Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Oats Upma

1.Oats 1 cup
2.ginger 1 tsp(chopped)
3.Ghee 1 tblsp
4.Oil 2 tblsp
5.Water 1-1/2 cup
6.Green chillies 2 (chopped)
7.Onion 1 chopped
8.Asafoetida 1/2 tsp
9.Curry leaves few

Mustard 1/2 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Channa dal 1 tsp

1.Roast the Oats without oil in a Kadai for 3 minutes.
Take it off the gas and leave aside.
2.Heat some oil in the Kadai and add seasonings.
Add chopped onion,minced ginger,greeen chillies.
Fry till it turns brown. Add curry leaves and asafoetida.
3.Add water and salt and bring it to boil .
4.Keep stirring till all the water is absorbed.Finally add ghee and mix well.
5.Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Oats Idli

I gredients:-

1.Oats 1 cup(grind to a powder)
2.Rava 1/2 cup
3.Curd 1 cup
4.Salt as required
5.Water 1 cup

1.Put oats powder,rava,curd and salt in a bowl.
Mix well.
2.Add enough water to make a smooth batter of thick,yet
slightly pouring consistency.Keep it aside for 20 minutes.
3.Steam for 15 minuts in the idli stand on low flame.
Check with a knife in the centre.
If it comes out clean, it is done.
4.Serve hot with tomato chutney.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Rice Pulav (Turkey)


1.Brinjal 3 (cut into 1" size)
2.Olive oil 4 tblsp
3.Onion 3 (chopped)
4.Basmati rice 2 cups
5.Tomato 4 (peeled and chopped)
6.Cinnamon,cardamom,cloves and bay leaf - to taste
7.Chick peas 1 cup (boiled)
8.Parsley 1/2 cup (chopped)
9.Cashewnuts 10


1.Take a deep curved pan.
Place brinjal and sprinkle salt.
Toss to combine and let sit half an hour.
2.Heat 2 tblsp.of olive oil in a Kadai and add brinjal.
Cook for 10 minutes. Stir occassionally.
3.Fry chopped onions and cashew nuts.
Add rice and cook for ten minutes with enough water.Add chick peas
Add brinjal,tomatoes,and all masala items.
Add salt
Reduce the flame,cover and simmer 20 minutes
4.Remove the kadai from heat.
Sprinkle with parsley .
5.Serve hot with cucumber raita.

Cucumber Raita:-
1.Plain curd 2 cups
2.Cucumber 1 cup (chopped,seeded and peeled)
3.Onions 1 cup (chopped)
4.Mint 2 tblsp.chopped
5.Cumin 1/2 tsp (grounded)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Add salt to taste.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Savory Cheese Sauce


1.Maida flour 1/2 cup
2.Milk 2 cups
3.Grated cheese 1 cup


1Place flour in a deep curved pan.
Add milk.Stir constantly until thickened.
2.Lower the flame and add cheese.
Stir well until melted.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
3.Serve warm with baked potatoes or broccoli.