Monday, August 30, 2010

roasted brussel sprouts (Indian style)

Brussel sprouts are not liked by grown ups as well as children, but they can taste good by roasting them. Roasting brings out the flavor of any vegetable and when combined with Indian spices, they taste real good. Sprouts are healthy too so here is the recipe.


20 brussel sprouts
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green chili, chopped
1/4 tsp mustard seeds (rai)
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp coriander powder (dhaniya)
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste


1) Chop the brussel sprouts into smaller pieces.

2) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

3) Mix all the above ingredients and place them on a cooking sheet.

4) Let them roast for about 40 minutes or until tender.

5) Serve hot with chapati or as a side.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Beetroot Pulav

This recipe is just combining some of favorite ingredients, rice , beetroot and spices :)
I love the color of this dish and the taste is fabulous plus it is healthy because of the antioxidants in beetroot and nutrients of the veggies. You can combine veggies of your choice as well.
Here it is..


1C basmati rice
2 C vegetable stock
1 small beetroot
1 small onion
1 small carrot
1/4th cauliflower
1/4th C peas, thawed
1/4th C paneer
1/4 C green pepper
1/2 tsp jeera (cumin)
2 cloves
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garam masala
2 bay leaves
salt to taste


1) Cut all the veggies in thin slices.

2) In a pressure cooker, add oil and let it become hot.

3) Add cumin seeds, cloves and bay leaves to the oil. When jeera starts to splutter, add all the veggies. Lt them cook for about 5 mins.

5) Add rice to the veggie mixture. Add stock and seasonings and pressure cook until you hear a whistle.

6) Serve hot with raita and papad

Serves: 4