Showing posts with label Onion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Onion. Show all posts

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sarva Pindi/Ginnappa for ICC FEBRUARY

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
I am back in ICC after 5 months. Sorry Valli. No excuses :-(. I am ready for any punishment :-)
Hope I am still in your team. Here is the Indian Cooking Challenge for  February month. Srivalli, this is tastiest food, which I would have never tried without you. She has taken the recipe from Usha.  Ranjani and Lavanya's blogs are also given for the reference.

 
In North Karnataka we also prepare the food similar to this with only difference in using the flour. Here we use Jowar flour as the main ingredient. We call it ThaaliPeeth and the link is here.


 
 

When I was making this one, the aroma filled the whole house and my daughter could not control to have it. She had it directly from the tawa :-)
Enjoy this crunchiest, hottest(???), I added more chilly snack with tea or morning breakfast or for picnic or just like that. Do we need any reason or time to have good food???

Please visit Valli's RECIPE for the detailed post.

Keep Smiling,


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Apple and Onion Bake

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Here is my preparation for my event " "Cook and Click".

Click APPLE AND ONION BAKE here for the recipe.

I took half the quantity of given recipe as I felt if I take the given quantity, it will be too much for my family. 
The taste was good, but I felt that we should add less water than told. I had it as a side dish with my normal food.
Before it went into the oven, 

After the baking,


In to my plate,

Sending this to Akila's event Event: Dish Name Starts With: A

                                 

Keep Smiling,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Reminder for my new event "Cook and Click" - Apple and Onion Bake

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
I think there is some mistake with my new event announcement. As I got few mails asking, when am I going to start this event.
So here is the reminder and re invitation to all of you for my new event
Event Announcement - "COOK AND CLICK" :

Recipe for this week: (I felt, this is interesting and good starter)

APPLE AND ONION BAKE:
Onions - 6, sliced(round)
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Tomatoes - 2, thickly sliced
Bread crumbs - 1/2 cup
Apples - Peeled and sliced
Green chillies - 2, finely chopped and seeds removed
Chopped coriander - 2 tbsp
Veg stock(you can use Maggi cubes to make) - 1 cup, heated
Procedure :
1. Lightly sauté onions in 1 tbsp ghee. Remove with slotted spoon.
2. Sauté tomatoes. Drain off juiced through strainer and reserve.
3. Sauté breadcrumbs in remaining ghee to brown lightly.
4. Grease baking dish and arrange onion, apple and tomato in alternate layers.
5. Put chillies, coriander and reserved juiced into hot stock and pour over vegetables. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over top.
6. Cover and bake at 190 degree C or 375degree F for 30 minute.
7 Uncover and cook another 15 minutes.
Serves 4.
(Source : Indian Cookery by Bay Books Cookery collections)
I  had announced the last date for submitting this recipe as 16th August, but Now as many of you were not aware of the event, I want to extend it till 20th August. 

Hoping to get more clicks from your cameras!

Send the following details to nivedita.mt@gmail.com with subject "COOK AND CLICK" :
your name, 
blog name, 
url of the link  and 
the photo attached.
Non bloggers can send the details to my mail.


Please share your experience about this dish.

Any suggestions, new ideas are welcome. 
(If you have any hidden or unknown recipe, you also can send it to me. I will add it in the event with your details, whenever possible)

Keep Smiling,

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Event Announcement - "COOK AND CLICK"

