Shallow Fried White Yam

SHALLOW FRIED WHITE YAM

Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I will be making a very simple, tasty, snack idea called Shallow Fried White Yam. It is very healthy and a great way to pass time. There are many varieties of yam available in the market like purple yam, Chinese yam, water yam. I have chosen white yam here. I make it frequently and I hope you too will like it. So let’s start—

Ingredients:-

  1. White Yam-250 gms
  2. Gram or Wheat Flour-150 gms
  3. Salt-According to taste
  4. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Asafoetida-A pinch
  8. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder-1 tsp
  10. Vegetable Oil-For shallow frying

STEPS

Step 1

Wash, scrape and cut the yam into slightly thick roundels.

Step 2

Mix the yam pieces with gram or wheat flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, asafoetida,garam masala, coriander powder, dry mango powder. Toss everything so that the spice mix is well mixed with the yam pieces. In coating, you can use rice flour too.

Step 3

DSC03311.jpgTake a pan. Smear it with oil and shallow fry the yam roundels till cooked, slightly crisp and browned. If need be, cook the yam covered with a lid. Cook it on a medium flame for five minutes. Then increase the flame on high and cook for two minutes. Add some chat masala before serving.

Our Shallow Fried White Yam is done. Serve it with sweet onion dip or any other dip of your choice. Serve it as an accompaniment to lunch or dinner platters or have it as a snack with some tea.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

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Aubergine Burger

AUBERGINE BURGER

Hello dear friends.Welcome to my corner. Every day we like to eat something new that we have not had yesterday. We want to try and experience newness in our eating style and habits. We all like to eat burgers, a fast food which has been liked by youngsters and most of the mass. Yesterday I had some burger bun in my fridge and aubergines and I decided to give it a new touch and so am going to share this recipe of Aubergine Burger. It is tasty and healthy and is prepared in a matter of minutes. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Burger Bun -2
  2. Aubergine – 1
  3. Britannia Cheese Singles -2
  4. Rice Flour -1/2 cup
  5. Refined Flour -1/2 cup
  6. Salt -According to you
  7. Black Pepper Powder -1/2 tsp
  8. Red Chilly Powder -1/2 tsp
  9. Garam Masala -1/2 tsp
  10. Mint Flakes – 1/2 tsp
  11. Tomato -1
  12. Onion -1
  13. Lettuce Leaves -2
  14. Panir – 50 gms
  15. Tomato Sauce – 1 tsp
  16. Green Chilly Sauce -1 tsp
  17. Mayonnaise -1 tbsp
  18. Mustard Sauce – 1 tbsp

STEPS 

Step 1

DSC02715.jpgWash and cut the aubergine into rounds and marinate it with salt and black pepper powder. Cut the tomato and onion also in rounds.

Step 2

Take a bowl and add the rice and refined flour. Add salt, black pepper, red chilly powder,garam masala, dried mint flakes and make a thick batter of it adding water. You can also add dried basil or any other herb that you want.

Step 3

Heat a pan, coat the aubergines into the batter and shallow-fry them. Cut the burger buns into halves.

Step 4

DSC02724.jpgNow coat one half of the burger with mayonnaise and mustard sauce and put the lettuce leaf before placing the fried aubergine over it. Now place the cheese single over it. Put the cut tomato and onion over it. Then coat it with the remaining sauces, tomato and green chilly one and grate some fresh panir on it. Add some more salt if is needed. You can also add some hummus to it or use any other kind of sauces that you like.

Our Aubergine Burger is ready. Have it anytime with a glass of fresh fruit juice. It is a very healthy and nutritious snack very favorable for children and all others too.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!! 

Rice Flour Chapati

RICE FLOUR CHAPATI

Hello friends, welcome to my corner. Today I’ll be sharing a very unique recipe, a two-minute one of Rice Flour Chapatis which are so soft and quite tasty too. It’s really fun to make it and is really a welcome change to our old ways of eating. So welcome something new in your culinary space and I assure you, it won’t be disappointing. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Rice Flour – 300 gms.
  2. Nigella Seeds – a pinch.
  3. Water – for making the dough(2 cups).
  4. Salt – a pinch.

