Saturday, December 5, 2009

Remixed dosa and onion sabji for the event.

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all,
As I have already done this before, one more remixing of my posts for the event. 

Actually this is my daughter's favorite lunch, which she loves to take often. So I thought of remixing two recipes and sending this to RV's event.

For Dosa recipe, ( for previous recipe, click here)
In first entry I make large dosas, but my daughter likes to take mini dosas as they remain soft till lunch time, I started making mini dosa.                           

Raw rice - 2 cup

Urad dal - 1 cup
Tomato - 2 big, chopped
Red dry chilly - 2
Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to make dosas
You can skip all masalas and add only tomatoes while grinding the atta. This also tastes good.                                                         
Soak the rice and urad dal for 4 to 6 hours. Before grinding, wash both and add other ingredients except oil. Keep it over night or 8 hours.
Heat tava, spread the batter to make mini dosas. Spread ghee or butter on dosas. You can make 3 to 4 mini dosas at a time. Remove it and keep aside.

Now coming to Onion subji recipe, (for previous recipe, click here)

Onion – 1 big (Chopped lengthwise)

Tomato – 1big (Chopped finely)

Curry leaves – 4 to 6
Chilly powder – 1 tbsp

Mustard seed – ½ tsp
Crushed peanut and almonds – ¼ cup(crushed to big pieces)
(If you like add cashew nuts also), optional

Jeera – ½ tsp                                                                      
Salt to taste                                                                                                     

Haldi -1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Hing – a pinch
Sugar – 1 tsp
Fresh coriander – 1 tbsp
Only extra ingredient in this is adding Crushed Cinnamon stick - 1 big, which really gives an unique taste.
Add mustard seeds and jeera in hot oil. Now add curry leaves, hing and onions with crushed nuts. Cook till brown, add tomato. Let it cook till oil separates. Add Chilly powder, salt, sugar and haldi. Add little water and boil it for five minutes. Mix with chopped fresh coriander.

Pack both together for lunch box. 

I want to send this lunch box  to RV's  Food for 7 Stages of Life - Kids Special Event Announcement 
and it is essential to give credits to Sudeshna of
 Sudeshna’s Cook like a bong( page.

Keep smiling,

Egg bhurji with green leafy veg.

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
It is always very difficult to feed green leafy vegetables to kids. They just puke it out, if we stir fry and give them. Till now, I thought to add the leaves in dal and feed the kids,  is the only way. But my aunty (Mom's cousin) gave me a tip. A very healthy and easy way to give green leafy veg. to your kids. 
Every one know the benefit of intake of green leafy vegetables and egg in everyday food.
So I am good girl, if I do not explain the benefits in detail!! (Just because, it is my last minute entry, I do not have much time!! Sorry!)

Just add any leafy veg. into Egg bhurji and the purpose is served.
Jumping to the recipe,
Green leafy veg - 1 bunch, cleaned, washed and chopped finely
(Methi or palak or Rajgiri or any leafy vegetables which cooks faster)
Eggs - 2, beat and keep ready in a bowl
Onion - 1 big chopped
Garlic - 2 flakes(optional)
Green chilly - 1 chopped
(skip green chilly and add 1 tsp red chilly powder, if you are giving to younger kid)
salt to taste
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Dhania powder - 1 tsp
Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Tomato - 1 small (only if you are using Palak)
Lime juice - 1 tsp for other leafy veg.
Oil - 1 tbsp

Heat oil in a kadai, add jeera, onion and green chilly. Fry for some time. Add tomato if you are using palak. Cook it till tomato starts leaving the sides. Add salt, dhania powder and haldi.(and red chilly powder if not using green chilly). Mix it properly. Add beaten eggs. Mix it properly and cook till egg is 3/4 cooked(3 to 4 min). Now add chopped green leaves. Mix it and cook it. Keep on stirring, or else it will get burnt. Once the green leaves is cooked and the raw smell is gone, add lime juice. Take it from the heat. Mix properly. The bhurji is ready to eat with chapati or rice!!

I want to send this healthy dish to RV's Food for 7 Stages of Life - Kids Special Event Announcement 
and it is essential to give credits to Sudeshna of
 Sudeshna’s Cook like a bong( page.

Keep smiling,

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Jowar Vada (ಜೋಳದ ವಡೆ)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All
Back with our North Karnataka recipe. This is my favorite snack which you can have either with meals or as a tea time snack. In North Karnataka, it is prepared on every new moon day (Amavasye). I always used to wait for new moon day to eat this. Many other dishes are also prepared on this day. I will try to post those also in future.

Coming to the recipe,
Jowar flour - 1 cup
Green Moong gram flour - 1/2 cup (If it is not available, You can skip this)
Gram flour - 1 tbsp
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
(This much quantity will make around 12 to 15 vadas.)

Oil to fry

Green chilly - 6 to 8 (according to your taste, use more or less)
Jeera - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Haldi - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 lines
Fresh coriander - handful
Grind all with little water to make coarse paste

Mix all flours and the paste with water to make soft dough. Take care not to make it watery, or else the vadas will not come out. Keep it aside at least for half an hour.
Heat oil in thick bottomed kadai. Take big lime size dough, press on your palm in to round or oval shape. Slowly drop it  in hot oil. 
Let it fry for 5 seconds, turn it and fry till golden color. Repeat with other vadas also. You can make 3 to 5 vadas and fry at same time. 
Serve with curds and peanut chutney powder(click here for recipe)  when you are having with meals.
Or for tea time, you can have it with spicy coconut chutney.
Sending this to EC's event, WYF:Tea time snack event announcement

Hope all of you enjoy my come back recipe with hot cup of tea and Jowar vadas.

Keep smiling,

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I am back with thank you note and award!

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
A BIG HELLO to all my friends!
First I would like to thank all my friends who wished the best luck for my exams. 

And every one who has wished me for the exams.

(photo taken from here)
Thank you every one
Hurray, I am back after completing my 2 exams. Yes! I did it!! After a long gap, I appeared for 2 exams. And I did well in both! One was Computer Hardware, which was only oral and practical. And they kept all parts of the computer scattered on a table and told me to assemble it. 

I did it in 10 minutes!!!!!, and almost 15 questions asked about the hardware! And I answered all the questions.(Hey!! I prepared my self for 15 days to be nearly perfect!)
One more exam was?????
 I would like to keep it secret!! Sorry girls, I will let you know after I get my results!!! But this also went off good, with lot of writing! 
I enjoyed both the exams. Now waiting for the results. And then, want to do some more course in computer. Hope I will be able to manage everything.
A very special thanks to *sangi*  for sharing her award with me! Very sweet of you dear!

I will be back with my recipes in a day or two! My daughter is complaining that I have not given her time all these days. So need to be with her. And my ward robe is in mess!!  I must clean it and bring our room back in to proper shape. 
See you very soon! 
Thanks for the support and love.

Keep smiling,

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