Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Spicy Poori with Channa Masala

I call this spicy Poori as the dough for this is not the same blan one.Instead I added spice to make it even more tastier with the side dish.

For the Dough

Wheat flour-------------------------------2 cups
Salt---------------------------------------3/4 tsp
Sambar powder---------------------------1 tsp
Hing---------------------------------------1/4 tsp

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and make a soft dough using water.

For the Channa Masala

If for some reason you did plan ahead and soak the channa,don't worry.You just add the channa,salt and turmeric powder in the pressure cooker and add water more than need and allow it to cook on a low flame for 20 minutes or 5 sounds.Do not open the pressure cooker till the steam is fully released on its own.This is very important.Always cook the channa with salt and turmeric powder and drain and keep aside.

Channa------------------------------------------1 cup
Onion -------------------------------------------2 large Chopped finely in a grater
Ginger-------------------------------------------1 inch piece( grate this also along with onions)
Tomatoes----------------------------------------4 medium sized.(I had to leave town in a hurry so I kept the tomatoes(whole) in the freezer.When I made the channa masala I wanted use this for the puree.So I kept it out of the freezer for sometime and then made it into puree in a mixie...You know what....the puree was so good and looked like a smoothie)
Chilly Powder-------------------------------------1 tsp
Turmeric Powder----------------------------------1/2 tsp
Dhaniya Powder-----------------------------------1 tsp
Garam Masala-------------------------------------1 tsp
Salt ------------------------------------------------1 tsp or as required
Oil--------------------------------------------------2 tbsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing.

In a Kadai or non stick pan add oil and when it is hot add the chopped onion and ginger,turmeric powder,chilly powder and salt and cook till it turns transparent.Then add the tomato puree and mix well.Then add the Dhaniya powder and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.Now add the cooked and drained Channa and mix well.Add  Garam Masala and cook till the oil starts separating.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with hot pooris.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Veg Paratha

I wanted to post something healthy as a first dish for this New Year.I made vegetable stuffed Paratha today and here it is.As I told you earlier for any stuffed Paratha I make the dough a little spicy.If you want it plain you can make plain Chappati dough too.


Wheat flour----------------2 Cups
Sambar powder-------------2 Tsp( you can add chilly powder and dhaniya powder too instead of this)
Salt--------------------------1 Tsp
Hing-------------------------1/4 Tsp
Make a soft dough adding water.


Cabbage, Cauliflower,Carrot,Green chillies,Paneer and coriander leaves.
I added 2 carrots a little cabbage and cauliflower 3 green chillies and a small bunch of coriander leaves.
I chopped all the ingredients in a chopper( you can use mixie too)
Add 1 Tsp of salt and 1 Tsp of Garam masala.Mix well and keep.

For this amount of dough I made 12 equal portions.You can make it even smaller ones if you want.Roll all the balls into small rounds,about 5 inches diameter,and spread the stuffing equally.Don't stuff and keep the parathas as it will become soggy.Spread the stuffing on the rolled chappathi and place the other one on top of it and seal the edges with your fingers.Dust it with flour and roll the chappathi into a reasonably thin paratha. Don't make it very thin as it will tear and will be difficult to pick it and put it in the tawa. Roll it one by one.

Grease the tawa with some oil and place the paratha.Turn it and again add oil and cook it evenly on a medium flame.Now the yummy Stuffed Paratha is ready to serve.As this has a lot of veggies we can serve it with Curd and pickle.