Showing posts with label Basic Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Basic Recipes. Show all posts

Friday, April 29, 2016

CURD RICE


Curd rice or Dahi Chawal is a simple delicacy from south India. Mainly taken as part of a meal, but its a comfort food in itself.
Easy preparation and is loved by kids, bachelors, and ready to go meals!
Its very popular among the south states of Andhra Pradesh, Kerela, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Its a savoury dish as compared to the sweet dahi chawal of north India!

INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cups Cooked/Leftover Rice
2) 2 Cups Curd/Yogurt/Dahi
3) 1/2 Cup Grated carrots
4) 1/2 Cup Grated Broccoli
5) 1/4 Cup Grated Ginger
6) Few Curry Leaves
7) 2-3 Green Chillis
8) 2 Tablespoon Oil
9) A Pinch of Asafoetida
10) 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
11) Salt to taste
12) Black Pepper/Red Chilly to taste
13) Pickle and coriander leaves for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a Pan heat oil, add Asafoetida and crackle mustard seeds
* Add Curry leaves, Grated Ginger and green chillies, saute for a minute
* Add Broccoli and carrots, saute at low heat till carrots get soft
* Add rice and mix well, Keep aside to cool it
* In a separate bowl beat the curd and add salt and pepper
* Mix the salted curd with the rice into a thick paste like consistency
* If needed take more curd or simply add a little water
* Garnish with coriander leaves and serve chilled/room temperature with a pickle
* Any kind of rice can be used in this recipe


Monday, November 3, 2014

MOONG DAL


INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cups Green Whole Moong Dal
2) 2 Tablespoon Ghee/Clarified Butter
3) 1 Teaspoon Jeera Seeds
4) 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
5) 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
6) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
8) Salt to taste
9) 1 Onion Chopped
10) 1 Tomato Chopped
11) 1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
12) 1 - 2 Bay Leaves
13) 2 - 3 Cloves/ Long
14) 2 - 3 Elaichi/Cardamom Pods
15) Fresh Coriander leaves Chopped for garnishing

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a pressure Cooker heat Ghee, Crackle jeera seeds, long and elaichi
* Add Bay Leaves, and Ginger Garlic paste. Cook for few minutes
* Add Chopped onion and when it turns translucent, add chopped tomatoes
* Add Salt and cook for few minutes till tomotoes become soft
* Add Turmeric, Coriander powder, Garam Masala and Red Chilli powder
* Finally add Moong dal and add 6 Cups of water
* Close lid and cook for 4 - 5 Whistles of cooker
* When cooled, open lid to check if done and if there is enough water
* If dal still not done, close lid for 2 more whistles
* When done, take out `in a bowl and garnish with fresh coriander leaves
* Serve with hot chapatis or nan or parathas


Thursday, September 18, 2014

RED SAUCY DIP



INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 Onion Chopped
2) 1 Tomato Chopped
3) 1 Capsicum Chopped
4) Salt to taste
5) Black Pepper to taste
6) 2 Teaspoon Honey
7) 1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
8) 3 Tablespoons Pizza/Pasta Sauce

FOR PIZZA/PASTA SAUCE:
1) 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2) 5-6 Cloves Garlic Chopped
3) 2 Green Chilli paste
4) 4-5 Tomatoes Chopped and Pureed
5) Salt to taste
6) Black Pepper to taste
7) Oregano to taste
8) Few Basil leaves chopped

PREPARATION TIME: 10 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* LETS PREPARE PASTA/PIZZA SAUCE FIRST
* In a pan heat oil, add garlic, and green chilli paste, cook for few minutes
* Add Tomato's puree and cook for few minutes
* Add salt, pepper, oregano and basil leaves
* Cook for a minute and take off from heat
* When cooled, put it in a jar and use whenever required
* NOW LETS PREPARE THE RED SAUCY DIP
* In a bowl, take 3 tablespoon of pasta/pizza sauce
* Add Mayonnaise, Honey and mix well
* Add salt and pepper to taste and mix
* Add Chopped Onions, Capsicum and Tomatoes, mix well
* Sauce is done and can be served with any snack
* I have served it with khakhra and papad shards


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

TOMATO SOUP


INGREDIENTS:
1) 6 Red Tomatoes chopped
2) 5 - 6 Cloves of Garlic Chopped
3) 2 Teaspoon Butter
4) 1 Onion Chopped
5) Salt to taste
6) Black Pepper to taste
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
8) 3 Cups of Water
9) 2 Tablespoon Fresh Cream

PREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Melt butter in a pressure cooker and add onions and garlic
* Cook for a minute and add Chopped tomatoes
* Add Salt, pepper, sugar and water and close the lid
* Pressure Cook for 1 whistle, let the steam out and open lid
* Strain and add the water to a pan to boil
* Puree the rest strained out matter and add it to the pan
* Boil for few minutes, Stir in between
* Stir into lightly beaten cream (optional)
* Garnish with freshly Chopped Coriander and serve hot

Sunday, November 17, 2013

BASIC VANILLA CAKE


INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 Cup Malai/ Clotted Cream/ Devonshire cream
2) 1 1/2 Cup Cheeni/ Granulated Sugar
3) 5 Eggs
4) 2 Cup of Flour
5) 1/2 Cup of warm Milk
6) 1 1/2 Spoon of Baking Powder
7) 1 Pinch of Salt
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence

PREPARATION TIME: 40 mins

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Mix Malai, eggs, and sugar till light and fluffy and till sugar is dissolved
* Add in flour, salt and baking powder and mix well to form a smooth batter
* Finally add in milk n essence and mix well
* Grease a baking tray and pour in the batter
* Bake at 200 degrees in oven for around 20 mins, Keep a watch in between
* If want to microwave then put at combination(Micro + Convection) at 360 degrees for 15 mins
* When done, Let it cool then cut slices and serve.
* Kids will surely like it.


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