My recent cake

Here is my recent Icing Cake which was made a for my friend who was new to baking .......... As she requested me to teach to decorate the cake  this simple and easy cake was made by us she was a little bit nervous to decorate I finished it all by myself................

Batura with Channa Masala and Mattar Paneer


Batura is one of the favorite dish of my family members........... My hubby and  Son used to prefer different side dishes for most of the dishes I cook.............. In a family of three I cook a lot ............ I sometimes feel Iam  living  in a very large family that to  whenever I see my sink after cooking.................  My hubby like to have batura with Channa Masala........ whereas my Son like to have Batura with Matter Paneer....... Whatever be  I feel obliged in cooking Batura.......... yeah! they both can have one favorite  side dish each whereas  I can have  two ......... hmmmmmmm ........Yummy too.........I like to have both Channa Masala and Mattar Paneer..........They are my favorites toooooo..............

When we see the Twinkling eyes of our children on seeing their favorite dish ........... we feel happy and however hard be the dish to cook we love to cook it for them......... we don't feel the tiredness too.......... Here is my Batura with Channa Masala and Mattar Paneer for U all too..............

Puffy Batura

All-purpose flour    - 2 cups  

Sooji                        - 4 tbsp

Yeast                       - 1/4 tsp

Sugar                      - 1 tsp

Salt                         - 1 tbsp  

Yoghurt                  - 3 tbsp

Oil                           - 2 tbsp

lukewarm water     - 3/4 cup 


Add sooji, sugar, and salt to the flour and mix well.

Mix oil and yoghurt with flour. Add yeast water to the flour and make into soft dough

Knead the dough well and divide the dough into equal parts.

Shape dough into balls and roll into roughly 5 to 7 inch circles. Dust lightly with dry flour to help with the rolling.

Heat the oil in a frying pan on high heat. 

Batura should be light creamy brown on both sides. Take the batura out and place them on paper towel to absorb the extra oil. 

Left side is Channa Masala and Right side is Mattar Paneer

Batura with Channa Masala and Mattar Paneer 



Chick peas                   - 1 cup

Onion (chopped)         - 1 medium 

Tomato (chopped)       - 1 medium

Ginger&Garlic paste  - 1 tsp

Garam masala pwd     -  2 tsp

Coriander pwd        -  1/4 tsp

Cumin pwd              -  1/4 tsp

Lemon juice           -  1/2 tsp

Green chilli           -  1

Ghee or butter       -  2 tsp

Coriander leaves   -  for garnishing

Salt                        -  to taste


Soak dry chickpeas in 3 cups of water overnight.

Add salt to taste to the soaked chickpeas. Boil in the same water until chickpeas are tender.

Take a pan heat oil add onion and fry till transculant.

Add ginger and garlic paste.  

Now add tomatoes saute until well cooked

Then  coriander , cumin and garam masala powders. saute well 

Add  the chickpeas along with water [press the channa so that you get a thick gravy}. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

Mix lemon juice and stir well.

Garnish with chopped green coriander, and serve.




Medium  Potatoes (boiled and mashed/cubed)  -  4

Big  Onion  -  1
Tomatoes  -  1
Green Chilli  -  2 small 
Dried Kasoori Methi (fenugreek leaves)  -  1/4 cup 
Turmeric powder  -  1/4 tsp
Chilli powder  -  1tsp
Coriander powder  -  1tbsp
Cumin seeds  -  3/4tsp
Minced Ginger (optional)  -  1/4 tsp
Oil  -  1 tbsp
Salt - to taste


Soak the dried methi with enough water for 5 mins, drain'em and keep it aside.  

Heat oil in a skillet, add cumin seeds, followed by onions, ginger and green chilli.

Saute until tender and add the tomatoes, followed by dried methi and saute for 3-4 mins.

Now add the turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder along with salt, mix well and pour 1/2 cup of water.

Let cook for a min or two, then add the mashed/cubed potato mix well and continue cooking.

Then pour 2 cups of water, check salt for taste and cook until right consistency. 

Finally sprinkle chopped cilantro.

Methi Aloo

Serve  with chappathi

Serve hot with chappathi