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  1. rathi

    rathi Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi all,

    I live in the US and in the Thai restaurants here I have tasted few dishes that includes these water chestnuts.

    Does anybody know what is the equivalent of it in India? Do we have it there and is it used in Indian cooking?
     
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    Broccoli

    Hi,

    I have question about Broccoli...since it looks similar to cauliflower (except for yakki dark color :roll: ), can it be used like cauliflower to make masala, gravy, etc.

    Has somebody tried cooking in the traditional Indian way?

    I do have it in the form of stir fries, but I want to try in different recipes.
    I have read it in lots of magazines and health sites they are really good.

    Cheers,
    Uma.
     
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    Broccoli

    Though I haven't tried cooking broccoli in the Indian way, I can say they may not be suitable, because broccoli will get soggy easily.

    Hence, they need to fried on high flame.
     
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    Water chestnuts

    Hi Rathi,

    Water chestnuts are tuber vegetables. It is commonly used in Chinese, Thai and Japanese cooking. They are combined with other vegetables in stir fries, chopped and added in soups and salads.

    I doubt whether they are available in India and if can be used in Indian cooking!!
     
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    Crispy Rava Dosai- What proportion of flours to be mixed?

    I love the crispy rava dosas that are made in the hotels. Want to try doing similar ones at home, but not very sure of the flours and the proportions in which they are to be mixed? :roll:

    Suggestions please.
     
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    Rava : Rice flour : Maida

    You may want to try in this ratio

    Rava : Rice flour : Maida - 2 : 2 : 1

    Make sure your flour mix is very watery, so that you can get really thin and crispy dosas.
     
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    Rava : Rice flour

    I mix only Rava & Rice flour in the proportion of 1: 1.
    Fine Rava makes the dosa even crispy.
     
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    Broccoli - Add it to fried rice or veggie pulav

    I remember reading somewhere that Broccoli contains an enzyme that will reduce cancer risks.

    You can cut broccoli into tiny pieces and add them to fried rice or pulav along with other vegetables. That will taste good.
     
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    Thanks for the message

    Madhu & Shakthi,

    Thanks a lot for the proportions for Rava dosa.
    I'll try both of types of batter.

    If I want to make Onion Rava Dosa, should I add onion in the batter or add it on top of the dosa and turn it over to get it crisp?
     
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    Sprinkle the onion on top of dosa

    Ammu,

    Try this way...

    Pour the batter on the tawa and spread it into a very thin dosa.
    While the batter is getting cooked (just before it gets brown on the sides to turn over), sprinkle the chopped onions on it.

    Turn it over so that the onions too gets crispy.
    One more turn and fold it with onions inside.
     
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