Jun 30, 2017

Pista Sheera

Pista Sheera is yummy flavored sweet that can be made in very less time Semolina blended with powdered Pistachio and other flavors make it very delicious. Enjoy this healthy dessert .






















Ingredients
cup Chiroti rava (semolina or sooji)
 cup Milk
1/2 
cup Ghee
Few Raisins
cup  Sugar 
Few Cashew nuts/Badam 
2-3 tbsp  Pista Pwd (homemade
sliced Pista pieces

Method -

Roast rava in the ghee till aromatic.

Add sugar and warm  milk and lower the flame. .Simmer and cover with lid till it blends in. Add raisins and cardamom powder ,pista powder mix well.Add fried cashew nut and  kesar .Enjoy with little ghee on the top.







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Jun 1, 2017

Malabar Paratha

Malabar Paratha aka Kerala Parotta is an interesting South Indian layered  flatbread type. Made from all purpose flour it is tasty, worth a try for weekends.Enjoy it buttered and hot. A definate hit with the kids.


Malabar Paratha ,kerala parotta
Malabar Paratha 
Ingredients 
  • 3 cups Flour (maida)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • Oil 
  • Butter




Method-In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt .Add oil and blend well .Next add water  knead well for 5-10 mins to make a soft dough. Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 mins.Again knead for 5 more mins. Next make small balls .Take one ball and roll it very thin chapati .Now make pleats from top to bottom.Roll the pleats to form a small spiral . Next make paratha  out of this spiral.Repeat for the other balls.Heat  tawa ,place this rolled out paratha and let it cook well on both sides,add butter or oil.Serve hot with any interesting gravy.

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May 16, 2017

Corn Chitranna

Sweet Corn Chitranna is a easy seasoned rice variety with yummy corn added to it . Kids will definitely love it.Chitranna is a favorite South Indian Rice variety, you can make variety of chitranna aka one pot meal.This is a very simple one.


Ingredients:
Corn Chitranna 
  • 1 cup rice (cooked)
  • 1/4 cup fresh coconut(grated)
  • salt to taste
  • Sweet corn boiled 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped

Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2  tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp channa dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • few cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp peanuts
  • Hing pinch
  • Green chilies-2-3
  • few Curry leaves
  • Few coriander leaves
  • Oil-2 tbsp


Method:  Allow the rice to cool ,spread it on a plate.Next heat oil in kadai,roast cashews and peanuts and keep it aside ,next add the other items in seasoning ,roast well ,add onion and fry ,  add the rice to this seasoning.Add the sweet corn , grated coconut,cashews and peanuts and mix well.Saute for 1-2 min.Garnish the rice with coriander leaves.Serve hot .


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May 9, 2017

Thokku Dosa

Thokku Dosa is an interesting dosa recipe.Just add ready made or home made mango thokku and you have a tangy spicy dosa ready in no time ! Try it out .

Thokku Dosa
Thokku Dosa

Ingredients:


  • Dosa Flour 2 cups
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil
  • Jeera-1 tsp
  • Onion-1  finely chopped
  • Mango thokku-3-4 tbsp

Method:

In a bowl , take the dosa flour ,add the above items and mix really well.
Make dosas. Serve hot with butter and chutney of your choice.

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May 8, 2017

Sabudana Dosa

Sabudana Dosa is a dosa  that is thin and crispy , simple and easy made from soaked sabudana or tapioca blended with normal dosa batter . Enjoy it hot with chutney and butter.


Ingredients


  • Rice- 1 cup
  • Sabudana/Sago- 1/4 cup
  • Urad dal - 1/4 cup
  • Methi seeds- 1 tsp
  • Salt- To taste
  • Poha- 1/4 cup

Sabudana Dosa
Sabudana Dosa 


Method-  Soak urad dal, sabudana methi seeds and rice overnight. 

Grind all together to a soft batter along with poha.


Keep it aside overnight. Add salt to batter.Heat tava and spread a thin dosa. 

  Make dosas. Serve hot with butter and chutney of your choice.




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May 3, 2017

Corn Paneer Masala


  • Corn Paneer Masala is a easy gravy for your parathas or rotis.Enjoy it hot. Kids will love the combination sweet corn with paneer , healthy and nutritious.



    Ingredients

    To Grind 

Few broken cashew
1-2 Green Chilies
1/2 cup chopped Onion
1/2 cup paneer shredded
1 cup  sweet corn (boiled)
1/2 cup capsicum (stir fried)
1-2  tbp  oil
1 piece bay leaf
1 tsp Chili pwd
2 tomatoes puréed
1/2 tbsp cream
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp garam masala pwd
1/2 tsp kasuri methi
1/2 tsp jeera /cumin seeds
Coriander leaves-garnish
Salt-for taste

Method

Grind all the items mentioned above under grind into fine paste. Add oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds, bay leaf. Add the chilly powder, garam masala ,ground paste and the tomato puree and let it cook ,keep stirring. Add the corn,capsicum shredded paneer and malai (cream). Add salt,sugar and mix well. Cook till the gravy thickens Serve hot with roti of your choice.





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May 2, 2017

Rice Crisps / Akki Sandige

Rice Crisps / Akki Sandige  an interesting recipe made during summer season . Learn to make sandige / vadams /fryums right from the first level.Make it , fry it and enjoy it.

Akki sandige
Rice Crisps
Ingredients 

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 Tsp Hing
  • 8-10 green chilies
  • 1 Tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 Tsp oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp buttermilk

Method - Grind green chilies with cumin and keep aside. In a bowl mix rice flour with the remaining water with hands into a smooth liquid dough. Next in a pan  heat 1 cup of water with 1/2 Tsp oil, salt , next add chilies paste and hing. Now slowly add the rice flour mix into this water , keep stirring.Let it cook on low heat , keep on stirring for 10 mins .Switch and let it cool.
Meanwhile in a sheet or plate , sprinkle buttermilk and slowly take the rice mixture and start putting it in form of sandige leaving gaps in between.

Keep it in hot sun or terrace daily till it is completely dry from  all sides. keeping flipping Store in containers.Use as required.

Frying-In a pan heat oil well , add the dried sandige , fry well and enjoy with bisi saaru anna or with tea or coffee.








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Apr 29, 2017

Ragi Methi Dosa

Ragi Methi Dosa  is another dosa variety that can be made with Finger Millet flour -  easy , quick dosa variety .Made from fenugreek leaves (methi) is healthy , nutritious and tasty too.

Ragi Methi Dosa

Ingredients

  • Chiroti rava 1 cup
  • Ragi flour - 1 cup
  • Curds-3 tbsp
  • Methi leaves, finally chopped - 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves-few
  • green chillies, finely chopped - 5-6
  • coconut, grated - 2 table spoon
  • jeera - 1 tsp
  • salt - as per taste
  • Coconut-3 tsp(opt)
  • Water

Method-In a bowl, add rava, ragi flour, and curds,next add chopped methi leaves, coriander leaves,green chillies ,jeera,salt and grated coconut, add water and mix well to form dosa batter.Keep it aside for 1-2 hrs.Make dosa.Serve hot with chutney of your choice.


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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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