RAVA APPALU

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Bombay rava – 1/2 cup

Grated jaggery – 1  1/2 cup

Water – 1 1/2 cup

Cow ghee – 1/2 tsp

Oil for deep frying

Appalu is the main neivedyam for lord hanuman. It has a crunchy outer layer and soft smooth inside.

METHOD

  • Heat a heavy bottom pan with 1 1/2 cups of water. Add grated jaggery and ghee, boil till the jaggery melts .
  • Add bombay rava slowly and keep stirring. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Open the lid, mix well and cook on low flame while stirring.
  • Turn off the flame and allow it to cool down. The flour mixture should not be too hard or too soft.
  • You should be able to make a round patty with the mixture. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
  • Grease your palms with ghee, make small lemon sized balls and keep it side.
  • Once the oil is heated up, keep it in medium flame and shape the lemon size balls by pressing with palms into round shape patties..
  • Fry in oil till it becomes golden brown in colour. Fry equally on both sides .
  • Once the appalu are done, place them on a tissue paper. Serve as neivedyam.

SUGGESTIONS

Do not over crowd the pan as they tend to stick with each other and break .

RAGI RAVA DOSA

IMG_4044INGREDIENTS

Ragi flour – 1cup

Rice flour – 1cup

Bombay rava – 1cup

Curd – 1/3 cup

Water- 4 cups

Finely chopped onions – 1 medium size

Finely chopped green chillies- 3

Finely chopped ginger – 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

METHOD

  • In a mixing bowl, add ragi flour, rice flour, bombay rava and salt.
  • Mix all the ingredients with a cup of water and curd. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Add chopped onions, ginger and green chillies.
  • Add water to adjust the consistency of the batter. The consistency of the batter should be thin (watery)
  • Keep it aside for 30 minutes. Pour the batter on the tava from the edges towards the center
  • Sprinkle 1/2 or 1 tsp of oil. Cook on medium flame. Let the base turn crispy and golden brown in colour.
  • No need to roast on the other side. The dosa has to be served immediately.

SUGGESTIONS

You can add grated carrot to the batter. Make sure to stir the batter before pouring the dosa on the tava.

RAVA DOSA

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Rice Flour – 1 cup

Bombay rava – 1/2 cup

Maida – 1/2 cup

Curd – 1/4 cup

Finely chopped onions – 1 (medium)

Finely chopped green chillies – 2

Finely chopped ginger – 1tsp

Water – 4 cups

Salt to taste

Oil+Ghee for frying 

METHOD

  • In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, bombay rawa, maida and salt.
  • Mix all the ingredients with a cup of water and curd. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Add chopped onions, ginger and green chillies. 
  • Add water to adjust the consistency of the batter. The consistency of the batter should be thin(watery).
  • Keep it aside for 30 minutes. Pour the batter on the tawa from the edges towards the center.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 or 1 tsp of oil. Cook on medium flame. Let the base turn crispy and golden brown in colour. No need to roast on the other side.
  • The dosa has to be served immediately.

SUGGESTIONS

You can add cumin seeds and curry leaves.  Make sure to stir the batter before pouring the dosa on the tawa. 

 

 

 

 

 

RAVA BREAD TOAST

IMG_3926INGREDIENTS

Bread – 6 to 8 pieces

Bombay rava [suji ] – 1/2 cup

Finely chopped tomato – 1/3 cup [ with out seeds ]

Thick curd – 1/2 cup

Fresh cream – 1 tbsp [optional]

Salt to taste

Finely chopped green chillies – 3

Finely chopped garlic – 6 pods

Black pepper powder – 1/4 tsp 

Finely chopped coriander – 2 to 3 tbsp

Oil – for frying

METHOD

  • Take a bowl. Except oil, combine all the ingredients well and make a batter. Rest for 10 to 15 minutes or till the rava turns soft.
  • Take the bread slices. Spread the rava mixture evenly with a spoon. Heat a frying pan and drizzle oil. Place the bread with filling facing down on the pan.
  • Cook for a few minutes on medium flame till the mixture gets light brown.
  • Drizzle some oil on top. Then flip the bread and cook the other side as well.
  • It should be brown, crispy and toasted. Remember to keep the flame on medium or low to get the perfect crisp bread.
  • Remove onto a plate and cut into half. Serve hot.

BOMBAY RAVA VADA

Ingredients

Suji – 1 cup ( Bombay rawa )

Yougurt -1 cup

Grated carrot -1/2 cup

Onion – 1 medium size (chopped)

Green chillies – 5 (finely chopped)

Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp

Coriander leaves – handful

Salt to taste

Oil for deep fry

Method

Heat oil in a deep frying pan on medium low heat.Then mix all the ingredients to a mixture.

Once the oil is hot enough, take a lemon sized portion of the mixture and form into small ball.

Flatten the ball on the palm of your left hand and slowly drop into oil. Fry the vada on both sides till golden brown in colour.

Once fried, remove the vada onto a absorbent paper.

Notes – Make sure to adjust the temperature where necessary to fry the vada evenly.Image