Showing posts with label wheat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wheat. Show all posts

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pudachi Wadi | Coriander Rolls for ICC April

Tried and tasted by Nivedita 
Hi All,
This is frustrating........ Yesterday I kept the whole draft saved for ICC. Now its gone. Thanks to
Again I need to write down. I don't mind rewriting,. But time is the main problem. Tomorrow I am going out of station and will be back in the night and no time to write in detail. Even my saved draft did not had detailed recipe.
(hey I got the saved draft back in my blog, but I am posting the new one with few lines taken from the old draft.)
Last month I could not attend the challenge as I was in holiday mood. But this time again I am back for Indian Cooking Challenge for April month and Srivalli has chosen the traditional Maharashtrian dish Pudachi Wadi(Coriander rolls) The recipe is taken from Archana of Tried & Tested Recipes.
I loved these wadi or rolls. I had never tasted these. And, I loved the stuffing as I always feel fresh with its freshness and its aroma. Now, this recipe in my menu for an extra snack for guests. Thanks Valli for choosing this recipe for the challenge.

  • The recipe is simple but the trick or challenge is to roll out THIN phulka or puris AND covering these properly after you stuff the coriander masala in it. 
  • And then comes roasting the wadis on tawa, BE CAREFUL to roast on low flame or else your wadis will have black spots.
  • I am not going to write down the whole recipe but you can check Valli's  link for the detailed recipe.
My pictorial recipe:
The wheat flour and gramflour atta with hot oil, the onion and fresh coriander masala, Tamarind paste, garam masala and oil paste.

 dough rolled into puri size, tamarind paste spread and coriander masala stuff.

The roasted wadi.

Another shape of wadi(followed Archana )

The triangle shape wadi is getting fried.

Both shape wadis before getting cut.

Wadi's ready to serve with green chutney or sauce. 
I loved the challenge and as usual waiting for the next challenge and I hope to participate also :-)

Keep Smiling,

Friday, December 31, 2010

Maadli or Maaldi(Powdered Chapati and Jaggery)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
A very different sweet to make and the taste is very good. Basically it is a North Karnataka dish. I am not sure if it is prepared in some other states and with different name.
I do not know the origin of the name of this sweet. Sorry, I can not explain the word Maadli or Maaldi. 

It is usually prepared during marriages. It can be prepared and stored for a month and it will be handy for a family to share the sweet for the occasion. 
Do I need to say I love it.... :-))))))
There is actually a very traditional way to make it.(I have striked the traditional way because it takes long time and not possible in metro cities or abroad where you do not get flour mills for making flour.)
I will explain both the ways.
Traditional way:
Wheat - 1/2 kilo
Chana dal - 1/4 cup
Clean the wheat and chana dal. Mix it and take it to the flour mill. Make it little coarse flour(not very fine).
Modern way:
Wheat flour - 1/2 kilo
Gram flour - 1/8 cup
Knead the flour with very little water and 1 tsp of salt.. Keep it for some time.
Make thick and big chapatis and roast them with  out oil.
Let the chapatis be cool.
Put them in a big mortal and pestle( traditional and very big one, made with stone or iron). Crush the chapatis into coarse powder.
Modern way:
Cut the chapatis in to small pieces. 
Grind in a dry grinder till coarse powder.
Crushed or powdered Jaggery - 1/2 kilo or according the the sweetness of jaggery
Cardamom powder - 1 tbsp
Nutmeg powder - 1 tsp
Grated dry coconut - 1/4 cup
Salt - 1 tsp
Daliya split - 1/2 cup
Mix all the above ingredients with powdered chapati.
Eat with lot of ghee and hot milk. 
You can it it dry too.
Store in a airtight jar for a month. This quantity is enough for 10 to 12 people.
Sending this sweet to two events.

Sara's ongoing event 
which is started by me.


Keep Smiling,

Friday, July 30, 2010

Ajwain flavored flat bread(ಖಾರಾ ಚಪಾತಿ)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Are you all wondering what has happened to me? I am going on posting the recipes like as if its end of  my life!!
No, two days left for many events to end, and I want to participate in every event.
Now its time for some Indian flat bread , guessed the event? Check it at the end!
Ajwain is a seed which has strong odor and used in very little quantity. Its very good for indigestion. I used to eat or chew the ajwain and blow it into my kid's naval when ever they had indigestion problem or stomach pain!It works.

Read more  here about Ajwain which is commonly known as carrom seeds also.
Now coming to my recipe, this was common breakfast when we were young! Mom used make it often, but most of the times she used to fry it in hot oil and store it for evening tea or while travelling.
Being a health conscious person I make only chapatis and eat. My elder daughter loves it.
Ingredients :
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Whole grain flour - 1/2 cup(if available)
Gram flour - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder a pinch
Red chilly powder - 1 to 2 tsp
Ajwain seeds - 1tsp, crushed
Oil - 1 tbsp

Water to make dough
Oil to roast chapatis
Ghee to spread on chapatis

Take all the ingredients except water in a big bowl or plate. Add water to make smooth dough.

Keep the dough for half an hour.
Divide the dough in to small balls.

Roll into desired size with medium thickness.

Roast the chapatis both the sides.

Remove and spread 1 tsp of  ghee. It keeps the chapati soft. And good for kids.
Repeat with other dough.
Perfect for lunch box for kids.
Sending this to 

Announcing Global Kadai - Indian flavoured flatbreads ! by Sandhya of Sandhya's Kitchen

Providing the link back to Cilantro's page as per the rule.


Keep Smiling,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Puri Kurma

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all,
My Husband's favorite dish, which he loves to eat for his breakfast, lunch, dinner or his lunch box. Even my daughter loves to take it for her Tiffin box. 

