Shallow-Fried Wheat Dumplings With Rasam


Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. We all know that dumplings are the easiest to make, healthier and the most popular comfort food of the world. It is made in many ways, either by baking or stuffing with our favorite fillings. In today’s world of busy schedules and the scourge of lifestyle-related diseases. People now have become more aware and prefer easily made dishes which can be made from scratch. Today I have made a slightly different variation of the recipe of wheat flour dumplings which I have dipped in Rasam. It is healthier, made quick and is a wonderful option on a wintry, chilly day. It can be had as a snack or teamed up with steamed rice or roti for a delicious supper.

Ingredients:-For the shallow-fried wheat dumplings:-

  1. Wheat Flour-2 cups(of 250 ml each)
  2. Salt-According to taste
  3. Pepper Powder-1 tsp
  4. Vegetable Oil-1 tsp

For the rasam:-

  1. Arhar Dal-250 gms
  2. Onion-1(big)
  3. Green Chillies-3
  4. Tomato-1(big)
  5. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  7. Rasam Powder-2 tbsp
  8. Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  9. Tamarind Paste-2 tsp
  10. Jaggery-1 tsp
  11. Salt-According to taste

For the tempering:-

  1. Black Mustard or rai-1 tsp
  2. Curry Leaves-A few
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch
  4. Cinnamon Stick-1
  5. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp

For the garnish:-

  1.  Chopped coriander-As required
  2. Roasted Peanuts or nuts of your choice-Optional


Step 1

To make the wheat flour dumplings, firstly take wheat flour in a bowl. Add salt, pepper powder, vegetable oil in the given quantities and adding water make a pliable dough from it. Keep aside. Chop the onion, green chilies, coriander leaves, and tomato.

Step 2

B612_20191225_123413_912.jpgNow after making the dough, take some dough and make small balls from it. Now make thin, round chapatis from it using a rolling pin. Now give the chapatis any shape you want to. Here, I have made triangular ones. But care should be taken to roll the dough ball thin. Next shallow fry the dumplings in butter. And keep aside.

Step 3

Wash and pressure cook the split pigeon pea lentil till done. To make the rasam take a wok and add all the tempering ingredients in it. When it splutters, add the chopped onion, green chilies and fry for a minute. Next, add the chopped tomato and add turmeric powder, red chilly powder,garam masala, salt and fry for another minute. After the ingredients are properly fried add the cooked dal, rasam powder, tamarind paste, and jaggery and cook for three-four minutes.

Now it’s time to serve our dish. Now add the dumplings in the rasam and simmer for two-three minutes. Serve this delicious, piping hot rasam garnished with toasted peanuts or any other nut of your choice and some fresh coriander.

Our Shallow-Fried Wheat Dumplings In Rasam is done.

Note point-For best results one should shallow fry the dumplings a little before serving and then put them in rasam. Or it could be the other way round.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!! And wishing all my super fab blogger buddies a wonderful Merry Christmas and A Joyous Happy New Year. Take care guys.


Potato And Wheat Flour Crunchies


Hello and welcome to my cozy corner again. Today I will be sharing with you a crunchy-munchy snack, the Potato And Wheat Flour Crunchy which is really easy to make and more fun than you could feel when cooking. When you don’t feel like eating elaborately, you can instantly make it and have it with salads and a dip of your choice.

Ingredients:-For the wheat flour mini chapatis

  1. Wheat Flour- 2 cup
  2. Semolina-1 cup
  3. Salt-A pinch
  4. Baking Powder-1/2 tsp
  5. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp
  6. Water-1 cup or as needed

For the aloo tikki:-

  1. Potatoes-3
  2. Onions-1
  3. Green Chillies-2
  4. Ginger Paste-1 tsp
  5. Fresh or Dry Mint leaves-5
  6. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  7. Salt-According to taste
  8. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp
  11. Panir-4 pieces

For the white batter:-

  1. Refined Flour-2 cups
  2. Salt-According to taste
  3. Baking Powder-1/2 tsp
  4. Oregano-A pinch
  5. Black Pepper-A pinch
  6. Paprika-A pinch

Black Sesame-For coating purpose


Step 1

DSC02825_20180924082129944.jpgFinely chop the onions and green chilies. Boil, peel and mash the potatoes. Take the wheat flour in a bowl and add semolina to it. Now add the seasonings, salt, baking powder, vegetable oil and make a pliable dough from it adding water.

