Friday, February 28, 2014

Authentic Nepali Style Cauliflower Curry!!

I made cauliflower curry for dinner yesterday. I know this is the most basic recipe for us Nepalese but there are people out there who would love to try it out. Having said that, I used slightly different ingredients in terms of spices and tried to give it more personal touch and flavor. Here you go guys, follow the steps below if you want to learn basics yet authentic Cauliflower Curry.

Mmmm.. :x

Prep time: 10min(s) Cook time: 25min(s) Total time: 35min(s)  

Things you will need:

  • Fenugreek Seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Mustard Seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Cumin Seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Serrano Pepper/Green Chilies (2-3, finely chopped)
  • Cauliflower (1 and 1/2 lbs, cut in medium sizes)
  • Tomatoes (3 medium sized, finely chopped)
  • Ginger-Garlic (1 table spoon)
  • Meat Masala (1 table spoon)
  • Cumin-Coriander Powder (1 table spoon)
  • Red Chili Powder (1/2 table spoon)
  • Potatoes (2 large, cut in cube size)
  • Water (1/2 cup)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Oil (3 table spoons)
  1. Heat oil and add fenugreek, cumin and mustard seeds. Once seeds become brownish black add potatoes, salt and turmeric. Fry until golden brown.
  2. Add cauliflower and all of the remaining ingredients. Do not stir, cover and cook on a low heat for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Stir 2-3 times (make sure to stir gently to prevent breakage of cauliflower). 
  4. Enjoy with rice or bread :)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Mango Lassi Recipe!!

After getting lots of good responses for my Strawberry Lassi Recipe, I decided to make Mango Lassi. The ingredients for this recipe are exactly same except I used Mango Pulp instead of Strawberries. So, if you want easy refreshment, then you should try both of my Lassi recipes :)

Smooth Yumm :)>-

Prep time: 5min(s) Cook time: 5min(s) Total time: 10min(s)   

Things you will need:
  1. Mango Pulp (2 cups)
  2. Sugar (2 table spoons)
  3. Cool Whip (1/4 cup)
  4. Plain Yogurt (1/4 cup)
  5. Milk (1 cup)
  6. Ice cubes (4-5)
  • Crush Ice and add all of the above mentioned ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend/Liquify.
  • Transfer to a glass.
  • DONE. Too simple isn't it? 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Easy MOMO(Dumpling) Soup Recipe!!

I love Momo Soup. It is the best thing for crazy weather like here in the Midwest. In the past, we usually used to eat leftover momos just by heating it again but now a days, I often prepare this recipe and has become one of favorite ways to treat leftover momos. This recipe is simple, fast and super-duper easy to make. So, here you go everyone, feel the heat by making this Dumpling Soup. Oh btw do not forget to check out my famous MOMO recipe in case you are wondering =))

Mmmmm.. :)

Prep time: 10min(s) Cook time: 10min(s) Total time: 20min(s)   

Things you will need:

  • Leftover Momos (8-10)
  • Chicken Broth (5 cups)
  • Scallion (4-6 strands, finely chopped)
  • Onion (1 medium sized finely chopped)
  • Cilantro (1/2 cup, finely chopped)
  • Ginger-Garlic paste (1/2 table spoon)
  • Ginger-Garlic (finely sliced, 1 table spoon garlic and 1 table spoon ginger)
  • Schezwan Pepper (timur powder)(3 tea spoons)
  • Butter/Ghee (2 table spoons)
  • Carrots (1, finely sliced)
  • Sriracha Hot Sauce (1 table spoons)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Cumin-Coriander Powder (1 table spoon)
  • Spaghetti (2 cups, boiled)
  • Lime Juice (3 table spoons)
  1. Heat butter/ghee in a deep dish and once butter is heated add ginger-garlic paste, salt, cumin-coriander powder and schezwan pepper. Stir and add chicken broth. 
  2. Let broth boil for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and add momos and all of the remaining ingredients except Spaghetti. Cover and wait for 5 minutes before serving. Also, make sure to save little bit of vegetables for garnishing later.
  4. To serve, place Spaghetti first and add soup afterwards, garnish with remaining cilantro, scallion, carrot and garlic slices.
  5. Enjoy :D

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Aloo Chat Recipe (Requested Recipe)!!

As I was preparing this dish, there were so many memories that reminded me my childhood days back home. Street foods like fulki, chat, and chatpate used to be an everyday thing with friends. Whenever I cook, I get so many flashbacks of the time when I was in Nepal and this particular one seriously touched me emotionally because there is no certainty whether I will be able to experience same fun with friends and family again. Anyways, it was my first time making this recipe and the fact that I and my friends used to eat street food many times a week gave me a clear idea on the preparation part. So, below is the step by step process to make Aloo Chat and I will be posting other street food recipes in future as well :)

Yumtastic =D>

Prep time: 25min(s) Cook time: 30min(s) Total time: 45min(s) 