STEPS.

Step 1 

Take a heavy bottomed vessel. Add 2 cups of water to it. Boil it.

Step 2 

When the water gets lukewarm, add the rice flour, salt and nigella seeds to it and keep stirring it continuously so that no lumps are formed and the dough does not stick to the vessel.

Step 3 

Switch the gas off after five minutes. Let it cool. You will get a dough-like batter in your vessel from the rice flour.

Step 4 

Now make small balls from the dough and using a rolling pin make chapatis from it.

Step 5 

On a griddle or tawa bake the chapatis but do not put it on an open flame like you do to make wheat flour chapatis. You need to bake it on the tawa itself.

Our rice flour chapatis are ready. Serve them with any veggie of your choice, or a sweet mango pickle and enjoy.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Rice Flour Sweet Cheela With Coconut

RICE FLOUR SWEET CHEELA WITH COCONUT

Hello friends. Today I’ll be sharing a sweet snack recipe of Rice Flour Sweet Cheela With Coconut. It’s really a good idea to have something as a dessert and it’s yummy too. It can be made easily and it’s totally hassle-free. So let’s make it—

Ingredients:-For the cheelas.

  1. Rice flour – 300 gms.
  2. Sugar – 100 gms.
  3. Water – for making the batter.
  4. Vegetable Oil – for making cheela.

For the stuffing.

  1.  Fresh Grated coconut – 200 gms.
  2. Sugar – 50 gms.
  3. Butter – 50 gms.
  4. Raisins – 25 gms.

IMG_2558.JPGSTEPS.

Step 1

Take the rice flour in a bowl. Add sugar to it and using water make a batter.

Step 2

Take a pan and add butter and the grated fresh coconut along with sugar and stir it for two minutes. After two minutes of stirring, switch off the gas and let it cool. Now sprinkle some raisins in it. You can use other dry fruits also.

Step 3 

Grease a nonstick pan with little butter and with the help of a ladle drop the batter in the pan and spread it evenly. Cook the cheelas on both sides.

Now assemble the cheelas on a plate and fill them with the coconut stuffing. Our Rice Flour Sweet Cheelas are done and ready. Serve them with shakes or with a bowl of fruits. You can make these cheelas with jaggery also.

Friends do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Steamed Rice Flour Dumplings In Milk

STEAMED RICE FLOUR DUMPLINGS IN MILK

Hello everyone and welcome to my food corner again. Well, this sweet dish is a very popular one amongst my family which I make every year. In our ancestral village when the rice crop matures, the new rice or “Naya Chawal “of the raw variety is found in abundance. So this dish is prepared in our village and in the whole of the Mithila community to which I belong and I have seen it made on the occasion of new year every year in my native place. I too have taken to the ancestral tradition and I make this sweet dish without fail every year on the new year eve and we have it with our friends, relatives and all others who come to my place. We enjoy its superb taste and surely it brings many memories of my stay at my village which is really priceless to me. So I wanted to share this unique dish with you. Here it goes—

Ingredients:

  1. Rice flour – 300 gms.
  2. Milk – 1 1/2 lts.
  3. Sugar – 50 gms.
  4. Milkmaid – 2 tbsp.
  5. Nuts and Raisins(chopped)like Almond, Cashew, Walnut -A handful.
  6. Cardamom Powder – A pinch.
  7. Kesar – A pinch.

STEPS

Step 1

Take rice flour in a bowl. Using some lukewarm water knead a pliable dough out of it.

Step 2

Take the milk in a boiler and reduce it to half its original amount or thicken it. Also, add 2 tbsp of milkmaid in it.

