Saturday, June 25, 2016

CRISPY KUNDRU KI SABZI



Kundru is easily available in market and is very easy to prepare. It does not require too much of preparation
It is full of beta carotene and is very healthy for people suffering from diabetics and sugar.
There are many recipes available for kundru on internet but I prepare in a simple manner with less ingredients

INGREDIENTS:
1) 500gms Kundru/Tindori
2) 1 Onion Chopped
3) 1 Tomato Chopped
4) 1 Teaspoon Rai/Mustard seeds
5) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
6) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
8) Salt to taste
9) 2 Tablespoon Mustard Oil
10) 1 Teaspoon Tamarind paste

PREPARATION TIME: 20 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash and cut the tindori or kundru in round slices
* Chop Onions and tomatoes and keep aside
* In a wok, heat mustard oil till it starts to smoke
* Crackle mustard seeds and add in turmeric powder
* Add in sliced Kundru, mix and let it cook for 8-10 minutes
* Add Chopped onions and tomatoes and mix well
* Cook till onions become translucent
* Add in salt, red chilly, jeera powder and tamarind paste
* Give it a good mix and sprinkle a little water
* Cook for further 5-6 minutes till done
* Serve kundru ki sabzi hot, garnished with coriander leaves


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SEVIYAN or VERMICELLI



INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cups Seviyan/Thin Vermicelli
2) 1 Ltr Whole Milk
3) 1/2 Cup Sugar
4) 4 Nos Elaichi/Cardamom
5) 1/4 Teaspoon Fennel Powder
6) 2 Drops of Vanilla Essence
7) 1/2 Can of Condensed Milk
8) 1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts(optional)

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Take the milk in the pot and put it up for boil
* Add in Sugar, Cardamom, fennel powder and vanilla essence, Mix well
* Let the milk boil and get reduced a little
* Add in seviyan or vermicelli, keep stirring till seviyan looks cooked and soft
* Take the pot off heat and let it cool a little
* Seviyan seems to drink up the milk and make it more thick in consistency
* Now add in the condensed milk and 3/4th nuts and mix in well
* Keep in refrigerator if you want to serve chilled
* Serve at room temperature with garnished nuts and cardamom



Friday, June 3, 2016

COIN UTTAPAMS


INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 Packet Dosa batter
2) 2 Onions Chopped
3) 1 Cup Grated Broccoli
4) 1/2 Cup Grated Carrots
5) Salt to taste
6) Black Pepper to taste
7) 1 Green Chilly Chopped
8) 2 Tablespoon oil

PREPARATION TIME: 15 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a bowl, put dosa batter and add salt and pepper to taste
* I got a readymade batter from a superstore, you can always prepare batter for this
* Add in chopped onions, chopped chilly, grated carrots and grated broccoli
* On a hot non stick tawa, apply oil and pour in 1/4 laddle of batter on tawa
* Pour in as many as fit on tawa, apporox 5-6 will fit
* Let it cook for few minutes till its firm and cooked on the side
* Apply oil on the poured batter and flip it to cook on other side
* Once cooked arrange them on a tray and serve these coin uttapams with coconut and mint chutney
* They are favourites among kids and a healthy tiffin option too



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