Friday, April 23, 2010

Oats upma

INGREDIENTS :


1 cup oats
Finely chopped onion (2 )
Finely chopped tomato ( 2)
finely chopped veges ( potato , carrot , beans , cauliflower , cabbage , peas )
11/2 cups of water
Salt as per taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing

FOR SEASONING :

2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds , urad dal
Some curry leaves

METHOD :

* Dry roast oats till they turn light brown and keep it aside
* Heat oil in a kadai and prepare the seasoning
* Fry onion by adding salt till they turn soft
* Add the tomato pieces and cook till done
* Add the veges and cook for a minute
* Now add water and let it boil
* Add the oats and mix well
* Switch off the stove and cover the kadai with a lid and let it be so for 10 minutes
* Garnish with coriander leaves
* Serve hot with your favourite chutney !!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bagara Baigan

Ingredients :
7-8 small brinjals
2 onion ( sliced thinly )
oil 3 tbsp

For seasoning :

1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp urad dal
1 tsp fennel seeds
pattai , krambu

For grinding :

2 tbsp groundnut ( roasted , without skin )
2 tbsp khuskhus
1 whold garlic
ginger

Masalas :

1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chat masala (optional )

METHOD :

* Slit the brinjals into four slits ( like a flower )
* Place them in water
* HEat oil in a kadai and prepare the seasonion
* Fry onion in the oil with salt
* Meanwhile grind the khuskhus etc into a thick paste
* Add half of turmeric powder , chilli powder , garam masala to the paste
* Add little paste to each brinjals , inside the slitted portion
* Place the stuffed brinjals in the kadai and close with a lid
* Let it cook for some time
* Remove the lid and add the remaining masalas
* Let it cook for some more time
* Garnish with coriander leaves and remove from stove
* Serve hot with roti / even rice !!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Maccaroni Patties

INGREDIENTS :

Macaroni 1 cup
1/4 cup maida
2 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp oil
Salt as per taste

Vegetables :

2 onions
2 tomatoes ( small )
1 carrot ( grated )
cabbage 1.4 cup
2 green chillies
Ginger ( as needed )

METHOD :

* Boil the maccaroni well and drain the water and keep it aside
* Roast the maida in ghee and keep it aside
* Add the finely chopped veges to the macaroni
* Add the maida and salt
* Mix well and make a batter like chapathi batter
* Take a small ball of batter , press it with your palm
* Make 2-3 discs and toast it in a dosa tava
* Toast till both sided turn brown
* Serve with your favourite sauce !!

NUTS BALL

INGREDIENTS :
Badam 100 gms
Cashew 100 gms
Pista 50 gms
Dates 200 gms
Raisins 200 gms
Elachi powder - a pinch

METHOD :

* Powder badam , pista , cashew in a mixie
* Add dates and raisins and elachi and grind again
* Make them into small balls before the grinded heat goes off
* Eat your healthy snack !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
* Can be stored in an air tight container for a week / 10 days !!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Masala Channa !!

Ingredients :

1 cup channa ( soaked overnight )
1 cup chopped small onion
2 tomatoes
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

Grind 1 :

2 tsp kuskus
3 tbsp pottukadalai
1 piece pattai , saunf

Grind 2 :

1/4 cup coconut
1 tsp fennel seeds

Salt as per taste
2 tbsp coriander powder
2-3 tbsp chilli powder
1/2 cup water
10-15 pudina leaves

Method :

* Heat a pressure cooker in the stove
* Add water and let it boil
* Add channa , onion , tomatoes to it
* LEt it boil
* Add salt , coriander powder , chilli powder and close the cooker
* Let it cook for 5-6 whistles
* Open the cooker and let the mixsture boil again
* Add ginger garlic paste
* LEt it boil
* MEanwhile grind group 1 and add to the mixture
* Let it boil
* Grind group 2 and add to the mixture
* Let it boil
* Stir continously to avoid burning
* Add the pudina leaves and switch off the stove
* Clost the cooker and let it be so for another 10-15 mins
* Remove from heat and serve !!!
* This will be good with rice / idly / dosa / even rotis !!!

Rice patties

Ingredients :

1 cup left over rice
1 large onion , potato
2 medium tomatoes , carrots
2 green chilies
some curry and coriander leaves
salt as per taste
1 tsp garam masala ( optional )

Method :

* Boil and smash the potatoes well
* Chop finely the onion , tomatoes , carrot , chillies , curry and coriander leaves
* Smash the rice well with hands
* Add all the chopped veges
* Add salt , turmeric powder , garam masala and mix well
* Add the boiled potatoes and mix well
* Make the mixture into small small balls
* Heat the dosa tava
* Grease with oil
* Place one ball in the palm and press with another hand
* Let it become as a thick disc
* Place it in the tava and pour oil around it
* Place 4-5 discs at a time
* Let them turn brownish both the sides
* Remove from heat and serve with sauce / curd
* Enjoy your filling , tasty snack with a cup of tea !!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Potato Bajji

Ingredients :-

3 potatoes sliced as thin discs
1/4 cup gram flour
3 tbsp rice flour
Salt as per taste
Red chilly powder as per taste
Asafoetida powder
Water to mix
Oil for frying

Method :

* Heat oil in a kadai
* Mix all the ingredients except potatoes and oil and make a medium thick batter
* Dip a slice of potato in the batter and deep fry in the oil
* Similarly do all the slices
* Serve hot with sauce or any chutney !!