Aloo Beans Curry – Indian Vegetarian Recipe

Aloo Beans curry is a  perfect accompaniment for your everyday meal. It has mixed flavors in it and it tastes great with rotis or even with rice.

Serves – 2
Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 20 mins
Ingredients

  • Potato (cubed) – 1 Cup
  • Beans (chopped in 1 inch pieces) – 1 cup
  • Onion (chopped) – 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – few
  • Garlic (chopped) – 1 pod
  • Red Chilli Whole – 2 no
  • Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – to taste
  • Fenugreek Leaves (Dry) – 1 tsp

Procedure :

Into the pressure cooker pan add in 1 1/2 cups of water and place a bowl in it into which add in the beans, pinch of salt, turmeric powder mix well and pressure cook till 3 whistles.

Meanwhile let’s [re[are the seasoning and cook the potato and onion. Into the pan add oil and heat it up, season with mustard seeds, when they start to pop add in the cumin seeds, garlic and cook till garlic slightly changes its color. Then add in the red chilli whole, curry leaves, onion.

Cook for just a min then immediately add in the potato and cook both the onion and potato simultaneously on low to medium covered for 8 mins or till they are 75 percent cooked. Then add in coriander powder, red chilli powder, cooked beans, salt, fenugreek leaves and cook for 3 mins on low to meidum and turn off the heat. Enjoy with roti or any Indian bread., rice.

 

Pongali

Pongali is a very popular South Indian Breakfast Recipe. The simple seasoning to the soft dal and rice makes it a delicacy. Even a beginner can make it and enjoy!

 

Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 20 mins
Serves – 1
Ingredients:

  • Moong Dal – (Split variety skinless) – 1/4 cup
  • Rice – 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies – to taste
  • Ginger (grated) – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Water – 1 Cup for pressure cooking and 1 1/2 cups for bringing the mixture to the right consistency

Seasoning:

  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 1 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Dry Red Chilli WHole – 2 no
  • Asafoetida – pinch
  • Cashews (chopped)  – 2 Tbsp
  • Peppercorns (slightly crushed) – 5 no
  • Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
  • Turmeric powder – pinch
  • Cilantro (chopped) – 1 Tbsp

Procedure :

Wash the dal and rice together, drain and add fresh water and add ginger, green chillies and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

Meanwhile make every thing ready for seasoning like chopping up curry leaves and cilantro. Also bring all seasoning ingredients together and keep them ready.

Once the dal and rice are cooked, if you like you can mash up little bit or leave it as is and add water to bring it to right consistency. Keep in mind that the mixture thickens once it sits on the couter for a while. So try to keep it little loose than what you want it to be. I like to add 1 and 1/2 cups of water and bring it to boil.

While the mixture comes to a boil, heat up the oil, ghee, add the mustard seeds to the hot oil, allow to pop then add cumin seeds, red chilli whole, hing, cashews, curry leaves peppercorns and cilantro. Immediately add this seasoning into the boiling dal and cook for a min. Serve with peanut tamarind chutney or coconut chutney, sambar.

 

Seviya Payasam

This is a easy to prepare yummy Indian dessert that tastes delicious when served either warm or cold.

Enjoy this rich and creamy dessert flavoured with the sweet aroma of cardamom!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Serves – 3 or 4
Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 15 mins
Ingredients :

  • Vermicelli – 1/4 cup
  • Milk – 3 cups
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Cashew(Chopped) – 4
  • Raisins – 8
  • Cardamom Powder – 1/8 tsp or a pinch
  • Ghee(Clarified Butter) – 2 tsp

Procedure :

Step 1 : In a wide pan add ghee, ligtly toast the cashews and raisins till they are golden brown.Keep them aside.
Step 2 : Fry the vermicelli stirring continously on low heat till goleden in color.
Step 3 : Add boiled milk, sugar and cook for 10 to 15 min on medium heat stirring in between till the semiya float on the top of the milk mixture and semiya is cooked.
Step 4 : Add cardamom Powder and the roasted nuts and raisins and boil for another 2 min.
Step 5 : Rest the mixture for atleast 10 to 15 min before serving.
Step 6 : Serve it warm or cold.. Enjoy!!!

