Wednesday, January 27, 2010

time for coffee and blog break,..

weather yesterday was perfect,with lotz of sunshine ,but today morning it was foggy again,so i dont know whats gonna be the weather tomorrow  :-(

Cee u all soon next month as i am on with my exams form tomorrow,eight papers continuos,its been so long since i last gave exam,so i guess its gonna be fun ride,..;-) lets cee, cre guys happy bloggin,,and ya thanks pallavi for the filter coffe kettle i am really enjoying hot coffee while studying;-)
for some madras coffee click here
for coffee with rava dosa drop in here
way coffee should be enjoyed Kappi
lovely pictorial and more here
enjoy frens ,cee u all next month,..:-)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Nimona - Green Pea Curry from my mothers kitchen

Pallavi asked me today to blog Ammas Nimona Recipe,which in other words is green pea curry
Recipe Name Nimona/Green Pea Curry
Recipe Style Cooking
Recipe Source my mothers recipe
Ingredient needed for two people
green pea one cup approx 100gm
potato one peeled and cubed
tomato one cubed
onion two chopped
garlic clove four chopped
ginger one inch chopped
green chili one chopped
salt as per taste
mustard oil one tbsp
refined oil one tbsp
ghee one tsp
cinnamon stick one
black cardamom two
clove four
black pepper half tsp
cumin seeds one tsp
bay leaves two
coriander power half tsp
cumin powder half tsp
red chili powder pinch
turmeric powder pinch
Preparation 1
Coarsely grind green pea on sil batta,keep aside
heat one tbsp oil in non stick wok ,add bay leave and lower the flame
fry green peas till they are half done and mushy.
Preparation 2

Make coarse paste of onion,green chili,ginger,garlic,black pepper,clove,cinnamon stick and black cardamom,mix red chili powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,cumin powder and grama masala powder to the onion paste and keep aside.
heat mustard oil in non stick wok
add onion paste and keep frying till oil is seen along the sides
add green pea paste and keep frying till everything is mixed well
add potato and fry till half done
add salt and return the mixture to pressure cooker,
add water as needed and finely chopped tomato
pressure cook for two whistles .

Serve hot with rice or roti.
To add extra kick to nimona ,fried wadis in oil and add to nimona before serving.
wish all the readers of Asankhana Happy Republic Day,,,:-)
enjoy the week ahead cee u all

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dinner meal of Chola Bhatura from Pamelas Space

While going through recipes on internet i saw this recipe of Bhatura on Pamelas Blog,i liked the recipe of Chana too at her space,so prepared the combo yesterday from her space,original recipe is of Anita Dhanda who runs a cookery class in American Embassy Delhi.Thanks a ton Pamela for sharing this recipe,both me and Neha enjoyed the meal and ya Advay luved the bhaturas too.
For the recipe click here

These days i enjoy eating soaked beaten rice with milk for breakfast,and that too without sugar,sometime i add gud or dried dryfruits like cranberry,hazelnut,almond,this simple breakfast of Chuda ya thats what we call beaten rice and milk gives me good start for the cold day ahead.Every year weather used to change after 15th of Makar Sankranti but this year its not the same weather has gone worse and i guess we gonna face more cold days ahead,...:-(thats all folks,tk cre cee u all soon,...:-)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Kumbh memories with til gud ladoo

Wish all the readers of Asan Khana Happy Vasant Panchmi,
during our childhood days we used to accompany our Dadi for the sacred bath also known as nahan to Sangam on the  auspicious days during Kumbh Mela, now when i see sites like this i am filled with mixed reactions,i remember we used to have guests every year during winters for the Kumbh Snan,it was fun camping in tents riverside,playing in sands,having tea at midnight,watching ramlila,krishna lila and so many other activities.Now the simple tents are replaced by luxurious tents with all kind of facilities,i mean so fast things change,i guess some years ahead when i go to Sangam for camping ,i gonna be both shocked and sad ,shocked because what memories i have of the place they would be changed and sad because everything would be commercialised to attract tourists.Have a look at the facilities and you guys will know what i am talking about.

