Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Chapati/Roti

Chapati is a type of Indian flat bread popular among northern parts of India. This is a simple roti made with Whole wheat flour, salt, oil and water.

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Prep time

Cook time

Yields

15mins

15 mins

10 rotis

 

Cuisine:  Indian (flat bread)

 

Ingredients

 

Method

1. Sieve the flour, add salt to it and mix well. Place the flour in a large bowl and add ¾ cup of water. Stir lightly with fingers in a circular motion till the flour start to gather. Add 1-2 tablespoons of more flour if the dough looks too sticky or add little more water if it looks too dry and firm.

2. Knead the flour until you have soft and pliable dough that does not stick to your fingers. You can put little oil on your hand while kneading the dough to help with kneading. Take one portion and roll out using a rolling pin to form a circular disc. Once ready to make chapatis, heat the griddle over medium-high heat.

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3. Divide the dough into 10-12 equal-sized balls and start working with each ball separately. Place the bowl in dry flour and flatten it a bit with help of finger tips. Heat the tawa, preferably an iron griddle. (Medium flame should be fine) When it’s ready, toast one side of the chapati for roughly 3 seconds or until you see little bubble blisters bulging. Now flip to the other side and press gently with a paper towel. Do not press too hard, this will make the chapati hard.

4. Now, again flip to the other side adding few drops of oil. This should help them fluff up and immediately turn and remove from the griddle.

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5. You may also add little ghee on top and have it right away. (Just optional). Repeat the process for rest of the dough,

6. Either finish them while hot or stack them after cooling and wrap with a paper towel and store in air-tight containers. Can be refrigerated for few days.

Notes

If keeping for longer period store the dough in refrigerator and make sure to bring it back to room temperature before using it.When reheating place them in a plate, cover with a damp paper towel and microwave for few seconds.

Served with

Aloo mattar,Carrot cucumber raita

Monday, 17 November 2014

Papaya Smoothie

Papaya is also a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. The skin is green when unripe and becomes yellow to red when the papaya gets ripe. The inside of the papaya is filled with black wrinkled seeds, which are normally discarded. The ripe papaya has a very typical sweet flavor. The papaya has spherical or cylindrical in shape.Papaya Smoothie is an easy and healthful breakfast during these busy mornings. If you don’t have a papaya, try it with a mango.

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Prep time

Serves

10 mins

3 persons

 

Cuisine:  Indian (Drinks)

 

Ingredients

 

 

Preparation

1. In a blender container combine papaya, strawberries, milk, fresh cream and honey. Cover and blend until smooth.

2. With the blender running, add ice cubes, one at a time, through the opening in the lid, until ice is crushed and mixture is smooth. Pour into glasses. If desired, garnish with additional strawberries or sliced papaya .Serve immediately.

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Notes

A firm, unripe papaya can be ripened at room temperature for 3 to 5 days until mostly yellow to yellowish orange in color.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Recipe Index

BREAKFAST

Oats Idli

Butterbean Soy Dosa

Navaratna Paniyaram

Sura puttu Sandwich

Beet poori with Matar paneer Bhurji

Moong dal chilla

Ven Pongal

Stuffed Omelette

Avarekalu Uppittu(Upma)

