Showing posts with label crispy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crispy. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Maddur Vada ( NoMaida )

Maddur Vada is a fried fritter which has become very famous. It can be prepared in many ways. I have used wheat flour and little semolina/rava and rice flour.


Maddur is a small place near Mandya in Karnataka/India. May be this type of Vada is prepared first time in this place and must have got the name as Maddur Vada. You can lots of vendors selling Maddur Vada even in trains and bus stops.
I have used prestige vegetable cutter to cut onions, curry leaves and green chilly. The vegetable chopper helps to chop onions into thin pieces and it helps very much for mixing all the ingredients.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Rice Flour : 2 Cups
Wheat Flour : 2 Tablespoons
Rava/Semolina/Medium sized : 1/2 Cup
Onions : 2  (Medium sized)
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Curry Leaves : One handful
Salt : As required
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Cooking Oil : 1 Cup + 2 Tablespoons


Method :

1. Remove the outer layer of onions and wash it.  Cut it into big pieces ( 1 into 4 )
2. Wash green chilly, curry leaves and keep it aside.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and dry roast wheat flour till the raw smell goes off.  ( 2 to 3 minutes).
4. Take a big bowl and put rice flour and rava/semolina. Add roasted wheat flour to it. Add required salt.


5. Now chop onions, green chilly and curry leaves into small pieces.
( I have used a prestige chopper to chop all the above ingredients).

6 Put all the cut onion mixture to rice flour bowl.
7. Keep a small pan on the fire and put 2 tablespoons of oil. Heat it till its hot.
8. Pour this hot oil on the rice flour and leave it to cool.

9. Mix it well and then add water and prepare thick dough. ( Be careful while adding water).
10. Divide the dough into small portion.

11. Wet /take a drop of oil to your palm, take a small portion of dough and flatten with your fingers.
12. Keep  a frying pan on the fire. Add oil and heat.
13. Fry flattened Madduru vada in low and medium flame. Fry on both sides till golden brown.


14. Remove it from the hot oil and put it on  kitchen tissue.
15. Repeat the same and prepare the remaining vada.


16. Maddur Vada is nice to eat with a cup of coffee or tea or at any time of the day.


Note :

Do not put more water while preparing the dough. It the dough turns watery add little rava or rice flour to make the dough bit thick. Adding more hot oil might turn Vadas very soft and it might break in to small pieces while frying. Adding more onion is optional. Adding garlic to vada is optional.
I have not added garlic, since I do not like it. Let the dough be bit thick. I have used prestige manual chopper to cut onions, chilly and curry leaves. It helps the vegetables cut very thin, easy and avoids messy work.
Time : 30 to 40 Minutes.
Serves : 15 to 20 Maddura Vada can be prepared. According to size.

 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Crispy Chakkuli

Chakkuli /Cripsy Chakkuli/ Muruku/Chakli is loved by almost all people in the world. Crispy chakkulis are very good snack for all the age group. There are varieties of chakkuli available in the shops. But it is always better to eat home made food. Here is a Crispy Chakkuli tried by me. I am sure you all love to have it and do prepare and enjoy each bit of it.
I have used rice flour, thick variety of Avalakki/Aval/Poha and roasted chenna/Hurikadale/Pottu kadale.


Chakkulis are favourite of many and you can munch them at any time of the day. Good for kids snack box, travelling, ladies kitty party, festival or feast and any other type of parties to serve as starters.
We do love chakkuli and I always try different types of chakkuli recipes from different pages /groups whatsapp extra. This particular chakkuli recipe is from Indira Upadya's post in Healthy Home made food. The chakkulis were so inviting and it made me crave for chakkuli.  I did changes according to my taste and prepared chakkuli and they turned out crispy and crunch.We all loved it very much.
Let us see the recipe  :

Ingredients :

Rice flour : 2 1/2 to 3 cups.
Avalakki : Thick :  1 Cup
Roasted Chenna/Huri Kadale/ Pottu Kadale : 1/2 Cup
Butter : 1 to 1  1/2  Tablespoons
Sesame Seeds : 1 Tablespoon
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon 
Chilly Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Salt :As required 
Water : As required 
Cooking Oil : 2 Cups


Method : 

1. Clean and dry grind Avalakki into powder form. 
2. Dry roast chenna slightly and dry grind it when it cools. Keep it aside. Dry roast rice flower for a minute and let it cool. 
3. Take a big bowl and put rice flour, powdered avalakki, powdered roasted chenna.
4. Add Butter, salt, chilly powder, sesame seeds and jeera/cumin seeds.
5. Mix all the ingredients nicely and then add required water slowly and prepare chakli dough. Kneed it the dough well. 


6. Kneed the dough nicely and divide the dough in to small portions.


7. Keep a frying pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and let it get heated. 
8. Take one portion of the chakkuli dough and fill in the chakkuli mould.
9. Press chakkuli on a plate or a wet towel. Put already pressed chakkuli in hot oil.


10. Let it fry on medium heat. Fry on both sides. Remove and put it on a kitchen towel/tissue.

11. Repeat the same and prepare rest of chakkuli.


12. Serve or eat whenever you feel like. Store it once it is cooled in a air tight box/bottle.

Note :

1. Dry grind avalakki into thin powder. Or it might stuck in the chakkuli plate while preparing chakkuli and is difficult to press chakkuli dough.
2. Avalakki absorbs water and the dough might turn hard. Take care of the dough and cover with wet clean towel. ( After preparing the dough). 
3. Kneed the dough well once again while inserting the dough into chakkuli mould. (It should be soft not watery). 
4. Fry chakkuli on medium heat. Fry nicely till they turn golden brown. Turn the other side and fry it. 
Adding more jeera/sesame seeds, chilly powder is optional. 
5. Adding more butter turns the dough very soft and it might absorb more oil. 
6. Try the small quantity first and then try the large quantity. ( Is always better to try small quantity).
7. Add more chilly powder makes the chakkuli very spicy. ( Not that good for kids and elders).
Time : 40 Minutes.
Serves : 25 to 30 Chakkulis can be prepared. (According to shape and size).

