Friday, September 18, 2009

Jalpari Takatak

This is from my pre-marital days :) Something from Nita Mehta's recipe book.. Its really yum
Don't have a pic to post though..
Jalpari / Kamalkakdi / Bhee is something typically Sindhi.. and very unique..
You can check out this link at Sindhi Rasoi to see what Bhee looks like..

I don’t have the recipe book with me, but I still remember how I used to make it ..

You need:
To marinate
2 cups boiled and sliced thickly of Bhee
1/4 cup curd
3/4 tsp ajwain
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp tuemeric powder
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt to taste

4-5 tbsp gram flour
1 tbsp oil

Marinate the Bee with all the ingredients and keep for 1/2 an hour.

Heat some oil in a pan, and roast the gram flour until its brown and gives off a nice aroma
Then, add the marinated stuff and cook until the gram flour nicely coats the Bee pieces and looks edible :)
I've also made paneer in the same way, and its yumm too..

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Breakfast sent by Aunt - Doodhi Bites

This is something my mom in law's sis made sometime back and sent it to us..
I really dont know the recipe, but its made of grated bottle gourd (lauki / doodhi), besan and lots of spices, ginger-garlic paste and chillies. Its quite a thick dough, something like a wet roti dough. She rolled it into a cylindrical shape (the way we do for patra), and steamed it. Then we cut into thin slices and shallow fried with some mustard seeds and hing!
Something very different, and it was very tasty

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kadhai Mushroom

This recipe's from a newspaper cutting, and mom in law wanted to try this out :)

2 cups chopped mushrooms
2 onions finely choppped
2-3 medium tomatoes finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1.5 tsp meat masala
1/4 tsp haldi powder
Salt to taste

Heat some oil in a kadhai, and saute the onions in it till light brown. Then add all the remaining ingredients and cook untill tender.
Then add the mushrooms, and cover and cook for 5 minutes or until done .
Tasty.. a treat for mushroom lovers

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Vegetable Cutlet

Well, my mom in law made this, and I helped her out.. and she never uses measurements.. just 'andaaz', so here's an approx recipe

6-8 medium potatoes - boiled, peeled and mashed
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup grated boiled beet root
1 cup finely chopped and boiled french beans
Crumbs of 4-5 bread slices (just run the bread slices in the mixie)
3 tsp paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies
Salt to taste
2 tsp lemon juice
1-2 tsp sugar

Mix all the ingredients together... and well, we simply taste (since everything's cooked) and add anything we need like salt, sugar..
Make cutlets of any shape of your choice, dip it in fine rawa (or bread crumbs) and shallow fry..

Eggless Dark Chocolate Wheat Cake

Reached home yesterday, to find that the dinner was already made by my mom in law, and I had almost an hour to spare, so went through the bunch of print outs I tag along, and found this one from Veggie's Cookbook ..

3/4 cup whole wheat flour (I took heaped)
1/4 cup All purpose flour (I took heaped)
1 cup sugar (Took a bit less than 1 cup)
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp canola oil (just took the regular cooking oil, which is odourless)
1-2 tsp milk powder (didnt have milk at home :))
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup cold tap water
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp cocoa powder
Sift whole wheat flour+all purpose flour+baking powder+baking soda.
Add all the remaining ingredients and enough water and mix into a smooth mixture with no lumps. The batter should be of the consistency of dosa batter. Whisk till you see some small bubbles on the top layer of the mixture. Grease a baking tray and pour the batter.
I baked for 25 mins in a preheated oven at 180 C. (To check, try the toothpick test)
It was nice, dark and yummy.. and you can't say its wheat cake :)

P.S: My Victoria Sponge Cake vanished very soon.. will make it again as hubby loved it :)