Saturday, 24 March 2012

American chopsuey


Ingredients for sauce: 


Mixed vegetables (1 onions, 1 Capsicum, ½  cup cabbage, 5-6 French beans and ½ carrot) (roughly chopped)

Baby corn or sweet corn (½ cup)

Vinegar (1 tbspn)

Soya sauce (2 tbspns)

Red Chilly sauce (1 ½ tbspns)

Tomato sauce (3 tbspns)

Black pepper (1 tspn)

Sugar (1 ½ tbspns)

Corn flour (2 tbspns)

1 ½ corn flour combined in 1 cup water

Salt

Oil


Ingredients for fried noodles: 


2 cups boiled noodles, drained and dried on a kitchen towel, sprinkle 1 tbsp of corn flour and mix.

Oil for deep frying.


Method:
  1. Boil the carrot, French beans and corn for two minutes just to cook them a bit before we start cooking drain the water and keep the vegetables aside.
  2. Heat some oil in a wok and sauté the onions. Add the capsicum, cabbage, and the boiled vegetables and sauté for 5 mins.
  3. Add the vinegar, soya sauce, tomato sauce, chilly sauce, black pepper, salt and sugar. Mix properly and add 1 ½  cup water cook for 5-7 mins.
  4. Add the corn flour along with water and go on stirring continuously till it thickens slightly and coats the vegetables. Remove from heat and keep aside.
  5. To prepare fried noodles, heat oil for deep frying in a vessel. Once hot, reduce flame to medium and place around 2 cups of noodles and cook till it turns golden brown. Remove onto absorbent paper and repeat with rest of the noodles.
  6. To serve, place the fried noodles on a plate. Ladle the vegetables over the bed of fried noodles and top with a bull’s eye (fried egg).
  7. enjoy!!

Friday, 23 March 2012

Schezuan Mix vegetables and corn pakoraz


Vegetables and corn pakora a perfect evening snack!!



Ingredients:
Mix vegetables (Onion, Capsicum, cabbage) (1 bowl) (sliced)
Corn (boiled) (½ bowl)
Besan (gram flour) (2 big spoons, 3 big spoons if needed, you don’t want to completely cover the vegetables we just need the flour to bind the vegetable together)
Schezuan sauce (3 tbsp)
Chaat masala (2 tsp)
Zeera (cumin) (1 tsp)
Lemon juice (1 tbsp)
Salt
Oil
Method:
  1. Mix all the ingredients.
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan and drizzle little oil, make small patty's of any shape you like and fry the patty's from all sides till golden brown.
  3. Serve hot!!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Roasted capsicum salad with wheat


This is one delicious salad. Made with roasted capsicum and boiled wheat, it can be served with a variety of dishes like kebabs.


Ingredients:

Onion (1) (sliced)
Capsicum (1 roasted and 1 raw) (sliced)
Tomato (½ ) (sliced)
Wheat (soaked overnight and boiled) (3 tbsp)
Molasses syrup (2 tsp) (alternatively you can use sugar syrup or kaakvi or golden syrup)
Vinegar (1 tsp)
Lemon juice (1 tbsp)
Salt
Method:
  1. Mix all the ingredients and let it rest for 15 mins.
  2. Serve and enjoy!!:)

Ayran


Ayran is a Turkish soup made basically from yogurt, it is very refreshing healthy and yummy; unlike the traditional soups Ayran is served chilled. It is my comfort food. I love it! Hope you’ll will like it too !!


Ingredients:
Yogurt (1 cup)
Vegetable stock (1½ cup) (make sure your stock has a little bit of heat to it)
Chick peas (soaked overnight and boiled) (½ cup)
Wheat (soaked overnight and boiled) (½ cup)
Mint (a good bunch) (finely chopped)
Sugar (½ tbsp)
Salt
Method:
  1. Beat the curd until smooth.
  2. Mix the vegetable stock, chick peas, wheat, mint sugar, salt and yogurt well.
  3. Keep in the freezer for a while and serve chilled. Enjoy!!

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