December 23, 2011

Cabbage-Beans-Carrot Stir Fry


Cabbage - 1/2 cup
Beans - 1/2 cup
Carrot - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 No.
Green chilli - 1 No.
Salt - To taste


Oil - 1 Tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 Tbsp
Curry leaves - Few


  1. Finely chop the cabbage, carrot, beans and cook with enough water and a pinch of salt till soft, but not mushy. Drain the water and keep aside.
  2. In a pan add oil and the seasoning items as above.
  3. Add chopped onions, green chillies and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked vegetables and salt and stir for 2-3 minutes.
Remove and serve with rice or rotis!! I like to eat it just like that !!

December 14, 2011

Palak Stir Fry


Tender Palak/ Spinach leaves – 2 cups
Onions – 1 No.
Ginger – ½” piece
Garlic pods – 3 Nos. (optional)
Oil – 1 tsp
Red chilli Powder – ¼ tsp
Salt – to taste


Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Urad Dal – 1 tbsp
Dry Red Chillies – 1 No.

Method :

Clean the  leaves and chop them coarsely. In a microwave safe bowl add the leaves and little water cover and cook on Hi-Power for 3 minutes. Remove and completely drain the water.
Heat a pan, add oil and seasoning items.
Add the chopped onions, crushed ginger and garlic pods and sauté them till the onions become translucent.
Add the cooked spinach leaves, salt and red chilli powder stir for a few minutes.
Remove and serve hot with rice and ghee.

Enjoy !!!