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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Wheat - Millet - Urid Dosa

Wheat - Millet /Jola - Urid Dosa is a healthy breakfast or snack food. It is simple and quick. It is diet, diabetic friendly Dosa and every one can enjoy having this dosa.


I have used urid dal, Wheat flour and Millet flour.
I have done in this way. Soak Urid dal and grind. In a bowl mix Millet and wheat flour with little water and grind it with required water. Now mix urid dal batter and mixed flour batter. Add required salt. Leave it for 5 minutes. Healthy Wheat - Millet - Urid dal dosa batter is ready to prepare dosa. The batter can be used as soon as you grind  or it can be fermented for 5 to 6 hours and then prepare dosa. The fresh batter turns dosa soft and the fermented batter helps the dosa to be crispy.
Diabetic Friendly, diet friendly, Millet Dosa / Dose is good for breakfast / snack or even dinner.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Urid dal : 1/2 Cup
Wheat flour : 1 Cup
Millet flour : 1 Cup
Salt : As required
Water : As required
OIl /Ghee : As required


Method :

1. Wash and soak Urid dal for 2 to 3 hours and grind it. Use required water. Keep it aside.


2. Take a bowl, add wheat and millet flour. Mix it with little water and grind it together.






3. Take a big bowl, add ground urid dal and millet flour mix. Add required salt. Mix it well. Leave
the batter for 5 minutes. Dosa batter is ready to prepare dosa.


4. Keep a dosa pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle some oil on it. Clean it with a clean kitchen tissue.
5. Take a ladle of wheat millet urid dosa batter and spread it on the tava. Let the fire on medium flame.

6. Add little oil on the top. Cover and cook for a minute. Turn the other side and cook for 30 seconds.
7. Wheat - Millet - Urid Dosa is ready to serve.


8. Serve with a side dish you have prepared. Add little ghee/butter on the top and serve.

9. Prepare dosas with remaining dosa batter.

Note :

Dosa batter consistency should be bit loose. So that it spreads easily and dosa turns crisp.
Adding ghee or butter while preparing dosa is optional. As I said earlier you can ferment the batter and prepare nice dosas. (It turns crisp and nice).
Time : Urid dal soaking time 2 to 3 hours + grinding 5 to 10 minutes + preparing dosa 20 minutes.
If fermenting another 5 to 6 hours.
Serves : 3 to 4.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Urid - Moong Dal Kadubu

" Eat breakfast like a king  lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper " is an old saying.
Yes, you need to eat breakfast nicely. That helps you stay healthy for a long duration. But you should also note one should eat good healthy breakfast. Here is such one breakfast  prepared using urid and moong dal. Dals/legumes are healthy and rich in proteins.


I have used Urid dal, moong dal, very little amount of rava / semolina, pepper, ginger, curry leaves and green chilly. 
I call this food as Kadubu because it is fermented and steamed food. We can call it as spicy kadubu or tatte kadubu. You can try out dokla which is very famous Gujarathi /Rajastani food. You can add seasoned mustard and bit of sugar /jaggery mixture on the top with coconut gratings. 
You can have any type of chutney or gojju. We had this kadubu with pickle, Curry leaves chutney powder and Kesu /colocasia gojju / curry.
This Urid - Moong Dal Kadubu is good for breakfast, as snack in the evening and for dinner. 
Let us see the recipe Now :

Things Needed : 

Urid dal : 1 Cup 
Moong Dal : 1 cup
Rava /Semolina : 1 Handful : Optional
Pepper Pods : 6 to 8 
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8
Coriander leaves :  2 Tablespoons
Salt : To Taste
Asafoetida : A little 
Eno Salt : 3/4 Tablespoon

Method :

1. Wash and soak urid dal and moong dal for 2 to 3 hours.


2. Grind it with pepper pods with required water. ( Grind it nicely ).
3. Remove from the mixi jar and put the batter in a big bowl. Add salt and mix it well.

4. Let it ferment for over night or 5 to 6 hours.
5. Wash and cut coriander leaves, curry leaves, washed - grated ginger and mix it with the batter.
6. Add a little asafoetida and mix it well. Add a handful of rava and mix it. (2 to 3 tablespoons)
7. Apply ghee or oil to two bowls or plates . I used one cooker container and a round plate.


8. Mix all the ingredients nicely and add 1teaspoon of eno. Mix it well and pour it to the plate and the container.

9. Keep a pressure cooker or idli cooker on the fire and put some water. Place a bowl inside.
10. Keep the batter filled bowl and the plate inside the cooker and cover its lid.
11. Let it cook for 25 to 30 minutes. 


12. Remove the cooker lid and prick the knife edge to cooked kadubu to know it is done. ( Cooked completely)
13. Remove it from the cooker and leave it for few seconds. Sprinkle some water on the top and cut kadubu into half and quarter. 


14. Remove it from the plate and put it to a serving plate. 


15. Serve with the side dish you have prepared and a spoon of fresh ghee.

Note : 
Grind dals with required water. Adding pepper while grinding helps to reduce the gas content in dals.
The batter should be fermented well to get soft kadubu. Adding rava /semolina is optional.
Time :
Soaking time : 2 hours + grinding 5 to 8 minutes + fermentation 6 hours and cooking time + 30 Minutes. 
Serves : 4 to 5 .
You can try with same kadubu as dokla..Add mustard seeds and jaggery / sugar mixture on the top of kadubu and serve with coconut chutney.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Akki Tari /Rice Rava Uppittu

Uppittu /Upma is an easy dish that is loved by many like me. ☺. In the morning when you do not have any idea what to prepare this uppittu helps a lot. This time it is Akki Tari Uppittu.


