Sunday, March 27, 2011

URS RECIPE

These are the tried and super hit tasted recipes from my blogger friends. Thanks guys for such a wonderful dish and I truly appreciate everyone.

KOTHAMALLI THOGAYAL:

This is pretty interesting dish from''RAKS KITCHEN'' that I have come across. Instead I am huge fan of her and have tried many of her recipes that most of them have rocked :)

I love coriander leaves and no doubt her thogayal was just incredible. It pairs a lot with idlies or dosa. Its really true saying that, using fresh coriander leaves for grinding gives a better flavour than the cooked once and I have experienced it. Thanks raks for such a tasty dish.


SPROUTED MOONG PULAV:

Heres comes the next healthy rice variety. Sprouts are rich sources of proteins, vitamins, minerals, amino acids etc. I mostly use them in salads or in curries. But this is the first time I tried this awesome recipe ie sprouts mixed with rice from ''AAYI'S RECIPE'' . Its super simple to prepare within no time and this is what I love. My family really loved it and I particularly relished with onion raita. Thanks shilpa for this healthy dish :)


MIXED VEGETABLE PICKLE:

I am mad of pickles but I am not good at making pickles. But when I came across ''APSKITCHEN'' her vegetable pickles click just made me drool and forcefully took me into my kitchen and thus u can c my following snap. hehehe...I did it same as per her instructions given without any modification.


Last but not the least, pickles obviously tastes good with curd rice but guys, just try once with a drizzle of cooking oil on the top of this pickles with dosas. Haaaaaaai its just heavenly man...

Thanks yaar apoo..ek dam mast pickle tha.



Enjoy !!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

SPICY VEGETABLE BIRIYANI

Whenever the day 'Sunday' comes into mind, for me it reminds of my family together specially with my hubby and some special foodies. So let me share with you one of my, not only mine, but our family's special menu spicy veg biriyani which is just lips smacking one. The crispy veggies with a touch of tangy yogurt flavour coated with Indian spice with flavoured rice is the main speciality for this biriyani. Non veggies can add shredded chicken to make a different chicken biriyani whereas fish lovers can add marinated fried fish pieces at last stage of biriyani. Wooo my taste buds just tickles when I think of fish biriyani :)


INGREDIENTS FOR COOKING RICE.


1 Cup Biriyani rice.

1 Stick Cinnamon.

2 Cloves.

1 Star anise.

Bay leaves.

1 1/2 Cup Water.

Salt to taste.


INGREDIENTS FOR GRINDING MASALA.

4 Cloves.

1 Stick Cinnamon.

2 Star anise.

2 Elachi.

4 Black peppers.


INGREDIENTS FOR GRAVY.


1 1/2 Cup Vegetables. ( Carrots, beans, capsicum, cauliflower florets, potato, and peas)

1 Big Onion.

1 Tomato.

1 tbsp Chilli pd.

1 tsp Turmeric pd.

1 tsp Jeera pd.

1/4 Cup Yogurt.

1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste.

1 tsp Green chilli paste.

1/2 tsp White pepper.

1 tsp Lime juice.

1 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste.


GARNISHING.

Fried Cashews.

Fried Onions.(coated with besan and salt)

Coriander leaves.


METHOD.

Cook rice in pressure cooker adding all the ingredients given. Keep it aside soon its done or u can also spread the cooked rice on a plate.

Grind the whole spice in a blender and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add green chilli paste , ginger garlic paste and whole spice masala pd and fry until the raw smell disapper. Then add onions and saute for a min followed by chopped vegetables and tomatoes with a pinch of salt. Make sure not to add water. The addition of salt is more than enough to cook the vegetable and also to make it crisp. Mix in chilli pd, turmeric pd, jeera pd, and white pepper lastly.

Then add yogurt and give it a nice stir. Now pour in half of cooked rice and mix. Later add another half and mix well so that the masala is all over covered with rice. Remove from flame and transfer into the serving vessel.

Heat ghee in a pan and fry cashews and kismish till brown. Then shallow fry the onions which is coated with besan and salt till it turns brown and crisp.

Garnish the nuts , fried onions and finally with coriander leaves and serve hot with ur fav raita.



Enjoy!!