Monday, April 29, 2013

Hot and sour idles

Hot and sour idles

18-20 - left over idles
3-4     -  green chillies finely chopped
3-4     - cloves of garlic
1 tsp   - minced ginger
1tbsp  - chopped coriander leaves
1 medium- onion diced
2 tsp - tomato sauce
1 tsp - green chilly sauce
1 tsp-  soya sauce
1.5 tsp- sugar
1/2 tsp- chilly flakes
2tsp  -  oil

1/4  - cup water
salt  - as per taste

1. Chop up the idyll's to about 1 inch size and keep aside.
2.In a non-stick pan take 2 tsp of oil,just when it becomes hot add garlic,ginger and chilly flakes and mix them. Then add chopped green chillies,onion and saute for 2-3 mins.
3. Then add tomato sauce,soy sauce,green chilly sauce ,salt and sugar and mix properly.
4. Now add water and make it into a medium paste.
5. To the above mixture add the cut idly and mix properly so that all the idly pieces are coated properly.
6. Cut off the heat and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

It tastes almost like idli munchurian but without the guilt of deep fried one.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Stuffed bread rolls

7-8 bread slices[remove the edges]
2-3 large- boiled mashed  potatoes
1 tbsp   -  chopped fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup - frozen thawed peas
1 large  - onion chopped
1/2 tsp -  ginger garlic paste
1 tsp    -  garam masala
1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
1/4 tsp - chilly powder
salt       -  as per taste
1/2 tsp  - cumin seeds[jeera]
1/4 tsp  - chat powder
1-2 tsp  - oil/butter/ghee for toasting

1.In a deep nonstick pan
 take 1tsp oil ,add cumin and afetr a min add chopped onions,ginger garlic paste and saute for 1-2 mins . Then add peas and add turmeric powder,chilly powder, garam masala powder and mix properly.
2. In a bowl take the boiled mashed potato and then add the above mixture add  chat powder and salt and mix properly. Now add chopped mint leaves and keep aside.
3.. Wet both hands and then tap the bread so as to make it slightly moist. Put the potato mixture about a spoon full in the centre and then slowly roll with wet hands and seal the edges properly.
4. Take a non stick pan. To it add a little bit of oil or ghee and slowly roast the bread roll on all sides so that it crunches out. Do remember to keep the flame in medium.
5. Enjoy hot with desired chutney or simple ketchup.