Category: Quick Recipes

Chayote Dal Rice

chayote rice


Ingredients:

Chow chow/chayote -250 grams

Moong dal-1 cup

Shallots-5

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Asafoetida/hing- 1pinch

Green chillies-2

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves

Ghee

 For the Tempering/Tadka:

Mustard-1/4 tsp

Urad dal-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Red chillies -4

Curry leaves


Preparation method

  1. Wash and clean the moong  dal,  add 1:2 ratio of water.
  2. Peel and cut the chayote into cubes and add it to dal.
  3. Add turmeric powder, cumin seeds, hing  and  2 garlic cloves .
  4. Add shallots, green chillies and salt.
  5. Cook it in a pressure cooker for 3 to 5 whistles.
  6. Heat ghee in a pan, add mustard, cumin seeds, urad dal, red chillies and curry leaves.
  7. Once they spluttered, add cooked chayote, mix it well and cook it for 12 mins in a low flame.
  8. Add cooked rice and mix it well, sprinkle sesame oil.
  9. Add fresh coriander leaves and serve it hot.

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Radish Rice

Radish Rice


Ingredients:

Carrot-200 gms

Radish-200 gms

Green chillies-2

Salt to taste

Oil

 For the Tempering/Tadka:

Mustard-1/4 tsp

Curry leaves

 Spices:

Turmeric-1/4 tsp

Hing-1 pinch


Preparation method

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and curry leaves.
  2. Once they splutter, add green chillies, grated carrot and grated radish  and sauté it.
  3. Add turmeric powder, hing, salt and stir it well.
  4. Cook it For the 5 mins in a low flame.
  5. Add cooked rice and mix it well.
  6. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
  7. Serve it hot with papad or chips.

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Egg Chapati(Roti)

Egg Chapati

 

Chapati is traditional south Asian dish prepared almost everyday. Chapati(also known as roti)  are made from whole wheat flour(atta), it means flattened round. Gujarathis’ made chapatti by adding salt and oil to the dough while punjabi’s wont add.The layered and fried version of chapatti is called paratha and poori. Stuffed parathas also made by stuffing carots eggs, potatoes,…according to their individuval preferences.its very healthy dish. Egg chapati is similar delicious dish.It is very easy to prepare and picnic/ travel time recipe.


 Ingredients:

Whole wheat flour-1 cup

Water

Oil

Egg-1 egg per chappathi

Onion-1

Tomato-1

Green chillies-2

Coriander leaves

Salt to taste

Pepper as needed


 Preparation method

  1. Take the flour in a large mixing bowl and add normal water.
  2. Add less water at a time and start to mix the flour to form the dough.
  3. We need the dough to be soft, so add less water at a time.
  4. To make a smooth, soft dough. Knead well for 8-10 minutes, adding a little flour if the dough is too sticky.
  5. Instead of water, you can also use yoghurt or milk. This makes rotis really soft.
  6. Continue the process till you get the right consistency of the dough.
  7. Once you’ve got the dough to the right consistency, cover with a damp cloth and keep it aside for 15 mins.
  8. Divide the dough into small portions of evenly size.
  9. Roll these portions into balls between your hands till they are smooth and without cracks.
  10. Very lightly flour a rolling board and roll each ball into a thick circle.
  11. Heat the pan on a medium flame.
  12. Place the roti on the pan, when the colour changes flip over to the other side. When you see the balck spots on the opposite side again flip over it.
  13. Press it gently with spacula. This will help the roti to puff up.
  14. Whisk the eggs add chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies, salt and pepper.
  15. Pour it into the tawa and spread like a omelette.
  16. Place the cooked roti on the top  press it gently and cook it for few mins.
  17. Flip it to the other side and cook gently.
  18. Egg chappathi is ready.
  19. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and serve it with raita.

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Portuguese Cabbage Soup

cabbage soup

 

Cabbage soup is a traditional Portuguese dish originating from northern Portugal. It is now considered aa a national dish and is popular all over the world. It is made from Collie-greens which is couvos cabbage.Easy and simple to prepare,but yummy and healthy.


Ingredients:

Onion-1
Potatoes-250 gms
Garlic Cloves-3
Bay leaf-1
Shredded Cabbage-250 gms
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Olive oil-2tsp

Preparation method

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into slices
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onion garlic and bay leaf. Cook it until it is softened.
  3. Add the diced potatoes,salt,pepper and water.cook it for few mins.
  4. Add the shredded cabbage and mix it well.
  5. Cover it cook for 15 mins in a medium flame.
  6. Check seasoning and serve it hot.

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Handi briyani


 


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Snake Gourd Rice

Snake Gourd Rice


Ingredients:

Snake gourd-250 gms

Chana dal-100 gms

Coconut-1/4

Salt to taste

Oil

 For the Tempering/Tadka:

Mustard-1/4 tsp

Urad dal-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Red chillies -4

Curry leaves

Spices:

Turmeric-1/4 tsp

Hing-1 pinch


Preparation method

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, cumin seeds, urad dal, red chillies and curry leaves.
  2. Once they splutter, add onions and green chillies and sauté it.
  3. Add boiled chana dal, chopped snake gourd , turmeric powder, hing, salt and stir it well.
  4. Cook it for 7 mins in a low flame and add grated coconut and mix it well.
  5. Add cooked rice and mix it well.
  6. Serve it hot with rice and rotis.

