Search Chitra's Food Book

Showing posts with label DINNER RECIPES. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DINNER RECIPES. Show all posts

October 9, 2020

Pirandai Dosai –Pirandai Recipes - Adamant Creeper Dosa Recipe

Pirandai dosai

I have an adamant creeper plant in my balcony garden. Adamant creeper is called as Pirandai in Tamil. I have given its name in all the languages and its amazing health benefits below. Please check it. As its rich in Vitamin C and Calcium which is good for bones, I try to include pirandai in my cooking atleast once in a month. Usually I make pirandai thogayal for rice. But this time, I wanted to try some other recipes with it. So as usual, I started my experiments with this healthy and yummy pirandai dosai recipe. As I expected, it came out very well in the first attempt itself.

Actually no one in my family was able to find that pirandai is added in this dosa recipe. It was tasting like usual dosas. To make it more flavorful with a green look, I added some coriander leaves, green chilli and ginger. But you can skip all these ingredients and make a plain piranadi dosai too. So friends, if you are looking for some healthy pirandai recipes apart from chutney and thogayal, do try this pirandai dosa recipe. I am sure you will love it like us. This pirandai dosa batter can be refrigerated and used for 2 days.

Lets see how to make this healthy adamant creeper dosa/ Pirandai dosai recipe with step by step pictures along with its health benefits and names in different languages.

Also check out my Pirandai kuzhambu if interested !



Name of Adamant creeper in different languages


  • English: Adamant creeper, Bonesetter, Devil's Backbone, Veldt Grape.
  • Hindi: Hadjod, Hadjor, Asthisrumgala
  • Malayalam: Changalamparanda-ചങ്ങലംപരണ്ട
  • Sanskrit: Vajravalli, Asthisrinkhala, Kulisa, Asthisamharaka.
  • Tamil: Pirandai-பிரண்டை
  • Telugu: Nalleru, Gudametige, Kokkitaya-ralu

  • Health benefits of Pirandai / Adamant creeper

    As pirandai has amazing health benefits, I wanted to share it with you all !


  • Cissus Quadrangularis is the biological name of pirandai. It has high vitamin C and calcium.
  • Pirandai is helpful to cure knee problems and its juice mixed with sesame oil is used in the treatment of fracture and sprain.
  • Pirandai recipes are useful for people with indigestion issues, flatulence, nausea, cough and piles.
  • Always grease your hands with sesame oil to avoid your hands from itching.
  • Use tamarind in all pirandai recipes else it will make your tongue itchy.

  • Pirandai dosa

    Pirandai dosai recipe / Adamant creeper dosa


    Pirandai dosai recipe / Adamant creeper dosa

    Pirandai dosai recipe / Adamant creeper dosa for breakfast and dinner. Its a healthy dosa recipe !


     
    Cuisine: South Indian
    Category: Main course
    Serves: 10
    Prep time: 16 Hours
    Cook time: 10 Minutes
    Total time: 16H10 Minutes
     
    1 cup = 250ml
    • Idli rice - 1.5 cups
    • Urad dal - 1/4 cup
    • Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
    • Pirandai / adamant creeper - 1/4 cup
    • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
    • Green chilli - 2
    • Ginger - 1 inch piece
    • Salt & water - as needed
    HOW TO MAKE PIRANDAI DOSAI
    1. Grease your hands with sesame oil generously and clean the pirandai.
    2. Chop the nodes, head and tail portion. Discard it. Now remove the ridges using a knife or peeler.
    3. Wash it well and chop into 1 inch pieces.
    4. Wash and soak rice, urad dal and methi seeds for 4 hours.
    5. In a mixie jar, grind pirandai, coriander leaves, green chilli, ginger to a coarse paste.
    6. Add the soaked rice and dal. Grind to a smooth paste and collect in a vessel.
    7. Cover and ferment it overnight or minimum 12 hours.
    8. The next day, add salt and mix the batter well.
    9. Make thin or thick dosa as per your liking. Enjoy with coconut or tomato chutney !
    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
    • To clean pirandai / adamant creeper, apply sesame oil/ gingely oil all over your hands and palm generously to avoid itching. Alternately you can wear some thick gloves and clean it.
      • You should apply sesame oil in your hands else your hands will be itching for one day after cleaning the pirandai. I have experienced this. So do not skip or forget this step.
      Pirandai dosai

