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Diwali 2014

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


My paati being diabetic, my mom always prepares special diabetic diet recipes for her dinner. Other than roti, she makes tiffin items with ragi. She makes sweet adai, savoury adai, idiyappam, puttu, kanji(porridge) both sweet and salted and these dosas. Those days, I was not so fond of those tiffin items. My mom will remind me that I used to drink sweet kanji when I was a baby and used to be chubby then.During my teens I was so so lean and weak and she used to struggle a lot to make me eat nutritious food and I used to escape in all ways!
But after I started cooking, I buy ragi flour and make at least dosa with it once in a while. But now, my kid wont even touch it, my hubby also is a big enemy to healthy food items like ragi, oats! So I make this only for myself. Its easy to make in morning times also we will feel full tummy to kick start the day. I simply eat with buttermilk and idli podi. I have given the best combo chutney how ever, goes well with this dosa. The ingredients given makes 5-6 dosas.

Instant Ragi dosa recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 5 mins per dosa   Makes: 6

Ingredients


Ragi flour/ Finger milletflour  1/2 cup 
Wheat flour  1/4 cup 
Onion   1
Green chilli  1 
Curry leaves  1 sprig 
Cumin/jeera  1 tsp 
Salt  as needed 
Butter milk(optional) or water  As needed 


Method

  1. Take ragi,wheat flour, chopped onions,green chilli, torn curry leaves, cumin,salt in a bowl and add enough butter milk or water to make thin batter.
  2. Heat dosa pan, drizzle with oil and pour as we do for rava dosa,drizzle some more oil and cook both sides in medium flame.
Serve hot with your favourite chutney! Tangy,hot or simply coconut chutney or milagai podi!


RED CHILLI CHUTNEY RECIPE FOR RAGI DOSA


    This chutney is very nice combo for ragi dosa. Easy to make too! My mom makes this with even idli / dosa. The chutney requires simplest ingredients in your pantry and the key is to balance all the three – chilli-salt-tamarind. Its perfect for the bland ragi dosa.


Ingredients

Red chillies 5-6
Tamarind 1 tblsp tightly packed
Salt as needed
Onion,chopped 2 tblsp

To temper

Oil 2 tsp
Mustard 3/4 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Curry leaves few

 

Method



  1. Grind red chillies, tamarind and salt with 1/4 cup water until very smooth. transfer to a bowl.
  2. Temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table and add onion and fry till golden brown and mix it to the chutney we ground.

Notes

  • For Ragi dosa, adding water or buttermilk is your choice. I usually mix with water as I don’t like to mix with butter milk. But my mom always uses butter milk, atleast a little.
  • If you have left over sour idly/dosa batter, you can add a laddle full of that to this batter.
  • You can replace wheat flour with rice flour too. But wheat flour is recommended if you make for diabetic.
  • For the chilly chutney, its very important to balance the hotness,tanginess and salt to get the perfect taste. If its too hot, add more tamarind or salt to tally the heat. 

That’s it! Mix well and enjoy as an accompaniment with any dosa or idly…




INSTANT RAGI DOSA RECIPE WITH RED CHILLI CHUTNEY

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

 beetroot-poriyal-recipe




 
    I am making this beetroot poriyal only second time in my life. That’s because Vj hates beets. I had no thoughts about it,but its been ages since I had this veggie. I really got bored of my cooking with the few veggies in routine,which will be Aj’s favourite mostly. The veggies I like both dad and son wont like. So I will be mostly lazy to cook for my taste, and also I eat anything and everything. So no problem Nerd. And so I picked beets to bring a change in my cooking and made both of them eat this veggie the other day. I hope once in a while it IS OK for them.

BEETROOT PORIYAL | BEETROOT RECIPES

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Monday, November 21, 2011

gobi 65 recipe
     Gobi 65 is Aj’s most favourite in this whole universe.Yeah,that’s how he says. I usually make crispy cauliflowers with simply sambar powder and corn flour.It’s best accompaniment as varuval for our south Indian meals. But if he wants as a snack for eating alone, then I have to make this way. I have adapted the recipe from Pavi’s space, but tweaked a bit according to my convenience and taste. I must thank her for sharing the recipe, both Aj & Vj loves this way. For Aj, I cook cauliflower at least twice a week as curry,korma or in biryani. May be because of that I got bored of this veggie and I wont even touch this veggieFrustrated.

GOBI 65 RECIPE | CAULIFLOWER RECIPES

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

eggless caramel bread pudding recipe

I remember I ate pudding for the first time in a wedding feast,when I was studying in my lower primary. Of course it was an Indianized version and mostly puddings will be pineapple puddings those days. One of my uncles used to make fun by adding pudding to each and every thing we eat. But truly speaking I had no idea about puddings. Now though blogging world, I am now very happy to try a pudding recipe on my own and that too with my favourite caramel flavour!

CARAMEL BREAD PUDDING (EGGLESS) | PUDDING RECIPES

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Monday, November 14, 2011

vegetable-raita

This one goes well with the above paratha or any sort of paratha. Simple yet healthy.I posted this recipe along with Triangle paratha, but for easy find, thought of posting it separately. So this is a REPOST.

