Doughnuts


Since this is the sweetest week of the year, today i am going to share a basic recipe of doughnuts.

These doughnuts are perfect for Valentine’s day party, kids birthday party and breakfast or snacks as well. This is very quick and easy recipe, so you can prepare it on special occasion or whenever you like to eat something sweet.

In this recipe, to decorate the doughnuts, i am using chocolate glaze, crushed oreo cookies, brown sugar, orange zest, coconut power and etc. But instead of them you can use your favourite options for glazed or decoration.

Ingredients

1.5 cup plain flour
1/2 cup milk (luke warm)
60 gram butter (unsalted, room temperature)
2 tea spoon sugar
1/3 tea spoon salt
1.5 tea spoon dry active yeast
Oil for deep frying

For glazing
1 table spoon brown sugar
1/4 tea spoon cinnamon powder
Melted chocolate

Instructions

1. To prepare doughnut, firstly we need to knead the dough, take a big bowl add plain flour in it.

2. Now add butter, yeast, sugar and salt in it, mix well.

3. Now with the help of luke warm milk, knead the dough for doughnuts.

4. You need to knead this dought until it get soft or about 9 minutes.

5. Now cover this dough with cling wrap and keep aside for about 1 hour.

6. After 1 hour knead this again until 2 to 3 minutes.

7. Now spread some dry flour on the board and place the prepared dough on it.

8. Now with help of rolling pin roll it 1/2 inch thick.

9. Now cut the doughnuts with doughnuts cutter or glass and take a small cap of bottle and make holes in the centre of doughnuts.

10. Place doughnuts on a tray and brush all prepared doughnuts with oil. Cover and keep aside this tray for about 1 hour.

11. After 1 hour heat oil in a kadai, and fry all doughnuts on low flame.

12. When they turns golden in color, remove them from kadai and keep on absorbent paper.

13. For glaze melt chocolate, dip the doughnuts into creamy glaze.
And its up to you, decorate the doughnuts as your choice or as shown in picture….Enjoy!😊👍

Advertisements

Masala Vada


Masala Vada

(With both baked and fried options)

Masala vada is very popular in all over India but originated in south India. It is also known as Parippu Vada in southern India.

Though Masala Vada is mostly used as an option for breakfast but considering today’s tasteful life – you can have and prepare it anytime. Main key ingredient for Masala Vada is chana daal(split chickpea). Since long, Masala Vada is a deep fried snack however i am adding baked option also to make it more healthier without reducing the level of taste.

You can serve these tempting Vadas with coconut chutney and sambhar and you also can have it with your favorite chatni or sauce..So lets prepare it.

Ingredients
1 cup chana daal
1.5 table spoon rice flour
12 to 15 curry leaves
50 gram fresh coriander leaves
2 to 3 green chillies (chopped)
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 tea spoon ginger paste
7 to 8 black pepper
1 table spoon fennel seeds (coarsely ground)
1 tea spoon coriander powder
Pinch of hing
Salt to taste
Oil for deep fry

Instructions

1. To prepare masala vada, first of all we need to wash and soak the chana daal in luke warm water for about 5 to 6 hours.

2. Now drain the water and with the help of mixer grinder, grind this daal along with black pepper, green chillies and curry leaves(For baked method you need to preheat your oven at this time ).

3. Take a big bowl and transfer this mixture into it.

4. Add remaining spices, chopped onion, rice flour, coriander leaves and ginger paste in this mixture and mix well.

5. Now take a baking tray and line it with a foil or parchment paper and spray oil on top.

6. Apply little oil in your palms and take  spoonful mixture and shape the mixture into 2 to 3 inch size flat discs and place them on prepared baking tray.

7. Likewise prepare 7 to 8 vadas and spray oil on top and bake them on 220℃ until they turns golden brown on Top.

8. Now heat oil in a deep pan or kadai and prepare vadas from remaining mixture, and fry them in hot oil on medium flame until they become golden on both sides.

9. Now both types of vadas are ready to be served…serve them hot with coconut chatni and sambhar or as your choice…Enjoy!!😊

 

Bottle Gourd Treat


Best for kids and diabetic patients.

Bottle Gourd Treat is a wonderful nutritious breakfast Recipe and in fact recipe got a lot to add in life. Lauki or bottle gourd is a very common Indian vegetable and healthy too.

