Thursday, 24 May 2012
Dry chickpeas/kabuli chana - 1 & 1/2 cups
Onions sliced-2 medium
Tomato - 1( not too ripe)
Green chilly - 1
Garlic pods - 3 crushed
Ginger- 1 small piece crushed
Chilly powder - 1 tsp( can use more,if u want spicy,for my kids i always reduce)
Corriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Corriander leaves - to garnish
Tamarind - 1 small lemon size ( optionl,if u want it a bit sour)
Water - 2 cups
Salt - as required
Oil - 4 tbsp
1.Soak chana in water over night or 6 to 8 hours.Drain,wash and cook in a pressure cooker adding 2 cups of water,salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder in medium flame upto 4 whistles and allow it to rest until pressure
released( if not cooked,cook again till well cooked and soft for upto 2 whistles,take care not to burn,it depends on the soaking time,if its soaked well overnight,it gets cooked soon)
If u dont have enough time to soak chana or forgot ,boil chana with enough water in a pan and tightly cover using a lid as it is and rest for 1 hour and use.
Recipe source : Shabs cuisine
All purpose flour /maida - 2 cups
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Semolina - 2 1/2 tbsp
Curd - 2 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Water - 3/4 cup
Oil - to deep fry
1.In a bowl,take 2 cups of all purpose flour.
2.Add 1/2 tsp baking powder
3.Add 1tsp sugar.
4.Add 2 1/2 tbsp semolina/rava and salt to it and mix well.
5.Take 2 tbsp curd in a measuring cup.
6.Add 3/4th cup of water to curd and mix well.
7.Add this curd + water mixture into the dry ingredients and knead well to make a tight dough.(Sprinkle 1 or 2 tbsp water,if its too tight).
8.Keep it covered in a warm place for atleast 2 hours.
9.Divide the dough into 4 portions,transfer 1 portion of the dough to a floured surface and roll it.(apply flour accordingly,dat it dont stick)
10.Using a cutter,cut this into pieces vertically and horizontally.Place in a plate without sticking to each other and do the same with remaining dough.
11.Heat enough oil in a deep kadai in medium flame.
12.When hot ( jus drop a pinch dough and if it rises,oil is ready)drop the flattened dough .
14.Flip it over and fry until lightly golden all over.
15.Take it off and do the same with rest and serve hot with chana masala or any other non veg curries.
To make it easier i do this way or else u can make small lemon size balls and roll into thin discs using chapathi roller.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Ice cream (any) - 1 scoop (i used butter scotch)
Instant cofee powder - 1 tsp
Water - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 tsp
Choco chips - 1 or 2 to garnish
or can use any nuts
1.In a pan ,boil water and add the coffee and sugar,mix well.
2.Place the ice cream in a serving bowl.
3.Pour the prepared coffee over the ice-cream and garnish with choco chips.
4.Serve immediately......or else it will melt