Monday, June 25, 2007

Garv se kaho ki bhindi hai

I give the credit of this recipe to Dr. Nandita who gave me this recipe over yahoo messenger today. I was cribbing on how there are only two ways to make bhindi and she asked me to try Dahi Bhindi. Well, Operation Dahi Bhindi was a huge success and it took only 20 minutes to cook it.

300 gms Bhindi
3 tbsp of besan
1 tbsp Amchur powder
1 tbsp Jeera Powder
1 tbsp Dhania Powder
1 tbsp Salt
Quarter tbsp Haldi
Quarter tbsp Red Chilli Powder
1 Cup Dahi (beat it well)
1 whole green chilli
(Jeera and Rai for tadka)

Method: Cut bhindi length wise into pieces. Put it in microwave for 4 minutes in a covered microwave safe bowl. Alternative, you can steam or cook bhindi on pan first with lid on. Now coat this bhindi with 3 tbsp of besan, then spice with amchur, red chilli powder, haldi, dhania powder and jeera powder.

Add one cup dahi and salt to it and let this marinate for a while.

Now, in a non stick pan do tadka with green chilli, rai and jeera. Now saute whole mix till dahi thickens.

Your Dahi Bhindi is ready!!!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Corn-ee Chaat

Now, this is something that will hardly earn me the title of the CHEF. It's the simplest dish of the lot.

Boiled Corn
Chopped Tomato - 1
Chopped Onion - 1
Chopped Coriander for garnishing.

I got this packet of corn from food bazaar. So I guess, that's the standard packet you get in markets. Boil it in water for 5 minutes. Drain the water and keep it aside.
Mix chopped tomato, onion and the boiled corn well and add salt and pepper. Squeeze one small lemon in it. Garnish it with Coriander. Your CORN CHAAT is ready.

PS: It's a very good "chakhna".

Sunday, June 3, 2007

O meri chandni...

Well, I named it Paneer Chandni because of the white gravy. Sridevi in white saree, white bindi, white bangles is a very strong imagery. So Chandni it is! Period!
2-3 potatoes (boiled and mashed)
1 tbsp khada garam masala (whole spices, not grinded)
1 green chilly
1 chopped onion
100 ml coconut milk
1 tsp vinegar
3 tbsp cooking oil
250 gm paneer (cottage cheese)

method: Heat oil in a deep pan. Put the khada masala, green chilly and chopped onion and fry till golden. Put boiled and mashed potatoes, salt and mix it really well. Add water to make it into a gravy. Stir continously. Add coconut milk and bring the whole thing to boil. Turn the stove off and add vinegar and sliced paneer.
You will love it even more with rice than chapati.
serves 2: You and your spouse
cooking time: 20 minutes

PS: You'll have to add little more salt than generally required because of coconut milk.