Monday, June 28, 2010

Masala Biscuits

It was always a dream to bake Masala biscuits at home….. But I always was hesitant even if my taste will near to the ones like City Bakery. Now u may wonder whats City Bakery…. It’s one of the famous bakery were we get the best cashew macrons, masala biscuits and The best Benne Butter (if I got to translate this it will be Butter Butter: P). Macrons ver the one vchi cud no can eat at any time….. nd these r the best ones  have tasted. Butter is like a kick to the morning tea…… I remember my school days where I used to eat countless butters with my tea…..:D nd Amma telling have limits to eat tht u even got to eat ur brkfst…………..
Ok now to these masala biscuits…….. I could never get the City Bakery taste but yeh they ver tasty without ne doubt. I remember speaking to Divya about this biscuits the day i was preparing it.... and she too wa with the same opinion tht she loves them :). 
 I adopted the masala biscuit recipe from here you can replace curds with milk and did not add mint leaves and even added turmeric powder to gain a bit of yellow color.

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  • Maida - 1 cup
  • Sugar powder/powdered sugar - 2 tsp 
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder-  2 pinches
  • Butter - 1 stick/ 100gms
  • Baking powder 3/4 tsp
  • 4 green chillies chopped finely
  • Curry leaves chopped
  • 2” Ginger grated
  • 1/2 Tbsp cilantro chopped fine
  • Milk 3tbsp
Mix flour, baking powder,  powdered sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Add butter and mix till evrything mixes well. Do not knead, just shorten the mixture (until you get a bread crumb consistency).
Mix the chopped chillies, curry leaves, ginger, cilantro. Add milk and mix. Roll the dough and cut to desired shapes.
Place on a greased baking sheet 2" apart Bake at 180 degree C for 15-20 minutes or till done. After they cool down, store in an air-tight container. Photobucket


Note:

The baking time totally depends on your oven.. It took 15 minutes in mine you can increase the time according to your oven :)

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Bubye Folks!!!! Promise to be back soon!!! 
Signing Off,

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bitter gourd Masala/Karela Masala

Heya !!!! Hope all r in Pink Of Health!!!!! Its Fun time for me now….. I m off to vacation  to mangalore………. SO m gona enjoy there to the core!!!!
Before going I thought I must post something interesting and then leave ….  

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My hubby never liked bitter gourd at all….  But now he loves this dish only this dish lemme tell ya he had so much of fuss when I used to do kosambari nd all…  I used to relish it all alone J J J I loved doing tht sometimes and made him feel he is missing something :P.
One fine day when I made this dish he loved it… he never got the bitter taste…. Neither did he complain about the dish he just called me nd told It was Yumm!! Nd his colleagues seconded tht !!!! 
I make it atleast once in 2 weeks or so… And all at his office relish it 
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So here Goes the recipe:
·       Cut 3 Karelas into small pcs.... and deseed them.
·       Now apply salt and amchur powder to tht...... and leave for 3 hrs and then squeeze and drainthe water that removes the bitter taste.
·       In a pan heat oil add 1 tsp urad dal, 2 tsp jeera, let it splatter
·       Ones done add 2  diced onions, 2 diced tomato and fry until raw smell of onion is off.
·       Now add turmeric, red chilly powder 1 tsp, dhania jeera powder 1 tsp, add 1 tsp amchur powder,  sqeezed karela,salt if required and cook until karela/bitter gourd  is done.

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I found tht this is the most simplest dish to prepare…..
Sorry Guys I may not be able to visit ur space nd relish the food… I will catch all ya when I m back…
Will be back with some more Yumm recipes,
Till then.
Take Care.
Miss all Ya, 
Signing Off,





Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sago Murukku

When I first heard about ICC Challenge I thought I must join but I was hesitant if I cud or no…. But I told srivalli tht I will join when I m completely ready….. In April when she had recipe ready for ICC sago murukku I decided I must give it a try but was hesitant bcoz I tried murukku only once…. Then priti… posted it in her blog I saw the murukku in almost many blogs so decided to put my hats on to make it…. I made it tht day itself….. its been a month its lying down in my draft I thought lemme not waste time nd lemme post.
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The pictorial recipe of Sago Murukku is here : 


I used Half the qtty Srivalli Used

We need:
  • Rice Flour  - 1 cups
  • Besan flour / Gram Flour -  1/4 cup
  • Fried gram flour - 1/4 cup
  • Sago - 1/4 cup
  • Oil-25 gms + for frying  
  • Salt to taste
  • Curd - 25 gms (half of half cup)( My curds ver a bit sour but do not use sour one apart from this everything was ryt in my murukku)
  • Chilly powder - 1/4 tsp or as per taste
Method to prepare :
  1.  Soak the Sago in Butter milk for 3 hrs, I noticed the more we soak less chances of bursting.
  2. Mix all the flour together, heat 25 gms oil, mix to the flour along with salt and chili powder. Then add the buttermilk soaked sago slowly and knead into a chapati dough consistency. 
  3.  Heat oil for deep frying. In the murukku acchu, add the dough. When the oil is hot, press down directly as you do for chaklis/ murukku.
  4.  Cook on medium flame to ensure the murukku is cooked well.

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Mind me  I was successful in doing the murukku nd my happiness had no bounds JJJJJJ

Ok  time to say C ya,

Signing Off,