Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thali with Onyo Cholar Dal from Bong Mom and Dhania Aloo

When i saw the recipe of Cholar Dal at Bong Moms space,i knew i would try it soon

and thats what i did today ,
together with chutney allo,sago papad,curd and plain rice
meal was pure bliss
Recipe of Dhaniya Aloo blogged here
Thanks a ton Bong Mom for sharing the recipe of Onyo Cholar Dal.
Linking this post to Bookmarked recipes volume 33 hosted by Priya of Mharo Rajasthan.
Thats all friends,take care ,see you all soon
Happy Blogging

Monday, March 21, 2011

Holi thali - Bidari paratha with Aloo gobhi tamatar sabzi and matar paneer

Wish all the Readers of Asan Khana Happy Holi 2011

prepared simple meal of Aloo Gobhi,Matar Paneer and Bidari Paratha for dinner.
recipe of Bidari Paratha blogged here
recipe of Matar Paneer blogged here ,
have followed the second recipe of the post,with few changes -
added kasturi methi once the masala paste was fried
paneer cubes were not shallow fried
recipe of Aloo Gobhi Tamatar Sabzi
recipe source my mom
Preparation time 15 mins
Cooking time 30 mins
Cauliflower one chopped
potato three peeled and chopped
onion two chopped
tomato one chopped
green chili two chopped
garlic clove two chopped
ginger half inch chopped
cumin seeds one tsp
salt as per taste
bay leaves four
green cardamom two crushed
red chili powder half tsp
turmeric powder half tsp
coriander powder one tsp
garam masala one tsp
coriander leaves to garnish
keep the chopped cauliflower florets in warm water for 10 mins,drain and keep aside
heat one tsp oil in non stick wok ,add bay leaves and cardamom seeds and lower the flame
add cauliflower florets and potato and fry for 5 to 10 mins
remove from flame and keep aside.
In the same wok add one tsp of oil
add cumin seeds and let it splutter
lower the flame and add chopped ginger,garlic and green chili
followed by onion ,keep stirring till the onions turn mushy
add chopped tomato and salt,red chili,turmeric and coriander
once oil is seen along the sides add the fried cauliflower and potato
mix everything together and cover and cook
before serving sprinkle garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves
let it simmer for five minutes,serve warm.

Holi sweet Ghujia recipe is blogged here
                                       Thats all friends,take care and wish you all Happy Week Ahead,..-)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Indian Sweet Dumpling - Ghujia/Gujia

Year 2008 prepared Ghujia with hubby
Year 2009 mom prepared
Year 2010 mom prepared
Year 2011 prepared alone took six hours :-(
In my year 2008 post of Ghujia  many small details were missing so i have included all the missed details with pictures in this post of Indian Sweet Dumpling - Ghujia/Gujia

Recipe name GHUJIA
Recipe source my mother
Preparation time four to five hours
Cooking time 15 to 20 mins
Ingredient for the filling
Khoa 500gm 
sugar 200gm
chopped dryfruits - chironji ,almond,cashew nut 50 gm
grated coconut 50 gm
fry the khoa for few minutes without oil in non stick pan,keep aside to cool
add one tbsp of all purpose flour in two tbsp water ,mix and keep aside,
this is paste for sealing the edges of Ghujia.
In a mixing bowl mix the khoa with dry fruits,coconut and sugar ,keep aside

Ingredient for the dough
All purpose flour 250gm
oil one tbsp
Mix oil in the flour ,once done try to make ball by holding the oil mixed flour in hand
if round shape can be made then no need to add more oil
but if round shape can't be made then add half tsp of oil ,mix and try again
once the above step is complete add water and knead to form a smooth dough
keep aside.

To roll out and fill
Divide the dough into equal sized small balls
with help of rolling pin ,roll out the size of poori
keep the rolled out poori shape in the ghujia mold
add two tsp of the filling mixture
apply maida paste on the edge of the ghujia
this helps in sealing the edges of the ghujia
press the mould and remove the extra dough
keep the filled ghujias on a tray and cover with semi damp cloth
To fry
Heat oil in non stick wok
once hot lower the flame and slowly add the filled ghujias
keep turning the sides till it becomes light brown from both sides
drain on kitchen towel ,let it cool
keep in airtight box.

