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September 18, 2019

Karnataka Idli Recipe – Soft Idli With Idli Rava

Karnataka idli recipe
Karnataka style idli rava idli (also known as rice rava idli) became my favorite when I tasted this idli with sambar in my School moms group friends Megha’s house. As a big fan of idli recipes, I love to eat only pillow soft, spongy idli. But Idli rava idli has a grainy texture. It will crumble if you dip in sambar which I didn’t like it in early days. So I used to make idli rava idli by grinding idli rava / rice rava along with urad dal to a smooth batter. I made a detailed blog post too. Please check this link. We can make super soft idli and crispy dosa with that batter. But the authentic and traditional Karnataka style idli recipe that is prepared in home and hotels is very easy to make and tastes different. This batter can be prepared using a mixie. Here people use Idli rava and urad dal in the ratio of 3:1. All we have to do is to soak idli rava and urad dal separately for 1 to 3 hours. Grind urad dal to a smooth batter and mix the soaked idli rava. Make the batter and ferment it. Batter doubles beautifully the next day. Just mix well, add salt, baking soda (optional) and make idli. Idli comes out super soft and white in color. The only disadvantage in this recipe is you can only make idli with this batter. Dosa cannot be prepared with idli rava as the batter is very coarse. It will come out hard. Friends, do try this easy and yummy Karnataka hotel style idli recipe with step by step pictures and video. Soon I will post Karnataka hotel idli sambar.

Check out my Bangalore style watery coconut chutney recipe too !



Idli with idli rava



Idli using idli rava


Karnataka idli recipe - Idli rava idli recipe


Karnataka idli recipe - Idli rava idli recipe

How to make soft idli rava idli recipe in Karnataka hotel style



Cuisine: Karnataka
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 40
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Idli rava / Idli sooji - 3 cups
  • Urad dal - 1 cup (I used white, round urad dal)
  • Water - to soak & grind
  • Salt - as needed
  • Cooking soda / baking soda - a pinch
HOW TO MAKE KARNATAKA IDLI RECIPE
  1. Wash and soak idli rava in enough water for 1 to 3 hours.
  2. Wash & soak urad dal in 3 cups of water for 1 to 3 hours.
  3. In a mixie jar, grind urad dal to a smooth batter adding the soaked water.
  4. Take the batter in a big vessel. Drain the excess water in soaked idli rava.
  5. Squeeze it gently and add the idli rava to urad dal batter.
  6. Mix both well. Ferment overnight. Batter will double in quantity.
  7. Add salt, baking soda and mix well.
  8. Steam water in idli pot. Pour idli batter in greased idli plate.
  9. Steam it for 10 minutes till its cooked.
  10. Remove the idli plate and rest for 2 minutes.
  11. Scoop the idli and enjoy with sambar or chutney.
HOW TO MAKE IDLI WITH IDLI RAVA - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • In a bowl, wash and soak idli rava / rice rava in enough water for 1 to 3 hours. In another bowl, wash and soak urad dal in 3 cups of drinking water for 1 to 3 hours.
  • Karnataka idli with idli rava
  • Take the urad dal in a big mixie jar. Add the soaked water and grind to a smooth paste. Batter should be thick, smooth, not too thin and watery. So adjust the quantity of soaked water accordingly.

  • Transfer the batter to a bigger sized vessel. Now take the soaked idli rava. Drain the excess water carefully by sliding the vessel. Squeeze the idli rava gently and add to urad dal batter. Do not squeeze hard to remove all the water content. There should be some water while mixing with urad dal batter.
  • Karnataka idli with idli rava
  • Squeeze and mix all the idli rava to the urad dal batter. Mix well with your hands to aid fermentation. Consistency of batter should be like regular idli dosa batter.

  • Do not add salt now. Salt curbs fermentation process. So we are going to add the next morning after fermentation. Close the batter container and set aside for fermentation. Keep it overnight or minimum 12 hours based on the weather.
  • Karnataka idli with idli rava
  • The next morning batter would have doubled in quantity, sometimes overflowing too. Add required salt and a pinch of baking soda (optional). Mix well with a ladle.
  • Heat water in an idli pot. Take an idli plate and grease with sesame oil. Pour the batter in each mould. Steam it for 10 to 12 minutes till idli is cooked well. Dip your finger in water and make a hole in the idli. If your finger comes out non-sticky, idli is cooked else cook for more time. Karnataka idli with idli rava
  • Switch off the flame. Remove the idli plate. Rest for 2 minutes. Then remove the idli using a flat, big spoon. Enjoy with hot sambar or watery chutney !

