Apr 27, 2017

Ragi Wheat Chapati

Ragi Wheat Chapati is a healthy and nutritious recipe providing the daily dose of required benefits for our body.Ragi or Finger Millet a wonder food that helps in overall growth in kids.

Ingredients


  • Wheat flour--2 cups
  • Ragi flour---1 cup
    Ragi Wheat Chapati
  • Water--for kneading
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste


Method- In a bowl, add all the ingredients and knead into soft dough.

Cover and keep it for 30 mins.
Next make chapatis.
Fry on tava , add oil and flip and once done on both side , 
serve hot with sabzi of your choice.









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Apr 26, 2017

Mango Dal

mango dal

Mango Dal is an interesting combination made using raw mango and Tur dal. This healthy recipe can be enjoyed  with chapati or hot rice. It is an interesting variation during the mango season. Enjoy.


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup tur dal
  • 1/2 cup grated raw mango 
  •  pinch turmeric pwd
  • 1-2 green chillis, 
  • salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 -2 cups water
Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • few fresh curry leaves
  • 2-3 tsps oil

  • Pinch Hing
Method-Cook dal in pressure cooker along with turmeric pwd. Prepare seasoning ,add this to the cooked dal.Add grated raw mango and salt.Mix well and let it simmer on low heat.Enjoy hot with chapati or rice.

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Apr 25, 2017

Beetroot Cutlet

  • Beetroot Cutlet is  a colorful and healthy snack. Made from beetroot and potatoes and other veggies it is crispy from outside and soft and delicious from inside.Healthy and tasty , an easy way to get your kids eat vegetables.

Ingredients

Beetroot Cutlet
Beetroot Cutlet 
  • 2 beetroot -boiled 
  • 2 potato - boiled
  • 1 onion - finely chopped
  • 1 capiscum-finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies - finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garam masala pwd
  • 1/2 tsp Dhania Jeera Pwd
  • 1/2 tsp bhath Pwd
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 3-5 tbsp chiroti rava for coating
  • 1-2 slices of bread 
  • salt
  • Few Coriander leaves

  1. Method-Cook Potato and beetroot in pressure cooker.Peel and mash it well.In a bowl , add finely chopped onion, capsicum, mashed vegetables, salt , masala pwds, coriander leaves, salt and mix well.Divide the dough into small balls and shape it into any shape -round or heart shaped.Roll it over the chiroti rava so it is coated well. Keep cutlets to set it well for 5-10 mins.Next heat a pan or tawa add 1 tbsp oil, place 4-5 pieces of cutlet and cook in slow to medium heat until it becomes light brown, turn to other side and cook again until light brown, if needed drizzle some oil, repeat same for rest of pieces.








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Apr 7, 2017

Aloo Onion Paratha

Aloo Onion Paratha 

Aloo Onion Paratha is very healthy and nutritious , roasted onion with mashed potato and spices makes it tasty and delicious.


Ingredients  



  • Wheat flour 3 cups 
  • Potato 1  (boiled and mashed)
  • Onion 1 (finely chopped)
  • Red chilly pwd1/2 Tsp
  • Garam masala pwd1/2 Tsp 
  • Dhania jeera pwd-1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste   
  • Ghee or oil for frying   
  • Jeera-few 

    
Method

1.Knead the flour with water, a little salt,oil into a soft dough.Cover it for 4-5 hours.
2.In a Kadai heat oil, add  jeera,add onions fry .Then add the chopped onion  and fry well next add garam masala powders, and fry for a while. Add the mashed potatoes, salt and mix well.Fry till dry set aside to cool. Divide the mixture into balls. 
3.Make a small chapati with the dough,keep this ball in the middle and bring all the sides together, flatten them with your fingers, or use the rolling pin to make the paratha 
4.Heat a tava, put in the paratha, turn on both sides till done.Add oil or ghee all around the edges, fry both sides, carefully turning over until evenly brown. Serve very hot with pickle or curds.
5.We enjoyed with Avarekayi Masala. It tasted well !


Avarekayi Masala -

Avarekai /Surti Papdi or Flat Lilva beans is all time favourite .Enjoy this spicy Avarekalu Masala a different version ! 

Ingredients:

Avarekalu(Lilva beans)- 2 cups
Onions- 1 Cup Chopped 
Amchur pwd- 1 Tsp
Mustard,Jeera-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-few
Oil- 2-3 tsp
Water
Dhania Jeera pwd-1 tsp
Garam masala-1 tsp



For Masala paste 
Roasted Onion - 2
Red Chillies 6-8
Grated Coconut- 1/2 cup
Coriander Seeds-1/2Tsp
Khus Khus - 1Tsp


Method :

1.Soak avarekayi in water for around 7-8 Hours and remove the outer skin and keep it aside.

