Tuesday, August 23, 2005

A favourite meal :Chapati and Alu raita.

For Chapati (flat bread) : ingredients:
whole wheat flour- 2 cups+ some for applying while rolling.
salt - 1 teaspoon
oil - 2 teaspoon+ some more.
water for mixing dough.
Method: Mix the flour, salt, 2 teaspoon oil. Add water and make into a soft dough. Knead well and keep aside for half an hour. Knead some more and make into large lemon size balls. Using a rolling pin, flatten the ball into three inch diameter round. Apply a little oil. Fold into half, apply a little oil, fold again. Sprinkle a little dry flour and roll into a round of about 5-6 inch diameter. Heat a girdle(tava), place the chapati on it. When one side starts to bubble up, turn and cook on the other side. turn again and the chapati will puff up. Remove from fire. Apply a spoonfull of ghee(clarified butter) and put in a closed container. Serve hot with any spicy vegetable curry. potatos go well with chapati.
For Alu Raita : ingredients. :
boiled and roughly mashed potatoes - 2-3
2 cups curd(plain yoghurt)
salt - according to taste.
oil - two teaspoons.
mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
cumin seeds -1/4 teaspoon
asafoetida - a pinch
Method : Mix together mashed potatoes, salt, curd. Heat oil, add mustard and cumin seed. when they start spluttering, add asafoetida, curry leaves. Remove from fire. add to the potato mixture. serve with chapatis or paranthas.

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