Showing posts with label GARAMASALA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GARAMASALA. Show all posts

Sunday, August 18, 2019

CHOLE MASALA

CHOLE MASALA


Chole/Sindhi Channa masala, is a north indian recipe suitable with chapathis/rotis and also steamed  rice is very famous among indians.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Chole(soaked for above 6 hours and boiled)-1 cup
         Mash the boiled chana a little bit with a mash spadle. 
  • Chana boiled water,stored and kept aside
  • Onion slices-3/4 cup
  • Tomato 1 large..chopped and grinder into a paste
  • Tej Patta..1 made into 3 pieces   
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
  • Dhania powder 1tbsp,jeera powder half teaspoon
  • Chole masala or garam masala -1 tsp
  • Cloves 2 nos
  • Dalchini 1/2 inch
  • Oil 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Chilli powder 1/2 tsp..adjust to your choice.
  • Salt to taste

METHOD
  • Place a kadai on the stove,and add oil to it.

  • Once the oil is hot, add cloves, dalchini, chopped onion slices and fry till onions turn translucent.

  • Add ginger garlic paste and after frying it for a minute,add  tomato paste and fry until the raw smell goes.

  • Add chole masala powder, chilli powder and fry for 1 minute.

  • Lastly add boiled channa/chole and chana boiled water too, salt and let it cook until done.

  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with rotis/rice.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

ALOO GOBI MASALA

                       ALOO GOBI MASALA

Aloo Gobi is a Indian dish from the Indian Subcontinent famous in Indian,Pakisthani,and Nepal and Bangladeshi cuisines... its yellow in colour as we use turmeric..with classic touch of cauliflower and potatoes..A comforting dish that's ready in half an hour.

Materials..

Aloo..4 medium..peeled and cut into cubes
Cauliflower 1 medium sized..cut into small florets
Onion..1 medium slices
Oil 2 tbsp
Cashew..4 to 5
Garlic ..2 pods
Tomato..2 large.. chopped
Turmeric..1/4 tsp
Dhania powder..1 tbsp
Cumin powder..1/2 tsp
Chilli powder..1 tsp
Masala powder 1/2 tsp
Salt..to taste according
Cilantro leaves ..A few

Method..

Place a Kadai on the stove add oil..after heating add chopped Onion,next add Garlic pods,cashews and stir fry..after 2 minutes add chopped tomatoes too and fry for 2 to 3 minutes..take off into a plate..after it turns cool,add half cup  of water and grind it in to a paste.
Next place the same kadai on the flame,add the remaining oil ,after heating add a few cumin seeds,tej patta and 4 cloves and turmeric powder ,and chilli powder too,fry for half min..Next add the grinded onion tomato paste and keep stirring.After 2minutes add aloo and cauliflower pieces too,let it cook for 2 minutes.I added frozen carrot and green peas too.Add half cup of water.Now add all the powders,use spice levels according to your eating.And keep in low flame,let it cook by placing a lid.
Let it cook in low flame,lastly add Salt,and switch off after 5 min..Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with rotis.

Friday, August 16, 2019

CABBAGE BATANI CURRY

CABBAGE BATANI  CURRY
Materials...
Cabbage..chopped in to small pieces..2 cups
Onion chop 1 cup
Tomato chopped in to small pieces ..1 cup
Batani..1 cup
Oil..2 to 3 tbsp
Red mirchi powder..2 tsp
Dhania powder..2 tsp
Jeera powder..1 tsp
Masala powder..1/2 tsp
Or
Pavbhaji Masala
Ginger garlic paste half tsp..optional 
Salt

Method...

1.Place a pan on the stove,add oil to it.
2.Add ginger garlic,and after frying for 2to3 minutes,add onion chop and fry ,till transculent. 
3.Add tomato chop and fry until it turns mushy.
4.Next add batani and cabbage and stir well.
5.After 2 mins add all the powders ,except salt.
6.Mix well.Add half cup of water ,mix and let it cook in low flame.place the lid.
7.Lastly add Salt,mix..Switch off after its done.
8.Serve hot.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

MATAR PANEER CURRY

MATAR PANEER MASALA CURRY
MATERIALS.. 

