Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tofu Paratha

           Its been a week time was not able to access internet or phone as we have moved to a new home and was totally busy with shifting work.Now only some how got settled and finally had time to post the recipe.After trying the  Avocado Paratha I thought of trying tofu paratha in the same manner and turned out nice and I found it a easy way to use tofu as I don’t like using tofu in any gravies as it is having a blend taste.So thought of sharing this tofu paratha.




Ingredients :

Wheat flour 1 1/2 cups
Tofu 200gm
Dhania powder 1 tsp
Red chillie powder 3/4th tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Salt Req
Garam masala 1/2 tsp

Method :

1.Remove the water content from the tofu and scrammble the tofu with your hands.

2. Add the tofu in the atta flour.

3. Now add the dry powders and start mixing with your hands.No need to knead the dough tightly.

4.Prepare like the usual roti batter.

5. Spread like the routine paratha/roti type and cook on the tawa.

6. Serve with any kind of gravies or raita.I served with rajma masal.



Notes :

1. If required use very less water.

2. No need the remove entire water from tofu.Let 10% of water be in tofu as we knead the batter it will be helpful.

3. You can add or remove any dry ingredients as per the taste.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Thalassery Veg Kurma-Kerala style|Side dish for roti


       After a hectic weeks of shifting,shopping and arranging things finally now only I am able to relax  and  got the time for blogging and posting the recipe. This Vegetable kurma recipe I tried out in thalassery style which my friend  shared with me and I would like to thank my friend who passed on this recipe as the veg kurma was so tasty my hubby liked it most.The secret here is he liked the kurma to have with rice rather then to have with roti/chapathi.That’s while even taking the photos I clicked with rice.Though I’m not a very big fan of kerala recipes,I liked this one a lot.

Ingredients :
Veggies 1 cup
Onion 1 big sized
Tomato 2 nos
Red chillie powder 1 tsp
Dhania powder 2 tsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon 1"-2" piece
Cardomom 2 nos
Cloves 2
Gingergarlic paste 1/2 tsp
Salt Req

To Grind :
Grated coconut 1/4 cup
Cashews 5 nos
Saunf 1/2 tsp

Seasoning :
Oil 1 tbsp
Ghee 1 tbsp
Cuming seeds 1/2 tsp

Method :
1. In a cooker pour the oil and do the seasoning.Then add the onion,ginger garlic paste.Crush cinnamon,cardamom and cloves with mortar and pestle and add along with the onions.Fry till the onions turns translucent and the raw smell of the g.g paste leaves.

saute onion
2.Now add the tomatoe’s and fry till the tomato turns mushy.

3. Now add the dry powders and sauté till the oil separates.

dry powders
4. Its time to pour the ground paste and give a few stir so that ground paste mixes well and the raw smell leaves.

grinded paste
5. Now add the chopped veggies and mix well.Finally add required water and salt.Close the lid and leave around 3 whistles.


6. After opening the lid of the cooker check for the water,salt and red  chillie powder.If interested can garnish with coriander leaves and serve with hot roti/chapathi.But if u do bit more tangy and spicy can even have with rice.

kurma 1

Notes :
1.Adding ghee along with oil helps the oil to separate nicely and thus we can sauté till we are able to see the oil and this is very helpful too.
2. Add tomato according to the tangy taste.
3. I used beetroot ,along with carrot,peas,potato and hence got the above color.If wish you can change the veggies as per the preference and also can skip beetroot.
4. Since I’m using frozen coconut all the gravies will have the oil floating look on the top.If your are using fresh coconut you wont get the look so nothing be panic seeing the above photos.
5.Try using  mortar and pestle is highly recommended and the powder crushed in the mortar and pestle gives a nice flavor.So do not use blender.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Avocado Paratha(Re-post)

Avocado Paratha
  When i was in India i was not aware of this veggie,but my sil use to tell that this was nice veggie,very healthy and she use to do paratha with this frequently.So after reaching here i referred few sites and finally ended up with this paratha which was tasty food Smileys and healthy too.Even we can prepare this in no time.

Ingredients :
Atta 1 1/2 cups
Ripe Avocado 2 nos
Onion(small sized) 1 no(finely chopped)
Dhania powder 1 tsp
Red chillie powder 3/4th tsp
Garam masala 1/4th tsp
Coriander leaves 2 tbsp(finely chopped) tsp
Lemon juice 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method :

1. Scoop the inner part of avocado and mash it nicely either with the hand or with potato masher and keep separately.
2.Add all the above ingredients one by one except atta.

3. Now add the atta and mix together without water and allow it to rest upto 15mins

4. Now prepare as normal parathas and fry in the pan.
5. Serve hot with any kind of raitas,i served with onion raita.

Notes :

1.Since my avocado was too ripe i didn't use potato masher or even water while mixing with atta.
2. Incase of adding water should be careful and shouldn't add too much of water.
3. Can play with the ingredients and dry powders of your choice.
4. Try not to avoid lemon juice as it helps to retain the color of avocado.