MORINGA DOSA WITH LEFTOVER CURD RICE


This is the first time I have tried with leftover

curd rice.It was soft and the blend of Moringa,

gave out an appetising flavour.

If you have left over dosa batter,you could mix

2-3 batter with 1 cup left over curd rice .

What I did today -I mixed urad flour,rice flour

and poha with curd rice,and freshly plucked

moringa leaves…..to a healthy breakfast .

To the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

1 cup leftover curd rice

1/2 cup urad dal flour

1 cup rice flour

A handful of poha ( aval ,rice flakes )

A handful of moringa leaves

1 onion chopped fine

1 tbsp chilli flakes

1 tsp cumin seeds

A pinch of baking soda

Salt to taste

METHOD

•Mix all the ingredients together,and set aside

for 20 minutes.

•Pour a ladle,do not spread much .It should

look an uthapam ( thick ).

•Pour oil/ ghee around and cook on both sides .

Serve with any chutneys of your choice .

COFFEE ALMOND BUNS


This is a ‘wow’ recipe I came across yesterday .

As usual made my changes to the recipe,it was

soft and the coffee taste was too yummy!

The changes I made was,adding almond flour

to crown each bun.As I liked the texture baked

some plain buns too, and served with boiled

egg slices, butter, cheese,pepper and slit green

chillies ( just to get the flavour).This is simple

but a delicious egg bun recipe .

Moving to the subject of this post – Coffee buns.

INGREDIENTS ( tried kneading by hand )

3 cups all purpose flour

2 tbsp sugar

2 tsp yeast

200 ml warm milk

75 gm butter

1 tsp salt

Method

Mix in all the ingredients together,except

butter and bind to a soft dough.

After binding,add in the butter and knead till

the butter is well corporated.

Allow to rise double.

After it has proven,punch down the air,and

knead again for few minutes .

Divide into portions,and place each dough on a

greased tray .(It’s best to use parchment paper)

For the icing

1 tsp instant coffee powder

A tsp of water to mix the coffee

2.5-3 tbsp sugar

1 egg ( lightly beaten)

3 tbsp butter

1/2 cup almond flour

1 tsp cornflour

Method

Mix all the ingredients together .

Transfer to a piping bag,and pipe only half

from the top downward.( as the cream will

spread down .

After making I realised, that I could have

sprinkled some slivered almonds for a

richer taste .

Anyway without almonds,it was awesome !

Do try this excellent recipe .

RAWA MASALA DOSAI


Rawa/Semolina dosai is the easiest dosa anyone

could make.Crispy,lightly spiced,and no

fermentation required.

If you are making plain rawa dosai,you can add

chopped onions,green chillies,grated carrot,and

the needed aromatic curry leaf.

The specialty in making this dosai,is that it

should look porous.

In order to get this look,the batter is made thin

and watery.

You should have a wide dosa skillet,as rawa

dosa is normally poured into big crepes,and

served folded.

Today,my recipe is for Masala dosa with rawa

dosa.

Usually, we make the yellow potato masala,

served with poori and masala- dosa .

https://calinskitchen.com/2014/12/04/masala-dosai/ check this link for the yellow potato

masala.

Today’s recipe will be one with garam masala,

and spices .Trust me,it was very,very tasty.

So,do try this as a filling for dosa or poori and

post in your comments.

INGREDIENTS

For the rawa dosa

1 cup rawa ( semolina )

1/2 cup rice flour

1/4 cup gram flour

2-3 tbsp all purpose flour

4-5 cups water

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp coarsely ground pepper

1/2 tsp chilli powder ( optional )

3/4 tsp coarsely ground cumin seeds

Onions, green chillies,curry leaves,cashewnuts

( this has to be added when you are making

plain rawa dosa)

1 tsp salt

Oil/ghee/butter ( to drizzle while cooking )

Method

•Mix all the ingredients,and set aside for half

an hour.

•After the set time , heat the dosa pan .

•Add a tsp of oil ,and pour a ladles of the batter,

to look like a perforated crepe .

• Drizzle oil or ghee, and cook on a low flame

till crisp and golden . Cooking,one side is more

than enough .

•Place two tbsp of the potato mixture,and fold

into any shape you like .

•Serve with coconut chutney.

For the potato masala

4-5 boiled and mashed potatoes

1 tomato

2 onions chopped fine

2 green chillies chopped

A small piece ginger chopped

Curry leaves

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1 tbsp gram dal ( kadala parippu)

2 tbsp oil / ghee

A pinch asafoetida

For the garam masala

3-4 dry red chillies

1 tbsp coriander seeds

10 peppercorns

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp white khus khus seeds( poppy seeds)

1/2 tsp saunf

5-6 cashews

2 cardamons

3 cloves

1 inch piece cinnamon

Dry roast for 5 minutes ,powder and use whole

quantity .

Method

•Heat oil ,add mustard,curry leaves,asafoetida.

• Next add the onions,ginger,green

chillies,gram dal and cook till onion is

translucent.

•Add tomato, and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

•Add mashed ( not fine )potato and the ground

masala and mix well

•Mix till the spices are well blended with

potatoes.

