Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Palak Puris, Idli Fry, Popcorn, MW Orange Streusel Cake

Paalak Puris, the best way to reach spinach in the tiny tummies! :D
These can be consumed as a breakfast or evening snack item, goes well with subzis or plainly with ketchup.

Ingredients :
2 cup wheat flour/atta
1 cup chopped spinach
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 finely chopped green chili/half tsp red chili powder
1/4th tsp turmeric/haldi
1/2 tsp ajwain/omam/ova
Luke warm water

Method :
In a wide vessel add chopped spinach, ginger garlic paste, chili,haldi,ajwain seeds, salt.
Add one cup of luke warm water to this and mix well, add the flour and make a semi-soft dough kneading well with fingers. Apply few drops of oil and knead again.
In a small kadhai, enough to accomodate one puri, heat oil (you can save oil by this method- I used little less than half a cup of oil for deep frying these 12 puris ).

Make 12 lime sized portions of the dough, roll out into discs or puris, lay out on a newspaper, without stacking them.

Deep fry by immersing in hot oil, use the perforated spoon to press it down slightly till it puffs and rolls over the other side on its own, another few seconds and place the puri on kitchen towel/absorbent paper.

Serve with accompaniment of your choice, mainly...serve to notti kids!

Srivalli, off this post goes to join a Mela/Fair!

Roti Mela- Virtual Palak Puris for you!

Idli Fry

Another snacking item, easy to make from leftover idlis.
Cut 4 idlis into small cubes, season them...
Take a tsp oil in hot kadhai, add two pinches rai, one pinch jeera,
three sliced pearl onions, one red chili-broken into 4, one sprig curry leaves, saute, add salt to this, add the idli cubes saute again for some more time and a serve a spiced idli fry!

Plain Salted Popcorns For Kiddos Snack

Kids love plain salted popcorn (you can flavour them too! Here )

Take a pressure cooker, dry it by heating the base, add one tbspn oil, tilt the cooker base to coat the bottom with oil. Heat it on medium flame, add one third cup of hard corns ensuring to spread over the base, don't crowd them. Cover the lid upside down-ie. the steam release hose to face downward, in one minute popping sounds will be heard, pick the cooker carefully by handles and without disturbing the lid from place, give it upward-down jerks twice or thrice. In three minutes the pop-corn are done : put off the flame, sprinkle salt all over the popcorns and mix well.

Serve on a laaarrrrggggeee plate and watch the kids clean them off with glee!!

Asha's Orange Streusel Microwave Cake (In 5 mins!!!)

This was wonderful cake, came out well and went great with cream! Thanks Asha..

Award Time :

Priyanka of Notyet100 awarded me this lovely one, thankyou for considering me for this lovely Pink award! I Rocked with it, now passing on to bloggers who Rock!

1. Shilpa of Aayis Recipes
2. Deeba of Passionate About Baking
3. Meera of Enjoy Indian Food
4. Asha of Aroma/Foodies Hope
5. Manisha of Indian Food Rocks
6. Maya of Konkan World

(Maybe this is the umpteenth time u guys are recieving this, but I love your Blogs and feel you ROCK)

5. Nanditha Prabhu of Satvika & Miles to Go...
6. Divya of Easy Cooking
7. Ranji of Ranji's Kitchen Corner

And to all you lovely readers and fellow bloggers who truly rock, irrespective of Awards!



Srivalli said...

Purnima, those are some lovely dishes you have come out with...palak puris are my most fav too...send them to the roti mela, will you!..I was hoping somebody will make these...else I might have had to prepare..:))

..and congrats on the awards!

sunita said...

Lovely array of dishes, Purnima...I make palak rotis, very often :-)

Purnima said...

Srivalli --> Tks for that, done!

Sunita --> I doubt if there is a thing you have not tried! Off I go to ur WORLD, so that I can make it next for my kiddos..:)

Asha said...

Love the Palak poori, and fried Idlis. My popcorn gets garlic pd and Parmesan sprinkle and kids have butter oil you get next to popcorn packs!:)
Thanks Purni, you are a rocking girl too. Glad oyu enjoyed the Orange cake too. Author is from Finland but lives in Minnesota, I LOVE her recipes.Have you tried her Yogurt pie I posted at Aroma? YUMMY too!:)

indosungod said...

Palak Puris look delightful, ought to try them soon.

Purnima said...

Asha --> Thks! Shall look soon for pie at Aroma.

ISG --> Do try let me know your feedback.

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

WOW the puris. I agree that palak puris & parathas are the best way to get the Popeye magic working!!That cake fascinates me too. Thanks a TON for the sweet of you! I LOVE IT...& I think we foodies are making the whole world ROCK!!

Purnima said...

Deeba --> Well forgot all about kids fave POPEYE! Thks for your meaningful words in here!Moreso, thanks for accepting the award so graciously! :D

TS said...

oh boy, I love those pooris....i am going to make them for my boys!


the spice who loved me

Sagari said...

everything looksss delecious purnima,congrats on award

notyet100 said...

palak puris look yummy yar,..and the cake too,..