As we know that most of the people not like to eat lauki and especially kids, that why i make this recipe and this is the solution of your lauki phobia. In this recipe i served lauki appam with lauki rayta, and trust me this is too yummy in taste, and you must try to evaluate. This recipe is also good for diabetic patient and perfect idea for kids tiffin.

Ingredients

350 gram bottle gourd
1 cup oats
1 table spoon semolina
2 table spoon yogurt (fatfree)
1 small onion (finely chopped)
50 gram fresh coriander (chopped)
2 green chillies (finely chopped)
Salt to taste
Red pepper powder as to taste
1/4 tea spoon roasted cumin powder
1/2 tea spoon chat masala
Pinch of asafoetida
1/3 tea spoon baking powder
1 table spoon lemon juice
1 table spoon canola oil
Water as needed

1. To prepare this dish firstly, peel and grate lauki, and then steam it for about 10 to 12 minutes.

2. Now grind the oats and convert into powder.

3. Take a big bowl add oats powder in it, and then add semolina, yogurt, onion, green chillies, coriander, chat masala, salt, red pepper, asafotida, steamed bottle gourd in it and mix this mixture well.

4. Now add water and remember the consistency of this batter should be similar to idly batter. Cover and set aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

5. After 20 minutes, add baking powder and lemon juice in it and mix well. Then heat a non-stick appam pan and apply little bit oil on it.

6. Pour spoonful of the batter in 3/4 of the appam cavity.

7. Allow to cook this batter for 2 to 3 minutes on medium flame.

8. These appams are very soft so flipping must be accurate and proper. Turn each appam with the help of a wooden skewer.

9. Cook them until they turns golden from both sides.

Now bottle gourd appams are ready, serve them with bottle gourd rayta and enjoy this healthy treat with your family.

Spinach And Sprouts Dhokla


Spinach and Sprouts both are nutritious and the healthiest food for our body.

Always healthy diet plans are incomplete without them because they contains fewer calories compared to other sancks or meal and keep us energetic full of day.

And my todays recipe related to both of them, it is very healthy snacks recipe. You can have this dish as a morning breakfast or as a evening snack, this is perfect for both. So lets get started to make this yummiest and healthiest dish today.

Ingredients

200 gram fresh palak leaves
300 gram sprouted whole green gram /moong daal
2 green chillies (chopped)
2 table spoon chickpea flour
2 tea spoon oil
1 tea spoon sesame seeds
5 to 6 curry leaves
1/2 tea spoon baking soda
1/3 tea spoon asafoetida
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare dhokla firslty we need to grind the spinach, sprouts, green chillies and water together until it becomes smooth.

2. Now take a big bowl and add this mixture into it. (Meanwhile prepare steamer for steaming the dhokla)

3. Now add chickpea flour, salt, asafoetida and mix well. Make it a smooth better add water if needed.

4. Now grease the tin and if steamer is ready that moment add baking soda in the better and mix well.

5. Now tranfer this mixture into greased tin and set this tin into steamer.

6. Cook this better into steamer for about 12 to 15 minutes.

7. When dhokla is ready heat oil in tadka pan, add sesame seeds and curry leaves in it and saute for a second.

8. Pour this tempering over the dhokla and now cut it into your desire shape.

Now the healthy spinach and sprouts dhokla is ready to be served.

Enjoy this yummiest dhokla with your favorite chatni…Enjoy!😊

Healthy And Tasty Spinach Tikki


Spinach or Palak is a very healthy vegetable, it has iron, minerals, nutrients and many more healthy nutritions, in one word we can say this green bunch is another meaning of health.

Spinach is an easily available vegetable and cheap too so rather than using it in boring routine taste all time,

today will share something unique and really tasty recipe of palak.

This recipe is very good option for snacks and kids breakfast, lunch box too.

Ingredients

500 gram fresh spinach/palak leaves
250 gram chickpeas
200 gram paneer /cottage cheese or processed cheese
1 small onion (finely chopped)
2 green chillies
1 tea spoon chaat masala
1 tea spoon coriander powder
1/2 tea spoon garam masala
1 cup breadcrumbs
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon canola oil or any cooking oil

Instructions

1. To prepare palak tikki, first you need to wash and soak the chickpeas atleast 8 hours or overnight.

2. Boil the soaked chickpeas until it cooked well. After boiling, drain excess water from it.Then keep aside.

3. Wash and blanch the palak leaves. Then squeeze out excess water from it.

4. Now take grinder jar, add palak, boiled chickpeas and green chillies in it and grind them well.

5. Take a big bowl and add this grinded mixture into the bowl, and then add all spices in this mixture, and mix them well. Keep this mixture into the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.

