Khaman dhokla

Khaman dhokla is a delicious  Gujarati snack which is similar texture like cake is very popular in India….. Khaman dhokla are prepared and steamed till. It’s luffiest, softest, spongiest like idlis.. If you tried making dhokla but never got a fluffy and soft sure checkout this way…

INGREDIENTS :

  • For Dhokla :
  •  Besan/ Chickpea flour – 250 gms (1 & 1/2 cup)
  • Curd/Yogurt – 1/2 cup (not very sour)
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Cooking/Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
  • For seasoning to be mixed to the batter (to be added just before cooking)
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric a pinch
  • Green Chili paste – 1 – 2 (or as per taste)
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Citric acid – quarter tsp (or lemon juice)
  • Eno – 1 small packet (green colour fruit lime) + some more for sprinkling on the plate
  • salt to taste
  • For tempering
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Little water + Oil to be topped on dhoklas

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METHOD:

1) Mix first 1/2 cup curds with 1/2 water

2) Add the besan and mix well to get a lump less batter, the consistency should be of idli batter, more of dropping not pouring consistency.

3)Now take a steaming high sided plate and grease it well with oil. Set aside till use.

4)Slowly add more water if needed else, add the soda. Keep it aside to rise for 1 hour. To the batter mix in the citric acid, oil, salt, sugar, green chili paste and turmeric powder. Mix well. This has to be done just before pouring to the plate

5)Meanwhile have the pan on stove, and let the water start boiling. When the water reaches the rolling stage, you can mix the eno to the batter (Save little of eno for dusting on the plate), mix gently, you will see bubbles coming out.

6)Pour it immediately in the grease plate and pop into the steamer.

Steam it for 15 to 20 mins or till a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

6) When the dhokla is steaming, make the green chutney. Take all ingredients in a blender and make into a smooth paste. Your green chutney is done. Set aside till serving.

7) Now After 20 mins remove the dhokla from the steamer and set aside. Now make the tempering, heat oil in a tadka pan, add in mustard, green chilli, asafoetida and let them sizzle for a min. Take it off the stove and Pour in water and mix them well.

8) Now drizzle this all over the dhokla, you can top it with coriander leaves and coconut.

9) Slice and Serve with green chutney.

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‘The place’ for tea lovers..

Recently i won a contest with  TEA TRAILS Facebook page ..It was my first win of this new year….I was totally so much excited wat will be the prize.. They messaged me and asked me a passtport size photo I asked why but when i went to their Ashok Nagar branch they gave me  a id card saying u have won a tea for a whole year..I was like who will come to drink tea daily as I m not a tea lover.. …..   But when i ordered herbal tea on the very first day it was like awesome mild taste and i loved it to the core … Now daily without fail me and my hubby come here to drink tea…

Its a perfect place for all tea lovers with varieties of tea  with snacks. Tea Trails is a chain of tea cafes in India that has two of their branches at Chennai in Ashok Nagar , Neelangarai and Annanagar…Launched in late 2013 by a group of entrepreneurs with successful track records, Tea Trails Café has embarked on an interesting journey of changing the rules of the game in the café space.  The ambience is Very neat and maintained clean. With a lot of wall hangings with quotes related to tea, the place does seem attractive. Seating was comfortable… It’s a simple, minimally designed place with eye soothing decor and lighting that’s perfect for some quiet conversations and catching up over detailed interesting options of tea. Its really a relaxing for people who want a break with Wi-Fi connection as well to cater to those people who have to ‘stay on the grid’ even at their Chai time.

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Best ever collection of tea as they have different types of tea which are served across the world. They have a wide variety of teas. Classic teas, white teas , green tea , oolong tea , flavoured tea and various speciality teas are listed on their menu.. I tried Ginger green tea as i had cold and to my surprise it had a strong ginger taste my throught became normal as its natural …Not only tea the snacks also really amazing and tasty ..

I have tried  1) Seasoned French Fries which is  crispy  with peri peri seasonings served with two mayo dips.

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2) Pasta which is really delicious with white sauce ..but me and my daughter were searching for broccoli but it was not there so its a suggestion to add more vegetables so that it will be more yummy ….

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3)Fried rice..It tasted like Schezwan rice but again it can be bit more spicy to fulfilled me ..

 

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The one thing i love the most is their service….. Have to try more and will blog more about different varieties of all teas as well yummy delicious dishes ….

Tea Trails offers a gourmet tea drinking experience to the discerning consumer and brings to India the fast emerging international trend with a desi twist. It offers carefully curated range of the finest teas from Indian and around the world… A good place to have tea and snacks . A gem amidst all the coffee shops in the city.
Its Definitely a MUST GO for a tea lover.

