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December 14, 2018

Plain Rava Idli Recipe – Instant Suji Idli With Eno, Curd


 Recently I started making Instant plain rava idli (suji ki idli) without any seasoning for the sake of Raksha. This instant suji idli is a simple and quick version of our usual rava idli (semolina idli). It takes very less preparation time. All you have to do is to just mix a cup of Bombay rava, curd, ENO fruit salt, salt and water. Make idli batter and steam for 10 minutes. Your instant breakfast or dinner would be ready in no time. This recipe of plain rava idli is ideal for bachelors and working women to make food quickly. You can use roasted or unroasted rava. Both gives great results. This idli stays soft for few hours. So you can even pack it for your lunch box if you like. A mixed vegetable kurma or tomato chutney would be a great side dish for this rava idli recipe and makes it a wholesome, tummy filling breakfast or dinner. Most of my readers have asked me to post rava idli without curd and ENO. But I am not sure how it works. As this idli is an instant version without fermentation curd, ENO or cooking soda is necessary to make it soft and spongy. Even in hotels, cooking soda is used to make it fluffy and spongy. If you want to make rava idli without curd, you should increase the quantity of ENO. Similarly if you want to skip cooking soda or ENO, you must add more curd to retain the softness. Ok friends, lets check out how to make instant, plain rava idli recipe with curd and Eno. Do watch the video and refer the step by step pictures for better understanding. Don't forget to try this instant, plain rava idli recipe and share your feedback with me.

Check out my other instant idli recipes too !





Instant plain rava idli recipe - Suji idli with Eno, curd


Instant plain rava idli recipe - Suji idli with Eno, curd

Instant plain rava idli with eno and curd. Its an easy, quick breakfast recipe.



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 10 idli
Prep time: 55 Minutes
Cook time: 1510 Minutes
Total time: 2015 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Bombay Rava / Semolina / Suji - 1 cup
  • Curd - 1 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Eno fruit sal t / Cooking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
HOW TO MAKE PLAIN RAVA IDLI
  1. Heat a kadai and dry roast the Bombay rava(Semolina/ Suji) for few minutes without changing the color.
  2. Let it cool down completely. Roasting is completely optional. 
  3. Add curd, water and salt. Make smooth batter without lumps.
  4. Lastly add fresh Eno fruit salt and mix well. It will bubble and make the batter light and frothy.
  5. Add some water and adjust the consistency of batter if its too thick.
  6. Take an oil greased idli mould. Fill the batter till 3/4 th of the mould.
  7. Boil water in an idli pot.  Keep the idli plate and steam for 10 minutes till rava idli is cooked well.
  8. Remove the idli and serve hot with coconut chutney, tomato chutney, sambar or kurma.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • To make instant, plain rava idli you can either dry roast the rava/suji for 5 minutes in medium flame without changing the color OR you can skip roasting and make idli directly. Both works well.

  • If you roast the rava, allow it cool down completely. Do not add curd if the rava is hot. If you are using unroasted rava, you can add curd immediately.

  • In this recipe, I roasted the rava and used it. Add curd, salt and 1/2 cup of water to the rava. Mix without lumps. No need to rest the batter.

  • Add ENO fruit salt and mix well. If the Eno is active, it should bubble up as soon as you add it to the rava, curd mixture. Mix gently till the batter is light.

  • Check the consistency of batter and add some water (say 1/4 cup) to make it slightly thick and pourable. Grease idli plate with little oil. Pour the batter till 3/4th of the mould.

  • Boil water in an idli pot. Place the idli plate and steam for 10 to 15 minutes till idli is cooked well. Remove the idli plate and rest for 2 minutes. Then remove the idli with a spoon. Serve hot with coconut chutney or tomato chutney, Sambar or kurma as you like. Enjoy !

Note

  • You can use baking soda / cooking soda instead of Eno fruit salt.
  • If you want to skip curd, add 1 tsp of Eno instead of 1/2 tsp.
  • Do not make the batter too thick or too thin. It should be semi thick and pourable.
  • The size of this idli increases after cooking. So fill the mould till 3/4th or 1/2 as per the size you need.

Try this easy, instant plain rava idli recipe. You will love it. I served it with boiled tomato chutney and coconut chutney.

