Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Tomato-Carrot Soup

With the onset of winter who would not love to have a bowl of healthy yummy hot soup!! This soup is really simple and easy to prepare.It can be done in a very short time.In the steps below I have fried the veggies in oil, but this step can be skipped and you can directly pressure cook.I have not included any spice/chillies in the preparation so that it can be comfortably served to kids with no worries..and my fellow simply loved it :P
tomato (500gm)
carrot (2medium)
onion (1big)
garlic (5-6cloves)
black pepper powder

Method -
Roughly chop the onions and garlic cloves.
Chop the tomatoes and carrots in cubes.
Heat 1 table spoon oil in a non-stick pan.
Fry the onion and garlic for 2min.
Next put in the chopped tomatoes and carrots.
Add salt as per taste.
After another 5min, add sufficient water and transfer the stuff into a pressure cooker and cook till the veggies get soft.
Once done, strain the soup with the help of a strainer.
Now add the seasoning before serving.
Add salt, butter and black pepper powder.
Serve this yummy hot tomato-carrot soup with bread toast or sip it as is.. :)

Friday, 24 November 2017

Banana Malpua

This dish gives a lovely banana flavor to the typical malpuas.The preparation is simple, but frying takes time as you have to be patient to fry the malpuas one by one so that they get soft from inside and crispy from outside.The banana malpuas come out so delicious that you will worth the time spent on them.. :)

all purpose fluor/maida(1/4cup)
wheat fluor/atta(1/2cup)
freshly grated coconut
fennel seeds/saunf
black pepper
oil/ghee for frying

Method -
Mash a banana into a large bowl.
Add atta,maida,sooji,pinch of salt,sugar,coconut to it.
Mix well.
Then add milk to make a consistent batter.
The quantity of milk can vary, as you can add more as and when it gets soaked.
The quantity of sugar can also be adjusted.The measure given here doesn't make it too sweet.
Once the batter is ready add half table spoon saunf and 4-5 crushed black peppercorns.
You must be wondering why black pepper in this sweet dish, but believe me it tastes amazing.
Heat some oil in a kadhai. I mixed some 3-4table spoon ghee with the oil.
Pour a laddle full of batter into the oil.
Fry on medium heat on both sides till brownish.
The above quantity made around 20-22 malpuas and got vanished in a couple of days :)

Monday, 20 November 2017

Bread Roll

This is a very simple dish which can be had as a quick snack.The beauty of it is it requires bare minimum ingredients which are almost always part of your pantry(bread and potatoes).So please go ahead and try these bread rolls at home.. :)

green chillies
turmeric/haldi powder
red chilli/mirchi powder
cumin/jeera powder
coriander leaves/dhaniya patta
bread slices

Method -
Boil the potatoes with skin till soft.
Peel off the skin and mash them.Add salt.
Make a paste of ginger and garlic.
Chop the onions,green chillies and coriander leaves.
Heat oil in a non stick pan.
Put in the ginger and garlic.
Fry for a while and then add chopped onions.
Let it fry for sometime.Add the chillies.
Add salt,haldi,red chilli and jeera powder.
Mix well and add freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Spread out this mixture on a plate to cool down.
Take a slice of bread.Cut off the edges.
Dip it lightly in water.
Squeeze out the water from it as much as possible.
Now take some potato mixture and place it in the center of the bread.
Fold the edges of the bread to make a roll.
Cover it as much as possible and give the shape.
Heat oil for frying.
Once the oil is hot, deep fry the roll into it.
Fry it on a medium flame on both sides till light brown.
Similarly make rolls out of other bread slices.
Crispy bread rolls are ready to serve with ketchup and salad :)

Note-If you wish to have pure veg rolls, just avoid the onion and garlic in the above process.