Sunday, September 15, 2019

MUKKALA PULUSU...

MUKKALA PULUSU....

A traditional Andhra variety stew made wilh many vegetables, usually done in marriage functions and Ashrams..usually in traditional brahmin families it's done..

Materials..




  • Bottle gourd/anapa Kaya .. chopped cubes
  • Sweet potato/chilakada dumpa cubes
  • Drumstick/mulakkada..pieces
  • Bhendi/ bendakaya.. chopped long pieces
  • Green chillies..4 to 5 no.s..make slits
  • Corriander leaves.. chopped
  • Curry leaves...chopped
  • Jaggery...2 to 3 tbsp
  • Salt..to taste
  • Rice flour..2 tbsp
  • Tamarind..1 big lemon size .. squeeze thick tamarind juice with 2 glasses of water



For seasoning..


  • Oil..3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds..1 tsp
  • Methi seeds..1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida..a pinch
  • Red chillies..3 no.s..make slits
  • Turmeric powder..1/4 tsp



  • Here you go..for video..



Method...

  • Place a pan on the stove add 3 glasses of water,and add bottle gourd cubes and sweet potato cubes and boil for 5 minutes in medium flame.
  • After 5 minutes add,bhendi,and drumstick pieces along with green chilli slits..and let it boil.
  • Add prepared thick tamarind juice and boil. 
  • Meanwhile make tadka with oil,and Mustard and methi seeds along with asafoetida and  red chilli slits..in  a pan..keep aside.
  •  By now the vegetable cubes are cooked and become tender,so add prepared tadka..and also add jaggery,corriander and curry leaves chop..let it boil..add salt.
  • Lastly add 1 to  1 and 1/2 tbsp rice flour in half cup water,mix well,and add to the boiling stew..let it boil for 3 more minutes..
  • Lastly add handful chopped coriander leaves and switch off the stove..
     



Saturday, September 14, 2019

POTATO ONION CURRY

ALOO ULLI KARAM CURRY ... INSTAPOT WAY..



Materials..

  • Aloo/potatoes...8 no.s
Cooked..peeled and mashed..
  • Onions..1 big..chopped
  • Red chillies 6 to 8 no.s...or..red chilli  powder 2 tbsp..
  • Jeera 1 tsp
  • Tamarind paste..2 to 3 table spoons
(According to your taste,if more chillies or spice is used then increase tamarind paste from tea spoon to table spoon)
  • Salt..to taste
  • Oil..3 to 4 tbsp
Seasoning..

  • Urad dal
  • Mustard seeds
  •  Turmeric 1/4 tsp
  •  Curry leaves chop
Method..in my way..


  • Make a paste of onion ,with red chillies..add 1 handful water and grind it in to a paste.
  • Instapot method...Turn IP on Saute mode..when warm add 3 to 4 tbsp oil.
  • Add Urad dal ,Mustard,jeera  seeds..after they crackle,add onion chilli paste and fry it..beware of burning in IP if it's not thoroughly mixed well..
Here you go..for VIDEO..

  • Fry until the raw smell goes..it will take a few minutes   to fry..
  • Then add mashed/chopped boiled potato and saute well for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Lastly add tamarind paste and salt and scrape well in the bottom of the vessel..and stir fry..for a couple of minutes,and switch off.
  • Take off the IP pan..vessel from IP and keep it on table..transfer in to another bowl and serve..with rotis or warm rice..


Friday, September 13, 2019

BURRITO BOWL ..contd..
My METHOD...
Recipe follows ...
  • First prepare the black beans recipe, next corn salsa, tomato salsa, next red hot salsa and sauted vegetables.
  • Now prepare the sour cream,then chop the lettuce and keep aside. 
  • Next prepare guacamole and store in fridge,i keep the seed in the middle of the dish  and cover it with guacamole as it oxides very quickly,and cover it.
  • Lastly prepare cilantro rice.
  • All the proceedures are in the previous posts.here..
  • Now assemble all these one after another in a bowl ,firstly cilantro rice..
  • Spread 4 tablespoonfuls of it in the dish.
  • Next place 2 tablespoons fullof black beans on the rice..
  • now 2 tbsps of Sauted vegetables..
  • Next 2 tbsps of guacamole....
  • next 2 tbsps tomato salsa ..
  • 2 tbsps corn salsa 
  • and half to 1 tbsp hot salsa hot-salsa.....as it will be very spicy and hot and.. 
  • Sour cream 2tbsps... I omitted cheese in my dish..start eating...

and lastly,I  place chopped  cabbage and mixed...all were good,but I couldn't get lettuce in my area,hence a bit difference ..of course no comparison..but I could cook some item related to the taste, to satisfy the craving..of Mexican cuisine


BLACK BEANS.. CILANTRO RICE.. BURRITO BOWL..CONTD

BURRITO BOWL..contd..3..

BLACK BEANS

Black beans is a healthy dish,and also a healthy snack depending on the ingredients we use.It is so simple to prepare.The next  second item i prepared for the burrito bowl was black beans, i made it a little spicy meeting the spicy levels of our taste.
  • Black beans-1cup
Soak black beans in water for 7 to 8 hrs
then cook the soaked beans in a slow cooker until soft..
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Red onion - 1 medium sized chopped finely.
  • Jeera powder-1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste -1/2 tsp
  • Dhania powder-1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Masala powder-1/4 tsp

METHOD:
  • Place a sauce pan on the stove and add oil to it.
  • Let it heat, then add chopped onion to it,fry till it is transculent.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste ,fry for 2 mins till raw smell goes
  • Then add the boiled beans along with a little of boiled water,stir well.
  • Now add dhania,jeera ,chilli and masala powders and stir well.
  • Let it simmer for a while,lastly add salt  and cook for another 10 mins and switch off the stove.
  • If you want let it cook with more water,make it in a bit of more liquidify consistancy.
  • It is another combo which i used in burrito bowl.
  • Next follows sauted vegetables and the next corn salsa and then guacamole recipes for burrito bowl continuation..

CILANTRO RICE
Cilantro rice, matches well and is a ideal combo  with mexican food ,also is a filler in burritos,and burrito bowls.My encounter with this recipe was at Chipotle. For its delicious flavour and taste i am hooked on this.And it makes a good side dish for mexican with its fragrance ..i tried it in my own way,after searching  for the recipe,and could successfully prepare the burrito bowl recipe on one fine day evening for dinner.So here i shared the cilantro rice recipe done in my kitchen in my way ,which is  main important in burrito bowl recipe..

Indredients:
Cooked rice -1 cup
Butter-1 tsp
Chopped cilantro -2 tbsp
Lime juice-1/2 to 1 tbsp
Method:

  • Place a pan on the stove.
  • Saute cooked rice on low heat,in a tbsp butter,then add chopped cilantro and lime juice.
  • Mix well.Fluff cooked rice with a fork and keep covered.
  • Serve it in with other mexican cuisine  as burrito bowl or with tortillas as burritos.


SOUR CREAM..SAUTEED VEG..BURRITO BOWL..CONTD.

BURRITO BOWL..contd...2..



SOUR CREAM

INGREDIENTS:
  • Thick cream(malai)-1 cup
  • Curds-1/4 cup
  • Lemonjuice 1 tsp
METHOD:
Mix all the three and chill for 24 hours till thick in a freezer. 
If lime juice is not available handy then keep the cream and yoghurt mixture on the counter top overnight,then next day freeze it for 1 full day.
Stays fresh for a week in freezer and it can be used for recipes.
This is the dish we use for burrito bowl.


FAJITA SAUTEED VEGETABLES:
Green Capsicum-1 no
Onion-1 no
Oregano-1/4 tsp
Slice the green capsicum and onions lengthwise.
Saute them in a tsp of oil for a few minutes in a low temperature until bright and  a bit crisp.
The third item i used for burrito bowl is sauted fajitha vegetables,which are a bit crispy and goes well with the burrito bowl recipe.



HOT SALSA..CORN SALSA..BURRITO BOWL..CONTINUED..

BURRITO BOWL
Continuation...1..
RED HOT SALSA
INGREDIENTS:
  • Red chillies 10 nos
  • Sesame seeds(roasted)1 tsp
  • Lemon juice 2tsp 
  • Clove 1 no
  • Garlic pod 1 no
  • Oregano 1 tsp
METHOD:
  • Blend all the materials in a low speed till it turns in to a paste,i added  a few tsp of water.
  • Lastly add 1/2 tsp of olive oil.
  • Add more lemon juice if u require.
  • Chill it for 2 hours.
Hot salsa can be used for mexican bowls for extra spicyness,use it in smaller quantities,as it will be very spicy.I make this for burrito bowl can be freezed it for a week.


