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Monday, June 29, 2015

Tandoori Roti Recipe, How to make Tandoori Roti on Tawa

Tandoori Roti Recipe
Tandoori Roti is a very popular flatbread traditionally made in tandoor( a round clay oven).The dough for tandoori roti is the regular chapathi dough , what matters is the method of making.So I usually make tandoori roti for me and hubby,  phulkas for mittu and amma.

Tandoori Roti or Naan is my staple order in restaurants when we dine out, As I always prefer north indian cuisine it would be either Roti or Naan with any gravy.As a big fan of tandoori roti, I tried quite a few methods to recreate the same texture of the roti as we get in restaurants and finally I got hold of making it since a year so thought to share it now.
Tandoori Roti Recipe

I kept postponing to try such types of flatbread as I didn't have a proper dosa tawa with handle and I did't want to use nonstick tawa.Finally I saw this iron dosa tawa in a small shop in townhall, but now I see this in many shops like Kanan and few other departmental stores too, this tawa got so popular that I got around 5 to distribute among relatives and cousins :)

Tandoori Roti Recipe

Tandoori Roti Recipe

Preparation Time:30 mins | Cooking Time : 5 mins/roti | Makes:10 rotis
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Atta(Chapathi Flour) - 2 cups
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - as required
Water - 3/4 to  1 cup(adjust)

Method:

  1. Measure and take chapathi flour(I used homemade), transfer to a wide mixing bowl.Add salt and oil.
    How to make Tandoori Roti Recipe - Step1
  2. First mix well with your fingers so that the distribution is even, then start adding water little by little, start kneading.
    How to make Tandoori Roti Recipe - Step2
  3. Knead it to a soft pliable dough.Let the dough rest for atleast 30mins.Then knead it again and Make medium lemon sized balls from the dough.Transfer one ball to the rolling board and sprinkle little flour on it.
    How to make Tandoori Roti Recipe - Step2
  4. Roll it to a slightly thick roti, You can either roll it as a circle or oval as I did.On the top side, brush with little water.Repeat the process for other rotis too.
    How to make Tandoori Roti Recipe - Step2
  5. Heat a dosa tawa, I used my iron dosa tawa.Once the tawa is hot,carefully transfer a roti so that the water surface touches the tawa.Allow it to cook for a minute, as bubbles start to come,carefully flip the dosa tawa upside down as keeping keep flame in high.Cook until the rotis are charred a bit.Rotate the tawa for even cooking.It will start to fall down, you can hold it with a tong.It is better if you have a handle for the dosa tawa.
    How to make Tandoori Roti Recipe - Step2
  6. If you don't have a dosa tawa with handle, then cook on one side in tawa then pull out the roti with a tong and place it directly on high flame as shown below.Brush it well with ghee / butter.
    How to make Tandoori Roti Recipe - Step2
Serve hot!
Tandoori Roti Recipe

My Notes:

  • Use iron tawa for best results.
  • I used homemade chapathi flour so it absorbs more water than the store bought flours so adjust according to your flour variety.
  • Make sure to rotate and cook else it will get cooked only in the middle.
  • It is recommended to use tawa with handle so that its easy for you to hold and flip over.Yes I have tried in nonstick and the texture was not that great so I am suggesting to use iron tawa.You can even use a kadai.
  • Do not use nonstick tawa as you might not get the right texture.
  • Make sure to roll the rotis a bit thick and not too thin like we do for phulkas.
  • Do not overcook while cooking in direct flame, I always use high flame, rotate and cook for just few seconds.
Tandoori Roti Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Aamras Recipe,How to make aamras,Aamras Puri

Aamras Recipe
Aamras Recipe for Puri - Aamras is nothing but mango pulp slightly flavoured. 'Aam' means Mango and 'Ras' means juice so ammras is nothing but mango juice.Traditional aamras is served with poori. As the mango season is going to end , I wanted to try this easy and yummy dish.It can be served as dessert or as a sidedish for Poori.

Choose ripe sweet juicy mangoes for aamras.I used senthooram mangoes and it was so juicy and yum.You can use neelam,alphonso or such varieties that are juicy and not fibrous for making aamras.

Aamras Recipe

Last week I made poori for mittus lunchbox, so combined this aamras click as well. :) I packed poori masala for her and made aamras for us.Check out other mango recipes already posted.

