Monday, August 29, 2011

Spicy Fried Egg

Monday, August 29, 2011
Had a small get together with friends over the weekend. And it has become my habit to serve boiled egg everytime we meet for dinner. So this time i thought i ll serve it in a different way instead just the plain boring boiled egg. To my expectation it turned out to be really tasty. Its very simple and has very less no of ingredients.

You need :

Eggs - 4 Boiled and shell removed
Onion - 1
Turmeric powder
Chilli powder or Pepper Powder

How you make it :

1. Make a paste out of the onion.
2. In a pan heat some oil and add the onion paste and fry well till the raw smell goes off and oil seperates. make sure you don't burn it. Fry it on low/medium heat.
3. Add the turmeric powder, salt and chilli powder/Pepper powder and mix well.
4. Add the boiled eggs and fry till the paste sticks to the eggs.Don't burn the eggs :)
5. Serve with biriyani/white rice.

Enjoy !!!

Cabbage Pakoda

Well, I wanted to make a quick snack today. So thought of making some pakodas. I had some cabbage left in the refrigerator and so i thought i'll add in some to the pakoda mix and it turned out really tasty. easy to make and a treat to your tastebuds.

All you need :

Gram flour - 1 1/2 cup
Rice flour - about 1/2 cup
Cabbage - thinly sliced about 2 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 sliced thin
Ginger - sliced thin about 2 tbsp
Green chillies - 4-5 chopped finely
Curry Leaves
Red chilli powder - about 1 tsp

This is how you do :

1. Mix all the ingredients well with your fingers. If need sprinkle very little water so that the flour coats the onion and cabbage.( Make sure you don't make it watery)
2. Heat oil in a deep frying vessel on a medium flame.
3. Drop the batter using your fingers in the oil to form small fritters and fry till they are cooked on all sides and turn golden brown.
4. Remove them onto a paper towel.
5. Serve with hot chai/ coffee.

This makes a wonderful snack espescially on a rainy evening :)

Smile :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chole masala - Amritsari Style :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This one type of channa masala i was wanting to prepare from a while now. Finally I got a chance to make it today. This a slight variation from the other channa masala I made before.

You will need :

Soaked Chickpeas - 1 Cup boiled with some salt (dnt throw away the water)
While boiling just put in a tea bag.. it gives gud colour to the curry.
Cumin - 1 Tbsp
Masala Powder - made out of cinnamon, cloves and green cardomom - 1 Tsp
Onions - one large fine chopped
Tomato - One medium finely chopped
Ginger Garlic paste - about 1 Tbsp
Black Salt - to taste - This gives a very good dark color to the chole masala.
Dry Amla powder - 2 Tsp
Aamchur powder - 2 Tsp
Chilli Powder
Turmeric Powder
Channa Masala Powder - abt 1-2 tbsp
Cilantro chopped

How you do it :

1. Heat ghee in a kadai and add the cumin and masala powder.
2. Add chopped onions and fry till golden brown
3. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for abt 2 min
4. Add chopped tomatoes and fry well so that u don t see any chunks of tomatos
5. Add rock salt, amala powder, aamchur powder, red chilli powder, pinch of turmeric channa masala powder.
6. Add the water(look out for the consistency of the gravy) from boiled chickpeas and let boil.
7. Add the chickpeas and simmer for few min.
8. Add chopped Cilantro and some add some chopped onions before you serve.

This gave a different taste because of the black salt and the amla powder and it was really good :)

This tastes real good with pooris, bhatura and rotis.

Go ahead and enjoy !!!

Potato Fry

This is one of the most simplest recipe. Easy, quick and tasty.. I make this when ever i feel lazy and want to get over with cooking.. This goes really well as a side with sambar.

Here is what you need :

Potatoes - 3 Medium Peeled and cut into 1 inch peices
Onion - 1 Finely chopped
Tomato - 1 Finely chopped
Corriander Powder - about 2 Tbsp
Curry Leaves
Cumin - 1Tsp
Chilli powder
Turmeric Powder

This is how you do it :

1. In a kadai heat some oil and add cumin seeds.
2. Add the onnions and fry well.
3. Add the tomato, turmeric powder, salt, curry leaves and chilli powder.
4. Add potatoes, mix well and cook on a low flame with lid closed until the potatoes become soft. Keep stirring.
5. Add the corriander powder, mix well and cook again for 5 min.
6. You can garnish with cilantro and serve hot with white rice and sambar.

P.S. You can use baby potatoes instead of the regular ones :)


Friday, August 19, 2011

Fun with Meal Makers

Friday, August 19, 2011
Meal Makes.. Or Soya Chunks. These are my all time favourite. Rather easy to make and tasty to eat.. This is a very good source of protein. So boil some and  have fun. Here is my version..

You Will need :

Soy Chunks - About 2 Cups
Onion - 1 Finely Chopped
Tomato - 1 Finely Chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1tbsp
Cumin - 1tsp
Corriander Powder - 1tsp
Chilli Powder - To your taste
Turmeric Powder
Tomato Ketchup

You Need To :

1. Boil the meal makers in water with a pinch of salt. Drain all the water and squeeze the mealmakers.
2. Deep Fry these meal makers and keep aside on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
3. In a pan heat oil, add cumin, onion and fry well.
4. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for about 2 min.
5. Add the tomato, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and corriander powder and fry well.
6. Add the deep fried meal makers and mix well.
7. Add some ketchup and cilantro and serve hot..

And you are done :)

P.S - You can do it the Indo-Chinese style too

Just add chopped garlic and chopped green chillies before you fry the onions. And then you can add soy sauce, vinegar, and chilli sauce instead of the chilli powder, ginger garlic paste and corriander powder.

Trust me it makes a real good snack :)

Enjoy :)

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