Friday, 17 September 2010

Maddhur Vade


Maddhur vade is my all time favourite and had a fond memories with it.. My doddamma's house  is in Mandya,we used to visit them during our school holidays.Maddhur is a small town Half hour journey from Mandya and one hour from Mysore.we used to visit  many temples which surrounds Maddhur like vaidyanatheshwar temple on the bank of kaveri river,Paschima vahini,srirangapatna and many more..Then we used to buy these vade's there which is locally prepared  amd sell on streets,bus and railway station too.My doddamma gave me this recipe which is so easy and you can make it in a jiffy...Enjoy the taste of karnataka.


Ingredients:
Rice flour-1cup
Chiroti rava(fine sooji)-1cup
Salt to taste
coriander,finely chopped-1tbsp
Greenchillies,finely chopped-4
Onions,finely chopped-2
Oil for frying+2tbsp


Method:
Mix rice flour and rava,add 2tbsp of hot oil and mix well until the mixture crumbles.
Now add onions,chillies,coriander and salt mix well and add take small amount of mixture,add little water to knead a stiff dough.Don't mix all the mixture with water all at once,this will make the vada's soggy,so you have to mix little at a time and prepared immediately
Apply oil to palms,divide the dough into equal portions and prepare round balls.On a  plastic sheet,first apply oil on the sheet and take Small lemon size ball and spread the dough to a thin round and deep fry them until crispy and golden brown on both sides.serve hot with thick coconut chutney.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Mushroom fried rice



Ingredients:
Mushrooms-250gms,thinly sliced
Peppers-2(any colour),thinly sliced
Courgettes-1 small,thinly sliced
Onion-1,thinely sliced
Green chillies-3-4,slited
Garlic -4 cloves,finely chopped
Ginger 2 inch,finely chopped
Fresh coriander-finely chopped
Black pepper to taste
Salt to taste
Sugar-1/2tsp
Vegetable stock cube-1
Soy sauce-2tsp
Vinegar-1tsp
Oil-2tbsp
Long grain or basmati rice-1 1/2cups


Method:
Dissolve the veg stock cube in 1tbsp of water.
Prepare the nice and fluffy rice and leave it to cool.
Heat a oil in a big wok,add chopped garlic, ginger and chillies fry for 2 minutes
then add onions and sugar until it becomes golden brown.
Add all the veggies and fry until they become little soft,now add veg cube water blackpepper,salt,soy sauce and vinegar,saute for a minute.
Add rice and thoroughly mix with vegetables and fry in a high flame for 2minutes.At this point you can check the taste and add soy and vinegar if you like tangy taste.Serve hot with any chinese preparation.It is tasty on its own.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Peanut butter and Cardamom Cookies(eggless)

This melt in the mouth cookies are my own recipe, with lots of  trial and errors I came out with this fabulous egg less, butter less recipe..My husband and son love this cookies.I have prepared this several times at home..


Ingredients:
Plain flour-1cup
Crunchy peanut butter-1/2cup
Caster sugar-1/3cup
vegetable oil-3tbsp
Cardamom,crushed-3pods
Baking powder-1/2 tsp


Method:
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl,divide them into 
20 equal parts,make them round balls and press them
between your palms.Place them on a baking sheet and 
bake them for 10-15 minutes at 180'C.Cool them completely
before serving.

This cookies are off to EFM-Cakes and Bakes Series! hosted by Srilekha of Me and my kitchen

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Brinjal and Coconut Stir Fry

Ingredients:
Brinjal-250gms
Onion,finely chopped-1
Grated coconut-1/2cup
Green chillies-3
Salt to taste
Oil-1tbsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Channadal-1tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Curryleaves-1sprig
Fresh coriander for garnish
Method:
Wash and chop the brinjals into bite size pieces.
Grind coconut and green chillies roughly,don't add
water for grinding.
Heat a oil in a pan,add mustard when it begins to
splutter add dals and fry for a minute and add onions
curryleaves fry them until translucent,now add brinjals
 and fry them and leave to cook lid closed on medium 
low heat for 5minutes.Add salt,grinded paste and sprinkle
little water and allow to cook for another 5 minutes.
Serve hot with chappatis or akki rotti.
Aubergine Pachadi
                                          Aubergine Chutney



