Monday, September 19, 2016

Baby Scallop Ginger Stir Fry




Baby Scallop Ginger Stir Fry

Scallops Stir fry is tasty and it cooks fast. It is a star when it comes to quick fix meals. This is the first time I cooked scallops and I am already in love with this sea food delicacy. The recipe is adapted from here.  It has a mild sweet flavor with a soft buttery texture. Scallops can be pan roasted and the flavor is enhanced with ginger,soy sauce and  oyster sauce, along with the crunch of walnuts. Try this you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Scallops- 1/2 lb
Onion- 1 medium
spring onions- 1/3 cup
Walnuts- 1/3 cup
Chopped ginger- 2 inch thick
Oyster sauce- 1 tsp
Soy sauce- 1 1/2 tbs
Sugar- 1/3 tsp
Dried red chilly flakes- 1/2 tsp(optional)
Vegetable oil- 1 tbs
salt and pepper to taste



Toast walnuts in a large skillet over medium flame. Toast for 2-3 minutes and set aside.

Wash and pat dry the scallops and add a pinch of salt and pepper and mix.

Heat oil in the pan, saute chopped ginger for a few seconds and add scallops. Fry the scallops two minutes on each side. When one side turns slightly golden turn to the other side and fry. Drain from the oil and set aside.

In the same pan sautechopped onions, when it becomes translucent add dry chilly flakes, toasted walnuts, spring onions, fried scallops, oyster sauce, soy sauce and sugar. Mix well and stir fry in high flames for one minute and switch off the flame.


Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Tomato Dates Curry/Thakkali Enthapazham Curry




Tomato Dates Curry/Thakkali Enthapazham Curry

This is a sweet and sour curry made with tomato and dates. It can be served as a chutney or as a thodu curry for sadhya. It can be served along with pickles and pachadi. It is quick and can be made in a jiffy. Try this you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Tomato- 3 medium

Dates -8-10 seedless
Ginger- 2 tsp chopped
Onion- 1 small
Tamarind- small ball
Jaggery- 2 tsp (powdered)
Curry leaves- a few
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Chilly powder-11/2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek powder- 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder- 1/8 tsp
Oil
Mustard seeds- 1/3 tsp
salt to taste
 

Soak  dates for one hour. When it gets soft remove seeds and mash  with hands to into a pulp. Soak tamarind and also extract its pulp.


Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters and add chopped onion,ginger curry leaves. Saute till it turns golden brown.

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till it is soft. Next goes in turmeric powder,chilly powder, fenugreek powder, pepper powder,cumin powder, salt. Saute this for a minute and cover and cook for three minutes. Now add the dates pulp  and tamarind pulp. Cook for another three minutes and allow it to reduce and thicken. Finally add powdered jaggery and mix till well blended.

Try it,
Hope you will all enjoy!

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