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Showing posts with label International Cuisine. Show all posts

December 3, 2012


I took this recipe from a magazine & made in a weekend along with veg momo. Its a very simple recipe and tastes good. If u r a garlic lover and if u want to try chinese cuisine, then this recipe is for u.. It tastes great with tomato sauce …Smile with tongue out
  • Basmati rice – 1/2 cup
  • Garlic cloves – 4 nos (Small)
  • Red chillies – 3-4 nos
  • Finely chopped spring onion – 1/8 cup ( i used stem of coriander leaves )
  • Ajinomotto – 1/4 tsp
  • Soya sauce – 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil – 2-3 tbsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Water – 1 cup (to cook the rice)
  • Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes in 1 cup of water . Add little salt and cook till its done.Spread the rice in a plate..
  • Grind 2  red chillies along with garlic cloves with little water & set aside. ( It may not ground smooth , but try the max)
  • Heat oil in a a kadai and add the remaining 1 or 2 red chillies ( pinch into two)  and the ground paste. Saute till raw smell leaves it..
  • Now add the cooked rice ,ajino motto , soya sauce & the required salt ..Mix well for few seconds. Add the finely chopped spring onions , mix well and switch off the flame.
  • Serve hot with sauce/ketchup !!
  • U can also try the same adding finely chopped vegetables to make it healthy..
  • Adjust the amount of red chillies according to ur taste buds.
  • U can also replace sesame oil instead of cooking oil.

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February 4, 2010


Veg momos
(Pics updated)

I had this Veg momos with garlic chutney in my friend’s house. She prepared both steamed & deep fried Momos. Both were tasting excellent. We liked it very much.Generally Momos are prepared only with Maida/All purpose flour.I have posted two versions , one with maida & another one with maida & wheat flour in 2 :1 ratio.But the color of wheat ones don't look good ;). After tasting these momos , my MIL started making it with  wheat flour.She said it tastes good when eaten hot..More than the color , its healthy , she said :) I prepared a dip /chutney as an accompaniment. It was  a nice combination.As i prepared idli along with momos , we had this chutney for both idly & momos. I’ve given the recipe for momo sauce/dip at the end of this post. As I prepared the dough & filling in very less quantity , i made less number of deep fried momos..

I wanted to update the pictures of momo as it the most popular post in my blog :) ..Before updating the old pictures , I wanted to see the shape of momos served here in restaurants. Last week my hubby took me to a chinese restaurant and there I tasted momos in different shapes.They looked very cute and small in size.. I wanted to try those shapes and I finally got the idea after watching an you tube video of veenas kitchen where she had posted the recipe from the chef’s hands. He had very well explained the different shapes..Thanks a lot to veena’s kitchen and the chef . I have tried to give the step by step pictures for different shapes. Hope I can make it perfect in future ..Last but not the least , momos has to be served really hot to enjoy its original flavour & taste.

Check out my another version of momos chutney HERE


 1 cup = 200ml
  • Maida – 1 cup
  • Cooking oil - 1 tsp ( to make dough) +1 tsp ( to add in water while steaming)
  • Salt & water – as required.
For stuffing :
  • Carrot – 2 nos (Finely chopped )
  • Cabbage – 1 cup ( finely shredded / chopped )
  • Big onion – 2 nos (-d0-)
  • Garlic – 5-8 flakes (-do-)
  • White Pepper powder - 1 tsp (adjust)
  • Soya sauce – 1/2 tsp
  • Ajinomoto – 2 pinches (optional)
  • Salt – As required
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mix Maida with salt,water and a tsp of oil to make a soft pliable dough.Keep it covered for 30 minutes.
momo tile2
  • Chop all the vegetables very finely..Take a wide mouthed kadai with 2tbsp of oil and add the onions & garlic pieces.Saute for sometime.Then add vegetables.
  • Saute well in high flame, keep tossing for 3 minutes.Add salt , soya sauce ,White pepper powder and Ajinomoto (optional ).Toss it well and switch off the flame.
Momo tile
  • Now take the dough and make very small sized balls ( 20 gms weight) of even size.
  • Roll it to make a thin small poori of 4-5 inches. Then take a tsp of stuffing and keep it in the center of the poori.
momo tile3
  • I made three different shapes of momos .. Here they are
Momo tile6
momo tile7
momo tile8  -
Please refer here for the last shape..
  • Arrange the momos in a greased plate. When the water in the idli pot starts to roll boil, keep the plate inside. Steam in an idli pot for 7-8 mins. Add a tsp of oil in idli pot water while steaming !!
  • You can also deep fry the momo in oil till it tunrs golden !
Serve hot with tomato sauce or Garlic chutney Smile