Paneer 250 gms chopped in to pieces
Tomato 4 big size chopped
Onion 1 large chopped in to small pieces
Green batani/mattar 1 cup
Garlic ginger paste 1 Tsp to 1 and 1/2 Tsp

Powder these..in brackets

(1.Bay leaf 1 leaf made into pieces 1tsp fennel seeds
2.Dhania/coriander seeds 1 tbsp 
3.Masala powder half tsp
4.Jeera seeds 1 tsp)
Chilli powder 1tsp or individual spicy Ness
Salt
Butter 2 to 3 Tsp or even lesser
Method...
1.Place a pan on the stove and add butter to it..after the butter is heated add onion chop and mix well until transculent.
2.Add tomato chop now and mix well.
3.Then add the ginger garlic paste.
4.Next add matar /batani to it.Mix the mixture well.
5.Meanwhile keep ready the masala powder,and add to the mixture,and chilli powder and salt and garam masala powders..one by one.
6.Mix thoroughly the curry,keeping the flame in low.Fry and let it cook until 5 min. 
7.Now add the chopped paneer pieces and cook by keeping the lid for 5 to 8 minutes.
8.Add 1 tbsp if cream or curds if you like.I add them regularly.
9.After 5 min switch off the stove and garnish.
10.This sabji blends well with rotis and naans.
11.Serve hot





Wednesday, January 2, 2013

VADALA PULUSU..DUMPLINGS SAMBAR


VADA PULUSU..


VADA PULUSU.. stew ia a delicacy from the Ongole and Nellore regions in Andhra Pradesh. A variation from routine Sambhar,rasam and kadi.



Ingredients:

  • Chana dal - 1/2 cup
  • Onion -1(Handful of chopped onions for vadas and rest for gravy)
  • Tomatoes-2
  • Green chillies-5
  • Ginger-Garlic paste- 1/2 spoon
  • Garlic cloves-3-5
  • Ginger-1 inch piece
  • Asafoetida-1 pinch
  • Turmeric- 1 pinch
  • Salt- To taste
  • Tamarind- Small lemon size
  • Oil
  • Garam Masala powder-1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder- 1 tspn
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Sugar - 1/2 tspn
  • Cinnamon stick- small piece

For Seasoning:
  • Urad dal
  • Red chillies
  • Jeera
  • Mustard seeds 
Procedure - Vadas:
  1. Soak the chana dal for 3 hours in water.
  2. When the dal is soaked, drain the water and grind the dal along with chillies, garlic and ginger.
  3. Add some onion pieces(a handful), chopped coriander leaves and salt to the above ground mixture.
  4. Make small patties from the above mixture and deep fry them in oil.


Procedure - Pulusu/Gravy:
  1. Place a pan on medium heat and add oil to it. 
  2. When oil is hot add the seasoning ingredients mentioned above, asofoetida and cinnamon and fry them.
  3. Add the remaining chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste, chopped tomatoes, bay leaf, curry leaves to the pan and saute them until the onions become translucent.
  4. Add tamarind juice, turmeric and salt to the pan.
  5. Once the mixture comes to a boil add 1/2 spoon of sugar, garam masala powder and red chilli powder to it.
  6. Add vadalu, made earlier, to the pulusu and  boil them for five minutes and then turn of the heat.
 Garnish it with coriander leaves and enjoy it with hot rice. This can be served with Jeera rice or Peas Pulav as well.

Monday, October 24, 2011

ALOO CAPSICUM MASALA CURRY..ALOO SUBJI

ALOO CAPSICUM MASALA
Aloo with  capsicum makes a good combination,and is a north indian dish copes well with naans and chhapathis,and rice etc.
  • Aloo-2 nos-peeled and chopped in to pieces
  • Capsicum-4 nos chopped into  pieces
  • Jalapenos-3 nos
  • Red-1,orange-1 no.,green-1no.for extra spicyness
  • Tomato-1no.pureed
  • Onion-1nos
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
  • chilli powder-1 tsp
  • Corriander powder-2tsp
  • Jeera powder 1/2 tsp
  • Masala powder1/4 tsp
  • Salt
  • Oil 3 tbsp

Seasoning:

  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Jeeraseeds-1/2 tsp

Method:

  • Heat oil(2tbsp) in a pan,and after it is heated add mustard seeds and jeera,and let them splutter.
  • Then add chopped onion and fry till they are transculent.
  • Now add capsicum and jalapenos and cook in medium temperature till they are 70% cooked,take off and keep them aside.
  • Then again in the same pan add the left over 1 tbsp oil and add chopped aloo and cook covered till they are halfcooked,then add tomato paste and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Now add the fried capsicum and jalapenos and mix well.
  • Lastly add corriander ,jeera ,chilli and masala powders and salt one by one,cook in low temperature and  mix them thoroughly.Cook for 5 min and switch off.Transfer in to a serving bowl.www. 

  • Garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve hot with steamed rice or rotis..

