Saturday, June 25, 2011

Quinoa upma

1 1/2 cups quinoa
3 cups water
2 cups mixed vegetables diced
1/2 onion sliced
3 green chilli finely diced
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1-2 tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig of curry leaves
2 Tbsp coconut
2 Tbsp finely chopped coriander
1/2 tsp asofoetida
2-3 Tbsp Oil

1) Add 3 cups of water to 1 1/2 cups of quinoa in a pan. Cook until water totally evaporates.
2) In a frying pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds and wait for it to splutter. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves, asofoetida, green chilli, pepper powder, turmeric powder, onion and coconut. Fry until onion starts to change colour.
3) Add mixed vegetables, salt and cook until the veggies are tender.
4) Mix in the quinoa, check for salt.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Oyster mushrooms in carrot sauce

10-15 oyster mushroom - oven roast
1 carrot
1/2 onion - finely diced
1 garlic pod
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 red/green chilli - finely diced
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Oil 2 Tbsp

1) Cut carrot into pieces, boil until tender and grind to smooth paste with chilli powder
2) Heat oil in a frying pan. Add garlic and onion, fry until it starts to change its colour. Add green chilli
3) Add carrot sauce, oyster mushrooms, garam masala and salt. Bring to boil

Serve with hot chapathi :)