Sunday, February 27, 2011

Garlic Chatpata Fish(Tilapia)

2 slice of tilapia fillet chopped
3-4 Tbs garlic choped
1 tbs tamarind paste
½ tbs turmeric powder
½ tbs red chilli powder
1 tbs Coriander/cumin powder
2-3 Green chilli chopped
4-5 tbs oil
4 cloves of garlic crushed
1 pinch of hing( Asafetida )
5-6 tbs chopped coriander leaves
Salt as per taste

1) Grind Tamarind paste, chopped Garlic, Turmeric powder, Coriander/cumin powder, Red Chilli powder and chopped green chilli with few spoon of water to a coarse paste, mix with 1 tbs oil and salt and and rub it to the fish and keep it aside for about 15 minutes.
2)Heat rest of the oil in a heavy bottom frying pan add hing and crushed garlic and fry till light golden color and then add marinated fish and stir well, after a minute turn the fish pieces to other side and let it fry for another minute or two and add chopped coriander.
3)cook for another 2 minutes and your Garlic chatpata fish (tilapia) is ready to serve hot with your choice of roti or nan.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Dudhi Garlic Shrimp

1 Dudhi (about 1 lb)
1 cup shrimp(shelled and deveined)
½ tbs cumin seeds
3-4 cloves of garlic
1 tbs cumin and coriander powder
4-5 Black Pepper or Kali mirch
2-3 green chilli
½ tbs paprika
½ tbs turmeric
½ tbs corn flour
2 tbs oil
Salt as per taste
2-3 tbs lemon juice

1. Peel the skin and chop dudhi into 1 inch size and marinate with salt and turmeric and leave it for 5 min.
2.Grind, green chilli, garlic, black pepper, cumin/coriander powder with few spoon of water to a smooth paste.
3.Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan, add cumin and right away add marinated dudhi, stir it and let it cook for 4-5 minutes and add masala paste and stir it properly, cover the lid and let it cook till tender.
4.Add the shrimp, salt turmeric, paprika and ½ cup of water and cook for another 2-3 minutes
5.Add corn flour and mix it properly and your Dudhi garlic shrimp is ready to serve hot with rice.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dudhi Masoor Daal Curry

3 cup grated dudhi
1 cup whole masoor daal
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tbs sambar masala
1 tbs turmeric powder
4 tomatoes chopped
1 tbs cumin seeds
4 tbs oil
salt as per taste

1.Heat oil, add cumin seeds and allow to finish popping, add sambar powder and 2 cups of water and let it boil.
2.Add turmeric powder, chopped onion, chopped tomatoes mix it properly and let it boil, add masoor daal, salt.
3.After it boils cover the lid and let it cook in low flame for about 10-15 minutes and switch it off when it's ready to get whistle.
4.Switch off the gas and open it when it gets cool and Dudhi Masoor Daal Curry is ready to serve hot with rice or roti. You can garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Ginger Tomato Chutney

4-5 inch ginger chopped
3 green chilli
1 tbs tamarind paste
1 tbs mustard seeds
1 chopped tomato
5-6 curry leaves
1 tbs coriander powder
1 tbs oil
salt as per table

1.Heat oil in a frying pan, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, tamarind paste and coriander powder and fry for a minute and let it cool down.
2.Grind chopped tomato, salt, fried tamarind paste, chopped ginger, green chilli to a smooth paste and your ginger tomato chutney is ready to serve.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dudhi Veg Keema

2 cups grated dudhi
1 cup crushed soya chunk washed in hot water
1 small can green pea
1 small onion chopped
2 clove garlic
1 piece of ginger
1 red chilli
1 tbs curry powder
1 tbs tomato puree
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs garam masala
1 tbs turmeric
1/2 tbs red chilli powder
1/2 tbs cumin seeds
salt as per taste
4-5 tbs oil

1.Grind onion, garlic, ginger, red chilli, curry powder with few spoon of water.
2.Heat oil in a frying pan, add cumin seeds and then grind paste, turmeric, red chilli powder and fry it for couple minutes.
3.Add tomato paste mix it properly and than add grated dudhi, soya chunk and saute it well and cover the lid and let it cook for 5 minutes in low flame.
4.Add green pea, 1/2 cup of water, salt, lemon juice and garam masala and mix it properly and your spicy dudhi veg keema is ready to serve hot with your choice of rice or roti.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Arbi Masala

1/2 lb Arbi
1/2 tbs mustard seeds
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
1 tbs curry powder
1 tbs tomato paste
2 tbs yogurt
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs Turmeric powder
1 tbs chilli powder,adjust as per need
3 tbs oil

1. Washed and pressure cooked the arbi with salt till 1 to 2 whistles. Peel the arbi after it cools and cut them into small pieces.
2. Grind peanuts with few spoon of water.
3. Heat oil, add mustard seeds allow it finish popping and add curry powder, peanut paste, turmeric, red chilli powder, tomato, yogurt and mix it properly and fry for a minute.
4. Add the Arbi, salt and fry it well and close the lid and cook in low flame for 2 mins add lemon juice and your Arbi masala is ready to serve with rice or roti.

