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Vegetarian fired rice July 31, 2009

Filed under: Rice — awalkwithpriya @ 12:32 pm
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Ingredients:

1. Rice – 2 cups (Sona masoori works best, Use 1rice :1.5 water )

2.  Carrots – 2 finely chopped

3.  Green beans – 15  finely chopped

4. Spring onions – 1 bunch( approx: 4)

5.  Green chillies- 4 ( adjust according to spice level)

6.  Pepper – 1/2 tbs

7. salt -1 tbs

8. Lemon juice- 1/2 tbs

9.  garlic – 1 clove finely chopped

10. oil – 2 tbs

Method:

1. Wash and cook rice and set it aside to cool for at least 1/2 an hour add some lemon juice and 1/2 tbs salt . (U can use left over cold rice)

2. In a pan add 2 tbs oil heat it up and add chopped garlic and saute for 2 secs and add chopped spring onions and fry for another 2 seconds.

3.  Add green chillies, chopped carrots, chopped beans and fry with lid till they are 90% cooked. Don’t burn the bottom.

4. Finally add 1/2 tbs salt, pepper, lemon juice and cook for another 1 minutes and mix this with the rice.

5. Garnish with some chopped spring onions and serve.

Tip: You can use 1 tbs soy sauce and 1/2 tbs vinegar also.

 

Ragda.. July 23, 2009

Filed under: Apperizers,snacks — awalkwithpriya @ 3:19 pm
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Ingredients:

1.  Potatoes/Allo – 2 (Mashed and  boiled)

2.  Chana / chick peas / sanagalu –  1 cup  soaked overnight  and boiled thorughly.

3. Tomatoes – 1 finely chopped

4. onions – 1 finely chopped

5.  Chat masala – 2big pinches

6. Salt – to taste

7. red chilli powder – 1 tbs

8. lemon juice -1 tbs

9. coriander – to garnish

10.  Gupchup / small Puris.

11. oil – 1 tbs

12. Curd – 2 tbs

13. Raisins – 1 tbs

Method:

1. Boil Chana and potatoes thoroughly.

2. In a pan 1 tbs oil add mashed chana and potatoes  and mix them thoroughly.

3. Add 1/2 cup water, salt, chat masala, red chili powder and cook until the water evaporates.

4.  Now in a serving plate make a nice patty of the above mix and top it with few raisins, a pinch of chat masala, well beaten curd, crushed puri, corinader, lemon juice.

5. Garnish it with some tomatoes onions, coriander.

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Rava idli

No time to soak the urad dal overnight grind it and wait for it to ferment and all. Then here is a simple and quick way to enjoy smooth and fluffy idlis without that ordeal. The fun in making Rava idli is its almost as easy and delicious as Upma . The recipe is exactly same as making upma but you add curd to it instead of water and steam them (This part makes them taste a bit different to upma).

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Ingredients:

1. Sooji/semolina/rava –  2 cups

2. Green chillies- 4 (depending on spice level adjust and chop very finely)

3.  Ginger – 1/4 inch( finely chopped)

4. curry leaves- 5

5. Oil- 1 tbs

6.  Curd/ yogurt – nicely beaten – 1 cup add little water if necessary.

8. Salt – 1 tbs

9. coriander – to garnish

seasoning:

1. Mustard sees – 1 tbs

2. Urad dal/ minappapu – 1 tbs

3. sanaga pappu/ chana dal – 1 tbs

4. hing – 1 small  pinch

Method:

1. In a pan add 1 tbs oil, hing, sanaga pappu/ chana dal, Urad dal/ minappapu and let them turn light brown. Now add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Finally add curry leaves and ginger.

2. Now add the semolina/sooji/rava and roast for couple of minutes. Don’t let it burn.

3. Now let the mixture cool for a while. Say for 5-7 minutes.

4. Now add the beaten curd to this mixture and make it into a pouring batter.

5. Now take an idli plate rub some oil on the round imprints  to make the idli come out easily. Just to garnish add small pieces of coriander ( or any vegetable u like) and then pour the batter just upto the brim.

6.  Take a pressure cooker add 2 cups water and keep it on stove on medium low .

7.  Stack the idli patra and keep it carefully into the pressure cooker and cover it with a lid and with out whistle . (keep it on medium – high)

8. Wait for about 15minutes and switch off the stove. ( or the steam from the cooker stops if you had right amount of water into the cooker)

9. Serve with hot sambar or palli chutney

 

Pesarattu

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Pesarattu is  dish which is nutritious, Delicious, quick and tastes yummy.I always make pesarattu and upma as the combination works too good.

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

1. Pesallu/ green moondal – 1 cup(wash and Soak overnight)

2. Green chillies- 5 (adjust according to spice level)

3. Ginger – 1 inch piece

4. jeera – 1 tbs

5. Onion – 1 finely chopped

6. oil 1 tbs

7. salt – 1 tbs

Method:

1. Grind the Pesallu/ green moongdal, ginger, jeera, green chillies into a smooth batter like for Dosa.Finally add 1 tbs salt and mix well.

2.  Now in heat a  large round non stick pan/ iron pan ( keep it on medium high) and pour 1 laddle of  the batter and spread into a perfect round and add little oil and onion on top of it .( Dont burn the bottom)

3. Once it starts to turn a little brown in clour flip it to the other side.

4. Enjoy it with a nice upma or palli chutney

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upma

Filed under: snacks — awalkwithpriya @ 12:58 pm
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Simple yet delicious snack..

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Serves:2

Ingredients:

1. Sooji/semolina/rava –  1.5 cups

2. Green chillies- 4 (depending on spice level adjust)

3.  Ginger – 1/4 inch( finely chopped)

4. curry leaves- 5

5. Oil- 1 tbs

6. Ghee- 1/2 tbs

7. water – 1: 1.5 cups  ( 1 rava : 1 .5 water)

8. Salt – 1 tbs

seasoning:

1. Mustard sees – 1 tbs

2. Urad dal/ minappapu – 1 tbs

3. sanaga pappu/ chana dal – 1 tbs

4. hing – 1 small  pinch

Method:

1. In a pan add 1 tbs oil, hing, sanaga pappu/ chana dal, Urad dal/ minappapu and let them turn light brown. Now add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Finally add curry leaves and ginger.

2. Now add the semolina/sooji/rava and roast for couple of minutes. Don’t let it burn.

(Now you can empty the roasted rava into a plate and add water to the same pan and boil it or  while the semolina is roasting u can boil the required amount of water in a bowl and add rava to it this reduces cooking time)

4. I boiled the water seperately with salt  for about 5 minutes and add it slowly to the rava and keep stirring to avoid lumps.

5.  Reduce the flames to medium – low and cover with a lid.

6. Finally add ghee and serve it with hot pesarattu or chuteny.