Vegetable And Keema Rice

VEGETABLE AND KEEMA RICE

Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I will be making Vegetable And Keema Rice which is a great combination of vegetables, minced chicken, mushrooms, mild spices. It is tastier and handy to make also. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:-

  1. French Beans-50 gms
  2. Carrot-25 gms
  3. Mushroom-4
  4. Raw or Boiled Rice-200 gms
  5. Onions-3
  6. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  7. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  8. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Cumin Powder-1 /2  tsp
  11. Biryani Masala-1 tsp
  12. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  13. Nuts-Cashews and Raisins(optional)
  14. Salt-According to taste
  15. Sugar-A pinch

For tempering:-

  1. Cardamom-1
  2. Cloves-2
  3. Cinnamon-1 small stick
  4. Ghee-1 tbsp
  5. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

Wash the rice. Chop french beans, carrot, and onions. Cut the mushrooms. Blanch all the veggies except onions.

Step 2

DSC03890.jpgTake a vessel and add all the tempering ingredients. Add the chopped onions and fry for a minute. Next, add the ginger-garlic paste and fry it again. Now add the spices, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,coriander-cumin powder, biryani masala,garam masala, and salt and fry for one minute.

Step 3

DSC03909.jpgAdd the tomato puree and fry. Now add the chicken keema. Fry it for four minutes. When the spices are well cooked and aromatic and the keema too is half cooked, add in the blanched vegetables, rice and a pinch of sugar and fry this again for two-three minutes. Now add enough water and cook by covering the vessel with a lid. Cook till done. Garnish it with some cashews and raisins though it is optional.

Our Vegetable And Keema Rice is done. Serve it with mixed veg raita and lots of fresh salads.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!! And Happy Holi to my Indian friends here.

 

 

 

 

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Radish Fritter Kadhi

RADISH FRITTER KADHI

Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I am going to share a recipe of Radish Fritter kadhi. It is a healthier version of pakora kadhi and is great to have on a day when you want a lighter lunch. The recipe is as follows—

Ingredients:-

For the radish fritters:-

  1. Radish- 2
  2. Gram Flour-200 gms
  3. Onion(finely chopped)-1
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped)-2
  5. Carom Seeds-1/2 tsp
  6. Cumin-1/4 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  10. Dry Mango Powder-1/4 tsp
  11. Salt-According to taste
  12. Vegetable Oil-For shallow frying

For the kadhi:-

  1. Fresh Buttermilk-1/2 of 1 pkt
  2. Gram Flour-2 tsp
  3. Ginger Paste-1/2 tsp
  4. Onion-1
  5. Green Chillies-2
  6. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  7. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  8. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  9. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  10. Kadhi Masala-1 tsp
  11. Salt-According to taste
  12. Sugar-A pinch

For the tempering:

  1. Black Mustard or Rai-1/2 tsp
  2. Cumin-1/2 tsp
  3. Bay Leaf-2
  4. Dry Red Chilly-1
  5. Asafoetida-A pinch
  6. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

For garnish—Freshly chopped cilantro

STEPS

Step 1

To make the radish fritters, wash, scrape and grate the radish. Chop the onions, green chilies, cilantro finely.

Step 2

DSC03833.jpgTake a bowl. Squeeze the excess water from the grated radish and put in the bowl. Now add, gram flour, chopped onions, green chilies, carom, and cumin seeds, coriander powder, red chilly powder,garam masala, salt, dry mango powder and mix it.

Step 3

Heat a pan and make small balls out of the radish batter. Shallow fry in a pan and drain excess oil on tissue papers.

Step 4

For making the kadhi, take a bowl and add in the buttermilk, gram flour, pinch of sugar and mix it well. Now take a vessel and add all the tempering ingredients. Next, add the chopped onion and green chilies in the pan and fry for half a minute. Add in ginger paste. Fry again. Now add the remaining spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder,kadhi masala and immediately add the buttermilk solution. Mix everything well and let it simmer on low heat for five minutes. Lastly, add the radish fritters and after boiling for a minute switch off the gas.

Our Radish Pakora Kadhi is done. Garnish it with freshly chopped cilantro. Serve it with plain steamed rice, some vegetable stir-fries, and poppadums.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

Fish Curry With Buttermilk

FISH CURRY WITH BUTTERMILK

Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I will share a new version of fish curry which is made in buttermilk and curd, with mild spices and lots of taste. It is a very healthy dish and can be made without oil too. It is a creative twist to making fish curries which can be made in many ways, this being one of them. I hope you guys will like it. So let’s start—

Ingredients:-For the fish marination:-

  1. Fish Fillet-250 gms
  2. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  3. Salt-According to taste

For the fish gravy:-

  1. Onions-2
  2. Green Chillies-3
  3. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  4. Buttermilk-1cup
  5. Fresh Curd-2 tbsp
  6. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Garam Masala-1/2  tsp
  9. Fish Masala-1/2 tsp
  10. Sugar-A pinch

For the tempering:-

  1. Vegetable Oil-For frying
  2. Curry Leaves-6
  3. Cumin and Black Mustard-1/2 tsp

For Garnish:-Freshly chopped coriander(optional).

