Sunday, June 3, 2018

Tava Somasi | Vegetable Tava Somasi Recipe

Hi Supermoms,

New school session starts in the second week of June in many parts of India . Though it brings a lot of relief to mothers, it also poses the challenge of 'lunch box/tiffin box' packing . To ease your work and bring in some excitement, I am going to share another tasty, wholesome and 'easy to pack and eat' snack, appealing to your younger ones. 

They are perfect for packing in a tiffin box and taste amazing even when eaten cold. During my recent trip to Bangalore, I had the chance to spend time with my friend Radha and while discussing about new tiffin box ideas, she shared a super hit recipe from her kitchen. 

Radha in her well organised kitchen
Radha always makes it a point to pack a lot of nutrients in her son's tiffin box in the most creative ways. I always learn a lot from her and I am so thrilled to share this recipe with you all. She asked me to name the dish and I am going to call it 'Tava Somasi'. Well, you can decide the filling of your choice, depending on the vegetables available in your pantry that day. I have used corn, spinach and colourful bell peppers. 

Tava Somasi | Vegetable Tava Somasi Recipe :

Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 2
1 cup = 250 ml cup 

Ingredients :

2 cups whole wheat flour
water ( adjust)
1/4 cup sweet corn
1/2 cup spinach ( washed and finely chopped)
1 cup mixed bell peppers ( finely chopped)
2 tablespoons cheese spread ( You can use cheese of your choice , grated cheese will work great )
1 teaspoon mixed  spices ( I used Italian dry spices , you can use spice and herbs  of your choice)
salt to taste 
1 tablespoon ghee or butter

Method :

1. Prepare the dough just like the way you make chapathi or phulka , cover and rest till the filling is ready
2. To make the filling, heat a kadai/small wok with 1 teaspoon oil or ghee.
3. Add all the vegetables and salt.
4. Allow it to cook over low flame till they are done. 
Chef tip : With the vegetables mentioned, the cooking time takes hardly 7-8 minutes over medium flame.
5. Add the spices and switch off.
6. Transfer it to a bowl and add the cheese and mix well.
7. To make the Somasi, dust the working counter with flour.
8. Divide the dough into small portions.
9. Roll them in the shape of a ball.
10. Gently press and roll them out into a small circle .
11. Spoon the filling onto one side of the circle.
12. Fold the circle into half .
Chef tip : You can dip your finger in water and spread it on the corner of the circle. Make sure not to wet it too much. 
13. Press the edges to seal them completely.
14. You can use a fork to seal and also make small fork impressions on the somasi so that there will be space for air to escape. 
15. Heat a tava .
16. Brush ghee or oil uniformly.
17. Place the shaped somasi on the tava and cook on both sides till they are cooked.
Chef tip : For the centre portion , you have to manually lift the somasi and cook on the side that does not touch the tava.
18. Repeat the same process for the remaining dough.

Your delicious Tava Somasi is now ready to be packed in tiffin box. 

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Happy Cooking !

With love,


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