Step 2

To make the aloo tikkis, take a pan and add 1 tsp of vegetable oil in it. Now add the chopped onions and green chilies. Add the ginger paste and fry till browned. Add the salt, red chilly powder,garam masala, oregano and also add some cut panir, dry mango powder, and mint. Fry everything again for a minute and add in the mashed potatoes. Mix well. Now make out small patties from the batter.

Step 3

DSC02827_20180924081916074.jpgTo make the white batter, take the refined flour in a bowl and add all the given ingredients in it. Add water to make a batter with coating consistency.

Step 4

Now take a small lump of the wheat flour dough and make a small chapati from it using a rolling pin. To make two crunchies, make out 4 small chapatis from the dough. Now to assemble the dish, take one chapati and put the potato patty on it. Put another chapati on it and then using some water seal the edges of the two chapatis. Now with a brush coat the front side of the crunchy with the white batter and sprinkle some black sesame seeds over it. You may alternately dip whole of the crunchy into the white batter, here I have coated only the front side.

Step 5

DSC02821_20180924082526690.jpgTake a kadhai and add oil. When the oil heats up drop in the crunchies one by one into the oil and fry them till golden browned. Take out on a tissue paper.

Our Potato And Wheat Flour Crunchy is done. Serve it with mayo, mustard sauce and green chutney mixed together and salad. You can have it as an evening snack or at brunch.

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





Fried Litti With Mashed Brinjals,Potato and Tomato


Hello and welcome back dear friends. Today I’m going to share a simple yet celebrated dish from Bihar called Fried Litti Chokha along with mashed brinjals, potato, and tomato or baingan bharta. This dish can be had at breakfast or brunch and is really very tasty and likable and which is a delicacy of Bihar too. The dish is really for everyone. And I hope you will like it too. So let’s start with its making—

Ingredients:-For the fried littis:-

  1. Wheat Flour-300 gms
  2. Cumin-1 tsp
  3. Baking Powder-1  tsp
  4. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp
  5. Salt-According to taste

For the Roasted Gram Flour or Sattu filling:

  1. Roasted Gram Flour or Sattu-200 gms
  2. Onions-2
  3. Green Chillies-4
  4. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  5. Dry Mango Powder-2 tsp
  6. Ginger-Garlic, finely chopped-2 tsp
  7. Carom Seeds-1 tsp
  8. Salt-According to taste

For the Mashed Brinjals, Potato And tomato:-

  1. Brinjals-2
  2. Tomatoes-1
  3. Potatoes-1
  4. Onions-1
  5. Green Chillies-2
  6. Dry Mango Powder-1 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Mustard Oil-2 tsp
  9. Chopped Cilantro-A bunch
  10. Salt-According to taste


Step 1

To make the littis, take a bowl and add wheat flour, salt, carom seeds, baking powder, oil, and with water make out a pliable dough of it. Now take small portions and make out balls from it. Chop the onions, green chilies and cilantro finely.

Step 2

IMG-5394.JPGFor the roasted gram flour filling, Take a bowl, add the sattu, chopped onions, green chilies, cilantro, salt, carom seeds, dry mango powder, chopped ginger-garlic and mix everything well.

Step 3

Fill the filling of sattu in the small balls made out of the dough. Seal them well and press them a bit with the palm of your hand. Keep it aside.

Step 4

Heat oil in a kadhai. When done so, drop the balls in the oil and fry them out till golden browned. Drain oil on a tissue paper.

Our Fried Littis are done.

Mashed Brinjals, Potato, and tomato 

Step 5

IMG-5391.JPGWash and make slits in the brinjals and tomatoes. Boil the potato.Roast the brinjals and tomatoes. Wash, remove the skin and mash the brinjal and tomato in a bowl with a masher. Add the boiled potato too. Now add in the chopped onions, green chilies, cilantro, salt, dry mango powder, red chilly powder and mustard oil and give it a good mix.

Our Mashed Brinjals, Potato And Tomato is done.

Serve the fried littis along with the mashed brinjals, tomato, and potato. This dish can be had preferably at breakfast or brunch. It is a famous dish of Bihar, its origin place and generally liked by all.