Coming back to today's post i gonna share recipe of Til ladoo prepared by my mother in law
Recipe Name TIL Ladoo
Recipe Style Cooking
Til one cup
Gud half cup
Dry roast the sesame seeds till they start changing their colour ,keep aside
heat jaggery with water in a vessel on medium flame
Once jaggery reaches required consistency remove from flame and mix roasted sesame seeds
to make laddoos,take water in a bowl,moisten hand with this before making each ladoo this will prevent the mixture from sticking to the hand,shape into laddoo shape,this has to be done very quickly as the mixture hardens very soon.
From blogosphere
Aayis recipe sesame laddoo
Easy and tasty recipe til ke laddoo
you tube video for laddoo
Taste of mysore chigali undi/black sesame laddoo
Namus kitchen tila undo.
Event entry
Til Gud Laddoo is off to Priyas Space for Cooking with Seed event theme this month being Sesame Seed.
Enjoy the week ahead frens,cee u all soon,.;-)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Cauliflower Potato Soup and Dhona Pata Chicken from Sandeepas Space

Tried this simple cauliflower and potato soup few days back,simple and easy to prepare i guess nothing can beeasy and comforting than this specially in this harsh winters which we are facing.
Recipe Name Cauliflower and Potato Soup
Recipe Style Cooking

,heat one tsp of oil in non stick wok,add chopped cauliflower,potato,onion and salt and pepper,keep frying till the veggies are tender and mushy ,run through the blender to make puree,strain the liquid and boil in the same wok,add one tsp of milk,water as required ,and season with basil,chive or rosemary before serving.I had this garnished with cherry tomato and basil leaves.

Have tried lotz of recipes with Panch Phoran,but this one is awesome,recipe is adapted from Sandeepas post of Dhona Pata Chicken ,try this recipe from her space and i bet you guys will be amazed what magic panch phoran can add to dishes,and together with dhania chicken really tasted yummy,...;-) \

Thanks a ton Sandeepa for sharing this recipe,..;-) i guess this sums all for todays post cee u all soon, cre nd happy bloggin...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lemony Creamy Chicken Fry

I prepared this simple chicken fry with some leftover ingredients from my fridge,so there is no specific mesaurement of the ingredients ,

Recipe Name Lemony Creamy Chicken Fry
Preparation time 10 mins

for the recipe heat oil in non stick wok fry sliced onions and 2 to 3 cloves of garlic,in the time being in a mixing bowl place the chicken pieces approx two to three pieces,green coriander chutney,cream ,lemon juice,mix together,crush two cherry tomatoes and a green chili and transfer this mixture to the wok once the onions are half done,keep stirring and once chicken is semi tender ,season with salt,cumin powder,red chili powder ,turmeric powder and mix well,no need to add water as this one is dry recipe,before removing from flame sprinkle garam masala and remove from flame.Serve warm with anything,i had with wholewheat bread,...and what a meal it was,..ya its true there was no one at home with sisters out for shopping with advay i had to just cook for myself ,thus i truly both cooking and eating and ya its true sometimes cooking really acts like therapy for me,...:-),,,cee you guys soon enjoy the weekend,...till thn happy bloggin...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sankranti special comfort food - Khichdi

Wish all the Readers of Asan Khana Happy Makar Sankranti ,Pongal,Khichdi,Bhogali Bihu and Uttarayan
As it is a ritual to  prepare Khichdi for lunch ,Prepared this simple Khichdi with rice and chilke wali urad dal.

ingredient needed
Chilke wali Urad dal 50gm
Rice 50gm
salt as per taste
turmeric powder a pinch
ghee pne tsp
ginger grated half tsp
pinch of asafoetida
heat ghee in pressure cooker
lower the flame and add asafoetida and ginger
followed by rice and urad dal
fry for a minute or two
add salt,turmeric and water and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
Serve hot with curd,pickle and Chokha.
Enjoy the festival frens,cee u all soon :-)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Baked Samosa Salvation Guaranteed,...;-)

Its been so long since i had real good Samosas,by real good Samosas  i mean the one prepared at home in Kadai ,but today when i prepared Samosas in my kitchen i didnt go for the usual deep fried one instead i tried Baked Samosa
which i had seen twice in blogosphere at Arundathi and Lakshmis space,i followed her recipe for kneading the dough ,for potato mixture recipe is mine.
Recipe Name Baked Samosa
Recipe source Food Blog
Recipe Style Baking 
Baking temperature 190 degree centigrade
Baking time 25 mins 
Knead the dough as per the recipe here and keep aside
Ingredient needed for Potato filling
Boiled potatoes peeled and mashed three
onion chopped one
green chili one
cumin seeds half tsp
green peas handful
salt as per taste
turmeric powder a pinch
oil to cook
coriander powder half tsp
amchur powder half tsp
Heat oil in nonstick wok
lower the flame and add cumin seeds
once it starts spluttering add chopped onions and green chili
keep frying till onions start changing their colour
add mashed potato followed by salt ,turmeric powder,coriander powder.
Mix well and add green peas followed by amchur powder .
Let it simmer for a minute or two and remove from flame.
Divide the dough into equal parts
roll out with help of rolling pins and with help of bowl shape out circle shape
with help of knife divide the circle into two equal shape
fold from both the sides to make a cone
fill in the mixture and seal by pressing the edges together
preheat the oven to 190 degree centigrade
and bake the samosas for approx 20-25mins.
Serve them hot with green coriander chutney and ketchup.

