Aloo jeera

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At the outset, wishing all my readers a very happy Dusshera. May your lives be filled with peace and happiness. Aways strive to choose the right path, for there is nothing to fear and truth always wins.

I am sure there are many potato fans out there. It is a versatile vegetable which can be used for fasting days or even for parties. My family loves this veggie in any form, thus it is easy to cook on  busy days also. I have learnt various ways to cook it. Aloo jeera aka Potatoes tossed in cumin is tasty and makes a good accompaniment with chapati or roti. (more…)

Delicious Okra stir fry, no onion garlic

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Okra, commonly called as bhendi or lady finger is one of the loved vegetables at home. I prepare various kind of dishes with it. Some are using onion. This Okra stir fry is tasty and contains no onion or garlic. (more…)

Garlic chutney powder

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Dry chutney powder of various kinds are the life line of our cooking. They make tasks easier for busy scheduled days or an extra accompaiment with the daily cooking. Garlic chutney powder is bound to be the heart throb of the younger generation. (more…)

Tricolour dhokla

Dhokla is a popular snack of Gujarat. It is soft, spongy and makes a delicious  snack with tea.  It is usually made of gram flour by the method of fermentation. Today, I am presenting to you an enriched version of the popular khaman dhokla. It is known as  Tricolur dhokla . As the name indicates, it has three layers of different colours, white,green and yellow. (more…)

Nan Katai biscuits

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Since yesterday, I have been on a baking spree, trying my hand at few recipes. My house is smelling so good, baking is therapeutic, I think, I should do it more often. Yes, it’s again time for our blog hop with the theme as”Baking” .  Here is my sincere attempt to make the traditional Indian biscuits, Nan Katai.  Well, I am quiet happy, the taste is good and they will  not last long.

I had read long time back, that the traditional recipe of Nan katai or Nan khatai as many write, makes use of gram flour and semolina also. I tried to incorporate the same here. Thus, along with self raising flour, I have used a little of semolina and gram flour. I threw in a few strands of saffron and the taste on biting, gave a nice fragrance. For reference, I checked it here. Over to the recipe of my version of Nan Katai biscuits.

My other cookie recipe can be found here.

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making of nan katai

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Nan Katai biscuits
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A traditional Indian biscuit which has stood the test of time.
Servings Prep Time
10 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 10 minutes
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Nan Katai biscuits
Print Recipe
A traditional Indian biscuit which has stood the test of time.
Servings Prep Time
10 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: pieces
Instructions
  1. Take a bowl and add the dry ingredients (except cardamom and saffron strands).
  2. Put butter and mix gently with the spoon.
  3. Mix well until you get perks and the dough is formed. Use a little milk if necessary. lastly add cardamom powder and saffron strands to it.
  4. Keep aside for ten minutes.
  5. Pre-heat the oven.
  6. Grease the tray with a little oil. You can also use parchment paper.
  7. Make small balls, slightly flatten them before keeping them.
  8. Keep in the oven. My oven needed five to seven minutes. The biscuits get a brownish colour on and the fragrance spreads around.
  9. Once done, keep them in the oven for five minutes.
  10. Later, put on the wire rack.
  11. Nan katai biscuit is ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

The temperature settings are different for each oven.

My oven is Bajaj Majesty 600QT.  It has different knobs for time and temperature settings.

It is essential that the butter is soft. Hence,one hour prior, remove from refrigerator and keep it at room temperature.

If you use salted butter, do not add the extra  pinch of salt.

 

 

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Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Bread by Parvathy

Chilli Biscuits by Vani

Ladi Pav Buns by Padma

Simple Cocoa Brownies by Swati

Chocolate Mud Cake with Ganache by Poornima

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South Indian Breakfast

Two way Crunchy salad

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Salads form an important part of our diet. We can eat them any time,  either as a snack or as an accompaniment with the main course. This recipe comes soon after the festival, well, at the right time I think.  Crunchy salad is simple to make with very few ingredients. (more…)

Kadai pulav

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Rice is the staple food of Indians. We consume it as plain rice with some accompaniment or any variety of rice dish. The variety of rice dishes are more popular with children.They love  variety of pulav and biryanis.  Kadai pulav is a tasty rice dish that you can prepare in half an hour. I use only carrot and peas for this recipe. Thus, there is no much chopping also involved.

Kadai pulav is ideal for fussy children. It makes a good brunch or lunch box menu. Children love colourful dishes.

Other rice dishes   Brown rice pongal Tomato rice Cabbage rice

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kadai pulav

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Kadai Pulav

Ingredients 

  • Rice basmati 250 grams
  • carrot 1 big
  • peas 1 cup
  • coriander powder 1 tsp
  • cumin powder 1/2 tsp
  • garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
  • chilly powder 1-2 tsp
  • cumin 1/2 tsp
  • oil/ghee  3tbsp
  • salt to taste

Method :

  1. Cook the rice in pressure cooker and keep it aside. The grains should be seperate. Put it in a wide plate.
  2. Grate the carrot and keep it aside.
  3. Chop the onion finely.
  4. Take oil in a kadai and heat it. Add cumin and let it crackle. Then add the onions, saute for a while.
  5. Then, add the grated carrot and peas to it. Let cook for sometime on a low flame.
  6. Now, add the dry powders, cumin powder, doriander powder, chilly powder, turmeric powder and garam masala. Mix well.
  7. Add salt and keep it aside.
  8. Now add the cooked rice and mix it evenly.
  9. Kadai pulav is ready to serve.
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kadai pulav
Print Recipe
Kadai Pulav is a tasty rice dish which needs no elaborate cooking.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
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kadai pulav
Print Recipe
Kadai Pulav is a tasty rice dish which needs no elaborate cooking.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Grate the carrot and chop the onion finely
  2. Cook the rice in pressure cooker. The grains should be seperate.
  3. Cool the rice by putting it in a wide tray.
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  4. Take oil in a kadai, add cumin. Allow it to splutter.
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  5. Add the onions and saute for sometime, until translucent in colour.
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  6. Now, add the veggies and cook for two minutes.
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  7. Add the dry masala powders.
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  8. And the salt.
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  9. Mix and let cook for a minute. Remove and keep it aside.
  10. Add the cooked rice.
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  11. Gently mix from beneath with a ladle.
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  12. Kadai pulav is ready to serve.
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