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bhindi rava fry recipe | crispy okra rava fry | ladies finger fry recipe

July 24 2017 hebbar's kitchen 

bhindi rava fry recipe | crispy okra rava fry | ladies finger fry recipebhindi rava fry recipe | cripsy okra rava fry | ladies finger fry recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. essentially, bhindi rava fry is vegetarian option to the most popular rava fish fry from the south canara or udupis coastal cuisine. these okras are coated with the semolina and ground spices which is later shallow fried till crisp. it is an ideal side dish when served rasam + rice or sambar + rice combination. Continue reading bhindi rava fry recipe | crispy okra rava fry | ladies finger fry recipe at Hebbar's Kitchen.

INDIA vegan cookbook on Kickstarter

July 7 2017 The Lotus and the Artichoke 

INDIA vegan cookbook on KickstarterMy newest cookbook, The Lotus and the Artichoke – INDIA just launched on Kickstarter! watch the video: PRE-ORDER the the INDIA cookbook: http:/­­/­­kck.st/­­2uGbsog My new INDIA cookbook has been years in the making - with recipes, stories, artwork & photographs inspired by 8 trips to my most favourite country. It’s a culinary love story of my favorite cuisine - based on a total of nearly two years in India and 25 years of devotion to Indian cooking. My first trip to India was in 2001: mostly North India and Nepal. I spent 4 months on that journey, then another 6 weeks in South India in 2006. I visited twice more, in 2009 & 2010, followed by living and working for a year (as an art teacher) in Central India, returning to Berlin in 2011. In Autumn 2016 & Spring 2017, I went back to India to taste and explore the last regions (and cuisines) of India still waiting for me. I traveled across Kashmir & Ladakh, trekking through mountain villages and exploring towns and cities, staying mostly with families and cooking together in their kitchens. Then I went deep into the Northeast: West Bengal, Assam, Sikkim, and Nagaland. I even met with world famous chefs at their restaurants - and homes - for incredible eats and great times in the kitchen. Now I’m back in Berlin, recreating the culinary wonders of the Indian subcontinent in my own kitchen. As with my previous 4 cookbooks, I have written, illustrated, cooked, photographed, and designed this book myself. It’s a labor of love and the ultimate combination of my passions: art, travel, vegan cooking, and photography. I’m back on Kickstarter for my 5th international cookbook project. You can join the crowdfunding which makes everything possible. It’s an adventure in itself, complete with backer-only updates, behind the scenes sneak peaks, exclusive travel videos & stories, recipe testing groups, and more. Pre-order a signed copy of The Lotus and the Artichoke – INDIA (including worldwide shipping, stickers & e-book for EUR25!) My INDIA Cookbook at a glance: - My 5th cookbook of vegan recipes inspired by my travels, stays with families, and cooking in the kitchens of restaurants worldwide - 192 pages with 90+ recipes and over 70 full-page color photos - Personal stories, art, and recipes inspired by 8 trips /­­ 21+ months of travel around India and over 25 years vegan cooking experience - Total variety of regional cuisines: Rajasthani, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Maharashtrian, Tamil, Kerelan, Karnatakan, Goan, Hyderbadi, Bengali, Assamese, Sikkimese, Ladakhi, Tibetan, Nepali - Indian classics & family favorites, timeless treats, new culinary wonders, mind-blowing mega-metropolitan snacks, fabulous village feasts, scrumptious street food, and insanely delicious desserts - Discover new flavors, tasty spices, and awesome cooking skills - Great for cooks of all levels, from beginner to advanced: Recipes use easy-to-find ingredients (Cook everything, anywhere!) - Delicious, easy-to-follow recipes designed to satisfy and impress eaters of all ages, tastes, and minds - Available in ENGLISH... und auch auf DEUTSCH! Shahi Bengan – Roasted Stuffed Eggplant Gobi Pakoras – Batter-fried Cauliflower Saag Paneer – Spinach & Fried Tofu Cubes Pani Puri – Street Food Favorite Aloo Paratha – Grilled Potato-Stuffed Flatbreads Shahi Paneer – fried tofu cubes in creamy tomato sauce Seitan Vindaloo – Goan Tangy Curry Samosas! Fried Potato-Stuffed Pastries Gajur Halava – Bengali Carrot Pudding Gulab Jamuns – Doughballs in Rose Syrup Berry Halava – Fruity Semolina Dessert Recipes in The Lotus and the Artichoke – INDIA: - Garam Masala, Sambar Masala, Chaat Masala & Panch Puran - Tamarind Ginger, Pineapple, Tomato, Coconut, Chili & Bhang Chutneys - Aam Achar – Mango Pickle - Amitar Khar – Assamese papaya starter - Handvo – Gujurati zucchini cake - Uttapam – South Indian rice & lentil pancakes with tomatoes - Idly Paper Dosa – Karnatakan crispy rice & lentil crepes - Rava Dosa – Tamil semolina crepes - Dahi Vada Chaat – lentil cakes with yogurt & chutney - Hariali Paneer Tikka – Punjabi tofu skewers with spices & herbs - Gobi Pakora – batter-fried cauliflower - Mirchi Vada – Rajasthani batter-fried chillies - Aloo Tikka – spicy, fried potato cakes - Samosa – vegetable-stuffed fried pastry - Pani Puri – potato-stuffed fried pastry with tamarind spice water - Pav Bhaji - spicy vegetable mash with fresh baked buns - Momos – Tibetan vegetable dumplings - Shapaley – Tibetan vegetable pies - Kolkota Kathi Roll – spicy soymeat & shredded cabbage wrap - Sambar Bandhgobi Rolls – stuffed cabbage leaves - Aloo Dum – Kashmiri tomato potato curry - Shahi Tamatar – roasted stuffed tomatoes - Shahi Bengan – roasted stuffed eggplant - Shahi Mirch – roasted stuffed peppers - Shahi Paneer – tofu cubes in creamy, tomato curry - Paneer Jalfrezi – spicy tofu cubes - Saag Paneer – spinach & tofu cubes - Mutter Paneer - peas & tofu cubes - Xaak – Assamese greens, potatoes & cherry tomatoes - Bengan Bhartha – Kashmiri roasted aubergine - Malai Kofta – potato dumplings in creamy tomato curry - Bindi Aloo Tawa Masala – spicy stir-fried okra & potatoes - Khumb Kaju Makhani – Rajasthani cashew mushroom curry - Shukto – Bengali eggplant, potato & plantains - Pumpkin Posto – Bengali squash in creamy poppy seed curry - Seitan Vindaloo – Goan tangy curry - Black Sesame Seitan – Assamese spicy curry - Tamatar Pitika – Assamese tomatoes with herbs & spices - Aloo Pitika – Assamese potatoes with herbs & spices - Bol Tenga – Assames lentil dumplings in tangy curry - Mas Tenga – Assamese tangy jackfruit curry - Chupke – Tibetan dumpling soup - Tarka Dal – Punjabi lentil curry - Chana Masala – spicy chickpeas - Rajma - Kashmiri red kidney bean curry - Lobia Palak – black-eyed peas with lemon & spinach - Golden Rice - with turmeric & spices - Chana Pulao – rice with chickpeas - Pulihora – Tamil tamarind rice with peanuts & spices - Classic Biryani – Kashmiri rice dish with vegetables, nuts & spices - Jackfruit Biryani – Tamil coconut rice dish with spicy jackfruit - Tupula Bhaat – Assamese sticky rice steamed in banana leaves - Aloo Paratha – grilled flatbread stuffed with potatoes - Tibetan Bread – fried breakfast snack - Makki Roti – grilled cornbread - Roti – wholewheat grilled flatbread - Garlic Naan – traditional baked flatbread - Poori – deep-fried flatbreads - Date Ladoo – date & nut sweets - Besan Ladoo – chickpea sweet - Gajur Halava – spiced carrot pudding - Berry Halava – strawberry & blueberry semolina sweet - Mysore Pak – traditional sweet squares - Gulab Jamun – deep-fried dough balls in rose syrup - Rasmalai – cheese balls in saffron mango milk - Jalebi – fried, syrupy sweet - Peda – lemon cashew creamy sweet - Kheer – Kashmiri rice pudding with cardamom, nuts & raisins - Mishti Doi - Bengali sweet curd - Shrikand - Maharashtran yogurt dessert - Pista Kulfi – pistachio ice cream - Pitha – Bengali sesame & date pastry - Narikol Ladoo – Assamese shredded coconut balls - Kadala Parippu – Keralan sweet chana dal dessert - Ginger Chai – spiced black tea - Kahwa – Kashmiri green tea with almond & saffron - Badam Dudh – almond milk with cardamom & cinnamon - Anjoor Kaju Dudh – cashew shake with fig & date - Strawberry Mint Lassi – yogurt smoothie The post INDIA vegan cookbook on Kickstarter appeared first on The Lotus and the Artichoke.

