Monday, June 18, 2018

Pizza Parantha

 toppings on parantha
INGREDIENTS
whole wheat flour  as required
salt little for the dough
water to bind
ghee for frying

Stuffing
tomato chutney as required ( or you can use pizza topping or any other chutney that you've)
cauliflower-carrrot-peas-tomato-onion vege ( I had made this vege, as hubby normally doesn't eat cauliflower vege, thought it a good way to use it for stuffing, as it had other veges too)
cheese slices as needed or you may use any grated cheese

METHOD
make dough like we normally do for roti using little salt
make small slightly thick rotis- 2 of same size
on one roti spread tomato chutney, put veges ( you may use whatever veges you've or like), then add cheese, cover with another roti, seal well
heat a tawa, once hot, reduce heat to medium, place the stuffed pizza parantha, cook on both sides using ghee till brown, serve hot. 
It needs no accompaniments, as it has got all the nutrition in it, carbs, protein, vitamins.


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Sweet Sesame stuffed parantha

 the stuffing sesame seeds- both white and black  with powdered gur
INGREDIENTS
whole wheat flour 1 cup
salt little
water as needed to make dough
ghee for frying

For stuffing
sesame seeds( white and til) roasted and powdered 1 tbsp
gur powdered 1 tbsp or more as desired

METHOD
make dough like we do normally for roti with little salt
mix well sesame seeds powdered with powdered til or you can powder roasted til with gur
take some dough, shape like cup, stuff enough filling, cover well, roll out as thin as possible
heat a tawa, put the stuffed parantha on a hot tawa, cook with ghee on both sides till brown spots.
It tastes good hot or cold. I made this evening.

Health Tips
it is good to use more black til as it contains 400 % more calcium than white til. Gur contains iron. If you need more protein, you may add some roasted peanuts or roasted gram powder it all together and proceed as above.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Chikoo-date halwa

INGREDIENTS
chikoo 5-6, remove skin, chop finely
dates 100 gm finely chopped
milk 1- 1 1/2 cups
ghee 4 tbsp
nuts 1 tbsp
raisins 1 tbsp
bread crumbs of 4 slices( you can pdr. with the corners)
gur 3/4- 1 cup
cinnamon pdr. 1/4 tsp ( optional)
nutmeg pdr. 1/4 tsp ( optional)
cardamom pdr. 1 tsp
 
METHOD
In a kadai or non-stick pan, add 1 tsp ghee, fry nuts and raisins, remove in a small cup
in the same pan, add bread crumbs along with little ghee, fry well on low flame stirring continuously till nice aroma comes and it turns light brown , remove in a bowl
In the same pan, add dates, fry for 2 minutes on low flame, add 1 cup milk, keep stirring often till the dates are soft, so that you're able to mash them well, if need be, add some more milk
Once you've mashed the dates, add chikoo pieces, keep stirring for 3-4 minutes till they also get cooked, so that you're able to mash them all well
Now add gur, keep stirring, as gur melts, no need to add water or milk, keep cooking till gur is almost thickened, at this stage add breadcrumbs along with 2 tbsp ghee, keep stirring well, till everything is well blended and the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan
At this stage, add cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon powders, mix well, adding half of the nuts and raisins.
Remove in a serving bowl, decorate with remaining nuts and raisins, if you want, you may sprinkle some desiccated coconut on top. It can be served hot or cold.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Stuffed snake gourd

INGREDIENTS
snake gourd, washed seeds and white parts removed by scooping out, into 2" rounds 
onion 1 big finely chopped
potatoes 2 big boiled, peeled and mashed when still warm
paneer crumbled 2-3 tbsp
green chilies finely chopped to taste
coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tbsp
salt to taste
turmeric pdr. 1/2 tsp
hing little
jeera/ cumin 1 tsp
oil for shallow frying
oil 1 tbsp

METHOD
make sure that you don't break the snake gourd rounds when you cut and scoop out
heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, add jeera, once it crackles, add green chilies, hing, fry for a minute, add onion, fry with wee bit of salt till light brown, add mashed potatoes, turmeric, mix well, frying for another 3-4 minutes on medium flame 
add paneer, salt, coriander leaves, mix well. 
remove, cool, check for seasoning before stuffing
stuff well in the rounds, heat oil in a pan, add the stuffed gourds, fry on low flame turning from side to side, so that all the sides are evenly browned.
Drain, serve hot with rice or roti.




