Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1 1/2 kg Thin Rice Flakes
2-3 tbsp groundnuts
3 tbsp roasted chick peas
2 chillies (cut in pieces) (if you want spicy then add accordingly)
3 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp dry coconut either shredded or cut into thin slices
Salt according to taste
Oil 3-4 tbsp or as needed
3 tsp asafoetida (hing)
3-4 tsp Turmeric
2 tbsp curry leaves
1. In a vessel add oil and make it hot. Add mustard seeds, once they splutter add groundnuts and roasted chickpeas. Fry them for 2-3 minutes. Once they change colour add curry leaves and sliced coconut.
2. Fry it for a while, then add hing and turmeric and salt. Then add the rice flakes slowly slowly.
Keep the gas flame on medium low and keep stirring the mixture.
3. Keep stirring it till the rice flakes become crispy. Do not make the gas flame too big otherwise the rice flakes will become crispy very fast but will not stay crispy for a long time. If the flame is low then it will take time for the rice flakes to become crispy but it will remain crispy for a very long time.
4. Once done remove from fire and let it cool. Then store in a airtight container.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
1 cup Clarified Butter (ghee)
1 cup Milk
1 1/4 cup Sugar
All purpose flour as needed (maida)
A pinch salt
2 tsp Cardamom powder
Oil for frying
1. Mix ghee, milk and sugar in a heavy bottom vessel and put it on fire. Keep stirring continuously.
2. Boil it slightly, keep stirring so that the sugar melts.
3. Remove from fire and pour in a flat plate for cooling.
4. When it is warm add salt and cardamom powder to it and mix.
5. Then slowly add the flour to the mixture and make a nice soft dough. Cover and leave the dough for half an hour.
6. In a heavy bottom vessel pour oil and keep it on fire. Take a little portion of the dough and roll it a bit thick. Then cut it in diamond or square shape with the help of a knife or a cutter. You can use cookie cutters for different shapes.
7. Fry these in hot oil on a medium flame. Fry the shankarpale on medium low flame till golden brown. Remove on a kitchen towel and then store in a air tight container.
Its a wonderful snack for kids and also for adults with tea or just for time pass.
Tip: For the above measurement I had used around 4 1/2 cup of maida, and sugar 1 1/4 cup. If you like more sweet then may add little more sugar. The above measurement makes around 1kg of shankarpale.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
3/4 cup All purpose flour (maida)
1/2 cup Peanut butter
2 tbsp roasted peanuts (roughly crushed)
1/4 tsp soda bi carb
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
3/4 cup brown sugar (can use plain sugar also)
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup desicated coconut
1 tsp lemon rind
1. Take the flour, soda and sieve in a vessel.
2. Then add peanut butter, crushed peanuts, cinnamon powder, lemon rind, desicated coconut and mix.
3. Add honey and lemon rind, sugar and rolled oats. Mix well and knead it with as much water needed.
4. Put in aluminium foil and keep in refridgerator for half an hour.
5. Take it out from fridge and then make lemon size balls from it, and press it a little.
6. Preheat oven at 180 degrees celcius for 10 min.
7. Place the cookies tray in the oven and bake for about 10 min.
8. Keep checking. If the cooking are not done keep for some time more.
9. Remove from oven and keep on wire rack for cooling. Once cool store in airtight container.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
1 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup onion finely chopped
2 tbsp coriander
2 tsp oil
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
(You can add 2 green chillies or chilli powder as per taste if you want the roti to be a bit spicy)
1. Combine all ingredients with water and make a soft dough.
2. Leave it to rest for about 20 min.
3. Divide the dough into small balls and then roll out thick rotis of that.
4. Cook on tava leaving oil from sides and serve hot with fresh curds.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
2 cups wheat flour
2 tbsp butter
2 green chillies finely chopped
2tbsp coriander finely chopped
1 onion finely chopped
Salt to taste (if using salted butter then add salt accordingly)
Ghee for shallow frying
1. Mix all the ingredients except ghee and make a nice stiff dough.
2. Let it rest for a 10-15 min.
3. Make balls of the dough and roll in thick paratha.
4. On hot tawa roast leaving ghee from the sides. Cook on both sides and serve with any vegetable or can serve with plain yoghurt.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
2 Big size sweet potatoes (grated)
1 litre Milk
2 tbsp ghee
2 cups sugar (if you want less sweet then take sugar accordingly) (if the grated sweet potato is about 2 cups then 1 cup sugar will do)
1 tsp Cardamom powder
few pieces of cashew and pista.
