Saturday, May 15, 2010

Aloo Posto

This a typical recipe from the state of West Bengal. My association with them have been from the state I grew up in. Especially the city of Jamshedpur although a part of Jharkhand has a very mixed culture and who does but not like the food from the neighbours kitchen as a kid. So did I and so here is the recipe for my all time fav

Monday, May 10, 2010

Bread Roll

In my continuous endeavor to make something delicious and filling yet healthy for my kid who is fond of everything but food,I made the bread roll the other day. All things mashed makes him not realise what's goes in it like any of the green veggies, most often not liked. A lot of mashed potato actually take over the taste of most greens. This is an easy and quick to make recipe.


Bread Slices - 4
Boiled Potatoes - 2
Beans - 4-5
Spinach leaves - 1 small bunch (approx 4-5)
Carrots - 1
Onion - 1 (small)
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper Powder - a pinch
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


For the filling:

Cut the vegetables i.e. beans, spinach and carrot
In a pressure cooker boil all of the vegetables by adding a little salt and sprinkling some water
Remove from heat and drain excess water in a pan
Leave the vegetables till the water is completely drained off
Mash the potatoes and vegetables
Finely chop the onions

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a kadahi
Fry the onions till translucent
Now add the mashed vegetables
Add all the spices including salt aand turmeric powder
Fry for a sometime till the veggies look done

For the Rolls:

Take the bread slices and soak in the drained water from the veggies
Take the bread and press with both palms
Take a small ball of the filling and place it on the bread
Roll the bread over the filling into oval shapes
Repeat with all the bread slices

Heat oil in a heay bottomed pan
When the oil is hot add the bread rolls to it
Fry gently over medium heat till the rolls turn golden

Serve with Sauce/Coriander Chutney

Banana Eggless Cake


Flour/Maida - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Butter - 1 cup
Bananas - 2 (over ripe preferable)
Baking Powder - 1tsp
Edible Soda - 1/2tsp
Milk - 1/2 Cup


Mix all the dry ingredients together i.e flour, baking powder and soda
Mix the butter, milk and sugar together
Mash the bananas and add to the above mixture
Slowly add the flour mix to this and whip for a while
The batter should look well blended

Preheat the oven at 250 degrees
Grease a cake pan and pour the batter
Set the oven temp to 180 degrees and bake for 20 mins
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