Monday, December 22, 2014

Mushroom Fry



Mushroom Fry

Mushroom fry is spicy pan roasted mushrooms.It goes well with steamed rice or fried rice. I used button mushroom for this recipe, you can also use oyster mushrooms which has a meaty texture.  Give this recipe a try,you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Mushrooms- 8 oz/ 15-18 medium sized
Onion - half thinly sliced
Curry leaves a few
Thinly sliced ginger- 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts- 6-8
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Kashmir Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/3 tsp
Garam masala- 1/3 tsp
Salt to taste
lemon juice- 1/2 tsp


 Clean mushrooms and pat dry with paper towels. Cut each into quarters and mix chilly powder, pepper powder and salt. Heat oil in a pan and fry cashew nuts till golden brown, drain and keep aside. Into the same oil, add thinly sliced onions, curry leaves and ginger. Saute till onion turns translucent. Add the mushrooms and saute in medium high heat for two minutes. Add garam masala,reduce heat and continue to stir fry for one or two minutes or till it is completely dry and  slightly brown in the outside. Add the roasted nuts and squeeze lemon juice and mix. Serve as side dish for rice.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Undaputtu



Undaputtu

Undaputtu is steamed rice dumplings with a spicy filling. In this recipe the filing used is a spicy prawns filling. This is a snack from Malabar and is easy and very appetizing. Try this,you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Rice flour- 2 cup
Hot water-1 1/4 to  1 1/2 cup
Salt -to taste
Sugar-  1 tsp
Coconut oil- 2 tbs
Crushed fennel seeds- a pinch
Coconut for garnish- 1/4 cup

For the filling
Prawns- small size-100 grams
Onion- 1 medium finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/4 tsp
Garam masala- 1/4 tsp
Fennel powder- 1/4 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves- 2 tsp
salt to taste and coconut oil


 To make the filling: Heat oil in a pan and saute onion till translucent. Next add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw flavors disappears. Add spice powders and fry for a minute. Add the cleaned prawns,mix and then cover cook for three minutes. Stir fry till the masala gets completely dried up. Sprinkle coriander leaves and allow this mixture to cool down completely.

Boil water along with salt and sugar ( you will need between 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cup, adjust accordingly till you attain a dough similar to chapathi dough ). When it comes to a rolling boil add in the coconut oil and crushed fennel seeds.
Take the flour in a large bowl and make a well in the center. Gradually mix the boiled water little by little and mix with a wooden spoon and make a soft dough. When able to handle knead into a smooth dough and make small balls. Take one ball each and flatten into circle on your palm.Place  one and half tsp of prawn filling in the center. Carefully bring in the edges together and seal. Smooth  it into a ball. Roll this on grated cocnut and gently press so  that the coconut sticks on top of each ball.Steam this in a steamer  for 10 to 15 minutes.Allow it to cooland serve with tea.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


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