Monday, January 28, 2008

Aloo Palak (potatoes and spinach fry)


2 potatoes (chopped in to small cubes)
1 bunch spinach ( chopped)
6 to 7 dry red chilis flakes
1/2 lemon juice
1 onion ( chopped)
1/2 tsp turmuric
1 tsp garam masala powder
3 tbs oil
3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 tsp cumin and musturd seeds

Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds,musturd seeds and red chiili flakes fry for 1 min then add chopped garlic and onions saute for 2 min ,now add chopped potatoes ,turmuric and salt mix and cook on a low flame until potatoes are half done .Now add chopped spinach ,mix ,cover with lid and cook on a low flame untill potatoes are completely cooked then add garam masala powder and lemon juice fry for 2 min .
serve with roti

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Brown rice salad

2 cups cooked brown rice ( cook in 1 : 2 ratio, rice and water)
1/2 cup mixed bell peppers
1/2 cup pinapple chunks

For Vinaigrette:

1/4 cup oil
1 garlic clove ( chopped)
1 tsp sugar
1/2 lemon juice

Mix all the above ingredients and keep aside


Take cooked rice in a bowl add peppers , pineapple chunks and vinaigrette . Mix well

Serve warm on a bed of spinach

Monday, January 21, 2008

Chicken keema

This is one of my fav chicken recipe I got this recipe from my cousin pinky


2 chicken breasts (cubed) or ground chicken
1 large onion ( sliced)
1 cup cilantro
2 tsp red chilli powder
2 tsp coriander powder (or) chicken curry powder
2 tbs dalia powder ( roasted chana dal powder)
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp turmuric powder
4 to 5 tbs oil
4 green chillis ( slit)

Take food precesser add , cilantro, ginger & garlic paste , salt , coriander powder,
chilli powder,garam masala powder , dalia powder ,turmuric powder ( except onion ) grind everything to a smooth
paste .
Now add chicken cubes pulse 4 to 5 times in a processer until well blended ( do not over grind chicken it will become tough) make lemon size balls as shown in above picture
Heat oil in a pan add sliced onions and slit green chillis fry for 2 min then place chicken balls in a pan cover and cook on a low flame until chicken is cooked completely and brown (turn the chicken balls in the middle while cooking).done
serve with roti

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tomatillo curry

Ingredients :
4 tomatillos ( chopped in to cubes)
1 medium onion ( chopped)
3 tbs oil
3 garlic cloves ( minsed)
1/2 tsp turmuric
1 tsp cumin and musturd seeds
1 tsp coriander powder

for grinding:

5 tbs peanuts ( roasted)
dry red chiilis ( according to taste )
1/2 cup water

grind everything to a smooth paste

Heat oil in a pan add cumin and musturd seeds then add garlic and onions fry for 2 min
now add chopped tomatillos ,turmuric and salt fry for 2 min then cover and cook on a low flame
until tomatillos became soft and cooked then add ground peanut and chilli paste , coriander powder adjust water and salt according to the desired consistancy then cover and cook on a low flame for 10 min done.
SERVE hot with rice or roti

Friday, January 11, 2008



For making truffles u need :
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 bars bittersweet chocolate baking bars, broken in to small pieces
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
In a small pan, bring the cream to a simmer. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate and butter. In a medium sized pan simmer 2 cups of water then place the pan with chocolate over the simmering water pan Stir mixture until chocolate has completely melted on a low flame. Pour the chocolate mixture into a another bowl. Cool, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours take out chocolate from refrigerator scoop 2 spoons of cold ,firm chocolate in to hands and roll in to round shape and place on a parchment paper make rounds with rest of cooled chocolate ( dipping hands in cold water in the middle while making balls) sprinkle with cocopowder
u can refrigerate these for up to 2 weeks


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Eggs poached in onion gravy

4 eggs
2 large onions (chopped)
3 cloves of garlic ( chopped)
3 tbs oil
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp turmuric
1/2 cup water
cilantro for garnish

Heat oil in a WIDE pan add chopped garlic fry for 1 min then add chopped onions,turmuric and salt mix ,cover and cook on a low flame until onions are soft then add chilli powder , curry powder and 1/2 cup water cook for 2 more min then crack eggs one by one directly in to pan keeping place in between each egg do not distrub or mix eggs ,cover the lid and cook on a low flame for 10 min or until eggs are cooked completely then garnish with cilantro
Serve hot with roti

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Vegetable Dal

1/4 cup toor dal
1/4 cup chana dal
1/2 cup chopped mixed vegetables(eggplant , beans , green peas)
1/2 onion ( chopped)
1 small tomato (chopped)
1/2 tsp turmuric
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tbs tamarind paste

for tadka:
3 tbs oil
3 garlic cloves ( chopped)
1 tsp cumin & musturd seeds
2 dry red chillis
1/2 spring curry leaves

Method: cook both dals with 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker until soft, mash and keep aside.
In a sauce pan add vegetables,tamarind paste,chopped onions , tomatos and 1 cups water cook until vegetables are cooked completely.
Now add mashed dhal ,salt,turmuric,chilli powder,coriander powder and salt to cooked vegetables if required add water ( until u get thick sambar consistancy) simmer for 10 min
Heat oil in a pan add cumin and musturd seeds,red chillis, garlic and curry leaves add tadka to
dal and vegetable mixture


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Garlic Shrimp


1 cup shrimp ( cooked and frozen)
2 tbs butter
3 garlic cloves ( chopped)
1/2 tsp red chili flakes or 2 dry red chilis

wash shrimp with salt and water for 3 to 4 times (untill u feel clear smell).
Heat pan then add butter , chopped garlic and red chili flakes fry for 1 min then add shrimp and salt , sautee on low flame until shrimp is completely cooked and golden