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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Anda Bhurji with Prawns / Egg stir fry with Prawns


Anda Bhurji with Prawns / Egg stir fry with Prawns - is one of my husband Invention dish. It is very simple and easy to cook. This is one of my daughter favorite dish too. I make this curry on Sunday for breakfast with roti or parathas.  It’s easy, quick and on top of all yummy!!! Know in my family it became instant and favorite curries to all and more often I serve it with Chapati and rice. It even goes well with sandwich between two bred slices.








Ingredients for Anda Bhurji with Prawns / Egg stir fry with Prawns:

Egg: 2 whole
250 gms frozen Prawns
3 tsp Olive oil
2 med Onions finely chopped
4 no's Green Chilli finely chopped (remove the seeds if you don't want it to be too spicy)
1 med Tomato finely chopped
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 pinch Turmeric Powder
Salt: as per taste

To prepare Anda Bhurji with Prawns / Egg stir fry with Prawns:

1. Cook the prawns in boiling water for 5 min.
2. In a pan, heat oil, add the onions, curry leaves, green chillies and salt.  
3. Sauté till onions becomes translucent. Then add the tomatoes and allow it to cook in medium flame until the tomatoes are nicely cooked and mushy.
4.  Add Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder, Turmeric Powder and mix well. Allow to cook for 3 min.
5. Then add eggs and Cooked prawns and wait till it starts cooking like an omelette. Now keep stirring vigorously, until u see the eggs crumbling and cook until all the moisture evaporates and u feel a nice aroma coming out.
6. This just takes 5 to 10mins. Anda Bhurji with Prawns / Egg stir fry with Prawns are ready to serve. Serve hot with Chapati, Roti , Plain rice or place it between two sandwich bred slices and have it as breakfast.

Tips / Notes:

  • By adding Ginger garlic paste u can make it as masala Anda Bhurji with Prawns / Egg stir fry with Prawns
  • For this recipe u can also add more optional vegetables like Peas / potaotes / mushrooms / capcicum.
  • U can add some left over rice to this mix and make it into an instant Egg Prawns fried rice.
Health Benifits :

Eating more eggs is a fantastic way to give yourself a health boost. Eating whole eggs is vital: the goodness of eggs is found in the yolk (containing over 90 percent of an egg’s calcium and iron) and the white (containing almost half the egg’s protein). If you’re not eating eggs regularly, here are five reasons why you should.

1. Get your vitamins
2. Boost your weight loss
3. Take in essential minerals
4. Indulge in low-calorie protein
5. Prevent breast cancer

Prawns are great supplier of proteins and low in fat and calories which make them a healthy food. Prawns  are low in saturated fat (which is responsible for raising bad cholesterol levels in the body). If you have prawns, you can control the bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and prevent heart diseases like heart attack and blockage.

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Set Dosa / Set Dose


Breakfast is an important meal of the day. That keeps us throughout the day active. So let us talk about filling and nutritious tiffin in the morning -  Set Dosa / Set Dose is fast and easy to cook. This page would talk only about how to make Set Dosa / Set Dose.  It’s a simple breakfast recipe made with white gram dal and rice. Dosa recipe is one of the famous south Indian breakfast dishes. If you are looking for recipes for Dosa which is spongy, soft, small to attract children and tasty,  then you visited the right page. This Set Dosa / Set Dose is a main dish which could be served along with side dishes like PenutChutneyPudina ChutneyCoconut Chutney, Vegetable Sag or any other chutney varieties or with any Chutney podi mixed with ghee.





Ingredients for Set Dosa / Set Dose :

Oil to cook dosas

To prepare Set Dosa / Set Dose :  

1. Heat a non-stick Dosa pan or Iron tawa. Add ¼ spoon of oil and rub with onion. This process would prevent dosa from sticking to the tawa.
2. Pour a ladle of batter in the center of tawa and spread 4 to 5 inch circle in a circular motion. Cover it with lid and let it cook for few seconds. Pores will start to form.
3. Drizzle some oil around the Dosa and across the Dosa. Flip it over to the other side and cook well. Repeat the same process with rest of the  batter.
4. Set Dosa / Set Dose is ready to serve. Serve hot with any side dish like Penut ChutneyPudinaChutneyCoconut Chutney, Vegetable Sag or any other chutney varieties or with any Chutneypodi mixed with ghee.

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Friday, 25 July 2014

Healthy Mixed Vegetable Fried Rice Indian Style


Healthy Mixed Vegetable Fried Rice Indian Style is prepared without using any chinese sauce. In this recipe I am using Cabbage, Beans, Carrot and Green chillies as main ingredients. Its a very healthy and nutritious recipe. If u prepare this fried rice I am sure your Kids are definitely going to ask for more !!! and this recipe becomes one of there favorite lunch box recipe too...