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December 3, 2018

Boiled tomato chutney recipe – Simple tomato chutney recipe

Boiled tomato chutney recipe
Boiled tomato chutney is an easy, simple chutney recipe for idli, dosa. Its a new recipe to me. As an ardent fan of tomato I keep trying some interesting recipes with it. Recently I came across this boiled tomato chutney recipe (Vendha thakkali chutney) / cooked tomato chutney in my Instagram feed by Mullai (spiceindiaonline). I checked few more versions and tried this recipe from Cookatease. It can be prepared easily in a pressure cooker. All you need to do is to just pressure cook onion, tomato, chilli and garlic. Mash or grind it. Boil and temper. It takes less oil. You can also make it as a no grind version by just mashing the cooked tomato onion mixture. But If you don’t boil the chutney, it may smell raw due to cooked green chillies. So boiling the chutney is mandatory. Even though its my first attempt, it came out so well. I loved it with hot idli more than dosa. If you like, you can make it thick and have it with chapathi too.  It reminded my mom’s tomato sambar recipe. This chutney tastes great when drizzled with sesame oil / Nalla ennai. Tomato chutney can be prepared in N number of ways. This is one easy method of making it. Friends, if you are bored of your regular tomato chutney recipe, you can try this boiled version. You will like it for sure. Ok, lets see how to make easy and simple boiled tomato chutney recipe with step by step pictures.

Check out my other chutney varieties for idli,dosa.
Boiled tomato chutney


Boiled tomato chutney recipe


Boiled tomato chutney recipe

How to make boiled tomato chutney recipe for idli, dosa.



Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Chutney
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
To pressure cook
  • Ripe tomato - 3
  • Big onion - 1 (use 2 if medium sized)
  • Garlic cloves - 4
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Curry leaves – 4
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - 1 cup
To Temper
  • Cooking oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Hing /asafetida - a big pinch
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish
Gingely oil / sesame oil / nalla ennai – to drizzle over the chutney while serving.
HOW TO MAKE BOILED TOMATO CHUTNEY
  1. Wash and chop onion, tomato, green chilli, garlic.
  2. In a pressure cooker, take the chopped ingredients.
  3. Add turmeric, red chilli powder, salt and water.
  4. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Cool down. Mash or grind the chutney.
  5. Temper the above ingredients. Add to chutney and boil the tomato chutney for few minutes. Remove when thick. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  6. Serve hot with idli, dosa drizzled with gingely oi / nalla ennail.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and chop onion, tomato, green chilli and garlic cloves. Chop it roughly if you are grinding it else chop it finely and mash with a ladle after pressure cooking tomato.

  • In a pressure cooker take the chopped ingredients. Add curry leaves, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and water. Mix well and pressure cook. Keep the flame high till vapor starts to come. Put the weight valve. Lower the flame completely and cook for one whistle.
  • Boiled tomato chutney recipe
  • Remove the lid after the steam is released. Strain the excess water. Keep aside. Let the tomato cool down completely.

  • Do not grind the tomato, onion when hot. It will splash everywhere. So cool down the mixture completely before grinding. In case you are mashing the tomato, you cam do it when hot. So you can either grind the mixture or mash it with a ladle. Its your choice. I ground the tomato to a smooth paste. You can grind it coarsely if you like.  
  • Boiled tomato chutney recipe
  • Add the ground tomato paste to the strained water. Mix well. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, hing and curry leaves. Add to the chutney. Boil the chutney for few minutes till thick. Garnish with coriander leaves. Remove and serve with idli, dosa. Do not forget to drizzle the chutney with gingely oil/ nalla ennai for best taste ! Enjoy.

  • Boiled tomato chutney recipe

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of chilli as per your taste. But I will suggest you to add more chill powder or red chillies instead of green chillies to avoid raw smell.
  • Pressure cooking and mashing the tomato mixture gives a different taste than grinding the tomato.
  • Garnishing with coriander leaves is optional.
  • For variations, you can skip cooking curry leaves along with tomato.
  • You can boil the chutney till oil separates. It stays good for more than a week when refrigerated.

