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August 18, 2015

Crispy Dosa Batter Recipe In Mixie - Easy Dosa Recipe With Rice Flour

Dosa batter recipe

Crispy dosa batter recipe with video - Easy dosa recipe with rice flour using mixie.
Generally South Indians especially Tamil people make dosa using Idli batter by diluting it. We make dosa for breakfast & dinner as well. Few months back,I got a request to share restaurant style golden colored,crispy dosa recipe. Even though I am happy with my dosa using idli batter, I wanted to have a separate dosa batter recipe in my blog. So I started searching for the same. I tried many recipes with various combinations and by changing the ratio of rice & dal. At last I was satisfied only with two recipes.This is one among them.I will share the other one soon. I referred this blog for the recipe.This dosa batter recipe is very easy to make as it uses rice flour. We need very less soaking & preparation time for the batter and we don’t need to use grinder for grinding the batter.An Indian mixie/Mixer would do.It ferments beautifully and this batter yields crispy,golden colored dosa as you see in the pictures.I made plain dosa adding less oil for Sendhil,Cone/Roast dosa adding ghee for my daughter and thick uttapam kind of  Set dosa for me.Everything came out very well and I was absolutely happy with this batter recipe.Not just that,u can keep this recipe as a base and make many dosa varieties as u like.Friends,do try this recipe if you are looking for an easy & quick dosa batter version.You will love it like me. Don't forget to see the full video recipe.Lets check out how to make this easy homemade dosa batter recipe using rice flour.Check out my 35 chutney recipes to make varieties of side dish for dosa. People in cold countries,please check this post for fermentation process.

Dosa recipe-Video

Cone dosa

Dosa recipe-Easy dosa batter recipe


Dosa recipe-Easy dosa batter recipe How to make easy dosa batter recipe at home using rice flour & urad dal in a mixie
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 12-15 nos
Prep time: 1H+12H
Cook time: 2 Minutes
Total time: 13H2Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 200 ml
  • Rice flour - 1.5 cups (any rice flour. u can use idiyappam flour too)
  • White round urad dal - 1/2 cup
  • Salt & Water - as needed
  • Cooking oil/gingely oil/ghee - as needed to make dosa
METHOD
  • Wash the urad dal once and add soak it by adding enough water.Take the rice flour in a wide bowl and add 2 cups of water.Whisk it well and make sure the water level is 1 inch above the flour.Add more if  needed.Let it soak well for 1 hour at least.No issues even if you soak them for 4-5 hours(Suppose if you want to use Methi seeds,add with urad dal and soak for minimum 2 hours)

  • Now drain the excess water from urad dal and grind it in a big mixie jar.Grind them without using water.Then add water and grind it to a smooth batter.I used nearly 3/4-1 cup of water.Add the soaked rice flour along with water & salt.Grind the batter again for even mixing.Add some water if you feel the batter is too thick.
  • Transfer the batter to bowl. Wash the mixie jar by adding little water and add to the batter.Mix the batter well with your hands.It helps proper & quick fermentation.Leave the batter overnight or at least for 12 hours based on the weather conditions in your place.

  • The next morning,batter would have raised well.Mix the batter well and add some water if  it is too thick.
  • Heat a dosa pan and pour a ladleful of batter in the tawa.Spread it well.thinly & uniformly.Keep the flame medium and let the dosa cook till you see the dosa turning golden brown in the bottom.By this time,the top portion would have been cooked.You can also cover the tawa with a lid.Do not flip the dosa.As soon as the dosa starts to turn golden brown,drizzle one or two tsp of oil or ghee all over the dosa.Let the dosa turn completely golden & crispy.Fold the dosa & serve hot with your favorite chutney or sambar ! Enjoy !
Note
  • For variations,u can use split urad dal instead of round ones.
  • You can add 1/4 tsp of methi seeds to get nice flavored dosa.
  • Do not make the batter too thick or too thin.The consistency should be like our regular idli,dosa batter.
  • You can also use urad dal flour instead of grinding urad dal.Use the same ratio.
  • Add oil or ghee generously to get a shiny look in the dosa.
  • Do not cook the dosa in very high flame.It will burn quickly.Cook the dosa in medium flame patiently.Adjust the flame whenever needed.

