Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Paneer Butter Masala

When i saw in USMasala i knew i have to try this out.I did and came out perfect.We had this with  pulav.
The original recipe is here.

Sending to Bookmarked Recipe - Tuesday hosted by Priya and Aipi.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Carrot Rice With Creamy Potato Curry

My love for one pot meal or some quick meal never ends.Last weekends i was in o mood to cook regular rice.So i was searching for something different.Thats when i found this combo meal in vaishali's blog.Its soo simple and very different and came out perfect.This would be a great lunch box treat.

Carrot Rice :

Ingredients :
1. Basmati Rice : 1 cup(Soak rice for 15 min)
2. Water : 2 cups
3.Carrot : 1 cup(grated)
4.Cloves : 3
5.Cinnamon : 2 1' inch
6.Salt : as needed
7.Cabbage : 1/4 cup(chopped)
  (Since i dont use onion,i used cabbage here.Ofcourse you can replace with onion.If onion use one)

In a pan,add tbsp of oil and Cumin seeds.
When it starts to splutter,add cloves cinnamon and fry for a minute.
Add cabbage and fry for 2 minute.
Add carrot and stir for a min.Add rice,water and salt.
Transfer to rice cooker and cook and fluff well.
Enjoy with Creamy Potato Curry.

Creamy Potato Curry.

1.Potato : 1(Boiled and cubed)
2.Tomato : 1 medium
3.Chilly Powder : 1tsp
4.Cumin Seeds : 1tsp
5.Sugar : 1tsp
6.Hing : a pinch
7.Salt : as per taste
8.Coconut Milk : 1 can

In a kadai,add a tsp of oil and add cumin.
When it crackle,add hing and tomatoes and fry till soft.
Add Potato,chilly powder and stir well.
Lower the heat to low and add sugar,coconut milk and salt.
Stir well but dont boil it and garnish it with Coriander leaves.
Enjoy with carrot rice.

See it soo easy and with few ingredients and done well in 1 hour.

Sending to Bookmarked Recipes - Tuesday hosted by Priya and Aipi.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Diwali Treats - Almond/Badam Halwa

Following the last post i made this badam halwa for the diwali.I know about this after i got married and also my hubby's fav.This is my MIL recipe which i follow always.

Ingredients :
1.Badam : 1 cup
2.Milk : as required(around 2 cups)
3.Sugar : 3/4 cup
4.Ghee : 1/2 cup
5.Saffron : a pinch.
6.Cardamon Powder : 1tsp

1.Bring the water to boil and add the badam boil for 5 mins.
2.Remove from heat and cool down.
3.Peel the skin and grind by adding little by little milk.
4.The batter should be like a dosa batter.
5.Take heavy bottom pan,add a tbsp of ghee and the almond batter.
6.Keep in medium flame and stir often.
7.When the mixture starts to bubble add the sugar with saffron and keep stiring.
8.When the mixture becomes thick,start adding 2tbsp of ghee at a time.keep in medium low flame.
9.Once the mixture comes as a mass,also the ghee starts to ooze out stop adding ghee.
10.Add cardamon powder and stir for a min and remove from flame.
11.Cool down and enjoy this luscious sweet for any occasion.

Enjoy ur weekend.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Diwali Treats - Badusha & Yellappa

Hope everyone had a wonderful Diwal.I do...I never thought i would try my hand on these treats.I did and came out perfect and tasted delicious.Sorry to post about my diwali soo late....was lazy after the festival.

Also im soo happy to tell you that Priya chose my vegetable briyani as a winner in complete my thali event.
Check about the event roundup here.
Also vegetable briyani here.

1.Maida : 1 cup
2.Ghee : 1/4 cup
3.Water : as needed
a pinch of cooking soda.
4.Sugar : 1 cup
5.Water : 1/4 cup
6.Cardamon Powder : 1tsp
7.Oil for deep frying.

In a bowl,mix maida,cooking soda and ghee.Rub through your hands till its crumbly.
Add little by little water and make a soft dough.Cover and keep aside for 1 hour.
Meanwhile bring sugar and water to boil to one thread consistency.Heat the oil in a deep frying pan.
Take the dough and pinch a lemon size ball and roll into a ball and flatten slightly.
Fry in the oil on both sides until brown and drain in a paper towel.
Immediately put in the sugar syrup.Leave for 5 mins.
Take down and keep in a plate.
Cool it and enjoy!!

Its a tradition in our family to make Yellappa before night of diwali.So this time i decided to try this and came out perfect.
1.Raw Rice : 1/2 cup
2.Jaggery : 3/4 cup
3.Coconut : 3/4 cup (freshly grated)
4.Black sesame seeds : 1tsp
5.Oil for frying.

Soak the rice for 4 to 5 hours.
Cut the coconut into pieces and grind into smooth powder.
Grind the rice,jaggery and coconut.
Add little by little water to make smooth batter.Heat the oil.
The consistency should be little thick than dosa batter.
Check the oil by dropping a little batter.when it sizzle and it comes up its ready.
Add the sesame seeds and pour a laddle of batter.
It will sizzle and come right up.when the bottom is brown ,turn over and cook till brown.
Drain on paper towel and enjoy!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Diwali Friends.