Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kala Kalaa / Maida rolls


Maida - 200 gm
Butter - 1 teaspoon
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Coconut milk(thick) - 1/4 cup
Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
Cooking oil - 250 ml
New comb with broad gap / Fork - 1
  • Add salt, sugar, butter, coconut milk, little water to Maida and make chappathi style dough..
  • Set aside for almost 3 hours.
  • After 3 hours, the dough will be softer.
  • Make small balls (small marble size).
  • Place a ball over a comb or at the back side of a fork and press and extend it towards one side.
  • Carefully remove it and roll it over the tip of your left index finger.
  • Press both ends lightly.

  • Take it out carefully..the sides of the roll should not be in contact..there should be a hollow..
  • Roll all the balls similarly..

  • Add oil to the frying pan, when it gets heated, deep fry the rolls.
  • Add only 2 to 3 tablespoons of water to the sugar and heat it in a broad container.
  • Stir evenly till the sugar melts.
  • When the sugar syrup boils and turns to  a pale white colour, switch off the stove.
  • Add the fried rolls to the sugar syrup and blend well.
  • As the syrup is hot, it immediately spreads around the roll.
  • Learnt from: Mrs.Padma, my mother

White chili in tamarind


White chili - 150 gm
Tamarind - size of a small lemon
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Feugreek - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida - 1/2 teaspoon
Gingley oil - 1/4 cup
Cooking oil - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urad dal -  1/2 teaspoon
Salt - as needed

  • Roast fenugreek in a frying pan and powder it.
  • Add cooking oil to the frying pan, when it gets heated up, season mustard seeds, urad dal and asafoetida.
  • Cut the white chili into small pieces.
  • Add the chili pieces to the pan and saute in low flame.
  • When it gets sauted well, add thick tamarind pulp.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder and powdered fenugreek.
  • Add gingley oil once the raw smell is gone and stir well.

  • Those who enjoy the taste of tamarind+jaggery, add a piece of jaggery.
  • It tastes good immediately, but tastes better as days go by.
  • Green chili can be used instead of white.

Learnt from: Getting back memories of tasting this item from the hands of my school friend's mom + Internet..self trial