Showing posts with label Breakfast and Tiffins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Breakfast and Tiffins. Show all posts

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Methi Paratha



Ingredients:
Wheat flour/Atta-2cup
Besan/Chickpea flour-1/4cup
Fresh methi leaves/Fenugreek leaves-1 bunch
Yogurt/Curd-1/2cup
Jeera-1tsp
Turmeric-1/4tsp
Chilli powder-2tsp or to taste
Amchur powder-1/2tsp
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Kasoori methi-1tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee-2tsp
oil for frying

Method
1.Pluck the methi leaves from the stem,wash the methi leaves and finely chop it and keep it aside.
2.Combine the flours,chopped methi, ghee, cumin seeds, turmeric, all powder masala's and salt into a large mixing bowl.
3.Mix it until crumbles now add yoghurt,mix it well and knead a soft stiff dough using sufficient water.smear the oil and keep
it aside for 30minutes to 1 hour.
4.Divide the dough into golf ball sized portions and roll them between your palms until smooth.
5.Dust the work top or rolling board lightly with flour,Roll out each balls into a circle 7-8" diameter and 4-5 mm thick.
6.Heat a griddle or tava and cook each paratha using little oil on both sides till golden brown spots appears.
Serve hot with any side dish or simply with plain yoghurt and pickle.

Note:1.To prepare it in advance, roll out as many parathas as you like stack them layering between cling film or butter paper with each paratha's,Keep 4-5 parathas  inside the zip-lock bags or box,store them in fridge.They are ready to cook whenever you need them.
2. Suitable for kids lunch box but skip chilli powder or use less.



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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Strawberry Scones





Ingredients:
Self raising flour-200g
Butter-40g
Salt-pinch
Sugar-1tbsp(optional)
Natural yoghurt-125ml
Strawberries-10-12
Milk to glaze

Method:
1.Preheat the oven to 220'c/gas 7/425'F,place a ungreased baking sheet to heat up in the oven.
2.Add the flour, salt,sugar and butter in a bowl,mix with hands until the mixture turns into crumbs.Now mix yoghurt gently and make a dough.
3.Chop the strawberries roughly  and keep it aside
4.Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface to make a smooth dough,mix the berries gently into dough,make a free-form balls on a palm.
5.Gently lift the scones onto preheated baking sheet. Brush the tops with milk and bake for 7-10 minutes until the scones are risen and  golden brown on top.
6.Cool on  a wire rack.Serve with Butter or jam.
Note:
1.You can use any fruits of your choice.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Yoghurt Scones(Eggless)




Ingredients:
Self raising flour-200g
Butter-40g
Salt-pinch
Sugar-1tbsp(optional)
Natural yoghurt-125ml
Milk to glaze

Method:
1.Preheat the oven to 220'c/gas7/425'F,place a ungreased baking sheet to heat up in the oven.
2.Add the flour, salt,sugar and butter in a bowl,mix with hands until the mixture turns into crumbs.Now mix yoghurt and gently knead a dough.
3.Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface to make a smooth dough.Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1inch.
4.Dip a 2.5inch plain cutter in some flour then use it to stamp out 8 rounds of dough.
5.Gently lift the scones onto preheated bakingsheet.Brush the tops
with milk and bake for 7-10 minutes until the scones are risen and  golden brown on top.

6.Cool on  a wire rack
Serve with fresh cream and strawberries or a simple fruit jam.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Chunky Strawberry Jam


Bread and Jam who wouldn't like it,its every child's favourite snack to eat right..So what better than homemade jam,which is very easy,tasty and healthy to make at home because you can customise sugar addition according to your taste and preference,takes only few minutes to prepare.I have used few raspberries for flavour and colour.It can be prepared with any kind of fruit you like..It can be stored upto one week in the fridge.
 
