Monday, September 10, 2012

Sweet - Wheat Dosa..

Sweet  - Wheat Dosa is a simple dish...this dosa can be eaten for breakfast or as snack and its 100%  healthy.

Things needed :
Wheat flour : 1 Cups.
Rava ( Sooji  or Samolina): 2 Table spoons.
Water : 2 cups
Jaggery:  3 Table spoons.
Coconut : Grated : 2 Table spoons.
Banana : 1 ( Medium sized and riped).
Ghee or Oil : 2 Table spoons.
Salt : a pinch
Method : 
Mix wheat flour , Samolina , salt and banana nicely . Add required water. Add jaggery and mix thoroughly. Add grated coconut. ( The batter should be like dosa batter). 
Keep a pan on the fire. Heat. Sprinkle little oil on the tava and take a spoonful of dosa batter and spread it round . Cover the lid and cook for few seconds. Sprinkle little oil on the top again and turn the other side and cook till its brown. Now serve Hot sweet wheat dosa with little ghee on the top.
Note : No need of any side dish , since the dosa has already sweet. Cook on low flame to get better taste and crisp. Can use ghee to cook dosa instead of oil. 
Serves 2.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ridge Gourd Jeera Huli...

Ridge Gourd ( Heere kai in kannada) is rich in fibre and can make different kind of curries using this vegetable. Good for all age group people too.   Ridge gourd jeera Huli  is a curry and you can have chapati, poori, rice or even idli or dosa with this curry.

Ingredients :
Ridge gourd : 2 .
Green chilly : 2 to3
Ginger : 1 Table spoon.( grated).
Coconut : 1/2 cup.
Jeera : 1/2 Tea spoon.
Salt: To taste.
Mustard seeds : 1/4 spoon.
Urd daal: 1/4 spoon.
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Coriander leaves: 1 Table spoon. ( cut leaves).
Methi seeds: 6 to 8.
Turmeric powder:  a pinch.
Oil.  1 Table spoon.
Water : Required( 1 cup).

Method :
Wash and remove the skin ( outer layer) of Ridge gourd and cut it into small pieces. Keep it aside.Wash and cut coriander leaves and grate ginger. Cut green chillies.
Grind coconut, ginger and jeera together adding little water to it. Grind nicely till paste and remove from the jar. Keep a big pan on the fire. Put oil and heat. Put mustard seeds and urd daal and methi seeds.  Let the mustard seeds spurt. Add curry leaves and cut green chillies and add cut ridge gourd pieces. Add turmeric  Fry for 1 minute. Add water and cook 6 to 8 minutes. Add ground mixture and salt to it, and  cook for 3 to 4 minutes.  Remove from the pan and add cut coriander leaves . Serve ridge gourd curry with  hot rice and chapatis.
Note: Must cook ridge gourd till soft. You can add cooked moong daal to the curry to make it thick. ( Boil 2 table spoons of moong daal and add it to the curry). Can add carrots along with ridge gourd while cooking .
Can add 1 table spoon of  ghee to make it more tasty.
Serves 3.

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