Showing posts with label wheat flour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wheat flour. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mooli -Sambrani Parata ( Radish - Chinese Potato Parata)

Mooli/Moolangi/Radish and Sambrani combination Parata is an excellent dish to enjoy. Mooli /Radish is good for easing the digestion and Sambrani/Chinese Potato/Wild potato is full of fiber.


 You all know about preparing Mooli Parats. Yes it is the same mooli parata which we prepare. Grating and adding mooli gratings to wheat flour and mix it and roll it. But here it is a little more work for you. How about stuffing some dry curry and rolling out as parata?

 It is always the case with me that I prepare some dry curry for lunch ( I love dry curries with plain rice 😉  and when one portion is left and is used for parata stuffing and it turns out to be yummy. You need to know about the vegetable You use. So that your end product will be surely liked by your people. ( Remember that brinjals, cucumber etc can not be stuffed easily and I do not know about the taste because I never try them. They are good to have as side dish).
I have used Sambrani dry curry , Radish, coriander leaves, garam masala and wheat flour for parata.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Sambrani /Chinese Potato /Wild Potato : 1 Bowl
Mooli/Moolangi/Radish : 1 ( Medium sized)
Ghee : 1 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves : 1 Bundle (Small)
Garam Masala : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Wheat flour : 2 to 3 Cups.
Oil : 4 to 5 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash and scrape out the outer layer of Mooli and grate it. Wash coriander leaves and cut into small pieces.

2. Smash Sambrani/Wild potatoes and smash it slightly. Keep it aside.
3. Take a big bowl and put wheat flour, ghee, grated radish, cut coriander leaves, salt and garam masala. Mix all the ingredients nicely.
4. Add required water and prepare the dough. Keep it aside.


5. Divide the parata dough into small portions. Keep some dry flour to roll the parata.
6. Take a small portion and  roll it slightly.
7. Put a tablespoon of  Sambrani dry curry (half smashed) and pull all the sides to middle and make like a ball shape. (Stuffing).
8. Dip this stuffed dough in dry wheat flour and roll slowly and give a round shape.


9. Keep a tava/pan on the fire and heat. Clean it with tissue or clean towel.
10. Put rolled parata and put some oil around. (A teaspoon).

11. Cook on both sides. ( Cook parata on low and medium flame).

12. Now the Hot Mooli -Sambrani Parata is ready to serve.

13. Repeat the same with remaining dough and the curry.

14. Serve " Mooli -Sambrani Parata with the side dish you have prepared and a cup of curd.

15. We had " Mooli - Sambrani Parata " with coconut chutney and curd.

Note :

Do not add much water while mixing mooli gratings. Add water slowly and little by little to prepare the dough. Smashing the dry curry completely is optional. ( I just smashed a little and while rolling it is completely smashed. Roll the parata slowly or it might stick to roller. Adding more /less oil is optional. Do not add much spice while preparing the dough. The stuffing adds to the taste. Adding any other spice like chat masala, amechur powder or pav bhaji masala is optional.
Time : 40 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4  (According to the size ).

Preparation of Sambrani Dry curry 

Wash and remove all the mud part from Sambrani and pressure cook for 5 to 6 minutes with little water. (Same as cooking potatoes). Remove the outer layer and wash sambrani nicely.
Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add mustard seeds, jeera and ingh. Let mustard splutter. Add curry leaves. (Cut into thin). Add cooked Sambrani and stir nicely. Add turmeric powder, salt and chilly powder. Let it cook on low flame for 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in between. Add cut coriander leaves and mix it well. Sambrani/wild potatoes dry curry is ready to serve. It goes well with curd rice and as a side dish.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wheat - Millet flour Cake

This cake was prepared for my son Ravi' s birthday. Just tried this wheat -millet cake and it came out very well and superb outcome. It is easy, simple and healthy cake. 