momo fried

  • Garlic flakes – 10 nos
  • Red chilly – 4  nos ( adjust)
  • Tomato - 1 no
  • Vinegar – 1 tsp (adjust based on the no of red chillies used)
  • Salt & water – as required.
  • Grind all the ingredients given above with little water.(Since the quantity is very less, i used little water to grind)
momo sauce

Transfer to a serving bowl and Enjoy with Momos / Idly / Dosa.

Here is a picture of momo with wheat & maida combination …Here i used 3/4 cup of maida & 1/4 cup of wheat flour..

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January 29, 2010


I tried this one after watching a cookery show.I prepared this for my hubby’s lunch box.It was very tasty.
Schezwan noodles 1

Ingredients :
  • VEGETABLES (CARROT , CAPSICUM , POTATO AND BEANS) – Cut  into thin strips of 1 inch length.
  • Plain white noodles – 1/2 packet or 1 cup ( if its a big one)( adjust the amount of noodles based on the quantity of veggies)
  • Big onion -  1 no (chop into thin strips of 1 inch length)
  • Ajinomotto – 1/2 tsp
  • Soya sauce – 1 tsp
  • Tomato sauce – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as needed.
For Schezwan sauce :
  • Red chillies – 4 nos
  • Garlic – 4 flakes
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece (Replace ginger & garlic with G&G paste of 1 tsp)
  • Tomato sauce – 1tsp
  • Chilli sauce – 1 tsp
  • Vinegar – 2 tsp ( Add according to ur taste buds )
Spring onions /coriander leaves – to garnish
Method :
  • Refer here for “ Basic noodles preparation “.Keep the prepared noodles aside.
  • For sauce , grind all the items given under “ sauce ingredients “ to make a smooth paste by adding vinegar.Set apart.
  • In a wide mouthed kadai , add the onions and fry for a minute.Then add the veggies.Fry till they become soft.
  • Cover cook for sometime.Add 2-3  tsp of schezwan sauce and fry till its raw smell goes off.
  • Then add the plain noodles , tomato sauce , soya sauce , Ajinomotto & required salt .
  • Toss it well.Garnish & serve hot !!

Schezwan noodles

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June 22, 2009

American Chop suey & Chinese Veg Noodles Recipe


Yesterday I tried both the dishes with a packet of whole wheat plain noodles. They came out very well and my hubby rated excellent for both.

I have seen american chopsuey in restaurants but never tasted it. When my MIL came here she told about this which she had watched in a cookery show. I was googling and finally I got Tarla Dalal’s recipe. I made some changes in the recipe. As I am not aware of the taste, I was waiting for my husband’s comment. He told it tasted like in restaurant. I was very happy and raised my collar. But when you want to try this, you should not mind about your diet /calories.

  • Noodles – 100gms
  • Oil – to deep fry
To Saute:
  • Carrot – 1/2 (cut into thin strips of 1 inch length)
  • Bell pepper – 1/4 (-do-)
  • Big Onion – 1/2 (-do-)
  • Ajino motto – A pinch
  • Oil – a tbsp
For sauce:
  • Vinegar – 2 tsp (I used chilli vinegar, but brown vinegar is given in the actual recipe)
  • Sugar – 2 tsp
  • Corn flour – 1 tbsp
  • Soya sauce –1/2 -  1 tsp
  • Tomato ketchup – 4 tsp (adjust as per your taste)
  • Water – 1/2 cup

**Basic noodles preparation:

Add a tsp of oil(prevents sticking)  and salt to a bowl of water. Put the noodles, boil for 10 mins (Do not overcook) and immediately strain it in a colander by adding cold water (to take off the extra starch ). Let it cool. For this chop suey. Deep  fry in batches till crispy & place it on a absorbing paper.

