Friday, November 28, 2014

Bread Uthappam

 A quick and instant breakfast dish- uthappam with bread.
3 slices of bread(crusts removed)
3 Tbsp semolina
3 Tbsp wheat flour(atta)
1/4 tsp yogurt
1 onion chopped fine
1 green chilli chopped very fine
1/4 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
1/4 tsp finely chopped ginger
 2 Tbsp finely grated carrot
1 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves

  • Cut the bread slices into small pieces.
  • Blend the bread pieces with semolina, yogurt, atta and salt, by adding little water into a smooth and thick batter.
  • Transfer the batter to a bowl and add the onion, green chilli, jeera, carrot, ginger and coriander leaves.(You can also add chopped tomatoes and capsicum)
  • Mix the batter well. The consistency of the batter should be neither too thick nor too thin. It should be a semi thick batter.
  • Heat a skillet and grease it lightly. Pour a laddle full of the batter and spread it into the consistency of a thick pancake.
  • Drizzle some oil around the uthappam and allow it to cook  on a low flame for about two minutes.(You can cover and cook to ensure even cooking). Open and flip over to cook the other side too for about two minutes.
  • The uthappam should be golden browned on both sides.
  • Serve these uthappams with coconut chutney or coriander chutney.

Recipe adapted from here( with some changes by me)  and inspired by my friend Reshmi. Thankyou Reshmi for that inspiration.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cabbage Manchurian

2 cups grated cabbage
1 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup  gram flour
1 tablespoon corn flour
1/2 cup cold water
2 green chilies chopped
3-4 crushed garlic flakes
1 table spoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon pepper powder
1 onion chopped fine
2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Spring onions for garnishing
Oil for frying


  • In a bowl, mix cabbage,carrot,onion,gram flour,salt,coriander leaves and pepper powder.(Don't add water, as water from the cabbage will make it moist enough to make balls)
  • Make small balls out of the above mixture.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry these balls until golden brown and keep aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a seperate pan.
  • Saute garlic and greenchilies.
  • Reduce the flame and add salt and soy sauce.
  • Gently add the fried balls and mix gently so that the sauce coats the balls.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon corn flour in 1/2 cup water and add to the above mixture.
  • Reduce the flame and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and garnish with chopped spring onions.
  • Serve hot with fried rice.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Simple Tomato chutney

This is one chutney which I make frequently at home, as this is the easiest and simplest chutney which you can make in no time. A chutney that goes along perfectly well with your dosas and idlis.

1 ripe tomato
1 onion
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp coconut oil

  • Grind the onion and tomato with salt and chilli powder.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl.
  • Drizzle coconut oil on top. Mix and serve with hot and crispy dosas.