 


Ingredients:
15-20 strawberries, chopped
Raspberries,few (optional)
1/2 cup sugar or to taste
2tsp tablespoons lemon juice

Method:
 1.Place the strawberries and raspberries into a deep saucepan. Using a masher,squash the strawberries roughly. Add sugar and lemon juice and stir lightly.
 2.Place saucepan on the stove top and heat over low  medium heat until  the mixture becomes thick and glossy.Remove from heat and let cool about 5 minutes.
 3.Pour jam into a jar and chill for at least 1 hour.This will last upto 1 week if you keep in the fridge.


4.Serve with any kind of  bread,perfect for breakfast.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Bele Unde/Habbe Unde/Steamed Dal Vada

 Bele unde or Habbe unde is a healthy and nutritious dish which can be served as breakfast or lunch or snack."Habbe" means steam in Kannada and "Unde" means vada or patties in Kannada.This dish is also called Nuchina unde in some parts of karnataka.This oil free vada's are very delicious to eat with coconut chutney.I have used only dill and coriander,you can also add any veggies of your choice.This ideal for those who are on diet...enjoy....Hope you like it.

Ingredients:
Channa dal-1cup
Tuvardal-1/2cup
Moong dal-1/4cup
Masoor dal-fistful(optional)
Onion-1 big,finely chopped
Dill/Sapsige soppu-1bunch,finely chopped
Fresh coriander-1/2bunch,finely chopped
Salt to taste

For masala:Dry red chillies-2-3
Green chillies-2-3
Cinnamon-1" stick
Cloves 3-4
Cumin-2tsp
Turmeric-1/4tsp
Ginger-1" piece
Garlic-2-3cloves


 Method:

1.Wash and soak all dals in clean water for 2 hours.
2.Drain the water from the dals and grind them roughly along with all the
masala's above(first grind all the masala to fine,then add dals and grind).Don't add
more water only add tbsp or so that the dals move freely.
3.To the grinded thick batter, add chopped onion,dill,coriander and salt to taste
and mix well.
4.Take a fistful of mixture,make a patty shape on palms and place them in idli plates
and steam them as you steam idli'es for 10-15 minutes.
5.Serve hot with thick coconut chutney.....

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Spicy Mexican Bean Burritos


Ingredients:
Canned beans(kidney beans)- 2 400g tin
Garlic-2 cloves
Olive oil-2tsp
Chilli flakes-1tsp
Salt to taste
To serve:
Sour cream -4 tbsp or as required
Tomato salsa
Tortillas-6
Method:
Heat oil in a pan, add chopped garlic saute until soft then add drained, washed and lightly
mashed beans,seasoned with chilliflakes and salt.


Tomato Salsa
Ingredients:
Tomatoes-4big,ripen but firm ones,
Green chilli-1(optional)
Pickled jalapenos-2
Red onion-1 small
Olive oil-2tsp
Lemon juice-1tbsp
Coriander-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Method:
Chop all the vegetables finely and mix everything in a bowl and season according to taste.
To assemble:
Cook the tortillas on the tawa on both sides.Take one tortilla place 2tbsp bean mixture,tomato salsaand sour cream,roll them and cut into two halves,serve with salad.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Soft and Spongy Idli's

Ingredients:
Rice Rawa-2cups
Urad dal-1cup
Cooked rice-1cup(leftover or fresh)
Salt to taste
Soda bicarb-1/2tsp
Method:
1.Wash and soak urad for 4-6hrs in clean water.grind it to smooth paste using very less water.
2.Soak rawa 1hr before grinding in clean water.squeeze excess water and grind it roughly.
3.Grind the cooked rice into fine paste.
4.Mix urad batter,cooked rice paste,and grinded rawa and mix well with clean hands,don't add water.Leave it to ferment for overnight  or 7- 8hrs.
5.While preparing mix salt and soda  then grease the idli plates and pour tbsp or more batter depending on how deep the cups are..don't overfill.
6.Steam the idlis for 10-15minutes or until  done.Serve hot with coconut chutney and sambhar.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Asparagus, Sundried Tomato & Olive Loaf

