Thursday, September 16, 2010

Seyal bread

Mo - this ones specially for you.. You love the Seyal bread my mom makes na, so here's the recipe :)

1 bunch of Rs 5. coriander
10-12 garlic
5-6 green chillies
Small piece of ginger
1/2 onion (optional)
Make a paste of all these in a mixie

Heat some oil in a pan, add the masala and cook a bit till oil separates. Then add water, 1 tbsp tamarind pulp and bring to boil. Finally add enough bread pieces to make a nice snack!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Black Dal

Saw this recipe on Discovery Channels Rhodes across India.. An amazing show! Here's the link. Will try it out after a couple of months, as I'm not supposed to have these kind of heavy dals while my baby is so small!

The recipe in short:
Take 1 cup washed black dal, add 4 cups water, some chopped onion, chopped ginger, garlic, some mustard oil and boil
Later, add some curd mixed with salt and red chilli powder
Add a tempering of only hing in ghee
Later, add some dried plums
Then add another tempering in ghee of onion, ginger and red chilli powder

Also, want to try this recipe of potatoes

Lets hope I come around to trying these soon!

Some masala pastes

Picked up these masala pastes from tv and my mom's cook..
1. Make a Paste of cooked onion, ginger, garlic, dry coconut powder and whole red chillies. Cook some onions, add to it the masala paste, one tomato, dhania powder, red chilli powder, haldi and garam masala powder!
2. Make a paste of onion, garlic, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper and loads of khus khus and fennel seeds

White Sauce

I really need to clean up the blog, its been a long time, and I guess I'll happily be a passive blogger for another couple of months, with my little baby!
Anyways, just learnt the tips and tricks of making proper white sauce from my mom.

You need
6 cups milk
6 tbsp maida
6 tbsp butter (or less)
Black pepper
Italian herbs
Grated cheese

Cook the Maida and butter, like sheera, till it gives an aroma, doesn't burn, but the fat kind of starts to separate. Takes around 10 mins
Then, remove from gas, and for the 1st cup of milk, add one spoon at a time and keep mixing, so that no lumps form. Then add the remaining milk slowly, so that no lumps are formed. Return to the gas, bring to a boil and keep stirring. Cook till the desired consistency of thickness.
Finally add the salt, pepper, herbs and cheese! Done. Its yummy!