Friday, August 26, 2011


Soya Aaloo  is a gravy dish, it is a good substitute of mutton keema for vegitarians, this recipe is rich source of protein. One thing that is to remember while preparing this dish is that if you want the authentic flavor in this dish you have to be patient while roasting grinded soya nuggets. Perfect roasted soya gives perfect taste.
soya and potato gravy dish | healthy recipe
Ingredients required for this recipe are:
Soys nuggets: 1 cup (boiled and squeezed )
Potatoes: 2 small size
Tomatoes: 4 big size
Garlic: 8-10 pods
Ginger: 1” piece
Green chillies: 2 Nos.
Pepper corns: 6-8
Green cardamoms: 2 Nos.
Black cardamom : 1 No.
Bay leaves: 2 Nos.
Onions: 2 Nos
Cloves: 2 Nos
Oil : 2 tablespoon
Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon
Coriander powder: 2 tablespoon
Everest meat masala powder: 1 teaspoon
Kasoori methi: ½ teaspoon
garam masala powder: 1/2 teaspoon
salt : to taste
soya and potato gravy recipe
Method: grind soya nuggets in grinder. Grind green chillies, tomatoes and ginger to fine paste. Grind onions for few seconds, Crush garlic pods, pepper corns, cardamoms and cloves.
Heat oil in pressure cooker, add bay leaves and all crushed masalas, roast them for a minute add onions, stirring continuously roast till brown in color, add red chilli powder and 1 teaspoon water, add tomato paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt, roast on high flame till oil separates, add grinded soya and potatoes, roast on low flame for 8-10 minutes stirring after every 2 minutes. Add meat masala powder and one cup of water pressure cook till 1 whistle on high flame, cook for another 4-5 minutes on low flame. Garnish it with roasted kasoori methi(dry roast in tadka pan) and garam masala powder.
Soya aloo is ready to serve.
Read more

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Arbi Fry is a crispy side dish goes well with dal phulka. This recipe is prepared in form of tikki, mixture of spices are filled in each arbi and then shallow fried till crisp and golden in color.

recipe of boiled colocasia and then shallow fried
Ingredients required for this recipe are:
Arbis : 8-10
Green chillies: 8-10
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder: ½ teaspoon
Coriander powder: 1 tablespoon
Amchur powder: 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon
Garam masala powder: ½ teaspoon
Oil: 1 table spoon
Method: Boil arbis in pressure cooked till they are soft and cooked, remove skin and slit each arbi vertically making 2 parts of it.
Mix all the spices together. Slit green chillies length wise. Fill dry masala in all chillies, take a part of arbi apply masala to it place an other part of arbi over it.pressing it in between your palms make a tikki shape. Prepare all arbis like this.
Heat oil in awide pan, shallow fry chillies and arbis together on medium to low heat from both sides till they are crisp and golden in color.
Points to be noted:
As arbis are boiled, they are cooked it takes less time to prepare
You can sprinkle lime juice over them while serving for tangy taste.
Read more

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Rawa Idli is one of the easy and tasty south Indian delicacy that can be prepared in jiffy. This can be easily prepared at any time of day.
semolina or rawa idli south indian steamed dumplings serve with sambhar and chutney
Ingredients required for this recipe are:
Semolina(sooji) : 2 cups
Curd : 1 and ½ cups
Eno fruit salt: 1 sachet
Water : as required
Salt : to taste.
For tempering:
Curry leaves: 8-10
Black mustard seeds: ½ teaspoon
Green chillies: 4 slit lengthwise
Oil: 1 tablespoon
Method: Place dry sooji in a micro safe bowl and Micro high for 1 minute, stir in between after 30 seconds, let it cool.
Grease microsafe idli stand with oil.
Add salt and curd to sooji, mix well and 1 table spoon of water if required check the consistency of batter. Heat oil in a pan add ingredients of tempering cook for 1 minute, pour this tempering to sooji and curd mixture, add eno fruit salt to batter mix gently. With the help of spoon pour mixture to greased idli moulds. Take ½ cup of water in microsafe idli steamer, MW high for 1& ½ minutes with lid, water will start boiling, remove steamer from MW place idli stand on steamer MW high for 1 and 1/2 minutes, reduce the power level to 60% MW for another 1 and 1/2minutes, remove at once from oven. Serve hot idlis with sambhar or chutney of your choice.
Points to remember:
If you are baking 4 idlis at a time then above given power levels are sufficient, but if you are steaming 8 idlis at a time, first MW high for 2 minutes and then 3 minutes on 60% power levels. Timing may be vary for 30 seconds depending the power level of your microwave.
Read more

Sunday, August 21, 2011


This is a side dish , you can say it a chaat recipe, easy to prepare , in Uttarpradesh dhania waley aaloo is a famous recipe, pudiney waley aaloo is slightly different but loaded with the health benefits of mint, an easy way to include fresh mint leaves in your diet.
potatoes prepared with mint paste, easy indian snack healthy recipe
Ingredients required for this recipe are:
For masala to be grind to paste:
Mint leaves: ½ bunch
Garlic pods: 8-10
Ginger: 1”piece
Tomatoes: 2 Nos
Green chillies: 4 Nos
Cumin seeds: 1 teaspoon
Baby potatoes: 12-15 (boiled)
Salt : to taste
Cumin seeds: ½ teaspoon
Chaat masala: 1 teaspoon
Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
Oil: 2 tablespoon
Make a fine paste of masala(from mint leaves to cumin seeds). Cut each potato in two, no need to peel them.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds as they crackle, add grinded masala paste, mix well roast for 3-4 minutes, add boiled potatoes and salt mix well,cook potatoes on low flame for 5-7 minutes, oil will leave the sides of pan. Add chaat masala to it. Mix well, remove from flame. While serving mix lemon juice to it.
Serve as a side dish.
Read more