Saturday, January 20, 2018

Ginger Cookies

I always loved ginger cookies, so tried little with wheat flour and multigrain flour.

Ingredients
brown sugar 2 tbsp
gur/ jaggery 2 tbsp
banana mashed 1/4 cup with 1 tbsp curd
baking pdr. 1/2 tsp
ghee 2 tbsp
atta 1 tbsp
multigrain flour ( ragi, millets mixed, with which I make my porridge, used that) 3/4 cup approximately
ginger pdr. 3 tsp

METHOD


mixed well sugar, gur with banana curd mixture, added ghee, flours, baking pdr., mixed well, added ginger pdr. mixed well
pre-heated oven at 180 deg. C, greased the oven tray, made small balls of my dough which was a bit sticky( than roti dough), baked at 160 deg. C for 15 minutes, switched off my oven, let it rest for another 2 minutes, tasted one, felt good, hubby asked what was I cooking, gave him one to taste, he liked it too ! got about 16 cookies I think. 
To be honest, never actually measure ingredients, keep all near by and keep adding, here too for wheat flour or multigrain, you may add little, then add as needed to get the dough.

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Vegetable Biryani with Walnuts

INGREDIENTS
Oil  1 tbsp
Ghee 1-2 tbsp
jeera 1/2 tsp
hing little
onion chopped 1 cup
carrot chopped  1/4 cup
peas 1/4 cup
potatoes chopped 1/4 cup
spinach blanched 1 cup ( you may use fresh spinach washed and chopped, then add spinach when other veges are 3/4 cooked)
tomatoes chopped 1 cup
cauliflower 1/4 cup
walnuts 1/4 cup
salt to taste
green chilies chopped 3-4 as per taste or you may slit and use
garam masala pdr. 1/2 tsp
rice as needed ( I used less than half the quantity of cooked rice in proportion to the vegetable, so that is as per your choice)
coriander leaves chopped 2 tbsp
turmeric pdr. 1/2 tsp

METHOD
in a big kadai/ wok, heat oil, add jeera, once it crackles, add hing, green chilies and onion with wee bit of salt to fry quickly to light brown
add tomatoes, fry for 2-3 minutes, add all the veges, except spinach, add turmeric pdr., mix well, cook covered on low flame adding salt for veges, stirring every 2-3 minutes, till veges are done, add half the quantity of coriander leaves, walnuts and spinach, cook for another 2 minutes, add 1 tbsp ghee, garam masala, cooked rice, salt to taste for rice, mix well, cook on low flame covered for 3-4 minutes, till rice and veges get well mixed, add rest of the coriander leaves and more ghee if preferred, serve hot with roasted papad or chips and curd, to make it a complete meal.  Hubby liked it, as I made for dinner last night.

You get protein from milk and walnuts, carbs from rice and vitamins, fibre and minerals from veges.

TIP- as mentioned earlier, spinach can be blanched or if using fresh spinach, add when veges are 3/4 cooked.
you may add the veges mentioned, or you can make with onion, tomatoes potatoes, peas, spinach too. No hard and fast rule for the veges and the amount you need, you can use what you've, but main ingredients are onion, tomato and spinach.
For vegetarians, walnuts provide onega-3 fatty acids, protein and fibre.


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Male/ femlae Bell peppers ! what to use





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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

RADISH VADA

INGREDIENTS
chana dal 1/2 cup
tuvar dal 1/2 cup
urad dal 2 tbsp
green chilies 3-4 as per taste
ginger 1" finely chopped
curry leaves finely chopped 1 tbsp
coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tbsp

hing 1/4 tsp
onion finely chopped 1/2 cup
salt to taste
oil to fry
radish grated 1/2 cup
oil to fry
 
METHOD
soak dal for about 3 hours with just enough water to soak it
grind without water along with ginger and green chilies to a coarse paste
in case it is difficult to grind, just sprinkle little water 
 to grated radish, add little salt, mix well, then squeeze out excess water and add to dal mixture, along with onion, curry leaves, mint, coriander leaves and salt.
heat oil in a kadai / pan, deep fry the vadas in hot oil till crisp on both sides, drain well and serve hot with chutney.

Tip- at times when one grinds for vada, at times, the batter isn't thick as needed, then add some fine rava, mix well and keep it aside for 10 minutes, it will absorb excess water and also you'll get crisp vadas !

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COOKING TIP FOR RADISH AND CABBAGE

Normally when we cook radish or cabbage, the whole neighbourhood will come to know. Here is a trick to reduce the strong smell of these two veges, add about 1 tsp of ginger or more depending on the quantity that you're cooking and add mint finely chopped !

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RADISH PEAS PULAO

INGREDIENTS
radish grated 1 cup
peas 1/2 cup
onion 1 big chopped
tomato chopped 2
cinnamon 1"
cloves 2-3
green chili 3-4 slit or finely chopped
ginger finely chopped 1 tsp  OR
(you can make a paste of cinnamon, cloves, green chilies,ginger and tomatoes)
turmeric pdr. 1/2 tsp
ghee 1 tbsp
oil 1 tbsp
jeera/ cumin 1 tsp
hing 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tbsp
mint/ pudina finely chopped 2 tbsp
rice cooked 2 cups  or uncooked rice 1 cup

METHOD
you may either use cooked rice and make the veges in a pan / kadai and mix with rice, or you can saute the veges, add rice, water and pressure cook like you'll cook rice. the choice is yours.

In a pan / kadai add oil, add jeera, fry till it crackles, add whole spices or the spice paste after you fry the onion till light pink, add the paste and fry for 2 minutes, add radish, add turmeric, half the quantity of coriander leaves and mint, cook covered along with peas till the veges are done. Add rice, salt, ghee, remaining coriander leaves, mint, mix well, serve hot with cucumber raita and papad.
OR
In case, you want to pressure cook, fry jeera, onion, add the paste, fry for a minutes, add radish, peas, turmeric, salt, add washed rice and double the quantity of water and pressure cook like what you'ld normally do for the rice. Once the pressure is released, add coriander leaves, mint, ghee, mix well and serve hot with cucumber raita and roasted papad.

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BESAN SPINACH BAKE IN MICROWAVE

INGREDIENTS
besan  1 cup
spinach blanched and puree  1/4 cup
salt to taste
green chili-ginger paste 1 tbsp
Eno fruit salt 2 tsp
garlic paste ( optional)
basil leaves torn with hand few
tomato slices chopped as needed
cheese grated as needed
oil to grease the baking dish
water to mix

METHOD
In a big bowl, add besan, spinach, paste, salt, mix well, add water little by little to make sure there are no lumps, add enough water to make batter like for dosa, neither thin nor thick.
add Eno mix well, grease a micro safe dish, pour the batter, arrange tomato slices, basil leaves and sprinkle some cheese, microwave for 3-4 minutes.
to test done, when you poke in the centre, the knife should come out clean, if not bake for another 1-2 minutes. You may take out of the microwave, add some more cheese while still hot on top, so it will melt in the heat. Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

PS- you may add some boiled potato slices on top along with onion rings too. The choice of veges is yours.
 
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