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Paya

Paya is a traditional food from the Indian Subcontinent.
Paya is a soup made with Lamb or Mutton trotters.  Paya means leg in Hindi.
It is also served at various festivals and gatherings, or made for special guests.  Paya 
is served for breakfast or brunch and is served with bread or Naan.  

Paya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 5          lbs Paya
  • 10        cloves
  • 1          tsp black pepper
  • 1          cinnamon stick
  • 6          cardamom
  • 1          tsp cumin
  • 2          lbs sliced onions
  • 1.5       lbs tomatoes
  • 1          tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1          tbsp chopped ginger
  • 2          jalepino chopped
  • 1          tsp chilli powder
  • 2          tbsp dhana jeera
  • 1/2       tsp haldi
  • 1          can tomato puree(6 oz)
  • 2          tsp salt

For decoration

  •             juice of lemon/lime
  • 1/4       cup chopped cilantro
  • 1          tsp garam masala

Instructions

  1. Rinse paya in cold water and put it in a large saucepan with 4 cups of water.  When it starts to boil, remove it from the heat, drain it and rinse the paya.  Return it in the saucepan.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, add 5 lt of water and bring it to boil, lower the temperature to med, and cook it for an hour, to till everything starts to fall apart.
  3. Add lemon juice, 
  4. Sprinkle it with cilantro and garam masala before serving.

Serve it with french bread/naan.

You can slow cook the paya in a preheated 350 degree  the oven for 2 hrs.

Instapot.

Bring the paya to a boil. drain, and rinse it.  Add the rest of the ingredients and pressure cook for 40 minutes

Paya

Paya Ingredients

Egg and potato Rolls

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Makes 6

Ingredients

  • 2                 cups finely chopped potatoes or frozen hashbrowns
  • 2                 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2                 tbsp green chutney
  • 1                 tsp salt
  • 9                 eggs
  • 3                 tbsp finely chopped onions
  • 1                 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/4              cup cold water
  • 2                 tbsp butter
  • 6                 10 inch wheat tortillias
  • 1                  tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Grease a baking tray.
  3. Add 2 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp green chutney and 1/2 tsp salt to the potatoes and bake for 15 minutes or till the potatoes are cooked and light brown.
  4. In a bowl break the eggs, add 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tbsp green chutney, onions cilantro, and water and mix well.
  5. Heat a 9″ frypan, melt 1 tsp butter and make an omelette withe about 3/4 cup of egg mixture,
  6. While the omelette is cooking on a hot griddle cook the tortillia on one side for 1 min, brush it with oil turn it around and cook for another 1 min.
  7. Put the omelette in the centre of the tortillia, add 1/3 cup potatoes.  Bring the 2 sides 1″ in towards the centre and roll it up.
  8. Serve it hot with a green chutney.  This is a perfect breakfast to go.

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Savoury French Toast(Tikha Pav)

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2                 eggs
  • 1/2              tsp salt
  • 1/2              tsp green chutney
  • 1/4              tsp black pepper
  • 1/4              cup water
  • 6                 slices (day old) french bread
  • 1/4              cup canola oil
  1. In a medium bowl break the eggs, add salt, green chutney, black pepper, water and and mix well.
  2. Dip bread in egg mixture, turning to coat both sides evenly.
  3. Cook bread slices on a lightly greased griddle or a skillet on medium heat until browned on both sides about 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Serve with fresh fruit.

Banana French Toast

French Toast, alo known as “eggy bread” is a classic breakfast or brunch dish.  Slices of bread are dipped in a milk and egg mixture, then browned in a hot skillet.  They are served with Maple Syrup and/or fresh berries.

Ingredients

  • 1           ripe banana
  • 3           eggs
  • 1           cup homo milk
  • 3           tbsp sugar
  • 8           slices French bread
  • 1/4        cup vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Mash the banana, add the eggs, milk and sugar and mix. (You can put everything in a blender or a food processor and blend it).
  2. Dip bread in egg mixture, turning to coat both sides evenly.
  3. Cook bread slices on a lightly greased griddle or a skillet on medium heat until browned on both sides about 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Serve with fresh fruit.

Kashmiri Paratha

When making any Paratha, they should be cooked properly, you should not taste the raw dough.

The tava or the griddle should be medium hot.  If you sprinkle water on the tava, the droplets should dance and disappear right away.

Brush it with enough oil or ghee when frying the parathas, so that the dough gets cooked well and you see crisp brown spots.  An ideally cooked paratha would be evenly fried, well cooked with golden or dark brown spots.  Use a spatula to press the paratha edges so that the edges are cooked properly.

I use the no name brand whole wheat flour.

