In Dosa Camp

COLOURFUL SAGO SPONGE DOSA

One of my all time favourite morning tiffin.Innovative version of sponge dosa by amma and this dosa simply melts in your mouth!!
COLOURFUL SAGO SPONGE DOSA-
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Caption-Innovative n healthy Sago Sponge Dosa
INGREDIENTS
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Sago palm(Saggu biyyam)-1 glass (preferably coffee glass)
Rice-3 glasses
Urad dal-1 glass
Salt-little
Ghee/clarified butter-as required
FOR TOPPING-
In a bowl add grated carrots,chopped onions,green chillies,jeera,sweet corn,salt and mix.
PROCEDURE-
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Soak sago palm,urad dal and uncooked rice for 6-7 hours.Then grind them into fine paste by adding salt and allow it to ferment overnight.Heat griddle and to it add the batter and spread it in circular motion as thinly as possible. Moisten the edges with ghee/oil. Spread/add the above prepared topping, and shallow fry on slow fire (sim) till golden brown.
Serve hot with any chutney of your choice.
This recipe goes to Dosa feast hosted by Solkadi
Sending this to Breakfast Event hosted by Suchitra

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In Dosa Camp

INDIAN PIZZA DOSA!!

Indulge in this easy n spicy version of Indian pizza Dosa!!!
Adapted from Bay leaf (My sis's blog) and photo courtesy Bay Leaf !!
INDIAN PIZZA DOSA
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INGREDIENTS-
Moong dal-200 gms
Pepper powder-1 tbsp
Red chilli powder-1 tbsp (as per taste)
Coriander powder-1 tbsp
Salt-to taste
Oil-as required
PROCEDURE-
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CAPTION-Come Indulge in the Delightful Desi feast

Wash and soak Moong dal overnight and then grind it into a fine paste.To this paste add all the above said ingredients and mix well.Add water if required (little).Heat griddle and to it add the batter and spread it in circular motion as thinly as possible. Moisten the edges with ghee/oil. Add desired toppings, and shallow fry on slow fire (sim) till golden brown and then serve hot.
TOPPINGS--
Choose from below
1)GARDEN FRESH SURPRISE--
In a bowl add chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped capsicum, chopped coriander leaves, green chillies, grated ginger, salt, red chilli powder, chat masala and lemon juice.Mix all these ingredients well and use it as a topping on dosa
2)CHEESE & CREAM BLAST--
In a bowl add grated cheese (Amul), fresh cream.Blend these ingredients and to this  add chopped coriander, green chillies, grated ginger, chat masala, red chilli powder and mix. Spread as a topping on dosa
3) NUTTY SPECIAL--
In a bowl add finely chopped cashew nuts, raisins, pistachio and almonds.Mix well and apply as a topping.
SERVING TIP- Tastes best when served with tikha Rajasthani garlic chilli sauce.
Sending this to Dosa feast hosted by Solkadi

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In Snacks

POTATO CHIPS (MOM'S VERSION)

Here is mom's easy,tasty and crispy anytime delight.Makes perfect combo with any item!!!
Thought of sharing one nice song with you all which my 3 and 1/2 year old sister sings!!!
Just say I LIKE TO MOVE IT,MOVE IT!!!

POTATO CHIPS
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INGREDIENTS-
Potatoes-250 gms
Salt-as required
Tomato chilli powder-as required(u can use red chilli powder)
Oil-for frying
PROCEDURE-
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Slice potatoes into thin roundels with the help of a slicer.Heat oil in a wok(kadhai) and fry them until golden brown in colour and crisp.Finally sprinkle salt and tomato chilli powder.Serve them!!!

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In Guest Post

GUEST POST BY COOKWARE.COM

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Material Matters: Three Reasons why it May be Worth it to Splurge on High-End Cookware

