Shallots/Sambhar Onion Gravy


Shallots gravy is a south indian dish. In this recipe shallots are cooked in sesame, peanuts and spices mixture. Basically it is served with biryani but we can also serve it with plain rice, chapati or any kind of indian bread.

Especially in hyderabad, it is prepared in wedding and other special occasion but You can make it when you want to eat somthing spicy with your daily meal. So lets get started to make this spicy shallots gravy.

Ingredients
300 gram shallots/sambhar onions(washed and peeled).
1/2 cup onion puree
1 table spoon ginger paste
2 table spoon coriander seeds.
2 table spoon peanuts.
5 whole red chillies.
1/2 tea spoon cumin seeds.
2 table spoon sesame seeds.
1.5 table spoon tamarind pulp.
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
1 tea spoon fennel seeds powder.
8 to 10 curry leaves
1 tea spoon chilli powder
1/2 tea spoon garam masala (mixed spice).
1/2 tea spoon turmeric
1/2 tea spoon fenugreek seeds
1 table spoon oil
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. First of all we need to roast peanuts, sesame seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, whole red chillies together for about 4 to 5 minutes.

2. Now with the help of mixer grinder, grind the roasted mixture to fine powder.

3. Now heat 1 tea spoon oil in a pan and saute the shallots about 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Now remove them from the pan and add remaining oil in the same pan.

5. Add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves in it and saute them about 1 to 2 minutes.

6. Now add onion puree and ginger paste in it and saute them until it becomes pink in color.

7. Add turmeric, chilli powder and salt in it then add grounded spice mixture and roast them until oil separates.

8. Now add all spice powders 1 cup of water and shallots in it and cook them until they become tender.

9. Add tamarind pulp and bring this to boil, cover and simmer for 7 to 8 minutes or until oil separates.

Now shallots gravy is ready to serve…enjoy this tangy gravy with rice, paratha or as your choice.

Enjoy!!😊

 

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South Indian Delicacy Medu Vada


Medu Vada/ Ulundu Vadai is a very popular south Indian snack. These are doughnut shape fritters which are made from urad daal.

Although medu vada especially served for breakfast but you can make it anytime as per your choice. Medu vada is a simple recipe to prepare from urad daal but challenging task is to getting the right shape, and for this the thing which is going to help is practice and after making 2 or 3 vadas you feel satisfied with vada shapes. Its not that complicated but yes it is not so easy recipe as well if you trying it in quick time. But i bet that you will realize the taste worth equal to your efforts. Basically medu vada is served with coconut chutney and sambhar but you can have it with your favorite chatni or sauce… So lets prepare it.

Ingredient

250 grams urad daal (split black lentils)
2 green chillies
1inch ginger piece (grated)
Pinch of asafoetida
Salt to taste
12 to 15 curry leaves
Oil for deep frying

Instructions

1. To prepare medu vada, first we need to wash and soak the urad dal for 5 to 6 hours or overnight.

2. Now drain the excess water from the daal and grind it along with curry leaves, green chillies and ginger to a smooth batter.

3. Add salt and asafoetida in it and mix well.(meanwhile heat the oil in a kadai or pan for frying the medu vada).

4. Now apply water on your both palm and take a spoonful batter in your hands.

5. Roll it and make a hole in the center, then gently slid the vada in to the oil.

6. Fry the medu vada on medium flame until it become golden in color.

7. Then remove it from the oil and keep it on the kitchen tissue paper.Likewise prepare the all vadas.

8. Serve hot with Coconut chutney or sambhar or as your choice.
Enjoy!!😊

Mixed Vegetables Oats Idli


We all are very well aware about it, that Oats is very healthy to human body. Oats is a multitasking ingredient, we can make dessert, snacks, appetizers and many more from it.

It is very nutritious, full of fiber and of course more than enough to cover your stomach if you starving. 

So today i am gonna share a healthy and scrumptious recipe of Oats, this is mixed vegetables oats idli. In this recipe, along with Oats i also used some rava and yogurt which gives slight sour taste, and pinch of baking soda to get the soft and fluffy texture. So lets begin to make these yummy mixed vegetables Oats idli now.

Ingredients

1/2 cup Oats
1/2 cup semolina
1/2 cup yogurt (whisked)
1 tea spoon urad daal (split)
1 table spoon peanuts
1 table spoon cooking oil
1/3 tea spoon asafoetida
1/3 tea spoon roasted cumin seeds powder.
2 green chilli (finely chopped)
1 inch ginger piece (grated of finely chopped).
1 small carrot (finely chopped).
1 small onion (finely chopped).
1 small capsicum (finely chopped).
8 to 10 curry leaves (fresh or dry)
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
1/4 tea spoon baking soda
50 gram fresh coriander (finely chopped).
1 table spoon lemon juice
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare Mixed vegetables Oats idli, first of all heat a pan and dry roast the oats and semolina separately.

2. Now coarsely ground the Oats with the help of mixer grinder.

3. Now take a big bowl add the whisked yogurt in it, then add semolina and Oats powder in it.

4. Now add all chopped vegetables(except onion), salt, cumin power in it. Mix well.

5. Now heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the urad daal, cumin seeds,curry leaves, peanuts, onion and asafoetida in it and saute on a medium heat for few seconds.

6. Now pour this tempering on idli better and mix well.

7. Now cover this mixture and set aside for 15 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile grease the idli moulds with minimal oil and boil the water in a steamer.

8. After 15 to 30 minutes add baking soda and lemon juice in it and mix well.

9. Now put a 1 table spoon idli batter into each of the greased idli mould and steam in a steamer for about 13 to 15 minutes or until the idlis are cooked.

10. Let them Cool and then demould them…Now mixed vegetables Oats idlis are ready to serve, enjoy them with sambhar, and coriander coconut chutney…😊