Quick fix diwali recipes

Quick fix diwali recipes

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

PALAK PANEER RECIPE |SIDE DISH FOR ROTI |PANEER RECIPES

PALAK-PANEER 2 Palak Paneer i have tried a very long back and after that i didn't make it again. Normally we eat rotis for dinner and we don't include any variety spinach for dinner. Last week i went for vegetable shopping with my friends, they all picked the fresh palak and i am also tempted to take one bunch and i made this on a weekend  for lunch along with jeera rice.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

RIDGE GOURD THOGAIYAL

(Peerkangai Thogaiyal)

    Thogaiyals are very handy and i almost make this on weekends and my family loves this the most, especially my daughter is a big fan of thogaiyal. Always i make Thengai thogaiyal or Parrupu thogaiyal, but this thogaiyal i suddenly remembered and asked my mom for the exact recipe. We all enjoyed this with rice along with oven roasted papad.

ridge gourd chutney

 

INGREDIENTS:

RIDGE GOURD 1 NO
URAD DHAL 3 TBLSP
RED CHILLI 4-5NO
TAMARIND A SMALL PIECE
ASAFOETIDA 1/4 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
COCONUT SCRAPPED 1 TSP(OPTIONAL)

ridge gourd chutney

METHOD:

  • Peel the skin of the ridge gourd  and chop it roughly.
peel chop

 

  • In a kadai, add oil and throw in the urad dhal, redchillies, tamarind and asafoetida.
  • Fry till it turns gold in colour.
  • Keep it aside.

fry dal

  • In the same kadai, add the roughly chopped ridgegourd pieces and saute till it becomes soft and cooked nicely.
raw cooked

  • Allow it to cool
  • First grind the dal and  redchilli mixture along with the coconut(if using) .
  • Then finally add the ridge gourd and grind it to a smooth paste.
  • Don not add any water,as the ridge gourd will ooze out water.
    grind dal and red chilli grind with ridge gourd

thogaiyal

  • Normally we mix thogaiyal with hot rice with sesame oil mixed to it.
  • We can use this as a side dish for idli/ dosa.
  • I personally love to spread this on bread .

Ridge gourd thogaiyal

Saturday, January 22, 2011

AVAL/POHA PAKODA

      Though i dont make deep fried snacks very often, sometimes when i  have  guests at my place during teatime i would love to serve tea with any deep fried snack . This pakoda i have tried many times and this time i made for my friends and they all loved this.

AVAL PAKODA

INGREDIENTS:

AVAL/POHA 2 CUPS
ONIONS 3 NO
REDCHILLI POWDER 1 TSP
CORIANDER LEAVES CHOPPED 1 HANDFUL
POTATOES 4 NO
OIL TO DEEP FRY
MAIDA/CORNFLOUR 1 TBLSP
SALT AS NEEDED

 

METHOD:

  • Cut the onions into very finely.
  • In a big bowl, add poha, onions, salt redchilli powder,maida and coriander leaves.
  • Mix it nicely.
  • Let this mixture sit for 1/2 an hour.

  • Meanwhile boil the potatoes nicely.
  • I pressure cooked it till 5-6 whistles.
  • When it is done, peel off the skin and allow it cool.
  • Now mash them nicely with the back of a fork and mix it well with the poha mixture.
mashing potatoes pakoda mixture

  • Make it into small balls .
  • Do not add any water to the mixture.
  • The water oozed out from the onions is enough to make balls.
  • While making the balls ,do it very tightly.

pakoda balls

  • Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying the pakoda balls.
  • When it is hot put the balls in batches and fry it till it turns golden brown.

deep fry

  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

aval pakoda

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

BROCCOLI SOUP

   When i went to the wet market today for my vegetable shopping, without any second thought i picked up the fresh broccoli and on the way back i decided to make a soup out of this,keeping in mind the recipe i read in a magazine long back.
  It turned out really well and my son,  who never eats broccoli, loved the soup very much.
broccoli soup
INGREDIENTS:
BROCCOLI 1 MEDIUM SIZED
ONION 2 NO
POTATO 1 NO
GARLIC 4-5 CLOVES
SALT AS NEEDED
MILK 1/4 CUP
PEPPER AS NEEDED
broccoli Soup1

