Thursday, April 22, 2010

Capsicum & Paneer Stir fry(Food Remake)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
(It is so easy to prepare food, when some one is guiding you!! That's why I enjoy very much when ever I follow other blog and cook any dish. And I post it in 'Food Remake' label, as, it is very common in Indian film industry to remake the movies from one language to the other. So even my food here is the remake one!!!)
If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know that I love Paneer in any form. I keep on trying paneer dishes, from many blogs and from the world of recipes.
This time, when I saw  Sushma Mallya's ( this recipe, (Authentic Food Delights: Capsicum & Paneer Stir Fry), Visit her blog for the details.(I am not able to copy the link of her blog and the recipe also, thats why  I have typed only the blog name and the recipe name!!)
I could not wait to try it. I tried it the very next day she posted it in her blog, but I took so much time to post it. Sorry!!

I liked it very much, that I have already repeated it 2 to3 times. And, I am sure, you all also will like it.

Keep Smiling,

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thin poha(avalakki) masala(ಹಚ್ಚಿದ ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
I am in Pune for my and my kid's vacation. They both are enjoying their summer camp. I am also enjoying my getting up late in the morning chatting with my sis-in-law, shopping and other things.
I am very sorry I am not able to post regularly. The main reason for this is, my brother's computer is  under repair and I have to wait for him to come home to use is personal laptop. But I will try maximum to use it and post the recipes when ever I get chance.
Coming to the recipe,
Poha, beaten rice, flattened rice, avalakki, call by any name!! A great help for unexpected guests or for quick food for a hungry stomach. Can make many dishes with this!! There is thick poha also which is used either soaked in water or fried in oil.

Even the thin poha is used in many ways. Today, I am giving you one recipe, and hopefully will try to give other recipes also.
This was my father's favorite. He was the first to come home from office. And he loved to keep this ready for us!!!
And, this is a common evening snack in North Karnataka. In Dharawad, there is a canteen from many years named "L.E.A. CANTEEN" which is mainly famous for this poha which we call in Kannada "Hacchida Avalakki". The way he prepares this is really so good, and difficult to get the same taste in the house!!!

What we need for this is,'
Flattened rice or thin poha - 200gm
Onion - 1 big, cubed
Green chilly - 2 to 3, cleaned and finely chopped
Curry leaves -few
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Pea nuts - 2 tbsp(Optional)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - pinch
Sugar - 1tsp
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Fresh coconut - 3 tbsp, grated
Fresh coriander - handfull, chopped                                
Heat oil in a kadai, Add mustard seeds. When these splutter, add cumin seeds and pea nuts. Let the nuts fry for 30 seconds. Go on adding, curry leaves, green chilly, onion. Fry till the onion changes its color. Add salt and turmeric. Off the heat. Now add lime juice and sugar. Allow it to cool.
Take the cleaned poha and mix it with the ready onion masala. Add fresh grated coconut and fresh coriander.
Enjoy it in the evening with hot cup of tea.

Keep Smiling,

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