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Adai Recipe / Multi-lentil dosa | South Indian Healthy Kids Lunch Box Recipe

Hey Foodies,

We love Moong Dal ke Cheela, and we love Dosas.. Have you tried something in between?

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Here’s adai for you all, which is a awesome snack recipe from South India.. Well, not only snacks this is a perfect dish to pack in your lil one’s lunch box! One of my friend used to bring these almost daily and while it was a regular in his home it was something new for me and a few of my friends and we used to enjoy these..

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These are a little different than Dosas and pretty close to Moong Dal ke cheele.. But has its own uniqueness, rich in protein and healthy! So, let’s get into the easy recipe which requires no fermentation! Kind of instant dosas or crepes, which everyone would enjoy!

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Adai Recipe / Multi-lentil dosa | South Indian Healthy Kids Lunch Box Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • Rice - 1 Cup
  • Skinless Black Gram / Urad Dal - ¼ Cup
  • Split Bengal Gram / Chana Dal - ¼ Cup
  • Split Pigeon Peas / Tuvar Dal - ⅛ Cup
  • Skinless Split Green Gram / Moong Dal - ⅛ Cup
  • Dried Red Chilies - 6-8
  • Asafoetida / Hing - ¼ Tsp
  • Curry Leaves - Few
  • Cumin Seeds - ½ Tsp
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Oil - As required
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, add the rice, and all the dals. Add water and wash-rinse twice.
  2. Then add the chilis, curry leaves, cumin seeds and hing. Add 2½ cups of water and let it soak for a minimum of 2-3 hours.
  3. After it has been soaked, blend to a kind of coarse paste. Transfer to a bowl, add salt and mix well.
  4. Heat a tawa, smear a lil bit of oil and remove off the excess using a tissue/cloth. Spread a ladle full of batter and make a adai somewhere between a thickness of a uttapam and a dosa.
  5. Cook in medium flame, once the top dries a little smear oil in the sides and cook till the edges are brown. Using a turner take the adai off the pan and serve! Tastes best with some onion chutney to me 🙂

Now, whether you enjoy these as a snack or in breakfast or pack it in your lunch box this is an fantastic snack! This comes down to be the last recipe for the amusing 2014 year.. Thanks for lot for being with me all the time, Do watch the lookback video on our Channel 🙂 All the best for the New Year, may god bless you with happiness, peace, health, prosperity, success and all you desire for 🙂 Wishing you a very Happy and Delicious New Year 🙂

That’s it for this year, See you next year with more lipsmacking dishes 🙂

 

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Eggless Ladi Pav Without Oven – Feather Soft Buns Recipe In Cooker – Eggless Baking Without Oven

Hey Foodies,

Today, let’s make some Eggless Ladi Pav, Without Oven!

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Exciting right? We’re going to be making it in cooker, and it is going to be great! And you know what? This is baked better than the oven baked, look at the sides and the bottom..!

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The feather soft test, passed?

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Let’s dig right into the easy recipe 🙂

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Eggless Ladi Pav Without Oven - Feather Soft Buns Recipe In Cooker - Eggless Baking Without Oven
 
