Monday, April 25, 2011

Varanfal / Kara Bele kadabu/ Wheat squre dumpling in spicy gravy

Varanfal/ kara bele kadabu is very easy to make ,healthy and famous breakfast or brunch.. Its made with Toor dal and wheat flour dumplings. The simple and not so spicy type and step by step pics you can see here. (Bele kadabu/ wheat squre dumpling in Toor dal gravy)

  • 1 cup Wheat flour
  • 1 cup Toor Dal (pressure cooked & mashed)
  • 1 Tomato (chopped)
  • 1-2 Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Green chili (optional)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 2 tsp Oil / Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp Tamarind  pulp
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Goda masala or gharm masala
  • Jaggery as per taste
  • Few fenugreek  / methi seeds
  • Few coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste.
        In a bowl add wheat flour, salt ,water and make a dough as we do it for chapati. Let it sit for 1 hr or so. Heat the pan with ghee, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds , allow them to splutter. Add tomatoes, green chili, garlic, few curry leaves, methi seeds and fry for few minutes. Add cooked dal and water. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt,goda masala and let it cook for few minutes.

        Mean wihile Roll the dough into small  balls and roll them into thin circles using some wheat flour and cut it as per you liking shape. Add theses dumpling into dal. cook till the dumpling are cooked and everything is blend well. (add more or less water as per desired consistency)

Garnish the Varanfal with coriander leaves and Serve hot with lots of ghee on it!!!
If you like non spicy type then click  here.
Sol kadi (without coconut!!!) recipe goes to Torviewtoronto's Food palette pink event and Saffronstreaks's Summer coolers event and Radhika's Sun & fun event.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tofu Jalfrezi

  • 1 cup Tofu cubes (soy cheese) (drained)
  • 1 cup Green Bell Paper (sliced)
  • 1 Tomato (sliced)
  • 1 Onion (sliced)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Ginger n Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp Kasuri mehti (optional)
  • 3 tsp Oil + pan frying
  • Salt to taste
  • few Coriander leaves
        Pan fry the tofu cubes till they turn light brown. Heat the pan with oil, add cumin seed let them splutter. Add onion, ginger n garlic paste, pepper and fry  till they are soft. Add turmeric, red chili powder, kasuri methi and fry for 3-4 minutes.Add tomatoes, tomato paste and cook for few minutes. Add pan fried tofu, salt and little water and cook for 8-10 minutes or till everything cooked well.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with hot roti/ chapati. You can also see the recipe of  Paneer Jalfrezi

  • Tofu need to be drained well before pan frying as it contains lot of water.
  • Its very soft in texture so do not flip often while pan frying. On medium heat it might take 8-10 minutes each side to get brwon color.
  • Tofu can crumble if its not handled well. 
Amrakhand recipe goes to Reva's Healing food Mango event started by Siri and guest hosted by Reva.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tomato Rice ( type 2)

 The tomato rice (type 2) is full of flavors as rice is cooked in coconut gravy.

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 Tomatoes(riped)
  • 1 Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tsp Tomato paste
  • 2 Green chiles
  • 1/2 cup Coconut (fresh/frozen)
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric power
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2-3 tsp Ghee/ Oil
  • Salt to taste
           Take the tomatoes, coconut , milk and add these in to mixe bowl and make a fine paste. Heat the pan with ghee/ oil, add cumin seeds let them splutter. Add cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaf. Add onion, green chilies and fry till the  turn light brwon. Add tomato paste and fry for few minutes. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and give a nice mix. Add above made coconut and tomato paste, cook for few minutes. Add rice, salt and water. Cook till the rice is tender. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot tomato rice with raita.
This recipe goes to Sanyukta's CWF-WF-WV- Tomato Event which was started by Kiran.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Ugadi or Gudi Padwa

Wish all my blogger friends a very happy  Ugadi or Gudi Padwa. On this auspicious day their will be lot of variety festival food. No changes in the menu...:) Its typical festival foods enjoy virtual treat!!. 
Check the links given below for all recipes..

7. Rice (plain)
8. Papad
9. Cup of warm milk with puran poli.
10. Lots and lots of Ghee!!

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