Monday, July 29, 2013

Cauliflower 65- Easy and simple

Ginger garlic paste-1tbsp
Red chili powder to taste (or 1tbsp)
Salt to taste (or 1tbsp)
Coriander powder-1tbsp
Corn flour -4tbsp
All purpose flour (Maida)-3tbsp
Black pepper powder-1/4tbsp
paprika -1/2tbsp (for color)


Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with water and the batter should be of a bajji batter consistency the pour this mixture on to the washed and dried cauliflower. Deep fry them in oil in batches and take them out when they turn golden brown. If you want your dish to be crispy you will have to fry then again under medium high flame for 20sec and remove them. You can also fry some curry leaves and garnish on top while serving them.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Masala Vegetable Lunch box Sandwich- A review on Hudson canola oil

Needless to say about my hubby he is becoming a kiddo day by day. Lunch bag comes home so empty when I pack sandwich and noodles, unlike rice which comes back home not empty. I was worried about his unhealthy appetite, because I used to make sandwich entirely with a potato. I told the same thing to my mother and she tried her best to fix this issue by sending this recipe of a healthy sandwich. She experimented with different vegetables and finally came up with this recipe, we loved it. She used Hudson Canola oil to make this sandwich and she said they tasted better when made with this oil. They fell in love with this oil as soon as they started using it and now they use this oil to make curries and roti's. Everything is great about this product except the price, I felt that it was little over priced otherwise it is perfect for every family.

Bread slices-4
Canola oil-4tbsp

For filling
Cabbage thinly sliced-1cup
Carrot finely shredded- 1/4cup
Canola oil-2tbsp
Potato finely shredded-1/4cup
Green pepper(Capsicum)-1/4 cup finely shredded
salt to taste
red chili powder-1/2tbsp
Chat masala-1/4tbsp (optional)
Garam masala-1/4tbsp
Onion finaly chopped-1/2cup


Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, when they splatter add onions and cook till they are tender under medium flame. Add remaining vegetables and cook till they are tender and add chat masala, salt, chili powder and garam masala powder. You can also add lemon juice if you like, it gives a fresh flavor during lunch time and keeps sandwich fresh for a longer duration. 

To make a sandwich, apply vegetable filling on one slice and add some cheese on top (optional, but kids will enjoy) cover it with another bread slice and toast it on both sides with some canola oil till it is crisper on both sides.  Let it cool and cut it through the middle diagonally and pack it in the sandwich bag or zip lock bag. You will love it! Kindly leave your comments in the box below. Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Quiona- oats multigrain no fermentation dosa

Did you ever try Quiona? If you haven't tried it or tasted it, you are missing one of the most wonderful super food that you will love. Quiona is rich in protein (1 cup yields 6g of protein), fiber, minerals and iron. It is a wonderful food for pregnant women and it can be used in replacement with rice in our regular diet.

 Coming to the calories, how many calories do you consume each day? Do you count them to keep an eye? I do. Yes, Mam/Sir I count my calorie intake and I am cautious about it, not because I feel I am fat or not because I am thin. I only do this because I am under high risk of getting diabetics as my parents are diagnosed with diabetics in their late 30's.  I feel eating healthy and staying fit does not only improve your physical appearance but also polishes your self confidence. Now coming to the recipe....

Chana dal (Sanaga pappu)-1/4 cup
Urad dal(minapa pappu)-1 cup
Salt to taste
oil as required

Soak Quiona, chana dal and urad dal after a slight rinse for 5-6hrs. Soak oats for just 5min before grinding. After soaking them drain the excess water and mix oats with Quiona, chana dal and urad dal mixture and grind them together. The consistency should be slightly thicker than regular dosa batter.

Now add salt and mix well, take a laddle full of dosa batter and spread like a pan cake on a hot non stick pan, you can also add some jeera (Cumin seeds) if you like to use them. Add 1/2tbsp of oil on the sides and let it cook till it turns golden brown, you can make masala dosa, onion dosa just like how you make regular dosa. If you follow the same method you will get soft dosa's.

Note: You can add rice flour to make crisp dosa's. You can serve them with tomato chutney, coconut chutney or ground nut chutney.