SAMVAT KE CHAWAL KA DHOKLA /BARNYARD MILLET STEAMED CAKES

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Hello !!!!!!!!!

Today’s Post is all about Millets. Millets are mostly cultivated in Asia and Africa. They have gained a lot of popularity these days. There are different types of Millets. Millets are gluten free and an exceptional source of Nutrients to gluten intolerant people. There are many types of Millets. Today I am sharing a recipe using Barnyard Millet.

Barnyard Millets are Low in Calories , Rich in Fiber, Low in Glycemic Index , Gluten free and also rich source of Iron. I am sharing a simple Dhokla recipe that is made using Barnyard Millet. This is my contribution for 108th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Millets.

Recipe for SAMVAT KE CHAWAL KA DHOKLA /BARNYARD MILLET STEAMED CAKES:

Ingredients for Dhokla Batter:

1 Cup Barnyard Millets (Soaked for 5 hrs)

1/3 Cup Rava(soaked for 5 hrs)

1 Tsp Cumin / Jeera Roasted and crushed

Salt to Taste

1/4 Tsp Haldi / Turmeric

3 Tbsp Buttermilk

4-5 Tbsp Water

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1.5 Tsp Baking Powder

1 Tsp Sugar

1 Tsp Oil for greasing

For Tempering:

4 Green chillies chopped

15 Curry leaves roughly torn

1 Tsp Mustard seeds

2 Tsp Oil

Apinch of Hing / Asafoetida

Method:

Soak barnyard millet and rava for 5 hours. Drain the water and grind the millet and rava to get a fine paste.Ensure there are no grains. To this mixture add buttermilk, lemon juice,roasted and crushed Cumin,salt, haldi,sugar and baking soda. Mix all the ingredients and then add water as needed to get a nice lump free mixture. Blend it with  hand mixture to incorporate more air in the mixture.This will make the dhoklas light and fluffy. Transfer this mixture to a greased plate and steam it for 15 to 20 mins. You can insert a toothpick to check it is perfectly steamed.

Remove from the steamer and allow it to cool. In a wok add oil. Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds, curry leaves and chopped chillies and hing. Pour the tempering on the steamed cake /dhokla ,cut into desired shape and serve it with green chutney.

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Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GRILLED RAW BANANA TIKKIS (SERVED IN 2 DIFFERENT WAYS)

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Each one of us is so busy with our daily routines juggling home and office. I love to host my friends at my place during weekends. Friends are an important part of our lives when we staying out of our country. They become an important part of our extended family here.

Are you looking for some innovative recipes to impress your friends and family when you host a party? Today i am sharing a recipe that can be served as starters or as a side dish. Choice is yours.

Our 107th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme is #Partydish and my contribution is Grilled Raw Banana Tikkis that can be served as a starter or dunked in rich gravy as a side dish.

Recipe for Grilled Raw Banana Tikkis (Served in 2 different ways):

Ingredients for Tikki:

4 Raw bananas

2 Potatoes

1 Green Chilli

1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Coriander /Cilantro

Salt to taste

1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

2 Tbsp Rava

2.5 Tsp Kebab Masala

2 Onions finely chopped

Method:

Wash and peel the raw bananas and potatoes. Pressure cook with 250 ml water upto 2 whistles . Allow it to cool .Once cooled remove from pressure cooker. Drain all the water. Take a wide bottom bowl.In the bowl now mash banana and potatoes until lump free. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Shape the mixture  as desired and refrigerate it for 30 mins. After 30 mins remove from the refrigerator . Heat a grill pan and place the tikkis on the hot grill pan and cook until all the sides are well cooked. Repeat the process for the balance tikkis.

Serve hot tikkis as starters  with any sauce or  green chutney of your Choice.

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Ingredients for Gravy:

4 Red Tomatoes roughly chopped

3 Onions roughly chopped

1 Green Bell Pepper roughly chopped

2 Tsp Jeera

Salt to taste

1/2 Cup Finely chopped Coriander /Cilantro

1/2 Tsp Garam Masala

3 Garlic Cloves

1 Inch Ginger roughly chopped

1/4 Tsp Black Pepper

1/4 Tsp Turmeric /Haldi

2 Tsp Oil

1 Tsp Kasuri Methi

Method:

Heat a tsp oil in a wide bottom pan. Add 1 Tsp Jeera ,black pepper and haldi.Saute for 2 seconds and then add ginger ,garlic and chopped onions until they turn slightly golden brown. Now add the chopped bell pepper , tomatoes and chopped coriander.Allow this mixture to cool. Once it is cooled blend the mixture to a fine paste.

