Friday, April 23, 2010

Arbi ki sabzi

I always make arbi dry till i met niket and realised anything dry means sookha for him and he doesn't like it one bit. arbi-dry is one of my favorite veggies and i thought i'll have to part with it.
Then one day when my MIL was here, she said add some water and try, and it turned out well. Since then, i've been making it often. Check out my recipe-
Arbi-boiled and peeled and cut in small pieces
Green chillies, ginger
Oil for cooking
Jeera seeds
Heat oil and add jeera for seasoning. Add onions and fry till golden. Add tomatoes and cook till done.
For dry arbi-
Coat arbi with sooji and besan and salt- dry mixture. Fry them separately and add to onion-tomatoes mixture. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes. serve with rice or rotis.
For arbi with gravy-
To the onion-tomatoes mixture, add cut arbi and cook for 2-3 mins. Add water for gravy as per taste and cook for a few more mins. Taste and correct seasoning. Serve hot with rotis. Arbi with gravy is slightly sticky, but good to taste.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pudina rice

I made some pudina chutney, but adding too much pudina to dhaniya and raw mango chutney makes it taste bitter. So i saved some for later use.
Then one day i had some left over rice and pudina rice happened :)
Plain rice
Mustard seeds
Chopped onions
fresh ground pudina paste
Chopped Tomatoes and green chillies
Salt, haldi, oil or ghee
Heat oil and add mustard seeds, wait till they splutter.
Fry the chopped onions till golden. Add green chillies and tomatoes and cook till raw smell of tomatoes disappears. Add haldi and salt and cook for a minute. Add pudina paste and cook for another minute. Don't overcook or the flavor of pudina will disappear. Add plain rice and mix well. Add a teaspoon of ghee for flavor. Serve hot with curd :)

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