When I first started blogging I had no knowledge of computers. Initially when I saw these events on the blogosphere I hesitated to participate as I did know how to send links of my recipes 😀
Slowly I picked up things, and now I enjoy participating in them. Punjabi food being a favorite looks like I may be cooking more of this cuisine this whole month.
Everything would be malai mar ke ( adding cream). All that going lite last month will definitely go for a six 😀
I prepared this Aloo Kulcha from Sanjeev Kapoor’s recipe. from here. The link may stay for some time but may go off once this recipe goes off from the complimentary section. So I will give the entire recipe.
It seems this was a fast selling item in a restaurant in New Zealand where he worked. People ate this like a starter.
This prompted me to try it out .The recipe goes like this. It may look lengthy but preparation time was less.
The ingredients are similar to aloo paratha except the outer covering is all purpose flour.
FOR THE KULCHA
Sieve 2 cups maida, salt to taste, 1/4 tsp Soda Bicarbonate.
Gradually add 2 Tbsp yogurt and 2 Tbsp milk.
Add sufficient water to make a soft and smooth dough.
Cover with a wet cloth and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Add 2 Tbsp oil and knead the dough well.
Cover it again and keep it for an hour.
FOR THE FILLING
Boil and peel 2 medium potatoes .Grate them.
Finely cut 1/2 medium onion.
Finely cut 2 green chillis.
Finely cut 1/4 medium bunch coriander leaves and 8-10 mint leaves.
Dry roast 1 tsp anardana and 1 Tbsp jeera/cummin and powder them coarsely.
Mix all the ingredients for stuffing along with 1/2 Tbsp red chilli powder.
HOW TO MAKE KULCHA
Divide the dough into 6-8 portions.
Flatten the portion of dough and and place a portion of the filling as you would do for stuffed parathas.
Roll lightly 4-5” diameter discs.
Brush lightly with oil and sprinkle kalonji seeds,and press with your palm
Preheat the oven at 220 degrees celcius .
Place these kulchas on greased baking tray and bake for 6-8 minutes.
Brush the Kulchas with butter and serve HOT.
I have been tagged by sweet friend Richa for a meme to disclose seven random facts about myself.
Its so difficult to say anything about ME ME but I will give it a try.
1.My entry into the food blog world was just by chance and not preplanned. I was searching for pav bhaji recipe on the net,and found Nupurs blog. Till then I did not know that something known as ‘Blog’ existed.
My interest in cooking (eating :)) led me to many more such food blogs!I used to note down recipes in diaries with the name of the blog. It is funny but I did not know how to book mark recipes 🙂 (Now I know everything, learnt it on my own)
My knowledge of computers was limited to surfing the net and sending emails. My comments were anonymous and off-course did not lead to any link, but the others names did. At heart even I wanted my name to lead to a link with every click, very childish of me, but its true !
So one fine day on an impulse I just clicked on Get a free WordPress blog and clicked and clicked till the end and I had made my own blog within 3 hours and wrote a first post. Sia and Coffee were the first ones to notice me and I want to thank both of them for encouraging me 🙂
I love to share recipes and also love to learn new things that’s why probably I have survived these 6 months in food blogosphere. My thanks to all blogger friends for your constant support.
2.The first point was so long what will happen to the rest of the meme!! Yup I love to talk. I just need some time to gear up to be able to build a rapport with anyone. Probably that’s why I have friends of all ages 🙂
3.I have this fascination for bags, which will never end. Also I love to buy things for my kitchen. It can be anything which will make my life easier in the kitchen.
4.I fear height, what do you call it bathophobia?Coffee :))) It took me 3 months to go close to the balcony railing of my third floor apartment.
5.I am an urban lady. I can’t stay in a quite place. I need some hustle bustle around. That’s why I like South Mumbai with the crowd oozing out on the roads at Churchgate ,VT. Wow I love all that.I don’t mind the heat, sweat and the crowd. Also I would love to stay in an apartment rather than a bungalow in a metro. I do not like too many exit points in a house , one is enough .
6.My child hood has been spent with lot of architectural design books around me. Never took up Architecture for which I repent even today. Designing anything is my passion and I love colours. If I am viewing a TV serial the lovely shade of the sheer curtain will draw my attention than the sobbing heroine 🙂
7.I have this weird interest in the latest gadgets latest mobiles , cameras any new technology. I might just walk into a mobile shop update myself on the features of the latest mobile and walk out. So crazy !
On this note I end my Meme here.