Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Potato cheese balls


1 cup boiled and mashed potato
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp chat masala
2-3 tbsp grated carrot
2 tsp corn flour
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
2 tsp finely chopped ginger
salt to taste

For the filling
1/2 cup grated paneer
1 tsp red chilli powder
a dash of salt

oil for deep frying

In a bowl mix all the ingredients excluding the filling ingredients. In another bowl mix all the filling ingredients gently.
Take a small amount of the potato mixture in your hands and make a small cup shape, fill in a small amount of paneer mixture inside and completely seal with the potato. Similar to how you fill aloo in the dough for aloo paratha.
Deep fry in oil till golden and serve warm. You can even use these as koftas in gravy.

My kids were very impatient and while clicking they started picking up from the plate. You can see the empty space in the picture:)

This goes to CFK- Festive food hosted by Suma.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Kesari Puran poli (Sooji halwa obbattu) - Navratri Special

I wish all Neivedyam visitors a very happy Dusshera/Navratri

These pretty little birds were sitting right out of my window without realising that they were being clicked.

Puran poli is made by stuffing sooji halwa which gives a very nice taste and texture and is great for neivedyam during festive season.

Sooji Halwa recipe Here. I added little turmeric (natural colour) to the halwa to get the yellow colour.


For Poli
2 cups maida (all purpose flour)
1/2 tsp salt
water for making dough
2 tsp oil


Mix maida, salt and water to make a soft dough. Take a clean plastic sheet and apply oil to it as well as your hands. Make roti size balls from the dough and stuff small amount of halwa inside the dough. Gently press the stuffed dough with your hands on the plastic sheet and flatten it as much as possible. Use oil to your hands to make it flat. It takes a beautiful roti shape as shown in picture. If flattening with hand is difficult use rolling pin.
Fry it on the tava with oil as we do for parathas.
Delicious Sooji halwa pooran poli is ready!

This goes to CFK- Festive food hosted by Suma.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pesara vada ( Green gram vada)- Navratri Special


1 cup Whole green gram (soaked overnite)
2 tbsp urad dal (soaked)
1 onion ( finely chopped)(skip if using for neivedyam)
2-3 green chillies(chopped finely)
1 tsp ginger (chopped)
5 curry leaves (chopped)
1 tbsp Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
salt to taste
Oil for Deep frying


Grind green gram and urad dal into thick paste with very little water. To this batter add all the given ingredients and mix well. Skip onions if you want to use it for pooja.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry to make healthy and filling vadas.

This goes to CFK- Festive food hosted by Suma.