Thursday, November 20, 2014

RAva idly

My mom makes the best Rava idli..n this was the best i could make...

Ingredients
1 cup semolina (rava)
2 to 3 tbsp yogurt
1/2 tsp baking soda
salt to taste
oil for greasing the trays

For The Tempering
1 tsp Mustard seed
2 green chillies , chopped
4 curry leaves opt
1 tsp chana dal
Few cashews pieces
cilantro

Method
Mix the semolina, yogurt and salt together in a bowl. Keep aside .Prepare the tempering by heating the oil and adding the mustard seed ,chana dal, green chillies and curry leaves. add the tempering to the semolina batter.Add cilantro Add the soda mix well and pour the batter into greased idli moulds. Steam for 7 to 10 minutes.
Serve hot with a chutney or podi..

Enjoy!!!


Pasta Sauce




Pasta sauce ..

Ingredients:


4 ripe tomatoes..

1 onion
5-6 cloves garlic, minced
1tsp. sugar
Pinch of dry oregano
pinch of dry rosemary
1 tbsp olive oil..
Salt and pepper, to taste

method:
In a pan saute garlic until soft and fragrant in 1 tbsp. of olive oil, add onion and sauté till transparent add tomatoes and tomato paste and cook well.. add the oregano and rosemary and little water and cook until a sauce thickens..

Mix it with cooked pasta and serve ..

optional can add 1 tbsp of tomato paste to get the color..you can avoid it as they contain preservatives...Enjoy cooking

Umita