Ingredients for Mixed Vegetable Fried Rice :

2 cups cooked rice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 cup chopped Beans
1/2 cup chopped Carrots
1/2 cup chopped Cabbage
3 chopped big Green chillies (Mirchi bajji chillies)
2 coriander powder
Salt: as per taste

To prepare Mixed Vegetable Fried Rice :

1. Boil the rice with a little salt and 1 tsp oil, till each grain is separate and almost cooked. Be careful not to overcook the rice. Drain excess water and allow it to cool completely. I cooked rice on the previous day and refrigerated it overnight. This really helps in making a good fried rice which is not sticky.
2. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, green chillies and saute for a wile.
3. Add Beans, Carrots, Cabbage, coriander powder and salt and stir fry for around 3-5 minutes till veggies cooked.
4. Add the cooked rice and mix gently. You can sprinkle 1/2 tsp pepper powder at the end.
5. Mixed Vegetable Fried Rice is ready to be served hot.

Tips / Notes:

·        Feel free to add any vegetables of your choice like Capsicum, Mushrooms, Baby Corns and so on.
·        U can fallow the same procedure to make Mixed Fried Rice by adding eggs and chicken sausages or Egg fried rice by just adding eggs.

Health Benefits :

1. Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. None have cholesterol. (Sauces or seasonings may add fat, calories, or cholesterol.)
2. Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C.

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Cabbage Dal


This is yet another traditional Andhra dish. Easy to prepare and goes well with rice, roti, chapatti, idli and dosa. U can try the same recipe with different dal like Channa dal or Moong dal too.











Ingredients for Cabbage Dal:

½ Cabbage chop into required size pieces
1 cup Toor dal
¼ tsp Turmeric powder
Lemon size Tamarind extracted juice
For Tempering:
2 tbsp Oil
A pinch of Hing 
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
4 Garlic cloves roughly chopped
2 Red chillis split into two each
1 med Onion finely chopped
A string Curry leaves
1 med Tomato finely chopped
1 tsp Red chilli pwdr
Salt as per taste

To prepare Cabbage Dal:

1. Cook dal, cabbage and turmeric powder together by adding required amount of water in a pressure cooker.
2. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add cumin seeds, Hing, Garlic, Red chillies and saute till garlic and red chillies turn to brown color.
3. Add onion, curry leaves and saute for a while then add tomatoes and saute for 2 more min. For this add red chilli pwdr, coriander pwdr, salt and tamarind extract.
4. Bring it to boil. For this add cooked dal and required amount of water, cook on medium flame till you get required consistency.
5. Cabbage Dal is ready to serve. Remove from heat and serve hot with rice, roti, chapatti, idli or dosa.

Health Benifits :

Lentils are Low in calories and high in nutrition - that anyone can benefit from by incorporating this healthy legume into their diet.

Possible health benefits of cabbage are
·        Ideal for weight loss!
·        It is a brain food!
·        High in sulfur, the beautifying mineral.
·        Helps detoxify the body.
·        It is having well-known cancer preventative compounds.
·        Helps keep blood pressure from getting high.
·        Cabbage for headaches.
·        Hangovers from heavy drinking.
·        Anti-inflammatory and Blood Sugar Regulator.

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Avalakki Set Dosa / Poha Set Dosa / Beaten Rice Set Dosa


Avalakki  / Poha  / Beaten Rice set Dosa is a very famous South Indian breakfast. It also makes for nice evening tiffin that goes well with any chutney. The batter is prepared using Rice, Poha and Curd (Yogurt) without using Udad dal.








Ingredients for Avalakki  / Poha  / Beaten Rice set Dosa :

1 cup Raw-rice
1 cup Idli Rice
1 cup Beaten rice / Avalakki / Poha
1 cup Curd(yougurt)
Water to grind the Batter
Oil to prepare Dosa

To prepare Avalakki  / Poha  / Beaten Rice set Dosa :

1. Wash both the rice in running water for 2-3 times and soak it for 4-5 hours.
2. Wash the Beaten rice / Avalakki / Poha in a running water for 2-3 times and soak it with water and curd for 4-5 hours or add the curd while grinding the batter.
3. Make dosa bater by adding soaked Rice and avalakki and grind it into a fine paste and put into a large bowl.
4. Let it ferment for overnight. Fermentation is the key part here. When you open the lid you must smell sourness which indicates a well fermented batter.
5. Before preparing Dosa add salt to the batter and mix well. (If required can add cooking soda)
6. Heat a non-stick dosa pan and apply the oil. Once the oil is hot enough pour the batter on it and spread the size of set dosas (do not spread like normal dosa, it should be very thick) and pour the oil, and put the lid on and let it cook for 2 minutes in a slow flame. Turn and cook on the other side without the lid for 1 more min.
7. Homemade Avalakki  / Poha  / Beaten Rice set Dosa is ready to serve. Serve it with any choice of your chutney.

