Cooking..

Cooking is the process of preparing food with heat. Cooks select and combine ingredients using a wide range of tools and methods. In the process, the flavor, texture, appearance of the ingredients can change. Cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely across the world. In this blog you can see my style of cooking with my aachi's touch. You can see more tirunelveli style cooking and recipes. Enjoy!! Bon appetit!!

Aug 16, 2014

Coconut Milk Briyani


COCONUT MILK BRIYANI

Cuisine : Indian

Preparation time : 25 mins

Cooking time : 1 hour

Course : Main Course

Main Ingredient : Veg, Basmati rice, Coconut milk

Ingredients :

For Masala

Onion - 1 cup

Tomato - 1 cup

Green chilli - 3 nos

Chilli powder - 1 Tbsp

Turmeric - 1 Tbsp

Coriander Powder - 1 Tbsp

Garlic - 1 Tbsp

Ginger - 1 Tbsp

Jeera - 1 Tsp

Cinnamon - 1 stick

Cardamom - few

Bay leaf - 1

Clove - 2

Vegetables :

Carrot - 1/2 cup

Potato - 1/2 cup

Cauliflower - 1 cup

Green beans - 1/2 cup

Coconut milk - 1 cup

To garnish Mint and cilantro

For rice :

Basmati rice - 1 cup

Saffron - 1 Tsp

Mixed nuts

Oil to saute

Butter - 1 stick

Salt to taste

Preparation :

  • Soak the rice with saffron and few drops of veg oil. Let it be for 1 hour.
  • Heat a saute pan, add few drops of oil, saute all masala . Till the oil separates.
  • Add chopped veg into the masala. Do not add water.
  • You can add any kind of nuts to it (optional)
  • For basmati rice add one coconut milk and 1 cup of water .
  • Add every thing in a electric rice cooker, add salt.
  • Cut the butter and add over it, in the top.
  • Set your setting in the rice cooker and let it cook
  • Take out when it is Al dente.
  • You can garnish with Coriander leaves.
Serve it hot, with raitha or any dry curry

Serving per recipe : 5

Calorie per serving : 400

Pumkin Halwa


PUMPKIN HALWA


Cuisine : South Indian

Preparation time : 20 mins

Cooking time : 20 mins

Course : Main

Main Ingredient : Pumpkin

Ingredients :

Pumpkin Shredded - 3 cups

Sugar - 2 cups

Full Fat Milk - 1 cup

Cardamom a pinch

Cashew - Finely chopped 5 nos

Pista - Finely chopped 2 tbps

Ghee - 3 Tbsp

Preparation 

  • In a wide Kadai, add little ghee and fry the Cashew and keep it aside.
  • Now add Shredded pumpkin and Milk to it. Let it cook for like 10 mins (approx)
  • Now add sugar to the kadai, Reduce all the Liquid. Stir till then.
  • Add cardamom powder to it. 
  • It will slowly turn into Halwa Consistency. Add Ghee and continue stirring.
  • Turn off the Heat and add cashew and chopped Pista to it.
Serve it Cold.

Serving per Recipe : 4

Calories per serving : 200

Veggie Dry Curry


VEG DRY CURRY

Cuisine : Indian

Preparation time : 10 mins

Cooking time : 20 mins

Course : Side dish

Main Ingredient : Vegetables

Ingredients :

Egg plant - sliced 1 cup

Beans - cut 1 cup

Carrots - cut 1 cup

Cahsew - 2 tbsp

Capsicum - cut 1 cup

Onion - cut 1 cup

Tomato - cut 1 cup

Green chilli - 4

Ginger garlic - chopped 1 tbsp

Jeera - 1 tbsp

Chilli powder - 1 tsp

Turmeric - 1 tsp

Malli powder - 1 tsp

Cilantro

Salt to taste

Preparation :

  • Boil water in a kadai and cook all the vegetables.
  • In a kadai, add oil. Then Add jeera and ginger garlic. Then onion, chilli and tomato.
  • Now add Capsicum and vegetables.
  • Add turmeric, chilli powder and malli powder.
  • Now add Cashew.
  • Add salt to taste
Garnish with cilantro and serve it with chapathi or roti.

Serving per recipe : 4

Calories per serving : 150

Peas Masala


PEAS MASALA 

Cuisine : Indian
Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins
Course : Side dish
Main Ingredient : Peas

Ingredients :

Peas - 2 cups
Heavy cream - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric - 1 tbsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Sombu 1 tsp
Star anise - 1
Bay leaves - 1
Cloves - 2
Cilantro - to garnish
Oil to saute
Salt to taste
To grind :
Tomato - 1 cup (chopped)
Onion - 1 cup (chopped)
Ginger garlic - 1 tbsp(chopped)
Cashew - 5
Green chilli - 2

Preparation :
  • Heat a pan, add oil , add all spices above. Then the ginger garlic chopped.
  • Add the paste which is ground, then the chilli powder, turmeric. Let it boil.
  • Add Cooked or frozen peas to the boiling pan. 
  • After done add the heavy cream to the pan.
  • Add salt to the gravy.
  • Garnish with cilantro, you can add cashews too(optional)
Serve it hot with roti, naan, fried rice.

Serving per recipe : 4

Calories per serving : 100