Pure Vegetarian food from Chitra's Kitchen....

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

IDLI SAMBAR

IDLY



Ingradients:

Idly Rava 2 cups
Urad dhal(lentil) 1 cup
salt 1tsp (or as per taste)


Preparation:

Soke the lentil in water for about 6-7 hours and grind in blender. In a big bowl add idly rava wash in water and add urad dhal batter to this and mix properly.Keep this batter covered for overnight.
Now add salt, mix well and prepare idly in idly cooker.

Sambar


Sambar


Ingradients:
Toor Lentil 1cup(Toor Dhal)
Tomato 2-3 (Cut in to big Pisces)
Onion 1(optional)(cut in to big Pisces)
Drum stick 2
Coriander leaves 1/2 cup chopped/Curry leaves 10(can use both or any one)
Coconut 1 cup(grated or dry powder)
Coriander seed 2tsp
Gram lentil 2 tsp
Urad lentil 1/2 tsp
Tamarind juice 1tbsp
Red Chilly 6-7(or as per spice)
Hing 1 pinch
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
salt for taste
sugar 1tsp
sunflower oil 1tsp
Coconut oil 1tsp(optional)

Preparation:
In pressure cooker add Toor dhal,tomato,coriander leaves,turmeric powder,oil half portion,and cook by adding 3-4 cups of water.
In a pan heat another half portion of oil and add gram lentil and urad lentil,once it is light brown add coriander seed,red chilly fry 2mins now add hind,coconut and fry until coconut turns light brown ,turn of the heat and blend this in a blender.Cut the drum stick add 1cup of water and sugar,cook until its colour changes.Now add cooked item and masala to this ,boil by adding salt & water water if needed.Turn of the gas and add coconut oil.....now the sambar is ready to serve..


The Hot Idly Sambar is now ready to serve.......
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Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Vegitable Soup






Ingredients:

Vegetables : Beans,carrot,Broccoli or cauliflower,green peas,baby corn(all together 1 bowl in equal portion)(chopped)
Giger garlic paste 1 tsp
Pepper pnowder 1 1/2 tsp(or as per taste)
butter 2 tsp(or oil )
Coriander leaves finely chopped (for garnishing)(optional)
Corn starch 2tsp
Spring onion 1 cup(copped)
8 cup water
1/2 tsp sugar
white vinegar 1tsp


Preparation:
Pressure cook all the vegetables by adding water.Heat the butter in pan add spring onion pepper powder and ginger garlic paste saute for 2-3 mins,now mash the cooked vegetables completely and add,stir for 3-4 mins. in 1/2 cup water mix corn starch properly and add to soup also add sugar and vinegar, keep string for 5-6 mins then turn of the heat...

Now serve the hot vegetable soup in serving bowl garnished with coriander leaves(optional)...
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Chutney Powder with Curry leaves




Ingredients:




Gram dhal(lentil) 2 cup
Groundnut 1 cup
Curry leaves 10-15 Fresh(or you can use dry also)
Cumin seed 4 tsp
Coriander seed 2tsp
Coconut grated(Dry) or powder 1 cup(optional)
dry red chilly 10-12(or can use red chilly powder 2-3 tsp) as per spice
Sugar 2 tsp
Dry mango powder 2 tsp
Salt 2 tsp(or as per taste)

Method:
Roast all the above spice (except sugar,salt curry leaves and mango powder) separately in a pan.Once it is cool make powder in a blender by adding salt sugar mango powder and curry leaves and store in air tight jar.
This can be served with Rooti,chapati,Dosa or with rice also along with Ghee or coconut oil.....





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Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Masala Puri



Ingredients :(for 2 plates)

Puri's 10 to 15
Onion 1 (finely chopped)
Tomato 1 (Finely chopped)
Coriander leaves 1 small cup(Finely chopped for garnishing)
Mixture 1 cup
Boiled Green pease 1 small cup(optional)(I have added all the green peas to masala) Chat masala 1 tsp
Sweet chutney 2 tsp(optional)(for recipe check in heading pani puri)
Lemon juice 1 tsp(optional)(or can be added to masala while preparing.


