Monday, August 17, 2009

Crispy Spicy Veggie 65

I had got this recipe from vah re vah chef .com and wanted to try it out immediately as just by looking at it, it was looking really good and tasty with all those colourful vegetables in it ..and it really turned out to be delicious as i thought it to be....really a lip smacking starter and a perfect one during any get together...A must try and a worth trying starter for sure!!!!

Ingredients

6-7 cubed paneer pieces

1 capsicum cut into cubes

1 carrot cut into cubes

1 babycorn chopped diagonally

6-7 Med size cauliflower florets

4-5 mushroom cut into halves

Oil for deep drying

For the batter

1 cup boiled rice

1/4 cup maida

1/4 cup cornflour

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp red chilli powder

A pinch of cooking soda

a pinch of Ajinomoto(optional)

Salt to taste

OR

1 cup gramflour

1 tsp rice flour

1 tbsp cornflour

1 tsp red chilli powder

a pinch of cooking soda

salt to taste

For the sauce

1 tsp cumin seeds

5-6 garlic cloves finely chopped

1 tsp finely chopped ginger

4-5 green chillies roughly chopped

2 sprig of curry leaves

1/2 tsp coriander powder

2 tsp red chilli-garlic paste

1/2 onion finely chopped

2 tsp tomato sauce( in the original recipe he hasnt added this)

1 tsp chilli powder

a pinch of ajinomoto(optional)

1 tsp soya sauce

a pinch of red food colour dissolved in 1/4 cup water

3 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

salt to taste

2 tsp oil

Method

  • In the mixer grinder, add boiled rice,maida,cornflour,cumin seeds,chilli powder,salt and enough water and grind it to fine semi-thick and smooth paste
  • or
  • Or in a bowl, mix gramflour , riceflour, cornflour, chilli powder,soda,salt and enough water to make a semi-thick smooth paste( u can use any of these 2 mentioned batter for frying vegetables)

  • Take out this paste or batter in a bowl, add cooking soda,ajinomoto & all the chopped vegetables and mix it well Or coat all the vegetables in gramflour batter

  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan and fry all the vegetables in small batches of 6-8 till golden brown and very crispy and then drain onto an kitchen towel and then keep it aside

  • For the gravy heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when it starts to crackle add garlic,ginger and green chillies, and fry till golden brown, then add curry leaves,chopped onion and fry till translucent

  • Add red chilli garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off

  • Then add salt, coriander powder,chilli powder,ajinomoto and fry for 1-2 minutes, add soya sauce,food colour,tomato sauce and fry for 1-2 minutes, then add 1/2 cup of water and allow it to boil for few minutes till the sauce becomes semi-thick

  • Switch off the gas and allow it to cool

  • Just before serving mix all the fried vegetables to the sauce and garnish it with coriander leaves and serve immediately

( Note 1 - for chilli-garlic paste, soak 4-5 dry red chillies in water for 10 minutes and then drain it and grind it along with 6 garlic cloves and enough water to a semi-thick and a fine paste)


(Note 2 - For Fried vegetables to remain crisp just add it to the sauce just before serving)

(Note 3- Gramflour batter is recommended as it turns out to be more crispier than the 1st one)