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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Paav Bhaji


For Bhaji
INGREDIENTS:
  • Chopped onion - 1 no
  • Ginger (crushed) - 1 tsp
  • Garlic  (cushed)  - 1 tsp
  • Green Chilli - 2 nos
  • Chopped Tomato - 2 nos
  • Potato - 1 no
  • Carrot - ¼ cup
  • Green Peas - ¼ cup
  • String Beans - ¼ cup
  • Cauliflower florets - ¼ cup
  • Capsicum-  ¼ cup
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Pav Bhaji Masala - 2 tsp 
  • Chopped Corriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter - 3 tbsp
PREPARATION METHOD:
  • Cook carrot, beans, potato and peas  and keep it aside.
  • Heat  Butter in a pan.
  • Add onion, crushed ginger, crushed garlic, green chili  and saut√© till onion turns transparent
  • Add chilli powder, turmeric powder and pav bhaji masala and saute for a minute.
  • Add tomatoes and saut√© till the oil separates.
  • Add cauliflower, capsicum, cooked vegetables, salt and  water into it and mix well.
  • Cover the pan with lid and let it cook for 12 - 15 minutes in medium heat.
  • Once the vegetables are cooked well and the curry becomes thick, mash it thoroughly.
  • Put a tsp of butter on top of the curry and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

For Pav
INGREDIENTS:
  • Pav bread - 6 no
  • Butter - 1 tsp
PREPARATION METHOD:
  • Heat a tava or a frying pan.
  • Cut the Pav bread horizontally in to two pieces. 
  • Spread little butter on each side and lightly fry till the bread is light brown.
Serving Method
  • Serve the pav bread with bhaji, sliced onion, coriander leaves and lemon slice.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Carrot Payasam / Carrot Kheer



INGREDIENTS:
  • Grated Carrot - 1 cup
  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Sugar - ¼ cup
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts - 10 nos
  • Cardamom powder - 2 -3 pinch
PREPARATION METHOD:
  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Lightly fry cashew nut  in it and remove from ghee, keep it aside.
  • Add the grated carrots and saute on medium heat till the carrots change the color.
  • Add 2 cups of milk into it and mix well.
  • On medium heat cook it well until the carrot absorbs the milk.
  • Add sugar into it and mix well.
  • Add remaining milk into the cooked carrot and let it boil for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove it from the fire and add cardamom powder and fried cashew nut.
  • Mix well and serve.