Archive | September 2015

Kurmura and Wheat Flakes Chiwda.

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This is ready to make healthy breakfast option,you can carry this in tiffin to work ,this can be made more healthy and filling by adding chopped onions,tomatoes, cucumber,corns to this dry mixture…..along with pudina and khajoor chutney.

ingredients  :

2 cups Kurmura.

2 cups Wheat Flakes.wheat flakes are easily available in market.

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1/4 cup roasted Peanuts.

1/4 cup Daliya.

1/4 cup Nylon Sev.

1 tbsp Oil.

1 tsp Rai.

1 tsp Jeera.

1 tsp Badishep (aniseeds)

1 tsp Sugar.

1/8 tsp Asafoetida

1/8 tsp Haldi.

8 leaves curry patta.

1 tsp Chilli Powder.

2 tsp Chat Masala.

Salt to taste.

Method:

In a big,thick bottom pan heat oil.

Add Rai, jeera,asafoetida, badishep,curry leaves and stir for a minute.

Add peanuts  and Daliya, stir fry for a min,add sugar,mix well.

Add kurmura and Wheat Flakes , add haldi, chilli powder,salt and chat masala.

Mix well.Roast till kurmura become crispy.

Spread on paper.

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Let it cool completely.

Store in air tight jar.

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Happy Cooking! ! !

Sameera

Tondli Bhat (Ivy Gourd Rice )

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Tondli Bhat is a variation of masale bhat, which is one of my personal favourite dish from Maharashtrian cuisine.In my childhood days masale bhat was served during weddings along with jalebi and mixed vegetable bhajiyas.

This is a one pot meal, more like pulav.The special spice which gives this rice the authentic taste is special blend of spices known as GODA MASALA, which is easily available in market.

Ingredients :

2 cups Rice.

4 cups Hot water.

1 cup Tondli (cut into 4 pieces lengthwise)

1 medium Potato (deskinned and chopped into big pieces )- Optional

1/4 cup Green Peas-Optional.

2 tbsp Gheee.

2 Tamales para.

1/2 tsp Rai.

1/2 tsp Jeera.

1/8 tsp Hing.

1 tsp Chilli Powder.

1 and 1/2 tsp Goda Masala.

1/4 tsp Haldi powder.

2 tbsp Vatan (Ref Glossary)

2 tbsp chopped  Tomato or 2 tbsp Curds.

Salt to taste.

For Garnish :

1/4 cup freshly grated Coconut

2 tbsp Chopped  Fresh Coriander leaves.

Method:

Wash and soak rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain and keep aside.

Chop tondli and potatoes and keep aside soaked in water.

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Heat ghee in a thick bottom vessel, add rai,Jeera and hing,stir fry 30 secs.If using tomatoes,add chopped tomatoes saute for a minute.

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Add chopped tondli,peas and potatoes.cover and cook for 2 minutes.

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Add  red chili powder,haldi powder and goda masala,mix well.

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Reduce heat,Add rice and salt ,mix.

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Add 4 cups of hot water and bring to a boil.Add Vatan,if using curd instead of tomatoes, add now and mix well.

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Reduce flame ,cover and cook till rice is done.

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Remove in a serving bowl. Garnish with freshly grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot.

Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera.