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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Masala Paratha with Jhatpat Aloo


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup wheat flour
Salt to taste
Water to knead the dough
Ghee 

FOR THE FILLING :
In a bowl mix the below ingredients
3 tsp roasted jeera pdr
1 tsp coriander pdr
1/2 tsp haldi pdr
2 tsp red chilli pdr
1 tsp garam masala or chat masala pdr
Pinch of amchur pdr
3 tsp kasuri methi
Little salt
Chopped coriander leaves

PROCEDURE:

  • Knead the dough and keep covered for 15 mins
  • Devide the dough into portions and make balls
  • Roll the balls and put 1 tsp ghee in the middle and spread it 
  • Sprinkle the masala over it and fold the roti,roll it again into a paratha
  • Heat tava and roast the parathas adding ghee
JHATPAT ALOO INGREDIENTS:
2 potatoea/ aloo
4 tsp oil
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 chopped onion
1 tomato chopped
1 tsp coriander pdr
2 tsp jeera pdr
2 tsp garam masala pdr
1/2 tsp turmeric pdr
2-3 tsp red chilli pdr
Pinch of hing
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves

PROCEDURE:
  • In cooker heatoil,add chopped onions and saute till transparent
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes
  • Put the tomatoes and fry till it becomes mushy
  • Add all the spices ,fry for a minute,add potatoes cut into cubes,salt to taste, one cup water and cook for 2 whistles
  • Once the steam is released ,open the lid , check for salt,mix well
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and serve with parathas
  • If you want to make the gravy thick add 2 tsp besan after you fry tomatoes.



Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Hara Bhara Pulav


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup basmati rice 
6 tsp oil or ghee
1 big onion sliced
1 finely chopped carrot
1/4 cup korn kernels
1 tsp biryani masala pdr
1/2 tsp turmeric pdr
Salt to taste
1 tsp lemon juice
Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

FOR THE GREEN MASALA PASTE:
1/4 capsicum 
5-6 palak / spinach leaves
2 green chillies
1/2 inch ginger
5-6 garlic cloves
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
Grind the above ingredients into a fine paste and keep aside

PROCEDURE:

  • Wash and soak rice in water for 20 mins
  • In cooker heat oil,add sliced onions and saute till they turn transparent
  • Now add the masala paste and fry till raw smell goes
  • Add the veggies,spice powders and fry for 5 mins
  • Drain water from the ice and drop it into the cooker,fry for 5 mins
  • Add salt to taste,lemon juice and 1.5 cups water
  • Close the lid of the cooker and cook for 2 whistles
  • Once the steam is released open the lid and mix the pulav gently
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with raita.


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Veg. Masala Toast


INGREDIENTS:
4 bread slices
2 tblsp butter

FOT THE TOPPING:
2 carrots peeled and grated
2 tblsp finely chopped capsicum
1 finely chopped onion
2 finely chopped green chillies
1 tomato finely chopped
4 tsp oil
1/2 tsp turmeric pdr
1 tsp red chilli pdr
1 tsp pav bhaji masala / garam masala
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves
3 tblsp grated cheese

PROCEDURE:

  • In a pan heat oil ,add chopped onions and saute till transparent
  • Add green chillies,tomato chopped and fry till it becomes soft
  • Now drop in the grated carrot,capsicum chopped and cook for 5 mins
  • Add all the spice powders and fry for a second
  • Add salt to taste,chopped coriander leaves and your topping is ready
  • Take the bread slice ,spread the topping on the bread 
  • Put the grated cheese on the topping according to your taste
  • Heat tava and toast it adding butter  with the lid covered ,till it becomes crisp
  • Enjoy with hot cup of coffee or tea!!

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Teekhi Poori/ spicy poori




INGREDIENTS:
1 cup wheat flour
2 tblsp fine rava / semolina
2 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
2 green chillies crushed
1/2 tsp hing/ asafoetida pdr
2 tsp crushed jeera/ cumin seeds
Water to knead the dough
Oil for deep frying

PROCEDURE:

  • In a bowl take wheat flour,rava,salt sugar,crushed chillies,jeera, hing 
  • Mix well and add water as required to knead the dough
  • Make a tight dough and keep covered for 15 mins
  • Devide the dough into portions and make balls
  • Roll the balls into pooris and deep fry in oil 
  • Serve hot !!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Chikku Milk Shake


INGREDIENTS:
2 cups chilled milk
2 medium size chikkus / sapotas
Sugar as per your taste


PROCEDURE:
  • Wash , peel and  chop the chikkus
  • Blend it with milk and sugar
  • Add ice cubes and serve chilled

Tomato Shavige


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup sevaiya / idiyappam slightly crushed (i used leftover shevai.you can use any readymade vermicelli)
4 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard
1 chopped onion
1 chopped tomato
1/2 tsp turmeric pdr
1 tsp red chilli pdr
1/2 tsp chana masala pdr or any garam masala pdr
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves

PROCEDURE:

  • Heat oil in a kadai ,add mustard,once it starts crackling ,add chopped onions 
  • Saute onions till it becomes transparent,followed by chopped tomatoes
  • Fry the tomatoes till it becomes mushy
  • Add the spice powders and fry for a minute
  • Now drop in the shevai / vermicelli ,salt to taste and mix well
  • garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot .


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Pasta in White Sauce


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup pasta
2tblsp butter
1 tblsp maida
1 1/4 cup boiled and cooled milk
5 finely chopped garlic cloves
1/2 cup finely chopped red and green capsicum
1/4 cup korn kernels
1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
1/2 tsp crushed pepper 
1 tsp oregano
3 tblsp grated cheese
Salt to taste

PROCEDURE:

  • Boil 3-4 cups water in a vessel ,add pasta,little salt and 1 tsp oil and cook till pasta is cooked
  • Once the pasta is cooked drain the water and keep aside
  • In a pan heat 1 tsp butter and saute garlic chopped for 2 mins
  • Add the chopped capsicum and sweet corn kernels,little salt and saute for a while and remove it on a plate
  • In the same pan put the remaining butter,add maida and saute for 2 mins, add the milk and stir continuously to avoid lumps
  • While the mixture starts thickening add the chilli flakes,crushed pepper and oregano ,mix well
  • Now add the grated cheese into the thick mixture and mix
  • Add the sauted veggies,boiled pasta and toss well
  • Check for seasoning and serve hot!!!