1. Heat ghee in a pan and add sweet potato to it. Keep frying the potato till it becomes soft.
2. Then add milk and let it boil with the potato. Let it boil till the potato gets completely cooked and milk thickens.
3. Then add sugar and let it boil again till the sugar dissolves. Keep stirring frequently.
4. Let it boil till it is of the desired consistency. Then remove from the fire and add cardamom powder and nuts.
5. Serve hot or cold. (I liked it a bit warm)
Note: Sugar can be substituted with Jaggery. It gives a different taste and colour to the kheer.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Raagi/ Nachni Flour 2 cups
Pure Ghee 1 1/2 cups (may vary)
Icing Sugar 1 1/2 cups (or as per taste)
Cardamom powder 1 tsp
Nutmeg powder 1 tsp
1. In a non stick pan put the raagi flour and start adding the ghee 1 spoon at a time and fry the flour till it changes its colour a bit and starts giving aroma. Add ghee until the consistency till you feel it is enough to make laddoos.
2. Remove from fire and transfer it in another vessel. Let the temperature come down slightly. When it is warm add sugar, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder. If wanted you can add pieces of cashew and almonds.
3. Mix well and then make laddoos out of it.
Monday, March 15, 2010
4 Boiled potatoes
6 dry red chillies
3 cloves garlic
½ tsp kalonji
1 tsp oil
Salt as per taste.
1. Boil potatoes in the pressure cooker for a two to three whistle.
2. Make a paste of the garlic cloves.
3. Make paste of the chillies with little water.
4. Heat oil in a vessel add kalonji to it and fry for a min
5. Then add garlic paste and fry till it is brown.
6. Then add chilli paste and fry for 2 min.
7. Then add 2 cups water.
8. Let it boil then add boiled and cut potatoes.
9. Add salt and boil it for another 5 min.
10. Serve hot with white rice or Naan.
The red chillies give a wonderful colour and flavour too.... Use fresh garlic... it gives a very very different taste than the ready garlic paste....
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
For the Usal
1 tsp oil
1/2 cup sprouted matki
1/2 cup moong (saoked in water for atleast 8-10 hours)
1/2 tsp turmeric
pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp goda masala
little jaggery (1/2 tsp)
Salt to taste
For the Gravy (called as Tarri)
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1 onion finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
2 1/2 tbsp grated dry coconut
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
Farsan, Shev, Finely chopped onion, finely chopped tomato, A wedge of lemon
1. Put oil in a pan then add the mustard seeds, when they crackle add cumin seeds, turmeric and asafoetida, matki and moong and red chilli powder.
2. Then add salt, goda masala, jaggery and mix it all together. Keep aside.
1. Fry the onion in oil till brown, then add coconut, ginger and garlic pastes and tomato.
2. Cool it and then grind everything in mixer.
3. Put some oil in a pan and put turmeric, red chilli powder in it and add the onion gravy to it. (if chilli powder is put in oil directly it will bring nice red colour to the gravy)
4. Now add garam masala, salt and fry for another minute.
5. Add water and boil the gravy.
In another vessel make kanda pohe and keep.
Put the Usal in a dish, spread little pohe on it then top with farsan and then with the tarri....
Or the gravy can be served separately in a bowl, keep a wedge of lemon and pav.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
My first entry to Priyanka's Holi event on Asankhana
So here go the ingredients for 1 plate mouth watering dahi puri
Dahi (yogurt) 1 cup
6 puri (you can get ready made puris of pani puris)
1/2 onion finely chopped
1/2 tomato finely chopped
1 tbsp of coriander finely chopped
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1/2 potato boiled
1 tsp green chutney
1 tbsp dates and tamarind chutney
1 tbsp shev
For making the green chutney
Take 1 green chilli, 2 tbsp of coriander, 2-3 leaves of mint and salt. Grind them together.
For dates and tamarind chutney
Soak 2-3 dates in water for 1 hour. Then in the mixer put the dates without seed, add tamarind pulp 1tsp, 1/2tsp jaggery, 1/2tsp salt and grind together.
1. Add chaat masala and salt to dahi and mix it together. Refrigerate till serving time.
2. Make small holes in the puris and add the roughly smashed potato, then top it up with onion, tomato, green chutney, dates and tamarind chutney, chilled dahi, coriander and shev. Serve.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010