Thursday, February 17, 2011

Masala Peanuts


Roasted Peanut 1 cup
Gram flour 1/2 cup
Rice flour 1/4 cup
Red chilli powder 1 tblsp
Asafoetida powder 1 tsp
fried curry leaves few
Salt and oil as required

Mix gram flour,rice flour,asafoetida,red chilli powder,fried curry leaves
with salt in a bowl.
Add peanuts with little water.Mix well.
Heat oil in a kadai.
Drop the peanuts slowly in the hot oil.
Deep fry till the peanuts are brown.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Butternut Squash & Mac & Cheese.

Butternut Squash 2 cups (peeled,seeded & cut into pieces)
Macroni 1 cup
Onion 1 (cut into small pieces)
Vegetable stock 1 cup
Milk 1 cup
Butter 3 tblsp
Maida 1 tblsp
Grated cheese 1 cup
Powdered nutmeg 1/2 tsp
Pepper 1/2 tsp
Olive oil and salt as required

Roast the Butternut Squash pieces with olive oil until brown.Set aside.
Boil water with little salt in a pan.Add macroni and cook for about ten minutes.Drain it and keep aside.
Take a kadai Add butter.
Add onion pieces and fry till brown.
Add maida flour and saute for a second.
Add vegetable stock and milk.
Allow to boil till the mixture becomes thick.
Add grated cheese and powdered nutmeg.
Add the roasted butternut squash and mix well.
Add salt and peppeer to taste.
Pour the sauce over the drained pasta and combine well.
Serve hot.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Brown Rice Bisibelebath

Brown Rice 1 cup
Toor dal 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Water 1 cups
salt and oil as needed
Ghee 1 tblsp
Onion 1/2 cup (cut into small pieces)
Beans 1/2 cup (cut int small pieces)
Carrot 1/2 cup (cut into small pieces)
peas 1/2 cup
To Grind:
Channa dal 1 tblsp
Urad dal 1 tblsp
Dhania 2 tblsp
Fenugreek 1/2 tsp
Pepper 8
Asafoetida a small piece
Red chilli 4
Clove 2
Cinnammon sick 1" piece
Grated coconut 1/2 cup
For Seasoning:
Cashewnuts 10
Peanut 10
Curry leaves few
Red chilli 2 (broken)
Soak brown rice in 3 cups of water for one hour.
Soak toor dal with turmeric powder in one cup water for ten minutes.
Transfer both the rice and dal in a pressure cooker with the same water.
Allow 5 whistles.Keep aside.
Cut all the vegetables into small pieces.
Fry all the items mentioned in "To Grind" with little oil and grind
into a fine powder.
Add two cups of water in tamarind and exract juice.
Take a deep bottomed vessel.
Add oil and fry onion till brown.
Add beans,carrot and peas.Saute well.
Add the cooked rice and dal with salt.
Add the tamarind juice.
Add the ground powder.
Mix well and add the remaining one cup of water.
Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Fry cashewnuts,peanuts,curry leaves and broken red chillies in ghee
and add to it finally.