Friday, April 24, 2015

Bread Bonda

Bread Bonda
Bread bonda is a tasty snack made with bread slices and a tasty potato filling. The balls are deep fried till they attain a crispy golden exterior.This was very common in our college canteen menu and was served with chutney, ketchup and hot tea. Try this snack,you will surely love it

Bread slices- 8-10
Egg white- 1
Bread Crumbs- 1/2 cup

For the filling
Potatoes cooked and mashed- 1 1/2 cup
Urad dal- 1 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Hing- a pinch
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Onion- 1/2
Curry leaves chopped- 1 tsp
Chopped chilly-2-3
Ginger chopped- 1 tsp
Lemon juice- 1tsp
Cilantro- finely chopped- 2 tbs

Wash and boil potatoes till it is soft (2 medium sized potatoes). When it cools down remove the skin and mash with a fork.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when it splutters add urad dal  and roast till golden. Add hing, turmeric powder,onions,ginger and chopped curry leaves and saute for a minute.
 Add mashed potatoes,salt and mix well. Finally add the lemon juice and chopped cilantro. Allow this mixture to cool and then make small equal sided balls.
Cut edges of the bread and dip in a bowl of water (dip for two to three second and take it out). Place it on your plam and gently press down and flatten the bread. Place the filling in the center and grab the edges of the bread and press it together like a pouch. Roll it into a ball. Dip in egg whites and then in bread crumbs. Repeat the same process with the rest of bread and filling.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the bread bonda in batches. Turn and fry till all sides are crispy and golden. Remove from oil and place on  paper towels. Serve with chutney and tea.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Semiya/Vermicelli Upma

Semiya/Vermicelli Upma

Semiya/Vermicelli upma is a quick and filling breakfast. There are sweet and savory recipes with vermicelli. Upma is a popular south Indian breakfast. Add vegetables of your choice to make this light and healthy.

Semiya/Vermicelli- 1 cup
Onion medium- 1
Ginger chopped- 1 tsp
Green Chilly-2
Mixed vegetables chopped- 3/4 cup
(carrots, green beans )
Chopped dates- 2tbs
Cashew nuts- 5-6
Water- 2 1/3 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar-1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/3 tsp
Urad dal- 1 tsp
Ghee- 1 tsp

Hing- a pinch
Curry leaves- a few

Heat one tsp ghee in a pan and roast semiya/vermicelli in medium flame for about 3-4 minutes or till it slightly changes to golden. Keep this aside.

In the same pan heat oil and add mustard seeds and when it splutter add urad dal and cashew nuts. Fry till nuts change color. Saute chopped dates, curry leaves and hing. Next goes in chopped onion,green chilly and ginger. Fry till it becomes golden brown.
 Add the mixed vegetables and sprinkle a little water and salt. Close the lid and cook for a minute so that the vegetables get soft. Pour about 2 cups of water and allow to boil for two minutes.
Add the roasted semiya and stir quickly. Cover with a lid for one minute. After a minute remove the lid and stir till all the water is absorbed and fluff it just like you do with basmathi rice . Switch off the flame. This can be served for breakfast or as a snack with a cup of tea.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!
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