March 24, 2017

Multi Grain Flour Poori | Poori Varieties



This is a multi grain flour poori, quiet different from my other poori recipes. This is a very healthy and most people cannot have more than 3 pooris ( and  have avoid overloading).


Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Breakfast
Preparation Time: 5 mins  | Cooking Time: 10 mins | Yields: 20 Pooris

Ingredients:
Wheat Flour
1 cup
Multi Grain Flour
1 cup
Salt
As required
Oil
For deep fry
Water
As required

Procedure:
1.  In a wide bowl, add wheat flour, multi grain flour and salt; mix them well. Add water little by little and knead into soft and tight dough.  Keep it aside for 5 mins.
2. Divide the dough into equal lemon size balls. Either roll it into a medium size circular rounds or press them using the machine.
3. Heat the oil in a pan and slide the poori. After few seconds, press it with the help of the ladle with the holes.
4. When it puffs up, turn it over carefully and fry the poori till the poori becomes crisp and golden color.
5. Take it out from the oil and drain the oil using the tissue paper.
     Tasty and aromatic poori / puri is ready to serve.
Note:
1. Don’t add more water, because the poori absorbs more oil.
2. Don’t leave the dough more than 15 mins, otherwise the poori absorbs more oil.

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March 22, 2017

Mixed Vegetable Bread Sandwich


Making healthy sandwiches is very important because kids like sandwiches and would ask us to prepare them. I keep trying different combinations. This one clicked very well that my family requests to make this again and again.  Also, they cannot guess which vegetables has been used.

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Recipe Cuisine : Indian | Recipe Category: Bread
Preparation Time: 15 mins  | Cooking Time: 10 mins | Yields: 4-5 sandwiches

Ingredients:
Sandwich Bread Slices
8
Finely Chopped Onion
½ cup
Grated Carrot
1 cup
Grated Potato (without skin)
1 cup
Finely Chopped Beans
¼ cup
Grated Baby Corn
1 cup
Ginger Garlic Paste
1 tbsp
Tomato
1
Salt
As required
Dry Powders:

1 tsp
1 tbsp
To Temper:

Oil
2 tsp
Cumin Seeds
1 tsp
To Garnish:

Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves (optional)
1 tbsp
For Sandwich:

Bread Slices
8
Butter or Mayonnaise
4 tsbp

Procedure:
1. Chop the tomatoes into small pieces. Then grind them into fine paste without water using the mixie.
2. Heat the oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and wait for popping.
3. Then add the chopped onion. Sauté till they become translucent.
4. Now add the ginger and garlic paste or grated ginger and garlic. Sauté them till the raw smell goes off.
5. Add the ground tomato paste (from 1) and fry till the raw smell of the tomato goes off.
6. Now add the chopped vegetables (carrot, beans, potato and baby corn) and mix them well.
7. Add little water and close the lid of the pan. Cook them for 2 mins.
8. Then add red chilli powder, coriander power and salt. Mix them well and cook them till they become tender. Add chopped coriander leaves (if used) and mix them well. Now mixed vegetable curry is ready.
9. Now heat the dosa tawa or sandwich tawa, place the bread slices and toast them on both sides.
10. Now apply butter or mayonnaise or butter on one side of the bread. Spread mixed veg curry (from 8) on another bread slice.
11. Now close them carefully and toast it for few more mins. Then cut it diagonally and serve.
    Yummy and tasty mixed vegetable sandwich is ready!

Note:
1. Vegetables are your choice.

2. Mayonnaise gives creamy and yummy taste than butter.

March 15, 2017

Multi Grain Flour Sponge Dosai


Multi grain sponge dosa is the most easiest recipe using the multi grain flour described earlier. This can be a good variety to the normal rice dosa which you prepared regularly.

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Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Breakfast
Preparation Time: 5 mins  | Cooking Time: 5 mins | Yields: 7 nos

Ingredients:
2 cups
Fermented Idli Batter / Left Over Idli Batter
1 cup
Salt
As required
Water
As required
Oil
For making dosai

Procedure:
1. In a wide bowl, add idli batter, multigrain flour and salt. Mix them well with balloon whisk or ladle.
2. Add water little by little and mix them gently. Add water till you can get dosa batter consistency.
3. Close the lid of the bowl and leave it for ½ an hour to 2 horus. Your multigrain dosa batter will be ready to make dosas after 2 hours.
4. Heat the dosa tawa and pour ladle full of batter. Then spread the batter into thick circle using the backside of the ladle.
5. Pour ½ tsp of oil over the dosa and allow it to cook.
6. Once cooked, then turn over the dosa and cook till it reaches golden color on both sides.
   Healthy and tasty dosa is ready to serve. Serve with tomato or onionchutney.

