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Horse Gram Stuffed Bread Rolls

21 Oct

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Ulavalu tho Bread Rolls.

Horse gram is soaked overnight and cooked till soft. It is then ground into paste and briefly cooked in tempered oil. This horse gram mixture is then stuffed in damp bread slices and shallow fried till brown and crisp. Serve horse gram stuffed bread rolls with ketchup or with any chaat chutney.
Makes: 4 Horse Gram Stuffed Bread Rolls.

Ingredients:

Wheat or White Bread 4 Slices
Horse Gram / Kulthi 1 Cup
Onion 1 Small
Green Chiles 2
Raw Peanuts 1 Tbsp
Turmeric Powder a Pinch
Red Chile Powder few Pinches
Salt to taste
Oil 6 – 8 Tbsps

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 3
Oil 1/2 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and soak the horse gram in enough water overnight.
Next day refresh the water and pressure cook in around 2 cups of water for 4 – 5 whistles.

Strain the cooked horse gram and reserve the liquid.
Grind the horse gram into paste with enough salt.
Make sure not to add extra water (reserved liquid) until necessary.

Remove stems, wash and finely chop the green chiles.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Wash and tear curry leaves into small pieces.

Heat oil in a pan, add peanuts.
Briefly fry the peanuts before adding all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles and onion.
When onion turns translucent, stir in ground horse gram, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt.
Mix well, adjust the seasonings and remove from heat.

Take a wide bowl full of water.
Chop the edges off of the bread slices.
Damp a muslin cloth and cover one bread slice at a time with the cloth.
Dip the covered bread slice in the water for a second and remove.
Squeeze the bread slice between the palms to remove excess water.

Take around 2 – 3 Tbsps of the horse gram stuffing and place it on the damp bread slice.
Roll one side of the bread slice over the stuffing till the opposite side and pinch with wet fingers to seal the edges.
Repeat the same with remaining bread slices and the kulthi stuffing.

Heat oil in a small pan on medium high heat, slowly place the stuffed bread rolls into hot oil.
Fry the bread rolls on both sides till they turn dark golden brown in color.
Remove the bread rolls onto absorbent paper and repeat the frying process with any leftover bread rolls.
Serve horse gram stuffed bread rolls with mint chutney or with ketchup.
Notes: Make sure not to over soak the sliced bread.

Suggestions: Make sure the oil is always in medium heat to ovoid burning the bread rolls. Stuff enough horse gram stuffing to make sure the roll is full and tight.
Variations: You can also add a big pinch of amchur powder to the stuffing if desired.
Other Names: Horse Gram Stuffed Bread Rolls, Ulavalu Tho Bread Rolls.

Bread in Tempered Yogurt

10 Sep

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Bread Avada.

Dahi bread is a very quick and light dish to serve anytime of the day. Here, yogurt is whisked with ginger and green chili paste. It is then tempered with spices. Wheat bread is seasoned and toasted on flat pan till golden brown. The bread is then soaked in prepared yogurt mixture just before serving.
Makes: 4 Slices of Bread in Tempered Yogurt.

Ingredients:

Wheat Bread 4 Slices
Yogurt 1 – 1 1/4 Cups
Green Chiles 1
Ginger 1/2 Inch Piece
Red Chili Powder as required
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Curry Leaves 4
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Cut the bread into desired shapes with help of a cookie cutter.
Alternatively, just remove the edges of the bread and keep aside.
Heat a flat pan on medium heat, apply few drops of oil.
Arrange the bread slices on hot pan and drizzle few drops of oil.
Season the bread with salt and red chili powder.
Toast them on both sides till the bread turns golden brown in color.

Peel and roughly chop ginger.
Remove stems, wash and roughly chop green chile.
Coarsely grind ginger and green chiles with pinch of salt.
Wash and finely chop cilantro.

In a wide vessel, whisk together yogurt, ginger green chilli paste, turmeric powder and salt.
Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds almost stop spluttering, remove from heat and pour into above yogurt bowl once it cools down a little.
Dip each toasted bread slice into the yogurt mixture and remove onto a serving plate.
Repeat the same with remaining bread slices.
Drizzle any leftover yogurt mixture over the bread slices.
Serve bread in tempered yogurt immediately.
Notes: Make sure to toast the bread well.

Suggestions: If the yogurt is too thin, bread becomes quite soggy, so stir in some thick yogurt to balance.
Variations: You can also garnish with boondi or with pomegranate seeds.
Other Names: Bread Avada, Bread Aavada, Bread in Tempered Yogurt, Dahi Bread.

Quick Pav Curry

31 May

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Quick Pav Curry.

This is a quick curry for pav instead of making bhaji which takes a long time. Here couple of vegetables are chopped up finely and cooked till soft. A freshly ground masala powder is added for taste. The curry is sandwiched between two slices of pav bread and served immediately.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Quick Pav Curry.