Note

  • Urad dal should be soaked a minimum of 1 hour. Its ok if you soak for 3 to 4 hours too.
  • This idli crumbles if you try to dip in sambar. So its better to serve as shown in the picture below. You should use a spoon to eat this idli.
  • You cannot make dosa with this batter.
  • Make sure idli batter consistency is not thick. It should be pourable like usual batter.
  • You can refrigerate this batter and use up to one week.
Enjoy this easy Karnataka style idli rava idli with sambar or watery chutney !
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September 16, 2019

Pori Upma – Puffed Rice Upma Recipe

pori upma recipe
Pori upma/ puffed rice upma was in my try list for long time. I usually make kara pori and bhel puri at home. Recently my friend was telling me about this easy pori upma for breakfast. Last time when I went to Salem, I got a bag of puffed rice. As I wanted to empty the pack soon, I tried this pori upma for our breakfast yesterday. The best thing about this upma is it can be made in jiffy because the cooking time is very less. It tastes super soft like aval upma and flavorful too. For 2 persons, you need to use 5 cups of puffed rice. It shrinks as soon as we wash and add to upma. So this upma is the best way to finish off the leftover, excess puffed rice. If you have leftover puffed rice at home after the festivals like Ayudha poojai / Saraswathi pooja, you can try this upma. This recipe is ideal for bachelors and working women to whip up a quick breakfast or dinner. Ok, Lets see how to make this easy, yummy and quick pori upma recipe for instant breakfast.

Check out my other Bachelors recipes.

puffed rice upma

Pori upma recipe / puffed rice upma


Pori upma recipe  / puffed rice upma

Pori upma recipe / puffed rice upma for instant breakfast, snack and dinner



Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Puffed rice / Arisi Pori / Mandakki - 5 cups
  • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1 (slit into two)
  • Sambar powder or red chilli powder – 1 /2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - to wash the puffed rice
To Temper
  • Coconut oil or cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • Asafetida/ hing - 1/8 tsp
  • Red chilli – 1(cut into two)
  • Roasted peanuts – 2 tbsp
HOW TO MAKE PORI UPMA
  1. Heat oil in a kadai. Temper mustard, urad, chana dal , roasted peanuts and curry leaves.
  2. Saute onion, green chilli till transparent.
  3. Add turmeric powder, sambar powder and salt.
  4. Saute for a minute in low flame.
  5. Wash the puffed rice and squeeze gently.
  6. Now add the squeezed puffed rice.
  7. Mix gently and cook till its heated. Switch off the flame.
  8. Add lemon juice and mix gently. Serve hot !
PORI UPMA RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, roasted peanuts and curry leaves.

  • Add finely chopped onion, green chilli , red chilli. Saute till onion becomes transparent.
    • puffed rice upma
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder or sambar powder, salt. Saute for a minute in low flame without burning. Take puffed rice. Add water to cover it. Squeeze gently and add to the kadai.
  • puffed rice upma
  • Toss gently to coat the masala. Cook till puffed rice is heated and reduced in quantity. Switch off the flame. Add lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • puffed rice upma
  • Enjoy hot for best taste.

Note

  • Puffed rice reduces in quantity after cooking. So you need to use minimum 2 cups for 1 person.
  • For variations, you can skip sambar powder / red chilli powder and use slit green chillies.
  • Do not add the pori without washing and squeezing the water. Puffed rice become chewy.
  • For healthy options, you can saute finely chopped carrot, beans, potato and frozen peas till cooked and then add puffed rice.

