Monday, 17 November 2014

Besan Ladoo


Besan ladoos are a common sweet delicacy during festivals in India specially Diwali.I made these on Diwali this year, but sorry for posting so late.This is an easy recipe ,but yes you have to be patient for this one,but at the end of it you have mouth-watering laddos..so give it a try atleast once :)
 

Ingredients -
chickpea flour/besan
ghee
powdered sugar
raisins/kismis

Method -
Heat a non-stick pan/kadhai.
Add the besan to it(flame should be on sim).
Keep on stirring till the raw smell/taste of besan goes.
This takes a long time so you need to be patient for this step :P.
Once the raw smell goes ie-the besan is almost done, add some ghee to it and stir.
After adding ghee, stir for another 10min or so.
Next,remove the pan off the flame.
Add ghee and sugar to it.
Adjust the sugar as per your sweetness.The amount of ghee should be adjusted such that you are able to make ladoos out of it.
Now mix all together and make small ladoos out of it.
Add a kismis each to one ladoo as a garnish :)




Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Chicken sausage with scrambled egg


This recipe was lying in the drafts section for weeks or probably months ! I was so occupied with my work in office and baby at home that I could not get the time to post/blog.So finally I decided that I have to FIND time to invest in my passion :) So here it is -a simple and delicious chicken sausage recipe.This would hardly take you any time as you get the sausage ready.

Ingredients -
chicken sausage
tomato
black pepper
salt
eggs
oil

Method -
Chop the sausage into small bite-size pieces.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
Fry the chicken pieces on both sides till golden brown.
Chop tomatoes roughly(not small pieces).
Add the chopped tomatoes and fry.
Adjust the salt and black pepper as per taste.
Keep in mind the chicken sausage already has some seasoning.
Now remove the sausage and tomato into a bowl.
Scramble one or more eggs into the pan with required seasoning.
Now mix together the sausage and egg.
Delicious chicken sausage with scrambled egg is ready to serve :)

You might also like Tandoori Chicken
 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Chana Dal Parathas



I had never tasted savoury dal parathas earlier.I was aware about the sweet dal stuffing which is known as puran poli.These parathas are more similar to the version prepared in Bihar as my mom learnt the recipe from a Bihari neighbour.There can be different variations specially made in North India.But these taste equally yummy..so pls try it if you have never had one :)

Ingredients -
chana dal(1 cup)
green chillies(2-3)
asafoetida/hing
ginger(a small piece)
oil
salt
sugar
wheat flour/atta
water 

Method -
Soak the chana dal overnight or for 7-8hours.
Grind it in a mixer along with green chillies and ginger adding required water(little).
Heat oil in a non-stick kadai.
Add hing to it.
Then add the ground dal mix.
Keep on stirring it so that it doesnt get burnt.
Adjust salt as per taste and add little sugar.
Keep on stirring till it gets dry.
Prepare the dough by kneading the atta with water.
Make round balls of the dough and dal stuffing.
Take one atta ball and stuff it with the dal mixture.
Roll into a roti and fry on both sides with ghee.
Similarly prepare other parathas.
Serve these delicious dal parathas with a side-dish of your choice :)


Friday, 20 June 2014

Chole tikki/Kabuli chana cutlet



A very easy and simple snack item which is healthy too as it is made up of chana..

Ingredients -
kabuli chana/chole -1cup
potato -1medium
green chillies
turmeric powder
red chilly powder
chaat masala
salt
coriander leaves

Method -
Soak the kabuli chana for 6-7hours or overnight.
Boil them till soft.
Boil the potato.
Mash the chana and potato together.
Add chopped chillies,coriander leaves and the remaining spices.
Adjust the salt for taste.
Heat a non-stick pan.
Drizzle some oil over it.
Make round patties of the mix,coat them with bread crumbs or sooji and put on the pan.
Cook on both sides till crisp.
Serve hot cutlets at tea-time with tomato ketchup :)




Saturday, 7 June 2014

Cucumber Dosa

I saw this dosa recipe on a tv channel.The original recipe contained curd, but I modified it a little by avoiding curd and it tasted equally good.This can be an excellent breakfast item.I had prepared these dosas as an evening snack and all my family members loved them :)

Ingredients -
rice flour(1cup)
sooji/rava(2tspn)
cucumber(1)
cumin seeds/jeera
green chillies
coriander leaves
water
salt
oil

Method -
Wash and grate the cucumber with skin.
Take rice flour in a bowl.Add rava to it.
Add finely chopped chillies,coriander leaves and jeera.
Add salt as per taste.
Put in the grated cucumber and add lots of water.
Let it stand for 15min.
Again add water if required as sooji will soak water.
The batter should be a bit watery.
Heat a non-stick tawa.
Drizzle some oil on it.
Pour a laddle full of batter starting from the edges.(opposite of how you normally make dosas.)
Flip and cook on both sides till crisp.
Hot cucumber dosas are ready to serve :)