19 October 2009

indian food camping recipes; upmav and egg masala



2 cups Rava(semolina) -- roasted without oil
Oil for cooking
Mustard seeds-- 2 tspn
Onions-- 2 large chopped fine
1" piece ginger
5 green chillies-- cut up
3 sprigs curry leaves
1/2 bunch coriander leaves
Salt & lemon juice-- for later


1. Roast rava in a pan till you get the aroma from it & slightly changes color-- set aside.
2. Heat 1/4 cup oil in a pan.
3. When hot -- add mustard seeds.
4. You'll hear the crackle-- & cover it as it'll splutter.
5. Add chopped onions & curry leaves. Fry onions to a deep golden brown.
6. Add ginger, chillies & coriander leaves & fry a bit.
7. Add roasted rava & continue for a bit more.
8. Turn off heat-- cool it completly before packing it for the trip.


Boil 2 cups water. Add salt to taste & then add in the upmav mixture & simmer for a couple of minutes. Add lemon juice for flavor.

Egg Masala 

Do ahead
1 dozen eggs hard boiled with salt -- set aside

At home
Fry onions in a pan-- deep golden color.  Add a bit of cloves & cinnamon. Add ginger & green chillies & fry.  Add turmeric & chilli powder. Add tomatoes & coriander leaves. Cook dry & let it cool.

At the camp 
warm up onion masala & halve boiled eggs & cook it all together.
** Could add extra canned tomatoes if needed.

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