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

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Pav Bhaji masala rice and a simple banana Dog(Fruit carving)

This is My hubby's fav rice item and I learned it from him only....in winter we will enjoy this rice item more...for the cold season the hot rice will be very tasty.......


Ingradents:
Cooked Rice 2 cup( I have used normal rice)
Onion and tomato 1 each chopped
Tomato big 3(chopped)
Pav Bhaji Masala 3-4tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1ts
Mustered and turmeric 1/2 tsp each
fresh coriander 2 stand+for garnishing
curry leaves 6-7
cooking oil 6-7 tsp
Red chilly powder 1tsp(or as per spice)
salt to taste and sugar 1/2 tsp
Tamarind paste 1/2tsp(if tomato is sour then do not use tamarind paste)



Preparation:
Heat oil in a thick bottom pan,add curry leaves mustered and turmeric ,after a 30seconds add chopped onion and fry till it is light brown then add ginger garlic paste and chopped fresh coriander,saute for a min then add chopped tomato. Fry till tomato becomes tender then add pav bhaji masala(I have used MDH Pav bhaji masala) red chilly powder salt sugar and tamarind paste(use only if required)then mix well and fry for 3-4 mins .it should become paste by now..

Now add the rice and mix it slowly(the rice should be hot,freshly cooked rice will give good taste)


once u mixed completely ,when everything is mixted well turn of the heat and serve the hot rice immidiatly....


before serving garnish with tomato and fresh corionder..



Now about how the banana Dog looks like...


This is very simple and attractive food carving....
All you need is:
2Fresh Yellow banana
1Tooth pick
coloured pen(to make eye,use black or any other colour, I have used green)
To make Head:Take one banana,cut 1/2 of banana(cut on the side where the black dot is there)open the skin till 1/2 in that(by making 4 equal part of skin) and take out the 1/2 banana carefully from that. Cut the skin of 2 side(opposite sides)and fold the other 2 sides like ear of the dog and draw eyes by using coloured pen...

Now the head is ready,,,,so finally keep the another banana in rain bow shape and prik the head on the top (as shown in picture).......The Dog is ready..very easy right? why are you waiting.....get set go..



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Thursday, 21 April 2011

The tradtional way of preparing Sweets and other things

When I was India we had function in our hour,,,,,,,so its just like festival, preparation for the functions in our village is very exiting.... especially food preparation...in a large quantity is just amazing..so I thought of sharing one of those here...

Turely speaking Bundhi laddo is one of my fav sweet..but I never tried this by my own..this time here they were preparing this laddoo..so i thought of having some clicks of that.

If we have any function at home then to prepare food and other things in large quantity we call one or two food preparation specialist..who will prepare food (in advance)in large quantities for the guest who are coming to attend our function.

Bhundhi laddo..

This preparation is for about 100 people lets have a look that how to prepare Bhundi laddoo

To prepare bundhi you need Bengal gram flour,saffron and water
(Here i am not giveing any exact measure and exact method of preparation as this is not tried and clicked in my kitchen)
First of all you need to stain the flour/Sift the flour(Bengal gram flour/basan flour)and add saffron to it(add little to give good colour and flavor)


Then make thick batter by adding water to prepare budhi...


We use Pure ghee for frying the bundhi......



For heating oil and frying budhi we use soil stove with bamboo stick fire.....



Now preparing bundhi is one interesting part here....keep the bundhi maker(big large laddle with holes) in one hand above the hot oil pot and on the other hand take batter pour on the bundhi maker and spread by using the bowl...like below..


and now the batter drops in the oil


and finally it looks like this....



and once it is cooked(should not change the colour,,,should be crispy) then remove it from the oil....



and spread it on paper so that the excess oil will be absorbed and also it will be cool down..



Next comes the preparation of sugar syrap

All you need is Sugar and water .

Heat the sugar and water till it reaches 1 (single)thread consistency.


(this is single tread consistency picture(checking by hand),,but has not come clearly..


Mix in the cardamom powder and fried boondies to this syrap,give good mix and keep aside to become warm.


When the mixture is still warm start making balls by hand.Add one or two raisins in the laddoo's while making balls.(If the mixture cools balls cannot be made as the sugar crystallizes).


Bundi Ladoo are ready to be served(sorry i dont have final picture)

Like the producer goes on..like this there were so many thing prepared ..but I didnt had time to click all of them..i was busy with other things...but after this I have decided i will prepare this laddo by my own and update in my blog with proper measure and method.....Untill then keep visiting my blog with your valuable thoughts and comments...




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Sunday, 17 April 2011

Tri Colour Salad

After almost a month I am back to normal.....but still I have lot of things to do at home.......so not able to update my blog.....a week back I prepared this salad and till now its in the draft only....so today thought of updating it..
This is very simple and a healthy salad....and also good for balanced diet...so thought of sharing with all.


Ingradents:
Cucumber 1 Sliced(chilled)
Carrot 1 Sliced(chilled)
Ice berg 1 cup chopped(chilled)
Salad tomato or cherry tomato 6-7 (cut in to 2 parts)(chilled)
Olive oil 2tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp or as per taste
black Pepper corn 1tsp(crushed but not powdered)
Fresh lemon juice 1tsp

For garnishing: Fresh coriander and green chilly(optional)


Preparation:

Add all the vegetables in a mixing bowl ,sprinkle salt,pepper and lemon juice.mix well.now add olive oil and give a good toss...tranfser it to serveing bowl,,garnish with fresh corionder and green chilly....serve chilled salad immideatly..



Note: cut the veggies in any shape you like...and can use different kind of sauce for topping as per your taste.




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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Back with spring.................

Hello Every oneeeeeeeeeeee......I am back.....It was wonderful time in india......even though it was hot we enjoyed our trip very much..espcially my kid loved it......
But I was missing my blog and blogger friends,,events..etc.....Now I am back with this spring wishes.....

I hope all of you are enjoying ..and continue reading my blog with same kind of support and encouragement...






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