31
May 17

Hot crispy Aloe Vera poori

Indian cuisines are full of tradition, flavor and spices. Try and enjoy these tasty, yummy and lip smacking ‘Aloe-Vera poori’, which is made with aloe-gel and spices like black pepper and ajawine (carom seed)

It is really delicious, wonderful and flavorful, and above all it is nutritious too. As the world knows that Aloe-gel contains beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E. Nowadays aloe gel is easily available in the stores.

Ingredients:

  • Aatta (wheat flour): 150 gm
  • Aloe Vera leaf: 1 no.
  • Ajwain: ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Ghee (clarified butter): 1 tablespoon
  • Cooking oil: for deep frying

Preparation:

  1. Method to separate Aloe Vera pulp:
  2. Cut Aloe Vera leaf into 4-5 inch long pieces; Leave it for5- 10 minutes, the bitter yellow liquid will come out.
  3. Discard thin layer from both end having yellow liquid, cut longitudinally into 2-3 pieces. See as photos given here.
  4. Peel off skin the aloe Vera as photo.
  5. Put Aloe Vera pulp in mixer grinder; grind it on minimum speed to make the juice. Take a bowl, keep soup strainer over it, pour ground pulp, and sieve.

For making dough:

  1. Take a wide vessel; pour Aatta, ghee, black pepper powder, Ajwain and salt, mix well, add prepared aloe Vera juice and knead them t0 make a soft dough. (The dough can be made in food processor also).
  2. Cover and Keep aside, to be used after 10-20 minutes.

Method:

  1. Divide dough into 10-12 parts and make balls, roll the ball in 3-4 inch diameter circle.
  2. Heat oil in a fry pan on maximum flame (to check if oil is ready or not, put a little piece of dough in the oil it should come up slowly, if it does not comes up, means oil is not hot enough, wait for a while and check it again.
  3. Deep fry the poori on high flame. After they start to puff slowly turn over. Fry till it becomes golden brown.
  4. Now, mouth watering Aloe Vera poori is ready to eat with aaloo (potato) sabji or any sabji along with lauki (bottle gourd raita.
Hot crispy Aloe Vera poori

Hot crispy Aloe Vera poori

Ingredients

Ingredients

separate Aloe Vera pulp

separate Aloe Vera pulp

Aloe Vera leaf

Aloe Vera leaf

separate Aloe Vera pulp

separate Aloe Vera pulp

separate Aloe Vera pulp

separate Aloe Vera pulp

separate Aloe Vera pulp

separate Aloe Vera pulp

separate Aloe Vera pulp

separate Aloe Vera pulp

separate Aloe Vera pulp

separate Aloe Vera pulp

separate Aloe Vera pulp

separate Aloe Vera pulp

Aloe Vera juice

Aloe Vera juice

making dough

making dough

 dough

dough

balls and raw poori

balls and raw poori

 raw poori

raw poori

Deep fry the poori

Deep fry the poori

Deep fry the poori

Deep fry the poori

Deep fry the poori

Deep fry the poori

Deep fry the poori

Deep fry the poori

Hot crispy Aloe Vera poori

Hot crispy Aloe Vera poori


08
May 17

Dost paratha (dosti roti)

My favorite childhood dish, my mother used to cook for me ‘dost paratha ‘paired with ‘snake gourd ki sabji’. Now I am uploading this recipe on ‘Indian Cooking Manuals’. It is so satisfying. Your likes are my fruits of labor…

Ingredients:

  • Aatta (wheat flour): 100gm.
  • Ghee: 50 gm (to be used during roasting paratha).

Preparation:

For making dough:

  1. Take a wide vessel; pour Atta add water in small quantity and knead them, if required, put some more water till the dough becomes soft.
  2.  (The dough can be made in food processor also)
  3. Cover and Keep aside, to be used after 10-20 minutes.

Method:

  1. Divide dough into 8 parts, make lemon size balls, and dust two balls with Aatta and roll to 2” to 2 ½” diameter apply ghee all over, one side of the prepared rolled roti, put one over another so that greased portion get together, (as shown in the photo), again dust with atta and roll all around with equal pressure, rolled it 5”-6” diameter paratha using a small quantity of wheat flour for rolling.
  2. Put this rolled paratha into the hot non stick tawa; reduce the flame to medium, cook for few seconds till it changes the color, Turn the other side and cook it by pressing gently with spatula.
  3. By pressing; it will puff up, apply some ghee and turn it, cook both sides by applying ghee as well as pressing it lightly. Take out the paratha from griddle and separate the both paratha (as shown in the photo) again put one over another and fold the paratha or serve directly with any meal.
  4. Repeat the same to make more paratha paratha.
Dost paratha (dosti roti)

