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Nov 29, 2010

Vegetable Rava Upma


Rava  Upma is very s easy snack. This is usually  made for breakfast ,I always make upma with lots vegetables like carrot, onion, peas, capsicum, cauliflower,and  beans


Vegetable Rava Upma with lots of vegetables
Vegetable Rava Upma



Ingredients  





  • Frozen Vegetables.......... 1cup
  • Rava(Suji)...................... 1cup
  • (Carrot, Peas and Beans)
  • Green Chili.....................4
  • Ginger............................1 small piece
  • Curry Leaves...................few
  • Mustard Seeds...............1tsp
  • Urad Dhal......................1tsp
  • Chana Dhal..................1tsp
  • Salt to taste
Method
  • Fry the rava in a pan with out oil till it becomes red..
  • Remove and cool it.Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, all dhals, green chili, ginger and curry leaves. 
  • When the dhal becomes red add the vegetables and fry for 5 minutes. add 2 cups of water and salt.
  • When the water boils add the rava and mix well.
  • When the rava is cooked remove from the flame and cover it.
  • Serve with coconut chutney or pickle..




Nov 19, 2010

CabbageBhajjias

Trying out new vegetarian recipes has become my passion My son loves food. The good thing about  this recipe is that the dish always turns out tasty.
Cabbage Bhajjias

Ingredients
Cabbage Bhajjias
  • Chopped Cabbage………. 1cup
  • Besan……………………..1cup
  • Rice Flour………………...¼ cup
  • Ginger Finely Diced………...1tsp
  • Green Chili Chopped……  1tsp
  • Red Chili Powder…………1tsp
  • Asafoetida……………….½ tsp
  • Ajwain................................1 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves...............few
  • Salt to Taste
Method
  • Mix all ingredients. Add some water and make a dough.
  • Heat a pan with oil, take  the dough  little and deep them and fry them till they become crisp.
  • Serve hot with chutney.
  • You can also add diced carrots/green pepper/onions/ spinach/ cauliflower with the besan and make this vada.

Keerai Pakoda (Spinach Pakoda)

Keerai Pakoda


Ingredients

  • Chopped Spinach.....................1cup
  • Besan.......................................1/2 cup
  • Rice Flour.................................2tbsp
  • Green chili................................3
  • Chili powder.............................1tsp
  • Onion......................................1
  • Hing........................................1pinch
  • Salt to Taste.

Method

Keerai Pakodas with spinach and spices
Keerai Pakodas
  • Mix besan, rice flour, chili powder, hing, salt chopped onion, chopped green chili into a paste adding water. 
  • Heat a a pan with oil.
  • Prepare small ball with the dough and deep fry them.
  • Serve hot with chutney.

Semiya Vadai

Semiya Vadai
  • Semiya…….. .....1cup
  • Besan…….......... 2tsp
  • Rice Flour…....…2tsp
  • Onion……….......1
  • Chili Powder….....1tsp
  • Green Chili……....2
  • Ginger…………...1piece
  • Coriander leaves…few
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Fry the semiya with 1tsp of oil till it becomes red .
  • When it cools down add besan, rice flour, chili powder, chopped ginger, green chili ,salt coriander leaves and chopped onion. 
  • Mix well. Heat a pan with oil.
  • Make balls with the dough and deep fry them. 
  • Serve with chutney.

Nov 16, 2010

Semiya Vegetable Upma

Semiya Vegetable Upma

Ingredients

Vegetable Semiya Upma is with lots of vegetables
Semiya Vegetable Upma












  • Semiya……………............1cup
  • Frozen vegetable………......1cup
  • (Beans, carrot , Peas and Capsicum)
  • Chopped Green Chili………2tsp
  • Chopped Ginger…………….1tsp
  • Turmeric Powder……..........1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves………............few
  • Mustard seeds……..............1/2tsp
  • Urad dhal………….............1tsp
  • Chana Dhal………..........…1tsp
  • Salt To Taste

Method

  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, urad dhal, chana dhal.
  • When the mustard crackles add green chili ginger and curry leaves vegetables, turmeric powder and salt.
  • After 5 minute add 3 cups of water and let it boil.
  • Fry the semiya with little oil till it turns red . 
  • Add the semiya into the boiling water and mix well.
  • When it is cooked serve with chutney.

Oct 28, 2010

Taco Shell Recipe

Ingredients

  • Lentils (Beans)……................1/2 cup
  • Chopped Onion……..............1/4 cup
  • Taco Shells………..................6
  • Salsa.......……........................1cup
  • Shredded Lettuce…….............2cups
  • Guacamole…………...............1cup
  • Chopped Tomato…..................1/2cup
  • Cheddar Cheese……...............3tbsp
Method
Taco Bell with guacamole, cheese, bean paste
Taco bell, lettuce,Cheesebean paste and dip
  • Cook the lentils with water and little salt.
  • Remove the water and keep aside.(can use left over lentils) Prepare guacamole and keep . 
  • Put the taco shells in microwave for 35 seconds.
  • Fill the taco shells with lentils, guacamole, salsa, shredded lettuce, tomato and cheese.
  •  It is my favorite recipe and healthy dish..
Guacamole recipe
Guacamole is a dip with avicado,onion and tomato
Guacamole

Guacamole
  • Cut 2 ripe avocados in half and remove the pulp with a spoon and mash them with a fork. 
  • Chop the onion, tomato,and jalapenos into small pieces and add to the guacamole. 
  • Add lime juice, salt and chopped cilantro.
  • This is very tasty dip.

Oct 18, 2010

Apple Pie

Apple pie

Ingredients
  • Ground Walnuts.................. 3cups
  • Pitted Dates........................1cup
To make filling
  • Sliced Apples(1/4 " pieces).2 cups
  • Lemon Juice......................2 tbsp
  • Raisins..............................2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon Powder............2 tsp
  • Mix all together and pour into the chilled crust.
Method
  • Make a powder of walnuts in a blender.
  • Chop the date and knead both together  make a dough
  • Pace this in a pie pan. Press it all the sides and keep it in the fridge.


Feb 4, 2010

Salsa and Hummus( Appetizer)


  • Bread Slices.................................12
  • Hummus......................................1cup
  • Salsa...........................................1cup
Method
  • Brush the bread slices with olive oil.Toast them in oven or in the gas.
  • Spread the hummus and then salsa. This is a healthy appetizer.
Hummus
  • Chickpeas.................................1 tin
  • Lemon Juice..............................2tbsp
  • Tahini.......................................1tbsp
  • Garlic.......................................2 pearls
  • Olive Oil..................................1tbsp 
  • Salt to taste
Method
Combine all together and bend into a fine paste. Add chopped parsley.
Salsa

  • Tomato.......................................2
  • Green Pepper..............................1
  • Onion........................................ 1
  • Jalapeno.....................................1
  • Lemon Juice................................1tbsp
  • Garlic..........................................1
  • Coriander Leaves..........................few
  • Salt to taste

Method
  •  Cut tomato pepper, Jalapeno, garlic and coriander into small pieces.
     Add salt and lemon juice and mix well.
Bread slices with salsa
Bread with Salsa

  • Boil the tomatoes(use tinned tomatoes) remove the skin.
  • Mix tomato, green pepper, onion jalapeno, coriander , salt, pepper and blend them into coarsely.