    • Take the pirandai and break the nodes. Chop the head and tail portion. Remove the fibers if any. Now remove the ridges of pirandai using a knife or peeler. Discard it.
    • Pirandai dosai

    • Wash it well and chop into small pieces of 1 inch length. Measure 1/4 cup from it and set aside. Set aside.
    • Pirandai dosai

    • Take a bowl and add rice, urad dal, methi seeds. Wash it well and soak it for 4 hours.
    • Pirandai dosai

    • Wash and take the chopped pirandai, coriander leaves, ginger and green chilli in a mixie jar. Grind coarsely adding little water.


    • Now add the soaked rice, urad dal and methi seeds. Grind everything to a smooth paste adding required water. Make the batter thick. Do not make it too watery.
    • Pirandai dosai


    • Transfer the batter to a bowl. Cover and let it ferment for 12 hours or overnight based on the weather conditions in your place. I kept it for 16 hours.


    • The next day, batter would have been raised. Now add required salt and mix well. Adjust the consistency of batter by adding little water if needed.
    • Pirandai dosai

    • Heat a dosa tawa and pour 1/4 cup of water, lower the flame and wipe the dosa tawa completely. Now pour a ladleful of dosa and spread it thin or thick as you like. Cook till 3/4th and then drizzle with sesame oil/ gingely oil or ghee all over the dosa. Flip and cook both the sides and remove in a plate.Pirandai dosai
    • Pirandai dosai

    • Enjoy with coconut chutney or tomato chutney. I liked it with  raw onion chutney !


    Note

    • I used coriander leaves, green chilli and ginger to give a nice flavor and color. You can add a small piece of tamarind if you like but I din't use it. You can skip all the other ingredients and use pirandai alone to make this dosa batter.
    • There is no need to saute the pirandai in oil before grinding. As we are fermenting the batter, it doesn’t have the itchy feeling while you eat.
    • Make sure the batter is well fermented. Leave it for 12 to 16 hours based on the weather. 
    • People living in cold countries can keep the batter inside the oven with lights on or cover the batter bowl with a blanket and keep it over the gas burner after switching it off. Keep it over night. It helps to ferment the batter well.
    • You should apply sesame oil in your hands else your hands will be itching for one day after cleaning the pirandai. I have experienced this. So do not skip or forget this step.
    • While making dosa, drizzle it with sesame oil or ghee as pirandai generates body heat. Oil or ghee helps to balance it. Use ghee if giving for kids. 

     

    Yummy, healthy pirandai dosai is ready to relish. Make it thick or thin and enjoy !

    Pirandai dosai


    Continue Reading...


    September 10, 2020

    Instant Ragi Idli–Ragi Rava Idli/Ragi Sooji Idli Recipe

    Instant ragi idli recipe

    I have been making this instant ragi idli with ragi flour(finger millet flour in English) and rava/suji / sooji(Semolina in English) at least once in a week for the past few months. Usually I make instant ragi dosa or ragi adai. As I got bored of those dishes, I wanted to try some varieties of ragi recipes. As a result of this, I tried Instant ragi idli, ragi idiyappam and ragi mudde these days. All the dishes came out well in the first attempt itself. Still I wanted to blog them after few trials.

    So today I am confidently sharing this instant ragi idli which can be prepared under 10 minutes. In this recipe, I have used equal amount of ragi flour (Nachni in Hindi, finger millet in English), unroasted suji/ Bombay rava/ Semolina along with curd, baking soda and salt. If you want to make this ragi idli without soda, you can use Eno fruit salt instead. Similarly if you want to make this idli without curd or with less curd, you should use more water and baking soda. But I would strongly recommend to use curd and use less baking soda which is good for health. Its a diabetic friendly and diet friendly recipe. People who look for weight loss can have this for dinner. It keeps your tummy full over the night.

    I have tried this instant ragi idli with many side dish combination. But I felt tomato based side dishes suits well for this ragi idli as it tastes bland. So you can make tomato chutney, tomato mint chutney, tomato capsicum chutney or tomato thokku. I make one of these side dishes regularly. If you like, you can try with coconut chutney, tiffin sambar or idli podi / gun powder too.