Try this interesting boiled tomato chutney recipe and enjoy with hot idli and dosa !
Cooked tomato chutney


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September 4, 2018

Paneer Noodles Recipe – Maggi Paneer Masala Noodles

Paneer noodles
Recently I tasted this Maggi paneer masala noodles in Bannerghatta Meenakshi mall food court. Its a popular street food. In the restaurant menu card, this dish was titled as Paneer noodles delight. I was expecting hakka noodles with paneer masala. But they served Instant Maggi noodles with onion, tomato masala and paneer. Sendhil and Raksha were kidding me that I spent 100rs to eat 10 rs Maggi 😉. Yes, even though it was a bit disappointing I really liked the way they dressed up a simple Maggi to a spicy, tasty paneer masala noodles. I tried to recreate the same at home for our Sunday breakfast. It came out very well and similar to the one I tasted. If you feel, Maggi noodles is unhealthy, you can try the same with any other instant noodles like Top Ramen, Yipee or use plain noodles too. Finally it is your choice. I used Maggi veg atta noodles. So I did not add carrot, green peas or capsicum. I made it in a simple way by adding onion, tomato masala and paneer soaked in water.  I did not even roast the paneer pieces in oil as it may make the paneer chewy and hard. So this version of Maggi paneer masala noodles is very easy and quick to prepare in busy mornings. Bachelors and working women who loves to eat Maggi can try this yummy version. Make your own variations by adding more vegetables or tofu instead of paneer. to make it vegan and healthy.  If you don’t want to use tastemaker, you can add garam masala powder and some chat masala powder. You can pack this masala noodles for lunch box as well. It stays good. Ok Friends, lets see how to make Maggi paneer masala noodles with step by step pictures.

Check out my Maggi Noodles Patties recipe too.


Maggi paneer masala noodles


Maggi paneer masala noodles recipe


Maggi paneer masala noodles recipe

Instant Maggi paneer masala noodles recipe for breakfast / dinner and lunch box



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Maggi recipes
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS


  • Maggi veg atta noodles packet - 3 small ( Use any instant noodles)
  • Paneer / cottage cheese - 100gms ( chop into small cubes)
  • Cooking oil  or butter - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Big onion - 1 (Finely chopped or thinly sliced)
  • Ripe tomato - 2 (Finely chopped)
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Maggi taste maker powder - 3 packets
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar - a pinch
  • Salt - little for masala
  • Water - 3.5 cups ( 3 + 1/2 cup)
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish

HOW TO MAKE MAGGI PANEER MASALA NOODLES

  1. Chop paneer into small cubes. Soak in hot water till use.
  2. Heat oil and splutter cumin seeds. Add chopped onion, tomato and saute well.
  3. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder and little salt, sugar.
  4. Add water, noodles tastemaker powder and bring to boil.
  5. Break the noodles and to boiling water. Cook till soft.
  6. Lastly add paneer cubes and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and switch off the flame.
  7. Remove and serve hot immediately.

MAGGI PANEER MASALA NOODLES - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Boil 2 cups of water. Switch off the flame. Chop paneer into small cubes as shown in the cover picture. Soak the paneer pieces in hot water till use. It helps to keep the paneer soft. Alternately you can shallow fry paneer cubes in little oil and add to the noodles at the end. 

  • Take 3 packets of any instant noodles along with taste maker powder. Finely chop onion, tomato into small pieces.
  • Maggi paneer masala noodles
  • In a wide kadai, heat oil. Splutter cumin seeds. Add finely chopped onion and saute till it becomes transparent. Add tomato pieces, required salt, sugar, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and saute till tomato becomes mushy.
  • Maggi paneer masala noodles
  • Now add water and tastemaker powder. Let it roll boil. Now break the noodles into two parts and add to the boiling water.
  • Maggi paneer masala noodles
  • Keep the flame medium and let the noodles boil in open flame for 5 to 10 minutes till 80% of water is drained off. Toss in whenever needed to avoid burnt bottom. Now cover the noodles with a lid and cook in low flame for 2 minutes to cook till soft. But make sure it doesn’t become mushy.

