Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Vengaya Sambar | Shallots Sambar Recipe

I have already posted two different method of doing sambar. The tiffin sambar is the best one for all the breakfast recipes and the instant sambar are speciliazed for bachelors and the working women. Now am going to post a basic recipe “vengaya sambar”.  You can even add any veggie of choice to this basic sambar recipe and change accordingly.

I used shallots (sambar vengayam) in this recipe. These are just the onions but quite smaller in size. Even though it is smaller in size it has all the health benefits than the regular onions… and there is no compensation in taste too. It has a rich amount of iron and fiber which helps to reduce ur cholesterol level. You can use these shallots in ur day to day recipes instead of the regular onions. But these are quite costlier than the regular ones. Let’s move to the recipe quickly!!!

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Chicken Manchurian | Indo-Chinese Manchurian Recipe with Step-by-Step Pics

Here comes my next chicken recipe for the weekend special ~:>. Manchurian has been my very first dish which I tried at home on amma’s guidance. I got the recipe from one of my fren and tried at my home. Amma helped me in deep frying the chicken and all that. She never allowed me to play with hazardous in the kitchen… Soooo caring she seems to be :x… but now I don’t have any option. I need to take care of myself, :( uhhhf!!!

My first dish was a great success and I passed some to my aunt’s place and she was amazed on seeing me doing all this :O...I don’t know wat wonder!!! They loved the dish and my uncle cleaned and wiped off the box and returned back for some more =P~

You can use cauliflower or paneer to make a veggie version of Manchurian. I served it with Egg Fried Rice and Chicken 65 (recipe soon).

Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 20 mins

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Raw Mango Rice | Mangai Sadham Recipe

I never bought or tried raw mangoes before. I always have a hatred for that. Don’t ask me for reasons and all… on the other hand TH loves it. He loves the raw mangoes when it is made into a pickle. I bought just one mango from store and tried Raw mango Pickle (recipe coming soon) and also this Rice with the raw mangoes. I loved to temper the rice with lots of peanuts and cashews which gives a crunchy effect. And also I used both red and green chillies, it depends on ur wish to add either of it or try both as like me. Now straight to the recipe!!!

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins

Monday, November 18, 2013

Mochakottai Sundal | Valor Beans Sundal Recipe

The simplest snacks which can be done in just five mins are sundal. This could be the healthiest snack which u can even serve ur children. TH likes this version of sundal with the masala powders. I prefer to have it with the grated coconut alone and tempered on top. You can try this either way and I bet both are equally good. I used amchur powder to give a little sourness to the dish. And adding this is an optional. You can even try adding chaat masala.

Check out my other version of sundal with moong dal.

Preparation time: 6 hours (soaking time)
Cooking time: 5 mins

Thursday, November 14, 2013

How to make PavBhaji Masala | PavBhaji Masala Recipe

Back, after a long vacation… It was our anniversary and we celebrated it in LasVegas. Wow!!! Watta place to hang out for a vacation. It was all fun there and no mood to return back home… wen ever to get come here, neva miss the Caesar Palace Buffet. It was all time awesome and worth the money. It took us nearly 2 hours to finish off the entire buffet. OMG!!!

Now back to my kitchen, trying new recipes and posting it… I decided to try some north Indian foods for our dinner one day. I thought of making pav bhaji at home and got an idea of using hamburger buns instead of pan. It was the exact replica of the pavbhaji we get to have in the streets of Mumbai. I referred to Vahchef to get this recipe for bhaji and added veggies of my choice. 

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins

Friday, November 8, 2013

Chicken Tikka Masala

After a long gap, a post on non-veg recipe and that too with a chicken. It was almost a month I prepared non-veg at home. I got bored of making it and left a gap in between for the NVs. And now the time arrived to bug up with the recipes.  In this post am not gonna write more about chicken tikka since we had a blog post of it previously. Click here to check out. Here am gonna make a masala out with the tikka which we prepared already. If u have any left out tikka, you can use up in this way and make a awesome side-dish for rice and rotis.

Preparation time: 5 mins (excludes Chicken tikka preparation) 
Cooking time: 20 mins

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Punjabi Style Capsicum Masala | Side Dish for Roti/Chapathi

Capsicum/bell peppers has a unique taste and flavor of its own. It doesn’t need much time to cook. You can just sauté and add to ur salads and it tastes yummy. It can also be eaten raw. In this recipe I just roasted the capsicum and added it to onion-tomato gravy. This can be served with chapathi and roti and also be taken with jeera rice topped with some onions. I tried it with the green bell peppers. You can even try this with red or yellow bell peppers.

Preparation time: less than 5 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Monday, November 4, 2013

Brown Rice Pilaf - How to Cook Brown Rice - Rice Cooker Method

Hey friends!!! Hope the diwali celebrations went on good for all of u… It was a hectic day for me… traveled a long for this diwali and enjoyed lots of things in and around Calif. and now back to form and to blogging...
After hogging the sooper damaka festival recipes and all, I tuned back to a healthy recipe… I sometimes turn super-nutritious person and starts to follow a strict diet chart which goes for a week or so. Then the next week I look back for a yum-sum foods… one such food which I follow in my diet chart is Brown Rice Pilaf… In most of the restaurants they serve Brown rice pilaf. When the brown rice is cooked to perfection, it would the stage taker.

If ur more conscious about health, go for this rice. Generally White rice which we consume for the day-day life lacks so much of vitamins and minerals. This is because of polishing the rice to looks much whiter and to make it easy for cooking. Browse Wikipedia for much more health benefits about Brown Rice. Click here to logon.
For my convenience I used mustard and onion in the dish. You can skip adding it... I served it with Paneer Matar Masala.

Preparation time: 30-45 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes