Saturday, October 18, 2014

SPICY SOYA MASALA

Soya chunks is an excellent source of protein and rich in vitamin B. I make it a point to include this on my diet :) Though it does not have its own flavour, but has the power to absorb the flavouring when it is mixed with the gravy. Whenever I feel like having non veg or whenever I crave to have when the meat is not at home, I satisfy my taste buds preparing such curries :) because it is known to be synonyms for vegetable meat. Now coming back with recipe, it is a simple and healthy dish where cooked soya are added to the freshly Indian spices, onion and tomato. This yummy and pleasantly spicy curry makes a perfect side dish with chapati or paratha or naan,



INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Cooked Soya.

2 Onions.

2 Medium Tomatoes.

1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste.

1/2 tsp Turmeric pd.

2 tsp Red chilly pd.

1 tsp Coriander pd.

1 1/2 tsp Kitchen king Masala.

1/2 tsp Jeera.

1 tbsp Butter.

1/4 Cup Milk.

Coriander leaves for garnish.

Salt to taste.

Water as needed.


METHOD.

Cook the soya according to the instruction given on the pack. Once its done keep aside on a plate. If the soya is big enough, then u can even cut into two and keep.

Heat butter. Add onions and saute till its slight brown. Add ginger garlic paste and fry. Next drop in tomatoes and all the spice powder given above. Saute nicely till the raw smell disappears. Allow the mixture to cool and later grind into smooth paste. Heat butter and jeera. Pour in the masala and fry again for about 2 min. Add milk and adequate amount of water and bring it to boil. Drop the cooked soya and saute till it is covered with all the masala. Cover with lid and sim for about 1 min. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roties or naan.

Enjoy!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

SCRAMBLED EGG WITH CHICKEN SAUSAGE

A simple and elegant combo of egg and chicken sausage is yum. Addition of spring onion gives a nice crunch as well as nice green look to the dish :). Its goes well with Chinese noodles or with fried rice.




INGREDIENTS

2 Eggs.

1 Chicken sausage.

1 Small Onion.

2 Sprin of Spring Onions.

1 tbsp Milk or Cream.

2 tsp Oil or Butter.

1 tsp Jeera

Salt and Pepper to taste.

METHOD.

Break the eggs into a bowl. Beat it well till fluffy. Add milk, salt and pepper and mix well. Slice the sausage just like the one shown in the pic. Now heat 1 tsp of oil and saute those pieces till brown. Keep it aside. Cut the spring onion into lengthy wise and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add jeera and onion. Fry till it becomes brown. The drop the egg mixture and scrambled it well till it gets cooked. Add the fried sausage and spring onions. Saute for abt 2 min and remove. Serve hot.

Enjoy!!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

CRISPY BHENDI

Most of the people love bhendi's specially kids. When it comes on fried item nothing to say as everyone just dig into it. Here I have a crispy bhendi which gives you not only a nice crunchy but also a mix of different flavours of Indian spices. Its delicious dish, super easy to make and can be whipped up fast. A very good combo with a simple steamed rice and dal. Its my daughter's fav item. :)



INGREDIENTS

10 to 12 -  Bhendi's

2 tsp - Chilli pd.

1/2 tsp - Turmeric pd.

1 tbsp - Rice flour.

2 tbsp - Gram flour.

Pinch of Hing.

Pinch of Amchur pd.

Salt to taste.

1 tbsp Water.

Oil for deep fry.



Method.

Clean the bhendi and slit it into two and cut them into medium lengh wise. Mix all the ingredients except oil and marinate them for about 15 to 20 min. Heat oil in a kadai and deep them fry until crisp. Serve hot hot with meals.

ENJOY!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

RAAGI IDIAPPAM

As we all know Raagi is a highly nutritional food rich in fibre, proteins and minerals. It is  a great source to extract energy. It is said to be very good for diabetic patients too. Now coming back to the recipe, normally we all make idiappam with rice flour. But this time I tried making with raagi which made me felt so happy. Happy that I could incorporate healthy ingredients with one of our special dish. Make sure to roast raagi powder for few sec to that it does not become too sticky. Do try this healthy version guys and let me know :)



INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Raagi powder.

2 tbsp Rice powder.

1 tsp Oil.

Water as needed.

Salt to taste.

METHOD.

Sieve the raagi powder. Heat a kadai and dry fry the powder for about 2 min.

In a bowl add the raagi flour, rice flour, oil and salt and mix. Meanwhile heat nearly 2 cups of water for boiling. Pour little by little into the mixing flour and knead into a soft dough. Cover and keep for around 10 min. Grease idly plates and  idiyapam maker.  Fill it with a portion of dough and Spin the string maker. Stack the plates and steam for about 7 to 8 min.

Remove them and serve hot with channa masala or Batate song or Stew.

Enjoy!!




Thursday, September 4, 2014

PALAK EGG SALAD

A chunky refreshing spinach and egg salad with a dressing of simple mayonnaise is just perfect. Its creamy, classic and delicious that anyone can have as a snack or appetizer. The key ingredient is the greens which I adore to add into my bowl with a dash of Italian seasoning or simple with salt and pepper. Though its a salad, any veggies or fruits or nuts can be added as it tastes heavenly. Do add Walnuts and Peanuts for crunchy salad. You would just love the bites.


INGREDIENTS

2 Hard boiled Eggs.

1 Cup Chopped Palak leaves or Baby spinach.

1/2 Cup Steamed Carrots and Potatoes.

5 Plus Tbsp of Mayonnaise. (more or less according to ur taste)

1/2 tsp of Italian seasoning. ( optional )

Salt and Pepper to taste.

Chopped Walnuts.



METHOD

Chop the eggs into small pieces. Roughly chop palak leaves.

In a mixing bowl add eggs, spinach, steamed veggies followed by mayonnaise. Mix it well with a sprinkle of salt and pepper or Italian seasoning or herbs. At the time of serving top it up with nuts.

Enjoy!!