This bread recipe is from Mary Cadogan,She is one of the best cooks in U.K..I made little changes to her recipe,This savoury bread is very moist and perfect to have for breakfast with any butter or spread.Because of asparagus this will be little moist,you can slice them and toast it for more flavour and crunchyness.It will be better to eat fresh. 
Ingredients:

50ml olive oil , plus extra for greasing
10 asparagus spears , each cut into 3 pieces
100g self-raising flour
1 tsp thyme leaves(i used dried) or mixed herb will do
2 large eggs , lightly beaten
50ml milk
Handful pitted black olives
2tbsp sundried tomatoes , roughly chopped
50g cheddar cheese, grated

Method:


1.Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Oil and line the base of a loaf tin with baking paper. Cook the asparagus in boiling, salted water for 2 mins, drain, then cool quickly under cold running water. Pat dry.
2.Mix the flour and thyme with seasoning in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre, then add the eggs, milk and oil, stirring all the time to draw the flour into the centre. Beat for 1 min to make a smooth batter.
3.Reserve 5 asparagus tips and a few olives. Add the remaining asparagus, tomatoes, olives and two-thirds of the cheese to the batter. Pour into the tin, then put the reserved asparagus and olives on top. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 35-40 mins until the cake feels firm to the touch and is golden and crusty on top. Cool in the tin for 5 mins, then turn out and cool on a wire rack.
Preparing and cooking asparagus
Rinse spears. Hold one at each end, then bend - it will break where the tough woody stem meets the edible tip. the best way to cook the spears is in boiling water in a wide, deep sauté pan. Green asparagus will take 3-5 minutes, depending on its thickness. Test by piercing a spear with the point of a knife - when cooked it will just slide in easily. White asparagus takes much longer to cook as it has a woodier texture. It needs 12-15 minutes - test as above.






Sunday, 13 February 2011

Hurulikaalu Dose/ Horsegram Dosa





Ingredients:
Hurulikaalu/horsegram-1 1/2cups
Rice-2cups
Uraddal/blackgram-1tbsp
Methi/fenugreek seeds-1tsp
Salt


Method:
1.wash rice,methi and uraddal and soak for 3-4 hours.Grind it into fine paste,leave to ferment for 6-7hours or overnight.
2.wash and soak huruli for 3-4hours,grind it into fine paste,mix this paste to fermented batter with salt and prepare dose as normal on hot tawa.Serve hot with coconut chutney.

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, 26 August 2010

Pancake with Carmelised Apples



Ingredients:
Flour-150gms
Eggs-2
Baking powder-1tsp
Milk-150ml-200ml
Salt-pinch
Sugar-1tbsp
Zest of orange-1tsp
Butter/oil for frying


Method:
Mix everything like a dosa batter consistency.
Heat a non stick pan,add 1 or 2tsp of sunflower oil.
Pour 2tbsp of batter and allow to spread itself.
Cook on both sides until golden brown.


Carmelised Apples
Ingredients:
Apples-2,thinnly sliced
Light brown sugar(muscavado)-2tbsp
Cinnamon powder-1/2tsp
Butter-1tbsp


Method:
Heat a pan add butter when it melts add sliced apples and sugar,
mix well closed the lid and on a low medium flame.
When apples becomes nearly soft and brownish,take out from the flame.
serve warm on pancakes.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Majjige Kodubale

Majjige kodubale is similar to  peragu poori of  Andra. This can be served as breakfast as well as snacks.They are crispy and yummy...Lovely served with coconut chutney.This is  dish popular of vyshya community of karnataka.