rava toast recipe | sooji toast or suji toast recipe | bread rava toast

May 22 2017 hebbar's kitchen 

rava toast recipe | sooji toast or suji toast recipe | bread rava toastrava toast recipe | sooji toast or suji toast recipe | bread rava toast with step by step photo and video recipe. basically a breakfast recipe which is covered with semolina and curd batter which is spiced with dry spices and finely chopped vegetables. certainly it is a bachelors recipe as it can be prepared in minutes with less ingredients. moreover it can also be kids lunch box recipe breakfast and for lunch. Continue reading rava toast recipe | sooji toast or suji toast recipe | bread rava toast at Hebbar's Kitchen.

rava cake recipe | semolina cake recipe | suji cake or sooji cake

April 27 2017 hebbar's kitchen 

rava cake recipe | semolina cake recipe | suji cake or sooji cakerava cake recipe | semolina cake recipe | suji cake or sooji cake with step by step photo and video recipe. there are several variations and flavors to this simple semolina cake recipe. while the cake can be prepared without any flavorings, but occasionally it is topped with orange syrup, coconut milk, rose water or any other flavored sugar syrup. however this recipe is simple sponge rava cake without any flavour. Continue reading rava cake recipe | semolina cake recipe | suji cake or sooji cake at Hebbar's Kitchen.

Rava Mint Paratha

January 10 2017 Manjula's kitchen 

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Rava Mint Paratha Rava Mint Parathas consists of bread made with mixing different flours and flavored with fresh mint leaves. These mint parathas are unique with its own fresh flavor. It can be served as a breakfast treat or with any meal. I think it pairs well with Tadka Urad Dal. This recipe will make 8 parathas and will serve 4. - 1/­­2 cup fine sooji (semolina) - 1/­­2 cup Besan (Bengal gram flour) - 1/­­2 cup whole wheat flour - 1 tsp chili flakes - 1/­­2 tsp salt - 1/­­8 tsp asafetida - 1/­­4 cup mint leaves (finely chopped) - 2 Tbsp oil (canola or vegetable oil) - 1/­­2 cup luke warm water (Approximately) Also, need - 1/­­4 cup whole wheat flour (for rolling the paratha) - 3 Tbsp oil (for cooking the parathas) -  Combine all the ingredients in a bowl except water, sooji, besan, whole wheat flour, salt chili flakes, asafetida, mint leaves, and oil mix it well. This will become very crumbly. Add water as needed to make the soft dough. Knead the dough for a minute. Set aside for at least 15 minutes . Note: dough will absorb the water and will become firm. - Divide the dough into 8 equal parts and roll them into smooth balls. Roll them into about four-inch diameter, spread about 3-4 drops of oil and fold into two again put another 2-3 drops of oil and fold into triangle. - Lightly flour the surface you will roll the paratha and roll it into about 5-inch diameter. Note: if paratha is sticking while rolling sprinkle little more flour this will help rolling. - Heat the flat skillet on medium high. Note: heavy skillet works best. To check if the skillet is ready, put few drops of water on it. If the water sizzles right away, the skillet is ready. - Place the Paratha over the skillet. When you see the color change and the paratha will puff in different places. Turn the paratha over. - Paratha should have golden-brown spots. Wait a few seconds and put about 1 teaspoon of oil and spread with a spatula. Flip the paratha and put again half teaspoon of oil. Lightly press the paratha with a spatula. - Flip again and press with a spatula making sure the paratha is golden-brown on both sides. Repeat for the remaining parathas. - Parathas are best served hot and crispy. Serve them with Potato Curry with Yogurt Gravy. Serving Suggestions Serve these Rava Mint Paratha for breakfast with hot cup of chai. This goes well with any meal. I like to serve this with Potato Curry with Yogurt Gravy. The post Rava Mint Paratha appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Curcuma Semolina with Berries

December 20 2016 Veganpassion 

Curcuma Semolina with Berries Hey guys! While preparing my christmas menus I want to introduce you to this delightful dessert: a curcuma-pumpkin semolina with red berries. The title is a little bit long that's why I call it curcuma semolina with berries. It tastes fantastic and it's suitable for breakfast as well because it ist all natural and without any refinded sugar. It is made out of whole grain semolia. I wish you lots of fun with cooking this dessert and maybe it fits perfect into the choice of your christmas menu. Makes 4 portions. Ingredients: 250 g hokkaido pumpkin (220 g seedless) 100 ml orange juice 100 ml non-dairy-milk (almond milk) 600 ml non dairy-milk (almond milk) 150 g whole spelt semolina 1 heaped tsp. curcuma latte (spice mixture) 80-100 g maple sirup 2 tbsp. cocoa A pinch of cinnamon, vanilla and salt 200 g mixed red berries 1 pomegranate Remove seeds from hokkaido pumpkin and cut it in small pieces. Let it cook in orange juice with closed lid for about 10 minutes until it is done. Mash it up with 100 ml non-dairy-milk. Then add more milk and semolina and let it cook for 2-5 minutes and stir up meanwhile. Add curcuma, maple sirup and spices. Split semolina pudding in half and add cocoa to one half. Spice and sweeten it some more if you like. Put both semolina pudding halfs in a glass and put in layers on top of the other. Serve with pomegranate and berries.

