Jul 30, 2014

Navil Kosu Akki Rotti

Navil Kosu Akki Rotti is a colourful and tasty blend of Navilkosu and carrots  with spices in rice flour. Navil Kosu or Naval kol is known as Kohlrabi in English.Akki Rotti ( Kannada) rice  flour-breakfast speciality of Karnataka.It can be made from different kinds of vegetables added to it.

Navil Kosu Akki Rotti 
Ingredients 

Rice flour          2 cups 
NavilKosu          1 cup grated
Carrot                1/2 cup  grated
Cilantro leaves   handful chopped
Coconut            little(opt)
Green chillies        5-6 (as per taste)
Jeera/ Cumin seeds      1 tsp
Oil                     2tbsp
Salt                   to taste
Water              ( as required)
Method
In a bowl mix rice flour with chopped and grated veggies,chilies,Cumin /jeera ,coriander leaves,coconut ,add salt.Add warm water, mix well to a soft  dough. Keep covered for 10 mins.Take 1tsp of oil, smear around a tava, take dough and spread around it.
Keep this on medium heat, cover and after minute ,add oil around sides or so it will be ready to be taken out. If you want more crispy leave it of little longer.

To make another rotti, hold the pan upside down and run cold water all around it, pan will be cool to make another rotti by this time(be careful while running water onto hot vessel, water will start sizzling as soon as it hits the pan).Serve this soft rotti hot with chutney of your choice and dash of butter.


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Jul 24, 2014

Menthya Soppu Avarekai Rotti

Menthya Soppu Avarekai Akki Rotti is nutritious , wholesome blend of Methi (Fenugreek Leaves) with Avarekai or Lima beans with rice flour making it a healthy breakfast delight.Enjoy this hot flavoured Rotti with chutney.


Ingredients 

          Menthya Soppu Avarekai Akki Rotti

Akki Hittu (Rice Flour)       2 cups 
Methi Leaves          1 bunch finely chopped
Avarekai/ Lima Beans-1/2 cup 
Coriander  leaves          handful chopped
Green chillies            4-5 finely chopped 
(in case you need it spicy)
Cumin seeds             1 tsp
oil                             2Tbsp
Salt                          to taste
Water                       as req
Curds                       2 tsp

Method 

 Mix rice flour with chopped and  washed methi leaves, avarekai ,add salt,chilies,cumin seeds.Add water and mix well add little curds.Cover and leave for some time .(Dough should be of medium softness not too hard or too soft.) Next day ,take a tava ,smear  1tsp of oil around,take the dough and spread around it add water to flatten on the tava.

Keep this on medium heat, add oil around the roti ,cover ,check if done.If you want more crispy leave it a little longer. Once done rotti it comes out easily from pan.

To make another rotti, hold the pan upside down and run cold water all around it, pan will be cool to make another rotti by this time.Enjoy hot with butter and chutney /pickle of your choice.


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Jul 21, 2014

Spinach Sandwich

Spinach Sandwich is simple and easy to make.Enjoy as a quick snack or send it as school lunch.An easy way of adding greens to your diet .


Ingredients
    Spinach Sandwich
    • 1 cup chopped spinach 
    • 1 tsp Sandwich masala 
    • 1/2 tsp pepper pwd
    • 1-2 chilies (opt)
    • 1/2 tsp oil
    • 8 Bread slices 
    • Butter
    • Grated cheese
    • Salt
    • Green Chutney
    • Ketchup
      Method:In a kadai,heat oil,add palak leaves and stir fry well ,once done add salt pepper pwd  and mix well.Take bread,apply butter and  green chutney, add the palak mix ,add some sandwich masala,add cheese ,cover with another chutney-butter spread bread.Grill in toaster.Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.


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      Jul 19, 2014

      Capsicum Raita / Simla Mirch ka Raita

      Capsicum Raita or Simla Mirch ka Raita is a excellent combination of crunchy stir fried capsicum (Bell Pepper)with chilled curds .Enjoy this quick and delicious raita with your parathas or spicy biryanis.

