Friday, June 27, 2014

Mushroom masala gravy

Though I always pick the easy ways to cook any dish, for now I am forced to cook dishes easy way. The reason being that I did not carry my Mixer with me and now I regret it so much and can see how boring it is to cook without a mixer in the kitchen.

It is really a challenge to cook without Mixer for months. But as usual, I try to find ways to put up a dish that tastes great without using a mixer. Sometimes they come out great and most of the times, its a tragedy.

This recipe came out great and is very easy and quick. Hope you all like it.

Nutritional Information  (Approx) (per serving)
Energy  147 Calories
Fat 16 %
Carbohydrate 19 %
Dietary Fiber 27 %
Sodium 12 %
Vitamin A 15 %
Vitamin C 22 %
Calcium  16 %
Iron  28 %
Protein 23 Grams
Sugar 2 Grams

Mushrooms chopped 1 cup
Onion chopped  1
Green chillies chopped (Optional) 2
Bell pepper chopped (Optional) 1 cup
Tomato purée  2 tbsps
Turmeric  a pinch
Chilli powder  1 tsp
Garam masala  1 tsp
wheat flour  1 tsp
Water  1 cup
salt  to taste

To Temper
Oil  1 tbsp
Star anise  1
Cinnamon a small piece
Clove  1
Cardamom  1

In a pan, add oil and wait till it gets hot. Add the ingredients under "To temper" and fry for a minute.

Add onions and fry till the onion looks transparent.

Add green chilli and bell pepper if you are adding any. Fry for 2-3 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix wheat flour with little water and make a paste.

Add the paste and rest of the water to the pan and bring the mixture to boil.

Add salt, Chilli powder, turmeric powder and Garam masala powder and give it a mix.

Simmer the heat and add mushrooms. Cover the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes in low flame.

Serve hot with rotis or rice.

Simple juicy Pasta

As the name of my blog says, I am lazy and I look for easy dishes. Here is one type of pasta dish that can be prepared very easily with very less number of ingredients and it is Indian style. It is healthy, juicy and filling.

Nutritional Information  (Approx) (per serving)
Energy  200 Calories
Fat 5 %
Carbohydrate 17 %
Dietary Fiber 16 %
Sodium 9 %
Vitamin A 10 %
Vitamin C 10 %
Calcium  10 %
Iron  10 %
Protein 9 Grams
Sugar 12 Grams


Pasta (Any)
Onion chopped 1
Bell pepper chopped 1
Green chillies chopped 2-3
Tomato purée/Tomato ketchup 2 tbsps
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tsps
Coriander leaves chopped

Boil a large pot of water with Salt. Add Pasta to the boiling water. Cook the pasta until tender.

Save a cup of water from cooked pasta, drain the rest and keep it aside.

Make sure the pasta is not overcooked.

In a pan, heat oil and add chopped onion and green chillies. Fry till the onion is transparent.

Add the bell peppers and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Add pasta water and bring to boil.

Simmer the flame and add tomato purée or tomato ketchup. Cook the with lid covered for another 2-3 minutes.

Add salt and mix the pasta.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

  • Bell peppers and Green chillies are optional if you are adding Tomato ketchup. 
  • You can also garnish with some cheese if you like.

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