Saturday, 30 June 2012

Upwasache Soup


Here is a Ashadhi Ekadashi special recipe of an unusual soup!!!
Ingredients:
1 cup Variche Tandul/Bhagar (Samo rice)
1 table spoon Shingada pheet (Water Chestnut flour)
2 table spoon roasted peanut power
2 table spoon tamrind pulp
1 table spoon grated jaggery
1 table spoon red chilli powder
1/2 table spoon ghee
1/2 table spoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1-2 whole red chilli
salt for taste
4-5 cup water

Preparation:
1. Heat ghee and add cumin seeds
2. After it starts tampering, add whole red chilli
3. Add red chilli powder (make sure not to burn it)
4. Add 3 cup water and let it boil
5. Add Bhagar and close the vessel and let it boil for 2-3 mins
6. When Bhagar seems cooked little, add Shingada pheet, roasted peanut power, tamrind pulp, jaggery and salt and let it boil again till bhagar is cooked well
7. Add water to desired consistency of soup
8. Serve hot 

Enjoy your bowl of Upwasache soup seasoned with ghee!!!

And here is our bowl of soup with Sabudana Khichadi...today's lunch menu :-)


Sunday, 24 June 2012

Bharawa Dodaki


So here I am back with my second recipe ..I don’t like Dodaki (ridge gourd) much, but few days back gave it a try to cook in a different manner…So far I had only heard of barawa dodaki and never got chance to taste it..
Finally I decided to cook ridge gourd this way and it became instance favorite at home J and here is the recipe…


Barawa  Dodaki 
Ingredients:
1. 1 cup grated fresh coconut 
2. ½ cup peanut powder 
3. 2 table spoon ginger garlic paste
4. ½ cup tamarind mixed with 2 table spoon jaggery 
5. 2 table spoon chili powder
6. 1 table spoon turmeric powder
7. 2 table spoon garam masala
8. 2 table spoon coriander powder
9. 4 table spoon oil
10. Rai, hing for tadaka
11. Salt for taste
12. 2 ridge gourd
13. Fresh coriander 


Preparation
1. Heat 2 table spoon oil, add rai to it and let it crackle
2. Add hing
3. Add ginger garlic paste, stir well
4. Add peanut power
5. Once it changes color add turmeric powder, chili powder, garam masala, coriander powder and salt to it
6. Now add grated coconut and stir well for 2-3 minutes
7. Add tamarind, jaggery pulp and mix well
8. Let it cook for 5 minutes
9. Keep it aside to cool


10. Peel and cut ridge gourd in 3 cm cylindrical pieces. Now give 2 cuts in the center in a plus(+) form till ¾ of its length (Don’t cut it into 4 pieces)
11. Stuff the masala into the ridge gourd pieces and keep it aside
12. Now heat oil and add ridge gourd pieces stuffed  with masala
13. Add little water, cover the vessel and let ridge gourd cook
14. Gently stirring occasionally
15. When ridge gourde is cooked, add remaining masala and let it thicken till desired consistency


16. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander and enjoy bharawa dodaki (stuffed ridge gourd) with phulaka or rice or bhakari!!!                                  

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Saturday, 23 June 2012

Welcome to Kitchen Katta -With a hot cup of Masala Chai!!


Long time it was on my mind to start with a recipe blog..
I find cooking as a big stress reliever as every time I make something, it gives me immense pleasure of creativity...

On my blog you will find simple and easy to make purely vegetarian recipes most of which I learned from my Mom, my MIL, cookery shows and some through my own innovation :-)
I dedicate this blog of mine to my dear mom and my hubby who are great cooks by themselves and great foodies!!


Today’s my recipe to raise a toast to my Chaha (Chai) Love..Cheers!!!


Masala Chai:
To make Chai Masala
Ingredients:
1. 3-4 sticks cinnamon (Dalchini)  
2. 4-5  Cardamom (Elaichi)  
3. 4-5 Cloves (Lavanga)    
4. 3 spoons Sun dried Ginger (Adrak)

(Kitchen Gyan: You can grate fresh ginger and then sundry it for use as fresh ginger/ginger-paste substitute)
Preparation:
Dry grind all ingredients to fine powder
Store in dry, air tight container 
Use as needed



Masala Chai
Ingredients: (For two cup of tea)
1. 3/4 cup water 
2. 1 and 1/4 cup of milk (You can vary water to milk ratio based on how much milky tea you want!)
3. 3 tea spoons of tea powder (Again can be varied based on how strong of tea you want)
4. 1/2 tea spoon of Chai masala
5. Sugar as per your taste




Preparation:
1. Add Chai masala to water and boil well
2. Add tea power and let it boil well again
3. Add milk and boil tea till done
4. Add sugar and filter the tea


Enjoy your Sunday morning Masala chai!!!
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