December 28, 2009

Whole wheat cups


I tried them using leftover atta on gunpongalu mold. Take small balls of atta and press them over the mold. Heat them on low flame. toss them over and heat them on other side. They will look like small bowls.I made 4 of them. I added some of the common ingredients to each of the bowls i.e. chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, cilantro leaves. Then i added 4 different toppings on each of them. I used toamato ketchup on one, mozerella cheese on other, italian seasoning on the 3rd bowl and vanilla flavour yogurt on the last one.

You can try different variations in topping. Mint chutney, mango chutney, guacamole or any orher of your choice. They taste really good. Kids will love them as chaat.

December 16, 2009

Papaya Halwa

Here s what you need:
1 medium ripe papaya chopped
1/2 cup cashews
1 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder (optional)
1 and 1/2 cup sugar or to taste
1 tbsp unsalted butter
3/4 cup milk

Heat butter in a pan, fry cashews till they are light brown in color. To this, add chopped papaya cubes and cook for few mins. Then add milk and let the mixture cook until papaya turns soft and is easily mashable with the spoon.Add sugar and cook for a while. Once the halwa gets oily texture, add cardamon powder and nutmeg powder and mix well.

December 9, 2009

All Parathas

Hi friends, I am back with new recipes. Hope you all had a good year. Its been 1 year since i quit blogging. My daughter Mrinal is will be 1 year this month. She has been so far a good baby :)
But will see if she lets me blog for atleast couple of hours in a week, since she gets mad at me whenever i sit in front of the comp.....lolz.

Veg cheese parathas

For dough:
Add salt and oil to 1 cup whole wheat flour and knead into a medium hard dough using water.
Keep it aside for 15 to 20 mins.

Cook 1 cup of chopped vegetables in cooker adding very little water.I used potatoes, carrots, green peas. Mash them and add salt, 1 tsp chaat masala/garam masala, 1 tsp red chili powder, 1/2 tsp roated cumin powder, tsp roasted corriander powder, chopped corriander leaves, few drops of lemon juice.Heat a pan and saute the above mixture till its completely dry. Add grated mozarella cheese and mix well.

Now, make small balls of dough and flatten each ball using the rolling pin. Take a small portion of the vegetable mixture and keep it on the flattened dough. Seal the vegetable mixture and roll it. Thichness should be medium. If too thin, it will stick to the surface while rolling, if too thick it will be too heavy in weight. You wouldnt want someone throwing them back at you :)

Bake parathas on both sides on preheated pan till small brown spots appear. Serve them with Raita and paneer jalfrezi.

Moong Dal Parathas

F0r dough:
You can follow the dough recipe which i mentioned above.

Moong dal stuffing:
Cook moong dal in cooker. Dont add too much of water while cooking. Even if you add too much, you can correct it by heating the dal in a round bottom pan, untill its dry. Add green chilis, cumin powder, corriander powder, salt, ginger. Mix and mash everything. Make small balls of dal and stuff in the paratha dough like the way i did for veg cheese parathas(see above). Flatten each paratha and bake on both sides. Serve moong dal parathas with pickle and paneer side dish.

Mooli paratha

For dough:Please follow my dough recipe which i have mention in above recipe.

For mooli stuffing:
Grate raddishes. I used small red raddishes. The color of paratha looks really good when the parathas are done. Add chopped green chilis, salt, few drops of lemon juice, cumin powder, coriander powder. Saute this raddish mixture on a pan till all the water is evaporated.Dont add oil while doing this. Take small portion of this mixture and stuff into the paratha dough and flatten it.Flatten each into paratha and bake on both sides. Serve mooli parathas with chutney and eggplant gravy.

Green peas parathas

i follow the same method which i did for mooli parathas. I cooked green peas in cooker. I added same ingredients. Mashed the peas and sauted them in pan. I then added coriander leaves and chaat masala. Again followed the remaining method as above.