May 5, 2008

Bollywood Cooking- Gobhi Curry,Pulav Rice & Onion Pakoras

Im smiling while reading the title Bollywood Cooking in Arfi´s blog.
She´s participating in monthly mingle Bollywood cooking from Meeta and Im feeling to participate too.
I cook Indian food almost everyday, but I never post any of them to my blog. Well,I guess these gonna be the first entrees.

I choose Gobhi Curry, Pulav Rice and Onion Pakoras to fill the theme.

For me to cooks pulav rice is one of the simplest.

Pulav Rice
125 gr plain yoghurt
1 1/2 cups of rice
1 tomato,chopped
2 green chilis,chopped
1/4 tsp of cumin seed
1 stick of cinnamon
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
2 cloves
2 cm ginger,grated
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tsp salt
3 bay leaves
Coriander leaves, chopped
Peas 1/4 cup
Oil 4 tbsp

Wash rice. Keep separately. Heat oil, put cumin seeds,cloves,bay leaves, ginger garlic and onion till little bit golden. ANd put green chili.
Put tomato, mix well till tomato bit lumpy. Pour yoghurt mix well,put cinnamon stick and all the powders. Last put rice, and water. Boil till rice is cooked.

Gobhi Curry

Oh I love this curry and one of m hubby´s favourite food. I use the same way to cook chicken curry,paneer,aloo or mushroom or sometimes mix vegetables. The cream and capsicum plus coriander leaves makes them perfect. If I want more spicy then I put dried red chili.

1 medium gobhi/cauliflower cuts florets
1 green capsicum,cut dices or how u want to.
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp coriander seeds
3 cloves
3 cloves garlic
2 cm ginger
1/2 onion,chopped
2 green chili
4 tomato,chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste,sometimes I use Ketchup instead.
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1 1/2 tsp salt, pinch of pepper and turmeric powder
2 tsp Whipped Cream
Coriander Leaves
2 tbsp water
OIl 4 tbsp

Heat oil, put cumin seeds,coriander seeds,cinnamon stick,cloves, then ginger garlic and onion till golden.Then put chili,and tomatoes. Put the lid on,small flame till all tomatoes soft and makes gravy, put kechup/tomato paste.And all the powder and cauliflower. Cover again medium flame,until cauliflower soft. Check oftenly makes sure it not dry, u can put water at that time.
After you get the softness of cauliflower, put the cream and green capsicum ( just cooked this capsicum max.2 minutes) and the last is coriander leaves.
I usually serve with rice and chapati.

Onion Pakoras

I love them for starter or sometimes to accompany my rice. As Indonesian, no problem for me to eat pakoras only with rice.

1 whole onion chopped small dice
coriander leaves chopped
2 green chili (if u want)or replace with red chili powder
salt & pepper
Pinch of coriander powder
pinch of garam masala
4 tbsp gram flour /besan flour
little water to make the batter( make sure the batter is thick not too watery)
OIl to fry

Mix all ingredients till making a thick batter. heat oil, deep fry till golden brown
Serve with spicy sauce or eat just like that.


Meeta K said...

a grand array of dishes. mouth-watering!

Simplicity said...

thx meeta..


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