Monday, December 5, 2016

Upma Recipe

Rava Upma

1/2 cup
Onions diced
1/4 cup
Carrots diced

1/4 cup
Frozen peas

1/4 cup

1 tbsp

To taste
Mustard and cumin seeds

pinch each
In a pan add oil and or butter.
Add mustard and cumin seeds. Fry till aromatic.
Add onions and fry till translucent.
Add carrots and peas.
Add a cup of water. 
Cook covered till vegetables are tender.
Add Sooji/Rava. Mix well so that there are no lumps.
Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Turn off the flame and rest for 5 min.
Garnish with cilantro and a dash of lemon juice.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Chickpea Ladoo

Besan Ladoo

Chickpea Flour 
1/2 cup
Melted Butter
1/4 cup
Sweetened condensed milk

1/4 cup

Add chickpea flour to melted butter and mix well.
Break any lumps.
Roast the mixture till it turns golden brown.
Turn flame off.
Add sweetened condensed milk and mix well.
Once its cold enough to handle make balls.

Soy Yogurt Recipe

Soy Yogurt

Fortified Soy Milk
1 cup

2 tbsp

Boil one cup of Soy milk till it is about to boil over.
Cool till it is warm.
Add culture and mix well.
Set it overnight to ferment.

Buckwheat Dosa

Buckwheat Dosa

1 cup
Whole Urad Dal
1 tbsp
Rice - short grain raw rice
1/4 cup

To Taste

Soak Buckwheat, Rice and Urad dal in water for about 4 hours.
Grind the soaked Buckwheat , dal and rice to a paste. You could use a blender.
Ferment for 8 hours in a warm place.
Add salt and mix well.
Make crepes or pancakes on a griddle.

Sweet Potato Poha

Sweet Potato Poha

Sweet Potato
1 cup
Flattened rice (Poha or aval)
1.5 cup
Vegetable cooking Oil
1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds
Diced1 medium
Diced 1

To Taste
Frozen Peas

1/2 cup
Lemon juice


To garnish

In a Pan add 1 tbsp of cooking oil.
Add cumin seeds, onions, diced carrots and frozen peas.
Add a bit of tumeric.
Cover and cook till vegetables are tender.
Separately cook cubed sweet potatoes. I usually microwave them.
Add the cooked sweet potatoes to cooked vegetabbles.
Soak flattened rice in water for about 30 secs.
Drain the water and add to the pan.
Cover and cook for about one minute.
Turn off flame. Garnish with fresh cilantro and add lemon juice.

Red Lentil Kofta Balls

Red Lentil Kofta Balls

Split Red Lentils-masoor dal
1 cup
Whole Wheat Couscous
1 cup
Vegetable cooking Oil
1 tbsp
TomatoDiced1 medium
Diced1 medium


To Taste
Lemon or Lime juice

1 tsp
Chopped Parsley
Diced1 cup
Chopped Green Onion
Diced1 cup
In a Pan add 1 tbsp of cooking oil
Add puree from onion and Tomato
Add Tumeric
Cook till raw flavor of onion and tomato is gone
Add 2 cups of water
Add a cup of split red lentils. Split red lentils are also called Masoor Dal
Cover and cook till the lentils are cooked and tender
Add Salt to taste
Add a cup of whole wheat couscous and mix well
Add Lime or Lemon juice
Turn off the heat
Add parsley and green onions
Serve hot or make balls.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Coconut date cookies

 Coconut date Cookies
   Makes 25
Brown Sugarcup3/4
pastry flour (sifted)cup2
Baking soda (sifted)tsp1
shredded coconutscup1
Preheat oven to 350.
Hand chop dates into 1/4" pieces.
Beat Margerine and Sugar untill lightly fluffy.
Add flour and salt, mix well.
Boil the water; add baking soda to boiling water.
Add water/baking soda mix to butter/sugar mix.
Stir in date and shredded coconut.
Roll cookie dough into 1" diameter balls. Place on baking sheet on parchment paper.
Flatten the balls with fork.
Bake till slightly brown aprox 8-10 min