Whole Wheat Dosa - Atta Ka Cheela

November 12 2016 Manjula's kitchen 

Whole Wheat Dosa - Atta Ka Cheela (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Whole Wheat Dosa is a super quick and easy recipe.  It is another version of the South Indian dosa. This recipe is a special one as it was my mother’s favorite, although this was known as Atta Ka Cheela in my home. Whole wheat dosa is tasty with the perfect amount of crispy deliciousness! You can serve this as my mother did, as Roti.  She liked to pair it with her favorite side dishes of mint chutney, and Laucki Chana Dal. This recipe will make 8 dosa and will serve 4. Preparation Time: 4 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients: - 1 cup whole wheat flour, atta - 2 tablespoons sooji fine, semolina - 1/­­2 teaspoon salt - 1 teaspoon sugar - 1 tablespoon oil (canola or vegetable oil) - 1/­­4 teaspoon black pepper - 1/­­2 teaspoon, carom seeds, ajwain - 1/­­2 teaspoon baking soda - 1-1/­­4 cups water - 4 tablespoons oil for cooking (canola or vegetable oil) Method - Mix all the dry ingredients together, whole wheat, sooji, salt, black pepper, carom seeds, and baking soda, mix it well. Add water slowly to make a smooth batter, add water as needed, batter should be pouring consistency. - Use a non-stick skillet and place on medium heat. Test by sprinkling a few drops of water on it. Water should sizzle right away. Wipe the skillet with moist towel. - Pour 1/­­4 cup of the batter mixture into the center of the skillet and spread evenly with the back of a spoon. Starting from the center, spiral outward until evenly spread, about 7 inches in diameter thin circle. - When the batter starts drying, smear about 2 teaspoons of oil over dosa, and cook till dosa turns golden brown in color. Flip dosa using a flat spatula, and cook for about 1 minute from other side until dosa is golden brown. - Crispy Whole Wheat Dosa is ready, repeat with remaining batter. Every time wipe the skillet. that helps spreading the dosa. Whole wheat dosa looking nice and crisp. You can use whole wheat dosa as eggless crape.       The post Whole Wheat Dosa – Atta Ka Cheela appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Pizza Dough

September 24 2016 Vegan Dad 

Pizza Dough Every Saturday we have pizza and watch a movie. Needless to say, I have made a lot of pizza dough in my day. For years I have made fairly wet doughs (Neapolitan, focaccia, New York, etc.) which produce thin and crispy crusts with some chewiness when baked on a hot stone. More recently the kids have been asking for a thicker crust and I was happy to oblige. I wasnt happy with recipes I found since they tended towards the dense and stodgy, so I made my own recipe. This crust is thicker (and can handle a truck load of toppings) but is still crispy and chewy. The cold ferment imparts great flavour which is the most important thing of all. INGREDIENTS Makes six 10 crusts - 6.5 oz semolina flour - 14 oz bread flour - 13 oz all purpose flour - 2 tbsp sugar - 2 tsp salt - 1 tbsp instant yeast - 4 oz oil - 13 fl oz cold water - 6 oz cold water METHOD 1. Add all ingredients to a mixer bowl and bring together into a rough dough with a dough hook. Let dough rest for 5 minutes, then knead with the dough hook for 5-7 minutes, or until dough is smooth and slightly tacky (but not sticky). Add more flour or water as needed. 2. Turn dough out onto an oiled baking sheet. Divided into six equal pieces and shape into balls. 3. Mist with oil, cover well with plastic wrap, and place sheet in the fridge over night. 4. On baking day, take the dough out of the fridge at least two hours before you want to start baking. Reshape the balls and leave to rise in a warm place. The dough is ready to shape when it is warm and has risen. 5. Preheat your baking stone in a 450 degree oven. 6. Lightly spray six separate pieces of baking parchment with oil (you can reuse these from week to week). With your fingertips, spread the dough into a 10 circle, creating a ridge on the outside if you want. Let the dough rise, uncovered, for another 30 minutes. 7. Top with whatever suits you, and bake until crust is golden and cheese is melted (about 8-10 minutes), removing the parchment once the crust swells and begins to firm up.

Masala Puri - Spicy Crackers

September 22 2016 Manjula's kitchen 

Masala Puri - Spicy Crackers (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Masala purie is a delicious, crispy snack. You can also serve them as spicy crackers or chips. They can be quite addicting so be careful. Masala puri is one of my favorite snack with hot cup of chai. This simple and delicious recipe will make a great holiday gift! Recipe will make about 40 Masala Puri Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients: - 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida, plain flour) - 1/­­2 cup fine sooji (semolina) - 1 teaspoon salt - 1/­­2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/­­2 teaspoon carom seed (ajwain) - 1/­­8 teaspoon asafetida (hing) - 1 teaspoon red chili flakes - 2 tablespoons oil - 1/­­2 cup water Also need oil to fry Method - In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients all-purpose flour, sooji, Salt, Cumin seeds, carom seeds, asafetida, and red chili flakes. - Add oil to the flour mix and rub with your fingers to mix it well. Add the water little at a time, making into a firm dough. - Cover the dough and set aside for about 10 minutes or more. - Divide the dough into about 40 equal parts, and roll them between your palms. - Roll the puries into 3 inch circles. - Prick each puri with a fork in 3 to 4 places, this will prevent the puries not to puff while frying. - Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat. - The frying pan should have about 1 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, put a small piece of dough in the oil. The dough should make the oil sizzle and come up slowly. - Fry few puries at a time, make sure to place just enough puries to cover the oil. Fry them until both sides are a light golden-brown. Take them out over paper towel and repeat the process. Tips: - Masala Puries can be stored for a couple of months in airtight containers. - If the puries are cooked on high heat, they will be soft. these are some more gift ideas! Spicy Cashews, Almond Brittle, Flax Seed Burfi The post Masala Puri – Spicy Crackers appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

High Tea Time Snacks

April 29 2016 Manjula's kitchen 

High Tea Time SnacksThere is nothing better than a relaxed afternoon with friends enjoying a cup of tea and tasty snacks. Show your friends you appreciate them and have them over for high tea.  Its a great way to beat an afternoon slump and its also an excuse to enjoy lifes little pleasures with friends!  These snacks below are simple and can be prepared in advance.  Try these snacks as they are sure to satisfy everyones palate. Chickpea and Spinach spread This is a healthy and delicious spread.  Serve with toasted pita bread or crackers.  It can also be served as dip with fresh veggies. Potato skins or Potato bowls Boiled potatoes filled with spicy chickpeas. Bhel Puri This snack is popular with street vendors in Mumbai. If you enjoy savory, this is the snack for you. Dhokla This is a traditional Gujrati snack that is mildly spiced. Carrot Burfi This is a classic dessert.  This burfi is packed with all the goodness of carrots. Cucumber cooler Try this refreshing and soothing drink on a hot day.  This drink also can be prepared a day in advance. The post High Tea Time Snacks appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Khaman (Besan) Dhokla

