Monday, September 02, 2013

Eggplant chutney - Onion free

Ingredients - 
1 full egg plant 
2 tomatoes
5 garlic slices
3 red chillies
2 tablespoon of channa dhaal
Asafoedita & salt as required

Step 1 : Keep egg plant in microwave and heat for 6 mins, every 2 mins, open and turn sides so it is cooked uniformly , other option is to directly fry / steam in pan with no oil for 15 mins.
Now peel off the skin (it would come like a banana's peel) and cut into small pieces

Step 2 :  Fry oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, garlic, channa dhaal, tomatoes , red chillies and fry till tomatoes and garlic turns to light brown. Then switch off pan, add the egg plant and salt. Allow it to cool down for 5 mins

Step 3 : Add the mixture in mixie and grind well. Garnish with curry leaves.

You will get a chutney which is onion free but there will be no smell of eggplant since we have cooked it completely. 

Would be a great combination with idly ,dosa. I liked it with Roti too. 

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Potato Cheese Balls

Pre Work - 1. Boil Potatoes 2. Cut Cheese into thin slices 3. Add onion, green chilly , ginger garlic paste, salt in mixi and grind to fine paste 4. Mix maida, rava, corn flour and keep aside Making - 1.Add Boiled potatoes, cheese, grinded mix and smash them into fine consistency. 2. Take some mixed flour on both palms and take small quantity of smashed content to make balls and spread the flour on these balls 3. Heat oil in pan, fry the cheese balls and add sauce like this for presentation :-) Note - this can be followed with Fish (boil fish and peel only soft part) and vegetables also.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Watermelon Chicken Biryani

3 parts - 1. Watermelon extract - to take the white part of the fruit, and extract juice - 3.1/2 glasses 2. Biryani Masala - Onion, ginger garlic paste,tomato, jeera, biryani powder (1 spoon), chilli, coriander powder, green chilli, salt (grind in mixi and form paste) 3. Chicken marination - clean chicken with salt & turmeric , hot water, then cut into small pieces, marinate with curd, chilli chicken masala, green chilli, ginger garlic paste, salt for 20 mins. Steps - 1. Heat oil, add cumin seeds, then fry onions till golden brown. 2. Add the masala paste and add 1/2 glass watermelon extract and cook. 3. Once it brings to boils, turn on simmer, add marinated chicken and add 1 cup of watermelon extract and cook well. 4. Leave this for 4 mins in simmer, then add basmati rice and remaining 2 cups of watermelon extract. 5. After 2 to 3 whistles, turn off the cooker, let it settle down 6. FRy cashews, alomnds with ghee and add to the hot biryani and serve like this :-) Same process can be used for veg / mushroom biryani also.