Monday, November 27, 2006

ONIONS----cooking event

i was invited by Zorra of kochtopf.twoday to participate in this event
onion being my favorite i had to participate and contribute my recipes
i am posting two recipes which are very often done in my house and are a favorite
one is a breakfast and tiffin recipe while the other is a main course veg dish.



2 cups beaten rice or as we call it poha
3 medium sized onions finely sliced
2 green chilies
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ cup green peas
1 tbsp sugar
½ tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
½ cup grated coconut
little coriander for garnish
1 pinch asafoetida ,curry leaves
1 small potato
salt to taste, a little lemon juice too


Wash and drain beaten rice
Peel potato and cut into ½ inch pieces
Take oil in a pan add mustard seeds,jeera,asoefotida, chilly and curry leaves
Add the onions and fry till they become soft
Then add the chopped potatoes and peas add a little water and let them cook
Add salt for the potatoes and peas.
When the potatoes and peas are cooked add the beaten rice ,grated coconut, coriander, sugar ,lemon juice and salt.
Stir for two minutes and serve.


200 gms small brinjals
3 onions thickly sliced
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 tomatoes roughly chopped
1 cup fresh green peas
1 tsp chilli powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander-cumin powder
½ tsp garam masala or curry powder
½ tsp sugar
salt to taste
coriander for garnish


Slice the brinjal and onions as shown in the picture.
Take oil in a pan when hot add the finely chopped garlic
Add the onions and stir till they turn soft and translucent
Add the peas, and brinjal
Add all the remaining ingredients except the tomatoes and coriander
Tomatoes are added after the vegetable is half cooked so that they do not get
Fully incorporated with the dish and form a gravy. They should remain intact so that you
Can eat it along with the vegetable.
Add the coriander at the end .
Serve hot.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

All that food looks very tasty! Mmmhhh...

bloglily said...

These look so wonderful! Just the other day, I noticed a glut of onions around my kitchen and I'm looking for something new and interesting to do with them. And then.... your post. How's that for serendipity?

zorra said...

Until today I never prepared an Indian dish. But now I need to change this.
Thank you for particpating in the event.

Pepper said...

Very excited to see the poha recipe! This was a great event.

frenchkitcheninamerica said...

WoW! I am impressed, Mahek. You have really been cooking. I have not forgotten I promised to take some kitchen photos for you.

Mahek said...

please do try something indian and let me know.
pepper let me know if you try out something indian
thanks a lot mimi!!!