Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Corn Pancakes

The Fresh corn kernel and buttermilk make this pancake really taste and so soft!! This yet another recipe of pancake without Egg.

  • 1 cup AP flour / Maida
  • 1 cup fresh Corn (fresh or Frozen)
  • 1 cup butter milk (or as required)
  • Few Coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • Salt and Black Pepper as per taste
  • Oil for frying.
      In bowl add maida, baking powder, salt and mix it well. Add buttermilk and make lumps free batter. Add cor meal, fresh corn , coriander leaves, pepper and mix it well.
Heat the griddle/ tava and sprinkle little oil. Pour the pancake batter about 2-3 inch circle. (or more then 2 inches) Make your that pancakes are cooked on Medium to low heat. Cook both the side till light brown color.

Serve hot with Chili sauce.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hot Chili & Toamto Sauce

This is ultimate hot chili and tomato sauce with goes very well with Tacos, Burritos!

  • 1/2 cup Tomato Paste (store bought)
  • 1 Onion (very finely chopped)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (very finely chopped)
  •  1-2 TBsp cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Red chili flakes 
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili powder 
  • 1/5 tsp Sugar
  • 2-3 tsp Oil
  • Salt and Black pepper as per taste.
        Heat the pan with oil, add garlic, onion and saute till they get tender and nice brwon color. Add tomato paste and saute for few minutes. Add little water, lemon juice, salt, pepper, red chili powder, sugar  and bring it to boil. Let it come to room temperature and serve.

  • This can be store in refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  • Adjust Red chili and lemon, pepper as per taste.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Capati Phodani

Chpati phodani / Vagharni is made for the breakfast with leftover chaptis. Its very simple and easy to make.

  • 2-3 Chaptis (Leftover for 1 day)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Tomato (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • A pinch of Hing
  • 2-3 Tbsp Oil
  • Few fresh Coriander leaves
  • Salt  and Sugar to taste.
     Make a make pieces of chaptis and keep it a side. Heat the pan with oil, add cumin, mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add onion, tomatoes and fry till they turn tender. add red chili , turmeric powder and mix everything well. Add pieces of chapti , salt , sugar and mix it well. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve with curds.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Apple Chutney

  • 2 Apples (chopped with or without skin)
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 1-2 tsp Lemon juice
  • Few Black peppercorns 
  • Few Coriander seeds
  • Few Fennel seeds
  • Few Cumin seeds
  • Pinch of Nutmeg powder
  • Pinch of Cinnamon powder
  • Dry coconut (optional)
  • Salt and  Sugar, Red chili powder as per taste.
Heat the pan with ghee, add cumin seed , coriander seeds, fennel seeds fry for few minutes. Add chopped apple chunks  and fry for 1-2 minutes. Add sugar, black peppercorn, red chili powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon powder and mix everything well. Add little water and cook till water is evaporated. 
 Serve hot or cold...
This recipe goes to Nithu's Think beyond the usual event. And also to Priya's Coriander seed event hosted by RV's

And its Award Time...

I have receive this beautiful award from my fellow blogger friends.. Pirya, Sara, Shama ,Deepti , Priya Raj  And Prani
 Thank you so much friends for sharing award with me..

Rule: Pass this award to another 12 lovely  blogger. But i have long list.... :D

Sushma,          Daisyblue
Padma,          Shahana
Hari chandana,   Priyaraj
Sangi             Madhuri
Priya,               Kanchan
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Deepa,              Preety.
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  Latha.            Rv's

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy Ugadi & Ramnavmi

Wish you a very happy Ugadi and Ramvanmi..I want to post Ugadi dishes  long back but some how couldn't post it. Ugadi dishes includes Shevgi Payasa (vermicelli sweet), Manvinkai Anna (Mango Rice), Koshmbri (salad).

Here I am writing the very famous salad that is koshmbri. Mango rice you can find here.
  • 1/2 cup Moong dal (soaked for 5-6 hrs)
  • 1 Carrot (shredded)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1-2 green Chilies (chopped)
  • Few Coriander leaves (chopped)
  • Lemon and Salt as per taste.
Mix all the above ingredients and give tempering with following ingredients.
 For Tempering / Tadaka:
  • Oil,
  • Mustard seeds, 
  • Hing.
Ramnavami dishes are very simple they are Chow- Chow Bath ..means Upama & Sheera (sooji halwa)

 Sooji Halwa/ Sheera
  • 1 cup Rava/ Sooji
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom (powder)
  • Few Raisins
  • 1/4 cup Milk (hot)
  • 2-3 Tbsp Ghee
  • Water as required (hot)
       In non stick pan pour ghee and roast rava on medium heat till you get nice aroma. Add sugar and mix for few minutes. Add hot milk and water, raisin and stir it well. (no lumps) Cook for few minutes and turn off the heat cover it and let it cook its steam.

Serve hot...

Upama/ Upittu
  • 1 cup Rava
  • 1Onion (chopped)
  • 2-3 green Chilies (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/4 tsp Split chickpeas
  • A pinch Hing
  • 1/4 Sugar (optional)
  • Few Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
       Roast the rava with little oil till nice aroma and keep it a side. Heat the pan with oil add mustard , cumin seeds, hing, curry leaves, urad dal, split chickpeas and allow them to splutter. Add onion and fry till they get tender. Add water (as required), add sugar, salt and bring to boil. Once water is boiling add roasted rava and stir contentiously to avoid lumps. Once it starts thicken then turn off the heat.

Serve hot.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Potato Pancakes

This is very easy and quick recipe...Its good with morning tea or evening as snack...