Aamras Recipe

Aamras Recipe

Preparation Time:10 mins | Processing Time : 5 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Mangoes - 2 small
Sugar - 2 tsp
Cardamom  - 1/2
Saffron - few strands

Method:

  1. I used Senthooram mangoes, use nice ripe mangoes the smaller variety will be perfect for making aamras.Peel off the skin and chop them roughly into cubes.Take a mixer jar - add mangoes,cardamom,saffron.
    How to make Aamras Recipe - Step1
  2. Add sugar and blend it well to a smooth paste.You can add 2 tsp milk if you prefer.
    How to make Aamras Recipe - Step2
Serve immediately!
Aamras Recipe

My Notes:

  • Adding milk while blending is optional , its purely your preference.
  • As we are adding sugar, it will thin the puree so no need to add water.
  • If you prefer you can add any nuts of your choice but traditional aamras is just plain.
  • Choose mangoes that are juicy and not fibrous.
  • Adjust sugar according to the sweetness of mangoes.Add more sugar if the mangoes are tangy.
Aamras Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Meethi Seviyan / Sweet Vermicelli | Ramzan Recipes

Meethi Seviyan Recipe

Methi Seviyan is a special dish made for Ramadan / Ramzan / Eid.Meethi Seviyan -  Meethi / Meetha / Mithi means sweet and seviyan is vermicelli so that defines the name.You can make methi seviyan with milk or without milk, I have given the version with milk but if you prefer you can replace milk with water, see measures in my notes section.Meethi Seviyan is very easy and quick to make almost similar like our semiya kesari.

Meethi Seviyan Recipe

Meethi Seviyan Recipe

Preparation Time:5 minutes | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian|

Semiya(Fine Vermicelli) - 1/2 cup loosely packed and levelled
Boiled Milk - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp
Saffron - 3 to 4 strands
Cashewnuts - 5 broken

Method:

  1. Heat ghee in a pan, fry cashews till golden brown,Set aside.In the same pan, add vermicelli.How to make Semiya Kesari - Step1
  2. Roast it till golden.Then add milk along with cardamom powder and saffron strands.
    How to make Semiya Kesari - Step2
  3. Let it cook in sim,once vermicelli is cooked fully, it should be soft.Then add sugar.How to make Semiya Kesari - Step3
  4. Once you add sugar, it will become loose keep cooking still it is sticky and thick.Finally add fried cashews and give a quick stir.Switch off.How to make Meethi Seviyan - Step4
Serve hot / warm!
Meethi Seviyan Recipe

My Notes:

  • Water quantity may vary depending on the variety of vermicelli.
  • Do not add sugar before the vermicelli gets cooked.
  • The final consistency should be sticky and slightly mushy.You can make it semi dry or dry as per your preference too.
  • If you want to replace milk with water then add 1 and 1/4 cup of water for 1/2 cup of vermicelli.
  • You can even add chopped almonds and pistachios.
  • Cook in low flame else it will get burnt.
  • Make sure to roast vermicelli till nicely golden , don't let it burn.
  • Remember I measured the vermicelli only loosely packed so measure and adjust the ingredients according to your vermicelli measures.
Meethi Seviyan Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Chocolate Tea Recipe - Easy Tea Recipes

Chocolate Tea Recipe
Have you ever tasted ooty chocolate tea? During college days my classmateused to give chocolate tea powder packets whenever she travels to ooty which happened to be her native place.I used to love chocolate tea, after that I tried buying it in few other hillstations but the taste was not good so stopped buying after that.I always had a thought to try it myself and finally today I tried it, to be honest it was not the same taste as ooty chocolate tea but it tasted good.I had ooty tea powder which my cousin gave so the tea was so aromatic with a mild flavour of chocolate.

For the past 2 days, the climate is so chill with showers on and off so was craving for something hot and it was chocolate tea today :)
Chocolate Tea Recipe

Chocolate Tea Recipe

Preparation Time:5 mins | Cooking Time : 5 mins | Makes:4 popsicles
Recipe Category: Beverage | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Boiled Milk - 1 and 1/2 cups
Tea powder - 1 tsp
Coco powder 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 2 tsp
Cinnamon - a small piece

Method:

  1. I used boiled milk, if you are fresh milk boil for a while and then proceed.Add tea powder and sugar.
    How to make Chocolate Tea Recipe - Step1
  2. Then add cinnamon,add coco powder.
    How to make Chocolate Tea Recipe - Step2
  3. Whisk it well. Simmer and let it come to a rolling boil.
    How to make Chocolate Tea Recipe - Step3
  4. Once it comes to a rolling boil and is frothy switch off.Strain using a metal strainer.Your chocolate tea is ready.
    How to make Chocolate Tea Recipe - Step3
Serve hot!

My Notes:

  • Don't use more coco powder as it will spoil the taste.
  • You can also add a tsp of chocolate shavings or choco chips.
  • You can use any tea powder of your choice.I used ooty cardamom tea powder.
  • As I used cardamom flavoured tea powder, I didn't add cardamom.If you use plain tea powder then add a sprinkle of cardamom powder.
Chocolate Tea Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Seviyan Kheer Recipe,Vermicelli Kheer - Ramzan / Ramadan Recipes

Seviyan Kheer Recipe

Seviyan Kheer is a special kheer made for Ramzan / Ramadan.It is almost similar to our vermicelli keer(semiya payasam) but slight variations in the making makes it all the more rich and creamy.I just made this kheer today and I am writing this post while I enjoy this kheer. :) It is advisable to use a thick bottomed pan for making this kheer, so I used my ultra pressure pan, am using it for almost everything now especially for its thick base which avoids sticking at the bottom :)

In past years I posted sheer korma,chicken biryani, nombu kanji, phirni etc.Check out other ramadan recipes in the top horizontal header.