Thats all friends,wish you all Happy weekend and Happy Festival
take care and happy blogging...
Linking this post to
Holi Aayi Re  event hosted by  Show and tell Vatsala.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

From my Nanis kitchen - Aloo Kachodi

My luv for Kachodies started with Urad dal Kachodi
midway i tried Namkin Kachodi and Ajwain Kachodi
and yesterday i prepared Allo Kachodi ;-)
ya guys i am in festive mood ,
thanks to the coming Festival of Colours - Holi

Recipe name Alloo Kachodi
recipe source my nani
preparation time one hour
cooking time half hour
Ingredient for the dough
wholewheat flour 200gm /one cup( or as per need )
salt as per taste
oil one tsp
In a mixing bowl mix all the above ingredient to a smooth dough ,
cover with cling wrap and keep aside.
Ingredient for the filling
boiled potato peeled and mashed three
asafoetida pinch
cumin seeds half tsp
salt as per taste
red chili powder one fourth tsp
coriander powder
amchur powder half tsp
oil to cook
for dry masala
half tsp cumin seeds
black pepper five
clove three
black cardamom two
dry roast the above ingrdient,cool and run through blender,keep aside.
Heat oil in non stick wok
add cumin seed and asafoetida let it splutteer
lower the flame and add mashed potato
fry for two  minutes and add salt,red chili powder
mix and add coriander powder and the grounded  dry masala powder
keep stirring till everything mixes together
once down add amchur powder mix well
and remove from flame,
keep the mixture in a bowl to cool.

To roll out kachodi
divide the kneaded dough into equal sized balls
make a depression in the centre
fill half tsp of the spiced potato filling
seal the edges and flatten the disc
lightly flour the dough rolling board
with help of rolling pin roll out the size of poori
heat oil in wok,once hot lower the flame
slide the filled kachodis
keep turning the sides,till it becomes brwon from both sides
drain on kitchen towel and keep aside.
serve warm with matar paneer curry or soya nugget with green pea .

Linking this post to
Holi aayi re event hosted by Show and tell Vatsala
AWED Indian Cuisine hosted by Taste of Pearl City event started by DK of Chef In you
Cooking with seeds Wheat hosted by Veggie Platter event started by Priya of Easy and Tasty recipes
Food Palette series brown hosted by Torview Toronto.
Thats all friends,take care and Happy blogging.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Punjabi platter - Amritsari Chole with Pori

Have tried punjabi chole before
but when i saw this recipe 
I had to try this
so for weekend meal

i prepared Amritsari Chole
and paired it with poori .
together with shallots in white vinegar
combo was yum,..;-)

Linking this post to
AWED Indian Cuisine started by DK of Chef in you hosted by Taste of Pearl City.
My Legume Love Affair 33 hosted by Ammalus Kitchen started by Susan of the well seasoned cook.
Food Palette Series Brown hosted by Torview Toronto.
do check out my first sewing machine project here
thats all friends,wish you all happy week ahead
take care and happy blogging.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Today we complete 3 yrs of togetherness

And this is how i celebrated

Happy Birthday Asan Khana
Recipe name Cappuccino Cupcakes with Baileys frosting
Recipe source cupcake book( varied the ingredient quantity ,have used the quantity given below )
Preparation time 20 mins
Baking time 5 to 7 mins
Baking temperature 100 degree centigrade
Yields 24 mini cupcakes
Dry ingredient
One cup all purpose flour
one fourth tsp cinnamon powder
one fourth tsp  all spice powder
pinch of salt
one fourth tsp baking powder
Wet ingredient
egg one
butter half cup
sugar half cup
brewed coffee one fourth cup

line a cupcake baking tray with paper liner
grease the liners with oil
preheat the oven to 100 degree centigrade
In a mixing bowl mix all the dry ingredients properly
In another mixing bowl beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy
add egg and beat further
Now mix the flour mixture and brewed coffee alternatively into the wet mix.

spoon the mixture into the prepared tray till about three fourth cup full
place in the centre of the oven and bake for 5 to 7 mins
remove and keep on wire rack to cool

For Baileys Icing
one tbsp baileys
one tbsp butter
two tbsp of icing sugar
Place the butter and baileys in a bowl and beat together
gradually add icing sugar till smooth and creamy
spread over cooled cupcake and leave to set
add edible silver balls on the icing.