  • 2 Potatoes
  • 1 Onion
  • 2-3 Tbs AP flour / Maida
  • 2 Mayonnaise (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili powder
  • Salt and Pepper as per taste
            Shred the potatoes without skin. Squeeze all the water from the potato. Add thinly sliced onion. Add red chili powder, salt, paper and mix everything well. Add maida and make round cakes.(not to much thick)
Heat the tava with little oil, place cakes. Cook on low heat for 5-6 minutes each side or till you see nice golden brown color on it.
Serve hot with ketchup.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Vegetable Dum Biriyani

  • 1 cup Basmati rice (uncooked)
  • 1 cup each  Potatoes, Carrots, Peas,(boiled & Cubed)
  • 2 Onion (sliced)
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger& Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds (sounf)
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • Few Saffron
  • 2-3 Tbsp Oil/ ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/4 red chili powder
  • Few Mint leaves
  • Few Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste 
  • Aluminum foil to cover.
Few Masala:
  • 6-8 pods Green Cardamom pods & 2 Black Cardamom
  • Small Cinnamon Stick
  • 5-6 cloves
  • Few Peppercorns
  • Few Bay leaves
  • 1-2 pinch of Nutmeg
In  a blow Add milk and saffron and keep it a side.
In a pan add few drops of ghee/ oil and fry rice still you get nice shiny. In a sauce pan add 1 1/2 cup water (or required amt of  water for rice). Add all masala ingredients and bring to boil. Now add above fried raw rice in this water and cook till all water evaporated (rice will not cooked fully). put the led and keep it a side.

In a pan add oil and fry onion slices until brown, add ginger n garlic paste and fry for few minutes. Add tomato paste, turmeric , garam masala, red chili powder, fennel seeds and fry for few minutes. Add all cooked vegetables and cook for few minutes.  Season well with salt. 

Assemble the dish:   Bottom and top is covered with rice so now we layer... In a other big pan add very little water and spread the rice. Now spread the cooked vegetables ,sprinkle few coriander leaves, mint leaves, fried onions. saffron milk. Repeat this for further rice. Cover with aluminum foil. Cook about 20-25 minutes.

Serve hot with cool Mint Raita.

Fry more onion so you can garnish well and these taste good also.
Remove the aluminum foil only once your ready to serve.

Mint Raita
Yogurt, sliced tomatoes,onion, few mint leaves and salt. Mix everything and serve.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pasta Party Roundup

Round up of Pasta Party at Panch Pakwan

 My sincere thanks to all of you!  Wonderful blogger friends!  Who took an effort to make this event so Successful.  I have received more than 70 recipes for my first Pasta Party event.

I can’t believe that there are so many varieties of vegetarian pasta recipes.  It’s really amazing to see all recipes at one stop.   So enjoy virtual Pasta Party treat and Bon Appetit.

 Please email me at mailto:panchpakwan@gmail.comif I have missed any of your entries.

 Penne Pasta in Green Sauce
 Pasta in Tomato and Green Pepper Gravy
Penne Pasta in Tomato Puree

Vegetable Pasta
Pasta with Homemade Sauce
Indian Style Pasta
Indian Style Vegetarian Pasta with Garbanzo beans
Pasta alla Marinara
Baked Ziti / Penne
Chilled Penne Pasta and Sweet Corn Salad
Tofu Ravioli
Spaghetti Neopolitan
Spaghetti With Tomatoes & Mushrooms
MW Mini Shell Pasta Kheer
Broccoli & Sprouted Moong Spicy Fusilli
Pasta & Creamy Tomato Sauce With Broccoli
Oven Baked Pasta
Creamy Pasta
Pasta Soup
Indo-Chinese style spicy Maggi noodles
Baked Pasta with
Roasted Vegetables
Asparagus Pesto Pasta with Sundried
Sun dried Pesto Pasta
Simple Pasta
Pasta Delight
             Spicy Spaghetti with Broccoli
    Spaghetti with Tangy  Tomato Sauce
Hearty Pasta Vegetable Soup
    Baked Fettuccine  Pasta with Cauliflower & Broccoli  in light  Alfredo Sauce
Black-eyed Peas, Pasta & Tofu Soup
     Pasta Shell with Mascarpone  Cheese and Roasted Red Bell Pepper.
Linguine With Toasted Bread Crumbs
Tortellini With Spicy Mint Oil
Marconi Masala
Navy Bean and Pasta Soup
Orzo Pasta Salad
Stuffed Pasta With Lima Beans
Creamy Pasta salad
Farfelle al Arrabiata
Roasted Vegetable Pasta
Roasted Eggplant Pasta
Veggie Lasagna *
                        Vegetable fried pasta
Cauliflower & Spinach Penne Soup
Penne with Eggplant in Spicy Tomato Sauce
Butternut Squash Pasta
Spicy Pasta with Gram Masala and Vegetables
Rotini Pasta Biryani
Hot Garlic Eggplant Bowtie Pasta
Sauted Alphabets with Mushroom Fritters
Lima Macaroni
Angel Hair Pasta with Vegetables
Pasta with sauted vegetables
  Nutculet Sizzler 
                       Macaroni Pakoda
 Indian Style Penne Pasta
Cheesy Pasta 
Vegetable Spachetti
      Dinosaurs Pasta in a vegetable medley
  Baked Fusilli in Marinara and healthy Spinachy Bechamel Sauce
Eggplant-Zucchini  Lasagne in Tomato-   Ricotta Cheese Sauce
                           Farfalle Payasam
Chinese Pasta with fusilloni

Penne pasta with ricotta cheese and bell peppers
                             Jyoti V's
                     Ravioli Caprese
Spinach Manicotti
Lasagna Roll in Spinach sauce
Vegetable Soup with Pasta
Stuffed Pasta with Spinach
Masala Macaroni
Pasta In White Sauce
Pasta Payasa

Vegetable Fettuccine
Marconi & Aloo Chat

Blackened Veggie Pasta

Avocado Pesto Pasta
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