Sunday, 15 March 2009

From your blogs: Punjabi Gobhi and Avocado Parathas

I love to try out recipes from other bloggers, especially if it is different from the way I normally make a certain dish.

I wish food blogs had been available when I was a newly wed novice in the kitchen, it would have helped me tremendously and I wouldn't have had to endure some snubs and criticisms from my so called well wishers, and all because I wasn't up to date with all the latest recipes and such.....Boy I wish they could read this blog now!

Coming to the recipes,I decided to try out a Punjabi Style Gobhi-Matar Sabzi from Padma's Kitchen and Avocado parathas from Indira of Mahanandi.
I had read quite a few posts on Avocado parathas, and when the opportunity came, I decided to give it a go...and I was quite pleased with the result....the parathas were soft, and flavorful with the addition of some chili-garlic powder that I added!
I paired this whole meal with some Carrot Pulao and Raita, and it was delicious! Thanks, Ladies for some really nice recipes for my collection!

Here is my recipe for Carrot Pulao:

1 cup- Good quality basmati rice, soaked for an hour
2 cups- water

1 medium onion-sliced
1 bell pepper- chopped
1 small carrot- grated
1 small chili- chopped

2-3 cloves, 1-2 cinnamon, 1-2 small cardamom, 1 tsp- fennel seeds, 1 tsp- cumin seeds

1 tbsp- Pulao masala
Salt, Sugar- to taste
1 tbsp- Olive Oil or any Oil you use

Wash the rice and soak it for at least an hour. In a pan, heat some oil, add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel and cumin seeds. When they sizzle, add the onions, peppers, chili and carrots. Stir for a minute. Add the salt, sugar and the Pulao masala and the water. Now add the rice and stir. check for seasonings and bring this to a boil, then lower the heat. Cook until all the liquid is gone and the rice is nice and fluffy.

Serve with some Raita. Enjoy.


meeso said...

Too bad you had to endure the "snubs and criticisms" from others... Everybody has to start somewhere and we are always learning... At the very least, you stick with it and keep trying, no matter what! Your food looks great!!!

nithya at hungrydesi said...

Trupti, nice to hear that the Avocado Parathas turned out nicely...can you taste the avocado? My mom tried it once awhile back and liked them, but I can't stand the taste of avocados. Hope you had a good wknd! Btw I now refer to you as "my blogger friend Trupti" which always makes Rajat chuckle :)

Trupti said...

Both looks very delicious Trupti. Never thought of making paratha with Avacado.

Vani said...

Suddenly about 20 of your posts popped up in my reader! I caught up on posts I'd missed :)
About the snubs and sneers - there's no pleasing some and I stopped trying. When those folks visit, I never ever make anything complicated or exotic coz u know they'd never appreciate your efforts. So why bother? Dal chawal, roti bhaji is just fine!
Avocado paratha sounds great! Liked your rice too.
TC, T! Loved all your "Sunday" pix, btw :)

veggie belly said...

You are right, blogs are a great way to start to learn cooking. I love the idea of avocado parathas :)

notyet100 said...

lovely post,..:-)

Soma said...

Snubs & sneers? not very nice i might say! .. but the avocado parathas sounds great. I keep seein git around the blog & should make some.

mona said...

Never tried avacado parathas, thanks for sharing!

priar's, said...

Hi Trupti,
after a long time i am visiting ur blog....avacado parathas sounds new to me...Me too used to think in the same way initially my dishes used to oooooh....

Varsha Vipins said...

Hi Trupti..landed here from Sala's place..glad to have found u..:)
Carrot Pulav sounds healthy n yum..Also Paratha's with Avocado's sounds so unique n delish...!!

Meenal Mehta said...

hi Trupti ,

look like delcious recipes..Booo to the naysayers:))


Sia said...

i have made thos avocado chapatties many times and simply love how soft and delicious they turn out. last time when i tried i used little onion and garlic. i loved the idea of using garlic powder T. :)

Divya Vikram said...

Long since I dropped by your blog. A great collection of recipes. Avocado parathas sound interesting.

Ranjani said...

The plate looks very nice, the avocado parathas sound fabulous:)I bet the avacados made the dough super soft!

VnV said...

hey! thanks for visiting my blog and enjoying my "fasting" salad. love your blog esp. the name :-) plan to spend some time here browsing.

delhibelle said...

what a lovely platter!
guess some people are always looking for an opportunity to put others down, i have had my share of fussy 'critics' too. now have learnt to adopt "ek kaan se suno doosre se nikalo" strategy

Madhavi said...

Delicious entry Trupti and avacado paratha..hummm sounds and looks yummmm!!! BTW I tried your Rasiya Muthiya and me and my DH loved it :)) Thank you so much for the recipe!!!! Gujarati chho ne ?

zlamushka said...

Hi Trupti,

I havent been here for a while abd wow, yu ve been posting like a mad man :-)
Nice to see you re cooking from other bloggers, I hope you wil participate my Tried And Tasted Event :-)

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