Ragi & Atta Roti and Jeera Aloo

BlogHop is introducing me to so many wonderful blogs and some mouth watering recipes.   I'm posting Neha's  Jeera Aloo from  From My Heart  (visited for bloghop5) and  Umm's Ragi Atta Roti  from Taste Of Pearl City  (visited for bloghop4 ). I missed last bloghop post so friends combined both of them together this week. Neha's sabzi and Umm's roti made a wonderful combo and we all loved it at home.

Jeera Aloo

Oil-1 tbsp 

Cumin seeds-1\2 tsp
Potatoes-2 cups(boiled  till fork tender and cubed)
Coriander powder- 1tbsp
Red chili powder-1\2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1\4 tsp
Garam masala powder-1\2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1/2 tbsp 
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander-1 tbsp(chopped)
  1. Heat oil in a wide pan and cumin seeds.
  2. When cumin turns golden add potato cubes.
  3. Fry the potato for 2 minutes and add all dry powders.
  4. Fry for 3-4 mins and lemon juice and remove from heat.
  5. Add chopped coriander and serve with roti

Ragi and Atta Roti

Wheat flour - 1 cup
Ragi flour - 1/2  cup
Dill -  2 tbsp chopped finely (Original recipe used kasuri methi - 2 tsp and ajwain - 1 tsp).
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Oil- 2 tsp
Water- to knead the dough( about 1 cup)

  1. Boil a cup of water with salt and oil .
  2. Add ragi flour and mix well and cook it for 3-4 minutes covered on low.
  3. Remove from heat and when its cool enough to handle add dill.
  4. Add wheat flour little by little and  knead to a soft dough.
  5. Divide the dough into 8 equal balls.
  6. Roll it out into 10 to 12 cm diameter circle.
  7. Heat a skillet pan to high. 
  8. Cook the chapathi on both sides, until it bubbles and looks lightly brown on top.
  9. Serve it with Jeera Aloo :) or any curry of your choice.
I'm sending this entry to "Blog-Hop-Wednesdays" at tickling palates.

Finnish Browned Butter Teaspoon Cookies

Its been a little while that i have posted something. we went on a vacation and had a party to plan immediately after coming back  both  vacation and party was lots of fun and bit tiring at the same time now i'm getting back to normal  :) . 

I found this recipe in a  Scandinavian  Baking book at the local library a while ago.

Butter - 1 cup
AP Flour - 2 cups
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Vanilla - 1 tbsp
Strawberry Jam -  1/3 cup
Confectioners Sugar

  1. Brown the butter by melting carefully to golden brown and cool it to room temperature.
  2. Heat oven to 325 F
  3. Mix flour and soda together.
  4. Combine the cooled butter ,sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl and stir until evenly mixed .
  5. Add the flour and mix to form a dough
  6. Shape the cookies by placing about 1 teaspoon into the bowl of the spoon , pressing against the side of the bowl ,levelling the top. Press the cookies flat side down onto ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 -13 minutes until the sides turn lightly browned.
  8. Let cool on baking sheet for 2 min and remove on to a wire rack.
  9. When cookies are cool ,spread a scant 1/2 tsp of jam on the flat side of one cookies. Make a sandwich by pressing the flat side of a second cookie onto the jam. Sprinke the sandwiches with confectioner sugar. 
Sending this to Srivalli' event :   kids-delight