Showing posts with label VEGETABLE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VEGETABLE. Show all posts

Sunday, November 26, 2017

CHICKEN PAPRIK / AYAM PAPRIK RECIPE

Chicken Paprik/Ayam Paprik Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com
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A combination of chicken and vegetables stir fried  in spicy sauce. .

I used to buy this Chicken Paprik when I lived in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur few years ago.   Am craving to eat my favorite chicken dish now..

As always a store bought has very small portion and very little veggies.  It is so satisfying to cook Chicken Paprik in your own kitchen with your choice of vegetables and sauces.

You may include long bean as well but I don't like it so  exclude  them from my recipe.  Reduce  the water if you prefer a fairly dry ones.

It  is entirely up to you to increase or decrease the amount of sauces added including the chili paste and bird's eye chili.

Other chicken recipes:

Red Mughlai Chicken.

Baked Yogurt Turmeric Chicken

Chicken In Hot Soy Sauce

Chicken Paprik/Ayam Paprik Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, August 13, 2017

BAKED VEGGIE SAMOSA RECIPE

Baked Veggie Samosa Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A healthy version of  classic Samosa stuffed with fresh vegetables, made from scratch.

This famous fried snack from Indian subcontinent  are well liked and enjoyed around the globe.   Mostly they are deep fried and stuffed with vegetarian or non vegetarian fillings.

If you are looking for  an alternative way to eat them, this Baked Veggie Samosa is the solution.  These are stuffed with fresh vegetables  I  have on hand, capsicum, carrot, potato and tomato.

When mixing the dough, add water little by little.  You may not need to add the specified amount as per the recipe.

I did not boil the potato before hand but straight away add them to the spices and sprinkle with some water to let them become tender..

My Baked Veggie Samosa turned  out amazing, pastry is wonderful with crisp crust.   This one is a keeper!.

Baked Veggie Samosa Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


 Other snack recipes you should try:
Vegan Homemade Doughnuts

Honey Oat Bars

Prata Tuna Rolls

Fruit Cornflakes Bars

Sunday, May 21, 2017

FRIED TEMPEH & POTATO IN SOY SAUCE RECIPE

Fried Tempeh & Potato in Soy Sauce @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Mixed vegetables  dish  consisting of  fried  tempeh and  potato simmered in spicy sweet soy sauce.

One of my son's favorite vegetables, tempeh (fermented soya  bean cake), potato  with loads of bird's eye chili.

Fried Tempeh & Potato in Soy Sauce was extra spicy due to addition of bird's eye chili.  Spices are a matter of individual taste so adapt accordingly.

Adjust the soy sauce and sugar to your liking.  Cut the tempeh and potato into almost equal size for  uniform cooking.  If you choose a healthier option, do boil,  bake or microwave the potato  until done but still nice and firm.

Fried Tempeh & Potato in Soy Sauce is a versatile dish.   In case you run out of potato, easily replace it  with tofu  or sweet potato. For extra crunch and taste,  add some fried anchovies to the above and toss well..

Other vegetable recipes:

Cauliflower & Pumpkin Curry

Bean & Carrot Poriyal

Stir Fried Cabbage

Fried Tempeh & Potato in Soy Sauce @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 13, 2016

BROCCOLI & TOMATO PASTA RECIPE

Broccoli & Tomato Pasta Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

We love pasta but I seldom cook it.   My son requested  to have pasta this week,   first thing I  check what I have in my pantry and fridge.

Since we have broccoli, macaroni and fresh tomato, decided to whip up my Broccoli & Tomato Pasta for our meal today.

Wonder why I don't make this often since this is the easiest and importantly tasty.   When boiling the pasta, cook until aldente as stated on the package.   Use the water from boiling pasta to cook broccoli and retain some of the water to be added to the pasta if it is too dry.

Prefer spicier pasta, added more chili paste than stated.   In case you don't have chili paste, opt for chili powder.  I know some of you may not have  chili powder so add black pepper instead.

This Broccoli & Tomato Pasta is so versatile, you can add other vegetables, meat or cheese to your liking  Even without any add on, it tastes awesome!

My family also love the following pasta.  Check the recipe by clicking on the title.

Stir Fried Pasta

Penne Arrabiata

Spaghetti In Ccurry Sauce

Broccoli & Tomato Pasta Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 5, 2015

OKRA MASALA /BHINDI MASALA

Vegetable recipes @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Okra Masala is a perfect dish for a vegetarian meal with rice or flat bread.  This lightly spiced Okra Masala is great on its own.

If you never cooked Indian food before, this is a nice recipe to start with.  It comes together quickly, leave room for slight adaptations and taste absolutely delicious.

Spices are always a matter of individual taste.  Start with the ones in this recipe and adapt to suit yourselves especially the chili powder.

If you are lucky to find this versatile vegetable fresh, make sure to select the smallest and firmest pods.  If okra pod gets too long, it often becomes hard to eat.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

CAULIFLOWER & PUMPKIN CURRY

Cauliflower & Pumpkin Curry Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


To all my Muslim readers, HAVE A BLESSED EID!

Get bored with your stir fry vegetables?  You might just change your mind, when you discover this simple and healthy  Cauliflower & Pumpkin Curry.

This is an easy recipe but make sure you have all the spices on hand before you try this Cauliflower & Pumpkin Curry.  A combination of Indian spices transforms this simple vegetarian dish into a delight for the senses.

Here is my tips for perfect Cauliflower & Pumpkin Curry

1.  If possible cut the vegetables almost the same size and thickness. This to ensure uniform cooking time

2.  Do not add water, the veggies will ooze out water while cooking.  This is sufficient to cook the vegetables

3.  After you cover the pan, stir in between and check for tenderness. Don't overcook, the pumpkin will lose the shape and becomes mushy

Sunday, May 11, 2014

BOTTLE GOURD DHAL CURRY

Bottle Gourd Dhal Curry Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Bottle Gourd or sorakkai (Tamil) or lauki (Hindi) was found in every Indian kitchen. Not only it was inexpensive but easily available in the market.

In fact this simple vegetable is loaded with fiber, vitamin C, zinc, iron and magnesium but low in fat. It is great for treatment of acidity, weight loss and constipation.

The combination of bottle gourd and mung beans produce a delicate and awesome flavor that you can consume it by itself but equally great with steaming hot rice and freshly baked chapati.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

POTATO PANCAKE



A fried flat cake of grated potato with onion and freshly ground black pepper. Treat yourselves to a delicious and  easy breakfast that was less spiced and much reduced fat.

After peeling the potato, soak then in water to avoid discoloration. Had  used my hand grater but food processor works fine.

This is an egg free version. The most important factor for perfect potato pancake was controlling the heat, high heat will make them browned so quickly but the center was uncooked. Mine done using medium heat.

These were surprisingly perfect.  Potato Pancake  are best served  hot and fresh immediately after you  have fried them.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

*SABUDANA VADA/SAGO CUTLET*

Sago Cutlet Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

This crispy savory snack recipe is made with soaked sago pearls and mashed potato. Sabudana Vada is one of  popular Indian food served during fasting. There are various combination to prepare it. In this case, mine was  prepared without peanut but using semolina instead.

After combining all the ingredients, it was shaped into small  round cutlet. It can be shallow or deep fried but I prefer shallow frying since it uses least oil.

FRYING TIPS
Choose a healthy oil with higher smoke point such as canola, safflower or peanut oil.

Make sure the oil was fully heated before adding any food. To check whether it is ready, drop a small piece of  bread, it should be golden brown in 60 seconds.

Do not crowd the pan. Work in small batches. The temperature of the oil decreases as soon as you add food to it.

Heavy bottomed  cookware is best for frying. It allows to keep the temperature of the oil steady. A thicker bottom guarantees the heat will slowly warm up the oil.

Discard  your used oil if it smells rancid, strong  discoloration or excessive foaming around the frying food. Be sure to cool your used oil completely before disposing

Sunday, April 21, 2013

STIR FRIED CABBAGE

Stir Fried Cabbage Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A meal isn't complete without a side dish especially vegetable.  My family prefer a simple and non spicy version of vegetable.

