Thursday, January 30, 2014

Spring Onion Dosa

Time 15 min
Dosa batter 2 cups
Chopped onion lengthwise

French beans , cut diagonally into thin strips 1/2 cup 
Carrot , cut into long thin strips 1/2 cup 
Shredded cabbage 1/2 cup 

Chopped capsicum 1/2 cup
Chopped spring onion greens 1/2 cup
Soy sauce 1 tsp
Vinegar 1 tsp or more as per taste
Chili sauce 1 tsp
Pepper powder 1/2 tsp
Chopped garlic 1/2 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp 
Salt to taste

Heat the oil in a pan, add garlic, after it turns light golden brown then add onion and all vegetables. Sauté over a high flame for 4 to 5 minutes till the vegetables soften.
Then add soya sauce, vinegar, pepper powder, chili sauce, sauté for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame.
Heat non stick pan, sprinkle salt water (2 tbsp water+1/4 tsp salt) all over the pan.
Then immediately pour spoonful of batter at the center, with the help of spoon spread batter fast in circular fashion.
Spread vegetables mixture at the center, apply 1tsp ghee all over the dosa, then roll from both sides and serve hot.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Broken Wheat / Dalia Upma

Time 20 min
Dalia 1/2 cup
Green chilies 2 (Cut into small pieces)
Chopped onion 1 medium size
Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves 5-6
Groundnuts 1 tbsp
Coriander for garnishing
Sugar 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Hot water 1.5 cup
Oil / Ghee 1 tbsp

In a  pan take dalia, roast without oil till it changes its colour from white to little yellow / golden colour. Switch off the flame take out the dalia and keep in different vessel. 
In pressure cooker heat oil then add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.  After mustard seeds pops out, add onion, tomato, curry leaves, green chilies and groundnuts. Fry onion till it becomes golden brown. 
Then add roasted dalia, salt, sugar. Stir well, then add hot water. Mix well. Cover with lid and wait for 3 whistles. Switch off flame. Immediately release pressure. Open lid and turn upside down. If you feel upma is dry then you can add 3-4 tsp water and coook for another 5-6 min. Garnish with coriander and sev.

Dalia takes time to cook so better to use pressure cooker.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Time 15 min
All purpose flour/ maida 1 cup
Grated jaggery 1/2 cup
Fennel seeds powder/ sauf powder 1/4 tsp
Kismis 2 tbsp
Poppy seeds 1/2 tsp
Water 1/2 cup ( or 1 tbsp less)
2 pinch of Salt
Ghee/oil for frying

Mix all ingredients.  The mixture looks like idli batter. Take of spoonful of batter then deep fry in oil till light brown in colour. Serve hot.

U can use one smashed banana. If using banana then reduce water.
U can use appe patra to make appe using this batter.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Time 20 min
Dhirde peeth /flour 1 cup
Onion 1 medium size (peeled and finely chopped)
Freshly chopped coriander 1 tsp
Chopped green chilies 2
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Pinch of asafoetida
Water 3/4 cup 
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbsp

Mix all ingredients and make batter. The consistency of the mixture should be like little watery not thick.  
Heat non stick pan. Apply oil evenly all over the pan. Pour the mixture fast on fry pan, in circular fashion. Keep medium flame. Apply oil on the upper side. After 3-4 min turn upside down and roast for few more minutes until crispy.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Samosa Chat

Time 20min
Safed Vatana 1 cup
Samosa 3-4
Finely chopped onion 1 cup
Green chutney 1/2 cup
Sweet tamarind chutney 1/2 cup
Sweetened curd 1/2 cup

turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Chaat masala 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
Pinch of asafoetida

Nylon sev 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp
Chopped coriander for garnishing


Soak overnight vatana. Pressure cook with turmeric powder, pinch of asafoetida and 3 cups of water. 
Heat oil in pan. Add cumin seeds then boiled vatana, saute for few min. Then add redchili powder and salt. Mix well. Then add 1/2 cup water. Cook for 4-5 min.
Switch off the flame. Allow it to cool.

Now take samosa, cut into two pieces. 
Heat flat bottom pan, heat the samosa for 2-3 min from all sides. 
Now take samosa in one plate. Add one spoonful of safed vatana mixture onto samosa, then put one layer of green chutney, then onion, tomato, then then sweet chutney. Then lastly add curd, then sprinkle chaat masala, shev, garnish with coriander.   

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