Ingredients:


Rice flour -1cup
Sour buttermilk(Huli majjige)-2cups
Onion-1 small,finely chopped
Green chillies-2-3,finely chopped
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Curry leaves-1 sprig,finely chopped
Chopped coriander-2tbsp
Oil-2tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


Method:
Take buttermilk in a sauce pan,add  all the ingredients to buttermilk except rice flour,mix well.
Put the  pan on a heat and bring the buttermilk to boil,now add rice flour part by part with stirring cook until 
all the dough come together,take out from the heat,leave it to cool for a while (not too cool).When the dough is still warm Knead the dough with little oil until it becomes smooth.Now take lemon size ball and roll a tube evenly  and join the ends like ring(Kodubale or bangle shape),follow the same for the rest of the dough.
Heat a  oil in a kadai and deep fry the kodubale's on a medium flame.Drain excess oil on  paper towel.
Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Pav Bhaji with More Awards!!




Ingredients:
Potatoes,(boiled,peeled and mashed)-1big
Boiled peas,carrots,cauliflower each- 1 cup
Onion-1,finely chopped
Tomatoes-4-5 big ripen ones
Capsicum-1,finely chopped
Gingergarlic paste-2tsp
Butter/oil-1tbsp
Red chilli powder to taste(optional)
Tomato puree-1tbsp(for color and flavour)
Pavbhajimasala-2tsp


To serve:
Chopped onions as required
Lemon wedges
Chopped fresh coriander
Pav bread  or any bread as required(i have used white baps)


Method:
Heat a butter/oil in a pan,add chopped onions fry until they are translucent.
Now add capsicum and ginger garlic paste saute until capsicum becomes little soft.
Add boiled vegetables, boiled potatoes, tomato puree,pav bhaji masala,chilli powder
and salt,close the lid and  cook on a low flame for 5minutes.
Add little water if necessary, with a masher mash the gravy gently,so that all the
veggies gets mashed up to form a smooth gravy.
At this stage you can add little dollop of butter which is totally optional.simmer for 2-3minutes.
Serve with chopped onions,coriander on top of bhaji,along toasted pav bread and lemon wedges.
Note:you can use butter for toasting pav breads as chaatwaala's does,but it doesn't make any diiference to taste without it.
For healthier option serve with wholemeal bread/brown bread,omit butter.






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Friday, 26 March 2010

Paddu/Gundpongalu

Paddu or Gundpongalu or Appe as it is called in Kannada,these are in between version of  dosa and idli',they have a shape of small idli's but  crispy and taste's like dosa.You will forget the count when eating with thick  coconut chutney for sure...:).This  is my mother's recipe,you can also add grated carrots and other veggies to make it more tasty and colourful...ENJOY!





Ingredients:

Rice-2cups
uraddal-1/2cup
Avallaki/riceflakes-fistful
Fenugreek seeds/methi-1tsp
Salt to taste
Soda bicarb-1/2tsp

Onion,finely chopped-1
Green chillies-2 or 3
Coriander,finely chopped
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Oil-1tsp

Method:

Wash and soak rice and dal seperately for 5-6 hours,soak avallaki only an hour before grinding.

Grind rice, dal and avallaki seperatley into a fine paste and with hands mix nicely and keep 
the batter in the warm place to ferment for 7-8 hours(overnight is better).

Heat a oil in a pan add mustard seeds and cumin seeds wait until it splutters,add this tempering
to the batter along with chopped onions,green chillies,coriander,soda and salt mix well.

Heat a poddu tawa,smear oil in each holes,pour tbsp of batter into each hole,cook on both sides
until golden brown,add little oil if it is sticking.

serve with coconut chutney.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Chappati Masala Upma



Ingredients:

Left over chapaties- 3-4
Onions-1big,sliced
Green chillis-1
Tomato-2
Curry leaves-1sprig
Oil- 2tsp
Lemon juice-1tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Channadal-1tsp
Chillipowder-1/2tsp
Cumin powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste

Method:

Cut the left over chapaties with hand into small pieces,sprinkle
little water over torn chappatis and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds,when they begin to pop
Add dals sliced fry and then add onions,tomato,curry leaves and chillies fry till golden brown.
Add all powders,salt and little water and cook for 2-3minutes.
After that add the torn chapaties and stir well till it is soft,close the lid and cook on low flame
for 2-3minutes.Serve hot.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Pesarattu

Pesarattu is a dosa prepared with whole green gram/haramoong in hindi /hesarukaalu in kannada,which gives it light green colour to dosa."pesaru" means greencolour in telgu.It is a native dish of Andrapradesh.