Tried and tasted by Nivedita 
Hi All,
After getting lovely responses from all of you for my last week's POST, I am very excited to announce my another new event "COOK AND CLICK"
Before you go through the rules, please read the previous POST.
Now coming to the rules,
As many people thought that I will be giving traditional recipes, Sorry, its not about only traditional recipes. The recipes I am giving you are from old books, magazines or my mother's collection, which I have with me. There might be many recipes you might be already knowing or you might have already  prepared it. May be you might have got those books with you also.
I am still a newbie in this food world. May be many of you feel the recipes I am giving you are very old for you. Please bear with me and send me the tips to improve myself.
My intention here is to explore few old recipes and mainly "LETS COOK TOGETHER THE SAME RECIPE AND SHARE OUR EXPERIENCES" I am sure we all are going to have lot of fun.
I AM GIVING YOU ONE RECIPE PER EVENT. (I changed it from two to one, as its confusing for you and me also). You may not get time to try two recipes and one recipe will miss out from your list.
Now the rules,
1.I will post one recipe with ingredients, procedure and the source (if possible), exactly the way its written in the book.
If possible! because, I have few pages without the main book :-) also.
2. The event will repeat 3 times in a month (10 days per recipe)
3. You should try  the recipe. The only STRICT RULE is: First time, TRY TO FOLLOW THE RECIPE 100%. YOU CAN REDUCE THE QUANTITY TO HALF OR DOUBLE according to your requirement.
4. Once you prepare it, click the photo and send it to me with link back to this post. No need to retype the ingredients and procedure. Only extra tips can be added when you try second time.
5. If you already have the recipe in your archive, just send the photos with the link.


6. If the ingredient is available in different varieties or colors(like bell peppers and similar) you can substitute it. 
7. If you like the dish, and wants to prepare it again, and if you find the dish will taste better with certain changes, you can send me the tips. I will add it in the recipe with your link.
8. I will post the round up(only photos with your blog link) within a week (or less). First round up may take time, as I do not want to repeat the mistake I did in the last event(skipped few recipes in a hurry)
BUT ONE RECIPE WILL BE POSTED ONE DAY BEFORE THE LAST DAY OF PREVIOUS RECIPE.
Once the weeks pass by, the roundup will be done faster.
9. I will giving some guidelines if it is required about substituting some ingredients or similar.
10. I will be trying these dishes with you all. 
Some times, I may give a very simple or easy and very popular recipe also!

ARE YOU READY TO  COOK TOGETHER THE SAME DISH AND HAVE FUN.

Recipe for this week: I felt, this is interesting and good starter.

APPLE AND ONION BAKE:
Onions - 6, sliced
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Tomatoes - 2, thickly sliced
Bread crumbs - 1/2 cup
Apples - Peeled and sliced
Green chillies - 2, finely chopped and seeds removed
Chopped coriander - 2 tbsp
Veg stock(you can use Maggi cubes to make) - 1 cup, heated
Procedure :
1. Lightly sauté onions in 1 tbsp ghee. Remove with slotted spoon.
2. Sauté tomatoes. Drain off juiced through strainer and reserve.
3. Sauté breadcrumbs in remaining ghee to brown lightly.
4. Grease baking dish and arrange onion, apple and tomato in alternate layers.
5. Put chillies, coriander and reserved juiced into hot stock and pour over vegetables. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over top.
6. Cover and bake at 190 degree C or 375degree F for 30 minute.
7 Uncover and cook another 15 minutes.
Serves 4.
(Source : Indian Cookery by Bay Books Cookery collections)

The last date for this recipe to try is 16/08/2010
Hoping to get more clicks from your cameras!

Send the following details to nivedita.mt@gmail.com with subject "COOK AND CLICK" :
your name, 
blog name, 
url of the link  and 
the photo attached.
Non bloggers can send the details to my mail.


Please share your experience about this dish.

Any suggestions, new ideas are welcome. 
(If you have any hidden or unknown recipe, you also can send it to me. I will add it in the event whenever possible)

Keep Smiling,

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Carrot Rice

Tried and tasted by Nivedita 
Hi All,
Posting the recipe for very easy and quick rice which is common for my daughter's lunch box. I always find a way to feed the carrot to my children. Let it be in soup, salad, thalipeeth, wheat dosa, rice or sambhar. Luckily my both daughters like to have the carrot like rabbits. Just wash and clean it and give them while they are playing. Carrots are always in my fridge.
A very common recipe, may be,you will get it in most of the blogs. Here is my share too...