Palak Paneer – Indian Cottage Cheese Cooked in Spinach Sauce

Palak Paneer is a very popular gravy curry. This is a curry with a good blend of spices cooked with lots of Spinach and Indian Cottage Cheese (Paneer). Palak Paneer tastes great with phulkas, rotis, nan or any other Indian Bread.

Serves – 2
Preparation time – -5 mins
Cooking time – 20 mins
Ingredients:

  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Paneer (cubed) – 2 cups
  • Spinach – 3 Cups (tightly packed)
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • onion (Chopped) – 1 Cup
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp
  • Green chillies – to taste
  • Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • All purpose FLour – 1 tsp
  • Tomato (chopped) – 1 Big
  • Milk – 1 Cup
  • Kasoori Methi – 2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1/4 tsp

Procedure : 

Fry paneer in 2 tsp of oil in a pan till they are slightly golden. Set them aside. In the same pan add in spinach and cook till it wilts and cooked. Remove the spinach and tranfer it to the blender jar.

In other wide pan, heat oil, season with cumin seeds, add in onion and cook till they are soft. Then add in green chillies, ginger garlic paste, coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Red Chilli Powder and fry for 30 secs.

Add in All purpose flour fry for 30 secs follwed by tomato and fry for 4 to 5 mins till they are mashed up and are super soft.

Add this cooked onion and tomato mixture to the jar and blend along with the spinach to a smooth paste. Add this puree into the same pan and cook for 5 mins. Then add in milk, salt fenugreek  leaves, garam masala powder, paneer and cook for 4 mins Serve it with roti or phulkas or any Indian bread.

 

 

 

Eggless Chocolate Cake without oven

Eggless Chocolate CakeEver popular and everybody’s favorite chocolate cake is easy to make at home. Follow these steps to get a moist and spongy Eggless Chocolate Cake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makes – 1 Cake (7″)
Preparation time – 5 mins
Baking time – 35 to 45 mins
Ingredients

  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 1 Cup + 1 Tbsp extra for dusting the pan
  • Milk Powder – 3 Tbsp
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – 6 Tbsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Baking Soda – 1 tsp
  • Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar – 3/4 Cup
  • Yogurt (Curd) – 1/4 Cup at room temperature
  • Hot Water – 1/2 Cup
  • Whole Milk (full fat milk) – 1/2 Cup at room temperature
  • Butter – 1/2 Cup (melted)
  • Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp
  • Distilled White Vinegar or Lemon or lime juice – 1 Tbsp
  • Instant Coffee Powder (like Nescafe instant Coffee) – 1 tsp (Optional)

Process:

  1. In a mixing bowl, sift All purpose Flour, unsweetened Cocoa Powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder, milk powder. Set it aside.
  2. In another bowl, add sugar, melted butter, yogurt, milk, vanilla. Mix until homogeneous . Set it aside.
  3. Into boiling water add in instant coffee powder and mix until homogeneous. Set this aside. Omit coffee and use just hot water if you don’t want to use coffee.
  4. Just before mixing the dry and wet ingredients, start preheating any thick pan or a pressure cooker with 2 Cups of salt or sand.
  5. Place another small bowl or cooker plates after adding the salt. Preheat the pan for five mins covered with a lid on HIGH heat.
  6. Now start greasing the pan and lining with parchment paper or dusting with flour, so that cake doesn’t stick and comes out clean.
  7. Next mix in the dry ingredients with the wet all together.
  8. Mix well until you get a smooth batter.
  9. Once the pressure cooker is preheated and ready, then mix in the vinegar or lemon juice with the batter just until combined.
  10. Immediately add the batter into the cake tin and place on top of another bowl or cooker plate. Cover with the lid. Bake on MEDIUM heat for 5 mins.
  11. After 5 mins. reduce the flame to LOW MEDIUM and bake for 35 – 40 mins or until tooth pick inserted at the center of the cake comes out clean.
  12. Once the cake is baked, carefully move it onto a wire rack and rest it in the pan for 5 mins.
  13. After 5 mins of resting, invert the cake onto a cake cooling rack and serve it as it is.
  14. Let the cake cool completely if you want to frost it.
  15. Garnish with some fresh berries and sprinkle some powdered sugar.

