Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pan seared Tilapia and Rice

Chitra Pal Pan Seared Tilapia
Ingredients 1. 2 fillets of tilapia 2. Salt to taste 3. 2 tsp of red chili powder 4. 1 tsp of cumin powder 5. Juice of one lemon 6. 1 tsp of cayenne pepper 7. 1 tsp of coriander powder 8. ½ tsp of garam masala powder 9. 2 tbsp of Oil 10. 1 cup of boiled basmati rice 11. ½ cup of mix vegetables (peas/corn/ edamame, carrots) Chitra Pal Pan Seared Tilapia Method 1. In a tray, marinate the fish with lemon juice salt and other spices. Marinate for around 30 minutes minimum. 2. Boil rice till then. In a non stick pan add one tbsp of oil, when oil is hot, stir fry the veggies. Add cooked rice and mix it well with little salt. Rice is ready. 3. In a flat non stick pan, griddle or grill brush little oil. 4. When pan is really hot add the fish and let it cook light brown on one side for 3-4 minutes and then flip over. 5. When it is cooked serve hot on bed of rice with lemon wedges and garnish with cilantro leaves or green onions. -Chitra

Friday, July 19, 2013

Veggie Thai Red Curry

Chitra Pal Veggie Thai Red Curry
Ingredients 1. 1 bottle of Thai Red Curry Paste from Traders Joe’s 2. 1 can of light coconut milk 3. 2 tbsp of olive oil 4. 1 lemon grass chopped 5. 2 tbsp of garlic and ginger paste 6. 2 tbsp of fresh chopped green onions/scallions for garnish 7. 2 cup of stir fried veggies (snap peas, mushroom, baby corn, broccoli and tri color bell peppers) 8. 1 cup of boiled rice Chitra Pal Veggie Thai Red Curry Method 1. In a wok add oil and ginger and garlic. 2. When it turns golden, add chopped vegetables. 3. Sauté it for few minutes till light crispy and then add lemon grass 4. In a bowl whisk Thai red curry paste and can of coconut milk together. 5. Add the mixture to vegetables. Stir occasionally. 6. Cook till it reduces little bit. 7. In a serving plate add rice and pour the curry all over it. 8. Serve hot garnish with green onions. You can also do the non- vegetarian version by adding fish or any meat of your choice. Just sauté the meat before vegetables so that it cooked. Take it out and then sauté the vegetables, later on mix veggies and meat together with sauce. -Chitra

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Healthy Veggie Burger Sandwich

Chitra Pal Healthy Veggie Burger Sandwich
Ingredients:- 1. 4 big Ciabatta roll 2. 2 big boiled potatoes mashed 3. ½ cup of black beans 4. ½ cup of grilled toasted corn 5. Bread crumbs of one wheat bread toasted 6. Salt to taste 7. 2 tsp of Red chili powder 8. 2 green chilies chopped 9. 1 tsp of amchoor/dry mango powder 10. 1 tbsp coriander powder 11. 2 tbs of fresh cilantro leaves 12. 2 tbsp of Fried moong daal 13. Olive oil 14. ½ cup of whole wheat/ baking flour 15. Onion and Tomato slices 16. 2 tbsp of pickles 17. 2 tbsp of coriander chutney or ketchup and mustard Chitra Pal Healthy Veggie Burger Sandwich Directions:- 1. In a big bowl add all ingredients from 3-12. 2. Now add mashed potatoes and mix it well and leave it aside. 3. Make four equal portions and make it as a ball. 4. If it is still little sticky dip it in flour tray and roll it up like a ball and make them flat like a square burger patty. 5. Keep it aside in freezer till 30 minutes before grilling otherwise it will fall apart. 6. Before serving toast up ciabatta rolls (cut them in half and sprinkle olive oil) in a non stick tray and bake it till crispy in oven. 7. Now take out your patties and grill them one by one with little olive oil as required. 8. Grill them till crispy on top and make it rest before plating. 9. Grill some tomato and onion slices. 10. Take out the rolls and put the patty first topped with onion and tomato slices. Place the pickles and then on cover or roll spread ketchup or chutney. 11. Cut them in half carefully and serve hot with baked chips or oven fries.   -Chitra