Homemade food recipes

Homemade food recipes
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Quick Kachori ke Dal


1 Pack of Haldiram Gol Kachauri
1 cup Toor Dal
1 cup Moong Dal
1 medium size tomato
1 chopped onion
1 bite size piece of Jaggery
1 tsp Tamarind pulp
Salt to taste
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp Coriander powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
chopped coriander
2 green chilies(Optional)
2-3 tbsp Oil/Ghee
Water as required

Preparation Method:

1. Take a pressure cooker and add washed lentils, chopped tomato, salt, coriander powder, chili powder and turmeric powder and cook until good 1-2 whistles. In the mean time soak your kachoris in hot water to make then soft and keep it aside.

2. Now for tempering, heat oil in a pan and add some ghee or oil. To it add cumin seeds and once they splutter add chopped onions and cook until they are golden brown. Add the pressure cooked dal to the tempering and mix well. Add jaggery, tamarind pulp and a cup of water and mix it well. Cook for another 3-4 mins and dip in your kachoris to it. Cover the lid and cook for another 5 minutes in low heat.

3. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and ghee. Serve hot with steamed Rice or paratha and enjoy.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Healthy Weet-Bix Cookies


6 Weet-Bix crushed
1 cup sugar( as preferred)
1 cup plain flour
2 tbsp Milk
1 tsp baking powder
125 g Butter/Margarine
Almonds and pumpkin seeds to garnish

Preparation Method:

1. Preheat the oven at 150 Fan forced.
2. Sift the flour and baking powder in a bowl and add butter and sugar and mix it well with electric beater.
3. Now add crushed Weet-Bix.  To it add milk and beat again.
4. Give it a desired shape (I have rolled into flat balls) and garnish with almonds and pumpkin seeds on top.
5. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. and store in a air tight container after cooling.

Peanut and Sesame Brittles or Mungfali and Til ke Chikki


1 cup Roasted Peanuts
1/4 cup roasted Sesame seeds
1 tbsp Ghee/clarified butter
3/4 cup Jaggery

Preparation Method:

1. Heat a pan in medium heat and add 1/2 tbsp of ghee.  To it add Jaggery and cook until it melts to a thick syrup.

2. Now add roasted peanuts and sesame to it and mix well.

3. Take a pan or a tray and grease it with rest of the ghee to cast your chikki.

4. Finally pour the mixture to your pan and level it and keep it aside to cool.  After few minutes give it a desired shape and let it cool and store it in a air tight container.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Medu Vada or Urad Dal Vada- Authentic recipe


1 cup  Washed Split urad dal ( Washed and soaked in water overnight)
2 tbsp rice (washed and soaked along with urad dal) to make it crisp
1 finely chopped Onion
1 green chili finely chopped(Optional)
few curry leaves
1 tsp finely chopped ginger or half a spoon ginger paste(Optional)
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Preparation Method:

1. Drain the soaked urad dal and rice and make it into a fine paste.  Make sure you don't use lots of water while grinding since the mixture will become runny and consume lot of oil.  You can add bit of rice flour if the mixture is runny to fix it for apt vada batter.

2. Now add the chopped onions, green chili, curry leaves and salt and mix well. The batter is ready.

3. Take small portion of the batter and shape it into donuts and deep fry in oil til golden brown and crisp. Serve it with chutney and sambar as breakfast, lunch or snack.

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