Showing posts with label Capsicum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Capsicum. Show all posts

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Black Eyed Beans & Capsicum Uppittu.

Uppittu/Upma is one of the breakfast dish prepared using Rava/Rave/Semolina. It is one of the easy dish that can be prepared within minutes and it is yummy to have it for breakfast/snack.


Many people love to have Uppittu with a cup of coffee /tea and it is one of the good combination. Uppittu is prepared in varieties. Use of vegetables, onions, pulses are used to prepare uppittu.
We from Udupi normally prepare simple coconut uppittu. It has no onion and it does contain more of coconut. Any functions or weddings Uppittu is one of the dish that served as breakfast.
I have used black eyed beans, capsicum and medium sized rava for Uppittu/Upma.
I have heard people saying, they feel heavy when they eat uppittu and It is because of rava, rave/semolina. It has the quality of slow digestion. It keeps you full for a long time. That is the reason people who diet or work out (Gym) eat food that is prepared in Semolina/Rava.

NO ONION OR NO GARLIC is used in Black Eyed Beans & Capsicum Uppittu ".

I have used fresh black eyed beans which is available in the market.
Let us see the recipe now :


Ingredients : 

Fresh Black Eyed Beans  : 1 Cup.
Capsicum : 1 (Medium size)
Green chilly : 2
Ginger : An inch
Rava/Semolina  Medium sized : 2 Cups
Ghee : 2 Tablespoons
Coconut Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 8 to 10
Salt : As required
Water : 4 1/2  Cup
Lemon : 1 ( 2 Teaspoons).
Grated fresh coconut : 1 Cup
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoons.

Method :

1. Remove and wash black eyed beans from its cover and cook till it turns soft. (Pressure cooker 2 whistles).
2. Keep water for boiling. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
3. Wash, green chilly, capsicum, coriander leaves and curry leaves. Cut them into small pieces.

4. Wash ginger and peel off its outer layer. Wash it again and grate it and keep it aside.
5. Keep a big pan on the fire and heat. Add oil, mustard seeds and urid dal. Let mustard seeds splutter.
6. Add cut green chilly and curry leaves. Add Rava /Semolina and fry till the raw smell goes off.


7. Add boiled water and mix it slowly. Add salt. Mix it well. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.


8. Add cooked black eyed beans and mix it well. Add grated ginger. Mix it slowly. Let it be on low flame.

9. Keep a pan on the fire and put a tablespoon of oil. Fry cut capsicum nicely till it turns slightly soft.
10. Add this fried capsicum to Uppittu. Add lemon juice, mix  it well nicely and put off the gas.


11. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of ghee and grated coconut. Mix it again slowly and shift the ready Uppittu to a serving dish.


12.  Add cut coriander leaves and serve " Fresh black Eyed Beans & Capsicum Uppittu.


Note : 

Let the flame be very low while frying rava. Fry it nicely to get good texture of uppittu. Use of any cooking oil is optional. I used coconut oil. Use of more /less green chilly is optional. Use of ghee is optional. You can use little more oil instead of ghee. You can cook capsicum in little water and then add it instead of frying in oil. (Optional). Taste differ.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ghee Jeera Rice with Cauliflower Fritters

Ghee Jeera Rice is a simple dish which can be done easily. You can have this jeera/cumin rice with some vegetables and here I have prepared "Ghee Jeera rice with Cauliflower Fry". It is a healthy dish which is very simple and Cauliflower fry adds to the taste.

I have used Sona Masuri rice, jeera, tomatoes, capsicum, cauliflower and very simple spices which is in your kitchen. 
Let us see some benefits of eating " Cloves " in our diet.
Cloves are rich source of antioxidants, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti -flatulent properties. Cloves have essential oils in them. It is good for dental care. Cloves are good for digestion and gastric problems. They are very helpful for indigestion and constipation problems. They contain minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, magnesium. They are rich in Vitamin A, beta carotene properties, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C. 
" Ghee Jeera Rice with Cauliflower Fry " has No Garlic or No Onion Recipe. 

There are three steps to prepare this " Ghee Jeera Rice with Cauliflower Fry".
1. Ghee Jeera Rice preparation.
2. VegetableFrying 
3. Cauliflower s Fry.

Let us see the recipe step by step. Though the preparation looks long, You feel very comfortable to have this food. It is yummy and healthy dish.


 Let us see the recipe now :

1. Ghee Jeera Rice

Things Needed :
Cooked Rice : 2 Cups. 
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Cloves : 2 to 3
Cinnamon : A small piece.  
Ghee : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Coriander leaves : Handful 


Method : 

1. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add ghee and let it melt. Add cloves and cinnamon piece.
2. Add Jeera /Cumin Seeds and fry for 30 seconds.