 

Kashmiri Paratha

Ingredients

The Dough

  • 1                      cup whole wheat flour
  • 1                      tbsp oil
  • 3/4                  cold water
Filling
  • 8              oz almonds
  • 4              oz desiccated coconut
  • 1/2           tsp  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2           tsp cardamom seeds
  • 1/2           tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2               tbsp sugar
  • 1               egg white
  • 1/4           cup oil or ghee for frying
For serving
  •                  almond butter
  •                  butter
  •                  condensed milk

Instructions

Rub oil in the flour, and make a nice soft dough using enough water.

Let the dough rest for at least 20 minutes.

In a food processor grind the filling ingredients to a fine paste.

  1. Divide the dough into 5 balls.
  2. Roll 1 ball to about 5 inches
  3. Put the fill in the centre, take the edge and start pleating and bringing the pleats to the centre.Join the pleats together, the pleats have to be joined well otherwise there will be gaps while rolling and the filling will come out.
  4. Sprinkle some flour and roll the paratha to about 6 inches.
  5. Cook on a hot tava like a chapatti, when the bottom is partly cooked ( it will change the colour), flip the paratha.brush it with oil, flip it again, this time this side has to cook more.  Brush with oil and flip it again.
  6. Turn it again once on both sides.
  7. Serve it hot
  8. Spread ir with butter, almond butter or condensed milk.

Kashmiri Paratha

Kashmiri Paratha

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha is a Popular breakfast of unleavened whole wheat bread stuffed with a spiced potato stuffing.  Aloo can be spiced to your taste and flavour.   Aloo Paratha is one of the most popular paratha from Punjab.  In Punjab the parathas are made with ghee and served with a dollop of butter.

Ingredients

The Dough

  • 1                cup whole wheat flour
  • 1                tbsp oil
  •                   water as required for kneading
Filling
  • 4               medium sized potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1               jalepenio finely chopped
  • 2               tbsp green onions finely chopped
  • 1/4            tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1/4            tsp garam masala
  • 1/4            tsp crushed cumin
  • 1/4            tsp citric acid or
  •                  lemon juice to taste
  • 2               tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2            tsp salt
  • 2               tbsp oil for cooking

Instructions

Make the Dough.

  1. Rub the oil in the flour and make a soft dough using enough water.
  2. Let the dough rest for 20 minutes.
Filling
  1. Boil the potatoes and peel them.
  2. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.  Potato mixture should be very smooth.
  4. Divide the dough into 5 balls.
  5. Roll 1 ball to about 5 inches.
  6. Make the potato mixture into the same size balls, flatten it a little.
  7. Put the filling in the centre, take the edge and start pleating and bringing the pleats to the centre.Join the pleats together, the pleats have to be joined well otherwise there will be gaps while rolling and the filling will come out.
  8. Sprinkle some flour and roll the paratha to about 6 inches.
  9. Cook on a hot tava like a chapatti, when the bottom is partly cooked ( it will change the colour), flip the paratha.brush it with oil, flip it again, this time this side has to cook more.  Brush with oil and flip it again.
  10. Turn it again once on both sides.
  11. Serve it hot.

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Serving suggestion.

Serve with yoghurt and, green chutney.

White Spot Butterhorns

When I came to Canada, Whitespot was a popular family restaurant with a car Service.  
Butter horns were a popular breakfast item.
This is a recipe I saved from the “Vancouver Sun”  in the early 1980s.

Whitespot Butterhorns Ingredients

  • 1/4             cup warm water
  • 3                tbsp. dry yeast
  • 1/4             cup shortening
  • 1/4             tsp vanilla
  • 1/4             tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2             cup sugar
  • 3                eggs
  • 1 1/2          cups milk(2%)
  • 6                cups flour
  • 3/4             lb butter
  • 1                egg beaten
  • 1                cup icing sugar
  • 1 1/2          tsp melted butter
  •                   small quantity of milk to make a smooth glaze
  • 1 1/2          cups flaked walnuts

Instructions

  1. Combine water and yeast, beating until dissolved, and set aside.  This will seem like far too much yeast; the recipe handles it well.
  2. Combine shortening, vanilla, lemon juice, sugar, 3 eggs, milk, and yeast mixture.  Beat with mixer on medium speed until well combined but some shortening lumps remain.
  3. Fold flour into above mixture by hand until thoroughly mixed.  If too sticky, dust with flour, being careful not to overwork.
  4. Soften butter slightly and set aside.  Place dough on a floured table and roll into enabling shape 1/4” thick.  Place softened butter in centre third of the dough.  Fold one unbuttered section of dough over buttered section, then fold remaining section on top.  Leave for 10 minutes.
  5. Roll again 1/4 inch thick (dusting table with flour if sticky), and fold dough into three sections.  Leave for 10 minutes.
  6. Repeat this procedure once again and after the last fold refrigerate and rest dough for 30 minutes.
  7. Roll dough into an oblong shape 1/4 inch thick and brush with beaten egg.  Starting at the far end roll dough (jelly roll fashion) toward you.  Cut into 1/2 inch pieces and place in lightly-greased baking sheet.
  8. Cover with a clean damp cloth and let rise until at least double in size.
  9. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Cool them completely.
  11. Top them with glaze.* made with sugar, melted butter and milk mixed together in a small bowl.
  12. Sprinkle tops with flaked walnuts.