      Capsicum Raita 

      Ingredients
      Chilled Curds - 1 cup
      Capsicum - 3/4 cup chopped
      Chat Masala -1/4 tsp
      Dhania Jeera pwd-1/2 tsp
      Salt - to taste

      Seasonings
      oil-1/2 tsp  (seasoning)
      1/2 tsp mustard
      1/2 tsp chana dal
      1/2 tsp urad dal
      1/2 tsp jeera
      1-2 green chilies, finely chopped
      Few curry leaves
      Hing a pinch

      Method -Take a bowl, mix the yogurt,masala pwd chat masala and salt.Heat oil in a small pan.Stir fry the capsicum and keep it aside .Next  in the oil , add the mustard and cumin seeds. Next add the green chillies ,chana dal,urad dal ,curry leaves and hing.Fry for some time.Add the capsicum and mix .Pour this into the yogurt.Mix well and serve.Enjoy this raita with  pulao or parathas.
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      Jul 17, 2014

      Spinach Raita / Palak Ka Raita

      Spinach Raita or Palak ka Raita is a interesting combination of palak leaves with mild spices blended in chilled curds.Quick , healthy and colourful side dish for hot parathas or spicy pulao.One more way of adding the greens to your diet.

      Spinach Raita / Palak Raita
      Spinach Raita / Palak Raita 

      Ingredients
      Chilled Curds - 1 cup
      Spinach/palak leaves - 3/4 cup finely chopped 
      (blanched)
      Chat Masala -1/4 tsp
      Jeera pwd-1/2 tsp (opt)
      Salt - to taste

      Seasonings
      oil-1/2 tsp  (seasoning)
      1/2 tsp mustard
      1/2 tsp chana dal
      1/2 tsp urad dal
      1/2 tsp jeera
      1-2 green chilies, finely chopped
      Few curry leaves
      Hing a pinch

      Method - Take a bowl, mix the yogurt chopped spinach, chat masala and salt.Heat oil in a small pan. Add the mustard and cumin seeds. Next add the green chillies ,chana dal,urad dal ,curry leaves and hing.Fry for some time.Pour the seasoning over the yogurt.
      Enjoy this raita with  pulao or parathas.


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      Jul 16, 2014

      Coriander Chapati

      Coriander Chapati is simple and easy lunch box recipe for kids or adults.A dash of fresh greens (hara dhaniya)  to your daily diet.Enjoy this flavoured and delicious chapati with Raita or Sabzi of your choice.

      Coriander Chapati

                    Coriander Chapati 

      Ingredients


    1. 1.5 cups of wheat flour 


    2. Fresh corainder leaves -1 cup


    3. (finely chopped)


    4. Garam masala pwd-1 tsp


    5. Dhani Jeera pwd-1 tsp


    6. Curds-1-2 tsp


    7. Turmeric-1/2 tsp


    8. Jeera-1/2 tsp


    9. Ajwain-1/2 tsp


    10. Salt to taste


    11. 1 tsp. of ghee


    12. Oil as needed



    13. Method
      In a bowl combine all the ingredients with the flour ,add yogurt  and knead into smooth dough,add water as req.Add oil and knead it again and keep it covered for sometime.Make chapatis.Heat a skillet (tava) , gently put in the chapati add oil ,turn on both sides till done.Serve very hot with raita.

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      Jul 15, 2014

      Carrot Raita

      Carrot Raita or Gajar ka Raita is a quick and healthy accompaniment for hot parathas or spicy pulao.Delicious and tasty and colourful.Enjoy !!!.This is a South Indian version of raita.