Hetal said...

umm...all these recipes look so yummy,specially the palak puris,they look ts=asty and healthy too..Do visit my blog...

Uma said...

love each and every one of the dishes. They all look so yummy! Congrats on the award.

Dee said...

wonderful dishes purnima.. especially the palak puris

bee said...

oooohhhh. i love that microwave cake. congrats.

ranji said...

wow purnima..yummy puris!!!looks delicous..even the cake looks perfect..very tempting..
congrats on ur award and thank u so much for passing it to me.I am really grateful and happy.:)!!!

Pravs said...

congrats on the award ! poori has come out so well. I am so tempted to make Asha's cake now.

Vani said...

Palak puris look delicious! Nice way to sneak in spinach for kids. And congrats on your award :)

Maya said...

Purnima, drooling at those puris, they look perfect. Too many things to try frm ur blog, the list just keeps getting longer. Can vouch for Asha's cake, great isn't it , n especially the time it takes..Congrats on ur award girl, you truly rock !! Thank-U for thinking of me, with teh amount of time I spend blogging these days, am not sure if I deserve it. But Thanx so much :)..

Meera said...

Palak puris looks great. Idly fry as adding tempering is new to me. I have eaten idli fry as just fried idli before. I too made popcorns for gudiya last week, just used a deep bottomed pot instead of cooker. As they were popping, she kept on hopping. It was hilarious. Asha's cake looks great too.

Thanks so much for thinking of me fr the award,dear. I feel flattered.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

your pooris look great!
conrats on your awards and thanks a lot for thinking of me! *hugs*

Sangeeth said...

purnima...those are some lovely recipes and congrats on ur award.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW!... This is my fav.. Love to have it anytime. Urs looks so good. Mouthwatering recipe.

Andhra Flavors said...

healthy palak puris looks delightful.

Laavanya said...

The palak puris are perfect.. have only made palak chapathis before.

Kalai said...

Congrats on the award, Purnima! Love the items you have made here!! :)

sra said...

Idli fry! That reminds me - Have you ever had kaima idly schezwan style, Purnima? LOL - that's idli fry with food colour and lots of green chillies, spring onion and onions!
Your cake looks good.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

hey purnima , i had commented in this section before but dont find it now.. any ways ! thanks a ton for thinking about me and passing on the award dear!your palak puris look great!

Purnima said...

Trupti --> Pls do fwd me fb if you try this on hw ur boys n u liked it!

Sagari --> Tks dear!

Priyanka --> Try it for ur li'l ones!

Hetal --> Tks, I do visit you! :)

Uma --> Tku!

D --> Tks!!

B --> Oh thats Asha's, what abt my PP's ?? ;) :D

Ranji --> Tks , u deserved the award, enjoy it!!

Pravs --> Tks..what abt trying out PP's , surely A will enjoy!! :D

Vani --> Loved ur blog, loved ur mango post, loved ur M n her bday snaps n her 'India trip' snaps!! Tks for visiting me, do hang around!

Maya --> U truly deserve the award for all your hardwork n enthu...i m sure u will get over the blog-inertia phase soon!

Meera --> I m picturing Gudiya doing the hop-hop! Here Kriti too loveeeeees Pop corn and in those 3 mins, umpteenth time I hear a delightful n happy voice repeating ' amma i loooooove pop consh' hee dont u feel motivated to make more delish ones for hearing that!!??

Nandu --> I got both of ur comments ..sorry hadn't clicked on publish..u truly deserve them for reasonsssssss! I love ur Satvika, but Ur Miles To a blog which has me hooooooookkkkkked!HUGS!

Sangeeth --> Love ur name, thks for the melodious comment here! :D

SR --> Thanks so much!! :)

Andhra flav --> Tks!

Laavanya --> Tks, do try it once..

Kalai --> Tks, very happy to read u liked every thing put up there!! :)

Sra --> Kaima? Nope, thats new to me! Heee...hey i did hear abt the chinese dosa though -its famous in few dosa joints or rather udupi's! :D

Seena said...

Nice puri, thanks for bringing out Asha's cake , now am tempted to try out it..
congrats on awards!

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

hey purnima, all the above recipes are just wonderful...i am actually an idli-hater, but i these seasoned idlis are making me want to make them :-)....BTW, tsk, tsk, who said you do not have good presentation skills!...u r good!!

Swati Raman Garg said...

wow.. i like palak puris.. and what a spread.. hats off...

sireesha said...

Hi,visiting ur blog for the first time,nice and lovely blog.
Palak Puris look delightful and yummy.
Congrats for the award....
Would love to see u on my blog.

Sig said...

Oh my, that is a lot of delicious dishes for one post... :) Everything sounds delicious...

Prajusha said...

palak poori looks nice..all the three dishes looks yummy.
Congrats on the award

Sia said...

i liked the idea of using leftover idlies purnima. and palak puri and chapatti are one of my favs :)

Divya said...

Hi Purnima'di-Thank you so much for passing on the award to me..and congrats..coz U Rock!!!Palak puris look oh so tempting!!! said...

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