In these economic times, we’re seeing a lot of consumers tighten their belts when it comes to their kitchen, opting for less expensive kitchen accessories over what works best for their cooking and food serving needs. This might work well for some things, but if you plan on being a serious kitchen chef you might want to think differently when it comes to some items, particularly ones that you are planning to use for a long time. Cookware sets come to mind as a great example. When you buy pots and pans, you are planning on using continuously for years on end so it is a pretty huge investment. Here are three factors to consider when shopping, and why the more expensive materials (such as copper and cast iron) are better than low-end alternatives.
Heat Conductivity
Heat distribution can make a huge difference in the outcome of any cooking process, especially when you are slow cooking, and so the ability to heat ingredients evenly and thoroughly varies greatly depending on the material being used.
Copper cookware is renowned for its ability to retain and distribute heat, which is why it is the preferred material to cook with among professional chefs. Cast iron also has excellent retention and distributive characteristics, although it does take longer to heat up. Conversely, steel and glass cookware are both extremely poor when it comes to heating food.
Health
Cookware material matters when it comes to health too. Cooking with acidic items can cause leaching to occur, a process in which trace materials find their way into what is being cooked. So it is important to know exactly what material might make its way into your system and whether it is harmful or not.

Consumers love the idea of purchasing non-stick pots and pans, as it makes cleanup a lot easier. But the most common types of nonstick cookware use aluminum with a Teflon coating, which according to a recent report might be carcinogenic (although the EPA has not confirmed this as of yet). This is causing consumers lately to look for other alternatives, such as anodized aluminum, which creates a nonstick surface without using Teflon.

Iron is non-toxic and in fact beneficial for your immune system, so any leaching that occurs with cast-iron cookware is bound to help, not hurt, your body. Copper on the other hand can, as it causes short-term sickness when exposed to the digestive system in sufficient quantities. However, nowadays most copper cookware is surface layered with tin or stainless steel, rendering it safe for human use.

Durability
We mentioned in the first paragraph that a cookware set is an investment that is expected to last through years of continuous use. This is why more expensive materials may be more cost-effective over the course of the years. The least expensive materials for cookware, namely enamels, glass, and aluminum, are also the least durable. The former two are prone to chipping and fracturing while aluminum tends to warp easily over the long-run. Stainless steel and enameled cast-iron on the other hand are by far the most durable materials and can last for years, or even decades.
This is the main reason why more expensive materials are worth it. The two most expensive materials, coated copper and cast-iron, are the only two that heat well and are durable without any adverse health effects. By opting for less expensive materials, you have to make a trade-off in one or more of these areas, so make sure to take that into consideration when you find yourself shopping for new cookware. Sometimes, the sets that cost more pay off more in the long run by enabling you to cook and eat better for years to come.
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In Rice varieties

NOODLES FRIED RICE

Try this new and exciting Noodle Fried recipe!!
NOODLES FRIED RICE-
INGREDIENTS-
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Cooked rice-2 cups
Carrots-1/2 cup (Chopped)
Beans-1/2 cup (Chopped)
Onions-1/2 cup (Chopped)
Green chillies-4-5 (halved)
Noodles-1 cup (Maggi)
Masala-1 packet(Taste maker given with Maggi)
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Cashew nuts-handful
Jeera-1 tsp
Oil-as required
PROCEDURE-
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Heat oil in a wok and fry noodles until golden brown and keep them aside.Add little more oil and fry jeera,mustard seeds, cashews,onions until translucent,then carrots,beans and finally green chillies.Once they are fried add cooked rice,fried noodles and maggi noodles masala/taste maker.Mix all the ingredients well and serve.
SUGGESTIONS-Serve hot along with tomato sauce.
Lastly just say cheers to Aathidhyam for this recipe:-)

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In Tangy delights

BEACH STYLE BHEL PURI

Yeah, you read it right.What Beach style???????Yes
According to me we have 2 Bhel puri versions.One is North Indian where you add all those 3 chutneys and the other is Beach style version where these 3 chutneys are not required.Mostly you find this near Ramakrishna beach.So i am calling it Beach style.Last week(Sunday) me and Sai(my 7yr old friend & neighbor)prepared this quick delight.I did the chopping part and Sai mixed all these ingredients.
So here is our Beach style version.
BEACH STYLE BHEL PURI-
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INGREDIENTS-
Puffed rice-2 cups
Onion-1 big (chopped)
Tomato-1 med (chopped)
Green chillies-2 (chopped)
Salt-to taste
Red chilli powder-as per taste
Sugar-pinch
Coriander-2 tsps (chopped)
Lime juice-
Oil-for mixing
Mixture-handful(readymade)
Roasted peanuts-2 tbsps
PROCEDURE-
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Mix all these ingredients one by one in a bowl and serve.
NOTE-Consume immediately.
Dont forget to leave your comments.

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