  • Lastly add the soaked paneer pieces and finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix gently, switch off the flame and serve immediately.Enjoy !  ( I cut the paneer pieces into small cubes after adding to the noodles. So paneer looks big in step by step pictures than main picture)Maggi paneer masala noodles

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder as per your taste.
  • You can also add 1/2 tsp garam masala powder for more masala flavor.
  • If you are using plain noodles instead of Maggi, you can replace tastemaker with more red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and chat masala powder. 
Enjoy Paneer masala Maggi noodles at home. Kids would love it !
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July 24, 2018

Besan Tomato Omelette – Eggless Omelette Recipe - Vegetable Omelette Recipe Without Egg

Eggless Omelette Recipe

Recently we tasted this eggless vegetable omelette in Hotel Saravana bhavan, Salem. We loved it. It was so soft with a nice flavor. When I asked the ingredients of this vegetarian omelette without egg, waiter told its made of besan flour/Kadalai maavu, tomato, onion and pepper powder. I reminded about our North Indian besan cheela recipe and told the same to Sendhil. Simply we can call it as besan dosa / Kadalai maavu dosai ;).  As Sendhil liked this dosa very much, I tried to recreate the restaurant style vegetable omelette at home. Its a super easy and quick recipe that can be prepared under 10 minutes for breakfast or dinner. Ideal for working women and bachelors. Usually Green chutney is served as side dish for cheela but I served it with tomato thokku/ bhaji. It also tasted good. Friends, do try this easy, yummy, instant besan cheela recipe for your breakfast and share your feedback with me. Lets see how to make besan chilla recipe with step by step pictures.
Vegetable omelette recipe without egg

Eggless Omelette recipe - Besan tomato omelette recipe


Besan cheela recipe - Besan tomato omelette recipe

Eggless omelette recipe - Besan tomato omelette recipe - Instant vegetable omelette recipe without egg for breakfast/dinner


Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Breakfast recipes
Serves: 5 nos
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Besan flour / Kadalai maavu - 1 cup
  • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Ripe tomato - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Green chilli - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Cumin seeds or Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Ginger - 1/2 tsp (finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Asafetida / Hing - a pinch
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Curd - 1 tbsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil / ghee – to drizzle the cheela
HOW TO MAKE BESAN TOMATO OMELETTE / EGGLESS OMELETTE
  1. In a wide bowl, take the besan flour / kadalai maavu.
  2. Add finely chopped onion, tomato, green chilli, curry leaves, ginger, coriander leaves.
  3. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, hing, sugar and salt.
  4. Mix well adding curd and enough water. Make a lump free batter.
  5. Heat dosa pan and make besan cheela. Cook both sides till golden. Serve hot !
BESAN TOMATO OMELETTE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • In a wide bowl, take all the ingredients except cooking oil. Add the required water.
    Besan tomato omelette recipe
  • Mix without lumps. Consistency of batter should be slightly watery than regular dosa batter. It depends on the thickness of cheela. If you like thin cheela, make the batter watery else thick.
  • Heat an iron dosa pan(for best results) or non-stick dosa pan. Pour a ladleful of batter. Spread it well.
    Besan tomato omelette recipe
  • Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa. Cook both sides in medium flame till golden. Remove in a plate and enjoy serving hot ! You don’t need any side dish for this dosa. If needed, you can have with green chutney or pickle.
Besan tomato omelette recipe

Note

  • Addition of curd is optional but it helps to make the dosa soft. If you skip curd, rest the batter for 30 minutes before making dosa.
  • If you want to make thin cheela, make the batter slightly watery.
  • Rice flour is not necessary.
  • You can also refrigerate this batter and use it for 2 days.
Try this easy, instant besan tomato cheela recipe for your breakfast or dinner and enjoy !
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March 8, 2018

Easy Dal Tadka Recipe - How To Make Dal Tadka Using Pressure Cooker

Dal tadka recipe
 North Indian style Dal tadka is an easy and quick to make Indian lentils/dal based recipe. Its a good and healthy side dish for plain rice, Jeera rice, ghee rice and Phulka/roti/chapathi. It is an one pot recipe that is prepared with toor dal, spices, onion and tomato. Dal tadka can also be prepared using combination of toor dal, masoor dal, moong dal, chana dal etc. There are many versions of dal tadka recipe like Dhaba style, Punjabi hotel style and Gujarati style dal tadka recipes.But each recipe has its own taste and flavor with minor variations in the procedure and ingredients used. Today I have shared a basic recipe of how to make dal tadka at home using pressure cooker with simple ingredients following the recipe from Veg recipes of India. It comes out very well every time. Its our family favorite recipe. This has become my go to recipe for dal tadka. Original recipe has called for using charcoal to infuse smoky flavor in the dal just like the restaurant ones. But I skipped this step as I don’t get charcoal in my place. Ok, Lets see how to make dal tadka with step by step pictures.

