Thursday, 26 February 2015

Methi Garlic Kulcha Recipe

Methi Garlic Kulcha Recipe
Methi Garlic Kulcha Recipe

Methi Garlic Kulcha Recipe, Kulcha is a type of flat bread cooked mainly on tandoor. Since we don't have tandoor at home, you can try to cook with oven or stove top. Kulcha and Naan are somewhat similar except for the difference Naan is cooked using yeast and for Kulcha we use baking powder and baking soda. 
I had already shared the recipe for Aloo Paneer Kulcha. In this recipe, I have used whole wheat flour, so those who want to skip it, replace with maida / refined flour. You can also replace fresh methi leaves with dry fenugreek leaves. But if using dried ones, then rest the dough for 15-30 mins. I have added only 3 tbsp of methi leaves, you can increase the quantity to 1/2 cup for more flavor. We enjoyed this flat bread with Boondi Raita, Pepper Egg Fry & Pattani Salna.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Mushroom Vindaloo Recipe

Mushroom Vindaloo Recipe
Mushroom Vindaloo Recipe

Mushroom Vindaloo, today I'm sharing a very flavorful curry which comes from the Latin Christian Community. It is similar to the Goan Style Vindaloo Curry except for few spices which we have additionally used here. I have adapted this recipe from "The Essential Kerala Cookbook". The original recipe is made from Pork, I have used button mushrooms and also changed the cooking method.
It is purely a vegan dish made from indian spices like cardamom, pepper, cloves etc.. Additionally, I have added garam masala. You can use coconut oil, groundnut oil or gingelly oil. If you want watery curry, then add 1 cup extra water along with the mentioned quantity and cook accordingly. This curry goes well with parotta, roti, chapati or rice. You can try the same with chicken, mutton, prawn or any vegetables.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Sweet Ragi Puttu / Finger Millet & Palm Jaggery Puttu

Sweet Ragi Puttu / Finger Millet & Palm Jaggery Puttu
Sweet Ragi Puttu / Finger Millet & Palm Jaggery Puttu

Sweet Ragi Puttu, a steamed, healthy, vegan and gluten-free puttu recipe made from finger millet and palm jaggery. Few days back, I had posted Savory version of Puttu (Ragi Jowar Puttu Upma). This is a sweet version which is easy to prepare. You can replace ragi with jowar, kambu, rice flour, oats, barley, thinai or any other millets.
 I have used homemade sprouted ragi flour which is more nutritious compared to regular ragi flour. The sprouted ones are easy to digest and contains good amount of protein. This is a 3 months old post which was waiting to get published. I didn't do much cooking for past few days, so all my drafted posts are finding its way to get published. 
Instead of sugar, I have used palm jaggery to make it more healthy. But before adding jaggery, make sure it is free of dust or impurities. Otherwise, prepare jaggery syrup and stir well with cooked puttu in a pan.