Ingredients :
Rice - 1 cup
Carrot - 1 big  or 2 medium, cleaned, peeled and cut into thick circles.
Onion - 1 big, cleaned and chopped lengthwise
Salt to taste
Warm water to cover the rice
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp

For masala powder:
Cinnamon - small piece
White pepper - 4 to6
Cloves - 3
Cardamom - 1
Bay leaf - 1 small
Take all the ingredients from masala powder, crush it to make coarse powder

Oil - 1 tbsp
Wash the rice and drain it. Keep it aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a cooker or open pan.
Add chopped onions and fry till they change the color. Add the masala powder. Fry for a minute. 
Add the carrot pieces, salt and fry for one more minute. 
Now add the rice and fry till the rice gets mixed with the masala and the color will be slightly changed.
If using cooker,
Add the warm water till the rice is covered. Give just one whistle. Let it cool. Add lime juice. Mix well and serve hot or pack for the lunch box.
If using open pan
Add warm water according to the rice. Water quantity varies with each rice quality. Usually I take 1:2 rice:water first. And after sometime, I will check the rice and adjust the water.
Once its cooked, add lime juice. 
Carrot rice is ready!
Sending this to Announcing "Healing Foods-Carrots" hosted by Suma of VEGGIE PLATTER and linking this to Siri's announcement page.

Keep Smiling,

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Onion Paratha

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
A very quick, healthy and tasty breakfast.
I think I will directly come to the recipe 
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Soya flour - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Oil -1 tsp
Water to make dough
Mix everything slowly to make it into soft dough.
Oil - to spread it on paratha
For Filling
Onion - 2 big, peeled, cleaned and finely chopped
Salt to taste
Curry leaves few
Fresh coriander - handful, washed, cleaned and chopped
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp(Optional)
Dry fruit powder - 1 tsp(better to add if preparing it for kids)
(I always keep the homemade dry powder of Almonds and Pista)
Mix all the ingredients nicely. Keep it ready in a bowl.
Divide the dough into lemon sized balls. Take one ball and roll into a puri size. Repeat with one more. Keep one puri on a board. Take one tbsp ready onion masala and spread it on the puri. Keep another puri on it. Seal the sides properly and roll it slowly to make it into a paratha. 
Heat tawa and drizzle little oil. Put the paratha to roast. Turn after half a minute. Roast the other side also. 
It makes 5 or 6 parathas.
Serve hot with Pickle, curds or any chutney of your choice. 
Sending this to Priya's (of   Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes )current event
Linking this to  Siri'sAnnouncement Page.. as per the rule.

Again this is going to 

Announcing Global Kadai - Indian flavoured flatbreads ! by Sandhya of Sandhya's Kitchen

Providing the link back to Cilantro's page as per the rule.


Keep Smiling,

Monday, February 8, 2010

Salad parade!!!



Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Salads!!! I love the colors of salad! I feel salad is like India!!! Many raw vegetables mixed in a bowl still brings the best taste, Unity in diversity!!! same like many states, cultures, languages and people make turn India in to a great place to live in!!(forget about dirty politics and few bad things!, They are just like bitter cucumber or spoiled green leaf in a salad!!) Am I writing something wrong!! 
I have already posted these salads before also (Click here for the older post). But the introduction for that was different and it was for another event. And I have added one more salad to this parade.
Hope you all will enjoy the beautiful salad parade.
(The best recipes for raw food diet!)
Simple Raw Vegetable Salad :
Take vegetables of your choice(which you can eat raw)
Cucumber, Carrot, Onion, Tomato, Onion, Chilli, Ginger, Lettuce leaves. Cut in to desired size and shapes. We love to cut in to long peices as it is easy for my kids to hold in the hand.
Salt to taste
Lime Juice as per taste
Vinegar - 1/2 tsp
Green and black olives - 1/2 cup
(Not in this photo)
Olive Oil - 1 tsp
Oregano or mixed herb - 1 tbsp crushed
Mix all in a Salad bowl and enjoy the crispy taste.
Tomato and Onion Salad,
Tomato - 2 big Chopped 
Onion - 1 Medium chopped lengthwise
Fresh Coconut - 4 to 6 tbsp
Dalia powder(dry chana or puthani) - 1 tbsp Crushed
Salt to taste
Fresh Coriander - little
Mix all in a bowl and eat it with crispy Papad.