Here is a quick delicious recipe that you could serve with rice or as a stuffing for flat bread. This is a basic stir fry but feel free to substitute with other veggies or add shredded chicken or meat if desired.

If you have delicate palate, this is a perfect choice and isn't spicy. I like my veggies with some crunch but if you prefer a softer one,  cook it a bit longer.

Stir Fried Cabbage Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


STIR FRIED CABBAGE

Stir Fried Cabbage Recipe  @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

A meal isn't complete without a side dish especially vegetable.  My family prefer a simple and non spicy version of vegetable.

Here is a quick delicious recipe that you could serve with rice or as a stuffing for flat bread. This is a basic stir fry but feel free to substitute with other veggies or add shredded chicken or meat if desired.

If you have delicate palate, this is a perfect choice and isn't spicy. I like my veggies with some crunch but if you prefer a softer one,  cook it a bit longer.

Stir Fried Cabbage Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Sunday, March 17, 2013

CHANA (GARBANZO) MASALA



Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)  add lots of flavor and protein to all kind of  dishes.  These are a staple in Middle Eastern cooking. Chickpeas are common ingredient in soups, salads and stews.

Here is a recipe for delicious chickpeas simmered in  fragrantly spiced  and slightly tangy gravy. It can be easily adjusted to suit your palate.

Readily available in a can but I had used the dried garbanzo beans that require soaking overnight. They are then rinsed and boiled until soft before you can proceed in  making any dishes.

Chana Masala  always make a popular side dish and a regular on our table.


CHANA (GARBANZO) MASALA
Servings    :   3-4

1 cup garbanzo beans soaked overnight
2 onion chopped
2 tomato chopped
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1  tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp  garlic minced
2 tablespoon oil
1 tsp ginger minced
salt to taste
handful of cilantro



DIRECTION

Rinse and drain garbanzo bean. Place beans into deep pot, cover with  3 cups water and salt, cook until the beans turn soft. Retain the liquid from boiling the beans.

Heat the oil, splutter the cumin seeds, add the onion, cook until onion turns soft.

Add in ginger and garlic, stir until fragrant.

Now add the tomato and salt. When tomato turns soft, add in all the spices except garam masala, cook until oil separates.

Add in the boiled garbanzo beans and  some cooking liquid,  cook until the gravy thickens  using medium heat, stir in between to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pan. The gravy should   be semi thick and not too watery.

Stir in garam masala and  more salt if needed. .

Garnish with cilantro. Serve  hot. with naan, puri, paratha or pulao.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

CABBAGE FRITTERS GLUTEN FREE


Cabbage Fritters Gluten Free


If you're looking for  simple and delicious gluten free  fritters, you should try this recipe makes with only a few ingredients. The star ingredient for this fritter is cabbage. Along with chickpeas (garbanzo)  flour, onion, green chili and other ingredients, they are well combined to form into a thick batter before dropping them into hot oil.

Cabbage Fritters is a great example of how to enjoy delicate flavor of cabbage in your favorite appetizer/snack. Cabbage also contains Vitamin K, Vitamin C, fiber, folate and magnesium.

Keeping cabbage cold will keep it fresh and help it retain its vitamin C content. Put the whole head in a plastic bag in the crisper of your refrigerator.


Cabbage Fritters Gluten Free

Sunday, November 18, 2012

GREEN GRAM/CHERUPAYAR CURRY

Super Food Recipe @ http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

When fresh peas are not available or when you want to try a nutritious legume, green gram (mung bean) is the perfect choice. They are available any time of the year.

Not only these are an excellent source of cholesterol lowering fiber, protein and important minerals, they can be served as dessert, pancake, porridge or beverage.

This dish is prepared using dried whole green gram, soaked in water for 2-6 hours before boiling them until soft. The longer you soaked, the shorter time is needed to cook them.

