Saturday, November 17, 2012

Chapathi Noodles


Ingredients:

Chapathi - 3
Onion - 1 (chopped) 
Carrot - 2 (chopped) 
Capsicum - 1 chopped 
Garlic - 4 pods chopped
Cabbage - 1/4 cup
Pepper powder - 1 tbsp
Soya Sauce - 1 tbsp
Tomato sauce - 2 tbsp
Salt - as required
Oil - 2 tbsp
Method:

Stack the 2 chapathis and cut into four squares and then cut into thin strips lengthwise.
Heat oil in a pan, add onion, garlic  & saute for few mins.Then add carrot,cabbage,capsicum saute them for a minute.

Then add soya sauce, tomato sauce,pepper powder,salt & mix well. 


Sprinkle little water and close the pan with lid & cook it till all the vegetables are slightly soft & cooked.

After,reduce the flame and add chopped chapathi. Stir it for few mins and switch off.

Garnish with coriander leaves & serve hot.

Note:
  • You can add lemon juice after removing from heat.
  • You can also add egg with the vegetables while sauting.

Monday, November 12, 2012

HAPPY DIWALI - Special Sweet Badusha

Dear all,

           Wishing you and your family a Very Happy Diwali.



                       

                   Diwali Special Sweet - BADUSHA
                                        
Ingredients:

Maida - 2 cup

Butter - 1cup
cardamom powder - 1/4 tbsp
baking soda & baking powder - a pinch each.
sugar - 2 cup
water - 1 1/2 cup
Oil -1 cup
Rose essence - 2 drops(optional)
Chopped Almond - 2 tbsp
Lime - 2 tbsp



Method:

Mix the butter with baking soda and baking powder till it blends well.
Add the maida little by little and mix well.Sprinkle cool water little by little & knead till the dough is soft.

Divide the dough into small balls & flatten them using finger.

Make a small depression in the center of the flattened dough and deep fry them in very low heat.

Meanwhile,heat the water and sugar in a big vessel.When the sugar syrup is boiling,reduce the flame & keep heating for another 5 mins.

Add few drops of rose essence and cardamom powder and heat for 2 mins.

Then squeeze the lime over it to prevent crystallization. Then turn off the flame.

Drop the fried hot badusha into the sugar syrup and let it soak for 10 minutes. 

Flip them over at regular intervals & take out and place in a plate.

Decorate with chopped almonds & serve it.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Potato Nest



Ingredients:


Potato - 3
Big onions  - 1
Ginger and Garlic - 2 tbsp
Green chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few
Pepper powder- 1/2 tbsp
Redchilli powder - 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tbsp
Salt to taste
Vermicelli (Semiya) - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 2 cups
Oil - 1 cup

Method: 

Pressure cook the potatoes for 1 whistle and mashed it.

Heat 1tbsp of oil in a pan and Saute the chopped onion,ginger, garlic, green chillies,curry leaves & coriander leaves for few mins.

Add the mashed potatoes,red chilli powder,pepper powder,turmeric powder to this and mix it well. Then turnoff the flame.

After few mins shape the dough  into small balls & keep aside.

In a bowl mix riceflour and salt with water to make a thick batter.Dip the balls in this and roll it in semiya and deep fry in oil. 

Serve hot with tomato sauce.