STEPS

Step 1

DSC03743.jpgWash and marinate the fillets with salt and turmeric. Chop the onions and green chilies finely. Shallow fry the fillets nicely. Add the curd in the buttermilk along with sugar and mix well.

Step 2

Take a pan. Add the tempering ingredients. Now, add in the chopped onions and green chilies. Fry for two minutes. Now add the ginger-garlic paste. Fry again. Now add the spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,garam masala, fish masala and fry again. Now add the buttermilk and let it boil for two minutes.

Step 3

DSC03744.jpgNow add in the fried fish. Simmer on low heat. You can garnish it with freshly chopped coriander though it is optional.

DSC03748.jpgOur Fish Curry With Buttermilk is done. Serve it with steamed rice, fried potato chips, and chilly fritters.

Do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bread Uttapam Sandwich

BREAD UTTAPAM SANDWICH

Hello everyone.Welcome to my cooking corner once again. Today I am going to share a sandwich recipe which you can try and have as either a snack, brunch or breakfast recipe. It is Bread Uttapam Sandwich. It is tastier, not too oily, lighter and gets prepared in little time. I enjoyed making it and I hope you all too will do so. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:

Bread – 3 slices

For the potato patties:

  1. Potatoes – 4
  2. Onions – 2 (big)
  3. Butter – 3 tbsp
  4. Red Chilly flakes – 1 tsp
  5. Dried Mint Flakes – 1 tsp
  6. Chat Masala – A pinch
  7. Salt – According to taste

For the uttapams:

  1. Idli or dosai Batter(readily available in the Indian markets) – 250 gms
  2. Onions(finely chopped)-1(big)
  3. Green Chillies(finely chopped)-3
  4. Tomato(finely chopped) – 1
  5. Coriander Leaves – 50 gms
  6. Cumin(whole) – 1/2 tsp
  7. Carom seeds – 1/2 tsp
  8. Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp
  9. Salt – According to taste

STEPS

Step 1

DSC03700.jpgFor making the potato patties, boil and mash potatoes. Chop the onions, green chilies, and coriander leaves finely. Now add in the seasonings, salt, red chilly flakes, dried mint flakes, chat masala, and butter and mash it well. Now make patties out of the batter and shallow fry in a pan. Keep aside.

Step 2

For making the uttapam batter, take the idli dosai mix in a bowl and add the chopped onions, green chilies, tomato, coriander leaves, salt, cumin, and carom seeds. Mix it up. Here I have used Fresho idli dosai batter mix. You can try something similar.

Step 3

Take a slice of bread and cut it in triangles. Butter one side. Place one potato patty on one half. Now cover it with the other half. Now smear the uttapam batter on the front side of the bread. You can insert some toothpicks in the sandwich to stop it from loosening.

Step 4

DSC03701.jpgShallow fry the sandwich.When each side is well browned take it out.

Our Bread Uttapam Sandwich is ready to serve. Have it with a dip of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week. Till then healthy cooking, happy living.

 

 

 

Spaghetti With Fish

SPAGHETTI WITH FISH

Hello, and welcome everyone to my cooking corner again. Hope you all are having a good day.Sorry for a late post. I was on a ceremonial leave to Gujarat as it was my youngest son Priyam Shankar Jha’s marriage. I was very busy and I had a grand event completed successfully. I am very happy that my family has extended by the addition of one more beautiful daughter younger to Ambika, Khushbu Jhaveri, Priyam’s wife. The event was a small family affair but was lots of fun and festivities and I am so proud that my association and bonding with Gujarat has really become deeper as my daughter-in-law is a Gujarati. Coming back to our cooking corners, today I am going to share a recipe of Spaghetti With Fish. It is a simple recipe with mild flavors and taste and with some twist of an Indian tadka too. Hope you like it. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:-

  1. Spaghetti – 200 gms
  2. Boneless Fish -150 gms
  3. Onion – 1
  4. Green Chillies – 2
  5. Cashew nuts – 6
  6. Peanuts – 4
  7. Sugar – A pinch
  8. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp(optional)
  9. Red Chilly Powder – 1/4 tsp
  10. Garam Masala -1/2 tsp
  11. Sambhar Powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Salt – According to taste

For the marination of fish:-

  1. Fish Fillets – 150 gms
  2. Salt – According to taste
  3. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  4. Garlic Paste – 1 tsp

For the tempering:

  1. Black Mustard – 1 tsp
  2. Curry Leaves -6
  3. Asafoetida -A pinch
  4. Vegetable or Olive Oil -1 tsp

For the garnish:

  1. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  2. Raisins – A handful

STEPS

Step 1

DSC03638.jpgBoil water in a vessel. Add some vegetable oil and salt in it and let it come to a boil. Now break the spaghetti and drop it in. Let it cook making sure it does not get mushy. Boil till firm but cooked. It will take approximately not more than 2 minutes to do this.