October 28 2015 Manjula's kitchen 

Khaman (Besan) Dhokla Khaman (Besan) dhokla, is a tasty Gujarati snack. This salty snack has a texture similar to cake. This is a popular street food in Gujarat.  The best snacks are usually easy and quick to make. This is a delicious guilt-free snack, or side dish that can go with any meal. This recipe will serve 6. Ingredients: - 1-1/­­2 cups besan (Gram flour) - 2 tablespoons Sooji (rava, Semolina) - 1/­­2 teaspoon Citric acid - 1/­­8 teaspoon asafetida (hing) - 1/­­4 teaspoon turmeric (haldi) - 3 teaspoons sugar - 1 teaspoon ginger paste - 1 green chili finely chopped - 1 teaspoon salt - 1-1/­­4 cups water use as needed to make pouring consistency - 2-1/­­2 teaspoons Eno (fruit Salt) For Seasoning: - 2 tablespoons oil - 1/­­2 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai) - 1/­­2 teaspoon sesame seeds (til) - 4-5 curry leaves optional - 2 green chili seeded and cut into 4 length wise Also need 2-3 tablespoons hot water Utensils to steam Dhokla Dhokla maker - or, if you dont have that, use all three of the following: thats what I am also using - Covered pan large enough to hold round cake rack - Round cake-cooling rack - Round 9 cake pan Method - Sift the besan, and make batter should be smooth and pouring consistency. Add all the ingredients except the ENO to the batter sooji, salt, sugar, asafetida, ginger, citric acid and green chili, mix it well, if needed add little more water. Set aside. We will add the ENO just before steaming. - Grease the cake pan and set aside. - Set the cake rack in the pan. Add water, just enough to touch the cake rack, and bring to a boil. This will be used to steam the dhokla. - When the water boils, turn down the heat to medium. - Add the ENO to the batter and beat the batter for a minute, batter will become airy and frothy. Quickly pour batter into a greased cake pan. Place the cake pan into the saucepan over the cake rack. Cover the pan. Steam for about 8 minutes on medium heat. Do not open the pen in between. - Check Dhokla with a knife. If the knife comes out clean, dhokla is ready. Turn off the heat and let it sit over the stem for 4-5 minutes covered. Prepare the seasoning - Heat oil in a small pan over medium heat moderately. Add mustard seeds, and sesame seeds stir for 3-4 seconds, add green chili stir and curry leaves, stir for few seconds. Cover the pan and turn off the heat. Careful curry leaves will splatter. - First drizzle the hot water over dhokla this will keep the dhokla moist. Then drizzle the seasoning over. - Cut them in squares. - Serve with Hari cilantro chutney. Taste best when it is served warm. Suggestion - Khaman Dhokla can be refrigerated for a few days. Before serving, heat Dhokla in a microwave or heat over steam. You will also enjoy these recipe Dhokla (Suji),  Mint Chutney Enjoy!   The post Khaman (Besan) Dhokla appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Masala Idli

June 10 2015 Manjula's kitchen 

Masala Idli Masala idli is a simple and easy snack. This is one of my favorite ways to serve masala idli. Adding the stir-fry salad to idli makes a very versatile dish. You can serve this as lunch, snack or salad. To make masala idli I am using the rava idli witch is quick and easy to make. This also makes a great lunch box meal as it is very healthy and satisfying. This recipe will serve 4. Ingredients: For Idli - 1 cup coarse sooji (samolinai) - 1/­­2 teaspoon salt - 1/­­2 cup yogurt (curd, Dahi) - 3/­­4 cup water use as needed - 1 teaspoon ENO (fruit salt) For seasoning the Idli - 1 tablespoon oil - 1/­­4 teaspoon mustard seed (rai) - 1/­­4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) - 1 green chili seeded and cut in length wise in four - 1 teaspoon samber powder optional The seasoning is for half the idlies we are making other use next time Utensils for Making Idlis - Idli stand – I am using the mini idle rack but you can use regular rack and cut the idli in four pieces. - Covered pot, large enough to hold the idli stand. - Alternatively, an egg poacher can work just as well, if you do not have an Idli stand. For Stir- Fry Salad - 3 cups cabbage, cut into thin slices - 1/­­2 cup red bell pepper cut into thin slices (capsicum, Shimla mirch) - 1/­­4 cup green beans cut in half lengthwise and then into pieces 1-1/­­2 long - 2 teaspoons oil - 1/­­2 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai) - Pinch of black pepper - 1/­­4 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste) - 1/­­4 teaspoon sugar - 1 teaspoon lemon juice Method to make Idli - Mix semolina, salt, and yogurt, add water as needed to make a pancake-like batter. Set aside for at least 30 minutes. - The batter thickens as the semolina absorbs the water. At this point, add a little more water as needed. - Add approximately 3/­­4 cup of water to the pot. Check to make sure that the water does not touch the bottom plate of the idli stand. Bring to boil. - Lightly grease idli plates with oil. - Add Eno Fruit Salt to the batter and mix well. The mixture will begin foaming.  Immediately begin pouring into the Idli trays. Place the stand into the steaming pot. - Cover the pot and steam idles for about 6-8 minutes on medium heat. Insert a toothpick in the center of one idli. If the toothpick comes out clean, remove the stand from the pot. Do not overcook idles, as they will lose their softness and dry out as they cool. - Cool for just a few minutes before removing each individual idli. They should come out easily and not stick to the mold. Idles should be spongy and soft. Seasoning for Idlies - For this recipe we need to use about half the idlies, save other for next time. - Heat oil in a saucepan. Add mustard and cumin seeds. When the seeds begin to crack, add the chilies. Stir for a few seconds add the idlies and stir-fry them for 2-3 minutes until idlies are lightly golden brown. - Sprinkle the samber powder and mix it well gently, assuring idlies will not brake. Turn off the heat. Stir- Fry Salad Method - Heat the oil in frying pan over medium high heat. - Add mustard seeds, as the seeds crack, add cabbage, bell pepper, and beans. Stir-fry three to four minutes, vegetables should be crisp, do not overcook. - Turn off the heat. Add salt, sugar, black pepper and lemon juice. Mix well. - Mix the idlies with stir fry and fold gently. Masala idlies are ready. - Serve them warm or at room temperature. Suggestions - This is two part recipe and good thing is you can serve them both as a separate dish and they truly taste delicious and when you combine them both that really bumps up the taste factor. - Idlies can be refrigerated for 4-5 days or freeze them for a month. Check out the recipe for Mysore Bonda The post Masala Idli appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Bread Uttapam, South Indian Snack

November 14 2014 Manjula's kitchen 

Bread Uttapam, South Indian Snack Uttapam is a popular South Indian dish. Traditionally uttapam is made with rice and lentil batter, which can be a long process. Bread Uttapam, on the other hand, is instant and easy to make. Not to mention it tastes delicious. Uttapam is a thick dosa, or pancake, with vegetables cooked over skillet. It tastes divine served hot and with a side of coconut chutney. Recipe will serve 3 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 6 minutes Ingredients: - 3 slices of white bread - 3 tablespoons sooji coarse (semolina) - 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, (maida, plain flour) - 1/­­4 tablespoons yogurt, (curd, dahai) - 1 teaspoon salt - 1/­­4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) - Approx. 1/­­4 cup bell pepper finely chopped - Approx. 1/­­4 cup tomatoes finely chopped, remove the seeds - I green chili finely chopped, adjust to taste - 2 teaspoons ginger finely shredded - Approx. 2 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped - Approx. 1-1/­­2 tablespoon oil Method - Remove the crest from bread and cut them in small pieces. - In a blender add bread, sooji, all-purpose flour, salt, yogurt and water, blend to a thick and smooth paste. - Take out the batter in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients, cumin seeds, bell pepper, tomatoes, ginger, green chili, and cilantro, mix it well. Batter should be thick in consistency add more water if needed, batter should not be too thick but should not be runny. - Heat the skillet over medium heat and lightly grease the skillet. - Pour about 2 tablespoons of batter and spread consistency should be of thick pancake. - Pour little oil around uttapam. Let it cook for about 2 minutes and turn them over, bread uttapam should be golden brown from both sides and this should take about four minutes. Notes: do not cook on high heat, uttapam will not cook through. - Serve bread uttapam with your choice of chutney, I like to serve with coconut chutney or green cilantro chutney.   The post Bread Uttapam, South Indian Snack appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Cocktail Green Peas Samosa

