Saturday, April 11, 2009


1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 cup jaggery
1/2 cup water
1 banana mashed to a smooth paste
4 green cardamons powdered
1/2 tsp ginger powder
Canola Oil

Heat jaggery with water and cook till melted completely.
Leave it aside to cool.
Add both flours to the cooled jaggery mixture.
Add the mashed banana and cardamon and ginger powder..
Mix well and keep aside for 2 hours.
Heat the Appakara(a pan with indentations in them), add oil about halfway upto the indentations.
Meanwhile stir the batter add a little water if it's too thick.
Add a tbsp of batter in each cook for about or so then turn and cook both sides.
Remove add more oil if required and cook all the unniappams.
Makes about 20 unniappams.

Instant noodles

1/2 cup cabbage sliced thin
1 carrot sliced into thin shreds
a few green beans sliced thin
1/2 onion sliced
1 garlic clove crushed
1 green chilli minced
1 tsp ginger minced
1tbsp oil
1/4 tsp red chilli flakes
1 tsp soy sauce
1tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp red chilli sauce
2 packets ramen noodles or any instant noodles
2 cups water
1tsp sesame oil
1tbsp cilantro minced
salt and pepper to taste
Microwave beans with 1 tsp of water to for 2 minutes.
Heat oil, add red chilli pepper flakes, onions garlic, green chilli, and ginger.
Saute till light brown.
Add vegetables and a little salt and pepper,and cook for a few minutes.
Add soy sauce, tomato ketchup, and red chilli sauce.
Add water, break noodles into half and cook till dry add sesame oil and cilantro, stir well.
Serve hot or cold.


rice flour 2 cups
urad flour 1/2 cup
jeera seeds 1/2 tsp
sesame seeds 1/2 tsp
ajwain 1/4 tsp
pepper pwd 1/2 tsp
soft butter 1/2 stick
salt 2 tsps
hing 1/4 tsp
water 1 cup approx

Mix flours butter, ajwain seeds, sesame seeds, cumin seeds and pepper pwd.
Add hing and salt to water.
Add this water little by little to make to a soft dough. You might not need all the water or you might need more.
Use a Murukku Press to make murukku.
Fry on medium heat till golden.