Saturday, September 13, 2008

Colourful Bean Salad


For Salad:

Kidney Beans (Rajma) 2 cup
Black bean (karamani) 1 cup
coriander leaves 1 bunch
Corn 1 cup
tomatoes 3
avocado 1

For Dressing:

Lime 2
cumin 1 tsp
olive oil 1 tblsp
pepper 1 tblsp
salt as required

To prepare salad:
Soak kidney beans and black beans overnight in water.
Put it in the cooker with the soaked water and allow 3 whistles.
Drain and keep aside.
Boil corn for five minutes till it becomes tender.
Drain and keep aside.
Take a large deep bowl.Put the drained kidney beans,black beans and corn.
Add chopped tomatoes and chopped coriander leaves.Mix well.

To prepare dressing:
Squeez the lime essence in the bowl.
Add cumin,olive oil,pepper and salt.
Stir well.
Cut the avocado into half inch pieces and add to the salad just before serving.
Serve chilled.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Aaloo Brinjal

Brinjal 5
Potato 2
cumin seeds 1 tsp
garlic 3 clove
ginger one inch piece
green chilli 2 (chopped)
onion 1 (chopped)
tomato 1
red chilli powder,turmeric powder,cumin powder each one tsp.

Heat oil in a pan.Add cumin seeds and fry till brown.
Add chopped onion and fry till brown.
Add chopped garlic,chopped ginger and chopped green chillies.
Stir for a minute and saute well.
Add sliced tomatoes and fry till they are soft.
Add turmeric powder,cumin powder,chilli powder and salt.
Stir constantly and saute well.Add little water.
Add potato pieces,and brinjal pieces and fry for another five minutes.
Reduce the heat and stir till the vegetables are soft .