October 1 2014 Manjula's kitchen 

Cocktail Green Peas Samosa Cocktail green peas samosas are tasty treat. These bite-sized crispy samosas are filled with spicy green peas. This was my mother’s go-to appetizer for special occasions, and she received many compliments. My cooking style is greatly influenced by my mother, a true inspiration!  Of course they taste out of this word when served hot. Serve with tamarind chutney. Recipe will make 24 Samosa, and will serve 6. Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients: For crust - 1 cup All Purpose flour (plain flour or maida) - 1 tablespoon sooji fine (semolina) - 1/­­4 teaspoon salt - 2 tablespoons oil - Approximately 1/­­3 cup look warm water For filling - 2 cups boiled green peas I am using frozen green peas - 2 tablespoons oil - 3 teaspoons coriander powder (dhania) - 1 teaspoon red chili powder - 1 teaspoon mango powder (amchoor) - 1/­­4 teaspoon garam masala - 3/­­4 teaspoon salt (adjust to your taste)  Method for Dough - Mix flour, sooji, salt, oil and water together to make soft dough (add water as needed). - Knead the dough to make it smooth and pliable. - Cover the dough and let it sit least ten minutes. To Make Filling - Boil the green peas over medium heat with 1 cup of water, until peas are tender. Drain the water, squeeze the excess water, and pat dry. Mix all the dry ingredients to the peas, coriander, chili powder, garam masala, mango powder and salt. - Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat, and put the green peas mix, stir fry and keep mashing, stir fry until no moisture left, but it should not be powdery.. This should take about 10-12 minutes. - Turn off the heat and let the let the filling cool to room temperature. Making samosas - Knead the dough for a minute. - Divide the dough into 12 equal parts and roll into balls. - Roll each ball about 4-1/­­2-inch diameter and cut each circle in half. - Take one semicircle and wet the sides lightly all around and fold it into a cone shape. Pinch the side of this cone so that it is completely sealed. - Fill the cone with about 1 teaspoon of filling. Press this filling down. - Close the top of the cone to form a triangular shape, pinching the top edge to seal it completely. - Continue filling the rest of the samosas. - Heat about 1 inches of oil in a frying pan on medium heat. To check if oil is hot enough place a small piece of dough in oil and dough should sizzle and come to the surface slowly. - Place the samosas in the frying pan a few at a time, they should not overlap. - After samosas are floating on top of the oil turn them slowly. Fry the samosas until the samosas are golden-brown color on all sides. This should take about 8 minutes. If you use a high heat, the samosa crust will be too soft and not cook properly. - Take the Samosas out over paper towel; it will absorb extra oil. - Cocktail Samosa goes well with tamarind chutney. The post Cocktail Green Peas Samosa appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Taco Samosa

January 26 2017 Manjula's kitchen 

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   Taco Samosa This exciting recipe for Taco Samosa is exactly what it sounds like – a twist to the traditional Samosa. Taco Samosas are delicious and savory with the perfect crisp. When I had my family do the initial taste test, the reaction was WOW! These Taco Samosas should be in your must try list. Not only are they delicious, but will be the conversation piece for your next get together. One thing good about these Samosas is that you can prepare them in advance and simply assemble before serving. This recipe will make 8 Taco Samosas. For Shell - 1 cup all-purpose flour (plain flour, maida) - 1/­­4 cup fine sooji (semolina) - 1/­­4 tsp salt - 1 1/­­2 Tbsp oil - 1/­­3 cup lukewarm water for the Filling - 2 cups Potatoes (boiled, peeled and chopped into very small cubes) - 1/­­2 cup green peas (I am using frozen green peas) - 2 Tbsp oil (canola or vegetable oil) - 1/­­2 tsp cumin seeds - 1 tsp coriander powder - 1/­­4 tsp red chili powder - 1/­­4 tsp garam masala - 1 tsp mango powder (amchur) - 1 tsp salt - 2 Tbsp green chilies (chopped, adjust to taste) - Oil to Fry For Serving - 1/­­4 cup cilantro chutney - 1/­­4 cup tamarind chutney Making the Dough - Mix the flour, sooji, salt, and oil add water as needed to make a firm dough. -  knead the dough for about 1 minutes to make the dough smooth and pliable. -  Let the dough sit for at least 15 minutes . Making the Filling - Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil; if it cracks right away oil is ready. -  Add cumin seeds as cumin seeds crack, add green peas stir-fry for about 2 minutes . -  Add all the other ingredients, potatoes, coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala, mango powder, salt and green chili. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes , potato filling should be moist not very dry. Making Taco Shells - Knead the dough for few seconds. Divide the dough into 8 equal parts, and roll them into balls. - Roll each dough ball into about 4-inch diameter. Prick each rolled up Taco with a fork in several places both sides, this will prevent Taco from puffing and make them crisp. - Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. The frying pan should have about 1 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, put a small piece of dough in the oil. The dough should sizzle and come up slowly. - Place one rolled Taco in the frying pan and press with a skimmer, turn and fold in half. Doing this it will become taco shape. Do not press, between the fold there should be space to fill the potatoes filling. Gently do the next one same way do not over crowd the frying pan. Fry them until light golden brown on both sides. This should take about 2-3 minutes . Take the Taco out and place them on paper towels to absorb the excess oil. Repeat the process for remaining Taco. - You can prepare the taco shells in advance and store them in air tight container. Assembling the Tacos -  Fill the taco shell with potato filling (filling should be hot) and drizzle with chutney. Suggestions Taco Samosa you can prepare in advance and assemble before serving. Taco shells should be good for two weeks or more. Potato filling also can be refrigerated for 3-4 days just heat the filling before serving. Chutneys I always have ready. The post Taco Samosa appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

1 Christmas - 4 menus

December 23 2016 Veganpassion 

1 Christmas - 4 menus It's that time of the year again. Christmas has come. Time to relax, enjoy the peace and family time while baking cookies. With the warmth of a chimny spreading through the room. It's a time to introspect and value the quiet. Sense of wholeomness that each day brings. I always get excited for Christmas. Not only because of the iceflowers on the windows, the sugar frosted trees and the gleaming leaves in the morningdew. I love the family time spent at the dinner table that the season brings. Even if you cant always tell with me, food is there to be enjoyed and what better way to do it than to do it at an oaktable surrounded by the people you love. It's because of that reason, that I created four whole menus for you this year. From easy and fast meals to gourmet cooking; these meals will hopefully contain something for everyone, because there's no better time to enjoy a happy wholesome vegan meal than now. What are you guys planning in eating on Christmas? I'm so excited to hear which ideas you guys bring to the table whether is be an exravagant classic meal or something quick and easy. Who's swinging the cooking spoon in your kitchen on Christmas eve? Menu 1: Easy Peasy Quick and easy. Making a meal for the whole family in the blink of an eye. Soup and tart are easy to prepare and the one pot pasta basically cooks itself. Beetroot Almond Soup with roasted chickpeas One Pot Pumpkin Pasta Banana Choc Tarte Menu 2: Around the world To Asia and back please. This menu seduces everyone with its colorful flavours and ingredients. An eating experience for everyone set up in a"selfserve" manner.  Quinoa Rolls with Butternut Green Thai Curry Curcuma Pumpkin Semolina  with Berries Menu 3: Jolly xmas Christmas happy and healthy. Not in the mood to be stuffed, but rather enjoy a nutritient rich meal? This Menu is rich in proteins and packed full with healthy ingredients. Raw Cheese Green Bowl Açai Cheesecake Menu 4: Christmas Gourmet For really enjoying a meal and showing the vegan delicousness off to the whole family. This meal will certainly allow you to impress everyone. Hobbycooks and homemakers will thrive with joy while cooking this meal Baked Persimmon Red Cabbage Salad Porcini Risotto with Beetroot Balls Aquafaba Gingerbread Mousse I hope you guys have lots of fun preparing these meals, which hopefully include something for everyone. If you guys have requests or ideas for new recipes, let me know in the comments. Hugs and love to all of you and have a happy fourth Advent.

