Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Instant Peas Dhoklas


1 cup fresh green peas
1 cup besan (gram flour)
4 tbsp rawa (Suji/Semolina)
1 tbsp Eno (1\4 packet)
4 long green chillies
1 small piece of ginger
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

Ingredients for temper:
11/2 tbsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp sesame seeds
6-7 curry leaves
A pinch of asafoetida

Step 1: Grind the peas, green chillies and ginger in to mixer. Do not add water in this paste.

Step 2: Make a smooth paste.
Step 3: Take big vessel and add besan(gram flour) in it.Step 4: Add rawa, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and oil in it.Step 5: Mix all this ingredients very well with spoon.
Step 6: After that add crush green peas paste in it.Step 7: Add 1\3 cup water and mix this material very well. For water use same cup as you use the cup for besan.

Step 8: Spread the oil in those dish which you can use for steam.

Step 9: Lastly add the Eno. When you add Eno (1\4 packet) or fruit salt then you can see like fragmentation in flour.

Step 10: Mix very well.

Step 11: Quickly spread this material into prepared dishes.

Step 12: Steam this about 10 minutes.
Step 13: After steam it looks like this.

Step 14: Cut this into triangle shapes.

Step 16: Place it into another dish. When you turn on into another dish it is come out nicely.
Step 15: Heat the oil in a small vessel.

Step 16: Add asafetida, mustard seeds, and sesame seeds and curry leaves.

Step 17: Fry for a while and after that turn off the flame immediately.

Step 18: Pour this mixture over the dhoklas.

Step 19: Serve hot with tomato ketchup or chutney.:) If you like without oil than you can also serve as it is with tomato ketchup.:)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sev Usal

After long time I was post recipe here. I miss my all blog friends and I would like to come back regular in my blog. This pink rose is for my entire blog friends and all those people who search my recipe on line and also give me GOOD feedback here. Thank you very much for your pleasant words. I am really grateful to all.

Sev Usal- Hot and Spicy healthy dish with less oil.

Ingredients for Sev-Usal:
1 cup green peas
2 medium size potatoes
3 medium size onions
2 medium size tomatos

2 tbsp grama masala
2 tbsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp grated ginger
2 tbsp grated beet rout
4 tbsp lemon juice

1\2 tbsp sugar optional
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
To serve:


Coriander leaves

OnionTomatoTamarind chutney (Optional)

Sev (made up of besan(Gram flour)). Click here for recipe.

Method for making Sev-Usal:
Step 1: Chopped the onion into very small pieces.

Step 2: Cut the tomatoes into small size.

Step 3: Peel the potatoes and cut into medium size cube. Pressure cooks the green peas with potatoes cube with half cup water.

Step 4: Cook them for two whistle or until it is soft enough.

Step 5: Mash it just like we do for Pau Bhaji.

Step 6: Mash very nicely.

Step 7: Heat the oil in a frying pan in medium flame and add cumin seeds and cook for 1\2 second.

Step 8: Add grated ginger in it.

Step 9: Next add finely chopped onion.

Step 10: Let onion cook until they are golden brown. Then add grated beetroot for reddish color.

Step 11: Then add tomato and let it cook until it turns into thick tomato gravy. Then add red chilli powder, and turmeric powder.

Step 12: Now in add into this mashed peas and potatoes.

Step 13: Add a cup of water for making like gravy.

Step 14: All these cook together until it forms a good mixture with thick gravy.
Step 15: Finally add garam masala powder, salt and lemon juice to it. (If you like then add sugar also.)

Step 16: Cook for a minute and turn off the flame.

Step 17: Here our Usal is ready and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Step 18: Place in serving bowl.

Step 18. Add begal gram sev and decorate with lemon and onion slices. So it is called as Sev-Usal. Serve hot.

Step 19: This Usal also goes well with bread with taste of yogurt; we try it that way to for a change sometimes or otherwise sev is not at home and bread is ready to it………….:)

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