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Friday, March 24, 2017

DOUBLE BEANS CAPSICUM CURRY




Here is a protein rich curry ....a perfect partner for your rotis and rice dishes....

INGREDIENTS


  • DOUBLE BEANS -1 CUP
  • CAPSICUM (Chopped) -1 CUP
  • TOMATOES-2
  • ONION -1
  • GARLIC -FEW PODS
  • CHILLI POWDER -3/4 TEASPOON
  • TURMERIC POWDER-1/4 TEASPOON
  • CUMIN POWDER -1 TEASPOON
  • GARAM MASALA POWDER -1/2  - 1 TEASPOON
  • OIL -2 TEASPOONS
  • SALT TO TASTE
  • CORIANDER LEAVES -FEW



METHOD

  • Pressure cook double beans till done.
  • Heat some oil in a pan.
  • Fry the garlic,chopped onions and tomatoes. 
  • Add the powders and salt to taste.
  • When it is cooked to a pulp,puree in a mixer.
  • Heat the remaining oil.
  • Shallow fry the capsicum for a few minutes.
  • Add the double beans and tomato onion masala .
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with curry leaves.
  • Serve hot with your favorite rotis,Phulkas,rice,pulavs etc.




Saturday, March 18, 2017

CAULIFLOWER AND CAPSICUM RICE




Here is a simple and tasty meal in a dish which can 
be prepared in a jiffy ...
Lunch or Dinner...this dish comes in as a handy lifesaver...
It can be prepared with minimum fuss 
and mind you... it is a tasty and healthy dish rolled into one...


INGREDIENTS

  • BASMATI RICE - I CUP
  • ONION -1
  • CAPSICUM(chopped) - 1 CUP
  • CAULIFLOWER (chopped)-1 CUP
  • OIL -1 TABLESPOON
  • GREEN CHILLIES- 2-3
  • GARAM MASALA POWDER -1 TEASPOON
  • TURMERIC POWDER - 1/4 TEASPOON
  • SALT TO TASTE
  • CORIANDER LEAVES FOR GARNISHING

METHOD

  • Wash and soak the rice for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a pressure pan.
  • Saute the chopped chillies,chopped onion and chopped vegetables for a minute or two.
  • Add the turmeric and garam masala powder. 
  • Now add the drained rice and mix well.
  • Add two cups of water and salt to taste.
  • Pressure cook for 3 - 4 whistles.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Serve with any raitha or chips or sabzi/curry of your choice.

SPICY BABY POTATO FRY


Potatoes are a favorite of all ages,seasons and palates...

Do try out this spicy baby potato fry that can be made in a jiffy...


INGREDIENTS

  • BABY POTATOES -1/2 KILOS
  • OIL FOR DEEP FRYING
  • RED CHILLY POWDER -TO TASTE
  • AMCHOOR POWDER (dry mango powder) -A BROAD PINCH
  • SALT TO TASTE





METHOD

  • Wash and clean the baby potatoes.
  • Pressure cook them for just 1 whistle in salted water.
  • Remove from the cooker and peel them.
  • Heat the oil in a pan .
  • Deep fry the potatoes till golden color.
  • Drain.
  • Place them in a bowl.
  • Add salt to taste,chilly powder to taste and Amchoor powder.
  • Toss well till the potatoes are coated well.
  • This is a great starter,snack or a side dish that is a perfect accompaniment for chappatis, pulavs, sambar ,rasam and curd rice too.