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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Baigan Bartha / Baigan Bharta


Its a eggplant cooked in Indian style, with spices. This curry is one of my fav. Ind recent days i started to love the eggplant recipes and tried different styles, which suits my taste. I am posting this recipe specially for Kavya, who asked me for eggplant curry recipes. So i will start with bigan bartha recipe, and soon will post as many as possible. Well.....i have already made you wait for long , by not posting new recipes all these day, its all becuase i was so tried from my Indian trip and took pretty much time to get on my daily routine. So, by no more wasting time , i would directly go for the recipe. And here is the recipe just for you........

Ingredients :

Eggplant - ( Medium size ) 2 numbers
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
Garlic - 10 crushed
Ginger and garlic paste : 1 tsp
Big onions - 1 chopped finely
Tomatoes - 2 ( Chopped)
Chilly Powder - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Salt - To taste
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - To fry
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Grren peas - ( Handful ) ( Frozen) ( If using fresh, need to soak it and pressure cooker it before using in the recipe)

Preparation :

* Take the eggplant and wash it. Wipe it with the tissue papper. Npw apply oil all over it generously.

* Preheat the oven, and set the oven temperature for 250 c and cook the eggplant for 20 - 25 mins. ( Until it is cooked well)

* Now peel the eggplant skin, and chop it into pieces. ( Make sure it is cooked well..)

* Now take a pan, add oil, and add the cumin seeds.

* Then add the crushed garlic, and fry till it changes the colour.

* Then add the chopped onions. and fry till golden brown.

* Now add the chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt to it. ( Fry for few moins for the raw smell to disappear)

* Now add the chopped tomatoes and fry for few mins. ( Close the lid and cook for few mins , until the tomatoes get cooked and become soft.)

* Finally add the cooked and chopped eggplant and mix well.

* Check for the taste and also make sure the eggplant is cooked, if not you could now close the lid and cook for some more time..

* Finally add the garam masala and the green peas and cook for 5 mins.

Hmmmmm.......the yummy and spicy baigan bharta is ready. Serve hot with plain rice, chapathi, naan or roti.


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Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Nethili Fish Fry

Nethili ( commersons Anchovy - in English) fish is one of the most tasty fish variety. I always perfer to go for the smaller size. When cooked they really taste like heaven. This fish fry goes very well with plainrice with onion Sambar or few perfer to have it with curd rice. This is a spicy recipe.
So here is the recipe just for you.....

Ingedients :
Nethili fish - 500 grms ( Washed and cleaned)
Red Chilly powder - 2 tsp ( If you prefer bit more spicy or less , then you can add more or less chilly powder accordingly)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - To taste.
Corn flour - 3 tsp
Rice Flour - 2 tsp
Thick Yogurt - 5 tsp
food colouring powder - orange ( 2 pinch)
Lemon juice - 2 - 3 drops
Curry Leaves ( Optional) - Hand full ( washed and cleaned)
Oil - To fry

Preparation :

* Take the nethili fish and wash well.

* Now add the above mentioned ingredients and mix well by adding little bit of water.
* Make sure you mix well, and the add the fish to the masala and mix well, making sure that the fish is generously applied with the masala.

* Now keep it in the fridge for 1/2 hr to 1 hr. ( The more time you keep, the more taste you get)
* Then take a pan add oil and heat it.
* Now add the nethili fish one by one and fry it.
* Wow , the yummy and spicy nethili fish fry is ready. Now you can fry the curry leaves and garnish it. Serve hot.


Today i have recieved three beautiful award ( (i) I love your blog award, (ii) Kreative blog award, ( iii) One lovely blog award)from my friend Aysha. She has also tagged me. Thanks Aysha for passing such a wonderful award to me.

1. What is your current obsession?
Blogging
2. What are you wearing today?
Skirt and tops
3. What’s for dinner?
Chicken soup, Chicken biryani, deep fried chicken and boiled egg, with raita
4. What’s the last thing you bought?
Handbag
5. What are you listening to right now?
Just the keyboard noise.
6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
She's a wonderful person.
7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
A beautiful country side in UK.
8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?
Sun cream
9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Canada
10. Which language do you want to learn?
French
11. Who do you want to meet right now?
My Hubby
12. What is your favourite colour?
Peach
13. What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?
3/4th pants
14. What is your dream job?
To become a famous Graphics designer
15. What’s your favourite magazine?
Womens Era
16. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Shoes or Handbags
17. What do you consider a fashion faux pas
Designer sarees
18. Who are your style icons?
None.
19. Describe your personal style?
Elegant and stylish
20. What are you going to do after this?
Sleep ( its 1.30 pm here....)
21. What are your favourite movies?
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Autograph, Gajini, Home alone
22. What inspires you?
Compliments:)
23. Give us three styling tips that always work for you:
Always keep Simple and Elegant,Carry branded handbags. Wear clean and matching shoes .
24. Coffee or tea?
Coffee Please.
25. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
Listen to music and think about all the good things that has happened to me.
26. Which month is your birthday?
March 28.
27.Which other blogs you love visiting?
I Love all the blogs.
28. Favorite Food?
Spicy Chicken Briyani
29. Favorite Season?
Snowing winter
30.One thing you love about yourself?
Determination and hardwork.
31.Favorite Quotes ?
" To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong ". - Joseph Chilton Pearce
The rules are:Respond and rework – answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, and add one more question of your own. Then tag eight or ten other people.I would like to share this awards and tag with my following friends...