Monday, October 13, 2008

Baby Corn Manchurian, Veg Rice Chinese, Potato Bhajiyas, Coconut Laddoos

Baby Corn Manchurian
(click on it for recipe)

Having picked up a lovely tray of cute little baby corn, got this wonderful recipe -easy and super delicious!! To go with it, made this rice, full of veggies on hand...truly complimented the dish! Made it from an old hand written stir fry recipe, and altered it a bit.

Vegetable Rice - Indo-Chinese style

Ingredients :
4 Cups boiled and cooled rice (any long grained white rice would do)
10 white button mushrooms sliced
4 spring onions, whites -chopped (save greens for garnishing)
1 carrot (cut lengthwise, thin, 2" long - 1/2 cup)
1 capsicum (de-seeded , chopped lengthwise-I used red bell pepper)
4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
1 tbspn olive oil (extra virgin)
pinch of pepper powder
2 tbspn tomato ketchup
1 tsp garlic chilli sauce (increase qty for more heat)
1 tbspn soy (mild sweet) sauce
1 tsp oyster sauce (optional)
Salt to taste

Method :
Heat olive oil in a wok/kadhai. Add the garlic, saute it for about a minute. Add the chopped whites (approx 1/4 cup) of spring onion, add carrot, capsicum saute each for a minute or two, brown the mushrooms, add little salt and pepper. (Till this stage its normal stir fried veggies, you can have it hot as it is ...or proceed further )
Add the cooled rice and mix well. Add the sauces and mix well with spatula. Garnish with the spring onion greens. Check salt..some sauces do have salt content in them.

Serve along with Baby Corn Manchurian! Its lipsmacking tasty!!

Snack time!!! The potato bhajias that I have often savoured as kid 'Batatya Bajjo' in Konkani is the way my mother prepares these. ( My only addition is the garam masala!)
We indulged in this after many months! :D

Ingredients :
2 potatoes, washed clean , wiped and sliced a bit thickly than wafers
1/2 Cup besan (gram flour)
1 tsp red chili powder
pinch of haldi
big pinch garam masala powder
1 tsp ajwain
Oil to deep fry

Method :
Take besan in a wide-mouth bowl. Add chili powder, haldi, garam masala, ajwain, salt. Add water to it little by little make it lump free and of sauce consistency. DONOT add too much water. If the paste looks watery, add more beasan and make it sauce consistency.
Heat the oil on medium flame, leave a tiny drop of this batter into the oil, if it rises the oil is ready for pakoras/bhajias. Dip the slices one by one in batter, coat them evenly and slide them carefully in the hot oil. Do not over crowd the oil kadhai. Fry in batches. Serve hot with sauce.

Enjoyyyyy with a steaming hot beverage!

Ending without meetha...impossible. I used to love the milkmaid coconut laddoos ad as a kid, also used to finish off these in matter of minutes! Mom had to hide these or chide me for over-indulging! :) These below are made from freshly scraped coconut which I had to finish off.

Coconut Laddoos

Ingredients :
1 cup scraped coconut
5 tbspn sweetened condensed milk
Elaichi / cardamom powder -a big pinch
Saffron a tiny pinch
yellow color two drops
1/2 tsp ghee

Method :
Heat a heavy bottom kadhai, add the coconut and condensed milk and keep stirring on a medium flame for 10 minutes or till the mixture comes together. Add the saffron, elaichi powder and color and mix it enough to combine uniformly.
After it cools a bit, say in 5 minutes, apply ghee to fingers and palms, roll into balls.
Garnish with your choice of dry fruits. I didn't, but yet these were tasty and yes...nothing goes wrong with coconut and condensed milk ! :D

Heavenly Bites the taste lingering for a loooooooooong time ....


Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW... So many recipes in one post.... Great. Excellent set of recipes. Looks good. Baby corn manchurian is my fav...

Happy cook said...

Wow it isd like you are having a party with all these delicious dishes.

Divya Kudua said... many recipes.!!Love the baby corn manchurian..looks great and am sure would have tasted great as well with the veggie fried rice.I prefer indo-chinese fried rice anyday..!!batata bajo is something which is tempting me right now,its been ages since I made those..;-)Coconut ladoos look nice too..yummy platter altogether!!

Meera said...

Hey, loved this delicious spread. Baby corn manchurian looks good. I haven't tasted it ever. Great idea..Always eaten veg./cauliflower/paneer manchurian. I make veg rice almost similar, but addition of oyster sauce is a new idea. Potato bhajiyas look delicious. I have never added garam masala, i think I will add next time, i m sure it will taste great. coconut laddoos? Yummo!!!I had the recipe booklet of milkmaid. Sorry, long comment!!:-D

ANJALI J. said...

yummy treat for eyes ! so many recipes all at once.. cant decide which i love to eat 1st :) ladoos look so delicious..

Sangeeth said...

oh! all in one post! liked the manchurian more!

TBC said...

You're certainly keeping yourself busy in the kitchen! :D
I like your idea of using condensed milk to make the laddoos.

kamala said...

Manchurian looks mouthwatering Purnima..and ladoos too..

Priyanka said...

the baby corn manchurian looks awesome..

Maya said...

Wow, The chinese menu looks superb!! Ofcourse, what can I say abt batatya baje, can't stop eating them. And yes, coconut and condensed milk, can't go wrong, ur addition of tht yellow is making the laddoos look even more drool-worthy..

DEESHA said...

wow .. they look soo yummy, baby corn manchurian looks delish

Purnima said...

Sukanya --> Thanks!

HC --> Tks! (yes it was, for my better half's bday-a day later:D)

Divu --> U better stick to ur diet, ok! U may indulge ur eyes though!:D

Meera --> Yes, me too used to hide the booklet or the wrap paper of tin behind which recipes used to b printed! :) Have not tried any except chicken and now bc manchurian at home.

Anjali --> I should say so reg ur blog..all yummy food you prepare!

Sangeeth --> Thankyou dear girl!

TBC --> It was Nestle's idea that we use their product, used to come with recipe too! :D

Kamala --> Thankyou!

Priyanaka --> You wd hv made 10 items, had u been in my place! I settled for 2 only :D

Maya --> Bajo , undo all transport me to my childhood! Tks!!

Deesha --> Thanks so much, would try your yummy recipe.


You always come with a collection of recipes in one post purnima! Loved the idea of making baby corn manchurian!Laddoos look catchy:)

Shreya said...

wonderful array of delicious food:-) love the bhajiyas, simple and nice

Swapna said...

so many recipes in one looks really delicious!!!! never tried babycorn manchurian...where did you buy babay corns??? is it fresh or frozen??? we will try to meet on Thursday at school...

Bhawana said...

kya bat hai.... all yummy recipes in one page :). good one.

Purnima said...

Rajeshwari --> Thks :).

Shreya --> Thankyou!

Swapna --> BabyC at Citycenter, veggies on right hand side shelves. Gr8 if we meet! (sorry for delay in replying-3 days pc was non-functional)

Bhawana --> Thanks ya!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

mmmm mouthwatering ladooos!

sunshinemom said...

Purnima, is this a party? Wonderful medley of dishes:) I liked the baby corn manchurian the best - must have tasted great with the rice!

veena said...

First time to u blog ..u have a lovely blog ...nice collection of recipes ..keep doing the good work ..