Vermicelli Upma


Vermicelli cooked with veggies & seasoned.

ingredients

2 cups vermicelli

3 cups water

1 small red onion, chopped

3/4 to 1 cup chopped vegetables of choice (carrots, peas, beans, OR u r fav veg

2-3 green chillies, slit (as per u r choice)

1″ piece of ginger, grated

1 tbsp oil

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

1/4 tsp Bengal gram

1/4 cup roasted peanut(optional)for garnish

A few curry leaves (optional)

1/2 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Chopped coriander leaves for garnish (optional)

METHOD
Roast the vermicelli in a dry skillet or pan until golden brown. This will take about 4-5 mins but keep an eye on it and stir frequently otherwise they will brown on one side only or even burn. Set aside when done.Heat oil in the same pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, Bengal gram and green chillies. When the mustard seeds pop, add the chopped onion. When it becomes transparent, add the ginger and the vegetables. Mix well until well coated and cook covered on sim for 6-8 mins until the vegetables are soft. Sprinkle some water if necessary.Once the vegetables are cooked, add the water with some salt and bring to boil. Once the water comes to a rolling boil, dunk in the roasted vermicelli stirring continuously so that it doesn’t clump. Let it cook in the open pan until the vermicelli has cooked all over and there’s no water left. Usually a vermicelli : water ratio of 1 : 1.5 works well for me.
Garnish with coriander leaves ,peanut roasted & lemon juice and serve hot

Oats Dhokla


Ingredients

Oats -(roasted & powder)-1/2 cup
Gramflour -1/2 cup
Ginger & Green chillies paste -1 tsp
Salt- to taste
Lemon juice -1 tsp
Fruit Salt -1 tsp
Turmeric pwd-1/4 tsp
Water to make batter
For tempering
Mustard seeds-1 tbsp
Oil -1 tsp
sugar- to taste(optional)
Lemon juice -1 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves-10
water -1/2 cup

method

Into a bowl  Gram flour,powdered oats,green chilli paste ,salt ,lemon juice & make a smooth batter adding water.add fruit salt at last .now take pressure cooker add water ,as we do for Idli ,grease idli stand pour batter ,..close lid put on flame for 8 min High & low flame 4 min.meanwhile prepare tempering to pour on dhokla.take out dhokla on a plate & pour tempering on top of it.once it absorbed .Serve hot with chutney!!

Yellow Moong Dal & Spinach Crepe


Crepe prepared using Soaked & grind Split yellow moong Dal with Spinach .

Ingredients

Yellow moong dal (soaked) 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Salt to taste
Spinach (chopped ) 1/2 cup
Onion chopped small
Green chillies 1
Method
Grind soaked moong dal .takeout in a bowl add salt, spinach,Asafoetida , cumin seeds.
Heat pan or griddle .pour batter on it spread..as we do for dosa..sprinkle chopped onion & green chillies..add oil on side cook both sides.till it crisp.Serve with Chutney!!

Spicy oats & moong crepes with mint & cilantro chutney


Crepes prepared using Oats ,yellow split lentil & veggies .
Ingredients
Old fashioned Oats(powdered) 1/2 cup
Yellow moong dal (soaked) 1/2 cup
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Green chillies 1-2
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Black Pepper powder to taste
Onion finely chopped optional
Tomato deseeded chopped optional
Oil
Method
Powder oats using a grinder.now make a paste of soaked moong dal.adding green chillies. take paste in a bowl add all spices & oats.make a batter.if u feel a batter is thick add a
little water.now heat a pan or dosa pan ..drop with ladle..drop oil with a help of spoon .add chopped onion & tomatoes .flip & cook both sides ..till it crisp
Mint & cilantro chutney
Handful of mint & cilantro
Garlic 1-2
Yogurt 1 or 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Mustard oil few drops (optional)
Grind all ingredients except oil & salt.tske in a bowl add salt & oil .
Serve ur healthy crepes with chutney & enjoy !!!

 

Oats Uttapam


Oats & semolina Pancakes  prepared with  Indian spices & seasoned

Ingredients
Oats (roasted & powder) 3/4 cup
Rava 1 tbsp
Yogurt 1 cup
Onion chopped.
spinach chopped (optional)
Curry leaves few chopped
Green chilli chopped
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder optional
Eno fruit salt 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice few drops
Water if required
oil for cooking
Method
Take a bowl add oats,rava,onion ,green chilli,curry leaves & spinach .then add yogurt mix properly.add salt if a batter is very thick a little water.Before preparing uttapam.add Eno fruit salt & lemon juice.mix properly.Heat a pan on med heat.drop full ladle on pan .sprinkle red chilli powder.add little oil .cook both sides.Enjoy plain or with Chutney.

Mutton Curry


Mutton marinated with Yogurt & cooked with Indian spices

Ingredients

  • 1 kg mutton
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup curd
  • 2 onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger paste 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1½ tsp Kashmiri red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Whole garam masala{ 1 tsp black peppercorns, 12 cloves, 8 green cardamom ,5 sticks cinnamon Few threads of mace}
  • Salt to taste

Method

In a bowl, mix mutton with curd and a little salt and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and put in the whole garam masala. When they start to crackle, put in the chopped onions and fry till they turn golden brown.Add ginger-garlic paste and fry again for about two minutes. Add all the masala powder and fry till the oil comes up. Now add mutton with the marinade paste and stir fry on a high flame for 2 minutes.Pour in water and add a little salt, cook it with the lid closed till the meat becomes tender and the gravy is medium-thick in consistency.Serve it with white steamed rice /roti /paratha.

Crispy Fried Fish


Indian non-vegetarian meal is incomplete without a Masala Fish Fry. it’s is a very common and staple dish.A nice spicy fish fry can be eaten on its own as an appetizer or starter or goes well with rice too. There are various ways of preparing the fish fry using different ingredients and spices to individual taste.The fried fish would taste better if marinated and left for long or can be cooked as soon as it’s coated with marination.Fishes are easy and quick to cook, packed with good amount of protein and low in fat.Check my Pan fried recipe  Pan Fried Tilapia

I am sharing my deep fried recipe.it’s a bony fish Marinated with Indian spices.

ingredients

Fish (with bones)1 kg /2lb

Garlic paste 2-3 tsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder 2tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp to taste

Mustard Oil (preferably)/any cooking oil for Deep Frying

Method

Clean & wash fish ,marinate with turmeric powder,chilli powder,garlic paste & salt .keep aside for 15-20 min.heat oil in a pan deep Fry .Enjoy Crispy fried fish with rice/roti or serve as an appetizer

Pan Fried Tilapia


Tilapia fish marinated with Indian spices & shallow fry

Ingredients

Tilapia fillets 2
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tbsp
Rice flour
Salt to taste
Lime juice 1 tsp
Garlic paste 1 tsp
Mustard oil?any cooking oil for frying
Water if required

Method

Cut fillets in shape & size of own choice.Mix all ingredients,coat properly.
Marinate for 15-20 min.Heat oil fry on med heat.
Serve hot with onion rings.
Enjoy !!