Saturday, August 8, 2020

Rice Tortilla / Tukkudi

4 cups Rice flour
2 - 3 Red Chillies
5 - 6 strands of Curry leaves
2 tsp Kasuri Methi / Dried fenugreek seeds
1.5 - 2 tsp Oregano Mix
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Chilly powder
Big pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to taste
2 - 3 tsp Chat Masala


Put curry leaves, red chillies in a mixer and crush them as shown in the picture below.

Put around 6 cups of water, salt, crushed red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida, fenugreek leaves, oregano mix in a thick bottomed vessel and bring them to boil.

Add rice flour gently and mix them well, making sure that it doesn't make any lumps.

Transfer the dough to another vessel and keep it aside for about 20-30 mins. Make lemon sized balls as shown in the picture below.

Roll the ball like Chapathi using required amount rice flour as shown in the picture below.

Cut the rolled Chapathi into medium large sized diamond shaped pieces as shown in the picture below. Separate each pieces and place it in a paper or plate.

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat. Put cut pieces in hot oil and deep fry until they turn golden in colour.

Sprinkle chat masala and mix them well.

When it is cooled to room temperature, keep it in an airtight container. Serve along with coffee or tea.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Pineapple Sasive

1/2 medium sized Pineapple
1 cup grated Coconut
Pinch of Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Chilly powder
Lemon sized Jaggary
1 tsp Mustard seeds (1/2 tsp grinding + 1/2 tsp seasoning)
1/2 cup fresh Buttermilk
Salt to taste
1 strand Curry leaves
1 -2 broken Red Chillies
1 tsp Oil

 Remove outer skin of pineapple and cut into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put jaggary, salt, pinch of turmeric powder, chilly powder, chopped pineapple, around 1/2 cup of water in a vessel and cook well. Keep it aside until it comes to room temperature.

Grind grated coconut into smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. Add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and grind them together for few mins into smooth paste.

Put ground masala to cooked pineapple, add buttermilk (If it is yogurt/curd, put it in a mixer for few seconds before adding it to Sasive.) and mix well. Add water and salt if required.

Put mustard seeds, broken red chillies and 1 tsp oil in a pan and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add it to Sasive. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice.