Friday, September 17, 2010

My journey from Jala Bhuna Egg Masala to Spiced Egg in Tomato Broth - Project Food Blog -Ready Set Blog

Breaking News - I am in as an official contestant for Project Food Blog which is first ever interactive competition where some thousands of food bloggers who are also foodbuzz featured publishers competing.
and the first step of the contest is Ready Set Blog .
I have been thinking hard about this since the  past two hours sitting alone on the couch, with hubby and Advay sleeping this is the best time for me to write this post.

About Asan Khana my food blog which means Easy Cooking is not only my blog ,it is something with which i have grown since the past two and a half years .When i started with my blog which happened because i landed on this blog ;-) i didnt had any clue that within some years i will be able to cook properly,take good pictures,will be able to bake cakes and cookies and do so many other things which i have never done before.With this blog i have discovered myself in true sense.and now this blog has become part of me something which is inseparable.I know i am not a professional chef i am just normal human being  who is passionate about cooking,learning new recipes,sharing recipes ,blogging about it and doing so many other things which a normal foodie does.

I think i am eligible for Project Food Blog Star because I love to take challenge ,even if i dont win,i will learn so many things after all its the participation which is more important, isnt it ? I came across so many beautiful blogs when i saw the contestants profile,for few minutes i thought of backing out ,i felt my blog stands no where amongst such awesome blogs,but then i closed my eyes and thought theres no harm in taking part,and getting my blog known to other bloggers,by just taking part i will learn so much :-)

Unique thing about my blog or the things which sets it apart - its simplicity,just like me i have tried to keep my blog simple with focus on day to day recipes,which can be prepared withing few minutes,earlier this space started as a recipe journal but with time i have done some changes .my blog features my kitchen experiments ,kitchen disaster ,recipes tried from other blog,my mothers recipes and family recipes.
I am not asking you guys to become my follower,or to tweet for me,if you guys really like my blog and feel it deserves the vote  then do vote for me ,voting begins on 20th of September.And ya thanks a lotz friends this journey wouldnt have been possible without your support i know since the day i have started blogging till today thanks for reading my posts,and inspiring me to go ahead .Thanks for sharing my joy ,sorrow,my musings and so many other things,..:-)
When i started blogging in year 2008 i had done some kitchen experiment and come up with recipe of
Jala Bhuna Egg Masala since then its been a never ending journey the recipe below is one of such kitchen experiment which i recently prepared ,thanks to my hubby for his support too :-) ,..
Sharing with you Dinner platter of Egg Curry with simple pea pulao,most of the time when i enter the kitchen and start cooking i dont have any recipe in my mind,while cooking whatever comes in my mind i do that,this recipe is result of that

Spiced Eggs in tomato broth
Recipe Source - kitchen experiment
Ingredient needed
egg four
onion two
garlic clove two
tomato two
green chili one
salt as per taste
oil to cook
cumin seeds half tsp
red chili powder half tsp
black pepper powder half tsp
coriander powder one tsp
garam masala powder one tsp
turmeric powder pinch
Boil egg ,peel and keep aside
make paste of tomato and green chili keep aside
Procedure for Spiced Egg
In a non stick wok add one tsp of oil
add cumin seeds ,once they start spluttering
lower the flame and chopped onion and garlic
keep frying till the onions turn mushy
add red chili powder,balck pepper powder and salt
mix everything together and add boiled eggs
fry for two minutes,remove from flame and keep aside
Procedure for tomato broth
In another pan add one tsp of oil
once the oil is hot lower the flame
and add tomato green chili paste
keep stirring till the tomatoes turn mushy
add turmeric powder,coriander powder ,pinch of salt
fry till oil is seen along the sides
add garam masala powder and mix everything together
add required amount of water and let it simmer for few minutes
remove form flame and keep aside
How to assemble-
In a serving dish placed the spiced eggs
pour tomato broth on it
serve with plain roti or rice.
For pea pulao
ingredient needed
cooked rice one cup
green pea one fourth cup
cumin seeds pinch
curry leaves 5 to 6
salt as per taste
in non stick wok add one tsp oil
once oil is hot lower the flame
add cumin seeds and curry leaves
followed by green pea and salt
fry for two minutes and cover for a minute
add cooked rice and mix everything together
fry for 2 to 3 minutes and remove from flame
Serve warm with curry.
Thats all friends ,enjoy the feast ,,will cee u all soon,,,happy blogging and happy weekend,..:-)

Besan ki roti or Ande ki Sabzi

Most of the time when we invite some one for lunch or dinner we want to serve them piping hot rotis staright from the tava,even for everyday dinner i do the same,that way roti tastes the best.yesterday when i prepared besan roti ,i didnt puff them,instead i removed them from the tava when they were half done.Before serving dinner i just applied ghee and placed them on hot tawa for a minute .There was no diffrence in taste too..

Recipe Name Besan ki Roti/Missi Roti
Ingredient needed for Besan Ki Roti
Two cup whole wheat flour
one cup gram flour
salt as per taste
red chili powder half tsp
corinader powder half tsp
garam masala powder half tsp
water to knead the dough
knead dough and keep aside

Divide dough in equal lemon sized balls
flatten each ball and roll out in the shape of chapati
but not as thin as chapati
heat tava once hot lower the flame
place the rolled out besan roti on hot tava
once done flip over to roast the other side
remove and keep in foil lined box
cover and keep aside
Before serving heat the same tava
place the half done roti on the tava
apply ghee on the roti and roast
till brown from both sides.
Serve warm with curry and dal
I paired Besan Roti with this  another version of  egg curry flavoured with cardamom
Recipe name Egg Curry with hint of cardamom
Ingredient needed
boiled egg four
onion two chopped
tomato one chopped
garlic clove two
ginger one inch
green cardamom two
black cardamom twp
bay leave two crushed
cumin seeds half tsp
salt as per taste
oil to cook
red chili powder one tsp
coriander powder one tsp
garam masala powder one tsp
make paste onion ginger and garlic keep aside
make separate paste of tomato keep aside
mix salt ,red chili powder and coriander powder in the tomato paste
Heat oil in non stick wok
once oil is hot lower the flame and add cumin seeds
once they start spluttering add bay leaves followed by cardamom seeds
add onion paste and keep stirring till onions start changing their colour
now add masala mixed tomato paste and fry further for few minutes
once oil is seen along the sides add half cup of water and let it simmer
add boiled eggs,sprinkle garam masala powder and let it simmer for few minutes
remove from flame and serve warm with chapati or rice.
Event Entry
Besan ki Roti is my entry for Dish name startswith B event at Akilas Kitchen
and for My Legume Love Affair 27 event hosted by Susan of the well seasoned cook
Thats all frens ,will cee u all soon, cre nd happy blogging..;-)