Friday, March 7, 2014

Palak Quinao Pulao





Quinoa - 1 cup ( cook with 2 cups of water in rice cooker)
Onion - 1 small chopped
Spinach / Palak - 1/2 cup or 1 cup
Mint - 7 to 8 leaves chopped
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp chopped
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Green chilli - 2 chopped
Redchilli garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1tbsp
Dry red chillies - 3
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp

Preparation:

1. Roast sesame seeds and 2 dry Red chilli n make a paste.

Method :

1. Heat oil in a Pan
2. Add Chana dal, Urad dal, Mustard, cumin seeds and fry them
3. Add Onion and green chillies n fry till onions r light brown coclor.
4. Add Chilli garlic paste and mix well.
5. Add Spinach, mint, caorinder leaves and curry leaves n let it cook till for 5-6 mins with closed lid.
6. Add sesame seed powder and salt mx well and close the lid for more 5 mins.
7. Add quinao and mix well
8. Squeze lemon for extra zing.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Brinjal, tomato and bottle gaurd pachadi (chutney).

My mother in law is very creative when it comes to cooking. Today morning she was going through fridge and she forund nothing to cook but only 2 brinjal and 1/2 bottle gaurd. so she decided to make pachadi ( chutney) and my 4yr old daughter ate everything with this yummy pachadi :).



Brinjal - 2 small - chopped
tomato - 2 - chopped
Bottle gaurd - 1/2 cup deseeded
Green chilli - 4 0r 5 - chopped
garlic cloves - 2 or 3 ( small)
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
tamarind - 1/2 lemon size soaked in little water
salt - as needed.

Tampering :
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Cumin - 1/4 tap
Dry red chillie - 2 broken
curry leaves - 5 or 6
Hing - apinch

Method:
1. Heat oil in a pan
2. Add CUmin, Garlic, Green chilli and Bottle gaurd and fry nicely . let bottle gaurd become soft.
3. Add brinjal and cook till soft
4. Add tomato and cook till soft
5. Add tamarind n fry for 1 min
6. Now grind everything with salt

Now do tampering with tamepring ingredients.