Monday, 4 November 2013

Carrot Rasam

  • Carrots: 2
  • Tomato:1
  • Green chillies: 2
  • Rasam powder: as needed
  • Salt
  • Coriander leaves: few
  • Oil: 1 tb sp
  • Mustard seeds: 1/4th t sp
  • Cumin seeds: 1/4th t sp
  • Peel and chop carrots into big chunks. Pressure cook for 2 visils with enough water. Once pieces are cool grind into smooth paste along with chopped  tomato and little water.
  • In  a saucepan , add oil. Once it is hot do the tempering. Add  chopped chillies, then tomato , carrot puree. Add more water if you want rasam to be thin.
  • Add salt , rasam powder and boil till done.
  • Lastly add coriander leaves and serve it with hot rice and ghee.
Ideal food for toddlers and kids. My kid loved it.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Coconut milk Veg Biryani

I saw this recipe in a TV show. Want to try how it comes, the outcome and taste was awesome...

  • Basmati rice : 2 cups(rice cooker cup)
  • Beans: 20
  • Carrot: 2
  • Potato:1 big
  • Green chillies : 5
  • Peas: 1/4th cup
  • Coconut milk: 1 cup
  • Ginger garlic Paste: 2 tsp
  • Salt: as needed
  • Bay leaf: 4
  • Cloves: 4
  • Cinnamon stick: 1 small
  • Ghee + oil : 4 tb sp
  • Mint leaves: few
  • Onion : 1
  • Water:3 cups
To roast and grind:
  • Peanuts: 2 tb sp
  • Poppy seeds: 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds: 1 tb sp
  •  I am using Coconut milk can(store bought), so it is very thick, that's why I am using only 1 cup. If you are using fresh coconut milk(home made), change milk and water ratio accordingly. 
  • Wash and soak basmati rice  for 2 min. Dry roast peanuts,poppy seeds, coriander seeds till nice aroma comes and let it cool down. Chop all the vegetables .
  • Grind roasted spices along with 3 chillies and chopped half onion into a smooth paste.
  • In a pan add ghee and oil. Once it is hot add bayleaf,Cinnamon stick, cloves .Then add ginger garlic paste, chopped onion and chili. Fry for few seconds. Then add  masala paste. Fry nicely.
  • Now add chopped vegetables one by one to this and 1 tsp salt and give a nice mix.. Fry for few min till all veggies absorb masala.
  • Now add strained rice and fry for few min...
  • Take this whole mixture into a pressure cooker or electric cooker and add 1 cup coconut milk, 3 cups water .Add enough salt and mint leaves and cook till done.
Serve as it is or with any raita.