Try this interesting pori upma with excess puffed rice at home. You will love it.
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July 27, 2019

7 Taste Uthappam / 5 Taste Uthappam Recipe

7 taste uthappam
7 Taste Uthappam / 5 Taste Uthappam Recipe – Many of you would have tasted this dosa variety in restaurants like Saravana bhavan and many restaurants in Tamil nadu. Basically uthappam is a soft, spongy dosa that looks round and small in size. You can make it with freshly ground fermented idli, dosa batter or with leftover idli batter. Both tastes great. Onion uthappam is the most common oothappam variety. But this 5 taste / 7 taste uthappam with 7 different toppings makes this simple dish much more interesting. Though I haven’t tasted this recipe in Chennai Saravana bhavan, I have tasted it in Salem Saravana bhavan – asai dosai and Sree Saravana bhavan restaurant in Krishnagiri. But both the restaurants served 5 taste uthappam with masala toppings like mushroom masala, paneer masala, Gobi masala, grated carrot and small onion. It was so filling that I wasn’t able to eat 3 uthappam.  But the recipe I have shared here is very simple with light toppings. It won’t make you feel full at the same time its so appealing to eyes. Kids would love it for sure. Even we adults would be craving to eat it by seeing their colors. I have made this uthappam with the mini uthappam pan which I bought recently. I purchased it mainly for this recipe and to make pancakes for Raksha. If you are interested to buy this mini uthappam / pancake pan, please check THIS LINK in Amazon. There are many brands available in it.  If you don’t want this pan, you can make in dosa tawa itself.  You can make 3 to 4 per batch based on the size of your dosa tawa. I have used onion, carrot, capsicum, coriander leaves, tomato + crushed pepper, Idli podi / Gun powder, dry fruits and nuts toppings. You can skip any two and make 5 taste uthappam. For variations, you can use paneer bhurji, grated cheese, chocolate chips even finely cut apple for different and interesting toppings. Friends, do try this easy and colorful 7 taste uthappam recipe and share your feedback with me !



7 taste uthappam recipe

7 taste uthappam / 5 taste uthappam recipe


7 taste uthappam / 5 taste uthappam recipe

How to make easy and colorful 7 taste uthappam with idli dosa batter.



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 1
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Idli dosa batter - 1 cup
  • Big onion - 1/2 no ( finely chopped)
  • Colored Capsicum - 2 tbsp (finely chopped, I used green)
  • Tomato - 1/2 no (-do-)
  • Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Carrot - 1 ( grated)
  • Dry fruits and nuts - 2 tbsp ( I used cashews and dry grapes)
  • Idli podi / Gun powder - as needed
  • Cooking oil / Sesame oil /Ghee - to drizzle over dosa
HOW TO MAKE 7 TASTE UTHAPPAM RECIPE
  1. Wash and chop all the vegetables finely. Grate carrot.
  2. Take idli dosa batter and add little water if batter is too thick.
  3. Heat a dosa pan or uthappam pan. Pour small ladleful of batter. Do not spread it.
  4. Sprinkle the topping over each dosa. Drizzle oil around the dosa.
  5. Cook in medium flame. Flip and cook the other side till toppings become golden in color.
  6. Remove and serve hot with chutney or sambar !
7 TASTE UTHAPPAM - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • To make 7 taste or 5 taste uthappam, prepare the toppings by finely chopping onion, capsicum, cashew nuts, tomato, coriander leaves. Grate carrot and keep aside.

  • Take 1 to 2 cups of idli dosa batter. You can use leftover idli dosa batter or with fresh fermented idli batter. If the batter is too thick add little water and bring to pouring consistency. Remember batter should not be too thin and watery.
  • 7 taste uthappam recipe
  • Heat a dosa tawa or mini uthappam pan (If you have it). Pour small ladles of batter in each hole. In dosa tawa, make 3 to 4 small sized thick dosa. Do not spread the batter.

  • Place the toppings over each dosa. Put chopped small onion in one, tomato and sprinkle some pepper powder in the second, capsicum in third, grated carrot, chopped coriander leaves, dry fruits and nuts in the remaining uthappam. Lastly sprinkle idli podi over the 7th uthappam. Drizzle oil or ghee (for kids) around each dosa. Cook in medium flame and flip the dosa.

  • Cook the toppings side patiently till each of them is cooked well and turns slight golden brown in color. You can remove carrot and coriander uthappam earlier than onion uthappam.
  • 7 taste uthappam recipe
  • Remove in a plate and serve hot with chutney and sambar ! Enjoy !

