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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Plum Cake Recipe / Fruit N Nut Cake Recipe / Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe


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Christmas Plum Cake
Ingredients soaked for overnight
Rum-1/4 cup
Orange juice-3/4 cup
Chopped nuts-each 1/3 cup
(macadamia,almond,walnuts)
Chopped dates-10
Raisins-1/3 cup
Dry cherry or cranberry-1/3 cup
Ingredients for the batter
Maida/all purpose flour-1 & 1/2 cups
Sugar-3/4 cup
Brown sugar-1/4 cup
Eggs-2
Baking soda-1/4tsp
Salt-1/4tsp
Oil-3/4 cups
Honey-1tbsp
Vanilla essence-1tsp
Cinnamon powder-1/2tsp
All spice powder-1/2tsp

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Method
Sieve flour,salt,baking soda & all spice powders,keep it aside.
Beat oil,eggs,sugar,brown sugar & essence together.
Dust the soaked nuts with one or 2 tsp of flour,make sure they are evely coated.
Add the flour to the beaten liquid ingredients,mix it thoroughly.
Fold in the dusted nuts,pour it in a greased pan & bake it for 30 minutes or till done at 350 deg.
Cool completely & then cut.

Note:
Brush the cake with some rum on top,wrap it with a butter paper & cut it next day.It gives a rich taste when eaten the next day.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Karuvadu Thokku Recipe / Dry Fish Curry / Salted Dried Fish Curry / Dry Fish Thokku Recipe

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Karuvadu Thokku
Ingredients
Karuvadu / Dry Fish -8 small pieces
Chopped onion - 1
Chopped tomato - 2
Chopped garlic -10
Curry leaves few
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Crushed whole pepper - 1 tsp
Tamarind - a small lime size
(Dilute tamarind in water make a thick extract)
Tempering
Mustard-1tsp
Fennel seeds-1/4tsp
Red chillies-4
Oil- 3tbsp
Method
Wash & clean the dry fish to make sure there is no sand.
Rinse with little turmeric powder & salt,keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Fry onion,garlic & curry leaves till light brown.Now add the tomato & saute till its mashed well.
Add all the dry ingredients & the dry fish,fry for couple more minutes.
Pour the tamarind extract & needed water.
Cover & cook till the fish is well cooked & the masala leaves the sides of the pan.
Switch off the flame sprinkle the freshly powdered pepper,mix well.
Garnish with curry & coriander leaves.Best served with plain rice.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Featured in Namastey Magazine - Austraila


Proud to inform that my recipe featured in Namastey Magazine of Darwin-Australia.Thanks to my friend Neethi Ashok to recognize my work...http://issuu.com/namasteynt/docs/namasteynt_december_2014/0

Monday, December 8, 2014

Kollu Chutney / Horse Gram Chutney / Kollu Paruppu Chutney / Ulavalu Chutney

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Kollu Chutney
Ingredients
Kollu / Horse gram -1/4 cup
Coconut-2 tbsp
Channa dal-1tbsp
Jeera/cumin-1tsp
Coriander seeds/dhaniya-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Tamarind paste-1tsp or a very small piece
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Urad dal- 1/4tsp
Curry leaves - few
Hing-a pinch
Method
Dry roast kollu till light brown,keep it aside
In the same pan dry roast channa dal,jeera,coriander seeds,coconut till light brown.
Cool all the ingredients & grind with salt,tamarind & little water to a smooth paste.
Heat oil & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour it into the chutney mix & serve with any tiffin .

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Vankaya Perugu Koora / Brinjal Curd Curry Recipe / Vankai Perugu Koora Recipe

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Vankaya Perugu Koora
Ingredients
Brinjal -6
(Small size purple long brinjal)
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped curry & coriander leaves-2tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Slit green chillies-2
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Besan-1 tsp
Curd-3tbsp
Oil-6tsp
Method
Slit the brinjals on top like a "X",do not cut all the way to the end.
Take a bowl add the turmeric powder,salt,besan & curd.Make a smooth paste,keep it aside.
Heat oil in a kadai add the onion,green chillies & curry leaves,fry till its transparent.
Now add the ginger/garlic paste red chilly powder,coriander powder & some salt.Fry till raw smell disappears.
Add the slit brinjals saute for 2 to 3 minutes.Sprinkle very little water ,cover & cook till its half cooked.
Pour the curd mixture & cook till the brinjals are fully cooked & the masala leaves the sides of the pan.
Switch off the flame garnish with curry & coriander leaves & serve hot with rice or roti.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Carrot Rice / Carrot Rice Recipe - Lunch Box Recipe

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Carrot Rice
Tempering
Oil-1 & 1/2 tbsp
Mustard-1tsp
Urad & Channa Dal-1 & 1/2 tsp
Jeera/ cumin-1/2tsp
Chopped green chillies-3
Curry leaves-little
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Curry powder-1tsp (optional)
Other ingredients
Grated carrots-3 cups
Salt to taste
Cooked rice - 3 cups
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Add the grated carrots & salt fry in low flame till carrots are soft & cooked.
Add the rice & mix it well.Switch off the stove.
Garnish with coriander leaves & serve it hot with raita.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nei Appam Recipe / Karthigai Appam Recipe / Karthigai Deepam Recipe

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Nei Appam
Ingredients
Raw rice - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup
Grated coconut -1/4 cup
Crushed cardamom -4
Salt a pinch
Cooking soda - 2 generous pinches
Ghee as needed
Method
Wash & soak rice in water for 2 to 3 hours.Drain the water & grind to a smooth thick batter.Add water in intervals while grinding.
Melt jaggery in little water,strain the jaggery to remove any impurities.If the jaggery is clean then no need to melt just crush & add it to the batter.
Remove the batter in a bowl add the cooking soda,salt,coconut & cardamom powder.Mix it well,fermentation not needed.
Heat a panniyaram pan pour ghee in the holes.Pour a ladle of batter in medium low flame cook the appam till crisp & golden brown on both sides.
Make sure the paniyarams are covered with ghee while cooking.
Note:
a) fermentation not needed for this appam.
b) If your batter goes watery just mix some wheat flour to get the right consistency.

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