3. Add cooked rice and salt. Mix it well and let it cook on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in between.
4. Shift the ready " Ghee Jeera Rice to a serving dish. Rice is ready to serve.
5. Wash and cut coriander leaves and add it on the top of  Ghee Jeera Rice. 




2. Vegetables Fry.

Things Needed :
Carrots : 2 to 3 
Capsicum : 2 
Tomatoes : 2 
Garam Masala powder : 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder : A pinch
Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ginger : A small piece
Salt : As required 


Method 

1. Wash and remove the outer layer of carrots and grate it. Keep it aside.

2. Wash capsicum and remove the seeds and cut into small. ( Desired shape and size).
3. Wash tomatoes and cut into small. Remove the seeds before cutting into small.
4. Wash ginger and remove the outer layer. Wash again and grate it.
5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil. jeera and let jeera turn slightly golden. 
6. Add cut capsicum and fry nicely. Add grated carrots and fry for a while.


7. Add cut tomatoes and fry till they turn soft. Add garam masala powder and stir.
8. Add salt and turmeric powder. Stir in between and let all the moisture disappear.


9. Put off the fire and keep Vegetable fry aside.


3. Cauliflower Fritters. (Pakodas)

Things Needed :
Cauliflower florets : 1 Bowl.
Rice flour : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Corn flour : 1 Tablespoon
Wheat flour : 1 Tablespoon
Salt : As required 
Jeera /Cumin seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Chilly Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Oil to Fry : 1 Cup

Method :

1. Wash cauliflower and dip in warm water for 20 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of salt to it.
2. Wash cauliflower nicely using normal water.
3. Cut into small florets. (Each flower separate, if it is too big cut into 2). 
4. Dry roast wheat flour for 2 minutes. Put roasted wheat flour in a tray/plate. Let it cool completely.
5. Take a big bowl and put rice flour, corn flour and roasted wheat flour. Add salt and jeera.
6. Add chilly powder and mix it well. Add required water and prepare dough. (Idli dough consistency).
7. Keep a pan and heat. Put oil and let it get hot. Now dip cut cauliflower in mixed flour dough and leave it in the hot oil. (Medium flame and slow flame).

8. Fry cauliflower in medium and slow flame. Fry on both sides. Remove it from the oil and put it on the kitchen tissue.
9. Repeat the same and fry all the fritters same way.
10. Add fried cauliflower pakodas/fritters to the vegetable curry done.
11. Keep vegetable curry on the fire and stir it nicely. Let cauliflower mix with curry.

12. Now shift the curry to a serving dish. 
13. Put this fried curry cauliflower mixture on the top of Ghee Jeera Rice and serve.
14. You can mix all the three dishes nicely and serve  
                                          Or 
15. You can just top up cauliflower fritters mixture above the rice and serve.

Note :

Use cooked and cooled rice to get the perfect dish.
Adding any sambar powder, jeera -coriander powder, pav baaji masala powder or chenna masala powder is optional. I have used garam masala powder.  
You can also use any sauce while frying vegetables. ( I have not added any sauce).
You can use maida instead of wheat flour. Dry roasting wheat flour helps to reduce the gluten and it the fritter will not turn very soft.
Time :  30 to 40 Minutes. (if cooked rice is ready or you need another 30 minutes to cook rice).
Serves : 3 to 4.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Monday, May 1, 2017

Capsicum + Bendi Fry

" Capsicum - Bendi Fry " is one of the spicy side dish which goes well with almost all the main dishes. Capsicum and Bendi/Lady finger mixes well and the dry curry taste super.

It is always better to try some thing healthy and not effecting the health. Though the spices are good to our health it should be minimum. It is always too much is too bad. (The proverb).
I have used capsicum, lady finger, some fresh home prepared spice and little coconut.
Let us see some benefits of using " Coconut Oil " in our diet.
Coconut oil is good for improving digestion and strong immunity. It is good for skin and hair care. Coconut oil helps to fight against infections. It reduce the protein loss and nourish our body. Prevents high cholesterol and blood pressure. Strengthen immune system in our body. Controls blood sugar levels and improves insulin production. Improves bone and dental health. Prevents wrinkles, sagging and dryness of the skin. It helps to increase metabolism and helps in weight loss.
Let us see the recipe now:

No Onion or No Garlic Recipe.


Things Needed :

Capsicum : 2
Lady Finger : 250 Grams
Spice powder :
Urid Dal : 1 Teaspoon
Channa Dal : 1 Tablespoon
Red chilly : 4 to 5
Coriander Seeds : 1 Tablespoon
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Cinnamon : Very small piece. (Just to add the aroma)
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Seasoning : 
Coconut oil : 2 Tablespoons
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera/Cumin seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh/Asafoetida : A pinch
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
To Add :
Fresh coconut : 2 Tablespoons
Fresh coconut oil : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Turmeric powder : A little
Spice Powder : 2 Tablespoons
Lemon : 1/2 Lemon extract.