 Thanks a ton friends for sending such yummy delicacies for the event,i will be dng the round up soon,..:-)tk cre and enjoy the week ahead ,..

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Spicy Panchmel Dal with Hot Tomato Rasam

I tried tomato rasam from Premas space, tangy and hot at the same time I guess this is the best thing for winters, Prema has linked varities of rasams in her post do hop in at her space if you guys are rasam lover like me,these days our dinner is soup most of the time,so I keep looking for recipes on blogosphere which I can try,...:-)
Panchmel Dal/Panchratan Dal/Mixed Dal
,.\ Coming back to todays  post, I gonna share recipe of Panchmel dal also known as mixed dal.Mixed dal is readily available in market or it can be prepared at home by mixing 5 kinds of lentils which are moong dal,masoor dal,toovar dal,chana dal and dhuli urad dal. To prepare mixed dal,  pressure cook it the same way normal lentil or toor dalalso known as arhar is  prepared with salt ,turmeric and enough water to cook the dal, once done prepare tempering,heat ghee in non stick pan, add cumin seeds, followed by  chopped onion,green chili and tomatoes once mushy add coriander powder ,red chili powder and garam masala,mix well till oil is seen along the sides,add chopped coriander leaves and temper the dal with this mixture.Bit spicy panchmel dal with baingan bharta and chapati was perfect for us.

From blogosphere
Recipe of Panchratan dal at Ghar ka khana
Panchmel dal is off  for MLLA 19TH helping hosted by Easy Crafts and started by Susan of well seasoned cook.Enjoy the week end frens, its damn cold out here, tk cre cee u all soon,..

Friday, January 08, 2010

Easy Veggie Stir Fry of Asparagus with Cherry Tomato

I tried this simple stir fry with Asparagus and Cherry tomato,recipe is very simple , in a non stick wok add half tsp of olive oil,one hot lower the flame and stir fry asparagus and half slit cherry tomato,when half done,add fresh rosemary,dash of salt and pepper.This simple stir fry is off to Easy Veggie Space.
Thats all frens,its freezing out here,with fog almost whole day,our dinner these days is soup ,so you guys gonna cee lotzof soups in the following ,take care and enjoy the weather ,..happy blogging and weekend ahead.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Sweet start with Bitter truth

 I guess Gazar Ka Halwa ,

is the perfect post to start the new year ,I know I am bit late with my first post of the yr 2010,reason being my trip to Agra to celebrate Ganesh Chauth also known as Sankat Chauth at my inlaws place ,I am back with a lesson which I learnt and ya I gonna share with you all too ,we went for trip to FatehpurSikri,I had kept my purse beside me on the steps of Salim Chisthi Dargah, Advay was busy running around so my whole attention was towards him,I was so engrossed watching  him that I didn’t realize when my purse was picked from the steps, no guys I didn’t get it back,but ya as Shakespear said Sweet are the uses of adversity I learnt a lotz from this incident.
Never to carry purse or shoulder bag at tourist place always sling back or back pack,not to carry goodies like fav specs,perfume and other unnecessary stuff,not to carry key of wardrobe outside ,Car is always safe to leave things behind.Its not the first time that this happened with me I Lost my cell phone first time in Bangalore while shopping,second time in London I forgot my handbag in tube didn’t get it back and the third time the recent one.
 Yesterday Neha prepared Gazar Ka Halwa, the way I like I don’t think so anything can be better than this and ya its sweet enough to forget something bitter which happened with me.She prepared it the same way as the basic recipe goes,wash peel and grate carrots keep aside.In a non stick wok add two tbsp of ghee and one or two cardamom pod,lower the flame and fry grated carrots till mushy,add milk and keep stirring till the milk is not seen,add amul mithaimate ,no need to add sugar ,keep stirring till mithai mate is mixed with the carrots,ghee has to be added whenever mixture starts sticking to the vessel.Once done add finely chopped dryfruits,mix well and serve warm.

 I guess thats all for todays post,many thanks for sending entries for the Jingle Event,event is on till 10th of Jan so if you guys have anything which suits the theme do send me,,,take care cee you all soon,..;-) Have a happy and safe week ahead.