Monday, March 11, 2013

Quick Masala noodles

Masala noodles may not sound like much. But its the masala that makes this dish so special. The spice mix, heavy on garam masala ( indian spice mix) and chilly adds a level of flavour that takes these noodles far above most stir-fried noodle dishes. its spicy and very addictive and the most comfort food
10-15 minutes stars
Prep time: 20 mins
  • 200 grams Plain hakka noodles
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 2 Chopped tomatoes
  • 2tsp Garlic cloves ( finely chopped )
  • 1tsp Ginger ( finely chopped)
  • 2 Green chillies ( finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Sliced capsicum ( yellow, green and red)
  • 1/4cup Cabbage ( shredded )
  • 1tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 1tsp Red chilly powder
  • 1/2tsp Garam masala powder
  • 2tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
Cooking Directions

  1. Add 9 cups of water and salt in a large vessel and bring it to boil.
  2. Add noodles into it and let it boil for 4-5 minutes or until done.
  3. After noodles are cooked drain the hot water and add some cold water to stop from further cooking,drain that water again and  drizzle some oil to avoid stickiness of noodles.
  4. Heat oil in a wok or kadai, add chopped ginger,garlic and green chillies and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Now add onion sliced and fry till golden brown.
  6. Add tomatoes and salt to taste fry till soft and mushy,followed by chopped capsicum and cabbage,stir for 2 minutes.
  7. Add chilly and garam masala powders and mix it well.
  8. At last add cooked noodles and stir continuously on high flame till the masala is well coated.
  9. Garnish with coriander and boiled eggs and serve hot.
Variation: Finely chopped chicken breast pieces or shrimps or prawns can be added when tomatoes are cooked.

Tuppa dose/Ghee roast dosa .. A mangalorens signature dish

The varieties of dosas made in different regions of south india are endless. "Tuppa dose" is a signature dosa of Mangalore,now served in almost all the restaurants. .Tuppa means Ghee in Kannada .i just love the sizzling sound of dosa batter being poured onto hot traditional iron griddle and the aroma of ghee as the dosa roasts. This is one dosa which reminds me of my childhood and that, how crazy we kids were for this delicacy, whenever it was festive time especially during car festival ( car festival is very famous in mangalore) or we had some guests over ,this was 1st thing in our menu.we would keep lingering around the plate just to get some extra Dosa from one of our favourite restaurants . Even you would be delighted to try this sensational dosa recipe. Now this is a favourite dish of my family , Its combination with hot coffee during winter is great. Try this dosa Recipe and serve it hot. Enjoy and do let me know how this dosa Recipe turned out for you.

  • 1 cup Urad dal
  • 1 cup Dosa rice
  • 2 cups Maida/all purpose flour
  • 2 inch piece Ginger
  • 2tsp Sugar
  • 1/2tsp Baking soda
  • Sugar to taste
Cooking Directions
  1. Soak Urad dal and rice for 4-5 hours .
  2. Grind soaked urad dal and rice along with ginger to smooth batter.
  3. Sprinkle some sugar and keep this covered overnight to ferment.
  4. Next day morning add maida ,soda and salt to the fermented batter and blend it well to avoid any lumps.The batter should be little thicker than normal dosa.
  5. Once you are done then heat griddle and start making dosa.
  6. Pour two ladle full of batter and spread it little about 8 inch diameter and drizzle 2-3 tsp of ghee and cover and cook on medium flame till well roasted and turns to brown colour.
  7. Now flip the dosa,drizzle some ghee again from the sides and roast well till golden brown.
  8. Serve hot with ginger or any other chutney of your choice.
Note: The ginger is the key ingredients in this dosa ,as it gives nice aroma and flavour .