Whole hara moong/hesarukalu- 1 1/2 cup
Rice-1cup
Ginger - 2 inch piece
Green chillies - 4
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Salt to taste
Soda bicarbonate-1/2tsp
sugar-1/2tsp(optional)

For Topping

Finely chopped onions -1cup
Finely cut green chillies -2
Finely chopped coriander

Oil for frying


Method:


Soak hesarukalu and rice together for 8hours in water.
Grind with cumin, ginger and green chillies into fine paste.
Add salt,soda and sugar,mixwell.No need to ferment.
Heat a tava,pour ladleful of batter on tava, spread evenly as thin as possible.
Sprinkle tbsp of toppings and oil around the dosa.Cook evenly on both sides.
Fold and serve with coconut chutney or chutney pudi.


Masala Dosa

Masala dosa.. is one of the famous dosa variety which has gain more popularity than compared to other dosa's. Because of its unique taste combined with spice potato filling(allugade palya.. as we call in kannada)and red chutney makes it heavenly tasty.The comination of south indian dosa and north indian aloo bhaji made it famous not only in India but throughout the world.I must say masala dosa is a national integration dish...And it is one of my favourite dosa,here i tried it my way..






Rice-2cups

Urad dal-3/4cup

Toordal-1/4cup

Methi-1tsp

Rava-1/4cup

Plainflour or maida-2tbsp

Soda-1/2tsp

Sugar-1/2tsp

Salt to taste

Ghee or oil for frying


Method:

Wash and soak rice,dals and methi in water for 6-7hours.
Grind the soaked rice and dals into fine paste and
keep the batter to ferment for 7-8hours in warm place.
One hour before preparing dosa mix rava,maida,soda,sugar and salt with hands througly.
Heat a tava pour ladleful of batter over tava and spread it evenly as thin as possible.
Drizzle a tsp of oil or ghee over dosa,apply red chutney on dosa.
No need to turn dosa if it is very thin,when dosa becomes crisp put a tbsp of
alugadde palya and fold the dosa and serve hot with coconut chutney.



Apply red chutney and place a tbsp of alugadde palya..



Fold dosa in hotel style..



Now dosa is ready to serve...........

Ingredients:

Red Chutney




Ingredients:

Red chillies -10(byadgi menasinakayi or any mild variety)

Puff channa-2tbsp

Jeera-1tsp

Tamarind

Tandoori colour-1/4tsp(optional)

Garlic cloves-2

Salt to taste

Pepper corns-10

Oil-1sp

Method:

Fry the chillies,peppercorns,jeera and channa with little oil and
grind along with other ingredients into fine paste adding little water.

NOTE:When applying on dosa's add water and make it thinner.


Coconut Chutney



Ingredients:

Coconut,grated -1cup

Greenchillies -3

Puffchanna-1tbsp

Tamarind

Ginger

Coriander

Salt to taste

Method:


Grind all the above ingredients into fine paste.Serve with dosa.



Potato Palya/Alugadde Palya



Ingredients:

Potatoes-4,boiled and mashed

Onion-2

Greenchillies-6

Curryleaves-1sprig

Oil-1tbsp

Mustard-1tsp

Urad dal-1tsp

Channadal-1tsp

Turmeric-1/2tsp

Coriander

Salt to taste

Method:

Heat oil in a frying pan, add mustard when it splutters add dals and fry until slightly brown.

Add onion, chillies and curry leaves fry until onions become soft.Add salt to taste.

Now add mashed potatoes fry for a minute and sprinkle little water and

close the lid and cook in a low flame for 5-6 minutes.Garnish with fresh coriander.