Saturday, December 21, 2013

Cilantro Hummus

Cilantro lime hummus..Chickpea dip

1/2 cup garbanzo beans (chickpea), soaked overnite n boiled..
2 tbsp..cup extra virgin olive oil or more to grind 
lime juice 1 tsp 
3 tsp minced garlic
few springs roughly chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp chilli powder.. or green chill 
3/4 tsp salt per taste//
a pinch cumin powder optional...

Place everything in a Blender and blend together until smooth and creamy. Serve with pita chips...yum..


Egg Briyani

Ingredients :

3 large eggs (boiled and peeled)
1 medium sized onion (finely sliced)
1 tomato diced
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3 Green chillies
1/2 tsp chilly powder 
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1" Cinnamon stick
cardamon 2
1 tsp biryani masala
1 tsp lemon juice
cilantro to garnish
fried onions to garnish
Oil / ghee
Salt to taste

For rice:
2 cup basmati rice (long grain)
water to boil
food color a pinch..


Cook basmati rice until well done. Add little oil and salt and cook while cooking rice..boil eggs cut the eggs and fry it in a pan both sides with some oil, salt and chilly powder n pepper pwd.. 

Heat a pan add oil add cumin seeds when they crackle add cinnamon stick cardamon n onions fry until translucent ..add ginger garlic paste once the raw smell goes add tomatoes n cook well...then add all the chilly pd..corainder pwd.turmeric n briyani masala n fry well..add little water to make a gravy..once the gravy gets thick add fried egg...

Layer the rice n the gravy with fried egg...n keep in flame for 10 mns until the flavour gets into the with fried onions n little food color n decorate with cilantro leaf...squeeze lime juice...n can add one tsp ghee (clarified butter) for more better taste....


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Chana Bhatura

Chana 2 cups soaked overnite n boiled with turmeric,,
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seed powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Yogurt - 1tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cardamom - 2
Clove - 3
starnise seed 1
Ginger garlic grated 1 tsp
Salt per taste
Onion - 2
Tomato - 2

 Chana Masala Prepration :

Soak channa overnite before the preparation and pressure cook it with turmeric till soft..

Take a pan and add little oil, sauté star anise,cardamom, clove and add Ginger garlic paste.onion fry till  raw smell goes add tomatoes n fry 

mix curd with chill pwd,coriander pwd,turmeric,cumin pwd and add with onion n tomato n let it simmer for sometime add salt per taste n grind the masala...add garam masala powder ..

Add boiled chana n let it cook until the masala gets soaked n the chana...serve with puri or chapati...

Enjoy !!!

Mutta Gobi

Name selected as per voting...Mutta Gobi...

2 cups cauliflower cut into small pieces,
1 onion
1 tomatoes, 
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
3 eggs
oil for the pan, 2 or 3 tablespoons

For Masala...

1/2 tsp Sesame seeds
2tbsp coconut grated
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
cardamom 2 to 3 cloves
1 star aniseed
Garilic 2 to 3
fry n oil n blend into paste..


1. Finely chop the onion. Dice cauliflower into small pieces. .

2 In a pan heat oil sauté the ingredients for masala and grind it with 1 tomato...

3.Heat oil add onions n cauliflower, and add turmeric and cook till done.. add cumin powder chilli powder and the masala paste...cook well u can add water if u want it semi liquid...

4.Add 3 eggs one by one and close the lid until the eggs cook...dont use ur spatula or else the eggs may break..

5.Once the eggs cooked add garam masala and garnish with coriander leaf...

serve with Roti or Cumin Rice..


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