    Ok friends, lets see how to make instant ragi idli recipe with ragi flour and rava with step by step pictures and video.




    Instant ragi idli

    Instant ragi idli recipe


    Instant ragi idli recipe

    Instant ragi idli recipe using ragi flour , rava / suji, curd and baking soda


    Cuisine: Indian
    Category: Main course
    Serves: 15
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 20 Minutes
    Total time: 30 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS
    1 cup = 250ml
    • Ragi flour / Finger millet flour - 3/4 cup
    • Unroasted rava / Suji / Semolina - 3/4 cup
    • Curd / Yogurt - 1.5 cups
    • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
    • Salt and water - as needed
    HOW TO MAKE INSTANT RAGI IDLI
    1. In a wide bowl, mix ragi flour, unroasted rava/suji, salt and curd.
    2. Mix well and add little water to bring into thick idli batter consistency.
    3. Add baking soda at the end. Mix well and rest for 5 minutes.
    4. In the mean time, roll boil water in idli pot and grease the idli plate.
    5. Pour idli batter in greased mould and steam it for 10 to 15 minutes till tooth pick comes out clean.
    6. Remove the idli plate and rest for few minutes. Now scoop out the idli using a ladle or spoon.
    7. Serve hot with tomato, onion chutney as side dish. Tastes great !
    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
    • In a wide bowl, mix ragi flour, unroasted rava/suji, salt and curd. Mix well.
      Instant ragi idli recipe
    • Add required water gradually and mix to make a thick batter. Do not use more water. I used 3/4 cup water but its quantity differs based on the consistency of curd. Add baking soda and mix well. 
    • Rest the batter for 5 to 10 minutes. Mix well and check the consistency of batter. It should be thick but pourable. 
    • Do not make the batter thin or watery. Idli becomes sticky and flat.
      Instant ragi idli recipe
    • In the mean time, boil water in idli pot. Grease idli plate with gingely oil. Pour idli batter in each mould. You can also make this idli by spreading cloth in idli plate.
      Instant ragi idli recipe
    • When the water starts to roll boil, keep the idli plate. Steam it for 10 to 12 minutes till toothpick comes out clean.

    • Remove the idli plate, rest for 2 minutes. Then remove the idli using a spoon or ladle.
      Instant ragi idli recipe
    • Serve hot with tomato chutney, tomato mint chutney, tomato capsicum chutney or tomato thokku. We love these side dishes. Enjoy !

    Note

    • For variations, you can ENO fruit salt instead of baking soda. Use 1/2 tsp for this recipe.
    • Do not reduce the quantity of semolina. Equal amount of ragi flour and rava helps.
    • The most important point to note is : batter should be thick and pourable. Do not make thin batter. Idli becomes sticky and flat.
    Enjoy this healthy, Instant ragi idli and share your feedback with me!
    Instant ragi suji idli
    Continue Reading...


    June 19, 2020

    Green Chutney Cheese Sandwich Recipe - How To Make Chutney Sandwich

    Green chutney cheese sandwich
    Green chutney sandwich with cheese was my recent try in sandwich recipes. I tried this recipe after tasting in a sandwich shop here. Spicy Indian style green chutney with grated cheese stuffed sandwich was tasting so good. Kids would love it for sure. Raksha loved it with tomato ketchup. For me and Sendhil, I skipped adding cheese as we both are not a big fan of it. We loved the toasted, plain green chutney sandwich as such. Green chutney for sandwich can be prepared in many ways.

