6 Allu or Colococia Leaves
2 cups Gram flour or Channa Atta
¼ tsp Asofoetida or Hing
1 to 1.5 tsp Chilli Powder
2 tsps Sesame seeds or Teel
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1.5 tsp Salt
2 tblps Jaggery
1 tblsp Oil
Wash and wipe the leaves. Cut the remaining stalk at the back of the leaves. Keep aside. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Add little water to form a paste.
Apply the paste to the back of a leaf (big) leaving the edges (about a cm) dry. Then place a smaller second leaf and apply paste to it. Then the third and repeat. You can add more leaves to make a thicker roll.
Now fold in the sides to meet at the middle (broader sides). Then the other two sides. This will form a rectangular flat cake. Now roll from one side to meet at the other end. Keep aside. Repeat to form the second roll. You may use more leaves and have more rolls. Make more paste as required.
Heat up a steamer or tondoor (with water in the bottom section). Place the rolls in the top section and steam for 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Once cool cut into slices to form Patrade Pinwheels. Shallow fry each side in a little oil for a few minutes. You can store the remaining Rolls in refrigerator for future use.
1 cup raw peanuts with skin
3 tbsp. Gram Flour or Besan
3 tbsp. Rice Flour
1 to 1.5 tsp salt
1 to 1.5 tsp Chilli Powder
½ tsp Garam Masala Powder
½ tsp Amchor Powder or Mango Powder
¼ tsp Asafoetida or Hing
2 tbsp. oil (optional)
Little Water for mixing the flour with peanuts.
Drop the groundnuts in a bowl of water and immediately remove and drain.
In a dry bowl, add and mix all the ingredients except oil and peanuts. Now add the peanuts and mix. Add water little by little and keep mixing. The peanuts should be coated with the batter. This should be dry not watery.
Place the peanuts in a microwavable tray or dish or plate. The peanuts should be separated from one another. You can make in batches. I am doing this here in two batches –one without oil and one with oil. Microwave on high setting for 3 minutes. Remove mix and again microwave for another minute. Remove and allow to cool.
If you want to add oil, do this after the peanuts are coated with flour mixture and then mix well. Then place them on the microwavable plate and microwave.
Enjoy. Snack for all occasions. Remember Spice to taste.
6 to 8 bread slices (cut off the sides)
¼ Cup Coconut Chutney for Sandwich
1 Cup Tamarind and Dates Chutney
1 tsp Chaat Masala
3 Tblsp Nylon Sev
1 Kilo Yoghurt (slightly beaten)
Salt or Sugar to taste for the yoghurt
Few Coriander leaves for garnishing
A bunch of Coriander Leaves
4 Tblsp Scraped Coconut
1 green chilli
Small piece ginger
¼ tsp salt
All above to be ground to make chutney
Tamarind & Dates Chutney:
1 Piece Jaggery (50 gms)
6 dry dates
25 gms Tamarind
2 red chillies
Juice of half Lemon
½ tsp Salt
Ground with little water to make chutney
Apply coconut chutney to bread slice to make 3 to 4 sandwich. Cut each sandwich into 4 parts. Place the sandwich in a flat serving dish leaving a gap between each sandwich part. Pour the beaten yoghurt on top of the sandwich and also between the sandwich pieces to form two levels. Sprinkle chaat Masala on top of the yoghurt, then one tablespoon of tamarind & dates chutney on top of the sandwich pieces. Now sprinkle the nylon sev all over the yoghurt and finally the coriander leaves.
Bread Slices (one for each Ball)
Any stuffing: Chicken, Mince, Potato
Bread Crumbs (optional)
Chicken roast (any leftover or from Supermarket (Deli section)- shredded
Chopped onion (small)
2 cloves Garlic Chopped
Small piece ginger chopped
1 small chilli chopped
Few chopped coriander leaves
Small boiled potato
¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
¼ tsp Pepper Powder
¼ tsp Garam Masala Powder
Salt to taste
Heat 2 table oil. Add chopped onion, garlic, ginger, chilli. When slightly fried add boiled and chopped potato. Add Powders and mix well. Add shredded chicken. Mix and add coriander leaves and salt. Remove and when slightly cool make lime sized balls.
Cut away the sides of the bread. Dip in water and immediately squeeze out the water by placing the slice sandwiched in your palms. Place the stuffing (chicken ball or any other stuffing ) in the middle of the bread slice. Sprinkle shredded cheese and then close the bread slice by pulling the ends towards the middle. Form balls and place this aside. You can dip the balls in bread crumbs at this stage.
Heat oil in a deep pan or you can shallow fry. When oil is hot, drop the bread balls with the bottom part of the ball (pulled ends) touching the oil first. When fried (after a minute or two) turn and fry the other side.
Remove to paper towels and then have with schezwan sauce or chilli sauce or tomato sauce or can be had plain.
Good for breakfast, snack or starter. Any time of the day
250 gms Boneless Chicken Breast (cut into two inch strips or pieces)
1/4 tsp Chilli Powder
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp Tandoori Powder
1 tblsp Ginger Garlic Paste
Juice of ½ Lemon
Salt ½ tsp
1.5 tblsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tblsp Oyster Sauce
Rice Flour seasoned with ½ tsp Salt and ½ tsp pepper powder
Oil for frying
Clean and cut chicken into pieces. Add the chicken pieces to the marinade, mix and marinate for at least an hour in the refrigerator.
Beat one egg. Roll the chicken pieces (one by one) in the seasoned rice flour. Then dip in beaten egg, roll in breadcrumbs and deep fry till golden brown.
1 Cup Fine Rava (Semolina)
1 Cup Rice Flour
½ Cup Maida or Standard Flour
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Salt
Mix all above – watery consistency
1/c Chopped Onion
4 Chopped Green Chillies
½ Inch Chopped Ginger
10 Chopped Curry Leaves
Small bunch of Chopped Coriander Leaves
Mix well and add more water if required (watery consistency)
Keep aside for 30 minutes
Heat a non-stick or Dosa pan. Apply little oil. Spread the batter on the pan- Close with lid and cook on medium heat. Apply little ghee or clarified butter. Remove when crisp.
Have with coconut chutney or sambhar or dry coconut chutney.
1 Kilo Rice Flour
100 gms Urid Dhal Flour (lightly Roasted)
1 Spoon Sesame Seeds (lightly roasted)
2.5 tbls hot oil or 100 gms of Melted Butter
1 Spoon Ajwain or Ovam
1 Spoon Chilli Powder
1.5 tsp salt
½ Tsp Asafoetida or Hing
Water for Dough
Oil for deep frying
Mix all the ingredients and form a dough. Keep aside for two hours. Using a form press (chakli form) press spirals onto newspapers or butter paper.
Heat oil and deep fry the chaklies. The dough can be pressed directly into oil. Remove and allow to cool before storing in air tight containers.
300 Gms Gram Flour or Besan
1 Tbsp Chilli Powder (flat)
1 Tbsp Cumin Seeds or Jeera ( do not add jeera if making thin sev…will not go through the mould)
¼ tsp pepper powder
¼ tsp garam masala powder or spice powder
1 tsp salt or to taste
Oil for greasing the Mould Press
Oil for deep frying
Mix all with little water into a thick dry paste. Use a mould with medium to large holes. For thin sev use one with smallest holes. Heat sufficient oil in a deep kadai or pan. When oil is hot, press the mould press to drop the batter directly into oil. Fry till golden brown. Remove into perforated vessel. When cool break into required sized pieces and store in airtight containers.