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khandvi recipe
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Khandvi recipe

This is a easy  quick Gujarati  snacks which will test your patience a bit but will give you a delicious lip smacking  dish. The chickpea batter is spiced and cooked and set on a cold greased surface and rolls made out of that. Ingredients 1 cup chickpea flour 1/2 cup curd 3 cups of water …

Souffle omlette
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Souffle omelet

This is a light fluffy airy omlette which is quite popular in Europe. The egg whites and egg yolks are beaten separately with salt  and cooked into an omelete. if you feel its little uncooked ,cover cook it for sometimes. The texture of the omelete is great and it just melts into your mouth.   …

basil sandwich
Breakfast Recipe

Egg potato basil sandwich

This is a simple breakfast sandwich made of fresh ingredients which can make your day healthy and full of energy.I loved the freshness of the greens and wholesomeness of multi grain bread along with the goodness of protein packed boiled eggs. Serving:for 3 Ingredients Multi-grain bread (6) 3 Eggs (hard boiled ,shelled and chopped) Basil …

Idli sambar chutney
Breakfast Recipe Vegetarian

Idli sambar chutney

This is  a popular Indian breakfast all over the world.The hot steamed ,soft rice and lentil cakes are traditionally served with a dal (lentils gravy)prepared with vegetables and special spices.Curry leaves are the only herbs which can endow this indigenous and authentic  taste for this dish.Apart from this gravy a chutney is also served which …

Breakfast Dessert

Dorayaki(Dora cakes)

At home I hardly get time to watch TV shows like daily soaps etc  because most of my daily life is spent juggling with traffic ,office work and home chores.The best time to relax is when my daughter returns home from the school and starts watching TV. Sometimes,  I wait for the shrill voice of …

Breakfast Vegetarian

Afghan bolani

Bolani is a stuffed flat-bread which originally hails from Afghanistan which is stuffed with vegan fillings such as potatoes,spinach etc.But it has many variants made in Western countries where meat fillings are also used. The Afghans prepare bolanis on special occasions or festivals and also when they need elaborate breakfasts.It is also served as an …

Vegan Vegetarian

Raw banana burger patties

Banana is an amazing fruit with so many health benefits but unripe bananas also make a range of tasty food which you can intake for good health.if you have some kind of food poisoning and stomach infections result in loose motion and severe pain in the lower abdominal area a traditional childhood remedy was boiled …

Breakfast Vegan Vegetarian

Mysore Masala Dosa

This is very popular snacks on the streets of Mumbai.The street food vendors have very special way to prepare this snacks which makes it very appealing to the masses.Originally this dish belongs to South India, a city Mysore.Mysore a city in the state of Karnataka also known as the City of Palaces is not only …

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Vegetable spicy omelette

Every mother all around the world is worried about the daily nutrition intake for her kids,specially during the time they spent in their school.Long time back when I used to teach in a school ,I used to see the real picture how the kids spent their lunch break.Most of them go to play leaving their …

Breakfast Dessert

Rice and jaggery pancakes

Busy days   have started again after the Christmas holidays .So I have fallen back to quick hassle free recipes.These pancakes are healthy and easy to make .I personally love them because they are fast and easy to make and you need only three ingredients to make them.They are filling too.I love the topping with …

Breakfast Vegetarian

Medu vada and Sambar[snacks made from split black gram lentils]

It is a traditional snacks of South India.It is made from split black gram lentils which is rich in essential fatty acids.This snacks is one of our family favorites though our origin is not South India.The Lentils is ground and the batter is immediately deep fried in oil.For fluffier vadas I add a pinch of baking soda.You can serve this snacks with any sauce or coconut chutney.But I find it the best when immersed in another type of cooked lentils called sambhar.The sambar is made with yellow lentils  and is extremely nutritious as it is packed with other veggies.The main challenge is how to make the hole at the center of the vadas.This time I took a shortcut and used icing bag without the nozzle to make ring like vadas.
Ingredients

1.Split black gram lentils 1 cup
2.Green chillies 2 to 3.
3.red chilli 1
4.Garlic 5 to 6
5.Coriander leaves chopped (around two tbsp)
6.Baking soda (1 pinch)
7.Salt
8.Oil(2 cups for deep fry)

 

 

Preparation
1.Soak the Split Black gram lentil in sufficient water
2.Soak it for 4 to 5 hours(Just put enough water to just soak,do not add lots of water)
3.Strain the water with a strainer
4.Grind it smooth with all the above ingredients.
5.The batter should be thick but not pouring and runny.
6.add the batter in icing bag ,remove the icing nozzle.
7.Heat oil for frying
8.Make rings with the help of piping bag in the oil and fry in medium heat,till crisp.

