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Monday, January 30, 2012

Moroccan-Style Carrot & Apple Salad


Ingredients slightly dry roasted & coarsely ground
Coriander seeds-1/4tsp
Jeera-1/8tsp
Walnuts-6
Other ingredients
Grated medium carrot-1
Chopped small apple-1
Chopped coriander leaves-little
Honey/agave-1tsp
Raisins-15
Salt & red chilly powder-to taste
Olive oil-1 tsp
Lime juice-1tsp
Grated garlic-1
(optional,I didn't use)
Method
Toss everything together & serve garnished with some chopped walnuts & coriander leaves .

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tricolour Oothapams

Ingredients
Idly batter -required amount
Carrot puree
Coriander puree
Oil-required amount
Method
Divide the idly batter into two parts.Mix carrot puree to one part & coriander puree to another.Pour very little water & dilute it to dosa batter consistency.Heat a tawa pour a ladle,spread the batter to a semi thick circle.Pour oil around it,cover & cook it.Cook it only one side till done.Your tricolour oothapams are ready.
Note:You can also add red chilly powder to carrot & green chillies to coriander while grinding.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Tofu Bajji with less Oil

Marination ingredients
Firm tofu cubes-1 cup
Salt to taste
Crushed kastoori methi-1tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Yellow food colour-a pinch
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Jeera powder-1/4tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
(mix all above ingredients together & rest it for 15 minutes)
Outer covering
Besan-6tsp
Rice flour-3tsp
Salt to taste
Jeera /Cumin-1/4tsp
(pour water & make a semi thick batter with above ingredients)
Oil-to fry
Method
Heat a paniyaram pan pour a teaspoon of oil in each hole.Dip each tofu piece in the batter & place it in paniyaram pan.Cook it both sides till brown & crisp.Serve it with any dip
Tips:You can also deep fry these in hot oil.












Sunday, January 15, 2012

Red Pumpkin Pachadi

Ingredients
Steamed & mashed red pumpkin-1 cup
Curd-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Uraddhal & Channa dhal-each1/4tsp
Jeera-1/4tsp
Red chillies-1
Curry leaves-little
Hing-a pinch
Chopped onion-3tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Fry onions till light brown.Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl.Add the tempering,mix it well & serve.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pear Lassi



Ingredients
Pear chopped-1
Thick curd-1 cup
Blue agave-1tsp
Cardamom powder-a pinch
Method
Blend everything together.Serve it cold.
Courtesy:Priya with a slight change....

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Whole Masoor Dhal Dosa

Ingredients
Long grain rice-3 cups
Whole masoor dhal-3/4 cup
(soaked overnight)
Uraddhal-1 cup
Poha/Aval-1/4 cup
Methi /fenugreek seeds-1tsp
Salt to taste
Method
Soak all above ingredients together for 4 hrs.Then grind it to a smooth batter,add salt & ferment it overnight.Heat an iron griddle,pour a ladle of batter.Spread it evenly to a thin circle.Pour oil around the dosa,cook it till crisp.Serve it with any chutney.