Ingredients:

Green Bell Pepper 1 Small
Tomato 1 Large
Onion 1 Small
Fresh Peas 1 tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Caraway Seeds 1/4 tsp
Whole Red Chiles 1
Coriander Seeds 1 tsp
Clove 1
Cinnamon 1/4 inch Stick
Salt to taste
Cilantro few Sprigs
Pav / Bread 2
Oil 1 tsp
Butter 1/4 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stem, discard seeds and finely chop the bell pepper.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Wash and finely chop the tomato.
Wash, remove stems and finely chop the cilantro leaves.

Grind red chile, coriander seeds, clove and cinnamon into fine powder using spice blender.

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and caraway seeds.
Then stir in chopped onion and cook till onion turns translucent.
Then add chopped bell pepper and cook till bell pepper turns just soft.
Now add ginger garlic paste, ground masala powder and fry for few seconds.
Finally add tomato, peas and fry till tomato breaks a little.
Add red chilli powder, and salt.
Stir in lemon juice, cilantro and remove from heat.

Slice the pav into two.
Apply butter to both slices and place them on hot flat pan.
Toast the sliced pav on both sides till they turn light golden brown in color.
Serve the toasted pav with quick bhaji.
Notes: Make sure to cook the vegetables right.

Suggestions: If the curry is too moist, cook for some more time to remove any excesss moisture.
Variations: For more spice, add few pinches of garam masala or red chile powder and cook for another minute.
Other Names: Quick Pav Curry.

Besan Bread Toast

23 Feb

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Besan Bread Toast.

This is a simple and easy bread toast prepared with gram flour and yogurt. Besan and yogurt are mixed together along with crushed roasted peanuts and carsom seeds. This mixture is used as a bread spread and then the bread is toasted on a flat pan on both sides till its golden brown in color.
Makes: 4 Besan Bread Toasts.

Ingredients:

Wheat or White Bread Slices 4
Besan / Gram Flour 3 – 4 tbsps
Plain Thick Yogurt 4 – 5 tbsps
Roasted Peanuts 1 tbsp
Red Chile Powder 1/4 tsp
Ajwain / Carom Seeds 1/8 tsp
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and finely chop cilantro leaves.
Grind the roasted peanuts into coarse powder using a spice grinder.
In a mixing bowl, mix together gram flour, peanuts powder, yogurt, red chili powder, ajwain, cilantro and salt into smooth thick paste without any lumps. Don’t add water.

Heat a flat pan on medium high heat, apply a tsp of oil to the pan.
Spread a thick layer of the prepared besan mixture on one side of the bread slice with help of a spoon.
Carefully place the bread slice on the hot pan and fry it until its light golden in color.
Just before turning the bread slice on the other side, apply a thick layer of the besan mixture on the side.
Fry the other side of the bread slice until its light golden in color.
Remove the toasted bread onto a serving plate.

Repeat the same with remaining bread slices or if you have space on the pan, place couple of them at a time.
Serve gram flour bread toast immediately along with a chutney or pickle of your choice.
Notes: Make sure bread slices are toasted well.

Suggestions: If the gram flour mixture is too loose, add more gram flour and mix well. If the gram flour mixture is too thick, stir in more yogurt. Add more red chile powder for heat or serve the toasted bread with a spicy chutney.
Variations: You can also throw in some mixed herbs into the mixture. You can also toast the bread a little before applying the gram flour mixture.
Other Names: Gram Flour Bread Toast, Besan Bread Toast, Indian Style Bread Toast.

Rice Flour Bread Toast

30 Jan

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Rice Flour Bread Toast.

This is a simple and easy bread toast prepared with rice flour and yogurt. Rice flour and yogurt are mixed together along with ginger green chile paste and cumin seeds. This mixture is used as a bread spread and then the bread is toasted on a pan on both sides till its golden brown in color.
Makes: 4 Rice Flour Bread Toasts.

Ingredients:

Wheat or White Bread Slices 4
Rice Flour 4 tbsps
Plain Yogurt 2 – 3 tbsps
Green Chiles 1
Ginger 1 inch Piece
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and roughly chop green chiles.
Peel, wash and roughly chop the ginger.
Coarsely grind ginger and green chili.
In a mixing bowl, mix together rice flour, yogurt, ginger green chili paste, cumin seeds and salt into smooth thick paste without any lumps.

Heat a flat pan on medium high heat, apply a tsp of oil to the pan.
Spread a thick layer of the prepared rice flour mixture on one side of the bread slice with help of a spoon.
Carefully place the bread slice on the hot pan and fry it until its light golden in color.
Just before turning the bread slice on the other side, apply a thick layer of the rice flour mixture on the side.
Fry the other side of the bread slice until its light golden in color.
Remove the toasted bread onto a serving plate.
Repeat the same with remaining bread slices or if you have space on the pan, place couple of them at a time.
Serve rice flour bread toast immediately.
Notes: Make sure bread slice is toasted well.

Suggestions: If the rice flour mixture is too loose, add more rice flour and mix well. If the rice flour mixture is too thick, add more yogurt to it.
Variations: You can also throw in some herbs into the mixture. You can also toast the bread a little before applying the rice flour mixture.
Other Names: Rice Flour Bread Toast, Indian Style Bread Toast.