Monday, February 4, 2013

Pyaz Paratha ( Onion Paratha)

When you getup late on lazy weekends and the refrigerator although flooding with Veggies & sauces & innumerable stuff does not entice you to stir up a tasty brunch-y dish, do you feel like just grabbing bread and eating it ? Does this sound familiar ? Well, it happens to me all the time.  I want to eat something easy to make but lip smacking and does not involve too much of prep time. On such occasions "Onion Paratha" is your answer.
I had this for the first time at my friend Rupalis's place. She makes the best parathas. This time when we visited them, she especially made this for us since we love them. Thanks to her my weekend brunches have become more interesting. R we love your parathas.
My pictures don't do justice to the parathas.

I have tried to capture every stage of this , however the pictures are really shabby, I will update the pictures as soon as i get time to click them again.

Ingredients For Stuffing:
2 cups Finely chopped onions.
2 Tbl spn finely chopped coriander leaves
4 Tbl spn kasuri Methi
2 Tbl spn green chilies, very finely chopped
2 t spn garam masala
2 Tbl spn coriander powder
1 Tbl spn Cumin seed powder
2 t spn chat masala
2 tbl spn Anardana seeds
2 t spn finely grated ginger
2 t ajawain seeds
salt to taste

warm water

Knead the dough like roti dough.

Step by Step Method for Paratha making:

  • Step 1 prepare the stuffing. mix well using hands instead of fork/spoon.

  • Step 2 Add the stuffing in the dough. Make sure the dough ball is bigger than the stuffing

  • Step 3 Cover the onion stuffing well with the dough. Flatten the dough ball using very little pressure and Roll it. On a hot skillet cook the paratha like a roti.

  • Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Coconot Ladoo

    Plz forgive the picture quality

    Its been ages since my last post.  I decided to start over on a sweet note. I had some fresh coconut on had so I decided on coconut Ladoo. They are my favourite ladoos ever.
    Growing up we had a few coconut trees so coconuts were abundant in our house. So whenever there was large quantities of extra milk sweet treats with Coconut were a common thing. My mom would either make Laddoo or burfi. I loved the Ladoos more, not sure why though.
    This is the easiest Laddoo recipe ever and so its a keeper.

    2 cups fresh coconut
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 cup milk
    1 t spn Cardamom powder
    2 Tbl spn ghee

    Heat a heavy bottomed pan, add the ghee. Add the coconut to the pan. just cook for 5 minutes. Add milk and sugar. Keep stirring. You will see lot of moisture in the pan. keep stirring, the heat should be on medium at this point. Add the cardamom powder. When the mixture is almost dry. Turn off the heat.
    When the mixture is lukewarm, pick up a fistful of the mixture and roll into a ball.
    You could add a Raisin/sultana/cashew for garnish on top.
    Cool it completely , store in air tight jars.