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Friday, January 13, 2017

Wheat Rava Sweet Pongal Recipe / Wheat Rava Sakkarai Pongal Recipe / Samba Godhumai Sakkarai Pongal Recipe

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Wheat Rava Sakkarai Pongal
Ingredients
Wheat Rava / Samba Godhumai - 1 cup
Split yellow moongh dal - 1/4 cup
Salt a pinch
Jaggery - 1 cup
Water - 4 cups
Ghee - 2 to 3 tbsp
Chopped cashew nuts - 15
Raisins - 1 tbsp
Edible camphor/ Pacha kalpooram - a generous pinch
Cardamom crushed -6
Method
Dry roast yellow moongh dal till light brown colour.
Add wheat rava & roast for 1 or 2 minutes,do not burn them.
Now pour water add salt & pressure cook till soft.
Mean while dilute the jaggery in water,filter to remove any impurities.
Pour this filtered jaggery liquid into the cooked pongal.
Add the cardamom powder & edible camphor, cook for couple more minutes in medium low flame.Switch off the stove.
Heat ghee in a pan & fry the nuts & raisins till light golden brown.
Pour this into the sweet wheat pongal.
Mix & serve them hot

Note :
a) Water quantity depends upon the quality of the wheat,add accordingly.
b) Quantity of jaggery can be adjusted according to your taste,i prefer the above measurement.
c) Once cooled your pongal sometimes get dry and tight,then add 1/4 cup of hot water or milk,you will get back to the right consistency.
e) Colour of the pongal depends upon the variety of the jaggery
f) Serve them hot with little ghee drizzled on top.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Udupi Style Rasam Recipe / Saaru Recipe / Udupi Style Tomato Rasam Recipe / Tomato Saaru Recipe / Udupi Saaru Recipe

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Udupi Rasam
Ingredients for the rasam powder
Red chillies -5
Urad Dal - 1tsp
Coriander seeds - 3 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Methi / Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 5
Dessicated coconut - 1 tbsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Oil - a drop
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Udupi Rasam
Method
Heat oil in a pan add all above mentioned ingredients except coconut & hing.
In medium low flame roast till light brown & nice aroma comes out.
Do not over fry & burn them.
Switch off the flame & add the hind & coconut,give a nice mix.
Cool this mixture & dry grind to a fine powder.
Tempering ingredients
Oil - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Other ingredients
Toor dal - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Tomatoes - 2 small
Green chillies - 1
Tamarind - a small gooseberry size
( soak it in warm water & remove the pulp )
Coriander leaves - few
Jaggery - 1/4 tsp
Method
Pressure cook dal,turmeric powder,green chillies & tomato together till soft.
Once the steam has released open the pressure cooker add the tamarind juice,jaggery,salt,rasam powder ( add needed amount ) & water.Give a nice boil & switch off the stove.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour the tempering into the rasam garnish with coriander leaves.
Best served with hot rice.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Bandar Laddu Recipe / Tokkudu Laddu Recipe / Bandhar Ladoo Recipe / Besan Ladoo Recipe

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Bandar Ladoo
Yeilds: 22 Ladoo
Ingredients for batter
Besan/Senagapindi /Chick pea flour - 1 cup
Cooking soda a pinch ( optional )
Water less than 1/2 cup
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Bandar Ladoo
Method
Take a bowl add the besan flour & cooking soda,mix it.
Add water little by little to form a semi thick batter.I made a semi loose dough ( see picture).
Heat oil & 2tbsp of ghee in a pan,fill the batter into the murukku press which has a 3 star disc.
Press directly into the medium hot oil,deep fry till its just crisp on top & slightly soft inside.
Do not fry till its fully crunchy like regular murukku,the colour should not change to dark brown.
Remove it on a kitchen tissue,cool & dry grind to a smooth powder,use a sieve to get a fine powder.Keep it aside.
Other Ingredients
Ghee - 2 tbsp + Oil as needed for frying
Cardamom -8 (powdered)
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
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Bandar Ladoo
Method
Add water & sugar to a pan bring it to a boil,reduce the flame,when your syrup reaches one string consistency switch off the stove.
Add the cardamom powder,2 tbsp of ghee & powdered flour mix it well.
Grease your palm with ghee & while still warm start shaping the ladoos.
Your Bandar Ladoos are ready to eat!
Note:
a) Finely chopped cashew nut fried in ghee can be added.
b) I have used very little ghee in this recipe,if you want a glossy finish then add 2 or 3 tbsp of ghee to your mixture before shaping out to ladoos.
c) Usually these are fried totally in ghee but i have replaced little oil for frying.
d) Some make this ladoo with jaggery but i have not tried.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Celery Rasam Recipe / Celery Soup Recipe - Indian Soup Recipe

