Sooji Toast – Simple Breakfast Recipe

Sooji Toast is something that I prefer to make when I am in a hurry and don’t have mood to cook. This is a simple breakfast recipe, you can add or omit any vegetables or spices  and make it taste different and yummy every time you make.

 

Serves – 2
Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 10 mins
Ingredients:

  • Semolina (coarse variety) – 1/2 cup
  • Yogurt (Curd) – 1/2 Cup
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies (finely chopped) – to taste
  • Tomato (finely chopped) – 1/2 no
  • Curry Leaves – few
  • Carrot (shredded) – 2 Tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Cilantro (finely chopped) – 1 Tbsp
  • Ginger (grated) – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder -pinch
  • Asafoetida – pinch
  • Bread Slices – 5 large
  • Ghee or oil – 3 tsp

Procedure :

Into a bowl add semolina and yogurt mix well and cover to rest until you chop up all the vegetables.

Then add in everything into the bowl except the bread slices and oil and mix with the yogurt and semolina.

Heat the pan and while that is getting ready, spread sooji and vegetable mixture onto one of the sides each bread slice and toast the bread on both sides with some oil or ghee until it turn golden in color on both the sides.

Broccoli and Lettuce Salad

If you are looking for a healthy, tasty and a colorful salad recipe, then give this one a try..You would definitely fall in love with this.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Brocolli (cut in small florets) – 1 head (blanched)
  • Iceberg Lettuce (torn into bite size pieces) – 2 big leaves (put in cold water until ready to use)
  • Zuchini (cubed) – 1/4 cup
  • Bell Peppers (Cubed) – 1/4 cup
  • Grapes – 1/4 cup
  • Cherry Tomatoes (Cut in halves) – 1/4 Cup
  • Carrot (julliened) – 1/4 Cup
  • Dressing:
  • Yogurt – 1/4 Cup
  • Salt & pepper – to taste
  • Cilantro (chopped) – 1/4 cup
  • Lemon Juice – to taste

Procedure:

  • Mix all the ingredients under dressing together until creamy. So the dressing for the salad is ready
  • Into a mixing bowl add in Lettuce, broccoli, pepers, Zuchini, tomatoes, grapes, carrot and add the prepared dressing.
  • Toss all these together until well mixed.
  • Serve immediately.

Jalebi – Indian Sweet Recipe

_DSC0018-001Any happy moment would be incomplete without a sweet dish. Jalebis are the most popular among the Indian Sweets. Traditionally Jalebi recipe needs atleast ten hours of fermentation, but nobody can wait so long to taste these crispy and juicy treats. So, finally came up with this quick and easy to make yeast free version.

 

 

 

 

 

Makes – 18 Jalebis
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 20 mins
Waiting time – 30 mins

Ingredients

  • All Purpose Flour – 1/2 Cup
  • Chickpea Flour – 1 Tbsp
  • Corn Flour – 1 Tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder – pinch
  • Yogurt – 1/2 Cup
  • Oil  – 1/2 Tbsp + for frying
  • Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp

For Sugar Syrup:

  • Sugar – little less than 3/4 cup
  • Water – 1/2 Cup
  • Saffron – few Strands
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tsp

Process:

For Batter

  • In a mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, corn flour, chickpea flour, turmeric powder, yogurt, oil, baking soda and mix everything together till nice and smooth. Cover the bowl to rest in a warm place to ferment.
  • I always prefer to rest the batter in my warm oven. So, preheat the oven to 200 F and turn OFF the oven. Place the batter with its lid on in the oven for 30 mins.
  • If you are living in a warm place just rest the batter on the countertop for 30 mins.

For Sugar Syrup:

  • Start preparing the syrup when it is 10 mins left for fermentation of the batter.
  • So for Sugar Syrup, heat the sauce pan on medium, add in the sugar and water. Keep mixing till the sugar completely melts.
  • Stop stirring the mixture once the sugar completely melts. Further boil the mixture for 5 mins or until it reaches one string consistency.
  • Add in the saffron, lemon juice and turn OFF the heat.

Frying the Jalebis

  • While preparing the sugar syrup, one can turn ON the heat and heat up the oil for frying the Jalebis. Heat the oil on LOW to MEDIUM.
  • Once the batter is fermented give it a final mix and pour in the batter into the ketchup bottle and shape into squiggles by pouring the batter into the oil. Make about 3 – 4 jalebis at a time (depending on the size of the pan) and fry for couple of mins on both the sides.
  • Once fried, remove from oil and  immediately transfer into the warm syrup and let them sit for 30 secs. Allow them to soak in the syrup on both the sides. Take them out and serve immediately.
  • Carry on the same process with the remaining batter by frying them in batches and soaking them in warm syrup for 4 – 5 times or until the batter is done.

