Thursday, October 30, 2008

10 Mins Gobi

Here is something I came up with, really a lazy man gobi, easy to make , turned out yumm to eat. Hope u enjoy it


1 whole Cauliflower - cut into bite sized pieces
50 gms thick Curd
1 tbs Coriander pwd
1 tbs Cumin pwd
1 tbs whole Cumin
1/2 tps Turmeric
1 tbs Chilli pwd
Salt to taste


Wash the Cauliflower, set it aside. In a large bowl Mix all the dry ingredients and the Curd (except the whole Cumin). Toss in the Cauliflower into the Mixture. Let it rest for 30 mins.

In a saute pan in hot oil add in the 1 tbs of Cumin, then toss in the curd coated cauliflower. Toss on high flame till done evenly all over and golden brown in color. Done!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Bread Poha

Though I love cooking but every now and then I get bucked up when am short of choices for breakfast. And in such times Bread Poha comes as a savior.

It comes with twin benefits, as in it is easy to make and it also polishes off the uff so boring old bread in a whiff.

Here is the recipe for Bread Poha/ Upma

Bread Slices – 6-7 (preferably a day or two old)
1 Teaspoon Oil
Rai (Mustard Seeds) – ½ teaspoon
Curry Leaves (Kadi Patta) – 4-5
Onion – 1 (finely cut)
Potato – 1 (Cut into small pieces)
Tomato – 1 (Cut into small pieces)
Green Chilly – 1-2 (Cut into small pieces)
Salt as per taste
Red Chilly Powder as per taste
Lemon Juice – 1 teaspoon

Take out the bread from refrigerator and let it be for ½ an hour.
Cut off the thick sides of the bread and taking them two at a time rub them against each other making a fine powder of it. (As in pic)

Heat the pan; put the curry leaves & rai after 3-4 seconds put the onions. Once the onions are semi transparent put the potato and cover the pan.

Once the potato is cooked add the tomato & green chilly and let them cook.

After all the veggies are cooked add the refined bread and all the spices. Sprinkle a little water on it and cover it with pan for 5 mins. Open the pan after 5 mins, sprinkle the lemon juice & a little bit of sugar. Cook it for few more min
utes and it is ready to be served.

Peas can be added if available & the dish can be garnished with coriander leaves.

It takes just 15 mins to cook the whole thing and it tastes very good. I have been using brown bread to make it and it only makes it healthier.