Whole Wheat Dosa (Atta Ka Cheela)

November 12 2016 Manjula's kitchen 

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Whole Wheat Dosa (Atta Ka Cheela) Whole Wheat Dosa is a super quick and easy recipe. It is another version of the South Indian dosa. This recipe is a special one as it was my mothers favorite, although this was known as Atta Ka Cheela in my home. Whole wheat dosa is tasty with the perfect amount of crispy deliciousness! You can serve this as my mother did, as Roti. She liked to pair it with her favorite side dishes of mint chutney, and Laucki Chana Dal.  This recipe will make 8 dosa and will serve 4. - 1 cup whole wheat flour (atta) - 2 Tbsp sooji fine (semolina) - 1/­­2 tsp salt - 1 tsp sugar - 1 Tbsp oil (canola or vegetable oil) - 1/­­4 tsp black pepper - 1/­­2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain) - 1/­­2 tsp baking soda - 1-1/­­4 cups water - 4 Tbsp oil for cooking (canola or vegetable oil) -  Mix all the dry ingredients together, whole wheat, sooji, salt, black pepper, carom seeds, and baking soda, mix it well. Add water slowly to make a smooth batter, add water as needed, batter should be pouring consistency. -  Use a non-stick skillet and place on medium heat. Test by sprinkling a few drops of water on it. Water should sizzle right away. Wipe the skillet with moist towel. -  Pour 1/­­4 cup of the batter mixture into the center of the skillet and spread evenly with the back of a spoon. Starting from the center, spiral outward until evenly spread, about 7 inches in diameter thin circle. -  When the batter starts drying, smear about 2 teaspoons of oil over dosa, and cook till dosa turns golden brown in color. Flip dosa using a flat spatula, and cook for about 1 minute from other side until dosa is golden brown. -  Crispy Whole Wheat Dosa is ready, repeat with remaining batter. Every time wipe the skillet. that helps spreading the dosa. - Whole wheat dosa is looking nice and crisp. - You can use whole wheat dosa as eggless crepe. The post Whole Wheat Dosa (Atta Ka Cheela) appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Rava Kesari (Kesari Halwa)

October 15 2016 Manjula's kitchen 

Rava Kesari (Kesari Halwa) (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Rava Kesari (Kesari Halwa) is a popular South Indian sweet dish which is a different version of Sooji ka Halwa. Rava Kesari is delicious and easy to make, usually made on festive occasions. This is a quick fix sweet especially if you have unexpected guests. This recipe will serve 8 Preparation time 5 minutes Cooking time 15 minutes Ingredients: - 1 cup fine sooji, semolina - 3/­­4 cup sugar - 4 tablespoons ghee, clarified butter - 2 tablespoons sliced almonds - 8 drops of yellow food color - Pinch of saffron, kesar - 1/­­8 teaspoon crushed cardamom, ilachi - 3-1/­­3 cups water - 1 tablespoon sliced pistachios, pista for garnishing Preparation - Boil the water with sugar, and cardamom powder in a pot over medium heat. Bring the syrup to boil, mix it making sure sugar is dissolve add the food color and mix. Set aside - Melt 1 tablespoon of ghee in a frying pan on low medium heat. Add the sooji, and almonds and roast stirring continuously, sooji should be light golden brown in color and will have a light sweet aroma. This should take about 7-8 minutes. - Add the syrup slowly, as you add the syrup to sooji water will splatter. Make sure there are no lumps. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously. Add more water if halwa becomes very thick. - Add the remaining ghee 1 tablespoon at a time and cook for 3-4 minutes stirring continuously. Rava Kesari will start leaving the sides of frying pan. Rava Kesari will have a texture of thick batter. - Garnish the Rava Kesari with sliced pistachios, serve warm or at room temperature. Treat yourself, serve Rava Kesari for breakfast with Aloo Puri , Dal Puri   The post Rava Kesari (Kesari Halwa) appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Masala Puri (Spicy Crackers)

September 22 2016 Manjula's kitchen 

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Masala Puri (Spicy Crackers) Masala puri is a delicious, crispy snack. You can also serve them as spicy crackers or chips. They can be quite addicting so be careful. Masala puri is one of my favorite snack with hot cup of chai. This simple and delicious recipe will make a great holiday gift! - 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida, plain flour) - 1/­­2 cup fine sooji (semolina) - 1 tsp salt - 1/­­2 tsp cumin seed (jeera) - 1/­­2 tsp carom seed (ajwain) - 1/­­8 tsp asafetida (hing) - 1 tsp red chili flakes - 2 Tbsp oil - 1/­­2 cup water - Also need oil to fry - In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients all-purpose flour, sooji, Salt, Cumin seeds, carom seeds, asafetida, and red chili flakes. - Add oil to the flour mix and rub with your fingers to mix it well. Add the water little at a time, making into a firm dough. -  Cover the dough and set aside for about 10 minutes or more. - Divide the dough into about 40 equal parts, and roll them between your palms. - Roll the puries into 3 inch circles. - Prick each puri with a fork in 3 to 4 places, this will prevent the puries not to puff while frying. - Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat. - The frying pan should have about 1 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, put a small piece of dough in the oil. The dough should make the oil sizzle and come up slowly. - Fry few puries at a time, make sure to place just enough puries to cover the oil. Fry them until both sides are a light golden-brown. Take them out over paper towel and repeat the process. Tips - Masala Puries can be stored for a couple of months in airtight containers. - If the puries are cooked on high heat, they will be soft. Here are some more gift ideas! Spicy Cashews, Almond Brittle, Flax Seed Burfi The post Masala Puri (Spicy Crackers) appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Quinoa Upma Recipe – Quinoa with Spices, Carrots and Peas

July 5 2016 Vegan Richa 

Quinoa Upma Recipe – Quinoa with Spices, Carrots and PeasQuinoa Upma Recipe. Indian Savory Breakfast or Side with Quinoa with mustard seeds, toasted cashews, carrots and peas. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Recipe. Pin this post. Upma is a savory breakfast with veggies, spices and quick cooking forms of grains such as coarse semolina (hot wheat cereal), rice cereal, or rice flakes. Upma is usually served as breakfast or snack. With whole grains, it also can be served as a side like a pilaf.  Today’s Upma recipe uses Quinoa.  Temper the spices in hot oil, cook the onions and toast the cashews, add other veggies, add washed quinoa, water and salt and cook until done. You can also use cooked quinoa or millet and mix in the cooked and spiced veggies. Upma is can be made dryer if served as a side or wetter to serve on its own. Add a dash of lemon or dress it with a chutney or ketchup if it feels too dry. To make it with semolina or rava, roast the rava with the veggies for 7 to 8 minutes and add 2 cups hot water instead of room temperature water. Continue reading: Quinoa Upma Recipe – Quinoa with Spices, Carrots and PeasThe post Quinoa Upma Recipe – Quinoa with Spices, Carrots and Peas appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Mango Sheera Recipe – Mango Semolina Pudding / Kesari / Halwa

