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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Batura (Version 2)

Ingredients
Maida-2 cups
Salt-1/2 tsp
Cooking soda-3 pinch
Curd-1/2 cup
Milk-1/4 cup (I used fat free milk)
Oil-1 & 1/2 tbsp
Oil-to deep fry
Method
 Mix maida,salt,cooking soda & oil in a bowl.Slowly add curd & milk & knead to a soft dough.Keep it covered for 2 to 3 hours.Take a small ball roll it out into thick poori.Deep fry it both sides in hot oil till light brown.Serve it with any side dish you desire.
Courtesy:Mrs.Mallika Badrinath with a slight change.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Stuffed Chillies

Stuffing
Mayonnaise-3tsp
Mozzarella cheese-3tsp
Mashed potato flakes-2tsp
Chilly garlic paste-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves-1tsp
(mix all above ingredients together)
Other ingredients
Chillies of any kind-3 cut into half
(I used jalapeno,seeds removed)
Oil-to fry
Bread crumbs-2tsp for dusting
Method
Place 2tsp of the stuffing ingredients inside the chillies.Dust it with bread crumbs & shallow fry or cook it on tawa till brown on all sides.Serve it with any dip.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Watermelon Skin Roti Pachadi

Ingredients
Watermelon skin cubed-1 cup
(Only white part)
Salt to taste
Green chillies-5
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Garlic-3
Tamarind paste-2tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Tempering (optional)
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Urad dhal-1/2tsp
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry the watermelon skin,salt & turmeric powder till raw smell disappears.Cool it & blend to a smooth paste along with other ingredients.Temper it,mix & serve it with hot plain rice.Can be served even with Idly or Dosa......




Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Brinjal Pickle

Ingredients
Purple round brinjal-5 medium size
(cut into cubes & fry in little oil till light brown on all sides.)
Salt to taste
Sliced garlic-10
Red chilly powder-2tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Vinegar-1/2 cup
Lime juice-1tbsp
Brown sugar-1tsp
Ingredients slightly dry roast & powder
Mustard-1tbsp
Methi seeds-1/8tsp
Tempering
Oil-1/2 cup
Hing-1/2tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Jeera-1/8tsp(optional)
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Cool & mix all above ingredients together.Serve it the next day.Store it in fridge .


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Yellow Moongh Dhal Idly

Ingredients
Split yellow moongh dhal with skin-1 cup
(soaked for 2hrs)
Green chillies-1
Salt to taste
Curd-2tsp
ENO fruit salt-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard,urad dhal,jeera-each 1/2tsp
Hing-a pinch
Curry leaves chopped-little
Method
Grind dhal & green chillies till semi coarse batter by adding very little water.Temper it.Add salt & curd mix the batter well.Just before making idly mix the ENO,beat the batter.Pour it in greased idly moulds immediately & steam it till done.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Celery Soup

Ingredients
Chopped celery- 1 & 1/2 cup
Chopped onion-3tsp
Chopped garlic-2
Salt & Pepper to taste
Maida-1/2 tsp
Olive oil-1tsp
Vegetable stock or water-required amount to dilute
Bean string(vermicelli)-a handful
Method
Cook onion,garlic& celery with little water till soft.Cool & make a smooth puree.Heat oil in a pan fry the maida till raw smell disappears,pour the puree,bean string & stock.Bring it to a boil.Switch off the gas & season it.Serve it hot.