May 15, 2008

Soya Chunks and Potato Kurma

2 Potato,chopped in cubes(big size)
1 onion,finely chopped
1 tomato
2 green chillies
10 soyachunks,soaked in hot salted water for 5 mins
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tbsp chilli coriander powder
2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
2 tsp masala powder
1/2 cup coconut paste
3 tbsp oil
Salt for taste
Curry leaves for garnishing
Pour oil in cooker and add masala powder,ginger garlic paste,onion and saute it for 2 mins,then add potatoes and soya chunks.Mean while, make paste of tomato and green chillies.Add tomato chilli paste in cooker and saute for 3 mins.Add salt,Turmeric powder,Chilli and coriander powder and little water.Leave for 4-5 whistle.Later add coconut paste and boil for 5 min.Garnish with curry leaves and serve hot with chapati or poori.

May 9, 2008

Vegetable Au Gratin

1/ 2 cup chopped beans
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped cauliflower
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
1 cup milk
1 cup vegetable stock
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup grated cheese
1 tsp chilli flakes or paprika
Boil vegetables with 1 tsp of salt for 4 mins and strain the stock seperately.
Mornay Sauce:
Melt butter in a pan and add flour.Stir continously without forming lumps.Remove from flame and gradually add diluted milk(dilute 1 cup milk with 1 cup vegetable stock).Rturn to heat and cook until thickened.Add cheese and continue cooking and stirring until cheese is melted.
Place vegetables in buttered casserole,pour Mornay sauce over all and sprinkle with grated cheese and paprika or chilli flakes.
Bake it for 15 mins at 220 degrees and Serve hot.

May 8, 2008

Rawa Pongal

1 cup Rawa
1/2 cup moong dal
1 tbsp peppercorns
1 tsp jeera
3 cashewnuts,chopped
4 tbsp ghee
Salt for taste
Curry leaves
1 tsp ginger,chopped
Cook moong dal in pressure cooker seperately.Roast rawa in pan without oil and keep aside.
Pour ghee in kadai and add jeera,peppercorns,ginger,chopped cashew,curry leaves.Saute for 1 min and add 3 cups of water.Bring to boil and add roasted rawa.Add salt,simmer and close for 3 min or till it gets cooked. Mix cooked rawa and dal together with extra ghee and salt if needed.
Serve hot with chutney or sambhar.

Puffed Rice Snack

This is a very light snack which requires just few minutes to prepare......
2 cup puffed rice
2 greenchillies,chopped
2 tbsp groundnut
1 tsp Turmeric powder
Curry leaves
2 garlic,crushed
4 tbsp oil
Salt for taste
Pour oil in kadai and add groundnut,greeenchillies,garlic,curry leaves.Saute for 1 min and add salt and turmeric powder.Later add puffed rice and saute for 3 mins or till it become crisp.
Remove from flame and serve with chopped onions sprinkled on it.

Coconut Groundnut Chutney

1/2 cup grated coconut
1/4 cup roasted and deskinned groundnuts
5 greenchillies
Tamarind,small ball
Oil,Mustard seeds,Curry leaves
Grind coconut,groundnut,green chillies,tamarind and salt with little water into fine paste.
Add tadka to the paste and serve with dosai,akki roti and idlies.....

May 6, 2008

Moong Dal-Side dish for chapati

1 cup Moong Dal(cooked)
2 green chillies
3 cloves,finelly chopped garlic
Lime juice(squeezed-full lemon)
1 tsp turmeric powder
Coriander leaves(chopped)
1 tbsp oil or ghee
1tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Jeera
2 Red chillies
In Kadai,pour oil or ghee and add mustard seeds,jeera,chopped garlic,red chillies and green chillies.
Add turmeric powder and cooked moong dal.Add salt according to taste.
Boil with little water for sometime.Remove from the flame and add lime juice and garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves.Serve hot with chapati.