Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Double Roti (Dabeli)

I saw this dish on Trupti's blog and could not resist myself from making it the same day. So here it is!! I have made it like she has only with a few changes. Thanks Trupti for this one.
Ingredients (serves 3 )
2 medium size onions finely chopped
4 to 5 medium size potatoes, boiled and mashed
1 tbspn. butter
1/2 tbspn. oil (also, asafoetida &turmeric powder for tempering)
Tamarind chutney (take a handful of tamarind, add 4 to 5 dates and a handful of jiggery, add 2 cups of water, boil the mixture for till tender and jiggery is totally melted. Filter it and squeeze the juice out of the mixture totally, you may add more water if you feel. Your tamarind chutney is ready; this chutney can be stored in the deep freezer for days together.)
Dabeli masala (1 " cinamon, 1/2 tspn. cumin seeds,1 tbspn. coriander seeds, 2 dried red chillies, roast them together and grind to make a fine powder. Dabeli masala is ready.
Roasted peanuts 1 cup
Sev to garnish (very thin sev)
Pomegrante or black grapes to garnish
6 to 8 pav
Take oil in a pan, add asafoetida, turmeric powder, add 2 tbspn. chopped onion out the chopped quantity, fry it till it becomes tranparent, now add mashed potatoes, salt and dabeli masala, mix well, cook it for a while, add 3 tp 4 tbspn. tamarind chutney, mix well and cook for a minute, switch off the flame. Your stuffing is ready.
Now, before serving, slit the pav in the middle, spread the tamarind chutney on both sides, spread chopped onion and roasted peanuts, then spread the stuffing on one side, close the pav, now on the sides of the pav also apply a bit of tamarind chutney and dip the pav in sev, now, fry you pav on the frying pan from both sides using butter.
While serving garnish it with pomegrante or sliced black grapes (i had none at home)
We relished this one a lot! the process might sound a bit tiring, but believe me.....the end result is yum :)

P.S. Ensure that the stuffing it hot enough when you spread inside pav to make it more deilicious!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kothimbiriche Lonache (Coriander Herb Pickle)

I was gifted “Ruchira” (Author- Mrs. Kamlabai Ogale). Its book full of traditional Maharashtrian recipes. I love making something from it once in a while. It reminds me of my grandmother stories….I had tried this one and my parents had come over to stay for some days, they loved this pickle so much, that he took it along with him while going back!! :P
1 bunch of Coriander fresh herbs finely chopped
4 to 5 Green Chillies (Chopped in small pieces)
4 to 5 Dry dates (Kharik) chopped in pieces
3” ginger finely chopped
2 tbspn. Jaggery
Lemon Juice (2 medium size lemons)
5 tspn. Fenugreek seeds (methi)
Salt to taste
Oil, Mustard Seeds, Cumin seeds, asafetida (hing) for tempering
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, after seeds sputter, add fenugreek seeds, and fry them till golden brown. Then, add chopped Coriander. Cover it and let it cook for a while on steam, then add chopped ginger, chopped dry dates and jiggery, fry it for a while without covering. Switch off the flame. Keep it to cool, and then add lemon juice and salt. Mix it well.
The pickle is ready! It can stay good without refrigerating for four days and if refrigerated can be relished for months together!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Crispy Eggs

I learnt this recipe from my friend Darshana, she used to bring it in her tiffin and I hogged on it!! I have named it myself for the blog :P
4 egg whites (I have become calorie conscious, thanks to my friend Shuchita :P)
1 onion finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
2 to 3 tbspn. Fresh coriander finely chopped
Oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafetida, turmeric powder for tempering
Red chilly Powder (according to your taste)
Salt to taste
Beat the egg whites slightly. Keep aside.
Take oil in a small frying pan; add cumin & mustard seeds, after they sputter, add turmeric, asafoetida and chopped onion. Fry for a few minutes, add chopped tomato, let it cook for a while, now add chopped coriander, mix well, now add salt, chilly powder, mix well again. Now, pour beaten egg whites, and cover the pan for about a minute, it should become really nice golden brown, and crisp. Now switch off the flame and fry the other side without the flame, your pan is hot enough to cook it.
The idea is to cook one side till crisp and the other side soft. It tastes really delicious, try it for sure! Serve it with hot chapatis or with brown bread in a sandwich form!

Here is a Recipe for Maharashtrian food lovers…..I wanted to post it for a long time, never mind……:P
Its called Kandyachi bhaji peeth perun (Onion sabzi with gram flour)
My mother in law also calls it Jhunka for some reason I don’t know…J It tastes really good and can be made very quickly.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
4 to 5 Onions, chopped in long thin slices
3 to 4 tbspn. Gram Flour
1 tbspn. Oil
½ tspn. Asafoetida
¾ tspn. Turmeric
Mustard seeds & Cumin seeds for tempering
Red Chilly powder (according to your taste)
Salt to taste
Fresh chopped coriander for garnishing
Take Oil in a pan, add mustard & cumin seeds, after they sputter, add hing, turmeric, and chopped onion, fry it without covering, let it become nice golden brown, stir fry till then. Now, add salt and chilly powder, mix well. Then, add gram flour, mix it well again, let it cook for a while, now switch off the flame and cover the pan, let the steam further cook the onions , so that the gram flour and the onions blend together.
Garnish with coriander, serve hot with chapattis. (its also a very good sabzi for tiffins)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Relief finally..

The blogger I had written about has now deleted all the blogs which were originally mine...so I am relieved, but just wanted to make a point here....we should do something about this, just a couple of months ago my friend Shubha also faced the same problem with her blog, we should all do something about it!!! Its plagiarism thats going on so widely......can anyone suggest me something?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What a Copycat!!

Hey People,
I came to a shocking realisation today! My own school mate, my class mate, actually my bench partner at one time had been copying my writing in my blogs!! Word to word, posts to posts, and I was really hurt because what I write is from the bottom of my heart and its about people I love to heights! Someone cant just copy it!Well all I will say is she used to copy in school, and she copies even now, can you beat that!!
For your reference, I am forwarding all of you the blog she has created, please note that some posts might be her own. But many and I mean many are from my blog!! Also, the dates can be adjusted the way you want them to! I am not angry because someone copied my writing, I am angry because its my life that I have written so lovingly about, and someone just cant snatch it away from me! Here's the link to blog that she has created,http://merinanhipari.blogspot.com/ Those who have been reading my blog, will know what I am talking about. For others, just a piece of information. Just in case you want to refer my blog It is http://readmeout-aditi.blogspot.com/ I dont need to proove anything here, just that I wanted to bring to light her character.P.S. Arshiya- I have now words for you, next time you do it, I am going to post another article here, so that everyone knows that you are nothing but a cheater.