CORN SALSA
Corn salsa,is a combo we use for burrito bowl.This one can also be prepared and made yummy by adding finely chopped tomatoes ,giving it a tangy touch.However we can make it mild or spicy .
Corn-1 cup canned /boiled ones
Onions -1/4 th cup finely chopped
Onions in  raw form/sauted  onions
Capsicum-1/4 th cup finely chopped
Or Jalapeno -1 to 2 tsp chopped
Cilantro-2 tbsp finely chopped
Lime juice 1 to 1 and half tbsp
adjust according to your taste
Salt to taste
METHOD:
My corn salsa picture..
Combine all the materials in a bowl,and refrigerate it for 2 hrs,remove an hour before serving..


TOMATO SALSA..GUACAMOLE...BURRITO BOWL

VEGETABLES  BURRITO BOWL
Mexican cuisine..veggie burrito bowl,a healthy ..all in one dish is a tasty meal which we crave for..includes Tomato Salsa,Hot Salsa, Guacamole ,sour cream,cheese,corn salsa,black beans,sauteed vegetables,and finally cilantro rice..
TOMATO SALSA

1..Tomato Salsa is the easiest dish which can be prepared in a matter of minutes time,it can also be served as a  a popular reappetizer.
2..It is a recipe among get togethers and can also be served along with tortilla chips,or papads,bread sticks while watching TV in the evenings.
 3..Have a short look at this recipe which is made and served with burrito bowl.p
4..while preparing at home for more hot and spicy version of tomato salsa add more jalapenos or extra chiilies.
5..This can be mixed with a  spoon or otherwise,for a smooth texture pulse them for a few seconds in a blender.
INGREDIENTS:
  • Red tomatoes 3 nos-finely diced into small pieces
  • 1/2 Onion-finely chopped
  • 2pods Garlic -finely minced
  • 2 to 3 green chillies-finely chopped
  • 2Tbsp Fresh Cilantro chopped
  • 1tsp-Ground cumin powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp-Lime juice 

METHOD:
  • Finely dice all the ingredients and mix well.For smooth texture pulse for a few seconds in a blender.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

GUACAMOLE

Guacamole, is a dip made from avocados,it is a mexican dish from Mexico.To prepare a perfect  dish of guacamole  ,ripe avocados are required,which can be tested and examined by gently pressing avocado a little outside the avocado.Guacamole is a healthy appetizer or snack.
  • 2Ripe Avocados- scooped leaving  the skin
  • Tomato-1 large-chopped into small pieces
  • Onion -1/2 cup finely chopped
  • Jalapeos-1 deseeded and finely chopped
  • Cilantro-2 tbsps finely chopped
  • Lime juice-2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
METHOD:
  • Combine all materials to gether and mash together until smooth.Finally add lime juice and salt.
  • For extra spicy ness leave in the jalapenos seeds.
  • Cover well and chill in the refrigerator.
  • Avocados when deseeded turn brown /decolourised  very quickly,so i placed the seed in the centre of the guacamole mixture and covered it and refrigerate it.It doesnot stay colourful for long time.
  • Even though if it is decolourised then slowly take off the above layer while using it
  • Even we can serve this with tortilla chips.
  • This one is another combo of burrito bowl..

Thursday, September 12, 2019

UTHHAPPAM

UTHHAPPAM..


Uthhappam..a South Indian breakfast ,a type of dosa,unlike cryspy dosa and crepes , it's thick like a pancake with toppings..
The dosa batter we make,is a bit different..
For ..
  • 1 cup of Urad dal,we add

  • 1 tbsp of tur dal and

  • 1  tbsp of chanadal for colour and cryspy ness..

  • 1 spoon of Fenugreek.. Methi seeds for binding..

  • 3 cups of rice.. seperately soaked,
and seperately  grinded in vitamix..which gave a smooth texture..add less say  1  tbsp salt,and fermented it for 12 hours.. then store in a fridge..it will stay fresh for 4 to 5 days.
Here you go..for VIDEO...

Method..
  • For 4 ladles of dosa batter,add more than 1/2 glass of water and adjust salt if not sufficient..
  • Place a pan,and after its heated,chk by sprinkling handful water..wipe water with a paper tissue..apply 1/2 tsp oil to the tawa or pan..pour 2 laddles of dosa batter and spread..
  • Pour 2 ladles and spread small and  thickly..add toppings and apply 1/2 tsp oil..after its done,turn back and again apply 1/2 tsp oil..remove after done.. serve with chutney..

