Showing posts from October 21, 2012


Couscous is a coarsely ground variety made from semolina,a type of wheat.It is very nutritious and healthy! It is very popular in Moroccan & Middle Eastern cooking. Couscous is neutral in flavor, so seasoning or pairing it with vegetables would bring the best out of it. Tried lots of Indian stuff like pongal,pulao,upma with couscous :) But in this post I will be posting about Vegetable Upma!Enjoy:) INGREDIENTS: Couscous - 2 cup Onion - 1 big Tomato - 1 big Bell Peppers - 1 big Green Chillies - 4 to 5 Mustard seeds - 1 tsp Urad dal - 1 tsp Channa dal - 1 tsp Ginger - grated - 1 tsp Curry leaves - few Coriander leaves(optional) Asafoetida - a pinch Turmeric -1/2 tsp Oil - 1.5 Tbsp Salt 1.5 tsp or to taste Lemon juice 1 tsp Water - 4 cups HOW TO MAKE: Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds,chana dal,urad dal,asafoetida and allow them to sputter. Now add in the chillies,ginger,curry leaves,turmeric and saute them couple of times. Now add i


INGREDIENTS Eggplant(Baingan)-1 medium , un-peeled, cut into 1/2″ cubes Potato (aloo)-2 medium , peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes Tomato-4 medium   cut into 1/2″ cubes Cumin seeds - 1 tsp Green Chillis - 1 chopped vertical and de-seeded Ginger - grated in to a paste -1 inch Coriander powder - 1 Tbsp Turmeric - 1/2 tsp Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp  Coriander leaves-Finely cut Oil - 1 Tbsp A pinch of Asafoetida (hing) Salt to taste Water- 2 Tbsp HOW TO MAKE: First part: Heat the oil(about 4 Tbsp) in a frying pan over medium high heat. Fry the potatoes till they are cooked through, turn the potatoes few times while frying. Take out potatoes with a slotted spoon (this allows excess oil to drip back into the frying pan) and place on a paper towel. Now add the eggplant pieces. Fry the eggplant pieces same way and remove once done. Second Part: Now take a small bowl, mix the shredded ginger, green pepper, coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric, and  water