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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Carrot Masala



 Ingredients:
carrot -  medium size 2
onion  big chopped - 1
tomato medium chopped - 1
green chilli chopped - 1
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
garam masala - 1/4 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
chopped coriander - 2 tbsp
oil - 1 tbsp
salt - to taste.

Steps to follow:

 Cut all the veggies and keep it aside.
 Heat oil in a pressure pan add chopped onion and saute well.Add ginger garlic paste and stir it till the raw smell goes.
 Then add chopped tomatoes,tomatoes, chillies.
 Saute again .Add  little salt and close for a minute.
See the tomatoes cooked nicely.Add all the masalas.
 Mix well.
 Add chopped carrot.
 Mix and add half cup of water.
 Adjust salt.
 Close and keep it for two whistle.
 Open and mix and transfer to a bowl.

Delicious carrot masala is ready. You can serve this masala with chappathi, naan, parotta, idiyappam, puttu ,idli,  dosa and plain rice. It tastes like mutton keema. With this adding peas or potato is optional.



Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Sauteed green peas


Ingredients :
green peas fresh or frozen - 1 cup
oil - 1 tbsp
chopped onion big - 1
finely chopped garlic - 4 cloves
cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
freshly crushed pepper -half or  1 tsp
salt - to taste.

Serves - 2

Steps to follow :
Bring 2 cups of water to boil.
Add  green peas  and bring to boil , close and cook for at least 7-10 minutes medium low flame.
 Drain it.
Heat oil in a pan add chopped onion & garlic .Saute well.
 Add cooked green peas.
 Stir well. Sprinkle cumin powder & freshly crushed pepper powder.
 Mix well. Low the flame,  saute for a minute.

Switch off and transfer to a bowl. Enjoy the sauteed peas with rice or breads or as a snack !

Monday, 6 April 2015

Pan Grilled Peri Peri Chicken – Home style (mild hot )

 For Marination :
Chicken - 8-10 (chicken thighs)
For the marination:
Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Garlic paste – 2 tsp
Paprika powder –  1 tsp
Lemon juice –  1 tbsp
Yogurt – 1 tbsp
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Oregano – 1/2 tsp
freshly crushed pepper –  1 tsp
Salt – to taste.
Steps to follow:
Mix all the ingredients,  now the peri peri sauce is ready for the marination.


Add the prepared sauce for marinating the chicken. Keep the marinated chicken in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. 

 Preheat the grill pan and apply one tbsp olive oil and arrange the chicken pieces and close it.
 Turn and cook each side for 10 minutes in medium flame.
  Now the delicious peri peri chicken is ready .


 Serve with Coleslaw, French fries and breads.

Enjoy friends !


Friday, 3 April 2015

Potato fry with less oil

Ingredients:
For half kg potatoes ,oil - 1-2 tbsp, asafoetida - 2 pich, curry leaves few, 
chicken 65 or sambar powder - 2 tsp, salt -to taste.

Steps to follow:
Peel and cut the potatoes into small cubes.

   Boil with enough water & little salt till 80 % done.
Drain and keep aside.
 Heat 1 -2 tbsp oil in a nonstick  pan add some curry leaves and asafoetida ,transfer the boiled potatoes.
 Toss well. Sprinkle the masala powder.
Adjust the salt.
 Mix well and stir for another 5 minutes. That's all.

 Easy tasty potato fry is ready to serve.

Enjoy with plain rice, samabar &co or with variety rice.