Tuesday, October 28

Vegetable Fried Rice/Indo Chinese Style.

Vegetable Fried Rice. This is one of simple recipe to make and this can be made with left over rice and all you have do is just put everything together and stir fry and your fired rice will be ready in no time and it makes a very good combination with dry or gravy Manchurian. Anything Chinese food is my weakness and if it comes to my mind that I have to eat Chinese then nothing can stop me. It will be so difficult for me to stop thinking about the Chinese food and If I can't cook at home then I don't know how but my H has to get it or take me to the good Chinese restaurant. Getting it from out it is bit difficult here, because of that only I keep trying new dishes at home only. Try this simple and time saving recipe and enjoy.

2 cup boiled rice (you can use leftover rice to)
1cup vegetables finely chopped (cabbage, carrot, beans, capsicum, mushroom)
2 strand of spring onion, finely chopped
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1tsp grated ginger garlic
1tbsp soya sauce, 1tsp white vinegar
1/4tsp ground black pepper
Oil and Salt to taste.

Cooking Method
In a wok, add oil, when it is hot, add ginger garlic, spring onion white and green chilli. sauté for a minutes.
Then add all the vegetables and stir fry for a minute or 2 on a high flame. Then add the soya sauce, white vinegar and salt mix it well. Now add the boiled rice and spring onion green, mix it gently and sprinkle black pepper from top and stir fry the rice for another minute.
Serve hot with Dry or Gravy Manchurian.

Monday, October 27

Tilapia Fish Curry/Kerala Style.

Tilapia Fish Curry. Fish is an integral part of Kerala Cuisine. There are hundreds of variations for Kerala Fish curry. The main part of this curry is coconut and tamarind sauce this curry can be cooked with any fish and it will taste great. To cook this curry the main reason was I got the Indian tilapia fish, there is a new shop has opened near my house who sells even all the Indian fishes, like rohu, mackerel, tilapia etc. and I'm so so happy now I even get to taste Indian fish without even being in India.. This spicy and tangy curry goes so well with plain rice and this was our last Saturday's lunch and we enjoyed it thoroughly. Do cook this curry and make your family happy..

2 tilapia fish (cut into 2 pieces)
8 to 10 curry leaves
2 green chilli
4 garlic garlic cloves
1/4tsp mustard seeds
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp tamarind paste
1tsp red chilli powder, 1/2tsp turmeric, 1tsp coriander powder
3tbsp oil
Salt to taste.

Ingredient's to make a paste.
2 medium tomato
1 medium onion
2tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/4tsp cumin seeds.

Cooking Method.
Wash the fish thoroughly and set it aside.
Grind the onion, tomato, coriander leaves, ginger garlic and cumin to a smooth paste.
In a deep frying pan/kadai, add oil, when oil is hot, add curry leaves, mustard, green chilli and garlic cloves. when they start turning brown. Add the ground paste, red chilli powder, turmeric and coriander powder, fry till the oil starts separating.
Then add coconut milk, tamarind paste, salt and 2cups of water and allow it boil for a minute or 2. Then add the fish and simmer the curry for 5 to 6 minutes.
Serve hot with Plain Rice.

Tuesday, October 21

Namak paare/Dimond Cut. Happy Diwali.

Happy Diwali to all my blog readers and my friends. This year I would not be celebrating diwali and that is the main reason I have not prepared anything much. Actually I had no plan to cook anything at all, But the moment I open my FB page I see lots of different types of sweets and savoury dishes pictures and that tempted me to at least cook something savoury items and store them for later.. I know this will be very much in use once the cold weather starts and the good thing with this snacks is you can store them for more then 2 to 3 months. This namak paare goes very well with ginger tea. Have a great fun friends and enjoy your Diwali with your family and friends.

1/2kg maida ( all purpose flour)
1/2tsp ajwain (Caron seeds)
1/4tsp kalonji (samal fennel)
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying.

Cooking Method.
Make a firm dough with the maida, salt, ajwain and kalonji, by adding water and set it aside for atleast 30 minutes.
In mean time keep oil for heating in a deep frying pan on a medium flame.
Take a lemon size ball from a dough and roll into a disc neither to thick nor to thin.
With a sharp knife make a criss cross cuts on disc.
Fry them to golden brown and take out the namak paare onto a papper towel to remove the excess oil.
Once they are cool completely. Store them in a airtight container.
Serve with Tea.

Thursday, October 16

Baby Prawn And Vegetable Masala Khichdi.. Pressure Cooker Version.