Glaze

In a small bowl mix sugar, butter and milk.

Breakfast Sandwich

Serves 15

                                                               Omelet Sandwich

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Ingredients

  • 2                large onion2               

Ingredients

  • 2               jalapeños
  • 18             eggs
  • 1               tsp salt
  • 1/2            cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 30             slices of bread
  • 1/4            cup butter

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel and finely chop the onions and the jalapeños.
  3. In a large bowl break and beat the eggs.  Add the onions, jalapenos, salt, and cilantro.  Mix everything together.  Pour this in a greased 1” deep baking tray.  Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Cut the omelet in 3in x 5in pieces(15 pieces).
  5. Butter the bread slices.  Put one slice of omelet on the bread, and  cover it with other slice of bread.
  6. Cut it in half and serve.

Dhokla/Dokra

Dhokla (also spelt Dhokra or Dokra)) is a vegetarian dish that originated in the state of Gujarat in India.  It can be served for breakfast, or as a side dish,a main course or a teatime snack.  It can be served hot, cold, or at room temperature.  It is made with fermented batter made of gram flour(chickpeas)  rice and yoghurt.  The main ingredient is rice.

Dhokla is a savory cake that is steamed.

My mum used to make dhoklas for breakfast. Any left over,  we would have at teatime.  A hot garlic chutney is served with it.

Somebody came up with instant dhokla which are easier to make and you do not ferment it overnight.  Instant dhoklas are made with Sooji (wheatlets) or cornmeal.  I make it with sooji, If you are  allergic to wheat, use cornmeal.

Sooji is also known as Semolina or wheatlets

1.Semolina is the coarse, purified wheat middling’s of durum wheat used in making pasta  and also used for breakfast cereals  and puddings.  Semolina is also used to designate coarse middling  from other varieties of wheat, and from other grains such as rice and corn.

Semolina

Dokra

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Ingredients

  • 1                    cup sooji
  • 2                    tablespoon Channa Flour
  • 5                    tablespoon Yoghourt
  • ½                   teaspoon Black Pepper (freshly ground)
  • ½                   teaspoon Cumin (freshly ground)
  • ½                   teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1                    tsp sugar
  • 1                    tsp Citric Acid
  • ½                   tsp salt
  • ¼                   cup oil
  • ¼                   tsp ground ginger
  • ¼                   tsp ground garlic
  • ¼                   tsp ground jalapeno
  • ½                   tsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • ½                   cup warm water
  • 1 ½                tsp  rounded Baking Powder

Instructions

  • In a large sauce pan pour about 2 inches of water and boil.  The water should be boiling when you put the dhokla in.  The saucepan should be about 10 inches wide.  Put a wok ring inside the saucepan, the dhokla dish should sit on this ring. 
  • Add  everything except Baking Powder and mix well.(The mixture should be running consistency like a cake). 
  • Add Baking Powder and mix well. 
  • Pour into a greased 8” sandwich tin.
  • sprinkle chilly  powder on it.
  • Steam for 20 min.

Serve with Garlic Chutney.

Omelette Roll

A dish consisting of beaten eggs cooked until set.  It can also be folded over with a filling inside.

Omelette  Roll is a chapatti rolled with an omelette.  It is breakfast on the go or lunch for the kids.  It is nutritious and easy to pack.

Omelettes are easy to make but are a little tricky.  You need practice to make it perfect.  Making a roll is the best place to start because if you break the omelette  nobody will know.

You can make your chapatti or buy it from Indian Grocery Stores.

Omelette Roll

Omelet

Ingredients

  • 1                   egg
  • 1                   tbsp water
  • 1                   tsp finely chopped onion
  • 1/4                tsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/8                tsp salt
  • 1/2                tsp butter
  • 1 chapatti

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine  egg, water onions, cilantro and salt  and beat with a fork till everything is mixed together.
  2. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat, pour the egg batter and tilt the pan to spread it around.  When it starts to set, loosen it with a palette  knife, turn it over and cook on the other side for about 1 minutes.
  3. Place the omelet on the chapatti and roll it up.
  4. Wrap it in a napkin.

Variations

  • Sugar roll:            Spread butter on the chapati sprinkle with        sugar and roll it up.
  • Banana Roll:         Spread butter, sugar and a banana and roll it up.
  • Aloo Roll:             If you have  leftover Alo curry (Potato) use that and roll up the chapatti.