Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Peas Masala Curry

Peas - 1 1/2 cup
Potatoes - 2no.s
Onion - 1medium
Tomato - 1medium
Cashew nuts - 10no.s (Grind to a fine paste)
Water - 1 cup
Coriander powder - 1 1/2 t spoon
Red chilly powder - 1 t spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 t spoon
Ginger - 1" inch
Garlic - 3 cloves
Oil - 3 table spoon
Kasoori methi - 2 t spoon
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs

  1. Soak peas in water for about 3-4 hrs.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and saute sliced onions till turns tender.
  3. Add chopped ginger and garlic and saute well.
  4. Add salt, turmeric powder, chilly powder, corriander powder and mix well.
  5. Add the peas and mix well for 1 minute and add chopped potatoes.
  6. Add the water, close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  7. Once pressure is released, open the lid and cook over a very low flame.
  8. Add sliced tomatoes and cashew nut paste and mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Add kasoori methi and curry leaves.

Now it is ready to serve. It is a great combination with chappati.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fruity Delight

This is one of my favorite fruity dessert especially to have this with ice cream. Its really easy and doesn't take too much time except the fact of cutting lots of fruits. This is a good fruit diet for kids who normally say no to fruits. Usually when I prepare this my hubby says its my trick to eat lots of ice cream. In fact thats the truth!!!

Holy Farm Mango dessert powder - 1 packet
Banana(Small) - 2 no.s
Kiwi - 2 no.s
Orange - 1 no.
Plums - 2 no.s
Green grapes - 3/4 cup
Black seedless grapes - 3/4 cup
Vanilla Ice cream - 1 scoop for each serve
Water - 2cups

  1. Cut all the fruits into small pieces and keep it aside.
  2. Boil 2cups of water in a vessel and add the holy farm dessert powder and stir continuously till it dissolves completely and starts to thicken slightly.
  3. Allow it to cool for few minutes.
  4. Take a bowl, layer some fruit pieces.
  5. Then add the dessert mix before it gets too thick.
  6. Then add the remaining fruit pieces.
  7. Its ready to serve. While serving add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or any ice cream of your choice.
Kids gonna love this!!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Meen Molishan with Smelt Fish

Friends i am back here again!!!! I just became lazy after my holidays and then some personal reasons too...
Hope all my blogger buddies are doing great. Thanks to all for visiting my blog and following too.
At last I decided to post this which was lying in my draft for some time.

Smelt fish - 6 no.s
Tomato - 1 no. big
Onion - 2 no.s small
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 t spoon
Green chilly - 1 no. (Optional)
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Red chilly powder - 1/2 t spoon
Salt - to taste
Water - 1/2 cup
Cooking oil - 1 1/2 table spoon
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Tamarind water - 1 cup
(Soak tamarind in half cup water, squeeze it and later filter the water and use it)

Red chilly powder - 1 t spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 t spoon
Salt - to taste
Mix these ingredients adding few drops of water and apply the mixture uniquely on the cleaned fish and keep aside for 15-30 minutes.

  1. Clean the fish and marinate it with the above mentioned ingredients and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat an earthern pot (Chatti) and add oil.
  3. Saute sliced onions till it becomes translucent.
  4. Add red chilly powder, turmeric, ginger garlic paste, salt, green chilly and mix well.
  5. Add sliced tomatoes and saute well till becomes tender.
  6. Add 1/2 cup water, tamarind water and bring it to boil.
  7. Add marinated fish pieces and cook for about 5 minutes.
  8. Garnish with curry leaves.

Note: Once fish is cooked never use the spoon to mix as it will cause the fish pieces to break. Instead you can swirl the chatti.