Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Granola Bar

First i have to say thanks to sharmi for this recipe. I got first prize in cookery competition in my gym. So healthy breakfast. I have reduced the amount of honey used in original recipe, so it didnt come as bar, i have used water for holding its shape and wrapped in a foil. It is mild in taste.
Recipe Reference:
Quick cooking oats - 3 cups
corn flakes - 2 cups
Honey - 1/2 cup
Dry fruits and nuts - 1 cup [ I have used dry grapes, prunes, dates, almond and pista, chopped finely]
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Butter - 1 tbsp

  1. Dry roast oats, corn flakes, nuts and keep aside.
  2. In a pan, add butter then add honey and bring to boil.
  3. when it boils add essence and add oats mixture.
  4. Evenly coat it and sprinkle water to hold together.
  5. Since i have added water, it became chewy.
Prize[Set of Ceramic glassware]
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Palak poori

Wheat Flour - 2 cups
Palak - one bunch
Ajwain seeds - 1 tsp
salt, oil

  1. Blanch palak leaves and grind it without adding water.
  2. Mix flour, salt, ajwain seeds, palak paste.
  3. Add water and knead it.
  4. Roll it and deep fry the pooris.
  5. It fluffs up like normal pooris.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wheat flour and Oats Cookies

Recipe Source :
Oats - 1/4 cup
Wheat Flour - 3/4 cup
Baking soda - pinch
Coconut, grated - 4 tsp
Chocolate strands - 3tbsp
Thick curd - 3 tbsp
Honey - 4tbsp
Olive oil - 3tbsp
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

  1. In a bowl, mix -> Flour, oats, soda,coconut, chocolate strands.
  2. Another bowl mix-> Curd, oil,honey and vanilla essence.
  3. Now make a dent in flour mixture, add curd mixture and fold. Dont overmix.
  4. Preheat oven 170 deg for 10 minutes.
  5. Bake cookies for 20 minutes.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Drumstick Leaves Podi

Murungai keerai[Drumstick leaves] - 2 cups
Thuvaram parupu[Toor Dal] - 1 cup
Kadala parupu[channa dal] - 1/2 cup
Pasi parupu[Moong dal] - 1/4 cup
Red Chillies - 6
Hing - 1 tsp
Rock salt - 1 tbsp

  1. Wash drumstick leaves in water and dry them in shade.If the leaves sticked on each other, try to separate them in between.
  2. Once dried, take all the ingredients except hing and dry roast them in low flame.
  3. At the end add hing and roast for a minute and switch off.
  4. Now cool down and grind it.
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Onion Podi Dosa

Dosa batter
Shallots, chopped lengthwise
Sesame idli podi/drumstick leaves podi [ Any podi can be used]

  1. Pour dosa batter in the center, dont spread it.
  2. Top with shallots.
  3. Then sprinkle podi. Add oil on top of dosa also such that podi will not be dry.
  4. Cook in sim.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Palak Rice

Recipe Source
Samai rice[Little millet] - 1 cup
Palak - 1 bunch
Carrot - half, cubed
Green peas - 1/8 cup
Sweet corn - 1/8 cup
Coriander seeds -  1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch
Cloves - 2
Bayleaf - 1
Green chillies - 2
Onion - 1/2
Garlic - 2 cloves
Ginger - 1/2 inch

  1. Clean palak and keep aside.
  2. Dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon and cloves until nice aroma comes.
  3. Then grind the roasted ingredients along with onion, green chillies, Ginger, Garlic and palak.
  4. Heat oil in kadai, add bayleaf.
  5. Then add the grinded paste and cook until all water evaporates.
  6. Add vegetables and cook for a minute
  7. Now add rice with 2 cups of water. Mix well and switch off.
  8. Transfer to a rice cooker and cook.
  9. Serve hot with some raita. I have prepared Pumpkin Raita.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Cholam Paniyaram

Idli rice - 1 cup
Raw rice - 1 cup
White Cholam[Sorghum] - 1 cup
Urad dal - 1/4 cup
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Shallots - handful, chopped finely
Green chillies - 3, chopped finely.
Curry leaves - few, chop if necessary.

Preparing batter:
  1. Soak rice, urad dal and cholam separately.
  2. Grind urad dal first for around ten minutes, then grind cholam along with urad dal.[I have grinded in grinder]
  3. After it gets grinded little, add rice and grind like dosa batter.
  4. Mix salt and keep for fermentation for 8 hours.
Preparing Paniyaram:
  1. Add oil in a frying pan, then add mustard seeds followed by urad dal. 
  2. Then add onions, green chillies and curry leaves. When onion turns pink add to the required batter.
  3.  Prepare paniyarams.
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Friday, January 9, 2015

Choco Chip Cookies

All purpose Flour - 1 cup
Icing Sugar - 1/3 cup
Butter - 1/3 cup
Choco chips - 1/3 cup
Vanilla essence - 3/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Baking Powder - 1/4 tsp
Milk - 1 tbsp

  1. Cream butter and then add sugar to it. Add vanilla essence and mix well
  2. Sieve all purpose flour, baking soda and baking powder to spread evenly.
  3. Add to butter mixture.
  4. Make dough, if it is too hard sprinkle some milk. Dough has to be soft.
  5. Now add choco chips and mix well.
  6. Pre- heat oven for 10 min at 180 deg.
  7. In the meanwhile shape the cookies and keep it ready.
  8. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
  9. Cool down in a wire rack.

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