Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Instant Appe/Gundpangala

2 cups buttermilk
2 cups Bombay rava
2 -3 onions chopped fine
Green chiliies
Salt to taste
  1. Mix the buttermilk and rava and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  2. The mixture should resemble idli batter in which you add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Prepare appe in the appe mould,as you normally (in case of doubt click here).
  4. Serve hot with chutney and sambhar or as Smita has suggested as dahi wada.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Kaccha Masala

Kaccha Masala

1 cup coriander seeds
1/2 cup jeera seeds
1 tbsp shahjeera
some cloves
some pepper seeds
4-5 masala velchi

Dry roast all the ingredients and make a powder. A little variation from the usual dhania-jeera powder that we make. Can be used as masala instead of the garam masala or the goda masal that we usually add.

Dahi vada with a difference!!!

Had a packet of instant appe. Had read on one of the food blogs, sorry don't remember which, that they can be used to make low cal dahi vadas. So decided to do just that!!

1 instant appe packet
chopped onion
chopped coriander
ginger, green chillies paste
appe mould
sweetened yogurt
chaat masala
red chilly powder
jeera powder

Add chopped onion, coriander, ginger chillies paste to the appe batter and make appe in the appe mould. Once done top it with sweetened dahi, and sprinkle red chilly powder, alt, chaat masala, jeera powder.
Delicious yet low cal dahivada with a difference is ready to serve.

Bread Pizza

We have been self-confined to our houses for the last whole week because of the Swine flu scare in Pune. Used to the usual hectic schedule of school and various activities the first two days were bliss but the third day onwards I had to rack my brain and be creative to keep Rutika busy. Saturday and Sunday are a relief because D is at home and so they have been playing bat and ball and carrom and so on. So I was left with being innovative in the kitchen. The markets were closed and so i had to think of something with the veggies and ingredients i had at home. The result was Bread Pizza. This allowed me to explore the grill function of my microwave too!!!

4 slices of sliced bread(u can use multigrain to make it more healthy)
2 tpsp of Amul butter
7-8 cloves of chopped garlic
1-2 greeen chillies chopped fine
chopped coriander
1 cup seeet corn(steamed)
1 finely chopped onion
1 finely chopped tomato
Maggie Pizza sauce
grated cheese
Pepper powder
Chat Masala

Soften the butter and add garlic, green chillies and coriander leaves. Apply this on the slices of bread and keep aside. Mix together the sweet corn, onion, tomato and add chat masala, salt, pepper powder. Add this topping to the bread slice and then sprinkle grated cheese (liberally if u r not watching your weight and cholesterol!!!!). Place two slices at one time on the grill stand and grill them until the cheese melts. Delicious bread pizza is ready to serve.
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