Friday, October 25, 2013

BHINDI MASALA/OKRA CURRY

Very simple and nutritious to make. To make a smooth texture gravy, one needs to grind, tomatoes,cashew nuts and few more together and then fry it in oil.For better taste you can ghee instead of oil.A best side dish for parathas,rotis and more.



Ingredients:
2 cups chopped 1/2 inch Okra/Bhindi
1 Big Tomato(chopped)
1 Onion( chopped)
Minced 1/2 teaspoon Ginger and Garlic
6 to 7 cashews(roasted)
1 Green Chilli
1/4 tsp each of red chilli powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder and garam masala
2Tbsps of oil

Method:
Heat 1 tablespoons oil in a pan on medium heat with okra seasoned some salt over it.Fry them for about 6 to 8 minutes.Add onions later till are soft.




Grind the green Chilli,ginger and garlic to paste.And crush the cashews separately as well.Blend the tomatoes to make a fresh purée.

Once Onions are cooked add purée and grinded Chilli paste with all the spicy powders mentioned in my ingredient list.Atlast add yogurt and stir for 5 minutes.
Transfer to serving bowl.


VEGETABLE RAVA IDLI

Nothing much to give more introduction about Idli's,there are plenty of varieties of Idli's to make. They are one of the healthy & nutritious steamed food as well as low fat.But in these recipe Idli's are made out of fine sooji mixed with yogurt ,carrots and green peas.



Ingredients:

Roasted Semolina/sooji 2 cups
Yogurt 1cup
Oil 3 tbsps
1 carrot (grated)
1 tbsp roasted cashews
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp channa & urad dal for tempering
Green chillies 2 nos., grated ginger 1/4 tsp
springs of curry leaves
Finely chopped cilantro
Green peas(frozen) as needed for topping.
Salt as per taste

Method:

Roast the sooji in a pan for 2 minutes.Mix the yogurt to the sooji with grated carrot,ginger,green chilli,cilantro,roasted cashews.




Mix well by adding very little quantity of water as the batter should thick enough.
And for tempering,in a small saucepan sizzle the mustard seeds with channa dal and urad dal in oil.Add this to the above mixed batter.


Grease them with oil on a Idli plate,and steam the batter for about 10 minutes in a pressure cooker.Before steaming the batter,garnish the uncooked Idli's with frozen green peas and later steam them.
My serving in this portion makes about 10 to 12 Idli's.