Besan or Pitla For Dosa & Puri

Ingredients.

  1. Besan
  2. Aloo
  3. Oil
  4. Mustard Seeds
  5. Cumin Seeds
  6. Onions
  7. Green Chillies
  8. Curry Leaves
  9. Tomatoes
  10. Turmeric
  11. Chilli Powder ( Optional )
  12. Coriander Leaves
  13. G & G Paste

Preparation.

Step 1.

Heat 4 tbsp of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, onions, green chillies and fry them untill they are soft. Then add G & G paste, turmeric, curry leaves, salt, aloo, and fry untill soft and tender.If we want we can add chilli powder, but if we add chilli powder color changes slighly to red, so we can skip chilli powder and add green chillies.

Step 2.

Now add water and let it come to boil in the mean while take besan and dilute it with water without lumps. At this stage add tomatoes to boiling water, if we add tomatoes at this stage we can see it as chunks in besan. Now add besan batter to this boiling water a stir it continiously so that no lumps are formed . We should check the consistency we want and let it boil for 10 mins till the besan is cooked. Now sprinkle coriander and its ready to serve with dosa or puri.

It goes very well with bhatura also

We usually make it for dosa as it is perfect combination for dosa.

Enjoy…..

Whole Wheat Bread Rolls

Ingredients.

  1. Wheat Flour
  2. Active Dry Yeast
  3. Salt
  4. Sugar
  5. Olive Oil
  6. Milk
  7. Milk Powder

Preparation.

Step 1.

Take 1/2 cup of warm milk and add 1tsp sugar and 1 tsp of yeast and let it sit for 15 mins to get activated. Then take 1 cup of flour add salt , 2 tsp of olive oil, 1tbsp of milk powder and kneed the dough with activated yeast mixture for 15 mins. With help of additional water kneed it to a stickly dough and coat it with olive oil and rest it for 2 to 3 hours.

Step 2.

By this time you can see the dough becomes dauble or more in size then punch it and kneed it with some extra flour and make it into rolls and place it on baking tray and cover it with kitchen towel and rest it for 45 min more to raise . Take 2 tbsp of milk mixed with sugar and give a milk wash on rolls before baking to get nice color on rolls

Step 3.

Pre heat the oven for 10 mins at 220 c and bake it for 15 mins untill you see nice color on it. and remove it from oven and slightly give a butter wash so that we can see nice shine on it and cover it with lid so that it becomes soft.

These rolls goes very well with soups, salads, and sandwiches. This recipe is same as my pav recipe but made of wheat flour and shape difference as you can see in the pics below. The first pic is made of maida and shaped it as pav and they are attached to each other.

This bread is made of wheat flour and i gave it a shape of rolls like hot dog. This bread can be stuffed as hot dogs with any fillings and it is healthy too as it is made up of wheat flour completely.

Enjoy…

Sabudana Punugulu

Ingredients.

  1. Idly Batter
  2. Saboodana
  3. Rice flour
  4. Jeera
  5. Salt
  6. Oil
  7. Green Chillies
  8. Curry Leaves
  9. Onions
  10. Soda

Preparation

Step1.

Soak Sabudana for 2 to 4 hours. Now in idly batter add soaked saboodana, onions, chillies, curry leaves, jeera, salt, soda, rice flour and mix it well. Sabudana should be more in quantity than idly batter to get nice crunch and all ingredients should be added according to your taste more or less , pinch of soda.

Step 2.

Heat oil in a pan and with the help of water take small portion of the better and slowly drop it in the oil and fry till golden and remove it in tissue as you can see in the pic.

Saboodana punugulu is ready to serve , serve it with green chutney flavoured yogurt dip , it goes very well with this dip and tomato ketchup.

Dip: Beat the fresh curd with green chutney made of green chillies, pudina , coriander leaves, salt and lemon juice.

Enjoy..

Khatta Dokla

Ingredients

  1. Dosa Batter
  2. Eno Fruit Salt
  3. Salt
  4. Ginger & Green chilli paste
  5. Chilli Flakes
  6. Citric Acid
  7. Curd
  8. Oil

Tadka

  1. Oil
  2. Sesame Seeds
  3. Green chillies
  4. Mustard seeds
  5. Grated Coconut ( optional )
  6. Coriander Leaves
  7. Curry Leaves

Preparation

Step 1.

