Wednesday, January 9, 2013

CHOLE-BOILED

CHOLE-BOILED


MATERIALS:

Chole -1 cup
(soaked and half boiled)
Oil- 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Jeera- 1/4 th tsp
Red chilli slits- 2 tbsp
Green chilli slits-1 tbsp
Hing- 1 pinch or
Gingergarlic paste 1/4 tsp
Chole masala 1/2tsp optional
Lime juice-1/2 tsp
Salt
METHOD:
Place a kadai with 2 tbsp oil ,and after it is heated add mustard,jeera and red chili slits, and let them splutter.Next add hing and green chilli slits, and mix well.Now add the chole masala powder and boiled channa.Mix well add 1/2  to 3/4cup water and let it cook for 10 min in low temperature.Lastly add salt and cook for a 2 to 3 minutes.Switch
off the flame add lime juice and let it settle for 5 minutes.Serve  hot as evening snack..

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.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

BURRITO BOWL

BURRITO BOWL DISH

Burrito bowl... is a mexican dish which contains the complete nutrition carbs,proteins fibre etc.a complete meal..
When i had been to a trip to  Newyork for the 1st time in 2008..,i couldnot find any rice dish as such in the restaurants..where   it had been staying..me habituated  to eat cooked rice and curries for lunch,this dish at Chipotle  saved me  to a full extent.I searched for  it in the whole web and got the recipe which is very near to it.I enjoyed  by preparing in the home.So those who are intersted can try it as a change..when it is not available in your place..The below recipe which i made, was after tasting veg burrito bowl for the first time in mexican restaurant,I was fascinated to do  on my own ,and gave a try..

METHOD:
My 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..
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  • Now assemble all these one after another in a bowl ,firstly cilantro rice:http://www.rasoikimalkin.com/2011/11/cilantro-rice.html,  
  • Spread 4 tablespoonfuls of it in the dish.
  • Next place 2 tablespoons fullof black beans on the rice:  http://www.rasoikimalkin.com/2011/11/black-beans.html ..
  • now 2 tbsps of Sauted vegetables: http://www.rasoikimalkin.com/2011/11/fajitha-vegetables.html
  • Next 2 tbsps of guacamole....http://www.rasoikimalkin.com/2011/11/guacamole.html  ,
  • next 2 tbsps tomato salsa : http://www.rasoikimalkin.com/2011/11/tomato-salsa.html
  • 2 tbsps corn salsa :http://www.rasoikimalkin.com/2011/11/corn-salsa.html ,
  • and half to 1 tbsp hot salsa :http://www.rasoikimalkin.com/2011/12/hot-salsa.html  ....as it will be very spicy and hot and.. sour cream 2tbsps:http://www.rasoikimalkin.com/2011/12/sour-cream.html,

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

Monday, December 5, 2011

HOT SALSA

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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

TOMATO SALSA

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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

GUACAMOLE

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..

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

CORN SALSA

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:
Combine all the materials in a bowl,and refrigerate it for 2 hrs,remove an hour before serving..

SAUTED VEGETABLES

FAJITA SAUTEED VEGETABLES:
Materials....
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.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

BLACK BEANS

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 6 to 7 hours,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
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 hint..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.Fluf cooked rice with a fork and keep covered.
Serve it in with other mexican cuisine  as burrito bowl or with tortillas as burritos.
Next follows black beans recipe for home made burrito bowl..

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..