Wednesday, September 14, 2016

FOOD REPICES FROM MAHARASTRA

Usal Bhaji

1 cup sprouted Moong
1/2 cup sprouted Red Chana
1/2 cup sprouted Kabuli Chana
1 chopped Onion
1 chopped Tomato
1/2 tsp grated Ginger
4 crushed cloves Garlic
2 chopped finely Green chilli
1 tblsp chopped Coriander
1 tsp Cumin Seed
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp or to taste Chili Powder
1 tsp Lemon Juice
4 tblsp Oil
Preparation:
*Boil the moong sprouts, red chana sprouts, kabuli chana sprouts.
*Drain it.
*Heat the oil and add cumin seeds and fry till brown.
*Add onions and fry for a minute, then add ginger, garlic, green chilies and now add chopped tomatoes, turmeric, chili powder and coriander and fry.
*Add potatoes, drained sprouts and salt, mix well.
*Pour lemon juice. *Serve hot with Pav
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Sukhi Kolmi

 Ingredients:
1 1/4 cleaned and shelled raw Shrimps
2 finely chopped Onion
1 cup discard stems, washed & chopped Methi leaves
2 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
To taste Salt
3-4 Cloves
4 Cardamoms
10-12 Black Pepper corns
3-4 tblsp Oil
To make sukhi kolmi:
*Clean, wash and drain the shrimps and mix salt, turmeric, chili and coriander powder.
*Heat the oil in a kadhai.
*Add cloves, cardamoms and peppercorns and stir fry for few seconds.
*Add onions and fry till golden, then add shrimps and cook until they turn pink.
*Add methi leaves and mix well.
*Cook on low heat until the shrimps are done.
*The dish is dry but have a creamy flavour.
*Serve hot.
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Poran Poli

Ingredients:
250 gms Chana Dal
500 gms Jaggery
250 gms Wheat Flour
50 gms Flour
5 tsp Oil
1/2 grated Nutmeg
50 gms powdered Cardamom
Pure ghee for serving
To make puran poli:
*Wash the chana daal and cook with a little or just enough water.
*Drain out the extra water.
*Add sugar or jaggery to the cooked daal and cook on low heat until the mixture becomes thick.*Remove from heat and pass it through a sieve while still hot.
*Add grated nutmeg and cardamom powder.
*Stir well and remove from heat and keep aside to cool.
*Mix the wheat flour, flour, oil and enough water knead into a smooth dough.
*Keep it aside for an hour or two.
*Divide the gram daal mixture into ping pong sized balls and the flour dough into slightly smaller balls and roll them out a little.
*Place the gram daal ball in the centre of the rolled flour dough and close it to cover the filling completely.
*Roll out into a chapati and bake on a non stick tawa till done on both sides, adding a little ghee around.
*Fry till done and serve hot.
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Pandhara Rassa

 Ingredients:
1 kg skinned and cut into pieces Chicken
2 medium sized chopped finely Onion
11/2 tsp Garlic & Ginger Paste
1/2 grated dry Coconut
10 Cloves
1inch long piece of Cinnamon
1 1/2 tblsp Black Cumin Seed
3 cut into pieces dried Red Chili
11/2 tblsp Poppy seeds
To taste Salt
11/2 tsp Red Chili seeds
11/2 tsp Coriander Seeds
1/2 cup stirred Plain Yogurt / Curd
1 tblsp Raisins
1 tblsp Cashewnut
3 tblsp Ghee / Vegetable Oil
How to make pandhra rassa:
*Wash the skinned pieces of chicken properly and apply the ginger-garlic paste on them thoroughly, set aside.
*Grind together dry coconut, black cumin seeds, poppy seeds, coriander seeds, red chili seeds, cardamom seeds and 8 cloves, adding a little water and keep aside.
*Heat 1 tblsp oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add cinnamon, red chili pieces, cashew nuts, raisins and remaining cloves.
*Stir fry till cashew nuts turn golden.
*Now add chicken pieces to it and fry well.
*Lower the flame and cover the pan.
*Put a little water on the lid and cook till almost done.
*Heat the remaining oil in a large pan and add onion.
*Fry till it becomes translucent.
* Add the grinded paste and stir fry and add curd and stir for two minutes.
*Add the cooked chicken and 2 cups of water, and bring to boil.
*Add coconut milk and stir well.
*Boil only once .
*Serve hot

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Special Chiwda

 Ingredients:
1/3rd cup halves Peanuts
1/3rd cup halves Cashew
1/4th cup whole Almond
1/4 cup blanched Pistachio
1/4th cup Pumpkin seeds
1/4th cup Pine Nuts
2-3 sliced Green chilli
1 tblsp Fennel seeds
15 Curry Leaves
3 tblsp fresh Coriander Leaves
2/3 rd cup thick pounded Flat Rice
1/4th cup Raisins
1/4th cup Black Currants
1/4th cup chopped Dates
1/2 tsp Salt
1/3 cup Moong Dal
1cup deep fried Sev
Vegetable Oil or Ghee for deep-frying
Preparation:
*Heat oil or ghee in a kadhai or deep-frying pan over a moderate heat.
*Fry Peanuts until golden brown, and transfer the nuts to paper towels to drain.
*In separate batches, fry the cashews, almonds, pistachios, pumpkin seeds and pine nuts until golden brown, and drain on paper towels.
*Pat dry with paper towels, bolt off any excess oil.
*Transfer all the nuts to a bowl.
*Raise the heat of the oil and place the green chilies in the sie
ve and lower it into the oil and fry until crisp.

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