Note:
1. Add salt for multigrain flour only because the idli batter already have salt.
2. Even though half an hour of soaking is enough for multi grain batter. The more the time you keep the batter, better the dosas sponginess would be.



March 13, 2017

Multipurpose Multigrain Flour | Easy Homemade Powders


I have already posted Health Mix Powder / Saththu Maavu recipe. With that health mix powder we can make porridge. But in this recipe, which is similar to health mix powder, we can make lot of dishes like Dosa, Roti, Chapathi, Poori etc.,

Once we can make it preserve for it for 6 months. Stay tuned for the recipes with this multi grain flour.

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Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Homemade
Preparation Time: 45 mins  | Drying Time : 2 days | Yields: 4-5 kgs
Ingredients:
Foxtail Millet / Thinai
1 cup
Finger Millet / Ragi
1 cup
Kodo Millet / Varagu
1 cup
Little Millet / Saamai
1 cup
Barnyard Millet / Kuthiraivali
1 cup
Pearl Millet / Kambu
1 cup
Maapillai Samba Rice
1 cup
Black Rice / Kavuni Arisi
1 cup
Bamboo Rice / Moongil Arisi
2 cups
Horse gram / Kollu
½ cup
Cow Peas / Thattai Payaru
½ cup
Green Gram / Pasip Payaru
½ cup
Whole Wheat
3 -4 cups
Urad Dal
2 - 4 cups

1 cup = any 1 cup measure

Procedure:
1. Wash all the millets together for 2 times and drain the water completely.
2. Wash all the grains and remaining rice together for 2 times and drain the water.
3. Wash uad dal, bamboo rice and whole wheat separately. Then drain the water completely.
4. Then dry the grains under sunlight till they become crisp and without moisture. This process will take 2-3 days. It depends upon the sunlight.
5. Then grind them into a fine powder though flour mill. Allow it to cool down completely and store it in an air tight container for later use.
   Homemade multipurpose multigrain flour is ready!

Note:
1. The ratio of the grains is your choice.
2. The ratio of the grains and the wheat should be 4:1
3. The ratio of the grains and the urad dal should be 4:1 or 3:1.




March 12, 2017

Rainbow Spiral Cookies – Holi Special Recipes

         Holi is a multi colorful festival. Why not make a snack with suits the mood?Rainbow spiral cookie has multiple colors and make it very attractive.

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Recipe Cuisine: International | Recipe Category: Baking
Preparation Time: 15 mins  | Cooking Time: 15 mins | Yields: 10-12 cookies

Ingredients:
Maida
1 cup
Butter
½ cup
1/3 cup
Boiled Cold Milk
2 tbsp
Food Colors (Red, Green, Blue and Yellow)
½ tsp in each colors


Procedure:
1. Beat the butter with electric beater or balloon wire whisk till it becomes fluffy.
2. Then add icing sugar and milk, mix them well. Then beat till it reaches fluffy consistency.
3. Now add the maida little by little and mix them well. Knead it into a soft and pliable dough.
4. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts.
5. Add four colors to four parts of the dough separately. Then mix them well till the colors mix with the dough.
6. Now make gooseberry sized balls from each color dough. Make equal number of balls in each colors.
7. Now take one balls from each of the four colors and make a single ball from these 4 balls gently.
8. Now roll the dough and make 2mm thickness rope.
9. Then make wheels with 4-5 circles from this rope. Make wheels without gap.
10. You can make all the color dough(from 6) into wheels (from 7-9).
11. Arrange the wheels on the baking tray. Keep ½ inch gap between the wheels.
12. Preheat the oven for 180 degree Celsius.
13. Bake the cookies for 10 mins at 170 degree Celsius.  Allow it to cool down and then serve.
    Colorful and yummiest cookies are ready to celebrate Holi!

Note:
1. The individual colors is of your choice.
2. You can use as many colors as you want.
3. The number of circles in the wheels can be as much as you want.


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