 

Amaranth Curry

This is a healthy, easy, tasty dish. I usually make whenever I get the fresh Amaranth Leaves in the market. A great way to add Greens into your diet..
Try this easy recipe and u’ll surely get back to me and ask for some more recipes of this kind… :)

Serves – 2 
Preparation Time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 10 mins
Ingredients:

  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic (chopped) – 2 pods
  • Onion (chopped) – 1/2 cup
  • Amaranth Leaves (washed, rinsed, drained and chopped) – 2 cups
  • Toor Dal – 4 Tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – to taste
  • Dry shredded coconut powder – 3 Tbsp
  • Salt – to taste

Procedure:

Into a pan heat oil, season the oil with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, garlic and cook for 30 secs till garlic changes its color and mustard seeds stop popping completely.

Add in onion and cover to cook for 2 mins

Add in the amaranth leaes and cook along with the onion.

Meanwhile in a sauce pan add toor dal and 1/2 cup to 1 cup of water and boil the dall until soft but retains its shape. Frain the dal and run the dal under cold water to remove extra starch and make them non sticky.Don’t throw away the water use it while preparing the sambar or any soup recipes.

Add the cooked dal to the cooked onion mixture and add red chilli powder, dry shredded coconut powder, turmeric powder,salt and cover to cook on lower flame for 2 mins.

Eggless Donuts – Eggless Baking

Glazed donuts with title & more sizeDonuts can be made in so many ways, but glazed donuts have always been a classic. So here I share my recipe for the simple Eggless Glazed Donuts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Warm Water – 1 Cup
  • Sugar – 3 Tbsp
  • Yeast – 7 gms
  • All Purpose Flour – 300 gms +1/4 Cup extra for rolling
  • Dry Milk Powder – 3 Tbsp
  • Vegetable Shortening – 3 Tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Powdered Sugar/ Confectionary Sugar/ Icing Sugar – 1 Cup
  • water – 1 Tbsp or more if required
  • Vanilla Essence – few drops
  • Castor Sugar – 1/4 Cup for making sugar coated donuts
  • Oil – for deep frying

Process:

  • Add in the yeast, sugar to the warm water. Mix well. Let the mixture sit in a warm place for 5- 10 mins
  • Into a mixing bowl, add milk powder.Mix well until combined. Keep this ready.
  • By this time the yeast mixture should be frothy.
  • Into a food processor, add in the dry mixture hta we just made.
  • Slowly add the yeast mixture and run the processor.
  • Once the dough starts to pull from the sides of the bowl, add in the salt to the processor.
  • Run the processor for 1 min.
  • The dough should be ready.
  • It should be slightly sticky ans smooth.
  • If it is dry add more water and run again.
  • If you find it very sticky, add more flour, Tbsp at a time and run the processor till you get a smooth dough.
  • Once the dough is perfect, add the shortening.
  • Run the processor for 30 secs.
  • Get the dough out onto a lightly dusted work surface.
  • Give the dough a final knead.
  • Transfer the dough into a lightly greased bowl.
  • Rest the dough covered in a warm place for 1 hr or until it doubles in the size.
  • After 1 hr, transfer the dough onto a lightly dusted work surface.
  • Punch the dough. Knock out all the air from the dough.
  • Roll the dough into 1/4 inch thick diameter circle.
  • Using a cutter or a back of any glass, cut the rolled out circle into 4 inch diameter circles.
  • Cut the center of each circle with a smaller cutter or using a bottle cap. This way you get the donut holes.
  • Remove the donut holes. keep them aside covered. So that they don’t dry out.
  • Remove the extras. Keep the donuts covered.
  • Gather the extras to form into a dough and roll it again.
  • Follow the process of shaping them to get more donuts.
  • Repeat this process till you are done with all the dough.
  • Transfer all the donuts and the donut holes onto a lightly floured baking sheet and keep them covered.
  • Rest them in some warm place for 30 mins or until doubled.
  • While the donuts are rising, prepare the sugar glaze.
  • So into a mixing bowl, add in the icing sugar, vanilla extract.
  • Add water gradually, a tsp of water at a time into the sugar mixture.
  • Keep mixing simultaneously.
  • So that you get a smooth, thick sugar glaze. It should have flowing consistency.
  • Heat the oil for deep frying, once the donuts are doubled.
  • Oil should be medium hot.
  • Carefully slide the dounuts into the medium hot oil and fry till golden on both the sides.
  • Take them out from the pan.
  • Repeat this process of frying with all the donuts.
  • When the donuts are still warm, dip them into the sugar glaze on both the sides.
  • Rest them on a wire rack with a baking sheet underneath to catch all the extra glaze.
  • Dip them twice if you need more glaze.
  • You can reuse the same dripped frosting without wasting.
  • For sugar coated donuts, dunk the donuts into castor sugar and roll them so that they coat the sugar well.
  • Repeat the process with all the dinuts.
  • Enjoy immediately.

 

 

 

 

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Ingredients

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Spinach & Rice Balls with Title and frame

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Jun 16

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