Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lovely Blog Award

Dear Friends,
My friend Preethi from Indian Kitchen has shared me "Lovely Blog Award". She is such an enthusiastic blogger and her blog has a collection of wonderful recipes. I am really amazed on her speed of cooking and posting a recipe perfectly. Thanks Preethi for the award. I would like to nominate and share this award to my friends having less than 100 followers.


And also I am going for a vacation to my native and gonna enjoy there for a month.  As I was very busy in shopping and packing and cleaning my kitchen, I couldn't update much on blog. Will join abck on November mid. Happy Blogging friends. ..

Thursday, October 4, 2012

My Second Guest Post - Tofu Balls

Dear Friends,
I did my Second Guest Post in one of my favourite Veg Blog - Random Ramblings by Meena..  Meena is organizing her first event - Be My Guest Chef at her space. That is how I got this chance to post my recipe at her space. Do vist her space and participate in the event.



I have shared a delicious Tofu Recipe which I made with bread - Tofu Balls. Recipe is explained at her space. Do visit her blog to know more. 

Meena has shared a participation cerficate to me. I am sharing the same here..




Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Vada Curry

Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves             : 2

Vada Curry is one of the traditional south indian recipe. This is a simpler version of Vada Curry. Making vada and the gravy can be done parallelly. This goes well with Idli, Appam, Roti. I used to have with Rice and Papad.. I have prepared this as gravy. It can be prepared as semi gravy as well. Coming to the recipe. ..



For Vada :


Channa dal 1 cup
Onion 1 - Finely Chopped
Green Chillies 5
Curry Leaves As Required
Fennel Seeds 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves As Required
Salt To Taste
Oil To Fry



For Curry :

Vada 10 nos
Onion 1 - Finely Chopped
Tomato 1
Grated Coconut 2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1 tsp
Cumin Powder 1 tsp
Rice Powder 1 tbsp
Coriander Leaves As Required
Salt To Taste
Oil 1 tbsp




STEPS:
  1. Soak Channa Dal for atleast 2 hrs. Drain the water completely and grind to a coarse paste. Mix all the other ingredients mentioned in "For Vada" Section except oil and keep aside. Ground Coconut, Turneric powder, Red Chilli Powder, Cumin Powder, Rice Powder to a fine paste.
  2. In a deep bottomed pan, heat oil and take the small amount of batter and flatten it and drop it carefully. Fry vada till it turns light brown. 
  3. In a cooker, heat oil and add Onion and fry till it becomes golden brown. Add Tomatoes and    stir well till it becomes tender. Add the ground paste and mix well. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and keep in simmer for 5 mins and emove from the flame.
  4. Soak the vadas in the curry for an hr till it beomes soft. Garnish with Coriander Leaves.
Tips:
  • Don't fry vada too crispy. I have soaked the vadas as such in curry. If you want you can cut into small pieces as well.