Friday, April 29, 2011

Poori (पूरी)

Ingredients: ( To make -4)
  1. Atta (Wheat flour) - 2cups
  2. Kasoori methi - 1tsp
  3. Kaloongi (Mangrella, onion seed) - 1/2tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Ghee or cooking oil - 3tsp
  6. Lemon juice - 2tsp (Use Fresh lemon juice) (Optional)
  7. Lukewarm water to knead as required
  8. Curd (Yogurt, dahi) - 4tsp (Optional)
  9. Oil for deep frying

  1. Put flour in a large bowl.
  2. Mix kasoori methi, kalonji, salt, lemon juice, oil.
  3. Now add a little water at a time and start to mix the flour to form a dough.(you can use yogurt also)
  4. Knead well till you get a uniform dough. (medium soft dough)
  5. Poori dough should be harder than chapati (roti) dough. (Cover with wet cotton cloth so the dough does not dry out).
  6. Divide in to a small balls and roll it out into a small circle with medium thickness.don't make it too thin else it will come out crispy, repeat for all dough.
  7. Heat oil in kadhai (wok) .
  8. The oil should be perfect tempetaure to get perfect pooris.
  9. Drop small piece of dough (tiny bit of the dough) in to oil.if it is raises to top immediately, your poori oil is ready and you can start frying pooris.
  10. Slide a rolled poori slowly in to hot oil.if it is rises to top immediately then press the poori slightly with a spoon (Poori spoon). this help them in puffing up.
  11. Turn them upside down and fry from other side.( don't turn the side untill the bottom side is properly cooked i.e light golden in color.
  12. Take out the pooris and place it on paper towel .
  13. Serve with any sabji , dal, pickle. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mix raita (मिक्स रायता)

मिक्स रायता
Ingredients: (Make-3)
  1. Cucumber (Kheera) - 1/4th cup Finely chopped
  2. Red onion - 1/8th cup Finely chopped
  3. Tomato (Tamatar) - 1/8th cup Finely chopped
  4. Carrot (Gajar) - 1/8th cup Finely chopped
  5. Coriander leaves - 4tsp
  6. Roasted cumin -yellow mustard seeds powder - 1tsp
  7. Black salt - 3-4pinchs
  8. Red chilli powder - 4-5 pinchs (As per your taste)
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Green chilli finely chopped - 1/4tsp (As per your taste)
How to make roasted cumin and yellow mustard powder:
  1. Cumin Seeds - 9tsp
  2. Yellow Mustard seeds - 4tsp
  1. Heat the pan or kadhai or tawa on medium flame.
  2. Roast cumin seeds 2mins on medium flame.(Strring regularly)
  3. Add yellow mustard seeds and roast 1 -2mins on medium flame till seeds give aroma. (Strring regularly)
  4. Do not burn.
  5. Cool  down completely and coarsely grind the seeds.
  6. Store roasted powder in an air tight container.
Tip :- For aroma, do not refrigerate.

Raita method:
  1. Take a bowl.
  2. Put beaten yogurt (curd, dahi) in it.
  3. Add roasted cumin and mustard powder, black salt, salt, green chilli, red chilli powder and stir.
  4. Add finely chopped vegetable and 2tsp chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  5. Garnished with coriander leaves or red chilli powder or chopped vegetables.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rajma salad

Ingredients : (To make -2)
  1. Rajma (Kidney beans) - 1cup (soaked overnight and boiled)
  2. Tomato - 1/2cup chopped
  3. Red Onion - 1/4th cup (Finely chopped)
  4. Carrot - 1/2cup (Finely chopped)
  5. Cabbage - 1/8th cup (Finely chopped) (Optional)
  6. Salad Spinach - 1/8th cup (Finely chopped) (Optional)
  7. Green chilli - 1tsp (As per your taste)
  8. Olive oil - 1-2tsp
  9. Lemon juice - 3tsp (Use fresh)
  10. Black pepper powder - 4pinchs
  11. Black salt - 4pinchs
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Chat masala (optional)
  14. Coriander leaf - 1-2 tsp chopped(For garnishing)

  1. Take a salad bowl or (any glass bowl ) .
  3. Keep refrigerate.
  4. Before serving add lemon juice,olive oil and coriander leaves and toss it.
  5. Enjoy rajma salad.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Masala chai (Tea) - मसाला चाय

Ingredients: (To make 2)
  1. Milk - 1cup ( You can use 2% or whole milk)
  2. Water - 1/2 cup
  3. Sugar - As per ur taste
  4. Cardamon powder - 1/4th tsp
  5. Ginger - 1/4th tsp grated or paste (but use fresh)
  6. Black pepper - 1pinch crushed or powder
  7. Saunf (Fennel seeds) - 1pinch
  8. Masala tea powder - 1pinch
  9. Tea - 11/4 tsp or (You can use 4tea bags also)

  1. Put water in a saucepan and add ginger, cardamon, black pepper, sanuf ,tea and stir it.
  2. Bring to boil.Add milk and sugar, masala tea powder and let it simmer for a few more minutes.(bring to boil)
  3. Remove from heat and strain into cups and enjoy  this masala tea.