For Dosa batter take 1 cup of rice & 1 cup of urad daal should be washed and soaked for 4 to 6 hrs and then bleanded to soft batter and get it fermented, then your dosa batter will be ready. In this batter add salt, 1/2 tsp of ginger and green chilli paste, 1/2 tsp of citric acid dissolved in water, 2 tbsp of curd, 2 tbsp of oil and mix it well. Then we need to add 1 tsp of eno and mix it well and soon transfer it to a greased pan and sprinkle some chilli flakes.

Step 2.

Now steam this batter for 15 to 20 mins and let it cool.

you can see in the pic it comes out perfectly, once cooled then you need to cut into diamond shape or any other shape you wish like.

Step 3.

For Tadka add oil to a pan and add 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds, Green chillies, Sesame seeds, Curry leaves and let it fry then add this tadka to dokla and spread it overall then sprinkle grated coconut and coriander leaves. Now your khatta dokla is ready .

Enjoy….

Special Plain Uthappam

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Ingredients.

  1. Rice
  2. Urad Daal ( Black Gram )
  3. Fenugreek Seeds
  4. Flaked rice
  5. Salt
  6. Oil

Preparation.

Step 1.

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To 1 cup of rice add 1/2 cup of daal and 5 fenugreek seeds, 1 tbsp of flaked rice, wash it an d soak it for 4 fours and blend it into fine course batter and let it get fermented.

Step 2.

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Once the batter got fermented add some salt  to it. Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and add 1 spoon full of batter to pan and don’t spread it with spoon, let it spread it by itself.

Step 3.

Batter should be thick in consistency so that you can get pan cakes as you can see above. As it got fermented you can see small holes here and there, this is to indicate that your batter is perfectly fermented.

Step 4.

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Now let it fry until nice golden brown in colour

Step 4.

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Turn to other side and fry that side too, if you want you can add ghee also to it . Once its done it will look as below picture.

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It goes very well with coconut chutney & Tomato Chutney.

 

 

 

Enjoy………….

Vermicelli Upma ( Semiya upma )

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Ingredients

  1. Vermicelli
  2. Onions
  3. Green Chillies
  4. Curry Leaves
  5. Chana Daal ( Yellow Split Peas )
  6. Urad Daal
  7. Tomatoes
  8. Mustard Seeds
  9. Cumin Seeds
  10. Peanuts( Peanuts )
  11. Salt
  12. Oil

Preparation.

Step 1.

Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a pan and add 1/2 tsp of Mustard Seeds,Once they crackle add 1/4 tsp of cumin seeds then 1 tbsp of peanuts and let them fry till they change in colour.

Step 2.

Now add 1/2 tsp of chana daal fry them for a while then add 1/2 tsp of urad daal, 1 long sliced onions, 3 to 4 green chillies, 5 curry leaves and fry them,

Step 3.

Then add Some tomato chunks and fry them until they are tender.

Step 4.

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Now add salt and 2 cups of water and let that come to boil.

Step 5.

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Once it comes to boil then add vermicelli, cover it and cook it under medium heat.

Step 6.

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After 5 to 8m you can see that vermicelli absorbs water then cover the lid and cook it for 5m at very low heat and remove it.

 

 

Step 7.

Once its done server it with Ginger pickle and curd.

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Enjoy……..

Wheat Noodles

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Ingredients

  1. Wheat Noodles
  2. Onions
  3. Turmeric
  4. Ginger & Garlic Paste
  5. Green Chillies
  6. Chilli powder
  7. Spinach
  8. Salt
  9. Oil

Preparation.

Step 1.

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Boil some water in a pan with some salt in it and then add some wheat noodles and cook until then are done, then drain water and keep it a side.

Step 2.

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add some onions, Green chillies & fry them,then add 1/4 tsp of turmeric, 1/2 tsp of G & G paste and mix it well then some spinach to it, & 1/4 tsp of chilli powder and cook it.

Step 3.

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when it is cooked add boiled noodles,salt and mix it well and let them fry for a while and its ready to serve.

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Enjoy…………….