Dal tadka recipe in pressure cooker

Dal tadka recipe


Dal tadka recipe

North Indian Dal tadka recipe with step by step pictures.


Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup = 250ml
  • Toor Dal - 1/3 cup
  • Water - 2.5 cups
  • Big onion - 1 no ( finely chopped)
  • Ripe tomato - 1 no (finely chopped)
  • Green chilli - 1 no ( small, finely chopped)
  • Ginger – 1/ 2 tsp (Finely chopped)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Cooking oil - few drops
  • Salt - As needed
For tadka / To temper
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Crushed garlic - 5 cloves
  • Red chilli - 1 no (whole)
  • Curry leaves – Few
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Hing / Asafetida – a pinch
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Crushed Kasoori methi - 1/2 tsp (optional)

METHOD


  1. Wash and take the toor dal in a pressure cooker base.
  2. Add chopped onion, tomato, ginger, green chilli, turmeric powder, few drops of cooking oil to the dal. 
  3. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Mash the dal after steam is released.
  4. Add salt and crushed kasoori methi. Boil for few minutes adding water.
  5. Temper the ingredients & add to dal. Garnish with coriander leaves.

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES


  • Wash the toor dal.Take in a pressure cooker base. Add finely chopped big onion, tomato, green chilli, ginger, turmeric powder, few drops of cooking oil and required water.
    How to make dal tadka
  • Pressure cook in very low flame for two whistles. Open the lid after steam is released. Mash the dal with a whisk nicely. Make sure dal is completely mushy.

  • To the cooked dal, add salt and crushed kasoori methi. Mix well and check for taste. Add little water to adjust the consistency of dal. Please remember this dal thickens when it cools down. So add some water to bring the dal to flowing consistency. Simmer the dal for few minutes.

  • Heat ghee in a tadka pan/ Tempering kadai. Lower the flame. Splutter cumin seeds, curry leaves, whole red chilli, crushed garlic cloves and hing. Keep the flame low and add red chilli powder, garam masala powder. Mix immediately and switch off the flame. Take care not to burn the chilli powder. Add to the cooked dal on top of it.
  • You can garnish with coriander leaves and fresh cream if you like. Mix and Serve with plain rice, jeera rice or phulka.
  • Enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of red chilli powder as per your taste.
  • For variations, you can saute the onion, tomato , chilli, ginger and then add to toor dal. Pressure cook them together and proceed with tadka at the end.
  • In some restaurants, they add a tbsp of fresh cream for garnishing.
  • You can use equal quantity of masoor dal, toor dal and moong dal instead of using toor dal alone.
Try this easy, yummy North Indian Dal Tadka Recipe and enjoy with plain rice, ghee rice, jeera rice or phulka !
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February 23, 2018

Onion Uthappam Recipe – How To Make Onion Uttapam

onion uthappam recipe
Generally South Indians, Tamil people make onion uttapam at least once in a week with leftover Idli, dosa batter. Sendhil likes to eat onion uthappam or rava dosa in hotels and restaurants whereas my choice is always plain uthappam with varieties of side dishes. I love its soft and spongy texture.I have already shared few uthappam varieties like tomato onion uthappam , Kadai onion uthappam(my MIL’s style) and Podi uthappam in my space. But this is the basic version of onion uttapam using big onions. We call it as Vengaya dosai in Tamil. Mostly I make it for breakfast during week days as I don’t have to prepare any side dish for this. Sendhil loves to eat it as such if the onions are browned perfectly. For variations and to make it more colorful, sometimes I use small onions, finely chopped green chillies, coriander leaves or grated carrot. If you want to make any side dish for onion uthappam, you can try coconut chutney, tomato chutney or idli sambar. Uthappam tastes the best and comes out soft, spongy with crispy edges only if you make it with fresh, thick idli batter.Do not add water to the thick If the batter becomes watery, uttapam becomes flat. So to make soft and spongy uthappam, mix the fermented idli batter till half way through on the first day for making idli. By doing this way, soft urad dal batter gets mixed with rice batter evenly and helps to prepare soft idli dosa on the first day, soft uthappam on the second, third day too. For making crispy dosa, remove the required batter in another bowl, add very little water to it. Mix well and spread thin dosa. Ok, lets see how to make onion uttapam recipe with step by step pictures.
Onion uttapam recipe

Onion uttapam recipe - How to make onion uthappam


Onion uttapam recipe - How to make onion uthappam

Onion uthappam recipe with step by step pictures.


