Friday, October 23, 2009

Rajma for JFI-Rajma

Rajma - 1 tin
Onion - 1 big chopped coarsly
Tomato - 1 big finely chopped
Rajma Masala - 2 tbsp
Oil/Butter - 2tbsp
Salt as required
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1tsp
Green Chillis - 2 slit
Shahi jeera - 1tsp

-Heat oil/butter , add the shahi jeera and fry for 30 sec's.
-Add the onions , green chillis and tomato and fry for 2 min.
-Now add the turmeric and salt and cook till the toamtoes are mashed well.
-Add the red chilli powder and rajma masala and very little water and cook for another 3min.
-Add the rajma and cook for 5 min.
-Add 1 cup of water and cook till done.
-Garning with coriander leaves and serve with basmati rice or roti's or phulkha's.

This is my entry for JFI Rajma hosted by Divya Vikram of Dil Se.
Indira of Mahanandi is the creator of this wonderful JFI event.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Quick Mutton Curry

Mutton - 1lb
Onion - 1 chopped into big pieces
Green chillis - 3 slit
Oil- 3 tbsp
Salt - as required
Turmeric Powder -1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp
Dhania Powder - 2 tsp
Kasoori Methi - 2tsp
Roasted Jeera Powder - 1tsp
Garam Masala - 1tsp
Curry Leaves - 3 sprigs

-Since this is for a lazy sunday morning lunch , i marinated the mutton with all the ingredients except onion,green chillis and oil , the previous night.
-Heat oil , add the jeera and curry leaves.
-Now add the onions and green chillies and fry till onions turn brown.
-Now add the marinated mutton and cook till the mutton is dry after cooking it cooks in its own juices.
-Once the mutton is dry add 1 cup of water and close the cooker.
-Cook for 4-5 whistles.I cook for 4-5 whistles for my little one so that she can chew the mutton quickly.
-You can cook for 3 whistles which will be enough.
-Now serve hot with roti's or phulkha's or rice or biryani.

Sprouts and Alu Bhaji with Pav


Sprouts - 1 cup (i used moong sprouts but we can even use mixed sprouts)
Alu- 1 big boiled and cubed
Oil- 2 tbsp
Salt - as required
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1tsp
Jeera -1 tsp
Dhania Powder - 2 tsp
Jeera Powder - 1/2 tsp
Garlic paste - 1 and 1/2 tbsp
Garam Masala - 1/4th tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Finely chopped onions mixed with coriander leaves for Garnish.

Method:-Heat Oil , add the jeera , once they splutter add the sprouts,alu, garlic paste,salt and turmeric and cook for 5 min.
-Now add the rest of the powders , mix well and cook for a further 5-10min , if the mixture becomes dry add little water so that the masala dosent burn.
-Add 3 cups of water and let cook till sprouts are tender.
-Garning with finely chopped onions , lemon wedge and coriander leaves and serve with warm pav.
-Heat butter on a pan and slice the pav buns and fry till brown.

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