Note

  • For variations you can use grated cheese, grated paneer, chocolate chips and favorite fruits.
  • To make 5 taste uthappam, skip any two toppings and make the remaining.
  • Adding ghee gives the best taste. But you can use cooking oil or sesame oil for low calorie version.
  • Coconut chutney or sambar is the best side dish for these uthappam.
Colorful, tasty 7 taste uthappam is ready ! Enjoy !
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July 15, 2019

Besan Toast Recipe – How To Make Bread Besan Toast

Besan toast recipe
Last week I prepared few easy, instant breakfast and dinner recipes with bread. This Bread besan toast is one among them. Its a super quick recipe that can be prepared under 10 minutes. We can make this bread toast in a dosa tawa or oven. Usually I make this besan toast for Sunday breakfast if I wake up late in the morning. I used besan and rice flour to make the toast crispy. You can use rava / semolina too. Its a simple bread toast recipe with less calories. You can do many variations in this recipe by adding grated carrot, cheese etc. This recipe would be helpful for bachelors, working women to make a quick breakfast, dinner or evening snack. Kids would love it with tomato ketchup. It tastes the best when served hot. Friends, do try this easy, yummy bread besan toast and share your feedback with me. Check out the video below !


Bread besan toast

Besan toast recipe - Bread besan toast in a tawa


Besan toast recipe - Bread besan toast in a tawa

Besan bread toast recipe in a dosa tawa



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Bread slices - 5 ( I used Milk bread )
  • Besan flour - 1 cup
  • Rice flour or Semolina/ sooji - 2 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Ajwain or cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Capsicum - 2 tbsp (-do-)
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (-do-)
  • Tomato - 1 (-do-)
  • Cooking oil or butter or ghee - to toast the bread
HOW TO MAKE BESAN BREAD TOAST
  1. Wash and chop onion, tomato, capsicum.
  2. In a wide bowl, mix all the ingredients given above except cooking oil.
  3. Add required water and make a smooth, thick batter.
  4. Dip the bread slice in the besan batter. Heat dosa tawa adding oil or butter.
  5. Put the bread slice and toast both sides by drizzling oil, ghee or butter.
  6. Remove and enjoy hot with tomato ketchup.
BESAN TOAST RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and chop the vegetables finely. In a wide bowl, mix besan flour, rice flour, cumin or ajwain, chopped vegetables, coriander leaves, salt, chilli powder, turmeric and garam masala powder.

  • Add required water and mix well without any lumps. Batter should be slightly thick and spreadable.
  • Besan toast
  • Take a bread slice ( you can cut the bread slice into 2 triangles and use it too) and dip in the batter. Apply batter on both sides of the bread.

  • Heat a dosa tawa with butter or ghee. Keep the bread slice dipped in besan batter. Cook in low to medium flame on one side. Flip and cook the other side. Drizzle some cooking oil / butter or ghee all over the bread slice.
  • Besan toast
  • Remove after cooking both the sides to golden brown. Serve hot with tomato ketchup. Tastes yummy !    
          

Enjoy !

Note

  • For variations you can add 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste to the batter.
  • You can also add grated carrot, boiled corn kernels to the batter.
  • For kids, you can add some grated cheese while toasting the bread or garnish with grated cheese and serve it.

Try this easy, yummy, kids friendly besan toast recipe and enjoy !
Besan toast recipe
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July 11, 2019

Rava Adai Recipe – Rava Kara Adai Dosa Recipe


My husband loves South Indian Adai recipe with lentils / dal and rice. So I try to make varieties of adai recipes at home.  Recently I came across this rava adai recipe without rice in Chitra Murali’s kitchen YouTube channel. This is not an instant version. Its prepared by soaking dals. Rava, 4 different dals and curd are the major ingredients. It came out very well. It was soft in the corners and crispy in the middle.  Sendhil loved it. He couldn’t find any difference between our regular adai with rice and this rava kara adai. I am happy with this recipe and planning to make it often. Friends, If you are looking for some healthy breakfast and dinner recipes without rice, this is the one. Do give a try and let me know how you liked it. Lets see how to make this yummy rava adai recipe with step by step pictures.

