Nov 16, 2014

Sweet Corn Salad

Sweet Corn Salad recipe is simple and easy to prepare.Very Healthy and nutritious and colorful kids will love it.The Pomogranate seeds in the salad gives a delicious flavor.Enjoy!!If you are planning to prepare during weekends, or as evening snack get the kids involved.



Ingredients:

1/2 cup  sweet corn (steamed)
Sweet Corn Salad 
1/2 cup pomogranate seeds
1 tbsp. grated, coconut (opt)
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. chopped, coriander
5-6 finely finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp. oil
1/4 tsp. mustard seeds
1/4 tsp urad dal
1/4 tsp chana dal
Hing-pinch
Salt to taste

Method:
Combine Corn,pomogrante seeds, lemon juice and salt in a medium sized bowl.
Mix well and set aside. Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds,chana dal,urad dal,curry leaves and hing once done add chopped chillies and fry a few seconds. Add this seasoning to the salad.Garnish with coconut, coriander leaves and serve. 


Note-  Reduce spice for kids.


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Tips -with kids in kitchen

  • Use large bowls , vessels
  • Keep sharp objects away
  • Involve them with easy tasks-eg deseeding the pomogrante seeds
  • Have fun in cleaning the mess too 

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Nov 13, 2014

Ragi Khara Dosa

Ragi Khara Dosa (Ragi : finger millet ) is healthy , nutritious and filling breakfast.This is a spicy version.Easy to make and enjoyed hot.A mix of fingermillet flour and semolina with spice and coconut to give the perfect crispy crepes.


Ragi Khara Dosa,finger millet semolina crepes
Ragi Khara Dosa
Ingredients:

1/2 cup Rava Chiroti
1 cup finger millet(ragi flour)
Salt as per taste
Oil
Jeera-1 tsp

To Grind
Coconut-1/4 cup
Red chillies-8-9
Tamarind juice - 1 tbsp
Hing: Pinch
Menthya seeds-few



Method:

Mix rava and ragi flour and salt .The consistency of batter should be like normal dosa batter. Keep overnight or atleast for 5-6 hours . Next day grind in mixer the items mentioned in grinding. Add to the dosa batter.Add salt,jeera .Mix well. Make dosas. Serve hot with butter and chutney of your choice.




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Nov 2, 2014

Menthya Hittu Gojju

Menthya Hittu Gojju is an easy side dish for rice , if you are bored with normal sambhar or Rasam.Try this tangy and spicy gojju.



Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 tbsp. Menthya Hittu pwd
  • 2 tsp. tamarind juice
  • 1/2 tbsp gur / jaggery
  • Salt to taste
  • Water

  • For Seasoning:
    • 1 tbsp. oil
    • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
    • Hing-pinch
    • Curry leaves-few
    • Red chili-1

Method:In a bowl, combine all the items 
mentioned in ingredients with 1 cup of water and mix well.
Heat the oil in a pan,prepare seasonings , 

once done add to  the gojju mixand mix well.
Serve with chapati/dosa/rice.

(You get readymade Menthya Hittu at condiment stores in Bangalore.)

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