Sunday, 28 June 2020

Masala Corn Sticks

1. 1 cup maze flour 
2. 2 tbsp maida
3. 1 tbsp red chili powder 
4. 1 tsp jeera
5. Salt to taste
6. Oil for frying 
7. For masala mix: 1 tsp red chili powder, 1/2 tbsp pepper powder, 1/2 tbsp aamcur powder, pink salt

1. Mix maze flour, maida, salt, red chili powder, jeera and 1 tsp hot oil together. Add little water at time and make soft dough.
Maze flour is not very fine, so you dough will be somewhat crumbly, but that is fine. Use water as needed to keep it moist 
2. Heat oil in kadhai 
3. Roll long cylindrical strips of the dough and cut them in small pieces.
4. Fry in hot oil on medium flame till crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Repeat for all the sticks
5. Add the masala mix together and sprinkle in on the sticks when the sticks are slightly warm. Toss together well.

Crispy masala corn sticks are ready. Enjoy it with hot tea or coffee.

Friday, 19 June 2020

Savoury Vegetable Muffins

Tasty savoury muffins have it for breakfast or as tea time snacks. Very easy to make or I say bake!!!

1. 2 Cup fine rava( 0 number rava or chiroti rava, I learned these names recently 😊)
2. 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 
3. Atleast any 3 of these vegetables (you can experiment with different veggies)
2 tbsp finely chopped carrot
2 tbsp green peas
2 tbsp finely chopped cabbage 
2 tbsp finely chopped French beans
2 tbsp sweet corn
2 tbsp finely chopped capsicum 
4. 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
5. 1 tbsp salted butter 
6. 2 tbsp red chilli powder 
7.  1 tbsp turmeric powder (optional)
8. Salt per taste 
9. 2 tbsp sour curd
10. 1 tbsp oil
11. 1/4 th tbsp cooking soda or eno

1. Mix all ingredients except butter, garlic and eno in one large bowl 
2. Slowly add water and mix together to form batter of cake consistency 
3. Covers and rest the batter for 15 minutes 
4. Add soda/eno and mix gently 
5. Grease muffin tray with oil and dust it with some wheat flour, add spoonful of batter in each part
6. Melt the butter and add finely chopped garlic to it and keep aside 
7. Preheat oven for 10 minutes at 180° and bake muffins at 180° for 7-8 minutes 
8. Take out muffins and apply butter-garlic mix all over it
9. Bake for another 5 minutes. Check by inserting a toothpick. If it sticks to toothpick, you can cook for another 3-4 minutes and check again.
Serve yummy hot savory muffins with tomato ketchup!

Friday, 5 June 2020

Tamrind kadhi ( चिंचेची कढी)

Kadhi is one satisfying side dish that can lift your moods almost immediately and also soothes your digestive system. Kadhi is made with buttermilk mostly and each region has it's variations of making kadhi taste unique.

1. 1/4 cup tbsp tamrind soaked in a cup of lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes 
2. 3 tbsp besan
3. 2 tbsp grated jaggery
4. Few curry leaves 
5. 1/2 tsp rai 
6. 1/2 tsp jeera 
7. 1/2 tsp  methi Dana
8. 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder 
9. 1 tbsp red chili powder 
10. Sallt to taste 
11. 2 tbsp oil

1. Make tamrind pulp with soaked tamrind in same water. Discard the solid pieces of tamrind after removing all pulp
2. Add the besan to this tamrind water and mix well so that no lumps are left
3. Add salt, red chilli powder and mix well and keep aside 
4. Heat oil in pan, add rai, jeera and curry leaves. Add methi dana and let it fry well
5. Add turmeric powder and give it a quick stir 
6. Add tamrind and besan mix to this. Add another 1/2 to 3/4th cup water to adjust consistency to that of kadhi.
7. Add grated jaggery and mix well
8. Bring to boil

Serve hot with rice or khichadi.

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