Priya's Versatile Recipes

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Vegetable Pol Roti, Sambal & Soya Meat Curry - A Srilankan Breakfast

Srilankan Cuisine ressembles very much like South Indian cuisine.Sri Lankan cuisine is served mainly with  boiled or steamed rice along with a curry of fish, chicken, beef, mutton or goat for non vegetarians or else along with other curries made with vegetables, lentils or fruit for vegetarians.
Dishes are accompanied by pickled fruit or vegetables, chutneys and sambals, especially coconut sambol, a paste of ground coconut mixed with chili peppers, dried Maldive fish and lime juice.Sri Lankan cuisine has influences from colonial powers, foreign traders and the Kerala region of India. Key ingredients are rice, coconut and especially spices, reflecting the island's history as a spice producer and trading post over several centuries.

The most popular type of roti of Srilanka is Pol roti, this stove topped flat bread made either with wheat flour/maida or else Kurakkan flour which means finger millet flour or else a mixture of both flours and freshly scraped coconut. However onions, grated vegetables,chopped green chillies can be added to this mixture before cooking.

Vegetable Pol Roti, Soya Meat curry, Sambal

Friday, September 4, 2015

Bedmi Poori & Aloo ki Sabzi - A Uttar Pradesh Special

Bedmi Poori, if you have already visited North India, you would have surely heard about this Uttar Pradesh special deep fried kachori like puri. Actually this deep fried urad dal stuffed pooris are quite famous in most of cities like Delhi, Agra,Mathura. This pooris are favourite street food too, when served with aloo ki sabzi aka potato curry, you can see heaven in front of your eyes. Both bedmi poori and aloo ki sabzi makes an excellent pair. Bedmi poori is prepared with a stuffing which goes for urad dal, this is the highlight of this poori. When i was searching for a famous North Indian poori i crossed this bedmi pooris, actually they do exists in two versions, some makes this poori by stuffing the cooked urad dal mixture while some add the spiced urad dal mixture directly to the flour and make as pooris. But i sticked with the first method, i found that stuffng makes this pooris more interesting than adding them directly to the flour and make dough out of it.

Bedmi Poori, Aloo ki sabzi

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tortilla Española & Sofrito - Spanish Potato Tortilla & Spanish Tomato Sauce

After a complete weekend Pakistani breakfast, today am taking you all to Spain. This country is very close to my heart coz of my best friend. She is my next door neighbour and friend who never fail to surprise me with many gifts from Spain. Actually she was one who introduced me to this Potato Tortilla. This potato tortilla have their important place in Spanish tapas. Not to forget that this Spanish tortilla makes an excellent breakfast, dinner,lunch or snack. There is a difference between a Spanish tortilla and a Mexican tortilla. The Spanish version is made by frying thinly sliced potatoes in olive oil, then layering those slices in a pan preferably a cast iron frying pan, covering with beaten eggs, and cooking until set. It’s perfect for a weekend meal, this tortilla needs  few ingredients which you likely have in your pantry. It tastes too good warm or either in room temperature, or also you can have it cold.

Spanish Tortilla, SpanishTomato Sauce

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Puri, Aloo Channa Bhaji, Halwa - Pakistani Traditional Breakfast

My today's recipe goes to Pakistani breakfast, if you are my follower you have already noticed that am running a  month of blogging marathon. As i told earlier,this week's theme is combo meals, hence i picked a traditional Pakistani breakfast, as this dish goes for three different dishes. This combo meal is a classic breakfast of Pakistan, obviously you cant eat puri without channa bhaaji and halwa to finish this breakfast prefectly.Pakistani cuisine is a refined blend of various regional cooking traditions of South Asia. Pakistani cuisine is very similar to North Indian cuisine, but incorporates noticeable Afghan, Central Asian, and Middle Eastern influences.The fusion Mughlai cuisine is the most popular cuisine found in most Pakistani restaurants.

A typical pakistani breakfast is called nashta, during holidays or weekends halwa,poori and cholay/Channa is a must and these three dishes are very much appreciated by the locals. Hence i picked this three dishes to serve virtually to you all.

Aloo channa bhaji,Halwa,Puri