Saturday, February 28, 2009

Potato and Peas Paratha

Today I was really feeling very tired and wanted to finish cooking fast. So was looking for something that can be made fast and only one item makes a full meal.. so browsed a book recently bought from India and found this something different... usually we make parathas with potato... in this an addition of some other things made it taste different... and everyone liked it too.... so here is the recipie..
For the filling
5-6 boiled potatoes
1 bowl boiled green peas
7-8 green chillies (if you dont want it too spicy then add chillies accordingly)
1/2'' piece of ginger (paste)
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
1/2 lime juice
For the dough
3 bowl plain flour (maida)
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp hot oil
1/2 lemon juice or 1 tbsp curd.
I had used 1 bowl maida and 2 bowl wheat flour... as I feel maida is not good for small kids to digest... so if you are going to serve this paratha to small children then use wheat flour mixed with maida or use wheat flour completely...
1. Mix maida (or wheat flour), salt, hot oil and lemon juice (or curd) and make a dough.
2. Smash boiled potatoes. Add boiled and smashed green peas, green chilli paste, ginger paste, lemon juice, garam masala and salt to it and mix everything.
3. Make a 2 small puris of the dough and put the filling on one puri. Close it with the second puri and secure the ends.
4. Roll it out slowly to around 4'' to 5'' and then put on the hot pan and roast it on both sides leaving little ghee.
5.Serve with any chutney or simply pickle and yoghurt.
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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Mexican Rice

Had tried this long time back.... but had gone for a holiday to India... So could not post it... Had a wonderful time as usual in India... Took my daughter there for the first time there... She also enjoyed there a lot... was pampered by everyone.... So I m back with my recipie after a long time...This rice is really very simple, easy and fast to prepare.... I liked it as it was something different and fast to prepare... but still I am wondering why the name Mexican rice was given to this recipe... what mexican touch does it have... anyways it tastes good so as Shakespear said what there in the name... :) here goes the recipe....
Serves 6
3 cups cooked long rice (basmati rice)
1 chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 1/2 cups mixed boiled vegetables 1/2 cup red kidney beans (rajma) (boiled and pressure cook with little salt)
1tbsp oil
salt to taste
To be ground to paste
4 garlic cloves
1/2 inch ginger piece
1. You can take carrot, beans, peas, corn, cauliflower and potatoes as mixed vegetables.
2. Heat the oil and fry the onion for 2 min. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry again.
3. Add chilli powder, red kidney beans, vegetables and fry for further 5 minutes.
4. Add rice and salt and mix well.
5. Serve hot.

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