Rava adai recipe


Rava adai recipe

Rava adai recipe - Sooji adai recipe with dal and semolina



Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 8
Prep time: 2 zhours
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 2h5 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Bombay rava / Sooji / Semolina - 1/2 cup (unroasted)
  • Curd - 1/4 cup
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Toor dal - 1/4 cup
  • Chana dal - 1/4 cup
  • Urad dal - 1/4 cup
  • Red chilli - 6 (I used 4)
  • Hing/ asafetida - 1/2 tsp
  • Big onion – 1 no (Chopped finely)
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil - as needed
HOW TO MAKE RAVA ADAI
  1. Wash and soak the dals together for 2 to 4 hours.
  2. In a mixie jar, take red chilli, ginger, salt and hing. Grind coarsely.
  3. Add soaked dals and grind to a slightly coarse paste. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl take rava and curd. Add dal paste and mix well.
  5. Add required water to make it thick but pourable batter. Add onion, hing, curry leaves. Mix well.
  6. Heat dosa tawa. Spread a ladleful of batter. Drizzle oil and cook both the sides.
  7. Remove and serve hot with chutney, jaggery and butter !
RAVA ADAI RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and soak dals together for 2 to 4 hours. In a mixie jar take red chilli, ginger, salt and hing.

  • Grind everything coarsely. Add soaked dals without water and grind to a slightly coarse paste. Set aside.

  • In a wide bowl, take the rava/ semolina and curd. Mix well. Add the dal paste and mix everything together. Add finely chopped onion, hing, curry leaves and coconut bits (optional). Add some water if needed and make a batter which is thick but pourable and spreadable. Now you can make this adai instantly.  No resting time is needed. 

      • Heat a dosa tawa. Pour a ladleful of batter and spread it slightly. Put a hole in the middle. Drizzle oil in the center and around the corners. Cover the dosa pan with a lid. Let it cook for a minute in medium flame. Open the lid and flip the adai. Cook the other side till golden brown.

      • Remove and serve hot with chutney or jaggery and butter ! Enjoy !.

      Note

      • For variations, you can reduce the quantity of curd to 1/4 cup.
      • Adjust the quantity of red chilli as per your taste.
      • You can also use rice rava instead of Bombay rava.
      • You can skip or reduce the amount of curd. But curd helps to give a mild tanginess as we are making this adai instantly after grinding. 

      Try this easy, yummy rava adai recipe and enjoy !


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      July 8, 2019

      Easy Chocolate Sandwich Recipe With Chocolate Syrup

      chocolate sandwich recipe
      Here is an easy and quick chocolate sandwich recipe using Hershey’s chocolate syrup and butter. Usually chocolate sandwich is prepared by using cooking chocolate. But this is a quick and simple recipe I tried after tasting it in a popular Sandwich outlet named Hari super sandwich in Jayanagar, Bangalore. I watched him making this sandwich in a super quick method and took a video as well. Long back I shared the video in my Instagram page. After that I too started making chocolate sandwich very often in a slightly modified method for Raksha’s snack box and for our weekend breakfast. It has become our family favorite. It tastes so close to Hari's. Recently I noticed that I haven’t shared this simple recipe with you all. So I wanted to post this easy chocolate sandwich recipe today😊. You can use any chocolate syrup or chocolate spread in this recipe. You can use Nutella as well. I made this sandwich in a dosa tawa by toasting the bread greased with butter. You can also grill it and make grilled chocolate sandwich. It looks even more attractive. For variations, you can make this sandwich without fire, add grated cheese, garnish with chopped nuts, spirnklers etc. Make your own variations and enjoy. Friends, do try this super yummy chocolate sandwich recipe for your kids snacks or breakfast. It tastes great when served hot. Your kids would love it for sure and ask for more. Even your husband will love it😃. Do try it and share your feedback with me !

      Check out my other SANDWICH RECIPES too !

      chocolate sandwich recipe using hersheys syrup


      Chocolate sandwich recipe with chocolate syrup


      Chocolate sandwich recipe with chocolate syrup

      Chocolate sandwich recipe with Hersheys chocolate syrup



      Cuisine: Indian
      Category: Kids recipes
      Serves: Serves 2
      Prep time: 2 Minutes
      Cook time: 2 Minutes
      Total time: 4 Minutes



      INGREDIENTS

      • Milk bread - 8 slices
      • Butter - 2 to 3 tbsp (softened )
      • Hershey’s chocolate syrup - 3 tbp ( As needed)
      HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE SANDWICH RECIPE
      1. Take 2 bread slices. Apply bread on one side of the bread.
      2. Heat a dosa tawa. Lower the flame and toast the buttered side.
      3. While the bread gets toasted in low flame, apply chocolate syrup on one slice.
      4. Spread butter in the other slice. Do this job quickly. Cover it and remove in a plate.
      5. Drizzle some chocolate syrup over the sandwich and serve hot !
      CHOCOLATE SANDWICH RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
      • Take 2 bread slices in a plate. Apply soft butter on one side of both bread.

