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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Nov 212013

This is a Chinese style Manchurian preparation with Brinjal.This recipe is adapted from Lakshmi Nair’s cookbook Magic Oven “Pachaka Kala”.This can be served as a good starter during parties.

Brinjal Manchurian (2)

 

Ingredients

  1. Brinjal(cut lengthwise) – 4
  2. Corn flour – 8 tbsp
  3. Maida/all purpose flour – 8 tbsp
  4. Ginger(chopped) – 2 tbsp
  5. Garlic(chopped) – 4 tbsp
  6. Green Chilly(chopped) – 2 tbsp
  7. Celery(chopped) – 4 tbsp
  8. Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  9. Tomato Sauce – 3 tbsp
  10. Sugar – 1 tsp
  11. Salt
  12. Oil –
  13. Water – 1/2 cup
  14. Spring onion (chopped) -  1 cup

Brinjal Manchurian (4)

Preparation

  1. To make Batter, mix corn flour,maida and salt.Marinate brinjal pieces in the batter and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Fry brinjal pieces till done.if you want to retain the crispiness, you can fry one more time.
  3. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan.Saute chopped garlic, ginger,green chilly and celery.
  4. Add soy sauce, tomato sauce,sugar,salt and stir well..check salt before adding it as soy sauce contains salt.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of water and let it boil.
  6. Once the gravy is thick, add fried brinjal pieces to it.Stir well till dry.
  7. Finally add spring onion to it.
  8. Garnish with spring onions.
  9. Serve with rice or as appetizer

Brinjal Manchurian (1)

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Nov 142013

Vada kootu curry is quite popular in the capital city of Kerala and this is served during sadhya and marriage feasts.This curry is prepared using fried urad daal vadas soaked in potato and coconut milk gravy.This recipe is adapted from Lakshmi Nair’s Cook book “Magic oven Pachakavidhikal”.This is a must try dish for vegetarians and goes well with rice or roti.

Vada kootu Curry (5)

Ingredients

  1. Potato(cut into cubes) – 2
  2. Onion(cut into medium pieces) – 2
  3. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  4. Red chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  5. Coriander powder – 1tsp
  6. Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  7. Garam Masala powder – 3/4 tsp
  8. Thick Coconut milk(first Extracted) –1/2 cup
  9. Thin Coconut milk(2nd extracted) –1 cup
  10. Urad dal vada(uzhunnu vada) – 12
  11. salt

For seasoning

  1. Oil – 2tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  3. Dry red chilly –4
  4. Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

For making vada

  1. Soak 1/2 cup urad dal in water overnight. Grind into a thick paste adding little water.
  2. Add 1 chopped green chilly, 1tsp chopped ginger and salt to it .Mix well and make small balls out of the mix. Grease your palms with oil while making balls.otherwise it will be sticky.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Drop the balls into the oil and fry vadas till golden brown in color.
  4. Drain into a tissue paper and keep aside.

Vada kootu Curry (6)

Vada kootu Curry (2)

For Making Curry

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Saute potatoes and onions for 5 minutes.
  2. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder,coriander powder, pepper powder and saute well.
  3. Once it is done, add 2nd extracted coconut milk to it.Cover and cook on medium flame till potatoes are cooked well.
  4. Add thick coconut milk and garam masala powder to it. when it starts to boil, add fried vadas to it.
  5. Remove from fire.
  6. Heat 2 tbsp in a kadai. splutter mustard seeds,dry red chilly,curry leaves and add the seasonings to the curry.
  7. Transfer into a serving bowl. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  8. Serve with rice or chappathi.

 

Vada kootu Curry (4)

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