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Snake gourd ( pudalangai) soup

INGREDIENTS
snake gourd chopped 1 cup after removing the seeds and the white portion
onion finely chopped 1 small or 8-10 shallots ( sambar onions)
tomato 1 big finely chopped
turmeric pdr. 1/4 tsp
moong dal cooked  1/2 cup
salt and pepper pdr. to taste
ghee/ butter 1 1/2 tsp
ginger 1/2 tsp finely chopped
water as needed
coriander leaves for garnishing

METHOD
heat butter/ ghee in a pan, add onion, ginger, fry for a minute, add tomato and snake gourd pieces, fry on low flame for few minutes, then add turmeric pdr., water enough to cover the veges, cover and cook till veges are cooked.
Add cooked moong dal, cook for another 2-3 minutes, remove, cool little, blend everything well in the mixie or with hand blender, season with salt and pepper pdr., add water as desired, boil well, serve hot garnish with coriander leaves.

TIP- at times, snake gourd is bitter, as we don't know, best is, wash, cut into desired pieces, sprinkle some salt, mix well and keep aside in a colander with a plate down, as water will come out, then wash well, squeeze out and use as you'ld normally do.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Besan (gram flour) Vege idlis

INGREDIENTS
besan 1 cup
rava/ semolina  2 tbsp
buttermilk as required
salt to taste
carrot cut fine / grated  2-3 tbsp
green peas 2 tbsp
spring onion 2 tbsp
green chilies chopped fine to taste
baking soda 1/2 tsp
hing little
turmeric pdr. 1/2 tsp
oil for frying

METHOD
in a bowl, add besan, rava, hing, turmeric mix well
add buttermilk make batter like for idli adding enough buttermilk
add veges, green chilies, mix well
let it rest for 10-15 minutes, mix well, if the batter is thicker than idli batter, add more buttermilk to get the right consistency
add baking soda along with wee bit of water and beat well for 2-3 minutes
pour the batter in greased idli plates, put in idli cooker/ normal cooker  and steam for 10-12 minutes in medium flame or microwave cooker for about 4-5 minutes
cool slightly remove from the idli plates, cool completely, cut into long or smaller pieces
heat a pan, add 1-2 tbsp oil, if desired add mustard seeds, green chilies, add the cut idli pieces, fry on low flame till crisp. Serve at once hot.

Sorry made this for hubby one day, as usual forgot to take photo, as he was hungry ! but told this recipe to daughter-in-law, she made and sent me photos, saying grandsons liked it !
 You can use whatever veges you like- cauliflower can be added finely chopped, can avoid onion, choice is yours.

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Multigrain egg-less carrot cake- microwave

Sorry forgot to take the photo before and after baking, as I was in a hurry as my friend was coming over. I cut the cake of the 1st batch quickly to give my hubby to taste, by the time I finished baking the 2nd one, my friend had come.

INGREDIENTS
carrot grated 1/2 cup
1 big / 3 small bananas mashed
brown sugar  2 tbsp
gur / molasses   1/2 cup approximately
salt a big pinch
buttermilk 1/2 cup
milk 1/4-1/2 cup
baking pdr. 1 tsp
baking soda  1/2 tsp
nuts and raisins as desired
coconut oil 2 tbsp
ghee/ butter to grease the baking dish
multigrain flour ( wheat flour, ragi and other millets) about 1 1/2 cups

METHOD
in a bowl, beat well mashed banana with sugar and gur
I added baking soda and baking pdr., mixed well
then added buttermilk, add 1/2 the quantity of flour along with salt, mix well
add rest of the flour, mix, add enough milk to get the pouring consistency
As I baked in normal microwave, the batter should be slightly thinner than when you bake in an oven
I baked in 2 micro-safe plates for 5 1/2 minutes each.Sor
It had come out very soft and gave it to my friend, who couldn't believe that it was made without eggs and butter !

As for using sugar, I prefer to bake it healthy, so I used brown sugar and gur/ molasses- you may use the quantities as per your taste. Or you may use normal white sugar.
If you don't have multi-grain, use only wheat flour, it should come out fine.

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