Mango Pickle

Ingredients:

  1. Raw mango – 250 gm
  2. Mustard Oil – 1 cup
  3. Fennel seeds – 3 tbsp
  4. Fenugreek seeds – 2 tbsp
  5. mustard seeds  – 2 tbsp
  6. kalonji – 1 tbsp
  7. salt – per taste
  8. Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
  9. red pepper powder – per taste

Methodology:

  1. Wash thoroughly raw mango. Dry and cut into cubes.
  2. Coarsely grind 2 tbsp each of fennel seeds, Fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds.
  3. Bring oil to smoking point.
  4. In a bowl, mix ground masala, kalonji, remaining (1tbsp) fennel seeds, salth, haldi, red pepper powder.
  5. Add oil to this masala.
  6. Toss mango cubes in this masala so that all are well covered.
  7. Take high precaution to have a clean and dry glass jar for long sustenance of the pickle
  8. Now add the tossed cubes with masala into this jar and cover with muslin cloth.
  9. Ensure there is sufficient oil to cover the entire mango mix.
  10. Keep in sun for maximum time and for initial few days stir every now and then.
  11. When the pickle shows some sign of being ready in terms of mango being reduced in size and  releasing its sour flavor to the pickle, then cover the jar with its lid and let go of the cloth cover.

References:

http://nishamadhulika.com/pickles/mango_pickle_recipe.html

http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/2013/05/27/mango-pickle-aam-ka-achar/

http://maayeka.blogspot.in/2013/04/punjabi-mango-pickle.html

Home Made Pizza

Ingredients

Pizza Base:

All purpose flour/Maida – 2 cups
Active dry yeast – 1 tbsp
Milk – 1/4 cup + 1tbsp for brushing the crust boundary
Water – 3/4 cup
Sugar – 1 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Olive oil – 3 tbsp

Pizza Sauce:

  1. Tomatoes- Big 4-5 – pureed
  2. Salt – per taste
  3. Sugar – 1 tsp
  4. Olive oil or butter – 2tbsp
  5. Black pepper – per taste
  6. Oregano – 1 tsp
  7. Basil leaves – chopped 1 tbsp
  8. Garlic cloves – 2 chopped

Methodology:

Dough

  1. Take lukewarm water. Add sugar and yeast to it. Mix and keep covered for 5 min. It will turn frothy then good to go else not to be used.
  2. Mix salt and oil in sieved maida.
  3. Gradually add prepared yeast solution to the maida mix and knead for 5 minutes to get a soft, non-sticky dough.
  4. Wrap it with kitchen towel or cling wrap and keep aside in a warm place for 3-4 hours.
  5. Now, split the fermented dough into 2 balls.

Pizza Base

  1. Roll it with rolling  pin or with hand on a board or directly on the baking tray. Sprinkle some dry maida before setting the base
  2. Roll in the borders to avoid spilling of cheese. Brush the borders with mil or egg white to get quicker browning.
  3. For even cooking, the base can be pricked with fork.
  4. Spread the pizza sauce and sprinkle some cheese.
  5. Spread veggies as required. Sprinkle lot of cheese, black pepper and olive oil
  6. Preheat oven at 220 deg. Then bake pizza for 15-20 min.
  7. Pizza is ready if cheese has melted and crust border has browned.

Pizza Sauce

  1. Heat oil or butter.
  2. Add shopped garlic cloves and other ingredients.
  3. Cook till the sauce reaches thick consistency

References:

  1. http://nishamadhulika.com/532-pizza-recipe-in-hindi.html
  2. http://www.rakskitchen.net/2010/03/home-made-pizza.html