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Stuffed Kathrikaai

>> March 25, 2008

Kathrikaai in Tamil, Baingan in Hindi, Aubergine in English, Badanekaai in Kannada
I tried & it came out very well....It is just like yengai ( a Karnataka dish but prepared in a simple way) ... Suitable for hot phulkas / chapati's


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Ingredients
  • Small Eggplants / Katharikaai - 8 to 10
  • Yengai Powder - 10 to 15tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • 1 strand curry leaves
  • Asafoetida / Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
  • Jaggery - 1/2 tsp
Method
  • Wash the kathrikaai / baingan and slit the 4 sides
  • Take a bowl mix yengai powder and salt. Fill it in the kathrikaai
  • Place it in the pressure cooker. Cook for one whistle.
  • Heat wok add oil. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida
  • Add kathrikaai. Cooked in the oil well.
  • Add 2 tsp yengai powder, salt to taste, tamarind paste, jaggery & stirfry
  • Ready to serve
Update : Based on all the comments i got for this recipe i would like to share that Yengai powder is nothing like Vangibaath powder. I prepared this at home.
I will be adding all masala powders recipes to my blog shortly.
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Tilwale Aloo Palak

>> March 13, 2008

This is recipe is from sanjeev kapoor. Its simple &  best to take for lunch boxes. Suitable with phulkas and roti's...



  • Palak Leaves / Spinach - 3 cups (Finely chopped)
  • Aloo / Potato - 2 Cups (Boiled & Grated or Chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • Curds / Yogurt / Dahi - 1/2 ladle
  • Dhaniya Powder / Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
  • Jeera Powder / Cumin Powder - 2 tsp
  • Haldhi / Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  • Green chillies - 4
  • Hing / Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Jeera Seeds / Cumin Seeds - 2 tsp
  • Roasted Til / Sesame Seeds - 4 tsp
  • Oil - 5 tsp
Method
  1. Heat oil in a pan, Add jeera seeds, green chillies, hing, aloo, and salt & Stir.
  2. Add Palak & Cover the lid to cook them.
  3. Add turmeric, dhaniya powder, jeera powdeer, dahi, stir fry
  4. Add roasted sesame seeds & Mix well
  5. Transfer to serving bowl.
Ready to serve hot

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Vada Pav

>> March 11, 2008

Vada Pav. This is very popular roadside snack in bombay (mumbai),Maharastra. It is referred to as Bombay Burger. When i was in mumbai few years back. I was so impressed with this snack (Aloo bonda in a bun). Almost every evening myself and my husband used to eat chaats includes vada pav outside. Later when we moved to UK and then to US i started to do it at home. But one thing is that the taste is different from the road side eateries (junk food stalls) :-). Not sure why... But it is still very tasty to eat as a snack.

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Batata Vada (Aloo Bonda) (click here for the recipe).
Pav / Bread rolls ( available in the grocery store )
for Sprinkling
Green chilli chutney & Chutney Powder
Method
  1. Heat griddle / tawa grease the butter & shallow fry the pav on the both sides. Remove & keep aside
  2. grease the green chilli chutney on the other side. Aagain another side grease chutney powder. In between the pav, place the vada.
Sending my 2nd entry to Sia's Ode to Potato

 
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KID'S FOOD EVENT - ROUND UP

>> March 07, 2008

I have been an active Foodie Blogger for more than 1 year. I have also participated in a number of Round-ups. I have always wanted to do an event myself and i have wanted to move away from the traditional idea for an event i.e., basing the event on a vegetable or fruit or spice. Actually if we realise, we might be running out of vegetables / fruits / spice for events. :-)

One day when my 2 year old son asked me to make his favourite dish (potato pop) , of course in his own language. I thot every mom / aunt out there would have some special / unique dish which their kids / nephews / nieces would love and even others in the foodie blog circle would love to hear about. That is how the "Kids Food Event" came into being. When i told about this to my husband although he was encouraging he was not sure about the response I would get for this event. He even warned me about it. I was also a bit sceptical announcing the event. But I am glad to say that the responses have crossed my own expectations. I thank all the people who have participated in the event and have made it a success. I am quite happy & proud to do the round-up of my first event.






