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Aug 14, 2011

Ragi Dosa

Dishes made of Ragi are very healthy. The easiest to make would be Ragi Dosa. When I wanted to make this dish, I was apprehensive on how it might taste - bland?. But, I must agree I was pleasantly surprised at how crispy and good it tasted.The preparation time for the dish would be 20 min end to end. Yes, its that simple!

Aug 5, 2011

Rava Idli

Rava idli is one of the easiest dishes that I know of and is a saviour when guests surprise you with their visit. Its simple, delicious and quick to make.

Baking soda - a pinch
Cumin seeds
Mint leaves - few
Carrot - grated
Pepper - few pods
Ginger - a small piece ,chopped finely
Coriander leaves - chopped
Salt to taste

What to do:
1. In a bowl, take some curd ( curd should not be too thin). In a spoon of water mix a pinch of baking soda until it dissolves and add it to the curd.Set it aside
2. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a Wok.Fry Cumin seeds, pepper pods, mint leaves and then roast the Rava in it
3. Add a pinch of asafoetida to it . Allow it to cool
5. Add the roasted rava mixture to the curds and add salt as per taste. Add Coriander leaves. Make sure the batter is not too liquid.
6. Set this aside for 10 minutes or so
7. Use the idli steamer to make wonderful , fluffy idlis

I usually retain the idlis' in the steamer for 10 min. Rava idli goes well with mint chutney. Try it and enjoy !

Egg- pepper curry

Egg pepper Curry

Boiled eggs
Cumin seeds - few
Corriander powder
Coconut - little
Garlic - 2 or 3 pods
Salt to taste

What to do:

1. Add a teaspoon of oil and fry all the ingredients except for coconut. Once done, grind it with coconut into a paste
2. Heat Wok, add a teaspoon of oil, fry the pepper paste in oil and add the boiled eggs and salt

Simple and tasty curry. I just loved it. Suitable for eating with chapati or rice and sambar