Step 2

Wash and cut the fish into bite-sized pieces. You can choose any variety of fillets, but here I have chosen Tilapia fish fillets. Marinate it in salt, turmeric powder, and garlic paste. Fry it in a pan till browned.

Step 3

Take a pan and add the above mentioned tempering in it. Now add the finely chopped onions and green chilies and fry for two minutes. When the onion is half fried add the spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, sambhar powder,garam masala, sugar and fry for half a minute. Add the cashew and peanuts.

Step 4

DSC03634.jpgNow add the cooked spaghetti and toss for 1 minute. Next, mix in the fried fish and toss everything well on low flame.

Our simple Spaghetti With Fish is done. Garnish it with a sprinkling of raisins and a dash of some lemon juice. You can add your choice of nuts, sauces, and a mixture of mayonnaise with the mustard sauce though it is optional.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Chicken And Lentil Calzone

CHICKEN AND LENTIL CALZONE

Hello guys, welcome to my cozy corner again. Today I am going to share a recipe of Chicken And Lentil Calzone which is my version of Calzones that I came across reading in some magazine. A Calzone is an oven-baked, folded pizza which originated in Naples in the 18th century. It is generally prepared from a salted dough, filled with ham, chicken, vegetables, lots of cheese and also an egg. And my idea of making it is a bit simpler which has some lentil and minced meat fried in light spices and onions. It is an easy recipe which you can try as a snack. I hope you will like it. So, here is the recipe—

  1. Chicken Keema – 200 gms
  2. Chana Dal – 100 gms
  3. Onion – 2
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Fennel Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  11. Salt – According to taste
  12. Sugar – A pinch

For the calzone wrappers:

  1. Refined Flour – 400 gms
  2. Baking Powder – 1/4 tsp
  3. Vegetable Oil – 2 tsp
  4. Water – for making the dough

STEPS

Step 1

Take refined flour in a bowl. Add baking powder and oil in it. Make a pliable dough from it. Chop the onions finely. Boil the chana dal.

Step 2

DSC03585_20190126045946019.jpgTake a pan, add oil. Now add the finely chopped onions. Add ginger garlic paste and saute. Now add spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, fennel seed powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, sugar and saute it. Now add the chicken keema and saute for two minutes. Add some water and let the keema cook. Dry it up.

Step 3

Next, add the boiled chana dal and saute everything together for a minute. Cool it.

Step 4

To make the calzones, take one portion of the dough and make a small chapati from it. Fill some of the keema batter in the middle of the chapati, fold it from the middle and stick it to the other end of the chapati using some water. Do so for all of them.

Step 5

dsc03579_20190126050153193Take a pan again. Add vegetable oil. Drop the prepared calzones one by one in it and shallow fry them till crisp, browned and done. Soak any extra oil using a tissue paper.

Our Chicken And Lentil Calzone are ready. Serve it with mayonnaise or a dip of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

 

Fish Poha

FISH POHA

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I am going to share a recipe of Fish Poha with you. Every day in the morning, there arises a question in all households about what will be the menu of the day. Usually, I try to make simpler recipes which are tasty and healthy too. In one of my earlier blogs, I have made a similar recipe of Chicken Poha and today I have used boneless tilapia fish to make this poha. I hope you all will like it. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:-For the marination of fish

  1. Boneless fish – 3 whole pieces
  2. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  3. Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp
  4. Salt -According to taste

For the poha:

  1. Beaten Rice – 200 gms
  2. Onions – 11/2
  3. Green Chillies -2
  4. Potato – 4 pieces
  5. Green Capsicum(or any other vegetable of your choice) – 1
  6. Turmeric Powder -1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder -1/2 tsp
  8. Cumin Powder -1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala -1 tsp
  10. Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  11. Dry Mango Powder -1 tsp
  12. Cashew and raisin(or any nut of your choice)-5 each
  13. Salt – According to taste
  14. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

DSC03496.jpgWash and cut the fish fillet into cubes. Marinate with salt, turmeric powder, and garlic paste. Now pan fry or deep fry the cubes. Chop the onions and green chilies finely. Chop the capsicum into strips. Chop the potato too into cubes and blanch it till half done. Shallow fry the capsicum and potato in 2 tsp oil. You can use any other veggies apart from capsicum and potato.

Step 2

Take a pan. Add oil. Now add the chopped onions and green chilies. Fry for a minute. Add the spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder,garam masala and fry for two minutes. Add sugar.

Step 3

dsc03498Now add the potato cubes and capsicum and fry again for half a minute. Also, add dry mango powder. Next, wash the beaten rice. Add it in the fried veggies. Add the dry fruits and lastly after mixing everything well, add in the fried fish cubes.

Step 4

Mix and cook everything for one minute, covered on slow flame. Switch off the gas. You can add a dash of lemon juice too after the poha gets cooled.

Our Fish Poha is ready. Serve it in breakfast or as an evening snack.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!