Cuisine: Indian
Category: Dosa Recipes
Serves: 5 nos
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup - 250ml
  • Idli dosa batter - 2 cups
  • Big onion - 3 nos (Finely chopped)
  • Water - If needed
  • Cooking oil - as needed ( to sprinkle over dosa)

METHOD

  1. Take the idli dosa batter in a bowl. Add little water if the batter is too thick.
  2. Chop the onions finely. I use my electric chopper to do this job easily.
  3. Heat dosa tawa. Pour 2 ladles of batter and spread slightly. Cook in medium flame.
  4. Spread finely chopped onions all over the dosa. 
  5. Drizzle oil around the corner and center of dosa over the onions.
  6. Flip the dosa and keep the flame medium high. Cook till onions turn golden brown.
  7. Remove and serve hot with any side dish like chutney or sambar.

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Take idli dosa batter in a big bowl. Add little water, say 1/4 cup if batter is too thick. Mix well. Chop onions very finely using a knife or turbo chopper if you have it. Set aside.

  • Heat dosa tawa. Sprinkle few drops of water to check the heat of tawa. Wipe it with a cloth or tissue paper. Keep the flame low.
    Onion uthappam recipe
  • Pour two ladles of batter in the center of dosa tawa. Spread it slightly to make small, round uthappam. Sprinkle onions all over the dosa.
    Onion uthappam recipe
  • Drizzle cooking oil or gingely oil all over the dosa.Drizzle some oil over the onions too.Flip the dosa & cook the other side till onion becomes golden brown in color. Keep the flame medium high.  Wait patiently till onions turn golden brown evenly.

    Onion uthappam recipe
  • Remove the dosa to a plate. Repeat the same and make the remaining dosa. Serve hot with chutney or sambar ! Enjoy!
     

Note

  • Do not use the last batch of idli batter. It won’t make spongy and soft dosa.
  • For best results, use fresh idli batter.You can also use 2nd day batter but make sure batter is not too thin.
  • Flame should be low while spreading the onions so that the bottom part doesn’t get burnt. After you flip the dosa, you can increase the flame to medium high.
  • For variations, you can add finely chopped green chilli,coriander leaves, grated carrot along with finely chopped onion and sprinkle over the dosa.
  • You can also sprinkle idli podi or some red chilli powder/ tandoori masala for spicy taste.
  • Do not mix the chopped onion in the idli batter. It should be just sprinkled over the dosa.
Try this easy, yummy onion uthappam for your breakfast and enjoy !
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February 20, 2018

Vegetable Brinji Rice Recipe – Seeraga Samba Rice Pulao Recipe

Vegetable brinji rice
Brinji rice is a very popular rice variety in small hotels in Chennai. Long back I had shared a plain brinji recipe with coconut milk. Recently I came across a vegetable brinji rice recipe(Brinji sadam in Tamil) in Eesha’s kitchen YouTube video which is completely different from my earlier version. So I tried it for our Sunday lunch. I am not sure if this the original Chennai brinji rice. But it came out well and tasted more like biryani/ pulao made with coconut milk. We all loved it. But I felt there is no much difference between the taste of this veg brinji and biryani. There are many versions available for this particular recipe. Some recipes call for using freshly ground masala. As I had already shared a plain brinji sadam recipe, I wanted to prepare it with vegetables. Friends, If any of you know the authentic Chennai brinji rice recipe, please let me know. I am ready to try again and update this post. I have used jeera rice as its popularly known as brinji rice. So you can call this rice as Seeraga samba pulao as well. In the original recipe, it is prepared with basmati rice. So you can also use basmati or even Sona masoori raw rice to make this brinji. But the flavor and the quantity of water varies. For variations, you can add fried bread pieces at the end. As this recipe has no grinding job and done directly in a pressure cooker bachelors can give a try and pack it for your lunch box. Ok, Lets see how to make Tamil nadu style Vegetable brinji rice with step by step pictures.

