Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Ragi dosa
1 cup white urad dal
1 cup ragi flour
1 cup butter milk
1 cup curry leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds
salt to taste

Method
Wash and soak urad dal for 2hours in 2 cup of water.
Drain excess water and grind it into smooth paste.
Add ragi flour, cumin seeds, curry leaves, butter milk and salt to the urad dal batter.
Mix without any lumps and allow the dough to ferment.
Once fermented pour(just spred over the pan) one scoop of dosa batter on hot flat pan and add some oil around dosa to cook.
Tasty ragi dosa is ready now.

Onion chutney
2 big red onions(roughly chopped)
2 tomatoes(roughly chopped)
2 red chilly
1 inch tamarind
3 garlic cloves
salt to taste
2 tbsp. gingelly oil
10 curry leaves
1 tsp asafoetida powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp jiggery Powder

Method
Grind onion, tomato, red chilly, tamarind, garlic clove and salt into fine paste.
Heat oil in pan add mustard seeds.
Add curry leaves, asafoetida  powder, grind paste and turmeric powder.
Check for salt and close cook on low flame.
Once the oil floats on top of chutney add jaggery powder and put off the flame.

Ingredients
1 lit full cream milk
100 gm sugar
1 tsp cardamon powder
1 tsp saffron.

Method
Boil milk on low flame until it reduces 3/4th of its volume.
Add sugar and boil the milk further until it forms thick in consistency.
Once the milk is  thick and the colour is changed to cream add cardamon powder and saffron and put off the flame.
once cold store it in air tight container.

Monday, May 22, 2017


For Bhatura
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp. rava (semolina)
plain yogurt to mix the flour
salt to taste
Extra flour for dusting the dough while rolling flat

Method
Mix the flour into dough with salt, sugar, rava and curd.
Make a soft dough and rest it for at least an hour.
Heat oil in a big deep pan.
divide the dough into 3 equal parts.
Roll it flat into big circle and deep fry the dough.
Tasty bhatura is ready to serve.



Chole Masala-Ingredients
1 cup chickpea
1 medium sized onion(finely chopped)
1 tomato (finely chopped)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
10 curry leaves
1 tbsp. cooking oil
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp gram masala
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
2 inch fresh ginger julienne
2 tsp  chopped coriander leaves.

Method
Soak chick pea for 5 to 8 hours with 2 cups of water.
Cook the chickpea and drain the excess water(save some of this water).
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, fennel seeds and curry leaves.
Once the mustard splatters add onion and cook until it becomes translucent.
Next add tomato and turmeric powder.
Once the tomato cooked completely oil floats up the gravy.
Now add ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes.
Keep heat low and add chilli powder, coriander powder and cooked chickpea.
Add salt fry further 5 minutes and add some water (use saved water from cooking the chickpea).
Close the pan  and allow the gravy to boil for further 5 minutes.
Put off the flame add garam masala ,coriander leaves and ginger julienne.
Serve hot with bhatura.





Sunday, May 21, 2017


Ingredients
1 big cauliflower
1 lemon or lime juice
2 tbsp. red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp minced garlic
10 curry leaves
3 tbsp. gram flour
1 tbsp. corn flour
salt for taste
oil for deep frying.
Method
Cut the cauliflower into pieces and immerse them in water and 1 tbsp turmeric powder for 10 minutes.
Drain the water and add all other  ingredients except oil .
Mix well
Let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
Heat oil in deep frying pan.
Deep fry in batches.




Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mushroom pepper fry
Ingredients
500gms of button mushroom
1 medium sized onion
10 curry leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp  pepper corns
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp cooking oil
salt to taste

Preparation
Cut onions and mushroom into cubes.
Powder cumin seeds and pepper corns.

Method
Heat oil in pan.
Add onions and curry leaves.
Sauté until the onion is translucent and add the mushrooms.
Next add salt, turmeric powder and close cook the mushrooms on low flame(no need to add water).
Once the mushrooms are cooked add cumin and pepper powder.
Add some more fresh curry leaves and serve.

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Birds Nest
Ingredients
4 boiled eggs
2 medium sized potatoes cooked
6 bread pieces
1 tsp grounded pepper
salt to taste
oil for deep frying
2 tbsp. plain flour

Method
Crum the breads and mash the potatoes without any lumps.
(save some bread crumbs  for dusting)
Mix both together with salt and pepper.
Dust the eggs with plain flour.
Roll the crumb mix into flat and stuff the egg inside the mix(as shown on the picture)
Next roll the egg in bread crumbs
Deep fry the stuffed egg.


serve with mayonnaise and salad.






Chicken gravy

Ingredients
500gms of chicken diced(without bones)
2 onions(chop finely)
2 tomatoes chopped
1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste
10 curry leaves
1 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp. gingelly oil(or any cooking oil)

For masala powder
3 red chillies
2 clove
2 cardamom
2 inch cinnamon stick
2 tbsp. coriander seeds
1 tsp poppy seeds
6 cashew nuts
(fine powder all the ingredients)

For garnishing
chopped coriander leaves
fresh curry leaves

Method
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan
Fry onion and curry leaves until translucent
Add tomato and turmeric powder
Once the tomato is cooked add ginger garlic paste
Fry until the raw smell goes next add the chicken and the masala powder.
Sprinkle some water and add
Close cook on medium flame don't add any more water.
Once the chicken is cooked garnish with coriander and curry leaves.







Friday, February 3, 2017

Ingredients
2lts of milk
1 medium size lemon's juice
2 tbsp water

Method
Boil the milk
In the meantime mix lemon juice and water.
When the milk is in boiling point simmer the flame.
Add the lemon and water mixture slowly.
Milk starts to curdle.
Switch off the flame and filter the mixture in a sieve.
Transfer the paneer to the cotton cloth and  fold it into square shape.
Keep light weight over the cloth on tilted plate.
Allow it to sit for  one hour.
Remove the cloth and cut the paneer into squares.
We can store this paneer cubes in chiller for a week in an airtight container.









Sunday, January 15, 2017


Chicken Fry 


 
For Marination
1/2 kg diced breast piece
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp red chilly powder
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 lemon juice
2 tbsp of beaten egg 
salt to taste
oil to deep fry

For Seasoning
1 tsp organic coconut oil
1 tbsp plain yogurt
2 green chilies chopped  
1 tsp cumin seeds
10 curry leaves

1/2 lemon juice to squeeze over the fried chicken. 



Method
Mix chicken with all other ingredients.
Marinate the chicken for 2 to 3 hours in the fridge.
Deep fry the chicken until golden brown.
Keep the fried chicken on kitchen towel.
In another pan add coconut oil.
Add cumin seeds, curry leaves,green chilies.
Keep the flame on high add yogurt and chicken.
Fry for a second and switch off the flame.




Ingredients
100 gm of butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2  grated orange rind
2 eggs
1 1/2 self raising flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
4 tbsp of orange juice
1/2 cup chopped walnut
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
pinch of salt

Icing
100 gm of spreadable cream cheese
5 tbsp icing sugar
2 tbsp orange juice
1/2 grated orange rind

Method
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in  eggs one by one.
Add the remaining ingredients with 2 tbsp of orange juice and mix.(save 2 tbsp of orange juice to pour over the cake)
Preheat oven to 180 degree centigrade.
Bake for about 30 to 45 minutes.
Once the cake is cooked pour 2 tbsp of orange juice over the hot cake.
Allow the cake to cool completely.

Frosting
Beat cream cheese,icing sugar and orange juice.
Spread it over the cake and decorate with orange rind.


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