Tips:

  1. Timing is important while cooking. So, mixing the dry and wet ingredients should be done just while pan or the pressure cooker is preheating.
  2. Mixing vinegar into the cake should be done just before baking.
  3. Omit coffee if you are making for kids.
  4. Depending on the type of the pan you are using, baking time varies. So, keep an eye so that you don’t end up with an over baked cake.
  5. Cover it with Chocolate Ganache or frosting of your choice once the cake has cooled down completely.
  6. One can bake the same cake in oven at 350 F for 25 – 35 mins.

 

 

 

Nov 08

3 Badusha/ Balushahi Recipes- Diwali Special Dessert Recipe

Ingredients

Three interesting Balushahi varieties. Make these juicy Balushahi this Diwali and enjoy. Happy Diwali  Makes – 20 Badusha  Preparation time – 1 hr  Resting time – 1 hr   Process: For traditional Badusha: In a wide bowl,sift all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda together. Make a well in the center and add curd, melted …

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Oct 22

Kaju Katli/ Kaju Barfi – Quick Indian Festive Dessert Recipe

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Hi Everyone, wish you all a very happy dussehra Let’s make a traditional Kaju Katli recipe today. It is an awesome Indian sweet that is usually made during Diwali, but one can make it for any festival. Kaju Katli is also known as Kaju Barfi in some regions. It is made with simple everyday ingredients …

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Oct 17

Soya Manchurian – Quick Evening Snack under 20 mins

Soya manchurian

Soya Manchurian is a quick snack that is made with Soya Chunks that everybody stocks their pantry with. It is such an awesome preparation that anybody instantly falls in love. When you run out of fresh vegetables and still want to enjoy manchurian during snack time, this is it! Soya Manchurian can be made quickly …

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Jul 14

Banana Caramel Crunch – No Machine Ice Cream

Banana Caramel Crunch

Banana Caramel Crunch Ice Cream is inspired from ColdeStone’s Creamery, a popular Ice cream joint in the United States. This is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. Traditional Banana Caramel Crunch that Coldstone uses French Vanilla ice cream as the base but to make keep it egg free, I made it with cream and …

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Jul 10

Spinach & Rice Balls – Quick Snack Recipe

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Spinach and Rice Balls are amazingly delicious snack which are made using Cooked Rice, potato,  Spinach and few other simple spices. These balls are super quick to make if you have some leftover rice at home. I often make these balls and serve with coconut chutney or peanut chutney. You can serve them as they …

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Jun 20

Mango Delight – Quick Mango Dessert under 15 mins

Mango Delight

Mango Delight is a creamy layered dessert with made with Mango pulp and vanilla flavored whipped cream.             Serves – 5 Preparation time – 5 mins Total time – 15 mins Ingredients: Heavy Whipping Cream (It should be cold) – 1 Cup Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp Powdered Sugar – …

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Jun 19

Kerala Parotta – Eggless South Indian Breakfast Bread Recipe

kerala parotta

There is something special about homemade fresh bread. Kerala Parotta is one such delicious bread that is popular on the streets of Kerala. People find it tricky to get thin multiple layers which are flaky and smooth at the same time. In this recipe I go through step by step process of making this parotta. …

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Jun 16

Cheese Vada – Quick Evening Snack under 20 mins

Cheese Vada

I get lot of requests asking to post quick snack recipes on Sruthi’s Kitchen. These Cheese Vadas are something that taste yummy and can be put together very quickly. These are crunchy from outside and soft and stringy from inside. Serve them as they are or with any dip of your choice.       …

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Jun 06

Mango Pannacotta Jelly Shots – No Egg No Gelatin Mango Dessert Recipe

Mango Pannacotta Jelly Shots

A delightful Mango dessert recipe that can be made for any parties or get together.             Serves – 6 Total time – 10 mins cooking + 4 hrs chilling time Ingredients: For Mango Pannacotta Layer: Fresh Mango Pulp – 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream – 3/4 Cup Sugar – 1/4 – …

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Jun 05

Masala Macaroni

Masala Macaroni

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