Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Beans Fry

A simple green beans stir fry that goes super with sambar.
Beans - 250gms chopped into 1" pieces
Grated coconut - 3tbsp
Oil - 2tbsp
Green chillies - 2 slit
Red Chillies - 1
Urad Dal - 1tbsp
Garlic - 2 crushed
Jeera - 1tsp

-Take the beans and boil them for 5 min with little salt.
-Heat oil , add the ingredients for tadka.

-Add the beans, salt and turmeric and fry till beans are done , around 10 min.
-Once the beans are cooked add the coconut and fry another 5 min.
-Serve as a side along with sambar

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bread Cutlet

I was browsing for some quick and delicious snacks and came across this recipe at 4th Sense Cooking. Loved the curd which gives a very tangy taste to these cuties :) the pictures looked so tempting that i made it immediately and my little girl just loved them a lottt.
So do check the recipe and try it , work the try as its very quick.

Bottle Gourd Chutney (Anapagaya Chutney)

Step-by-Step Picture Recipes have been in my thought from a long time , but never tried them out. Today morning when i was making this yummy chutney i decided will take pictures of every step and start of this style of posting. So here it is.


Bottle Gourd - 1 and half cups chopped.
Tomato - 3 medium chopped
Green Chillies - 3-4 chopped (adjust acc. to your taste)
Pudina - half cup
Chana Dal - 2 tbsp
Coriander Seeds - 2tbsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Garlic - 2 crushed
Tamarind - small lemon size
Curry Leaves - 4 sprigs
Oil - 4tbsp

For Tempering:
Oil - 1tsp
Chana dal - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Garlic - 2 crushed
Curry leaves -2 sprigs

1) Heat oil , once hot add the bottle gourd pieces , add pinch of turmeric and little salt and fry till it is completely cooked.
2) Add little oil , once hot add the chopped chillies and tomato and cook till it is mushy.

3) Take the pudina and fry for 20-25 sec`s and keep aside.

4) heat 1 tbsp of oil in a small kadai , add the chana dal , fry for 1 min then add dhania seeds , jeera , crushed garlic , tamarind and red chillies and fry till a nice aroma comes.
5) Let the masala cool. First grind the masala to a fine powder , then add the pudina and tomato , grind once again to a paste , finally add the bottle gourd and grind well.

6) Heat oil , add garlic and fry 30sec , now add the rest of tempering ingredients and add to the chutney.

7)Serve with hot rice and ghee.

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