Monday, 19 November 2018

Rajma Aloo Masaledaar/Kidney Beans & Potato Tomato Curry

Chickpeas and Kidney beans are our favourite legumes and i cant survive without these both beans. Obviously my pantry will always have these both dry beans while my freezer will always have already soaked and frozen beans. I have already shared about how to make frozen beans in few of my posts. And those frozen beans are really handy if you dont have enough time to soak your beans or if you have completely forgotten to soak your beans. Just pressure cook those frozen beans and your beans are ready to cook with. You doesnt even need to thaw those beans. How easy na, i have been following this method since a while and i dont regret for preparing these frozen beans whenever time permits.

Aloo Rajma Tamatar Sabji, Tamatar, Aloo & Rajma Sabji

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Purple Cabbage Thoran/Kerala Style Red Cabbage Stir Fry

Purple cabbage is also known as Red cabbage is a variety of cabbage which is easily available in my nearby farmer's market than the usual green cabbages. You can make ultimate salads with this crunchy cabbage as they works and get mix prefectly to any sort of raw vegetables added to them. Purple cabbage is quite rich in vitamin C, A, potassium and fiber. Somehow i love to dish out our Indian style dals, gravies and stir fries with this cabbage. You can make delicious South Indian style kootu with purple cabbage and everyone at home just love it. Obviously i was lookingt for a chance to cook again with purple cabbage as a Kerala style thoran, and hubby got a purple cabbage head when he went to our favourite farmer's market last week.

Cabbage Thoran, Keralan Cabbage Thoran

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Spinach Naan/Palak Naan

Naan, this leavened flatbread is prepared at home whenever i make some gourmet gravies for our lunch or dinner. Actually naan is one of our family favourite after Parotta. Eventhough i prepare both parotta and naan quite rarely as its consumes bit time than the rotis or phulkas, everyone at home love both Naans & parottas. Naan can be prepared with yeast or without yeast depending upon your tastebuds. Though no yeast Naan breads are prepared easily, dunno why my kids love this yeasty, spongy and soft Naan breads. Hence i do rarely make naan dough without yeast. One of our recent dinner for a chilled evening was some soft spinach loaded Naan bread. We had a fall vacation few weeks back, and i dished out this spinach naan for our dinner.

Spinach Naan, Palak Naan

Monday, 12 November 2018

Vegan Sun-dried Tomatoes & Cashew Dip

Did i told you that i have still some Italian sun-dried tomatoes i carried all the way from Sicile when went for our summer vacation a year back. Back home i have prepared an aromatic oil by heating olive oil along with sun-dried tomatoes and rosemary sprigs. After finishing the sun-dried tomatoes flavoured oil for flavouring pasta dishes and pizzas, those sun dried tomatoes were sitting sadly in the bottle to get finished. When i picked Dip for snacks as theme for this week's blogging marathon, i prepared everything to prepare some dip with those sun dried tomatoes along with a handful of cashews. For my surprise, this dip came out extremely delicious as much as like cashew butter flavored with tomatoes.

Cashew & Sun Dried Tomatoes Dip,Sun dried tomatoes Dip