Monday, June 21, 2010

Choco Puri

Poori  is usually unhealthy and high fat bread so most health conscious people avoid it. While seeing spinach puris & beetroot puris a quick thought that came up in my mind of adding coco in puris . Who doesn’t love coco flavor? So I decided to try out this type. It is unusual and wonders whether it will work out? But it really did. It tasted so good and the light layer of choco looks so cute and attractive ;)

Maida- 1 cup
Sugar-3 tbsp
Milk- 2tsp
Coco powder-2 tbsp
Ghee- 2tbsp
Oil/ghee –for deep fry.
For creamed Layer:
Cornflour-3 tbsp
Ghee- 2 tbsp
Sieve the Flour.Rub in ghee
Add sugar , salt and needful water to bind to a fairly stiff tough.
Then in coco powder add milk and make fine paste.and make a dough .
Roll out both parts separately into chappatis.

On the white chapatti, spread a thin layer of the ghee and cornflour mixture. 

Overthis place the second chapathi spread the cornflour mixture over this as well.
Roll both together into a long cylendricalshape and cut into slices.

Again roll out into thin puris and deep fry in ghee or oil till it done.Enjoy!
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pumpkin Kootu & Jeera Rasam

Pumpkin Kootu & Jeera Rasam for His Cooking Event:
My husband is a wonderful cook. He loves cooking! He usually cooks south indian style food,. Sometimes he puts together the craziest combos and finds them amazing!! I don’t have the heart to tell him. Usually I dont allow him to cook.when I feel sick or busy with my work he use to cook. .when he cooks Just I love his kathrikai pitlai and this kootu. He has made this several times, but somehow I never managed to take a photo.I told him about This  event. Exclusively he cooked his fav jeera rasam & pumpkin kootu for Priti's His Cooking Event.

Yellow Pumpkin Kootu:
Yellow pumpkin.......1/2 kg
Grated coconut..............1 ½ cup
Chana dhal..................1/2 cup
Cumin seed..................1tsp
Red Chilli..................2
Mustard seed................1tsp
Urad Dhal...................2tsp
Curry leaves................few
Turmeric powder.............1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Wash, peel the skin and cut the Pumpkin into small pieces.
Boil water, add the pieces, chana dhal and turmeric powder.
Grind the coconut, cumin seeds and red chilli into a paste.
When the vegetable is cooked add the coconut paste and salt. Mix them well.
.Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, urad dhal, 3tsp of coconut and curry leaves.
When the coconut turns into red , add this to the kootu.
 It is very tasty and eat with sambar sadam, &with rasam sadam.

Jeera Rasam
This rasam is my husband’s  favourite . Can be cooked very fast.

Jeera -1 tsp
Red chilli -1
Toor dal -1 Tbsp
Tamarind small size ( soaked in hot water and squeezed to pulp).
Salt to taste.
For seasoning Curry leaves 1 twig, 1 teaspoon ghee.
Soak the jeera, red chillies and toor dal in warm water for 20 minutes.
Grind to fine paste, add other ingredients and 2 cups water.
Boil this on a medium flame till froth appears
 Heat ghee in a small kadai add the curry leaves and fry for a moment, Add to the rasam.
Serve hot with rice& Chutta Applam

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

5 Minute Chocolate Cake in a Cup

While surfing the internet I found this cool recipe from this site with some pictures For those chocolate-craving days, this super-easy chocolate cake recipe is all you need. And yes, seriously This cake in a coffee mug that cooks in the micro in just 5 minutes. This recipe looked pretty interesting. I made some changes in this recipe I didn’t use egg then instead of oil I used unsalted butter. It turns out good. My kids loved it! 


1 Coffee Mug
4 Tbsp. flour(that's plain flour, not self-rising)
4 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. cocoa
3 Tbsp. milk
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
3 Tsp. chocolate chips

Mix flour, sugar and cocoa to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and butter and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips and vanilla, and mix again
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes 
The cake will rise over the top of the mug,.
Wait until it stops rising and sets in the mug
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate  and enjoy!
 (This can serve 2 if you want to share!)

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