Thursday, March 24, 2011

vermicelli with healthy sauce

 It is something I invented myself. I thought I would do a fried vermicelli . So I came up with this vermicelli with healthy sauce.
The nutritious version of the simple fry  n boil  with a soupy twist I just add some fresh veggies (chopped capsicum , onion , French beans, cabbage, carrots,small florets of cauliflower,pea  ) to the soupy twist vermicelli.
2 cup  vermicelli
2 cloves finely chopped garlic,  
1   sliced thinly onion, 
2 chopped chillies lengthwise
1/2 cup  small paneer cubes
1 cup chopped capsicum
1 cup  chopped French beans
1 cup chopped cabbage
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped cauliflower florets  
1 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tsp chilly sauce(optional)
1 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp vinegar
1tsp cornflour mixed with 1 cup of water

* Sallow fry vermicelli.
* Heat 1 tsp oil in a non stick pan. Add garlic and stir-fry til fragrant. Then add onions, chilli and carrots and all the chopped ingredients and stir-fry for a while.
* Add the seasonings and 1 cup of cornflour stock and let it come to a boil.
Finally add the fried vermicelli, stir-fry it until most of the stock is absorbed by the vermicelli. Serve  hot.

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jack fruit -soya chunks Manchurian with spicy gravy

jack fruits-2 cup
1 cup soya chunks
salt to taste
ginger -garlic paste
2 tbsp corn flour
1/2 tsp chilly powder
oil to deep fry
12 tbsp crushed ginger-garlic
4 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tsp chilly sauce 1 tsp soya sauce
1 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves
1 tbsp finely chopped spring onion(optional)
Method :
pressure cook jack fruits and soya chunks in plenty of water.
Drain and grind without water.Take this mixture in a bowl add salt to taste and ginger-garlic paste,add 2tbsp corn flour,chilly powder.mix this ingredients and make small balls.
 Deep fry the balls  in hot oil. Keep aside.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add tomato sauce,chilly sauce.soya sauce and stir and  fry for a minute.
Add crushed  ginger -garlic stir add   the salt . Stir fry for a minute. Add 1 1/2 cups water added  and bring to a boil.Add 1 tbsp. corn flour to 1 cup water and dissolve well.
Gradually add to the gravy and stir continuously till it resumes boiling.
Boil till the gravy becomes transparent. Add balls and soya sauce.
Boil for two more minutes and remove. garnish with crushed ginger-garlic and finely chopped cilantro leaves and spring onion.Serve hot with  rice ,roti or noodles

Sending this recipe to Charita's and  Aarnavi's    "C for Colourful Currys"
also check here.