Saturday, 9 May 2015

Bread Dahi Vada Recipe

Ingredients :-

For Bread Vada:                              
8 slices of Bread 
1 chopped Onion
2 chopped Green chilly
Few chopped Curry leaves
Curd - 3-4 tsp
1/2 Cumin seeds
Salt to taste

Process :-
Cut the bread into small pieces, Add curd, chopped onion, green chilly, curry leaves, cumin seeds, salt to taste and mix them properly. Make a soft dough (like  atta dough). Divide the dough into equal portion and give a shape like bara and shallow fry it with little oil. Flip it and fry it until light golden brown in colour. Switch off the flame and keep aside.

For Aloo dum:
8-10 nos. small size boiled Baby potatoes (You can take medium size potato also)
1 no. medium size grated Onion / Onion paste
Haldi powder
Salt to taste
Pinch of Sugar 
Pinch of Garam masala powder
1 tsp Cooking Oil

For masala paste:
6 garlic cloves, 1' inch of Ginger, 4-6 nos whole Peppercorns, 1 Cardamom, 2 Cloves, 1 Cinnamon, 1 tsp Poppy seeds, 1 Tomato - Grind together to make a very fine paste

Heat oil in a kadhai/pan. Add the sugar, when it start to caramelize, add the grated onion and saute a while. Then add the blended masala paste and stir continuously, add the haldi powder. Cook about 5 minutes in a low-medium flame. Once the masala starts leaving oil on the sides, add the boiled potatoes and cook for another 2 minutes. Add water as you required to get desired thickness of gravy and let it boil about 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle little garam masala powder and Switch off the flame.

Tamarind (Imli) Saunth chutney 
Curd - 1/2 cup (add little salt, sugar, chilly powder to it and mix well)
Black salt
Roasted Cumin-Coriander-Chilly powder
Fried Sev
For Garnishing: Coriander leaves,chopped onion, chopped green chilly, grated carrot, grated beetroot, pomegranate seeds etc etc... 

Arrange the plate:
When ready to serve, soak the vadas in salt water for a minute and then squeeze them. Now, arrange the bread vadas in a serving plate, spread some curd, drizzle the tamarind chutney, aloo dum, sev, roasted cumin-coriander powder, green chilly etc etc etc...n Serve it. Enjoy it as breakfast, lunch, starter at anytime !!! 

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Bread Uttapam ... an instant n easy bread uttapam / pancake

Ingredients :-
Bread - 6 slices
Semolina - 4 tsp
Curd - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Mango ginger - 1/2 tsp (grated)
Chopped Green chilly - 1 tsp (as per your taste)
Cooking oil 

For Topping:
Onions - 2 medium size ( cut into thinly slices)
Tomato - 1 medium size
Capsicum - 1 medium size
Sweet corn - 1/2 cup
You can add any veggies as your choice.

Method :-
Take a bowl, break the bread into small pieces. Add semolina, curd, water, salt to taste and mix them properly or you can blend it. Add grated mango ginger, chopped green chilly to the batter. Make a very smooth and thick batter and keep aside about 10 minutes. 

Heat a non stick pan at medium heat and spread little oil. Pour 1 ladle full batter and spread evenly to make a thick uttapam. Put the sliced vegetables on it, add some oil drops and cook till it become crispy n golden brown from both the sides. Serve hot Bread Uttapam with any kind of chutney .... Enjoy it !!!