Friday, June 19, 2015

Ragi Wheat Chapati - How to make Ragi Chapati

These days I have been preparing chapati's frequently for dinner. So, my son would love to have variations in it like Aloo Paratha, Cheese stuffed chapati, panner paratha, raddish paratha (will share the recipe soon) etc. And to this list got added this Ragi Wheat chapati. Ragi flour makes you feel filling too. Try this simple recipe!

Wholewheat flour/ atta - 1 cup Ragi flour - 1/2 cup
Oil - 1 tsp Salt - little to taste Warm water - 1/2 cup or less to kneed dough

Take a wide bow and add the flour, salt and oil. Mix well.
To this slowly add water little by little and form a pilable dough. The dough should be really soft, only then you will get soft chapathi's. 
Keep covered with a wet cloth for 10-15 mins. Then divide it to equal size balls and flatten using a rolling pin into chapatis. 
On a hot skillet add the rolled chapati dough and cook on both sides until done. Refer to my Chapati post for more tips for soft chapatis. Serve hot with subji of your choice.

Tomato Peanuts Chutney

Tomato Peanut Chutney is easy delicious chutney for idli, dosa or for any South Indian tiffin/snacks items. The peanutty flavor is just delightful. Here comes the recipe!


Ripe tomatoes - 3
Peanuts - 2 tbsps
Dry red chillies - 2
Salt as per taste

To temper

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few

  1. Fry peanuts in a pan until they turn golden brown. Set aside
  2. In a pan, add a little bit of oil, add red chillies and fry. Then add chopped tomatoes  and salt and saute until it turns mushy. Allow it to cool down. 
  3. Add the peanuts in a mixer and grind to a coarse powder. Now add the cooked tomatoes and grind to a smooth paste. Transfer to a bowl and do the tempering. Enjoy with idly/any dosa recipes.

Oats Upma with vegetables - Indian Oats Breakfast Recipe

I have been getting requests for sharing healthy as well as easy to prepare recipes. Oats upma is one such, you hardly need 15 mins for the entire process. You can chop the vegetabes parallelly as you dry roast the oats and then you can prepare this upma in less than 5 mins. Eat it hot and it tastes heavenly with  all those crunchy veggies. This oats upma can be served plain, drizzled with few drops of lemon juice or also served with coconut chutney. You will enjoy every spoonful of it.


Oats - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup or little less than that
Onion - 1
Green chilli - 1
Mixed vegetables - as per preferance (carrots, beans, cooked peas, corn, capsicum etc)
Salt, hing, turmeric powder as per taste
Corriander leaves - a fistful, chopped finely (optional)
Lemon juice - 1 tsp (optional)

To Temper

Oil - 2 tsps
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Channa dal - 1 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few

  1. Dry roast the oats until you get a nice aroma, say for 3-4 minutes approximately. Parallelly chop the vegetables into small cubes.
  2. Heat a pan, add oil and do the tempering. Then add green chillies and onion and saute until the onion turns transparent. Then add the vegetables and saute for few more minutes. Now add salt, turmeric powder and hing and half quantity of the water and allow to boil.
  3. Then add the oats and mix well. Oats will imediately absorb all the water. Stir well and drizzle the remaining water and mix well. Keep covered and cook for 5-7 minutes or until done. Stir inbetween. If the mixture looks very dry, drizzle few more drops of water and cover and cook again. 
  4. Once done, turn off the flame and add lemon juice. Mix well and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve Hot!
  • You can add ginger for an enhanced flavor and to aid the digestion process.
  • Adjust the water quantity as per the quality of your oats. Start with half the ratio of oats and then drizzle little by little. This way you can have the right texture for the upma.