Akki Tari Uppittu brings back the hidden memories. We two sisters used to fight with amma to prepare our favourite food for breakfast. I like uppittu the most even from those days and my sis likes Avalakki. Most of the time I used to get what I want and give a big smile at my sister for winning. She is ok, ok with what ever it is because she too liked the uppittu that amma made. What ever you say, the big cup of coffee and Hot spicy uppittu goes hand in hand. Eating 1 gulp of uppittu and sip a drop of coffee mast mast maja / Great fun.
After a long time I am preparing this Akki Tari Uppittu. This Akki Tari was brought to prepare some quick Avalakki mosaru /curd idli. Then the left rava is just lying in the kitchen shelf. So wanted to prepare this Akki Tari Uppittu because one of our friend in face book reminded about Akki tari uppittu and its yummy taste.
Let us see the recipe Now :
No Onion or Garlic is used here. 

Things Needed :

Akki Tari / Raw Rice Rava /Rice Semolina : 2 Cups
Ginger : An inch
Fresh Coconut : 1 Cup
For Seasoning :
Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 6 to 10 Leaves.
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Ghee : 2 To 3 Tablespoons of Ghee
Salt : As required
Boiling Water : 4 Cups.

Method :

1. Wash and cut green chilly, curry leaves and grate coconut. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and grate it. Keep it aside.
2. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil, mustard seeds and urid dal.
3. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add cut green chilly and fry for a minute.
4. Add curry leaves and fry for a second.
5. Add Rice Rava /Akki tari and fry nicely for 3 to 4 minutes on medium flame.


6. See that it does not get burnt while frying.


7. Add boiling water and required salt. Mix it well and cook on low flame.


8. Add ginger and mix it well. See that all the moisture disappear from uppittu.
9. Stir nicely and add fresh grated coconut. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of ghee and mix it nicely.
10. Leave it for a minute and put off the gas. Cover and leave it for 2 minutes.


11. Shift the ready the Akki Tari Uppittu to a serving bowl.


12. Serve with pickle/coconut chutney/any type of mixture / fried eatables and a cup of  Coffee / Tea.

Note :

Fry Akki Rava on lower and medium flame. Do not burn the bottom because the uppittu smells burnt.
Adding more /less oil is optional. Adding ghee adds to the taste. Adding onion is optional. It is an easy digestive food and all age group people can enjoy this Uppittu. Adding more coconut gratings adds to the taste.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Wheat Fruit basket Chat

Wheat Fruit Basket is a chat. It is my own creation. It is healthy, easy and creative I can say.
Just had some thing in mind and gave a try, it has come out nicely and of course healthy.


I have used wheat flour and fruits like apple, pomegranates with little chat masala.
The baskets are made with wheat and chiroti rava/thin variety of semolina.
Try and enjoy this Wheat Fruit Basket Chat.
Wheat baskets are easy to prepare.
These Wheat baskets are prepared with wheat flour and chiroti rava.
Let us see the recipe now :
Let us prepare wheat basket first and then proceed to fruits

Things Needed :

Wheat Baskets 

Things needed :

Wheat flour : 2 Cups
Chiroti rava/thin variety of semolina : 2 Tablespoons
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Salt : As required
Oil : To fry : 1 Cup
A Steel glass
Fruits Filling :
Apple : 1
Pomegranate : 1
Honey : 2 Tablespoons
Chat Masala : 1/4 Teaspoon
To Add :
Fried Corn flakes. (Purely optional).

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Method :


1. Take a big bowl and add wheat flour,jeera, ghee and salt. Mix it well and then add water to prepare poori dough.

2. Add 2 tablespoons of chiroti rava and then mix it with dough. Kneed the dough well and keep it aside.

3. Now divide the dough into small portions.


4. Roll them as small chapatis.
5. Take a steel glass. Put it up side down.
6. Take a rolled chapati and put it on the bottom around the glass. ( Only 1/4 of the glass ).
7. Just give a basket shape and keep it aside. Let the chapati stick on the bottom of the glass.


8. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and let it get hot. ( Medium flame).
9. Now take a glass with the help of holder and dip in hot oil.


10. Slowly the basket comes out of the glass bottom. Fry on both sides and remove the wheat baskets once it is done. (Fry on low and medium flame). Put it on a kitchen tissue.


11. Repeat the same and prepare the remaining baskets.


12. Wash and peel off the apple skin and seeds. Cut it into small pieces.
13. Remove pomegranate seeds and put it with apple pieces.


14. Mix the fruit pieces with honey and chat masala. Mix some rose petals. ( Optional).
Mix it nicely. Keep it aside.


15. Now arrange the wheat baskets in a tray and fill it with fruits mixture. Top up with fried corn flakes and serve. Adding corn flakes on the top is optional.





Note :

Let the dough be bit tight. Adding chiroti rava helps to add the crisps to wheat baskets.
Adding any fruit pieces is optional. I have added some rose petals with fruits. (purely optional).
You can also add onions and carrot gratings and make spicy wheat basket.
Time : 40 Minutes. 
Serves : 3 to 4.

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