Quick and easy Prawn masala

When you have minimal ingredients at home and you want ย to have a quick and tasty side dish or curry on a lazy day, then this dish is for you. It’s very simple to make and you can alter it for vegetarian dish too.

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Ingredients needed:

  1. Onion
  2. Tomatoes
  3. Ginger
  4. Garlic
  5. Lemon Juice
  6. Coriander leaves – 1 sprig
  7. Curry leaves – 3 sprigs
  8. Chilli powder
  9. Coriander powder
  10. Garam masala
  11. Oil
  12. Salt and pepper to taste
  13. Turmeric powder

Star ingredients

  • Pre washed and cleaned Prawns

For vegetarian dish – you can use cooked garbanzo beans or steamed veggies, corn and the list goes on ๐Ÿ™‚ You can customize this .

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How to prepare:

In a grinder have onions,tomatoes, ginger, garlic, curry leaves and coriander leaves ย and grind until smooth. Add water if needed .In a kadai, add oil and cook this mixture for 5 minutes, then add chilli, turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala, salt and pepper. Add water and let this mixture cook for 10 minutes or until the raw smell is gone. Now add prawns and cook for 3 minutes or until this cooked.

Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice.

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It’s ready to serve ๐Ÿ™‚ It goes well with rice,chappatis, dosa

 

 

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Healthy Indian Burrito

Burrito or warp is one of my favorite meals and it can be served for breakfast,lunch, dinner as well as evening snack bite. Also its very easy to put to together and ready to serve within a minute or so. The added advantage is you can be creative and the options are huge.

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Ingredients needed:

  • Wheat tortilla or chapathi
  • Your favorite veggie mixture ย  ( recipe coming soon )
  • Olives
  • Boiled egg
  • Left over cooked rice
  • Fresh herbs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Your favorite sauce
  • Yogurt or curd

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Preparation:

Warm the chapathi for 30 seconds. Add a layer of rice, then your vegetable mixture. Slice up the boiled egg. Add a dollop of curd. Garnish with salt and pepper, herbs and your favorite sauce .

Wrap or roll it up. It’s ready to serve ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck !

 

Quick and Easy summer drink

Summer has already started and SUN has started sucking up water content on our body. This age-old recipe is super easy to make. Its healthy , refreshing and you can have it any time in a day. Plus you can store it in your fridge for 3 days and you can take it anywhere you go . The summer drink is Indianized version of buttermilk with a little kick ๐Ÿ™‚
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Ingredients:
Yogurt or curd – 1 cup
Mint leaves – 1 spring
Coriander leaves – 4 sprigs
Green chilli – 1 small
Ginger – 1/2 teaspoon grated
Roasted cumin powder – 1/4 tea-spoon
Water – as required
Salt – to taste
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Asafoetida / hing – a pinch
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How to prepare
In a blender, put all ingredients except curd, water and make a fine paste. You can strain the liquid and mix with curd . Or as last step add water and curd and blend it for 30 seconds .

That’s it you refreshing drink is ready to serve. Add ice cubes and garnish with mint leaves for lovely presentation.

You can also add cucumber , lemon juice as per your taste.
Good Luck !

Bhurji – Quick and easy side dish

Well today’s post is based on my recent obsession for healthy side dish for roti or rice and I have ended up making this delicious Bhurji. The best part of this is you can make a vegetarian side dish using Paneer/Tofu or make a non vegetarian dish using couple of eggs.It’s so simple to make and i wont take more than 10 minutes. Its so delicious and you will end up making this quite often ๐Ÿ™‚
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Ingredients needed:

  1. Onions – finely chopped
  2. Tomato – Finely chopped
  3. Ginger garlic paste
  4. Garam masala
  5. Green chillies – finely diced
  6. Coriander leaves
  7. Curry leaves
  8. Turmeric powder
  9. Coriander powder or Thaniya powder
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Oil – 1 tea spoon
  12. Fennel seeds

Star ingredient :

  1. Paneer or Tofu
  2. Egg

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How to prepare
In a kadai- add oil and fennel seeds. Wait till it pops up. Add onions, ginger garlic paste and salt. Saute them. Now add tomato , turmeric, green chillies,and rest of the ingredients. Saute them under everything is cooked fine. Now add paneer cubes or break 3 to 4 eggs. Separate egg yolks and add egg whites along if you are too conscious in your weight. Cook for 5 minutes or until eggs are done.
That’s it . Add Curry leaves and coriander leaves and its ready to serve ๐Ÿ™‚

You can add any vegetables like peas, carrot, cabbage, potato along with this and it tastes awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck !

