Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bharli Mirchi

A spicy Maharashtrian vege made from stuffed big green chillies....
Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: 2

Large green chillies 4
Salt to taste

Oil 2 1/2 tbsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Fresh coconut scrapped 1 cup
Fennel Seed powder (saunf) 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder (dhania powder) 1 tsp
Cumin powder (jeera powder) 1 tsp
Raw mango, grated 1 small
Fresh coriander chopped 1 tbsp
1. Slit the green chillies and deseed them. Apply salt to the chillies and leave aside for 30 min. Wash and drain well.
2. Heat 1 tbsp oil and add mustard seeds, once they crackle add asafoetida, turmeric powder. Add coconut and fry till slightly brown.
3. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, fennel seed powder and mix well.
4. Add the raw mango, coriander leaves, salt and miix well and remove from gas. Set aside to cool.
5. When the mixture is cool, stuff it in the chillies.
6. Heat the remaining oil in a pan and put the chillies one by one. Cover and cook for 2 -3 minutes.
7. Turn around and cook on the other side too. Remove from gas and serve hot....

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Coconut Sandwich

Heavy, easy, quick and wonderful breakfast on a Sunday morning.....
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 min
Serves: 2

Bread slices (brown/white) 8
Fresh grated coconut 2 cups
Green chilli paste 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Cheese grated 2 tbsp
1. Apply a little butter on both sides of the bread slices.
2. Mix grated coconut, green chilli paste, salt and grated cheese with the help of a fork.
3. Put this mixture on one slice of bread and cover it with the second slice. Make all sandwiches ready, and put them in the sanwich maker to toast....
4. Once brown remove and serve hot with tomato ketchup.....

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