Saturday, December 18, 2010

Avrekaalu Akki rotti

1 1/2 cup rice flour
1 cup avrekaalu - boiled
1/2 onion - finely diced
2 Tbsp yoghurt
1 Tbsp oil
4 green chilli - finely diced
2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp pepper powder
2-3 sprigs of curry leaves - finely chopped
Pinch of turmeric
Salt (1 1/2 tsp approximately)

1) Mix all the above ingredients with sufficient water to get the desired consistency
2) Place a fistful of dough on an oiled baking paper and pat it into thin circular disc. Sprinkle a few drops of oil on it when done.
3) Place the uncovered side of the rotti on a heated pan (along with baking paper). Remove the baking paper after a minute. Flip to the other side after another minute. Roast on both sides until parts of the rotti starts turning golden brown..

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Menthe tambli

4 Tbsp yoghurt
2 Tbsp coconut
1/2 cup water
3/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
2-3 dry red chilli
1 Tbsp oil
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp Mustard seeds
8-10 curry leaves
1/2 tsp asofoetida

1) Heat 1/2 Tbsp oil in a small wok. Add fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds. Fry until they start to change their colour
2) In a blender, grind the above with coconut, turmeric, salt and red chilli
3) In a mixing bowl, mix yoghurt, water and the paste above. Check for salt. Add more water to get the required ocnsistency.
4) Heat the remaining 1/2 Tbsp oil in a small wok. Add mustard seeds and wait for it to splutter. Add asofoetida and curry leaves. Mix it with the tambli prepared above

Friday, December 3, 2010

Pav Bhaji

1 medium sized onion - finely chopped
1 medium sized green capsicum - finely chopped
3 medium sized tomato - finely chopped
1 1/2 cup mixed veggies - finely chopped and boiled
1 medium sized potato - boiled and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves - minced/crushed
3 green chilli - minced/crushed
2 Tbsp butter/ghee
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 1/2 Tbsp Pav Bhaji masala
1/2 tsp black salt
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp salt
4-5 sprigs of corainder - finely chopped
1 sprig of dill - finely chopped (optional)

1) Heat butter/ghee in a frying pan. Butter is typically used in Pav Bhaji - I had to make do with ghee as i had no butter at home :-)
2) Add onion and capsicum and fry for 3-4 minutes. Add minced green chilli and garlic. Fry for a minute.
3) Add tomato and fry for 3-4 minutes.
4) Add turmeric, red chilli powder, pav bhaji masala, black salt, salt and fry for a minute.
5) Add mixed veggie and potato. Fry for a minute.  Check for salt. Reduce the heat. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes(While doing so, every minute or two do give it a stir)
6) Remove from heat. Mash it for a minute with a potato masher
Serve with finely chopped spring onion, coriander and a wedge of lemon.