Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Ajwain oil can help relieve earache with just one or two drops in the ear.
Add the paneer and mix gently into the spices and cook. Season with salt. Remove the pan from the fire and add in the beaten curds and mix. Add the chopped cilantro, pudina pwd and garam masala. Let the gravy simmer till the curry nicely coats the paneer.
Serve it hot with hot roti/paratha.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
2 garlic pods
1 tbsp grated ginger
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup toasted cashew nuts
2-3 tsp olive oil/butter
1/4 tsp all spice ( I did not have, so made my own substitution) check here
1/2 tsp white pepper (not used in original recipe)
1/4 tsp roasted cumin pwd
1/4 tsp roasted fennel pwd
1/4 tsp mint pwd
1/4 tsp cinnamon pwd
salt to taste
PriyaRaj of Ensamaiyal has passed on a few awards to me. Thanks a lot Priya, that’s a very sweet gesture, I am humbled again.
I want to pass on these awards to Mriganayani, Lone Acorn, Palidor, Katy, Jaya, Parita, Lata Raja and Shubha. Sorry gals,if I have not named you properly, as I know most of you by your blog names.
Sunday, 20 September 2009
21/2 cups of boiled pasta
2 onions chopped
4 tomatoes chopped
2 large garlic cloves chopped
1 green or any colored capsicum chopped
3-4 mushrooms washed and sliced
1/2 carrot peeled and grated
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
2-3 tsp chopped celery
a large pinch of ajwain or carom seeds or oregano
salt to taste
1/2 tsp sugar
3-4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
parsley to garnish
Sending the pasta to Kids delight hosted by Srivalli at Spice Your Life to celebrate her blog’s first anniversary.
Saturday, 19 September 2009
I am reposting Cheesy bread rolls
Bread rolls II (Stuffed Potato Bread Rolls)
for Priya’s Sunday snacks – Snacks with bread
For think spice – think red chilies hosted by Lakshmi at Kitchen chronicles and started by Sunita Bhuyan
I am sending Maavinkayi Chutney which was incidentally my first post.
Also sending my entries to http://cookingdemystified.blogspot.com/2009/09/event-announcement-just-not-any-other.html
My fist entry is Paneer kaju Pasanda and Garlic Naan which I had made for my kids when they wanted an exotic meal and had relished the meal a lot.
The second entry is Bread Butter pudding which again I had made remembering my brother on Rakhi and also to cheer up my kidos.
Sending all the above to Kids delight hosted by Srivalli at Spice Your Life to celebrate her blog’s first anniversary.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
It happens some times with me that I intend to make some thing and then I find myself short of certain ingredients. Then I concoct something instantaneously and it turns out good. Earlier I had made lot of things like this and would conveniently forget them. And then kids would demand Mom make what you made that day and I will have a complete question mark on my face, as I would fail to recollect what I concocted… I am glad with this blog, there will be no question marks any more.
It was one such day when I was planning to make Dum Aloo and I had picked up these baby potatoes specifically for that. I boiled the potatoes and realised I was short of a major ingredient for my Dum Aloo ( I will surely post the recipe later) and I was stuck. I could have made the Dum Aloo easily in the basic onion-tomato gravy… but I was in no mood to use my dear Tomatoes. I desperately wanted to make something interesting and different. Now the grey cells in my brain started working and I again started exploring my refrigerator to find something more interesting. The things I found were a small bunch of coriander , a little ginger , some lime juice ,some tamarind paste, a few dry fruits and a few regular veggies which I did not feel like mixing in my Potatoes. I wanted a dish only with the potatoes.
Finally, I thought the small bunch of coriander was inviting me and then I just knew what I had to do. I wanted to make something tangy using the coriander and tamarind. I know one would wonder what is interesting with these ingredients…but make this dish to believe with such regular things, such simple yet very tasty curry could be made.And this is what I did…
I parboiled about 400 gms of peeled baby potatoes in water added with salt and turmeric. This imparts a nice yellow color to the potatoes.
Now I blended 3 medium onions coarsely . Heated some oil in the pan and put the blended onions in it and sauted them till light brown in color.
I added the very basic spices like chili pwd 1 tsp, 3 tsp coriander pwd, 1 tsp cumin pwd, 1/2 tsp turmeric pwd and salt to taste. Mixed them and cooked them for a while till the spices got nicely roasted.
Then the boiled potatoes were added and mixed properly in the spice-onion mix. The water was added at this stage to make a slightly thin curry and the curry was brought to a boil.
In the chutney blender was taken a small bunch of washed and roughly chopped cilantro,3 green chilies, 5 garlic pods and half inch piece of ginger and ground to a paste using a little water.
This paste was then added to the boiling curry. 3 tbsp tamarind paste was also added at this stage to provide the tang and the pan was covered with the lid , the curry was let cook on a low flame till it thickened.
It was then garnished with cilantro and served hot with some phulkas and hot rice. Personally I loved eating it with rice.
This curry can be kept thin if it is to be served only with rice. It tastes good either way. The curry has the richness of all fresh flavors.
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
1 cup whole wheat flour
8 oz crumbled cottage cheese/ ricotta cheese (I used home made low fat)
1tbsp+2tsp Baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup milk
1 egg or 2 egg whites
1/4 tsp carrom seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp red chili pwd
4 mushrooms finely chopped
4-5 tbsp chopped cilantro
2 large or 4 small scallions chopped
1 green chili chopped
egg white/milk for glazing
Sunday, 13 September 2009
and to Side dishes for Chapati at Viki’s Kitchen hosted by Vicky Xavier