Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Tomato Thokku

Bored of eating chutney with idli- dosa? Here's a very easy thokku recipe. Kids enjoy this as well.
Sputter mustard seeds in some warm oil. Add curry leaves, 1/4 tsp methi/ fenugreek seeds, a couple of pinches of Hing/asafoetida, 1/4 tsp red chilly powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, some salt. Fry for a minute. Add 5 finely chopped tomatoes, appropriate amount of salt and cook for 5-8 minutes. Thokku is ready. Serves 3-4 ppl. Learnt from Roopa Shanbhag.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Egg Dosa

Egg dosa is a very quick and easy snack. To one egg, add 1 tsp wheat flour, 1/2 finely chopped onion, 1/2 grated carrot, 1/4 tsp cumin seeds, chopped coriander leaves, veggies like broccoli and salt. Heat tava and prepare dosa. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Corn Rice

Corn rice is a very tasty lunch box or snack item which kids are bound to like. It could be prepared using leftover rice at home.  Baby corn or american sweet corn could be used depending on what is available. Learnt from Pavana Bhat.

Make a paste out of 3 red chillies, a little tamarind and 5-6 garlic cloves. Then, in a fry pan, take a little ghee. Crackle 1/4 tsp jeera/cumin seeds in it. Fry a lengthwise chopped onion in it until it turns pink. Add thinly chopped squares of 5-6 babycorns. Fry adding required amount of salt. Mix the paste n cook with covered lid for 4-5 minutes. Finally  add optimum amount of rice, 2 tsp of tomato ketchup and salt and heat well for 5 minutes. Tasty corn rice Is ready!