Friday, July 18, 2014

Red chilli-Tomato Chutney


Fresh red chilli 50gms(ripened)
Tomato 5
Tamarind Paste 1 1/2tsp
Ginger 2"pc(cut into slices)
Salt to taste
cumin seeds 1tsp
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Channa dal, Urad dal 1tsp
Oion chopped 1/2cup
Currry levaes 10
Oil 2tbsp


1. Heat 1tsp oil in a pan fry red chilli, once they fried remove from the pan let them cool.
2. Now Put 1tsp oil in the same pan fry ginger for few seconds then add tomato fry for 2-3 minutues in low-medium flame.
3. Add tamarind paste stir once, cover and cook for 2 minutes, remove lid stir once.
4. Once tomato fried and cooked properly remove from stove let it cool for sometime.

 Now grind fried red chilli, tomato mixture along with salt as a coarse paste.

Heat oil in a pan fry cumin seeds, mustard seeds for few seconds, add urad dal, channa dal fry for few seconds, now add onion, curry leaves mix well and fry.

Finally add tomato- red chilli paste mix well with popu keep it in low- medium flame fry this chutney for 1-2 minutes remove from the flame.

It goes well with Dosa, Idly, or with hot rice with Ghee.


Some red chilli's are very spicy and some are not, so adjust tomato and tamarind to your spice level.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Soya Chunks Pulao

Rice 2cups(Wash and soak for 1/2hr)
Potato cut into cubes 1cup
Soya chunks 1cup
Onion chopped 1/2cup
Yogurt(curd) 1/2cup
Green chilli paste 1tsp
Ginger- garlic paste 1tsp
Coriander cumin powder 1tsp
Cumin seeds 1tsp
Salt to taste
Cloves 3
Cinnamon stick 1/2"pc
Bay leave 1
Cilantro(coriander leaves) 2tbsp
Garam masala 1/2tsp
Cashew nuts 3tbsp
Oil 2tbsp


1. Soak soya chunks in hot water, squeeze off the excess water, wash with cold water and squeeze the excess water, keep a side.
2. Heat oil in a Pressure cooker pan, fry bay leave, cloves, cinnamon and cumin seeds.
3. Now add cashew nuts fry for few seconds, now add chopped onion fry till they turn light brown color, add ginger garlic paste, mix well and fry till it leaves oil.
4. Now add Green chilli paste, fry for few seconds, add potato cubes and soya chunks mix with onion mixture fry for 1 minute.
5. Add coriander-cumin powder, salt mix well and fry for few seconds, add yogurt cover and cook for 1-2 minutes, finally add garam masala powder mix well.
6. Add soaked rice along with 3cups of water combine well pressure cook for 2-3 whistles, remove from heat.

Wait for 15-20 minutes open the lid garnish with cilantro serve with any raita.


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