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Instant Semolina(Rava) idli

shallots chutney

Instant: rava idli  – is traditional south Indian dish usually prepared for the breakfast or dinner. It’s very healthy dish rich in protein, prepared using mixed semolina and lentils. It is very easy to prepare, no need for the fermentation, it is an instant idli. This batter is slightly coarser from normal idli batter. To add spicy to it, you can add pepper corns .This is spicy idli, so well goes with any sour or coconut related dishes like coconut chutney, tomato chutney, onion chutney and sambar.

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Recipe Cuisine: Indian;     Preparation Time: 20 mins;    Cooking Time: 20 mins;    Makes: 25

Ingredients

Ravai /semolina – 1/2 cup
Rice flour – 1/2 cup
Buttermilk-1/2 cup
Green Chillies – 1 finely chopped
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Whole black pepper – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds –1 tsp
Onion optional-1
Salt as required

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Preparation method

  1. Soak semolina in a little buttermilk For the 30 mins.
  2. Grind it in a blender coarsely with rice flour.
  3. The batter should be thin and watery.
  4. Add finely chopped ginger, finely chopped chillies, cumin seeds, whole black pepper and salt.
  5. For making idlis, grease the Idli plate  with oil(optional) .
  6. Heat the Idli

    pan with water and allow the water to boil.

  7. Pour 3/4 the ladle of idli batter to the idli plates and steam it For the 10-12

    .minutes.

  8. To check its cooked,wet the For thek and insert it into a idli if it is not sticky

    and comes out easily idli is ready.

  9. just switch off the flame and take the idli plate out
  10. Sprinkle water behind the idli plates and make it to com.
  11. After a few seconds dip a spoon in water and carefully take out the idlis.
  12. Serve it hot with chutney or sambar.

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Broad Beans Egg Pulao

Avarakkai Egg Rice

 

Broad beans egg pulao recipe is very healthy dish cooked in less spices with less oil. eggs added to the beans and scrambled cooked in a low flame. Broad beans or lablab beans is very good for health and used all over the world in different names. In India it is known as broad beans, avarakkai, chikkudu kai and so on.you can make simple and quick dishes using broad beans.

The egg is a nutrient-dense food, containing high quality protein and a wide range of essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Eggs are not high in fat.it contains Vitamin A, D,B2,B12,Folate,Biotin,,pantothenic acid,Choline, Minerals-Phosphorus,Iodine,Selenium.it helps improving healthy skin, eyes and the nervous system.it helps in the development of all cells in the body,for healthy bones and teeth,formation of red blood cells and for energy metabolism.

Broad beans are also rich in both folate and B vitamins, which we need for nerve and blood cell development, cognitive function and energy.Broad beans are an excellent vegetable source of protein and fibre. This may be a winning combination for weight loss.This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium.

Broad Beans is good for skin.you will get shiny gorgeous skin. Broad beans leaf’s juice removes any pimple marks or any scars easily. Variety of dishes can be made with broad beans. I have prepared 15 recipes using broad beans, you can watch these recipe videos in my site. This is yummy and simple dish.
Broad beans egg pulao can be served as a excellent dish for lunch box or picnic. Broad beans egg pulao can be served hot with raita, pickle, papad or any side dish.


Ingredients

Broad Beans-250 grams

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Asafoetida/hing- 1pinch

Sambar powder-1 tsp

Salt to taste

Egg -3

Onion-1 medium (optional)

Oil

For the Tempering/Tadka

Mustard-1/4 tsp

Urad dal-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Red chillies -4

Curry leaves


Preparation method

  1. Heat the pan with oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, and red chillies and curry leaves.
  2. Add chopped onions and sauté it till it turns to golden brown.
  3. Once spluttered, add chopped broad beans  and sauté it.
  4. Add turmeric powder, hing, sambar powder and salt.
  5. Sprinkle water, cover it and cook for 15 mins in a low flame.
  6. Add eggs and scrambled it with the broad beans,cook for 5 mins.
  7. Add cooked rice, sprinkle sesame oil or ghee  and mix it well.
  8. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves
  9. Serve it hot with raita or papad.

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Tomato Rice-Pressure Cooker method

Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice-pressure Cooker


 

Ingredients

Basmati Rice-1 Kg

Salt to taste

Oil/Ghee

 

For the Tempering / Tadka:

Cardamoms-2

Cloves-4

Cinnamon bark-3 pieces

Bay leaves-2

 

Spices:

Briyani powder:2 tsp

Turmeric-1/4 tsp

 

For the Sauté:

Onions-2 medium

Green chillies-2 medium

Garlic-6 cloves -1/2 tsp. paste

Ginger -2 inch cube-1/2 tsp. paste

Tomatoes- 6 medium (make it puree)

Lemon-1

 

Garnishing

Fresh Coriander – 1/3 bunches

Mint leaves-1/2 bunches (optional)


Preparation method:

  1. Heat ghee in a pan, add washed basmati rice and fry it nicely For the 2 to 3 mins. keep it aside.
  2. Heat ghee/oil in a pressure cooker; add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaves.
  3. Add Chopped onions and green chillies and sauté it
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and fry it.
  5. Add tomato puree, turmeric powder, biryani powder and the salt cook it For the 7 mins.
  6. When the oil floats at the top, add the basmati rice and water.(Water ratio 1:2- including the mixture prepared)
  7. Add lemon juice, coriander and mint leaves
  8. Cook it For the 3 -5 whistles
  9. Serve it hot with raita.

 


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Chapati sandwich

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