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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.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Godhi Kadi(Broken Wheat Grains) Uppittu(Upma)

Ingredients:
1 cup Broken Wheat Grains / Godhi Kadi
3 cups Water
8 - 10 beans
1 medium sized Tomato
1 medium sized Onion
1/2 Carrot
Small piece of Ginger
1 tsp Dried Fenugreek leaves / Kasuri Methi
1/2 cup of Frozen Green Peas
1 - 2 strands of Curry leaves
5 - 6 strands of Coriander leaves
2 - 3 Green Chillies
3 - 4 tsp Grated Coconut
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Black Gram seeds
1 tsp Bengal Gram seeds
1 - 2 Broken Red Chillies
Pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to taste
2 Tbs of Ghee

Recipe:
Add broken what grains in a thick bottomed vessel/pan and dry roast it for around 4-5 mins in medium flame till it gives nice aroma.

Chop all the vegetables into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Add mustard seeds, black gram seeds, bengal gram seeds, broken red chillies and ghee in a thick bottomed vessel/pan and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves, green chilly, chopped ginger, asafoetida and fry them for few seconds. Add chopped onion, dried fenugreek leaves and fry them for around 3-4 minutes in low/medium flame.

Add chopped carrot, beans, frozen green peas and saute them for about 5 mins in medium flame.

Add broken wheat grains and saute them for about 1-2 mins.


Add 3 cups of hot/boiling water, chopped tomato, salt and cook them well by covering the lid.

Add grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

Keep the Uppittu in low flame for about 2-3 mins and keep stirring the Uppittu.

Serve hot. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 2-3 Plates of Uppittu.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Zucchini Sambar

Ingredients:
1 medium sized Zucchini
1 large Onion
1 Drumstick
1 Tomato
1 cup soaked Yellow Lentils
2 cups soaked Green Peas
1 Green Chilly
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
2 tsp Sambar powder
5 - 6 Coriander leaves
Grape sized Jaggery
Large Grape sized Tamarind
1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
8 - 10 Fenugreek seeds
1 - 2 strands of Curry leaves
1 - 2 broken Red Chillies
Big pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to taste
3 - 4 tsp Oil

Recipe:

Chop the zucchini, drumstick, onion, green chilly into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put the soaked green peas, yellow lentils, Tomato in a pressure cooker, add enough water, pinch of turmeric powder, salt and pressure cook(3-4 whistles). Once the pressure goes off, remove the outer skin of Tomato and mix them well.


Put mustard seeds, cumin seeds, broke red chillies, fenugreek seeds, oil in a pan/heavy bottomed vessel and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add ginger garlic paste and fry for few seconds until it turns light golden in colour. Add asafoetida, chopped onion, curry leaves, chopped drum sticks, turmeric powder, salt and saute them low/medium flame for about 1-2 mins.

Add chopped zucchini and mix them well.

Add sufficient water, sambar powder, tamarind water, salt, jaggery and cook them well by covering the lid. Keep stirring the sambar once in 2-3 mins.

Add cooked yellow lentils and green peas and bring to to boil by adjusting the ingredients and consistency. Add chopped coriander leaves and keep the sambar in low flame for about 2-3 mins.

Serve hot. It goes well with Rice/Dosa/Idli, etc.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Baby Corn Stir Fry

Ingredients:
10 -11 Baby Corns
1/2 tsp Pizza / Oregano Seasoning
Salt to taste
Pinch of Pepper powder(Optional)
2 - 3 tsp Oil

Recipe:
Wash the baby corns and keep them aside. 

Put oil in a thick bottomed vessel/pan and heat. Add baby corn and saute them in medium flame for about 3-4 mis.


Sprinkle little amount of salt, oregano seasoning, pepper powder and mix them well.

Keep this in low flame for about 1-2 mins and serve hot.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Zucchini Dose

Ingredients:
3 - 4 medium sized Zucchini
2 cups Rice flour
1/2 cup Bombay Rava
1 Tbs Gram flour / Kadle Hudi
1 tsp Sambar powder
1/2 - 1 tsp Chilly powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Sugar
Button sized Asafoetida
2 - 3 tsp crushed dried Curry Leaves
1 tsp crushed dried Mint Leaves
2 tsp Dried Fenugreek leaves / Kasuri Methi
Salt to taste
Oil/Ghee

Recipe:


Add all the flours and dried ingredients in a vessel.

Add enough water and mix them well and prepare the batter as shown in the picture below. Don't make the batter too thin.

Cut the Zucchini into thin round pieces as shown in the picture below. Put them in salt water for about 5 mins and keep them aside.

Heat the Tava(Iron Tava preferred). Dip the zucchini pieces in the prepared batter and place it over the tava as shown in the picture below. Add 1 tsp of oil/ghee on top of dosa, cover it in a lid and cook it for a minute in medium flame.

Cook other side of the dosa as well for about 1-2 mins by covering the lid.

Serve hot along with any chutney/ sambar.  It also goes well along with chutney powders. The ingredients mentioned above will serve around 6-7 Zucchini Dosas.