Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mango Rice

Time 10 min
Cooked mogra basmati rice 2 cups
Raw mango grated 1 heaped tbsp
Chana daal 1 tsp
Urad daal 1 tsp
Green chili 1
Kashmiri red chili 1
Curry leaves 3-4
Groundnuts 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Pinch of asafoetida
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder 1/4 tsp
Ghee 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Coriander for garnishing

Cook rice with salt and ghee in pressure cooker till it is cooked completely. (remember to add little less water so that rice will be dry). Allow it to cool. 
Heat ghee in thick bottom non stick sauce pan. Then add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, pinch of asafoetida, green chili, kashmiri red chili, curry leaves, chana daal, urad daal, groundnuts nuts. Saute for 4-5 minutes. 
Then add raw mango and turmeric powder, saute for 2-3 min.
Then add cooked rice, coriander powder and very little salt. Mix well. 
Simmer on low flame for 2-3 min. Serve hot. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Kasuri Methi Dosa

Time 15 min
Dosa batter 1 cup
Grated carrot  2 tbsp
Kasuri Methi 1 tsp
Pav bhaji masala 1/2 tsp
Butter 2 tbsp 
Salt to taste

Heat non stick pan, sprinkle salt water (2 tbsp water+1/4 tsp salt) all over the pan.
Then immediately pour spoonful of batter at the center, with the help of spoon spread batter fast in circular fashion. Immediately sprinkle carrot, kasuri methi and pav bhaji masala. 
Apply 1 tsp ghee all over the dosa, then roll dosa and serve hot.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Aata Halwa / Wheat Flour Halwa

Time 15 min
Wheat flour /aata 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder 1/4 tsp
Sugar 1/4 cup
Hot water 1.5 cups
Ghee 3 tbsp  
Salt one pinch
Almond, pistachio slices 1 tbsp

Heat non stick pan. Add aata and pinch of salt, dry roast for 7-8 min on low flame till it changes colour i.e. brown. Then add ghee and cardamom powder again roast continuously for 5-6 min till it becomes dark brown colour. Then add 1.5 cup hot water then sugar, now stir continuously till water is observed by aata. Now press aata with spoon so that no knots are remained. Cook till oil comes out on edges around 3-4 min. Turn off the flame and garnish with dry fruit slices, serve hot.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Vangyache Masala Kaap

Time 20 min
Eggplant (thin sliced ) 1 medium size  (10-12 slices) (i use eggplant especially used for bharit)
Gram flour (Besan) 1/4 cup
Rice flour  1/4 cup
Cornflour 1/4 cup
Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
Garam masala 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Amchur powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil shallow frying

Make not thin nor thick slices of eggplant. Then deep slices in bowl containing water and salt. Keep it for 1 hr or atleast 1/2 hr. 
Mix all ingredients in a shallow plate. Do not add water. Keep it aside.
Heat little oil in non stick tava. Then take one slice from bowl containing water and salt, drain water then dip in masala mixture upside down and then drop them in flat non stick tava, shallow fry till golden brown. Shallow fry from both sides adding little oil. Serve hot.

Because of moisture of slices the masala mixture gets stick to slices.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Dum Aloo Biryani

Time 60 min
Basmati rice 1 cup
Potato 4 small size
Finely lenghwise chopped onion 1 big size
Ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp
Green chilies slit 2
Kasuri methi 1 tsp
Red chili power 1/2 tsp
Khada masala=Cloves 2-3+ pepper corn 5-6+ 1/4 Big cardamom 
Chopped coriander leaves 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp

Curd 1/4 cup
Dry mint leaves powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Red chili power 1/2 tsp
Biryani masala 1/2 tsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Little salt

Added in the rice for pressure cooking
Bay leaves 2-3
Pepper corns 1/2 tsp
Cloves 2-3
Cinnamon 2-3 small pieces
Big cardamom 1/2
Ghee 1 tsp
Water 1.25 cup
Little salt

Soak rice in water for 1 hr. Then cook rice in pressure cooker till 3 whistles with bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, salt and 1 tsp ghee.  immediately spread rice in plate so further cooking doesn't take place. Allow it to cool.
Chop lengthwise onion and fry in kadai till dark brown. Keep it aside.
Mix all ingredients for marination. keep it aside.
Peel off potato, With the help of fork make small incisions in potato so that potato will get marinated very well.
Now mix potato with marination mixture. keep it in freeze for one hour.
Heat ghee in the thick bottom non stick pan. Then, add cumin, pepper corn, clove. Then add coriander and green chilies. Then add onion, kasuri methi and ginger garlic paste. Stir well. Cook till onion turns golden brown in colour. 
Then add marinated potatoes and red chili powder. Stir well for 3-4 min. Add 2-3 tsp water cover the lid and cook for 2-3 min. 
Now take out only potato and  half of gravy. keep it aside.
Now spread rice in the same pan over gravy, on rice again spread potatoes and gravy, now again spread rice. On top of it add fried onion. 
Cover with aluminium foil and cook on low flame for 10 min.
You can keep pan on tava, so that rice will not get burn.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Paneer Fingers / Paneer Pakoda

Time 20 min
Curd 2 tbsp
Paneer cubes 6-7
Schezuan 1 tsp / Chili sauce + Soya sauce 1 tsp
Red chili powder 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice 2-3 drops
Corn flour 1 tsp
Breadcrumbs 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Mix together all ingredients except corn flour and breadcrumbs. Keep it in refrigerator for 1/2 hr.
Make dry mixture of breadcrumbs and cornflour. Now apply cornflour breadcrumbs mixture to paneer cubes.  Then deep fry in oil till golden brown. Then drain the excess oil on absorbent paper. Serve hot with tomato sauce/green coriander / mint chutney.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cucumber / Kakdi Dosa

Time 15 min
Dosa batter 1 cup
Grated carrot 2 tbsp
Grated onion 2 tbsp
Grated cucumber 1/4 cup
Grated ginger 1/4 tsp
Butter 2 tbsp 
Salt to taste

Mix carrot, cucumber, ginger, onion, salt and batter.
Heat non stick pan, sprinkle salt water (2 tbsp water+1/4 tsp salt) all over the pan.
Then immediately pour spoonful of batter at the center, with the help of spoon spread batter fast in circular fashion.
Apply 1tsp ghee all over the dosa, then roll dosa and serve hot.

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