    Here I have made it simple without adding coconut, chaat masala etc. Instead I used roasted gram dal / chutney dal for to make a thick spreadable chutney. Roasted gram dal helps to give a binding and acts as a thickening agent.  To make bright green colored chutney, I used turmeric powder and a pinch of sugar. Do not skip it. Ok, lets see how to make cheese chutney sandwich recipe with step by step pictures.
    Green chutney cheese sandwich

    Green Chutney Cheese Sandwich


    Green chutney cheese sandwich

    Green Chutney Cheese sandwich recipe



    Cuisine: Indian
    Category: Sweet
    Serves: Serves 4
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 20 Minutes
    Total time: 30 Minutes



    INGREDIENTS
    • Bread – 8 slices
    • Grated cheese – 1 cup
    • Butter – to toast
    For Green chutney
    • Coriander, mint leaves – 2 handful
    • Roasted Gram dal – 2 tsp
    • Green chilli 2
    • Ginger – 1 inch
    • Salt - as needed
    • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
    • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
    • Lemon juice
    HOW TO MAKE GREEN CHUTNEY SANDWICH
    1. Wash the coriander, mint leaves.
    2. Grind chilli, leaves and other ingredients given under green chutney.
    3. Grind to a smooth, thick paste and set aside.
    4. Take a bread slice and apply chutney. Spread some grated cheese.
    5. Cover the bread slice with another slice and apply butter on top side.
    6. To make the toast, smear butter on hot dosa tawa.
    7. Keep the green chutney cheese sandwich and toast both the sides till golden.
    8. Remove and serve hot with tomato ketchup or mayonnaise if you like.
    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES


    • Wash the coriander and mint leaves. In a mixie jar, take all the ingredients given under “ for green chutney” to a thick, smooth paste.

    • Take 2 bread slices. Apply green chutney on one slice and cover it with grated cheese.
    • Green chutney cheese sandwich
    • Cover it with another bread slice and apply butter on top.
    • Green chutney cheese sandwich
    • Heat a dosa tawa and apply butter. Place the sandwich and toast both the sides till golden brown. Slice and enjoy !  Serve with tomato ketchup.Green chutney cheese sandwich

    Note

    • Green chutney looks bright green in color when you add sugar, turmeric powder. So don’t skip it.
    • You can skip grated cheese and use chutney alone.
    • I used cheese for Raksha and skipped it for us.

    Try this easy, yummy, Indian style green sandwich and enjoy !
    Continue Reading...


    June 12, 2020

    Instant Tomato Dosa Recipe With Rice Flour – Instant Thakkali Dosai

    Instant tomato dosa
    I got this instant tomato dosa recipe from my School moms group friend Archana. She shared few pictures of this instant thakkali dosa and a recorded voice message with recipe in WhatsApp. She suggested me to try and blog this instant dosa variety. Usually I make varieties of instant dosa recipes like wheat flour dosa, jowar dosa, ragi or millet dosa for my dinner. I am happy that I tried this recipe too. Its a very easy and quick instant dosa recipe. This batter can be prepared under 10 minutes.

     With the mild tangy taste of tomato and bright red color, this tomato dosa was so good in taste. It was a super hit in my family. We all loved it. Make the batter watery like neer dosa and rava dosa because consistency of dosa batter is the key to make super crispy and lacy dosa as shown in the picture. You will get it after making one or two dosa and adjust the water quantity accordingly.

    This instant tomato dosa tastes the best when served hot with coconut chutney as side dish. It also tasted good even after cooling down. So you can pack for tiffin box if you like. This batter can be refrigerated and use it the next day too. Friends, do try this easy and quick tomato dosa recipe. You will love it for sure.

    Note : Below picture was taken at night using the fresh batter. The remaining pictures were taken the next day morning by making dosa with leftover batter.

    Instant tomato dosa

    Instant tomato dosa

    Instant Tomato Dosa Recipe


    Instant tomato dosa

    Instant tomato dosa recipe with rice flour, sooji and wheat flour.


