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Pizza adventure …

….after quite a long gap, we tried the pizza again at home.

We had tried once before as listed here and had turned out ok back then.  We amended a few things this time and turned out great. We still followed the recipe listed as in previous scope with some twists

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3 cups of all purpose flour with 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds (jeera), olive oil, yeast, and some flavored chutney as prep’d as follows’:

Green chutney
a bunch of coriander leaves
a bunch of mint leaves
2-3 green chillies
few slices of onion
Jeera
grated ginger

blend all the above in a mixer grinder. add 1-2 table spoons  of this paste to the dough. Mix well as indicated recipe in previous post.

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Place the kneeded dough warm for over an hour. I kept it in our cooking range oven. It would look like this at the end of an hour

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Roll it to the the pizza pan. I didn’t use the Rolling pin this time, rather stretched by hands.

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Used part of the dough to make little buns, but they didn’t really turn out great, though the inside texture turned out great but the exterior was crunchy and not as soft as bun. but Tasted great though. we realized, if added ajwain, would have tasted like om-biscuits as we called in our childhood in Bangalore.

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Tomato sauce:

Prepared Tomato sauce at home. Method:

start with 2-tablespoons of olive oil in a vessel heated on cooking range. add mustard seeds, jeera, Onions, 1-2 green chillies, 3-4 tomatoes thoroughly fried. add few cloves and black pepper for that spicy feeling, a bit of chilli powder, if requird. Salt according to taste. No, we didn’t add salt at all. get them to boil. cool and blend in mixer grinder.

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Bake the crust slightly so it would be easier to apply the ketchup / tomato sauce and add toppings. Apply ketchup / tomato sauce and add toppings.

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Now bake for 15 to20 minutes at 425 deg.

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throwing in a few almonds on top wouldn’t hurt, I think.  Feels good to bite those almonds with pizza Smile

Make slices as appropriate and relish hot. add crushed red chillies and anything else you would prefer for toppings. It turned out to be think crispy crust pizza with great number of vegetable toppings. No, we didn’t add the cheese. Couldn’t find a cheese with no Sodium content in it, and hence skipped it.

 

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….. an experimentation for not being able to eat pizza outside being on Sodium diet Smile 

 

I do not know the calories this would add, but I am good to eat the entire pie of this size Smile

December 26, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Oats Cutlet? Oats Patty?

                No, we haven’t named it right yet. image however, one morning we tried this for a breakfast. It turned out great and filling too.

Ingredients:
original oats – 1cup
mustard seeds – half teaspoon (not mandatory)
peanuts – one tablespoon (not mandatory)
Jeera – one teaspoon (not mandatory)
green chilies – 2 (chop it to size you like)
onions (if required) – 2 tablespoons (chopped)
red chili powder – 1 teaspoon
salt – for your taste (i mean, take a bit taste and put it away) 🙂
olive oil – 1 or 2 tablespoons

Preparation:
Heat a skillet / vessel on a stove with 1 tablespoon of olive oil in it. Add some mustard seeds and for few minutes. follow the usual tadka process. add jeera and peanuts along. after 2 to 3 minutes with peanuts add the chopped green chilies and chopped onions. let the onion fry in oil for most part. add salt according to your taste as mentioned above

now, add one cup of oats and mix well. you may have to sprinkle some water to it can be mixed well for about 8 to 10 minutes, till you see the oats getting softened. and turn off the stove.

use a cookie cutter or a lid of a metal box/bottle would help too. fill the prepared oats mix into the template and drop it to a microwave safe or an oven safe tray (as appropriate).

to options to bake:
either you may use the Microwave or the conventional oven. We used microwave this time. place the tray in microwave oven for about 2 to 4 minutes. keep a watch along the way so it doesn’t get too hard and not get charred.

serve hot / warm with ketchup. I don’t eat Ketchup and the plate in this picture doesn’t show it.

August 20, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Salad#3: Orange salad

It was a little funny when I made this a few months ago. image I have gotten into a habit of snacking something when I get back home in the evening. One evening, I noticed an orange on our dinner table and a bunch of grapes in the refrigerator. peeled off an orange and spread the slices on a plate. cut the Green seedless grapes into halves or several pieces. spread them around on top of oranges.

 

Now sprinkle some red chili powder, and black pepper powder. put some almond slices if you have. If you do, you may also add chopped coriander leaves.

If you don’t like cold tangy orange, keep the plate in microwave for a minute or so, so it warms up a little bit.

It was a great to snack on some cut fruits, and since I mostly like chili spice, this tasted great.

August 18, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 1 Comment

$200 burger ?

wow! noticed what money can buy section on Time magazine – one of those was that surprised me was a burger at a Burger King fast foods costing $200/-

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picture from the time.com : http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1825241_1739915,00.html 

see the above link for the ingredients that go into this burger …

June 27, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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December 12, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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December 1, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment