Thursday, November 1, 2012

Zero oil thali ( cauliflower -peas kurma,stir fried cauliflower,snake gourd upkari ,peas parata and onion salad

1.Cauliflower-peas kurma

  • 2 cups Cauliflower Florets
  • 1 cup Peas- fresh or frozen )
  • 2 Tomato (finely chopped )
  • 2 Onion-( ground to paste)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Peanuts-( crushed)
Cooking Directions
  1. Pressure cook,ground onion paste, chopped tomato,chilly powder,garam masala powder,ginger- garlic paste , turmeric powder and salt to taste.Take one whistle and let the cooker to cool completely before adding rest of the ingredients.
  2. Now add both the vegetable and crushed peanuts ,add a cup of water and mix it well ,again take 1 -2 whistle and its ready to serve.

2.Stir fried cauliflower ( cauliflower upkari)

  • 2 cups Cauliflower Florets
  • 1-2 Red chilli (cut into pieces)
  • 1/2tsp Mustard
Cooking Directions
  1. Heat Nonstick kadai/pan,add mustard and let it crackle,add chilly pieces and roast till it changes its colour.
  2. Now add washed cauliflower florets and salt.Cover and cook on low flame till done .It will take only 7-10 mins to cook the florets and requires no water as Cauliflower florets containing 95% water.
  3. Serve hot with rice and dal

3.Snake gourd upkari

  • 2 cups snake gourd (sliced thin)
  • 1-2 Green Or dry red chilly ( roughly chopped)
  • 1/4tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1tbsp Coconut (freshly grated)
Cooking Directions
  1. Heat kadai, put mustard seeds and let it crackle.
  2. Then add red or green chillies saute it till it turns light brown in color.
  3. Add in snake gourd slices and salt to taste,cover and cook over low flame till done.
  4. Garnish with grated coconut and serve hot with rice and dal.
  5. When I cook it with slow heat I don't add water. When you mix it with salt, gourd pieces yields enough water to cook it.So i always cook my veggies in slow flame without adding any water.

4 Onion- curd raita

  • 1/2cup curd
  • 1 onion finely chopped
Cooking Directions
  1. Mix onion,salt and curd ,serve chilled.
  2. you can add chopped cucumber ,tomato and coriander to make little bit more interesting.