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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Uppu Neeru Sole(Brined Raw Jackfruit) Ribbon Pakoda

Ingredients:
3 cups Uppu Neeru Sole / Brined Raw Jackfruit
5 cups Rice flour
2 cups Bengal gram flour / Besan / Kadle hudi
1/2 - 1 tsp Red Chilly powder
15 - 20  strands Curry leaves
2 medium sized Onion
3 - 4 Green Chillies
1/2 inch sized Ginger
Big Pinch of Asafoetida powder
Salt to taste
Oil

Recipe:
Put rice flour, bengal gram flour, little amount of salt, chilly powder, asafoetida in a bowl. Pour the 1/4 cup of hot oil and mix them well.

Grind brined raw jackfruit, green chillies, curry leaves and ginger into smooth paste as shown in the picture below.

Add required amount of water and mix them well. Don't make the dough too thin.

For making ribbon pakoda use Chakkuli maker machine with the disc having two flat holes as shown in the picture below.

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat it. Fill the Chakkuli maker with this dough and press the ribbon pakoda directly to the vessel containing hot oil.

Fry until they turn golden in colour. Once they are cooled to room temperature, keep them in an airtight container. Serve along with coffee or tea.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Vegetable Pizza (Thin Crust)

Ingredients:

Common Ingredients:
1.5 cups All Purpose flour
1.5 cups Wheat flour
3 - 4 tsp Oregano Mix / Piza Seasoning 
1 - 2 tsp Chilly flakes

Ingredients for Pizza Base using Yeast:
1/2 tsp Dry Yeast
1 tsp Sugar
2 tsp Oil

Ingredients for Pizza Base using Baking Powder / Cooking Soda:
1 tsp Baking powder
1/3 tsp Cooking Soda
3/4 - 1 cup Curd / Yogurt
3 - 4 tsp Oil

Ingredients for Topping:
1 medium sized Onion
1 medium sized Tomato
Few spinach leaves (Optional)
1/2 medium sized Capsicum
Few pieces of Cauliflower
Small Eggplant / Brinjal / Badanekayi (Optional)
150 grams of Mozzarella Cheese
8 - 10 tsp Pizza Sauce
Salt to taste
Butter

Recipe:
Chop vegetables into thin slices as shown in the picture below. Add little buttermilk, water, salt in a vessel and put the chopped eggplant and keep it aside for 5-10 mins. Drain the water and keep it aside. Put the cauliflower in a boiling water, add salt, little turmeric powder, boil it for 1-2 mins. Drain the water and keep it aside. Do the same step even for spinach. Sprinkle little salt over the remaining chopped vegetables.

Recipe of Pizza Base using Cooking Soda / Baking Powder:
Mix wheat flour, all purpose flour, salt, 1 tsp oregano mix, coking soda, baking powder in a vessel. Knead the dough by adding sufficient amount of curd and prepare a smooth dough(let it be little sticky). Add 3-4 tsp oil and mix them well.


Recipe of Pizza Base using Yeast:
Put dry yeast, sugar in a bowl. 

Add around 1/4 cup of lukewarm water and keep it aside for about 15 mins until yeast gets activated as shown in the picture below.

Mix wheat flour, all purpose flour, salt, 1 tsp oregano mix, yeast mix in a vessel. Knead the dough by adding sufficient amount of water and prepare a smooth dough(let it be little sticky). Add 2 tsp oil and mix them well.

Keep this aside at least for 2 hrs until it doubles in size. Mix them well and divide the dough into 3/4 equal parts. 


Divide the dough into 3 equal parts and take one part and make a round ball. Roll the ball to a thick Chapathi(Nearly 1/4 inch thick) by using sufficient amount of dry wheat flour as shown in the picture below.  Place the chapati in microwave safe plate(Preferred: Nonstick).

Prick it using a fork and spread around 3 tsp pizza sauce as shown in the picture below.

Add the vegetable toppings, sprinkle little oregano mix, apply little oil/butter to the edges of the pizza.

Sprinkle around 3-4 tsp grated mozzarella cheese as shown in the picture below. Apply little amount of melted butter to the edges of the pizza base.

Preheat the oven in convection mode in 200 degree Celsius temperature. Bake the pizza for about 12- 15 mins. Sprinkle red chilly flakes, oregano mix and serve hot. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 3 think crust pizzas. I tried this recipe from CookingShooking. Thanks for the recipe. 
Below are the pictures of Pizza prepared using the pizza base with yeast and baking powder respectively.


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Vegetable Pasta

Ingredients:
250 grams of Pasta
1 medium sized Onion
1 medium sized Capsicum
Small piece of Cabbage
1 medium sized Carrot
Few Basil / Tulsi leaves
1/2 - 3/4 tsp Ginger Garlic paste / grated Ginger and Garlic
3 - 4 tsp grated Mozzarella Cheese
8 - 10 tsp Pizza Sauce
2 - 3 tsp Oregano Mix
Salt to taste
5 - 6 tsp Oil

Recipe:
Chop vegetables into thin slices as shown in the picture below.

Cook the pasta by adding sufficient amount of water, salt and 1-2 drops of oil for about 15-20 mins.

Drain the water and keep the pasta aside.

Put 4-5 tsp oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and heat. Add ginger garlic paste and fry them for about 2 mins in low flame. Add basil leaves, chopped onion and fry them for about 3-4 mins in low flame.

Add remaining chopped vegetables, salt and saute them in medium flame for about 4-5 mins.


Add oregano mix, pizza sauce and mix them well.

Add cooked pasta and mix them well and keep it in low flame for about 2-3 mins.

Transfer this to a microwave safe bowl, sprinkle grated cheese as shown in the picture below.

Microwave for 5-6 mins until the cheese melts.

Mix them well and serve hot.