Showing posts with label mild spicy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mild spicy. Show all posts

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Quick Paneer Bites

Paneer is a milk solid and is filled with proteins. I have prepared quick bites using Nandini
Paneer. It is an easy, quick, simple and healthy bite.


I have used Nandini Paneer, chilly powder, jeera powder, garam masala and chat masala. Added a teaspoon of curd and mixed the spices and rolled the paneer pieces in spice mixture. Left that for rest for 10 minutes.

Let us see some benefits of eating Panner in our diet.

Cottage cheese /Paneer is rich in protein. It helps to strengthen our bones and teeth. It is good for improving our digestion. It also maintains the blood sugar levels in our body. It is a rich source of proteins, magnesium and folate.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Paneer : 250 Gr.
Curd /Yogurt : 1 Tablespoon
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Tsp
Pepper : Crushed : 2 to 3 pods
Garam Masala powder : 1/4 Tsp
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Chat Masala powder : 1/4 Tsp
Salt : As required
Cooking Oil : 2 Tbs

Method :

1. Cut Paneer into desired shape and size.


2. Take a big bowl and Put curd, salt, garam masala, chilly powder, Crushed pepper and jeera.
3. Mix all the ingredients nicely and add paneer. Slowly stir and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes.


4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a teaspoon of oil and place paneer one by on hot tava.
5. Sprinkle some oil on top and by the sides. Cook on both sides on medium flame.


6. Shift it to a serving dish and sprinkle some chat masala on top and serve.

Note :

You can add more spices of your choice. I do prepare dishes with mild spices. You should cook on both sides till golden brown. Cook on medium flame. Cooking the whole process on low flame will turn Paneer hard. Adding more oil is optional.
Time 20 Minutes. : All together.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Palak - Paumkin Fry

Palak - Pumpkin Fry is a quick and yummy side dish. Palak - Pumpkin fry is a mild spicy dish that fits to all age group.

I have used home grown palak which I got from my pot and used a carrot and a cup of pumpkin gratings. I also used coconut to make the fry more tasty.
Let us see some benefits of eating Palak /Spinach leaves in our diet.
Palak /Spinach is loaded with vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants. Palak is rich in insoluble fiber and good for people who suffer from constipation. Palak leaves contain potassium, magnesium and vitamin B6, B9 and Vitamin E. It is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, floic acid, iron and calcium. Palak is good for good skin health and our immune system.
 Palak - Pumpkin Fry is mild spicy curry and it has No garlic or No onion.
Let us see the recipe now :
Ingredients :
To Fry :
Palak/Spinach : 1 Bundle
Carrot grating : 1 Carrot
Pumpkin Gratings : 1 Cup (1/4 of 1 small pumpkin)
To Add :
Salt : As required
Turmeric powder : A pinch
Chilly powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Coconut Grating : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
To Season :
Cooking Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves and green chilly : 1

Method :

1. Wash and cut palak leaves and keep it aside.


2. Wash and scrape out the outer layer and grate carrot and keep it aside.
3. Peel off the pumpkin hard layer and grate the vegetable and keep it aside.


4. Grate coconut and Wash and slit green chilly and cut curry leaves.
5. Keep a pan on the fire and put oil. Let it get hot. Add mustard seeds and jeera.
6. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add 1 slit green chilly. Add a pinch of turmeric powder.
7. Add curry leaves and cut palak leaves. Stir slowly and let it get soft. ( Fry on low flame).


8. Add grated carrot and stir slowly.


9. Add pumpkin gratings and stir for 5 to 6 minutes. ( On low flame).


10. Add salt and red chilly powder and mix it nicely.
11. Add coconut gratings and put off the fire.


12. Shift the Palak - Pumpkin Fry to a serving dish and enjoy as one of the side dish.


Note. 