Mixed vegetable Raita recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Side dish
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 0 mins    Serves: 2

Ingredients


Cucumber  1 
Tomato  1 
Capsicum  1/2 
Carrot  1/2 
Salt and pepper  As needed 
Coriander leaves,chopped  1 tblsp 
Curd  1/2 cup 
Milk or sour cream  3 tblsp 

Method

  1. Finely cut cucumber,tomato(deseeded),capsicum and carrot. Mix curd,milk/sour cream,salt/pepper well smoothly. Mix in all the other ingredients.
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Notes

  • Adding sour cream or milk gives a richness and the sourness will be lesser.
  • You can add the vegetables like cabbage,boiled potato or any of you favourite vegetables.

This goes well with all parathas and even pulav/biryani.

Vegetable-raita-recipe

MIXED VEGETABLE RAITA RECIPE / MIX VEG RAITA RECIPE | SIDE DISH FOR PARATHA, ROTI

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Triangle-paratha-recipe

I got this recipe through mail from my friend Sangeeta along with the aloo bhindi recipe, she wanted me to post a wide North-Indian spread, so she sent all the recipes for the spread, but I am so lazy to make all together and post, so posting one by oneWinking. This is sure a nice lunch box idea for kids and for us too. Kids will be delighted to have it for lunch box to have triangle, square parathas instead of our regular parathas. This is simpler than stuffed parathas to make in morning hours.

TRIANGLE PARATHA RECIPE/ TRIANGLE ROTI RECIPE | LUNCH BOX IDEAS

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

eggless-french-toast-recipe
     When I buy bread, I mostly make vegetable sandwich or just give bread butter jam for Aj. He rarely asks for toasts. Then it will be plain toast with butter or cheese toast for him. When diwali was over, I had some leftover gulab jamun syrup. I first dipped this murruku and ate. It was awesome undoubtedly….yeah,reallyTongue. But there was so much syrup to finish it that way. Then I just dipped my bread and made sweet toast and it tasted just awesome! I thought why not try the French toast. I always had an eye on Sharmi’s French toast, so I got an idea about the recipe from her’s and made it. It is very apt for the hurry burry mornings and your kid will love it surely. Or make it for yourself on a lazy weekend morning.

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Eggless French toast recipe

Continental Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 3

Ingredients


Bread slices  6 
Custard powder(vanilla)  2 tblsp 
Sugar  2 tblsp,heaped 
Milk  1/2 cup 
Butter/ghee  As needed 

*If you don't have custard powder, replace with corn starch and 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Method

  1. Boil milk and mix it well with custard powder and sugar in a wide bowl.
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  3. Heat a non stick pan and grease with ghee/butter. Dip the bread slice very quickly both sides and toast it both sides in low flame until it gets cooked and golden in colour.
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Notes

  • You can serve with nutmeg or cinnamon powder sprinkle along with sugar powder.
  • Do not let the bread get soaked in custard mix for more time. Not more than a second or two.
  • Cook in low flame slowly while toasting as that only give you a crisp and golden crusty toast.

Serve hot immediately with butter brushed over. You can also serve with honey or jam.

Eggless-french-toast-recipe

EGGLESS FRENCH TOAST RECIPE | EASY BREAD RECIPES

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Peas-paratha-recipe

Stuffed parathas are easy to make, but only if you know the knack of rolling. If you learn that, then you can make it easy for lunch box for kids and even easy for dinner meals. They are healthy,not to mention. I weekly make Aloo paratha for Aj’s(my kiddo) lunch box. The other parathas except cabbage paratha make rare appearance in my kitchen. I am trying peas paratha for first time and found it damn easy and tasty too. Aj too loved it and I have packed it for his lunch box today. He likes all the eating stuffs that’s green in colour. He thinks green means healthy and never says no.

PEAS PARATHA RECIPE | GREEN PEAS RECIPES

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Peanut-rice-recipe-1
    I always love all mixed rice varieties. I don’t even need any side dish,just a papad or vadavam is enough for me and I eat unlimited Raised Eyebrow. For the same reason I rarely make,since vj also doesn’t prefer any mixed rice variety. When it comes to food, me and Vj are just contrast. I though rarely give him once in a while for his lunch. And I beg to adjust for a day Winking. But today I just made for myself and made it spicy as I wanted to eat something spicy to melt down my blocked nose.

PEANUT RICE | EASY LUNCH BOX IDEAS

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011


bhel-puri-recipe-1


     I had bhel puri in Kailash Parbhat once and totally loved it. Since we went for lunch buffet, the chaat items were unlimited. And we all enjoyed the delicious chaat very well.  Since I made Sev for Diwali, and I had some puffed rice that I bought for Saraswathi pooja, I thought of making bhel puri/Poori at home. I thought first I will make the chutneys first today and tomorrow the chaat, but then could not control my craving for chaat and I was super bored today.

BHEL PURI RECIPE / BHEL POORI RECIPE - WITH PAPDI RECIPE

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