Instant Dhokla (Semolina/Sooji)

Dhokla is an authentic Gujju snack, hehe no one can resist craving them. Well when you feel like dhokla and want them immediately, here is one instant recipee for it. They are super spongy and tasty.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Semonlina (Thick Coarse not smooth)
  • 1 cup Dahi/ Natural Yoghurt
  • 2 green chillies crushed
  • 4.2gms Eno Salt (one sachet)
  • Salt t taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • salt to taste

For the Temper

  • A few Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Fresh cut corainder
  • Oil

Method

Soak the sooji and curd with salt and crushed green chillies. Let it rest for 30mins, the batter will soak all the liquid and become thick, then follow the steps below.

Methi Vala Parotha Punjabi Style

This i have learnt from a Punjabi friend, just a combination of a few ingredients guys the Parotha is ready. Its so healthy and delicious. Here we go πŸ™‚

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Fresh cut green fenugreek (Methi)
  • 2 Cups Wheat Flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Ajwain
  • Water to knead the dough
  • OilΒ  is not supposed to be kept in the dry flour, used after the flour is kneaded
  • Butter

Mix Flour, Methi, Salt and Ajwain, knead the dough soft. Put like 1 tbsp oil to smoothen it. Take a portion and roll it out round, apply oil and sprinkle some flour, fold it inΒ  saquare shape and roll again, roast it on a tawa with oil and butter. Once done add some more butter on the prothas πŸ™‚

 

Mandazi

Staying in the Africa Continent you cannot miss out on this very, superbly delicious snack. It is usually eaten with tea, milk or even soda. Its eggless and super yum. So guys here you go!!!! made with no Yeast

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Self Raising Flour
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cardamom
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • Milk to knead the Dough
  • Oil to deep fry

Mix the above ingredients in a bowl and knead the dough with Milk. Let it rest for minimun 1 hour and maximum over night. You shall see the dough should have risen.

Roll out not too thick and not too thin, cut the rolled chapati into 4 parts, fry on high flame initially and low after. they should air up on its on with out any efforts.

Tada its actually ready

 

Mexican Rice

Wow one of my Favourites, if you guys like super spicy and Hot Food. Mexican dishes serve the best Hot Chilli Food. Here is presenting a simple recipee that gives that mexican taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 Big Bowl Sliced Cabbage
  • 2 carrots grated thin
  • 1/2 cup french beans cut into long thin sticks
  • 1 small tomato diced
  • Cayenne Red chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 5 Red Bullet chillies sliced into sticks
  • 1 cup Plain rice- already boiled and steamed
  • 1 diced Green capsicum optional

Method

In a Pan Heat oil, add the french beans, once they saute abit, add the red chilli bullets.

Add cabbage after five minutes and let it cook. ( Be adding salt at each stage of adding the veggies)

Once they cook well add the grated carrots, let it cook for a bit then add Soy Sauce.

Now in the cooked white rice, add salt and red chilli powder. Then mix this rice with the veggies and add the diced tomatoes. Simmer until its aromatic on a very Low flame.

Trust me this rice is heaven.20180309_184837

Stuffed Brinjals and Potato (Ravaiya)

Guys if you dont brinjals, then you are seriously missing something very delicious. Its made with simple ingredients leaving a finger licking remark. Here presenting Bharela Ringan nu shak. (Stuffed Brinjals and Potato)

Ingredients

Approximately 8 baby Brinjals and 9 Baby Potatoes

  • 6 Tbsp Crushed Peanuts
  • 2 tbsp Dhana jeera Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Red kashmiri Powder
  • 1 cup fresh cut coriander
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 to 3 tbsp oil to mix the stuffing
  • 2 crushed Tomatoes
  • Mustard and Cumin seeds for the Temper

Farari Potato Khichdi

We have have heard of Sabudana Khichdi, Moryo (Samo), Sabudana Bateta na vada (should be my next upload), bet you guys if you have heard of Potato Khichdi. This measurements serves 3 people,Β  let me be 80% sure that 60% of you have never made this farari potato khichdi, specially eaten when you observe the ekadashi fast. Also called faral.

