Monday, February 27, 2012

Urad dal Laddu

                        Urad dal: 2 cups
                        Powdered Sugar: 1 cup or according to taste
                        Ghee: 1/2 cup
                        Dry Fruits: handful
                        Cardamom Powder: Pinch

                 1. Dry roast urad dal till light brown in color. Cool and grind it to a fine powder.
                 2. Fry dry fruits in 1 tspn ghee.
                 3. Combine urad dal powder, ghee, sugar, cardamom powder and dry fruits. Mix well and make small laddus. Store it in a air tight container.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mooli Paratha

                        Radish/ Mooli: 1 cup grated
                        Green chilli: 2 finely chopped
                        Coriander leaves: 2 tbspn chopped
                        Chapathi Flour: 2 cups
                        Oil: 1 tbspn
                        Warm Water to knead
                        Salt to taste

                 1. Take a bowl, add chapathi flour, salt and warm water. knead it well.
                 2. Squeeze out the water from grated radish and keep it aside. Mix green chilli, coriander leaves with grated radish.
                 3. Take a lemon sized ball out of the dough and roll into a small disc. Add 1 tbspn of filling and pull the edges of the dough around the filling, completely enclosing it. Twist the dough ends together and pinch off the excess.
                 4. Flatten it and dust it with wheat flour and roll into a chapathi.
                 5. Place it on the skillet and apply oil. Cook on both the sides.
                 6. Serve hot with Raitha or dal.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Steamed Rice Dumplings: My100th Post :)

                       Idli Rava: 1 cup
                       Water: 2.5 cups
                       Coconut Powder: 1/2 cup
                       Ginger: 1 tspn grated
                       Green chilli: 2-3 chopped finely
                       Oil: 1 tbspn
                       Urad dal: 1 tbspn
                       Mustard Seeds: 1 tspn
                       Methi Seeds:  1/4 tspn
                       Curry leaves: 4-5 chopped finely
                       Coriander leaves: 1 handful chopped
                       Salt to taste

                1. Heat oil in a pan and add oil. Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter then add urad dal and fry till light brown in color.
                2. Add methi seeds, curry leaves, green chilli and ginger. fry for 30 sec.
                3. Now add 2.5 cups water and allow it to boil.
                4. Add idli rava, salt and stir continously until the water has evaporated. 
                5. Add coconut powder and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Switch off the flame.
                6. Let it cool a bit and apply oil on your palms and make small balls out of the dough and make a hole in the middle.
                7. Grease idli plates and arrange these small balls then steam cook for 10 mins like idlis. 
                8. Serve hot with Chutney.