    Cuisine: South Indian
    Category: Side dish
    Serves: Serves 3
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 20 Minutes
    Total time: 30 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS
    To Grind (1 cup = 240ml)
    • Tomato – 3 ( Use 4 for more tangy taste)
    • Byadgi or Kashmiri Red chilli – 4 (helps to get bright color, add 6 to 8 for spicy taste)
    • Pepper corns – 1/2 tsp
    • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp 
    • Ginger – 1 inch piece
    • Water – to grind smoothly
    For dosa batter
    • Rice flour – 1 cup
    • Sooji / Rava / Semolina – 1/2 cup ( I used Chiroti rava/ fine rava) 
    • Wheat flour – 1/2 cup 
    • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped )
    • Curry leaves – Few (finely chopped)
    • Coriander leaves – finely chopped 
    • Salt & Water – as needed
    • Cooking oil – to drizzle over dosa
    HOW TO MAKE INSTANT TOMATO DOSA
    1. Grind tomato, pepper corns, cumin seeds, ginger to a smooth paste.
    2. In a wide bowl, take rice flour, wheat flour and sooji.
    3. Add the ground tomato paste, salt, finely chopped onion, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
    4. Add required water and make thin batter.
    5. Heat dosa tawa. Pour the watery batter in a circular motion. 
    6. Flip and cook both the sides in medium flame till golden and crispy.
    7. Remove the dosa and serve hot with coconut chutney. 
    INSTANT TOMATO DOSA RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

    • To make tomato paste, grind tomato, pepper corns, cumin seeds, ginger to a smooth paste. Set aside.Instant tomato dosa
    • In a mixing bowl, take rice flour, wheat flour and sooji. Add tomato paste, finely chopped onion, curry leaves, coriander leaves and salt. Instant tomato dosa recipe
    • Add required water and make thin batter. Batter should be watery in consistency just like neer dosa or rava dosa batter.

    • Instant tomato dosa recipe
    • Heat a dosa tawa. Pour the batter in a circular motion. Cook in medium flame till golden. Flip and cook the other side too.

    • Instant tomato dosa recipe
    • Fold and remove the dosa in a plate. Serve hot with coconut chutney. Enjoy !!

    Note

    • Make the batter thin and watery to make the dosa crispy else dosa looks thick and hard.
    • Add more tomatoes and red chillies if you like more tangy and spicy dosa. 
    • You can also use green chillies instead of red chillies but color of dosa won’t be bright red.

    Try this easy, instant tomato dosa recipe and enjoy !
    Instant tomato dosa with rice flour
    Continue Reading...


    May 18, 2020

    Gojju Avalakki Recipe – Karnataka Gojjavalakki / Huli Avalakki

    Gojju avalakki recipe
    I love to try varieties of poha recipes for our breakfast and dinner. Last week I tried this Karnataka style gojjavalakki recipe (Tamarind poha) for our breakfast. Its an instant and quick fix recipe for breakfast. This is a no onion no garlic recipe too. If you have tamarind paste or soaked tamarind in hand, gojju avalakki can be prepared under 10 minutes. It doesn’t need any side dish too.

     This recipe would be ideal for bachelors and working women to make a quick breakfast and dinner. I referred few Karnataka blogs and YouTube videos and tried this recipe. Gojju avalakki works the best with thick poha. It is coarsely ground and made. But I used thin poha which is also know as paper avalakki in Karnataka. So I have shared the instructions for both the types of poha.

     Soon I will try to share Tamil nadu style puli aval / tamarind poha recipe which is slightly different from this one. Ok, lets see how to make Karnataka special gojjavalakki recipe with step by step pictures.
    Karnataka Gojju avalakki recipe

