Mint paratha, pudina paratha in steps

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Have you ever tried making mint paratha? If not, do give a try to it. They are aromatic and refreshing. The smell of mint leaves can never be locked, it spills everywhere. No need of any accompaniment, you can serve it with curds and pickle.

Last year, I was going through Tarla Dalal vegetarian cook book and it was then I found this mint paratha. Since then, I have made it many times.

My other flat bread recipes methi paratha  spicy methi parathas restaurant style roti

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Mint paratha, pudina paratha

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ajwain
  • salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • water for kneading
  • wheat flour for dusting
  • oil for roasting

Method:

  1. Separate the leaves, wash and dry them
  2. Chop them finely.
  3. In a wide bowl, mix the ingreients.
  4. Add little water and knead to a soft dough.
  5. Keep it aside for ten minutes.
  6. Take a ball of the dough.
  7. Roll into a circle of 4 inch diameter.
  8. Smear a little oil and dab some flour.
  9. Fold it into pleats, from one end to the other.
  10. Now, enclose it into circular shape.
  11. Dust it with some flour and roll it.
  12. Heat a skillet, put the rolled paratha on it.
  13. After a few seconds, flip it and apply oil
  14. Turn it to the other side and smear oil. It should be well roasted.
  15. Serve with curds or pickle.
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balls of dough are rolled, pleated and then made into a circular shape.

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Mint paratha, pudina paratha

Mint paratha or pudina paratha is tasty and ideal for lunch box. It is served with pickle or curd usually.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 parathas
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ajwain
  • 2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • wheat flour for dusting
  • oil for roasting
  • water for kneading

Instructions

  1. Separate the mint leaves, wash and pat dry.

  2. Chop the leaves.

  3. Put the ingredients in a wide bowl and mix well.

  4. Knead it to a soft dough with little water.

  5. Keep it aside for ten minutes.

  6. Take a ball of the dough.

  7. Roll it into a circle of diameter 5 inch.

  8. Smear some oil and dab a little flour. Fold it like a pleat from one end to the other.

  9. Then, make it into a circular shape.

  10.  Roll into a circle. 

  11. Heat a skillet.

  12. Put the rolled paratha on to the skillet.

  13. Flip it to the other side, smear oil and back again to the original side.

  14. Let cook until brown spots are visible.

  15. Serve hot with pickle or curds.

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Masala Mathri/ making of tasty mathri

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Mathri is a popular Rajasthani snack, that is usually had with a cup or tea or with pickle. It is crispy, flaky, mild spicy and tasty. It’s been one of the favourite at home. Masala mathri is a slightly modified version to the regular one.

Mathri is usually made with all purpose flour. But it can be made healthier by mixing equal quantity of wheat flour along with it, for now I am enjoying this version.

Other dry snacks on the blog Kodbole, Chakli

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda
  • salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chat masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • water for kneading
  • oil for frying

Method:

  1. Sieve wheat flour, all purpose flour and soda together.
  2. Add cumin, carom seeds, peeper powder, chat masala, garam masala and salt. Mix it.
  3. Put ghee and rub it well in the flour.
  4. Add water and knead to a dough of hard consistency.
  5. Cover it with a thin muslin cloth and keep it aside for ten minutes.
  6. Take a small ball of the dough and roll it into 3 to 4 inches in  diameter. It should be slightly thick.
  7. Roll a few more mathris.
  8. Heat oil in a pan.
  9. Take the rolled mathri and prick them with a fork.
  10. Put a couple of them in oil and fry on medium heat until golden in colour.
  11. Remove them on a tissue paper.
  12. Store them in an airtight container.

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Kadale kalu usli/ black chana sundal

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Black chana is predominantly used during religious ceremonies. It is usually made as a spicy usal or sundal and served during poojas and ceremonies. Ganesh puja, Naga chauti and during Mangal Gowri puja it is prepared. Today is Naga Chauti and thought I will post the recipe of kadale kalu usli  / black chana sundal. It is tasty and can be prepared more often as a snack or accompaniment. (more…)

Sago Idli how to make sago idli

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I am always in search of good and easy recipes and this one is my recent addition. The first time I had Sago Idli was during a function at my cousins place. Since then, I have made it a couple of times. It’s needs no grinding; thus a boon for us, to prepare something different on daily basis.

Sago pearls is called as sabudaana in Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi and Marathi. It is Sabakki in Kannada, Javvarisi in Tamil, Chavvari in malayalam and Sagubeeyam in Telugu. It is used during fasting in parts of South India and Maharashtra.