Things you will need:
  • Yellow Peas (2 cups, soaked overnight)
  • Onion (2 medium sized, one finely chopped and other chopped in cubed sized)
  • Green Onions (4-5 strands, finely chopped)
  • Cilantro (1 cup, finely chopped)
  • Green Chilies (3-4, finely chopped)
  • Mint (1/2 cup)
  • Potato ( 3 medium sized, boiled, peeled and mashed)
  • Ginger-garlic paste (2 table spoons)
  • Yogurt (1/4 cup)
  • Tamarind (2 table spoons)
  • Sugar (1 table spoon)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Chat Masala (2 table spoons)
  • Cumin-Coriander Powder (1 and 1/2 table spoons)
  • Red Chili Powder (1/2 table spoon)
  • Lime Juice (3 table spoons)
  • Aloo Bhujia (1/2 cup)
  • Turmeric powder (1 tea spoon)
  • Oil (1/4 cup)
  • Rice (1/2 table spoon, soaked overnight)
  1. On a pressure cooker, add peas, cubed sized onion, 1 table spoon chat masala, turmeric powder, 1 tea spoon oil, 1 table spoon ginger-garlic paste and 1 table spoon cumin-coriander powder. Cook until cooker whistles thrice.
  2. Mash boiled potatoes. Add half of the green onion, red chili powder, 1 table spoon ginger-garlic paste and remaining cumin-coriander powder. Mix well and make small round patties. Fry in the remaining oil until golden brown.
  3. On a blender, add rice, mint, salt, 2 table spoons water and 1/2 table spoon lime juice. Blend and the mint chutney is ready.
  4. On a bowl, mix tamarind paste with sugar and add two table spoons of water and mix it well. Tamarind chutney is ready.
  5. Whisk yogurt.
  6. Now to serve, place potato patties first, add peas curry, Aloo bujia, lime juice, chat masala, green onions, onions, green chilies, cilantro, yogurt, tamarind and mint chutney as desired. 
  7.  Have fun!! Good luck (*)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Strawberry Lassi Recipe!!

Time seriously has wings! I feel like it was yesterday, I made the Heart Shaped Cream Puffs  for Valentines Day and it is already that time to make something yummy this year. For this year's Valentines Day, I again opted to make something easy yet tasty. What I have for you is quick and very simple recipe for Strawberry Lassi. I wanted to keep tradition for Valentines Day intact and stayed in the red color zone. So, here you go everyone (especially guys), try this simple recipe to make your special ones feel special.
Happy Valentines Day Everyone!! Stay loved :x 

Prep time: 5min(s) Cook time: 5min(s) Total time: 10min(s)   

Things you will need:
  1. Strawberries (7-9)
  2. Sugar (2 table spoons)
  3. Cool Whip (1/4 cup)
  4. Yogurt (1/4 cup)
  5. Milk (1 cup)
  6. Ice cubes (4-5)
  • Crush Ice and add all of the above mentioned ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend/Liquify.
  • Transfer to a glass.
  • DONE. Too simple isn't it <:-P

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Kidney Beans (Razma) Curry Recipe!!

Like Chicken Roast, Razma Curry is another recipe that is extremely popular and is served almost in every Nepali Weddings. Kidney beans is my most favorite ones and that is why I often prepare this dish. There are several ways of cooking Kidney Beans and this particular post is especially inspired by the ones they serve in weddings back home. If you love beans and want to cook one, here is a quick and simple Razma Curry recipe for you all to try :x
Yumm!!  >:D<

Prep time: 5min(s) Cook time: 25min(s) Total time: 30min(s)   

Things you will need:

  • Kidney Beans (3 cups)
  • Cinnamon Leaves (1)
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste ( 1 table spoon)
  • Cumin-Coriander Powder (1 table spoon)
  • Meat Masala (1 table spoon)
  • Fenugreek Seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Cloves (3-4)
  • Dill Seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Cumin Seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Turmeric Powder (1 tea spoon)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Onion (1 medium sized, finely sliced)
  • Serran0 Pepper (1, if green chilies (2))
  • Tomatoes (medium sized, (3), finely chopped)
  • Oil (2 table spoons)
  1. Soak Kidney Beans overnight. Next day wash it thoroughly.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cinnamon leaves, cloves, fenugreek, dill and cumin seeds. Fry until brownish black.
  3. Add onion and Serrano Pepper. Fry until golden brown.
  4. Add Kidney Beans, salt and turmeric. Cover and cook for 10 minutes make sure to stir periodically.
  5. Add tomatoes, Meat masala, cumin-coriander powder, and ginger-garlic paste.
  6. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes
  7. Add 3 cups of water and close the pressure cooker lid and cook until it whistles 4-5 times.
  8. Open the lid, stir and serve with rice or bread.
  9. DONE :)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Soy Chunks Choila Recipe!!

Chicken Choila (click here for recipe), so far has been the most visited post of my blog. Seeing people loving my non-vegetarian choila, I decided to post recipe of a vegetarian version as well. Knowing that several of my readers are vegetarian and they would love to see somebody making delicacy like Choila, gave me enthusiasm to recreate this effortless yet extremely delicious recipe. So, without any further due, to all you meat lovers as well as for those who are vegetarian, here is an easy way to make different kind of Choila 8->
Have Fun :-"

Prep time: 35min(s) Cook time: 10min(s) Total time: 45min(s)  

Things you will need:

  • Soy Chunks (1.5 lbs)
  • Onion (Medium sized, finely sliced)
  • Serrano Peppers (Green Chilies, 2-3)
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste (1 table spoon)
  • Ginger (2 table spoons, thinly sliced)
  • Garlic (2 table spoons, thinly sliced)
  • Salt (according to the taste)
  • Turmeric (1 tea spoon)
  • Red Chili Powder (1/2 table spoon)
  • Schezwan Pepper (1 and 1/2 table spoons)
  • Cumin-Coriander Powder (1 table spoon)
  • Tomatoes (3 medium sized, boiled and peeled)
  • Fenugreek seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Oil (2 table spoons)
  • Lime juice (3 table spoons)
  1. Soak soy chunks on a cold water for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat pan and add a tea spoon of oil and fry soya chunks until red and crispy.
  3. On a large bowl, place soya chunks, add all of the above mentioned ingredients except fenugreek seeds, lime juice and remaining oil.
  4. Heat remaining oil and add fenugreek. Fry until brownish black and pour it over the mixture.
  5. Add lime juice and give everything a good mix.
  6. Done! Simple as that \:D/