Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters Zucchini is available in the market fast all the year round.  At first I was not clear what to do with these green veggies.  But during the years we have found out various preparation methods for zucchini, from friends, from internet, from experimenting with this vegetable with other traditional preparation methods and the like.  I must say that many of these preparations are tastier than the steamed zucchini which we tasted for the first time from a take away. Here is the preparation method for Zucchini fritters. Ingredients Zucchini 2 large ones Eggs 2 nos Bread crumbs 2 … Continue reading Zucchini Fritters

Aloo Kachaloo Chat

Aloo Kachaloo Chat Aloo kachaloo is an easy to make spicy north indian  dish of which potatoe forms the main ingredient. Ingredients  Potatoes boiled 750 gram Tamarind chutney Green chutney Sev mixture 100 gram Preparation Slice the boiled potatoes into pieces of even thickness and arrange in a plate. Sprinkle tamarind chutney evenly over the potatoes. Put the green chutney on top of it. Garnish wit mixture and coriander leaves and serve hot. How to make Tamarind chutney. How to make green chutney. Continue reading Aloo Kachaloo Chat

Karela Fodi, Bittergourd Fodi

One of the nine basic tastes, bitterness of bittergourd gives a special touch to Inidan dishes.  Bittergourd is very esteemed in Indian kichen due to its medicinal properties.  There are a lot of ways to prepare bittergourd to a delicate food or side dish the fried varieties are my favourites. Bittergourd Fodi is a Goan preparation.  I am presenting a special preparation using rice flour as marinating paste. Ingredients Bittergourd 250 grams Chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder 1/2 teaspoon Rice powder 2 tablespoon Salt to taste vegetable oil to fry Preparation Wash and dry the bitter gourds. Now slice … Continue reading Karela Fodi, Bittergourd Fodi

Beetroot Rice the simple way

Beetroot Rice the simple way Formerly, in older days beet root or simply beet was called the poor man`s vegetable.  But it is used in several ways as a delicious side dish.  Here is a tasty and simple recipe for beetroot rice.  Ingredients Rice 1 cup Beet root chopped 1 cup Onion sliced 1 nos Green chillies slit 3 nos Salt to taste Oil 2 tablespoon Preparation Cook the rice adding enough water and a pinch of salt. When half cooked remove from heat, drain and keep aside. Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan and saute the chopped onion and … Continue reading Beetroot Rice the simple way

Alu Chapati (Potato Flatbread)

Ingredients Potato (boiled, peeled and mashed) 250 gram Whole wheat flour 500 gram Chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon Coriander leaves finely chopped 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil 3 tablespoon Butter/ghee 1 tablespoon Salt to taste Oil to fry Preparation Mix the potato, salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander leaves and mix well.  Add the wheat flour little by little and mix into a smooth dough. Add a little more water if necessary. Cover it and set aside for half an hour. Make lemon sized balls from the dough, roll the out flat  to round chapatis. Heat a … Continue reading Alu Chapati (Potato Flatbread)

Naan using Yogurt and Onion seeds

Naan using Yogurt and Onion Seeds Ingredients Sugar 1 teaspoon Yeast 1 teaspoon Lukewarm water 150 ml Wheat flour 500 gram Butter/ghee 4 tablespoon Yogurt 2 tablespoon Onion seed (kalonji) 2 teaspoon Preparation Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water, stir well till completely dissolved and keep aside. Take salt and flour in a sieve and sift into a vessel. Repeat this 2-3 times that the salt is evenly distributed. Add the yeast dissolved water, 2 tablespoon butter (ghee) and yogurt and mix and knead the dough till it becomes soft and elastic. Place the dough in a big vessel, … Continue reading Naan using Yogurt and Onion seeds

Beetroot Soup

 Beetroot was considered as poor man`s vegetable for a long time.  Due to its high content of nutrients and the beautiful rosa colour the possibilities which it renders to the kitchen is to be explored and discovered. Beetroot Soup Ingredients Beetroot 250 grams Onion finely chopped 2 nos Olive oil 2 tablespoon Garlic 2 cloves Salt to taste Pepper to taste Lime juice 2 Tablespoon Sour cream to garnish Preparation Finely chop the onions and garlic and saute in oil heated in a pan. When the onion pieces reaches golden brown in colour add finely chopped beetroot pieces, salt, turmeric … Continue reading Beetroot Soup

Zucchini Risotto

Ingredients Risotto rice 300 gram Zucchini 300 gram Onion (red) 1 nos Garlic cloves 1 nos Olive oil 4 tablespoons White wine 100 ml Vegetable stock 800 ml Green peas 100 gram Parmesan cheese 100 grams Butter 1 tablespoon Almond flakes 2 tablespoon Salt and pepper to taste. Preparation Clean and chop the onion. Slice the garlic finely. Wash and clean the zucchinis and peel thin ribbon like pieces using a vegetable peeler. Slice the rest of the zucchinis into small pieces. Heat oil in a pan, add the chopped onions and garlic to the pan and saute well. Add … Continue reading Zucchini Risotto

Potato Croquettes

Potato croquettes are a simple and delicious snack which can be served as a side dish of the main menu also. Ingredients Potatoes (easy cooking or floury) 500 grams Egg yolks 2 nos Eggs whole 2 nos Butter 2 tablespoons Hard cheese grated 2 tablespoons All purpose flour 2 tablespoons Bread crumbs 3 tablespoons Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil 1 tablespoon Preparation Wash, clean, peel and cut the potatoes into medium sized pieces. Boil 2 litres of water in a large pan, add salt and cook the potato pieces fully submerged in water and simmering for about 10-15 … Continue reading Potato Croquettes