For Masala:
Oil 2-3 tsp
Frozen green peas 2 cups
Fresh coriander leaves 1 cup chopped
Green chilly 4-5(or as per the taste)
Roasted cumin powder 2tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1tsp
Potato boiled 1
salt to taste
garam masala 2 tsp
black pepper powder 1 tsp

How to prepare masala:
Make 2 portion of green peas ,in a blender add 1 portion of it also coriander leaves and chilly,make soft paste by adding water.
Heat oil in a pan add another portion of peas stir for 5 mins, add cumin powder and ginger garlic paste mix well 2-3mins ,add green peas paste ,pepper powder salt garam masal powder to it and also water(as per requirement) stir properly.
Mash the potato and add to masal,simmer for 5-7 mins. masala is ready now.

Serving:
In a serving plate brake and add 6-7 puri's(so I have used flat puri) on the top of this add chopped carrot,onion and tomato one by one,then masala,chat masala then coriander leaves and mixture,then lemon juice(if required) and serve hot masala puri immediately with sweet chutney

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Sunday, 2 May 2010

Methi Pulav/Fenugreek leaves with spicy rice





Ingredients:
Methi leaves(fresh finely chopped)2-3 cup
Basumati or white rice 1cups
Vegetables:
Beans,carrot,green peas,cauliflower all chopped together 2cups
Onion 1 big(sliced)
Tomato 1 big(chopped)
Capsicum 1(diced)
peanuts 2tsp(optional)
Garam masala 2tsp
Salt as per taste and sugar 1/2 tsp
Tamarind paste 1/2tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
cooking oil 5-6tsp
garlic cloves 5(mashed)
red chilly flacks 1tsp

Preparation:
In a pressure cooker, heat the oil add mashed garlic fry for 1min then add turmeric,onion+capsicum fry till onion turns in to golden brown then add tomato saute for 2mins then add all the chopped methi leaves,vegetable,peanuts,garam masala,salt,sugar,tamarind paste,red chilly flacks and add 2-3 cup of water,stir and mix well.
Cook for about 15mins(3visils) and turn of the heat..Now transfter the rice in to serving bowl....Methi palav is ready to eat..
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Pani Puri



For puri:(make around 50 puri's)
1 1/2 cup suji Rava
1/2 cup self growing flour(maida)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
oil for deep frying

For Pani:
Fresh Coriander leaves 1/2 cup (chopped)
Fresh mint leaves 1cup(copped)
Green chilly 4-5
Black salt 1/2 tsp
water 1 big bowl
Coriander and cumin powder 1 tsp each
pepper powder 1tsp

Method :Add all the above items(except water, black salt and pepper powder) in a blender and make soft paste put in to a big bowl. Now add the water as per the requirement also add black salt and pepper powder, stir properly.Refrigerate for 1 about hour.

For Sweet chutney:
10 -12 pitted dates(soke in water for half an hour)
tamarind paste 1 tsp
water

Method:Blend the dates and tamarind paste by adding water( should as like soft sauce)and pour in a small bowl

For Filling:
Onion 1
Tomato 2
Coriander leaves 1 cup
carrot 1 cup(grated)
Finely chop all the above items and either can keep separate in different bowl or can mix all together and keep aside
Boiled green peas 1 cup( or masala 1 bowl,which is mentioned in the masala puri recipe, it will give more taste to pani puri)
Mixture(Sev) 1 cup(for garnishing)


How to make puri:

In a mixing bowl add all the above ingredients (except oil) and mix well now add bit warm water keand well and make semi stiff dough and cover in thin plastic sheet keep aside for at least half an hour.
Once done take a little big portion and roll on like a big circle, now cut in to small small circle by using any bottle cap or puri cutter(or you can make small small circles separately by using small portion of dough).
Heat the oil and deep fry these circles, slightly pressing with a slotted spoon, until they puff off and golden brown.Once the puri is cool store in air tight container.

Serving:
Make/poke a small hole in the center of each puri, fill small quantity of all chopped items(mentioned in the filling topic) garnish with mixture(sev)(if you are using masala then pour little quantity of masala in the puri then dip in pani and serve immediately.....
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