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Instant Rava Dhokla recipe / Instant Semolina (Sooji) Dhokla recipe – Tricolour Dhokla / Independence Day Special

Instant Rava Dhokla recipe / Instant Semolina (Sooji) Dhokla recipe – Tricolour Dhokla / Independence Day Special

Wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day from Madraasi

India and we Indians celebrating our 70 th Independence Day, today is being a great pride for each and everyone of us. Like I shared last year Why India is Unique from all the other countries – It’s one and only “Unity In Diversity”, how many of us agree that still we keep up the unity in diversity in mind – few of us right. Wish everyone one of us to respect, follow and to share thoughts more and more about unity in diversity among us.

Instant Rava Dhokla recipe / Instant Dhokla recipe / Tricolor Dhokla recipe – Independence Day Special

As a food blogger, last year it was Tricolor Kesari and two years back it was Tricolor Sandwich and this year 2017 sharing a Tricolor Instant Rava Dhokla, give a try…

Dhokla topped with sweet water tempering – Instant Rava Dhokla recipe / Instant Dhokla recipe / Tricolor Dhokla recipe – Independence Day Special

Preparation Time – 10 mins

Cooking Time – 20 mins

Serves – 4 nos

Ingredients:

  • Rava / Semolina / Sooji – 1 cup
  • Sour Curd – 1 cup
  • Water – 1/3 cup
  • Eno (original flavor) / Cooking soda – 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil – 1 tsp + 1 ½ tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Salt – ¾ tsp (as per your taste)
  • Sugar – 2 tsp
  • Food color (orange and green) – ¼ tsp each
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Preparation:

  • Take rava/semolina/sooji, Eno, sour curd, salt all together in a bowl, mix them well by pouring water little by little and make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Let it rest for few mins, meanwhile boil water in a steamer or idli vessel.
  • Divide the dhokla batter to three equal portions, add orange food color to one portion and green food color to the other portion. Mix it well.
  • Grease the dhokla mould with oil, pour the batter, first orange, then white and later green as the three portions.
  • Place the mould in the stand and steam it in the steamer for 15 mins or until the dhokla is cooked (spoon inserted in the middle of the dhokla should come out clean).
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 ½ tbsp of oil in a pan, add mustard, cumin seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle, add the slit green chili and cook for a min.
  • Add sugar and pour water and a tsp of lemon juice, bring it to boil for 3 mins and remove it from fire.
  • Remove the dhokla gently to a plate, pour the tempered sweet water over the dhokla.

Serve hot.

Bittergourd Pakoda / Pagarkai Pakoda / Pavakkai Pakoda

Bittergourd Pakoda / Pagarkai Pakoda / Pavakkai Pakoda

Pakoda is a deep fried snack which is most popular street food all over Tamil Nadu. My hubby loves pakoda to the core, when we were abroad we use to get pakoda from VelayudhaNadar Shop, sivakasi and would hold it almost for 2 to 3 weeks. Not only in while abroad but also whenever we go to our hometown, we never miss to get this pakoda. Not only my hubby even my dad, grandpa and the whole family till my son loves to have Milk rice and pakoda for dinner. I would say that this one of the staple dinner among all sivakasi and virudhunagar people.

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #160 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Thought of trying it the pakoda with bittergourd and something different than the usual recipe, besan/gram flour is used in pakoda and I have substituted corn meal/maize flour instead of besan/gram flour.

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Bittergourd pakoda was slightly bitter in taste, but as it was crispy and crunchy my kids (9 year and 5 year) loved it to the core. This can be served in various forms as tea-time snack, side dish for lunch, side dish for dinner along with rice. I would say try this combination – Steamed rice (mashing consistency), boiled milk with a tsp of sugar (optional) and this pakoda would taste heavenly for dinner. Give a try…

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Bittergourd Pakoda / Pagarkai Pakoda / Pavakkai Pakoda

Ingredients:

  • Bitter gourd – 2 nos
  • Onions – 1 no
  • Curry leaves – 2 strands
  • Corn meal / Maize flour – 1 cup
  • Rice flour – 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder – 2 ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida / Perungayam / Hing – ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Wash and thinly slice the bitter gourd to pieces. Thinly slice the onions (lengthwise), keep it aside.
  • In a bowl, add corn meal, rice flour, chilli powder, salt and sprinkle ¼ cup of water, mix it well.
  • Add the sliced bitter gourd and mix it well, so that the flour should get coated well bittergourd.
  • Let it rest for 15 to 20 mins.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, now add the thinly sliced onions and curry leaves to the bittergourd and mix it well.
  • Once the oil is hot, take a small portion of the bittergourd mixture and add it to the oil, swap and fry on the both sides until they turn brown in color or crispy.
  • Drain the oil and remove it from fire.
  • Continue the same process with all the bittergourd.

Serve hot.

Note: Bring it room temperature and store it in an air-tight container, stays fresh for almost a week.

Maida Cake or Maida Biscuits

Maida Cake or Maida Biscuits

Maida Cake or Maida Biscuit is one of the sweet snack found in all Tamil Nadu Bakeries. A very easy and simple deep fried snack which can be prepared in bulk and stored in an air-tight container for 2 weeks. It is most commonly prepared around Deepavali / Diwali in all south Indian families. Let me share the recipe…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #140 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Maida Cake / Maida Biscuits

Maida Cake / Maida Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • Maida / All-purpose flour – 1 cup (1 cup = 200 ml)
  • Melted Butter – 2 ½ tbsp
  • Sugar – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Milk – 3 tbsp
  • Cooking soda – a pinch
  • Cardamom powder – a pinch
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Oil for deep frying.

Making of Maida Cake / Maida Biscuits –

Preparation:

  • Take maida/all-purpose flour, melted butter, sugar, milk, cooking soda, cardamom powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • Mix them well with your hands, sprinkle little water and knead it to dough.
  • Let the dough rest for 5 to 10 mins, so that the sugar would get melted.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai. Take a small portion of the rolled out dough and roll it in between your palms (lengthwise).
  • Chop them into small pieces and deep fry them in oil.
  • Cook only in medium flame, so that it would be cooked well else it would be burnt and remain uncooked in the center.
  • Drain the oil and remove them from fire.
  • Bring it room temperature and store them in an air-tight container for 2 weeks.

Note: Measurement is very important in this recipe, if the butter gets increased it would be flaky and if it gets reduced it would be hard. Also if the sugar gets increased it would be burnt immediately, so take care of the measurements. Make sure only to sprinkle water when you knead the dough.