Veg and Curds Salad
Cucumber - 1 big chopped
Tomato - 1 big chopped
Curds(Fresh) - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Green Chilly - 1 small chopped(optional)
Fresh Coriander - little
Mix all in a bowl and eat chilled.

Beat and bean salad
Sprouted moong - 1 cup, wash two times to remove the smell
(Green moong, moth, chana, which ever you like to eat raw and sprouted)
Beet root - 1 medium, washed, peeled and grated
Cucumber - 1 big, washed and cut into very small, thin and long pieces.
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander - handful
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and serve.
Radish Salad
This is a very common salad in my house, as my mom loves  to it with jowar rotti. 
Radish - 1 big, washed and cut into small cubes
Radish leaves(fresh) - 1 bowl, washed and chopped finely
Onion - 1 medium, washed, peeled and cut into cubes
Oil - 1 tbsp
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Niger seeds powder - 2 tsp(Click here for the recipe), (Optional, but gives an unique taste to the salad)
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and serve. Goes well with Jowar rotti.

These all salads are marching into Sudeshna's 


                                       

AND 


Keep Smiling,

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Remixed dosa and onion sabji for the event.

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all,
As I have already done this before, one more remixing of my posts for the event. 


Actually this is my daughter's favorite lunch, which she loves to take often. So I thought of remixing two recipes and sending this to RV's event.





For Dosa recipe, ( for previous recipe, click here)
In first entry I make large dosas, but my daughter likes to take mini dosas as they remain soft till lunch time, I started making mini dosa.                           



Raw rice - 2 cup

Urad dal - 1 cup
Tomato - 2 big, chopped
Red dry chilly - 2
Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to make dosas
                                                                                                  
OR
You can skip all masalas and add only tomatoes while grinding the atta. This also tastes good.                                                         
Soak the rice and urad dal for 4 to 6 hours. Before grinding, wash both and add other ingredients except oil. Keep it over night or 8 hours.
Heat tava, spread the batter to make mini dosas. Spread ghee or butter on dosas. You can make 3 to 4 mini dosas at a time. Remove it and keep aside.



Now coming to Onion subji recipe, (for previous recipe, click here)


Onion – 1 big (Chopped lengthwise)

Tomato – 1big (Chopped finely)

Curry leaves – 4 to 6
Chilly powder – 1 tbsp


Mustard seed – ½ tsp
Crushed peanut and almonds – ¼ cup(crushed to big pieces)
(If you like add cashew nuts also), optional


Jeera – ½ tsp                                                                      
Salt to taste                                                                                                     

Haldi -1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Hing – a pinch
Sugar – 1 tsp
Fresh coriander – 1 tbsp
Only extra ingredient in this is adding Crushed Cinnamon stick - 1 big, which really gives an unique taste.
Add mustard seeds and jeera in hot oil. Now add curry leaves, hing and onions with crushed nuts. Cook till brown, add tomato. Let it cook till oil separates. Add Chilly powder, salt, sugar and haldi. Add little water and boil it for five minutes. Mix with chopped fresh coriander.



Pack both together for lunch box. 




I want to send this lunch box  to RV's  Food for 7 Stages of Life - Kids Special Event Announcement 
and it is essential to give credits to Sudeshna of
 Sudeshna’s Cook like a bong(http://bengalicuisine.net) page.


Keep smiling,



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