Thursday, August 20, 2009

Baingan (egg-palnt/brinjal) masala


Tender Green or purple brinjals : 250 gms
cut into longish pieces and
keep in a vessel covered
with water)
Refined oil : 3 Tbsps
Tomatoes (Ripe) : 2
Onion Large (Chopped fine) : 1
Garlic pods : 4
Chilli powder : 1 tsp
Coriander powder : 1 tsp
Til (sesame seeds) : 1 tsp
cinnamon : a small piece
Fenugreek / methi seeds : 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves : 10 nos.
Salt : as per taste.

In a thick pan add a teaspoon of oil and add the cinnamon,garlic pods and onions and fry till onions are transparent. When cool put in a mixie and grind to a coarse consistency.In the same pan add two tablespoon oil and add the methi,til seeds, roast lightly and then add karbev(curry leaves)and saute. Now add chopped tomatoes and saute well. When done add the onion paste and fry till oil leaves the sides of the pan. Remove this masala and keep aside. In the same pan add the remaining oil and when hot put the brinjal pieces and add salt and sprinkle water,cover and cook till done. Finally add the masala to the cooked brinjals, mix well and cook on low flame for 5 minutes till blended. Serve hot with rice or chappathis/rotis.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Quick Wheat Flour Dosa


Wheat flour : 3 cups (250 ml)
Butter milk/dahi/yoghurt : 1 cup
Rice flour : 1/4 cup
Salt : 2 tsp
Seasoning : Jeera -1 tsp, Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp, Karbev/curry leaves
edible oil : 2 Tbsp ,Chopped coriander leaves
Dry chillies/green chillies finely chopped

Mix the wheat flour,dahi,rice floor and salt in a bowl.Add water and mix well without forming lumps. The consistency should be thinner than the normal dosa batter.
Season this with the seasoning ingredients ie heat oil in a tava, add jeera (cumin), mustard and karbev leaves. When mustard splutters add the chopped chillies.Let the chillies roast in oil. Then drop the seasoning into the batter.Add chopped coriander leaves.
Now place a dosa tava on stove and when heated, with a large spoon pour the batter in the center of the tava and slowly spread on the tava to a circular disc shape. Add little oil on the edges and cover . When done use a flat spoon to remove and turn over. The dosas will roast to a golden colour and will be crisp. Serve hot with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.


Could not update my blog because I was
1. Busy with the wedding of my son Arvind which took place on 28th June,2009.
2. Lillymammamma (my mother)had a fall and fractured her hip-thigh joint on 17th July.Underwent an emergency surgery and is now recuperating. With all good wishes of the followers of this blog she should be back on her feet like before.