Dosa recipe
Enjoy Crispy dosa with chutney & sambar for your breakfast or dinner !
dosa recipe
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August 17, 2015

Tomato Peanut Chutney Recipe-Andhra Palli Chutney Recipe

Sendhil loves chutneys made using groundnut.I usually make Peanut/Groundnut chutney in this way.I was looking for a Peanut/Kadlekai chutney with the combination of tomato & red chillies but without onion.I came across this recipe in Sailu’s kitchen.In Andhra,this chutney is known as Palli Pachadi.I tried it by adjusting the quantity of chillies as per my family’s taste.It came out very well.Sendhil loved it a lot with hot idli.It tasted great for dosa as well.Friends,do try this chutney recipe if you are a peanut lover.You will make it very often.Color of this chutney may vary if you use more chillies & tomato.Lets see how to make this yummy Andhra style side dish for idli dosa - tomato palli chutney.I forgot to tell you – It’s a no onion no garlic recipe .I am happy to add this chutney to my 35 chutney recipes collectionHappy.

Andhra Tomato Peanut chutney Recipe


Andhra Tomato Peanut chutney Recipe Peanut chutney adding tomato--Palli Pachadi in Andhra style !
Cuisine: Andhra
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

  • Groundnut/Peanuts - 1/4 cup
  • Tomato - 2 nos ( small) OR 1 big
  • Red chillies - 2 nos 
  • Green chilli - 1 no
  • Tamarind - a pinch (optional)
  • Salt &water – as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Hing/Asafetida -a pinch
METHOD
  • Roast the peanuts in medium flame for 5 minutes till it turns crispy. I roasted in microwave high power for 3 minutes.Rub the skin and take the groundnuts in a plate.
  • In a kadai,heat oil and saute the red chillies,green chillies,tomatoes until tomato turns mushy. Lastly add the roasted peanuts,tamarind and salt.Switch off the flame and let it cool.Grind it to a smooth paste adding water.
  • Temper mustard seeds,hing & curry leaves. Add to the chutney !Serve with idli,dosa.

Enjoy !
Note
  • Add more chillies if u like spicy chutney.
  • I sauteed the green chillies too.But the original recipe called for using raw chilli.

 Enjoy this yummy chutney with idli,dosa !

 
 

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August 16, 2015

Tiranga Pulao Recipe-Tricolor Rice

Tiranga pualo recipe
Sunday Lunch Recipes Series-27
Wish you all a very happy Independence Day ! I made tiranga pulao recipe for the first time as Independence day special.Its my long time wish to try tricolor recipes and share in my blog.I am glad that I did it with this pulao.I must thank my blogger friend Aparna for giving me this idea. Here I have used Palak leaves for making green rice,Tomato masala with paneer for red rice and plain white rice flavored with spices for making 3 layers.It came out very well as I wished.Friends,do try this Pulao recipe.It would be appealing to you & your kids as well.Have a happy Sunday !

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August 14, 2015

Dabeli Recipe-Kacchi Dabeli-Gujarati Snack Recipes

Dabeli recipe
Dabeli or Kutchi dabeli or Kacchi dabeli is  one of the most popular snack recipes of India, originating in the Kutch or Kachchh region of Gujarat. It is a spicy snack made by mixing boiled potatoes with dabeli masala powder, and putting the mixture between pav (burger bun) greased with chutneys made from tamarind, dates, garlic, red chillies, etc.It is garnished with pomegranate and roasted peanuts ( Source:Wiki).Dabeli is also a very popular street food of Mumbai,Maharashtra. I had some burger buns lying in my pantry for long time.Actually I bought them to make Aloo tikki burger but I couldn’t do it.So I was looking for some recipes that uses burger buns to finish them off.I came across this most popular Street food Dabeli recipe in this blog.She had explained it so well including the making of dabeli masala powder recipe, Red chutney/lasun chutney(Garlic chutney) and potato masala with stepwise pictures.Luckily I had all the ingredients available in hand.I just followed her recipe to the T and made tamarind chutney alone on my own as it was missing in her post.I made it for our dinner yesterday & It was awesome.Though it’s a time consuming process,I was happy and satisfied that I tried a good chaat recipe after a long timeDancing.Lets see how to make this popular Kacchi dabeli recipe at home !
Check out my Mumbai Pav Sandwich , Pav bhaji  and Vada Pav recipes too !

