Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sprouted Dal, Brown Rice and Potato Curry

I had a band recital to go to at 7.00pm. I entered the kitchen at 6.00pm . Had to leave the house by 6.30 to find a spot in the auditorium. SO what can you cook in 30 minutes that is healthy and nutritious and tasty and filling at the same time.?

Bring out your biggest pressure cooker!!

Well, I used two, one pressure pan and one regular pressure cooker.
I put some Brown rice and potatoes in the regular cooker.
In the pressure pan I made the dal,

Items you need for the dal:
sprouted dal, (white pattani dal),
1/4th cup of Horsegram (KoLLU)
1/3rd cup of Masoordal)with skin)
3 tomatoes
1 big onion
6 cloves of garlic
handful of coriander(washed)
1tsp of Jeera
1tsp of Kitchen King Masala
1and 1/2 tsp of salt
and of course 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder

chop everything evenly...

Add oil in Pressure pan
add Jeera, add chopped onions and garlic and stirfry till it becomes light brown,
now add the chopped coriander
add the chopped tomatoes
and then the dals, (wash them once)
and add some water to cover the dals nicely (make sure the dal is about an inch under water)and salt and the masalas
and once the water starts boiling close the pan and give it 3 whistles.

When I came back from the recital, I quickly made the potato curry and we were ready to eat...

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Golu Picture and Dinner

Navrathri Golu.
I had called some people over for dinner twice during navrathri. I called all my friends in two batches. Below are some pics of the menu items for both the times.
The menu for the first party 1 was
Rotis/Masoor dal kofta/ Vegetable&Paneer subji
Chakkara pongal/Mysorepak
Neer Mor
I made everything except for the rotis....

The menu for the second party was
Arisi upma kozhukattai/kathrikai gothsu
Tamarind Rice/Chips
Curd rice/ Amla pickle (homemade)
Mysorepak/paal payasam

Except for the chips, I made everything.
I will share with you the recipes for every dish, soon.