Pure Vegetarian food from Chitra's Kitchen....

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Rice cake chaat

This is actually one of my invention....Just similar to bhel puri ...In my collage days we use to eat Masala Bhel..which use to be soooo yummy.and hot spceiy....I thought of preparing the similar kind of chaat here..which resulted in nice a different kind of chaat....


Ingardents:
Unstalted plain Rice cake 8-10(big)
Onion finely chopped 1 big
Tomato finely chopped 2
Fresh corionder finely chopped 3TBSP
salt 1/2tsp(or as per taste)
chilly powder 2tsp
Fresh grated coconut 1cup
Coconut oil 3-4TBSP
Green chilly paste 1tsp
lemon juice 1tsp


Preparation:
Method 1
Break the rice cake,crush them like below, and keep aside.


In a large mixing bowl add all the other bingradents and give a good stir,it should mix well. Now add the crushed rice cake to this and again mix well by using hand or spoon.
Once everything mixed properly....serve immideatly...can garnish with savoury before serving(optional,I have not done this)


Method 11
For this method use salted rice cake which will be more taste and you need mint sauce to garnish.
Keep the rice cake in a serving plate ready, Mix all the other ingarents in a mixing bowl well.Once everything is mixed mproperly take a TBSP full of mixutre and keep on top of the rice cake(spread around properly) garnish with mint sauce and Fresh corinder....serve immidiatly....







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Monday, 21 February 2011

Whole Wheat(Home made)Bread Upama

This time when I prepared bread some slices were left over..so I was thinking of preparing something from these slices,,,then I suddenly remembered this upama..When we were in hostel(me and my sister) there they use to give bread upama for snacks.which use to be so yummy,,,,,,,,,i can feel the taste still today,,,,,

So last week I tried that kind of upama from my left over bread slice....it was tasting good....




Ingredients:
whole wheat Bread Slice 7-8
Onion sliced
Green Chilly 2-3(Cut in to pieces long in length)
Tomato 2(diced)
Cooking oil or coconut oil 2 TBSP
Split Gram lentil 2TBPS
Lemon juice 1tsp
Mustered 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves 5-6(optional)
salt to taste and 1/2 tsp of sugar.
Fresh chopped coriander for garnishing

Preparation:
Mash the bread slice and heat in tave for 2-3 mins...



Heat the oil add Split gram,fry till it turns light brown then add Green chilly,sliced onion and fry for a min,



then add mustered,curry leaves,fry for 10 second,then add tomato and fry now add,salt sugar,lemon juice,water,give a good stir and now add mashed bread slice,saute.Once everything mixed properly let it cook for 3-4 mins then turn of the heat...



Upama is ready to serve.......






Garnish with fresh chopped coriander(if required,which I have not used) before serving...


I am sending this to Pari's

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Thursday, 17 February 2011

Croissant

For the first time i prepared these Croissant(I prepared this few days back,,which was there in my draft)..and it turned very yummy....
I tried this from my bread machine recipe book....with very slight changes..and I have not used eggs as well....but it was very nice and tasty.


Ingradents:
Plain flour or while bread flour 2 cup
milk 1/2 cup
salt 1/2 tsp
sugar 2tsp
Fast action yeast 1tsp
milk powder 1TBSP
Unsalted butter 25gm in room tempreture.

Preparation:
Keep all the dough ingradients in the bread machine and prepare nice soft dough.Roll it out in rectangle.place the butter on one side and fold the other side over,sealing the edges...

(a)again roll the dough in to a rectangle and fold right third in to the enter followed by the left third. Seal and wrap in cling film,chill for 20 mins....

Now take out the dough and repeat the same method (a)of rolling twice more(rolling out in to rectangle,folding,and chilling,but do not apply butter again and again)...

Once done take out the dough ,now roll in to long rectangle and cut in to triangles.


and roll in to croissant shape,


arrange in a oven tray( as i am baking in the bread machine...I kept in bread machine pan..leave to rise for 30 mins..now glaze with milk(you can also glaze with egg) and bake it for 20-22 mins or till it turns to light golden colour......then take out from the pan......

The hot and soft,,crunchy croissant is ready to serve..........hummmmm...yummy..


Note: You can also make 3-4 portion from the dough and follow the method for all the portion by using the correct portion of butter for all the portion,,,,as i prepared like that only...





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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Veg Clear Noodle soup

My soup series are continued again......this in my own recipe of mixture of 2-3 kind of soup recipe....which was very tasty.....Before I never use to prepare soup(different verity),,only sweet corn and tomato soup I use to like and prepare at home....but now a days I am became expert in preparing soups......Now look at this soup,,,,,not looking yummy?


Ingradents:
Wheat noodle cooked 1 cup
Finely chopped Vegetables like,,,all together 1/2 cup
cauliflower,carrot,beans,sweet corn)
Spring onion finely chopped 2TBSP
Ginger finely chopped 1 inch
oil 1tsp
Corn strarch 1tsp(mix with 2TBSP of water)
water around 1 ltr
Dark soya sauce 1tsp
veg stock cube 1
salt to taste
lemon juice 1tsp

Preparation:
Heat oil, add spring onion and ginger,fry for a min then add all the vergetables,,,add soya sauce fry the vegetable till they half cooked then add water,veg stock,salt,lemon juice and pepper powder,give a good stir,,bring it to boil...now add corn starch and boil fo r 5 min in medium flame..then turn of the heat......
The soup is ready,,,,,,,


while serving...add few noodles in the bowl then pour the soup and serve hot.......






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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

valentine wish ...

Happy Valentine's Day All of you(I am bit late)But this whole month is a valentine month so ..


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Truly speaking every day should be a valentine day foe true lover's..but this is the special occasion to express some extra love .....so I thought of doing something new ...so I just created this one,,,I dedicate to my husband.....but he don't know about this......






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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Egg less Chocolate Cake

It was our anniversary..last month and wanted to prepare something special....then though of preparing this chocolate cake......oh it was very yummy.....every one loved it..even though I have not used eggs it had turned out very well....
Ingredients:
Dry
All purpose flour 1 1/2 cup
Coco Powder 1/2 cup
Baking powder 1tsp
Baking soda 1/2 tsp
Icing Sugar 1 1/2TBSP
Milk powder 2tsp
Salt 1/4 tsp

WET
Vanilla essence 1/2 tsp
Unsalted butter 1/4 cup(in room tempereture)
Coke or soda water 3/4 cup
Condensed milk 3TBSP
water 1/4 cup(use only if required)
Lemon juice 1/2 tsp

Preparation:
First Add all Wet ingredients(except butter) in the pan( as I prepare the cake in my bread machine....I just keep all the ingradents in the pan and rest everything will be done by the bread machine) ...and then add all group 1 ingredients,Set the option to fast bake(as |i don't have any option to make cake I have used this option,which is similar to the cake option)I have 2 option for fast bake...one is for 1.5lb(1hour 10 mins),and other one is for 2lb(1 hour 20 mins).

I have used First option and very very low crust,,,start,,,Now first it will make cake batter for 09 mins(at this stage u add water if batter is became dough)..Then take out the blade from the pan and correct the shape by fingers...then it will keep to raise for 11 mins,,,baking will take around 55mins.once done..just check the cake is full done or not,,the tooth pick should come out clean, other bake till it cooked completely .....and then take out the cake from pan ...keep aside for 10-15 mins.......
The yummy Chocolate cake is ready...
As I dont like icing more....I just have first cut the cake in to 2 parts and then applied very thin layer of venilla icing now cover it...and again on top of the cake one more thin layer and just eat....


I am sending this to Priya's event

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and also to

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