Quick “Kachumber”

I see Kachumber as Indian salsa, it is quick, full of flavors and healthy. It can be served with roti, parantha, chila etc. or can be taken as quick snack.

All you need for this is

2tbsp  curd

1tbsp tomato chili sauce

2 tbsp finely chopped capsicum

2tbsp finely chopped tomato

2tbsp finely chopped papaya

2tbsp finely chopped onion

fresh coriander leaves to garnish

Just add all the ingredients; add salt if you like to and serve .

Their is no hard and fast rule of ingredients for Kachumber. At our village they add lots of green leafy vegetables to it as well. But I am not the one who can eat them uncooked so I avoid them. You can add fruits, lime juice, jaggery as well according to your taste.

 

Ragi Cupcakes

I brought a packet of ragi flour last month; but I do not know many dishes (suitable for kids specially) of that. In Uttaranchal we make roti of that which is served with lots of ghee and gud (jaggery) . But my kids wont eat them. so I thought to mix it with the cupcake flour. I was a little afraid about it; as I have not heard of it earlier; but they turned out great. So here is my recipe for the ragi cupcakes for you all.

Makes 12 cupcakes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Ragi flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tsp backing powder

1 tbsp coca powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup sugar

1 ripe banana

1 tbsp cream

3 tbsp oil or ghee or butter

1/2 cup milk

Method:

mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. mix all the wet ingredients in another bowl. add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. just mix them, don’t over-mix. spoon the mix in 12 cupcake molds and put in the oven for 20 minutes at 180C or 350F. let them cool and you are ready to serve them. Enjoy!!

“gulgule”

yesterday I made “Gulgule” for the evening snacks for my daughters and they loved them. ate the whole plate I had served and asked for more. although I had served them with cream but they didn’t touch the cream and ate only the Gulgule.

Gulgule are deep fried sweet wheat flour nuggets.

all you need is

1cp wheat flour

1/2 cp ripe banana mash

4 tbsp sugar

3/4 glass milk

fistful of resins

just add up all the ingredients to get the batter of dropping consistency. you can add more or less milk to adjust the consistency. pour the batter by a spoon in to the hot oil making the nuggets. get them out when they turn deep brown and serve.