Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jhunka_Bakri / Gramflour curry with indian bread


 My Ingredients:
 Onion            : 2 Medium sized diced finely.
Green chilles  : 3-4  finely chopped. ( Can use more depends on the taste).
Ginger           : 1 tsp finely chopped.
Garlic            :  1 tsp finely chopped.
Corriander     : 2 tbsp finely chopped.
Gram flour     : 1/2 around appro ( depends on water added).
Garam masala : 1/2 tsp (optional).





Heat around 2-4 tbsp of oil in a pan, saute chopped onion , green chillies, 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander,finely chopped garlic and ginger with a tsp of salt till onion turns light brown. Add 2 cups of water adjust for salt and add garam masala. Once the water start boiling, slowly sprinkle gram flour on water bubbles. Sprinkle till the consistency is some what thick. (The consistency shouldn't be too watery neither too thick). Garnish with chopped coriander.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Sweet Appa / Phaad

Sweet Appa/ Phad is a breakfast recipe which can be made in no time. To be served with ghee.


Ingredients :

Dosa Rice :  2 cups ( Soak in water during  morning hours or Soak for atleast 10 hours)
Flattened Rice or Phoha  : 2 handful or 2 fist.
Jaggery     :  1 cup finely chopped.
Cashwenuts : 2 tbsp ( cut into small piece).
Chick pea   :   2 tbsp (soakes in warm water for 1/2 water).
Fresh coconut :  2 tsp (cut into thin slice).

  • Grind soaked dosa rice, flattened rice and jaggery with a cup of water into smooth paste. Add 1 tsp of salt and keep over night (or keep the mixture for a minimum of  7-8 hours).
  • Next morning or while preparing add cashwenut, soaked channa dal into above made batter. Add some more  water (a round 1/2 cup) so that the consistency should be watery but not very thin.
  • Heat appam tava, brush appam moulds with little ghee.  Fill  3/4 part of the mould with the  above batter. 


  • Put on the lid,on medium flame cook for 3 minutes till they turn lght brown. Turn the appa/ Phat upside down with help of a blunt knife. Cook it for another 2-3 minutes till other side also turns light brown. 

  • Appa/ Phad to be served with clarified ghee.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Masala Prawns




My Ingredients :

Prawns : 1/2 Kg.
Onions : 2 medium sized.
Ginger - Garlic Paste :  2 tsp.
Coriander leaves : 1 tbsp ( finely chopped).
Kanda Lasun masala : 1- 2 tbsp.( http://vismayblog.blogspot.in/2011/03/maratha-style-foodie.html)

Marination :
  • The shells  has to be peeled off. Using a  pairing knife slice down the inside of the shrimp, to get rid of the digestive tract. This digestive track is thin black line or one can pull it out.
  • Add a tsp of salt and marinate for 1/2 hour. 
  • Heat around 2 tbsp of cooking oil in a pan, add finely diced onions. Saute for a couple minutes on medium flame till onion turns light brown. Than add ginger garlic paste, 1/2 tbsp of coriander leaves saute for a minute.
  • Add kanda lasun masla and prawns. Fry for a minute. Add 1 cup of water, put the lid on and cook  till most of  the water evaporates. When cooked prawns change their color to pinkish_red  and crawl themselves.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve with roti or chapati ( Indian Bread).