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…

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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…

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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…

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Eggplant Roti Wrap

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…terranean food, so I decided to make my own version of wrap inspired by Mediterranean flavors. I used big sized roti/chapati for the wrap, eggplant pakoras/fritters along with home-made hummus and mint chutney. For HUMMUS Ingredients: 1 cup garbenzo beans 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste) 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds 2 cloves garlic, crushed (optional) Salt as per taste 2 tablespoons olive oil Method Soak the chickpeas in 4…

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Vegetable Frankie – Kathi Roll

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…eal for any time, or on the go. These are great vegan treat. This recipe will make 6 Frankies. Ingredients: For Roti 3/4 cup of all purpose flour  1/4 cup whole wheat flour  1/4 teaspoon salt  1 tablespoon oil  Approx. 1/3 cup of water Also Need  1/4 cup all purpose flour for rolling  1 tablespoon oil for brushing Frankies For Filling  2 cups cabbage thinly sliced  1 cup carrot shredded  1/2 cup green peas  3/4 cup potatoes mashed  1/2 red b…

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Grilled Eggplant Salsa Wrap

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…Turn on the tortilla maker on medium-high setting – Optionally you can also cook these on the tawa/griddle like roti/parathas. Take the flour in a bowl big enough to knead the dough. Add salt and olive oil- mix well. Add sprouted moong and mix well. Add 1 tablespoon water at a time and bind into firm and smooth dough – firm enough to not use extra dry flour while rolling – this will avoid brushing more oil while making the tortilla. Divide the do…

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Why I Am Late For New Videos

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…ecovery. 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 meas…

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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…

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Sarson Ka Saag – Mustard Greens with Spinach

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…well and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Stir 3-4 times in between. Saag should be cook well all the ingredients nicely integrated together. For seasoning heat the ghee/ clairfied butter in small pan, ghee should be moderately hot. Add cumin seeds they should crack right a way. Add asafetida and red chilies stir for few second and add to the saag. Mix it well. Sarson ka saag is ready. Serve hot with maki ki roti, naan or Thandoori Roti….

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Menu Suggestions for Lunch/Dinner

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…e 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…

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Everyday Menu Suggestions

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…. 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 secon…

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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″]…

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Dal Dhokli (Gujarati One Dish Meal)

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…Dal Dhokli is a traditional Gujarati dish. This recipe consists of spicy whole wheat uncooked roti pieces simmered into dal and cooked to perfection. Dal dhokli has a mild sweet and spicy flavor.  Dal dhokli also makes a delightful one dish meal. Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes This recipe will serve 2 Ingredients: For dal 1/2 cup Toor dal (Pigeon peas) 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (haldi) 2 table…

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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 (seasoning): 2 tablespoon ghee or clarified butter 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed (…

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Dal Makhani

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…f 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 (Rajma) 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1 minced green pepper or adjust to taste (Hari Mirch) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (Haldi) 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon mango powder (Amchoor) 1/4 teaspoon…

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