Sunday, March 6, 2011

REd bell pepper or capsicum and Cabbage SAbji///

Cabbage... 1 cup
Redcapsicum 1
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Pwd 1/2tsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
ginger opt...
Oil 1 tsp

Heat oil in a pan ..splutter cumin seeds and fennel seeds..add cut cabbage cook until cabbge done...add capsicum n cover n cook...add turmeric pwd.salt and cook well..once done add garam masala pwd..

Easy but yet tasty recipe...with chappati...

Bagara Baigan.

Ingredients For Preparing Bagara Baingan
1/4 kg – brinjals (round & small)
2 tbsp – sesame seeds opt...i didnt use them...recipe has sesame seeds
4 tbsp – roasted peanuts
1 tsp – garlic
2 tsp – tamarind juice
2 – onion
1 tsp – garam masala pwd opt
1 tsp – dhaniya pwd
oil for frying
1/2 tsp – haldi
1 tsp – chilli powder
salt to taste
coriander leaves for garnishing

Method For Preparing Bagara Baingan
Cut 3/4th of the stalk
Cut brinjals into 4 slices retaining the stalk
Then fry them in oil until tender and keep aside.
Pour oil in a pan and add garlic & onion fry.
fry till golden brown.
Add peanut pwd , haldi, dhaniya powder, tamarind juice, garam masala pwd, chilli pwd, salt and fry till oil comes out.
Then add fried brinjal and cook for 5 min.
Garnish with coriander leaves.


Recipe of aloo beans (phalli) sabzi

150 gms green beans (French beans/ phalli)

2 medium potatoes- peeled and cubed

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

A pinch of hing (asafoetida)

1 tbsp oil

Salt to taste

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

1/2 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp amchoor (dried mango powder)

1/4 tsp garam masala

1. Remove tips and tails of green beans and string them if there is a need. Chop them in 1/2- 1 inch pieces.

2. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When they change color, add hing.

3. Add beans and potatoes. Add salt and all the spices except amchoor and garam masala. Mix well. If you cook this subzi on a low heat, you don’t need to add any water. Cover with the lid.

4. Stir occasionally and cook till potatoes are tender. You can cook a little further if you want a well roasted sabji. Turn off heat and add amchoor and garam masala. Mix well. Serve hot aloo beans ki sabzi with roti or rice.

chickpea Briyani

Chana Briyani

cinnamon stick - 1
Bay leaves - 2
Cloves- 3
Butter - t sp

Salt tp taste

Hot water - 4 cups ( add 1/2 more cup depending on the rice)

For Channa Masala
Chana/chickpeas - 1 cup
Onion chopped - 1
Tomato chopped - 1
Ginger - garlic paste - 2 tsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1 1/2 tsp
Bay leaves - 2
Salt to taste

For garnish
cashew nuts

Soak Channa for 6- 8 hours. Pressure cook the channa with salt to taste till it is done 3 whistles will be ideal .

.Making Masala
Heat oil in a pan and add Bay leaves. add chopped onions and saute well for 5-6 minutes . add chopped green chile, ginger-garlic paste and chopped tomato and saute for 4-5 minutes, Add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and combine it well.
Add the soaked and cooked channa and mix well.and 1/4 cup water ,
mix the prepared rice and masala and keep in rice cooker

You can layer it in an oven proof or micro wave proof dish and arrange cooked rice and masala in layers , cover it with an aluminium foil and bake @ 350 degree for 10-12 minutes in oven and 6-7 minutes microwave

For garnish, and raisins till golden brown and sprinkle on top of the biryani with chopped cilantro.


Peanut Chutney

Ingredients Peanuts - 3/4 cup Onion 1 Redchilly pwd 1/2 tsp or more as needed Garlic pods 3 Salt as required To...