My other idli recipes on the blog are Ragi Idli Chennai Idli Kanchipuram Idli

Let’s get cooking Sago Idli. The ingredients are mixed and kept to ferment. The next day or after five hours, one needs to make a seasoning and then put it in the idli stand to steam.

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sago pearls
  • 1 cup semolina (idli rawa)
  • 1.5  cup curd
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • asafoetida a pinch
  • 1 teaspoon bengal gram
  • 4 cashew broken
  • a few curry leaves

Method:

  1. Take sago and semolina in a bowl. Wash it well and drain the water. Put curd and water to it. Mix it well. The consistency should be moderate. Close a lid and keep it in a warm place to ferment overnight or for five hours.
  2. Add salt to the batter.
  3. To make the seasoning: take the oil in a small pan. Add the mustard seeds, as it crackles, put cumin, bengal gram, green chilly pieces, cashew pieces and curry leaves.
  4. Pour it over the batter.
  5. Heat the idli steamer. You may grease the plates, I just wash them and use it.
  6. Add soda to the batter, mix well and put a ladle full in each cavity.
  7. Put it in the steamer and allow to cook on medium flame for fifteen minutes.
  8. Idlis should be well cooked.
  9. Remove the idlis with round edged spoon after sometime.
  10. Serve with chutney, sambar or sago.

Take a tip:

  • The curds used must be sour.
  • Small sago pearls are usually used for this. But, I have used the regular ones itself.

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Mix sago pearls and semolina in curd. Add a little water to get the medium consistency. Set it aside to ferment for a few hours.

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Heat oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds, as it crackles put cumin, bengal gram, green chilly, cashew and curry leaves.

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Put salt to the batter and  add the prepared seasoning.

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Lastly, add a little soda and mix it.

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Put the batter in the cavity of the idli moulds.

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It is ready to be put in the idli maker. Cook it on medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes. The idli should be well cooked from inside also.

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Sago idli are ready to serve.

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You can serve with chutney, sambar or sago.

 

 

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Sago Idli

Sago idli is another variety of idli that needs no grinding. It is a boon for ladies to prepare idlis easily. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 7 hours
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 18 minutes
Servings 3 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sago pearls
  • 1 cup semolina (idli rawa)
  • 1.5 cup yoghurt (curd)
  • 1 cup water

For seasoning:

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • asafoetida a pinch
  • 1 teaspoon bengal gram
  • 5 cashew broken into pieces
  • 2 green chilly cut into pieces
  • few curry leaves tear them into small bits

Other ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • salt to taste
  • water ( to adjust the consistency of batter)

Instructions

  1. Put sago and semolina in a bowl. Wash it and drain the water.

  2. Put yoghurtand water  to it. Mix them together. The consistency should be moderate.

  3. Cover it with a lid and keep it to ferment overnight (atleast five hours)

  4. The next day, add salt to it.

  5. Make seasoning. Take oil, put the mustard seeds, as it crackles, put cumin, bengal gram, green chilly, curry leaves, cashew pieces and asafoetida.

  6. Pour it over the batter. 

  7. Heat the idly steamer.

  8. Grease the plates if you wish. I usually wash them and use right away.

  9. Add soda to the batter.Give a stir. Adjust the consistency of batter by adding a little water.

  10. Put a ladle full of batter in each cavity.

  11. Keep it in the idly cooker and steam for twenty minutes on medium flame.

  12. The idly should be well cooked. 

  13. Remove them after sometime. Serve with chutney, sambar or sago.

Recipe Notes

  • The sago pearls used  for this are the smaller ones, but I did use the regular ones.
  • Yoghurt should be sour.
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Roasted paneer slabs/bread roll in steps

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Roasted paneer slabs/ bread roll in steps. Easy to make snack for evenings. Paneer stuffed bread rolls are roasted on a skillet.

Bread rolls are one of the favourite snacks that has been relished by all. The bread is stuffed with a filling that is prepared, rolled , sealed and deep fried. But here, it is shallow fried, thus a guilt free snack. (more…)

Sesame Rice/ how to make sesame rice

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 Sesame rice is a flavourful dish which can be prepared during weekends or for a quick lunch. It is ideal during festivities since it has no onion or garlic in it.

The ingredients needed  to prepare sesame rice are few and mostly found in all kitchen shelves. Roasting and grinding of ingredients are the only other tasks involved here.