 ColanderFried noodles

For Chop suey:
  • Place the fried noodles apart.
  • Cut the veggies as mentioned above and saute it well (till it gets cooked) with a tbsp of oil in a kadai. Set aside.
  • Then Place all the ingredients of the sauce in a vessel, mix well and
    put to boil. Go on cooking and stirring until the sauce is thick.  Add more water if necessary.. Check for the taste,(it should be sweetish). If you want, you can add more ketchup at this point and mix well.
  • Heat a kadai with little oil and mix the fried noodles, sautéed veggies and sauce. (pour the required amount of sauce only) (If its more, U can refrigerate and use it for making Manchurian)
Serve Hot and Enjoy!!!



In the actual recipe it is given to mix some boiled noodles,veggies ,sauce and then topped with fried noodles. But I just added veggies and sauce to the fried noodles. I din't use boiled noodles here..SO if u wish u can follow this method also:)


I usually make Veg Fried Rice but this is the first time I made with noodles. I just used the same method of making fried rice which resulted in a yummy, restaurant like noodles. I was elated, patted myself and told THEARITTA DEE. 


  • Plain Noodles – 100 gm
  • Carrot – 2 nos (Cut into thin strips of 1 inch length)
  • Capsicum – 1/2 (-do-)
  • Cabbage – 1/2 cup (-do-)
  • Onion – 1 no (slice cut)
  • Ginger – 1 inch (finely chopped )
  • Garlic – 5 flakes (Finely chopped)
  • Ajino motto – 1/4 tsp
  • Soya sauce – 1/2 tsp
  • White pepper powder – 1 tsp (increase as per your wish)
  • Sugar – a pinch
  • salt – As needed
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Spring onions – to decorate. (I din't have. So I used chopped coriander stem)
  • Chop all the veggies as said above and set aside.
  • Do the **basic noodles preparation. Once its cool. Set apart.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add the chopped ginger, garlic and onion pieces..
  • Saute well and then add the chopped veggies, salt and sugar so that the color doesn’t change and will be cooked quickly. Saute till they are completely cooked.Saute in a medium flame.
  • Then add the Ajino motto, soya sauce, white pepper powder and mix well.
VEg mixture for noodles
  • Finally add the noodles gently by stirring and fry till noodles become steaming hot. I used a fork like ladle so that the noodles don’t break.
adding noodles to veggies Fork laddle

Serve hot with tomato sauce/ketchup. 


Hope you will try both the dishes and let me know:)
Catch you all by next week. TAKE CARE, BYE.
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March 9, 2009


I took this recipe from “Aval Vikatan “ magazine under international cuisine section. I’ve done this 2-3 times so far.Its always a hit !!

Malaysian paratha 1!!

For dough:
  • Maida / All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Hot water – As needed
  • Gingely/Sesame Oil – 1 tsp
For Filling/Stuffing:
  • Grated carrot –1 cup
  • Grated cabbage – 1 cup
  • Grated Onion – 3/4 cup
  • Boiled n Mashed potato – 1/2 cup(optional)
  • Green chilly – 2 – 3 nos(finely chopped)
  • Garlic flakes – 4 nos (Finely chopped)
  • Ginger – 1 inch size (finely chopped)
  • Ajinomoto – 1/4 tsp
  • White pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Soya sauce – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Water – little to sprinkle.
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Knead the dough using Maida,salt,hot water and a tsp of oil and set aside.
  • Heat a wok/kadai with oil and add the finely chopped ginger,garlic and green chilly .Fry for a min.
  • Now add the grated onions and saute for a min.
  • Then add the grated vegetables and fry for sometime till the raw smell leaves it.(keep in high flame and stir it constantly so that it wont get burnt)
  • Now add the salt,soya sauce and ajinomoto.Toss it well.
  • Finally add the white pepper powder and mix it well.
  • Now sprinkle some water and close the kadai with lid.
  • Let it cook for 1-2 mins(mix it once in the middle )
  • The veggies will be fully cooked .
  • Now switch off the flame and close it with a lid.
  • Stuffing is ready.
For paratha:
For 1 cup of Maida,u can make 5-6 chapattis.
  • Take the dough and make balls of even size as we make for chapatti.
  • Roll it into a thin chapatti.
  • Take 2 –3 tsp of stuffing and keep it the center.
paratha n stuffing!!
  • Now close all the sides of chapatti to make it a square and roll it once.I hope the picture gives u a clear idea!!
stuffing2 stuffing3 stuffing4
  • Heat a dosa tawa and put the paratha over it.
  • Sprinkle some oil and cook both sides till golden brown.
Malaysian paratha is ready to serve with raita or pickle of ur choice!!

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