Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ridge gourd curry

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all,
My imagination or creation of water animals with ridge gourd and other ingredients used in this recipe.  
All credit goes to Nithya!!! who encouraged me to try and garnish the dish. Here is the second recipe where I really put myself to think  to bring these photos in front of you all.  I hope you all will like it!!

Ridge gourd is one vegetable, which I do not make often!! I do not like it, if it is half cooked!!! 
In my in law's house , they prepare it like this only.
This recipe goes well with chapati as well as hot rice.

Here is the recipe,
Ridge gourd - 2 medium, washed, peeled and cut in to small pieces
Onion - 1 small, chopped
Tomato - 1 big, chopped
Garlic - 1 bulb, peeled and crushed
Curry leaves - few
Chana - 1/4 cup soaked
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera  -1 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Dhania powder - 1 tbsp
Haldi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp
Heat oil in a small cooker, add mustard, jeera. When they splutter add curry leaves, onion. Saute for a minute. Add crushed garlic, fry till golden brown. Add soaked chana, and ridge gourd. Mix it properly. Add tomato, and other dry powders. Add little water and give 2 whistles. When done, churn with churner or blender. Adjust the seasoning. Serve hot with chapati or rice.
This is specially going to  Nithya and Pavithra's  "Garnish the dish" event.

Keep smiling,

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Banana Fry

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
 I was surprised when I got a comment from Smitha, that she is not getting the recipe for Banana fry. I posted it in the month of March only.
Here is the recipe again!

Raw Banana - 1 big
Fine semolina(sooji) - 1/4 cup
Haldi - 1/2 tsp
Dhania powder - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Wash the banana and pat dry. Cut in to thick circles. Mix semolina, 1 tsp oil and other dry powders in a bowl. Add the banana pieces. Mix it properly and keep it at least for half an hour.
Now add oil in thick bottomed kadai. When hot, add mustard seeds till they start spluttering, and curry leaves. Add the marinated banana pieces. Mix it properly and fry till the banana are cooked or turn in to golden color.

Serve as side dish with hot rice and sambhar.

Keep smiling,

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