You can add more carrots. (Optional). You can add more chilly. Do not add any water. Fry on low flame. Adding coconut is optional.
You can have this fry with chapati as chapati roll. You can also keep this fry in the middle of the bun and place some cucumber and have it. Adding any other spices is optional. I always like to have mild khara so that I use very little chilly in my cooking.
Time : 10 Minutes
Serves : 2 To 3.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Urid Dal Kadubu in Banana leaf

Urid dal kadubu is one of the traditional dish from South Canana./Udupi/Malenadu/Mangalore. 
It is an easy dish, loaded with healthy spices like ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves and green chilly.

It can be done as soon as you grind the batter. No need to be fermented.
Let us see some benefits of having Urid dal in our diet.
Urid dal is protein rich and steaming is one of the healthiest way to have good food.
Urid dal is filled with fiber. It is easy to digest and improve our digestive health. It protects heart and boost energy. It improves our bone health. Strengthen our nervous system. It is good for our skin and hair. Urid dal contains good amout of vitamins and minerals. It helps in boosting our metabolism.
It is rich in vitamin B, folic acid, iron, and calcium. It does contain magnesium and potassium.
No Onion or No Garlic is used in this Urid dal Kadubu.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :


Urid dal : 1 to 1 1/2 cups
Raw Rice : 1 Handful
Banana Leaves : 5 to 6 pieces.
Ginger : 1 Tablespoon
Green chilly : 1
Curry Leaves : 10 to 12 leaves
Coriander leaves : 1 Handful
Coconut pieces : 3 to 4 Tbs
Salt : As required

Method :

1. Wash and soak urid dal and rice separately for 2 to 3 Hours.
2. Wash and cut coriander leaves, curry leaves.
3. Wash ginger and remove the outer layer and grate it.
4. Cut coconut pieces and keep it aside.


5. Drain water from soaked urid dal and grind it with required water. Let it be fine paste.


6. Add rice and coconut pieces and grind it in rava consistency.


7. Remove it from the mixi jar and put it to a big bowl.


8. Add required salt, cut coriander leaves, curry leaves, grated ginger and cut green chilly.
9. Mix all the ingredients nicely.


10. Wash banana leaves and put a spoon of Urid dal batter to each leaf.


11. Fold them and arrange them in a plate.

12. Keep a idli cooker or pressure cooker on fire and put some water in it. Let the water boil.


13. Arrange the folded banana leaves in a cooker plate and close the lid.


14. Cook for 30 to 35 minutes on medium and flame.


15. Take out the lid and check whether the kadubu is done. Take out from the cooker and arrange on a big plate.

16. Serve them with coconut chutney and ghee.



Note :

Do not use much water to grind. Adding more chilly is optional. I have not added any cooking soda or eno. Adding coconut pieces adds to the taste. Rice should be ground into rava consistency. or Kadubu turns very hard.
Time : Cooking time 30 Minutes + Soaking time 2 to 3 hours.
Serves : 2 to 3.



Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Spicy Kasuri Mehti Poori

Spicy Kasuri Methi Pooris are snack food and you can enjoy them having at any time of the day. It goes well with a cup of coffee as snack and you can have them as breakfast with a cup of curd or chutney. We enjoyed eating these spicy kasuri methi pooris for breakfast and dinner. It is good to have when they are hot.


I have tried these pooris many a times and here it is for you all to try.
I have used wheat flour, curd, chilly powder, garam masala powder, jeera, Kasuri methi/dry methi leaves, salt and ghee. Prepared the dough and rolled as pooris immediately and fried in hot oil. Pooris do not fluff much since jeera and methi leaves are added. It taste yummy when they are hot. We had it with tomato chutney and a cup of curd for breakfast and the remaining were eaten as snack with a cup of hot coffee.
Try these pooris and you will definitely like to prepare it again and again.

