Friday, November 30, 2007

Stir fried veggies

I just love vegetables in any form.The varities and the lovely colours all are so wonderful.I always try to find some new ways of eating them .This winter its so cold out i feel this is really a quick and easy way to warm up with the crunchy veggies and thier
colors are complimenting the simple dish.

Broccoli - 1 cup
Snap peas - 1 cup
Carrots - 1 cup
Potatoes - 1 cup
Cauliflower - 1 cup
Bell peppers- 1 cup
Onion - 1 large
Garlic - 4-5 pears
Green beans- 1/2 cup
Basil/ cilantro- 1-2 tsp
sesame seeds - 1.5 tsp

Soya sauce - 2 tsp
Brown sugar - 2 tsp
Chilly flakes - 1 tsp
Corn starch - 1 tsp
water - 1.5 tbsp

Salt & pepper - as per taste
Olive oil - to saute

1. Mix soya sauce ,brown sugar,chilly flakes and corn starch adding water and keep aside.
2. Now chop up the vegetables into almost similar sides. Take the carrots , potatoes and cook in microwave for 3 mins.
3. Now take a little olive oil in a pan and saute onions till they turn transparent. Then add garlics and saute it.
4. Now add carrots and other veggies and season with salt and pepper . Then add the mixture of soya sauce and see that each vegetable is coated well.
5. Continue to saute untill the moixture thickens and adhears to each vegetable.
6. Now remove the the veggies in a bowl.
7. Toast up some white sesame seeds and top the veggies with finely toasted seeds

Monday, November 26, 2007

Ubbu Rotti And Alasande Bendhi

This is a traditional recipe which we have been relishing since we were born. Really a finger licking recipe i say.This dish should be enjoyed with a spicy curry made out of long beans or chineese spinach itself. Just an irresistable taste and satisfying one to the soul.Hmm......just the simple discription of this rotti makes my saliva to dribble down.I just had 3-4 rotti just now in the afternoon and still feel like having some more although there is not space left in my belly.Well lemme just come down to the ingredients and method with some mouthwatering pictures of this delightful dish.


White rice - 1 cup
Boiled rice - 2 cups
Jeera - 1 tbsp
Salt - as per taste

1.Soak the raw rice in hot water overnight.

2.Now grind this adding no water or very little water into a smooth batter.As i had no grinder i used normal 12 speed blender.Hence i had to add a little bit of water.

3.Hint:- if your dough becomes water then no problem just empty it into a pan and keep it in a stove and keep stirring untill the mixture becomes some what hard so that small ball can be rolled out from it.

Now roll out small lemon sized balls and press in into small poori sized roti by keeping between two greased plastic sheets and pressing with a flat plate.
5.Bake them over a hot pan until they are semi cooked , then put them over direct heat if you have burners in your stove or else do as you do to cook a phulka.

6.Now collect the rottis in a dish placed with a thick tissue or a cloth.
7.Good to relish when its very hot with the long beans bendhi


Long beans - 1 bundle
Black eye beans- 1 cup[ cooked],optional
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Cumin - 1tsp
Shot red chillies - 6-7[as per your taste]
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilly powder - ''
Coconut grates - 1/2 cup
Tamarind paste - 1/4 tsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp

1.Chop up the long beans into 1.5 inch big pieces ,add little water , a pinch of salt,chilly powder and turmeric powder and cook them till they turn tender.
2.Take 1-2 drops of oil in a small pan and roast the chillies,then add coriander,urad dhal,cumin to it a dry roast them for 1 min.
3.Add them to a blender with 1/2 cup of coconut grates and tamarind and blend them into paste form adding little water.
4.Now add this paste to the cooked long beans and add already cooked black eye beans and season with enough salt and jaggery and bring to a boil.
5.Now take about 1/2 tsp of oil in a small pan add mustard seeds and just when it stats to splutter add curry leaves and pour it to the curry .Again bring the curry to a boil after thorough stirring.

Enjoy hot hot ubbu rotti with this bendhi on this cold winter.

I Am back Again

Dear Blogger friends ,

I am really sorry for not replying to your comments .I had been to India for a short vacation which turned out to be an extended vacation.Well had lots and lots of fun.After all those lovely time with my family and relatives i am back again into the stream of blogging.Well find that you all have so much in your blogs well i feel like it will take me lot of time to cover up .Thanks for all your concern and wishes.