This recipes are off to Jay ho event hosted by Jay of Jayzkitchen

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Happy Gauri Ganesha Festival

                                               
                                                          Shuklaambara Dharam Vishnum
                                                          Shashi Varnam Chatur Bhujam
                                                          Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaayet
                                                          Sarva Vighna Upashaanthaye 
Meaning: We meditate on Lord Ganesha - who is clad in white (representing purity), who is all pervading (present everywhere), whose complexion is gray like that of ash (glowing with spiritual splendor), who has four arms, who has bright countenance (depicting inner calm and happiness) and who can destroy all obstacles (in our spiritual and worldly path).
                           Happy Gauri and Ganesh Festival To All  My Fellow Bloggers!

Friday, 10 September 2010

Mosaru Vade/Dahi Vada

 
Ingredients:
Urad dal/uddinabele-1 1/2 cup
Rice flour-2tbsp
Black pepperpowder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Soda bicarb-pinch
Oil for frying
Yogurt-1cup
Water-1/2cup
Crushed ginger-1/2tsp

For Garnish:
Chilli powder
Cumin powder
Chaat masala
Fresh coriander

Method:
Clean dal, wash and soak in water for 4 hours. Blend in blender 
using the minimum amount of water required to keep paste
moving freely. In a bowl mix urad paste, rice flour, salt,pepper
and soda mix well. Heat a oil in a kadai.Wet your hands and take
tbsp of batter and drop it in the hot oil Fry until golden brown.
Drop them into water. Let it soak till ready to serve.
Beat yogurt with water. Add ginger and salt according to taste.
Squeeze out water from the vada and add yogurt. Before serving spinkle
chilli powder,chaat masala and garnish with freshly chopped coriander.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Quesadilla






Ingredients:
Spring onions-2 sticks,finely chopped
Coriander-2tbsp
Cheddarcheese-1/2cup,grated
Red chilli flakes-1/2 tsp(if preparing for small kids,use black pepper powder instead)
Sweetcorn-handful(I have used frozen)
Red or green bellpepper-1/2portion,finely chopped
Salt to taste
Flour tortilla's-4

Method:
Toast all the tortilla's and keep aside.In a bowl mix all ingredients and keep aside.Heat a tava place the tortilla and spread the handful of mixture on the tortilla and cover the another tortilla on top and press gently,make sure that the flame is low because tortilla' will burn quickly.Cook on both sides until cheese melts,cut them into 4 or 6 triangular wedges.Serve warm with sour cream or any dip of your choice.
This Quesadilla's are off to  Event Kids lunch box treats hosted by Smitha of Taste Buds

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Lime Pickle

 Ingredients:
Juicy lime's-7
Dry red chillies-20(I have used byadagi variety)
Mustard-1/2tsp
Methiseeds-1tsp
Rocksalt-1/2cup
Turmeric-1tsp


Method:
Wash and wipe the lime's and cut them into quarters and keep it aside.
Dry roast the red chillies, mustard and methi seeds and grind them to coarse powder.
Mix all the ingredients with clean and dry hand or Wooden spatula.
Fill the pickles into clean and dry glass jar and tightly close the lid.
keep the jar in dark place or keep the jar in a big box and don't touch for 
5days.After 5days open and stir them with a dry wooden spoon.By this time all the juices from the limes oozing out and the limes will become very tender then you will know it is ready for use.

Note:This pickle recipe can be made with lemon as well,after 10 days keep them in refrigirator and use as required.select the juicy lime's and lemon's as possible.




