves and fry for a while.
3) Then add this mixture to the veggies and allow to boil till it the oil separates out .Turn off the flame. Serve hot with rotis.

2009/10/03

RUSH YOU ENTRIES FOR MY FISRT COOKED FOOD EVENT AND SHOWER OF AWARDS , ENTRIES FOR VARIOUS LOVELY EVENTS

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Srilekha has passed this cute award as the "Winner of EFM -Breakfast Series " . Thank you friend . It's again my blog's treasure .


My Dear Friends ,Padma and Vineela has passed these beautiful treasures.........Thank you dearies .





Would like to share these lovely gifts with all my friends .

Entries for Sanghi's FIL - Ghee :

Badam Puri
Bottlegourd Halwa
Apple halwa
Cashew Halwa