Monday, January 29

Dinner Mela:))

This is a very brief post about my WEEK`s Dinner Menu....Yes!!!i got a doubt, can i make different varieties of curries for the whole week...i then thought how it would be if i post whole weeks dinner menu ...am a bit excited then but thought can i make this coz am not the person of maintaining timetable kind of things...i will do wht i wish ..sometimes my dinner depends on my mood...but am sure i wont maintain the same phulka,roti ,dahi method(which is healthy).If i make roti today then am sure i will make pasta the other day and then goes to some junk food lk Bhel puri then comes with any south indian tiffin ........finaaly ends with Cheese Pizza....ofcourse the last day my hubby and me together feel tht we shouldn`t go for junk foods and prepares a Timetable for the week but forgets about tht from the otherday itself...
Am so happy tht i could post all my Week`s dinner menu and am sure tht we had tht in a healthy way ....using 1/2-1 tbsp of Oil for the whole dinner!!!:)).What i wish to say tht we controlled having high calorific food for dinner.
*** We enjoyed our weekend with typical South indian tiffin Pesarattu-Upma as our Dinner***

So here are my recipes:

Roti:
wheat flour - 2 cups
salt
warm water
Mix all the above and make a soft dough .Cover with a wet cloth and keep aside for 15 mins.Divide the dough into three-inch balls. Flatten the dough balls into 6-7 inch circles. make roti`s
i tried Asha of Foodies hope method for preparing roti and turned out well .
u can have a look at the recipe here.




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    Roti-Peas Curry-Yogurt



    Ingridients:
    frozen peas - 2 cups
    onion - 1
    ginger-garlic - 1 tsp grated
    tomates - 1
    chilli powder - 1tbsp
    sugar- 1/2 tsp
    turmeric - apinch
    salt as required
    oil - 1/2 tbsp
    Method:
    Presure cook peas and keep aside.Chop onion and tomato .Heat oil add ginger-garlic pasted,saute .Add onions and fry till transperant .Add tomatoes and fry,add turmeric,chilli powder,sugar.Fry for a minute.Now add cooked peas,salt and 1/4 cup of water and cook till water evaporates.



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    Roti -Potato Curry-Yogurt



    Ingredients:

    Potatoes - 4 big
    onion - 1
    tomates - 1
    chilli powder - 1tbsp
    turmeric - apinch
    salt as required
    oil - 1/2 tbsp
    Seasoning :(mustard,jeera,chana dal,urad dal) -1/2 tsp each
    curry leaves - 1 stalk

    Method:
    Presure cook potatoes and remove the skin cut into small pieces.Chop onion and tomato.Heat oil add seasoning,curry leaves fry for a minute Add onions and fry till transperant .Add tomatoes turmeric,chilli powder,salt and cooked potates.sprinkle some water and mash the potatoes with the spatula .Cover and cook for 5-10 minutes.



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    Roti - Dahi Bhendi- Yogurt



    Ingredients:

    Okra - 10 -15
    onion - 1
    curd - 1/2 cup
    gram flour (Besan) - 2Tbsp
    turmeric - a pinch
    ginger - 1 tsp grated
    Seasoning(mustard,jeera,chana dal,urad dal)-1/2 tsp each
    red chillies - 2
    curry leaves - 1 stalk
    chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
    salt
    oil - 1 tbsp

    Method:

    Cut each okra into 2 pieces .Chop onion.Beat curd,besan,ginger till they completely mix and keep aside .Heat 1/2 tbsp oil ,fry okra for 5 minutes.Remove and heat remaining oil add seasoning,redchillies,curry leaves-fry now add onions fry till transperant .Add the beaten curd ,turmeric,chilli powder and cook on a low flame for 5-10 mins.Add okra and fry for 5 mins .Add salt and turn off the stove .



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    Roti - Cabbage curry - Yogurt



    Ingredients:

    cabbage - 1/2
    onion - 1
    frozen vegetables mixed (carrots,peas,corn) - 1/2 cup
    turmeric- a pinch
    chilli powder
    garam masala powder
    salt
    suagr - 1/4 tsp
    oil - 1/2 tbsp

    Method:
    Chop cabbage ,onion into small pieces.Heat oil add onion ,fry till they are transperant. Add frozen vegetables , cabbage .Mix well,add turmeric, salt and sugar .Cover and cook till tender.Finally add chilli powder,garam masala powder ,cook for a minute and turnoff the stove.



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    Roti - Alu Baingan - Yogurt



    Ingredients:
    potatoes - 2 big
    brinjal - 3 big
    onion - 1
    ginger-garlic - 1 tsp grated
    tomatoes - 1
    chilli powder - 1tbsp
    sugar- 1/2 tsp
    turmeric - apinch
    salt as required
    oil - 1/2 tbsp

    Method:
    Cut potato,baingan into small pieces .Chop onion and tomato .Heat oil add ginger-garlic paste,saute .Add onions and fry till transperant .Add tomatoes and fry,add turmeric,chilli powder,sugar.Fry for a minute.add potato and brinjal pieces ,fry for a minute.Add 1/2 cup of water.Cover and cook till water 3/4 water evaporated.Take 1 tbsp of rice flour .Mix in 4 tbsp of water and pour on the cooked vegetable.cook for a minute and turn off the flame.



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    Roti - Carrot-coconut curry - Yogurt



    ingredients:
    carrots - 3 big
    Seasoning(mustard,jeera,chana dal,urad dal)-1/2 tsp each
    red chillies - 2
    curry leaves - 1 stalk
    dry coconut - 1/4 cup
    turmeric,salt

    Method:
    Chop carrots into small pieces.Heat oil add seasoning, curry leaves ,redchillies.fry for a minute.Add chopped carrots ,turmeric ,salt .Mix well and add 1/2 cup of water.Cover and cook on a low flame till water evaporates.Now add dry coconut and cook for few minutes and turn off flame.