Linking this post to
Bake Off event hosted by Champa of Versatile Vegetarian
Food Palette Series Brown hosted by Torview Toronto
Thats all friends,take care wish you all happy week ahead,..
and ya thanks a ton to you guys,this wouoldnt have been possible without you my friends,..;-)

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Maharashtrian stuffed brinjal curry - Bharli Vangi

These days i am just preparing day to day meal,not experimenting much ,not coming out of my comfort zone,but for todays meal instead of preparing the regular stuffed brinjals prepared at my home  i prepared this Maharashtrian brinjal curry.

Recipe name Bharli Vangi/Stuffed Brinjal
Recipe source Mumbai Masala

Goda Masala source Bhatkuli
paired  the curry with varan and plain rice .
Thanks a tonto Bhatkuli for  sharing recipe of Goda Masala,...:-)
Linking this post to
Bookmarked recipes volume 31 hosted by Priya of Mharo Rajasthan
Flavours of Maharashtra event hosted by PJ of seduce your tastebuds ,event started by
 simply sensational food .
AWED Indian Cuisine hosted by Taste of Pearl City event started by DK of Chef in you
Thats all guys take care ,see you all soon,.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Weekend Meal - Conchiglie with chicken and broccoli

If  the month of January was spent planning and doing these things
February i did the same as above ,started with my kitchen garden and ya finally my sewing machine is out ;-)
so if time permits maybe in march i will be able to ,or try to sew something,..;-)
I didnt try anythine new since past few days,having baking block too :-( maybe after Holi Festival i will have time to bake
Coming back to todays post ,prepared this simple pasta with chicken and broccoli paired with garlic bread

Recipe name - Conchiglie with chicken and broccoli
Recipe source kitchen experiment
Preparation time 10 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
One cup Conchiglie pasta
chicken 200gm boneless
onion one chopped
tomato one chopped
broccoli florets half cup
salt as per taste
pepper pinch
tomato ketchup two tbsp
italian herbs pinch
olive oil to cook
Cook conchiglie in water till al dente ,keep aside
Heat oil in non stick wok
add olive oil and lower the flame
add chopped onions and keep stirring till onions become brown
add chopped tomatoes ,followed by salt and pepper and cover and cook
once the mixture becomes mushy and oil is seen along the sides
add shredded chicken ,broccoli florets and tomato ketchup
fry for two minutes till everything mixes together
sprinkle pinch of dried italian herbs,let it simmer for 10 to 15 mins
serve warm with garlic bread.
Thats all friends,wish you all happy week ahead
take care and happy blogging


Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Phalahar Sabudana Khichdi for Maha Shivaratri vrat

Wishing all the readers of Asan Khana Happy Maha Shivaratri
For todays Fast prepared this simple and delicious Khichdi
recipe is inspired from Aayis Recipe ,
but i omitted few ingredients to make it Phalahar

Recipe Name Phalahar Saboodana Khichdi
Recipe source Aayis recipe
Preparation time one hour
Cooking time 15 to 20 mins
pearl sago one cup
potato chopped finely
green chili chopped finely
cumin seeds half tsp
rock salt as per taste
coconut powder two tsp
peanut handful
lemon juice one tsp
ghee one tbsp
soak tapioca seeds for 30 mins
after 30 mins ,drain water and keep aside for 30 mins
heat ghee in non stick wok
lower the flame and cumin seeds
once it starts spluttering add chopped chili and potato
keep stirring till the potatoes become brown and tender
add drained tapioca,coconut,peanut,salt and lemon juice
stir for five minutes till everything mixes together
serve garnished with coriander leaves
Thats all friends,wish you all happy week ahead
take care and happy blogging,.