6. Now cut the cottage cheese or processed cheese into small cubes or you can also grate it for the inside filling of the tikkies.

7. After 20 minutes add breadcrumbs into the mixture and mix well.

8. Heat a not stick pan and grease it with less oil.

9. Apply little bit oil on your both palms and take big lemon sized mixture from it and shape them into ball.

10. Now stuff this ball with grated cheese or cheese cubes and then give it to tikki shape.

11. Now place this tikki on hot greased pan and shallow-fry it until it becomes golden from both sides.

12. Then remove from the pan and keep it on absorbent paper. Likewise prepare all tikkies.

Now Healthy & Tasty Spinach Tikkies are ready to be served
Serve them with your favorite sauce or chatni or hot cup of tea.
Enjoy!😊

Healthy Vegetable Poha


Poha or Rice flakes are very good source of instant energy. It is very light and easy to digest, not only these benefits, even it is a good source of vital minerals, vitamins and iron too.


You can have it in different forms like fried, with milk, with yogurt and plain as well.

Poha is perfect for breakfast but you can have this as a snack too and replace unhealthy snacks with that like, chips and junk food. We all are very well aware about that it is light, healthy and good for diabetic patient as well, but once we add mix vegetables in it, they gives us additional benefits with yummy taste. It is easy to make recipe so lets prepare this healthy meal today.

Ingredients
1 cup poha/ flatten rice/rice flakes.
2 table spoon peanuts (dry roasted)
1 table spoon clarified butter
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
1/3 tea spoon cumin seeds
6 to 7 curry leaves
1 lime
1 cup finely chopped mixed vegetables ( i used carrot, cabbage, green peas, capsicum)
2 Green chillies (chopped)
1 Onion (finely chopped)
1/2 tea spoon turmeric
50 gram fresh coriander (finely chopped)
2 table spoon fresh pomegranate seeds for garnishing
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare healthy vegetable poha firstly we need to wash the poha and drain the water completely, and then keep it aside.

2. Take a pan and heat clarified butter in it. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and once they start to splutter add onion and curry leaves in it.

3. After 2 to 3 minutes add mixed vegetables in it. Saute them until they become soft.

4. Now add green chillies, salt turmeric and then cover the pan with lid and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes on low heat.

5. Now add poha and mix it very well, then add roasted peanuts and lime juice and mix well.

6. Now turn off the flame and garnish it with fresh pomegranate seeds and fresh coriander leaves.


Now the yummy healthy poha is ready to serve.
Serve hot with plain yogurt or anything as per your choice.😊 Enjoy!!

South Indian Delicacy Medu Vada


Medu Vada/ Ulundu Vadai is a very popular south Indian snack. These are doughnut shape fritters which are made from urad daal.

Although medu vada especially served for breakfast but you can make it anytime as per your choice. Medu vada is a simple recipe to prepare from urad daal but challenging task is to getting the right shape, and for this the thing which is going to help is practice and after making 2 or 3 vadas you feel satisfied with vada shapes. Its not that complicated but yes it is not so easy recipe as well if you trying it in quick time. But i bet that you will realize the taste worth equal to your efforts. Basically medu vada is served with coconut chutney and sambhar but you can have it with your favorite chatni or sauce… So lets prepare it.

Ingredient

250 grams urad daal (split black lentils)
2 green chillies
1inch ginger piece (grated)
Pinch of asafoetida
Salt to taste
12 to 15 curry leaves
Oil for deep frying

Instructions

1. To prepare medu vada, first we need to wash and soak the urad dal for 5 to 6 hours or overnight.

2. Now drain the excess water from the daal and grind it along with curry leaves, green chillies and ginger to a smooth batter.

3. Add salt and asafoetida in it and mix well.(meanwhile heat the oil in a kadai or pan for frying the medu vada).

4. Now apply water on your both palm and take a spoonful batter in your hands.

5. Roll it and make a hole in the center, then gently slid the vada in to the oil.

6. Fry the medu vada on medium flame until it become golden in color.

7. Then remove it from the oil and keep it on the kitchen tissue paper.Likewise prepare the all vadas.

8. Serve hot with Coconut chutney or sambhar or as your choice.
Enjoy!!😊