Saturday, August 24, 2013

Gobi Masala Dosa

Ingredients (Gobi Masala):
2 cups cauliflower florets
1 onion - finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 tsp carom seeds
1 tsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2-1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp coriander powder
2-3 green chili - finely chopped
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp sugar

1) Boil cauliflower florets in water, along with 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder. Cook until cauliflower is tender. Drain and keep aside.
2) In a skillet, heat 2 tbsp oil and add cumin seeds, carom seeds and fennel seeds. Once it starts to splutter, add ginger, green chili and fry for 10 seconds. Add onion and fry until it starts to turn brown.
3) Add tomato and fry for 3-4 minutes.
4) Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, cauliflower florets and mix. If its too dry, add 1/4 cup water. Add sugar and check for salt. Note: If this is not dry, the dosa will become soggy.
5) Cover and cook for another 4-5 minutes until it is done.

Ingredients (Red garlic chutney):
1 garlic pod
4 tbsp dry grated coconut

1) Grind all the ingredients with 1/4 cup water and 1/4 tsp salt.

The final ensemble:
See dosa recipe here.
1) Heat a pan on medium, once done sprinkle some water and check that it sizzles. Take a ladleful of dosa batter and spread it evenly into a circle on the pan. Sprinkle oil/ghee, cover and cook for 10-15 seconds.
2) Take a tsp of red garlic chutney and spread it into a circle halfway from the centre. Cover and cook for 5-10 seconds.
3) Place gobi masala in the centre. Tease the dosa out from the sides and fold it such that it forms a semi circle. Remove from pan.


Tip: If too lazy to make the red garlic chutney - add garlic to gobi masala. But its so worth to go that extra mile :)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Jowar Ragi rotti

1 1/2 cup jowar flour
1 cup ragi
2 tbsp rice flour
1 medium sized onion - finely chopped
1/2 bunch coriander leaves - finely chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
3 green chilli - finely chopped

1) Mix all of the above with water and 3 tbsp oil. Check for salt.
2) Cut out a square baking paper, spread a tsp of oil on it. Take a fistful of dough and pat it into a circle. If the dough is sticky, it would be best to dab your fingers in oil and then pat it.
3) Heat a frying pan, when hot enough place the rotti along with the baking paper. After about 2 minutes, remove the baking paper, add a few drops of oil on top and flip to the other side. Cook for a minute or two.

Serve with coconut chutney :)