Sunday, September 12, 2010

Simple Shrimp Fried Rice

8 ounces small shelled and cooked shrimp
1 tbs ginger/garlic paste
2 tbs tomato paste
1/4 tbs mustard seeds
a pinch of hing
3 tbs oil
3 cups cooked rice (preferred leftover rice)
salt as per taste

1) Wash the shrimp and keep it aside.

2) Heat oil in a frying pan, add hing, mustard seeds and shrimp and stir it add tomato paste, ginger/garlic paste after about 30 sec. Sprinkle some salt and stir it and let it cook for about 2 minutes.

3 )Add cooked rice, salt and mix it properly and cover the lid and let it observe the flavor for about couple of minutes and then switch off the gas and your tasty shrimp rice is ready to serve.

Brussels Sprout Curry


1 pint Brussels sprout1 medium onion chopped finely1 big tomato chopped
2 jalapeno sliced or chopped1 tbs ginger/garlic paste¼ tbs red chilli powder
¼ tbs turmeric powder1 tbs curry powder(coriander/cumin powder)
A pinch of hing
Salt as per taste
2 tbs oil

1) Cut Brussels sprout into 4 pieces.
2) Heat oil in a frying pan, add hing, chopped onion, garlic/ginger paste and jalapeno pieces sprinkle some salt and fry it for couple of minutes.
3) Add chopped tomato, curry powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and fry it for another couple of minutes add salt and 2 cups of water and let it boil.
4) Add cut Brussels sprouts and stir it and cover the lod and let it cook for 5 minutes, open the lid, stir it and your spicy Brussels sprouts curry is ready to serve with rice or roti.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Dudhi and Tomato Curry


1 med dudhi, peeled and chopped
4 tomatoes cut into thin slices
4 green chilli sliced
2 tbs mustard seeds
2 cloves garlic
½ inch ginger
Salt as per taste
4 tbs oil

1) Heat 1 tbs oil in a frying pan, and fry chopped dudhi for about 5 minutes.
2) Grind mustard seeds, ginger and garlic to a smooth paste with few spoons of water and keep it aside.
3) Heat remaining oil in a frying pan, add ¼ tbs mustard seeds allow it to finish popping and then add sliced green chilli and put the tomatoes, sprinkle some salt and fry it for about 10 minutes.
4)Add 3 cups of water, salt and let it boil, and add fried dudhis and stir it and let it boil for another 5 minutes.
5)Add mustard seeds and cover the lid and let it boil for couple of minutes and your Dudhi tomato is ready to serve with rice or roti.

Mushroom Fry

8 oz white mushroom cleaned and chop into 4 pieces
1 tbs paprika
A pinch of crushed black pepper
A pinch of black cumin seeds
A pinch of nutmeg powder
1 ½ tbs curry powder
2 tbs besan
1 tbs red chilli powder
2 tbs yogurt
½ tbs lemon juice
1 tbs oil
Salt as per taste
Oil to shallow fry

1) Mix all the ingredient except mushroom and oil to shallow fry in a bowl and marinate the mushroom pieces in the mixture for about 20-25 minutes.
2) Heat oil in a frying pan, fry the masala coated mushroom on it and your tasty Mushroom Fry is ready to eat as a snack itself or you can eat with Rice or Roti.