Sunday, 9 March 2014
Sunday, 26 January 2014
My 2014 resolution was to get up really early in the morning, go for a really long walk and then do some yoga before I could cook some really healthy recipe like this one and say, yes I have done it. It has been some days since the new year began but seems like I have not done anything to make it come true. None the less, I am very hopeful of achieving this as soon as possible. Matar Kulcha is very popular North Indian street food and you get it almost everywhere here. It is probably the cheapest way to fill your stomach on the move. These street vendors have this large dome shaped container which stands almost vertically on their cart. Now this is where the boiled dried yellow peas are stored. The guy takes about a 100 gms of these, adds loads of spices, some chopped onions and tomatoes and serves them with piping hot kulchas. You can be in any corner of Delhi and you will surely find one these vendors with this comparatively healthy snack!
So, the inspiration for my recipe came from our very own favorite street food, the matar kulcha. Well, it was also inspired by this other recipe of mine the Veg Kebab Sandwich.
If you have dried yellow peas at home then you can soak them overnight and boil them in a pressure cooker in the morning or you can get some boiled ones from the market or the street vendor for this recipe.
The idea is very simple. Add your choice of salad ingredients and spices to the dried yellow peas and make a nice grilled sandwich.
I added some chopped onion, tomato, capsicum, green chili, oregano, salt and black pepper to the boiled peas. Mix the pea mixture well. Now place a large lettuce leaf on a slice of brown bread. Place a handsome amount of the pea mix on it and another slice on top. Grill it as much as you like or have it cold. Enjoy the taste and the health benefits of dried peas!
Posted by Abhishek Talreja at 04:51
Saturday, 28 December 2013
I love stuffing capsicum in different ways and the it does become really interesting at times. While you are eating healthy, trying newer ways of eating the same things, can make it very exciting! Capsicum has various health benefits. It is rich in vitamin A and helps you burn calories as well. You can either roast or stir fry the capsicum as it tastes equally good both ways, although its slightly more juicier and lighter when roasted. In India the sookha aloo-shimla mirch is very popular. Potatoes are boiled and precooked and then stuffed into the peppers which are then stir fried in traditional Indian spices.
Peppers are very easy to cook and give a nice spice-like aroma and the best part is that it goes very well with various stuffing varieties. You can stuff them with almost anything you like! Add some nuts to make your stuffed capsicum even healthier.
In this recipe I have stuffed the peppers with a salad made with cucumber, grated amla, tomato, sweet corn, spring onion, fresh coriander and peanuts. For the spices I have used salt, red chili powder, garam masala powder, chopped green chilies and fresh ginger. I have used brown bread soaked in milk to cover the top of the peppers.
Cut the top portion of the peppers and scoop out the seeds with the help of a knife. Stuff the salad into the peppers and cover the top with soaked bread. Either stir fry or grease and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes at 200-250 degree celcius.
Also try summer capsicum and juicy capsicum recipes from my blog.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
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