      Carrot Raita
      Carrot Raita
      Ingredients
      Chilled Curds - 1 cup
      Carrot - 3/4 cup Grated 
      Chat Masala -1/4 tsp
      Salt - to taste

      Seasonings
      oil-1/2 tsp  (seasoning)
      1/2 tsp mustard
      1/2 tsp chana dal
      1/2 tsp urad dal
      1/2 tsp jeera
      1-3 green chilies, finely chopped
      Few curry leaves
      Hing a pinch

      Method -Take a bowl, mix the yogurt ,grated carrot chat masala and salt.Heat oil in a small pan. Add the mustard and cumin seeds. Next add the green chillies ,chana dal,urad dal ,curry leaves and hing.Fry for some time.Pour the seasoning over the yogurt.
      Enjoy this raita with  pulao or parathas.



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      Jul 10, 2014

      Cabbage Paratha

      Cabbage Paratha is a easy lunch box recipe for kids.Made from green cabbage / pata gobi  with simple wheat flour and mild spices . It is nutritious and tasty.

      Cabbage Paratha,Parthas,healthy, cabbage
      Cabbage Paratha 

      Ingredients:
      Wheat Flour            - 1 cup
      Cabbage                1 cup finely shredded
      Cumin Seeds           - 1/2 tsp
      Curd                       - 2-3  tbsp
      Turmeric powder    - 1/4 tsp
      Dhania Jeera pwd  -1/4 tsp
      Garam Masala         - 1 tsp
      Chilli Powder          - 1/2 tsp
      Salt                          for taste
      Oil                           as req


      Method: In a bowl combine all the ingredients with the flour ,add yogurt  and knead into smooth dough,add little water if req.Add oil and knead it again and keep it covered for sometime.Make parathas.Heat a skillet (tava) , gently put in the paratha, add oil ,turn on both sides till done.Serve hot with pickle,sauce or chutney


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      (You can stir fry the cabbage for 5-10 min in 1tsp oil  if required before adding to the flour, do not keep for long else the dough will become too mushy)

      Jul 3, 2014

      Kabul Kadle Chitranna

      Kabul Kadle Chitranna or Kabul Chana Rice is a  healthy one pot meal made from the Kabul chana/chickpea blended in spices, highly nourishing. Enjoy!


      Ingredients
      Kabul Kadle Chitranna
      Kabul Kadle Chitranna
      • 1 cup rice
      • 1/2 cup sliced onions
      • 1/2 cup Kabul chana (boiled)
      • Turmeric pwd-pinch
      • 1 tbsp oil
      • 1/2 tsp jeera
      • 1/2 tsp mustard
      • 1/2 tsp chana dal
      • 1/2 tsp urad dal
      • Hing-pinch
      • Curry leaves-few
      • salt to taste
      • For Grinding
      • Red chillies-5-6 (roasted) 
      •  Coconut-1/4 cup

      Method- Cook the rice and spread it on a plate.Cook the chana well.Grind the items mentioned under the heading "for grinding" into smooth paste.Next in a pan,heat oil,add mustard ,once done,add jeera,chana dal,urad dal,hing ,curry leaves and fry , next add onions and sautéNext add the cooked chana and saute for 1-2 mins.Add the ground paste and fry well.Add salt and mix .Next add the cooked rice and mix well.Simmer on low heat for 10 mins till all the rice,chana  is blended well with the spices.Serve hot with raita of your choice.
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      Jul 2, 2014

      Gorikayi Palya

      Gorikayi Palya or Gavar Sabzi is a delicious combination for Indian breads. Enjoy this sabzi with blend of spices and coconut .Gorikayi is known as  Cluster beans in English.


                       Gorikayi Palya

      Ingredients:


      • Gorikayi/cluster beans-1 cup
      •  finely chopped
      • (cleaned and washed)
      • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
      • Bhath pudi-1-2 tsp
      • Salt to taste


      For seasoning:

      • Oil- 1-2 tbsp
      • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
      • Urad dal -1/2 tsp
      • Chana dal-1/2 tsp
      • Hing-a pinch
      • Turmeric -1/4 tsp
      • Curry leaves-3-4


      Method: Heat oil in a pan and add all the items in the seasonings,add the gorikayi/cluster beans and mix.Cover it with a lid.Once the vegetable is done add bhath pudi,salt and mix well.Add grated coconut.Mix well.Serve hot with plain white rice or chapati.


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