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You can reach Tea trails at

Address: 49/24, Chandra Choodeshwar Building, 4th Avenue, Ashok Nagar, Chennai
Phone: 044 43051855

Zomato :

https://www.zomato.com/chennai/tea-trails-ashok-nagar

 

website:

http://www.teatrailsindia.com/

facebook :

https://www.facebook.com/teatrailscafechennai/

Khasta Rewri(Gur)….(Placeoforigin.in)

Place of Origin is filled with a variety of eatables. Once you open the website, you see many categories like snacks, sweets, staples and winter specials. They have tie-ups with most of the popular shops in your town. You can find the famous snacks or sweets from all the states of India here. They have a special section for the health-conscious foodies, where you can pick healthy snacks like karela chips, roasted makhana or dry fruit kachodi. Trust me, they taste so yum that you’ll be addicted!

I had a chance to try few stuffs from Place of Origin and I absolutely loved them.

Have I look at what I got

4)Khasta Rewri(Gur)

Rewri is coin shaped made of sesame, sugar or jaggery and comes in different flavors like elaichi (cardamom), gulab (rose) and kevda (screw pine essence).

A hot favourite during Uttarayan or Sankranti, Khasta Rewari are small flaky slices of til and sugar. Til and sugar are cooked together, to form thin slices of rewari, this is again coated with til or sesame to give the perfect look. Indulge in this sugary delight anytime.

Enjoy them with a cup of hot chai and the company of your friends.

Place of origin gives us opportunity to buy India’s favorite foods online..They work hard to bring you the finest sweets, snacks, dry fruits, namkeen, pickle, jams, tea, coffee and staples from all over India. You can now discover unique regional delicacies and order from the comfort of your home…

Dry Fruit Kachori (Place of origin.in)

Place of Origin is filled with a variety of eatables. Once you open the website, you see many categories like snacks, sweets, staples and winter specials. They have tie-ups with most of the popular shops in your town. You can find the famous snacks or sweets from all the states of India here. They have a special section for the health-conscious foodies, where you can pick healthy snacks like karela chips, roasted makhana or dry fruit kachodi. Trust me, they taste so yum that you’ll be addicted!

I had a chance to try few stuffs from Place of Origin and I absolutely loved them.

Have I look at what I got

No.2) Dry fruit kachori::

Im a big foodie and a big fan of chat items…I forget about calories when i think of these foods……What to do they are so addictive . I’m sure many of you sail in the same boat as mine …. Kachori is definitely one such snack that i can die for. Crispy n flaky out side, spicy, tangy and mildly sweet inside. Kachoris can be made with various stuffings…  I got a sample of Dry fruit kachori of Jay Hind Sweets from Place of origin.in

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About the brand (Jay Hind Sweets)

It Started in 1948, Jayhind is one of Ahmedabad’s most well known shops for mithais, namkeens and dry fruits. With over 6+ decades of experience and ensuring the quality and taste of their ingredients, they have been able to establish themselves as one of the most sought after brands in Gujarat and beyond. The NRI fraternity swears by their sweets containing kaju and badam, due to their longer shelf life. Jayhind now has an export division as well. They have a complete automatic and hygienic plant for their sweets and namkeen production.

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About Product (Dry fruit kachori) :

Ingredients:

Gram floue(Besan),Maida, Cashew nuts, Raisins(kismis),Sesame seeds(Til),Fennel seed(Saunf),Corrainder seeds,Coriander powder(Dhania),Cumin powder(Jeera),Turmeric powder,Chili powder,Garam masala,Spices,Sugar,Salt,Edible Oil.

Taste:

Crispy,mild sweet and Spicy

Packing:

Its really packed amazing loved the golden ball packing which attracts everyone from kids to elders

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Dry Fruit Kachori :

. A Crispy small snack balls stuffed with dry fruits and spices makes it a tasty offering on any occasion. Dry fruit Kachori comes with a filling of dry fruits. Jain Vijay Farsan Mart Kachori is perfect for satisfying your hunger cravings. These deep-fried Kachoris along with the delectable filling are simply irresistible.

It can be eaten alone to satisfy the urge of munching something light and tasty or with tea coffee.It also goes very well with green chutney or as a part of the meal.It is a perfect party time Indian snack.

Though Kachoris are native to Rajasthan , this dry fruit kachoris are something very famous in Gujarat. Unlike normal kachoris, these dry fruit Kachoris have long shelf life and can be stored for few weeks to couple of month. Its also little sweetish when compared to normal ones.

Dry fruit Kachori was  yummy and they made it with the way I like it Khatta Meetha.
Reasonably priced which is very healthy !!!!

Place of origin gives us opportunity to buy India’s favorite foods online..They work hard to bring you the finest sweets, snacks, dry fruits, namkeen, pickle, jams, tea, coffee and staples from all over India. You can now discover unique regional delicacies and order from the comfort of your home..

