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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mango Pachadi Recipe / Manga Pachadi Recipe / Mango Sweet Pachadi Recipe / Maangai Pachadi Recipe

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Mango Pachadi
Ingredients
Raw mango chopped- 1 cup
(Peel the skin & chop the mango)
Grated jaggery - 1/4 cup add more if needed
Salt a pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Water - 1 cup
Tempering
Ghee - 1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Chopped curry leaves few
Chopped green chillies - 1
Hing a pinch
Dry neem flowers / Vepampoo - 1tsp
Method
Peel the skin from the mango & chop it into medium size.
Pour water in a pan add the mango,salt & turmeric powder.Cook till the mango pieces are soft.
Mash the pieces slightly add the jaggery & cook till it thick.
Heat ghee in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour it into the mango pachadi,mix & serve it as a side dish.
Note:
a) Add jaggery according to your sweetness.
b) Choose the mango that is slightly ripe.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Murungaikeerai Soup / Drumstick Leaves Soup / Moringa Leaves Soup

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Moringa Leaf Soup
Ingredients
Murungaikeerai/Moringa Leaves -1 cup
Toor dal/Pigeon Lentil -1/8 cup
Jeera/Cumin-1/2tsp
Pepper-1/4tsp
Red chillies-1
Chopped onion-1tbsp
Chopped garlic-3
Chopped tomato-1/2
Salt to taste
Method
Pressure cook all above ingredients together together.
Cool & blend it to a smooth liquid,strain it (its totally optional).
Dilute the puree with some water & give a boil.
Serve it hot seasoned with salt & pepper.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Chilli Prawns Recipe / Chinese Chilli Prawns Recipe / Dry Chilli Prawns Recipe

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Chilli Prawns
Ingredients for marination
Prawns - 25 medium size
Salt & pepper powder to taste
Soy sauce - 1 tsp
Red chilly paste - 1/4 tsp
Maida /All purpose flour -4 tsp
Corn flour - 2 tsp
Water as needed
Oil to deep fry
Method
Take a bowl add the above mentioned ingredients except oil.
Sprinkle some water and make a thick batter, make sure all the prawns are well coated.
Rest it for 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan & deep fry till light golden brown. Keep it aside.
Other Ingredients
Oil-3 tsp
Chopped onion - a handful
Chopped ginger - 1 tbsp
Chopped ginger - 1/2 tbsp
Sliced green chillies - 2
Chopped yellow and red bell pepper/capsicum - a handful
Soya sauce - 1tsp
Chilly sauce - 2tsp
Tomato Ketchup - 2 tsp
Salt & pepper to taste
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Chilli Prawns
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry onion,garlic,ginger & green chillies in high flame till its light brown.
Reduce the flame add the chopped capsicum saute for a minute.
Now add all the sauces,salt & pepper powder,saute for a minute.
Add the fried prawns quickly toss them well.
Garnish with spring onions & serve them hot.
Best served with Chinese fried rice or serve it as a starter.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Channa Pulao / Channa Biryani / Kabuli Channa Pulao Recipe / Chickpeas Pulao /Chana Biryani Recipe

Easy lunch box ideas/recipes.
Channa Pulao / Channa Biryani / Kabuli Channa Pulao Recipe / Chickpeas Pulao /Chana biryani Recipe
Channa Pulao
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Mint & coriander leaves-1tbsp each
Green chillies-2
Cloves-2,Cinnamon-a small piece,Cardamom-1,Star anise-1/2,Bay leaf-1 small
Ginger & garlic paste-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Tomato-1/2
Tempering ingredients
Oil-3tsp
Ghee-1tsp
Cardamom-2,cloves-3,cinnamon stick-1 small,star anise-1/2
Other ingredients
Sliced onions-a handful
Chopped tomato-1/2
Salt to taste
Ghee-1tsp
Lime juice-1tsp
Curd-1tbsp
Channa-1/2 cup
(soaked overnight,wash & drain out the water)
Basmati rice-2cups
Water-3 & 3/4 cups
Method
Heat oil & ghee in a pressure cooker,temper it with above ingredients.
Fry onion,tomato till transparent,now add the ground paste & fry till raw smell disappears & oil has separated the masala.
Add the curd,give a nice stir.
Now add the soaked channa,salt,rice & water,pressure cook till just one whistle.
Cool & remove the lid,pour 1tsp of ghee & lime juice on top mix gently.
Serve it hot with any side dish you like.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Lemonade Recipe / Homemade Lemonade Recipe / Lemonade Indian Style / Homemade Lemonade Recipe / Homemade Lemon Syrup

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Lemonade
Ingredients
Freshly squeezed lemon juice - 4 cups
Sugar - 3 & 1/2 cups
Water - 4 cups
Crushed ginger - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Method
Take water & sugar in a saucepan,add the crushed ginger.
Bring this to a nice boil once sugar has dissolved reduce the flame.
Boil this mixture till it reaches to a one string consistency.
Switch off the flame,cool the liquid completely.
Once it has come to room temperature add the lemon juice & mix it well.
Filter this mixture and store it in a clean jar in fridge.
Add 1tbsp of syrup to 1 glass of cold water,add ice cubes and enjoy.
Note:
a) My lemon juice is not that sour so i reduced the sugar quantity,add more if you like.
b) Do not add lemon juice to hot sugar syrup,cool completely & then add.
c) Add a pinch of salt while making lemonade.
d) For extra flavour you can add crushed saffron strings and crushed cardamom.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Apricot Preserves / Apricot Jam / Apricot Spread / Homemade Apricot Jam

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Apricot Preserves
Ingredients
Chopped fresh apricots-2 cups
Sugar -1 & 1/2 cup
Water-1/4 cup
Lime juice-1/2tbsp
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Apricot Jam
Method
Add all above mentioned ingredients in a sauce pan.
Cook this mixture in medium flame till the fruits are completely mashed & starts to thicken.
To check the right consistency keep a small plate in the freezer for 10 minutes,remove it and pour some cooked jam on the plate.If the jam is thick & does not run,then that's the correct consistency to switch off the stove.
Cool the jam completely & store it in fridge for a week in a sterilized clean glass jar.
Enjoy them on bread or for any baking recipes

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Fish Koliwada /Fish Koliwada Recipe / Fried Fish in Koliwada Style / Macchi Koliwada Recipe / Amchi Mumbai Spicy Fried Fish Recipe

Fish Koliwada /Fish Koliwada Recipe / Fried Fish in Koliwada Style / Macchi Koliwada Recipe / Amchi Mumbai Spicy Fried Fish Recipe
Fish Koliwada
Ingredients for marination
Boneless fish cut into cubes any kind -15 small cubes
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder -1/2tsp
Coriander powder -1/4tsp
Turmeric powder -1/8tsp
Amchur powder/Dry Mango Powder -1/8tsp
Powdered fennel seeds -1/4tsp
Ajwain seeds -a pinch
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Yellow food colour (optional) -a pinch
Besan - 1 tsp heaped
Rice flour - 1/2tsp
( Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl.Marinate it for 30 minutes.
Other ingredients
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Heat oil in a pan,drop each marinated fish pieces. deep fry these fish cubes till light brown & crisp on all sides.Remove it on a kitchen tissue.
Serve it with any dip you like.Best served as a starter.

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