Archive | December 2014

Corn Bhel

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Ingredients:

2 cups Sweet corns (steamed)

1/2 cup Kurmura

1/2 cup Nylon Sev

1/2 cup mixed Farsan.

10  Papadi

1/2 cup chopped Onions

1/2 cup boiled & chopped Potatoes.

1 tbsp finely chopped raw Mango (optional)

2 tsp fresh Mint chutney

4 tbsp Khajur Imli ki chutney

1 tsp Black Salt

1/2 tbsp Lemon juice.

chopped Corriander leaves.

Method:
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently till all the ingredients are well mixed.

Divide into 4 equal portions and garnish each portion with the Sev,chopped corriander leaves and papdi.

Serve immediately.

Tips-Nylon sev is a very thin variety of deep fried besan sev used as a topping for chaats. It is readily available at most provision stores.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

Onion Rava Dosa

 

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This is instant non fermented Crispy Dosa.Tastes yummy when served with sambar and chutney.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Rice flour cup

1/2 cup Rava/Sooji/Semolina

1/2 cup Maida

2 tbsp Curd (optional)

½  tbsp Cumin seeds

1 tsp Pepper corns

5-6 Cashew nuts   (chopped)

8 Raisins.

2 Green chilies  (finely chopped-optional)

6 Curry leaves  (finely chopped)

2  tbsp Coriander leaves (finely chopped)

1/ cup Onion( finely chopped)

Salt as per taste

3 tbsp Oil.

Method:

Take wide vessel, add rice flour, rava ,maida and salt.

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Mix well,add curd and enough water to make it a thin batter …as thin as  buttermilk.

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Add chopped coriander leaves and raisins to the batter.

 

20160617_112515.In a tempering pan heat 1 tbsp oil,add cumin seeds,roughly crushed  pepper corns,  chopped curry leaves, chopped chillies and cashewnut.

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Add this  tempering to prepared  batter,mix well.Add chopped onions.

Mix well and keep aside  for 15-20 minutes.

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Add chopped coriander leaves and raisins to the batterThen heat a tawa, mix the batter well and take a ladle of batter and spill all over the tawa randomly. Drizzle oil all around the dosa.

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Do not spread the batter ..cook on medium heat.This dosa is cooked only on one side till it becomes crisp.once crisp and brown remove the dosa from the griddle.The crispy rava dosa is now ready to serve with any chutney or sambar.

Tip:This dosa can be make without using onions also,u can make onion rava masala dosa using potato bhaji,grated cheese can also be sprinkled once dosa is ready to make cheese rava dosa.

Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera.

Oreo Biscuit Cake

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It is instant 5 mins cake,batter is made from crushed cookies and milk.All cookies are  made with flour,sugar and raising agents and flavourings,so u already have all most  all ingredients required for a cake.You can decorate this cake with any type of icing,like ganache or butter icing,or just dust it with icing sugar or drinking chocolate,tastes yummy……whichever way had.

Ingredients:

18 Oreo Biscuits

1 cup Milk

¼ tsp Vanilla  essence

3 tbsp Sugar

½ tsp Baking Powder.

Butter for greasing.

Method:

Grease a microwave safe bowl with butter.

Put oreo cookies in mixer and crush well.Remove in a pan.

Add baking powder and sugar,mix well.Add milk and vanilla essence.

Mix it well till smooth batter is formed.

Pour the batter in the greased bowl and put it in  microwave for 5 mins on high.

Once baked,remove from microwave and let it cool completely begore inverting.

20190504_174003Once completely cooled,unmould,cut and serve with your choice of dressing.

 

Tips:This recipe can be followed to make cake out of any flavoured biscuits like,pineapple cream,orange cream or even with bourborn  biscuits.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

 

Masala Pav

 

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This is a quick and easy to make spicy dish,Ladi pav stuffed with spicy stuffing made of onion,tomatoes and capsicum,flavoured with pav bahaji masala,topped with cheese for richness.

Ingredients:

4 Ladi pav

4 tbsp Butter

1 tbsp Jeera

2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste.

1 cup chopped Onion.

1 cup chopped Tomatoes

1 cup chopped Capsicum

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½ tsp Chilli powder.

1 ½ tsp Pav Bhaji Masala.

¼ tsp Turmeric powder.

1 tbsp Lemon Juice.

4 tbsp Chesse grated

2 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped.

Salt to taste.

Method:

In a pan,heat 2 tbsp butter,add jeera seeds,when they crackle add onions and ginger garlic paste.

Sauté for 30mins.Now add capsicum and tomatoes,add chilli powder,turmeric powder,pav bhaji masala and salt,stir for a minutes,add ½ cup of water,cover and cook for 8 mins.stirring and mashing in between.Add lemon juice and mix well.

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Divide in 4 portion and keep aside.

Heat ½ tbsp butter on a griddle,slit Ladi pav and roast on both the sides.

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Stuff one portion of prepared masala in the pav,close and roast for another minute,finish all the four pav’s this way.

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Remove in the serving plate,top up with remaining stuffing,sprinkle grated cheese and chopped coriander leaves.

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Serve immediately.

Happy Cookind!!!

Sameera.

Chocolate Walnut Brownie

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I feel it’s an art to bake a moist and gooey chocolate brownie and I am glad I have mastered it.

This is a full proof eggless recipe,which never goes wrong.

Along with walnuts, chunks of dark or milk chocolate can also be added to make it more chocolatey.

So here goes the recipe.

Ingredients:

1 cup Maida.

1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder.

3/4 cup Sugar.

1 tsp Baking Soda.

1/4 tsp Salt.

1/3 cup Oil or melted Butter.

1 cup Milk.

1tsp white Vinegar.

1/2 tsp Nescafe powder.

1/2 tsp Vanilla essence.

1/4 cups Walnuts.

2 tbsp Chocolate Ganache.(Refer Glossary)

Some edible sprinkles.

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degree celcius.

Grease a 8″ square baking pan.

In a bowl, combine milk with vinegar and set aside for a few minutes to curdle.

In a mixing bowl, sift maida,baking soda, cocoa powder, nescafe powder and salt.

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Add the sugar and mix well to combine.

Add oil/melted butter and vanilla essence to the milk mixture and mix well.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine .

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Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.Top up with walnuts.

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Bake for 25~30 minutes or until a knief inserted into the center comes out with just a few crumbs. Remove on wire rack,Let it cool completely before cutting into squares.

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Drizzle some chocolate Ganache and decorate with edible sprinkles.Cut into peices and store in an airtight container.

Can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Tip:Brownie can be served on its own,or with chocolate ganache/sauce and Vanilla ice cream.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.