2.Grinding-Heat Oil a in a pan and add Red Chillies ,Coriander seeds and fry well ,add little grated coconut and fry for some time.Separately roast onions with skin on the tava.Now grind all the above into thin paste.Also grind coconut and khus khus with water into fine paste since khus khus takes time to grind , do it separately.

3.Cooking-Heat Oil/Ghee in a pan add mustard seeds ,Cumin ,Curry leaves and chopped Onions  and fry.Add the beans and fry for a minute and add the ground paste.,add water .Once beans is cooked well,add the masala pwd , salt  .Mix well.Allow it to simmer keep stirring and check the consistency.

4.Serve hot with rice/chapati.




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Apr 4, 2017

Sri Rama Navami Festival Recipes

Sri Rama Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of Chaitra Masa . It is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Rama.

Below are the dishes that is done as part of Neivedyam during the pooja.

1.Panaka


Panaka
Ingredients
  • 2-3 cups of water
  • ½ tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2-3 tbsp grated jaggery 
  • ½ tsp crushed peppercorns
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • Lemon Juice (opt)

Method-In a vessel add the grated jaggery and add water , Keep stirring till it gets dissolved.Next  add fresh chopped ginger . Boil the mixture and filter it. Add crushed cardamom and pepper to it. Mix well .
Enjoy it cold !



2.Butter Milk


3. Heserubele Kosambri






















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Chakota Kadlekayi Huli / Mountain Spinach Sambhar

Chakota  Huli / Mountain Spinach Sambhar  is a healthy nutritious accompaniment for rice.You can enjoy with chapati too. A coconut spice blend with healthy greens and peanut a must try in your kitchen.Peanut combined with Mountain Spinach leaves is nutritious gravy blended with vitamins and proteins.Simple yet tasty-southern delight.

Chakota Kadlekayi Huli / Mountain Spinach Sambhar
Chakota Kadlekayi Huli / Mountain Spinach Sambhar

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chakota greens
  • (cleaned and chopped )
  • 1 cup yellow lentils/ Toor dal
  • 1/2 cup peanut
  • 2 tsp  sambhar pwd
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • 2 tsp  jaggery powder
  • 4 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Coconut
Seasoning
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • Hing-pinch

Method- Pressure cook Toor dal and groundnut well.Cook greens in water for 10-15 mins.

Grind coconut and sambar powder and keep it aside.Next in a vessel,mix the dal,peanut and soppu ,add tamarind paste, salt and the ground paste ,and mix well.Let it boil well for 10 mins,simmer , prepare the seasoning.Add it to the sambar,mix.Serve hot with rice or chapati
with spoon of ghee. Make sandige if you are having it with rice.



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Chole Bhel

Chole Bhel  is an interesting combination of Chole with Puffed rice making it a healthy Bhel. Quick and easy to make , do try it out.

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups puffed rice
  • 1/2 cup Left Over Chole
  • 1 cup Sev
  • 1/2 cup papdi
  • 2 tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • finely chopped raw mango(season)
  • few Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1-2 Green chilies finely chopped
  • Chaat masala-pinch
  • Red chili pwd -pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice-taste
  • Chutney-Green and tamarind.(as per taste)

Chole Bhel
  Method:  Add the above mentioned ingredients in a large mixing bowl.Mix well. Sprinkle some sev and coriander to garnish.Serve immediately.

















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Apr 1, 2017

Raw Mango Bisi Uppinakayi

Raw Mango Bisi Uppinakayi is an instant pickle easy to prepare.Enjoy this tangy pickle with chapati or rice.

Ingredients
  1. 2-3  raw mangoes cut in to small pieces
  2. 2 tbsp red chilli powder
  3. 1/2 Tbsp Sasive /Mustard seed powder
  4. 1/4 Tbsp Menthya / fenugreek seed powder
  5. 1/4 tbsp hing
  6. A pinch of turmeric powder
  7. Salt as per taste
  8. Jaggery as required
  9. 1-2 Tbsp oil
  10. 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds 
Method: You can grind mustard and Fenugreek seeds in a mixer and use it fresh.Roast the mustard and menthya , dont burn it.Once cool , grind it.Next in a pan, add oil , mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. Add turmeric powder and hing. Next add cut pieces of raw mangoes and fry it Add the ground masala pwd ,salt , red chilli powder, jaggery and cook it till the mangoes are soft and the masalas are blended well.Enjoy !



