Monday, March 27, 2017

Wheat flour Rawa Dosa

Rawa Dosa is my all time Favourite recipe ..I usually don't try any other recipe rather then the one I have posted previously in my blog here  ...This is one special recipe where I was hooked too as it calls for whole wheat flour and it's healthy too for my surpise it came out perfect the very first time I tried :) ...Thanks to my dear friend and relative Nandini Kini akka for sharing such a lovely instant recipe of rawa dosa that I absolutely loved it . Serve it with chutney of your choice but it's a quick and instant recipe which I would recommend my viewers to try ...Please make sure you follow the exact measurements here for the perfect Dosa  :)



Ingredients 

1 cup Wheat flour 

1/2 cup Rice flour 

3 cups water 

salt to taste 

1/2 tsp Jeera

2-3 green chilli minced

1 medium sized onion (finely chopped)

2 tbsp coriander leaves 

Method 
  • In a mixing bowl add in wheat flour, Rice flour, salt and mix well then add in little by little water ( Make sure there are no lumps and it's mixed really well . Please stick on to the measurement of water given . it will look watery but that's how it should be .
  • Add in onion, green chillies, coriander leaves, whole cumin seeds (jeera) . mix well .
  • Take the chapathi tawa and spread the oil with the help of the kitchen tissue pour one ladle full of batter (Make sure you stir well). Pour from outside of the tawa and fill the gaps in the center and make sure you don't fill too much . As those holes will make the dosa to crisp up . As soon as you pour the dosa batter simmer the gas to a low heat and worth a while to wait for the dosa to crisp up.
  • Drizzle with 2 tsp oil take out the dosa to crisp up . Serve with chutney of your choice.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Tomato and Lentil Soup

Soups are so filling and lovely Isn't it ? ....I absolutely love it and find it so satisfying serve with some bread croutons or bread sticks what more do you want ...Perfect for a cold wintry day sipping hot soup is absolutely comforting for me and this soup is one of my favs as it's my version of tomato and lentil soup and it's the best tasting soup I have tried till date :P actually verdict given by my hubby  ...he totally loved it and have prepared this so many times ..Do try this gorgeous soup ...you will find it amazing too ...If you do try this please leave in your feedback at the space below would love to hear from you ...let's go on the recipe without further delay :)


Ingredients 

3/4 cup of Masoor dal /Pink Lentils 

1/2 tsp whole cumin seeds

1-2 green chillies 

1 veg stock cube 

1 big onion (sliced)

2 big cloves of garlic 

1 large carrot (sliced)

3- 4 tomatoes or 1 can of chopped tomato 

2 tbsp oil 

salt to taste (check salt and add as stock has already a good amount of salt in it )

Freshly ground pepper to taste 

Method
  • Take a cooker pan add in oil when it is hot add in cumin seeds, fry add in chillies, onions , roughly bashed garlic (take the skin off and bash it with the help of a knife). Fry well till onions turn translucent.
  • Add 1 or 2 green chillies fry well add in carrots for 2-3 mins add in lentils, then tomatoes and fry well add in 2 cups water , one stock cube and pressure cook for a whistle. 
  • When it cools down completely puree it in a blender and heat in up . Do add salt after tasting as it stock cube has good amount of salt in it .
  • Serve hot sprinkled with freshly ground pepper with Bread croutons or Bread sticks.....it's absolutely yumm and lovely food for a hungry soul :)  









Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mixed Dal Tadka

 I love dal , rasam recipes and always try a lot of variations , and this is one recipe which I tried and loved it and what's great was it was a no onion no garlic recipe ...it was so good to taste that I had to blog it :D ...This recipe is adapted from Manjula's kitchen . Do try this dal with mixed lentils very healthy and a perfect accompaniment for your Rice or even Parathas !



Ingredients

1/4 cup split black urad dal (with skin)

1/4 cup Moong dal

1/4 cup Masoor dal / Pink lentils

1/4 cup Toor dal

1/2 tsp haldi

1 & 1/2  tbsp finely grated ginger

1/2 tsp garam masala

1/2 tsp Amchur powder

salt to taste

For Tadka /Tempering /Seasoning

2 tbsp ghee

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp hing powder /Asafoetida

3 Red chillies

1 tsp Red chilli powder

1 tbsp finely chopped Coriander leaves

Method

  • Mix all the dals in pressure cooker and keep it saoked for 30 mins and then add ginger, haldi and pressure cook it till done and all dals are cooked well.
  • Let's prepare seasoning : In pan add ghee when it melts add in the cumin seeds , broken red chillies when it starts spluttering add in hing, Red chilli powder, Coriander leaves and pour this on dal .
  • Let it come to a boil now add in garam masala , amchur powder . Simmer and bring to a boil for 5 - 10 mins add in salt. Serve with Rice , papad , Pickle ....Yum simply satisfying and a very lovely meal !


