Monday, August 24, 2009

Peas Cutlet

Green Peas : 200gms
Potatoes : 2
Carrot : 1
3 chopped green chillies
Ginger-Garlic paste : 2 tsp
Coriander leaves : 1/ 2 cup
Bread : 2-3
Garam masala : 1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Cook green peas, carrot and potatoes till they are tender.
Allow them to cool thoroughly.
Make the small pieces of bread and mix with all the other ingriedients.
Divide the mixture into equal portions.
Shape each portion into a cutlet –the shape can vary as per your choice.(round or oval).
Grease your palms and flatten the cutlet slightly.
Heat the pan. Applying some oil on the pan, roast the cutlets.
Roast them till they are golden brown.
Serve hot this Peas Cutlet with tomato sauce.

Sending it over to EC for WYF: Breakfast event announcement

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Beans Curry

Fresh green beans 1 cups, chopped finely
Mustard Seeds and Jeera : 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder : 1 tsp
Garam masala : 1/2 tsp
Fresh or Dry Grated Coconut : 1 tbsp
Oil : 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan. Pop mustard and jeera seeds.
When they start to splutter add add the beans, sprinkle little water and Mix well.
Cover and cook for 8 - 10 minutes or until the beans are cooked.
Add chilli powder, garam masala and salt.
Finally add coconut, mix well .
Simple and Healthy Beans Curry is ready to serve with Chapati or Rice.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tomato Chutney

Ingredients :
Tomatoes Fresh : 6
Green chillies : 2
Red chillies : 2
Ginger and Garlic Paste : 1tbsp
Mustard seeds : 2 tsp
Urad dal : 1 tsp
Methi seeds : 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Jaggery : 1 tsp
Coriander seeds : 1 tsp
Oil : 1 tbsp

Method :
In a pan heat the oil and add 1 tsp of mustard seeds, urad dal, methi, coriander seeds and chillies.
Fry for a minute.
Now add the tomatoes, jaggery and salt.
Fry till all the ingredients gets mixed and the tomatoes are well cooked.
Let it cool completely. Grind it to a fine paste.
DO the seasoning with the other tsp of mustard seeds in a tsp of oil.
Tomato Chutney is ready to serve.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Chinese Fried Rice

Red onion -1 (finely chopped)
Cabbage-100 gm (finely chopped)
Green pepper-1 no (finely chopped)
Carrot-100gm (finely chopped)
Peas-100 gm
Spring onion -2 Tsp (finely chopped)
Garlic-5 florets (finely chopped)
Ginger-2tsp (finely chopped)
Soya sauce-3 tsp
Salt to taste
Butter -2 Tsp
Boiled basmati rice – 200gm
White pepper powder - 2tsp
Coriander for garnishing

Heat butter in a pan, add chopped onion and fry till golden brown.
Then add ginger,garlic,cabbage,carrot,peas,chopped beans and saute 5 -7 minutes.
Add soya sauce,white pepper podwer and mix well.
Now add boiled rice and saute for a minute & mix well till the rice is fried.
Lastly add spring onion and garnish with coriander.
Chinese Fried Rice is ready to serve with tomato sauce.

Tip:If soya sauce is not available you can add tomato sauce.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Pav Bhaji

2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 cup chopped green beans
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup chopped carrots
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons butter
2 green chillies chopped
2 tablespoon finely sliced ginger
3 medium chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 teaspoon red chili
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoon salt (as per your taste)
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
lemon wedges to garnish
4 Pav or bread buns

Boil all the vegetables : potatoes, beans, peas, and carrots.
After the vegetables are soft and tender, drain the excess water and mash them coarsely with a fork or potato masher.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Reserve 3 tsp chopped onions for garnish and fry the remaining till light brown.
Add green chillies, ginger and tomatoes and saute over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
Reduce heat, then add the red chilli powder and mashed vegetables..
With a metal spatula, simultaneously mash and stir for 5 minutes. While stirring, keep sprinkling the water .
Add salt and two thirds of butter. Increase the heat and stir well.
Sprinkle garam masala, coriander leaves, lemon juice and remove from heat.
Garnish with remaining chopped onions.

Apply the remaining butter on the bun-halves, place them on a pre-heated frying pan. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Serve with the bhaji and a lemon wedge.
Mouth watering Pav Bhaji is ready.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Coconut Chutney Pudi

Simple and easy coconut chutney pudi.

Shredded Coconut(Dry) - 1 cups
Garlic Cloves - 3-4
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp(According to your taste)
Salt - to taste

Transfer all the ingredients into the blender.
Blend it till all are mixed well.
Store it in a box . It can be stored for many days.
Simple and easy coconut chutney pudi is ready.
You can serve with Dosas or eat with plain Rice and ghee.


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