Monday, January 22, 2007

Tasty Manoharam - Spicy chappati Bites

This is one recipe I haven't had anywhere but at home. Amma would make it when we would come hungry in the evenings, when it was too early for dinner and to late for lunch. we would call it manoharam - not sure how the name stuck ...but it definitely tasted manoharam. Manohar means "snatcher of hearts" or "fascinating". It is now a favorite of my better half too! ... Made using bite size pieces of chappati, I sometimes make extra roti just to make manohar. You won't need any side dish with it. If you want you can also have it with plain yogurt.

Ingredients :
Chappati/ Roti - 3 to 4 torn into bite size pieces
Onion - 1/2 finely chopped
Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp or more according to preference
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeerakam/ Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - few drops
Salt to taste
Oil - 1tsp

Heat oil in a saute pan and add the jeerakam. Then add the onion and saute for 4 to 5 minutes on medium heat until the onion become translucent. Then add the chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt. Saute for 2 minutes until the raw taste of the powders. Add the chappati, mix it well with the onions and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes. turn off the heat and add the lemon juice. Serve hot.


Mallugirl said...

very tasty manoharam!love the name of ur blog and welcome to the blogging world.

smitha said...

Thank you!! I used to drool over the recipes made by you and others excellent food bloggers .. that I just had to start my own. I hope you do try it and let me know if you liked it too!!

KitchenFairy said...

Wow...manoharam manoharamayirikkunu...

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