Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Quick and easy homemade popcorn - Stovetop method

Popcorn seeds - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tsp
Butter - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder to taste (optional)

  1. Heat oil, butter in a heavy bottomed wide pan or pressure cooker, add popcorn seeds, salt and close it with lid. Shake the pan until each seed is coated with oil.
  2. Put the medium flame. Once the seeds begin to pop, shake the pan frequently.
  3. Once the popping slows, turn off the flame. Sprinkle masala chilli powder and mix well.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and enjoy.

Linking to:
Hearth & Soul Blog Hop: 3/24/2014: Small Treats Edition.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Cauliflower Pakodi / Cauliflower Fritters


Cauliflower florets – 1 cup
Besan – 2 cups

Red chilli powder to taste

Ginger garlic paste – ½ tsp

Baking soda – a pinch

Salt to taste

Oil to fry


  1. In a bowl take hot water and add salt. Mix well.
  2. Now add cauliflower florets and soak for 5 – 10 minutes. Drain it.
  3. In a bowl add besan, chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, soda, salt and mix them well.
  4. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  5. Now dip the cauliflower into the batter and deep fry in oil.