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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sambar Powder Fried Rice

Ingredients:
1.5 cups White Rice(Sona Masuri / Basmathi preferred)
3 small sized coloured Capsicums / Bell Pepper
2 medium sized Onions
2 strands of Curry leaves
8 - 10 strands of Curry leaves
2 tsp Coconut
1 medium sized Tomato
2 - 3 Green Chillies
4 - 5 tsp Sambar Powder
2 cloves of Garlic
2 Tbs Butter

Recipe:
Wash the rice in water for about 2-3 times and put it in a vessel. Boil the rice till each grain is separate and almost done. Drain the water content and keep it aside for about 2-3 hrs to cool or pressure cook the rice and keep it aside.

Chop the capsicums, tomato, green chillies and coriander leaves into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Chop the onion and garlic into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put around 1.5 Tbs of butter in a vessel. Add chopped capsicums, tomato, green chillies, half of the coriander leaves, curry leaves, grated coconut, salt, sambar powder and mix them well.

Put remaining butter in a pan, heat it and add chopped garlic and fry it for a min in a low/medium flame. Add chopped onion and fry them for about 4-5 mins in medium flame until onion turns golden in color.

Add the chopped vegetable masala, salt and fry them for about 4-5 mins.


Add cooked rice, chopped coriander leaves, salt(if required) and mix well.

Keep the fried rice in low flame for about 2-3 mins.

Serve hot along with any Raitha or as it is. I tried this recipe from Vahrehvah. Thanks Sanjay for the recipe.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Zucchini Palya

Ingredients:
2 medium sized Zucchini
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/3 tsp Chilly powder
Grape sized Jaggery
3 - 4 tsp grated Coconut
Salt to taste
1 tsp Black Gram seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 strand of Curry leaves
1 - 2 broken Red Chilly pieces
2 tsp Oil

Recipe:

Chop the Zucchini into medium sized thin pieces as shown in the picture below.

Add black gram seeds, mustard seeds, broken red chillies, oil in a pan/heavy bottomed vessel and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add the chopped zucchini. Add turmeric, jaggery, chilly powder, salt and mix them well. Cook them well by covering the lid by without adding any water in medium flame.

Once the water content is evaporated and its cooked, add grated coconut and mix well. Keep the playa in low flame for about 2-3 mins.

Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice/Chapathi.