Seviyan Kheer Recipe

Seviyan Kheer Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 4
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Vermicelli(thin variety) - 1 and 1/2 cups
Full Cream Milk(Boiled) - 3 cups
Ghee - 1.5 tbsp
Condensed Milk - 1 tbsp(I used homemade)
Cardamom powder - 1/2 heaped tsp
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Pistachios - 1/2 tbsp
Almonds - 1 tbsp chopped finely
Chiroli Nuts - 1 tsp

Method:

  1. I couldn't get fine vermicelli variety so used this seviyan vermicelli which was meant for payasam.Measure vermicelli and set aside.Heat ghee in a pan - I used my pressure pan for this.
    Seviyan Kheer Recipe - Step1
  2. Roast vermicelli in low flame till slightly golden.Then add 2 and 1/2 cups of milk.
    Seviyan Kheer Recipe - Step2
  3. Cook it until it becomes soft and slightly mushy, it may take 7-10mins.At this stage add condensed milk.
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  4. Then add sugar and give a quick mix.Add nuts, cardamom powder and mix well.Finally add reserved 1/2 cup milk and let it simmer for 5mins.Switch off
    Seviyan Kheer Recipe - Step4
Serve hot/ chilled.
Seviyan Kheer Recipe

My Notes:

  • I used full cream milk, so it was already thick.
  • I used Aavin green packet milk.
  • Make sure you add sugar inly after semiya is cooked.
  • This kheer thicken after cooling so reserve and add little milk at the last stage while switching off.
  • If you are using low fat milk then reduce and then add.
  • I couldn't find the fine thin strands of vermicelli so used it.If you get the fine variety then use it.
  • You can replace cardamom powder with saffron too.
Seviyan Kheer Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

White Sauce Vegetable Pasta - Kids Breakfast Idea 12

White Sauce Vegetable Pasta

White Sauce Pasta with vegetables will sure a hit among kids who love pasta, we can be satisfied to have given them a filling breakfast with vegetables.Mittu doesn't like the sight of pasta so I make pasta at home occasionally for me and hubby combining to click for a blog post as well :) I made this white sauce vegetable pasta on a lazy weekend as its easy and quick to make when you can have mixed veggies in hand.

White Sauce Vegetable Pasta

Kids Breakfast Idea12 - White Sauce Vegetable Pasta

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins
Recipe Category: Breakfast | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Click the links below to get the full recipe with stepwise pictures

Here is the kids breakfast menu 12:

White Sauce Pasta

My Notes:

  • You can use any vegetable of your choice.
  • Use cheese generously for kids.
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Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Friday, June 19, 2015

Easy Vanilla Popsicle Recipe

Easy Vanilla Popsicle Recipe
Vanilla Popsicle is our family favourite, once when I ran out of rosemilk essence I just tried mixing vanilla essence with milk,sugar and freezed it.When the popsicles were out, it just got emptied in no time as everyone loved it.This vanilla popsicle is mittus favorite so I make it often along with rosemilk popsicle, which I shared in Instagram few weeks back.

I am going crazy after popsicles and popsicle molds...I keep searching for new interesting popsicle moulds online and founds this one, I loved the colors so much that I asked hubby to order immediately, got this popsicle mould from Shopclues recently and have already used it quite a few times.
Easy Vanilla Popsicle Recipe

Easy Vanilla Popsicle Recipe

Preparation Time:8 hrs | Processing Time : 0 mins | Makes:4 popsicles
Recipe Category: Popsicles | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Full Cream Milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Fresh cream - 2 tbsp
Milk powder - 1/8 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp

Method:

  1. Boil milk and reduce it little.Then add sugar and mix it well until sugar completely dissolves.Switch off and cool down.Once it is cooled completely,add fresh cream.
    How to make Easy Vanilla Popsicle Recipe - Step1
  2. Add milk powder and whisk it well.Then add vanilla essence and mix well.
    How to make Easy Vanilla Popsicle Recipe - Step2
  3. Rinse your popsicle molds,Pour milk into the mould till almost 3/4th.
    How to make Easy Vanilla Popsicle Recipe - Step3
  4.  and close it with a lid.Freeze for 8 hrs or overnight.Then carefully show the bottom part in running tap water, set aside undisturbed for atleast 2-3mins then slowly remove the popsicles.
    How to make Easy Vanilla Popsicle Recipe - Step3
Serve immediately!
Easy Vanilla Popsicle Recipe

My Notes:

  • You can use papercups for freezing too.If you have popsicle moulds then use them.
  • Freezing for atleast 8 hrs is required but I kept it overnight.
  • For easy demoulding - show the popsicle moulds in warm water, then pull the stick out slowly to get the ice pops clean.
  • You can even add 2 tsp cornflour mixed with water to get a thick creamy texture, in that case you can skip milk powder.
Easy Vanilla Popsicle Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J
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