Dost paratha (dosti roti)

dust two balls with Aatta

dust two balls with Aatta

roll to 2” to 2 ½”

roll to 2” to 2 ½”

apply ghee all over

apply ghee all over

apply ghee all over

apply ghee all over

 put one over other

put one over other

put one over other

put one over other

again dust with Aata

again dust with Aata

rolled it 5”-6” diameter

rolled it 5”-6” diameter

Rolled paratha

Rolled paratha

rolled it 5”-6” diameter

rolled it 5”-6” diameter

Put this rolled paratha into the hot non stick tawa

Put this rolled paratha into the hot non stick tawa

apply some ghee

apply some ghee

apply some ghee

apply some ghee

cook both sides by applying ghee

cook both sides by applying ghee

Take out the paratha from griddle

Take out the paratha from griddle

separate the both paratha

separate the both paratha

separate the both paratha

separate the both paratha

Dost paratha (dosti roti)

Dost paratha (dosti roti)

Dost paratha (dosti roti)

Dost paratha (dosti roti)


14
Apr 17

Matar ki kachori (fresh peas kachori)

The taste of matar ki kachori is supreme; serves the kachori while these are hot. You can store the kachori, but a hot kachori taste is different and is amazing with hot cup of tea or coffee.

Ingredients:

For dough (outer layer):

  • Maida (all purpose flour):200gm.
  • Ghee: 50-60gm. (for moin that is put it into dough itself).
  • Onion seed: half teaspoon
  • Carom seed: half teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon.
  • Refined oil/ghee: for deep frying.

For stuffing:

  • Matar (peas): 250gm (fresh grains)
  • Black pepper: 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seed: 1 teaspoon
  • Funnel seed: 1teaspoon
  • Chat masala: 1 teaspoon
  • Green chilly: 2-3 no.
  • Asafetida: 1pinch
  • Oil: 1 teaspoon

Preparation:

For making dough:

  1. Take a wide vessel; pour Maida, ghee, onion seed, carom seed and salt. Mix well by rubbing between palms.
  2. Add water in small quantity and knead them, if required, put some more water till the dough becomes soft.
  3.  (The dough can be made in food processor also), Cover and Keep aside, to be used after 10-20 minutes.

For making stuffing:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a fry pan, add cumin seed, and funnel seed, black pepper and asafetida, when it turns brown, and add green chili, stir on high flame till color changes, add peas and fry it about 3-4 minutes on medium flame.
  2. Cover it, lower the flame. Stir occasionally. Fry until it is half done, (About 5-7 minutes) add salt, Fry till peas are done; Keep aside for half an hour.
  3. After it becomes cold, grind coarsely, now stuffing is ready, divide stuffing into 10-12 parts and make ball.

Method:

For making kachori:

  1. Take dough, make lemon size balls. Flatten the edge of each ball with the help of finger, make 3’’ diameter circle (leaving centre little thicker than edge) and stuff 1 part of stuffing in the centre.
  2. Pull the edge of dough to wrap the (stuffing) repeat with the rest. Make it round in shape.
  3. Heat oil in a fry pan on medium heat, to check if oil is ready put a small piece of dough in the oil, if it comes up slowly means temperature is ok, if not wait for a while and check again.
  4. Deep fry the kachori on medium low heat; slowly turn over after they start to puff. Fry till it becomes golden brown.
  5. Now, mouth watering kachori is ready to eat with green chutney and sauth (tamarind chutney).
  6. Note: if the kachori is fried on high heat, it will be soft. It will not be crunchy.
Matar ki kachori (fresh pea’s kachori)

Matar ki kachori (fresh peas kachori)

Ingredients

Ingredients

add cumin seed

add cumin seed

add cumin seed, and funnel seed, black pepper

add cumin seed, and funnel seed, black pepper

add cumin seed, and funnel seed, black pepper

add cumin seed, and funnel seed, black pepper

add green chili

add green chili

add green chili

add green chili

add peas

add peas

add peas

add peas

add salt

add salt

Fry till peas are done

Fry till peas are done

grind coarsely

grind coarsely

 make lemon size balls. Flatten the edge of each ball with the help of finge

make lemon size balls. Flatten the edge of each ball with the help of finge

Deep fry

Deep fry

Matar ki kachori (fresh pea’s kachori)

Matar ki kachori (fresh peas kachori)

Matar ki kachori (fresh pea’s kachori)

Matar ki kachori (fresh peas kachori)

Matar ki kachori (fresh pea’s kachori)

Matar ki kachori (fresh peas kachori)

Matar ki kachori (fresh pea’s kachori)

Matar ki kachori (fresh peas kachori)

Matar ki kachori (fresh pea’s kachori)

Matar ki kachori (fresh peas kachori)

Matar ki kachori (fresh pea’s kachori)

Matar ki kachori (fresh peas kachori)


12
Apr 17

Wheat idli

Simple idli, but taste is different !

The use of wheat in south Indian recipe has leaded a new trend and taste. Serve as a snacks or meal which is very good in taste, you can serve it traditionally too, with Sāmbhar and chutney.

