Thursday, 10 July 2014

Chana Dal Parathas



I had never tasted savoury dal parathas earlier.I was aware about the sweet dal stuffing which is known as puran poli.These parathas are more similar to the version prepared in Bihar as my mom learnt the recipe from a Bihari neighbour.There can be different variations specially made in North India.But these taste equally yummy..so pls try it if you have never had one :)

Ingredients -
chana dal(1 cup)
green chillies(2-3)
asafoetida/hing
ginger(a small piece)
oil
salt
sugar
wheat flour/atta
water 

Method -
Soak the chana dal overnight or for 7-8hours.
Grind it in a mixer along with green chillies and ginger adding required water(little).
Heat oil in a non-stick kadai.
Add hing to it.
Then add the ground dal mix.
Keep on stirring it so that it doesnt get burnt.
Adjust salt as per taste and add little sugar.
Keep on stirring till it gets dry.
Prepare the dough by kneading the atta with water.
Make round balls of the dough and dal stuffing.
Take one atta ball and stuff it with the dal mixture.
Roll into a roti and fry on both sides with ghee.
Similarly prepare other parathas.
Serve these delicious dal parathas with a side-dish of your choice :)


Friday, 20 June 2014

Chole tikki/Kabuli chana cutlet



A very easy and simple snack item which is healthy too as it is made up of chana..

Ingredients -
kabuli chana/chole -1cup
potato -1medium
green chillies
turmeric powder
red chilly powder
chaat masala
salt
coriander leaves

Method -
Soak the kabuli chana for 6-7hours or overnight.
Boil them till soft.
Boil the potato.
Mash the chana and potato together.
Add chopped chillies,coriander leaves and the remaining spices.
Adjust the salt for taste.
Heat a non-stick pan.
Drizzle some oil over it.
Make round patties of the mix,coat them with bread crumbs or sooji and put on the pan.
Cook on both sides till crisp.
Serve hot cutlets at tea-time with tomato ketchup :)




Saturday, 7 June 2014

Cucumber Dosa

I saw this dosa recipe on a tv channel.The original recipe contained curd, but I modified it a little by avoiding curd and it tasted equally good.This can be an excellent breakfast item.I had prepared these dosas as an evening snack and all my family members loved them :)

Ingredients -
rice flour(1cup)
sooji/rava(2tspn)
cucumber(1)
cumin seeds/jeera
green chillies
coriander leaves
water
salt
oil

Method -
Wash and grate the cucumber with skin.
Take rice flour in a bowl.Add rava to it.
Add finely chopped chillies,coriander leaves and jeera.
Add salt as per taste.
Put in the grated cucumber and add lots of water.
Let it stand for 15min.
Again add water if required as sooji will soak water.
The batter should be a bit watery.
Heat a non-stick tawa.
Drizzle some oil on it.
Pour a laddle full of batter starting from the edges.(opposite of how you normally make dosas.)
Flip and cook on both sides till crisp.
Hot cucumber dosas are ready to serve :)



Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Beetroot Jam



Beetroot is an excellent source of folate,manganese and iron.Needless to say it is necessary for kids/children.Having it by just boiling or in salads is not that tasty, many adults don't like it ! Least expect your kids to have it :p So here is one yummy jam which kids would love and assure mothers too :)

Ingredients -
beetroot(1)
sugar
milk(1/4 cup)
water for boiling

Method -
Wash the beetroot well and boil it till soft.
Peel off the skin and grate it.
Heat a non-stick pan.
Add some ghee and put in the grated beet.
Fry for about a min, then add sugar and milk.
Adjust the sugar as per your taste.
The milk quantity can be reduced.I added a bit more since it was for my toddler.

Keep it on the flame till you get a desired jam consistency.
Yummy beetroot jam is ready :)

Friday, 9 May 2014

Cold Coffee


This is a simple cold coffee recipe which you can have at home anytime.A great respite in the scorching summer..provided you are a coffee fan :p

Ingredients -
coffee powder
hot water
sugar
milk
ice
cocoa powder(optional)

Method -
Boil water in a bowl.
Add sugar and coffee to it.The quantity would be as per your taste.I used nescafe powder.
Stir it vigorously till its frothy.
Next add cold milk to it and refrigerate.
Add ice cubes while serving and you can sprinkle some cocoa powder on top if you wish.
Yummy cold-coffee is ready to serve :)