METHOD:
  • Cut the broccoli into pieces and wash them.
  • Cut the onions and potatoes into big cubes.
  • Peel the skin of garlic .
veggies cut
  • Keep some florets of broccoli aside .
  • Pressure cook the rest with onions,potatoes and garlic till 3 whistles.
cooked broccoli
  • Allow it cool. Grind it into a smooth paste.
ground soup
  • Add 1 cup of water and the milk to the ground mixture.
  • Bring it to a nice boil and add the pepper and salt .
add milk
  • Boil the few broccoli florets, which we kept aside, in 1/2 cup of water.
broccoli florets
  • Put these florets in the soup.
  • You can skip this step  also.
broccoli soup

Thursday, January 13, 2011

AVAL UPMA/POHA UPMA- EASY BREAKFAST RECIPE

      This is an very easy upma  which is made with poha(rice flakes) and quite healthy too. We all love this upma and this  will be our morning breakfast during weekend.

For this upma i used the THICK POHA. You can use the thin one also.

UPMA

INGREDIENTS:

AVAL/POHA 2 CUPS
GREEN CHILLI 3 NOS
ONIONS 2 NO.
CAPSICUM(CUBED) 2 TBLSP
OIL 1 TSP
PEANUTS 3 TBLSP
CORIANDER LEAVES FEW
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/2 TSP
LEMON JUICE 1 TSP
TURMERIC POWDER A PINCH
RED CHILLI 1 NO.
SALT AS NEEDED

POHA UPMA

  • Wash the poha in water and soak it in the water for a minute.
  • Drain the water completely.

washed poha

  • Cut the onions and chillies  into fine pieces.

onions and chiili

  • In a kadai, add a little oil and saute the capsicum for 5 mins.
  • Let this be crunchy. Do not over cook.
  • I used the Green and Red colour capsicum.
  • Keep it aside.

capsicum

  • Add oil to this kadai and throw in the mustard seeds.
  • Add the green chilies  red chili and onions .
  • Saute till the onion turns pink. Add salt to this.
  • Add the peanuts at this stage.
  • Saute for few mins .

add peanuts

  • Add turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Now add the poha and keep in a slow flame.

add poha

  • Throw in the capsicum and mix well.

add capsicum

  • Now switch off the flame and add the lemon juice and mix well.

adding lemon juice

  • Garnish with coriander.

This upma we normally have very hot with any pickle as an accompaniment.

POHA UPMA

Note:

  1. You  can add boiled and cubed potatoes to this upma .
  2. If adding potatoes add it after sauting the peanuts.
  3. This has to be served hot
  4. If you are using thin poha,just skip the step of soaking in the water for a minute.

Wish all my reader, friends,visitors a very HAPPY PONGAL.

CLICK HERE FOR SAKKARAI PONGAL(SWEET PONGAL) RECIPE.

SAKKARAI PONGAL

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

CAULIFLOWER RICE RECIPE

      Cauliflower Rice is one of the my favorite recipe. Though i made this cauliflower rice many times for lunch box , i never had time to click the pictures on weekday mornings. Finally i made it on a day when my hubby came home for lunch and kids were also on holiday.

rice

INGREDIENTS:

CAUIFLOWER FLORETS 1/2 CUP
BASMATHI RICE 3/4 CUP
OIL 1 TBLSP
RED CHILLI POWDER 1/2 TSP
ONIONS 2 NO
TOMATO 1 NO
GARLIC 5 PODS
ELACHI 1 NO
CLOVES 2 NO
SALT AS NEEDED

cauliflower rice

METHOD:

  • Wash the rise and soak it  in 1 and half cup of water for half an hour.

soaked Rice

  • Pressure cook the rice by adding little salt and a drop of oil.
  • When it is done allow it to cool in a broad vessel.
  • Immerse the cauliflower florets in hot water for 5 seconds and take it out.

 

cauliflower florets

  • Cut the onions into big pieces and sauté them till it turns pink.
  • Allow it to cool and grind it to a smooth paste along with elachi,garlic,tomato and cloves.
onions ground masala

  • In a Kadai add oil and sauté the cauliflower by adding redchilli powder and salt to it.

cauliflower before frying

  • It took 15 mins for me to roast the cauliflower  without adding much oil.

After frying

  • When the cauliflowers are done keep it separately.
  • In the Kadai add the ground macula and fry till the raw smell goes off.
  • Keep it in a low flame while frying.

Frying the masala

  • Now add the cooked cauliflower florets to this. Mix well.

Masala mixwd with cauliflower

  • Mix it well with rice.

mixed with rice

  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with any rather of your choice.

cauliflower rice

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