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Instant OATS ADAI


Instant OATS Adai is a very healthy Indian breakfast dish served with coconut chutney. Adai is made of Oats, tomatoes, onions and some basic Indian spices. It is usually prepared for breakfast and is filling and healthier than dosa. It is a comfort food which is enjoyed by everyone of all ages. These Adais tasts when had with Tomato Sauce or Coconut chutney. So do try this recipe I promise u'r kids are going to love them a lot.....





Ingredients for Instant OATS Adai :

2 cup Oats
1/4 cup Semolina / Rawa
1/4 cup Rice flour
2 small onions finely chopped
2 small Tomatoes finely chopped
2 Carrots grated
1 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
Salt as per taste
Oil to prepare Adai
Water to make batter

To prepare Instant OATS Adai :

1. Take a bowl add OATS, Semolina / Rawa, Rice flour, Onions, Tomatoes, Carrots, Coriander powder, Red chilli powder and Salt and mix well. and add required amount of water to make  dosa batter consistency.
2. For this add required amount of water to make coarse and thicker batter consistency.
3. Heat a non stik dosa pan and apply the oil. Once the oil is hot enough pour the batter on it and spread the batter, (Compare to dosa OATS Adai is slightly thicker) and make some holes on the Adai and pour the oil, and put the lid on and let it cook for 2 minutes in a slow flame. Turn and cook on the other side with out the lid for 1 more min.
4. Serve this hot OATS Adai with Tomato Sauce or Coconut chutney.

Tips / Notes :

  • U can adjust the Semolina / Rawa and Rice flour quantities as per your requirement.
  • U can add Green chillies instead of red chilli powder.
  • U can add whole black pepper to make more spice and tastier OATS Adai.


Health Benefits of OATS:


1. Low calorie food; stops cravings.
2. Provides high levels of fiber, low levels of fat, and high levels of protein.
3. Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces risk of diabetes (type 2)
4. Removes your bad cholesterol (without affecting your good cholesterol).
5. Gluten-free safe.
6. Contains lignans which protect against heart disease and cancer.
7. Contains unique antioxidants beneficial for heart disease.
8. Protects against heart failure.
9. Enhances immune response to disease.

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Friday, 18 July 2014

Spicy Paddu / Guliyappa / Paniyaram


Paddu has different names in South India we call it Paddu, Guliyappa, Gunta Pangana, Gulittu, Paniyaram and everybody in the family likes to eat. Paddu is the popular breakfast & snack in Karnataka. Simple and easy to make it is definitely a mouth-watering and crispy dish. I make it from the left over Idli - Dosa batter stored in the refrigerator. This breakfast is children favorites too because of its shape and size.







       

Ingredients for Spicy Paddu / Guliyappa / Paniyaram:

1 Medium Sized Onion finely chopped
2 Green Chilies finely chopped
5-6 Curry leaves finely chopped
1 tsp Salt or to taste
5 to 6 Stems of Coriander leaves finely chopped
This quantity makes around 30-35 Guliyappa/Paniyaram/Paddu
Oil to prepare Paddu

To prepare Spicy Paddu / Guliyappa / Paniyaram:

1. Add Onion, Green chillies, Curry leaves, Coriander leaves and salt to fermented Idli - Dosa batter and give the batter a very good mix and keep it ready.
2. Now heat the Paddu pan and grease all the moulds with a drop of oil each. Keep the flame on med and slowly fill in each mould with batter. Cover lid and cook for 2 -3 minutes. Remove the lid once the edges are golden brown put a drop of oil on each of them and flip all of them. Reduce flame and cook for another two minutes. Remove from the pan and transfer it to the plate.
3. Paddu is ready to serve. Serve hot with Simple Coconut chutney.

Tips / Notes :


  • U can add Soacked Channa dal and fresh grated coconut along with other ingredients.
  • U can heat oil in a pan and add mustard, once it start popping add channa dal(channa dal without soaking). After it turns slightly brownish, add chopped curry leaves, onions, finely chopped chillies and fry for 2minutes. Now add this to the batter along with grated coconut and coriander to make another variation of Spicy Paddu.

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