This spicy curry goes well with  puttu, dosa, rice or roti.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

CAULIFLOWER STIR FRY


Stir fry is an easy way to bring out the flavor of the vegetables and it is a healthy way to eat them. I realized that you can stir fry pretty much any vegetable, carrot, spinach, potato, french bean, long bean and many more with the same method with fantastic result/

CAULIFLOWER STIR FRY
Servings   :    3

300g cauliflower cut into small florets
1 carrot sliced
1 onion chopped
2 red chili sliced
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
2 tablespoons oil
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste


Thursday, November 17, 2011

KADAI VEGETABLES


Vegetables are a great source of nutrition in our diet. Not to mention, pulses and lentils are absolutely needed to compensate your protein if you are on vegetarian diet. This simple and delicious recipe of  colorful vegetables cooked in spicy gravy makes a flavorful meal and easily made ahead. It is also low fat and on the table in less than half an hour.

Since I needed extra gravy, have added a bit more water than the usual quantity but this is entirely up to you.

KADAI VEGETABLES
Serves   4

1 medium carrot cubed
1 medium potato cube
2 C  cauliflower cut into floret
2 tomato chopped
2 onion chopped
1 green chili sliced
1 TB ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 TB  chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
5 garlic chopped
1/2 in ginger chopped
1 tsp garam masala
2 TB cooking oil
salt to taste
cilantro for garnish

DIRECTION

Heat the oil, fry the onion until translucent. Add in ginger and garlic, fry until fragrant.

Now add the tomato, cook until soft. Mix in chili powder, green chili, coriander, cumin, 1-2 tablespoons water and salt. fry until raw smell goes.

Add in carrot, potato and little water, cover the pot.

Once they are half cooked, add in the cauliflower, stir and cover the pot again.

When the vegetables turn soft, add in the garam masala and check for salt. Stir for 1 minute remove from heat.

Garnish with cilantro  leaves at the time of serving.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

PAPPU CHARU

Paqppu Charu Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Famous lentil gravy from Andhra Pradesh, a state situated on south eastern coast of India.  Pappu charu is a milder version of lentil gravy, done without sambar powder. Vegetables like eggplant, drumstick, radish,  sweet potato , pumpkin and carrot can be added to this gravy.

This fantastic dish has a  tangy and less spicy than other lentil stew  but nevertheless it is excellent combo with dosa, idli or even rice.

Monday, May 16, 2011

POTATO SALAD


This potato salad may be simple but it has plenty of flavor from mayonnaise, sweet corn. potato and lemon juice.  It is perfect for potluck or cookout activities. Potato salad can be flavored in a variety of ways with or without vegetables.

You can tweak this recipe by adding spicy sauces, boiled egg or even mustard. Best potato salad  is made  by experimenting  with different ingredients as you put it together This is a quick and easy way to enjoy your salad less than 20 minutes.

POTATO SALAD
Serves     4

5 potato peeled and cut into bite size pieces
1/2 C corn kernel
1 carrot cubed
1 TB black pepper
salt to taste
1/2 C  mayonnaise
1-2 TB lemon juice
1 Onion chopped
water to combine

METHOD

Place the  potato in a saucepan, cover with water and salt, bring to boil until just tender  about 8 minutes. Drain and cool..

Boil carrot and corn kernel until tender or use microwave to cook.  Sprinkle with some water, microwave on High for 1 minute.

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, add 1-2 tablespoons of water to combine. Chill until ready to eat.

Linking to Recipes in 20 minutes

Monday, March 14, 2011

SPINACH DAL

Spinach Dal  Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

This  classic Indian dish combining  mong dal with spinach  which  makes a healthy, nutritious and fabulous tasty dish  that  may be served  with rice or bread.

Including garlic, ginger and turmeric which had been shown to contain cancer-fighting substances and protein packed  ingredients in our diet not only delicious but at the same time a health booster too. Adjust the spicy level to your preference.

Spinach Dal Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Monday, January 24, 2011

BEANS & CARROT FRY

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Eating vegetables is one of the sources of vitamin and mineral. It is important that vegetables are included in our diet. We have to choose a fresh and colorful veggie so that they are tasty as well as attractive especially for fussy kid.

Stir fry is much easier to prepare and hardly utilized much time. Just cut up any vegetable you want to use almost same size to ensure uniform cooking. It uses least spice but very delicious.