A few other varieties of traditional rice dishes  kempu chitranna, bisebelebath

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Let’s get cooking Sesame Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 3-4 dry red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal (black gram dal)
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 5 cashew nuts
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • a few curry leaves

Method:

  1. Wash the rice and cook it in a pressure cooker. The grains should be separate, hence add water accordingly while cooking.
  2. Dry roast the sesame seeds in a pan until light brown in colour. Put it aside.
  3. Roast the red chilly and urad dal with a little oil in it.
  4. Grind both the ingredients separately.
  5. Make seasoning with the remaining oil.
  6. Add mustard seeds. As it crackles, put curry leaves and asafoetida. Put the rice, salt and the ground powders to it. Mix well.
  7. Take ghee in another pan. Roast the cashew pieces. Mix it into the rice and serve.

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Sesame Rice

Sesame rice is a 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 3-4 dry red chilly
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • asafoetida a pinch
  • a few curry leaves
  • 5 cashewnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash and cook the rice in pressure cooker. The grains of the rice should be separate, add water accordingly. 

  2. Once the pressure is released, put the rice in a wide plate.

  3. Roast sesame seeds until light brown in colour. Put it aside.

  4. Put a little oil and roast the urad dal and dry red chillies.

  5. Make separate powder of these.

  6. Take the remaining oil and put mustard seeds, as it crackles throw in the curry leaves and asafoetida. Turn of the flame. Put the rice, powdered spices and salt. Mix them together.

  7. Take ghee in a small pan and roast the cashew nuts. Garnish the rice with it. Sesame rice is ready to serve.

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Curry leaf powder/karibevina chutney pudi

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Cooking is easier when you have condiments on the shelf. They act as a substitute or serve as an additional accompaniment. We regularly need these dry chutney powders. I usually have four varieties and one of them is the Curry leaf powder/ karibevina chutney pudi.

Curry leaf is extensively used in south indian cooking. It is mainly used to give a good aroma to the dish. But, do you know that curry leaf is packed with numerous benefits. It has carbohydrates, calcium, iron, and vitamins as Vitamin A, B, C and E.

It helps in controlling anaemia. It prevents diabetes and lowers cholestrol. It aids in digestion.It improves hair growth.

Curry leaf powder can be used  with hot steamed rice and  a dollop of ghee. It is one of the essential condiments in South Indian homes. It tastes good along with sambar or curd rice.

Other related recipes :  Garlic chutney powder  Roasted gram dry chutney

Ingredients:                      measurement used :1 cup=150 ml

  • 1 cup urad dal, split black lentils, black gram dal
  • 1 cup dry scrapped coconut
  • 4 cup curry leaves
  • handful of dry red chilly
  • 1 leaf of tamarind
  • 1/4 teaspoon jaggery (a small piece)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida

Procedure:

  1. Wash the curry leaves and roll them in a dry cloth to dry.
  2. Remove the stalk and separate the leaves.
  3. The dry coconut can either be cut into thin slices or grated. I prefer to cut them in thin slices, it is easier to do.
  4. Take a pan and dry roast the urad dal. Put it aside.
  5. Dry roast the curry leaves, it should be crisp.
  6. Dry roast the coconut scrapings.
  7. Roast the red chilly with a little oil.
  8. Put the tamarind in the hot pan and keep it for sometime.
  9. Take a jar, grind coconut and chilly together. Then add the urad dal and curry leaves, give a swirl. Put salt, jaggery and tamarind to it and grind for another minute.
  10. Heat oil in a pan. Add asafoetida to it. Keep it aside. Put the ground mixture and mix well.
  11. Curry leaf powder is ready to serve.
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Curry leaf powder/Karibevina pudi

A dry powder made from  curry leaves and dessicated coconut is a tasty accompaniment with any meal. It has a long shelf life, thus handy to use anytime.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, southindian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 30 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 1 cup shredded coconut dessicated or sliced
  • 4 cup curry leaves
  • 1 handful dry red chilly
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 piece tamarind
  • 1/4 teaspoon jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Seperate the stalk and wash the curry leaves, put them in a dry towel and keep it to dry.

  2. Remove the leaves and put them aside. Dry roast in a pan until crisp.

  3. Dry roast the urad dal until light brown in colour.

  4. Dry roast the thin sliced coconut pieces. 

  5. Put a little oil and roast the red chilly until crisp. Put the tamarind in the hot kadai and keep it aside.

  6. When cool, grind red chilly and coconut at first. Then add, urad dal and curry leaves to it. Give a swirl, then put salt, tamarind and jaggery into it. Coarsely grind it.

  7. Make seasoning with asafoetida. Put the ground powder to it. Mix well.

  8. Curry leaf powder is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Let the powder cool before storing.
  • Use fresh, mildly grown leaves. They have good aroma.

A few other dry chutney powder recipes by my fellow bloggers  Coconut Garlic Powder Peanut chutney powder  Urad dal powder  

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