Recipe for Puri :
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Hot oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 2 tbsp
Water to make dough
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make in to a dough(not too soft nor too hard)
Keep it aside only for 10 minutes.
Oil to fry puri.
Keep oil in a kadai. Till it gets hot, 
there are  two ways to roll the puri,
normal method is,
take small lemon size balls and roll into small round shapes. Keep it aside. Once the oil is hot, slip all the puris one by one and fry the puris on high flame. If you try to fry it in low flame, the puris will soak more oil. 
My method is,
Take a big portion of (almost a big orange shape) dough and roll it into thick and big round cirlce(in to the size of a eating plate). Take a small bowl or katori which has sharp edge. Keep it with sharp edge on the rolled dough on a side and press it hard so that you will get the puri out when you remove the bowl. Repeat with the remained rolled dough. And at the end you will get a star shape in the middle. Or you can cut with a knife for desired shape. When ever I make it for the kids, I will try to make maximum shapes like triangle, diamond or star. Star shape is my daughter's favorite.
Recipe for Kurma :
Potato - 2 big, cleaned, peeled and cubed.
Carrot - 1 big, cleaned and  cubed
Beans - 8 to 10, cleaned and cut into long pieces
Onion - 1 big, cubed
To make into paste
Tomato - 1 big or 2 medium, chopped
Clove - 2
Cinnamon - 1/2" piece
Fresh or dry coconut - 1 tbsp
Dry coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste 
Mix all and grind into a fine paste.
Oil - 1 tbsp
Green chilly - 1 slit 
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Heat oil in a small cooker in which you are making kurma. Add chopped onion and fry till brown. Add the cut vegetables. Fry for few minutes. Add ground paste and turmeric powder. Mix properly and cook for few minutes. Add 1 cup water and green chilly. Adjust the seasoning. Cover the lid and give 1 whistle.  
When cool, the kurma is ready to eat with puri. 
If you are planning to send it for lunch box, add very little water or till the vegetables are covered.

Recipe for Cabbage poriyal :
Click here for the recipe : Cabbage poriyal  It is optional but taste good with kurma and puri.

Sending this to radhika's event, Event Announcement: Food for 7 Stages of Life 
which is connected with Sudeshna’s Cook like a bong (co-host of this event)


Sending this to Pari's  THE COMBO EVENT 


Keep Smiling,

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Polished wheat halwa (ಗೋಧಿ ಹುಗ್ಗಿ ) for new year!

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Starting my first post in this year with traditional sweet called Godhi Huggi or polished wheet halwa. This is the heaviest sweet which is common in most of the functions in North Karnataka. It is not for weight watchers, as it has lot of dry fruits, jaggery and cups of ghee in to it. And its like, some medicines have instructions written  "not to drive when you take the medicine". You will feel drowsy and lazy after you have this.
Again, one of my favorite sweet.
Here is the recipe,
Polished Wheat : 200gm (Available in Indian store)
Chana dal - 4 tbsp
Jaggery - 200gm, powdered
Cardamom - 4 to 6 crushed
Nutmeg powder - 1 tsp
Poppy seeds - 4 tbsp
Dry desiccated coconut - 1/4 cup
Salt - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1 cup
Water depends on the wheat.
Soak the wheat overnight. In the morning, soak chana dal for an hour or two. Mix wheat and chana dal in a cooker with double the water of soaked wheat. Give 10 to 12 whistles. Yes, wheat takes time to cook. Once cool, open and check the wheat, I mean, take one seed in the hand and press it. If it breaks into pieces then its done. Otherwise you have to grind it to coarse paste.

Once this is done, add powdered jaggery, salt and 1/4 cup ghee and mix well with hand or churner. Keep it on medium heat to boil, keeping in mind to stir in between. once it starts boiling, check the sweetness of the dish and if you feel you need more sweet add some more jaggery(because, it has different taste always, depending upon the sugarcane)
If you feel the sweet is fine, add salt, poppy seeds and coconut. Mix properly and allow it to boil for few more minutes. Now add cardamom powder and nutmeg powder with 1/4 cup ghee. Let it boil for 10 minutes with stirring it often. 
The sweet is ready to eat with more ghee on the top with some spicy chilly and sandige.
Wishing everyone a very happy, prosperous and beautiful new year.
Keep Smiling,

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Soft Chapatis my way

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all
Even though I am making chapatis since long time, my chapatis were always hard or torn into pieces after few hours. Now after trying umpteen times, I learnt making chapatis, which remains soft even the next day.
Usually (not always)soya flour to wheat flour as soya is good for health and as there is no change in taste, no need to force the children to get soya in other form.
Here is the recipe:
For Chapati
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Soya flour - 3/4 cup
Salt- 1 tsp
Oil- 1 tbsp

For spread
Wheat flour -5 tbsp
Oil to make paste.

Mix wheat flour and oil to make paste to spread on the chapatis.

Add both the flours, salt and oil in a vessel and knead it with water to make dough. Keep it aside at least for half an hour.
While making chapatis, divide dough in to large lime size balls.
Take one ball, roll it puri size. Spread the paste. Sprinkle little flour. fold it to half. Again spread the paste and sprinkle flour and fold it to triangle.
Now roll chapati into desired shape (mine usually comes triangle shape, if I don't give attention while rolling).
Heat tawa in high flame, when frying chapatis, do on medium flame. Never fry chapatis on low flame, as it makes chapatis hard.
Repeat with other chapatis.
No need to put oil while frying.
Serve chapatis with subji, or make rolls or eat just like that.

Keep smiling,

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