Thursday, 6 March 2014

Pan Grilled Beef with Sage Leaves

This is a simple dish with less ingredients. The aroma and flavour of sage leaves makes the steak mouth - watering.


Pan Grilled Beef with Sage Leaves
Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Serves : 2

Ingredients:

  • Beef Steak Slices - 2 nos.
  • Lime, juiced - 4 tsp.
  • Black Pepper - 4 tsp.
  • Sage Leaves - 12 nos.
  • Worcestershire Sauce - 2 tsp.
  • Red Wine - 4 tsp.
  • Butter - 2 tsp.
  • Sunflower Oil - 2 tsp.
  • Salt to taste

Procedure:

  1. Press the beef steak slice with your fist. Drizzle on one side salt and 1 tsp of pepper and press the beef slice with your fist to ensure that the pepper and salt infuse into beef.
  2. Repeat step 1 for each side of beef. Heat the grill pan and put butter and oil so that the butter won't get burnt. Now place the beef slices on the pan. Place the sage leaves all around the pan for the flavour and aroma to infuse with the oil.
  3. Pick up the sage leaves in less than 2 minutes from the pan and keep it aside for garnishing. Now pour 1 tsp of lime juice on top of the beef. Then turn over the slices and do the same.
  4. After 3 minutes, pour 1 tsp each of Worcestershire sauce on top of the beef. Turn over and do the same. When the beef is almost cooked pour 1 tsp of wine on top of each beef slice and turn over and do the same.
  5. Transfer it to a dish and garnish it with lemon and sage leaves.


Methi Leaves and Chana Dal Fry

This is a healthy dish that can be used as a snack or a meal replacement for dieters and diabetic people. For dieters and diabetic people, I advise to use only 1 tsp of oil and coconut can be totally avoided. This can also be served as a side dish in a meal.

Methi Leaves and Chana Dal Fry

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serves : 2

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Methi Leaves, chopped - 1 bunch
  • Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Cooked Chana Dal - 1/2 cup
  • Round Red Chili - 4 nos.
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Fenugreek Powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Cummin Powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


Procedure:

  1. Cook chana dal separately and keep it aside. 
  2. Heat the pan and add 2 tbsp of oil. 
  3. Put the chili, shallots and when slightly brown, add coconut. 
  4. Then add the spices. Saute well. 
  5. Add the cooked chana dal and stir well. Add some salt. 
  6. Now add the methi leaves and stir until it is soft. Sprinkle salt and mix well.
  7. When the mixture is dry, remove from heat. 


Serve hot and enjoy the healthy dish.