Monday, February 24, 2014

Goli Baje

Maida  - 2 Cups
Curd                        - 1/2 cup
Green chilly            -  2-3[as per your taste]
  Hing                      - a pinch
Curry leaves           -  5 to 6
Cooking Soda         -  a pinch
Sugar                      - 1 Table spoon
Salt                         -  as required
Oil                          -  for deep frying (1 Cup)

1. Add maida, sugar and salt in a big bowl. 
2. Add curd and mix it nicely (let it be thick)and then keep aside to rest   for 10 minutes. 
3. Wash Green chilly and curry leaves and chop it finely and set aside.
4.  Add green chilly, hing and curry leaves and mix it well. 
5. Pre heat the oil for deep frying. (on medium flame). 
6. Just before frying add a pinch of cooking soda and mix it well. 
7. Take a handful of batter and leave it in oil so as to form  small balls shape. 
8.  Fry on both sides till they turn golden color .
9. Remove and place  it on a kitchen towel/tissue to remove extra oil. 
10.Repeat the same with the rest of the batter. 
11. Serve Hot Goli baje with ketch up or any kind of  coconut chutney you prepared.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Friday, October 4, 2013

Eggless choclate cake - using Microwave

This is simple yet a tasty fluffy choco- cake recipe for those busy mom's out there. Simple less ingredients are used and it just takes around 5 mins to prepare. So without any delay here are the ingredients used.

Maida - 1.5 cups
Sugar  - 1 cup

 Milk   - 1 cup+ 1tbsp

Cocoa powder - 3tbsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda     - 1/4 tsp
Salt                   - 1 pinch
Oil                    - 3 tsp ( optional)
Lemon juice     - 1 tsp
Instant coffee powder- 1 tsp
Water               - 2 tbsp

1. Sieve all the dry ingredients and keep aside.
2. Squeeze fresh lemon juice and keep ready.Prepare a microwave dish by placing a wax paper at the bottom and grease the dish with butter or oil and keep ready.
3.Now in a large bowl add sugar and milk and beat until all of the sugar is dissolved completely.
4. Now add the dry ingredients little by little and blend it to gather by using a beater.
5.Now add the oil and mix properly . The mixture will be silky and smooth. Now add water and lemon juice and mix it quickly and immediately transfer the mixture to the baking dish and place in the microwave.
6. Cook for about 3-5 min depending on the power of your microwave.
7. Check by poking the bamboo tooth prick at the center .If it comes out clear .its ready.
8. Remove and allow it to cool for 5-10 mins .
9.Its ready to be relished.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mullu southe salli / cucumber salad

This is a very refreshing,cooling recipe . Its good in summer .The nice crunchy salad refreshes the warm days in summer.Its a good dish for one who is on diet. Cucumbers are very good source of vitamin- B.they contain 80% of water in them. This is a easy no cooking required recipe.

cucumber        - 1 large
onion              -   1 medium sized
green chillies   - 1-2  [optional]
coriander leaves- 1 tsp

1. Wash the cucumber . Then cut them into quarters and slice thinly.
2. Peal the onions and thinly slice them length wise and keep aside.
3. Chop the chillies and fresh coriander leaves. You can even replace the coriander leaves with fresh mint leaves or dill leaves too.
4. Now take cucumber ,onion,chillies and fresh coriander leaves in a bowl add enough salt to suit your taste and mix them all and enjoy it with rice as sides.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Til ki ladoo

Black sesame seeds    - 1/2 cup
Jagarry / gud              -   1/2 cup
Cashew nuts               -   3-4 broken into pieces
Dried grapes               -   6-8
Cardamom  powder    -  1/4 tsp
Ghee                           -  1.5 tsp

1. Dry roast sesame seeds in a pan for about a minute or until it starts to splutter. Keep the heat in medium and take care not to burn them.    
2. Now scrape the jagarry and keep ready.
3. Take a blender and add cardamom powder/seeds, jagarry, and the roasted sesame seeds and pulse for 3-4 times until it forms a uniform mixture and blends properly.
4. Take the ghee in a small pan and add cashews and dried grapes into it and roast it till the cashews turn slightly golden add this to the blended mixture.
5. Take the mixture in a clean bowl and take small portions of the mixture and press and form small ladoos. 
6.If you find it difficult to form small balls out of it then add little ghee. You can even warm this mixture slightly for few seconds in microwave so it becomes easy.

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.