Friday, August 21, 2009

Navrathan Korma

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Aloo Mattar

Today I would like to share with all my readers a very popular and at the same time a simple recipe for Aloo Mattar

Serves 3 Persons
Potatoes--------------------------4 medium diced into small cubes
Green Peas------------------------1 cup
Onion-----------------------------1 medium
Tomatoes--------------------------2 medium
Greenchillies---------------------2 slit
Ginger Garlic Paste---------------1 tsp
Cumin seeds-----------------------1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder-------------------1/4 tsp
Red chilli flakes-----------------1/4 tsp
Kasoori mehi----------------------1 pinch
Sugar-----------------------------1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder---------------1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

  1. Heat oil add cumin seeds followed by onions

  2. Saute till onions turn pink, then add ginger and garlic paste along with the greenchillies
  3. Next add the tomatoes and cook till done

  4. Pour enough water to cook the potatoes, let the water boil

  5. Then add all the other ingredients along with enough salt

  6. Last add the potatoes and the greenpeas, cover and cook till done

  7. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I had some vellayappam batter left over from yesterday's breakfast. Today I planned to use up that batter by making Vattayappam for breakfast.The recipe I followed is as follows....

Long grain rice----------------2 cups
Beaten rice flakes / poha------1/2 cup
Grated coconut ---------------1 cup
Sugar------------------------3/4 cup(adjust to taste)
Instant dry yeast-------------1/2 cup
Salt --------------------------1/8 tsp
Cashew & Rasins--------------10 each

1. Soak rice and poha overnight.
2. Grind to a paste rice and poha along with coconut and sugar.
3. Add yeast and leave to ferment for a couple of hours.
4. Add salt just before steaming
5. Ferment in a steel vessel that has been greased and floured for 30 minutes.
6. Cover the vessel with kitchen foil while steaming.
7. After 10 minutes of steam cooking open the steamer add the dry fruits close the lid and steam for a further 10 minutes or untill done.