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

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters Zucchini is available in the market fast all the year round.  At first I was not clear what to do with these green veggies.  But during the years we have found out various preparation methods for zucchini, from friends, from internet, from experimenting with this vegetable with other traditional preparation methods and the like.  I must say that many of these preparations are tastier than the steamed zucchini which we tasted for the first time from a take away. Here is the preparation method for Zucchini fritters. Ingredients Zucchini 2 large ones Eggs 2 nos Bread crumbs 2 … Continue reading Zucchini Fritters

Aloo Kachaloo Chat

Aloo Kachaloo Chat Aloo kachaloo is an easy to make spicy north indian  dish of which potatoe forms the main ingredient. Ingredients  Potatoes boiled 750 gram Tamarind chutney Green chutney Sev mixture 100 gram Preparation Slice the boiled potatoes into pieces of even thickness and arrange in a plate. Sprinkle tamarind chutney evenly over the potatoes. Put the green chutney on top of it. Garnish wit mixture and coriander leaves and serve hot. How to make Tamarind chutney. How to make green chutney. Continue reading Aloo Kachaloo Chat

Karela Fodi, Bittergourd Fodi

One of the nine basic tastes, bitterness of bittergourd gives a special touch to Inidan dishes.  Bittergourd is very esteemed in Indian kichen due to its medicinal properties.  There are a lot of ways to prepare bittergourd to a delicate food or side dish the fried varieties are my favourites. Bittergourd Fodi is a Goan preparation.  I am presenting a special preparation using rice flour as marinating paste. Ingredients Bittergourd 250 grams Chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder 1/2 teaspoon Rice powder 2 tablespoon Salt to taste vegetable oil to fry Preparation Wash and dry the bitter gourds. Now slice … Continue reading Karela Fodi, Bittergourd Fodi

Apple Cake with Apple-Lemon Juice

Apple Cake with Apple-Lemon Juice Ingredients Apple 500 grams Lemon juice 1 tablespoon For the batter/dough Wholegrain flour 250 gram Baking powder 1 teaspoon Butter 60 gram Sugar 100 gram Honey 50 gram Salt a pinch Vanilla essence a few drops Eggs 3 nos Milk 100 ml. Butter 50 gram To Soak Apple juice 100 ml. Lemon juice 1 teaspoon. Sugar 2 Tablespoon Honey 1 Tablespoon Preparation Slice one of the apples thinly, and the rest into small cubes.  to prevent the apple pieces changing its fine colour mix it with the lemon juice. For the dough Mix the sugar, … Continue reading Apple Cake with Apple-Lemon Juice

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

Potato Croquettes

Potato croquettes are a simple and delicious snack which can be served as a side dish of the main menu also. Ingredients Potatoes (easy cooking or floury) 500 grams Egg yolks 2 nos Eggs whole 2 nos Butter 2 tablespoons Hard cheese grated 2 tablespoons All purpose flour 2 tablespoons Bread crumbs 3 tablespoons Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil 1 tablespoon Preparation Wash, clean, peel and cut the potatoes into medium sized pieces. Boil 2 litres of water in a large pan, add salt and cook the potato pieces fully submerged in water and simmering for about 10-15 … Continue reading Potato Croquettes

Apple Biscuit Melting in the Mouth

Ingredients Apple 2 nos Lemon juice 1 tablespoon Eggs 1 nos Butter 1 tablespoon Sugar 1 tablespoon Cinnamon powder 1/4 teqspoon Apricot jam 1 tablespoon All purpose Flour 1 cup Baking powder 1 teaspoon Egg 1 nos Orange zest from 1 orange Sugar 4 tablespoon Orange juice 2 tablespoon Vegetable Oil 4 tablespoons Salt a pinch Preparation Peel and slice the apples into small pieces. Now sprinkle the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon sugar, butter, cinnamon powder and salt over the apple pieces and mix them together. Transfer them to a pan and cook on low flame stirring well till the … Continue reading Apple Biscuit Melting in the Mouth