Curd rice and potato fry

My comfort meal after a vacation has to be curd rice and aloo fry.. After all the binge eating, only curd rice can soothe my tummy 😬 Most of you must have tried this already but still thought of sharing both the recipes in this post. If you haven’t tried these yet then probably it’s time to give it a try.


For aloo fry
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Chop potatoes in small cubes and put them in water. Heat mustard oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and a pinch of hing to it. Once the seeds crackle, add chopped potatoes. Mix, cover and cook for a minute. Now remove the lid, add salt, coriander powder, freshly ground pepper powder, chilli powder.. Mix nicely, cover and cook till potatoes are done. Might take 10 minutes. Serve it along with curd rice.

 

For curd rice:

Cook rice the way you do but make sure to over cook the rice a little. Now heat ghee in a pan, add lots of mustard seeds, curry leaves, grated ginger and green chillies (skip for little ones).. Sauté them a little till rawness of the ginger goes. Switch off the gas, add cooked rice to the tadka and mash it. Let it cool down a little. Now add lots of fresh curd to it along with salt, mix and add little milk to adjust the consistency. Mix nicely, done. Sprinkle lots of pomegranate seeds to curd rice before serving and serve it chilled or at room temperature.

You can add carrots to curd rice for your little ones, just sauté grated carrots along with the tadka or just add grated carrots directly to the the curd rice.


Try it out and let me know. Share the pictures with me on my Facebook page. You can also follow me on Instagram for a lot more recipes and snack box ideas for little ones 🙂

Schzewan noodles with homemade schzewan sauce 

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Who says no to noodles? Well, my husband does. So when he plans to skip dinner or lunch, I make sure to indulge myself to the dishes I love. Most of the times, I enjoy white sauce pasta or some fried stuff. Today I prepared this Schzewan noodles which is loaded with red bell pepper, cabbage and carrots, absolutely perfect for my taste buds, hot and spicy. I planned to add eggs but there was no egg in my pantry so skipped it. I mentioned in my Jeera aloo post, that I prepare a few things in advance like chutney, sauces etc. I prepared this Schzewan sauce almost two or three weeks back which is still good. Since my husband doesn’t like spicy food at all, I didn’t get chance to use it. Homemade sauce stays good for a long time if stored properly. Trust me, these little things sometimes turns out to be a life savior. This schezwan sauce is so versatile. Apply some to ur sandwich or serve it as a dip or prepare some indo chinese dishes out of it. Sharing the sauce recipe below and the noodles recipe too. Its very easy and I am sure you are going to like it too.

To prepare the schezwan sauce, take 30 dry red chilies and soak them in hot water for 1 to 2 hours. I generally remove all the seeds, you can keep seeds of 1 or 2 chilies as per your preference. After soaking, make a paste out of the soaked red chilies. Don’t discard the water, you can use the water to give desired consistency to the sauce. Now in a pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil and add 3 tbsp of finely chopped or grated garlic and 1 tbsp of ginger (grated). Fry in low flame till they just start to turn brown. Add red chilly paste, mix. Fry till oil separates. Add a tsp of soya sauce (add more if you want more dark color), 3 tbsp ketchup and 1 tbsp vinegar. Mix. Add salt and black pepper powder to taste. If the mixture turns too thick, add water and bring to a boil. Do a taste test and adjust the seasonings. Done. Let it cool, transfer to a clean dry jar and refrigerate.

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Ingredients for noodles:

1 packet noodles, I used chings hakka noddles
2 to 3 cups vegetables of your choice, I used cabbage, onions, carrots and red bell pepper.
2 to 3 tbsp of Schzewan sauce (store brought can be used as well)
1 tbsp of tomato ketchup
Salt to taste
2 tbsp oil

Method:

Boil noodles as per the instruction given on the packet. Once the noodles are cooked, drain the water. Now add some cold water to the noodles and discard all the water. Apply some oil to the noodles so that they don’t turn sticky and form lumps. Keep aside.

Heat a pan (needs to be piping hot). I prefer using my iron kadhai or pan to prepare noodles and not the non stick ones. As per my knowledge, one shouldn’t cook in a non stick pan in high flame. Add onions to the oil, keep the flame in medium. Saute till they start to turn brown. Add cabbage and carrot, cook till they turn brown. Don’t over cook or else the veggies won’t remain crunchy. Add bell pepper, cook for a minute. Shredded boiled chicken or fried eggs can be added too at this stage (optional). Add Schzewan sauce, ketchup and salt. Mix well. Add noodles and mix well. Done. Garnish with spring onions and serve. 

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Please do try this out and share your feedback along with a picture on my Facebook page PicUrFood. I would love to hear from you.