Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pepper Mushroom Fry

There is nothing like getting up at 6 O clock and finish cooking your breakfast , lunch and the cleaning  by 7 : 15 . Hee Haa Haa if you are thinking am so fast at cooking ,no you got me wrong , thats because I make one sambhar for dosa , sweet corn pulao and this awesome pepper mushroom fry . Ok , now sitting in front of the system not knowing what to do for the rest of the day :(.. 

Ingredients :
  1. Mushroom - 200 gms.
  2. Onion - 1 no.
  3. Green chilly - 2 nos.
  4. Curry Leaves - 10 
  5. Pepper Powder - 4 tbsn.
  6. Oil - 2 tsp.
  7. Salt to taste
Method :
  1. Heat oil in a wide pan and once it reaches smoking hot , add onion and saute till onion turns translucent.
  2. Reduce the flame to medium , add green chillies and mushroom and keep the pan closed for 5 minutes. Mushroom will start leaving water and cook under covered until all no water is seen.
  3. Then reduce the flame to sim , add curry leaves, pepper powder, salt and cook uncovered for about 15 mins stirring in between . 
  4. Mushroom will get kind of roasted and the curry leaves gives superb flavour to the fry . 

Notes :
  1. Preferably use non stick pan , will consume less oil and when in sim , you dont have to worry about it getting stick to the pan .
  2. Pepper powder can be adjusted according to taste.
  3. Capsicum can also be used to give extra flavour and the quantity. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Raagi Sevai

This week is the best week of mine . Week started off with my birthday followed by the confirmation of my closest friend's wedding . So , I have already become her wedding planner :P. There are so many things to be decided on , so many trials from makeup to dress , I dont know how we are going to make it perfect within 3 months. I wish there was like food blog some wedding blogs floating around. I think that would have made the job much more easier. 

In all these running behind my head , cooked nothing that is worth posting here. I also have to shed down like 3-4 kgs in next 3 months . So suggestions for healthy diet are welcome :D. 

Raagi sevai and milk stew is my recent favourite . Anything that I have learnt new and came out well at the first time will become my favourite . 

Ingredients :
  1. Raagi flour - 1 cup
  2. Water - 1 cup
  3. gingelly oil - 2 tsp.
  4. salt to taste

Method :
  1. Heat water in a wide pan and once the water starts boiling , add Ragi flour and give a firm and thorough stir until all the water is completely absorbed and comes to soft chappathi dough consistency. This will not take you more than a minute.Switch off the flame and leave it aside for 10 mins.
  2. Then knead it well once the mixture is cooled down . 
  3. Then using murukku achu with sev mould , squeeze it into idli tawa on each groove and steam it for about 15 minutes.