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Monday, January 31, 2011

Lehriya Mirch/Mirchi Samosa!!

I am so proud to present this Mirchi Samosa, this was awesome awesome.Got the inspiration from Master Chef India show, in that show one contestant make it with Keema filling.I gave it my Version with Aloo Peas filling same filling which we used to make Samosa, that's why i gave it the name Mirchi samosa.It was a nice show, got to see lotts of twist in India Dishes which sounds really good,there are some more dishes in my mind from that show to try.Will try soon and will post it soon.For now lets have Mirchi Samosa.

Ingredients for two Mirchi

1/2 cup Maida
1 1/2 tbs Oil
1/2 tsp Ajwain
Pinch of salt

2 potatoes
handful of peas
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp crushed Coriander seeds
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp amchur powder
salt to taste
1 tsp oil

2 Pepper(Mirchi) {you can choose any i pick the one which are long n Lil bigger in size.If you want you can go ahead and pick the jalapeno peppers, to reduce the heat take out the seeds}

Heat oil in the pan add cumin,fennel and coriander seeds, after a second add all other ingredient of filling.Fry for couple of min until all mix together really well.Don't mash the potatoes completely.Garnish with coriander leaves

1. Knead a dough using maida, oil, salt, ajwain along with water into a stiff dough.
2. Slit the peppers from one side and stuff the filling into it.
3. Roll the dough and cut into long strips (3/4” wide) with a pizza cutter. Systematically wrap the chillies sealing as you go along with water(you can use the beaten egg as well but water works great too).

4. Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry till crisp and golden brown, then drain on absorbent paper towels and serve with chutney.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Gobhi Manchurian

Cauliflower cooked in Indo-Chinese Style

This is again one of my favorite.

Cauliflower - 1,cut into Small florets(though not very small)
Onion - 1,chopped into cubes
Capsicum - 1,chopped into cubes
4-5 Spring onions chopped finely

Soya sauce - 2 tbsp
Chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
Vinegar - 1 tsp
Tomato Ketchup- 1tsp
(actually all these sauces should be according to your taste,i like spicy so i add lil more chiili sauce)
Salt to taste
Black Pepper

For the batter

Maida/Flour - 1/2 cup
Cornstarch- 3-4 tbsp
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Ginger paste - 1tsp
Salt to taste

Boil the water with some salt and add Cauliflower to it for 5-10 min.This will make the Cauliflower lil soft.
Prepare a batter with the ingredients adding enough water to make a pouring consistency paste,same like you make for Pakoras.In a kadai,heat oil for deep frying the cauliflower.Dip each floret into the batter and deep fry on high-medium heat till golden brown.
In another kadai,add 2-3 tbsp oil and add chopped onions,capsicum.
Saute for about 2-3 minutes.Untill capsicum became lil soft.
Add all the sauces,salt and pepper.
Mix well and add the fried florets.
Keep stirring till the sauce coats well on the Gobhi.
You can serve the Gobhi Manchurian here itself,it will be quite crispy.
But i feel Real Gobhi manchurian needs the next step
In a cup mix 1/2 cup lukewarm water and 1 tbs spoon Cornstarch and pout it over Gobhi, stir for 2-3 min.You will see water will turn to a sticky liquid.Keep stirring until water evaporate.

Sprinkle chopped spring onions and serve hot!!