Saturday, August 11, 2012

Cauliflower thyme soup

Cauliflower - 1 bunch, cut into florets
1 potato - chopped
1 onion chopped
2 garlic pods - chopped
4-5 cups vegetable stock
2 cups water
1 Tbsp cream
5-6 sprigs thyme - chopped
1 sprig thyme - cut into 1 inch pieces
1 green chilli (optional)
1/4 tsp pepper powder
2 Tbsp olive oil

1) Heat oil in a sauce pan. Fry garlic pods until they change colour. Add onion, green chilli and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add potato and cauliflower and fry for two minutes.
2) Add stock and water. Cover and cook on low heat for 30 minutes. Allow it to cool and blend it into fine soup.
3) Take the soup in the sauce pan(high flame). Add pepper powder, cream and thyme. Check for salt.
4) Bring to boil. Garnish with thyme.

Serve with toasted buttered bread! :)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Spinach Puri

3 cups atta(wheat flour)
1/2 cup spinach
5-6 sprigs of coriander
2-3 sprigs of mint leaves
1 cm ginger
2 green chilli

1) Grind spinach, coriander, mint, ginger, green chilli with 1/2 a cup of water.
2) Add this paste to atta along with 3 Tbsp oil and mix. Check for salt. Add water as required and make a dough. Set aside for 10 mins.
3) Take a small piece of dough(enough to make a 6cm circle) and form a ball. Roll into a 6cm circle.
4) Heat oil in a frying pan. When sufficiently heated, carefully put the puri in the oil. Press it lightly using a spatula so that the puri puffs up.
5) When the underside starts to turn brown - flip and fry the other side for a few seconds. Remove it and place it in a container lined with paper towels.