2009/02/28

GHEE RICE


INGREDIENTS :

Rice- 1 cup
Mixed vegetables- 1 cup
Green Chillies- 5
Mint Leaves(Pudina),Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Chopped Onion-1(Medium)
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Cloves-3
Cinnamon sticks-3
Bay leaves-2

METHOD OF PREPARATION:

1) Heat a 6 tbsps of ghee in a kadai.Add onion, spring onion. Saute till onion becomes transparent.



2) Add cloves,bayleaves,cinnamon sticks,green chillies,Pudina and ginger-garlic paste.
3) Then add in mixed vegetables. Saute them for a minute.



4) Add rice to the mixture and mix well.Then add 1 1/2 cup of water.Add salt to taste.Pressure cook for 3 whistles.




Turn off the flame.Serve hot with raitha or any spicy vegetable kurma.

2009/02/27

MIXED DAL


INGREDIENTS : 

Toor dal - 1/4 cup 
Channa dal - 1/4 cup 
Moong dal - 1/4 cup 
Green Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
Horsegram - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1 cup 
Green chillies - 6 
Curry leaves and coriander leaves Mustard , Jeera , Methi seeds- 1 tsp 
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp 
Tomato - 1 big 
Sambar powder - 2 tsps 
Salt to taste




METHOD OF PREPARATION : 

1) Soak channa dal for 20 minutes . Then pressure cook all the dals with 2 spoons of oil and turmeric powder . 


2) Heat oil in a kadai .Add mustard, methi seeds and jeera , when it splutters add chopped onion and tomato,saute till transparent , soft.


 3) Add green chillies and curry leaves . Add ginger garlic paste , sambar powder, turmeric powder.



 4) Then add dal with little water and salt . Allow it boil for 10 minutes.Garnish with coriander leaves. 


 Serve hot with rice or rotis. This is my entry for RCI : Haryana by easycrafts Browsed google and saw this recipe .....changed few ingredients according to my taste .
Varsha , Anusriram and Malar have passed this beautiful award........it's my pleasure to have friends like you girls............i am blessed.... Varsha and Malar have passed this cute award.....thank you friends..... I would like to pass this to Vidhya , Vibaas , Vidhas , Hema manni , Sanghi , Sripriya , Anu , Mahimaa , Ann , Asha , Sriharivastan , Vij , yasmeen ,Viki, lubna ,n33ma , purva and all other friends would share their valuable comments.

2009/02/25

MUTTON KULAMBU


INGREDIENTS:

  • Mutton - 1/2 kg
  • Sambar Onion - 1 cup
  • Tomato - 1 (medium)
  • Ginger - 1 small piece
  • Garlic Cloves - 6
  • Grinded coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Mutton masala - 3 tbsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Heat oil in a pressure pan.Once hot,add chopped onion.Fry them till tender.
2)Add chopped tomato.Fry them till it gets mixed with onion.


3)Add curry leaves and chopped mutton.Fry them till mutton leaves some water.


4)Add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, mutton masala powder and salt. Saute
till the raw smell leaves.


5)Add grinded coconut and sufficient water and pressure cook for 6-7 whistles till mutton becomes tender.
6)Switch off the flame,after the steam leaves.Again leave the pan without lid in a medium flame and boil them till oil separates.Garnish with coriander leaves before removing from the flame.

Serve hot with Idlis,rice or rotis.

Thank you Sanghi for this cool award . It means a lot to me .


Thank you Yasmeen and Vidhaas for this Sweet Award....feeling happy .


Thank you Varsha , Vidhaas , Malar gandhi and Sanghi for this cute award....it means a lot to me friends .


Thank you Vidhaas . and Varsha for this precious award .

I would like to share this award with all my friends .

2009/02/24

SET DOSAI


FOR BATTER : 

 Boiled rice - 2 1/2 cup 
 Raw rice - 1 1/2 cup 
 Urad dal - 1 cup 
 Salt to taste 

For Garnishing : Grated carrot , sliced onion, green chillies and coriander leaves . 




METHOD OF PREPARATION : 

1) Soak rice and dal for 5-6 hours. Grind them as smooth batter and leave overnight for fermentation.



2) Heat dosai kal. Spread 2 ladles of the batter a bit thick. Spray little oil, cover with a lid for 2 minutes and flip to other side . 




3) Garnish with carrot and onion. Spread evenly and flip carefully only once for a minute and turn immediately. 




Remove from the flame and serve hot as set of two dosai's with sambar or chutney .



2009/02/23

MOOLI PARATHA (Radish Paratha)


INGREDIENTS :
 

Wheat flour - 2 cups 
Jeera - 1 tsp 
Radish - 4 
Chilli powder- 2 tsps
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp 
Salt to taste



METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Peel the skin of radish and fry them in oil for a minute.

2) Blend them coarsely in a blender . Mix in chillipowder, turmeric powder, jeera and salt.



3) Knead a soft dough of wheat flour with water and salt. 

4) Make small balls and then roll them to make chapathis. Stuff it with radish filling and roll again.



5) Heat dosa tawa. Once hot, place the paratha. Spray oil and flip to its side till done.



Serve hot with kurma .

2009/02/09

BEAUTIFUL AWARDS


VARSHA OF WILL- O- WISP PASSED ME THESE PRECIOUS ONES..........THANK YOU DEAR...YOU MADE MY VACATION MUCH MORE HAPPIER..........SO SWEET OF YOU................









I WOULD LIKE TO PASS THESE TO ALL MY BLOGGER FRIENDS.......HAVE FUN AND HAPPINESS.....
CHEERS,
SHAMA

2009/02/06

AN AWARD AND A SHORT BREAK

Malar Gandhi of www.kitchentantra.com has awarded me this beautiful award.......Thank you dear.........its my pleasure to receive this.......

Hai Friends,

I am on a short vacation in my inlaws place......will be in moms place for a week . Back to hyderabad on feb 22........will miss u all and ur recipes.

Cheers,

Shama

2009/02/03

BOTTLEGOURD KHEER



INGREDIENTS: 

Bottlegourd - 1 cup,grated 
Sugar- 1 cup 
Milk- 2 cups 
Cashews - few
Elachi - 2 
Raisins - few

METHOD OF PREPARATION: 

1) Peel the skin of bottlegourd and finely grate them. 
2) Boil milk in slow flame. Then, add sugar and dissolve it well.



3) After few minutes, add in the grated bottlegourd . Boil in slow flame, till it thickens of kheer consistency.



4)Once done, add in ghee fried cashews, raisins and elachi. 




Serve hot.
Sending this is to Varsha ' s Recipes for rest of Us - Dessert .Other entries are : * PAL KOZHUKATTAI * RAVA PANIYARAM * QUICK SWEET * SEMIYA PAYASAM * BOTTLEGOURD HALWA * APPLE HALWA AND APPLE PAYASAM * KOZHUKATTAI * DAL PAYASAM

2009/02/02

VERMILCILLI POTATO CUTLET


INGREDIENTS :

Potato - 4 (big ) 
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Vermicilli - 1/2 cup 
Salt to taste
Green chillies - 4
Bread crumbs

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Pressure cook potatoes , mash them and keep aside . 
2) Boil vermicilli with little water , drain the stock and allow it to cool .
 
3) Blend chillies , ginger garlic paste , salt and vermicilli .




4 ) Mix them with mashed potato. Knead them and make small balls . Flatten them, dust it with bread/ biscuit crumps and tawa dry them . 



Serve hot with sauce . Sending this to Asankhana Valentine's Day Special Event .

PUDINA IDLI