Chapati

Chapati is a low fat flat bread made up of wheat flour.  In north India it is the main food item of the common man.  They use it from breakfast over to supper.  It is served with a wide variety of vegetables as well as non-veg curries. Ingredients Whole wheat flour 250 gram All purpose flour 250 gram Luke warm water as needed (200 ml) Vegetable oil 2 tablespoon Salt to taste Preparation Mix flour and salt in a vessel. Add vegetable oil, water and mix well into a smooth dough. Knead the dough until it becomes soft. Make small … Continue reading Chapati

Potato Egg Omelette

Potato Egg Omelette It is a simple and tasty preparation which can be made within a few minutes.  It can be used for breakfast, as lunch tiffin, or for a 4 Ò clock snack or as a light dinner. It can be made with the minimum ingredients such as potatoes, egg and a bit salt. Here how to prepare potato egg omelette. Peel and wash a medium sized potato and grate it using a grater into a bowl. Now add a pinch salt to the grated potato and mix together. now break an egg and mix with the potatoes. Heat … Continue reading Potato Egg Omelette

Medhu Vadai / Uzhunnu Vada

The crispy uzhunnu vadas which was served along with Masala dosa was a delicacy we enjoyed during our college days.  Later away from home, I yearned for it.  And on holidays back at home I got the simplest recipe and managed to make it for my friends.  Here the recipe. Ingredients Urid dal (Uzhunnu parippu) 250 gram Green chillies chopped 4 nos Ginger chopped 1 teaspoon Salt to taste Oil to fry. Preparation Soak urad dal in water for 3-4 hours and drain. Grind the dal, chillies and ginger together adding a little water using a mixer grinder to a thick paste. … Continue reading Medhu Vadai / Uzhunnu Vada

Alu Chapati (Potato Flatbread)

Ingredients Potato (boiled, peeled and mashed) 250 gram Whole wheat flour 500 gram Chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon Coriander leaves finely chopped 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil 3 tablespoon Butter/ghee 1 tablespoon Salt to taste Oil to fry Preparation Mix the potato, salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander leaves and mix well.  Add the wheat flour little by little and mix into a smooth dough. Add a little more water if necessary. Cover it and set aside for half an hour. Make lemon sized balls from the dough, roll the out flat  to round chapatis. Heat a … Continue reading Alu Chapati (Potato Flatbread)

Naan using Yogurt and Onion seeds

Naan using Yogurt and Onion Seeds Ingredients Sugar 1 teaspoon Yeast 1 teaspoon Lukewarm water 150 ml Wheat flour 500 gram Butter/ghee 4 tablespoon Yogurt 2 tablespoon Onion seed (kalonji) 2 teaspoon Preparation Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water, stir well till completely dissolved and keep aside. Take salt and flour in a sieve and sift into a vessel. Repeat this 2-3 times that the salt is evenly distributed. Add the yeast dissolved water, 2 tablespoon butter (ghee) and yogurt and mix and knead the dough till it becomes soft and elastic. Place the dough in a big vessel, … Continue reading Naan using Yogurt and Onion seeds

Oats Blueberry Cake

Ingredients Oats flakes 2 cups Hot water 1 cup Honey 100 ml Baking powder 1 teaspoon Salt a pinch Eggs 2 nos Butter 50 ml Yogurt 1/2 cup (120 ml) Blueberries 100 gram Bananas fully ripened 1 nos Preparation Mix the oats flakes with the water and a pinch salt and allow to soak for a few minutes till it become room temperature. Now add the baking powder and the eggs and mix them together. Peel and mash the bananas and add to the batter. Add the butter, yoghurt and honey and mix the batter together. Add the blueberries and … Continue reading Oats Blueberry Cake

Spanish Omelette (Tortilla Espanola)

Tortilla or omelette is part of the daily dish in Spanish households. It can be serrved as a snack or appetiser, as a side dish, or as main dish. It is delicious and appetising and easy to prepare. Ingredients Eggs 5 nos Onion finely chopped 1 large Potato peeled and finely minced 1 large Salt to taste Olive oil 2 tablespoons Pepper powder as per taste Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onion and potatoes and saute stirring well adding 1/4 teaspoons of salt. Cook till the ingredients become tender. Now beat the eggs adding a bit … Continue reading Spanish Omelette (Tortilla Espanola)

Small Pancakes using Oats and Apples

Ingredients Rolled oats flakes 250 grams Apples 2 nos Salt a pinch Honey 2 tablespoons Cinnamon powder a pinch (if you like the taste a bit more) Warm water 500 ml Preparation. Add the oats flakes, cinnamon powder and salt to a bowl. Add 500 ml warm water to the oats and allow the oats to quell. Cut the apples to small pieces and add to the oats in the bowl. Add the honey to the mix. Now gently ground the apple oats mix to a fine paste using a stab mixer. Heat a flat pan, grease it with some … Continue reading Small Pancakes using Oats and Apples

Broken Wheat Vegetable Upma

Broken wheat has better nutritional values as (semolina) refined wheat products.  It has more fibres and due to its low GI index its use is better for reducing diabetic risks than using refined wheat products.Ingredients for Broken wheat – vegetable Upma.Broken wheat 250 gm.Onion chopped a large oneGreen chillies 2 nos.Beans 50 gms.Brokoli 50 gm.Bengal gram (split) 1 tbsp.Coriander leaves (chopped) 1 tbspMustard seeds ¼ tsp.Curry leaves 1 sprigSalt to tasteVegetable oil 1 tbsp.Preparation of Broken wheat-vegetable UpmaWash and soak broken wheat in water for at least 2-3 hours and drain it (Strain). Heat oil in a thick-bottomed skillet, add the mustard … Continue reading Broken Wheat Vegetable Upma

Idli Soft and Fluffy

Idlis are a special preparation using fermented lentils and rice batter. A very popular food item in south India it is supposed to be very healthy. Ingredients Rice 1 cup Black gram (urad dal) 1/2 cup Boiled rice 2 tablespoons Salt 1/2 teaspoon Preparation Wash and rinse the black gram in a bowl and allow them to soak in water overnight. Wash and rinse the rice and soak it in water overnight or at least 8 hours. After 8 hours drain the water from both rice and black gram. Add the soaked black gram along with the boiled rice and … Continue reading Idli Soft and Fluffy