Friday, September 22, 2006

Tomatillo Pachadi


Tomatillo - 6-8 (small)
Carrots - 1
Green Chillies - 2-3 (depending on spice level)
Red Chillies - 2
Turmeric - 1/4 Table Spoon
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Table Spoon
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 Table Spoon
Asafoetida - a pinch
Urad Dal - 2 Table Spoons
Chana Dal - 2 Table Spoons
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation
1. Take a kadai, switch on the stove and keep on top of it. Add oil to it.

2. Let the oil get heated and add mustard seeds, jeera, Asafoetida.

3. Add Urad Dal, Chana Dal, Green Chillies, Red Chillies and fry for few seconds.

4. Now add Chopped Tomatillo and Carrots to the above.

5. Add Turmeric and mix it with spatula. Cover it and cook it for 5 minutes or till the carrots and tomatillo are cooked.

6. Add salt at the end and let it cool.

7. Grind the above and garnish with coriander and serve.

Method of Preparation: 15 minutes
Category: Side Dishes (Chutneys)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Gongura Rice

Its been long time that I actually posted something on my blog. I swtiched my job and was busy adjusting with new place. So here I am back with my recipes again. I was trying this second time last sunday. As my experimentation with gongura goes on, my love it is also increasing. :) Nice ha.... so lets see the simplest recipe of the gongura rice.

Gongura - 1-2 Bunches
Red Onions - 2 medium sized or 1 big size
Green chillies - Cut vertically 3-5 (depending upon the spicy level)
Coriander Powder - 1/2 - 1 table spoon (Optional)
Cumin Seeds - 1 table spoon
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation
1. Take a vessel, and add oil to it.

2. Add Jeera and Green chillies after the oil is heated.

3. Add onions and let it fry till golden.

4. Add Gongura and fry for less than a minute or so. Add Salt to it.

5. Add the cooked rice to the above. Serve hot with curd and any spicy curry.

Preparation time: 10 minutes (apart from rice cooking)
Category: Rice varieties

Gongura = Sour Greens
Cumin Seeds = Jeera

Shall post some pictures soon.


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