Oct 26, 2013

Aloo Batura

Now this is my third and last recipe in this edition under the special theme. For today post I picked a wonderful recipe from our own SriValli. This recipe is a hit at home Valli, we enjoyed this delicious aloo baturas with sweet chutney and green chutney. I didn't made chana masala because the baturas are stuffed with potato and masala.

                                                    For me they didn't puffed up like regular batura. when I drooped them in hot oil slowly they puffed up but when  they are out from oil with in few seconds they came down. They tasted really wonderful with green chutney for me and hubby enjoyed them with sweet chutney and onion slices. Let's check the recipe.
All purpose flour (maida)  ----   1 cup
Potato    ----  2 medium boiled and mashed well
Baking powder   -----  1/2 tea sp
Fresh coriander leaves  ---  2 tab sp finely chopped
Green chillis    --   2 finely chopped
Red chili powder   ---    1/2 tea sp
Garam masala powder   ----   1/2 tea sp
Cumin seeds  ----   1/2 tea sp
Roasted coriander seeds powder  ---  1/2 tea sp
Salt to taste
Water   -----  1/4 cup
Oil for deep frying
1. In a bowl take all the ingredients exept oil mix well.
2. Add little by Little oil and knead in to a soft dough.
3. Divide that dough into equal portions roll in to balls cover and set a side.
4. Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
5. Now roll the dough balls in to circles like regular puri s
6. Slowly drop this aloo baturas in to hot oil and fry till golden.
Remove from oil and serve hot with chana masala or green chutney.
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Oct 25, 2013

Lauki Ki Kheer

This is my second recipe for last week BM 33 under book marked recipes from BM 32 month long marathon. I book marked some wonderful recipes from my BM friends. In that list this recipe is from Preeti s Simplytadka. She is a very talented memeber in our BM group who desined that beautiful logo for last month mega marathon.

                                                                     I book marked few recipes from her space, specially that  Pan ki chat recipe was realy factastic. Actualy I wanted to make that recipe for this theme but some ingredients I didn't have with me now so I cahanged my mind and tried this one.

                                                             This Lauki ki kheer was so delicious, every body liked it so much at home.When first time I made this kheer we find the raw smell of the lauki. Then second time I fried the vegetable with a tea sp of ghee. Second thing I changed is  I didn't add sugar. One more thing is Preeti's recipe is a fusion with chocolate, but I didn't use chocolate in mine.   so lets check the recipe.
Bottle gourd   ----   1 cup grated
Milk     ----  4 cups
Khoya (mawa)  ---   1/2 cup
Sugar   ----   3/4 cup
Ghee   --- 1 tab sp
Cardamom powder   --- 1 tea sp
Rose water   ----   few drops
Pistachios   ----   10 chopped (I used chopped cashewnuts)
1. Boil milk in a heavy bottom pan, bring to a full boil and reduce the heat to low and let the milk boil.
2. In the same time heat ghee in a fry pan add chopped cashewnut and fry till golden,remove and set a side.
3. Add grated lauki to the same ghee and fry till raw smell disappier.
4. Then add this  fried lauki to boling milk.Mix well and cook till milk become little thick.
5. Now great khoya and add this to milk and lauki mixture, mix well and cook for few minutes.
6. Add rose water, cardamom powder mix well and switch off the heat
7. Serve hot or chilled garnish with Fried cashewnuts.
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Oct 24, 2013


For the first time I have chosen this special theme in BM. Because this month special theme is with bookmarked recipes from ABC cooking of last month BM. I have book marked some wonderful recipes from last month BM. BM 32 is really wonderful with all those amazing cooks, with all those delicious recipes.

                                                             From that edition I picked some three recipes for this month special theme. This Erisseri is one of them, Erisseri is a Kerala recipe which is served in Onam Sadya. By this time all my BM friends may understand from where I picked this recipe. Yes the one and only Rajani, she explained very clearly how to make sadya recipes and how to arrange them in a traditional Kerala style. Thank you so much for all those wonderful sadya recipes Rajani. I already tried some of them but this erisseri, Iam trying for the first time I think I got the consistency, taste. I used yam for today can also use pumpkin and cow peas, raw banana. Let's check the recipe

erisseri 1

Yam (kanda gadda)  ----  250 gms
Turmeric powder  ---  1/2 tea sp
Salt to taste
Grated fresh coconut  ---  1/2 cup
Cumin seeds  ---   1/2 tea sp
Red chillies   ----   2
Black pepper   ----   1 tea sp
Dry roast red chillies and black pepper corns and then grind with little water, coconut and cumin seeds in to a paste.
Oil   -----   1 tea sp (preferably coconut oil)
Mustard seeds  ----- 1 tea sp
Red chillies   --- 2 broken
Grated coconut   ----- 1/2 cup
Curry leaves   ----   6 leaves
1. Remove the skin, wash and cut the yam in to bite size pieces, add turmeric powder cover with water and pressure cook for three whistles in a medium heat.
2. Wait till the pressure released then open and transfer it to a pan, bring to a full boil in a high heat (remove if any extra water, this curry should look like kootu).
3.Add coconut paste to yam pieces cook for 6 minutes. Check the consistency if it reached the semi solid like kootu switch off the heat.
4. Heat coconut oil in a pan add mustard seeds let them splutter then add red chillies, curry leaves fry for a while.
5. Now add grated coconut and fry till coconut turn in to brown in color
6. Top this on the erisseri mix well.
Serve with rice.
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Oct 17, 2013

Kanchipuram Upma

Upma is one of my favorite breakfast, this is little different then normal upma. For this week BM my theme is My favorite celebrity chef s recipes. This recipe I have noted from chef Damodaran's cookery show In jaya Tv. I have tried many Tamilnadu recipes from his shows. Chef Damodaram is well known as chef Damu, who is a most popular chef in Tamilnadu. Chef Damu is the holder of Guinness record for longest cooking marathon. Personally I like how he explain the recipe in his shows.