Sunday, 5 September 2010

Cabbage Bonda





Ingredients:
Besan/Chickpea flour/Kadlehittu-1cup
Rice flour-1/4cup
Onion,sliced-1
Green chillies,finely chopped-2
Cabbage,shredded thinnly-1cup
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Fresh coriander,finely chopped-2tbsp
Curry leaves,finely chopped-1 sprig
Chillipowder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Sodabicarbonate-1/2tsp
Oil for frying


Method:
Heat oil in a kadai.
In a bowl mix besan,riceflour,cuminseeds,chillipowder,salt,soda add tbsp of hot oil and mix until it becomes like crumbs.Now add veggies and little water and mix well.Take a tbsp of mixture and drop into hot oil and deep fry until golden brown.Serve hot.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Corn on Toast with Hashbrowns





Ingredients:
Corn -1cup,frozen or fresh
Plain flour-1tbsp
Butter-1tbsp
Milk-1cup
Chedder cheese-1/2 cup
Black pepper to taste
salt to taste
English Mustard paste-1/4tsp
Chilli flakes-1/2 tsp(optional)
Mixed herbs-1/4tsp
Toasted bread slices-4-6


Method:
heat a butter in a pan,when it melts add flour and fry until the raw 
smell of the flour is gone.then add milk and stir continously until it thickens
a little now add pepper, salt,chilliflakes,mustard paste,mixed herbs mix well.
add corn and cheese,stir well cook for a 2 minutes and take out of fire.if the 
sauce is very thick you can add little more milk.Spoon a tbsp of mixture on toasted bread slices.Bake the slices in the oven for 5minutes at 200'C.Serve hot.


Hash browns


Ingredients:
Potatoes-2big
Salt to taste
Black pepper
Oil for shallow fry


Method:
Boil the potatoes nearly soft but firm.
Cool and peel the skin,grate the potatoes
season it with salt and pepper,mix gently.
Make patties out of the mixture and shallow
fry them with little oil.Cook until golden brown
on both sides.Serve hot.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Channa Batura





Ingredients:
Maida-2cups
Fine rava-1/4cup
Baking powder-1/2tsp
Salt-1/2tsp
Sugar-1tsp
Buttermilk-3/4cup
Oil for frying+2tbsp


Method:
Heat a oil in a kadai..
In a bowl mix  maida, fine rava,baking powder, sugar,salt and buttermilk and knead a stiff dough,if needed use little water to knead.Smear little oil on the dough and leave it aside for 2hours.Divide the dough into equal portions,roll them into balls.Roll out  bigger poori's and deep fry them on high flame till light brown on both sides.


Channa masala


Ingredients:
Chickpeas-1 1/2cups
Onion,finely chopped -1 big
Tomatoes,finely chopped-2
Green chillies,slited-2
Ginger garlic paste
Bay leaf-1
Mace-1
Cinnamon-1"stick
Cloves-4
cardamom-2
cuminseeds-1tsp
Turmeric-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
sugar-1tsp
Channamasala-2tsp
Fresh coriander for garnish
Lemon juice/Lime juice-2tsp
oil-1tbsp


Method:
Wash and rinse chickpeas in a clean water for 6-8 hours or better overnight.
then pressure cook them with pinch of sodabicarb up to 2 to 3 whistles.
drain the liquid and keep it aside,reserve the liquid as well.
Heat a oil in a kadai add all the whole spices when they begin to splutter
add finely chopped onions fry them until they are golden brown in colour.
Now add gingergarlic paste,green chillies and tomatoes and sugar cook until
tomatoes are soften now add turmeric,channa masala and salt cook on a low medium flame until the gravy oozes out oil then add boiled chickpeas and 1 cup of reserved liquid,close the lid and leave it to cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.If need more liquid add more reserved liquid.Turn off the heat add lemon juice and garnish with coriander.Serve hot with batura.


Note:If you want more gravy grind fistful of boiled chickpeas,1/2 onion and 1 tomato into fine paste and add it to above mixture along reserved water.