Friday, December 11, 2009

TomatoCucumber curry

This is a very simple side curry dish for rice....The main ingredients for this is tomato and south indian  cucumber.Its available in almost all indian shops.
Actually this curry is one of the favourite from mom's recipes.Now my husband also loved to have this with rice,so its a common in our recipe list too... if u combine this curry with rice and add a fish fry then u can have a  super tasty meal.Don't forget to try that too...
Cooking time - about 15 minutes
Tomato - 1 number
Cucumber - 1/4 portion
Green chili - 1 number
Coconut -1/4 cup
Cumin seed - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder -a pinch
Salt - to taste

For Seasoning 
Mustard seed - 1 tsp
Red chili - 1 number
Oil - 1 tbs
Curry Leaves - 4 leaves
Step 1 :Cut the tomato and cucumber into small square pieces

Step 2 :Boil the cut vegetable , the green chili and turmeric powder with  1 cup of water.If u r using the cooker wait until 2-3 whistle.

Step 3 : Grind the coconut cumin seed and turmeric powder together..

Step 4 :Add the grinded mix into the cooked vegetable and boil it for 5 minutes.

Step 5 :Heat oil in a pan add the mustard seed once the seeds started spluttering add the red chili and curry leaves once it get sautes add the cooked mix into it..Just heat it for 1 minute in low flame...The Curry is ready to eat...

Points to ponder
  • Don't add more water for boiling the vegetable...
  • Don't overcook after adding the coconut mix..

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tomato Rice

The main ingredients of this recipe is Tomato.Its a very simple dish..I usually prefer this for my husband's lunch.Its an easy recipe and also its not required any side dish.Simply we can have it or just add a pickle, curd or raitha..

Cooking time 10-15 minute
Price of the tomato- 99cent/pound

Basmati Rice - 1 cup

For making the masala

Tomato - 1
Onion- 1/2 portion
Ginger -1 small portion
Garlic - 1or 2 cloves
Green Chili - 1number
Turmeric Powder - 1tsp
Chili powder -1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder -1/2 tsp (Optional)
Salt - to taste
For Seasoning

Channa dal- 1 tsp
Urd dal - 1 tsp
Mustard seed- 1tsp
Red chili- 1 number
Curry leaves - 4 leaves
Oil - 2tsp

step1 :Cook the rice thoroughly...(do not overcook if you overcook,the rice will be sticky).Keep it aside

step 2 : Heat a pan pour some oil When it get heated add the Ginger garlic and green chili ,Once it get sauteed add the Onions..

Step 3: When the onions get brown color add the tomato .Stir well ..Once the tomato get half cooked add the powders into it.add the desired amount of salt too.

Step4: Let it cook for almost 5 minutes.transfer the tomato masala to the bowl

Step 5.Pour some oil into the pan,(Use the same pan for seasoning too)...Once the oil get heated add the mustard seed, Once it get spluttered add Channa dal and urd dal..let it fry for some time then add the  red chili and curry leaves.finally add the cooked tomato masala.stir well.

Step 6: Add the cooked rice into it ...let it cook for 1-2 minute...stir well....garnish the dish with some coriander leaves..

Points to ponder
  • Do not overcook the rice
  • cook the tomato thoroughly.
  • If you like spicy add more green chili otherwise add more red chili power