                                                               This upma recipe is one of them, the difference between normal upma and Kanchipuram upma. We don't add black pepper, turmeric powder and grated coconut in normal upma. That is the special in this Kanchipuram upma and no need of any side dish for this.

Rava (semolina) ---  1cup
Shallots  ---  10 finely chopped (one big onion chopped)
Green chillies ----  3 chopped
Ginger  ---- 1 inch piece chopped
Grated fresh coconut   ---  2 tab sp
Turmeric powder  ---  1/4 tea sp
Cashew nuts  ---  10
Oil   -----   1 tab sp
Ghee  ---   2 tea sp
Salt to taste
Black pepper  ----  1 tea sp
Mustard seeds ---  1/2 tea sp
Cumin seeds  ----  1/2 tea sp
Chana dal   ---  1 tea sp
1.Heat oil in a pan add mustard,cumin,chanadal, black pepper,cashews fry till golden brown colour.
2. Now add grated coconut and fry till golden. 
3.Then add chopped onion, chopped ginger ,green chillis, curry leaves fry till onions become transparent.
4. Add 2 cups of water, turmeric powder, salt to taste and bring to a full boil.
5.Now add semolina slowly, keep stirring while adding rava, reduce the heat to low, mix well cover and cook for ten minutes.
6. Stir in between add ghee cover and cook for 3 more minutes in low heat.
Switch off the heat garnish with grated fresh coconut serve hot.
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Oct 3, 2013

Ragda Patties

After our ABC month long marathon we came back to our normal BM with 3 recipes in week. This month we have Combo platter with tikkis or patties and I have chosen this as my first week theme.
                                       My first recipe for this theme is RAGDA PATTIES. I served this ragda patties with pav bread to make this combo platter complete.So let's check the recipe.....

ragda patties INGREDIENTS FOR RAGDA:--
Dried white peas  ---    1 cup
Potatoes   ---- 2 medium boiled and cut in to small pieces
Turmeric powder  ----     1/4 tea sp
Red chilli powder  ---   1/2 tea sp
Ginger and green chilli paste --- 2 tea sp
Garam masala ---  1/2 tea sp
Jaggery     ---- 2 tea sp grated
Tamarind paste  ---- 1 tea sp
Salt to taste
Oil    ----   2 tab sp
Mustard seeds  ---  1/4 tea sp
Curry leaves  ---   6 leaves
Asafoetida    ---  a pinch
1. Soak dried peas for overnight.
2. Drain the water, add 3 cups of fresh water and pressure cook for 3 whistles or cook in a open pan till the peas are soft.
3. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds let them crackle, add asafoetida, curry leaves fry for a while.
4. Add tamarind past with 1 cup of water, red chilli powder, ginger and green chilli paste, turmeric powder, jaggery, salt to taste mix well and bring to a full boil.
5. Now add cooked peas, potato pieces, garam masala mix well and cook for 5 minutes inn a low heat.
6. Mix well mash peas and potatoes little bit to make the gravy little thick. Add 1/2 cup water if required.
7. reduce the heat and cook for 10 more minutes.
Now ragda is ready.
Potatoes ---  500 gms
Cornflour ---   1 tab sp
Salt to taste
Mint leaves ---  1 cup chopped
Coriander leaves  --- 1/4 cup chopped
Lemon juice  ---  1/2 tab sp
Sugar   ---  1 tea sp
Salt to taste
Ginger  --- 1/2 inch piece chopped
Oil for frying
 1. Boil, peel and grate the potatoes, add salt, corn flour knead well to make soft dough.
2. In a bowl mix chopped mint, chopped coriander leaves,chopped ginger, sugar, lemon juice, salt to taste mix well and set a side.
3. Divide potato mash in to equal portions, make small balls out of this flat then and place a 1/2 tea sp of mint leaves mixture.
4. Bring together the edges to the center and seal the filling in side the potato mixture, again make it like a small ball.
5. Press lightly to make it like a patty, make all the patties like this.
6. Sprinkle little oil in a fry pan place all the patties in the pan and shallow fry till golden both sides.
Remove and set a side.
Green chutney   ---   1 cup
Sweet chutney   ---  1/2 cup
Garlic chutney   ---  1/2 cup
Sev   ---    1 cup
Onions  ---  1 cup chopped.
Place 2 patties in a serving plate, pour the ragda over the patties.
Top with chutneys, sprinkle the sev and chopped onion on top.
Serve immediately.
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