•Use as a filling for dosa.

This potato mixture can be served with poori

also .

FINGER MILLET BREAD (RAGI/KURAKKAN BREAD)


Ragi,finger millet,kurakkan( Sinhala ) is a

healthy bread . It was not an easy and good

bake when I did for the first time . The humour

part of the result was that ,even my dog ran

away when I offered him a bite ,it was so hard

and not edible 🤣.Why ?I made it with plain

ragi flour .

Today,I found a recipe with a mixture of wheat

flour and millet flour and the texture and taste

was good .The only change I made was to add

basil leaves and nuts as a topping.

“Failure,is part of Success,not the opposite

( quote ).

I never share recipes ,without achieving a good

result !

Now to the successful recipe 😍

INGREDIENTS

1 cup flour ( 100-125 gm)

3 cups wheat flour

2 tbsp sugar

1 egg ( optional)

2 tsp yeast ( instant)

25 gm butter

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup oil

1 tsp salt

A pinch of baking soda

METHOD

•Warm milk with butter and set aside.

•Add yeast and sugar,to 1/2 cup lukewarm

water and allow to froth. ( 2 minutes)

•Mix all ingredients, in a stand mixer and

knead for 10 minutes ,to a soft and firm dough

•Apply a little oil on the dough,and allow to rise

( 20 minutes )

•After you see it doubled ,knead again for

another 10 minutes .

•Divide into portions you like ,and use a loaf tin

if you like ( I just baked in a silicon mat )

• Spray the bread with water .

• Sprinkle basil leaves , any seeds of your

choice.( I sprinkled sunflower seeds ,and

melon seeds) .

•Sprinkle a little millet flour on top .

• Bake in a 200C preheated oven for 35-40

minutes .

•Do not cut slices immediately or remove from

pan immediately

RAWA IDDLI (Instant +Oil free)


This is a 30 minutes rawa iddli.

Soft and spongy oil- free iddlis.

The key ingredient,and tip to a good rawa iddli

is thick curd .This is very tasty iddli with

cashews and vegetables .

So,do try this method and post in your

comments .

To the recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 cup rawa ( semolina)

2 cups thick curd

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking soda(to mix before steaming)

1/2 cup water

1 tsp salt

10 cashewnuts chopped

Few coriander leaves chopped

1 small carrot grated

1 green chilli chopped fine

METHOD

•First mix the semolina,curd,salt and 1 tsp

baking soda and set aside for 30 minutes.

•After 30 minutes,add 1/2 cup water and the 1/2

tsp baking soda and mix well.

•Add in the cashews ,vegetables and mix well.

•Pour into greased iddli moulds and steam for

10 minutes or till done .

Serve with sambhar/ chutneys/ korma .

INSTANT HOPPERS


This is a recipe which can be done within 30

minutes.I have posted 5 types of hopper recipes

before https://calinskitchen.com/2018/04/15/variations-of-hopper-mix/

This one is for hoppers with red rice

https://calinskitchen.com/2020/06/14/red-rice-hoppers/

This is my 6th hopper variant .If you have no

time to organise a meal quickly,this recipe will

definitely help you .

There are some things that you can never leave

or replace . Yes ,I’m referring to my appam /

hopper chatty in the photo.There are non stick

categories,and new ones too,but I never get the

texture that I get from this pan.So please do not

mind my hopper chatty 😊.

Moving on to the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

3 heaped cups rice flour

1.5 tsp instant yeast

1/2 cup coconut water ( optional)

2 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt or to taste

2 – 2.5 cups thick coconut milk

METHOD

•Mix rice flour,sugar,yeast,coconut water and

set aside for 20-30 minutes.

•After 30 minutes add the coconut milk little by

little to get a pancake consistency ( not too thick

or too thin ).

•Heat an appam or hopper chatty .

•Use a small cloth and grease the inside with oil

•Pour a ladle of the batter ,swirl all around only

once, cover and cook till crisp and golden .

•Remove slowly from pan,and repeat process .

•You can add egg in the centre for egg hoppers.

CREAM CHEESEBUNS


This is my version of the Russian Vatrushka

bun. I prepared two types of buns with the

same dough.One batch of savoury buns,and

another batch of sweet . Both fillings were with

cream cheese.It was one of the best buns I have

made,it was very soft and creamy .

The filling had no cooking involved,so no time

consuming.

The savoury had grated red capsicum ,and the

sweet had apple slices .

Amazing recipe worth trying.!

To the recipe now

Ingredients for the dough

3 cups flour

50gm+1 tbsp butter

1+1/2 tsp instant yeast

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 egg ( vegans can opt out )

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp milk powder

1-2 cups water

Method

Melt 50gm butter,and add water to it.

Once it reaches a lukewarm stage,switch off

the flame.

Add yeast,sugar and the rest of the ingredients,

except 1 tbsp butter,and knead to a soft dough.

Allow 1 rise .

Knead lightly and stretch the dough .

Apply the remaining butter,and knead for 5

more minutes.

Cover and allow another rise .

Divide into portions and place on a greased

tray.

Let it rise on the tray .