Ingredients
  • Milk - 100ml
  • Yeast - 1 Tsp
  • Sugar - ½ Tbsp
  • Maida / Plain Flour - 125g / 1 Cup
  • Salt - ½ Tsp
  • Milk Powder - 1 Tbsp / 9gms
  • Butter - 10 gms / 2 tsps
  • Milk & Butter - For Brushing
  • Salt - 2 Cups for Baking
Instructions
  1. To the warm milk, add the sugar and the yeast. Stir and keep aside to proof for 10 mins.
  2. In your working platform, place the flour, salt and the milk powder. Mix and make a well in center.
  3. Add the proofed yeast mixture, which would have been frothy so far. Get your hands in and form this into a soft-pasty kind of dough. If the mixture does not turn out to be soft and pasty-sticky consistency, add more milk to it and make it sticky and soft.
  4. Add in the butter and start kneading it. Knead this by pushing the dough with heel of your palm.. This is going to be very sticky and kind of paste like, but this is how it is supposed to be. Just keep kneading and scraping once in a while for 15 minutes.
  5. After about 15 mins of kneading, this will come together and would be more like a dough than a sticky pasty mass.
  6. Place this into a bowl with a lil bit of oil, coat the dough and the bowl with the oil, cover with a damp cloth and let it proof for 1 hour or until doubled in a warm spot.
  7. Once doubled in volume, punch and take the dough out, sprinkle a bit of flour and knead for a minute.
  8. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions. My dough weighed 245 grams. And I portioned about 40gms each.
  9. Smooth-en out each portion by rolling them between your palm and fingers. Place the shaped portions in a 6" square cake tin. You can make in a round one as well.
  10. Cover the cake tin with a cloth and let the pavs proof for another hour or until well risen.
  11. For Baking Without Oven, I recommend to use a large Pressure Cooker. Remove the Rubber Gasket and Whistle.
  12. Add 2 cups of salt, a wire stand and a perforated plate. Cover and heat in Medium-High Flame. Quite on the higher side. Preheat for 10 minutes
  13. Once the pavs are well risen, and are parallel or above to the tin's height. Brush them with milk.
  14. Using a tong, place the tin inside the cooker and quickly close the lid/cover. Bake these for 15-18 minutes in Medium-High Flame.(Read Notes)
  15. Take them out once they're baked well.. Brush the tops with butter. Now take a damp cloth and cover the tin for a minimum of 30 minutes.(Read Notes)
  16. Using a knife, loosen the sides and carefully take the pavs out..
  17. Pavs are ready.. Freshness to vouch for - smells, looks, and tastes heavenly! Enjoy!
Notes
Making Ladi Pav or any Bread at home isn't difficult. But can get tricky when making without oven. Here are a few points for you to look at:
-> The size and the height of the tin matters. Make sure the height of the cake tin is no more than 2". You want the pavs when prooved to be parallel or above the tin's height for them to brown well inside the cooker.
-> Flame : The flame that we use to bake cakes is low-med quite on the low side. But for baking these pav, you need to have the flame in med-high. Quite on the higher side.
-> Browning : A good brushing of milk is usually enough for it. But, But, if you are not confident whether they will brown well or not, you can add a pinch of sugar and mix the sugar in the milk and then brush the pavs. The sugar will help in browning much better. But be careful, too much sugar can lead to over-browning/burning. Just a pinch is good.
-> Make sure to remove the gasket/rubber thing of your pressure cooker.
-> As the heat is going to be quite on the higher side, be careful. And i will suggest to use old salt. I mean, use salt that you have used earlier to bake something else.
->

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These are amazing, whatever you serve these with or just gobble as they are.. The goodness of freshly homemade bread is to die for.. Specially when its Pav.. So, If you had been thinking how to bake these without oven.. Stop thinking, go and make these and Enjoy 🙂

That’s all for today.. Bye 🙂

 

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Homemade Butterscotch Sauce Recipe – Easy Basic Recipe | Perfect for Topping, Cakes & More

Hey Foodies,

Today, let’s make some Homemade Butterscotch Sauce..

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You know, what? The freshness and flavor really pops out, and is sensational! So, why waste much of time make this and enjoy over your ice creams or make some cake or something else???

