Monday, September 26, 2016

SPICY RAW BANANA CRISP

INGREDIENTS

raw banana 2 peel, cut into 3, then slice length-wise 1/2 cm or little less thick pieces, soak them in water to prevent from turning black
tamatind paste 1 tbsp or tamarind water 1/2 cup
oil 1 tbsp
besan 2 tbsp
chili pdr. 1 tsp or to taste
corn flour or rice flour 1 1/2 tbsp
salt to taste
hing 1/4 tsp
turmeric pdr. 1/4 tsp
finely chopped coriander leaves with stem 1 tbsp
curd 1 1/2 tbsp
water little if needed to make thick batter
oil for shallow frying

METHOD
in a bowl, mix flours, salt, chili pdr., turmeric, hing, dhania, well, then add curd, tamarind, curd, oil, mix well, if it is too thick, add wee bit of water to make a thick paste, which you'ld be able to spread on the banana slices, after draining them completely.
let it marinate for 15-20 minutes, then grill or shallow fry them in a hot tawa with little oil on medium flame, cooking well on both sides till it turns brown, serve hot with curry leaves rice ( for which you've to see my previous recipe) or with any rice or snacks.

 
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CURRY LEAVES ( GARLIC- OPT) RICE

INGREDIENTS
to grind
oil 2 tsp
curry leaves 1 cup
green chilies 3-4 as per taste
coconut grated 3 tbsp
garlic 3-4 chopped optional
tamarind one tbsp or imli paste 1/2 tsp
salt
onion chopped 2 tbsp
fry all these in 1 1/2 tsp of oil well, cool and grind all these with little water

for rest
rice cooked 2 cups
salt to taste if needed
oil 1 tbsp
ghee 1 tbsp
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
urad dal 2 tsp
chana dal 2 tsp
peanuts 1 1/2 tbsp
sweet corn 2-3 tbsp blanched
onion finely chopped 2-3 tbsp
hing 1/4 tsp

METHOD
heat pan, add oil , add mustard seeds, once it crackles, add the dals and peanuts once they turn light golden, add onion, hing, fry well, adding ghee and wee bit of salt, then add sweet corn blanched, stir well, add the ground paste, fry for 2 minutes on medium flame, add rice, mix well, check for salt. 
serve hot with roasted papad and tomato raita or spicy raw banana crisp ( see my next recipe for that)

ps- health tips- curry leaves are full of Vitamin E, which is good for hair and skin, garlic has anti-cancer, anti-microbial properties, nuts and dal give you protein, all the more when you've with raita, as it has calcium from curd and protein too, corn is full of fibre and protein.

 
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

PICKLED BEETROOT WITH LEMON

INGREDIENTS
vinegar  450 ml
lemons 3 thinly sliced, pips and ends removed.
onion 2 thinly sliced
sugar 2 tbsp
cinnamon stick 1 "
beetroot cooked 1 kg


METHOD
pour the vinegar in a pan and add the remaining ingredients except the beetroot
bring to a boil, simmer for a minute, strain, the lemons and onion, reserving the vinegar.
peel the cooked beetroots and cut into thin slices
put the beets in a sterilised jar, making layers with onion and lemon slices
mix salt and chili pdr. to taste with the vinegar, pour it over the beets, close when cool.
it is a good accompaniment for roti, bread toast, dosa, idli than the usual pickles or chutneys.

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APRICOT / PEACH JAM

INGREDIENTS
peaches / apricot 1- 3/4 kg
grated rind and juice of 2 limes
sugar 1 - 3/4 kg


METHOD
cut the apricot or peaches in half through the stone, then twist to separate the halves and remove the stones. cut each into quarter after peeling.
pour water over apricots or peaches and add the lemon rind and juice.
heat gently and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the fruit is soft but some pieces as whole.
add sugar and heat gently stirring until the sugar dissolves.
bring to a boil, boil rapidly till the setting point is reached.
if scum is there, remove, cool slightly and store in sterilised bottles.


ps- to test if the jam has reached the right consistency, when you drop a spoonful on a plate and tilt it, it should not run /flow.



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Ways to include tomatoes in your food

  • Add slices of tomatoes to your sandwiches, whether they have meat, fish, or are vegetarian
  • Make a tomato sandwich, by adding some mustard or mayonnaise as a dressing
  • Add chopped tomatoes to any salad (at room temperature, if possible)
  • Make pasta sauce out of tomato pulp (canned, cooked or homemade), instead of creams
  • Drink tomato juices or make tomato smoothies
  • Add chopped tomatoes to your morning scrambled eggs or omelets
  • Eat them raw as a mid-afternoon snack
  • Add them to stews and soups
  • Serve them stewed over baked potatoes or mashed potatoes
  • Make tomato salsa to serve with fish, meats, and even salads
  • tomato rasam - see my recipes or those who want can mail
  • see my tomato and apple pickle/ spread recipe too

  • Of course most of the North-Indian recipe uses tomatoes in their gravies- kidney beans, chickpeas, we can make tomato rice, use for raita,  can also use for veg biryani- see my recipe


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Sunday, September 18, 2016

STUFFED PANEER / COTTAGE CHEESE BALLS IN RICH GRAVY / SAUCE



 INGREDIENTS
FOR THE BALLS
paneer  200 gm
peas  200 gm
raisins 15-20
coriander leaves 1 tbsp
garam masala pdr. 1 tsp
chili pdr. 1 tsp or to taste
maida/ all purpose flour 3 tbsp
cream 2 tbsp
ginger finely chopped 1 tsp
oil for frying
salt to taste
FOR THE GRAVY
almonds/ cashew nuts  2 tbsp soaked and ground to a fine paste
OR you can use 1 tbsp of nuts, 1 tbsp of roasted khus-khus/ poppy seeds, soaked and ground to a fine paste with the nuts
onion 3 medium ground to a paste
tomatoes 4 chopped
ginger-garlic paste 1 tsp
cream 1 cup
knol khol / Kohlrabi 2 diced
cardamom 3-4
milk little
salt to taste
chili pdr. to taste

raisins fried in little ghee

METHOD
For the balls
boil peas, drain well, fry in a little oil with chili pdr., garam masala pdr., ginger and salt, cool and mash well, adding coriander leaves
Mash paneer, mix with maida, cream and salt, make small balls, stuff with peas mixture, roll well, fry in hot oil ( in case you feel the balls will separate, roll in suji/ bread crumbs to coat well ), drain and keep aside.
TO PREPARE THE GRAVY
fry onion, ginger-garlic paste well, add almond paste, fry for 2-3 minutes, add tomatoes, knol khol, fry a little, add cream, chili pdr.,  pressure cook for 2 whistles, pour the gravy in a serving dish, stir in the fried raisins and the balls just before serving.
 

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EASY CAKE



INGREDIENTS
maida/ all purpose flour  1 3/4 cup
castor sugar  1 cup
ghee/ butter  1/2 cup
egg 1 or use egg substitute ( see my earlier recipe)
curd  1/2 cup
cardamom pdr. 1 tsp
walnuts chopped 1 tbsp
raisins 1 tbsp
baking soda  3/4 tsp
powdered sugar 1 tbsp

METHOD
mix powdered sugar, nuts and raisins in a small bowl, keep aside
In a bigger bowl, mix all the other ingredients well with hand thoroughly
add the cardamom pdr. and nuts mixture, bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 deg. F for 20-25 minutes or till the knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.


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