March 23 2016 Vegan Richa 

Mango Sheera Recipe – Mango Semolina Pudding / Kesari / HalwaMango Sheera Recipe. Mango Kesari or Halwa. Semolina Mango Pudding . Vegan Indian Dessert. 20 minute 1 pan dessert with canned Mango puree. Can be made oil-free and gluten-free. Pin this Recipe.  Holi, the festival of colors is on March 24th. Holi has so many memories associated with it. All of us kids, siblings, cousins, second cousins (I think we were more than 25 tweens and teenagers), getting together and playing with wet and dry colors. One big tank would be filled with colored water to suck into our pichkari (water guns), which would be used to spray each other from head to toe in color. Though as kids we would never really remember why the festival is really celebrated. Holi is a Spring festival that ushers in Spring and tropical heat, longer days, more time for fun and work. Happy Holi to everyone who is celebrating! Catch up on some Bollywood Holi songs today.  Holi festival has its set of food (desserts, snacks and savory appetizers) associated with it. This mango sheera is a thick pudding or spoon fudge made with semolina and mango puree. I use canned Kesar mango puree in the recipe. Often the canned mango puree has some sugar, so you might or might not need additional sweetener. Fresh juicy mangoes in India are what dreams are made of. You haven’t really enjoyed a mango unless you have tasted the fresh ripe tropical mango varieties. Use fresh very ripe mango pureed, or from a can to make this dessert. Sheera has slight variations and different names depending on the region called Mango Kesari, or Mango halwa. Use other fruit puree for variation like pineapple to make Pineapple kesari, banana, or other sweet fruits.  Continue reading: Mango Sheera Recipe – Mango Semolina Pudding /­­ Kesari /­­ HalwaThe post Mango Sheera Recipe – Mango Semolina Pudding /­­ Kesari /­­ Halwa appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Birkeskage {Danish Poppy Seed Cake}

September 10 2015 seitan is my motor 

Birkeskage {Danish Poppy Seed Cake}Thank you, Vegan Month of Food, for giving me the opportunity to put another recipe with poppy seeds on my blog! Poppy seeds are blue and that is today’s Vegan MoFo promt. And I cannot tell you how much I love poppy seeds. I love them so much that I’ll scoff at those lemon poppy seed muffins you probably like, because they don’t contain more than homeopathic doses of my favourite seeds. I am going for 100 % poppy seeds instead! This recipe is from a Danish baking book I bought while visiting Copenhagen (maybe two years ago?). The book was bigger and heavier than a luxury edition of the bible. That and the pretty pictures lured me into buying it. Bagebog by Claus Meyer has a lot of interesting recipes, and while some of them might be considered as Danish or at least Scandinavian, most seem to be international. So I am not sure about the authenticity of this birkeskage. Something similar might be served to you in many Eastern European countries, and even in German bakeries you can find Mohnkuchen varieties. I am still calling it Danish because it’s from a Danish book written in Danish! Smart, hm? The original recipe called for 4 eggs but those were easily replaced by both soy yoghurt and aquafaba. I made some more alterations, so that new recipe doesn’t have very much to do with the original version anymore. I have never tasted the original, obviously. But my version is a wonderfully moist and aromatic poppy seed cake with a delicate shortbread crust. Print Birgeskage {Danish Poppy Seed Cake} IngredientsFor the crust 80 g (1/­­4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) refined coconut oil (softened) 2 tablespoons sugar 150 g (1 1/­­4 cups) all-purpose flour For the topping 80 g (1/­­4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) refined coconut oil, softened 175 g (3/­­4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) sugar, divided 120 g (1/­­2 cup) sweetened soy yoghurt 180 g (1 1/­­4 cup) ground poppy seeds (Grind them in a small coffee mill. Make sure the mill is suitable for grinding oily seeds.) 45 g (1/­­4 cup) semolina 60 ml (1/­­4 cup) chickpea brine from a can juice from half a small lime InstructionsPreheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease a rectangular pan (18 x 28 cm or 7 x 11 inch) and set aside. To make the crust, beat coconut oil and sugar until light and fluffy. Add sugar and mix until a crumbly dough forms. Make sure the fat is incorporated completely. Press the dough into the pan and place in the fridge. To make the topping, beat the coconut oil and 125 g sugar (1/­­2 cup plus 2 tablespoons) until fluffy. Add yoghurt, poppy seeds, and semolina and beat until smooth. Combine chickpea brine, remaining 50 g (1/­­4 cup) sugar, and lime juice in a second bowl. Beat until stiff peaks form. (I use a handheld blender. It takes about 5 minutes with this one, but beating time can be longer or shorter.) Fold the chickpea brine mixture into the poppy seed mixture until everything is smooth. Remove the pan from the fridge and pour topping over the crust. Smooth down the topping and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before serving. This cake tastes best straight from the fridge where you can store it for several days. NotesAdapted from a recipe in Claus Meyers Bagebog. (Birkeskage, p. 246.) Lindhardt og Rindhof 2012 (K?benhavn). 3.1 http:/­­/­­www.seitanismymotor.com/­­2015/­­09/­­birkeskage-danish-poppy-seed-cake/­­ Copyright (C)2015 All rights reserved. www.seitanismymotor.com By the way, I did not skip yesterday’s promt “most retro recipe”. I made something and posted it on Instagram! I chose westfaelische Quarkspeise, which is a dessert made with German (or westfalian) Pumpernickel. Pumpernickel is a popular bread in the North of Germany. Most traditional versions are flourless and very different from what you might be used to in Northern America. It’s made with sourdough starter and whole rye berries or cracked rye, salt and water. That’s it. No molasses or sugar. It’s baked at a very low temperature for a very long time (around 24 hours). That way all the sugar present in the wheat berries caramelises and gives this rye bread the dark brown colour and a slightly sweet taste. Pumpernickel has a very unique texture that is chewy and al dente and still it melts in your mouth. Using the bread for desserts is super retro to me. These days it cannot compete with chia seeds, goji berries, or quinoa. Westfälische quarkspeise is a layered dessert made with toasted pumpernickel crumbs, chocolate shavings, quark (a cream cheese like curd cheese), and canned cherries. I used an online recipe and cheated big time when it came to the quark. But my version with whipped soy cream was just as good and since I also added some Kirschwasser, it was almost like a quick Black Forest dessert, especially since the pumpernickel goes just as well with cherries as chocolate!    