Sambhar Dal
This is a lentil curry which can be served with any south indian dish.It is spicy and tasty.
Ingredients
1.Toor Dal or Bengal gram lentils( 1cup)
2.Assorted vegetables(cut into small pieces ) 1 cup
3.Mustard seed 1/2 tbsp
4.Curry leaves( 6 to 7)
5.Asafoetida(1/2 tbsp)
6.Kashmiri chilli powder( 1 tbsp)
7.Turmeric( 1 tbsp)
8.Seedless Tamarind soaked in water(1 tbsp)
9.Sambhar powder(readymade)
10.Onions (chopped into big pieces)
11.red chillies 2 to 3 whole

Preparation
1.Boil the vegetables and onions with little salt separately.
2.Boil the lentils with salt and turmeric.
3.Cool the dal and once it is cool mash the cooked lentils with a blender.DO not have to make it very smooth.
4.In a wok add 2 tbsp of oil and add mustard seeds,
5.Once the seeds starts spluttering add curry leaves ,asafoetida and red chillies whole.
6.stir it for sometimes taking care not to burn the seasoning.
7.Make a paste of sambhar powder and red chilli powder in water and add.
8.Add the boiled vegetables.
9.Add the cooked and mashed lentils now.
10.Add 1/2 cup of water and soaked tamarind.
11.Allow to simmer covered for 10 to 15 minutes.[take care and stir it often] 12.When the lentils changes its color and looks blended with spices take it off from the fire and serve in bowls with medu vada added.

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Medu vada sambhar

It is a traditional snacks of South India.It is made from split black gram lentils which is rich in essential fatty acids.This snacks is one of our family favorites though our origin is not South India.The Lentils is ground and the batter is immediately deep fried in oil.For fluffier vadas I add a pinch of baking soda.You can serve this snacks with any sauce or coconut chutney.But I find it the best when immersed in another type of cooked lentils called sambhar.The sambar is made with yellow lentils  and is extremely nutritious as it is packed with other veggies.The main challenge is how to make the hole at the center of the vadas.This time I took a shortcut and used icing bag without the nozzle to make ring like vadas.  
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword appetizer, breakfast, medu vada
Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 day 12 hours 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author indrani

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1. Split black gram lentils 1 cup
  • 2. Green chillies 2 to 3.
  • 3. red chilli 1
  • 4. Garlic 5 to 6
  • 5. Coriander leaves chopped around two tbsp
  • 6. Baking soda 1 pinch
  • 7. Salt
  • 8. Oil 2 cups for deep fry

Instructions

Preparation

  1. 1.Soak the Split Black gram lentil in sufficient water
  2. 2.Soak it for 4 to 5 hours(Just put enough water to just soak,do not add lots of water)
  3. 3.Strain the water with a strainer
  4. 4.Grind it smooth with all the above ingredients.
  5. 5.The batter should be thick but not pouring and runny.
  6. 6.add the batter in icing bag ,remove the icing nozzle.
  7. 7.Heat oil for frying
  8. 8.Make rings with the help of piping bag in the oil and fry in medium heat,till crisp.

Sambhar Dal

  1. This is a lentil curry which can be served with any south indian dish.It is spicy and tasty.

Ingredients of sambhar

  1. 1.Toor Dal or Bengal gram lentils( 1cup)
  2. 2.Assorted vegetables(cut into small pieces ) 1 cup
  3. 3.Mustard seed 1/2 tbsp
  4. 4.Curry leaves( 6 to 7)
  5. 5.Asafoetida(1/2 tbsp)
  6. 6.Kashmiri chilli powder( 1 tbsp)
  7. 7.Turmeric( 1 tbsp)
  8. 8.Seedless Tamarind soaked in water(1 tbsp)
  9. 9.Sambhar powder(readymade)
  10. 10.Onions (chopped into big pieces)
  11. 11.red chillies 2 to 3 whole

Preparation of sambhar

  1. 1.Boil the vegetables and onions with little salt separately.
  2. 2.Boil the lentils with salt and turmeric.
  3. 3.Cool the dal and once it is cool mash the cooked lentils with a blender.DO not have to make it very smooth.
  4. 4.In a wok add 2 tbsp of oil and add mustard seeds,
  5. 5.Once the seeds starts spluttering add curry leaves ,asafoetida and red chillies whole.
  6. 6.stir it for sometimes taking care not to burn the seasoning.
  7. 7.Make a paste of sambhar powder and red chilli powder in water and add.
  8. 8.Add the boiled vegetables.
  9. 9.Add the cooked and mashed lentils now.
  10. 10.Add 1/2 cup of water and soaked tamarind.
  11. 11.Allow to simmer covered for 10 to 15 minutes.[take care and stir it often]
  12. 12.When the lentils changes its color and looks blended with spices take it off from the fire and serve in bowls with medu vada added.

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