Sunday, September 27, 2009

Khara bun

The recipe for Khara bun is here.

Thanks to Lakshmi Navaneeth of  "The Tastes of South India" for this wonderful recipe.
This has become one of the hot favourites of our weekend party.

Banana Halwa

One of the nicest recipes from Vidya's blog - Banana Halwa.
More than anybody, my daughter enjoyed this and ate this for her dinner the day I prepared.

The recipe is here.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Ingredients :

All purpose flour(Maida) - 2 cups
Butter - 4 tsp
Curd - 2 tbsp
Yeast - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Water - 2/3rd cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
All purpose flour - 1 tbsp for dusting and helping in rolling the naans

Preparation Method :

1)Mix 1/2 tsp of yeast, sugar in 2 tsp of warm water and close the lid of the bowl and leave it undisturbed for 5 mins and allow the yeast to raise.
2)In another bowl, mix salt and all purpose flour.
3)Add the yeast mixture, 2 tsp of butter, 2 tbsp of curd and 1/2 cup water.
4)Knead it well.
5)Leave the dough covered for about 1 - 2 hrs in a warm place so that yeast in the dough raises the dough.
6)Knead the dough again for 5 mins until soft with the help of your knuckles.
7)Divide the dough into small balls and roll them with the help of dry flour and rolling pin/hand.
8)Top the nans with sesame seeds and press with your hands gently.
9)Heat an iron griddle on the stove and transfer the naan onto the griddle,wait until it starts to bubble and bit, then turn it to other side and add butter.
10)Once it is done on both the sides, just apply butter and transfer it to another container and place the lid.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Nippattu / Thattai

Ingredients :

Raw rice - 4 cups

Black gram - ½ cup
Asafoetida powder - 2 tbsp
Roasted and broken groundnut - 1 cup
Chilly powder - 1½ tbsp
Gram - 2 tbsp
Salt - As reqd
Butter - 100 gm
Oil for frying

Preparation method :

1)Wash and clean the rice well. Leave it to dry.

2)Once it has dried completely, powder it nicely.
3)Fry the black gram till they become orange and powder it. Keep it aside.
4)Allow the gram soak in water for one hour.
5)Mix together the rice flour, black gram flour, soaked gram, groundnut, chilly powder, asafoetida powder, salt and butter.
6)Heat oil in a kadai or a pan.
7)Take a small sized ball of the dough, flatten it and make it into a circular shape.
8)Drop it gently into the hot oil and fry till golden brown.
9)Keep flipping the sides till the thattai is done.


Ingredients :

Rice flour - 3 cups
Black gram - 1 cup
Yellow corn flour - 1 tbsp
Gram flour - 1 tbsp
Butter - 1 small cube
(1" thick and long)
Sesame seeds - A few
Asafoetida - A pinch
Salt - As reqd
Chilly powder - 1 tsp (optional)
Oil for deep frying

Preparation method :

1)Roast the rice powder, till the roasted smell comes. Keep it aside.

2)Powder the black gram in a mixer, till fine.
3)Fry this powder along with the Bengal gram flour and the corn flour.
:- The corn flour adds to the crispiness.
4)Add sesame seeds, salt, butter cube, asafoetida and chilly powder.
6)Add water and knead the above into a soft dough.
7)Heat oil in a wide mouthed kadai or a pan.
8)Grease the murukku mould and put required amount of dough into the mould and squeeze it to round or any other shape into the hot oil directly.
9)When slightly brown, reverse it to cook the other side.
10)Drain off the excess oil and allow it to cool.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dry Fruits Halwa

Ingredients :

Saffron colour

Preparation Method :
  1. Soak all the 4 nuts in milk for 2 hours.
  2. Grind them to a paste adding the same milk.
  3. Add ghee in a kadai and add the ground paste and also add a little saffron color.
  4. Keep mixing till it becomes thick and leaves the sides of the vessel.
  5. Garnish with broken/powdered dry fruits.

Crispy Prawn

Ingredients :

egg - 2
turmeric powder
Chilli powder
Bread crumbs

Preparation Method :

  1. Pressure cook prawn for 2-3 min
  2. In a mixing bowl, add chili powder, turmeric powder,salt and Maida with little water so as
  3. to make a consistency as for Bajji.
  4. Dip the prawn in this maida mixture followed by egg and Bread crumbs at the end.
  5. Drop these bread crumbs coated prawns in hot oil and deep fry.
  6. Crispy prawn fry is ready!