Sunday, December 14, 2014

CREAM OF GARLIC SOUP

This classic soup gets the double hit of creamy and roasted garlic flavour. Its delicious and one

 of the great cold weather comfort. The extra flavour of oregano plus roasted garlic gives

 a unique twist. Its a real treat for the garlic lovers.





INGREDIENTS


20 cloves of Garlic

1 Onion.

1 Potatoes.

1/2 Cup Milk.

3/4 Cup Cream.

1 Tbsp Butter.

1 Tsp Oregano.

Water as needed.

Salt and Pepper to taste.


METHOD

Heat butter and add 20 cloves of garlic and fry till it becomes brown...remove and keep it aside...in the same

 remaining pan, add 1 onions with salt and saute for 2 min then add 1 potatoes with half cup of milk and 

cream....cook well under low flames till potatoes becomes tender. Cool and grind the mixture along with the roasted

 garlic. Reserve few for garnishing....Add the grounded paste into a pan and adjust the consistency accordingly 

adding milk or water. Sprinkle oregano or freshly grounded pepper and serve hot..... Garnish with cream while 

serving :)

Enjoy!!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

KANE MASALA FRY

I love fish like anything else.. Can skip my lunch and dinner only for having fish fry :) Well this is one among my favourites. Fish are less in fat and high in proteins. In this recipe, the marinated fish are shallow fried and then its mixed up in spicy, delicious tangy flavoured semi dry gravy.  Also this makes a special dish on special occasions.



INGREDIENTS FOR MARINATING FISH.

5 Kane fishes.

1 tsp Turmeric pd.

1 tsp Red chilly pd.

Salt to taste.



INGREDIENTS FOR GRINDING MASALA.

1 Onion.

1 Tomato.

5 Kashmiri chillies.

1 tsp Tamarind extract.

1/4 tsp Methi pd.

1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste.

Salt.

INGREDIENTS FOR FRYING.

1 tbsp Coconut oil.

1 Onion.

Curry leaves.


METHOD.

Marinate the fish and allow to rest for half an hour. Grind the ingredients for masala given above. Now take a frying pan, add oil and fry the fishes till cooked on both the sides. Once done place them on plates. In same pan, add extra oil and add onions, curry leaves. Fry till the onions turn brown. Now add the grinding paste and fry well till the raw smell disappears. Put little water and bring them to boil. Season with salt. Place the fried fish carfully and turn so that all the masala are well coated. Once it turns into semi dry consistency, remove and serve hot hot.

Enjoy!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

RADISH MOONG DAL CURRY

A very quick and simple radish curry filled with lots of iron and fiber. Radishes are extremely low in calories and naturally fat free. It lowers cholesterol, regulates blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Most of the people don't like this veggies because of its pungent smell but i am sure the smell disappears when you guys try this yummy curry. Its perfect curry during fasting with mild flavours.



INGREDIENTS

2 Radish Chopped.

3/4 Cup Moong dal.

1 Big Tomato.

1 tbsp Grated Ginger.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1 tsp Jeera.

Few Curry leaves.

1/2 tsp Haldi.

1 tsp Red chilly pd.

1 1/2 Cup Water.

1 tbsp Oil.

Coriander leaves for garnish.

Salt to taste.


METHOD.

In a pressure cooker drop in chopped radish, tomato, cleaned moong dal, turmeric pd with salt and water and pressure cook for 10 to 15 min or until its cooked.

Later heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds and jeera and allow to splutter. Then add ginger,curry leaves, chilly pd and drop in the cooked radish moong dal mixture into the tadka with adequate amount of water. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roties or chapattis.

Enjoy !!

Monday, November 10, 2014

RONTOS

Rontos is the famous breakfast item for konkani's. Looks exactly like puri right but therez lots of difference in preparing it. Rontos is usually made with rice flourand it requires a presser to flatten it evenly. Make sure you place the ball between 2 plastic greased covers. We press it with the help of normal steel small plate ;) Infact this the item where you can also fry it previous night and can be served the next day mor for breakfast. It should be served with Daali toy. Its nothing but the tadka toor dal cooked along with potato chunks. It taste awesome with any kind of pickle on its side :)


INGREDIENTS.

2 Cups Rice flour.

2 tbsp Maida.

1 Plus Cup Water.

Salt to taste.

Oil for spreading.

Oil for deep fry.

METHOD.

First keep water for boiling. Meanwhile mix rice flour and salt in a bowl and keep aside.

Once water gets boiled, pour that into the flour and mix them nicly with the help of spatula. It will come to the stage of dough consistency. Allow it to rest for 15 min. Now grease ur palm and knead the dough.

Make into small ball. Place that ball on the greased plastic sheet and upon that cover with another greased plastic sheet and then flatten it using presser or might be with the small plate. Deep fry them until cooked on both the sides.

Serve with Daali toy and nonche :)


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

NUTTY LEMON RICE

Lemon rice one of the most popular rice recipe from South India. In this the steamed rice is mixed up with spiced lemon. The one I like the most is the crunchiness of peanuts on every bite is just awesome. Its very simple, refreshing and perfect to pack on a holiday trips.


INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Steamed yellow Rice.

1/4 Cup Peanuts.

1 tbsp plus half Lime juice.

1 tbsp Grated or Chopped Ginger.

1 Green chilly or Dried red chilly

11/2 tsp Mustard seeds.

1 tsp Urad dal.

1 tsp Channa dal.

Few Curry leaves.

Pinch of Hing

Salt to taste.

1 tbsp Oil.

METHOD.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Then add urad dal and channa dal and fry till the dals becomes brown. Then put ginger,curry leaves, hing and green chilly followed by peanuts with salt. Saute it till u get a nice aroma and the ingredients are well fried. Add the steamed yellow rice and at last the lime juice. Cook on low heat for about 2 min. Serve hot

ENJOY!!