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    Had a special dinner with Typical South indian touch.....
    Pesarattu-Upma

    Ingredients:(pesarattu)

    whole moong (green) -2 cups
    green chillies - 3-4
    salt
    oil for shallow frying
    onion - 1
    ginger - 1 " piece
    jeera - 2 tbsp

    Method:
    Soak moong dal overnight or atleast for 3-4 hours. Grind with chillies into a smooth paste.It should not be too watery and not too thick .Chop onion and ginger in very very small pieces.Heat tava .Pour a ladful of batter and make a big round using spatula.add chopped onions,ginger,jeera .Put some oil over the edges .fry for a minutes and turn the other side .fry for a minute .Reverse and make half and take out.Continue the same process for all peasarattu`s.





    Sooji Upma:
    Ingredients:
    Ravva (sooji) - 1 cup
    water - 2 cups
    Seasoning (mustard,jeera,chana,urad dal)-1/2 tsp each
    curry leaves- 1 stalk
    green chillies - 2-3
    salt
    oil/ghee - 1tbsp
    Method:
    Heat oil add seasoning ,curry leaves ,fry for a minute .Add cashewnuts,chillies,fry till golden.Add water and salt .Bring to boil on simmer flame.add sooji ,continuously mix so tht no lumps are formed.cook for 5 minutes and turn off flame.






26 comments:

Asha said...

DAAAAANNNNGGG girl!!:))))
Now you are talikng!!What a great week's worth of Thalis.YUM!! Glad you liked the Parathas.WOW! I have to save this post and try some.Delicious!!
Btw,the first green Peas dish ,you could send it to Pooja's event before Friday.Details on my sidebar,this week it's Green peas.
I loved your blog's new look too.

TRS said...

Hi,

This looks great...all the curries look delicious, and I love that yogurt bowl.

Cheers.

Krithika said...

Oh wow !! such mouth watering pics !!

Revathi said...

wow wow wow.. wish i could cook daily !!!

Pooja said...

Hi Haripriya,
this is my first visit to your blog ! its nice of you to send your entry with green peas to Vegetable of the Week event. :)
i liked your idea of posting whole week's dishes together :) .Neat idea indeed ! I jsut love all recipe around here . I will visit here again with ease.

stay tuned.

HariPriya said...

Thank you very much Asha!!! am participating in the event...and i just mailed my details to Pooja...i got reply from her toooooo.

Thnx Trs....ur ragda patties are mouthwatering....the yogurt bowl i used was a Ocha bowl(green tea bowl).here in japan ,japanese use these bowls for Ocha and Saake(rice wine)....

thnx krithika!!!

thnx a lot revati...yes ofcourse u can cook daily with a change...;)

Thnx pooja...u r always welcome to my site ....

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

How does one appriciate blog in Japanese ?

In Hyderabad, I have eaten a sweet dish called Khubani ka Meetha. DO you know the recipe ?

priya said...

Hi,

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your blog is quite nice.

HariPriya said...

Thnx Harekrishnaji...
well ofcourse am from andhra..i haven`t tasted Khubani ka metha..but one of my blogger friends have the recipe..please go thru the link and u can find some other interesting recipes in her blog....
http://radhiskitchen-radhi.blogspot.com/2006/08/hyderabadi-dum-biryani-khubani-ka.html

thnx priya!!!

Menu Today said...

Hi,
I love all the dishes.Pessarattu with rawa upma excellent combination.thanks

HariPriya said...

thnx menu today...the pesarattu-upma combination is a typical south indian variety....usually people have this as their breakfast/snack...thnx once again...

RP said...

Wow! Too many dishes! Good job.

indosungod said...

WOW Haripriya that is a whole week of mouth watering dishes. Looks great. I am curious about how it is to live in Japan can you post something about that please.

HariPriya said...

Thnx rp!!!

Thnx Indosungod!!!

Prema Sundar said...

OMG Haripriya.. so many mouthwatering recipes in one post..good job.. keep it up..
Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipes.
I have tried sailu's pesarattu upma which is more or less similar to urs and they tasted great

HariPriya said...

Thnx Prema!!!i do visit Sailu`s blog very often....she has a nice blog and some traditional andhra recipes like dosa avakaya!!!!

Anu_Sachin said...

I should just take your post and not worry on what to make after getting home after work for a week at least... Cool idea. Thank you.

HariPriya said...

Thnx anu!!!even i used to worry alot about the days dinner...;)

Aarthi said...

HariPriya,
thanks for this recipe. I have saved it for myself(I hope you dont mind that). The dosa looks very nice
I have had persarattu at a friends place and I would like to try it sometime.

HariPriya said...

Oh thnx alot aarti.....Glad u liked it very much..

Anonymous said...

Oh that is great idea of sending whole week menu, i liked the idea very much. Thnx alot
aparna

Sanjana said...

Wow is all that comes to my mind. What a spread of weekly menu. Cjk out this version of Pesarattu it comes out with great success,
http://www.indusladies.com/forums/4378-post48.html

Jessica said...

I just freak out on Indian food...and I'm quite a foodie...the food looks sfamiliar and have tasted some similar stuffs too...thanx a lot for sharing the recipies...meanwhile if you wanna send a quick floral wish do peep into my wish with flowers blog!!

HariPriya said...

Thnx alot Aparna!!!:)

Thnx Sanjana!!!

Am sooo glad u like the indian food...

Bhargavi said...

Hi
Thankyou so much for tagging me.
I ll surely write it in couple of days. I could not give time for my blog from past 2 months. I have posted a new recipe carrot sweet at my blog. Do visit.
Good day!

madhavi23 said...

very useful and a nice bunch of recipes...