Now heat the balance oil in the wok. Add balance jeera and saute. Now add the ground mixture. Add garam masala and salt and let it simmer on low flame for 6-8 minutes. Lastly add Kasuri Methi and switch off the flame. The gravy is now ready. Just before serving dunk the grilled tikkis and serve this lip smacking side dish.

Enjoy with Naan or Rotis!!!!!!!

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KONDAKADALAI SUNDAL / CHICKPEAS SUNDAL (GANESH CHATURTHI SPECIAL)

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वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ ।
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥
Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Suurya-Kotti Samaprabha |
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa ||

Ganesh Chaturthi will be  celebrated  this year on 25Aug ,with great devotion all over India. People bring home murtis (Idols) of Lord Ganesha and celebrate the festival by worshiping the Lord in a special way for a day and a half, 3 days, 5 days, 7 days or 11 days depending on the family tradition and commitment of each individual.
On the last day of worship the idol is taken out in a colourful and musical procession to be immersed traditionally in water. Ganpati is one of the most popular God. His blessings are invoked at most religious ceremonies as He is the one who can remove all obstacles to success. He is the giver of fortune and can help to avoid natural calamities.

All rituals start with Ganapati Pooja so that all obstacles will be removed.

My Contribution for 106th #Foodiemonday # Bloghop theme #GaneshChaturthiSpecial is a simple Chickpea Sundal that is always prepeared at my place as an offering to Lord Ganesha.

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Recipe for Kondakadalai Sundal:

Ingredients:

1Cup =250 ML

1 Cup Boiled Chickpeas /Kondakadali

1.5 Tsp Split Black gram

1/2 Cup Freshly grated Coconut

1 Tsp Mustard

A Pinch of Asafoetida

4 Dry red chillies (roughly torn)

Salt to taste

2 Tsp Oil

Method:

Soak Chickpeas overnight. Drain the water and then pressure cook the chickpeas with some water and salt untill they are nicely cooked and soft. Drain the water and it can be used for soups,rasam or sambhar.

Heat the oil in a wok. Add split black gram, asafoetida and mustard. Once the mustard splutters add the red chillies. Saute for a few seconds .Now add the boiled chickpeas and mix well .After 3-5 mins add freshly grated coconut. Mix well and switch off the flame.

Tranfer it to a cup and offer it to Lord Ganesha along with Modak as an offering. After the prayers distribute to everyone.

May Lord Ganesha shower his choicest blessings on everyone !!!!!!!

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SAVOURY EGG MUFFINS

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Hello !!!!

I am back in action after 2 weeks of travelling. It was a memorable trip as i met one of my best friend and guide Alka Jena. She is a gem of a person. We never felt we were meeting for the first time. Memories to be cherished for ever.

Well i am back to my routine after a good break. Are you looking for breakfast ideas that is healthy and can be made in no time? Here is an idea. Today i am sharing a simple savoury egg muffins loaded with veggies and flavourful coriander chutney. A perfect breakfast for kids and adults too.

My contribution for 105th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Savourybakeddish is this healthy and yummy savoury egg muffins.

Recipe for Savoury Egg Muffins:

Ingredients:

3 Eggs

1 Onion finely chopped

1/2 Tomato finely chopped

2 Tsp Coriander chutney (coriander ,tamrind,ginger and salt ground together)

1/4 Bell Pepper finely chopped

1/4 Tsp Pepper powder

Salt to taste

Method:

Beat the eggs lightly in a white bowl.Add all the other ingredients and mix well.

Preheat the oven at 190C for about 10 mins. Pour the egg mixture into greased mini bunt pans and place these pans in the preheated oven. Bake them for about 20 mins.

Remove them from the Oven . Place it upside down on a plate  and the muffins slide easily .

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Serve it hot and enjoy this scrumptious breakfast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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STRAWBERRY SOFT SERVE (NO COOK RECIPE)

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Hello!!!!!!!!

