Friday, August 8, 2008

Stuffed Potato Bajji



To make these stuffed potato bajjis,baby potatoes are the best pick.

Ingredients:

10 baby potatoes
Oil for frying
1/4 cup besan
1 tablespoon rice flour
baking soda
For stuffing
2-3 dry chillies
1 garlic pod
1/4 cumin
Salt
Method
1. Make a coarse powder of all ingredients given under stuffing adding a pinch of salt.
2. Make a thin batter of pancake batter consistency,using besan or chick pea flour, rice flour,pinch of baking soda,and a pinch of red chilly powder is desired.
3. Pressure cook potatoes in lightly salted water if desired.
4. Adjust salt as there is salt already in the stuffing and the coating batter.
5. Peel and slit the potatoes either sides making sure both the slits are perpendicular to each other.carefully stuff with the prepared stuffing powder.dip the stuffed potato in the prepared batter for coating.
6. Deep fry till the potato looks golden on all sides.
7. Slice the potato into halves and drizzle some lemon juice and enjoy with chopped onions if desired.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Happy Varalakshmi Vratham




Hi all


August is month of festivals and every friday is very auspscious for all women in India.With many pujas and festivals coming after this.Lets start our season with varalakshmi puja.I wish all my fellow bloggers happy varalakshmi vratham.I pray varalakshmi to give all the happiness for everybody and bless us with wealth,happiness and prosperous year ahead.


Enjoy




Vegetable Biryani




Vegetable biryani has been my alltime favourite whether its for a get together or family time whatever it is, I prefer biryani because of the aroma it creates.Thanks to Sudha my cousin who shared her recipe.



Ingredients



Basmati Rice 5 rice cooker cups



Dry Masala

Bay leaves 5

Cloves 3

Elaichi 2

Shahjeera 1 spoon

Oil 5 tablespoon




Vegetables




Beans

Carrot

Peas

Potato




For Masala

Ginger 1 inch

Garlic 5 pods

Green chilli 7-8 depends on your spice levels

Mint 15-20 leaves

Coriander 3-4 sprigs

Cinnamon 1/2 inch

Cloves 3

Elaichi 2


Method
1.Grind wet masala into fine paste.
2.Heat oil in a wide vessel and add elaichi,bay leaves,cinnamon , cloves fry them and keep them aside.
3.In the same oil add masala paste and fry it until its golden brown
4.Add vegetables one by one , first add beans and potato as they need longer time to fry , slowly add rest of them and cook for 5mins until they change their color
5.Add pudina and curd and wait until they are fried.
6.Add rice and let it get coated with masala and oil mixing them properly and allow it cook for a min or two
7.transfer all these contents into rice cooker , add salt according to taste.Add bayleaves and rest of the fried masalas in the rice.
8. Fill the rice cooker with water in 1:2 ratio and cook
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