Sunday, February 1, 2015

Corn Dhokla

Ingredients
4 cups - fresh corn seeds (or tinned corn seeds)
2 cups - gram flour
1 cup - sour curd
3 tsp - green chilli and ginger paste
1 tsp - ajwain powder
1 tsp -turmeric
salt to taste
baking soda - 11/2 tsp.
oil for greasing
 for tadka, mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida.

Method 
Grind the all corn seeds in to paste in a mixer. the paste should not be very fine. 
Take this paste of corn in a big bowl, add 2 cups of gram flour and 1 cup of sour curd. 
Mix it well and keep it aside for 2 hours for fermentation.
After 2- 2.5 hrs. take the mixture, add ginger chilli paste, salt to taste, ajwain powder, turmeric and water as per need to make it consistency of dhokla batter.
In the end add baking soda and mix it thoroughly.
Pour this mixture in a greased pan.
Keep this pan in microwave high for 7 minutes, then keep the pan inside for a while and then remove it from microwave.
After five minutes of removing it from microwave cut it into square pieces with a knife.
Tadka 
For tadka heat oil in a pan when heated add mustard, and curry leaves and asafoetida(hing) in to it. pour this tadka on the set and cut dhokla evenly. Serve hot, garnished with coriander and grated coconut. serve with tomato sauce.

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Protein Rich Green Dhokla

Ingredients
1 cup green peas mashed
1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp citric acid crystals
1/3 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp Eno fruit salt
oil for greasing
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tbsp grated paneer (cottage cheese)

Method
Combine all the ingredients, except the fruit salt, in a bowl, add water (approximately ½ cup) and mix well to make a batter of dropping consistency.
Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and add 2 tsp of water over it.
When the bubbles form, mix gently.
Pour the batter immediately into a greased  thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread it to make an even layer.
Steam for 10 to 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked. Keep aside.
Heat the oil in small pan and add the mustard seeds.
When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal, green chillies and asafoetida, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for a second.
Remove from the flame, add 1 tbsp of water and mix well. Pour the tempering over the dhoklas.
Cool slightly and cut into equal pieces. Serve immediately garnished with coriander and paneer. Always use your hands while mixing the batter to break the lumps.
to make 1 cup green peas mashed, blend 1 ½ cup of fresh green peas in a mixer till smooth. 


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Moong Dal Halwa

Ingredients   

1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , soaked for 3 hours.

a few saffron (kesar) strands

3/4 cup ghee

1 cup milk , warmed

1 1/4 cups sugar or to taste

1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

a few almond (badam) and

warm water  1 cup

Method

 Drain and grind the moong dal using 1 tbsp of water to a coarse paste and keep aside. 

 Dissolve the saffron in 1 tbsp of warm milk and keep aside.  

Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick kadhai, add the moong dal paste and cook on a slow flame for 40 to 45 minutes or till it becomes golden brown in colour, while stirring continuously. 

Add the warm milk and 1 cup of warm water and cook on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till all the liquid is absorbed, while stirring continuously. 

 Add the sugar, cook and cover on a slow flame for 15 to 17 minutes or till the ghee separates, while stirring occasionally. 

 Add the prepared saffron- milk mixture and cardamom powder, mix well. 

 Serve hot garnished with almond and almond slivers.

The Many Advantages of Using Salt

In the kitchen, more than a flavor enhancer...

* Boiling eggs in salty water will make sure that even if the eggs break, their insides will not escape, and you will be able to take off the shell with ease.

* To check if the egg is fresh, put it in a bowl filled with salty water. A fresh egg will sink, and the less fresh will float.

* Peeled apples, pears and potatoes won't blacken if you put them in cold, slightly salty, water.

* Have coffee or tea marks in your cups? You can remove them with a moist sponge and some salt water.

* Your glassware can go back to being shiny and transparent if you wash them with hot salt water and then with regular cold water.

* Using salt, you can easily clean the bottom of a burnt pot or pan - just put a thick layer of salt in the bottom, add a little water and leave the pot to stand for the night, and in the morning - boil the water.

* A combination of salt and baking soda will clean the fridge and remove odors.

* If you add just a tiny pinch of salt to your coffee it will improve the taste and counter the bitterness.

* If you add a tiny pinch of salt to milk it will stay fresh longer.
 

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Quick bread dhokla

Ingredients 

4 -bread slices

1 tbsp- sour curd

1- green chilli cut into small pieces

1/2 tsp- mustard seed

1 tbsp- ghee/ butter

coriander leaves to garnish

salt


Method 

 Mix salt, chilli and curd

 Spread the above paste evenly on 2 bread slices. 

Cover these breads with 2 remaining slices. 

Cut each pair in 4 square pieces. 

Heat a flat pan or a frying pan. Put one tsp ghee or butter on the heated pan. 

Sprinkle some mustard seeds. Wait till it starts cracking. 

Put the bread pieces till brown on one side. Apply some ghee or butter.

Flip the slices and take is out when the second side is brown.  Garnish it with finely chopped coriander leaves. 

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Simple dhokla

Ingredients

For batter 

1 cup - sooji/rava

1 cup -curd

1/4 cup - water

salt

a pinch - hing

1/4 tsp - turmeric pdr.

1/2 tsp - green chilli, chopped

2 tbsp - coriander leaves  chopped

1 tbsp - coconut, grated

2 tsp - lemon juice

To season in 1 tbsp oil:

1 tsp - jeera

1/2 tsp - mustard seeds

1 tsp - Eno fruit salt


Method  
Mix all the ingredients for the batter and let it rest for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and jeera and allow it to crackle.
Pour this into the batter.
Add Eno fruit salt. Mix the batter well.
Steam on high flame in greased plate for 12 minutes.

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Quick n easy dhokla

Ingredients  

 batter mixture:

1 cup- suji (rava) 

1 cup- curd 

1 tsp  green chilli paste

1 tsp  turmeric pdr.

1 tsp Eno fruit salt

salt

For seasoning:

mustard seeds

green chillies 4-5 slit

oil 1 tsp

sugar 1 tsp

water 2 tsp

For garnishing:

coriander leaves

Method 

Mix all the above ingredients and make a thick batter ( idli consistency). Grease a flat bottom plate or vessel and pour the above batter. 

 Steam it in the pressure cooker for about 7-10 minutes. 

 Take out and cut it into square cubes 

 Heat oil, add mustard seeds, once it crackles, add the green chillies, sugar and water, fry for a minute

Add the seasoning on these dhoklas and garnish it with fresh coriander. 

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