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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Paapdi

Ingredients:
2 cups All Purpose flour
1 cup Rice flour
Pinch of Baking Soda
Salt to taste
Pinch of Asafoetida powder
1/4 tsp Carom seeds/ Ajwain seeds / Oma
1/2 tsp Chilly powder
3 - 4 tsp hot Ghee
Oil

Recipe:
Put all purpose flour, rice flour, salt, baking powder, chilly powder, asafoetida powder in a bowl. Add 3-4 tsp hot ghee and mix well. Add sufficient amount of warm/hot water and mix well. Keep the dough aside for about 20-30 mins by covering a lid.

Take little amount of dough and make a round ball.

Roll the ball to a medium thin round shape using rice/all purpose flour.

Take one small round shaped lid or bowl and press it over the rolled chapathi as shown in the picture below. Prick the pressed Paapdis using fork.


Take out the pressed Paapdis carefully and prick the other side of the Paapdis as shown in the picture below.

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat. Put the rolled Paapdis and fry both the sides of Paapdis until they turn golden in colour in medium flame.

Once they are cooled to room temperature, store them in an airtight container. These Paapdis can be used for many chat items like Paapdi Chat, Dahi Papdi Chat, etc. The above mentioned ingredients will serve around 50 Paapdis.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Nippattu Masala

Ingredients:
2 Nippattus
1 medium sized Tomato
1 cup of Puffed Rice
3 tsp Congress Kadle
1/3 tsp Chat Masala (1/4 for mixing and 1/2 for sprinkling)
1/2 tsp Green Chutney
1/4 tsp Chilly powder
1/2 small Onion
2 - 3 strands of Coriander leaves
2 tsp grated Carrot
Few drops of fresh Lime Juice
1/4 cup of Sev (Optional)

Recipe:
Place the Nippattus on a plate as shown in the picture below.

Grate the carrot and chop the onion and coriander leaves into small pieces. Put this in a bowl, add little amount of salt, 1/4 tsp chat masala and mix them well.

Cut the tomato into medium thin round pieces and place it over the Nippattu as shown in the picture below. Apply green chutney, sprinkle chilly powder, chat masala and congress kadle as shown in the picture below.

Sprinkle carrot, onion, coriander leaves mixture as shown in the picture below. Sprinkle few drops of lemon juice.

Put puffed rice, sev on top of it and serve it immediately.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Nippattu - Type 2

Ingredients:
4 cups Rice flour
1 cup All Purpose flour
2 cups Dalia Split / Putani
1.5 - 2 cups crushed roasted Peanuts
Salt to taste
1.5 tsp Chilly powder
1 medium sized Onion
5 - 6 strands of Curry leaves
5 - 6 Red Chillies
1/2 tsp Asafoetida powder
Oil

Recipe:
Put rice flour, salt, chilly powder, all purpose flour, asafoetida powder to a vessel. Chop the onion into small pieces and add it to the same vessel. Microwave the curry leaves for few seconds, crush the curry leaves, red chillies and add it to the same vessel. Microwave the peanuts for about 3-4 mins and keep them aside for about 10 mins. Remove the skin, crush the fried peanuts and add it to the same vessel. Crush the dalia split and add it to the same vessel. Add 5-6 tsp hot oil to the same vessel and mix them well.

Mix them well by adding sufficient amount of water.

Apply little oil on the plastic sheet, make lemon sized balls from the prepared dough as shown in the picture below.

Pat the balls using another small plastic sheet(oil applied) and a bowl as shown in the picture below.

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat. Put patted Nippattus in oil and deep fry until they turn golden in color.


Once they are cooled to room temperature, store them in an airtight container. Serve along with coffee or tea.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Green Chutney (Coriander Mint Leaves Chutney)

Ingredients:
1/2 bunch of Mint leaves
2/3 bunch of Coriander leaves
4 - 5 Green Chillies
Salt to taste
Large grape sized Tamarind
3/4 tsp roasted Cumin seeds powder
1/4 tsp Chat Masala

Recipe:
Wash, clean the mint leaves and coriander leaves, keep them aside.

Put all the ingredients in a mixer, add little amount of water and grind them into smooth paste as shown in the picture below. This can be used while preparing Chat items, Sandwiches, etc and can be served along with Samosas, Cutlets, etc. This can be preserved in a refrigerator for about 1 week.