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It's a small attempt to post the recipes learnt and tested in my kitchen.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Pizza Paratha

This recipe i got if from Rahat kitchen video.Here the chef shows a different way to make paratha.I tried doing it and i am satisfied with the outcome.The chef says its ok if the stuffing comes out.With normal way of making paratha i try hard to see that the stuffing doesn't come out.

This is quite similar to any veg paratha it is just a addition of grated cheese.The taste was awesome and i fried the paratha with butter.So butter enhanced the taste of paratha more.Here is the recipe and i am posting the pic how to make paratha in a different method.This i learnt it from Rahat kitchen.


For the dough

Wheat flour 2 cups
Maida/plain flour 1/2 cup
Salt as per taste
Milk 1/2 cup

Make a soft dough with the above ingredients adding required water.Keep covered and let it rest for sometime.

For the stuffing

Grated cheese 1/2 cup
Chopped veggies of your choice,maybe 2 cups
Oregano 1 tsp
Coriander leaves few
Oil 1 tbsp
Salt as per taste

How to make paratha in a different way

Take oil in a pan,once oil is hot enough add all the veggies,oregano,coriander and salt.Saute until veggies are soft.Let the stuffing cools.

Take a cricket size ball dough.Flatten it with a roll pin.

Keep the stuffing in the middle of the roti.

Grate cheese on the stuffing.

Roll the roti from one side.And roll the other end on it.

Again roll the long log into a flat ball.

Now don't use the rolling pin,instead used your hands to make the paratha.

Use enough dry flour and press the paratha with your hands.

Fry the paratha with butter and serve hot with curd and pickle.

****I hope the pictures speaks more than my explanation of how to make paratha.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Besan Dahi Phulki

When i was in dubai i regularly used to eat at pakistani restaurant.I love pakistani food and the best are their kababs and parathas.I used to watch pakistani cookery shows too in Ary channel which i miss here.Few days back i was browsing a pakistani website zaiqa.com.They have the cooking videos telecasted on tv.I came across Besan Dahi Phulki.This recipe is quite similar to Pakore Wali Kadhi in my blog.I searched the web for a written recipe which i didnt get,so i watched the entire show,wrote the ingredients and the recipe.

I made this as a side dish to go with Capsicum rice.I loved the combo but it depends on once taste.This can be eaten as evening snack,that's what my kids did.They ate the left over in the evening.


Besan/Senagapindi 1 cup
Salt as per taste
Cooking soda a pinch
Pepper 1 tbsp
Oil for deep frying
A bowl with warm water (to soak the pokaras in it)

How to make pakoras 

Mix besan with 1/2 cup of water and let it rest for 1-2 hours.If you think batter is too thick then  little water can be added.

After 1-2 hours add salt,cooking soda and pepper.Mix well.

Heat oil.Drop besan into small rounds into the hot oil and fry until golden brown colour.

Take a bowl with warm water and leave the pakoras in the water.

Now make dahi.

Dahi/yogurt/perugu 2 cups
Salt very little
Red chilly powder 1/2tsp
Roasted cumin powder 1/2 tsp
Amchur powder 1/2 tsp

Oil for tadka/talimpu

Cumin seeds/zeera 1/4 tsp
Red chillies 3nos
Curry leaves few

Whisk dahi until smooth and add very little salt.

Then add amchur powder,red chilly powder and cumin powder.

Squeeze water from pakoras and leave them in the curd.

Take a small pan add oil.Once hot add zeera,red chillies and curry leaves.Once they are fried  pour the takda on the curd.

Sprinkle chaat masala and coriander leaves.

Let it rest for 2-3 hours before being served.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pudina Pachadi (Mint Chutney)

A very simple chutney and tasty chutney.Calls for very few ingredients.My mom makes best pudina chutney,i just love what she makes.Here is the recipe


Fresh coconut grated 1/2 cup
Mint/pudina leaves 1/4 cup (each leaf plucked from the tiny branches)
Green chillies 3
Salt as per taste
Oil 1tsp


Fry green chillies and pudina with 1 tsp oil for few minutes.
Grind coconut,green chillies,pudina and salt into thick coarse paste.The chutney need not be grinded into smooth paste.It taste good when it is coarse.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Set Dosa

I saw set dosa many times in south indian hotels menu but never tried as i am found of masala dosa so when ever i visit hotel for breakfast or dinner i order masala dosa.I was browsing some websites for dosa and came across set dosa.The recipe i am writing here has been adopted from Finger licking food.This dosa has become a quite common in my house.I usually serve set dosa with chutney and sometimes with chicken curry.


Rice 2 cups (soaked in warm water for 3-4 hours)
Poha/Attukulu 1/2 cup soaked just before grinding the rice.
Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp
Curd 1/2 cup (sour)
Salt as per taste
Cooking soda a pinch
Oil for frying


Grind rice and fenugreek into fine paste.Add poha,curd and salt and grind again into fine smooth batter.

Leave the batter for over night to ferment.

Next day add cooking soda and mix well.

Heat a non-stick pan.apply oil on the pan.Take a big ladle of batter and pour it on the pan.Don't spread the batter unlike normal dosa.

Sprinkle little oil around the dosa and flip it once you notice small holes on the dosa.

Once flipped  let it be there for few more seconds.

Then serve hot with your choice of dip.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Capsicum Egg

I have bookmakered this recipe in 2009 and it took almost 2 years to make it.This somehow slipped from my mind that i have to taste this combination of egg with capsicum.Few days back i was browsing my book marks and found this one.This i bookmarked from Simply Sindhi blog.This blog has wonderful sindhi authentic recipes.


Capsicum 5
Onion 1 chopped
Green chilies 2 chopped
Tomatoes 1 chopped
Eggs 2
Turmeric powder 1tsp
Coriander powder 1tbsp
Pepper powder 1tsp
Red chilly powder 1tsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Milk 1/4th cup
Salt to taste


Take oil in a pan.When hot add cumin seeds.When they change colour add onions and green chillies.

Saute until onions are pink in colour.

Add tomatoes,capsicum and salt.Cover and cook till capsicum are soft.

Then add coriander powder and turmeric powder.

Saute again for a minute.

Now break eggs in the center and leave it for a minute.

Then add milk and mix the curry.

The egg will get cooked in 2-3 minutes.

Lastly add pepper powder and mix well.

Serve hot as a side dish with rice or with roti.