Thursday, January 28, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Serve it with pongal curry / kuzhambu the best accompaniment!
- Don't skip coconut here as its the only main ingredient that gives flavour to the pongal.
- Any veggie gravy will get along with this very well, so when combined and had, no salt is required!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
- Dry roast oats for 2-3 mins until nutty aroma arises.Allow it to cool down and powder the oats in a mixer.Set aside.
- Now grind the nuts to a coarse powder seperately . Grind the dates to a smooth paste seperately.
- Mix all the ingredients together, add ghee / oil enough to roll them to a dough.Then press the dough with chapathi roller kept in between butter paper. Press firmly to flatten it. Then cut into squares and store in a clean airtight container and enjoy your guilt free snack!
- You can also use milk instead of ghee but the shelf period is less when milk is used.
- You can also roll them into balls or the shape you prefer.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
1.Soak channa in water overnight(atleast for 6-7 hours). Next day pressure cook it for 5-6 whistles and set aside.In a mixer add the ingredients listed under 'to grind' and grind to a fine paste.
2.Rinse basmati rice, and keep soaked in water for 15mins. Heat oil in a pressure cooker add items listed under 'to temper'. Then add onions and saute till golden brown. Then add the masala paste and fry till raw smell leaves.
4.Then add coconut milk, water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Once pressure releases add ghee and fluff it carefully with a fork.
- Channa takes time to cook so I pressure cooked it till almost done then added it to the rice. This way it was too soft perfect to pair with the rice.
- You can also use black channa or any bean variety for making this biryani.
- Goes well even with plain raita.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
I had a great weekend......shopping, relatives home visit, lazying at home, friends comeover and a lot more.......that I find it very hard to get back to the usual routine....Have started waiting for pongal hols :) Hmm coming to todays menu, I made this sooji roti long back and it was lying in my drafts for around 6months, so pulled it out. Wheat Sooji/Rava roti, is instant it can be done just like that.....Most of my recent/future recipes will be quick...am so lazy and now blame it on work and the kiddo :) And am sure this wheat sooji roti will be a better alternative to rava upma!