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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Batura (Version 2)

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
 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

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
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

Watermelon skin cubed-1 cup
(Only white part)
Salt to taste
Green chillies-5
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Tamarind paste-2tsp
Tempering (optional)
Urad dhal-1/2tsp
Curry leaves-little
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

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
Methi seeds-1/8tsp
Oil-1/2 cup
Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Cool & mix all above ingredients together.Serve it the next day.Store it in fridge .

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Celery Soup

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
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.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Carrot & Watermelon Coolers

Carrot juice-1 cup
Watermelon cubes-1 cup
Honey add to the sweetness(optional)
(I didn't use,as the juice was already sweet)
Water to dilute
Ice cubes-little
Blend carrot juice & watermelon in a blender.Filter & dilute it with water.Serve it cold with ice cubes.

Monday, May 23, 2011

9 Bean Country Soup

9 beans soaked over night -1 cup
(Mix containing dried black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, black-eyed peas, pigeon,split pea,masoor dhal barley,etc )
Salt & Pepper to taste
Dried basil-1/2tsp
Chopped tomato-1/2
Chopped capsicum-1/4 cup
Garlic powder-1/2tsp
Grated cheese for garnish
Pressure cook all above ingredients together.Mash it up slightly & dilute it as per the thickness.Season with salt & pepper.Garnish & serve it hot.
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