just a little record of what i'm eating

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

masoor in coconut gravy

Wowwwwwwwww. is all I can say.

I have been in a cooking rut for some time now. Yesterday I was planning to make something with whole masoor, probably a pulao because it would be quick.

Then I came across this recipe for masoor bhaji by Shilpa.

Pressure cook:
To grind:
piece cinnamon
coriander seeds
red chilies
tamarind extract

It was fantastic! Just what I needed.

I dont have any pics, but have to admit mine didnt look as lovely as her photo. We had it with methi roti, using the methi I grew myself :)

Potato Masala with a twist

3 large idaho potatoes, chopped
1/2 red onion chopped
green garlic chopped
1 yellow tomato, chopped
handful fresh avarekai
water to almost cover
salt, turmeric
pressure cook 1 whistle

release lid, mash slightly, and add tempering:
mustard seeds
curry leaves
green chili chopped
red chili broken

This was wonderful with pesarattu.

whole moong - at least a cup
handful idli rice
1t methi seed
Soak for few hours,
Grind with ginger, green chili, cumin seed. Add salt and hing.
Cook like dosai

Friday, June 15, 2007

green garlic pulao

I thought I was using green garlic, but now I realized it was actually garlic chives! Hmm.

The Pulao (pic here)

cumin seeds
mustard seeds
3 green chilies minced
1small onlion sliced thinly
ginger paste
bunch of gree... um, garlic chives chopped
2 handfuls of val lilva-mine were frozen (or beans of your choice, for protein)
big pinch of garam masala

1big cup rice, sona masoori, washed

In pressure cooker put peanut oil, then add ingredients in order given(fry the onions well). Add water and pressure cook 1 whistle. Serve with cucumber raita.

Other uses:
Goes great with potatoes.
Havent tried yet, but planning on making a pesto with garlic chives, basil, olive oil, lemon juice. Should be yummy on bread or pasta.

Update: Made the pesto as above and added pecans to that, served with fettuccine noodles. Sprinkled romano/parmesan cheese on top. (pic)

cooking from other blogs: SABUDANA VADA

Mostly followed this lovely recipe from Tee. They were delicious, especially with this chutney!

1c sago soaked in this way
3 baby red potatoes cooked and mashed
chili powder
peanut powder
green chili
cumin seeds

Mix together and form into small patties. Deep fry.
Pic here

Grind green chilies with lots of coriander leaves. add some roasted peanut and yogurt and salt.

peanut butter/oatmeal/chocolate cookies

Similar to these trail mix cookies....


1/2c demera sugar
1/2c dark brown sugar
1/2c peanut butter
1/2c butter softened
2t vanilla
1 egg
1c white flour
1/2+c rolled oats
1/2t baking soda
1/2t baking powder
2oz bar of good dark chocolate, chopped(I used this )
handful of pecans chopped

Heat oven to 375F

Beat first 6 together till creamy. Mix dry stuff in sep bowl then add to first set and mix. Stir in chocolate and nuts. Drop by tablespoons. Bake 10 mins.

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