Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Goan Vegetable Caldeen

Goan Vegetable CAldeen

Carrot 1 cut in cubes
potatoes 2 cut in cubes
beans cut into small pieces
cauliflower 1/2 cup
ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
green chilly 4
onion 1
corainder leaf half bunch
coconut fresh 2 tbsp
salt per taste
oil 1 tbsp
greenchilly /corainder leaf for garnish
2 tbsp coconut milk

Directions | Vegetable Caldeen

Grind to a fine paste the coconut ,corainder leaf ginger garlic green chilly .

Heat a pan add oil sauté onion ,garlic and ginger paste, add the coconut paste once the onion turn translucent

fry for a few minutes until the raw smell disappears .

Heat a pan sauté the veges until half done n add to the gravy n cook well..add coconut milk and simmer the gravy

Just give a boil once u add coconut milk and remove from fire .

garnish with coriander leaf n green chilly

Serve with White rice....

* can substitute chicken or fish fillets...



Fresh Grape Juice

Fresh GRape Juice


1 pound seedless grapes,
1/2 cup water
2tsp sugar

Fill the jar with half grapes n water of your blender Blend on high at least 1 minute. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl, pressing down on the solids in the strainer with a large spoon to extract . can add 2 tsp or more sugar if needed.. Serve chilled.

Prep time: 5 mins
Enjoy the drink


Coriander Chutney

Coriander chutney.. A dish served with any starter n pap pads


Fresh coriander leaf 1 bunch
3-4 green chilies
yogurt 2 tsp
greenchillis.. 3
garlic clove 1


In a blender grind coriander leaf yogurt green chillies n garlic into fine paste n serve as a dip for any starter or pappadams...



Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi ....Mango flavoured yogurt drink

1/2 cup Mango pulp (readymade canned puree or fresh mangoes can be used)
1cup Yogurt
1/4cup Water
1tbsp Sugar

Blend together mango pulp, sugar, water , yogurt and ice cubes..blend well for few seconds until they turns frothy...

Serve them chilled!


Avial Kerala Vegetable dish...

Carrot, Potato, Vellarika ( white Pumkin ), raw Banana, long beans,  curd, turmeric, salt as per taste, coconut grated curry leaf, coconut oil, green chilli,

method cut all vegetables in length wise like french fries and cook all with little water till all veges are soft....grind curd with curry, leaf green chilli... grind coconut little fine or   just crush the coconut in blender...add the coconut to the veges and cook well...give it a boil and remove from flame and add coconut oil and curry leaf ..

serve with sambar or rasam.

Umita Unni

Easy Potato Fry

EAsy Potato Fry ...recipe for anyone to try..

3 large potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into small circles..
pinch of turmeric pwd
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd can add more if u need spicy
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil

Heat oil pan, add the masalas once they fry add potatoes. mix well so that the masala coats
Reduce to medium flame and cook for 4-5 mts, add salt to taste, place lid and cook till the potatoes turn soft, . Stir inbetween, scrapping the sides of the dish as the potato tends to stick to the vessel....

Serve with rice n any gravys...



Tomato Fry

Quick n easy Tomato Fry..

Diced Tomato – 3
Sliced Onion – 1 big
Chilly powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Ginger garlic – crushed garlic 3 to 4 n small piece of ginger cut into pieces..
Green chilles slit – 2 opt
Water – 1/2 cup
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1 tbsp
mustard seeds 1/1 tsp
corainder pwd 1 tsp


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, onion,salt into it.Saute it until onion turns translucent..Stir in ginger garlic and saute it for few minutes.Now add chilly powder and turmeric powder, coriander pwd and fry it for a while. Add in tomato and saute until it turns soft .Add water and allow it to boil.Simmer it ..coriander leaf for garnish...

serve with Rotis

umita unni

Potato Bonda

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...