Thursday, 8 October 2015

Shevayee Upama ( Vermicelli Upama )


Shevayee or Vermicelli as they are commonly known can be cooked into various ways . You can make sweet sheera or savory upama or even make payasam . Make the upama healthier by adding lots of groundnuts and chana to it .

Planning nutritious breakfast everyday is a challenging task for every woman .  This yummy upama will truely satisfy your need for providing nutritious breakfast as well as your family's need of having a tasty breakfast .





Ingredients :


2 cups ....................... Shevai ( vermicelli )
1/4 cup .....................groundnuts
1/4 cup ...................roasted chana daal ( daale )
2 tbsp .....................oil
1 / 2 tsp ..................mustard seeds
2 ..........................green chillies ( cut into 4 pieces )
1/4 tsp ..................hing ( asefoetida )
10/ 15 .................curry leaves
3 / 4 tbsp .................scraped coconut ( for garnishing )
fistful ......................fresh coriander leaves chopped ( for garnishing )
sugar and salt to taste





Method :


In a kadhai heat oil and add mustard seeds.

When mustard seeds splutter add hing , curry leaves and chillies .

Add groundnuts and roasted channa daal and stir for 5 minutes.

You will get a nice nutty aroma.

Now add the shevai and stir for 2 minutes till they are light pink in colour .

Add 3 cups water , salt , and sugar .

Cover the kadhai with a lid and  cook on a low flame till all the water is absorbed.

If you find the upama dry add some more water as needed .

Garnish with coconut and chopped coriander and serve hot with tea or coffee .


Saturday, 3 October 2015

Jackfruit Muffins

Nowadays the markets are loaded with Jackfruits . Jackfruit comes in two varieties. In karwari we call these varieties " kappo" and "barko" . The kappo variety has firm texture whereas the barko variety is very soft and juicy .

This barko variety is usually used to made various dishes like sweet dosas, idlis , cakes etc . No essence or any extra flavor is needed in these muffins as the jackfruit itself imparts an lovely flavor to these muffins . If the jackfruit is very sweet you won't have to add sugar at all . So decide the amount of sugar accordingly.

So make these simply yet delicious muffins when  the season is in full swing .





Ingredients :


2 cups..................sweet jackfruit plup
1 cup....................rawa ( dry roasted for 5 to 10 minutes )
1 cup..................wheat flour
1 cup..................milk
1/2 cup..............sugar ( if needed)
1 tsp...................baking powder
1/2 tsp...............baking soda
2 tbsp...............pure ghee
few..................broken cashewnut pieces ( optional)



Method :


Mix everything except the baking powder and soda .

Keep aside for 2 hours .

If the batter is too thick add some more milk and mix.

Grease the muffin tray .

Add baking powder and soda to the batter and mix well.

Pour spoonfuls in the mould .

Bake the muffings in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes .

Insert a toothpick to check if the muffins are baked.

If the toothpick comes out clean without any batter sticking to it muffins are done.

Remove the tray from the oven and let the muffins cool down.