Friday, January 29, 2016

PEAS AND SPINACH KHICHDI


After a long and hectic week at work one tries to find comfort and rest in weekend!
What a great idea to start the weekend with a hot, delicious, nutricious, wholesome, easy to digest comfort food like khichdi for lunch.
With fried red onions, a papaddom and a spoonful of melted ghee on top is just what is called a comfort life!
This is very simple one pot dish generally prepared with rice and dal.


INGREDIENTS:
1) 3/4 Cup Rice
2) 1/2 Cup yellow moong dal
3) 1/2 Cup Peas
4) 1 Cup Chopped Spinach
5) 2 Tablespoon Ghee/Clarified Butter
6) 1 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin Seeds
7) 1/4 Teaspoon asaefotida
8) Salt to taste
9) Black pepper to taste
10) 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
11) 1/4 Teaspoon Red Chilli powder
12) 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
13) 1 Cup sliced onions for garnish
14) 2 Papaddoms

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Soak Rice and Dal in hot water for an hour before cooking
* In a pan heat ghee and crackle jeera seeds and asaefotida
* Add turmeric powder and peas, saute for a minute
* Add salt, red chilli, garam masala, Black pepper
* Drain rice and dal and add it to the pan for cooking
* Add water and it it cook till it forms a mushy thing like in the picture
* Fry sliced onions ina pan and serve with hot khichdi
* Fry or microwave papaddoms and serve with khichdi


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

BROCCOLI CHILLA/ PANCAKE


INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 1/2 Cup Besan/Chickpea Flour
2) 1/2 Cup Suji/Semolina
3) 1 Cup Chopped Broccoli
4) 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
5) 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
6) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
8) 1 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin Powder
9) 1 Teaspoon Chopped Ginger
10) 1/2 Teaspoon Chopped Green Chilly
11) Salt to taste
12) Water to make batter

PREPARATION TIME: 45 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a Bowl take besan and mix it with water to make a smooth paste
* To the paste add semolina, mix it , if thick then add water to make it runny
* Add broccoli, ginger, green chilly and mix well
* Add Turmeric, Coriander, Garam masala, Red chilly powder, salt and Jeera powder, mix well
* Keep the above mix aside for 30 minutes to blend in all the flavours
* Semolina will absorb water and can make batter thick, add little water after 30 minutes
* Take a Tawa or flat pan, heat it up, Brush up a little oil on tawa
* Take 1 Laddle full of batter and pour it on tawa and spread it to a thickness of 2 mm
* When one side is cooked, turn it over to cook the other side
* Turn again and pour 1 teaspoon of clarified butter or ghee and take it out on a serving dish
* Serve hot with soft crumbled paneer or ketchup or curd


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