It is always nice to bake a cake for the family members. I do prepare most of the time. We had a get together at Son Ravi's house.
I have used wheat flour, millet flour/jolada hittu/ sorghum flour, curd, vanilla essence, coco powder, and other ingredients.
Now a days I started using millet flours instead of maida. This recipe has no oil and without much of hassle.

No egg, No White Sugar, No Maida = Wheat - Millet Flour Recipe

Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Wheat flour : 1 Cup
Millet Flour : 1 /2 Cup
Coco Powder : 3 Tablespoons
Jaggery : 3/4 Cup (I used Joni bella /Organic jaggery)
Baking powder : 1 Teaspoon
Baking soda : A pinch
Salt : A pinch
Curd : 1 Cup
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
Almond flakes : 2 Teaspoons (Optional)
Lemon : 1 Teaspoon ( 1/2 of one lemon)
Vanilla Essence : A few drops. ( 2 to 3 ).
Dates : 15 to 20 (Optional)

Method :

1. Sieve wheat flour, millet flour, coco powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt together. (Sieve twice so that it mixes well).



2. Take a big bowl and add curd, jaggery and ghee. Mix it well using a tablespoon or eggbeater.

3. Add lemon and stir nicely. Add vanilla essence and stir for another 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Add sieved flour and mix it slowly. Let it mix well.

5. Take a baking tray and apply oil /ghee and pour the ready cake mix.


Just tap it slowly so that it spreads around and evens the cake mix. Spread some almond flakes on the top.

 6. Preheat the oven for 5 minutes and place the cake tray in the oven. Bake it for 30 to 35 minutes.


7. Check the cake is done with a edge of knife or spoon. Prick it slowly and the cake should not stick to the knife edge. So cake is done.
8. Remove it from the oven and place it on the top to cool down.

9. Remove the seeds from the dates and smash it nicely. Make a ball shape.
10. Roll the date mixture on the butter paper /banan leaf to get it spread.


11. Place this flattened dates mixture on the top of the cake and  rap it around the cake.Press a little.

12. This rapping of dates mixture adds to the taste. Cut and serve with a cup of coffee or tea or whenever you want to.

Note :

Use of dates is optional. It is just an creative work and adds to the taste. You must use soft dates.
You can add little milk if you feel the cake dough is thick.
While mixing the flour to wet ingredients let it be bit slow and it should be done on one direction.
If you are using normal jaggery powder, soak it in curd and it melts. You need to mix it well.
Adding ghee is purely optional. I have added.
Time : 40 Minutes
Serve : According to your wish. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Wheat -Rava Cake

Here comes Christmas and the celebration starts. We do enjoy wishing people, having a piece of cake , cookies etc etc etc.
Even facebook pages are loaded with varieties of cakes. i too thought of preparing a healthy cake using wheat flour and rava/semolina. It has turned as perfect cake and let us enjoy together having a yummy and healthy cake and say Merry Christmas and happy new year 2018 to All.

Here we go :
I have used Ashirvad wheat flour and medium size rava, cooking oil and little bit of ghee, sugar, cinnamon. Added little dates also.
No egg in this Wheat -Rava Cake.

Things Needed :

Wheat flour : 1 1/2 Cup
Medium size Rava : 1/2 Cup
Sugar : 3/4 Cup
Cooking Oil : 1/2 Cup
Curd : 1/2 Cup
Milk : 1/4 Cup
Cinnamon stick : 1/4 inch
Sal : A pinch
Baking Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Baking Soda : 1/4 Teaspoon

Method :

1. Sieve wheat flour and rava, baking powder,salt and baking soda altogether.


2. Put sugar in mixi jar and powder it. Add oil and curd and churn it nicely till it turns smooth paste.

3. Add milk and, cinnamon stick and grind it for 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Now shift the ground mixture to a big bowl and mix the flour mixture slowly. Add little milk if the dough turns very hard.
5.Let it mix well. No lump should be remained.
6. Apply ghee on the baking tray and sprinkle little wheat flour on it. Spread it well.
7. Pour the ready mixture to a tray and tap the tray to spread the dough evenly.


