Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Batate mosaru gojju[Potato raitha]

This is a tradition and a easy recipe.Its very easy to prepare fully loaded with flavours and very rich recipe.One of my husbands all time favorite recipe.

Cooked potatoes - 2 large
Curds - 2 cups
Greenchilles - 2
Ginger - small piece
Coriander leaves- 1 tsp
Onion - 1/2 cup
Mustard -1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1 pinch
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 5-6
Ghee - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 1

1.Break the cooked potatoes into tiny chunks and keep aside.
2.Chop up the onions ,ginger and chilles very finely and keep aside.
3.Take the above in a vessel, add curds to it.Season with salt as per your taste.
4.Take ghee in a small pan add mustard, jeera, urad dal and red chilly and just when the mustard splutters add curry leaves hing and stir it then add the chilly powder to it when its still hot and pour this into the potato mixture.
Garnish with coriander leaves .
5.Refrigerate for atleast 1/2 hr ,or you can it immediately.
6.Good when served with rice and even with parata's.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mushroom Masala

Mushroom - 1 box
Onion - 1 large
Tomatoes - 2 medium size
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
salt - as per taste
Pepper - 1tsp
green chillies - 2
Garam masala - 1tsp
Kitchen king masala - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
paprika powder -1/2 tsp [optional]
Sugar - 1 tsp

1.Take some oil in a pan ,add cumin and wait for 2 mins till they splutters.
2.Then add mushrooms and saute for about 5 mins add little bit more oil and add ginger garlic paste and fry for 3 more mins . Season them with pepper and salt.
3.Keep them aside.Take little oil and add onions and saute till they turn transparent.
4.Blend them into a smooth paste.
5.Puree the tomatoes and keep aside.
6.Now saute the onion paste till they turn slightly brown.Then add tomato puree and saute for additional 3 mins.Then add all the seasoning powder with salt and mix properly.
7.Bring to a boil.then add milk and keep stirring properly.
8.Now add the mushrooms and cover and cook for 5 mins.Add 1 tsp of sugar.
9.Now simmer and cook for 3 mins.
10.Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves .Serve with roti or nan as desired.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Mavina hannu Rasayana-Mango dessert

I just love summer as we get a variety of fruits and vegetables, very fresh and of differnt tastes.One such fruit which is loved by all is Mango.Its the king of all the fruits.Lovely juicy mangoes hmm..... just the name is enough for the mouth to water, just like my this simple cool recipe.As usual this is very easy and quick to prepare yet the taste is so promising.Without taking a lot i shall come straight to the recipe.

Well ripe mangoes - 2-3 large
Coconut milk - 8 oz
Milk - 1cup
Jaggery - 3 tbsp
Brown sugar - 2 tsp
Cardammom - 1/2 tsp
Honey -2 tsp
Salt - 1 small pinch

1.Peal up the mangoes.It need not be too sweet. Slightly sour mangoes will also do.
2.Then cut it into small squares and keep aside
3.Squeeze up the pulp from the pith part that is the core and keep aside.
4.Now take milk ,coconut milk ,brown sugar,and mix properly add small pinck of salt and mix.Now grate or powder the jaggery and mix to this mixture properly.Adjust the sweetness to your taste.
5.You can add only brown sugar if you wish now add honey and cardammom and mix .
6.Add the mangoes to this liquid mixture with the pulp squeezed and mix roughly and cool it for altleast an hour or more before serving.Enjoy during this hot summer.