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







Cabbage Poori With Peanut And Potato Curry

Cabbage Poori With Peanut And Potato Curry

Hello friends, welcome to my corner. I generally try to make something wholesome and satisfying on weekends and what better than making Indian fried bread or pooris with a spicy curry or sweet and tangy chutney. It would be such a tasty and fun breakfast. We all being Indians like to have pooris, sometimes with variations, like stuffed ones also called Kachoris. Today I had some cabbage left in my fridge and so I jumped onto making these Cabbage Pooris. And to add more creativity to it and team it up I made this peanut and potato curry. It was great and the only thing which could be added in it was some sweet and tangy mango or tomato chutney. The breakfast idea clicked well and it was enjoyed and appreciated by all in my family. I hope you too will like it. So let’s start with its making—

Ingredients:-For the cabbage pooris

  1. Wheat Flour -4 cups
  2. Cabbage(grated) -1/2 cup
  3. Potato(grated) -1/2 cup
  4. Carom Seeds -1/2 tsp
  5. Garam Masala -1/2 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder -1/2 tsp
  7. Baking Powder -1/2 tsp
  8. Vegetable Oil -2 tsp
  9. Salt -According to taste
  10. Water -For kneading the dough

For the peanut-potato curry

  1. Peanuts -1 cup
  2. Potatoes -2
  3. Onion -1
  4. Green Chillies -2
  5. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder -1 tsp
  7. Cumin Powder -1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala -1 tsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder -1 tsp
  10. Vegetable Oil -1 tbsp

For the tempering:

  1. Cumin – 1 tsp
  2. Black Mustard -1 tsp
  3. Asafoetida -A pinch
  4. Vegetable Oil -2 tbsp

For garnish -Chopped cilantro or fresh cream.


Step 1

DSC02479_20180812155853692.jpgTo make the pooris, firstly take the wheat flour in a bowl. Add the grated cabbage, potato, salt, red chilly powder,garam masala powder, oil and baking powder and make a pliable dough of it using water.

Step 2

DSC02480_20180812155736875.jpgNow make small balls from the dough and using rolling pin make small pooris from it which are smaller than chapatis and keep aside. Heat oil in a vessel and when its quite hot drop the above-made pooris in the oil one by one and fry them out making sure they don’t burn.Keep aside.

Step 3

DSC02484_20180812155427776For making the curry roast the peanuts and grind them into a fine paste. Also, scrape the potatoes and cut them into medium-sized cubes. Next, take a pan and add oil to it. Then add the cumin, black mustard, asafoetida and on their spluttering add red chilly powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, salt, turmeric powder and then add the chopped and peeled potatoes and fry them for five minutes before adding the peanut paste. Fry again for two minutes and add water to make gravy. Simmer for ten minutes and then switch off the gas. You can garnish it with chopped cilantro or fresh cream.

Our Peanut And Potato Curry is done. Serve it with cabbage pooris, regular wheat flour pooris, paranthas or with steamed rice and dal fry.

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






Wheat Pancakes


Hi, everybody. How are you all? Today I’m sharing the simplest recipe of wheat flour pancakes. These are so delicious, totally mood-elevating and liked by little kids a lot too well. You can make them in no time and feel the magic of taste thus. So let’s start—


  1. Wheat Flour – 300 gms.
  2. Sugar – 150 gms.
  3. Cardamom Powder -A pinch.
  4. Water – According to need.
  5. Vegetable Oil – For shallow frying.


Step 1

Take the wheat flour in a bowl. Now add sugar and cardamom powder to it. Make a batter of it adding water to make a smooth paste.

Step 2 

Heat a non-stick pan and add 1 tsp of oil on to it. Spread it on the pan. Now using a ladle pour some of the batter onto the pan to make medium-sized pancakes. Let it cook on one side. Then flip it on to the other and cook till brownish or done. Use a little bit of oil during the process.

Our Wheat Pancakes are ready in ten minutes. Serve them by drizzling honey on top or with a bowl of fruits and some ice cream. It sure is enjoyable.IMG_2578.JPG

Friends do try this recipe at home. It is easy, prepared in a jiffy and absolutely delicious in taste. It can be your ready-to-eat idea for an instant dessert and will be liked by kids for sure. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone.  Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Sweet Pooris


Hello and welcome dear friends once again. Today I’m sharing with you a very simple recipe of making sweet pooris, generally to be had in breakfast but can be had at other times also. These are filled with a sweet semolina batter and you can fry them in ghee also for better results. They are crispy, crunchy and tasty enough. So let’s try making them—


  1. Refined Flour – 500 gms.
  2. Semolina – 250 gms.
  3. Sugar – 150 gms.
  4. Cardamom powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp.
  6. Vegetable oil – For deep frying.
  7. Water – as needed.