      • Heat a dosa tawa. Lower the flame completely. Keep the buttered side on the tawa. Toast in low flame.

      • Immediately start to apply chocolate syrup on one of the bread slices. Apply butter in the other slice.
        • chocolate sandwich recipe using hersheys syrup
      • As soon as the bottom is toasted, cover the sandwich by placing buttered side over the chocolate side.  Do this process quickly else bread will burn at the bottom. Bread becomes soft as it toasts. Remove it and enjoy hot. I cut into 6 small pieces just like the way it was served in Hari Sandwich center. Its easy to eat and looks cute as well !
      • chocolate sandwich recipe using hersheys syrup
      • Drizzle more chocolate syrup if you like. Enjoy hot for best taste !

      Note

      • For variations, you can apply chocolate spread instead of syrup.
      • Remember you should keep the flame very low while spreading the chocolate and butter. Do it quickly else bread will burn at the bottom.
      • You can sprinkle some cheese gratings to make cheese chocolate sandwich recipe.
      • You can also grill the sandwich in a toaster instead of dosa tawa.
      • Use fresh milk bread for best taste.
      Try this yummy, kids friendly sandwich recipe and enjoy !
      chocolate sandwich recipe using hersheys syrup


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      June 6, 2019

      Instant Rava Toast / Suji Toast Recipe Without Curd

      suji toast without curd
      Instant rava toast also known as sooji / suji toast is one of the easy breakfast recipes I make regularly in my kitchen. Usually I prepare this rava toast without curd. This recipe may be new to some of you. So today I have shared my version of instant rava bread toast recipe without curd. I don’t say this rava toast comes out crispy and stays long. But it tastes really good when served hot. Kids would enjoy this toast with tomato ketchup. Its a very easy and quick, Indian style breakfast recipe with bread made with easily available ingredients at home. Semolina, onion, tomato and spice powders are the major ones. Bachelors and working women can make this recipe easily under minutes. You can even make it as kids snacks. Friends, do check out this easy, instant rava toast recipe. Try and share your feedback with me.



      rava toast


      Instant rava toast / sooji toast recipe


      Instant rava toast / sooji toast recipe

      Instant rava toast without curd in Indian style !



      Cuisine: Indian
      Category: Bread recipes
      Serves: 6
      Prep time: 10 Minutes
      Cook time: 5 Minutes
      Total time: 15 Minutes



      INGREDIENTS
      1 cup = 250ml
      • Bread - 6 to 8 slices ( I used milk bread)
      • Semolina / Sooji / Bombay Rava - 1 cup (unroasted, coarse ones)
      • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped)
      • Tomato - 1 (finely chopped)
      • Capsicum - 1/4 (finely chopped)
      • Carrot - 1 (Grated)
      • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
      • Hing / Asafetida - a pinch (optional)
      • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
      • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
      • Salt & water - as needed
      • Butter and cooking oil - to grease the pan and bread
      HOW TO MAKE SUJI TOAST WITHOUT CURD
      1. Wash and chop all the vegetables finely.
      2. In a wide bowl, take the semolina and mix all the ingredients.
      3. Add water to make a smooth batter without lumps.
      4. Batter should be slightly thick and pourable.
      5. Take a bread slice and spread the batter.
      6. Heat a dosa pan with butter. Toast the bread both sides.
      7. Remove once it turns golden brown.
      8. Serve rava toast with tomato ketchup !
      RAVA TOAST / SUJI TOAST RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
      • Wash and chop onion, capsicum, tomato, coriander leaves. In a wide bowl, take the semolina (no need to roast it), chopped vegetables, salt and spice powders.

      • Mix everything well. Add water to make a smooth paste without lumps. Make sure batter is slightly thick but pourable. You should be able to spread a thin layer on the bread.
      • rava toast
      • Take a bread slice and spread the batter over the slice on one side. Heat a dosa pan and add a tbsp of butter. Let it melt.

      • Now keep the bread slice smeared with rava batter and roast in medium flame till it turns golden brown. Grease the other side of bread slice with butter or cooking oil.
        • rava toast
      • After the rava part turns golden brown, flip the other side. Cook till golden brown. Remove and enjoy hot with tomato sauce. Enjoy !
      rava toast

      Note

      • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder and garam masala powder as per your taste buds.
      • You can skip chilli powder and use finely chopped green chilli.
      • If you wish to add curd, you can add 1/2 cup curd to the above mixture and adjust water accordingly.

