Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Banana Pancake/ Banana Dosa

Lunch box recipes are the most challenging to the extent that sometimes the best of us run out of ideas when it comes to what to pack for their little ones lunch. This definitely is one good lunch box idea although I have usually served this for my son for breakfasts. But one of my friend sends this to her daughter for her school lunch.

Again as always it is easy to make, calls for very few ingredients and is yummy to taste.

You will need:

1. Egg- 1 No.

2. All purpose flour - 1/2 -3/4 cup

3. Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp

4. Sugar - 3-4 tsp

5. Baking Powder- A pinch

6. Bananas - 2 (Ripe ones)

7. Milk - 3-4 tbsp


Mash the bananas and add the egg, vanilla essence till well incorporated. Now add the flour little by little along with the baking powder and Sugar. Finally you can add milk to get the right consistency of the batter. It should be the consistency of a dosa basically.

Once the batter is ready you can pour it using a ladle on to a hot frying pan. Smear some butter on the sides and you can cook the pancake with the lid on for a couple of seconds and once you see the bubbles on the pancake you can turn it to the other side quickly.

Serve the pancakes with some maple syrup or with any other jam, marmalade or honey. Enjoy!

P.S: Use a spatula to incorporate the ingredients. Don't let the pancake cook too long on one side else it may burn.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Aloo Chaat/ Spicy Potato Salad

I sincerely apologize for my hide and seek for the past couple of years. But priorities change don't they? I was at one time having the time to blog ever so frequently but the last two years has changed my life drastically that I though I have had time and have tried a lot of recipes that I would like to share with you, I have been putting it off much too long. This has gone to the extent that most of the people who used to ask when I am going to revive the blog have stopped asking me that question.

The foodie that I am I believe that we should be eternally insatiable when it comes to the love for food. The last two years has made me try out some of the most amazing foods out there and I hope to blog about them soon. Probably that will have to make up for my absence from blogosphere :).

I have a list of recipes to post online. The first one being the Aloo chaat. Now this is a great party starter. I had this the first time at a friends place and fell in love with it immediately.

It is simple, easy to make and does not have an exhaustive list of ingredients.

So here goes the recipe. You will need:

1. Potatoes - 4 Medium sized, boiled

2. Onion - 1 small, finely sliced

3. Peanuts - 1 Handful, Roasted in a little oil

4. Green Chillies (Optional) - 2, finely chopped

5. Coriander leaves - Finely chopped

6. Chaat Masala - 1/2 Tsp

7. Salt - to taste

8. Juice of 1 Lemon

How do you make it?

Peel the Potatoes and make them into small chunks. Put the Onions, Green chillies, Coriander leaves, Chaat Masala, Salt. Squeeze in the lemon.

Pulse the peanuts just for a couple of seconds till they are rough in texture. Add the peanuts on top of the aloo chaat and mix all of them till everything is well incorporated. Aloo Chaat is ready to be served!

P.S: You can use other nuts like pinenuts instead. If you are serving this for children you can skip the green chillies from this recipe.