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Mar 30, 2017

Menthya Soppu Carrot Akki Rotti

Menthya Soppu Carrot Akki Rotti is nutritious , wholesome blend of Methi (Fenugreek Leaves) with fresh carrot in rice flour makes it a healthy breakfast delight.Enjoy this hot flavoured Rotti with chutney.

Menthya Soppu Carrot Akki Rotti

Ingredients 

Akki Hittu (Rice Flour)       2 cups 
Methi Leaves          1 bunch finely chopped
Carrot Shredded  -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, carrot,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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Pizza

Pizza with ready made base is one easy and tasty recipe , which you and kids and together have fun in making it. This gets done in minutes with the ready made base in convection oven.

Ingredients: 

  • Ready-made pizza base -2-4
  • Some mozzarella cheese
  • Some chilly flakes
  • Some dry parsley for ganishing (optional)
  • 1 big onion chopped
  • 1 capsicum chopped
  • 1-2 red tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn
  • Pizza sauce
  • Tomato ketcup


To Assemble the Pizza: 

Preheat your oven to 350F. 

Method-In a plate ,place the ready made pizza base  apply the pizza sauce on it. Spread evenly. Top it with cheese as per your taste and likes Next add onion,capsicum,tomato,sweet corn placing them all evenly. Sprinkle some parsley,spices,Italian seaonings  on top. Place tray on the pre-heated oven bake for 10-15 mins or until done.


Serve hot. Enjoy





Sheera Poli / Sajjige Holige

Sajjige Holige or Sheera Poli is an interesting dessert that can be made during festivals or during the vacation time.

Delicious and tasty and equally filling.The kids will definately love it.Do try it out


Ingredients:

    Sheera Poli / Sajjige Holige
For Holige 
    • Maida Flour 1 cup
    • Chiroti Rava 1/4 cup
    • Ghee
    • Water for mixing


Method-In a bowl ,mix the flour with water, a little salt and ghee and make a soft dough.Knead well and cover for few hours.Make small balls with sajjige.

Make small chapati with the dough,keep the sajjige ball in the middle and bring all the sides together, flatten them with your fingers, next  make the holige.Heat the tava and carefully place the holige on the tava and cook the obbattu on a medium heat, add ghee on both sides turning gently. Serve either hot with ghee.








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Mar 29, 2017

Ragi Huri Hittu Ladoo

Ragi Ladoo is one of the healthiest  and tasty food.Loaded with lots of nutrients ,Finger millet ladoos are a perfect snack or in between bites when your kids are hungry.

Ingredients

  • Ragi Huri Hittu (Finger Millet flour) : 1 cup
  • Ghee : ½ cup
  • Powdered Jaggery : ½ cup

Method -In a pan ,add little ghee fry the finger millet flour on low heat for 5-10 mins, keep on stirring.Do not burnTake off the heat and let it cool.Add powdered jaggery and mix well.Apply ghee onto your palm; take 3-4 tbsp of the mix and make it into ball shape like ladoo .Keep adding ghee so it becomes smooth.(you can add 1-2 tsp milk )





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Feb 12, 2017

Alasande Kalu Soppu Huli

Alasande kalu  Soppu Huli   is a healthy nutritious accompaniment for rice.You can enjoy with chapati too. A coconut spice blend with healthy greens and Black Eyed pea a must try in your kitchen.Alasande kalu / Chawli is   combined with Amaranth leaves is nutritious gravy blended with vitamins and proteins.Simple yet tasty-southern delight.

Ingredients
Alasande Kalu Soppu Huli   
  • Amaranth leaves / Dantina soppu– 1 cup
  • ( cleaned and chopped)
  • Chawli/Alasande Kalu-1/2 cup (cooked)
  • Toor dal-1/4 cup (cooked)
  • Sambar Pwd-2 tbsp 
  • Coconut-1/2 cup
  • Tamarind paste-1 tsp
  • Salt-for taste
  • Seasonings
  • Oil-1-2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Hing-pinch
  • Cury leaves-few
  • Turmeric pwd-pinch
  • Red chillies-1-2 (opt)

Method-  Pressure cook Toor dal and Alasande kalu well.Cook greens in water for 10-15 mins.

Grind coconut and sambar powder and keep it aside.Next in a vessel,mix the dal,kalu and soppu ,add tamarind paste, salt and the ground paste ,and mix well.Let it boil well for 10 mins,simmer , prepare the seasoning.Add it to the sambar,mix.Serve hot with rice or chapati with spoon of ghee.



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