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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bread Pakore



Bread Pakora






Ingredients

2 slices of firm Brown bread (U can use White Bread also)
Gram flour (besan): 1 cup
Sooji: 1 tbsp
Salt: to taste
Asafoetida (hing): a pinch
Cumin seeds (jeera): 1 tsp
Green chillies: 2 (finely chopped)
Tomato Sauce: 2 tbsp
Green Chutney: 2 tbsp
Water: 1/2 cup
Oil to fry

Method:

  • Mix all the dry ingredients together: Gram flour ,Sooji, Asafoetida, cumin seeds, and salt
  • Add the water slowly to make a smooth batter. (Batter should be the consistency of pancake batter or dosa batter.
  • Next, add the green chilies and cilantro. Mix well.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium high heat.
  • Remove the crust from all sides of the bread.
  • Slice the bread into 2 equal parts (triangle shape).
  • Now you have 4 slices on Bread into triangular shape
  • In one part  of Bread slice apply green chutney &  on another slice apply tomato sauce.
  • Put both the slices over each other.
  • Dip the bread slices in the Gram flour batter one at a time and slowley drop into the frying pan.
  • Fry the Pakoras until both sides are golden-brown. The pakoras will take about 4 to 5 minutes to cook.
  • Turn them occasionally.
  • The crispy, delicious Bread Pakoras are ready to serve.
  • Serve hot with tomato Ketchup and Tea or coffee










Saturday, March 29, 2014

Veg Calzone

                                                                               VEG CALZONE

I was planning to Prepare Calzone for a long time. But was not getting time to Prepare that. I have Bookmarked "Bell Pepper Calzones" from Divya Cook Book for making the calzone. But I was not very lazy to go out for grocery for purchasing the all kinds of pepper. So filling i have made as per my pantry availability.So I used Greeen Capsisum, boiled potato,Corn. and it really came out good. My hubby likes it and this made my day






Ingredients for outer Layer:

Instant Dry Yeast: 1&1/2 tbsp (I used Blue Bird)

Sugar:1 tbsp

Salt: a pinch

Oil: 1 tbsp

Warm Water: 3/4 Cup+3/4 Cup

Maida: 3 cups

For the filling

Oil - 2 tbsp

Boiled Sweet Corn: 1 cup

Boiled and mashed Potato: 1/2 cup

Onion - 1 big, finely chopped

Tomatoes - 2 medium, finely chopped

Bell peppers - 1 (finely chopped)

Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Tomato ketchup - 2 tbsp

Oregano: 1 tbsp

Red chilly Flakes: 1 tbsp

Pizza Mix: 1 tbsp

Black Pepper Powder: 1/2 tsp


Mozzarella cheese - 100 gms,grated




Method:

 ·         Mix together warm water,yeast,salt and sugar in a bowl.Let it rest for 2-3 minutes till frothy.

  •  In a big mixing bowl add flour and mix in salt.Pour the yeast mixture and start kneading the dough.Add more lukewarm water as required till you get a smooth dough

·         Smear some oil on the bowl in which the dough was mixed and place the dough in it to rise.

·         This will take around one hour. after one hour punch the dough again and let it rest for another 30-45 minutes

For the Filling:

·         In a frying Pan heat oil. Once oil is done  add onions and fry it for a minutes

·         Mix in chopped Capsicum, boiled sweet corn and saute for a minute.

·         Mix in the chopped tomatoes & mashed potatoes.

·         Add red chilly powder,salt and tomato ketchup and saute for 2-3 minutes.

·         Mix in the oregano, Pizza Mix, Black pepper Powder  red chilly flakes.

·         Mix well  and switch off the flame.

·         Punch down the dough and divide into 6 equal portions.Flour the counter top and roll the dough into a round shape approximately 7-8' diameter.

·         Place the filling-about 2 tbsp and top with the grated cheese and fold over.


·         Seal the edges .Brush the top of the calzones with the oil


·         Preheat the Microwave in 200C

·       Transfer the calzone to a baking sheet and bake in Pre heated oven at 200C for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

·         Serve Immediately


 


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sweet Corn and Soya Chunks Pulao

Sweet Corn and Soya Chunks Pulao




Ingredients:

Rice: 2 Cups
Cooked Soya Chunks: 1 cup
Sweet Corn: 1/2 cup (I have used frozen if you want you can use fresh )
Green Chillies: 2
Onion: 1 (finely sliced)
Tomato: 1 (Thinly sliced)
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Red Chilly Powder: 1/2 tsp
Biryani Masala: 2 tbsp
Curd: 1/4 cup
Salt: to taste
Oil; 2 tbsp


Method:

  • Wash Rice and soak in water for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add onion and green chillies and saute till onion become transparent
  • Now add tomatoes and cook till tomatoes becomes mashy.
  • Add Soya chunks and saute for 1 minute.Add Sweet corn and saute for another 2 minutes.
  • Add all the masala , curd and mix up every thing .
  • When everything turns mushy add rice and mix properly.
  • Add enough water to cook rice and cook till the rice is done.
  • Serve hot with raita of your choice.