Thursday, 10 December 2015

Soya Chunks(Meal maker) Pulav–North Indian Dish

Soya chunks Pulav is north Indian Staple dish. Soya chunks add texture and flavor to this rice which tastes yummy. You can also add any other vegetable of your choice like peas, carrot, potato, capsicum etc. to make this simple pulao even more interesting.  This rice pulav is a complete meal on its own with some yogurt raita.
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Prep time
Cook time
Serves
30 mins
15 mins
4 persons

Cuisine: North Indian
Recipe Type: Rice variety (pulao)
Ingredients
  • Basmati rice -1 cup (250 ml)
  • Soya chunks -1/2 cup
  • Water -4 cup
  • Oil-1 tbsp.
  • Ghee -2 tbsp.
  • Fennel seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Clove -2 no’s
  • Cinnamon -1 “
  • Star anise -1 no
  • Onion -2 no’s
  • Green chillies -2 no’s slit
  • Ginger garlic paste -2 tsp
  • Red chili powder -1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
  • Gam masala powder -1 tsp
  • Salt –to taste


Method
1. Soak soya chunks for 15 minutes, in hot water with a pinch of .Squeeze excess water, set them aside.
2. In a pan or wok heat oil add the whole garam masala spices with fennel seeds and allow to splutter.add onions and green chillies and fry until light brown.
3. Add washed soya chunks, red chili powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Sauté for few mins .Now add water and rice. Adjust with some salt, cover and cook until done.
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Notes
I always use log grain basmati rice for pulav. If you cannot find basmati, use long grain asian rice or mexican rice. Long grain rice stand up to the texture of nuggets and spices used in pulav.

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Karpooravalli (Ajwain/Oma illa) Pakodas-South Indian Dish

Karpooravalli it is also known as Ajwain patta,Pani Koorka elai, kanni koorka, oma illa. It is an Ayurveda herb; the leaves are used for treating common cold, cough and fever in babies and adults. Theses leaves can be consumed in different ways. Whenever my children get cough and cold, I make some recipes out of these leaves,hoping that they recover soon.
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Prep time
Cook time
Serves
10 mins
15 mins
2 persons

Cuisine: South Indian
Recipe Type: Snacks
Ingredients
  • Oma illa leaves -1 cup
  • Onion -1 cup
  • Bengal gram flour -1.5 cups
  • Rice flour -1/2 cup
  • Chili powder -1 tsp
  • Mint and cilantro –handful
  • Oil -1 cup



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Method
1. Wash and finely chop the leaves.
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2. Mix Bengal gram flour, chopped leaves, chopped onions, chili powder, salt and required water to make a thick batter.
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3. Heat oil in a pan. When hot, drop one table spoon of batter mix and fry on medium flame.
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4. Drain onto a kitchen paper towel.
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Serve with
Ginger Cardamom Tea
Notes
Best home remedy to treat cold and cough 
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