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

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Barley Upma--A healthy snack

This Upma I prepared few days back..but it was there in the draft only...now a days I am busy with my home work and as I told u that I am busy with my body art work...lots of patterns I did...will be making different website for that and will be uploading all my dezines.....so now let us move on to the recipe...as we were bit bored with eating the same kind of upma...so I thought of preparing this healthy and tasty snack few days back..
This is as simply as the normal upma....only I have given a twist with barley...just I hope all will try this...


Ingredients:
Perl Barley 1 1/2 cup
Onion sliced
Green Chilly 2-3(Cut in to pieces long in length)
Tomato 2(diced)
boiled green peas 1/2 cup
boiled french beans 1 cup(cut in to pieces)
Cooking oil or coconut oil 2 TBSP
Split Gram lentil 2TBPS
Lemon juice 1tsp
Mustered 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves 5-6(optional)
salt to taste and 1/2 tsp of sugar.
Fresh chopped coriander for garnishing
fhresh shredded coconut for garnishing

Preparation:
cook the barley in a pressure cooker by adding 3-4 cups of water till soft( 4-5 whistles)...

Heat the oil add Split gram,fry till it turns light brown then add Green chilly,sliced onion and fry for a min,then add mustered,curry leaves,fry for 10 second,then add tomato and fry till it is tender then add boiled vegetables and mix well now add,salt sugar,lemon juice,water,give a good stir and finally add the cooked barley and give a good stir.Once everything mixed properly let it cook for 3-4 mins then turn of the heat...
Upama is ready to serve.......Garnish with fresh chopped coriander and shredded coconut before serving...




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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Award time....and many more..

I know all of you must be thinking why this lady has disappeared suddenly?.......yaa that's right from 10-12 days I am not able to update my blog.....I was busy with one of my new hobby.......guess what.......its face and body art......even thought this is my new hobby,,,but painting and drawing is one of my oldest and most fav hobby.....so now just want to try this out on face and body....which i found very interesting.. especially the kids love it any time.......so just started my journey....lots to learn and lots to do....anyways....that will go side by side..i will upload some of my art in my blog.....but now its time for awards,,,,,its been long time i got these awards and didn't had time update this....so now i have to post this other wise i will forget who has given the award also.....
first of all






From Vani...I am so so happy to receive these awards..and would like to thank her from the bottom of my heart...She has got a beautiful space and a vast collection of recipe. especially all south Indian recipes(North Karnataka)...everyone do visit her space once...

Visit Recipe world





and the next one is from Amarendra of AMU'S RECIPES

Visit AMU'S RECIPES

Thank you so much Amarendra for such a lovely and wonderful award..I am really happy that u thought of my blog for this lovely award. I am really honored to receive this award....and sorry for the delay in posting it...


A little about the award..


"Liebster" means dearest in German and as with any award, there is bit of a ceremony involved.These are the rules


if you accept the award:
Copy and paste the award on your blog. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award.
Pick your five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers who deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.
Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.
Now it is my turn to give this award to five food bloggers. I would like to pass on this award to

1)Visit Aromatic Cooking by Hema
2)Visit Veg Delicacies!! by Ramya Manja
3)Visit Foodies Nest by Kokila
4)Visit mahas lovely home by Maha
5)Visit Hot Pot Cooking by Anu

and lastly 2 participation awards for me

First one is from Anzz of Anzz cafe
Visit Anzz cafe


and the second one is from teenz yummy delights by Teena Mary
Visit teenz yummy delights



Thanks both of u for the lovely event and round ups and especially for giving awards for all....




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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Veg puff with fruits--Mother's Day Special

Mother's Day is near...so its again celebration time...My hubby is a huge fan of Veg puff......so finally I thought of preparing this puff for him,,but I didn't had enough time to prepare the puff pastry sheet...so decided to buy from the store and prepared with out adding fruits...but 2nd times I thought of giving some twist for these puff's....so tried with some summer berries and dry fruits.....it was very nice and yummy....So thought of updating it as Mother's day special.... (I included both days clicks)




Ingradients:
One puff pastry sheet we can make around 8-10 puffs(it may differ from brand to brand)
Puff Pastry sheet 1(I used store bought...eggles,,,can use home made also)

For filling:
Cooking oil 3tsp
Vegetables which I have used is(U can use ur fav)
Onion 1 finely chopped
Capsicum 1 small finely chopped
Green pea (frozen or boiled) 1cup
green beans(i have used frozen)1/2 cup chopped
Boiled potato 1 peeled and chopped
Cauliflower chopped 1cup
baby corn chopped 1/4 cup(optional)
Summer berries 1cup(I have used frozen like strawberry, raspberry,blueberry redcurrant,blackberry)
Pickled olive chopped 10-12(optional)
Black raisin and dried fig chopped both together 1/4 cup
salt to taste
Garam Masal powder 1tsp
Chilly powder if required more spice 1/2tsp
green chilly or Pickled chilly(I have used pickled one) chopped 2-3

How to prepare :

Heat the oil in a thick bottom pan add capsicum saute for a min then add onion saute for 2-3 mins then add(if ur using fresh green chilly then add the chilly first and then saute for a min then add capsicum and onion) garam masala and saute,now add potato and green peas, mix well now add cauliflower and baby corn(i have used frozen) mix it again and add salt and chilly powder(use only required),,followed by summer berries and chopped dry fruits(raisin and fig) ...give it a good mix and turn of the heat......








Pre-heat the oven by gas mark 6 and take out the puff sheet 1/2 an hour before baking....

Now cut the puff sheet in to required size rectangle shape and arrange it on the baking tray...(keep space between each puff)..take 2-3TBSP(depending upon the size of the puff) of veg filling and keep it on the one end of the rectangle,,sprinkle some chopped olive(if required) and seal the other end on top of it...lock it from all the 3sides properly

Below is the click of with fruits


Below is the clicks of with fruit puff




and bake it for about 20min(again depending upon the oven) or till it is lightly brown and crispy.....



once done take out from the oven and serve hot.........wow yummy...











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