Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Veggie Balls in garlic sauce.

Ingredients:1.Carrot - 2 medium sized
2.Brocolli - few florets
3.Onion - 2 medium sized
4.Green Capsicum - 1
5.Potato - 1 small
6.Garlic pods - 7 to 8
7.Corn Flour - 3 table spoons
8.Olive oil - 1 tea spoon
9.Green Chilli - 2 -3
10.Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
11.Garam Masala - 1 tsp
12.Salt to taste
13.Vinegar - 1 tsp

1. Grate the carrots, chop the brocolli, onion and capsicum into small dices.
2. Boil potato and mash it to a paste. Add all other vegetables into it including chopped green chilli and garlic.
3. Add the masalas, corn flour and the olive oil to the dough.
4. Make small balls of vegetable dough and deep fry in oil until crip and brown .

You can snack these balls dry with a chatni of your choice or can dip them in a sauce.

For the sauce:
1.In a pan toss some chopped chillies and a tea spoon of oilve oil. After a minute add some chopped garlic and fry it.
2.Add 3 table spoons of tomato sauce, one tea spoon of green chilli sauce and 2 tea spoons of soya sauce.
3.Add a cup of water having 2 tea spoons of corn flour mixed into the pan.
4.Keep stirring for about 2 minutes until the sauce thickens up. Add a tea spoon of vinegar.
5.After removing from the flame drop the veg balls into this sauce and garnish with chopped coriander.

Enjoy this mouth watering vegetable balls in sauce with plain or simple jeera rice.

Note: Do not keep the flame very high neither on a very low .Moderate frying is required to cook the vegetable balls uniformly

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Moonlight Delight

This one is a recipie borrowed from my cousin.

It is a new combination of the regularly eaten sweets - Jamoon and the Sonpapdi.
Very simple and quick to make with no extra skill required.

1. Jamoon mix of 200 gms(I used the MTR brand)
2. Sonpapdi 5 to 6 pieces ( Used special one from Haldirams brand)
3. Grated coconut about 50 grams
4. Sugar powder - 75 grams
5. Elachi powder - 1 tsp
6. Milk - 1 cup
7. Oil/ghee - to fry the Moonlight(yeah new version of jamoon)

Make dough by mixing the jamoon mix and milk and 5 tea spoons of sugar powder.
Now make small balls out of the dough, each of about inch in diameter.
Make smaller balls/laddoos of Sonpapdi by softening it with a few drops of milk.
Press the jamoon balls a little and place the sonpapdi balls in them.
Roll back into a complete ball and place them aside. Once you have done the same with all of the dough.
Meanwhile keep the oil/ghee to heat up. Pop out a few moonlights into the oil and fry them till they turn golden brown.
Remove them into a bowl and drain the excess oil.
In a tray sprinkle the mixture of powdered sugar, elachi and grated coconut.
Roll the fried moonlight on it.

Here is how it would look like. Enjoy and do let me know if you like it.