One pot lunch: Bottle gourd rice -South Indian version

Today’s post is an easy and healthy version of south Indian lunch . Its tasty and can be made within couple of minutes. People of all ages with love this. The star ingredient is Bottle Gourd (Suraikkai in Tamil).

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downloadIngredients needed:

  1. Bottle Gourd (medium size)- Peeled ,flesh removed and chopped
  2. Moong dal – quarter cup
  3. Sambar powder – 1/2 spoon
  4. Salt – as desired
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 spoon
  6. Onion- 1 medium-sized. Finely chopped

For dry roast

  1. Dry chilli – 3
  2. Coriander seeds – 1 spoon
  3. Cumin seeds – 1/2 spoon
  4. Coconut – 2 spoon (optional)
  5. Roasted gram – 1 spoon

For tempering

  1. oil
  2. Mustard seeds
  3. Cumin seeds
  4. curry leaves

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Preparation:

In a kadai, dry roast the ingredients mentioned and powder them coarsely. Keep it aside. Now add 1 tea-spoon oil, add mustard seeds, cumin and curry leaves for tempering.Add onion, saute it . Now add chopped bottle gourd pieces,water, turmeric powder and sambar powder. Let it cook for 5 minutes. Now add dryย roasted powder and salt. Turn off the heat once bottle gourd is cooked.

Now add cooked rice and ghee. Mix it well and garnish with coriander leaves. Your lunch is ready.

Good luck !

One pot chicken noodle soup – Indian Version

I’m back again with the one pot recipe. You can enjoy this dinner with your family and friends. It takes less time and everything is ready. You can wow your friends with this Chicken noodle soup . Plus its the indian version so you wont miss the spice, kick and taste of indian roots.

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Ingredients needed

  1. Chicken breast – 400 g
  2. Onions
  3. Tomatoes
  4. Garlic
  5. Ginger
  6. Carrot
  7. Cabbage
  8. Beetroot
  9. Beans
  10. Cauliflower
  11. chilli powder
  12. Coriander powder
  13. Garam masala
  14. coriander leaves
  15. Lemon juice
  16. Cumin seeds
  17. Black pepper corns
  18. Fennel seeds
  19. Rice noodles – cooked already
  20. oil
  21. Turmeric powder

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How to prepare:

In a pressure cooker add 1 or 2 tea-spoon of oil and add fennel seeds,cumin and pepper corn. Once it fried add onion, ginger garlic paste,salt. Add all your veggies. Add your chicken breast cut into small pieces.Saute it for 2 minutes. Now add chopped tomatoes ,chilli powder,,coriander powder,turmeric powder and garam masala . Let it cook for 5 more minutes. Now add 1 to 2 litres of water based on how runny you want your soup. Add pepper powder for additional kick. Pressure cook for 2 whistles or for 5 minutes, Once its cooled, remove the lid . Turn on the stove and add your cooked noodles.Garnish with coriander leaves and some lime juice poured at the top.

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Serve it hot in a soup bowl. Your dinner is ready

Good Luck !

Quick and delicious dosa

Well the origin of the recipe is “turning my sour dosa batter” into something new and interesting . This can be prepared at ease within 10 minutes. Its tasty, delicious and healthy too ๐Ÿ™‚ Your family will be surprised and you will get applause ๐Ÿ˜€

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Ingredients needed:

  1. Dosa batter – 1 cup
  2. Rava or sooji – 1/2 cup
  3. Masala Oats – 1 packet
  4. Onion chopped
  5. Cumin seeds – 1 tea-spoon
  6. Coriander leaves
  7. Curry leaves
  8. Salt – as needed
  9. Water – as needed

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How to prepare:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and set it aside for 10 minutes. Take you kadai and prepare dosa as usual . That’s it . Your dosa is ready and it tastes good ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck !

One pot vegetable rice – Indian style

Again I’m back with one more 1 Pot recipeย .Today’s post is about a healthy vegetable rice in Indian style. You can serve it as lunch or call your friends and family to a fabulous dinner ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s hassle free and you can wow your family with handful of ingredients and vegetables available at your home.