8. Bake it with 180 degree celcius for 35 to 40 minutes. (Oven baked). Remove it from oven and let it be there on the top for for 5 minutes. ( After baking just leave it there).
9. Insert a knife edge to make sure the cake is done. (It does not stick to the edge of the knife).

10. Cut it once it is cooled. Enjoy with a cup of coffee/tea or whenever you want it.


Note :

You can use thin variety of rava. (optional). Use of butter /ghee instead of oil is optional. Use of rose essence instead of cinnamon is optional. You can also prepare this cake in pressure cooker. Remove the gasket from the lid. Do not use weight. Place a plate or bowl inside the pressure cooker and place the cake dough container on the top. Close the lid and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. If the cake turns hard pour some milk and mix it well. (It should be bit thicker than idli dough). I have used mixi jar to churn the ingredients. Use of egg beater, cake mixer is optional.
Time : 40 Minutes. 
20 Small pieces can be done.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Patrode Dough Pooris

Eating Pooris is fun at any time. Morning /evening or dinner the soft , fluffy , puffed pooris are ,u favourite of mine too. Kids love to have these Pooris.( Fried lovers ☺☺☺).

Different varieties of Pooris are prepared these days. Innovation and the thirst of learning, cooking has turned the whole world into fun affair and interesting.

Though I am also a fan of cooking, I do stick to olden and traditional way of cooking most of the time. I am not in favour of any market bought sauce, jam or cream. They might be healthy ( I am not sure). I feel though cooking has come a long way, one needs to keep in mind  is " Health". It is more important than any thing.
Ok. Here  I have used the patrode dough and prepared this " Patrode dough Pooris".
There was little dough remaining after preparing Patrode.(Everyone's favourite in our home). Pooris also loved by my sons and hubby. So the next morning I had the idea of using this remaining dough kept in the fridge and tried these " Wonderful Pooris ".
 Poories are one of the good breakfast that you can have in the morning. It helps you to full for a long time. The whole day activity makes the digestion easy and good. Your body needs oiling and it helps to provide the need. ( At least once in a while it is ok to have the oily food and it is my opinion too ).
Let us see the recipe Now :                                                                                 

Things Needed: 

Wheat flour: 2 Cups.
Patrode spice : 2  to 3 Table spoons.
Salt : to taste.
Oil:  2 Cups (For frying).
                                           

Method:

1. Mix wheat flour, patrode spice and little salt together and prepare poori dough using little water if needed.
2. Now divide the dough into small ball size and roll out pooris.


3. Keep a frying pan on the fire and put oil and heat. Fry pooris on both sides.


4. Fry these pooris on medium and high flame.Put it on a kitchen tissue so that extra oil is observed.
5. Serve the pooris with a cup of curd.
                                                   

Note: 

 Use water only if it quired. Prepare pooris as soon as you prepare poori dough. Or it may take lot of oil. Do not use stale Patrode dough. No need to add any oil or ghee while preparing the dough.

Serves: 3 
Time : 15 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.


           Preparing Patrode Hittu Spices. 

Coconut : 1 Cup
Coriander seeds : I full fist ; (3 to 4 Tablespoons)
Tamarind : 2 Gooseberry sized
Jaggery : 3 to 4 Tablespoons.(Powdered)
Jeera /Cumin seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Turmeric Powder : A pinch.
Raw rice : 2 cups
Method :
Soak rice for 2 to 3 hours. Soak tamarind for 5 minutes and grind it with all the above ingredients. (Use clean tamarind to grind. Or you can soak tamarind and squeeze out the pulp and then use the pulp). Add rice and grind it nicely. Add salt and give a churn  and remove the dough from mixi jar.


Note :

Use only required dough to prepare poori. The rest can be used for preparing choice of your favourite dishes like, adding any edible leaves and preparing rotti, adding onions and preparing dosa, adding cut capsicum (capsicum dosa), adding carrots and carrot dosa or rotti etc.

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