Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ajwain Rottis. Palak Makhana , n Crispy Bhindi Fries .

Ajwain Rottis. Palak Makhana , n Crispy Bhindi Fries . 

For the Rottis 

  • Wheat flour- 1 cup 
  • Ajwain/ carom seeds- 2 tsp
  • water as needed to prepare a soft dough 
  • Salt per taste . 


In a bowl add wheat flour , ajwain, salt n just enough water n knead well to form a soft dough .. keep aside for 1/2 an hour. 

Knead the dough again n divide the dough into equal lemon sized balls .

Sprinkle little flour on the dry surface kitchen platform or a wooden chapthi maker n place the dough ball over it n roll with a rolling pin very gently n not too hard  to a round 5 inch disc . 

Heat a tawa n place the rotti over it. Cook on one side for half minute and flip on the second side. Cook for another half minute and smear some oil  on one side. Now flip this oiled side onto the tawa. Now you will see the rotti fluffing . Similarly add oil on the second side and fry both sides till rotti is completely cooked and brown spots appear on it.  Move each edge to middle of the tawa and cook so that all the edges are evenly cooked.

Palak Makhana ( Lotus Seeds Cooked in Spinach Gravy 
  •  Spinach/Palak - 1 bunch 
  • Green chilly ..1 
  •  Phool Makhana ( Lotus Seeds ) -1 cup 
  • Milk-1/4 th cup 
  • Salt to taste 
To season

  • Ghee- 1 tblsp 
  • Cumin seeds..1/2 tsp 
  • Cloves- 3 
  • Cinnamon stick- 1/2 inch 
  • Onion -1 chopped 
  • Tomatoes-2 chopped 
  • Red chilly powder- 1/2 tsp 
  • Garam Masala Powder- 1/2 tsp  
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 th tsp 
Wash the spinach leaves well , chop them roughly , cook it till mushy along with chopped green chilly .cool n blend it well . 

In a kadai , add a tsp of ghee n roast the lotus seeds , in sim flame n take it out .

In the same kadai with remaining   ghee , add cumin seeds, cloves , Cinnamon stick n fry for a while . Add the chopped onions n fry till pinkish red . Add tomatoes n cook till the raw smell goes n it turns mushy . Add salt n  all the powders n fry for a minute .Add the blended spinach , milk , little water n cook on sim flame for 3 minutes. Add the roasted phool makhana n cook for a minute . 

Crispy whole Bhindi Fries .

  • Ladies finger ... 1/4 th kg 

For batter 
  • Besan/Gram flour ..1/2 cup
  • Rice flour ... 2 tblsp 
  • Red chilly powder.. 2 tsp 
  • Ajwain/carom seeds..1 tsp
  • Salt to taste 

Wash the ladies finger n pat them dry . 

Remove heads and tails of  the ladies finger and make a few cuts with a knife. ( retain the whole ladies finger ) 

In a bowl add besan , rice flour, red chilly powder, ajwain n salt . Mix well , make a thick batter with little water . 

 Roll the ladies finger in the batter  n deep fry in hot oil till crisp .

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