16 June, 2017

Opos lesson-2

OPOS lesson-2
First standardise ur 2L cooker thru lesson1 and then move on to lesson2

For OPOS lesson1
Click on the below link  LESSON 1

Lesson 2:
In a 2L cooker,
add 1tsp oil (pic is not included)
2 tbsp water
2C finely chopped beans mixed with 1/2 tsp salt,
Cook on high for 4 whistles(if beans is not mixed with salt then 2whistles are enough).
Release pressure manually / keep cooker in slow running water!
Open immediately to see a greener crunchy cooked beans
Mix in 1 tsp of tadka(tempering) + 1tblsp  of shredded coconut!! That's it!! πŸ‘

Note: cut veggies prehand /a day before , mix in salt & refrigerate πŸ‘

14 June, 2017

Opos(one pot One shot) lesson 1

    Happen to come across opos thru YouTube while searching for a recipe...watching those videos for the first tym I thought it's so childish when the recipe says it needs only 2-5minutes to cook and didn't believe this method but I Jus wanna give it a try coz its tym effective.. So i standardise my cooker and tried a recipe which is "wow" can't believe I did it in such a short tym and then I have been slowly started cooking thru opos methodπŸ‘
All thnx to the founder Rama Krishnan sir!!πŸ™

Making these opos blog post Jus for reference!!

Opos intro & lesson 1: standardise 

OPOS is the cleanest, greenest, healthiest, tastiest and fastest way to cook just about anything. OPOS works for anyone, anywhere, anytime!

Equipment needed :
A 2L cooker (any reputed brand, any material),  An induction/ gas stove, a blender,
Measuring cups and spoons,
kitchen scale,
knife, peeler & grater.
This is all the equipment you need for all OPOS recipes.

OPOS replaces manual skill with the right equipment and the right recipe. You either need skill to make recipes work with the equipment you have or you have use the right equipment. Change anything at your risk.

Before you start :
1. OPOS is not a fancy word for pressure cooking. It is a set of validated scientific techniques designed to bring the best out of food. It is a lot more than ' Dump all in a cooker' style of cooking!
2. Do not change recipes or try scaling up/ down till you understand the basic techniques.
3. Some recipes are downright dangerous - like ghee & sugar syrup. Do not attempt them till you master the basic techniques. Cook safe !

All good? Let's start !

Lesson 1:
Heat 1/4C (60ml) water in your 2L cooker on high
so that you get the first whistle between 1 and 2 minutes.
If your timing is less than 1 minute, decrease heat.
If it is over 2 minutes, increase heat. (Electric/ ceramic/ glass top stoves are sluggish. They need to be preheated for 5 to 10 minutes before you place the cooker).

My 2L pressure cooker whistled at 1:55.66 secπŸ‘

12 April, 2017

10 minutes Tomato thokku / πŸ… pickle cum chutny

#opos method - it's certainly a tym saving method without compromising on taste and flavour!!  Google for opos technique before trying any opos recipe!! 👍

🍅 thokku :

Ingredients

Water - 3 tbsp
Sesame oil - 2 tbsp
Fully ripped red Tomato - 500 gms( cut into quarter & de seeded)
Jaggery / cane sugar - 1 tblsp(optional)
Rock salt - 1 tbsp
Chilly pwd - 2 tblsp
Cumin powder - 2 tblsp(optional)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida pwd - 1/2 tsp
Roasted fenugreek pwd - 1 tsp
Bottled tadka - 1 tblsp
For bottled tadka recipee👇
http://yummy-bytes.blogspot.in/2017/04/south-indian-bottled-tadka-tempering.html?m=1

Method

=> Jus layer the following in a 2L pressure cooker
👉 3 tbsp water
👉 2 tbsp sesame oil
👉 500 gms 🍅
👉 1 tbsp jaggery(opt)
👉 2 tbsp chilly pwd
👉 3 tbsp cumin powder(opt)
👉 1 tbsp salt
👉 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
👉 1/2 tsp asafoetida pwd

