Thursday, January 26, 2012

Methi Dal

                       Toor dal: 1 cup
                       Moong Dal: 1/4 cup
                       Methi/ Fenugreek leaves: 1 cup chopped
                       Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tspn
                       Tamarind extract: 2-3 tbspn
                       Garlic: 3-4 cloves (Lightly crushed)
                       Chilli Powder: 1/4 tspn or according to taste
                       Garam masala powder: Pinch ( Optional)
                       Oil: 1 tbspn
                       Cumin Seeds(Jeera): Pinch
                       Asafoetida: Pinch
                       Curry leaves: 3-4
                       Salt to taste

                 1. Pressure cook toor dal, moong dal, turmeric powder and methi leaves using enough water for 2-3 whistles. Mash the dal very well.
                 2. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, asafoetida, and curry leaves. Add the cooked dal mixture.
                 3. Add chilli powder, garam masala powder, tamarind extract, crushed garlic cloves and salt. Boil for 5 mins.
                 4. Serve with roti or chapathi or rice.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Stuffed Buns

                        All Purpose Flour/Maida: 1 1/2 cup
                        Rapid Rise Yeast: 1 tbspn
                        Milk: 1/4 cup lukewarm
                        Water: 1/4 cup lukewarm (add more if needed)
                        Oil: 3 tbspn
                        Sugar: 1 tbspn
                        Salt: 3/4 tspn

                 Onion: 1 cup (cut it lenghtwise)
                 Peas: 2 tbspn (Optional)
                 Green chilli: 1 finely chopped
                 Garam masala: 1/4 tspn
                 Chat masala: 1/2 tspn
                 Coriander leaves: 1 tbspn chopped
                 Turmeric: Pinch
                 Oil: 1 tbspn
                 Salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan and add onion, peas, salt, green chilli and turmeric powder. fry for 2-3 mins. Add garam masala and chat masala. fry for another 2 mins. switch off the flame and add coriander leaves. mix well and keep it aside.

                 1. In a large bowl, add maida, yeast, sugar, salt and mix well.
                 2. Add lukewarm water and milk and knead to a soft dough.  Coat the dough with the oil and Cover and place the bowl  in a warm place for an hour. Now the dough doubles in volume.

                                3. Punch down the dough and divide into equal parts. 
                                4.  Take each divided dough and make it like a disc as shown below.
                                5.   Add 1-2 tbspn of stuffing and  pull all the edges towards the center to cover the stuffing. 
                              6. Preheat the oven to 350 F  and arrange the buns in a baking tray and bake for about  15-20 mins or till top surface turns light golden brown in color.
                              7. Allow it to cool and enjoy with a  cup of coffee :) .