Monday, March 31, 2008

Gobi Mutter Curry with Coconut (Cauliflower Green Peas Sabzi with coconut)

Since my last two previous posts were of breakfast/snack varieties I thought I should post some hot curry recipe..Well, when I say 'hot' its not one of those really spicy curry types....this dish is at its best when its served 'hot' :-). Cauliflower and Green Peas with some coconut..a fantastic recipe that I stole from my mom's kitchen :-))


1 and 1/2 Cups of Cauliflower florets
1/2 Cup of Frozen Green Peas
1/2 cup of chopped Onions
1/2 cup of chopped Tomatoes
3-4 tablespoon of grated coconut
1 green chilli (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon of ginger garlic paste (optional)
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1 teaspoon of coriander powder
1 teaspoon of red chilli powder
1 teaspoon of garam masala powder
3 tablespoon of oil

Boil some water and soak the cauliflower florets and the green peas.

Now heat some oil in a saute pan.Now add the chopped onions,ginger garlic paste and fry onions till they start changing color.Add the greated coconut and mix well.Now add the chopped tomatoes,turmeric powder,coriander powder,red chilli powder,garam masala powder and salt.Mix well and cover the pan and cook in medium heat for 7-8 mins.Now add the cauliflower florets and the green peas.Mix well.Add 1/2 cup of water to the curry.You can add the same water that was used to soak the veggies.

Cover the pan.Stir in between and cook for 8-10 mins. Serve hot with rice/roti !

Poha (Aval upma)

Poha !!Its definitely the king of Indian Breakfast ! Atleast I feel that way about Poha.May be not just does it duty and can also satisfy someone as a snack anytime of the day.

Ingredients :

2 cups of beaten Rice
1/2 cup of chopped onions
1 medium size potato (Peel the skin ,chop it into small pieces and boil them in microwave).Do not over cook.
3-4 tablespoon of Oil
1/2 tablespoon of Mustard seeds
2-3 tablespoon of Peanuts
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
Lemon Juice - As per taste
1 teaspoon of Sugar (Optional)
1 tablespoon of chopped green chillies

Wash the beaten rice 2 times and drain the water completely.

Heat some oil/ghee in a pan.
Fry the mustard seeds and then the peanuts.
Add turmeric powder, then the onions,green chillies and fry them till the onions turn transparent.
Now add the potato pieces,salt and fry for 3 mins in medium flame.Now add the beaten rice(poha), sugar(which is optional) and mix well.
Cook for 2-3 mins.Garnish with cilantro.
Add lemon juice before serving the Poha !

Cracked Wheat (laapsi) Vegetable Upma

Hi ! Its been almost 5 months since I posted a recipe on my blog.Now, Iam back with a healthy and a tasty recipe that can be had for breakfast or as a snack or even a meal ! I learnt this wonderful recipe from my mom during my India trip in Dec 2007.When prepared with lots of veggies am sure kids will also love it.I can eat this upma just with a tablespoon of Sugar/some yogurt.It can also be served with a pickle of your choice/even some chutney !

Ingredients :

1 and 1/2 cups of Cracked Wheat (Laapsi)
3 Cups of water
1/2 cup of chopped onions
1 teaspoon of grated ginger
1/2 Cup of chopped carrots
1/2 Cup of chopped green beans
1/4 Cup of Green Peas(I have used frozen)
2-3 Red Chillies
1/2 tablespoon of Mustard seeds
1/2 tablespoon of Chana Dal
2-3 tablespoon of Sesame oil
A pinch of Asafoetida Powder

Heat some oil in a deep saute pan.Fry Mustard seeds.Once they start spluttering fry the Chana dal and the red chillies.
Now add the chopped onions and grated ginger.Fry onions till they start changing color.
Then add the vegetables and salt.Mix well and saute for 2-3 mins.Now add the broken wheat,Asafoetida powder and mix well for 3-4 mins.

Shift the contents to the rice cooker,add 3 Cups of water and cook.
Alternatively it can also be cooked in the pressure cooker.
Serve hot with a chutney of your choice and enjoy this healthy meal !