Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tomato Rasam - 2

1 cup yellow lentil (tuar dal)
1/2 cup tamarind water
1 cup tomato puree
1/2 tsp. Ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper powder
1/2 tsp. Red chilli powder
3 tbsp. curry leaves (chopped)
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
salt to taste


1.Put the Lentils in a pressure pan with turmeric and 3-1/2 cups of water.
2.You can pressure cook it or bring it boil and let it cook over medium heat until tender (about half an hour). Keep aside
3.Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and let it splutter.
4.Add red chilli powder, pepper powder, salt, tomto puree, ginger-garlic paste and cook for 4 minutes.
5.Add tamarind water and 2 tbsp. kadi patta. Stir well. Bring it boil, reduce the heat and cook for 2 minutes.
6.Blend the Lentils in electric blender. Add it to the above puree. Also add 2-3 cups water and bring it to boil.
7.Serve hot. Garnish with curry leaves (kadi patta).

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Koliwara Fish

400 gms ravas cleaned.

1st marination: 1tbsp vinegar and 1 tsp salt. Mix both. Marinate the fish for half an hour and then wipe.

2nd marination: 1/2 cup besan, 1 tbsp maida or cornflour, 1 tsp of ginger and garlic paste each, tsp ajwain
(must),1 tsp each salt, red chilli powder, amchoor powder, 1/2 egg, 1tbsp oil (must) and a pich of tandoori colour.

Make the batter with approx 1/2 cup water and marinate the fish in above mixture for half and hour. Deep fry . Sprinkle chat masala and serve hot.

Paneer Tikka

Paneer 200 gms.
Onions 100 gms.
Tomatoes 100 gms
Capsicum 100 gms
Curds - fresh 2 cups
Kasuri Methi 2 tbls
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Corrainder Powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Cut onions, tomatoes, capsicum and paneer into dices. Hang curds in a muslin cloth for atleast 1/2 to 1 hr the beat it smooth. prepare marination of salt, chilli powder, corrainder powder and kauri methi and colour with curds. Mix well with paneer and vegetables. Cook on fry pan with little oil.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Toor Daal - Sindhi Style

1/2 cup - Toor Dal
2 - large tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon - mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon - cumin seeds
2 - green chillies, chopped
5 to 6 - curry leaves
1/2 tablespoons - Bengal gram flour (besan)
1/4 teaspoon - turmeric powder (haldi)
1 teaspoons - chilli powder
2 tablespoons - oil
1/4 teaspoon - tamarind paste
salt to taste

Boil Toor Daal separately.
Add oil to a pan, and
Add Mustard seeds, cumin seeds. Let it splutter.
Add 1/2 spoon besan and heat on a low flame
When bown, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and add the boiled daal
Add water as needed.
Cut and add onions, tomatoes, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves.
Salt to taste
Add tamarind water and bring to boil.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Tamatar ki Kadhi

4 - large tomatoes

1/2 teaspoon - mustard seeds (rai)
1/2 teaspoon - cumin seeds (jeera)
1 - green chilli, chopped
5 to 6 - curry leaves
2 - cloves
2 tablespoons - Bengal gram flour (besan)
1/4 teaspoon - turmeric powder (haldi)
2 teaspoons - chilli powder
a pinch - asafoetida (hing)
2 tablespoons - jaggery (gur), grated
2 tablespoons - oil
salt to taste

For The Garnish :
1 tablespoon - chopped coriander

Roughly chop the tomatoes and cook them with 1/2 cup of water for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Cool and liquidize in a food processor to a get a smooth puree. Keep aside.
Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
When they crackle, add green chilli, curry leaves, cloves and gram flour and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the turmeric, chilli powder, asafoetida and pureed tomatoes with 2 cups of water.
Cook on a medium flame, stirring continuously.
When the kadhi comes to a boil, add the jaggery and salt and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Remove from the fire.
Garnish with the coriander and serve hot with rice.

Cooking Time : 30 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.
Serves : 4.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Prawn Pickle 2

3 Cups Of Fresh Shelled Prawns

1 Cup Vinegar
5 Large Onions (Minced)
A Few Curry Leaves
1/2 A cup Mustard Oil Or Any Vegetable
Salt To Taste

Grind to a paste:
12 Cloves Of Garlic

12 Dry Chillies

Skin & Remove the heads from the prawns & also remove the back veins .
Wash well in salt water & drain dry
Mix with turmeric powder & keep aside for 10 minutes.
Now heat some oil in a pan & fry the Prawns crisp with some Salt.
Remove the Prawns from fire & Keep aside
Pour the mustard oil in a pan now & allow it to become hot.
Fry the onions until golden brown & add the ground paste masala to the onions & fry for few minutes ,then add curry leaves & the vinegar slowly.
When the vinegar starts to bubble ,add the prawns & Salt to taste.
Turn down the fire & allow the prawns to simmer until the mixture is dry.
Remove from the fire & allow it to cool completely.
Then store in a glass jar in the refrigerator until required.

Prawn Pickle

1 kg (just over 2 pounds) king prawns
750 ml white vinegar
2 dozen dry red chillies
4 tsps cumin seeds
A thumb-sized piece of ginger
15-20 cloves of garlic (one large pod)
7 tbsps oil

Wash, shell and devein the prawns. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
Mix salt to taste and the turmeric powder and rub into the prawns. Keep aside to marinate for an hour.
Grind the red chillies, ginger, garlic and cumin seeds into a thick, smooth paste in a food processor by adding a little vinegar at a time.
Heat 4 tbsps of oil on a medium flame and stir fry the prawns till golden. Drain on paper towels and allow to cool.
Fry the spice paste you made earlier with 3 tbsps ofoil, till the oil beging to separate from the masala. Now add the remaining vinegar (season if necessary) and cook on a medium flame for 15 minutes more. Allow it to cool fully.
Place the prawns in a glass pickling jar and pour the cool spice mix over them.
Mix well and allow to 'rest' for a few days before eating.
Eat with rice and daal or just plain boiled rice.