DANA Garam Masala (Place of Origin.in)

Place of Origin is filled with a variety of eatables. Once you open the website, you see many categories like snacks, sweets, staples and winter specials. They have tie-ups with most of the popular shops in your town. You can find the famous snacks or sweets from all the states of India here. They have a special section for the health-conscious foodies, where you can pick healthy snacks like karela chips, roasted makhana or dry fruit kachodi. Trust me, they taste so yum that you’ll be addicted!

I had a chance to try few stuffs from Place of Origin and I absolutely loved them.

Have I look at what I got

  1. Dana garam masala

Like any Indian spice blend, each garam masala is different…..I use garam masala taught by my grand mom..I got a courier from PlaceofOrigin.in just with excitement opened and got this RANA Garam Masala ..I never used any other spices except i make it from home.. I just want to try it as it is written on the cover that this is free from iron and lead particles .. retains essential and volatile oils, pre cleaned and sundried, Laboratory tested, All pure and natural ingredients, No heat generated while processing and its guaranteed purity ….

The  garam masala ingredients include Chilli, cinnamon, shahi jeera, pepper, cloves, pennel, ginger, bay leaf , star anise, coriander , cardomam, nutmeg and condiments of spieces

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The garam masala has very unique taste. This is not much powered which gives a mild taste of all ingredients ..This has a unique taste unlike our normal Indian garam masalas. This can be put in almost all vegetables we make. Tastes great in Pulav’s and different rice menus. I advise users to use a very small amount to get the very subtle taste of this garam masala . The flavours of this spice mix bought back the memories of the old days. Please keep more such spices coming so that we enjoying cooking with it.

The quality is good and its  affordable and always have the right balance of spices and herbs Hygienically processed and tightly  packed the world’s finest products from DANA… Manufactured under the most hygienic conditions consistently to add that perfect, tantalizing and mouthwatering taste to your food

I thought it would be a lot more spicy or hot. Mild but it’s good for general cooking.

This spice is JUST what I needed to make my food even better!

I make a lot of dishes that call for Masala and I’m happy to have it.

Place of origin gives us opportunity to buy India’s favorite foods online..They work hard to bring you the finest sweets, snacks, dry fruits, namkeen, pickle, jams, tea, coffee and staples from all over India. You can now discover unique regional delicacies and order from the comfort of your home..

Are you busy ….Feel hungry… Try … GoFrshly (Host Freshly)

Last Saturday got a invite through Chennai Bloggers club to witness the launch of a new kiosk like product called “GoFrshly” from a company called OwlTech ( A Food industry IOT firm)..I accepted to go as I m a big foodie….. The event was at  IT park SP Infocity at Owl Tech Office …The office is really amazing with brickwork, furniture made from stacking pallets..The atmosphere was awesome and i totally loved it …

 

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Once we entered Divya Gandhi and Abhiskek welcomed us with a brief about the machine and food box and how they deliver hot fresh food in 90 seconds.. It was quite interesting .. Then we had a gud time playing Scrabble in which we won second place… Then we got introduced to the CEO of Owl Tech, Satish Chamyvelumani….

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Frshly is a first-of-its-kind automated retail marketplace that makes good food accessible to customers..An ecosystem whereby consumers have access to a collaborative platform of food providers. Along with inspired flavours, we provide fresh, hygienic food from their favourite resturants all under 90 seconds! I totally loved this  idea of Food industry IOT.

We then went to the food court of SP Infocity to witness the Frshly machine situated there.. Do you imagine u can order food from ur desk through paytm from their app ..once u free go get ur food ready at the counter. It really saves our time with modern technology..No need to waste ur precious time standing  in queues, fighting for space in small food counters in malls, eliminates the need to buy those redundant mall food cards and of course not shell out a premium for those small quantities of a meal. The GoFrshly team ties up with several restaurants including Anjappar, Paradise Biryani, Delhi Highway and even Dominos (quite soon).

 

Your favourite food on the move..I tried using there app to order food from my favourite North Indian Vegeterain Restuarant. Delhi Highway..Veg combo meal costing Rs.129. which had   2 Tawa Phulkas, Jeera Rice, Channa  Sabji and a Paneer Tikka starter ..It was really filling and  my tummy was happy 🙂 .The packaging is really amazing in food grade plastic that has been tested and allows to be heated without contaminating the food….. It was really a awesome experience once i ordered the frshly machine started it process and deliver fresh food within 60 seconds . Can you imagine….. to get hot fresh food without a queue…..  Sure you tooo will love it once you experience to order ur favourite food from the frshly machine

They serve piping hot hygienically prepared food from popular restaurants across the city ensuring quality, convenience and variety. Frshly is all set to serve at multiple locations across the nation to efficiently accommodate its clock watching, quality and health conscious diners in today’s fast paced world. Further more consumers can download the official Frshly app from the Apple and Google play stores to pick locations, order and pay for their food…Currently Frshly is present in Chennai and Bangalore in the cafeterias of many IT parks…..

Are you busy ….Feel hungry dont worry just order and have fun with food ‪#‎gofrshly‬

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