Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Beetroot chutney


This is one of the recipe which my husband loves and after marriage i didnt even know that there is a chutney which can be made by beetroot and this time when i went to my IN Laws place i learnt this recipe from my mother in law .she makes better than me but this is just a replica of it...

Ingredients

2 Boiled Beetrot
5-6 red chili
pinch of HIng Powder(asofetida)
1/2 cup grated coconut
small piece of tamarind
salt to taste
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
few curry leaves
1/2 tsp of oil

Method

In blender add boiled beetroot ,red chilli grated coconut,and small piece of tamarind,grind it till you have a thick paste ,to this paste add salt,pinch of hing powder.To this add a tadka of mustard,urad dal and curry leaves.


YOu can have this chutney with rice ,Dosa or even roti.



Akshata

Majjige Huli-South Indian Recipe


MAJJIGE HULI
This is a traditional dish of UDUPI commonly known as kodekenna which is made out of sour curd.It is simple to prepare,tasty,low fat,and can be eaten with rice.

Ingredients:
1 cup grated cocunut
3 green chilli
1 cup sour curd
1/2 Tsp Fenugreek seeds (methi seeds)
1/2 Tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
salt to taste


vegetables which can be used are BENDE KAAYI (Bhindi/Okhra/Ladies finger), BOODA KUMBALA KAAYI (Ash-gourd),cucumber..These vegetables give a good taste for the recipe.

Method.
Cut the vegetables and keep them to boil with little amount of water to this add green chillies .After it has been boiled add thick paste of coconut (grinded in blender) add salt to taste ..After it has cooled just before you serve add the curd and mix it well.

Just to add flavour give a tadka of fenugreek seeds and jeera.

One important thing is only one vegetable goes with Majjige huli.


AKshata

First Experience in Escalator and Mini Train travel


As we had been to Mall and Pollu was excited to see escaltor,and he wanted to explore it and he tried to walk into it....and he experienced it when raghu took him in escalator and he was very happy...

He went in a train ride and he was excited but got scared as he was alone and he started crying ..so the operator stopped and i took him out...Train Smiley

so i must say he enjoyed these little aspects of the day...

Akshata

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After a long break coming back


HI guys i am coming back after a long break ...
i had a nice time being to tulip festival on 2nd of may and pollu enjoyed it a lot..he loved the flowers and you can see his picture..

He is getting naughtier day by day..and i waas just thinking when will he stop all this .And i guess it is not over as he will start talking in some time and will have so many question to ask..as of now i am happy to listen his talk in his own way..

we just finished our Anniversary which was just on the corner oops we finished 2 years of our married life and when i look back i can see we had so many ups and downs which we crossed together as partners and there are still more years to complete...so had prepared Carrot halwa on that day to celebrate our anniversary..

and i can see how i am winding a months incidents in one page ...


Akshata...


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Friday, May 8, 2009

NORTH INDIAN DISHES


1:ALOO MATTAR RECIPE

HERE IS A DELIGHT FULL DISH-Potatoes and peas in a tomato puree sauce. It's pretty easy to rustle up, and adds zing to any meal. The best thing is that all of the ingredients are readily available.

INGREDIENTS:-

2 TBS OF VEGETABLE OIL
2 BOILED POTATOES
1 ONION
1 CUP TOMATO PUREE
1 CUP BOILED PEAS (SOAKED OVER NIGHT/FROZEN PEAS)
1 BAY LEAVES
5-6 CLOVES
1 CINNAMON
1 tspoon GINGER-GARLIC PASTE
1/2 tbs CORIANDER POWDER
1/2 tbs JEERA POWDER
1 tbs FENUGREEK LEAVES
1/2 ts RED CHILLI POWDER
1/2 tbs KITCHEN KING MASALA (IF NOT GARAM MASALA)
SALT TO TASTE
2 tbs CHOPPED CILANTRO
1 Tbs SUGAR

DIRECTION

a) HEAT OIL IN A WOK OVER MEDIUM HEAT.ADD GINGER GARLIC PASTE ,BAY LEAVES.MIX IN THE BOILED POTATOES AND PEAS,SAUTE IT
FOR 10 MINUTES.

b) IN A BLENDER ADD ONION,CLOVES AND CINNAMON, MAKE A FINE PASTE AFTER WHICH THIS MIXTURE IS ADDED TO THE BOILED POTATOES AND PEAS,COOK FOR FEW SECONDS.

C)STIR IN THE TOMATO PUREE,KITCHEN KING MASALA,RED CHILLI POWDER,CORIANDER AND JEERA POWDER,SUGAR AND SALT TO TASTE INTO THE VEGETABLE MIXTURE.CONTINE COOKING FOR 5-10 MINUTES.MIX IN CILANTROAND CONTINUE COOKING FOR 2 MINUTES.

NOW ALOO MATAR IS READY TO SERVE . Serve hot with naan, puris, rotis, or plain rice.