♨ close and keep on high flame for 10 minutes / 35 whistle
♨ switch off....release pressure
♨ add in 1tbsp bottled tadka + 1 tsp fenugreek seed pwd..... Mix well
♨ It seems to be bit watery but tightnes once refrigerated
♨✋ (optional) once pressure released can blend the mix and then add in tadka and fenugreek pwd
♨ cool and refrigirate in an air tight container 👍

⚠ do switch on the timer in ur 📱 or wrist watch or etc as soon as cooker is on high heat
⚠ do not mix once it's layered
⚠ plz switch off the flame if u smell something burning / feel that instinct of its getting charred

For video recipe 👇
https://youtu.be/-kXoBR4RJ6g

11 April, 2017

South Indian Bottled tadka / tempering!!!

Opos - One Pot One Shot
This method minimize cooking tym without compromising on taste and flavourπŸ‘

Bottled south Indian tempering :

=> Jus add in the following in a 2l Pressure cooker
πŸ‘‰ 1 cup oil (any oil of ur choice!  Here I use sesame oil)
πŸ‘‰ 1/4 mustard seeds
πŸ‘‰ 1/2 cup dry red chilly
πŸ‘‰ 1/2 cup curry leaves
πŸ‘‰ 1tblsp asafoetida
Optional: can add or subtract any seasoning as you like

♨ mix...close and keep on high for 5 minutes / if u hear crackling within 5 minutes then remove from fire ( *plz dont keep more than 5 minutes)...
Release pressure ....
♨Cool and store in a air tight container...
Use in  south Indian dishes whenever needed πŸ‘

⚠ don't keep on fire for more than 5 minutes.....
⚠ in this recipe I halved the measures and kept on high for Jus 2.5 minutes when I hear the crackling sound I switched off the flame then and there πŸ‘

For video recipe πŸ‘‡

https://youtu.be/a_I1DNJFvoE

08 April, 2017

2min curry leaves thokku(opos method)

2min curry leaves thokku!! 👍👍👍

Opos karuveppilai thokku in 2min😇!!

Procedure:

Jus layer in 2L cooker the below ingredients
3 tbspn water
2 tbspn sesame oil
1 cup of curry leaves tightly packed
3 red chillies(+/- accordingly)
Turmeric pwd 1/2 tsp
Jaggery/ brown sugar 1tsp
Tamarind pulp small gooseberry size ball
Salt as u needed

=>Jus close lid and leave it for 2whistles on high flame
=> release pressure..... Cool and blend with 2tbsp oil...
Preserve in air tight container!!!👍🙌

For recipe video...click on the below link
https://youtu.be/GRbwCbywRXM

22 February, 2017

Chettinad Eeral(goat liver) gravy!

This is my most favourite non veg food that I can have Jus this as a maincourse!!

Liver is loaded with vitamin B, B12 more of iron and many more unique benifits ! 

In recent times heard that it's one of the diet foods in paleo !!

Ingredients:

Liver (cubed) - 250 gms

Shallots(small onion) (chopped) - 100grms

Tomato πŸ…(chopped)  - 1medium size

Garlic (sliced) - 6 cloves

Fennel seeds/sombu - 1 tsp

sambar powder /(chilli coriander pwd-2:1)- 1 and half table spoon

Oil- 2tsp

Salt as needed

Method :

Temper fennel seeds in hot oil

One by one drop in garlic,  onion and saute till transculant 

Add in πŸ… and saute till mushy

Add in liver.... Saute for a minute

On low flame add in sambar powder.... Saute for 30 sec

Add in half cup water... Close with as lid... Let it cook for 10 min on low flame... 

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves!

Accompanies well with idly/dosa/ curd rice! πŸ›

20 February, 2017

Hidden 🍞🍳

Hidden 🍞🍳
Jus beat eggs along with chopped onions, dash of  pepper jeera powder,  finely chopped green chilly, salt and bit of coriander leaves.

Pour on hot pan.... Place a slice of 🍞 and fold the omlete corners on to 🍞.....toast on both sides....
That's it...so simple and 😋

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