    Gojju avalakki recipe


    Gojju avalakki recipe

    Karnataka style gojju avalakki recipe


    Cuisine: Karnataka
    Category: Breakfast
    Serves: Serves 4
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 20 Minutes
    Total time: 30 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS
    To mix in poha
    • Poha / Avalakki / Aval/ rice flakes - 3 cups ( I used thin poha)
    • Tamarind - Big gooseberry size
    • Karnataka style Rasam powder or sambar powder - 1 tbsp
    • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
    • Jaggery – 2 tsp (powdered)
    • Salt - as needed
    • Water - as needed
    • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup ( to garnish)
    To temper
    • Cooking oil - 1.5 tbsp
    • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
    • Urad dal - 2 tsp
    • Chana dal - 1 tbsp
    • Peanut - 2 tbsp
    • Curry leaves - Few
    • Asafetida / Hing - 1/4 tsp
    • Red chilli – 1 or 2 ( pinched into 2)
    HOW TO MAKE GOJJU AVALAKKI
    1. Wash the poha once or twice in water. Drain completely.
    2. Take in a wide bowl. Add tamarind extract, sambar powder, turmeric powder, jaggery, salt and hing. Sprinkle some water if needed and mix gently.
    3. Mix well and set aside for 5 minutes.
    4. In the mean time, heat oil in a kadai. Roast peanuts.
    5. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and roast well.
    6. Add curry leaves, pinched red chilli and hing. Saute quickly.
    7. Now add the soaked gojju avalakki mixture and mix gently.
    8. Cover cook in low flame for 5 to 10 minutes by tossing once in the middle.
    9. Switch off the flame and garnish with grated coconut. Serve hot !
    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
    • Take the poha in a bowl. If you are using thick poha, grind it coarsely using pulse option in your mixer grinder. If using thin poha, no need to grind it. Proceed to next step.
    • Wash the poha once or twice in water to remove the debris. Drain the water completely and set aside in a bowl. Soak tamarind in 1 cup of water and take the extract.  Gojju avalakki recipe
    • Add the tamarind extract, turmeric powder, sambar powder/ rasam powder, jaggery, hing and salt. Mix well and rest it for 5 minutes.
    • Gojju avalakki recipe  
    • In the mean time, heat oil in a kadai. Roast the raw peanuts for few minutes. Now add mustard seeds in the same oil. Let it splutter.
    • Add urad dal, chana dal, pinched red chilli, hing and curry leaves. Saute for a minute. Gojju avalakki recipe
    • Add the soaked poha + tamarind mixture to the kadai. Mix gently, check for taste and add more spices, salt if required. Cover cook for 5 to 10 minutes in low flame. Toss it once or twice in the middle. Cook till poha becomes hot. Switch off the flame and garnish with grated coconut. Serve hot and enjoy ! You can eat it as such or serve with coconut chutney.Gojju avalakki recipe

    Note

    • Do not add more water while soaking thin poha. If you are using thick poha , grind it coarsely and then soak in tamarind water. It helps to soak the poha quickly in less water. Adding more water makes the dish mushy. 
    • You can use Karnataka style rasam powder or sambar powder in this recipe.
    • For variations, you can also add a tsp of roasted sesame seeds powder and mix at the end.
    Try this easy, instant Karnataka special gojju avalakki and enjoy !
    Gojju avalakki

    Continue Reading...


    May 12, 2020

    Palak Dosa / Spinach Dosa / Keerai Dosai Recipe

    Palak dosa
    Palak dosa / spinach dosa ( pasalai keerai dosai in Tamil) can be prepared in many ways. Today I have shared a simple and instant spinach dosa recipe using dosa batter. You can also call it as "Green dosa". Here we are adding palak puree in dosa batter and make dosa instantly. Follow the steps given in the recipe. You can make bright green colored spinach puree after blanching.

    For variations, you can also grind the raw spinach leaves without blanching it. But there may be slight raw smell in the dosa. But blanched spinach puree gives a good taste and flavor. Green color of the dosa is so appealing and make the kids to eat it without compliants. You don't find much difference in taste as well. This palak dosa can be served with coconut chutney, sambar or idli podi. Soon I will try to make palak dosa in different methods. Now lets check out this healthy, colorful instant palak dosa recipe with step by step pictures.

    Palak dosa recipe


    Palak Dosa / Spinach Dosa


    Palak dosa

    Palak dosa / spinach dosa / Keerai dosa in an easy and instant way using dosa batter. 



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



    INGREDIENTS

    • Idli dosa batter – 3 cups
    • Palak / Spinach / Pasalai keerai – 1 big bunch / 2 to 3 cups (chopped)
    • Green chilli – 2
    • Ginger – 1 inch
    • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
    • Sugar - 1 tsp
    • Salt & water - as needed
    • Cooking oil - to drizzle over dosa
    HOW TO MAKE PALAK DOSA
    1. Wash the spinach / palak leaves.
    2. Boil 2 cups of water adding turmeric powder and sugar.
    3. Add washed palak leaves and cook for 2 minutes.
    4. Remove the blanched palak leaves in a mixie jar and add green chilli, ginger.
    5. Grind to a smooth paste adding little water.
    6. Add the paste to dosa batter and mix well.
    7. Heat a dosa pan and spread a ladleful of palak dosa batter.
    8. Make thin or thick dosa as you wish. Drizzle oil, flip over and cook both the sides.
    9. Fold and remove in a plate. Serve with coconut chutney or sambar !
    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

    • Wash the spinach / palak leaves / pasalai keerai in water till clean without any sand or dust. Boil 2 to 3 cups of water in a bowl adding turmeric powder and sugar. Adding turmeric and sugar helps to maintain the green color of spinach leaves. 


