Saturday, November 30, 2013

Masaledaar moong daal !!

A perfect and quick side dish for pulkaas, roti, jeera rice etc....

All you need :

Moong dal - 1 cup
Onions - 1 medium, finely chopped
Tomato - 2 tomatoes , finely chopped
Green chillies - 2 finely chopped
Garlic - 2 pods, finely chopped
Coriander - 1/4 th cup, finely chopped
Oil - 2 table spoons
Turmeric - 1/4 tspn
Red chilli powder - 1 tea spoon
Garam masala - 1/2 table spoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 table spoon
Cumin seeds - 1/2 table spoon
Asafoetida -  1/4th spoon
Dry red chillies - 2 , broken into halves
Curry leaves - 10 leaves
Salt - to taste


Method :

1. Pressure cook moong dal with turmeric, for about 2 whistles.
2. Heat a non-stick with 2 table spoons of oil.
3. Add mustard, cumin seeds let them sputter and add asafoetida.
4. Add curry leaves let them crackle, add onions, fry them for two minutes.
5. Add tomatoes and cook until they are mushy.... Now add all the powders, fry for about two minutes.
6. Now add the cooked dal and mix, check all the seasonings.... Garnish with coriander and serve hot with roti !

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sorakaya Pappu - Bottle gourd Dal

All You Need :

Moong dal/ Pigeon peas - 1 cup , washed
Bottle gourd - 1/2 piece, finely chopped (approximately 2 cups)
Green chillies - 6 ,slit
Turmeric - 1/2 tea spoon 
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tea spoon 
Salt - to taste 

Tempering :

Oil - 1 table spoon 
Whole dry red chillies - 3, broken into halves 
Curry leaves - 10 
Mustard seeds - 1/2 table spoon 
Cumin seeds - 1/2 table spoon 
Asafoetida - pinch 

Tempering : Heat oil in a pan , add cumin and  mustard, let them splutter. Add the curry leaves, broken dry red chillies and hing, mix and keep aside!

Method :

1. Take a pressure pan, add the dal, chopped bottle gourd, green chillies, turmeric and red chilli powder.
2. Pour two and half cups of water.
3. Pressure cook up to 2 whistles.
4. Let it cool for 5 - 10 mins,open the lid, mash lightly with a ladle.
5. Make the tempering in a pan.
6. Add to the Dal , mix well and serve hot with rice and papad!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Makara Sankranti Subhakankshalu :)

Monday, December 31, 2012

Wishing You All A Prosperous And Healthy New Year !!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A simple veg sandwich

Hey friends...

Once upon a time...... every story begins with the same line and mine too :)
I was once really mad to eat English foods.... it includes from pizzas to sandwiches. And my grand mom used to call it Junk. But she never knew the brighter side as she was always told those foods make people unhealthy and make them stout!! I always used to accept her health consciousness but never compromised with the taste. Cheese was one of my favorite .... anything with cheese is ok for me.... later i was granted permission to eat it because i was stuck with calcium deficiency ... and my plus point was .... I don't drink milk... the better i take milk the sooner i get rid of the deficiency. Insted of milk i often took cheese, paneer, cream , curd, yogurt..... 
This is the end of the story ... And now after these many years I still love cheese ... So here i come with a double cheese sandwich .. rich in taste and calcium!!!! Enjoy !!!

All You Need :

White / Brown bread - 4 slices, trim the sides
Cucumber - 8 slices 
Carrot - 8 slices 
Onions - 4 slices (optional)
Tomato - 4 slices (you can add more, but i don't really like raw ones)
Low fat cheese spread - 2 table spoons
Thousand Island Sandwich spread - 2 table spoons
Cheese slice - 1 , torn into pieces
Pepper powder - just to sprinkle (optional)

Method :

1.  Place the bread on a flat board, spread the cheese on two slices.
2. Spread the thousand island spread on another two slices.
3. Arrange the vegetables on the cheese bread...
4. Finally top with the torn cheese pieces and sprinkle the pepper powder.
5. Close with the thousand island spread bread slice.
6. Serve immediately.