Friday, March 16, 2012

POTATO VEGE....

A simple stirred fried vegetable which is quick to make and very tasty...It needs only a sprinkling of water while cooking...

This is one vegetable which can be made in a jiffy and so is like a instant item on my menu either when I am busy or when unexpected guests visit ones house.


The ingredients will always be found in an Indian kitchen which makes an added incentive to be cooked at the last minute.
I normally make this for my sons tiffin as he loves potatoes and as its a dry vegetable it does not leak , and is easy to carry... as he has to catch a bus-train-walk to reach his college by 8.30 in the morning.Traveling in India is not easy especially by train as you are jostled and pushed all over and with a bag on your bag its all the more tough...

INGREDIENTS..

3 Small potatoes sliced in medium slices
2 small onions sliced
2-3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1/2 tsp red chilli powder or as per taste...
1/4 sp haldi powder
a little about1/4 tsp garam masala powder.
salt , a pinch of sugar...
you can add lemon juice which is optional
garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves

METHOD

Take oil in a pan, add the sliced onion to it let it become a little soft.
Add the finely chopped garlic stir
then add the sliced potatoes and cook covered with a little sprinkle of water
when half cooked add the chilli powder, haldi powder and garam masala powder
Add salt, sugar and stir.
cook this potatoes are fully cooked but not mushy..
garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
serve hot with bread, roti or dosas


Saturday, March 03, 2012

WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR PANCAKES.....

If you read my blog regularly you will know that I am a bit skeptical about using white flour or plain flour for my food. I normally substitute it with whole wheat flour and see if it tastes good ..
I know that the taste will differ but for me nutrition takes precedence over taste that’s when it comes to cooking my everyday or food that I cook regularly.. If I have to cook something once in awhile and that requires plain flour that I might think of using it .. I said I might think but eventually don’t use it Hahah…

 
So here I my version of Pancakes WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR PANCAKES..
Which I can assure you are as tasty and much more healthy than our normal pancakes, try one for your child and I am sure it will make you feel excellent.. Because you get that inner feeling of serving your family something that’s really worth the effort of making it from scratch.

 
METHOD.
Mix together  in a bowl 11/2 cup of whole wheat flour, one egg, ½ tsp baking powder, milk enough to make a runny batter about 1 cup approximately here you can add powdered sugar to taste or you can eat it with honey or maple syrup.

Let it stand for about ½ hour before making your pancakes
Heat a griddle and drizzle a little butter on it.. Pour a ladle full of pancake mix and cook on both sides..
YUMMY AND HEALTHY!!!