Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Vegetable Manchow Soup

Soups are great source of vegetables and nutritions, and yet they have great aroma specially some Indo-Chinese soups. One of them Manchow soup, its taste yum with varieties of vegetables and fried noodles on top. This is our all time favourite soup, and during cold and cough day we love our this hot bowl a lot. This doesn't required any special items other than regular Chinese sauces, and very easy and simple. Enjoy the hot bowl..!!


1/2 cup Carrots chopped
1/4 cup Button Mushroom chopped
1/4 cup Cabbage chopped
1/4 cup Capsicum chopped
1 tablespoon Garlic chopped
1/2 tablespoon Ginger chopped
1/8 cup Spring Onion Chopped (reserve green parts for garnishing)
1 tablespoon Green Chilli chopped
1 tablespoon Dark Soya Sauce
1/2 tablespoon Vinegar
1/2 tablespoon Green Chilli Sauce
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon MSG (Ajinomoto) (optional)
1 tablespoon Cornflour dissolve in 2 tablespoon of Water
2 cup Vegetable Stock
Tofu 25 Gms cut into cubes (Optional)
1/2 cup Noodles deep fried


Heat oil in pan, add ginger, garlic and green chillies and saute for a second. Add spring onion and mushroom cook till soft. Add remaining all vegetables, pepper, salt, MSG and saute for 2-3 minutes on high flame, than add tofu and cook for 2 minutes. Add soya sauce, chilli sauce and vinegar mix, add vegetable stock, bring it to boil, cook for 4-5 minutes, add corn flour mix gradually, continues stir it to avoid any lumps and cook till thickens. Serve hot with fried noodles and spring onion.

Tofu made by soya juice (milk)
I use Kalla vegetable stock cubes, 1 cube dissolve with 500 ml of water.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Puran Poli

Puran poli is very traditional recipe. From North India to South India every one has reason to made this with few variations. Some make this with Tuar Dal and some with Chana Dal. My mom is from North India she use to had Chana Dal puran with curd and as i have grown up in Nagpur she made now with Khatti Methi (sour and sweet) Kadhi. I have never thought i could make this alone, but again its possible because of my mom, what recipe she gave it came out exactly how it look like, though not the mum's taste but still i loved it. I made this for Holi as a ritual should made something sweet and this is bestest option i could made with all the ingredients same time at home.


1/3 cup of chana dal
1 cup whole wheat flour
6-8 tablespoon ghee for puran
1 pinch of nutmeg powder
2 teaspoon of cardamom powder
1/3 cup sugar
few saffron strands (kesar)
salt to taste


Soak chana dal for 1 hours atleast, pressure cook with very little water. Dissolve saffron with very little water and keep aside for 10 minutes. Once done (Have to make this like pressure cook rice) take out excess water if any. Mash the dal with the help of food masher of with the back of spoon. Now in a pan heat 1 tablespoon of ghee, add mashed dal and cook for few minutes on medium flame, add saffron with water. Add sugar and cook till mixture become thick, while stirring continuesly. Add cardamom and nutmeg powder and let it cool down completely. Now made a soft dough of whole wheat flour, adding water as per requirement  Keep aside for 10 minutes. Now take small amount of dough, make peda and roll it down 5" in diameter and take small amount of chana dal mixture for stuffing. Fold all the edges of dough over the filling (Like Aalo Paratha). Roll again to make medium size thin puran. Now place this puran on hot tava (griddle), turn and smear lots of  ghee and cook till golden brown spots appears on puran.

 Serve hot with Kadhi or Curd.

Hope you enjoy the recipe..!!