Dabeli masala powder

Dabeli Recipe/Kacchi dabeli


Dabeli Recipe/Kacchi dabeli Dabeli/Kacchi dabeli recipe - Most popular Gujarati snack using burger buns
Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Chaat Recipes
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 30 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 40 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

  • Burger buns or Pav buns - 6 nos
For potato masala
  • Boiled potatoes - 2 nos ( big)
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Tomato - 1 no
  • **Dabeli masala powder - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp ( to garnish)
Dabeli masala powder
  • Dhania/Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1 tbsp
  • Red chillies - 4 nos
  • Cloves - 4 nos
  • Cinnamon - 2 inch
For peanut mix
  • Roasted peanuts - 1/2 cup
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Asafetida/Hing - a big pinch
  • Salt - as needed
For red chutney/Garlic chutney
  • Garlic - 15 cloves
  • Red chillies - 4 nos ( soak in water
  • Lemon juice - as needed
  • Water - little
  • Salt - as required
For Sweet chutney/Tamarind chutney
  • Tamarind - Big gooseberry size
  • Dates - 4 nos
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - little
To garnish
  • Pomegranate seeds - a handful
  • Sev/Omapodi - as needed
METHOD
  • Soak the red chillies in little water for grinding red chutney.Soak tamarind and dates together in some water for sweet chutney.Wash and pressure cook the potatoes.In the mean time,dry roast all the ingredients given under “Dabeli masala powder”.Roast them until you get a nice aroma of dhania and other spices.Grind them to a powder & keep apart.
Dabeli masala powder
  • Roast the peanuts,remove the skin.Heat little oil and add the roasted peanuts.Add red chilli powder,hing and salt(I roasted my peanuts in microwave for 3 minutes in high power(800W) and proceeded in the kadai).
  • Chop onion and tomato. Heat oil in a kadai and add the onions.Saute until transparent.Then add tomatoes and saute until it becomes mushy.Add the dabeli masala powder,salt and turmeric powder.Saute them and lastly add the mashed potatoes.Mix well and add little water if u feel the mixture is too dry.Let it become a dough like thing.Sprinkle some lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.Remove them in a plate.Add some grated coconut over the potato masala and sprinkle some pomegranate seeds & roasted peanut mix.
Dabeli recipe
Dabeli recipe
Dabeli recipe

  • Now make the red chutney by grinding garlic,soaked red chillies,salt & lemon juice.Grind it to a smooth paste adding little water.Remove in a bowl.
Garlic chutney
  • Grind the soaked dates,tamarind along with red chilli powder,cumin powder and salt to a smooth paste.Remove in a bowl.
Sweet chutney
  • Take a burger bun and cut into two.Toast them in a tawa adding butter or oil.Apply garlic chutney on one side and sweet chutney on the other side.Spread the potato masala over the sweet chutney.Garnish with roasted peanuts,pomegranate seeds and sev.Close the bun and serve ! Enjoy !
Dabeli recipe
Dabeli recipe


Note

  • Add more red chillies to garlic chutney if you want spicy ones.
  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder,dates & tamarind as per your taste.Add more dates if  want sweet taste.
  • Do not skip pomegranate seeds.It gives a crunchy taste while eating.

Try this popular street food at home and enjoy !


 


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August 13, 2015

Shahi Paneer Recipe - How to make shahi paneer at home

shahi paneer
Shahi paneer is one of the classic Paneer recipes that is served as a side dish for Naan , Kulcha and roti/chapathi. Recently I tasted shahi paneer masala in a restaurant. It was so creamy , rich, mildly spiced and sweetish too. I loved it very much with butter naan and got tempted to try at home.The one I had in restaurant was pale orange in color. So I was looking for a recipe that matches the same.I found Dassana’s recipe was close to the ones I searched. I made small changes as per my family’s taste buds. It came out perfect as I wished👍. Sendhil & Raksha loved it too. We all relished it with soft chapathi. This gravy can be done with easily available ingredients. Lets see how to make this mildly spiced & creamy Shahi paneer Masala gravy recipe at home with step by step pictures.
shahi paneer recipe

Shahi Paneer Recipe - Restaurant style


Shahi Paneer Recipe Shahi paneer recipe - Yummy Side dish for Naan, Kulcha and roti
Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

