September 18, 2018

Lauki Paratha

This is a delicious, tasty and flaky paratha prepared using wheat flour and grated Lauki. Lauki is nothing but bottle gourd in English and Surakkai in Tamil. Addition of oil or ghee before folding into square shape gives a flaky paratha, so be generous in adding it. These yummy parathas can be served as breakfast or dinner along with pickle and curd. These can also be served as a lunch menu for kids as it contain veggie. Adjust the quantity of green chilli to make it more spicy.

Ingredients :

1 1/2 Cup Wheat flour
1 Cup Lauki / Bottle gourd / Surakkai. grated 
2 Green chillies, finely chopped 
1 Tsp Ajwain, crushed 
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder 
1 Tbsp Oil / Ghee
Few finely chopped Coriander leaves 
Salt to taste 
Water to knead 

Method :

Take wheat flour in a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients except water.

Now water little by little and combine together to form a soft dough.

Once the dough is prepared, rest it for 20 - 30 minutes.

Now divide the prepared dough into equal sized balls and keep aside.

Take one dough ball and roll into round shape.

Brush oil or ghee all over the rolled dough and fold it opposite sides.

Brush some more oil and fold the opposite sides to make a square shaped paratha.

Now dust wheat flour and roll it again using rolling pin.

Heat tawa and place the rolled paratha on it.

Cook both the sides by smearing oil or ghee.

Remove and serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with curd and pickle.

September 1, 2018

Tomato Gojju / Karnataka Recipe

Tomato gojju is a Karnataka recipe which is usually served with Roti or Rice. This recipe is quite easy to prepare with the minimal quantity of ingredients. This is a no onion recipe which can also be served with Idly or Dosa. The tomatoes are sautéed in an oil until soft and cooked along with the rasam powder and jaggery. This spicy and sweet curry is a quick fix curry to serve for breakfast along with roti or dosa. Prepared this recipe for an event Shhh secretly cooking challenge hosted by few blogger friends. Click HERE to view my so far posted recipes for this challenge. And for this month, I was paired with a wonderful blogger Sasmita who blogs at She owns a lovely webpage with loads of yummy recipes and also, I have tried one of her recipe Besan masala roti for another blogger event which tasted so yummy. Using the secret ingredients ( Tomato and Jaggery ) given by her, prepared this delicious, tangy, spicy and sweet curry.

Don't forget to check out her page to view a delicious recipe prepared by her using the ingredients given by me. Click HERE to view her page.

Ingredients :

4 - 5 Big ripe Tomatoes, finely chopped 
1 Tbsp Oil 
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 Tsp Methi seeds / fenugreek 
A pinch of Hing powder 
A sprig of curry leaves
2 Dry red chillies 
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder 
1 Tsp Rasam powder 
1 1/2 Tbsp Jaggery powder 
Salt to taste 
Coriander leaves for garnishing 

Method :

Heat oil in pan and add mustard seeds followed by methi seeds, hing powder, curry leaves and dry red chillies.

Add the finely chopped tomatoes and cook until it gets soften.

Now add turmeric powder followed by rasam powder, jaggery powder and salt.

Add the required quantity of water and cook it for 5 minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves and remove from the flame.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with Rice, Roti or Idly