Carrot Dosa

Idli upma

Veggie Egg sandwich

Spicy Sweet potato wraps

Ragi Vermicelli Upma

Vanilla Cinnamon French Toast

Bread Upma

Ragi vermicelli Upma

Idli Recipe

Scrambled Egg Bhurji

Ragi Sweet vermecilli

Drumstick leaves(Murungai illa) Adai

Mushroom masala omelette

SIDE DISH FOR IDLI/DOSA---CHUTNEYS/PACHADI

Carrot Pumpkin peel and seed chutney

Ridge gourd(peerkangai) peel chutney

Groundnut(Peanut) chutney

Radish Spinach chutney

Snake gourd pepper thogayal

Tindora(Ivy gourd) Thogayal

Brinjal Gothsu

Coconut chutney

Onion Garlic Chutney

Zucchini Thogayal

Capsicum(Green pepper) Chutney

PODI VARIETIES

Andhra Style –Kandi podi

Idli Milagai Podi

Horse gram Paruppu Podi

RASAM VARIETIES

Amla Cucumber Rasam

Carrot Apple RasamCabbage Raita

Raw mango Rasam

Kala Channa(Brown Chickpeas) Rasam

Curry leaves Rasam

SOUPS

Sweet Potato and Carrot soup with ginger flavour

Golden Soup

Cauliflower greens Soup

Spinach and Baby corn soup

Quick Carrot Soup

RICE VARIETIES

Coconut Ghee rice

Spiced Curd Rice

(Tri color)Bell Pepper/Capsicum Fried Rice

Garlic Rice

Tomato Pulao

(Raw) Mango Lemon Rice

Palak(Spinach)  Pulao with tangy raita

Black urad dal Rice(Karuppu ulunthu sadam)

RAITAS

Cabbage Raita

Cucumber and carrot raita

KULAMBU VARIETIES

Mor Kulambu

White Pumpkin Sambhar

Pavakkai (Bitter Gourd) Kara Kulambu

Poondu Kuzhambu(Garlic Kuzhambu)

Drumstick(Murungakkai) Sambar

Paruppu Kuzhambu(Simple Dal tadka)

KOOTU

Sorakkai (Bottle Gourd) Kootu

Pudalangai (Snake gourd) Kootu

Manathakkali Keerai Paruppu kootu

Drumstick leaves Tomato kootu

DRY CURRIES/PORIYALS

Drumstick leaves egg thoran

Vazhakkai(Raw Banana) Podimas

Banana flower and potato poriyal

Cabbage Moong dal poriyal

Beetroot and chick peas poriyal

Soya Kheema curry

Cabbage(Purple) Mochai poriyal

Arai Keerai Poriyal(Greens Stir Fry)

Carrot Beans Stir fry

Kaddu ki subzi(yellow pumpkn curry)-Punjabi recipe

Raw Plantain Stir fry

Brinjal Drumstick poriyal

Spicy Okra masala fry

Stir Fried Jack fruit seed curry

Radish Greens stir fry

Avarakkai Poriyal(Field beans stir fry)

SWEETS

Walnut Burfi

Coconut(Thengai) Poli

Moong dal halwa

Semiya Kesari

SNACKS

Kabuli Channa(Chole) Murukku

Fried Sesame Prawns

Navaratna Paniyaram

Sura Puttu Sandwich

Yam Vada

Stuffed Mushroom Fritters

Sweet Potato and corn Fritters

Corn Methi Paniyaram

Karamani Palak Tikki

Vazhaipoo(Banana  flower) Bonda

DESSERT

Anjeer (Fig) Phirni

Apricot Fruit Sheera

Apple Coconut Kheer

Rice Kheer(Rice Pudding) using condensed milk

Papaya Halwa

Fruit Custard

Mango Kesari

Pineapple Kesari

DRINKS AND JUICES

Spicy Herbal Drink

Orange Iced Tea

Nannari Elaneer(Tender Coconut)  Sarbath

Homemade Tomato Juice

Sorakkai(Lauki) Juice

Beetroot Juice

Ginger Mint Lemonade

MILKSHAKES

Fruity Nuts Milkshake

Pistachio Milkshake

ABC Smoothie

Dates Milkshake

Mango Lassi

Black Currant smoothie

Beetroot Almond Milkshake

CHAATS

Sweet corn chaat

HOME REMEDIES

Ginger Cardamom Tea

Milagu paal(Pepper milk)

KIDS SPECIAL

Healthy Porridge

Walnut Burfi

Navaratna Paniyaram

Stuffed Omelette

Sura Puttu Sandwich

Yam Vada

Moong dal halwa

Anjeer (Fig) Phirni

FESTIVAL RECIPES

PAYASAM VARIETIES

Pineapple Payasam

Red Pumpkin Payasam

Jack Fruit seed Payasam

Thengai Arisi Payasam

ROTIS / PARATHAS

Basil(Tulsi) Paratha

SIDE DISH FOR ROTI / PARATHAS

Dal Palak(Coconut based version)

Spicy Mushroom

Stuffed Bread Kofta Curry

NON-VEG DISHES

HOMEMADE ITEMS

Ginger garlic paste

REGIONAL CUISINES

GUEST POST

Sago Kheer Twist (by Ramya Venkateshwaran)

Fried Sesame Prawns (by Usha Rani)

AWARDS

Leibster Award

 

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