  • Paneer - 100 gms
  • Salt & water -- as needed
  • Kasoori methi - a big pinch
  • Fresh cream - 2 tbsp
  • Fresh yogurt/curd – 1/4 cup (whisked)
To boil & cook
  • Big onion - 2 nos
  • Ginger- 2 inch piece
  • Garlic - 7-8 cloves
  • Cashewnuts - 5nos
  • Badam- 3 nos
  • Melon seeds - 1 tsp (optional)
To temper
  • Refined cooking oil or Butter - 1.5 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch
  • Cloves - 2 nos
  • Cardamom - 1 no
  • Bayleaf - 1 no
  • Red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
  • Dhania powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp
HOW TO MAKE SHAHI PANEER - METHOD
  • Take some water in a bowl and add the chopped onions, ginger, garlic, cashews and badam.Boil well and allow it to cook for 10 minutes till onions cooked nicely. Drain the excess water in a bowl. This is called stock. Grind the onion mixture to a smooth paste adding little water.
shahi paneer recipe
  • Cut the paneer into small cubes and put it in the stock.
Heat oil in a kadai and saute the whole spices. Add the ground onion paste and mix well till it starts to thicken. Add red chilli powder, dhania powder and garam masala powder. Mix well and let the raw smell goes off. Lastly add the whisked curd and some stock. Mix well & let it boil in slow flame for 10-12 minutes.You will get a nice aroma.
shahi paneer recipe
shahi paneer recipe
  • Once the gravy thickens add little more stock and bring it to your desired thickness. Add fresh cream, crushed kasoori methi and soaked paneer. Mix well and switch off the flame. This gravy thickens as time proceeds. So add water or stock accordingly.
shahi paneer recipe

Enjoy with roti,kulcha or naan !


Note

  • Add more chilli powder & garam masala powder based on your taste
  • Adding melon seeds is optional.

Enjoy this creamy gravy with roti,naan or kulcha !
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August 11, 2015

KFC Veg Rice Bowlz Recipe-Sunday Lunch Recipes Series 26

KFC Veg Rice Bowlz recipe

As I had mentioned in my KFC Veg strips recipe post,my daughter Raksha is a big fan of KFC recipes.After trying veg strips recipe successfully,my next target was KFC’s Veg Rice bowlz.Rice bowlz is nothing but Indian style Layered biryani made with flavored rice & gravy.I was looking for a copycat recipe & I found it here. I tried it twice by making small changes.It came out really well and tasted close to the KFC ones ( not 100%).Yesterday I made rice bowls along with KFC Veg strips,French fries and Veggie burger recipes for our Sunday special lunch.Raksha and Sendhil enjoyed it a lot.I felt very happy that I was able to make Restaurant style Lunch menu at home.Friends do try this recipe if you love KFC stuffs.I am sure you will make it more often in your kitchenHappy.Lets see how to make the most popular KFC Veg Rice Bowlz Recipe wit stepwise pictures in my Sunday Lunch Recipe series 26.

Updated (12-8-2015 ):  Luckily i had a kitchen tour in KFC this afternon with my school moms friends.I got the chance to see the making of zinger burger patties & rice bowls.I have shared those points in the method section in a bracket.So the stepwise recipes and the points mentioned have some slight variations.Soon i will try to match the pics with method.

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August 6, 2015

South Indian Masala Dosa Recipe - Tamil nadu Style Masala Dosa

Masala dosa –Needless to say its one of the most popular South Indian Special dosa varieties. My daughter Raksha is a big fan of this dosa. Recently when we went to a restaurant for breakfast,I saw a foreigner ordering Masala dosa and Filter coffee. I felt so happy & proud that the taste of our masala dosa has reached people all over the world. I also realized that I did not post this most wanted dosa recipe in my blog yet. Masala dosa is very popular in Karnataka & Tamil nadu hotels. In Karnataka, a special dosa batter is made using rice, dals and poha. Check out my Karnataka masala dosa recipe with red chutney and potato palya. Today I have shared Tamil nadu style potato masala dosa using the regular idli,dosa batter. I have shared the urulaikizhangu masala recipe based on the ones I have tasted in hotels. I hope u will like this recipe & give a try. Ok, lets see how to make South Indian masal dosa /Tamil nadu restaurant style masala dosa at home.

Do check out my potato masala for poori !