Step 1 

To start with, take the given amount of refined flour in a bowl and using water or milk knead it to make a pliable dough.

Step 2 

Take a heavy bottomed karahi and add some vegetable oil or butter into it. When it gets heated add semolina in it. And saute it for five minutes. When semolina starts to get pinkish sprinkle some water on it and switch the gas off. Take care not to burn the semolina. Now add sugar and cardamom powder. You can switch over to sugar-free instead of sugar.

Step 3

Now take small portions of the dough in your hand and fill the portion with semolina mixture as much as possible. Do not overfill them as they may crack. Flatten them to a small sized chapati with a rolling pin.

Step 4

Now heat vegetable oil in a karahi and when it gets hot drop the stuffed pooris in oil and deep fry them till they are slightly browned. Take them out on tissue paper to drain excess oil.

Note point:– The filling of pooris can be done with khoya also instead of semolina.

Our Sweet Semolina Pooris are ready to be enjoyed best with sweet curd or cream.

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



Jaggery Thekua


Hello dear friends. Today I’m sharing a sweet recipe from Bihar which is a regular one in Bihar and of course made in the whole of India. It’s called Jaggery Thekua. It’s made of wheat flour mixed with jaggery and is had as an evening snack enjoyed with a cup of tea in Bihar. It is also typical of celebrations and festivals and really is a good treat to you with a unique taste. So let’s start with it—


  1. Wheat Flour – 500 gms.
  2. Jaggery powder – 400gms.
  3. Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp.
  4. Dry Coconut flakes – 2 tsp.
  5. Cold Milk – for binding.
  6. Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp.
  7. Vegetable oil – for deep frying.


Step 1

Take the given amount of wheat flour in a bowl. Add jaggery powder, fennel seeds, dry coconut flakes, 3 tbsp of vegetable oil and using some milk make a hard dough which will be harder than regular dough used to make chapatis. Cover with a muslin cloth and keep aside for half an hour.

Step 2

Heat some vegetable oil in a heavy -bottomed karahi and using a designer mold (saancha)give your preferred shape and design to the dough. Here I have made round shapes with the dough. Make sure the thekuas are not very thick in the center or very thin at the sides. Moderate the thickness with your hands to get perfect thekuas.

Step 3 

When the oil is quite hot drop the thekuas in the oil one by one and fry them till they are reddened uniformly on both the sides. Drain excess oil on a tissue paper.

Our Jaggery Thekuas are ready. They can be had as snacks with tea or coffee.

Note points -1. The amount of jaggery put in the recipe is very important. It should be neither too little or too much or the thekuas will be bland and too sweet respectively.

2. It is very important to put 3 tbsp of oil in the dough while binding it. Otherwise, it won’t turn out to be very crunchy.

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


Two-In-One Chapati


Hello and welcome dear friends to my corner again. Today’s recipe is a simple rural technique used in Bihar to make chapatis(Indian Flatbread) which according to this process can make not one but two chapatis at one time. So it’s a saver of time and energy too and can prove useful for Indian households. So let’s start with it—


  1. Whole Wheat Flour (to make two chapatis)- 2 cups.
  2.  Vegetable oil – 1 tsp.
  3.  Water -As required.


dsc00397Step 1

To make the two-in-one chapati, make a pliable dough by kneading whole wheat flour, oil, and water. Next, make two small balls with the dough.

dsc00398Step 2

Now rub one side of one ball with vegetable oil and stick the other ball onto it. Now flatten it out on a chakai which is an Indian kitchen utensil made of stone or wood on which the dough is flattened using a rolling pin.

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Next, bake the chapati on an iron griddle and let it cool for five minutes.

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When the chapati cools, separate the second chapati from the first which remains stuck to the first by pulling it apart. It opens up very easily and we get two chapatis after the process of only one. So it saves our time and effort. It’s a creative way to make two chapatis at a time.

Our Two-In-One Chapatis are ready. Team it up with any vegetable curry of your choice.

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