I have cooked potatoes and cauliflowers in the microwave before I cooked them with the spices. It saves a lot of time.
1 medium size cauliflower
2 potatoes (cut into medium size chunks)
2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp chili powder (or more if you like it hotter – add to taste)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp curry powder
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup of water
Heat oil in a wok or pan. Add all seeds. Once they start popping, add all the dry ingredients and the water. Mix well and then add the cauliflower and potatoes. Stir and turn the heat to low. Cover the pan with a lid and let the water reduce, stirring occasionally.
Why throw away left over rice when you can get all the exotic flavors of India in these little pancakes? Make them with any kind of leftover rice, and serve them as an appetizer or for a light lunch with a green salad dressed in a sesame-ginger vinaigrette.
2 cups cooked rice – any rice will do, the photo shows pancakes made with brown rice
200 ml coconut milk
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 tbs. minced ginger – 1 tbs curry powder
1 bunch green onions, chopped (about 1 cup)
1/3 cup chopped unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup all-purpose or rice flour
Tabasco or other hot sauce, optional, to taste
1. Whisk together rice, flour and coconut milk in large bowl. Stir in cilantro, curry and ginger. Add green onions, peanuts, and hot sauce, if desired, and mix well. Add a dash of salt.
2. Heat large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Drop 1/4-cup dollops of batter onto hot skillet. Smooth batter into flat rounds with spatula. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until bottoms are golden brown. Flip pancakes, and cook 3 to 4 minutes more, or until both sides are browned and crispy. Remove pancakes to warm plate, and repeat with remaining batter.
Serve immediately (or let them cool and freeze them)
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Baingan Bartha is a really easy and tasty Indian eggplant curry I always eat with pita bread, or rice. This time I mixed it up with couscous. Delicious.
* 1 large eggplant
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
* 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
* 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
* 1 tablespoon curry powder
* 1 fresh jalapeno chile pepper, finely chopped
* 1 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
2. Place eggplant on a medium baking sheet. Bake 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until tender. Remove from heat, cool, peel, and chop.
3. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Mix in cumin seeds and onion. Cook and stir until onion is tender.
4. Mix ginger garlic paste, curry powder, and tomato into the saucepan, and cook about 1 minute. Stir in yogurt. Mix in eggplant and jalapeno pepper, and season with salt. Cover, and cook 10 minutes over high heat. Remove cover, reduce heat to low, and continue cooking about 5 minutes.