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August 5, 2015

Kofta Biryani Recipe-Vegetarian-Sunday Lunch Recipes Series 25


Kofta biryani recipe
Sorry for this late posting.There were unexpected disturbances in my routine and I couldn’t make any biryani last weekend.So I made this biryani recipe today morning especially for making this post.This week’s Sunday Lunch Recipes Series is somewhat special.Yes,this is my Silver jubilee post(25th post) in this biryani seriesDancing.When I started this series,I never expected that I would be able to share 25 biryani varieties and that too in vegetarian version.I am really happy and proud that I did itParty.I have planned to continue this series for another few weeks as some interesting biryani recipes are in queueHappy.To make this 25th post more special,I tried this rich & flavorful kofta biryani recipe.I referred this space for the biryani procedure but I made kofta following Malai kofta recipe from my handwritten cook book.I am yet to share Malai kofta gravy in my blog.Hopefully I will do it next week.As per the original kofta biryani recipe,koftas are made out of minced meat balls.But here I used paneer & potatoes to make it.It turned out really well and got a big thumbs up from my family members.I shallow fried the balls to reduce the calorie but still the taste was awesome.You can also try cooking in Appe/Paniyaram pan or bake in oven/air fryer.Friends,you can try this biryani for your guests and to celebrate special occasions like birthday,anniversary to impress your family and enjoy the day!!Kofta mixture can be prepared well in advance and refrigerated to make your job simple.Ok,Lets see how to make this awesome kofta biryani recipe with step by step pictures.
Kofta biryani recipe

Kofta biryani recipe-Vegetarian version


Kofta biryani recipe-Vegetarian version How to make Vegetarian Kofta Biryani Recipe
Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Rice Varieties
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 30 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 50 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
For kofta
  • Boiled potato - 2 nos (medium size)
  • Grated paneer - 1/2 cup
  • Bread crumbs - 1/2 cup
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Dhania powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Nuts - Cashews & Badam ( 2 tbsp)
  • Salt - as needed
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves - few ( optional)
For gravy
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp + ghee 1 tbsp
  • Tomato - 2 nos ( big,pureed)
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • G&G paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no (big,slitted)
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Dhania powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2tsp
  • Sugar - a pinch
  • Salt & water - as needed
Yogurt mixture
  • Fresh Curd/yogurt - 3/4 cup
  • Kewra essence - few drops
  • Rose water - few drops
  • Crushed cardamom or cardamom essence - 1 no/ 2 drops
  • Yellow food color - 2 pinches
For Rice
  • Basmati rice - 1 cup ( India Gate)
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
  • Cloves - 2 nos
  • Black stone flower - 1 no
  • Cardamom - 1 no
  • Salt - as reqd
  • Water - 6 cups
To garnish
  • Fried onions - 1/4 cup
  • Mint + coriander leaves - 2-3 tbsp
METHOD
  • Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes minimum.Heat 6 cups of water adding the whole spices.When the water boils,add the washed rice by draining the soaked water.Cook the rice for 5-7 minutes in medium flame till the rice is 3/4 th done.Remove the rice in a bowl and allow it to cool down completely.
Kofta biryani recipe
  • Boil potatoes & peel the skin. Mash it well and add the grated paneer,bread crumbs,chopped nuts,spice powders and salt.DO NOT ADD WATER.Reserve some bread crumbs for coating the kofta balls.Make small balls using the dough & coat it in bread crumbs.Arrange them in a plate.
Kofta biryani recipe
  • Heat oil in a pan to shallow fry the balls.Put the kofta and cook all the sides by turning them whenever needed.Cook the balls until they turn golden brown.Remove in a plate.In the remaining oil,fry the sliced onions & set aside.
Kofta biryani recipe

  • In a bowl whisk the curd and add the essences,food color.Mix well.
Kofta biryani recipe
  • Heat oil in a kadai and splutter cumin seeds. Add the g&g paste and saute well.Careful it splashes.Add the slitted green chilli & tomato puree.Mix well and add the spice powders.Saute until the raw smell leaves off and paste becomes thick by leaving oil.Add the fried kofta balls & half of the fried onion slices to the gravy.Mix well & spread the rice
Kofta biryani recipe
Kofta biryani recipe
  • Sprinkle the yogurt mixture all over the rice.Garnish with the remaining fried onions and chopped mint+coriander leaves.Close the kadai with a tight lid and keep the flame completely low.Put in DUM for 10-15 minutes.Open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.Remove in a plate and serve hot with raita !
Kofta biryani recipe
Enjoy !
Note
  • Adjust the quantity of spice powders as per your taste.
  • Cook the rice till 3/4 th done else rice will become mushy after DUM.
  • Adding kewra water gives a nice flavor.So try to use it if you have.
  • Koftas can be baked in air fryer.For that preheat airfryer for 6 minutes in 180 c and bake the koftas brushed with oil for 25-30 minutes by turning them twice in the middle.
  • You can also cook the kofta in paniyaram pan adding little oil.


Try this flavorful and rich Kofta biryani recipe.Enjoy your weekend !
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