Apr 242015

This is a signature dish of Chef Vikas Khanna and I had read in news long time back that this dish  was being served to the President of United states specially for dinner by chef .I was looking for the recipe and finally got it from my blogger friend Mareena.In this recipe, she did some changes to the original one.I followed her recipe and the final outcome was yummy and delicious.This dish is prepared by cutting cauliflower like a tree,then deep fry in oil and serve on top of spicy masala. This is a must try and can be served during parties to surprise the guests.

Tree Of Life (2)

 

Ingredients

1.Cauliflower cross section cut in thickness (should look like a tree) 1"

For Marination

  1. Ginger-garlic paste -1 tablespoon
  2. Chilly powder-  1/2 teaspoon
  3. Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  4. Salt – to taste
  5. Oil – 1/2 teaspoon
  6. Oil – for deep frying

For the masala

  1. Onion (cut into slices) -1/4 cup
  2. Fennel seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  3. Mustard seeds -1/2 teaspoon
  4. Fenugreek seeds -1/2 teaspoon
  5. Nigella seeds(Kalonji) – 1/2 teaspoon
  6. Cumin seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
  7. Asafoetida – 1/4 teaspoon
  8. Ginger-garlic paste – 1/2 teaspoon
  9. Green chillies(chopped) – 1/2 teaspoon
  10. Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  11. Chilly powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  12. Garam masala – 1/4 teaspoon
  13. Dried mango powder (Amchoor) – 1/2 teaspoon
  14. Salt – to taste
  15. Beaten Curd – 1/2 cup
  16. Cream – 1/4 cup
  17. Coriander leaves – to garnish

Tree Of Life (3)

Tree Of Life (4)

Preparation

  1. Marinate the cauliflower with the ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilly powder, oil and salt. Keep aside for 15 minutes. Heat  oil in a pan and fry the cauliflower piece wholly, till golden brown. Drain onto an tissue paper and keep aside.If you want, you can bake in an preheated oven at 180 degree c for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat another pan with 1/2 tablespoon oil. Add the fennel seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida. When they start to crackle, add the onions followed by ginger-garlic paste and chopped green chillies. Saute till the onions turn translucent.
  3. Add the turmeric powder, chilly powder, garam masala, amchoor powder and stir for a minute. Add curd & cream and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes.Remove from fire.

For Presentation

  1. Take a plate and spoon the gravy to the centre of the plate forming a round shape. Carefully place the fried cauliflower tree in the centre.
  2. Garnish with  coriander leaves
  3. Serve hot with Roti or Rice.

Recipe Source:Mareenas Recipe collections

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Jan 222014

This is Chinese style of preparing egg by making omelette first and then frying in the batter and saute in a spicy sauce.This spicy dish goes great with fried rice.

Chilly Egg (2)

Ingredients

To make 2 Omelettes:

  1. Egg – 5
  2. Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  3. Oil
  4. Salt

For Making Batter

  1. Corn flour –3 tbsp
  2. All purpose flour/Maida – 2 tbsp.
  3. Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  4. Garlic paste –1/4 tsp
  5. Ginger paste-1/4 tsp
  6. Soy sauce-1/4 tsp
  7. water
  8. Salt
  9. Oil

For the gravy

  1. Onion(chopped) – 1
  2. Garlic (chopped) – 1tbsp
  3. Green Chilly(chopped) – 3
  4. Soy sauce- 1 tbsp
  5. Tomato Sauce – 2 tsp
  6. Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Sugar-1/2 tsp
  8. salt
  9. Spring onion – to garnish
  10. Oil – 2tbsp

Chilly Egg

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, beat 5 eggs and add pepper powder and salt to it.Heat little oil in a pan and make 2 omelettes using the egg mix.
  2. Cut the omelettes into long strips of 1 inch width.Prepare a batter using the ingredients mentioned above.
  3. Dip the egg strips in the batter and coat well. Fry in oil till crispy like finger fish.Once it is crispy, transfer into a tissue paper to remove excess oil.
  4. Heat oil in another pan.Saute chopped onions,garlic paste and green chilly.Once onions are light pink in color,add fried egg pieces into it and mix well.
  5. Add soy sauce,tomato sauce,pepper powder,sugar and salt(add if necessary) to it.stir well and cook on medium flame for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from fire.
  7. Garnish with spring onions and coriander leaves.

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Recipe Source:Kairali Magic Oven By Lakshmi Nair

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Dec 192013

Usually I prepare stir fry/Thoran with French beans or I add it while making Aviyal.This time I tried a Chinese preparation using French beans and it came out great.This goes well with fried rice or vegetable biriyani or Rice.

Chilly Beans (3)

Ingredients

  1. French beans(cut into medium pieces) – 1 cup
  2. Corn flour – 1 tbsp
  3. Maida/All Purpose Flour – 1 tbsp
  4. Egg – 1 tbsp
  5. Pepper Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Green Chilly (cut lengthwise) -1
  7. Red chilly paste – 1 tbsp
  8. Garlic(chopped) – 1tbsp
  9. Ginger(chopped) – 1 tbsp
  10. Onion(chopped) – 1/4 cup
  11. Capsicum(cut into medium cubes) – 2 tbsp
  12. Soy Sauce – 1 tsp
  13. Chilly Sauce – 1 tsp
  14. Tomato Sauce – 2 tsp
  15. Coriander leaves
  16. Salt
  17. Oil

Chilly Beans (2)

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, Mix corn flour ,Maida,pepper powder,red chilly paste,ginger(1tsp)- garlic(1tsp) paste,egg and salt.Add French beans to the mix and mix well using hand.Keep aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Fry marinated French beans for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Heat 4 tbsp oil in another pan.Saute ginger-garlic ,chopped onions till light brown in color.
  4. Add green chilly and capsicum cubes to it.Stir well.
  5. Add soy sauce,chilly sauce,tomato Sauce to it.
  6. Add little water to it and let it boil.
  7. Add fried French beans to it and mix well.
  8. Finally add chopped coriander leaves to it.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves or spring onions.
  10. serve with rice.

Recipe Source:Asianet Super Chef

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