Nov 17, 2006

Sprouts Pulao

Moong sprouts-1/2cup
Basmati rice-2cups
Garam masala powder-1tbsp
Onions sliced-1/4cup
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Salt to taste

Grind to Paste
Green chillis-5-6nos

Method:Wash & soak rice in water. Heat oil in a pan add bayleaves, onions & fry till they turn transperant, then add ginger garlic paste & the ground paste & sauté well.
Add Garam masala, sprouts & sauté for 2mts.Then add rice, salt & water.Cover with lid & cook till the rice is done.Serve with raita.

Chicken Dry Fry

Ingredients:Chicken-1lb,Chilli powder-2tbsp,Turmeric powder-1/4tsp,
Garam masala1tbsp,Oil-1/4cup,Limejuice-1tbsp,
Curd-1/2cup,Green chilli-5slit,Curry leaves-1spring,Salt to taste
Method:Marinate cleaned chicken with chilli pow, turmeric pow, garam masala, limejuice, salt, &curd for at least 2-3hrs.
Heat oil in a pan add curry leaves, green chilli & then add the chicken. Cover the pan with lid & cook on medium flame till the meat is tender. Then remove the lid & fry well till there is no moisture left.

Nov 13, 2006

Butter Milk Biscuits

Recipe source Pillsbury: Healthy baking.

Ingredients:All purpose flour-4cups, Baking powder-5tsps, Baking soda-1tspSalt-1/2tsp, Margarine/butter-1/2cup, Buttermilk-11/2cup.
Method:Heat oven to 400°F. Grease cookie sheet. In large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, mix well. Mix in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough buttermilk to form soft dough.
On lightly floured surface, shape divide dough into 4- 5 balls. Roll out to 1-inch thickness; cut with floured 2inch round cutter. Place biscuits on greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 400°F for 10-15mts or until light golden. Serve warm (18-20biscuits)
For cornmeal biscuits add 1/2cup cornmeal &3 1/2cups all-purpose flour.

Nov 6, 2006

Simple Paneer Curry

Paneer-1cup diced
Tomato-1 chopped
Kasuri methi-1tsp(dry roast & crush)
Chilli powder-2tbsp
Cumin powder-1/tsp
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala powder-1tbsp
Chopped cilantro –2tsp

Mix paneer along with 1/2tsp chilli powder, little salt, & curd Heat little oil in a pan & add the paneer mixture & fry till the paneer is soft.
Add more oil to the same pan & add ginger garlic paste sauté for 1mt then add onions & fry on high heat, let the onions slightly caramelize. Then chopped tomato, turmeric powder& let it cook till the oil is separated.Next add cumin powder, chilli powder, kasuri methi, salt & sauté for1mt.

Egg Fry

Boiled eggs-4,Tomato-1small,Onion-1 small,Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Salt to taste,Cumin seeds-1tsp,Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
Curry leaves-1spring,Red chillis-8no (adjust according to ur spice level)
Dry roast red chilli, pepper, cumin seeds & grind to a smooth paste along with ginger garlic paste, onions, & tomato.Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, curry leaves once they splutter add the ground paste, & salt sauté on medium heat for 5mts then simmer a bit & add little water if the masala is too thick, cover & let cook for another 5mts.Add boiled eggs at this stage. Sauté well for few minutes till the masala is of your desired consistency.