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Let’s dig right into this recipe 🙂

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Homemade Butterscotch Sauce Recipe - Easy Basic Recipe | Perfect for Topping, Cakes & More
 
Ingredients
  • Sugar - 200gms
  • Butter - 60gms
  • Salt - ½ Tsp
  • Cream - 200ml
  • Milk - 100ml
Instructions
  1. Mix Milk and Cream and keep aside.
  2. Start by heating a sauce pan, and add the sugar to it. Continuously stir over medium high heat until it caramelizes. if any lumps form, break them with the wooden spatula you're using.
  3. Be with it and keep stirring, don't heat and go away! This dry process of making caramel happens very fast!
  4. Flavor completely depends upon how much you caramelize the sugar. I did it till it was just done, amber golden color and started smoking a lil bit.
  5. Once caramel is done, switch off the flame and add in the butter & salt. Stir it well, it will froth so be careful.
  6. Now while stirring with one hand, add the milk and cream mixture a little bit. Stir well, and then start the flame in medium. Add the milk+cream mix lil at a time and keep stirring till most of the mix is added and the lumps are dissolved.
  7. Keep a little bit of the milk+cream mixture like about 3-4 tbsp of it aside. Once the butterscotch sauce is looking good and smooth and has started boiling a little bit, add that left milk+cream mixture stir well and get to a light simmer and switch off the flame.
  8. Keep the sauce aside to cool to room temperature. Use as desired.
Notes
You can use 100ml of apple juice instead of the 100ml milk. And also add 100g of apple sauce or 100gms of apple grated if you wish to.
I suggest to keep in refrigerator and bring it to room temp before using if you wish to store it, which it might keep very well for about a week or more. Freshness really is awesome, so make little and use asap 🙂

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Making this sauce with white or brown sugar is your preference literally. I have tried many times in past using brown sugar, but i feel the flavor gets too strong atleast and sometimes a lil bitter as well for me & my family.. Using this white sugar brings a perfect taste and flavor and is sensational.. So all comes to you and your palate, whether to use white or brown 🙂 I’d suggest to use white 🙂

Now, make some Butterscotch Cake or just top your Ice Cream with it or make or do whatever you wish for, but make sure to lick the bowl, saucepan and all 😉

That’s all for today,

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Paneer Sabzi in 5 mins from Scratch – Delicious Indian Sabzi | Stir it Up, QUICK

Hey Foodies,

We’re all short of time at times.. And Quick to make Recipes come to rescue.. This Stir it Up, QUICK series is all about that!

Paneer Sabzi 5 min-5

This Paneer Sabzi is a to-go sabzi of my mumma! She makes it all the time whenever she runs out of time.. With just a couple of ingredients that are available in everyone’s pantry this better be the “to-go recipe” 🙂

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So, when the recipe is quick, why waste time talking about it?

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Paneer Sabzi in 5 mins from Scratch - Delicious Indian Main Course | Stir it Up, QUICK!
 
Ingredients
  • Oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Onion - 1 Med Size
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 Tsp
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Tomatoes- 2 Med Size
  • Red Chili Powder - ½ Tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - ¼ Tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1 Tsp
  • Paneer - ½ [Chopped]
  • Milk - As required
  • Chopped Coriander - 2-3 tbsp
  • Sugar - ½ tsp [Optional]
Instructions
  1. Start by heating a pan, add a tbsp of oil.
  2. While the oil is getting hot, take one onion and grate it using a grater. As the oil gets hot, add a tsp of cumin seeds and once they sizzle, add the grated onion.
  3. Stir well, add salt to taste and then let them cook in medium flame while they're cooking grate two tomatoes using a grater.
  4. Once the onions are cooked well, add the grated tomatoes and cook for about 30-40 seconds or until some what moisture is evaporated in high flame.
  5. Add the chili powder, turmeric and stir. Then add the coriander powder and cook the masalas well for about 30-40 in high flame. Add sugar if desired.
  6. Add the chopped paneer and stir well. Add about a ¼ cup of milk and stir well, add more if desired. Get this to a boil, finish with chopped coriander and ENJOY!
Notes
You can serve this as a dry sabzi as well, by skipping the milk.

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Not only when you’re short of time, many of our friends want to enjoy comfort food at home that can be made quick and fast without a lot of ingredients, and this is all about! This paneer sabzi is easy to make and quick to slurp.. With all the comfort, totally our comfortfood!! Make and enjoy 🙂

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