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

BLACK EYED PEAS CURRY... SUBZI

BLACK EYED PEAS SUBZI
The black eyed pea,is a subspecies of the cowpea,grown around the world.This small bean has a black circular "eye" at its inner curve.Serve this tasty and healthy dish with steaming hot cooked rice and rotis.
Ingredients:
  • Dried black peas-2 cups
  • Onion finely chopped -1cup
  • Oil-2 to 3 tbsp
  • Green chillies-2 to 3 minced
  • Chopped tomatoes/puree-1 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
  • Garammasala powder-1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 th tsp
  • Jeera powder-ground-1/2 tsp
  • Dhania powder-1 tsp 
  • Chilli powder-1to 2 tsp 
  • SaltCurds-1/2 cup
  • Cilantro-2 tbsp
Method:
  • Soak black eyed peas for 6 hours.
  • Pressure cook the soaked black eyed peas with 2 cups of water for 2 whistles and let it cool.
  • Heat oil in a pan,and after it is heated,add chopped onion, and fry  in low heat until transculent.
  • Then add green chillies,ginger garlic paste ,saute well.
  • Then add dhania,jeera ,masala powders fry for 1 minute.
  • Next add tomato puree/pieces and cook until  mushy,and now add cooked black peas along with water and also add salt and cook until thick.I make this a bit dry.
  • After it is done,switch off the stove add curds,if u want it a bit thin n watery, and cilantro and serve.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve.  

Sunday, August 28, 2011

BRUSSELS SPROUTS CURRY

BRUSSELS SPROUTS CURRY

Ingredients required:


  • Brussels sprouts- 1 pound or 1/2 kg
  • Oil -2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-half tsp
  • Haldhi powder-1/4 tsp
  • Onion finely chopped -1 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste -1 tsp
  • Tomatoes-pureed-1 cup
  • Corriander/dhania powder-2 tbsp
  • Jeera powder-half tsp
  • Garam Masala powder-half tsp
  • Chilli powder-1 to 1 and 1/2 tsp
  • Amchur powder-1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt - to taste

Method:
  • Chop the brussel sprouts into 2 halves after washing well.
  • Place a pan on the stove and put some oil in to it.
  • After the oil is hot add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add  turmeric powder,and curry leaves,mix them.
  • Add finely chopped onion pieces and after frying for a little while until transculent,next add ginger garlic paste, and fry until the raw smell disappear.
  • Add pureed tomato paste,cook/fry until cooked.
  • Next add corriander/dhania,jeera powder, chilli powder, Masala powder and amchur one by one and stir well.
  • Now add chopped brussel sprouts and mix gently. Cover and cook until soft but not over cooked,by mixing periodically.
  • Add half cup of water.
  • Cook it on a low flame.Switch it off when done.
  • Server hot with rice or rotis.
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Friday, April 8, 2011

SHAAM SAVERA CURRY/ SPINACH PANEER CURRY

Shaam Savera means Evening and Morning. This is made with Spinach and grated Paneer. This is one of my favorite dishes as it is very tasty and nutritious.


Ingredients:
  • Spinach - 2 bunches
  • Grated Paneer - 1 Cup ko
  • Tomato Puree - 2 Cups
  • Cream - 1/2 Cup
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste - 2 Tbspns
  • Garam Masala - 1 Tbspns
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Green Chillies - 2 (To your spice level)
  • Cloves - 3
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Onion - 1 Medium(pureed)
  • Corn Flour - 2 Tbspns
  • Coriander powder - 1 Tbspn
  • Oil
  • Sugar or Honey - 1 Tbspn

Method:
In the preparation you have to make the gravy and spinach koftas stuffed with Paneer and then you have to integrate them at last.

For Koftas:
  • Clean the spinach first. Take a pan and boil some water in it. Put the spinach in boiling water for 3 mins and immediately transfer them into the cold water.
  • After 5 mins take extra water from spinach by squeezing it and chop the spinach.
  • Now add some oil into a pan and add 1 tb spn of ginger garlic paste, chopped chillies, coriander powder, chopped spinach,salt and cook it for 5-10 mins until the moisture is gone.
  • Let it cool and then add corn flour to it and make small balls.
  • On the other side take grated Paneer and add little salt to it. Start making same number of balls as spinach.
  • Now take spinach ball into your palm and flatten it. Stuff the Paneer ball in the middle of spinach and patch all the spinach corners close in the form of a ball. Complete making these balls and deep fry it oil and keep it aside.

For Gravy:
  • Take a pan, add some oil to it. Fry cloves and cardamom for 2 minutes. Add ginger garlic paste and fry it.
  • Add pureed onion and cook until it turns brown color and then add tomato puree, chopped chillies, salt, garam masala powder and some water (3/4 cup), sugar and bring it to a boil.
  • Once boiling, simmer it and add cream to it and switch off the stove in 2 mins.
  • Serve the dish with the koftas halved and placing it on the gravy.
  • This goes well both with rice and rotis.