Wednesday, 20 September 2017

3 Dinner ideas with mushroom

Here are 3 ways of cooking your mushrooms. All are 1 pot meals with minimum chopping.

1. Mushroom, spinach and corn soup

 I have followed the recipe from this link given below.
Just skip the ham and you will get a vegetarian soup. If have fresh dill leaves (sabbasige soppu/shepu bhaji/ suva), go ahead and add them instead of dried ones.Here is the list of ingredients I have used-
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter/olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 button  mushrooms
  • 2 onion,medium, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups water +1 maggi seasoning cube
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup corn kernels fresh, frozen, canned or roasted
  • 1 cup milk + 1/4 cup fresh cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Serve with sliced bread or french bread.

2. Mushroom double beans pulav

This Mushroom double beans pulav is very aromatic and is sure going to find many fans. I have cooked this after watching this video-suseela'skitchen. Since there are no English sub titles I have given some details.
The ingredients added in this order-
Oil, 1 big bayleaf torn, 2 fistful of sambhar onions (shallots),1 tomato, 1 green chilli, 1T ginger-garlic paste,1/2 tsp haldi.
Powder together 1 cinnamon piece, 4 cloves,1 T saunf (aniseed, badishep),1 star anise, 2 marati moggu (dried capers) and use 1/2 of this. Use the rest next time. Or go ahead and use 1/2 tsp garam masala powder .
1 cup double beans, 10 button mushrooms,1 fistful of mint and coriander leaves each, salt, 1 cup coconut milk, 1 cup water. Pressure cook 2 whistles.
2 t ghee fry 1 cup basmati or jeeraga samba rice. Add to the above and cook till you get 1 more whistle.Some times I use broken rice too.

3. Mushroom fried rice

Mushroom fried rice from Vidya's cooking. Check her playlist for more delicious recipes such as masala puri, onion pakoda and other spicy south indian food.

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Meal plans 12 &13

Meal plan 12

1.  Snake gourd bhaji
Snake gourd tastes and smells good if you remove the white portion coating its peel. To do this just scrub the external skin with salt.It will look greener as in the picture below.
See  Instant besan masala and Instant peanut powder masala from my other blog if you want to make this quickly.

2. Beetroot paratha -by vah chef

3. Phulkas, curd, salad vegetables

Meal plan-13

1. Corn kichdee (corn and rice without any dal)

2. Mooga saarupkari (split moong beans with skin)
I have used split moong beans with skin (Chilka wala moong) to save time. Just soak it for 1 hour, drain and use.

3. Dodkyachi bhaji     (Ridge gourd with roasted peanut and garlic powder)
Video doesn't have any explanation or ingredient list.
Ingredient that goes is - Oil,green chilli, curry leaves, onion,haldi(turmeric),tomato, chilli pd, garam masala or goda masala, jeera (cumin),chopped partially peeled ridge gourd,salt,coriander leaves, and lastly peanut-garlic powder.
Roast and peel 100 ml peanuts and grind along with 4-5 pods of garlic and add lastly. You can add dried coconut to this too.

4. Bhoplayachi bhakar bhaji (yellow pumpkin and cluster beans -nagpuri style)- This is from my other blog. You can make it with just pumpkin or you can add some gavar (cluster beans). Cut the corners and remove any strings and chop.

5. Kiwi fruit slices, phulkas. You can add rice to the menu too.

Check out Instant bhakar bhaji masala and Instant peanut powder masala from my other blog.

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Shengvaal bhaaji ( Drumstick and field beans)

This is a special way of preparing an Indian vegetable. There is no tadka or tempering process. So you can make this in rice cooker too.
Other gravy that you find in this picture is a dal with methi or fenugreek leaves. Click the link below if you need the recipe.

Shengvaal bhaaji  ( Drumstick and field beans)

6 moringa pods (drumsticks)- cut into 1 inch pieces, peel them slightly
1/4 kg peeled vaal beans You can use fresh or dried* (read the note given below the recipe)
2 green chillies
1/4 tsp Hing (asafoetida)
10 curry leaves, chopped
1 and 1/2 glass water (about 300 ml)
Salt to taste
chilli pd
coriander cumin pd
coriander leaves
coconut grated
sugar or jaggery small piece

Take beans in a small pressure cooker or a thick bottomed vessel and put in water, green chilli, hing, curry leaves and 2 tsp of oil. Cover cook till val is nearly cooked. If using pressure cooker 1 whistle is enough.
Add into this chopped drumstick pieces, salt, chilli pd, coriander cumin pd and cook for 5 mins.
Put in coriander leaves, grated fresh coconut and jaggery. Shake the vessel so that the ingredients mix well. Avoid stirring with a spoon as both the beans and the drumstick should remain whole.
Cook it till it starts drying up and the gravy becomes slightly thick.
Tastes good with chapati or rice.

Original recipe requires 100 ml Dry field beans soaked,sprouted and peeled.
You can use 1/2 cup field beans split into dal called val dal which is available in grocery stores.Soak them in lots of water for 3 hrs. Drain and use in the recipe.
In the winter, fresh field beans (avarekayi/ pawta/ vaal) are available ,you can use 250g of this too. These fresh beans are suitable if you are using rice cooker .

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Weekly lunch plan 9,10,11

Lunch menu plan- 9 (Marathi meal)

1. Sprouted field beans and drumstick gravy
( shengvaal rassa)

2. Methi jeera dal (jeera phodniche varan)

3. Deep fried rice sevai and onion vadis

4. Curd with chaat masala
5. Cucumber and onion slices

Lunch meal plan-10 (Gujarati and Chattisgarhi)

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Gujarati veg pulav - peas,carrot and corn pulav without onion and garlic

2. Mix vegetable pickle (cauliflower, tendli, ginger and lemon)

3. Meeti kadhi

( I have skipped kokum, potato, bhindi, cashew and raisins)

4. Chaulai subzi

5. Phulkas                                                                          

    Lunch meal plan -11


1. Turia patra nu shaak(ridge gourd gravy with tiny arbi leaf rolls) See both videos

Hindi video-

Recipe in English and a video-

I have added garlic paste when gravy is boiling. Also, I have added rice flour and jowar flour along with besan (gram flour) while making patra.

2. Fried patra (arbi leaf rolls)

You can fry left-over arbi leaf rolls

3. Dates and jaggery chutney (Sweet chutney)

4. Phulkas

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