Monday, 20 November 2017

Bread Roll

This is a very simple dish which can be had as a quick snack.The beauty of it is it requires bare minimum ingredients which are almost always part of your pantry(bread and potatoes).So please go ahead and try these bread rolls at home.. :)
green chillies
turmeric/haldi powder
red chilli/mirchi powder
cumin/jeera powder
coriander leaves/dhaniya patta
bread slices

Method -
Boil the potatoes with skin till soft.
Peel off the skin and mash them.Add salt.
Make a paste of ginger and garlic.
Chop the onions,green chillies and coriander leaves.
Heat oil in a non stick pan.
Put in the ginger and garlic.
Fry for a while and then add chopped onions.
Let it fry for sometime.Add the chillies.
Add salt,haldi,red chilli and jeera powder.
Mix well and add freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Spread out this mixture on a plate to cool down.
Take a slice of bread.Cut off the edges.
Dip it lightly in water.
Squeeze out the water from it as much as possible.
Now take some potato mixture and place it in the center of the bread.
Fold the edges of the bread to make a roll.
Cover it as much as possible and give the shape.
Heat oil for frying.
Once the oil is hot, deep fry the roll into it.
Fry it on a medium flame on both sides till light brown.
Similarly make rolls out of other bread slices.
Crispy bread rolls are ready to serve with ketchup and salad :)

Note-If you wish to have pure veg rolls, just avoid the onion and garlic in the above process.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Kasturi Methi Chicken

This chicken dish is very simple in the literal sense.There is no much hazard in the cooking process and gets done within no time actually :P It is cooked with very less oil, as the curd marination helps.So there is no much oil or masala,which in turn makes it very healthy too.Do give it a try.. 

ginger garlic paste
black pepper powder
green chillies
kasturi methi leaves

Method -
Wash the chicken well and marinate it for 1-2 hours with the following -curd,ginger-garlic paste,salt and black pepper powder.
I generally make fresh paste of ginger-garlic,but you can use the ready made ones also.
Wash the methi leaves and soak them in water for around 15-20min.
Heat little oil in a pan.
Put in the chopped onion and chillies.
Saute for a while.
Add the marinated chicken.
Adjust salt as per taste.
Sprinkle in the methi leaves and let it cook till the chicken gets tender.
Serve hot kasturi chicken with roti/phulkas :)

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Masala Idly

This dish is generally prepared with left over idlis.Whenever I prepare idlis I make a huge batch so that the first day we have it with sambhar and the next day is masala idly.. :)This is a very quick and delicious recipe..worth giving it a try.

green chillies
mustard seeds/sarson
curry leaves/kadi patta
sambhar masala/sambhar
coriander leaves

Method -
Heat a non-stick pan and fry the left over idlis in some ghee.
Once they turn light brown on both sides,chop them roughly into big cubes.
Chop the onion, chillies and tomato finely.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
Add mustard seeds and curry leaves.Let them splutter.
Add the chopped onion and chillies.
Once onion gets fried add tomatoes.
Let it cook for sometime.Add salt as per taste.
Put in the fried idly pieces.
Mix well.
Add some sambar powder,sprinkle little water and cook.
You can also add left over sambhar if there is any.
Adjust the salt as per taste.
Add freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Delicious masala idly is ready to serve.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Rajma Masala

Rajma is a dish prepared with red kidney beans in a thick gravy.It is a famous delicacy from north India which is typically served with steamed rice.Kidney beans are a rich source of carbohydrate,protein and fat,hence making it very healthy among the lentils.

red kidney beans/razma-200gm
garlic cloves
green chillies
garam masala-elaichi,dalchini,laung
fresh coriander leaves

Method -
Wash and soak the rajma in water for 10-12hours or overnight.
Chop roughly onion,ginger,garlic,chillies and tomatoes.
Puree the tomatoes to a fine paste.
Separately make a paste of the following-onions,ginger,garlic,chillies and garam masala.Add little water if required.
Heat oil in a non-stick kadhai.
Add the onion paste and fry for sometime.
After a while add the tomato paste.
Once the oil separates out,add salt as per taste and also ass haldi,chilly,dhaniya jeera powder.
Cook for another 5-7min.
Add the soaked rajma and mix well.
Finally transfer the rajma into a pressure cooker,add sufficient water and let it cook for 7-8 whistles till rajma is soft and mushy.
Sprinkle with fresh coriander leaves.
Serve hot rajma masala with steamed rice or phulkas.