Thursday, 18 December 2014

Cheese uttapam recipe | Cheese Onion uttapam












Cheese uttapa - delicious fusion of south indian & italian cuisine.
A cheesey delicious uttapam which will be an instant hit amongst your kids and elders.Making this uttapam will be an easy task if you have dosa batter left in your fridge

You can use only cheese as a topping for this uttapam or can even add even onion,capsicum ,corn or tomato in addition to cheese

I have used cheese & onions along with black pepper and mixed herbs as seasoning.
You can add sliced green chillies or even red chilli flakes for seasoning


Ingredients

Dosa batter - 1 bowl

Cheese cubes grated - 1 bowl

black pepper powder& mixed herbs : as per taste 

Sliced Onions - 1 bowl

Green chilli sliced - 1 tbsp

Method:

1. Heat a non stick tava .Grate cheese with help of grater

2. With a laddle spread dosa batter about 3 inches to make an uttapam .drizzle oil from sides & allow it to cook on medium flame.

3.Now add toppings of your choice like ,onions ,tomato or corn .after 2-3 minutes when base 
is brown flip the uttapam & allow the other side also to cook  for 2-3 minutes

4. Once both sides are cooked flip the uttapam & bring side with onions /tomato
on top .nOW sprinkle grated cheese on top of uttapam & cook on slow flame for 1-2 minutes

5.Sprinkle pepper powder  or mixed herbs .Serve with tomato sauce /mayonaise dip



Tips :

1.Skip green chillis if making for kids

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Microwave Dhokla recipe |How to make instant soft Nylon Khaman Dhokla in microwave

Todays recipe is khaman dhokla made in microwave.This is an instant ,easy dhokla recipe with no soaking & fermentation of batter.
Besan /gram flour /chickpea flour is used to make this dhokla


Gram flour dhokala prepared in less oil is very much liked by all. Traditionally, dhokala is made on gas or pressure cooker or in a plate placed above a stand. But gram flour dhokala made in microwave can also be prepared very easily and instantly. 

Below dhokla was made by me for my cousind during my recent Alibag trip






Ingredients

1 cup besan | chickpea flour
2 tablespoon sooji | rava | semolina
pinch turmeric powder
1/4 cup curd ( yoghurt)
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 green chillies + 1 inch ginger grind to a coarse paste
1 teaspoon enos fruit salt
1 cup water salt to taste
1 tsp oil for greasing

Seasoning

2 tablespoon oil
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
10-15 curry leaves
4 green chillies , slit lengthwise & cut into halves
2 tablespoon grated fresh coconut
3 tablespoons water
a small bunch of chopped coriander leaves, for garnish
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt + 1 tsp sugar



Method:

1.Take all dry ingredients of dhokla except eno salt in a bowl and mix them well with a whisk.

2.Add water gradually to make smooth batter of pouring consistency taking care that there are no lumps present.



3 Grease a deep microwave proof dish or baking tin with 2-3 drops of oil. Add eno fruit salt to batter and whisk it for 2-3 mins to make the batter fluffy.


















4.Pour the batter into to the greased dish and cover tightly with  lid. Microwave it on high for 3-4 minutes and take it out removing lid.














5.Allow it to rest for 5 minutes and then cut the khaman dhokla into square pieces. 

6.Transfer all the pieces to serving plate/bowl. Heat oil in small pan; add mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add sesame seeds,curry leaves,slit chillies and asafoetida into it.Turn off the heat and add water.add sugar,salt lemon juice mix well till sugar dissolves




7.Pour this watery seasoning over all Nylon Khaman Dhokla evenly and garnish with chopped coriander& grated coconut and it's ready to serve!!!




Tips

 Citric Acid  or limbu ka phool  can be used to replace lemon juice.

 Dont keep batter out after adding eno ,microwave it immediately


Monday, 15 December 2014

Beetroot Chocolate cake |Chocolate beet microwave cake - Eggless wholewheat + No butter


I was surfing on net for eggless cake recipes when I came across this eggless beetroot chocolate cake.

I was excited with the idea of adding beets as it would make the cake healthy & one should include beets in their diet because of the innumerable health benefits





I tried this cake in my Whirlpool Magicook Microwave .So tHis is my first cake baked in microwave

Now coming to the taste .OMG it was out of the world delicious,chocolaty,fudgy & moist. I had kept in fridge for next 2 days (cake got over on third day itself) but still the cake tasted delicious and was soft & moist.And nope - you cannot taste the beetroot flavor at all.. So it is a win-win situation where you get your moist cake as well minus beetroot flavor.


Its definitely a recipe which I will recommend as one its made from whole wheat flour (chapati ata) and second beetroots are added to it


Recipe source :Lovefoodeat 


Ingredients:

Dry

1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt

Wet

1 tbsp vanilla essence
¼ cup fresh butter/ oil (I had used saffola oil)
½ to ¾ cup  sugar
1 cup fresh buttermilk
½ cup boiled and pureed beets

Garnish

Chopped walnuts & cashewnuts (2 tbsp)


Method :

1 Peel beets and cut them into pieces & boil them in water or microwave till they become soft.Let them cool & puree them in mixer & keep aside.






2.Sieve the dry ingredients atleast twice.Greasa a six inch mould with butter / ghee ,sprinkle 1 tbsp flour tap it & throw away excess flour.





3. Dissolve the sugar completely in oil with help of a whisk.Add buttermilk & whisk for another minute .add vanilla essence & mix lightly.



4.Now add beetroot puree & mix gently.Pre heat microwave at 180C for 10 minutes.



5.Now add dry ingredients (sieved in step 2) part by part slowly & mix the batter.Our batter is ready.



6 Now pour batter about three fourth height of cake mould .Sprinkle dryfruits of your choice . Tap the cake mould before putting in microwave.



7. Bake for  30 -35 minutes or till the toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean at 180 C in convection mode .( Timing will vary depending on your microwave).

8. Let the cake cool completely before slicing


Tips

1.1.If you do not have buttermilk, you can simply use 1 cup milk + 1 tsp vinegar in the recipe.