Friday, July 20, 2012

Baked Vegetables

1-2 cups Mixed Veggies( capsicum, sweetcorn, french beans,broccoli,cauliflower etc)
1/2 cup Milk
1/4th cup Butter
3-4 tbsp Maida
2 tsp Pepper poewder
2-3 cheese slices
Salt to taste


  • Cook the chopped veggies with little salt. They should not be too soft.
  • Now in a pan mix Maida, Butter,Milk,pepper powder.
  • Now place the pan on heat and mix it well then add 2 slices of cheese to the mixture.
  • Add salt as per needed.
  • Once the sauce becomes little thick add cooked veggies to the sauce.
  • when the veggies nicely mixed in, remove from the heat.
  • Now transfer the contents to an Microwave safe container.Place a cheese slice on it.
  • Now keep this container in microwave for 3-5 mins or till the cheese slice spreads nicely and covers the veggies.
  • Serve hot as Main dish or as side dish to Pasta or Macaronis.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


3-4 Arbi leaves
1 cup Channa dal
4-5 tbsp Udad dal/black gram
1 1/2 tbsp rice flour / 3 tbsp rice
3-4 tsp Jeera
3-4 tsp Coriander
6-8 red Chillis
1" Ginger
2-3 tsp Tamarind pulp
Salt to taste
1/2 cup Oil

  • Soak Channa dal for 3-4 hours.
  • Dry roast Jeera,Coriander,Chillis and Rice(if u r opting for rice).Dry grind them to fine powder.
  • Now mix channa dal, ground masala powder, ginger, tamarind (rice atta ,if u r using atta).
  • Then wet grind the mixture (it should not be a fine paste.)
  • Now take one Arbi leaf (bigger among all) clean it remove the stem carefully and place it on a flat surface upside down.
  • Coat a layer of ground masala on the back of the leaf .
  • Now place the cleaned 2nd big leaf on the first one.Reapeat coating masala for all the other leaves by placing one top of the other.
  • Once all the leaves and masala coating is done, carefully fold both the sides inside.
  • Now roll the leaves very carefully and you can tie a thread if needed.
  • Now steam cook this roll for about 20 minutes.
  • Once the roll is cooked cool it down ,Cut them into slices.
  • All this procedure needs to be performed very carefully as its very delicate and tore off any time.
  • Now heat a tawa and place those slices on it apply little oil .cook on both side till golden brown.
  • Serve crispy with any chutney or sauce.