Showing posts from October, 2017

Purple Cabbage and Feta Salad

During Summers we feel like eating something light! And if it’s a salad we are the most happiest people on earth. Today I am posting a purple cabbage and feta chese salad its very easy to make.

Ingredients : 3 cups purple cabbage shredded thinly. ½ cup onions finely sliced 3 tbsp crumble feta cheese 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley Dressing- ¼ th cup greek yogurt½ tsp apple cider vinegar½  tsp vinegar1 tsp sugarSalt and pepper, to taste
In a large bowl add in the shredded cabbage, sliced onions chopped parsley. In a small bowl mix all the items mentioned in dressing and add it to the shredded cabbage. Now mix it well and add in the crumbled feta cheese and serve immediately. 
Happy Cooking,

Khasta Namak Paare/Namak paare

Khasta Namak paare is pastry like crunchy snack lightly seasoned with carom seed. This is great snack with cup of tea. Perfect snack for Diwali so do try and let us know.

 2 cups All purpose flour (plain flour or maida) +some to sprinkle 2 tbsp sooji  ¾  teaspoon Salt  ¼ teaspoon Carom seeds (ajwain)  2 -3 tablespoon oil About 1/3 cup water as needed  Oil to deep  fry + oil to roll on the sheets
 1.  Mix flour, sooji, salt, carom seeds, and oil, and mix it with fingertips to get consistency of breadcrumb. 2.  Add water as needed to make firm but smooth dough. Cover with damp cloth and set aside at least for ten minutes. 3.  Knead the dough for another minute and divide in two equal parts. 4.  Take each part of the dough and make a flat ball shape. 5.   Spread 1 tsp oil over the rolled sheet. Sprinkle some dry refined flour over this rolled sheet and spread evenly using a spoon. After this, fold the sheet. For this, fold the sheet from one side bringing it to the half. Now sim…

Vaali Bajo/Malabar Spinach Pakoda

A easy pakoda recipe which can be made on a rainy day.
Ingredients: Vaali /Malabar spinach or any spinach leaves – 20 leaves
Oil for deep frying

For Batter: Gram Flour / Kadalehittu / Besan – 1 cup
Rice Flour / akki hittu – 2 tblspn
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Asafoetida / Hing– a pinch
Carom Seeds / Ajwain / Carom Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Water as needed

Method: Wash the leaves really well and dry them. Mix all the ingredients for batter in a bowl to a smooth batter. Dip each leaf in the batter and fry in hot oil till golden. Drain and serve hot with sweet and spicy chutney or even tomato ketchup.
Aps Note:
If you do not find malabar spinach then you can use any spinach leaves you find. But make sure they are fresh and crispy!
Happy Cooking !

Butter Chakli/Butter Chakkuli

I tried a few chakli recipes last year but couldn’t post them due to some reasons. Today I am posting Butter chakkuli/chakli which can be prepared during Diwali. Lets get cooking!
Ingredients: 2 cups rice flour½ cup besan / gram flour2 tbsp roasted chana dal / roasted bengal gram / putani kaalu 1 tsp jeera / cumin seeds1 tsp white or black sesame seedspinch of hing / asafoetidasalt to taste1-2 tbsp butterWater as required to knead into a soft doughOil for deep frying

Method: In a large mixing bowl take rice flour, besan and powdered roasted chana dal.Add cumin seeds, sesame seeds,hing and salt.Lastly add butter and crumble well with flour.Now slowly add water as required and start kneading.Knead to smooth and soft dough a little harder than chapathi dough.Furthermore, take star mold and fix to the chakli/chakkuli maker.Also grease the chakli maker with some oil.Now make a cylindrical shape out of dough and place the dough inside chakli/chak…

Pav/Indian soft buns

I always wanted to try homemade pav(soft Indian bun) but was hesitant about the texture but all thanks to cooking shooking video it helped me a lot. It came just perfect, along with it I even made some masala buns which were yum!
Recipe Courtesy : Cooking Shooking Yields around 20 small sized pav
Here is recipe for Laadi Pav/Paav. Plain Flour / Maida - 2 CupsMilk - ¾ Cup + 1½ TbspSalt - 1 TspButter - 4 Tsp Milk Powder - 1½ Tbsp Instant Yeast - 2 TspSugar - 1 TbspMilk & Sugar - For BrushingFlour - for dustingOil - for greasing

Warm the milk, Add the sugar, yeast. Mix well and keep aside for 10 minutes.Add the dry ingredients i.e  maida, salt and milk powder on your kitchen platform mix well and make a well like shape with this.After 10 minutes yeast mixture should look frothy, Add this mix to the dry ingredients well and knead it to a dough. This mixture will be sticky but that’s how it has to be says the recipe and I agree with it.Now add the butter to the sticky paste and st…