Archive for June, 2007

Carrot Punugulu

Carrot punugulu………phew!!!!!! What’s this name? Yha……it’s true they r carrot punugulu they have carrot in them. The reason behind them is my daughter. As I am sending her to pre-school I have to send her some lunch with her, and she cannot eat rice by herself. And I am thinking of something that has a bit of nutrition value in them and she does be able to eat by herself. I never tried but I know is too small to feed by herself rice as we do and I don’t want her to be a messy child in her class. So these came into my mind as my mom used to pack these as a snack. I added 1 carrot to them and they became carrot punugulu, and they even tasted good. My little girl liked them so much. And now-a-days I am juggling over the snack recipes like these that I do be able to pack her for lunch. I am a bit relaxed because even though she has half of the snack and fruits I pack I feed her after coming home as I am sending her only for 2 half days. Otherwise I would have been a bit more serious regarding this matter.

Ingredients:

Rice flour………….1 cup

All-purpose flour…..1/2 cup

Yogurt/curd……………2 cups (should be a bit sour).

Baking soda……………1/2 tsp

Salt………………………….to taste

Carrots……………………2(grated)

Onion……………………….1 (small) chopped

Green chilies………………3 chopped (omit this for children)

Oil……………………………..to deep fry

Method:

1. Mix all the ingredients with curd, water (if needed).The batter should be thick (so that we can be able to drop little balls in hot oil).

2. Heat oil in a pan.

3. Drop the batter into small balls using hand or spoon.

4. Fry till they turn golden brown drain and remove onto tissue paper.

5. Serve hot with ginger chutney or groundnut chutney.

Note: These taste better if the batter is prepared 3o mins prior to making them.As our curd will not be that sour that we get in India. And they even soak a bit and tastes good.

Kaarapoosa

After longtime I am eating this snack. This is on my wish list from a long time. But I don’t have the required and the murruku press we use to make them. Finally I found one when I met a neighbor. She was very generous and I borrowed one. And then evolved this snack I am starving of. The thin strings elevate our jihva to eat more of them and we cannot just eat some we stuff in a lot more.

Ingredients:

Gram flour……………..1 cup

Rice flour………………..11/2 cup

Butter/oil………………..2 tbsp

Salt……………………….to taste

Ginger-chili paste………2 tsp

Jeera…………………………..1tsp (or) ajwain………………………..1tsp

Oil…………….for frying

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a deep frying pan
  2. Mix all the listed ingredients in water to make soft dough.
  3. Put into kaarapoosa press and just squeeze into hot oil in circular shapes.
  4. Deep fry till they turn golden brown.
  5. Brain and cool on paper towel.
  6. Store in air-tight tins when cool
  7. Enjoy with your evening cup of chai.

Note: Mix the dough when your r ready to fry them don’t make it in advance .Even while making cover it with a wet -cloth helps to keep in the moisture.


 

Simple Mushroom Stir Fry

                                                         Mushroom stir fry

Mushrooms r one of the high protien veggies that we can play with while making them they r easy to make and blends well into different kinds of dishes.Here i am making a simple stir fry which can be made in a hurry and sure can get accollades for the dish.It goes well with roti,rice,pulav.And the best part is my daughter she loves eating mushroom only mushrooms isn’t that good to see when u prepare something and ur kids want to eat the whole of it.She loves mushrooms so i mix it in rice and give her the mushoorms as many as she like to eat.

Ingredients:

Mushrooms……………..1 pack.

onion………………………..1 chopped

green chilies………………2 chopped

ginger garlic paste……..1 tsp

salt…………………………to taste

turmeric……………………1 pinch

chilli powder………………1/2 tsp

garam masala……………….1/2 tsp

coriander powder……………..1/2 tsp

coriander leaves………………..fist full

Method :

1.In a pan take 2 tsp oil and add onions and green chillies and let them fry

2.When onions turn translucent add ginger garlic paste.

3.Next add washed and sliced mushrooms and cook till mushrooms leaves water add salt and turmeric.

4.Fry till the water is vanishes add chilli powder and garam masala.stir fry till the mushrooms are cooked well 

5.To garnish add chopped coriander.

That’s it,it barely takes five minutes.Hope u all like it.

Baby Corn Manchurian

                                             baby corn manchurian1                                                  

Yupppy………i danced after eating my first bite of this baby corn manchurian.(i don’t believe i made them).I like manchurians(well who doesn’t).When dining out I stuff myself till my dear huddy stops me(no he just encourages me don’t u want to eat!!!!!!!!).Yha i am doubling my self with this kind of food but what can i say i just can’t stop having 1 piece.What do u say.I am ardent lover of manchurians…….!!!!!!!

Ingredients:

Baby corn…….1pack

Corn flour………..1/4 cup

all purpose flour…….1/2 cup soy sauce……………….2 tsp

tomato sauce………….2 tsp 

salt………………………….to taste

garam masala……………1/2 tsp 

chilli powder……………1/2 tsp

onion……………..chopped 1(small) 

ginger-garlic…………….finely chopped(1/4 cup)

coriander leaves chopped………..1/4 cup

green chillis…………………………….2-3

Method:

1.Boil baby corn in microwave till it’s half cooked.

2.Mix corn flour,all purpouse flour,salt,ginger garlic paste,chilli powder,garam masala mix all these ingredients with water,the batter should be loose enough to coat the corns.Add corns to the batter.

3.Heat oil in a pan,fry the corns dipped in the batter  and fry till they turn golden brown.

Tempering:

1.Take a pan add 2 tsp oil and add chopped green chilli,ginger,garlic,onion,coriander leaves let it fry and add soy sauce and tomato sauce.

2.Now add the fried corns and mix thoroughly.

3.Garnish with coriander leaves.

Isn’t it nice and easy,this is very easy and can be made in a little time we all loved this dish.