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Butter Naan – No Yeast

Whenever I go to Indian restaurant and want to have north Indian food, Naan is the first thing that comes to my mind. Cant say no to Buttery naan. I wanted to make naan at home and I am posting a recipe without yeast and eggs.

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Butter Naan:

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Standing time : 3 hours | Cooking time : 10 mins

Recipe Category: Entree

Ingredients:

All purpose flour/Maida – 2 cups

Fresh thick curds – 2 tbsp

Warm Milk – 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp

Sugar – 1 tsp

Salt – as needed

Baking powder –  1/2 tsp heaped

Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp heaped

Butter  – 4 tsp, melted in room temperature

Method:

  • Mix maida, baking powder and baking soda well. Sieve the flour mix. Take the seived flour in a bowl and make a hole in the centre. Add milk, curd, salt, sugar and butter in that. Mix well with finger tips and dont knead hard. Coat the dough with little olive oil and keep aside for 2-3 hours. Better to cover the dough with a damp cloth or kitchen towel. (Can Be kept max upto 7-8 hours). Knead the dough softly and make desired size balls

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  • Dust the rolling platform generously with flour and roll the dough. Apply water to one side, and place it on the skillet, with the water-applied side on the skillet

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  •  Cover the skillet and cook on medium flame. After a minute, it will puff up.  At that stage, flip the naan and cook the other side. Apply butter/ghee over both sides and serve hot.

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Mango Milkshake

Today I had prepared Mango Ice Cream and kept it in the freezer to set, have to wait for 7 hours to taste! With a left-over mango, prepared a quick Mango milkshake.

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Mango Milkshake

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Serves : 2

Recipe Category: Beverage

Ingredients:

Mango pulp – 1/2 cup

Cold Milk – 1 cup

Sugar – 2 tsp

Vanilla Extract – a drop (Optional)

Method:

  • Blend mango pulp, vanilla and sugar in a mixer until smooth
  • Add chilled milk and blend again until smooth and enjoy the cool summer drink 🙂

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Check other Mango Recipes,

Mango Kulfi

Mango Halwa

Mango Mousse

Mango Ice Cream

Masala Paniyaram

During our childhood days, whenever we get bored of idli/dosa, kuzhi paniyaram  is an immediate alternative Amma prepares with idli/dosa batter. For preparing this dish, Kuzhi paniyaram  stand and left over idli/dosa batter is all that’s needed. I tried savory version. If you don’t have kuzhi paniyaram pan, try frying it in oil to enjoy quick snack 🙂 For a variation you can Aldo check Adai paniyaram

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Masala Paniyaram (Savory Rice Ball):

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves : 3

Recipe Category: Breakfast

Ingredients:

Dosa/Idly batter – 2 cups

Idli Podi – 1 tsp

Finely chopped Onion – 1

Grated Carrots – 2

Hing – a generous pinch

Curry leaves – few, roughly chopped

Ginger – 1/8 tsp (optional)

Coriander leaves – Handful

Oil – to cook

Method

  • Add onion, carrot, Idli podi, coriander leaves, curry leaves, hing and ginger to the Idli batter

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  • Heat the paniyaram pan. Add a little oil to each hole. Spoon the batter into the pan and cook for 2 minutes on one side

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  • After one side is cooked well, turn the paniyarams and cook the other side. Flip carefully and cook until it is done

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  • Serve with any chutney

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My Notes:

  • Green chilli can be used instead of Idli podi
  • Can add 2 tbsp of wheat flour for a soft texture

Check my other recipes using Idli/Dosa Batter,

Idli Fry

Idli Upma

Kaima Idli

Masala Idli

Vegetable Waffle Dosai

Microwave Potato Chips

Deep fried in oil, high in calorie – yet can’t say no to potato chips. I always had an idea of baking chips, like baking fries, but kept postponing. Saturday evenings call for a quick snack. I tried chips using microwave, and I am happy to have a quick snack with less oil.

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Microwave Potato Chips:

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 5 mins | Serves : 2

Recipe Category: Snack

Ingredients:

Potato – 1 medium, peeled, thinly sliced

Salt – as needed

Dry basil – 1/8 tsp optional

Cooking spray/oil – to grease (I used cooking spray)

Method:

  • Place potato in salt water to remove the starch in potato. Rinse the potato under running water. Place on a paper towel and pat to dry
  • In a bowl add potato, salt, basil and give a gentle mix
  • Grease genorusly the plate with oil/cooking spray.
  • Spread potato on the plateplate/parchment paper. Spread in such a way that there is no overlap

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  • Cook on high until potatoes start to turn brown. It took 4-5 minutes in my microwave. Turn the chips in between (After 2-3 minutes) to continue even browning. Watch the last minute carefully to avoid burning

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My Notes:

  • Adjust the time according to your microwave setting
  • Make sure you cook chips till they are brown for crispy texture