2 1/4 – 2 1/2 cups (295 – 325 grams) all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

3 tablespoons (40 grams) room temperature unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

3 tablespoons (35 grams) granulated white sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (120 ml) milk, heated to lukewarm

1 large egg, lightly beaten


In a large bowl whisk together 2 1/4 cups (295 grams) flour and the yeast. Add the butter and, with a pastry blender or your fingertips, cut or rub the butter into the flour mixture until you have coarse crumbs. Stir in the sugar and salt.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the lukewarm milk and lightly beaten egg and stir until you have a ball of dough. Add more flour, a tablespoon at a time, if necessary.

With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough to a thickness of about 1/2 inch (1 cm). Cut the dough into about 2 1/2 – 3 inch (6-7 cm) circles, using a lightly floured doughnut cutter or cookie cutter (will need a smaller cookie cutter to cut out the center “hole”). Place the doughnuts on a lightly floured baking sheet, lined with parchment or wax paper. Gather up the scraps, roll, and cut out remaining doughnuts. You can keep the donut holes to fry separately, if you like. Loosely cover the doughnuts with plastic wrap (lightly butter or spray the plastic wrap with a non stick vegetable spray so the doughnuts won’t stick) and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled (about 1-2 hours).

Pour oil  into a pan and keep the temperature at medium-high heat, Carefully place the doughnuts into the hot oil, about 2 to 3 at a time (do not over crowd). Fry each side until golden brown, about 45-60 seconds per side doughnuts. These doughnuts are best freshly made.

You can Ganache the doughtnuts with white and brown chocolate or just plain sugar.


Egg, Paneer and Veggies wheat Flour Pita Pocket.

Wheat Flour Pita Bread


3/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)

3/4 tsp crumbled fresh yeast

1/2 tsp sugar

1 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp salt


  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the oil and salt in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  2. Add the oil and salt and knead again till it is smooth and elastic.
  3. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and allow it to prove till it doubles in volume (approx. 15 to 20 minutes).
  4. Press the dough lightly to remove the air.
  5. Divide the dough into 6 equal parts and roll out each portion into a oblong of 150 mm. (6″) length and 6 mm. (¼”) thickness.
  6. Cook the pita breads on a hot tava (griddle) over medium flame on each side for a minute or until the bread puffs up and a cavity is created in the bread.

Cut each pita bread into 2 halves andImage

Meat Roll with fresh veggies and Hummus.

So, how did I use my Hummus yesterday. I marinated some boneless goat meat in garlic, chili flakes, salt, palm vinegar, fresh rosemary and olive oil for 3hrs. Cooked the marinated meat in a mud pot, when the the meat was cooked left the lid of the mud pot open and let the meat to roast. Made a few wheat roti’s, cut a  few veggies length wise (carrot, cucumber, onions and tomatoes). loaded the roti’s with roasted meat, fresh veggies and garnished with Hummus and  a very little mayo. Rolled it and enjoyed it. It tasted like Shawarma.ImageImage

Hummus and Tahini Recipe

Hummus and Tahini recipe
200g chickpeas (Chole white Channa)
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
2 Garlic clove
2tbsp Tahini paste
4 -5 tbsp water
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp chili /paprika powder

I made my own Tahini with
2tbsp white sesame/til
1tbsp sesame/olive oil
2tbsp warm water
Grind all the above ingredients for the tahini paste.

Method to make hummus

1) Soak the Chickpeas (White channa) for 7-8hrs
2) Pressure-cook the Chickpeas till soft.
3) When the chickpeas cools, separate the chickpeas from the water.
4) In a food processor/ mixer grind the chickpeas and garlic with 4 -5tbsp of the water that was used to cook the chickpeas (you may add more water according to the consistency that you may require)
5) To the chickpeas and garlic paste add lemon juice and Tahini paste and mix well.
6) Garnish with Extra virgin olive oil and chili/paprika powder.

I use hummus as a spread on my rotis/rolls/bread, also use it as a dip for salad, kebabs and fries. I use it as a substitute to mayo.ImageImage

Neer Dosa with Egg curry

ImageImageImageImageNeer Dosa with egg curry

Recipe for Neer Dosa
1) 2 cups raw rice
2) ½ cup grated coconut
3) Salt to taste
4) Water as required
Soak the rice in water for 3-4hrs or overnight. Grind the rice along with the grated coconut to a smooth paste. Add water to the paste and salt to taste. The neer dosa batter has to be watery and not thick.
The whole trick of making the neer dosa is in spreading it. Take a non-stick pan that has edges, pour a ladle full of batter and spread that batter by rolling the pan. Cover and cook for 2-3minuts. It may look uncooked and delicate, gently take it off the pan, give it one fold and leave it to cool. Only when cool you can stack one over the other (if you do it before it cools, it will stick to each other).
Enjoy neer dosa, with egg, fish, chicken, mutton, vegetable curry or just plain chutney. You can also roll with grated coconut and jaggery for a sweeter version.


Veg and Paneer Momos

Veg and Paneer Momos
1cup maida
1pinch salt
Warm Water as required
2 tsp oil
Make dough with the ingredients listed above and leave it covered with muslin cloth for ½ hour.
For the stuffing
1cup cabbage chopped
½ cup paneer grated.
½ cup carrot chopped
1 medium onion chopped
1 green chili cut into tiny pieces
3-4 garlic flakes cut into tiny pieces
Salt to taste
1tsp soya sauce
Sugar one pinch
Take oil in a pan and sauté the garlic and green chilies, when done add the onions, when the onion are light pink in color add the veggies and paneer and sauté for a while (do not overcook the veggies and paneer). Add salt and sugar to taste, finally add the soya sauce. Let the veggies and paneer mix to cool. Meanwhile get you steamer ready, start rolling out the dough by applying little oil since we want the dough to stretch, add the filling and seal the corners with a mixture of water and Maida and steam the momos.

Spinach and Potato Clafoutis


Ingredients :
For the batter :
1) 65 gms Maida
2) 2 eggs
3) ¼ tsp salt
4) 180 ml milk
1) 1 medium Onion
2) 1 medium Potato
3) Half bunch of spinach (Blanched)
4) Few herbs (Fresh or dry. I had a few fresh rosemary and Thyme)
5) 2 tbsp oil to sauté the veggies
Blend the Maida, eggs, milk and salt in mixer of food processor. Keep it aside.
Saute the onion ,veggies and herbs in olive oil. ( I used extra virgin olive oil). When they are half done, take a small cake tin or bread tin, grease it with oil and arrange the veggies at the bottom of the tin. Pour the batter into the tin and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 20minsutes. Mouth watering Clafoutis is ready.
You could add cheese if you like. I did not add it though.