Friday, November 15, 2013

Potato and Turnip greens fry

Frozen Hashbrowns (cubed potatoes)
Frozen chopped turnip greens
chilli powder
mustard seeds
cumin seeds
dried chillies
turmeric powder
Heat 3-4 spoons of oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin and chillies, fry for 1 minute, add a pinch of turmeric powder. Add potato and turnip greens, directly from freezer bags. Fry for 5 minutes.
Add Salt, cover the pan and leave about 10mnts. remove cover, add chilli powder, fry for another 10mnts.
Turnip greens can be skipped.
Chana dal and urad dal can also be added with mustard seeds.
coriander powder can be added with chilli powder.
Frozen section of any grocery store will carry these Hashbrowns and Turnip greens

Dondakaya/Tindoora/Ivy gourd masala curry

1 pound fresh dondakaya
1 medium sized onion
2-3 green chillies
2-3 dried red chillies
2 spoons grated coconut(I use frozen)
2 spoons Almonds, soaked in water.
1 spoon Ginger garlic paste
1 spoon coriander powder
3 spoons oil
Step1:Boil onion in microwave with little water for 4 minutes, blend with green chillies and ginger garlic paste,  into a paste.
Step2:Grind dry chillies, coconut and almonds into a paste.
Step3:Remove stems from dondakaya, make length wise slits with a knife. In a wide thick bottomed vessel, heat 2 spoons of oil, add veggies and  pinch of salt. cook until the veggies are soft, stirring occassionally, may take upto 15 minutes. remove the cooked veggies into a seperate dish.
Step4:Add 1 more spoon oil to the same pan and add blended onions, cook until brown. add coconut paste and salt to onions, cover and cook for 10 minutes. add veggies back into the gravy and coriander powder, mix well and cook for another 5 mntues.

Methi Shrimp curry

2 cups peeled shrimp
1 big onion,chopped
1/2 cup methi leaves, chopped
1/2 cup green peas (optional)
2 green chillies, chopped
1 spoon ginger garlic paste
1 spoon coriander powder
1/2 spoon garam masala
2 spoons oil
1/2 spoon chilli powder
1/4 spoon turmeric powder
Hear oil in a pan, fry onions and green chillies for 5 minutes. add ginger garlic paste, fry another 2 minutes. add shrimp, turmeric, salt and chilli powder. stir, cover and cook for 5 minutes. add methi leaves and green peas, cover and cook for 10 minutes ( i use frozen chopped methi leaves and frozen peas). Add coriander powder, garam masala, stir and take off from heat.

Soy chunks curry

1 big onion , chopped
2 green chillies , chopped
1 spoon Ginger garlic paste
1 spoon coriander powder
1spoon chopped coriander leaves.
1/2 cup milk
2 cups soy chunks/ meal maker
2 cups water to boil soy chunks
2 spoons oil
1/2 spoon chilli powder
Boil soy chunks in water until soft. Add more water if needed. Drain water. In a pan, heat oil, fry onions and chillies for 3 minutes. Add ginger garlic , fry another 2 minutes. Add soy chunks, salt and chilli powder, cover and cook for 2 minutes. Add milk, cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Add coriander powder and leaves, stir and take off from heat.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Mokkajonna vadalu/sweet corn vada

Frozen Sweet corn - 6 cups, thawed.
Chana dal - 1 cup, soaked in water for 3hrs.
Urad dal - 1/2 cup, soaked in water for 3hrs.
Green chillies - 10
Ginger - 2 spoons chopped
Green onions - 2 cups chopped.
Corn flour (optional)
Oil to deep fry.
Grind Corn, chana dal, urad dal, chillies and ginger into coarse paste, try not to add water. Add salt and chopped green onions. if the batter looks thin, add corn flour. Make vada and fry in oil.Serve with chutney.