Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Paniyaram with leftover Idli/Dosa Batter

Each house has a front door, with an unique key,
though it opens up the "Life" of the person living in that house,
to an outsider or to a guest, this "Life" is just an other "Story".

 Heard these words somewhere and I thought its worth sharing :)

What I think about the words above -  "Experiences can never be shared and so are lessons learned through experiences, It also cannot be described for other's to learn,
it will all remain as a story"

These snacks are super easy to make if you have left over Idli or Dosa Batter in the fridge.
Do give it a try :)


Idli/Dosa batter - 1 to 2 cups
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Onion - 1/2 of small Onion -finely chopped
Ginger finely chopped - 1/2 tsp
Green chili's - 1 or 2 finely chopped or else may use crushed Black pepper or Red chili Powder
Carrot grated - 1 small (Optional)
Coconut grated - 2 to 4 tbsp (Optional -I didn't use)
Cilantro/Coriander leaves - few springs finely chopped
Baking Powder - a pinch (Optional)
Oil - 1 tsp + for frying
Salt to taste
Water & Rice flour - to adjust the consistency (Optional)


* Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, pop mustard seeds first then add finely chopped Onion, ginger & grated carrot. Saute for 3 to 5 minutes,switch off the heat and allow to cool a bit.

* In an other bowl, mix Dosa/Idli Batter, salt , baking powder or soda (if using) , grated coconut (if using) and chopped cilantro/coriander leaves.

* Add the sauteed vegetable's to this batter, mix well , if the batter looks thick sprinkle little water to make it loose , if the batter looks liquidy add little rice flour, it should be thick like Idli Batter.

* Heat little oil in a Paniyaram/Unniyappom pan, and add 1 tbsp (or lesser) of the batter to each holes.

* Fry'em until they look golden brown.

*Serve hot with any Chutney


Notes :

           Use Unniappom/Paniyaram pan if possible to get that nice shapes,
           otherwise may deep fry them, spoon in equal quantity of batter to the hot oil, may not get the same shape but definitely tastes the same :)


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mango Lassi (Recipe - My way)

The other day I was talking to one of my friend some nonsense's as we usually do but at some point we deviated our conversation to a topic about how women are being exploited these days.
As at least once in our life time would we undergo a situation when we are being held back only because of the gender that we belong.
It does happen as it used to, History tells us so was my opinion, as its "His -Story and not Her-story"
She was not convinced and asked me why only women were supposed to cover their head while in Church ? my reply was "probably because of respect that we need to show when in the presence of God"
again she opposed it quoting Genesis when Adam and Eve had nothing to wear and God used to talk to them...
I don't have an answer ,but in Genesis it also says "Eve" was created for "Adam"
So that means women created for Men????
I don't know...
Anyways dedicating Song "Feel the rain on your skin"by Natasha Bedingfield
to all Women reading this post

Also Salute all the Mothers in this World, for the love and care that they contribute,
respect them for all the pain they suffer and for the sacrifices they do every day.

Mango season again :)
this time I want to share a very popular Indian drink - "Mango Lassi"
though the recipe here is my way making it and not the authentic Lassi recipe - Click -veg recipes of india.com for that authentic recipe.
Do try this recipe here also as it tastes good, you would like it for sure :)


Mango - 1 no sliced (May use Mango pulp 1/4 cup - if off-season)
Sugar - 3 tbsp or more (adjust as per your preference), may use milkmaid instead.
Vanilla essence - few drops
Milk - 1 cup
Thick curd - 1 cup
Ice cubes - hand full

* Blend all the ingredients together until smooth (do not blend Ice cubes now)
*Add ice cubes to it and beat again for another a minute.
*Pour to a serving glass and enjoy !
Happy Mothers Day in advance :)

Found this Blog -  www.gharanarestaurant.com , to be very interesting & informative.
Link here has the list of most popular soothing and yummy Indian Drinks.
Do give it a try  :)