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.
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
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!
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..
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