Ingredients:

  • Wheat: 1 cup
  • Boiled rice/parboiled rice: 1 cup
  • Urad dal (split black gram): half cup
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Wash wheat, rice and dal each separately with water, so that all dust particles get removed properly.
  2. Soak wheat, rice and dal in separate bowl with double quantity of water for 5-6 hours or overnight.
  3. Grind the dal with equal amount of water to a very smooth paste (~ 10-15 minutes) in a ‘dosa grinder’ or ‘mixer grinder’. Keep aside.
  4. First grind the wheat with required quantity of water to a fine and smooth paste then add the rice into wheat paste and further grind with required quantity of water to a fine paste.
  5. Take out this paste and mix with dal paste, stir well cover the mixture; leave it for 5-6 hours for fermentation.

Method:

  1. After fermentation, stir the batter with ladle, if it is thicker add some water and salt to get the flowing consistency (as it is to be poured into cup), Smear the idli stand cups with little ghee/oil.
  2. Pour ladleful fermented mixture in idli stand cavity; place the idli cooker on the gas with a glass of water (~300 ml), place the idli stand into the idli cooker and close the lid.
  3. Cook until toothpick inserted near the centre of the idli comes out clean; it will take about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Take out this idly with the help of spoon, and transfer into serving bowl, Light fluffy idli is ready to be served with masala Sāmbhar and coconut chutney.
  5. You can also serve it with tomato onion chutney and dry sesame seed chutney.
Wheat idli

Wheat idli

Ingredients

Ingredients

Grind the dal with equal amount of water

Grind the dal with equal amount of water

Grind the dal with equal amount of water

Grind the dal with equal amount of water

First grind the wheat

First grind the wheat

First grind the wheat with required quantity of water

First grind the wheat with required quantity of water

grinded wheat

grinded wheat

add the rice

add the rice

fine paste

fine paste

mix with dal paste

mix with dal paste

leave it for 5-6 hours for fermentation.

leave it for 5-6 hours for fermentation.

Wheat idli

Wheat idli

Wheat idli

Wheat idli

Wheat idli

Wheat idli

Wheat idli

Wheat idli

Wheat idli

Wheat idli

Wheat idli

Wheat idli


12
Apr 17

Spring onion paratha

Paratha, the Indian cuisine is full of flavor and taste.

Try this simple version of spring onion paratha, which is very rich quercetin (natural anti allergies). Onions have amazing cooling properties and give the protection against sunstroke.

Ingredients:

  • Aata (wheat flour): 2 cup
  • Onion seed (Kalongi): half teaspoon
  • Ajawine (carom seed): half teaspoon
  • Spring onion: 1 cup (chopped)
  • Green chili: 2no.
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon.
  • Ghee/cooking oil: 100 gm (to be used during roasting paratha).

Preparation:

For making dough:

  1. Chop spring onion and green chili into fine pieces. Keep aside.
  2. Take a wide vessel; put Aata, onion seed, Ajwain, Kalongi and salt; add spring onion, mix properly.
  3. Add water and knead them, if required, put small amount of water till the dough becomes soft. (The dough can be made in food processor also).
  4. Cover and Keep aside, to be used after 10-20 minutes.

Method:

  1. Divide dough into 5-6 parts and make balls; Roll this ball into the wheat flour, now press this ball slightly with the help of palm and roll the ball with the help of rolling pin till it reaches to 4-5 inch diameter size circle.
  2. Apply 1 teaspoon of ghee and fold it, fold one third shown in the photo, apply ghee and fold it to make rectangle into wheat flour and roll it evenly into rectangle shape.
  3. Now raw paratha is ready, as shown in photo.
  4. Take a tawa (griddle), when it becomes hot; reduce the flame to medium flame, Place the rolled paratha on this.
  5. Cook for few minutes till it changes the color, Turn the other side and cook it by pressing gently by spatula. Apply some ghee and turn it, Cook both sides by applying ghee as well as pressing it lightly.
  6. Serve directly to the plate. Serve with green chili pickle and onion raita.
Spring onion paratha

Spring onion paratha

Ingredients

Ingredients

Chop spring onion

Chop spring onion

dough

dough

Divide dough

Divide dough

roll the ball

roll the ball

Apply 1 teaspoon of ghee and fold it

Apply 1 teaspoon of ghee and fold it

fold one third

fold one third

fold it to make rectangle

fold it to make rectangle

fold it to make rectangle

fold it to make rectangle

Place the rolled paratha

Place the rolled paratha

Turn the other side

Turn the other side

Apply some ghee

Apply some ghee

applying ghee as well as pressing

applying ghee as well as pressing

applying ghee as well as pressing

applying ghee as well as pressing

Serve directly to the plate

Serve directly to the plate

Spring onion paratha

Spring onion paratha