Food For Survival

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chicken Tikka

1/2 kg Chicken pieces(boneless skinless)
2 tsp Rajah Tandoori Masala
2 tbsp ginger garlic green chilli paste
2 tbsp yogurt

Mix together Tandoori Masala, ginger garlic green chilli paste, yogurt, oil and salt.
Marinate chinken in this for 4 hours.
Put the pieces on skewers.
Bake in Oven on 350F for 10-15 minutes.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Sabudana Wada

One of my all time favourites. This post is for the finale of Nupur's 7-day recipe marathon starting Dec 25 until Dec 31, 2009. Sorry for the late post.

The key in this recipe is the proportion of sabudana and potato. Add just enough potato to bind the sabudana.

1 cup sabudana
3 medium boiled potatoes
3 crushed green chillies
1 tsp jeera
1/2 cup roasted peanut powder
Oil to deep fry

Wash sabudana with water only once. Drain the water.
Now just sprinkle few spoons of water in it and let soak for 5 hours or overnight.
Add all the other ingredients to it and make tight small patties of the mixture.
Deep fry in Oil.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Chicken Kheema with GolGappa Roti

I often make this simple easy to make kheema even on weekdays. It can be put together in 15-20 minutes. The term golgappa roti is being given by my daughter. When she sees the puffed up Roti it reminds her of the panipuri :-)
I will post a detailed picture by picture post for the Rotis at a later time.

1 lb Ground Chicken
2 Onions
1/2 cup pureed tomato
1 tsp Garlic paste
4 slit green chillies
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp Dhaniya powder
1 tsp Jeera powder

Take Oil in a pan.
Add Onion. Saute till brown. Add green chillies, garlic paste and tomato puree.
Saute for some more time.
Add salt, chilli powder, dhaniya powder & jeera powder. Mix all the spices.
Add ground chicken and let it all simmer for another 10-12 minutes. Stir in between.
Garnish wioth Cilantro.
Serve with Roti.

This post is for Nupur's 7-day recipe marathon starting Dec 25 until Dec 31, 2009.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Vegetable Cheese Balls

The surprise filling of Kaju & cheese make these vegetable balls interesting... Very very tasty.

1 finely chopped Onion
1 Tomato (pureed)
3 Boiled Potatoes
1/2 cup Peas
1/2 cup Cauliflower
1/2 cup Green Beans
1 carrot
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
4 chopped green chillies
1 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup any dryfruit(kaju, pista)

Filely chop all vegetable(cauliflower, carrot, Beans)
Take Oil in a pan.
Add Onion and ginger garlic paste. Saute
Add green chillies and pureed tomato.
Saute nicely.
Add all the vegetable(finely chopped).
When cooked add mashed boiled potato & salt.
Pat the mixture on your hand.
Fill it with few kaju and little grated cheese.
Close the mixture and shape into flat balls.
Dip in breadcrumbs and shallow fry.

This post is for Nupur's 7-day recipe marathon starting Dec 25 until Dec 31, 2009.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Cabbage Pithla

This is a variation from the normal pithla/zunka.
This post is for Nupur's 7-day recipe marathon starting Dec 25 until Dec 31, 2009.

1/2 lb cabbage
1 onion
4 green chillies
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1 cup besan
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp Oil

Make seasoning of Jeera and hing.
Add onions & green chillies. Saute for couple minutes.
Add ginger paste, garlic paste. Saute for some more time. Donot let the garlic burn.
Add finely chopped cabbage, chilli powder & salt.
Saute for another 3-4 minutes.
Now sprinkle the besan. Mix nicely. Let this roast till you get a nice aroma of the besan.
Sprinkle with cilantro.
Yummy with Bhakri or roti.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Raw Banana Patties(Kache kele ke kofte)

Normally in parties we end up with a lot of appetizers that need potatoes in some form. Nowadays I try to avoid the potato rush and go for Paneer or something else. This raw banana dish can be a delicious party appetizer. Also crunchy tasty with a hot cup of ginger tea!!!

2 raw banana
1-2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp haldi
4 tsp besan

Cut the ends off the raw banana.
Cut each banana into half.
Peel the bananas.
Put them in pressure cooker for 4-5 whistles.
Remove them from cooker and peel off any remaining cover.
Grate the bananas.
Add chilli powder, haldi, salt and besan.
Mix nicely.
Make small flat roundles of the mixture.
Shallow fry with oil.
Crunchy patties/kofta is ready....

This post is for Nupur's 7-day recipe marathon starting Dec 25 until Dec 31, 2009.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Arbi Humman (Manglorean Dish)

This dish is one of my favourites. It is traditionally made with potatoes but Arbi tastes even better. The Asafoetida water and coconut oil make this dish just awesome!
Arbi is a root vegetable. You can find nice information on it here

1 lb Arbi
1 cup grated fresh coconut
1/2 tsp tamarind paste
8 Red Chillies(preferably bedgi)
1/2 tsp Asafoetida(Hing)
1 tbsp Coconut Oil

Boil Arbi in cooker only for 1 whistle.
Peel Arbi and cut it into round thick slices.
Grind coconut, tamarind and chillies with water to a smooth paste
Boil the ground mixture with salt to taste and 1 cup water.
Dissove the Asafoetida in some water.
Add the cut Arbi and Asafoetida water and let simmer for some more time.
Just before taking off from stove add the coconut oil.
Very yummy with hot steamed rice.

This post is for Nupur's 7-day recipe marathon starting Dec 25 until Dec 31, 2009.