Friday, January 3, 2014

Szechuan Chilli Sauce

SZECHUAN SAUCE
Ingredients:
Red chillies paste - 1 cup
garlic  - 1/4 cup - finely chopped
ginger - 2 tsp finely chopped
soya sauce - 2 tsp
red chilli sauce - 2 tbsp
oil - 6 tbsp
salt to taste
sugar - 1/2 tsp
vinegar - 1 tsp



Method:
- soak the red chillies in water for 2 hrs
- deseed them and grind them to a fine paste
-  in a pan add oil
- add the chopped garlic and ginger and garlic and saute
- add in the chilli paste and keep frying till the oil seperates
- now add in the soya sauce, chilli sauce and salt
- add in the vinegar and keep frying well
- add in the sugar and mix well and allow that to cook for 2 more mins
- add in some water and allow that to cook for 2 mins
- remove and coool
- store in a airtight box in a fridge. 


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Podi Dosa


PODI DOSA

Ingredients:
dosa batter - 2 cups
idli podi -  few tsp
oil - to drizzle



Method:
- heat a dosa pan 
- pour a laddle ful of batter and spead it like dosa
- drizzle some oil and allow that to cook
- now sprinkle some idli podi on the dosa and drizzle in some oil
- allow that to cook for 2 mins
- serve hot as it is.


Monday, December 30, 2013

Veg Dhal

VEGETABLE DHAL

Ingredients:
moong dhal - 1 cup (Soaked)
onion - 1 (chopped)
tomato - 1 (chopped)
garlic - 1 handful 
carrot , beans, potato and peas - 1 cup (diced)
curry leaves - 1 sprig
oil - 2 tsp
green chillies - 3
salt to taste
mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp





Method:
- in a pressure pan add the dhal, vegetables, salt, green chillies, garlic, tomato and some water
- cook for 2 whistles
- remove the steam and leave it aside
- in a pan add oil 
- add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds
 - add the curry leaves and onions
- fry the onions till they are golden brown
- add them to the dhal and remove from fire
- serve with idli / dosa/chappathi