Sunday, March 31, 2013

Moong vadi and potato curry / aloo mangodi ki subji

This mangodi comes very handy when there is no vegetables in freeze or I don't want to use vegetables. I always have this in my pantry becasue when you feel like making something fast and still healthy. Don't have to tell you that yellow moong dal is powerhouse of protein and pair it with potatoes makes amazing combination. Make hot chapati with this and you are all set for diner. This is typically Rajasthani dish but all over north people eat this in moonsoon season when you don't get nice vegetabels. so lets get cooking.

Ingredients :

1 cup dried moong vadis
1 potato chopped in cubes
1 onion chopped finely
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp whole cumin
pinch of hing
freshly ground ginger and garlic paste
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
2 tsp oil + 1 tsp
chopped fresh coriander for garnish


Heat a non stick pan, add tsp of oil in it and add vadis in it and fry till it changes it color, from yellow to little red. Take it out and keep it aside.

Heat 2 tsp oil, add cumin seeds in it and wait till its change it color, add onion with hing in it.
cook till onion changes it color, add tomato puree , ginger garlic paste and all powder masala.
Mix it well and cook it for minute or two.
Then add vadis and potatoes in it.
Add one and half cup of water and cook it till potatoes turn soft.

Leave some water in it if you are eating lets say after 30 minutes cause vadi will soak all the water.
If you are eating at once cook off till there is no water and masala is coating with vadis and potatoes.
Serve hot with chapatis and raita. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Chili Paneer with gravy

Well we all crave for Indo chinese food and making it at home too. So I don't need to say anything about this dish. I make it more with tofu then Paneer so I am also more excited to share this with you all.

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10 paneer pieces (fried)
1 each onion, capcicum, carrot
2 tbsp chopped garlic, ginger and green chilies
1 tsp dark soya sace
1 tsp vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable stock
1 tsp white pepper powder
1 tbsp chili sauce
2 tsp oil
2 tsp corn starch (mix it with water)
2 spring onino chopped for garnishing


Cut paneer as per choice shape. I did it in cubes.
Heat a wok and add one tsp of oil, add paneer and fry it till its nice color.
take it out and put it aside.
Heat another tsp oil and add ginger, garlic, chilies in it and cook for a minute till oil get a nice flavor.
Add vegetables and paneer in it.
Add all sauces and stock and boil it.
Stir in blended corn starch and mix it and stirring till sauce becomes thicken and coats to vegetables and paneer.
Sprikle green onion on top and serve immedietly with fried or white or brown rice.



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Baked Onion Rings

This is by far my son's favorite snack item. If I can give him this, he will finish it off without any questions ask. But outside its fried and at the end of the day I am not pleased with it. So this time I give it a try at home and did baking instead of frying and he finish it off without any questions. My work is done, so no more buying it fried ones. Try this for your kids and you will see how quickly their dish will get empty. He likes it with ketchup but you can serve your kids or your choice of sauce.


1 Large sweet onion
2/3 cup of AP flour
2/3 cup of vegetable stock
2 tbsp corn starch
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 cup breadcrumbs
salt to taste
1 tsp garlic powder


Preheat oven to 400 F. and line a baking dish with parchment paper or spreay cooking oil.
slice onion in to rings 3/4 inch in width and take only outer two parts and save inside small parts for some other use.
In a one bowl, add Ap flour, vegetable stock, corn starch.
In another bowl, whisk coating ingredients ( cornmeal, breadcrumbs, salt, garlic powder). You can add dried herbs in it too like basil or parsley.
With a fork, dip an onion ring into the batter, coating all sides. Now transfer it to the coating mixture and toss it around a bit. Use a clean & dry hand to scoop up coating and sprinkle it all over the ring. If at any time your hands get sticky or coated, simply rinse and dry before starting again. Place onion rings on prepared baking sheets and repeat for the rest.
IMG 4363   Crispy Baked Onion Rings
Bake for about 18 minutes at 400F, flipping once after 10 minutes. You can broil them for a minute or two at the end to brown. Serve with your favourite dip or ketchup. These are best served immediately.
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Monday, March 25, 2013

Soy Munchurian

We all had paneer, vegetable, chicken, fish , tofu Munchurian, Then who not soya munchurian? Let me tell you if you had not this one yet you are missing something. Make this one and you are going to make this again and again. To give more flavor to this soya, soaked them first 10 minutes in water then squeeze them and soak them in vegetable stock with ginger, garlic and chili paste. Don't worry it's not going to waster we can use this later in the dish only. Compare to other dishes this will be done in 20 minutes with prepration also.


1 cup soya chunks (soaked as per above mention)
1 onion chopped in cubes
1 green and red capcisum each chopped
1 carrot
2 tbsp chopped ginger, garlic and green chili
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp sambal paste
1 tsp tomato ketchup
2-3 green onion chopped finely
1 cup vegetable stock
1 tsp oil

Cut everything and set aside.
Soaked soya chunks  in vegetable stock and 3 G's paste. when ready to cook squeeze water out of it and leave water for later use.
Heat a wok on high flame. Add oil in it.
Add ginger, garlic and chilies in it and flavor the oil.
Add all the vegetables in it and cook for a minute.
Add squeeze soya in it and mix it.
Add all the sauce and check for seasoning.

Add stock and cook for minute or two till there is no water left.
turn off the gas and sprinkle green onions on top and serve hot with fried rice.
If you like gravy ,when you add stock boil it once and add cornflour and water mixture and mix it.

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