Ingredients

  • 7 Medium sized Potatoes roughly mashed with hands
  • 2 Medium sized Tomatoes Paste
  • Ginger chilli paste
  • Curry Leaves and fresh coriander to garnish
  • Oil and cumin seeds for temper
  • Butter Milk – Chaas, this will depend on how thick you want the khichdi to be. Its better to use the ready made yoghurt to not make too sour
  • Gound Peanut 4 to 5 Tbsp

Pizza…

Pizza pizza pizza pizza, hahaha who on earth would not like pizza. Very easy to make the base at home as well. Here presenting the easy home made veg pizza. This quantity makes 6 pizzas, if you prefer a thick spongy crust like papa johns pizza, then it makes 4 Pizzas

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Plain Flour
  • salt, sugar, oil and yeast (if you take one cup, then take 1 tsp of each of these)
  • Water to knead the dough
  • 1 kg Tomatoes to make the gravy
  • Oregano, Chilli flakes
  • Mushrooms, Capsicum, Olives, Sweet corn boiled- toppings of your choice
  • Mozerrella Cheese

For normal texture bake the pizza at 200 degrees for 15 minutes, alternatively if you want a crispier base, bake at 150 degrees for 20 minutes.

To make a magherita just add the paste to the base and lots of grated cheese, topped again with oregano and chilli flakes.

Tomato Paste Method

  • Boil the tomatoes in an open pan until they crack
  • Sieve them in a steel siever
  • Allow the water to drain out for minimum 2 hrs, you can even leave it the whole day
  • Once the water drains out, peel out the skin of the tomato (it easily comes out)
  • Blend all the tomatoes in a blender
  • In a pan put 2 tbsp oil, fresh grated ginger and the tomato paste and salt
  • Cook the tomato paste until it thickens, make sure you cover it with a lead because alot will spill out, once it thickens add Jaggery to taste, some people like it sweet some not very sweet. Mix well
  • Once it cools down add 1tbsp kashmiri chilli powder and 1 tsp red chilli powder

 

Healthy Beetroot Uttappa(Rice Pancakes)

Here is a very easy, healthy, spicy and delicious recipee called uttappam, also known as rice pancakes, because the main ingredients used to prepare the batter is rice and black lentils. You can blend and freeze the batter for a sunday breakfast or a lazy evening, when you dont want to cook. Here it goes guys!!!

Ingredients

For the batter

  • 4 cups soaked thick rice (soak it over night or for 4 hrs, blend it with very little water to a smooth rough paste) Both should be soaked in seperate bowls and blended seperately. After its blended add salt and you can freeze for as long as for one month. For this recipee i used 1/4 of the batter, so you can adjust the quantity you want.
  • 1 cup split Black Lentils without skin soaked
  • Ginger Chilli Paste
  • 1 Chopped Tomato
  • 1 Grated Carrot and Beetroot
  • 1 cup fresh chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for Cooking
  • Water to adjust the consistency of the batter

 

Aloo Parotha

Ingredients: this will make 11 parothas

  • 5 boiled Potatoes
  • 2 cups Wheat flour, oil, Ajwain to knead the dough
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Chilli paste
  • Salt to taste, Lemon juice, Sugar
  • Fresh chopped coriander

     

Chakri

Who will want to miss out on this crunchie snack called chakli, chakri whatever name suites best. Made with very simple ingredients guys. Here’s the recipe of this crunchie bunchie snack

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rice flour
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 1tsp black sesame seeds
  • 3 boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup fresh chopped coriander
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 5 to 7 tbsp crushed green chillies
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 4tsp salt, one tsp per bowl, but can be adjusted to your taste
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 cups of curd to knead the dough and water if need be
  • Moulder (Sancho) for getting the shape right