Step 3

Now make tiny balls of the rice flour dough and give it a star-like, round or cylindrical shape and boil some water in a saucepan. When it is steaming hot drop these tiny dumplings in this water and let it remain as such for around twenty minutes. When it gets hardened enough(you can touch it to see its firmness)take it out and keep aside.

Step 4 

Now when the milk is properly thickened add sugar, into it and then drop these steamed dumplings in it slowly. Let it cook for twenty minutes. Mix in the nuts and enjoy.

Our Steamed Rice Dumpling Porridge is ready. Serve it by sprinkling some saffron and cardamom powder over it. It is very tasty and a great sumptuous sweet dish of my house which is liked by all in my family. I hope you like it too.

Do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!

 

 

 

Steamed Rice Flour And Jaggery Dumplings

Steamed Rice Flour And Jaggery Dumplings

Hello and welcome dear friends to my corner again. Today’s recipe is a sweet-savory dish which is unique in taste and quite fun to prepare too. It sure will leave you so sweetly happy. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Rice Flour – 400 gms.
  2. Jaggery Powder -250 gms.
  3. Water – for steaming.
  4. Cardamom Powder – for decoration.
  5. Honey – for decoration.

STEPS

Step 1

Take rice flour in a bowl. Using lukewarm water knead a pliable dough out of it. Keep aside.

Step 2 

Now take a lump of the dough and rub your palm with some oil. Make a round shape out of the lump, then make a small hole in the middle of it and fill it with jaggery powder. Now close this hole by sticking all ends together and give it a boat-like shape, thicker in the middle and tapering at the ends. You can make these in any shape you want but here I have made them in a boat-like shape. Now grease a plate with oil and put the dumplings gently on it. Be sure to do this step otherwise the dumplings will stick to the plate and won’t lift from it.

Step 3 

Take a big size vessel and fill it half with water. Now heat the water and when it starts to boil slowly drop two to three dumplings in it. Steam them for thirty minutes or until they get a bit hardened and leave the edges of the vessel.

Step 4 

Now take them out one by one out and place them on a plate. Serve them hot and sprinkle some cinnamon powder and drizzle some honey over them.

Our Steamed Rice Flour And Jaggery Dumplings are ready. Eat them hot or cold. This recipe is a famous one in northern India and mostly made in the month of January around the time of Makar Sankranti. It requires lesser ingredients and has a likable taste.

Friends do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week. Till then healthy cooking, happy living and Happy New Year to all. 

Hilsa

HILSA

Hello and welcome dear friends. Today I’ll be sharing a delicacy of north India, Hilsa, which is a delicious sweet dish made with rice flour and jaggery and is just awesome to taste and even quite simple to make. So let us start—

Ingredients:

  1. Rice Flour – 250 gm.
  2. Jaggery or Gur Powder – 100 gm.
  3. Fennel or Saunf – 1/2 tsp.
  4. Vegetable Oil – for frying.
  5. Water – 1/2 cup.

STEPS

Step 1

Take the rice flour in a bowl. Now take a half cup of water and jaggery in a kadhai and boil it together with some saunf while stirring it consistently. When one string thickness or consistency is got in the jaggery-water mixture, turn off the gas.

Step 2

Now add the rice flour slowly to it and keep on stirring continuously. Let it cool.

Step 3

When it gets cooled the mixture should resemble a dough. Now make long cylindrical shapes out of it and drop it one by one into hot vegetable oil. Take care not to turn them to both sides very frequently as they can break.
Step 4 

Brown them on both sides and take them out slowly. Drain the excess oil on a tissue paper.

The dish, Hilsa is ready.

Note Points:- 1. The rice flour should be fresh for best results.

2. The oil must be hot when you drop the rice balls into it.

3. You can make these in any shape you want to, either round, square or cylindrical.

Do try this recipe at home and do write your suggestions and clear your doubts if you have any. This dish can be served with ice cream or had just on its own. Till then happy cooking, healthy living!!!