Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Multi Grain Chilla

1 cup Multi Grain Powder*
1 cup water
1 finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum (I had put yellow and red ones)
2 green chillies finely chopped
salt and chili powder to taste

note - u can any other vegie u like

1. Mix the powder with water to get a batter of smooth consistency...
2. Add salt, chilli powder and rest of the ingridents
3. Heat a tawa and spread the mixture on the tawa...
4. Roast on side and then turn and roast the other.
5. Enjoy with ketchup or green chutney...

* - the funda here is the powder... we usually make it the following way...
100gms ragi (Finger millet)
100 gms wheat
100 gms bajra Pearl Millet
100 gms jawar
100 gms corn
100 gms green moong dal
100 gms black gram
handful of almonds
handful of cashew

wash all the grains and the soak overnight for slight sprouting
dry roast them on low flame and then grind them till powder is ready

Its extremely nutritious and my son loves it... for him I usually make it by just cooking it for 5 mins with water and later feed him by mixing it with his formula or some curd

The above is a cumbersome process and if u dont have the time and energy to do so.. u can get a similar ready powder in the market (atleast in the southern parts of the country its pretty popular)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Honey lemon chicken

Honey Lemon Chicken
 - simple and easy.

1/2 kg skinless, boneless chicken
Oil for frying(I used sunflower oil - avoided mustard oil)

Make batter of:
2/3 cup plain flour
1/3 cup cornflour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Salt as per taste
Pepper as per taste
2 egg whites
1/4 cup milk
Pinch of cinnamon

For Sauce:
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup clear honey
1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Cut chicken into small(bite-size) pieces
  2. Marinate overnight with salt and lemon juice
  3. Make batter - should be quite thick, because fluid from the chicken will thin it out.
  4. Dip chicken into batter
  5. Fry in a non-stick pan till golden brown
  6. Remove and drain
  7. Mix honey, butter and lemon juice, warm slightly
  8. Serve hot, pour honey sauce over the fried chicken on the plate 
I wish I had pics, but no camera here :(.
I found that just the fried chicken dumplings tasted really nice - this could be a nice evening snack if you roll the dumplings in breadcrumbs before frying. Otherwise, tastes nice with rice noodles(stir-fried with bits of chopped boiled veggies added) or even just roti.
Another option which will completely change the taste around is to add soya sauce, basil and some herbs to the honey instead of lemon.

I'm longing to try this out again, and carry out the combinations and alterations in my head :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Cheese Parantha

This parantha is a favourite with Anirudh. And I guess it would be for all the kids who like cheese.


  1. A ball of roti dough.
  2. 2-3 tbsp of ghee/oil/butter (I prefer to use ghee with Anirudh)
  3. Cheese (I used regular cheddar from Brittania)
  1. Roll out the dough into a shape of a roti.
  2. Spread 1 tsp of ghee over it.
  3. Grate the cheese over it.
  4. Fold it up.
  5. Roll it out again.
  6. Put it on the tawa (girdle) and make it like just any other parantha.
  7. Once done, take it off and give to your hungry kid who will definitely love it!
  1. I have once made it with Gouda cheese too and it turned out as delicious as it was with cheddar.
  2. You can make aloo-cheese parantha too by using a boiled aloo, mashed and mixed with grated cheese.