Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bread Bajji recipe | How to make Bajji with Bread?

bread bajji recipe, bread pakora

Today I am here with easy to make bajji using bread- Bread Bajji. The bread slices are dipped in batter and are deep fried and served warm. Usually Bajji is made with vegetables like onion, potato, brinjal or plantains. But it can also be made with bread. This can be a great evening snack with tea. You can serve it with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup like I did.
This is a easy recipe the key for perfect bajji lies on the consistency of the batter and the temperature of the oil. The batter should neither be too thick nor too thin. While dipping in the batter, make sure it is covered evenly on all the sides and also the coating should not be thick, if there are excess batter shake them off. Then while frying maintain the oil in medium heat to ensure even cooking. Just with these things in mind, you can get perfect bread bhajji every time. 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Brussel Sprouts Kootu

Brussel Sprouts Kootu recipe , South Indian recipes with Brussel Sprouts
Today I am going to share a South Indian style Kootu recipe using Brussel Sprouts. It is only after coming to UK, I have started experimenting with Brussel Sprouts. Every time we get it, I would either roast them in the oven or make a simple stir fry with it. I must admit that my kids are really not a fan of this vegetable and they would make a big fuss to eat it. They only eat the oven roasted ones when they are warm but not later when it is cold. Hence once in a blue moon we would get brussel sprouts specially for my hubby who loves it. This time when we got it, I decided to try a simple South Indian style recipe with it and made kootu with Brussel Sprouts. It came out as a tasty and comforting dish. Even my kids ate it without any complaints this time. After noon I served it as a side dish for rice and in the evening the left over was served as side dish for chappathi. 
The other brussel sprouts recipe , I have already posted is  Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tangdi Kabab Recipe | Chicken Tangri Kebab

tangdi kabab, chicken tangri kebab, tangdi kabab in oven

Today I am here with Tangdi Kabab Recipe. It is nothing but the chicken drumsticks are marinated in hung yogurt and spices for few hours and then they are cooked in tandoor (clay oven).  But I baked / roasted them in oven and it came out well, my kids loved it. They can be served as an appetizer or as a snack.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Avarakkai Paruppu Usili Recipe

Avarakkai Paruppu Usili , Paruppu usli with avarakkai

Today I am here with Avarakkai Paruppu Usili Recipe. It is South Indian style stir fry made with broad beans and lentils. This stir fry is vegan and is healthy. The lentils are soaked and ground coarsely and are steam cooked and in the mean time the broad beans are cooked till it is tender and then both are stir fried and can served as a side dish for rice along with gravy of your choice. I served this avarakkai paruppu usili with Vendakkai Mor kuzhambu. I feel this is a very comforting combination.
The other Avarakkai / Indian Broad beans recipes, I have already posted are

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Vendakkai More Kuzhambu Recipe

vendakkai more kuzhambu, vendakka mor kulambu

Today I am here with Vendakkai More Kuzhambu. It is a traditional South Indian, yogurt based gravy similar to North Indian Kadhi. I have already posted Rajasthani Gatte ki kadhi. I wanted to post Mor kuzhambu recipe for a long time but couldn't do it. It is very easy to make and takes very less time to prepare. I made mor kulambu with ladies finger / okra, but other vegetables like ashgourd, chow chow can be used too. This gravy can be served with rice and any side dish of your choice. I served it with avarakkai Paruppu usili.