Sunday, February 26, 2006

Relative shortcut to making chole

1 onion chopped fine
3 tomatoes chopped
Garlic, 3 pods
Ginger, 1-inch
Green chilly, 1
Make a paste of the above three
Bada elaichi, 1
Chhota elaichi, 1
Bay leaf, 1
Sugar, 1 spoon
Salt, to taste
Kabuli chana, ½ kg soaked overnight
Turmeric powder
Coriander powder, 1 spoon
Jeera powder, 1 spoon
Potatoes, 2
Oil, 1 spoon

Heat some oil. Add some sugar to the oil and once it has melted and turned brown, add the dalchini, chhota, bada elaichi and the bay leaf.
Once that turns a little brown, add the chopped onion and the chilly, garlic, ginger paste. Wait till it turns golden and then add the tomatoes. Stir it for a bit, and add the jeera, dhaniya powder and the haldi. After the tomatoes have melted and become one mushy mass, add the chana and the diced potatoes and mix it well with the masala. Add the salt and the water. Close the pressure cooker and wait till the whistle blows once. Then put the gas on sim and let the whistle blow thrice more.
Garnish with dhaniya.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Let's start with the basics. Maggie Noodles zindabad!! after years i made the two-minute wonder meal last night... and of course, how could i forget making it? add noodles and tastemaker to two cups boiling water. cook for 3-4 mins (yeah the 2 min. thing is just a marketing ploy, but we all knew that) and voila! your breakfast/lunch/snack/dinner is ready. i used to be more creative before and add onions or an egg or something else, but i just made it in its purest 490 calories form. how do you make your Maggi??