Friday, June 12, 2015

Mixed flour bread


Mixed flour bread
This bread is so full of flavour and texture. Loved with tea and cream cheese or butter. 
100 gms each of bajra flour, oats meal , buckwheat flour
1 tsp fresh yeast
Warm milk to knead 
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Oats to sprinkle on top.
Mix all the flours , add the yeast , warm milk, salt and oil. 
Make batter like consistency and keep for an hour. 
Pour into a greased tray and sprinkle oats on top.
Bake in a preheated oven at 200 deg C till golden and a knife comes out clean.
Cool and enjoy a very flavorful bread with lots of texture.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sambhal Oelaek

Sambhal Oelaek
A sauce so lovely ... Mix with rice and curd or top on a slice of toast or have it with dosas or even with pakoras! Very versatile and delicious ! 
500 gms big red chillies
2 tsp chilli flakes 
1 tbsp oil
1-2 tbsp vinegar
Salt to taste
Crush the chillies in a blender roughly.
Heat oil and add the chillies, flakes , salt and cook on high heat till it starts to dry up.
Add vinegar and cook few secs.
Pour and kept in bottles.
Use for anything that needs spice.

Capers mustard pickle

Capers , mustard and tomato chutney 
Capers are very close to taiti from Rajasthan in taste. Sour and tangy I thought of combining them into a chutney to eat with dosas. So here it is... The bottle sat on my fridge shelf long enough, now put to better use.
250 gms tomato purée
3-4 tbsp capers
3-4 tbsp prepared mustard sauce
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp crushed achari masala( kalonji, mustard, saunf, jeera and methi seeds)
Chilli powder
Heat oil and add ginger garlic paste, add purée and mustard.
Add all other ingredients and cook till oil comes out.
Add capers and cook few mins.
Store in a jar.
Enjoy with what you like. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Bread dhokla


Bread dhokla 
Sudden friends visiting and what do you think of that's different and is with bread? Mind was churning faster and soon thought of doing this dish. Very refreshing and tasty. Serve with imli and green chutney. Could nearly go as dahi vada taste too. Whatever it was... I loved it! 
10 large slices of bread cut into squares
1 cup yogurt beaten
3- 4 tbsp besan
1 tsp ginger garlic n chilli paste
1/2 tsp sugar
1 chopped chilli
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp sesame 
Curry leaves
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Hing a pinch 
Cut bread into squares and arrange in a microwave dish.
Best yogurt with 1/2 cup water and besan.
Add salt , sugar, garlic paste. Beat.
Pour on the bread and let them soak.
Cover with film and poke holes in it.
Put into microwave for 6-7 mins and cook on high.
Remove and keep for few mins. 
Heat oil and add hing and mustard seeds.
Add sesame seeds and urad dal and let them color.
Add curry leaves and chopped chilli.
Add 2-3 tbsp water and mix.
Pour over the bread mixture and keep for couple of hours to soak well.
Serve chilled or at room temperature. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Spicy and nutty squares

Sometimes the need to eat something different yet made from things in the fridge with least efforts result in something delicious. This was one such effort that made me want some more ! Here is the recipe that could be a great lunch box idea or even finger food for a party sure to be relished. 
2 mashed potatoes
1 chopped chili
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp amchur
Chopped coriander 
Sesame seeds as needed
Roasted and salted peanuts
6-8 bread slices
2 tsp Schezwan sauce 
In the boiled and mashed potatoes , add chopped chillies, garlic ginger paste, salt, chilli powder, salt and coriander. Mix well.
On slices of bread spread butter, tomato ketchup and little schezwan sauce.
Spread a good layer of potato mixture.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and peanuts.
Heat a skillet, spread some butter and put the potato side down first to cook till golden.
When brown , flip over and cook till golden on the other side.
Cut into squares and serve hot!
Spicy and nutty snack ready in mins.