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Dec 2, 2011

Samosa

Samosa is a stuffed and deep fried snack.It is an appetizer and it is very popular.Samosas are cheap and easy to prepare.
Snack
Samosa

For Stuffing

Ingredients

 














  • Potato finely Diced....................1cup
  • Onion finely Chopped...............3tbsp
  • Frozen Peas..............................1/4 cup
  • Curry Powder............................1tsp
  • Ginger Grated...........................1tsp
  • Garlic paste...............................1tsp
  • Green Chili................................1
  • Ground Cumin Seeds................1tsp
  • Salt To Taste

For the dough

  • All Purpose Flour...................2cups
  • Oil..........................................4tbsp
  • Salt To Taste

Method

Making stuffing

  • Boil the potato and peel, dice into cubes.
  • Heat a pan with oil add onion fry till it becomes tender.
  • Add peas, garlic, ginger, green chili, curry powder potatoes and salt.
  • Cook for two minutes and mix well.Add coriander leaves.

For Dough

  • Mix flour salt and oil, make a dough adding enough water.
  • Knead the dough for five minutes and keep.

Making Samosa

  • Knead the dough and divide it into small ball sized portions.
  • Roll each ball into a circle about 8" diameter.
  • Cut the circle into half with a knife.
  • Take each half circle fold into a cone shape by joining the edges with water.
  • Fill each cone with potato filling.
  • Wet the edges of the cones and seal them.
  • Deep fry these samosas and serve with chutney.

Nov 30, 2011

Oats Kozhakattai

Kozhakattai with oats which is good for health
Oats Kozhakattai













Oats Kozhakattai

I used to make this oats kozhakattai for my husband. Everyday he takes oats with milk. For a change, I made this kozhakattai like upma kozhakattai. Very easy to prepare.

Ingredients

  • Oats    ……………….........2cups
  • Onion    ……………...........1
  • Green Chilies    ………........6
  • Curry Leaves    ………........few
  • Coriander Leaves    ….........few
  • Mustard Seeds    ……........1tsp
  • Urad Dhal    ………….......2tsp
  • Chana Dhal    ………........2tsp
  • Salt to Taste

Method

  • Dry roast the oats for four minutes in low flame.
  • Powder one cup oats in blender
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds. urad dhal and chana dhal.
  • When the mustard splutters add the chili, curry leaves and chopped onion and fry.
  • Add  half cup of water  and let it boil.
  • When the water boils add salt and powdered oats and the oats
  • Mix well . If needed add little more water and coriander leaves..
  • The dough should be thick.
  • Make  small sized balls out of the dough and keep.
  • Heat the idli vessel and keep the kozhakattais  and steam them. Let it cool.

Nov 27, 2011

Salted Maida Biscuits


Maida Biscuits with all purpose flour and salt
Salted  Maida Biscuits
Salted Diamond Maida Biscuits















  • Maida.............................1 1/2 cups
  • Hot Ghee/Oil....................1tbsp
  • Sesame Seeds...................1bsp
  • Cumin Seeds....................1tsp
  • Red Chili Powder...............1/2tsp

Method

  • Add maida, salt, chili powder, sesame seeds cumin seeds and salt together and make a smooth and firm dough and knead it
  • Take small ball sized dough and roll into slightly thick roti.
  • Prick the roti all over with a for.k and cut into diamond shapes
  • Heat a pan with oil. Add the diamond shaped pieces and deep fry them, till they become golden.