Saturday, December 20, 2008

Rice flour Puttu / Rice Puttu

Puttu is a nice recipe i have ever seen. Kerela special breakfast recipe… it is rich and healthy recipe too. Easy breakfast and filling also….I learnt this from my friend….here we go with this perfect breakfast…

1 cup rice flour
1 cup water with salt
3tbsp coconut (grated)

Mix the flour well and Sprinkle water little by little and mix the flour so that the salt gets mixed well.
Sprinkle water and mix well till it becomes bread crumbs consistency and stiff.
Take puttu maker and first add 3tsp coconut and 3 tbsp puttu mavvu (Rice flour). Fill it as three layers. In the puttu maker. (coconut first and flour next).

Keep water in the bottem vessal of puttu maker and steam the puttu till the steam comes out thro the lid.

Remove the puttu and serve hot with Kadal curry or Green gram curry(veg). Non veg side dish is chicken gravy.

Sending this recipe to FIC- White

Onion Samosa

Onion samosas in other words kadai samosas or mini samosas . I want to try this recipe for a long time. but i dint get this pukka glazed finish b4 . I tried this by using baking powder sieved with maida then i got the crispness and glazed finish. Onion stuffings recipe i got it from a cook book. Now i loved this taste, essence and crispness......i got nice comments from my husband...


2 cup Maida
4 tbsp Oil
½ tsp Salt
2 pinch Baking powder
ice cold water for mixing doush

1 cup Bengal gram flour
3 tsp Oil
4 cup Onion (chopped well)
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Jeera powder
½ tsp Garam masala powder
2tsp lime juice
salt to taste
a pinch of sugar

Sieve maida twice with baking powder and salt.
Blend oil with the flour till it comes to bread crumbs consistency. Sprinkle water and knead a stiff dough
Knead well til it becomes elastic and pliable.
Keep under wet cloth for ½ an hour.
Mix Bengal gram flour with little oil., salt and just enough water to make a nice dough.
Make thin chappathis out of the dough and roast on a frying panwith out oil till crisp. Cool and make a powder out of it and sieve well.
Fry onion in oil. When it turns little brown add salt, chilli powder, jeera powder and garam masala at last add lime juice, powdered gram chappathis . keep aside
For Samosas.

Divide the dough in to equal balls.
Roll out each ball in to thin chappathis and dust little maida on top.
Apply a tsp of oil in 1 chappathi. And dust maida on top.
Keep second on top and prepare chappathis in the same manner.
Roll slightly on top.
Heat a tawa and place one chappathi and fry one side.
Cut the chappathis in to 2 ½ inch thin strip like ribbon. Keep covered under a wet cloth. Each time.
Make maida paste for sticking.
Take one strip of chappathi peel off the cooked layer in chappathi andmake triangular pocket in one end of it.
Stick the pocket with the maida paste.
Keep little masala inside .Fold and roll the strip like we rool the ribbon. In triangular shape. At the end apply maida paste to stick the end. prepare samosas in the same manner and keep ready.
Heat oil in a pan for deep frying and when oil comes to the perfect heat for frying add 2 - 3 samosas at a time for frying.serve hot as it is or with tomato ketchup.

Sending this recipe to EFM- Savouries

Friday, December 19, 2008

Bread tikka

I Love to do different dishes for my daughter this is one of the is very simple and wonderful dish for kids....very less ingredients and quick recipe to prepare for evening snacks
8 no Bread slices
1 no Lemon (extract juice)
1½ tsp Ginger garlic paste
½ tsp Turmeric powder
½ tsp Pepper powder (black or white)
1 tsp Cornflour
Water (optional)
Salt to taste
Oil (for deep frying)
Cut the sides of the bread slices and cut the bread in to four half and keep aside.
Take a bowl. Add the cornflour, ginger garlic paste, turmeric and pepper powder, salt. mix well
Add the lemon juice to the mixture and mix well. if needed add little water.
Dip the bread pieces in to the lemon mixture and make small oval shape balls . keep aside.
Heat oil in a kadai or pan. Deep fry the oval shape bread pieces. Drain well and insert a tooth pic in center of the fried bread pieces.( serve as shown in the picture)
Serve hot with pudina chutney or chilli sauce.
Sending this recipe to EFM-Savouries

Mango Badam Payasam

Mango and Badam is seperately all time favourite for all of them.....This payasam with mango and badam is very rich and very tasty.....give it a will love it....
1 no Mango
1 cup Sugar (can increase or decrease depending on your taste).
8 nos Cashew nuts
Dry grapes (few)
Saffron (a pinch)
25 g Badam
2 cup Milk
1 tsp Cardomen powder
Ghee (for toasting cashews)
Toast the cashew and dry grapes in ghee and keep aside.
Grind the badam in to powder.
Boil the milk and add the badam powder and saffron. Boil for 2 min, before the milk become thick . remove from fire. keep aside.
Steam the mango, after steaming remove the skin and seed, cut in pieces and grind it in to paste. Heat a pan and add the ground mango mixture and sugar. Boil for 2 minutes. allow it to cool.
Mix the milk with mango mixture and add cashew, cardomen powder, dry grapes.
Tasty mango badam payasam is ready.Serve it hot or cold.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Small Break......Going to chennai

Hi Friends....
Im leaving to Chennai (India) soon so packing and set righting things so i will  not able to post my recipe frequently ...I will join hands with u all soon in New year 2009....Then I wil be posting new and authentic recipes from my home town - Chennai (singara chennai)....
Will surely miss u all...take care...
Divya Mubarak

Monday, December 15, 2008

Paneer Gobi Masala

Cauliflower is my favourite vegetable I used to do masala out of it often… I had a packet of paneer with me.. I taught why cant I make a masala out of both then with the available ingredients I made this masala..yummy masala with chappathi .My2 year old daughter loved this dish very much….less spicy but tangy,,,,.

1no Big cauliflower
1 packet Paneer cubes
1no Onion chopped
1no tomato chopped
1no capsicum
1tbsp tomato ketchup
2tsp ginger garlic paste
1tbsp curd
1 ½ tsp soya sauce
1 tbsp Pav bajji Masala powder
1tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Handful of coriander leaves (for garnishing)
1tsp jeera seeds
2tsp ghee
3tsp oil
Heat oil / ghee in a pressure pan.
Splutter jeera seeds and add onion and sauté well till transparent. Add capsicum.
Add tomato , ginger garlic paste. Mix well add all the spices given with salt and curd.
Fry till oil leaves the mass. Add cauliflower and tomato sauce. Add little water and close the pan. Cook till 1 whistle. Switch off.
Now fry paneer till golden brown in oil or ghee. Add the paneer in water and so that it becomes soft.
Remove the cooker lid, mix well so that the cauliflower mashes little and add soya sauce. Add the fried paneer and cook in sim for 5min.
Garnish with coriander and serve hot with paratas/ roti/ chappathi.

Yummy dish kids will love.
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