Dal Bhaati Churma

To prepare dal

Channa dal-1/2 cup
Whole moong dal-1 cup
Cumin-1/2 tsp
Green chillies-2,slit
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Hing-1/2 tsp
Onion-1/4 cup,chopped
Amchur powder-1/2 tsp
Oil/Ghee-1 tsp
Salt to taste
1.Wash and Soak both the dals for one hour
2.Cook the dal in pan or pressure cooker with 2 cups of water,until well mashed
3.Heat a pan,add ghee,cumin,green chillies,onion and saute it turns translucent.
4.Then add turmeric powder,hing ,amchur powder and chilli powder.
5.Add mashed dal to the pan,salt to taste and some water to make it flowing consistency.
6.Simmer for ten to fifteen minutes.

To prepare bhaati
Wheat flour-1 cup
Ghee-1 tsp
Ajwain/Saunf-1/2 tsp
Water-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
1.Take wheat flour in a bowl,add ghee,ajwain or saunf and salt.Mix well and crumble the flour
2.Add water little by little and mix slightly stiff dough
3.Roll the dough into small balls and press in the center
4.Line the bhaati in baking tray with enough distance between each bhaati.Bake them in preheated oven at 400* F oven for 10 minutes
5.Turn the bhaati upside down and bake another 10 minutes.
6.Remove the bhaati from tray and place in the plate.Sprinkle some ghee while its still hot

To prepare churma
Atta/Wheat flour-1 cup
Semolina-1/4 cup
Ghee-3 tsp
Powdered Sugar/Jaggery -1/2 cup
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
Chopped Nuts-2 tsp
1.Mix the wheat flour and semolina in a bowl
2.Add ghee and sprinkle water to make a tight dough
3.Roll the dough into rotis
4.Bake the rotis in preheated oven at 400*F for 10-15 minutes until it turns crispy.
5.Once the rotis are cooled,crush the rotis into pieces and grind into powder with blender
6.Add powdered sugar/jaggery as per taste and some chopped nuts.

To Serve
Break the baati into pieces,pour the dal over it ,followed by some ghee,onion and coriander leaves. Serve with churma.

Grilled Mushrooms and Vegetables

This is my family's favorite dish.I made 2-3 times by now.First time,I made only with mushrooms and later with vegetables.The very simple ingredients make the dish very delicious.I bought the poultry blend ,so it had both the herbs of thyme and rosemary.

Mushrooms-10-12 nos
Bell peppers-1
Fresh Rosemary-2-3 stems
Thymes-4-5 stems
Olive oil-1/4 cup
Garlic-4-5 cloves
Red chilli flakes-1 
Any cheese-1/4 cup
Salt-1/2 tsp


1.Chop garlic finely and mix with olive oil
2.Removes the leaves of rosemary and thyme
3.Add the leaves ,Red chilli flakes,salt to the olive oil
4.Wash the mushrooms and chop vegetables to lengthy size

5.Marinate the vegetables and mushrooms with the seasoning of olive oil mix for at least one hour
6.Heat a pan ,add the mushrooms & vegetables and toss for a minute,move the pan to preheated oven for 400*F/220*C.
7.Grill them for 8-10 minutes.

8.Sprinkle the grated cheese, and place the pan in oven for two minutes
9.Add the mushrooms to serving plate, along with the left out juice.
Serve with a dip or sourcream(optional)
I mixed achar/pickle with curd 

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The most used south indian spices,From Right to Left,Dry Red Chillies(Kaayintha Mulakai),Cumin(Siragam),Mustard(Kaduku),Fennel(Vendayam),Pepper(Melaku),Jeera (Jeeragam) and in center is Broken Urad dal(Ulutham paruppu)

All these seeds gives added flavour to indian food,when it is fried in oil or grained with other ingredients.

No Indian kitchen is left without this multiple-storage spice kit

I love north indian dishes as much as south indian.....When i was in school ,i learnt to make butter paneer masala...I do it in authentic way and its yummy to have with rotis.I love their dahi poori chat and aloo paratha...yumm...i often visit dabba express at cenatoph road in chennai where u can smell all these flavours...

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This is the storage for all my dried spices...As I dont like to use many dry spices...Dry spices are hard to digest and harmful to health........I have (right to left) Cinnamon(Pattai),Cardamom(Elakkai),White Sesame Seeds(Vella Ellu), Star Anise(Annasi Poo),Bayleaf (Brinji Ellai),Roasted Groudnuts(Varutha Kadalai) and Cloves(Krambu)....I use these minimal dry spices to make my biryani and Gravies.

I don't like storing huge no of groceries ,I wish to buy and cook, then and there , dispose everything.....I have this multi purpose kit storage which is a favourite of my child... She loves to open ,eat and mix altogether...I go crazy when she touches this box..i use this for all kind of desserts...It has (right to left) Dessicated Coconut,Red Raisins,Jeera Sugar Candy,Nuts,Tutti Fruity and Brown Raisins.I also store plums which i used in my Black Forest Cake

Its been luvly to share all my Multipurpose Kit...ThanQ...

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