Thursday, April 29, 2010

Maddur Vada

Todays evening snack - Inspired by "Bombat Bhojana" presented by Sihi kahi chandru. This is one cookery show which I really like to watch. The way SKC cooks and presents the items is very nice...

Anyway when we were watching this show in the afternoon the power went off (Bane of Bangalooreans now a days!) So I thought let me make maddur vada today evening. I am not such a huge fan of this snack but every one in my house are.. So here we go

You need:
Onion - 3 large chopped
Green chillis - 10 chopped
Chiroti Rawa - 1.5 cup
Rice flour - 0.5 cup
Jeera - 1 tbsp
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste

Sprinkle the salt on chopped onion and green chillis and leave it for 15 mins (covered).
Add in the rava, rice flour and jeera to this.
Heat 2 tbsp oil till it is piping hot.
Pour it on the mixture. Mix it well with a spoon as the oil will be very hot.
After 2 mins knead the mixture to the consistency of chapati dough. Sprinkle water iff necessary.
Make lemon sized balls and keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai.
Take a lemon sized ball flatten it into a circular disc on you hand or on a plastic sheet.
Take the flattened vada and slide it carefully into the oil.
Fry on medium flame till the vada turns golden brown in color.
Serve Hot.

Tip: Goes very well with coconut chutney!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Papad Rolls

Hello friends back with Papad rolls after a very loong break. Too many things have happened from the last time I posted till now.. Will spill the beans later :)

Now back to my papad rolls:

You Need:

Papad - big ones prefered.

Potatos - 2 big boiled and mashed
Peas - 1 small cup boiled and mashed
Carrots - 1 med sized grated
Capsicum - 1 med sized finely sliced
onion - 2 med sized finely chopped
green chillis as per taste
garam masala - 2 tsp
chat masala - 2 tsp
oil for shallow frying

Besan - 1 tbsp

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add the onion and green chillis
saute for 1 min
add carrots and capsicum
saute till the carrots look cooked and onion starts turning pink
Add mashed potatos and peas
saute till water if any evaporates
Add all the masalas and salt
Mix well
remove from heat and allow it to come to room temp.

Make a mixture of besan and 2 tbsp water and keep it aside.

Take the papad and put it on a flat surface. If the papad is too hard dip it for few secs in cold water.
Apply the besan misture to the edges.
Make hot dog like rolls from the above mixture.
Keep it in the papad and roll the papad slowly. Make sure that the papad does not break.
Press the edges together.
Shallow fry this in the oil. [Make sure oil is not too hot.]