Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Mutton Keema Pao

Hello Friends,
               Keema pav is a famous recipe from Mumbai. I tried this recipe in one of the famous restaurant in Bangalore at the time of Diwali and decided to try it at home.
Restaurant was little oily and spicy so I decided to make my own version with less oil and less spicy.
Sharing the recipe with you all, hope you all will like my version :)
500 gm mince mutton
1/2 cup green peas
3-4 cloves
1" cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
A pinch of cardamom powder
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 large onion (finely chopped)
2 medium size tomatoes (finely chopped)
1 green chilly (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp mutton masala
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp red chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 small cup water
Garnish: Fresh coriander leaves (finely chopped)
6 pav
  • Boil green peas in heavy bottom pan, till they are cooked. Drain and keep them aside.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick kadhai, add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf and green cardamom powder.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and saute till it becomes light brown in colour.
  • Add chopped onion. Mix well and saute till they become golden brown in colour.

  • Add tomatoes, mix well. Cook covered till the oil separates.
  • Add all the dry masalas (garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, mutton masala), mix well.
  • Add minced mutton, mix nicely. Add water and cooked cover.
  • Keep stirring in between. Mash in between. 
  • Cook till oil starts floating on the top. Add boiled peas.
  • Mix well and cook on high heat for couple of minute till the mince is little dry.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves.
To Serve: Heat butter in a non-stick pan. Cut pav horizontally into two pieces and pan fry in butter till pav is crisp and light brown.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Soya Chunks (mealmaker) Manchurian Dry

Hi Friends,
                Soya bean is rich in Protein, Vegans can substitute Soya chunks with meat. Soya nuggets provide good amount of vitamins, minerals, fibre for growing kids. As it is one of the best source of Omega-3 fatty acids so it helps in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease as well.

Soya bean is available in many forms like nuggets, small chunks and granules. You can make soya in any form like curry, soya keema, dry soya peas, soya chunks with potato (gravy) etc etc......
This time I tried something new with Soya Chunks i.e Soya Manchurian (Dry). Sharing my version of Soya Manchurian with you all, hope you will like it :)

1 cup soya chunks (boiled in salted water, drain and keep aside)
2 tsp cornflour
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 red bell pepper (cut into cubes)
1/2 yellow bell pepper (cut into cubes)
1/2 green bell pepper (cut into cubes)
1 big onion (cut into cubes)
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp chilly sauce
1 tsp soya sauce
1/4 tsp vinegar
1/4 tsp pepper powder
Salt according to taste
A pinch of ajinomoto
1 spring onion (green portion)  for garnishing
Oil for frying

  • Put boiled soya, cornflour and salt on a plate and mix well. Keep it aside for 10-15 mins.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai, now add soya chunks in small quantity. Fry till they become crispy. Don't overcook them otherwise chunks will become hard.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan, add ginger-garlic paste and onions. Cook on high flame for 2 mins.
  • Now add red, yellow and green bell peppers. Mix well.
  • Add soya sauce, tomato ketchup, chilly sauce, vinegar and 1/4 cup of water. Simmer on low flame for 5 mins.
  • Add salt, pepper powder and ajinomoto.
  • Now add soya chunks and mix well.
  • Keep on low flame for 5 mins.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onion green and serve hot. 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Garden Salad

Hi Friends,
               After having too many sweets on Diwali, me and my husband decided to have less calorie intake in our meal. So now a days I am making soups and salads more often than our full course meal.

I tried Garden Salad, adding bread croutons in it makes it crunchy and yummy ... So sharing my version of Garden Salad with you all :)

1 bunch of lettuce (washed and torn roughly into pieces)
2 large tomatoes (sliced)
1 red onion (sliced)
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
1/4 cup of boiled corn kernels
Few olives (optional)
Handful of bread croutons
For Dressing:
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic (mashed)
1 tbsp vinegar or juice of 1 lemon
A pinch of pepper powder
Salt according to taste

  • Put all the veggies in the large salad bowl.

  • To make dressing, put all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk it nicely.
  • Pour on the veggies. Toss well.
  • Garnish with bread croutons. 
  • Serve immediately.  

Monday, 11 November 2013

Pepper Rasam/ Kali mirch Rasam

Hello All,
     Winters are welcome and  welcome the cold and sore throat problems too... I face this problem quiet often so decided to have Pepper Rasam on regular basis to get rid of both the problems. 

2 Tomatoes 
1 tbsp black peppercorns (roughly mashed)
1 tsp cumin seeds (roughly mashed)
3-4 cloves of garlic (roughly mashed)
1 tbsp rasam powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
A pinch of haldi powder
Few Curry leaves
Salt acc. to taste

1 tbsp roughly chopped coriander leaves
1 juice of lemon (instead of tamarind)

To Temper:

1 tbsp Ghee
1 tsp mustard seeds
Few curry leaves
A pinch of Hing
2 Red chillies (roughly broken)
  • Add chopped tomatoes, rasam powder, turmeric powder, crushed peppercorns, cumin seeds, garlic and salt in a heavy bottomed pan. Cook tomatoes till they become mashy and pulpy.
  • Add 2 cups of water and bring it to boil. Once it starts boiling simmer on low flame.
  • In the meanwhile heat ghee in a tadka pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add red chilly powder, hing ,curry leaves mix well. Pour it over the rasam.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh coriander and sprinkle lemon juice on the top. 
  • Serve it hot with boiled rice.....Enjoy.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Street Food Recipes Event - ZESTY SOUTH INDIAN KITCHEN

Hi Friends,
         Hope you had great time on Diwali, We enjoyed too. I know I am posting this event very late and sorry Swati for doing so. She gave me a chance to host the event in my space so big Thanks to her......She is an awesome cook and for her yummilicious recipes do visit her blog ZESTY SOUTH INDIAN KITCHEN....

We did shopping for the Diwali, going out and shopping is a fun but what about FOOD.....
In market now a days so many options are available in which Street Food is very famous like chaat papdi, gol-gappe, tikki, bhel puri YUM - YUM 

This month event is very easy and one of our favorite STREET FOOD RECIPE EVENT ...
So what are you waiting for ??? 


Rules of the Event:
  • A linky will be open from November 1st to November 30th.
  • At least one new recipes and two recipes from the achieves. Please update the post with logo or worded link.
  • Recipe can be gluten or vegan free.
  • You have to link this announcement post in the recipes; using logo is welcome but not mandatory.
  • Non-bloggers are also welcome, send me full recipe with a photograph to my email id
  • Bloggers can link their recipes using the linky tool. In case they find it difficult or find some problem to link can also send & amp
  • Non-bloggers can send in their recipes to my mail with the following details-
  • Your Name-
  • Recipe Name-
  • Recipe Details-
  • Pic of the Dish

Recipe must be linked to my annoucement page  and to Swathi's announcement page......

So Friends waiting for your Yummy Recipes :)