Besan Roti recipe by Manjula

Besan Ki Roti

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Besan Roti is very flavorful and healthy flat bread, high in protein and gluten free. Besan roti can be served with dal and leafy green vegetables like spinach or with yogurt. This recipe will make 6. Ingredients: 2 cups besan gram flour (available in Indian grocery stores) 2 tablespoons oil 2 tablespoons yogurt (dahi) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes…


Roti (Chapati) Recipe by Manjula

Roti, Chapati (Flat Indian Bread)

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Roti also known as Chapati or Fulka, is Indian flat bread made with whole wheat flour. In North India, roti is part of the main meal. Roti is served with a variety of cooked vegetables, lentils, and yogurt. Makes 4 Rotis. Ingredients: 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup lukewarm water (Use as needed) Also needed 2 teaspoons ghee (clear butter) 1…


Tandoori Roti Recipe

Tandoori Roti

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Tandoori Roti is made with whole-wheat flour and traditionally cooked in a clay oven or tandoor. This recipe uses a regular home oven with pizza or baking stone which provides a similar effect to the tandoor. Recipe make 4 Rotis. Ingredients: 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1/4 cup all purpose flour (maida) 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1…



Eggplant Roti Wrap 3

Eggplant Roti Wrap

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…tter. Dip each slice of eggplant in the batter and deep fry until golden brown. Serving Suggestion for EGGPLANT ROTI WRAP Take a roti and spread hummus and  mint chutney in the center of it. Place 3-4 eggplant pakoras on it. Then add some diced onions and tomatoes to it. Sprinkle salt and black pepper according to your taste. Sprinkle some roasted cumin seeds. Garnish it with few cilantro leaves. Fold both sides of the roti and envelope one sid…


Vegetable Frankie (Kathi Roll) Recipe by Manjula

Vegetable Frankie – Kathi Roll

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…ugh. Sprinkle few drops of water over the skillet, water should sizzle. Skillet should not be smoking. Place the roti over skillet for about half a minute, roti will change in the color lightly and puff different places. Flip the roti over, and lightly press, flip it again roti should have light golden color on both sides. Remove the roti from the skillet. Roti is ready. Make all the rotis, cover and set it aside. Assembling the Frankie Take on…


Grilled Eggplant Salsa Wrap 3

Grilled Eggplant Salsa Wrap

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…iameter circles and place on the tortilla maker – do not close the top. Once you see few areas bubbled up on the roti – after 1-2 minutes. Flip over the tortilla-roti and cook the other side similarly. Then turn back-over and press the top side of the tortilla maker to press it well – just 1-2 seconds. Flip back over and do the same for 1-2 seconds. Take out the tortilla and place covered in paper napkin in a roti casserole bowl to avoid from bei…



Why I Am Late For New Videos

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…recovery. Many viewers have questions about making dough, such as how much rolling or kneading to do and why the Roties they make are not soft. Soon I will be preparing a video on Roti again. This video will emphasize making dough, rolling, and provide tips on how to make sure the Roti comes out soft. For making dough or batter, water measurements given in the recipes must be used as guidelines only. I think it is impossible to give the exact mea…


Contest February 2010

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For this month’s recipe, I am choosing the classic Roti (chapati) or Paratha flat breads. You can make lots of varieties like Spinach Paratha, Aloo Paratha, Gobhi Paratha and Tandoori Roti. If you’ve never made Indian flat breads before, this is a great chance to try it. I’m eager to see what you all come up with. Sorry again for the delay this month. The deadline is extended. Take my recipe for Roti or Paratha and create a un…


Sarson Ka Saag (Mustard Greens and Spinach) Recipe by Manjula

Sarson Ka Saag – Mustard Greens with Spinach

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Sarson Ka Saag, mustard greens with spinach is a healthy and easy to prepare dish. Sarson ka saag is a all time favorite punjabi dish. Traditionally this is served with maki ki rote (maize flat bread) and gur (unrefined cane sugar). Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 4 cups packed mustard leaves chopped (sarson) 4 cups packed spinach leaves chopped (palak) 1 tablespoon ging…


Menu Suggestions for Lunch/Dinner

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…be great for summer Dinner: These are great everyday options for home. Vegetable Curry with plain rice and or Roti Spinach Pasta and Vegetable Soup Mixed Dal, Gajar Mattar, or Aloo Methi, Plain rice and Roti or Paratha Rajma and plain rice. Besan Puda (This is a super simple recipe that is good for breakfast, lunch or dinner) For a special get together, try the below: Appetizer: Papdi Chaat (You can make the Papdi in advance and it lasts for…


Everyday Menu Suggestions

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…y. For daily meals I prefer one gravy dish with another vegetable dish. I also serve with plain yogurt or raita, roti or paratha. For your convenience, you can always serve ready-made parathas. Sample Menu #1 Toor dal (arhar dal) Green beans with Peas plain rice raita ginger relish rotis For this menu, you can prepare enough dal and beans to last two days. The first day you can serve dal with just tempering.  You can change the daal up the seco…


Contest August 2010 Winners

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There were great recipes submitted this month. I would like to thank everyone who participated. I’ve chosen the following as the top five entries. The voting is now over. We had a very close race. The first place winner is Jyoti Ralhan (Eggplant Roti Wrap) and the 2nd place goes to Vinitha Krishnan (Kathi Roll). [poll id="2"]…


Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani

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Dal Makhani is a popular dish from state of Punjab. Rich and hearty, dal makhani is a combination of whole urad (an Indian lentil)and red kidney beans. It goes well with naan (oven-baked flat bread) or tandoori roti (oven-baked whole wheat flat bread). Serves 2 to3. Ingredients: 1/2 cup whole urad dal (available in Indian grocery stores) 1/8 cup red kidney beans…


Chole Palak (Spinach Chickpea)

Chole Palak (Chickpeas With Spinach)

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Chickpeas and spinach is a marvelous combination, and Chole Palak is a healthy, protein-rich dish. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans and kabuli chana, are immersed in spicy spinach gravy. Serves 2 to 4 Ingredients: 1 15oz can of chickpea (chole, garbanzo) 3 cups finely chopped spinach (palak) 2 medium tomatoes chopped 1/2″piece ginger (adrak) 1 green…


Moong Dal Spinach Recipe by Manjula

Moong Dal With Spinach

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Moong dal with spinach is very flavorful tasty and healthy dal. Traditionally served with plain rice and roti. Serves 6. Ingredients: 1 cup moong dal (with skin) 2 cup chopped spinach 1 teaspoon shredded ginger 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 11/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste) 4 cups water 1/4 teaspoon garam masala 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice (adjust to your taste) Chaunk…