Make an impression with a cup on each piece

of dough to resemble like cups .

Keep filling and bake in a 200C oven for 20-25

minutes.

You could apply egg wash on the sides if you

like.I did not use any wash.

For the savoury filling

150 gm paneer or cream cheese

2 tbsp butter

1 red capsicum grated

1/4 cup any cheese ( I used Gouda cheese)

1 egg

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/4 tsp pepper powder

Salt to taste

Method

Blend the butter,and paneer till creamy .

Add the rest of the ingredients,and use as filling

For the sweet filling

100 cream cheese/ paneer

25 gm butter

Sugar to taste

Apple slices

1 tsp lemon juice

Brown sugar to sprinkle

Method

Mix the cheese,butter and sugar.

Place filling on each dough .

Mix lemon juice with the apple slices.

Arrange on the top on sprinkle brown sugar.

Bake at 200C preheated oven for 20 minutes .

RAGI-WHEAT STUFFED PARATHA


Ragi or finger millet mixed with wheat flour

tastes much better than using the millet flour

alone in recipes like this .So here’s to another

version of stuffed radish, carrot,and cheese.

Today I made a slight variation by using

roasted curry powder to the fresh and raw

vegetables .No sauté. The addition of vegetables

can be your choice.

The mixture of flour is different in this recipe ,

so do try this healthy recipe, and post your

comments if you have made it .

INGREDIENTS

For the dough

2 cups ragi or finger millet flour

2 cups wheat flour

1 egg

3/4 cup curd

Salt

50 gm butter

METHOD

•Add sufficient water to a bowl ( add 1 cup

first )

•Add the curd,egg,salt to the water,and mix

well.

•Next add the flours,with required water to get

a soft dough .

•Apply butter on the dough and set aside for 10

minutes .

•Now knead again well.

•Divide into portions,roll out thinly,place

stuffing .

•Seal the edges and cook on a griddle on both

sides with a tsp of butter for each paratha.

•If you love more you could add as per your

taste .

For the filling

3 radish peeled and grated

1 carrot grated

1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder

1 tsp roasted curry powder

Grated cheese

Salt to taste

METHOD

•Squeeze out the water from the radish after

washing .

•Add grated carrots cheese and the rest of the

ingredients and mix well.

•Use as stuffing .

Serve with mint chutney or raita !

TAMARIND,GINGER CAPSICUM CHUTNEY


When you see the South Indian breakfast

platter,you will see many colourful chutneys

served in a row .This is one recipe like that ,but

my innovated recipe.I love the red capsicum

and when I get it ,I use it for chutneys like this

too .Considering many health benefits in this

vegetable it’s best to use your culinary skills to

entice your family to consume this often.

So here’s to a chutney recipe with red capsicum

ginger and tamarind.

INGREDIENTS

1 big red capsicum cut ( seeds removed)

3 tbsp chopped ginger

Gooseberry sized tamarind soaked in hot water

3-4 dates or raisins

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tbsp jaggery powder

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

1 tbsp sesame oil

Pinch of asafoetida

Curry leaves

Salt to taste

METHOD

Heat oil add ginger and sauté till brown.

Remove from pan and set aside

Now grind all the ingredients together (except

the mustard seeds,curry leaves,asafoetida

and jaggery ) with the tamarind .

Now add the mustard and curry leaves into the

same pan you fried the ginger.

Add the paste and asafoetida and cook for few

minutes .You can add water depending on the

required consistency .

ASH GOURD SAMBHAR


This is a different type of finger licking

sambhar innovated sambhar by me today .

How different? I boiled one big onion,ground it

and added to this sambhar.

Already I have posted 4 varieties of sambhar.

Click link to know variations!

https://calinskitchen.com/2017/04/18/4-types-of-south-indian-sambhar/

This is an addition to it.Each sambhar is unique

So do try and let me know your valued

comments !

This was made with only ash gourd ( white

pumpkin),and moong dal ( pasiparuppu)was

used.You could try with any other vegetables,

but this gourd has a lovely taste .

INGREDIENTS

1 cup moong dal cooked till soft

1 cup ash gourd cut into cubes

1 tomato

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1.5 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 big boiled onion

Salt to taste

1 tsp jaggery

Mixture to be ground coarsely ( without water)

1/4 coconut

A tiny piece tamarind

7-8 dry chillies

1 tsp cummin seeds

A pinch of fenugreek seeds

1 tbsp tuvar dal

3 marati moggu( kapok buds)

( for those of you who do not know marati moggu)

For tempering

2 tbsp ghee+oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/4 tsp asafoetida powder

Curry leaves

2 dry chillies

METHOD

•First grind the ingredients listed for grinding

coarsely.

•Add boiled onion and grind coarsely,and set

aside.

•Heat oil,add asafoetida first ,next curry

leaves ,and then the rest listed for tempering .

•Add in the vegetable with turmeric salt,

tomato,and the rest of the spices.

•Cook till vegetable is done.

•Add a little water if you like .

•Add mashed dal and 2 -3 cups water.

•Add ground mixture , jaggery and allow till a

boil .

•Garnish with coriander leaves!