Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Channa Dal

My daughter loves channa dal with chappathies. When she was 3 years old she used to ask me if I will make Indian balls that is what she used to call them and now when she comes for lunch and ask what"s for lunch and if it is channadal that day, i tell her it is Indian balls :-)))))

Monday, 30 July 2007


This is how i make my chappatis . Here is the recipe.
Maks the dough into small balls.
Roll them into roud shape and spread a bit of iol and fold .
Spread 1tsp of oil and then fold again you'll ebd up having a shpe like in the picture.
Leave it aside

Then roll the shapes out and fry them in a tava.

250 gm Chappati flour.
1 tsp salt.
2 tbsp oil.
100 to 150 ml luke warm water
Extra Ghee or oil for brushing the chappati
Sift the flour , 2 tbsp of oil and salt together. Make a well in the centre and gradually add enough water to make a soft dough. Knead well till no longer sticky.
Shao the dough into 8 balls. One a floured surface roll out each ball into circles and then fold them as shown in the above pictures.
Now heat a frying pan or in dian bread pan and place a rolled out dough in it. When little roud specks appear on one the under side flip then over and brush them with a bit if oil or ghee and cook briefly the other side. keep it wrapped in a tower till all the others are done and then serve warm.

Sunday, 29 July 2007

Triple chocolate Chunk Muffins

I made this muffin for my daughters friends when they came home for celebrating the end of the school exams. She specially asked if i make these muffins as all her friends love chocolate. Anyway whoe doesn't.....................So after the last day of exams she and her friends came to our place , they had bought take a away pizza from the pizza hut and you can imagine 9 teenagers!!!!! together in one room and it was just bla bla bla ( my hubby was having a headache that day and he told it was the worst day for having headache as he could hear all nine of them just talking and talking.................

Makes 12 Muffins.
250 gm flour
25 gm cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder.
1/2 (half) tsp soda bicarbonate
100 gm each white, dark and Milk chocolate broken into chunks
2 large eggs beaten
290 ml buttermilk
80 gm muscovado sugar
85 gm butter melted

1. Preheat the oven 200°c. Butter 12 hole muffin pan. In a large bowl combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda bicarbonate and chocolate. In a seperate bowl mix together the eggs, buttermilk, sugar and butter.

2. Add the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and stir untill just combined and the mixture is fairly stiff, don't overmix it. Spoon the mixture into the muffin hole generously.

3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes untill well risen. Leave in the tins for cooling for 15 minutes. And then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
Enjoy :-))))

Blueberry Buttermilk muffins

I made this muffin as blueberries are in season and they were delicious !!!!
So I thought Ill proudly share my recipe

Makes 12 muffins.
400 gm flour
175 gm caster sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
finely grated grind of 1lime
1/2 tsp salt
300 ml buttermilk
85 gm butter melted
2 large eggs beaten
300 gm fresh blueberries
1. Preheat the oven to 200°c. Butter a 12 hole muffin tin. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, lime rind and salt. In a seperate bowl mix togetherbuttermilk eggs and butter.
2. Now por the buttermilk mixture into the flour mix. Stir untill all the ingredients are just combined and the mixture is guiet stiff, don't over mix it. Now fold in the berries and now spoon the mixture into the tins genorously.
3. Bake them 20 to 25 minutes ( ovens are different) untill risen and pale golden on top. Leave them to cool for few minutes in the tin as the muffins are really delicate when they are just out from the oven.
Enjoy !!!!!!!