Thursday, January 6, 2022

Green Peas Egg Stir Fry


Green Peas Egg Stir Fry is a perfect side dish for chapathi. It is very easy to make and can be done in less than 30 minutes. This is one of the street-style dishes which you get in Kerala. 

Ingredients:

  1. Green peas - frozen/fresh - 1 cup
  2. Eggs - 3
  3. Onion - 1 medium
  4. Tomato - 1
  5. Green chilies - 2-3
  6. Ginger minced - 1 teaspoon
  7. Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  8. Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  9. Red chili powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  10. Garam masala - 1/4 teaspoon
  11. Cilantro for garnishing
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Oil - 1 tablespoon
Method:
  1. Defrost green peas if you are using frozen ones. 
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add minced ginger, slit green chilies, and curry leaves.
  3. Add chopped onions and saute till they turn translucent.
  4. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt. 
  5. Add finely chopped tomatoes and stir everything well. Cook till tomatoes turn mushy. 
  6. Add the green peas and a couple of tablespoons of water. Cover and cook until the green peas are well done. 
  7. If the water is still left in the pan, keep the cover off and let all the water evaporate.
  8. At this stay, crack in eggs and keep stirring until eggs are cooked.
  9. Garnish with cilantro and the dish is ready to serve. Serve it as a side dish for rice or chapathi. 


This month's theme of "Healthy Ideas" was suggested by our group admins Renu and Mayuri ji. My partner for this month's "Sshhh Challenge" is Priya Vijaykrishnan who blogs at Sweet, Spicy, Tasty. 
She gave me ginger and green chilies and I came up with this dish. I gave her cabbage and curry leaves and she prepared a very delicious cabbage kootu. Priya's blog has a variety of recipes that are a must-try. One among them is Thiruvadhirai Kali. I have seen so many photos of the Thiruvadhirai Kali dish in the month of December and I have been thinking of making it. Priya does have a detailed recipe for the same which I am planning to make. 



Sunday, December 12, 2021

Minced turkey puffs


Ingredients:

  1. Minced turkey - 1/2 pound
  2. Puff pastry sheets 
  3. Onion - 1 medium
  4. Ginger minced - 1 teaspoon
  5. Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  6. Tomato - 1 small
  7. Garam masala - 1/4 teaspoon
  8. Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  9. Red chili powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Milk - 1 tablespoon for brushing puffs
  12. Oil - 1 tablespoon
Method:
  1. Defrost the puff pastry sheets as per the instructions in the package.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add minced ginger and curry leaves.
  3. Add finely chopped onion and saute until onions turn translucent.
  4. Add turmeric powder, chili powder, and garam masala and mix it for 30 seconds.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until tomatoes turn soft.
  6. Add the minced turkey and mix it all together. 
  7. Cover and cook for 15 minutes until the turkey is well done.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line the baking tray with parchment paper. 
  9. Cut the puff pastry sheets into rectangular pieces(4 inches x 5 inches). Place the turkey filling on one side and fold it. Press the sides with a fork to seal the edges. Repeat for a required number of puffs.
  10. Place the prepared puffs on a baking sheet. Brush with milk to get a glossy texture.
  11. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Turn over halfway through. 
Notes: 
  • Minced turkey can be replaced with minced chicken. 
  • Baking time varies with the brand of puff pastry sheet you use. Always refer to the instructions on its packet.
Linking this recipe for the "Sshhh cooking secretly" event on Facebook. This month's theme is "Christmas Bakes" chosen by our group admins Renu and Mayuriji. My partner for this month Seema gave me onion and curry leaves and I gave her whole wheat flour and salt as her secret ingredients. Seema came up with beautiful Fruit mince pies which make perfect gifts for Christmas. She also has a detailed post on how to make fruit pies. Do visit her blog to check the recipe.