Friday, June 29, 2007

Raagi Rotti

Here is a simple healthy recipe what i prepared for my Vratha .Raagi is very good for our health.Raagi has a very good nutritive value. It should be taken during winters to keep the body warm and it also prevents the craking of soles.Its a good source of fibres and iron also.It helps to build up muscle protiens.So why not have it different forms.Now comming to the recipe.

Raagi powder - 2 cups
Samolina - 1/2 cup
Coconut grates- 1 cup
Cumin - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
water -to mix
Green chillies - 2 large

1.Take all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2.Add little bit of cold water and keep mixing until it forms a dough like that of chapatti.Take care not to form a sticcky mass as raagi becomes very sticky easily by absorbing water .
3.Then add grated coconut grates,cumin to it with the finely chopped chilly powder and mix properly
4.Now make small balls out of it.
5.Grease the pan a bit and press the balls using your hands into a round rotti.
6.Cook up both the sides smearing ghee until the edges turn a bit crispy.
7.Serve hot with sugar and freshly prepared butter or with spicy chilly chutney.

Chilly chutney:-

Green chilly - 1 large
Dry red chillies- 3 large
Tamarind pulp - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 8 large
coconut grates - 3 tbsp
water - 3 tbsp

For Tempering:-
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Dry chilly - 1
Curry leaves - 2 -3 leaves

1.Blend the coocnut ,chillies and tamarind adding enough water .
2.Add salt as per taste
3.The take a pan add the oil and other tempering ingredients to it and wait till the mustartd starts to splutter.
4.Then add it to the blended mixture.
Enjoy this with all types of rotti's, dosa's and even it tastes good with chapatti.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Recipe from fellow bloggers - 3

As Usual i just love to try out new recipes and here im with some round ups of wonderful simple recipes.

1.Trupthi's Corn masala:-

This is such a esay recipe and so delicious .It made my husband lick his fingers.The color is also so apealing lovely .Thanks a lot trupthi.Your picture was so good which forced me to try it out and it came out so good.Loved it with fresh homemade phulka's.hmmm....

2.Seema's coconut fudge:-

Here i have used almounds to garnish as i love the special crunchiness what it gives.Loved the recipe.All my friend liked it so much .Thanks akka for the wonderful recipe.

3.Seema's Mallige idli:-

Well what more should i say when so many of them have already tried this recipe .You need to try it out to believe me friends.It turns out so soft just like a sponge melts and sucks all teh sambar .I just love idle but this is the best idli i ever had. Thanks again for the lovely recipe akka.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Tomato macaroni soup

This is one of the easiest and instant soup which one can prepare.Well sound stupid i feel but its true.I just love soups.SO keep experimenting with new flavours and ingredients.Love to watch or even read more recipes and try them with my own twist.So this is one more of my special soup.This is quite filling too.Simple with very minimal ingredients and exotic flavours.Love it.the tangy sweetness of tomato,freshness of basil and chewy pasta make the soup a complete meal itself.Prefect for a chilly night .Well i can have this at any time.And dont ask about the left overs.The taste much better than fresh ones.

Tomato Puree - 1 cup
Tomato paste - 1tbsp[Optional]For extra richness
Basil powder - 1 tsp
fresh spinach - 1/4 cup
Tubular macaroni - 1/2 cup
Salt & pepper - as per taste
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
Onion powder -1/2 tsp

1.Take a large vessel fill it with water ,add salt and cook the pasta and remove it just before its done.
2.Take a pan add 2-3 drops of olive oil , add tomato paste and saute for 1 min.then add tomato puree and simmer and cook for 2 mins.Then add chopped spinach, season with salt and pepper,add chilly powder and mix properly.
3.Then add enough water and bring to a boil.
4.Now add cooked macaroni to it ,add fresh or dry basil to it and simmer and cook for 2 mins.
5.Remove and serve with freshly grilled bread at the side.Enjoy hot .