Friday, March 10, 2017

Eggless Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a famous Italian dessert which most of you all must be familiar with , traditionally this recipe calls raw eggs and coffee liquor but I have tried to make it eggless and alcohol free too and my kids loved it I have even given a beautiful hint of citrus flavour to hype the taste , nevertheless one of the best tasting dessert and if you love the coffee flavour I strongly recommend to try this . Try this gorgeous dessert and serve it chilled it's sure to be your fav too :) 



Ingredients 

20 -25 Sponge fingers ( easily available in the supermarkets)

3 tsp Nescafe coffee powder

2 cups of water

1 cup of Double cream / Full fat cream 

1 cup Mascarpone cheese 

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

1/2 tsp orange zest 

1/2 tsp Lemon Zest 

2 tbsp sugar ( you can increase sugar as per your sweet tooth )

3 tbsp cocoa powder for dusting on the top

1/2 cup chocolate (grated )

Method 

  • Take 2 cups water in a bowl add coffee powder mix well and keep aside.
  • Take Double cream / full fat cream in a mixing bowl and beat it with the help of electric beater till it forms peak and becomes stiff add in mascarpone cheese, sugar , vanilla essence, orange zest, lemon zest and mix well  with the help of beater for a minute.
  • Now take a square shaped deep pan dip each sponge fingers in cold Coffee  prepared and arrange the biscuits on the cake tin like one in the picture shown below 
  • Now spread the layer of Mascarpone cheese evenly to cover repeat the sponge fingers layers dipping in coffee again and repeat the process and cover the arranged fingers with remaining filling and then dust it evenly with cocoa powder. Add chocolate gratings on the top.  Refrigerate for 10- 12 hrs preferably overnight . Next day you will  notice it all set and ready to serve this gorgeous slice of desert ! 
  • Keep refrigerated for a greater shelf life ( this can be kept for 1-2 days).

Friday, March 3, 2017

Kali tori and piyav sukkhe

This is one of my mamama's style  traditional delicacy which I recently learnt on my mom and I loved it to core ...it was so delicious you will absolutely love it with chapathi / Rice and dal . Kali tori / black pigeon peas can be easily found in any Mangalore stores which I always get and store in my pantry for use ....Do try this it's absolutely delicious and a forgotten delicacy as well which I am blogging for my and my reader's future reference :)


Ingredients

1 cup Kali Tori / Black Pigeon peas (soaked in water overnight)

2 onions (finely chopped)

1 and 1/2 tbsp urad dal

8-10 seeds of methi

small piece of tamarind

1/2 cup coconut

5-6 Red chillies ( + or - as per your spice tolerance )

salt to taste

1 and 1/2 tbsp oil +  1/2 tsp ghee for frying the onions

1 tsp oil for frying the spices

Method

  • Pressure cook Kali tori which you have soaked overnight for 1 -2 whistles till cooked such tht when you feel the grain it gets mashed up easily . Now drain out all the water ( Don't discard the water can be used to make tasty rasam with this )
  • In oil fry urad dal, methi seeds well on a very low flame when it gives out nice aroma and grains slightly start to change colour add this to the mixer grinder along with coconut, red chillies, tamarind and grind to a coarse paste  adding little water. (Make sure all spices are ground when you feel the paste !)
  • In pan add in cooked tori and this spice paste and mix well.  Allow it to come to a boil such that all masala coats all the tori well. ( You can add litte water if it is too dry )
  • Now in a pan add in oil fry chopped onions and fry till nice aroma and the onions turn slightly brown ( don't over roast it )  . Add this roasted onion to the cooked tori  and mix in lightly till everything is incorporated well and keep it to a simmer flame . ( This is a semi dry dish so don't add in too much of water ). Serve with Rice and dal....it's become my fav do give it a try and enjoy this dish with your family :)
  • Note /Tip : Do try out with other lentils if you can't find Black Pigeon peas I am sure it would taste awesome !