I love fishes being from coastal region it is a staple food in almost all coastal areas. Fish is the most loved among all the seafood recipes. Fish is used in almost all types of cooking recipes like fish fry, curry and even in Biryani. In this recipe, We will prepare Surmai Seer/King Fish recipe wherein we will shallow fry it after applying tasty masala. The fish after applying the masala is placed on Rawa/Sooji and then it is shallow fried on a Tawa or a Pan.
I have always wondered about the vegetable Shimla Mirch or Capsicum regarding its name, is it grown in Shimla or just named as it is. Shimla Mirch is used in may recipes from curries to sabzi or in almost all of the Chinese recipes particularly fried rice. In this recipe, dried prawns or Sukha Jhinga is used to enhance the taste of this Shimla Mirch Tasty Sabzi.
Capsicum is a healthy vegetable containing anti-oxidants and finds itself in varied dishes across all cuisines throughout the world. Serve this Shimla Mirch Jhinga Sabzi with Roti, Chapati or Rice. Have u Tried the Mooli Halwa, Sweet made using Radish. Also, checkout the above link to watch the complete recipe in action on my YouTube channel “Moms Food Diary”.
Capsicum 500 gm
Tomato 4 chopped
Coriander powder 1 tbsp
Garam masala powder 1 spoon
Turmeric powder 1 spoon
Red chilly powder 1 and 1/2 tbsp
Salt as per taste
Onion 2 big chopped
Coriander leaves a bunch
Ginger 40 gm
Garlic 1 bulb
Dried prawns (Jhinga) 50 gm
Firstly, Heat a vessel and add 2 tbsp oil
Later, Fry until golden brown
Cook until dissolved
Later, On low flame add coriander powder
Similarly, Add red chilly powder
Mix for 30 sec
Further, Add capsicum, salt and turmeric powder
On medium flame cook for 1 min while constant stirring and mix it
Close lid and cook for 2 min on low flame and Mix it
Finally, Cook again for 2 min on low flame with lid closed.
Tasty Capsicum sabzi is ready. Serve Hot with Chapati or Rice.
Salads use chopped capsicum along with grated cabbage or also in soups. This recipe uses sun dried prawns which are easily available. Hence, this is a kind of fusion recipe of veg and non-veg ingredients, both compliment each other to make this recipe delicious.
Gajar or Carrot is widely popular Vegetable/Fruit which is often eaten raw but also has many famous sweet dishes like Kheer, Halwa. Mix Vegetable biryani also has chopped Carrot pieces along with other veggies. Milk is a common ingredient in Sweets or Desserts but using dairy milk or Coconut milk further enhances the richness of the dish.
Today, we will prepare Gajar Kheer which is a sweet recipe and is a most favourite Carrot dish of many. There is like Rice or Wheat/Sooji in this recipe. It is just prepared in milk while adding dry fruits. This recipe is sugar free as it has Jaggery and we have used organic Jaggery powder but instead regular Jaggery can also be used. Checkout my unique recipe: Mooli Halwa
Ingredients for Gajar Kheer:
Carrot 500 gm Grinded
Clarified butter 2 tbsp
Almonds 25 gm Chopped
Corn flour 1 tbsp
Cashewnuts 25 gm Chopped
Jaggery powder 150 gm or 4-5 tbsp
Cardamom powder 1 spoon
Fennel seeds powder 1 spoon
Milk 500 ml
Method for Carrot Kheer:
Firstly, In a mixer jar, add carrot and grind it to a paste
Secondly, heat a pan and on full flame
Add 2 tbsp ghee
Add chopped cashewnuts and almonds
Later, Roast it for 15 sec while stirring it
Now add carrot paste
Cook further for 2 min while constant stirring on full flame
Later add milk and mix it well
Add Jaggery powder (Most importantly, Do not add regular jaggery while cooking. Add it only at the end after the vessel is off stove and cooled) and mix it well
Cook it for 2 min while constantly stirring
But after 1 min add fennel seeds and cardamom powder.
Mix it well
Similarly, Cook for another 1 min and take off stove
Indian Side dish recipes are varied in those that are made using vegetables and other being prepared using Meat products. This simple and tasty delicacy is a fry recipe using Raw Banana or Cooking Banana which is a complete vegetarian dish. Raw Banana is a vegetable which is almost similar to the Fruit Banana but instead used in many vegetable side dishes and curries.
To fry raw banana pieces, firstly they are applied the masala and then shallow fried in a pan to make this vegetarian recipe. This recipe can also be served as a starter recipe before meals or as a side dish with meals. Checkout my Delicious Kaddu Sabzi recipe here: Kaddu Sabzi
Raw Banana 2 Large
Ginger paste 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Salt 1 tsp
Red chilly powder 1 and 1/2 tbsp
Lemon Juice 1
Gram Flour/Besan 1 and 1/2 tbsp
Oil 4 tbsp to fry
Coriander powder 1/2 tbsp
Firstly, Chop banana into equal pieces and most importantly keep them soaked in water.
Secondly, In a bowl
Add all the ingredients and 1/2 cup water
Mix it well to form a paste of medium thick consistency
Dip the chopped banana pieces into the paste and apply it thoroughly and marinate it
Further, Heat a pan and add 2 tbsp oil
Place the pieces in the pan and add 1 tbsp oil
Close lid and fry for 4-5 min on medium flame.
Open and further turn/flip the pieces and add 1 tbsp oil
Similarly, Close lid and fry for 4-5 min on medium flame.
Finally, Take off stove.
Vegetable Banana Fry is ready. Serve Hot
Hence, the Cooking Banana Fry is crispy on the outside and softer inside as the tangy and spicy masala further enhances the taste.
Mung Beans also known as Moong is part of the legume family and is a popular ingredient in many asian dishes. Various curries and Breakfast recipes have Mung as the main ingredient. This Kheer/Payasam Breakfast Recipe is made as per traditional method which involves usage of mung beans, coconut milk and special method of preparation.
Kheer is a widely popular sweet recipe usually made on special occasions and festivals. The main ingredient in a kheer is milk which can be dairy milk or milk obtained from vegetable sources like coconut. Similarly, Rawa/Sooji is also used along with dry fruits. Mung kheer/payasam recipe is ideal for Breakfast or as a sweet recipe. Try unique Cucumber/Kakdi Dosa Recipe: Cucumber Dosa
Green Gram 200 gm
Fennel seeds 1 tbsp
Cashewnuts 50 gm
Semolina 250 gm
Coconut 1 and 1/2 large grated
Black Cardamom 1
Salt 1/2 tsp
Jaggery 300 gm
Ghee 2 tbsp
Firstly, In a mixer jar
Add grated coconut, both cardamom’s, fennel seeds with 1/4 cup water and grind to a thick paste
Secondly, Using a strainer and 500 ml water extract coconut milk from the grinded paste and keep it aside
In a Cooker
Add green gram and 1/2 of the coconut milk
Cook until 4 whistles to cook the green gram (Tip: green gram should not break and must be soft) and keep it aside
In a small vessel
Add 1 tbsp ghee and cashewnuts
Roast it further for 10-15 sec on full flame and keep it aside
Heat a vessel
Add remaining half of the coconut milk and another 300 ml water
Now add jaggery powder and cook until it boils on full flame (Most Importantly, Do not add regular jaggery while cooking, add it only at the end after the vessel is taken off stove and cooled)
When it starts boiling, add the cooked green gram and mix it well
Allow it to boil for a second time and while boiling add roasted Sooji/Rawa (Roast rawa before for 30 sec on medium flame)
Mix it thoroughly
Cook for 2 min on full flame while constantly stirring it
Further, add cashewnuts and 1tbsp ghee
Later on medium flame cook for further 2 min with lid closed.
Indian breakfast recipes are usually categorised into 2 major categories, firstly the various Indian breads recipes and secondly into non-bread like the ones using other forms of Wheat or Rice based products. Semolina which is a wheat product is used in this indian breakfast Sheera recipe. Have you tried the delicious Carrot/Gajar Poori Recipe: Carrot puri Recipe
Upma or Uppittu is the spicy version of Sheera. Sheera is one such Indian recipe using Sooji/Rawa/Semolina as a Breakfast/Sweet/Snack. This recipe is unique as the food colour used in this recipe is extracted from a vegetable and is completely natural. Likewise, There are many recipes that need Rawa/Sooji as the main ingredient which can be a dessert like Sooji Ladoo or some indian breads like Chapati and roti use Sooji along with Wheat or Rice Flour.
Semolina/Sooji/Rawa 300 gm
Cashewnut 25 gm
Peas/Matar 150 gm
Raisins/Kishmis 25 gm
Almonds/Badam 30 gm
Cardamom Powder/Elaichi Powder 1 spoon
Milk 300 ml
Sugar 200 gm
Salt 1/2 spoon
Ghee/Clarified Butter 100 gm or 100 ml Oil
Water 300 ml
Firstly, In a mixer jar
Add peas, 1/4 cup water and grind it to a fine paste
Further, Heat a tawa/pan
Add rawa and roast until 2-3 min on full flame with constant stirring and keep it aside
Similarly, Heat a pan and on full flame
Now add cashewnuts and raisins
Roast it for 1 min while stirring it constantly
Now add milk, water and mix it
Add cardamom powder.
Similarly, add peas paste and mix it well.
Cook it further until it boils
Later add Sooji/Rawa and most importantly stir mix it thoroughly to avoid forming lumps
Firstly, On low flame, close lid and cook for 2 min
Add the sugar powder and mix it thoroughly
Secondly, On medium flame, close lid and cook for 1 min.
Tasty Sooji/Rawa Sheera is Ready. Natural food colour is used in this recipe.era
Today we will prepare a popular sweet dish of Mumbai Aflatoon. I will show you the complete steps to prepare this delicious sweet recipe. Aflatoon is one of my favourite sweets and I often remember eating it in school whenever our guests from Mumbai used to visit us.
Indian sweets are rich in flavour, specially ghee based sweets like Aflatoon which is a famous Mumbai sweet dish. In this recipe, there is a tasty twist wherein we will make Aflatoon using Carrot. Ghee/Clarified butter along with dryfruits and jaggery are the key ingredients in this recipe.
Carrot Grated 400 gm
Milk Powder 60 gm
Clarified Butter/Ghee 150 gm
Khopra/ Dried coconut 50 gm grated or cashewnut powder
Cardamom Powder 1 spoon
Fennel Seeds powder 1 spoon
Organic Jaggery 150-200 gm
Milk 300 ml full cream
Firstly, In a cooker
Add grated carrot
Add 1/4th cup or 4 tbsp water to cook it until 4 whistles
Secondly, In a mixer jar
Add grated khopra/dried coconut and 1/2 cashewnuts and grind it to fine dry powder
Heat a pan and on full flame
Add cooked carrot
Now add milk and mix it
Stir cook until milk dries for about 4 min while constantly stirring it
On medium flame
Add khopra and cashewnut powder and stir cook for 1 min
Now add clarified butter. mix it and cook for 1 min so that ghee gets absorbed in the mixture.
Add jaggery powder and mix it thoroughly
On low flame, add milk powder
Most Importantly, Stir constantly to avoid forming lumps in the mixture for 3 min.
On high medium flame
Add cardamom powder and fennel seeds powder and mix thoroughly
Cook until 2-3 min while constant stirring until the mixture forms thick consistency
Take it off stove and Pour the hot mixture in a plate and spread it
I tried paneer very late and it was at a restaurant, later I began experimenting with this milk based product in many recipes. Paneer Fry is one such delicious vegetarian recipe prepared using tasty masala which is applied to paneer pieces and then shallow fried in oil. This is a veg starter recipe which can also be a tea-time snack or a side dish with dal chawal. Paneer is famous for its veg dishes like matar paneer, palak paneer and similarly many sweet dishes use it as a base ingredient.
Vegetarian recipes made using Paneer are a delight in Marriages as well as special occasions. You can use paneer in a starter recipe or its own main course dish. In this recipe, we will prepare tasty Paneer Fry using masala mixture made up of spicy and tangy ingredients. This Paneer recipe can be fried on a tawa or a pan