Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Nachni Malpua

A quick and very healthy breakfast option for kids .. My 19 month old baby enjoyed it :)

Makes one malpua

3 tbsp nachni atta
1 tbsp atta (wheat)
1-2 tbsp finely chopped jaggery
a pinch of turmeric
salt to taste

Mix all the ingredients in water so as to get a batter of a runny dosa consistency
Heat a tawa, grease it with ghee, and pour the batter. Cook on both sides (applying ghee) till done (Color changes from brown to a little white when done)
The gur gives a very nice flavour!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Tzaziki is a traditional Greek dip which is made from cucumber and yogurt.It could be an accompaniment to food or a salad also.I had seen this recipe in Master chef Australia and had tried it in 2010.It was yummy

Cac─▒k is a turkish form of dip which is a variation of Greek tzatziki,

yogurt (Supposed to be from goat's milk but u can try cow/buffalo milk too),
garlic peeled and finely chopped,
olive oil

Peel the cucumbers and grate it corsely on to a tray covered with a clean cloth so the liquid from the cucumber can drain in to the tray. Then sprinkle it with the salt and allow to sit for about 5 minutes. The extra liquid will get separated..so now squeeze it and transfer in a mixing bowl
Add the yogurt,garlic,lemon and honey.Season with mint leaves

Cool it in fridge before serving

Pasta in Pesto Sauce with Mushrooms

Fresh Basil leaves
Pine nuts if available,if not walnuts and almonds
Garlic cloves peeled
Grated cheese
Olive oil
Pasta cooked All dente
Mushrooms roasted in olive oil
Black olives pitted
Additional oregano /thyme as per taste

For Pesto sauce,put fresh basil leaves,Nuts,cheese and garlic cloves in a blender.Add olive oil and puree till smooth.
Now mix the Roasted Mushrooms,Olives,Cooked pasta together.Add the above sauce to this mixture.Top it with Cream,grated cheese.Cook on medium flame till cheese melts.Add salt ,pepper additinal herbs.

Serve hot with garlic bread