      Try this easy, instant rava toast / suji toast and enjoy !
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      May 17, 2019

      Ven Pongal Mix – Homemade Pongal Mix Recipe

      After a long time I tried an Instant, ready to eat breakfast mix at home. Yes, its ven pongal mix recipe which was bookmarked long back from Radha mam’s space. Just like my rava upma and aval upma mix, it came out very well in my first attempt. In fact I loved this pongal made using pongal mix more than my regular pongal recipe. It was so soft and flavorful, reminded some restaurant taste to me. Actually I made it two weeks before but blogging this recipe now as I wanted to check its shelf life. It stays great till today even without refrigeration. This instant pongal mix recipe would be ideal for bachelors, working women and for people who travel abroad and for a tour. I made it using raw rice/ pacharisi. You can use boiled rice/ steamed rice/ Puzhungal arisi too. Friends, do try this yummy homemade instant ven pongal mix. Cook it under 15 minutes and enjoy with any chutney or sambar ! Soon I will try to share Karnataka style Khara pongal mix just like MTR pongal mix.



      Ven Pongal mix - Homemade Pongal mix recipe


      Ven Pongal mix - Homemade Pongal mix recipe

      Tamil nadu style ven pongal recipe mix with raw rice, moong dal, pepper and cumin seeds.



      Cuisine: Tamil nadu
      Category: Main course
      Serves: 600gms
      Prep time: 10 Minutes
      Cook time: 20 Minutes
      Total time: 30 Minutes



      INGREDIENTS
      1 cup = 250ml
      • Raw rice / Pacharisi - 2 cups
      • Yellow moong dal - 1/4 cup
      • Salt - as needed (I used 1.5 tbsp)
      • Pepper corns - 1.5 tsp
      • Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
      • Asafetida / Hing - 1/2 tsp
      • Cashew nuts - 10 (Break into pieces)
      • Ginger - 1 inch (Chopped finely)
      • Curry leaves - Few
      • Ghee - 3 tbsp
      • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
      To make ven pongal with mix
      • Ven pongal mix - 1 cup
      • Water - 4 to 4.5 cups (Depends on rice)
      • Ghee - 1 tbsp
      HOW TO MAKE INSTANT PONGAL MIX
      1. Heat oil + ghee in a kadai. Splutter pepper corns.
      2. Saute cumin seeds, ginger, cashew nuts, curry leaves and hing.
      3. Remove in a plate.
      4. Add some ghee. Roast moong dal and rice in low flame for 5 to 7 minutes.
      5. Add salt, mix well. Switch off the flame and let it cool down.
      6. Add the roasted cumin + pepper to the rice mixture.
      7. Store in a box after mixture cools down. Stays good for 2 to 3 weeks without refrigeration.
      PONGAL MIX RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
      • Take the rice and dal, clean it by removing the dust. If you wish, you can wash the rice + dal, spread in a cloth and dry it.

      • Heat 1 tbsp cooking oil + 1 tbsp ghee in a kadai. Add pepper corns and roast in medium flame. When it starts to splutter, add cumin seeds, ginger bits, curry leaves and cashew nuts. Saute in low flame without burning any. Roast ginger pieces without any moisture. Remove everything in a plate.

      • Add the remaining 2 tbsp ghee in the kadai. Add moong dal and rice. Roast in medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes. Add required salt.  Switch off the flame.

      • Add the roasted cumin + pepper to rice, dal mixture. Mix well. Store in a box after the mix cools down completely.  

                              
      • It stays good for 2 to 3 weeks without refrigeration. You can also freeze it if you like.

      • To make ven pongal using pongal mix, take 1 cup of pongal mix in a pressure cooker base. Add 4 to 4.5 cups of water. Add 1 tbsp ghee. Mix well and pressure cook in very low flame for one whistle. Remove the lid after steam is released. Mix well and serve hot with coconut chutney or sambar. Enjoy ! 

      Note

      • For variations, you can use steamed rice / boiled rice instead of raw rice.
      • You can also powder pepper + cumin seeds instead of whole ones.

      Try this instant ven pongal mix at home. Make pongal under 15 minutes and enjoy !
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