DADDHOJANAM

DADDHOJANAM



INGREDIENTS:
Cooked Rice-1 cup
Curds-3 cups
Salt- to taste
Seasoning:
Ghee-2 table spoons
Mustard seeds-half spoon
Red mirchi-1 no
Ginger ,Green mirchi paste-half spoon
Curry leaves, Coriander(For Garnishing)
METHOD:
  • Place a kadai on the stove,add Ghee into it.
  • Then add Mustard seeds,Red chilli slits,Ginger n Greenchilli paste and curry leaves,saute it. 
  • Switch it off.
  • In a bowl take 3 cups of curds ,add 1 cup of Cooked Rice,and the prepared Seasoning to it along with Curry leaves.
  • We can sprinkle chopped corriander leaves Its optional..
  • Add salt to taste,mix well.keep it aside.Serve.

This dish is highly recommended in travelling. 
Garnish..



Before eating add a few pomogranate for extra taste.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

ONION CHUTNEY..ULLI KARAM

ULLI KARAM PACHHADI...

Onion chutney ..as known by name of Ulli karam pachhadi.. in telugu,suits well with idli,dosas..Today I am posting about this simple chutney,which can be done in 20 mins of time..

Materials..

Onion..1 big..Chopped in to medium pieces
Coriander/Dhania powder ..1 tbsp
Jeera powder..1 tsp
Red chilli powder..1 tsp
Or according to your levels
Tamarind..Or tamarind paste..2 to 3 tbsp
Salt..To taste

Method..


  • Place onion chop in to the small mixie jar..
  •  Add coriander, jeera,chilli powders,and salt too..

  • Lastly add tamarind or tamarind paste..add hanful water and grind in to a chutney.
  • This is a short cut method.. actually we should use dhania, jeera seeds and red chillies and grind them instead of powders..

  •  Store in a container,in refrigerator..It will stay up to 2 to 3 days.serve..

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

SORA KAYA..ANAPA KAYA PAPPU..BOTTLE GOURD DAL..INSTAPOT

SORA KAYA PAPPU..LAUKI KA DAL


Sora kaya..Bottle gourd.. Lauki .. Anapa
kaya..Called with several names,is a soft vegetable which we can use in many ways..Dal with this vegetable makes a meal soft and non spicy for every one especially kids and elders.. Shall we try this once and revert back with comments..here comes sorakaya pappu in my way..
Here you go.. For video....


Materials..


Sora kaya ..Chopped pieces..2 to 3 cups
Tur dal.. kandi pappu..1 cup
Green chillies.. 6 no.s
Tomatoes..2 no.s
Tamarind..Big lime size
Salt..To taste

For seasoning..


Oil 2 tbsp to 3 tbsp maximum
Mustard seeds..1 tsp
Methi seeds..1/4 tsp
Here's 1/2 tsp
Red chillies 3 no.s..Made in to slits
Garlic flakes ..5 flakes.. Finely chopped
Curry leaves.2 twigs..Finely chopped
Turmeric powder..1/2 tsp

Method..

  • Place washed tur dal(it may also be pre roasted on the stove,and used)...in Instapot inner pot..
  • Add bottle gourd .. sora kaya chop,tomatoes chop,green chillies chop,tamarind directly or tamarind thick paste 3 to 4 table spoons.
  • And water ...Add 2 and 1/2 cups of water,to the Instapot inner pot..Switch ON ,and set manual mode  adjust to 11 minutes,and switch vent in to sealing position.
  • After the 11 minutes cooking is completed..Leave as it is for 10 minutes.
  • Then pressure release and open the IP,and mash the cooked dal along with veggies.
  • Meanwhile make Tadka..on stove top..with adding  oil to the pan.. After its heated add mustard,methi seeds,red chilli slits, jeera..After they crackle ,add garlic flakes and curry leaves chop.
  • Fry well until done..Keep it aside.
  • Next step is,add the tadka prepared to the mashed dal,in Instapot..Add salt and blend well..
  • Again Switch ON the Instapot,and manually set,for 3 minutes..Let it cook.
  • After 3 minutes cooking is done,leave it as it is ..for 20 minutes..
  • Open the IP leisurely after 20 minutes by pressure releasing,and mix well ..Transfer in to other bowl after its a bit cool..
  • If more water is left ,if you want to get desired consistency, Saute for a few minutes..But by adding the right amount of water,the problem of excess water  won't arise
  • Garnish with tadka made by mustard seeds and.jeera..