Method :

1. Wash and let all the water dry up in lady finger. Cut them into small pieces.(Thin circle shape).
2. Wash and remove the seed part from capsicum and cut into small pieces.


3. Dry roast/fry channa dal, urid dal, coriander seeds, red chilly, cinnamon piece and jeeera.
4. Add curry leaves and ingh to roasted ingredients. Let it cool. Dry grind it. Keep it aside.
5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put a tablespoon of oil, mustard seeds and jeera.
6. Let it splutter. Add curry leaves and ingh/asafoetida. ( A little).
7. Add cut lady finger/bendi and fry till they turn slightly soft.

8. Add capsicum and fry along with ladyfinger. (On low flame). Let it turn soft.
9. Add Salt and dry ground spice and mix it slowly. Let it cook on low flame for 2 minutes. Stir.

10.  Add lemon and stir once.Shift the ready " Capsicum - Bendi Fry " to the serving dish.

11. Add coconut and cut coriander leaves. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil.
12, Serve with the main dish you have prepared.

Note :

Use of coconut oil is optional. (You can use any cooking oil of your wish). Lady finger should be dry and all moisture should be removed before cutting or it might turn sticky while frying. Adding fresh spice powder is optional. You can prepare the powder previously and make use of it whenever you want. Adding fresh coconut is also optional. Fry the vegetables on low flame. Adding onions and garlic is optional. Taste differ.
Time : 15 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sweet Potato - Brinjal - Tomato Curry

Sweet Potato - Brinjal/Egg Plant/badanekai/Kattarikai and tomato curry is sweet and spicy curry.
NO Onion or No Garlic is added in this " Sweet Potato - Brinjal - Tomato Curry". 


It goes well with almost all main dishes. Good to have with plain rice, chapatis, pooris and all types of rotis. Adding sweet potato adds to the sweet taste and helps the curry to be thick.
I have used small brinjals/badanekai, tomatoes, capsicum and sweet potato. Added some home made rasam powder and very little urid dal powder. (Roasted and powdered).
Brinjal lovers always love to have brinjals cooked in different ways. It is for the brinjal lovers. It suits to all age group and goes well with any main dish as I said it earlier.
No Onion or No Garlic is used in this " Sweet Potato - Brinjal - Tomato Curry"

Things Needed :

To Cook :
Brinjals/Egg Plants/Badane Kai/ : 4 to 5
Capsicum : 1
Tomatoes : 2 to 3 (Medium size)
Sweet potato : 1 Big one
Fresh spice powder : 2 Teaspoons
Green chilly : 2
For seasoning :
Mustrd seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Methi seeds : 4 to 5 seeds
Urid dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry leaves : 5 to 6
Ingh /Asafoetida : A pinch
Oil : 1 Tablespoon
To Add :
Ginger : Grated : 1 Teaspoon
Coriander Leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Sambar powder : 2 Teaspoons

 Method :

1. Wash and cut brinjals and put it in a big bowl of water. . Pressure cook sweet potato and remove its outer skin once it is cooled. Keep the sweet potato aside. Cut cooked sweet potato into small pieces.
2. Wash and cut capsicum and tomatoes in to small pieces. (Remove the seeds from both the veggies before cutting).
3. Wash and slit green chilly, remove the outer layer of ginger wash it and then grate it.
4.Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put oil and mustard seeds, urid dal and methi seeds.Let mustard seeds splutter. Add jeera and green chilly.



4. Add curry leaves and ingh. Fry for a little. Add cut brinjal and fry for 2 minutes.
5. Add cut tomatoes, capsicum and fry nicely. Add turmeric powder and little water. (1/2 Cup).



6. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add cooked sweet potato pieces and stir nicely.
7. Add sambar/rasam powder. Mix it well. Let it cook for a minute.

8.Shift the ready " Sweet Potato- Brinjal - Tomato curry to a serving dish.

9. Add cut curry leaves and serve the dish with your choice of main dish you have prepared.


Note :

Add 1/2 Cup of water and cook all the vegetables till soft. Adding sweet potato adds sweet taste to the curry. Adding jaggery is optional. I have used home made Sambar Powder. Choice of Sambar powder is optional. Use of coconut is optional. I did not add. Adding any other spice instead of sambar powder is optional. Use of fresh sambar powder adds to the taste. Use of onions and garlic is optional. Fry them and then add brinjal and other veggies.
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 
Home made Sambar powder :
1/4 Teaspoon methi seeds/Fenugrik seeds
2 Tablespoons of coriander seeds :
1/2 Teaspoon of jeera/cumin seeds
4 to 5 Red chilly
Urid dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6
Dry roast the ingredients one by one on low flame and dry grind it once it is cooled. ( 1 Time use).