Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Ugadi shubhakankshalu

Happy Ugadi to all my Blog Friends and Readers!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Experiment Food

Is it raining outside why don't we have garam garam mirchi bajji's . Yes I know we need to get hold of Chillies first. Last weekend we visited chilli farming got hold of variety of chillies. I washed few variety of chillies and kept in the freezer to use year long.
For the remaining chillies I made Mirchi Bajji blogged by Lakshmi from "myrasoi". What can I say picture says it all. It tasted like the ones we get near road side wheeler. Slit these fried chillies in the middle serve with finely chopped red onion, Chat Masala and few drops of lemon juice.

For a variation I have tried Cut Mirchi too, blogged by lakshmi. They are absolutely perfect. These stays in fridge for a weak. Just warm up in microwave and serve with finely chopped Red Onion, Lemon juice and Chat Masala.

Wow Lakshmi thank u very much for your recipe, this one is a keeper.

Chilli Farm (this one is absolute heaven.)

© 2007 by Rajani Rayudu

Monday, March 05, 2007

Pepper Chicken


Boneless Chicken - 1/2 kg (cut in to pieces)
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp each
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Cayenne pepper - 1/4 th - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Tamarind - Indian lime size (add just enough water to immerse the tamarind, microwave for 1 - 2 mins, cool down. Squeeze it in to pulp.)
Whole tomatoes - 3 no. (medium size, chop them)

Cook these together for 2 whistles in pressure cooker. Once it is cool down, transfer to flat deep nonstick pan and cook it until water evaporates completely.

Green chillies- 6 no. (slit length wise)
Curry leaves - 2 sprig
Cumin and Whole black pepper - 1/2 tsp each (powder these together in pestle)
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp each
Oil - 3 tbsp

Heat a flat deep non-stick pan, add oil when it is hot, add powdered ingredients, immediately add gg paste, stir. Add curry leaves and green chillies, fry for few secs. Remove green chillies once it is fried, to that add cooked chicken and fry on high until all liquid is dried up. Check for salt and add fried green chillies mix gently and serve.

Serve it with Mysore Rasam, Rice and Yoghurt on side.

© 2007 by Rajani Rayudu