Recipe at Veggie Platter.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Some how, posts on Veggieplatter are not being updated on Taste of India. Checking whether this post will be updated. The recipe is here.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Like many folks, I am also not that fond of soya chunks when it comes to their flavor and texture. I feel they remain bland whatever you do and their texture is rubbery and if not, somewhat closer. Due to it's high protein value, my husband insists to use them in all Indian dishes from upma to sambhar and promptly does so when he cooks. I have started to toss a handful of prepared TSP (textured soy protein) in some veggie dishes as I did in Aloo soya korma.
Prepare the soya granules or chunks by soaking them in enough hot water for 15 minutes. Squeeze and rinse them with fresh water. Again squeeze out the water and use them.
My favorite way of eating soya chunks is as this quick snack loaded with all protein.
Soak about a cup of soya chunks in plenty of water for about 15 minutes. Squeeze out all the water from the chunks and keep aside.
Heat 2 -3 Tbsp of butter in a small wok or a shallow pan and add the chunks to it. Fry on low to medium flame till they turn golden brown. It would take less than five minutes. Remove them and sprinkle salt and chili powder (optional) on the chunks and mix them well.
Serve them hot.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Paneer Methi Pulao - Recipe is at VeggiePlatter.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
I wanted to make garlic bread from a long time for my kids. I also wanted to experiment with dried curry leaves which I had, instead of using those herbs from the western world. I had curry leaves which had dried recently. So, the wonderful aroma was still there and my kids just love to eat the fragrant leaves.
Finally today, I made the garlic bread with crushed curry leaves sprinkled all over, though my job was only to toss the baking sheets into the oven and removing them. This is a super easy job for kids as my son said and do not involve any cooking. So, I let my son and daughter do all the work except handling the oven part.
Yummy and delicious
Welcome to "A clueless cook". Right now, We are a mother - son team trying to teach and learn (respectively), the intricacies and the magic of Indian cooking. I hope my daughter would join us soon.
I was a perfect candidate for my blog title for a good part of my life. I don't wish my kids to be the same. I want them to be self - reliant when it comes to the cooking part by the time they start to live on their own. I don't want them to miss home cooked food. So, I have started teaching my son simple, basic things in Indian cooking. He is definitely enjoying it. This is going to be an online journal of his (& mine as well) adventures in our kitchen.
By the way, did I mention that my son is a bright, eight year old kid who is a third grader?