Potato Pulav from Siri's Corner (Siri)











Tomato Rice from Siri's Corner (Siri)












Dhokla + Pizza from Enjoyindianfood (Meera)











Marie Biscuit Chocolate from For The Cook In Me (Nags)











Spicy Potato Roast from Cooking 4 All Seasons (Srivalli)










Masoor Dal Pulao / Red Lentil Rice from DK's Culinary Bazaar (Dhivya)










Noodles - Kid - Friendly from Ruchii (Madhu)










Apple Cheese Sandwich from Ruchii(Madhu)










Whole Moong Cutlets from Simple Indian Food (Easy Craft)










Strawberry Banana Smoothie from Telugu ruchi (Uma)










Moong Dal Chilla/ Spiced Lentil Crepes from Archana's Kitchen (Archana)










Top Ramen Curry Noodles from SnackORama (Hima)










Bread and Vegetable Tikkis from Sunita's world (Sunita)










Steamed Pita from Heaven's Garden (Suman)










Corn in Potato Cups from Creativesaga (Sowmya)










Eggless Pomegranate Apple Walnut Muffins from My Diverse Kitchen (Aparna)










Veggie Soy Nuggets and Cheese Fries from Aroma hope (Asha)










Instant Mini dosas from RedChillies (Redchillies)












Sago Popcorn from Taste of Mysore (Lakshmi)










Stuffed Roti from chandrabhaga (Anusriram)










Pizza from Chandrabhaga (Anusriram)










Indian Style Pasta from Dil Se (Divya)










Kuzhi Paniyaaram Appe from Spicy Tali (Priya)










Neyyappam - Rice Pancake from Spicytasty (Nithu)










Parotas from Fusion (Renuka)










Healthy Oats Porridge from Home Cook Recipes (Lavanya)










Idiyappam Sevai from Spice Club (Cham)










Sago Puttujavarasi from Dhivyaskitchen (Dhivya)










Chundal from Luvgoodfood (Jayashree)







....and Finally My Entry





Cheesey Potato Pops










Ragi Dose







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Tandoori Aloo

>> March 05, 2008

Tandoori aloo tossed in a spicy mixture. You can serve this dish with your main course or snack.


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  1. Baby potatoes (Red or white) - 1/2 kg
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Oil - 2 tsp
  4. Kasoori methi - 1/2 tsp
  5. Cream - 1 tsp
  6. 4 or 5 Green chillies
  7. Ginger - 1/4 inch
  8. Garlic - 1 clove
  9. Jeera powder - 1 tsp
  10. Dhaniya powder - 1 tsp


Method :


  1. Wash the potatoes, pierce them in the fork, place them in the microwave. Place a glass of water in the centre so that the potatoes doesnt get wrinkled. Cook them for 10 minutes. Cool it and cut the potatoes into 1/2.

  2. Grind the ginger, garlic, jeera powder, dhaniya powder, chillies & make a smooth paste.

  3. Heat oil in a frying pan

  4. Add ground paste & salt fry it.

  5. Add potatoes, kasoori methi, cream. Stri fry

Server hot

Sending this to Sia 's Ode to Potato











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Hurrayyyyyyyyy !!!

>> March 04, 2008

WoW !!!! An E X C E L L E N T rating for my blog. Thank you Uma.
This is simply awesome.




I would like to rate the following blogs "EXCELLENT" :


Ramya from Maneadige


Suma from Veggieplatter


Madhu from Ruchii


Rina from Rinarecipes

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Thayir Vada

>> March 03, 2008

Thayir vada in tamil. In hindi Dahi Vada. Kannada mosaru vade. The recipe is same across all regions. Yesterday we had a party at home. So i had made thayir vada. Everytime i used to do this but i hadn't taken the photos :) 


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for Vadas :
  • 1 cup Urad dal
  • 1/4 cup Moong dal
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Crushed black pepper
  • Oil for deep fry
  • Curds / Yogurt - 1 kg (beat with hand beater until smooth)
for Sprinkling :
  • Curds - 4 cups (beat with hand beater until smooth)
  • Red chilli powder
  • Jeera powder
  • Chaat masala powder
  • Green chilli chutney
  • Sweet tamarind chutney
  • Grated Carrots
  • Chopped Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
Preparation :
  1. Wash & Soak the urad dal & moong dal for 8 hrs.
  2. Grind the thick batter(water as per req).
  3. Add salt & pepper & Mix.
  4. Heat oil in a fryingpan.
  5. Drop into small balls.
  6. Deep fry till very light golden. Remove them from the pan and place them into the Paper towel
  7. Put hot vads into hot water. Leave it for 2 minutes.
  8. Press out each vada gently between cloth or paper towel.
  9. Then put all the vadas into curds. Soak it for few hours later that keep it in the fridge.
To Serve :
  1. Remove the vadas from the fridge. Arrange the vadas into medium tray or bowl
  2. Beat the curds & pour the chilled curds into vadas
  3. Sprinkle tamarind chutney, green chutney, jeera powder, chaat masala, chilli powde, salt & grated carrot. One after the other.
  4. Garnish coriander
Serve chillied
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