Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Onion Appe recipe





Ingredients :
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup Urad dal(Split black gram)
  • 1/4 cup chana dal (split Bengal gram)
  • few curry leaves 
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 green chilies, finely chopped
  • salt to taste 
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds, crushed 
  • 1 tsp red chili powder 
  • 1 tsp sambar masala powder or garam masala (I used sambar masala powder)
  • Only 1 tbsp oil or less then oil for greasing 

Method :
Soak the rice, chana dal and urad dal in water for 4-5 hours or over night. Drain and grind to a smooth paste with curry leaves and little water. Now transfer in a big bowl. Add chopped onion, green chili, salt, crushed coriander seeds, sambar powder and red chili powder. Mix well. Heat the Appe mold on a medium flame and grease it with little oil. Pour a spoonful of the batter into each mold. Cook till the outer surface becomes light golden brown and then turn each Appe upside down to cook the other side. Remove from the Appe mold. Repeat the same procedure with remaining batter. Serve it hot with any chutney.




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Friday, June 15, 2018

Kesar wali meethi Seviyan or sweet Vermicelli (Eid special dish)





Ingredients :
  • 1 cup Vermicelli or Seviyan 
  • 1/2 cup sugar or your choice 
  • 1 cup +1/2 cup water (one and half cup water)
  • 2 tbsps ghee
  • 1 tsp Saffron(kesar), soaked in warm water or a pinch of food color 
  • 2 green cardamom, broken 
  • 10-12 cashew nuts
  • 5-7 Almonds, chopped  
  • 5-7 pistachio, chopped  
  • some raisins 
Method :
Heat ghee in a pan. Fry cashew and Almonds and remove them. Keep aside. Now in the same pan, add the Vermicelli and saute until it turns to golden brown. Remove them from the pan and keep them aside. In the same pan, add water and sugar and heat for 1 minute. Add fried vermicelli and crushed cardamom. Cook for 5-6 minutes on the low flame. Now add saffron and mix it well. Cook again for 5-6 minutes. Add fried cashews, almonds, pistachio and raisins. Mix them well. Turn off the flame. Serve it hot or cool.


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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Whole wheat eggless healthy Homemade pav recipe





Ingredients :
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 1/2 maida (all-purpose flour)
  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 tbsp butter 
  •  milk for brushing on top
  • Butter for applying over baked pav  
Method :
Take milk and water in a saucepan. Heat till it turns warm and set aside. Now take yeast and sugar in a bowl, pour little of warm liquid over it. Mix well. Set aside for 10 minutes. Take both flours in a big bowl, add in salt and mix well. Pour in the foamy and activated yeast mix and milk. Mix well. The dough will be very sticky. Now add oil and mix well. Cover the bowl with a muslin cloth or plastic wrap and put the bowl in a warm place to rise for two hours. Now knock back the dough down and add more flour as needed. Now take the dough and divided it into equal portions. Now take a portion and roll it into a smooth ball. Arrange the ball in a baking tray or cake pan or aluminum foil paper. Once it is all done, cover with a plastic wrap or muslin cloth and let it rise for 1 more hour. 
Preheat oven to 200 Degree C ( I baked in the pan). Now the dough will be well risen and stick to each other. Now brush the top with some milk and back for 40-45 minutes. Remove and brush some butter over the top. Serve it with batata (potato)vada, samosa, bhajia, bhaji. 


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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Poha (Beaten Rice) and flax seeds healthy Idli recipe





Ingredients :
  • 1/2 cup poha (beaten rice)
  • 1 tbs flax seeds powder 
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup mixed dal (Urad dal, toovar dal, chana dal, masoor dal and moong dal)
  • 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds (Methi dana)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda or cooking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt 

Method :

Wash and soak rice with mixed dal and fenugreek seeds overnight. Grind it to a fine paste as you would make regular idli. And keep it for fermentation.

Now wash beaten rice in a separate bowl and keep it for 5-10 minutes. When idli batter ferments, add mashed beaten rice, flax seeds powder, salt, and cooking soda. Blend it and make a smooth batter.

Pour idli batter into the greased idli molds and steam for 7-8 minutes or till they are done. Serve it with coconut chutney or your favorite chutney and sambar.


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Garlic cheese bread recipe



 Ingredients :

For the dough,
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp yeast 
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  •  1/2 tsp garlic paste or 2-3 garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp oregano 
  • 1 tbsp oil
For the garlic butter,
  • 1 tbsp butter melted 
  • 1 tsp garlic paste or garlic finely chopped
Other ingredients,
  • some flour to dust 
  • 1 small capsicum, finely chopped 
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped 
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese 
  •  chili flakes 
  • mixed herbs 
Method :
In a mixing bowl take warm water, sugar, and yeast. Mix well with a spoon. Rest for 10 minutes. Next, add salt, garlic paste or finely chopped and oregano. Add the flour and start to knead the dough. Punch the dough well and knead until the dough is smooth and soft. Now coat the dough with oil and rest for 2 hours.

Make Garlic Bread-

In a small bowl mix of butter, garlic paste or finely chopped. Now roll the dough out to 26cm diameter in a flour-dusted surface. Spread the prepared garlic butter over the dough. Spread grated cheese, capsicum, tomato, onion and a little of spices mix. Now apply water to the edges and fold over and press down the edges. Make marks over bread without cutting them fully.  Take garlic-butter and grease the bread with it. Sprinkle the chili flakes and mix herbs. If you like more of bread structure, let it rest for 30 minutes before baking. Bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. Or bake in the preheated pan or cooker for 20-25 minutes (I baked in a pan).
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