Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chinese Fried Rice


finely chopped onion
Garlic - thinly sliced -3
4 tablespoons oil
1 spoon soy sauce
Sliced carrots,sweet peppers,brocolli
10 pieces of cube Tofu - sauted
2 cups cold cooked rice
2 eggs


  1. Heat 3 tbsp oil in wok; add chopped onions and stir-fry until onions turn a nice brown color

  2. Add veggies and let them cook, make sure they are crisp not over cooked

  3. In a seperate wok , stir fry the tofu in 1 spoon of oil, make eggs in the same wok. Mix it with the veggies

  4. Add rice to the veggies. Add soy suace, chilli sauce and Salt to taste. Serve HOT!!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Multi color Uttampam


1 Cup urad dal
2 Cups idli rava
3 Small onions (chopped)
1 carrot (grated)
1 bellpepper (chopped)
2-3 Chopped green chillies
Salt to taste
Cooking oil


  1. Wash urad dal . Soak in water for 3 hours. grind it.
  2. Soak the idli rava , mix it with the urad dal batter. leave it for a night outside to ferment
  3. Mix the batter well next morning till it is sufficiently thick.
  4. Mix the green chillies, onion,grated carrot and bell peppers in a bowl.
  5. Heat a flat griddle and rub some oil on it.
  6. Pour some batter on it with a ladle and spread it to a thick circle.
  7. Sprinkle the veggie mixture on the top side and overturn the Uttapam.
  8. Cook it on the other side.
  9. Repeat the process
  10. Serve hot with coconut chutney!

Quick Bhel Puri

1 cup Puffed Rice
1/4 cup chopped Tomato
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup chopped Onion
4 chopped Green Chilli
Mint Chutney1/2 cup [not a must have]
potato chips
peanuts - 1 handful
1tsp red chilli powder
2 tblsp Lime or Lemon (Nimbu) Juice
2 tsps - maggie sauce

  1. Chop all the veggies, mix the puffed rice, peanuts, add the mint chutney,lemon juice, maggie sauce & chilli powder.
  2. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves & chips.
  3. Serve immediately

Methi Aloo Palak Curry

Ingredients :

Spinach 1 bunch
Methi - 5 spoons of frozen
2 potatoes : cut like circles
1 Onion cut into small pieces
3-4 garlic pods
Small piece of ginger
3-4 green chilies
½ tsp red chili powder
1tsp of coriander powder, cumin powder
1tsp of garam masala
1tsp of cumin and turmeric
Salt to taste


  1. In a pan, add the garlic, ginger,cumin seeds, green chilies, onions with tsp of oil and sauté them.

  2. Add the spinach, Methi and cook them.

  3. Add the cut potatoes

  4. Add turmeric, salt, garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder

  5. Add water only if it is needed. Cook for 5-10 mins covered until the potato absorbs the flavor.

  6. Serve it with whole wheat Roti

Beetroot & Coconut rice


1 small beetroot (peeled and diced)
1.5 cups of cooked basmati rice
1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 bay leaf
3 cloves
1 inch cinnamon
2 cardamam
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 small onion (chopped)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 tsp grated ginger
1-2 green chilly (serrano)
few curry leaves
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
  1. Cook the rice with coconut milk

  2. Heat oil in a vessel, add the whole spices (bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamam, cumin seeds) and curry leaves. After few seconds, add the onions, ginger, garlic and green chilly, saute them until the onions are transparent.

  3. Add the diced beets and turmeric powder, saute for sometime. Season with salt.

  4. Add the cooked rice and saute till all ingredients mix well. garnish with some cashwes
Yummy Red rice ready!!!