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.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Mix Dal Dosa

I am back from a hiatus..was really occupied for the last few months with various issues and could not post in my blog.Really sorry for that..:( Coming to today's recipe..Dosas are really healthy and all of us love them.But many a times we dont attempt to prepare because of the long process..the fermentation part.Actually we forget to soak the ingredients and then its no more an option to have.. :) This happens with many of us.This dosa recipe does not require fermentation and it does not have rice in it.So it is a good breakfast option for people who do not want to have carbohydrates or otherwise.There are various types of dals in it which makes it a protein rich dosa.Here you go..

Arhar/tur dal(1/2 cup)
Masur dal(1/2 cup)
Moong dal(1/2 cup)
Chana dal(1/2 cup)
Urad dal(1/2 cup)
green chillies

Method -
Wash and soak all the dals for 7-8hours or overnight.
Next day grind tha dals with some ginger and green chillies.
Add some sooji/rava to it and salt a sper taste.
Let the mixture stand for around 15min.
Heat a non-stick pan.
Drizzle some oil on it.
Pour a laddle full of batter and make circular dosas.
Cook on medium flame till light brown.
Crispy dosas are ready to server with sambar/chutney.