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Monday, September 16, 2019

Aloo Bhakarwadi / Aloo Bakarwadi / Bhakarwadi / Samosa Pinwheels

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Aloo Bhakarwadi
Outer dough
Maida/All purpose flour- 1 & 1/2 cups
Besan-1/2 cup
Oil-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Chilly powder-1/4tsp (optional)
Filling ingredients
Boiled & mashed potato-3
Salt to taste
Hing-a pinch
Jeera/Cumin-1/2 tsp
Mustard-1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds-2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder & Coriander powder-each 1/2 tsp
Garam masala-1/4 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves-3 tsp
Amchur powder (dry mango powder)- a pinch
Sugar-a pinch
Oil-3 tsp
Oil-to deep fry required amount
Take all the ingredients for the dough in a bowl,pour water little by little & form a soft dough.Rest it for 20 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan temper it with jeera & mustard.
Add the potato & all dry ingredients mix it well.Switch off the stove add the coriander leaves and mix.
Divide the dough into 2 parts,take one portion & roll it out into a big thin circle.Spread the filling around evenly,now slowly start rolling it from one corner till the end like a log.
Cut the roll into ½  inch long pieces.Slightly dust the cut portion with maida,so that the filling doesn't come out while frying.
Deep fry these in medium low flame till golden brown on all sides.
Serve it as an evening snack.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Chalupas Recipe / Bean Chalupas / Bean and Cheese Chalupas / Homemade Chalupas - Mexican Recipe

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Ingredients for the dough / fried bread
All purpose flour / Maida - 2 cups
Baking powder - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste ( around 3/4 tsp)
Milk - 1 cup or more if needed
Cumin powder - 1/8 tsp
Melted butter - 1 tbsp

Take a wide bowl add all the dry ingredients and butter and mix.
Now slowly add milk little by little and make a semi tight dough.
Add 1 tsp of oil spread it on top to prevent drying.
Cover the dough with a clean towel for 30 minutes.
Punch the dough and divide the dough into equal size balls and roll to a semi thick disc. Do not roll it too thin.
Heat oil and slowly slide the dough into the hot oil and deep fry till light brown on all sides.
Remove it on a kitchen paper and while still hot fold it into half to stuff the filling.
Kidney beans or Tri bean blend - 2 small cans ( each 15 oz)
(or soak beans in water for 8 hours next day wash it well add fresh water and cook the beans till soft)
Drain the water from the beans and mash the beans well add 2 tbsp of hot sauce,little salt and cumin powder ,mix it well and keep it aside.
Chopped onion, Chopped bell pepper ,Chopped tomato,Chopped lettuce - as needed
Sour cream - as needed
Shredded cheese - as needed.

How to serve
Take a chalupa fill it up with some mashed beans next add the chopped onion,tomato,bell pepper then top it with some sour cream,lastly add the lettuce and cheese.
Serve it immediately.

a) Your filling can be more creative by adding salsa,guacamole,coloured bell peppers,etc
b) You can use just wheat flour or a mixture of both wheat flour and all purpose flour for making the dough.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Vendhaya Kanji Recipe / Methi Seeds Kanji / Porridge With Rice & Fenugreek Seeds

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Vendhaya Kanji
Sona masoori rice - 1/2 cup
Moongh dal - 1 tbsp
( I have used split green moongh dal with skin)
Vendhayam / Methi seeds / Fenugreek seeds- 1 tsp ( heaped)
Salt to taste - 1 tsp ( heaped)
Garlic - 10 cloves
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Freshly grated coconut - 3 tsp
Water - 5 cups

Vendhaya Kanji
Add washed rice,dal and methi into a pressure cooker,to this add all above mentioned ingredients.
Pour water and pressure cook till rice is cooked very soft.
Cool and open the pressure cooker lid mash the kanji using a ladle or masher.
Serve them hot with any thogayal/chutney of your choice or mor milagai or papads/appalams.

For Thogayal / Chutney recipe click HERE
For Ulundhu Kanji / Urad dal porridge recipe click HERE

a) You can also add coconut milk instead of freshly grated coconut.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Aloo Puri Recipe / Aloo Poori Recipe / Potato Poori Recipe

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Aloo Poori
Boiled and grated aloo/potato - 2 medium size
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Sooji/Semolina - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste or 1/2 tsp
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Finely chopped green chillies - 1
Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tsp ( optional)
Water as needed
Oil - 1 tsp for dough and for deep frying as needed

Boil potato peel the skin and grate it.
Take a wide plate add all the above ingredients except oil and water mix everything well.
Slowly sprinkle water little by little and make a tight tough.
Add 1 tsp of oil to the dough knead once and cover it and rest for 15 minutes.
Divide the dough into equal size balls,dust it with some wheat flour and roll it out to a semi thick disc.Do not roll it too thin.
Heat oil in a pan and slide the pooris into the hot oil.Slightly press all sides for the pooris to puff up.
Turn it other side and once both sides are light brown remove it on a kitchen paper.
Enjoy these hot pooris hot with any side dish of your choice.

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