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Celery Rasam
Ingredients pressure cooked till soft & mashed
Yellow masoor dal or Thu Dal-1/4 cup
Chopped fresh celery-1/3cup
Tomato-1
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Salt to taste
Crushed garlic -2
Rasam powder home made or store bought-1/2 tsp
Tempering
Ghee-1tsp
Mustard-1/4tsp
Jeera/ Cumin-1/4tsp
Crushed garlic-1
Rasam powder-1tsp
Red chillies-1
Hing-a pinch
Garnish
Coriander & Curry leaves-little
Method
Mash the pressure cooked ingredients well,
Dilute it with water to the thickness you want & give a boil.
Heat ghee in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour this into the rasam & garnish with curry & coriander leaves.
You can also serve it like a soup or mix it with rice & eat.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cranberry Guacamole Recipe - Cranberry Recipes


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Cranberry Guacamole
Ingredients
Avocado-1
(pulp mashed)
Chopped onion-3tsp
Chopped tomato-3tsp
Chopped coriander leaves-2tsp
Chopped green chilly-1
Chopped fresh cranberry-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Lime juice-1tsp
Method
Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl.
Serve it immediately with tortilla chips.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Salmon Fish Cutlets / Fish Cutlet Recipe / Fish Tikki Recipe

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Salmon Fish Cutlets
Ingredients
Salmon fillet-200gms
(Steam & crumble it into fine pieces)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/4tsp
Coriander powder-1/4tsp
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped green chillies-3
Ginger & garlic paste-1tsp
Chopped mint & coriander leaves together-1/4cup
Boiled & mashed potato-1medium size
Oil-3tsp
Coating ingredients
Beaten egg with a pinch of salt-1
Bread crumbs-required amount
All purpose flour/Maida for dusting
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Salmon Fish Cutlets
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry onion,green chillies,ginger & garlic paste till raw smell disappears & its light brown.Now add the coriander/mint leaves & all dry masala,fry a bit.
Add the mashed potato & fish,fry for a minute & switch off the stove.
Cool this mixture,take out small balls & shape it to your choice.
Dust each cutlet with flour then dip it in beaten egg,then roll this out into the bread crumbs.
Heat oil in a pan & medium flame deep fry these cutlets till light golden brown on all sides.

Remove it on a kitchen paper/towel to remove excess oil & then serve it with any dip you like.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Sprouted Methi Salad / Sprouted Fenugreek Salad / A Healthy Sprout Salad

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Sprouted Fenugreek Salad
Ingredients
Chopped Onion - 1 tbsp
Chopped carrot - 1/2
Chopped cucumber- 1/2
Chopped tomato - 1 small
Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
Chopped avocado - 1 small
Chopped capsicum - 1 tbsp
Chopped walnuts - 1/8 cup
Chopped dates - 2
Sprouted methi/fenugreek - 1/2 cup
Dressing
Salt & pepper to taste
Lime juice - 2 tsp
Olive oil - 1 tsp
(Whisk above ingredients together in a bowl,pour this just before serving the salad)
Method
Take a bowl mix all the above mentioned ingredients together.
Keep it in the refrigerator till serving time.
Just before serving pour the dressing on top,gently mix & serve them cold.
Note:
Use any vegetable,fruits & nuts of your choice.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Papdi Recipe / Papri Recipe / How To Make Papdi For Chaat Recipe / Homemade Papdi Recipe / Papdi Chaat Recipe

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Papdi
Ingredients
Maida / all purpose flour - 1 cup
Sooji / Rava - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Ajwain - 1 tsp
Water as needed
Oil to deep fry
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Papdi
Method
Take a bowl add maida,salt,oil,ajwain & sooji,mix it with your fingers to look like bread crumbs.
Now sprinkle water little by little and start making a dough.
The dough should be a soft stiff dough.Cover it with a lid & rest for 10 minutes.
Roll out the dough to a very thin sheet,take a fork & prick it on top of the sheet fully.
Do not skip this step by pricking your papdis don't rise up like pooris while deep frying.We need crisp papdi.
Take a round cookie cutter or lid of any bottle & cut them.
Make sure the papdis are rolled out thin otherwise they will not be crisp after frying.
If not before dropping into the oil roll it out thin then fry them.
Heat oil in a kadai slowly slide the papdi into the oil & deep fry till crisp & light brown on all sides in medium high flame.
Remove it on a kitchen tissue,cool completely & store them in a air tight container.
Note:
a) Roll out the dough to a very thin sheet otherwise your papdis will not be crisp.
b) Your dough should be a stiff yet soft do not add too much water.
c) Deep fry in medium high flame.

Papdi Chaat Recipe
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Papdi Chaat

Ingredients
Papdi
Imli /Tamarind chutney
Green chutney
(Grind mint,coriander leaves,green chillies,salt,lemon juice,small piece of ginger ,jeera powder & chaat masala.Make a semi thick paste & store it in fridge.)
Boiled yellow peas
Chopped onion,tomato & coriander leaves
Thin sev
Curd
Chaat masala & black salt
Method
Arrange the papdi in a plate place some peas on top,drizzle both chutneys & curd.
Sprinkle the chopped vegetables & the masala powders.
Lastly garnish with thin sev & serve immediately.

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