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Foxtail Millet & Mixed dal Dosas

Here I have tried using dals and foxtail mellet. 
varities of dosas can be prepared using this dough, like plain dosas (Crispy as choice), Masala dosa, (Using potato dry curry), paddu, onion dosa etc.
You can even prepare dosa as soon as you grind the dough. ( Optional) (Fermented is better and good).
Foxtail millet/Navane is one of the healthy Millet and using millet in daily life has become more popular these days .Millets are getting more and more popular. I have used mixed dals & Foxtail millet and prepared plain dosa and Masala Dosa. Dosa  came out crispy, yummy and need not to say we loved it. I even tried the fresh ground dough which was just ground and it turned soft and nice.
I have used foxtail millet, moong, toor, urid and channa dal with little Avalakki/flattened rice.
Millets are known as "Siri Dhanya " in Kannada langurage/Karnataka/India. This foxtail millet is known as Navane or Navanakki in Kannada. (ನವಣೆ ಅಥವಾ ನವಣಕ್ಕಿ), Kaon dhana in Bengali, Kooralu in Telugh and Kangani in Hindi.
Millets are known for their healthy properties, they are gluten free, rich in fiber and helps to control diabetes and high blood pressure.
Adding  little dry ginger powder helps to avoid the gas contained in dals. It acts as antioxidants and helps to digest the food easily. 
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients

Foxtail Millet : 3 Cups
Urid dal : 1/2 Cup
Moong Dal : 1/2 Cup
Toor dal : 1/2 Cup
Channa Dal : 1/2 Cup
Avalakki : 2 Handful ( Nearly 1/2 Cup)
Methi Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
1 Teaspoon of ginger :
Salt : As It required


Method :

1. Wash and soak all the ingredients together except avalakki/flattened rice/poha. and methi seeds.

 2. Grind it after 3 to 4 hours with required water and remove from the grinder.
3. Put it in a big bowl and add required salt and ginger powder. Let it ferment. (Over night or 6 to 8
hours).
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4. In the morning or when you are ready to prepare dosa, mix the dough well. The dough is ready to use it.
Now let us try the plain dosas :

 Plain Dosa :

Things Needed
Fermented dough  : 1 Big bowl
Ghee/Cooking oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Method : Keep the pan on the fire and heat. Clean the pan nicely. (No oil should be there on the tava). Use a clean cloth or kitchen to clean the tava.
2. Mix the dosa dough and a ladle of dough and spread it on hot tava/pan. Let the flame be very low.
3. Now sprinkle oil/ghee on the top and cook on medium and low flame for 1 to 2 minutes.


4. Remove the dosa from the pan and serve hot Foxtail Millet dosa with a side dish of your choice.

Note :

The consistency of the dough should be not very thich. Dp not heat the pan fully with oil and then try to do dosa will stick to the pan. Be careful and clean the pan and remove the oil completely. Spread the dough slowly so that it turns as thin as you want. Adding ghee/oil is option.
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4

Masla dosa :



Things Needed :
Fermented dough : 1 Big bowl
Oil /Ghee : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Potato Onion dry curry : 1 Bowl.
Method :
1. Keep a dosa pan on the fire and clean it with a kitchen tissue.
2. Mix the dosa dough nicely and take a ladle full of dough and spread it on the tava. (Let the flame be very low while spreading around the dough. Or it stick to the pan and you will not be able to spread it nicely.

3. Let it cook on medium flame once you finish spreading the dough . Let it cook on 1 to 1 minutes.
4. Cover and cook on low flame for a minute. Dosa turns crispy on low flame.
5. Add some oil or ghee on the top. Take one or two tablespoon of potato dry palya and close dosa with both sides.

6. Let it be there for a minute. Now remove ready Foxtail Millet Masala dosa and serve with the side dishes you have prepared.





Note :

Do not put dough when the flame is high or the pan is too hot. Sprinkle some water on the top of tava and let it cool. Reduce the flame to be low. Clean the tava with clean cloth or kitchen tissue. Adding chutney powder on the dosa and then placing dry potato palya is optional. I have not done it. Using ghee taste better.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 People

Dry Potato curry /Palya

Boil 3 to 4 potatoes and peel off the outer layer. Smash it and keep them aside. Cut 3 to 4 onions, 2 green chilly, curry leaves (5 to 6) (wash it before cutting) and keep it aside.
Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add 2 Tablespoons of oil, mustard seeds and urid dal. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add curry leaves and cut green chilly. Fry for a minute. Add cut onions and fry till they turn golden brown. Add salt, turmeric powder and smashed potatoes. Mix it well and add washed, cut coriander leaves. Dry Potato Curry is ready for Masala dosa.

Dosas prepared with fresh ground dough which is not fermented.

You can also prepare dosas as soon as you grind the dough. Add required salt to ground dough.
Prepare dosas and serve with your choice of side dish.



Dosas are soft when you use the dough which is not fermented.

Time for soaking 3 to 4 Hours. Fermentation : 6 to 8 hours.
You can prepare dosas as you like it ..
Njoy..Happy Millet ..Healthy Millet, Yummy Millet....
Type : Indian/South Indian.

Coconut Chutney


Grind fresh coconut, little tamarind, 2 green chilly and required salt with little water. Let it be soft and paste consistency. Remove it from the mixi jar and add mustard, curry leaves and ingh seasoning. Coconut chutney is ready to serve.