Check out my Plain brinji rice recipe, Jeera rice veg biryani and my 40+ veg biryani varieties.

I used my Preethi Zodiac mixer grinder for extracting coconut milk easily. So I have shared separate step by step pictures for the same. Please check it out if interested. Preethi zodiac has really made my cooking much easier by helping me in chopping, grinding, atta kneading etc. Friends, you can think about buying this product if you are planning to change your old mixer. 


COCONUT MILK EXTRACTION USING PREETHI ZODIAC
  • Take the coconut and cut into small pieces. You can also use grated coconut.Preethi zodiac coconut milk extractor
  • Now take the super extractor jar and fit the blade. Cover the spout with the cap. Put the coconut pieces and grind to a coarse paste without adding water.
Preethi zodiac coconut milk extractor
  • Now add the required warm water ( 1:1 ratio of coconut and water for thick milk) and grind continuously.Coconut milk collects in the jar.
Preethi zodiac coconut milk extractor
  • Pour into a bowl and use as required.
Preethi zodiac coconut milk extractor

Vegetable Brinji Rice Recipe


Vegetable Brinji Rice Recipe

How to make Chennai special Brinji rice with vegetables & coconut milk


Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: Serves 2 to 3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup = 250ml
  • Mixed vegetables - 1/2 cup ( 1 small carrot, 2 beans, handful of green peas, 1 potato)
  • Basmati rice / jeera rice/ Raw rice - 1 cup
  • Cooking oil + ghee - 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
  • Cloves - 2 nos
  • Cardamom - 1 no ( crushed)
  • Bay leaf - 1 no
  • Black stone flower / Kalpasi- 1 no
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp ( Use freshly ground paste for best taste)
  • Green chillies - 2 nos. ( Use 3 to 4 for spicy brinji)
  • Mint leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Ripe tomato - 1 no ( big, chop finely)
  • Coriander leaves - Few
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Curd - 1 tbsp
  • Water + coconut milk - 1 cup + 3/4 cup
Fried bread pieces – Few (Optional)

METHOD

  1. Wash and chop all the vegetables into small cubes. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker. Saute the whole garam masala.
  3. Add sliced onion and saute till transparent.Saute GG paste till raw smell goes off.
  4. Add green chillies + mint leaves. Saute for a minute.
  5. Saute tomato + coriander leaves till mushy.
  6. Add spice powders, salt, curd and mix well.
  7. Lastly add water, coconut milk and let it roll boil. Add washed rice and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.
  8. Remove the lid after steam is released. Fluff the rice and serve hot with raita, kurma or brinjal gravy as side dish.

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash the rice, drain the water completely and keep aside. No need to soak if using Jeera rice/ seeraga samba rice. If you are using basmati rice or raw rice, soak for 30 minutes.

  • Wash and chop vegetables into small cubes, slice onions, finely chop tomato. Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Saute cinnamon, cloves, bayleaf, black stone flower and crushed cardamom.
    Vegetable brinji rice
  • Add onion, gg paste and saute till onion turns transparent. Add slit green chilli and mint leaves. Saute for a minute. Add tomato pieces, coriander leaves and saute till tomato becomes mushy.
    Vegetable brinji rice recipe
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Saute well and add curd. Mix well. Add water and coconut milk.
    Vegetable brinji rice recipe
  • After it comes to roll boil, add washed rice. Mix well and cover the cooker with a lid. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Remove the lid after steam is released. Mix gently and serve hot with onion raita, vegetable kurma, Biryani brinjal gravy, tomato gravy etc.
    Vegetable brinji rice recipe
  • Enjoy !
Vegetable brinji rice recipe

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of green chillies as per your taste.
  • You can also use basmati rice or raw rice. In that case, soak the rice for minimum 30 minutes and use 1: 1.5 cups to 2 cups of water.  
  • You can skip red chilli powder and use green chillies alone. 

Yummy Tamilnadu style vegetable brinji rice is ready ! Try at home and relish with your favorite side dish !!
 Vegetable brinji rice recipe
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