Coconut Walnut Ladoo with Jaggery

2cups Coconut grated and roasted till dry
1 cup of walnut chunks
2 cups of jaggery

1)Dissolve jaggery in little water, heat and make a syrup till it is ready( when you drop few drops of this jaggery in a small bowl of water and it becomes a small ball instead of spreading).
2)Add walnut and roasted coconut and mix it properly and switch off the gas.
3)Make balls out of this mixture and coconut walnut ladoo is ready to serve.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Spinach Aloo cutlet

1 bunch of spinach (palak)
2 potatoes
2 green chillies
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 cup bread crumbs
salt and oil as required

1)Boil and mash potatoes.
2)Blench the spinach and grind with green chillies, ginger-garlic paste to a smooth or coarse paste and mix with mashed potato. Add salt and ½ cup of bread crumbs and mix it properly
3)Make small balls using the potato-spinach mixture and then coat with the bread powder, flattened it and keep it in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
4) Heat oil in a frying pan heat oil and add the cutlet and deep fry in medium heat. Make sure you don't have too much oil, it should not dip in the oil completely. Delicious spinach aloo cutlet is ready to serve.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mushroom Stuffed Egg Omelet

2 eggs
2 cheese singles
1 green chilli chopped
1/4 cup button mushroom slice
salt as per taste
3 tbs oil

1) Take mushroom and blench it with little salt and water, strain from water and keep it aside
2) Take a bowl and beat the egg with salt, chopped green chilli.
3) Heat oil in a frying pan, put the egg on pan, spread it and let it half cook. Spread mushroom, top with cheese slice and let it cook for 2 min and then fold the omelet.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Oats and Nuts Brittle

2 cup - roasted oats
1 cup - Roasted nuts (peanuts, cashew)
1 and 1/2 cup jaggery

1. Break jaggery into small pieces and mix with little water (about 1/3 cup), filter to remove any dirt.
2. Boil jaggery on medium heat; stir in between till jaggery thickens a bit. Take a small bowl of water and drop jaggery syrup into water, if the syrup turns to a ball then it's ready to add oats and nuts, if it's like a string then you need to heat little more.
3. Now add roasted oats and nuts to the syrup, switch off the gas and stir it properly and lay this mixture on aluminum foil and spread flat and allow it to cool down and then break it into pieces and your tasty oats and nuts brittle is ready to serve.

I am sending this entry for Feb 10 – CWS: Oats

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dry Garlic Chutney Stuffed Puri

1 1/2 cup multigrain flour
3 tbsp. oil
salt to taste
1/3 cup gry garlic chutney
oil to deep fry

1. Mix flour, salt and oil, knead into soft pliable dough and keep it aside for about 30 minutes, divide the dough into even size small balls.
2. Using finger make small puri using finger and place 1 spoon of dry garlic chutney in the middle, gather edges and roll into a ball, press lightly and keep it for 5 minutes and roll into small puri.
3. Deep fry the puri on low flame till golden color, drain and repeat for all garlic chutney stuffed puri.

Cheese Stuffed Bread Pakoda

4 slice of bread, sides trimmed
4 slice of cheese singles
1 medium onion chopped
1 medium chopped bell pepper
salt as per taste
1/4 cup besan
rice flour 1/2 of besan
1/4 tbs red chili powder
oil to deep fry

1)Take a slice of bread, put a slice of cheese, put chopped onion and bell pepper, sprinkle some salt, cover with another cheese slice and bread slice. Cut the sandwich into two pieces.
2)Make a paste of besan, rice flour, red chilli powder, salt and water into a smooth batter.
3)Heat oil in a frying pan, now dip the cheese stuffed bread in the batter and deep fry in medium-low flame, stirring and turning occasionally till it is golden on both sides. And cheese stuffed bread pakoda is ready to serve hot.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Toor Daal Cutlets

1 cup toor daal soaked 2-3 hours
Chopped green chilli
¼ tbs ajwain
Bread crumbs
Salt as per taste
Oil to deep fry

1. Drain water from soaked daal and grind with very little or no water using a food processer.
2. Add ajwain, salt to the ground toor daal and take lemon size daal, flattened it and coat with bread crumbs and keep it in the freeze.
3. Heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry the cutlets, make sure you don’t need too much of oil.
4.Toor daal cutlet is ready to serve hot with dahi raita.

I am sending this entry for Deep Fried Snacks: Feb 5