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Ingredients:

  1. Oil
  2. Ghee – optional
  3. Chilli powder
  4. Coriander powder
  5. Garam Masala
  6. Turmeric powder
  7. Ginger garlic paste
  8. Green chilli coarsely grounded
  9. Rice – soaked in water for 20 minutes
  10. Fennel seeds
  11. Salt

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Vegetables:

  1. Beans
  2. Carrot
  3. Cabbage
  4. Green peas
  5. Fresh corn kernels
  6. Capsicum
  7. Beetroot
  8. Onion
  9. Tomato

Optional:

  1. Curry leaves
  2. Mint leaves
  3. Coriander leaves
  4. Lemon juice

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How to prepare:

In a pressure cooker or pressure pan , add oil and ghee. Let it heat up . Add fennel seeds, mint leaves, ginger garlic paste, grind green chilli and finely diced onions. Add pinch of salt and saute it until onions are tender and translucent . Now add all your vegetables except tomato and saute it for 2 minutes. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and Turmeric powder. Now add chopped tomato and cook for 5 minutes. Add soaked rice, salt and water. Let it come to boil.

Taste it and adjust salt or spice as needed . Put the pressure pan lid on and wait for 2 whistles or pressure cook for 7 minutes. Let it cool off for 15 minutes.Now open the pan and garnish with coriander and curry leaves. Add lemon juice and mix the rice well.

Your Indian style vegetable rice is ready to serve along with a salad or raitha of your choice ๐Ÿ™‚ You have cooked a delicious meal in one pot ย ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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You can add other vegetables like cauliflower,potato ,french beans,paneer and mushrooms in this . Let your creativity speak ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck !

One pot dinner

Making dinner is fun , but washing the dishes ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ย Here is the one pot recipe you can prepare using kadai with a handful of ingredients at home.

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Ingredients:

  1. Pasta(uncooked) ย – 1 cup
  2. Sweet corn
  3. Store bought pasta sauce

How to prepare:

In a large kadai,let the water boil with salt as needed. Add pasta and fresh corn kernels . let it cook for 10 minutes. Drain the water. Now add store-bought pasta and your herbs like parsley, basil . Sprinkle Oregano powder. Stir in low flame for 5 minutes. Your Dinner is ready ๐Ÿ™‚

You can use any vegetables available with you . Broccoli, Carrots, Sun Dried tomatoes will go good with this

Good luck !

1 recipe and different quick meals :)

In the morning rush , who has time to think of lunch ? Oh waitย  not only lunch, a post evening healthy snack or healthy dinner that’s ready when you come home after work , that would be heaven ๐Ÿ™‚

Today’s post is about a healthy recipe you can make , store in fridge for a week. when its time you can toss it ย with Rice, or have it with chapathiย or have it as a salad .Tada isn’t it awesome and the great thing you can make this at home with handful of vegetables and its quick and super easy to make.

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Ingredients:

  1. Cumin seeds
  2. Oil or ghee
  3. Mint leaves (optional)
  4. Curry leaves (optional)
  5. Coriander leaves (optional)
  6. Garam masala – pinch
  7. Chilli powder – as per taste
  8. Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
  9. Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  10. Salt
  11. Sugar ย – 1 teaspoon
  12. Tomato ketchup – as desired

Vegetables:

  1. Cabbage
  2. carrots
  3. Green peas
  4. Capsicum
  5. French beans
  6. Beet root

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How to prepare :

Wash and dice all the vegetables finely . In a kadai, add oil or ghee . Add cumin seeds, once its roasted put all the vegetables except capsicum. Add mint leaves and curry leaves.Saute for a minute . Add small amount of water. Let it cook for 2 minutes. Now add turmeric powder, chilli and coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes. Now add sugar and ketchup . Keep the flame high and stir until all the water is evaporated. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Its ready ๐Ÿ™‚

How to prepare the meals :

Meal 1: If you have leftover rice , warm it up or use the freshly cooked rice. Add 1 tea-spoon of ghee and mix the vegetables . Your lunch is ready ๐Ÿ™‚

Meal 2: If you have tortilla wraps or chapathi, warm it up . Spread the vegetables mixture in one half of the wrap. Add mayo or your favorite sauce. Your wrap is ready to go ๐Ÿ™‚ You can have it for breakfast or post evening snack

Meal 3: In a bowl have this vegetable mixture and 2 dollop of greek yogurt or curd. your snack is ready.Increase the portion and add almonds or peanuts for crunch. Your dinner is ready ๐Ÿ™‚

You can use any vegetable available with you. Cauliflower, broccoli,sweet potato, potato,corn kernels, garbanzo beans works good .

Good luck !