Ingredients : 

Wheat flour : 2 Cups
Curd : 2 to 3 Tbs
Salt : As required
Kasure methi ; 2 to 3 Tbs
Ghee : 1 Tsp full
Garam Masala powder  : 1/2 Tsp
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Tsp
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder : A little
Cooking Oil : 1 Cup

Method :

1. Take a big bowl and add wheat flour, salt, chilly powder and jeera/cumin seeds.
2. Add garam masala powder, turmeric powder, ghee and kasuri methi. (I used everest kasuri methi).


3. Mix all the ingredients and add curd and mix the dough nicely.

4. Kneed the dough well and divide it to small portions. Give a ball shape and press a little.


5. Roll them as pooris.

6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Fry on hot oil both sides till it turns golden brown.


7. Take it out from the pan and put it on the kitchen tissue.


8. Arrange in a tray or plate and serve with choice of your side dish.
9. We had it with tomato chutney and curd.

10. We also had these pooris as snack with a cup of coffee.

Note :

Using more or less chilly is optional. Add curd little by little while preparing the dough. Do not add at once. (It might turn mushy).
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Snake Gourd - Moong Dal Curry

Snake Gourd is filled with fiberm minerals and vitamins.
Here is a yummy curry using Snake Gourd /Padavala Kai (in Kannada language).


I have used Snake gourd, moong dal, green chilly, ginger and milk.
It simple, quick, easy, delicious and very mild.
Snake gourd is known as Padwal/Chichinda in Hindi, Padavala Kai in Kannada/ Karnataka, Pudavalana in Malayalam/Kerala, Pudalankaai in Tamil/Tamil Nadu and Potlakkaya in Telugu/Andra Pradesh.

Let us see some benefits of Having Snake Gourd in our diet.

Snake Gourd is known for its medicinal values and health benefits in Ayurveda from Ancient periods.
Snake gourd supplies plenty of nutrition to our body. It is filled with water content and helps to cool our body. It is good for heart health and loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Snake gourd has very low calories and zero cholesterol. It is good for people who diet for weight loss. It is full of dietary fiber and digested easily. It is good for diabetes. Snake gourd is helps to remove the toxins from our body. Snake gourd is full of fiber and helps to prevent constipation and regulate the bowel movements. Snake gourd is rich in antioxidants. It helps to strengthen respiratory process in our body. It is good for hair, skin and hair growth.
 There is no Onion or No Garlic in this Snake Gourd Moong Dal Curry.
This simple curry is good for all age group.It is yummy, easy, quick and delicious.


 Let us see the recipe :

Ingredients :

To Cook :
Moong dal : 1/2 Cup
Snake gourd : 1 Small size
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Ginger : An inch
Methi seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
To Add :
Salt : As required
Turmeric powder : A pinch
Coriander leaves : 1 Tablespoon
Boiled Milk : 1/2 Cup
Besan /Channa flour : 1/2 Tsp
Lemon : 1 Tsp. (1/2 lemon).
To Season :
Mustard Seeds : 1 Tsp
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6
Ghee : 1 Tbs
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little

Method :

1. Wash and cut Snake gourd. Remove the pulp and seeds. Cut into small pieces. Keep it aside.

2. Wash moong dal.
3. Wash and peel off the outer layer of ginger, wash again and grate it.
4. Wash curry leaves, coriander leaves cut into small pieces. Wash and slit green chilly.


5. Put snake gourd pieces, moog dal, slit green chilly, grated ginger, 1/2 tsp of methi seeds and 1/2 cup of water in a pressure cooker and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.


6. Let it cool. Take out the cooker lid, add little turmeric powder and required salt. Mix it well.


7. Add little water and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
8. Add boiled milk and 1/2 tsp of besan/channa flour and mix it nicely. Cook for 2 minutes.


9. Put off the gas and add 1/2 lemon extract, Ghee seasoned mustard seeds, jeera, ingh and curry leaves and mix it well.


10. Shift Snake Gourd - Moong Dal Curry to a serving dish and serve as one of the side dish.

Note :

Adding more chilly is optional. Adding methi seeds is optional. Use of besan is optional.
Ghee adds to the taste. Adding any spice is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

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My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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