I just love Ice cream in any season. I like to whip up soft serve with frozen fruits when you have a sudden craving for desserts or sudden guests at home. Absolutely no cooking involved. Just a few ingredients and a yummy dessert is ready.

Soft serve is a type of ice cream that is softer than regular ice creams as a result of air being introduced during freezing.These days it is commercially sold in many flavours.

This week’s theme for 102 #Foodiemonday #Bloghop is #FirelessCooking and my contribution for this theme is Strawberry Soft Serve. This theme will be very useful for many parents who participate in cooking competitions in their Kid’s school or elsewhere.Do check out all the recipes from my fellow bloggers too for all the amazing ideas.

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Recipe for Strawberry Soft Serve:

Ingredients:

10  big Strawberries fresh or frozen

3/4 Tin Condensed Milk

2 Tins Nestle  Cream

1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Method:

Freeze fresh strawberries one day before you plan you make the soft serve. You can use store bought frozen strawberries if you plan to make it on the same day.

Puree the frozen strawberries in a blender until they are no lumps. Then add the condensed milk, cream and vanilla essence and pulse it until all the ingredients blend well. Pour this mixture in a metal baking pan. Cover it with a cling wrap and freeze it until firm.

Remove from the freezer 5 minutes before serving . Scoop it and serve it in wafer cones garnished with fresh strawberries.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!

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JEERA ALOO (VRAT RECIPE)

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Hello from my part of the world!!!!!!!!!

Hope you are all having a great time !!!!!!!!!!!!!Today i will be sharing a recipe that is perfect for Shravan Somvar . The month of Shravan is also known as Sawan month in North Indian states and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. All Mondays or Somwar(s) which fall during Shravan month are considered highly auspicious for fasting and known as Shravan Somwar or Sawan Somwar Vrats. Many devotees observe sixteen Mondays or Solah Somwar fasting from first Somwar of Sawan month. People fast according to their belief and  traditions in the family.

We don’t follow this tradition in my family .I have got to learn a lot of different traditions that is followed in many parts of India.

Sharing a very Simple Jeera Aloo recipe that is perfect to make on fasting days for 101st #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme  #ShravanVratSpecial.

Recipe for Jeera Aloo.

Ingredients:

3 Medium size Potatoes (boiled and peeled)

1.5 Tsp Jeera or Cumin seeds

Rock Salt as per taste

4 Tsp freshly grated Coconut

1 Green Chilli finely chopped

2 Tsp Jeera powder or Cumin powder

2 Tsp Ghee

Method:

Boil and peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Heat ghee in a wide bottom pan. Add 1 tsp of jeera and chopped green chilli. Once done add the cubed potatoes and roast them untill they turn golden  brown.Now add jeera powder and salt. Keep it on medium flame for about 8 mins. Lastly add grated coconut and mix well.

Switch off the flame. Garnish with roasted jeera and green chilli and serve hot!!!!!!!!!!

Roasted Jeera adds a nice aroma and taste to this Jeera aloo.

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Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!

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MY BEST RECIPES ON FOODIEMONDAY BLOGHOP

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Hello !!

We are celebrating our 100th Post of our Foodiemonday Bloghop. Hence we decided to share our best recipes with our readers in order to celebrate this milestone. I was introduces to this group by Krithika in Aug 2015. I started contributing from the 3rd Bloghop and today we have reached 100.I try not to miss any bloghop unless inevitable.The themes make me think out of the box.A huge round of applause to all the members of this group Waagmi , Alka ,Pushpita, Sujata Roy, Mayuri ,Saswati ,Kriti for achieving this milestone. I am glad to be a part of this wonderful bloghop where I am  constantly learning to enhance my skills.

On this occasion I would also like to welcome our new members who will surely add more value to the bloghop with their expertise and knowledge.A warm welcome to Aruna ,Amrita Iyer ,Priya Iyer , Veena , Mallika,Poonam . Looking forward to all your wonderful recipes.

Let us take his bloghop to greater heights and promote healthy and clean eating.

Here is a compilation of some of my favorite recipes from Foodie Monday Bloghop. Many pictures could not be a part of the collage, but i am sharing all the links below for your easy reference.

Keep sharing and showering your love for my recipes and blog. It keeps me motivated.