    • Add the washed spinach leaves and cook for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame once the leaves shrink and turns soft. Do not over cook. Remove the blanched leaves in a plate and let it cool. 
    • Palak dosa recipe

    • Transfer the palak leaves to a mixie jar and add ginger and green chilli. Grind everything to a smooth, thick paste adding little water. 
    • Palak dosa recipe

    • Take 3 cups of dosa batter Add the palak puree to the dosa batter. Mix well and check for salt. Add if needed. 
    • Palak dosa recipe

    • Heat a dosa pan and spread a ladleful of dosa batter either thin or thick as you like. Drizzle oil around the dosa once its half cooked. Flip the dosa when the bottom turns golden in color. Cook for a minute, fold and remove. 
    • Palak dosa recipe Palak dosa recipe

    • Serve hot palak dosa with coconut chutney and sambar. I made red coconut chutney with it. Enjoy !

    Note

    • Do not skip turmeric powder and sugar while blanching palak leaves. It helps to retain and enhance the green color of leaves.
    • Add more green chillies and use cumin seeds, 3 garlic cloves while grinding if you like.
    • For variations, you can grind the palak leaves without blanching. But there may be slight raw smell in the dosa. 
    • I used my idli dosa batter. For this I used 5 cups idli rice, 1 cup urad dal and 1/2 tsp of fenugreek seeds. Soak and grind seperately. Mix the batters and ferment overnight. Make idli and dosa the next day. 


    Try this healthy, yummy palak dosa and enjoy !
    spinach dosa

    Continue Reading...


    April 2, 2020

    40 Upma Varieties / Different Types Of Upma Recipes

    UPMA VARIETIES

    During this lockdown period, when I was thinking to post a collection of some easy breakfast/ dinner recipes, Upma varieties came to my mind. Guys, Please don't hit me for posting this collection😁. According to me, Upma recipe is an under rated dish😉. If properly made, it is one of the easiest and tastiest Indian tiffin recipes that can be prepared instantly with minimal ingredients. I think many of you agree with me. Upma recipes doesn't need any side dish too. But some people prefer coconut chutney, sugar, jaggery, pickle or sev to go with it. Check out my coconut chutney varieties for side dish ideas.

    In this post, I have shared 40 upma varieties which includes rava upma varieties like basic rava upma, with video, bansi rava upma in Karnataka style, healthy wheat rava upma and Chiroti rava uppittu in hotel style, kichadi, kharabath recipes, Semiya upma recipe with video, Semiya biryani, rice sevai, poha upma/ aval upma varieties in South Indian and North Indian style, Sabudana/Sago upma in South Indian and North Indian style, Rice upma recipes, Puli upma/ tamarind upma, idli upma recipes, millet upma varieties etc.

    Apart from this, I have also shared homemade rava upma mix and Poha upma mix recipe too. I am sure bachelors and working women will find it helpful to make a quick breakfast, dinner recipe.
    I still have a big list of upma recipes to try. I will update this list once I post them in my blog.

    Ok friends, lets see the collection of 40 upma varieties below. Please click on the image or the title to view each recipe. Do try and share your feedback with me.

    Please check the video recipes for Rava upma and Semiya upma below.

    Semiya / Vermicelli upma


    Karnataka style chow chow bath


    Rava upma recipe


    RAVA UPMA VARIETIES





















    POHA UPMA / AVAL UPMA VARIETIES



















    SEMIYA UPMA / VERMICELLI UPMA VARIETIES












    SAGO / SABUDANA/ JAVVARISI UPMA VARIETIES





    RICE UPMA VARIETIES










     Pori upma







    MILLET UPMA VARIETIES






    IDLI UPMA VARIETIES














    Choose and try your favorite in this upma recipes collection and share your feedback with me.
    Continue Reading...