Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bangaladumpa Masala Kura | Aloo Masala Sabji

Christmas has just passed on & New Year is ahead of us & I am so excited that this year I have accomplished a lot compared to previous years.This year I was planning on a Christmas tree but it in the last min we changed our plans & compromised with making a fruit cake/ plum cake for Christmas.

3 Large potatoes  (Cut in cubes)
2 Tomatoes chopped
1 Large onion chopped
2 Tbs oil (Add if you need more)
1/2 Star anise 
1 Inch Cinnamon 
2 Cloves 
1 Tbs ginger garlic paste 
1 Tbs coriander cumin powder 
1 Tbs garam masala powder 
2 Tsp chili powder (Optional)
Pinch of turmeric
Salt for taste
Coriander leaves for garnish

Heat a pan with 1tbs oil add star anise, cinnamon & cloves & fry them. Add ginger garlic paste,onions to pan & fry till onions turn transparent.Then add tomatoes to it. cook till tomatoes are cooked soft. 
Switch off heat & allow it to cool. Grind it to smooth paste.
Heat a pan with 1tbs oil & fry potato for few seconds & remove them. Add the tomato gravy to pan along with garam masala, coriander cumin, Chili powder turmeric & salt to it. Add potato to the gravy & mix well.cook it with a lid till oil separates on the sides. Check for potatoes if they are cooked well.
Garnish with coriander leaves & serve.

1. Skip frying potatoes & instead add cubed potatoes directly to gravy.
2. You can exclude star anise from the recipe.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sev Puri

I have  been thinking of BHW for quite a some time like what should I make for this week & all. After thinking, sorting & revamping I decided I would go with "Sev Puri " for this week. So I planned a head & got some puri from Indian stores & did a snack mela for couple of days till we our taste buds satisfied or say till all the puri's are done.
I made pani puri one day, sev puri the other & dahi puri the same day. But was able to capture these pics before attacking them as this is my BHW post :) 

It's been a long time since we had a nice chat. Say when we were in " Seattle " we had a nice place where we use to njoy all these chat items but after moving to CA it's been hard to find a good place.This week I was paired with Vidya of Sweet Karam Kapi 7 I chose " Sev puri " for blog hop.


7 Puri's
1 Cup sev
Sweet chilli sauce 
Coriander leaves for garnish
1/2 Cup onions

For aloo stuffing
1 Potato/aloo boiled
1 Tsp cumin coriander Powder
Pinch salt

Mash aloo with a spoon.Mix Salt & cumin coriander powder with aloo.

Curd Mix 
1/2 Cup curd 
1 Tsp cumin coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp chilli powder 

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl & keep aside.

Take all puri's in a plate and make a hole in middle of them.Stuff them with little potato masala in middle and  sprinkle onions, sweet chilli sauce, curd & sev on them as shown in figure.Garnish them with coriander leaves & serve with extra sev sprinkled on them.

1. I excluded tomato but you add it for extra flavor. 
2. Add the wet ingredients before you serve them. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Veggie Dumplings

For Wrapper (Yields 20 Wrappers)
1Cup all purpose flour/ maida
1Tbs oil
Salt to taste
Luke warm water 
Veggie Stuffing
1/2Cup green cabbage chopped
1/2Cup red cabbage chopped
1/4Cup carrot chopped
1Clove garlic chopped
1/2Cup cooked vermicelli
Salt to taste
2Tsp olive oil
Dipping sauce 
3Tbs white wine vinegar 
3Tbs water
1Tbs chili powder 
1Tsp brown sugar

Mix flour & salt in a bowl along with water. Knead them to make a soft dough. Allow the dough to sit for 30mins.
- Divide in to 20 balls & roll out as we do for roti. You can shape them as you like. I made round & square shapes.
Making the filling
- Heat a pan with with little oil and add garlic and saute it. 
- Then add the rest of veggies along with salt and saute them for 5mins and switch of heat. 

- Take a spoon full of filling & place it as shown in figure. close it as you like. I made triangles & half circles.
- Now steam cook them for 15 mins. Once removed from steam place them in a pan & fry them on each side with little oil.

Take a pan with above ingredients & bring them to boil. Cook it for 15 mins till it becomes thick. 

Serve dumpling along with dipping sauce & enjoy them :)
1. You can enjoy steamed dumpling with out frying them. 
2. Use sesame oil for enhanced flavor.