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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Raisin Bread / Currant Bread

Today we will be seeing another type of bread which has the cute currants or raisins in them.. This is a simple and straight white bread with raisins or currants added. The beauty of making bread at home is the versatility and the options you get to add or omit.. It is both fun and unique.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Bolani / Aloo Paratha

Bolani is Afghani Flat bread which is very similar to our stuffed paratha. Bolani is typically fried or baked. Today I have used potatoes and peas for the filling. Fillings can be any vegetable or combination of vegetables as per choice. I have tried both tawa version and baked version.. Loved the tawa version better. Serve this hot with curd or flavored mint chutney.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Onion Kulcha

For the next 3 days, we are going to be seeing 3 different types of Breads for this month’s BM. Kulcha is a famous Indian bread that tastes best when served hot. It is accompanied with a variety of dishes like paneer butter masala, channa masala etc, though the most common side is the chole (or channa masala). Kulcha can be done in many ways and onion kulcha is a common variety of kulcha. This recipe will make 5 kulchas. Stuffing is a personal choice, you can also add cumin seeds, chili powder, salt and chat masala.



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Murungakeerai Adai / Drumstick Leaves Adai

Murungakeerai / Drumstick Leaves is a very healthy green leafy vegetable. It is very rich in many vitamins, minerals, iron and calcium. There are many ways we use this leaf in our cuisine and the two commmon ways in our house are this adai and a kootu variety. This adai is very healthy and makes a great breakfast or evening tiffin. The quantity of the leaves added are personal choice.  You can use the batter immediately after grinding or store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Kuthiraivali Milagu Jeera Adai–Barnyard Millet Adai–Millet Recipes

Hope you all have enjoyed my Arisi Adai which is made with Parboiled rice. I saw a similar recipe here using Kuthiraivali (Barnyard Millet) and immediately tried it. I did make a few changes to the original recipe and we loved this adai.. Make sure you have the tawa on medium to medium high or the adai will become hard. You need to enjoy this adai piping hot.. You can serve this as-is. We enjoyed it with Coriander Coconut Chutney (recipe coming soon). The flavor of the pepper, coconut in this adai is amazing.. This recipe will give 6 adais of medium size.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Kambu Semiya Upuma – Millet Recipes

With the New Year brings New Year resolutions and a lot of people have “Eating healthy” or “Weight Management” as part of their resolution. Here I am with a recipe to help….I love visiting shops that healthy items like millets, many types of rice, many types of flour etc.. We learn so much about the ingredients available for us. But a lot of ingredients are new and unidentifible. I remember seeing black rice for the first time and did not even recognize it, but I was surely fascinated by it. Recently I saw various types semiya made with millets like semiya made with Kambu, Ragi, Whole Wheat. I once saw a TV show where they did upuma with Kollu Semiya. It was very similar to how I do with Ragi Semiya. Now I have tried Ragi semiya and it was delicious. Today I tried Kambu Semiya and it was even more tastier. Cut the vegetables and you have the delicious upuma ready in no time... This will serve 3 - 4. Kambu is Bajra in Hindi, Pearl Millet in English, Sajjalu in Telugu. Try this for a healthy breakfast or evening tiffin and you will be happy you did!!