Baby Prawn And Vegetable Masala Khichdi.. I cook this masala khichdi when ever I feel low and to enlighten my mood this is food I would prefer. This particular dish has no recipe from any where, actually one day I wanted to make pulao but I end up adding all the ingredients what ever I got into my hands and that's how I innovated this masala khichdi and this is a dish which you put everything together in a pressure cooker and give 2 whistle and you have a delicious masala khichdi ready to eat... I have also tried many other ingredients but I always thought the first recipe was the best, so since then I'm stick to this recipe only and believe me it taste real good.

1/4 cup of baby prawn (pre cooked)
1/2 cup mix vegetables
1/2 cup of rice
3 tbsp toor dal
1 small onion, 2 green chilli, 1 small tomato ( finely chopped)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp coriander powder, 1/4 tsp garam masala
1 bay leave, 1 black cardamom, 2 cloves
1 cinnamon stick, 1 green cardamom, 1 star anise
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
Salt and Oil to taste
3 cups of water.

Cooking Method.
In a large mixing bowl add rice, prawns, dal and vegetables, wash them nicely and set aside.
In a pressure cooker, add oil, when oil is hot, add cumin seeds, bay leave, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and cloves, when they splutter, add chopped onion and green chilli, fry to light brown,
Then add tomato, red chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder and garam masala, fry for 1 minute, Add prawn, vegetables, dal, rice and salt. Give a good mix and add water, close the lid and cook for 2 whistle (1 in high flame and 1 in low flame) allow the pressure to go before opening the lid.
Serve hot with little ghee on top.

Tuesday, October 7

Egg and Cheese Sandwich.

Egg and Cheese Sandwich. Here comes the quick and easy recipe of sandwich. If you are bored of eating everyday same bread and omelette like me! Then this is the best way of making something new with same egg and bread. Just by adding cheese, iceberg lettuce and tomato sauce it will give you a whole new and lip smacking delicious sandwich. Sandwich is my regular breakfast but I try different ingredients everyday, sometime I take pictures but sometime after seeing the sandwich I just can't wait to eat.. This is one of the all time favourite sandwich in my family.

2 slices of brown bread
2 large leaves of iceberg lettuce
4 thin slices of cucumber
1/4tsp tomato sauce
1/4tsp mustard sauce
1/4tsp mayonnaise.

Ingredients To Fry The Egg.
1 egg
1 slice cheese
Pinch of black pepper powder
1/2tsp oil
Salt to taste.

Cooking Method.
In a frying pan add oil, when oil is hot break the egg into pan, sprinkle salt and black pepper, and fry the egg. 
In a mean time just toast the bread to light brown in a bread toaster.
Once the egg is cooked, Place the cheese slice onto the egg, once the cheese starts to melt, take out on to a plate. 
Take one slice of bread and place lettuce leave and apply tomato sauce, mustard sauce and mayonnaise, then place the cucumber slices, fried egg and cheese, and cover it with another bread, cut into 2 pieces
Serve hot with Juice or Tea.

Wednesday, October 1

Banana And Dates MilkShake.

After coming back from India 2 weeks before, I have become so lazy to do any work and after 4 years of my marriage this was my first trip to my mom's place all by myself and leaving my hubby alone at home. It was very difficult for me to go leaving him here but I did it for 23days and after that I just could not stay one more day ... This was the first time I went to stay with my patents because of that my mom kept me like a princess. I use to be awake whole night chatting with my sisters and sleep till 2 o'clock in the afternoon and no tension of what to cook or to do any work. Mom use to get tea and breakfast for me on my bed, and she use to cook all my favourite dishes everyday. and I use to feel bad for my hubby also that he has to cook everything by himself, but what to do sometime it is ok to think about ourself too. In all this pampering I dint even realise how this 23 days went...Now after 2 weeks also I'm feeling difficult to get back into my old life and if I want to get back then this is the first thing I should start writing my blog. This also took me 2 weeks to write but fine I know once I start I will not stop :)

Lets come to the recipe which I had made this long time back and posting it now..To make this Banana and dates milkshake the main reason was to finish the dates which my H had got in bulk and I was bored of eating just like that. Just to finish that dates fast I started making this Milkshake and I became a fan of it and this has become my regular milkshake when ever I have dates at home and it just need 3 ingredients to make this milkshake and the result is simply delicious.. One glass of this milkshake can keep you fill for a long time..

1 large banana
15 dates (without seeds)
1 glass of cold milk
1 scoop of vanilla ice cream (optional)

Making Of Milkshake.
In juicer jar add all the above ingredients and grind it to smooth shake.
Pour into glasses and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Serve chilled.

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