Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Coriander Flavored Vegetable Pulav

Hi Friends,How is ur holidays going on??Mine is going great with hubby in home,we are having a beautiful time.This is one such dish i came up in these days.It has the wonderful flavor of coriander and also with vegetables it tasted soo good.Its easy if you have chopped up the veggies.

Ingredients :
1.Basmati Rice : 1cup(wash and soak in water for 20 min)
2.Vegetables :1 Cup(Carrot,Peas,Potato,Beans)
3.Coriander Leaves : 1 Bunch(Trim the edge,wash and cut)
4.Green Bhilli : 2
5.Ginger : 1inch piece
6. Cardamom : 2
7.Cinnamon : 1'inch
8.Cloves : 3
9.Bay Leaves : 2
10.Red Chilli Powder : 1tsp
11.Coriander Powder : 1tsp
12.Salt : as per taste
13.Oil : 1tbsp

1.Grind the coriander leaves,chilli and ginger in to paste.Add some water to run the blade.
2.In a kadai,add oil,mustard and cumin seeds.When it crackle add the  cardamom,cinnamom,cloves and bay leaves.
3.Keep in low flame and fry till gives a nice aroma,add in the veggies and fry for 2 mins.
4.Add the ground paste with chilli and coriander powder.
5.Fry till the paste is mixed well.
6.Add in the drained basmati rice,salt and fry.
7.Add two cups of water and transfer to rice cooker.
8.When done,fluff up and add a tbsp of ghee.
9.Serve hot with raita.

Sending to 'Only - Greens' event hosted by Saraswati and started by Pari.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tomato Chutney

This is a simple and easy chutney i would say.Its full of flavors from tomato and red chilli and goes well with dosa or idli.I was looking for a chutney to go with my adai dosa and  remembered this from Dishesfrommykitchen.I went ahead and made this flavorful chutney which is easy to put together.

1.Tomato : 2
2.Red Chilli : 2
3.Green Chilli : 1
4.Curry Leaves : 4 or 5
5.Coriander Leaves : a handful
6.Mustard seeds : 1/4tbsp
7.Ginger : a inch piece
8.Roasted bengal gram : 1tbsp
9.Salt : as taste
10.Oil : 2tsp

Grind everything into a smooth paste.
In a pan,add oil with mustard seeds.
Pour this ground mixture to the pan with little water.
When it thickens,switch off and enjoy!!

Enjoy with idli,dosa or adai like i did.
Hop over to her blog for beautiful photos and lovely presentation.

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

Monday, December 20, 2010

Apple Banana Blueberry Smoothie

Love making smoothie and drinking them.This is our daily routine of having a smoothie in the evening.Since banana and apple comes all year around i use them as a base and add fruits which available in particular season.Its so versatile you can add any type of fruits with this.

Ingredients :
1.Apple : 1(chopped into pieces)
2.Banana : 1
3.Blueberry : a handful
4.Milk : 1/2 cup(I used 2%)

Blend everything in a blender to smooth and Juicy.Pour and enjoy!!

Sending to Veggie/Fruit - Banana event hosted by Aipi and started by Priya.

Also sending to Food Palette Series - White event hosted by Torveiw

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Aloo Tomato Curry

This is a simple curry which goes well with anything like rice,roti or poori.Its so versatile and easy you can add any vegetables to this.We had this with carrot rice.

1.Tomato : 1 medium chopped
2.Potato : 2 medium(boiled and cubed)
3.Ginger : 1"inch piece
4.Chilli Powder : 1tsp
5.Rasam Powder : 1tsp
6.Pav Bhaji Masala : 1tsp
7.Cumin Seeds : 1tsp
8.Mustard Seeds : 1tsp
9.Salt : to taste.
10.Green Chilli : 1
11.Curry Leaves : a few

In a kadai,add 2tsp of oil and add cumin with mustard seeds.
When it splutter,add curry leaves,ginger,green chilli.
Add in the tomato and fry till it becomes soft.
Add all the spices and fry for a min.
Add the cubed potato with a cup of water.
Boil the mixture till eveything mix.
Add salt and adjust the spices.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and enjoy!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vegetable Chop

Ever since i saw this Vegetable Chops in aipi blog,it was on my mind.Then one fine evening i tried and came out great.My hubby loved it so much he asked me to make it again.He loved the crispness on the outside and flavors on the inside.Loved making and eating.Thanks aipi.

Do check her blog for the recipe(b'coz i followed till the end) and also for beautiful picture.

Linking to Bookmarked Recipe - Tuesday by Priya and Aipi.

Enjoy and have fun.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ash Gourd Mor Kuzhambu

Hi friends,I was gone for a little over a week for a vacation in New York followed by hubby's training in Philly.Im back and i made this for our lunch with hot steamed rice.I love anything with yogurt and this is one of my favorite.

Ingredients :
Ash Gourd : 1 cup chopped
Coconut : 1/2 cup(fresh or frozen)
Yogurt/Curd : 1/2 cup
Green Chilli : 2
Tamarind : a inch piece
Fenugreek Seeds : 1tsp

For Tampering :
Coconut Oil : 2tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1tsp
Cumin/Jeera : 2tsp
Red Chilli : 1
Curry Leaves :5

1.Boil the ash gourd pieces with water till its soft.
2.Grind the coconut,green chilli and tamarind.Beat the yogurt with a whisk.
3.Add the grounded paste to ash gourd and boil it with low flame.
4.Add the fenugreek seeds,yogurt and mix well.
5.Boil the mixture till the heat through.Add salt and mix well.
6.In a seperate pan,in coconut oil,add the tampering one by one.When splutters pour in to mor kulambu and enjoy with hot rice.
Best if paired with roasted potatoes.

Sending this to Food Palette Series -White hosted by Torveiw.

Some photos i captured in my eyes and also in my camera.