Here you go :

 Street Food  /Snacks / Chaats:

https://preethicuisine.com/2015/08/31/stuffed-multigrain-guntur-bombs-multigrain-stuffed-chilli-fritters/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/07/04/goli-baje-mangalore-bajji/

https://preethicuisine.com/2015/09/07/stuffed-bread-cups/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/10/03/momo-chaat/

https://preethicuisine.com/2015/11/02/multigrain-potato-murukku/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/02/22/pyaaz-ki-kachori/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/09/19/paneer-and-broccoli-burjee-mini-tarts-mini-savoury-tartsno-onion-no-garlic-recipe/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/10/17/avarekai-kodubale-hyacinth-bean-spicy-rings/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/01/16/onion-and-tomato-tartlets/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/03/13/dhuska-aloo-chana-chaat-holi-special/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/07/02/multigrain-banana-blossom-fritters-multigrain-balehoovina-ambode/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/05/29/pisang-goreng-fried-banana/

Dips / Dressing:

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/05/22/mango-and-cilantro-dressing/

Breakfast:

https://preethicuisine.com/2015/10/19/thinnai-pongal-foxtail-millet-pongal/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/01/04/nuchinunde-steamed-lentil-dumplings/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/04/11/arbi-aur-sabudana-thalipeeth-colocasia-tapioca-pearl-flat-bread/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/05/30/mixed-vegetable-and-cheese-pancakes/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/12/26/no-bake-dry-fruits-energy-bar/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/12/19/avarekalu-akki-puri-hyacinth-bean-puri/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/12/05/sago-uttappam-with-spicy-onion-chutney/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/03/27/spiced-poori-studded-with-nigella-seeds-kalonji-ki-masala-poori/

Soups:

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/11/07/spinach-and-macaroni-soupdairy-free/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/10/31/mix-veggie-soup/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/05/08/thai-red-curry-bee-hoon-soup/

Salad:

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/08/29/3c-kosambari-3c-salad-no-onion-and-no-garlic/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/01/09/pachai-pattani-sundal-green-peas-sundal-no-onion-no-garlic-recipe/

 Main Course:

https://preethicuisine.com/2015/10/26/paneer-aachari-makhmali/

https://preethicuisine.com/2015/12/07/quinoa-fresh-pigeon-peas-bisi-bele-bath/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/05/02/sukhi-pudine-ki-dal-dry-mint-and-lentil-stew/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/04/25/chilli-paneer-semi-dry/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/08/01/beetroot-cabbage-kofta-curry/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/11/21/mughlai-egg-curry/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/01/23/mushroom-vindaloo/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/02/06/batate-kajepu-curried-potatoes/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/03/06/cauliflower-kofta-curry/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/02/20/paneer-korma/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/04/03/mushroom-and-chickpeas-curryno-onion-no-garlic-recipe/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/04/24/kachhe-kele-ka-rogan-josh-raw-banana-rogan-josh/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/06/19/mock-meat-rendang-vegetarian/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/06/05/broccoli-and-coconut-riceno-onion-no-garlic-recipe/

Baked / Steamed :

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/02/08/stuffed-masala-mini-buns/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/03/14/thandai-nectarine-mini-galetteeggless-and-baked/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/03/07/vegetable-idli-savoury-vegetable-muffins/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/03/21/whole-grain-veggie-pizza-yeast-free/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/07/18/choco-chip-cookies/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/11/14/black-bean-enchiladas/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/12/12/choco-chip-butter-cookies/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/06/11/braided-mango-dip-mini-breadeggless/

Noodles:

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/04/18/quinoa-ramen-with-silken-tofu-stir-fryvegetarian/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/01/02/thai-green-curry-bee-hoon/

Drinks :

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/05/16/jal-jeera-chaas-spiced-buttermilk/

Vrat / Fasting reipes:

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/10/10/aloo-aur-mungfalli-ki-vrat-wali-kadhi-potatoes-and-peanuts-in-yogurt-sauce/

Dessert:

https://preethicuisine.com/2015/11/30/eggless-chocolate-moussewithout-gelatin-or-agar-agar/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/06/27/dry-fruits-stuffed-apricots-sweet/

https://preethicuisine.com/2016/07/25/belagavi-kunda-belgaum-kunda-traditional-sweet/

https://preethicuisine.com/2017/04/10/nutella-banana-chocochip-icecream/

 

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Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!