Tofu Parathas

Ingredients Tofu grated-100 gms Wheat flour-1 cup Oil or ghee 1 tbl spn.(for kneading the atta) Chopped coriander leaves 4-5 sprigs Green chillies -2(chopped or crushed) Ginger- small pc(chopped or crushed) Jeera pdr-1/2 spn Chilli pdr-1/2 spn Coriander seeds pdr-1/2 spn Less than 1/2 katori hot water(to knead the atta) 2 pinches of garam masala(optional)…

Minty Potatoes

Minty Aaloo😋 Mint leaves crushed or chopped-1 handful Baby potatoes-10-12(peeled and blanched for 3 mins) Ghee-1 table spoon Garlic-5 cloves crushed Chilli pdr-1 spn(preferable coarse) Cumin seeds-1/4 spn Juice of 1/2 lemon Salt to taste. In a pan add ghee and then cumin seeds and when they splatter add the the crushed garlic and chilli…

Sanna Appos/paddu

Sanna appos a healthy option of sanna polo(dosa).Tastes good with coconut oil.       Ingredients: Cabbage chopped finely-1 cup  Onions-2 chopped funely Red chillies-4 Suji rava-1/2 cup Tuvar dal-1/2 cup Coconut grated-little less than 1/2 cup. Hing-1/4 spn Tamarind- small piece. Coriander seeds-1 spn(optional) Salt to taste Coconut oil to make appos. Method: Soak tuvar…

Bisi Bele Baath

For the powder: 1 spn coriander  1/2 spn jeera 1/2 spn urad dal Chana dal-1 table spn. 7-8 methi seeds 4-6 pepper corns 5-6 Red chillies Asafoetida-1/4 spn. Garam masala- less than 1/4 spn Tamarind pulp-1 table spoon Turmeric powder-1/4 spn Roast all of the above ingredients except turmeric powder, tamarind and asafoetida on low…

Mango, Pineapple & Grapes Sasam

Ingredients: 1 small mango skinned and chopped. 1 vati chopped pineapple pieces 8to 10 grapes( green or the red ones) 3/4 cup grated coconut Mustard seeds 3/4 spn Red chillies-3 Salt to taste. Jaggery(grated)- 1 spoon. Tamarind- small pc(optional) I have skipped tamarind as pineapple and grapes let out the tangy flavours. Method: Grind grated…

Methi &coriander chutney

Methi leaves-1/2 handful Coriander leaves-1/2 handful. Peanuts roasted-1/2 handful Grated coconut-2 spns Jeera-1/4 spn Garlic-2 cloves Small pc tamarind/ curds as per taste.(I have used curds as it gives good colour. Salt to taste. Ghee -1 spn. In a pan add ghee and roast jeera,garlic, grated coconut,green chillies and finally the roasted peanuts,methi leaves, coriander…

Urad Dal Vadi/Odi & Onion Vadi/Odi

Urad dal vadi/Odi: 1 cup urad dal soaked 1/2 cup green chillies Salt as per taste Asafoetida 1 small spoon. Soak urad dal for 3-4 hours and grind to a smooth dry batter just as we do for vadas. Chop the green chillies and an add it to the urad batter along withAsafoetida and salt…

Lauki peel chutney

Ingredients: Lauki peels of 1 half a lauki(small one) Chop and keep aside. Red chillies4-5 Hing-1/4 spn Tamarind- as per taste Grated coconut-4 table spns. Ghee-1 spn 1/4 cup (or less )water  Salt to taste. Heat ghee in a small pan and roast the lauki peels, red chillies for 3-4 mins. Grind all the above…

Mango and tender Jackfruit Adgai(Pickle)

1 medium sized Mango washed and wiped clean with a cloth.chop the mango into small pieces. Take about 3 cups of water to which 1/2 vati salt is added and boil it. Add the chopped mango pieces into it and after about 10 minutes strain  the mango bits and keep the salt water separately. Take…

Almonds & Anjeer kheer(Figs)

Almonds and Anjeer kheer: Almonds 10-12 Anjeer-4 Brown sugar-2 spoons milk 1 cup. Keasar 2-3 strands Almonds-2 chopped for garnishing Cardamom powder-1/4 spn. Chop Anjeer n soak them in 1/4 cup milk and keep aside. Soak almonds in water for about an hour and peel them. Grind the almonds to a smooth paste and then…

Chakkuli’s

Ingredients: Urad dal- 1 small vati Rice flour-4.5 to 5 Vatis. (depending on the quality of the rice flour) Butter-1.5 table spoon. Chilli pdr-1 spn(optional) Hing-1/4 spn Ajwain-1/4 spn Salt to taste. Wash the urad dal and add enough water to just soak the urad dal.After 20 mins pressure cook the urad dal for about…

Carrots Rabadi

Carrot Rabadi: Milk powder-1/2 cup Milk-2 cups.(I have used full cream milk) Sugar-3 table spoons Carrots-2 Method: Chop the carrots and steam them in the cooker without the weight. Blend the cooked mixture to a smooth paste. Mix the milk powder and milk with a whisk or egg beater. Take a kadai and pour in…