Thursday, 16 November 2017

Green Chutney For Sandwiches and Chaats / Corriander Mint Chutney

This green chutney gives refreshing look and taste & also easy to make using ingredients easily available in most homes. This green chutney can be used as sandwich spread or dressing for chaats.

You can also serve it along with samosas, tikkis, cutlets as a dip.  Some people prefer to add garlic instead of ginger in chutney.  Try according to your preference.

Now let's check the recipe,
                   
PREP TIME
10  min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
10 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for  Green Chutney / Corriander Mint Chutney
Recipe type: Veg accompaniment
Cuisine:  North  Indian

Ingredients:

Corriander leaves - 1 cup
Mint leaves -  
½ cup
Ginger - 1 " piece
Green chilies - 2 to 3 (Adjust according to your spice level)
Lemon juice / Vinegar - 2 tsp
Chat masala - 
½ to 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

Directions:

Add corriander leaves, mint leaves, ginger and green chilies in a mixer; grind it into fine paste by using water.
Once you remove from the mixer add chat masala, vinegar / lemon juice and salt; mix well.

Store it in a air tight container and refrigerate. 


Note:
You can store upto one week in fridge.

Adjust the green chilli amount according to your preference.


You can use garlic instead of ginger.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Raw Banana Fry / Plantain Fry / Vazhakkai Varuval

Try this spicy Raw banana fry / Vazhakkai Varuval (in Tamil) which I learnt from mom.  We can also deep fry the raw banana slices and add it to the masala for variation. 

It is usually served as a accompaniment for rice with sambar, rasam or curd.  

Let's check the recipe now,
                    
PREP TIME
10  min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
25 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Plantain Fry / Vazhakkai Varuval
Recipe type: Veg accompaniment
Cuisine:  South Indian
Serves: 3 to 4 approximately

Ingredients:
Raw banana - 3 to 4
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 2 to 3 tbsp

To Grind:
Coconut (grated) - 3 tbsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Garlic - 4 to 5
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Red chilli powder - ¾  to 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

Directions:

Peel the raw banana skin and cut into slices. Place it in water to avoid browning.
Add grated coconut, fennel seeds, garlic, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt in a mixie jar. 

Grind it into fine paste by adding water. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add curry leaves. Once it splutters, add the grounded paste; sauté this for a minute.

Add the raw banana slices, mix it well.
Just sprinkle water and close the pan with the lid; allow to cook in low flame.

In between check whether it is cooked.   Open the lid, Mix it carefully without breaking the pieces.

Once it gets roasted, remove from the flame.
Serve as a accompaniment for sambar / rasam/ curd rice.

Note:

You can also add 3 to 4 small onions while grinding coconut.

Adjust the spice level according to your taste.

You can try the same recipe using yam, sweet potato.


Monday, 16 October 2017

Malai Ladoo / Paneer Ladoo Using Condensed Milk

If you are fighting with time for last minute diwali preparations, here is not only a quick and easy sweet but also tasty sweet recipe for you to cherish the occasion!

Try and give your feedback!
                    
PREP TIME
5  min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
10 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Malai Ladoo / Paneer Ladoo
Recipe type: Indian Sweet
Cuisine:  North Indian
Yields: 10 ladoos(approximately)
Ingredients:
Paneer - 250 gms
Condensed milk - ½ cup
Cardamom powder - ¼ tsp
Almonds / Pistachios - for garnish
Ghee / clarified butter - for greasing the plate




Saturday, 14 October 2017

Kaju Katli / Cashew Burfi

Kaju Katli / Cashew Burfi is a one of the popular and tasty Indian sweets. It is very easy to prepare with only few ingredients which is easily available at home.  For this recipe, you don't need to check sugar syrup / string consistency; even beginners can try this without hassle!

Try this mouthwatering sweet for Diwali or for any special occasion and enjoy with your loved ones!




PREP TIME
5 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
20 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Kaju katli / cashew burfi
Recipe type: Sweets
Cuisine:  North Indian
Yields - 12 to 15 pieces

Ingredients:
Cashew nuts - 1 cup
Sugar - ½ cup
Water -  
¼ cup
Cardamom powder - ½ tsp
Ghee / Clarified butter - for greasing the hands



Saturday, 7 October 2017

Masala Rava Kichadi / Rava Kichadi

Masala Rava Kichadi / Rava Kichadi is a popular South Indian Breakfast recipe. The addition of cinnamon, vegetables, ginger, garlic and green chilli paste gives an extra taste to this dish than the usual Rava Upma.

It is very easy to prepare, tasty and a comforting dish! I love to have this with coconut chutney and sugar!

Do try and give your feedback!


PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
30 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Masala Rava Kichadi
Recipe type: Veg
Cuisine:  South Indian
Serves: 3 to 4 (approximately)
Ingredients:

Semolina / Rava– 1 cup
Turmeric Powder –  
¼ tsp
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Tomato - 1 (finely copped)
Carrots – 1 medium sized (finely chopped)
Green peas(frozen / fresh) - 2 tbsp
Coriander Leaves – for garnish
Lemon juice - to taste
Salt – to taste
Water – 4 cups

To Grind:
Green Chillies – 3 to 4 (slitted)
Ginger – 1 inch piece (finely chopped)
Garlic - 3 to 4 cloves

For seasoning:

Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Mustard Seeds – ¾ tsp
Channa dhall – 1 tsp
Urad Daal – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – few
Oil –1 to 2 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp



Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Aloo Masala Sandwich / Potato Sandwich

Try this yummy, filling and healthy Potato / Aloo sandwich for your kids lunch box /for breakfast or tea time snack with hot tea!


In this recipe, I have used Indian spices which gives nice punch to this potato filling,but in  lesser amount, as I prepared this sandwich for my kids.  You can adjust the spice level according to your taste bud.

Let's check the recipe now, 

                    
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
TOTAL TIME 
30 mins
                                                                                                                                                   
Recipe for Aloo Masala / Potato Sandwich 
Recipe type: Veg
Cuisine:  Indian
Serves: 3 to 4 (approximately)

Ingredients:

Bread - 8 to 10 (Here I have used brown bread)
Potato - 1 large one
Onion - 1 medium sized(finely chopped)
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Red chilli powder - ½ tsp
Garam masala powder /
Chat masala - ¼ tsp
Corriander leaves - few(chopped)

Butter -  to apply on bread


Monday, 2 October 2017

Gutti Vankaya Kura / Stuffed Brinjal Curry - Andhra Style

This recipe is my entry to the event "Shhh!!! Cooking Secretly" challenge conducted by Mayuri Patel of Mayuri's Jikoni.   For the month of September, I have paired with Priya Suresh of "priyaeasyntastyrecipes" and the ingredient given by her is Brinjal and Peanuts.

This month we planned to try Andhra Cuisine with the given Ingredients.  So thought of trying a gravy using brinjal / eggpalnt.    When I discussed this with my friend Monisha, she taught me a recipe which turn into a  great hit in our house.  Thank you Monisha for the lip smacking recipe.

This Andhra style brinjal gravy is easy to make and also  spicy, tangy and nutty in taste.    It goes well with rice and chapathi.

Try and give your feedback!