Urad Dal Kachori

April 22 2015 Manjula's kitchen 

Urad Dal Kachori Dal kachori is a delicacy from north India. Dal kachori is a spicy puffed pastry. Traditionally kachories are sold at HALWAI (a sweet and snack shop). Today, I will use urad dal lentils (skinned black gram) for the inside filling. These mouthwatering Dal kachories can be served as a snack, chaat or part of main meal, making the meal exotic. This recipe will make 12 kachories and will serve 4. Ingredients: Dough - 1 cup All Purpose flour (plain flour or maida) - 1 tablespoon fine sooji (semolina) - 1/­­4 teaspoon salt - 2 tablespoons ghee /­­ clarified butter - 1/­­4 cup lukewarm water Filling - 1/­­4 cup washed urad dal lentils (skinned black gram) - 1 tablespoon fennel seeds coarsely grinded (saunf) - 1 tablespoon coriander seeds coarsely grinded (dhania) - 1 teaspoon red chili flakes - 1/­­2 teaspoon mango powder (amchoor) - 1/­­4 teaspoon asafetida (hing) - 1/­­2 teaspoon salt (adjust to your taste) - 1 tablespoon ghee /­­ clarified butter Also need oil to fry Method To Make Dough - Mix the flour, semolina, salt and ghee. Add water slowly to make dough. Dough should be firm but pliable. Cover the dough and let it sit for at least fifteen minutes. To make filling - Boil dal in about 2 cups of water, until dal is soft not mushy. Drain the access water. - Heat the ghee (clarified butter) over low medium heat add all the spices for filling fennel, coriander, red chili, mango powder, asafetida and salt, stir and add boiled dal. - Stir continuously, and keep pressing dal, until water from dal has evaporated, notes, dal should not be powdery. - Turn off the heat. Let the mixture cool off. To make the Kachoris - Take the dough and knead it for a minutes. Divide the dough in twelve equal parts. - Take one part of the dough and with your fingers flatten the edges and make into 3-inch circle. Leaving center little thicker than edges. - Mold the dough into a cup and place about 2 teaspoons of filling in the center. Pull the edges of the dough to wrap the dal filling. Proceed to make all 12 balls. - Let the filled ball sit for three to four minutes before rolling. - Set the kachoris on a surface with the seams facing up. Roll it slowly about three inches in diameter. - Heat the oil in frying pan over medium heat frying pan should have about one inch of oil. To check if oil is ready put a little piece of dough in the oil. Dough should sizzle, and come up very slow. - Fry them on medium-low heat. After they start to puff, slowly turn them over. Fry until golden-brown on both sides. This should take about five minutes. If the kachoris are fried on high heat, they will get soft and will not be crispy. - Kachories can be stored for at least a week in an airtight container. If kachories get soft warm up the kachoris in an oven on 200 degree F for about 7 to 10 minutes, this will bring back the freshness and crispyness. Serving suggestion: serve them plain, or with tamarind chutney and yogurt as chaat, or serve the kachories as main meal and serve them with aloo dum The post Urad Dal Kachori appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Rava Laddu (Sooji Ladoo)

October 15 2014 Manjula's kitchen 

Rava Laddu (Sooji Ladoo) Rava ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet. This is a popular ladoo prepared almost in every household for all the festivals. Rava ladoo is a simple and easy recipe but still exotic. Rava ladoo is made with roasted rava (sooji), coconut, ghee, sugar and nuts. Will make 14 ladoos Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients: - 1 cup sooji coarse, rava or semolina - 1/­­3 cup coconut powder - 1/­­4 cup clarified butter or ghee - 3/­­4 cup fine sugar - 2 tablespoons cashews crushed - 1 tablespoon raisins - 1/­­4 teaspoon cardamom crushed - Approx. 1/­­4 cup milk boiling hot Method - Heat one tablespoon of clarified butter in a small pan over medium low heat; roast the cashews for about 2 minutes until light golden brown. Add raisins and roast for another minute, raisins will be puffed. Turn off the heat and transfer them in a bowl. Set aside. - Heat the remaining clarified butter in a frying pan over low medium heat; add rava and roast until it changes the color lightly this should take 6-7 minutes. It is important to stir continuously making sure rava roast evenly. - Add coconut and roast stirring continually for about 2 more minutes. Add nuts, cardamom, and sugar stir until everything mix well. Turn off the heat. - Add about 2 tablespoons of hot milk, mix it well mix should be moist add more milk as needed. - Allow the mixture to cool slightly. Make about 14 ladoos little smaller then golf ball, pressing about 1-1/­­2 tablespoon mixture between your palms. Add little more milk if you are enable to hold the mixture. - Serve them after at least one hour. Ladoos can be stored in air tight container for about 10 days. You will also enjoy! Puran Poli Maharashtrian specialty, Cereal Chivda a quick snack. The post Rava Laddu (Sooji Ladoo) appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Sweet (Boundi) Boondi

September 25 2014 Manjula's kitchen 

Sweet (Boundi) Boondi Boondies are a mouthwatering snack like dessert. Boondies are small fried round drops made with gram flour (besan). Traditionally ladoos are made from sweet boondies. Ladoos are popular for special occasions, like graduation, marriage, birth of child etc. I am planning do the boondies with my favorite variations.  When I am making boondies my grandkids are fascinated watching, how the little balls are forming, by just pouring the batter through the ladle with holes. Sweet boondies are all time favorite with my family, with little variations of their choice. Recipe will serve 6 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 29 minutes Ingredients: - 1 cup besan (gram flour) available in Indian grocery stores - 1 teaspoon sooji fine (semolina) - 1 teaspoon oil - Approx. 3/­­4 cup of water For syrup - 1-1/­­2 cup sugar - 1 cup water - 1/­­8 teaspoon cardamom powder - Few drops of lemon juice Oil to deep fry The critical part of boondi making is to use the right kind of flat skimmer, or ladle with several round holes. It is used for the batter to drop through the holes into the hot oil to form the little pearl shaped fried balls( Boondies). Method - Boil the water and sugar in a sauce pan on medium high heat, stir to dissolve the sugar, lower the heat to low and let it simmer for2 to 3 minutes. Turn the heat off. - Mix the besan and sooji. Add water slowly and make the batter to pourable consistency, batter should have no lumps and is very smooth. Add the oil mix it well. - Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Frying pan should have at least 1 of oil. Oil should be moderately hot, to test the oil drop a batter in the oil, batter should rise immediately without changing color. - Hold the skimmer about 2 inches above the oil over the center of the frying pan. Pour some of the batter onto the skimmer to cover all of the holes. - Batter will start dropping through the holes into the oil. If the batter doesnt drop right away through the holes. Add little more water to the batter and start again. Drop enough boondesi into the oil so they just cover the surface of the oil in frying pan in a single layer. - Fry the boondies until the sound of sizzling stops and boondies are light gold in color. Lift the boondi out of the oil with a slotted spoon (this allows excess oil to drip back into the frying pan) and put them directly into the warm syrup and mix. - Before making the next batch of boondies, wipe clean the skimmer. This helps to keep the boondi round. - Repeat the process of making boondi and adding to the syrup with rest of the batter. You may have to adjust the heat in between while making boondies. - When finished frying the boondies, let them soak in the syrup for few minutes. Add the crushed cardamom to the syrup. Drain the excess syrup. Boondies are ready to serve. Serving suggestions - For Sweet boondies: Garnish the boondies with sliced almonds and pistachios. - Garnish with chocolate gnash. - Serve with vanilla ice cream. - Other ways to serve boondi:   With yogurt to make raita a popular side dish. - Serve them as salted snack adding chat masala.  Note: To serve Boondies as raita or salted snack do not add the boondi in sugar syrup. They make a crunchy dish. Enjoy! The post Sweet (Boundi) Boondi appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.


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