I am sending this to Srivalli's Roti Mela .
A closer look at the layers
My repeated failures were because i never let the dough rest for 5-6 hrs before rolling and so it had an elastic effect and also to get perfect layers after roasting it on a tawa u should keep the porotta covered in a cotton cloth and let it steam inside for 5-10 mins.This will make it soft and then we can easily pat it to get the layers out.
Since this is a mild tasting bread its usually eaten with some spicy curry.I love to eat this with chilli chicken or gobi manchuri.
Cauliflower - half of a whole piece, cut into florets
oil for frying
All purpose flour - 1/4 cup
corn starch - 1 tbsp
gin-gar - 1 tbsp
red chilli pdr - 1 tsp
worchestershire sauce - 2 tsp
water as needed
Onion - 1 large onion , diced small
bell pepper(green/red) - 1 medium size,diced small
Fresh ginger - 2 tsp ,chopped fine
garlic cloves - 2 , chopped
green chillies - 3-4 , chopped fine
curry leaves - 1 sprig,roughly chopped
red chilli pdr - 1 tsp
tomato paste - 2 tbsp
ketchup - 2 tsp
worchestershire sauce - 3 tsp
corn starch - 1 1/2 tsp
water - 3 tbsp
sugar - a pinch
In a deep vessel bring some water to a boil.Add salt and drop the cauliflower florets and stir.Do not cover the vessel.Let it stand in there until they are tender but firm.Now drain out the water and keep them aside.
In a bowl mix all the ingredients needed to make the batter except water.Add enough water to make a thick batter.Add the florets and combine them well.
Heat oil in a wok.When it reaches the right temperature drop the florets slowly.Be careful not to overcrowd the wok then u wont get it crispy.Fry them till they are brown in color.Remove them and put them on a paper towel to drain off the excess oil.
Mix the cornstarch and water and keep aside. Heat some oil in a pan.Add the chopped ginger and garlic,curry leaves and green chillies.Saute them for a few seconds and then add onion,bell pepper and red chilli pdr.Add salt and saute until the onions get soft.Now add the tomato paste and worchestershire sauce and stir them all together.Sprinkle some water in order to thin out the tomato paste.Add ketchup and stir for couple more mins.Then add the mixture of cornstarch and water into the pan and stir until the gravy thickens.Finally add the fried florets and mix them well until they are combined.Check for salt.I like my manchuri semi dry.If you want more gravy add some more water while adding the cornstarch mixture.Remove from heat and serve with warm soft porottas.
I am sending this to DK's A.W.E.D - chinese event.
I had a few surprises this week -
Asha of Foodie hope and aroma gave me the "blogger with a purpose" award.Thank u so much asha.I was really thrilled to receive this from u :).I would like to pass on this award to
Roopa, Swathi , Suma and JZ .Congrats and enjoy:).
Meeso gave me the "you make my day award" and devi priya gave me the"nice matters award".Thank u so much meeso and devi.You gals really made my day :)
I am also very very happy to say that my rotini stuffed bell pepper won "the most creative recipe" in Pooja's VoW - Bell pepper event.I thank each and every one of u who voted for me.I am really flattered:).I also thank Pooja for hosting such a wonderful event.Congrats to Sia and Alka for winning the other categories.