Jun 082014

This is a variety of stew prepared using potato and fenugreek leaves.

 Aloo Methi Stew (3)

Ingredients

  1. Potato(cut into cubes) –2
  2. Spring onion(cut into 1’pieces) – 4tbsp
  3. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  4. Red chilly powder – 1tsp
  5. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  6. Garam masala powder – 1tsp
  7. Methi leaves/Fenugreek leaves – 1/2 cup
  8. Coconut Milk(thick) – 1 cup
  9. Oil
  10. salt

 

Aloo Methi Stew (5)

 

Preparation

  1. Boil potato and keep aside.Heat oil in a pan.Add chopped spring onion to it and saute well.
  2. Add turmeric powder,chilly powder,coriander powder,garam masala and salt.
  3. Once the raw smell goes,add fenugreek leaves to it and mix well.
  4. once it is done,add boiled potato cubes to it.Mix well
  5. Add thick coconut milk to it.if you want,you can add little water to it.
  6. let it cook for 2 minutes and remove from fire.
  7. serve with roti.
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May 072014

Nan khatai is a popular Indian cookie prepared using flour,sugar and ghee.Here I made these cookies using wheat flour.These healthy cookies are eggless,easy to make. kids will definitely love this tea time snack.This recipe is adapted from Vanitha Cookbook.

wheat Nan Khatai (1)

Ingredients

  1. Wheat Flour – 1 1/4 cup
  2. Semolina/Rava – 1/2 cup
  3. Baking Powder – 1 pinch
  4. Cardamom powder/Elakka – 1/4 tsp
  5. Ghee – 1/2 cup
  6. Sugar(powdered) – 1/2 cup

wheat Nan Khatai (2)

wheat Nan Khatai (3)

 

Preparation

  1. Preheat Oven to 150 degree c.
  2. In a bowl, mix wheat flour,rava,baking powder and cardamom powder.Sift the flour mix before adding it.
  3. In another bowl,mix well sugar and ghee till fluffy.Add the wheat flour mix to it and knead well to make a soft dough.
  4. Make small balls out of it.Press slightly each balls using your palms.
  5. Grease a baking tray and place the cookies.Bake for about 20-25 minutes till golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and let it cool.

This goes to Bake Fest hosted by Rafeeda and Vardhini.

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Jul 112013

Has anyone tried making vada Manchurian?If not,try it out and let me know.The most popular Manchurian recipe is Gobi Manchurian and it is quite common in restaurant menus.This Vada Manchurian is a fusion of south Indian and Chinese recipe prepared using dal and vegetables sauteed in a spicy and thick gravy.

Vada Manchurian (3)

Ingredients

  1. Urad dal(uzhunnu parippu) – 1 cup
  2. Moong dal(cherupayar parippu) – 1 cup
  3. Onion(chopped) –1
  4. Green Chilly(chopped) – 4
  5. Ginger-garlic paste – 2tsp
  6. Curry leaves(chopped) – 1 tbsp
  7. Corn flour – 3tbsp
  8. Soy Sauce – 1 tbsp
  9. Tomato Sauce – 1 tbsp
  10. Chilly sauce – 1 tbsp
  11. Capsicum (cut into cubes) –1
  12. Tomato(cut into Cubes) – 1
  13. Onion(cut into cubes) –1
  14. Sugar – 1tsp
  15. Salt
  16. Oil – for frying
  17. Coriander  leaves – to garnish

Vada Manchurian (4)

Vada Manchurian (1)

 

Preparation

  1. Soak urad dal and moong dal for Grind urad dal and moong daal into a coarse paste.
  2. In a bowl,combine chopped onion,ginger garlic paste, green chilly ,salt with daal mix .
  3. Make balls out of the mix.wet your hands with little oil and flatten the balls using your palms.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and fry vadas till light brown as shown in pic above.
  5. Heat oil in another pan.  saute chopped onions,capsicum and tomato cubes(remove the seeds of tomato before adding it).
  6. Once the veggies are half cooked, add soy sauce,tomato sauce,corn flour (mixed with water) to it.
  7. stir well and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.Finally add sugar to it and mix well.
  8. Remove from fire.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves
  10. Serve with rice or roti

Vada Manchurian (2)

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