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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Quinoa Vegetable Dhal Kichidi / Quinoa and Dal Khichdi / Quinoa Vegetable Khichdi

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Quinoa dal Khichdi
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Red chillies-2
Mustard,Urad Dal,Jeera-each 1/4tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Hing-1/8tsp
Crushed garlic-3
Curry leaves-little
Other ingredients
Mixed vegetables of your choice-2 cups
( I have used beans,peas,carrot and potato)
Small onions-10
Quinoa-3/4 cup
( Wash the quinoa 2 to 3 times before cooking)
Yellow masoor Dal-1/2 cup
Water-3 cups
Salt to taste
Method
Heat oil in a pressure cooker temper it with above ingredients.
Add the onion and fry till light brown colour,add the vegetables & saute for 2 minutes.
Add salt,pour water,add the soaked quinoa,Dal & pressure cook till done.
Serve it with any side dish or raita.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Spicy Pepper Chicken Fry / Easy Pepper Chicken Fry / Milagu Chicken Varuval / Milagu Kozhi Varuval

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Pepper Chicken Fry
Ingredients for marination
Chicken legs - 5
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Onion - a handful
Salt to taste
Ingredients powdered
Whole pepper - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Somph/Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
( Dry roast till light brown,cool & grind it to a fine powder )
Other ingredients
Oil - 1 tbsp
Red chilly - 2
Cinnamon - a small piece
Cloves - 4
Bay leaf - 1
Curry leaf for garnish
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Pepper Chicken Fry
Method
Wash the chicken with turmeric powder & salt.drain out water completely.Make some slits on the chicken for the masala to get inside the chicken.
Take a bowl add the chicken & all above mentioned ingredients under marinate.
Mix well till all masala is well coated to the chicken.Cover & rest it for 30 minutes.
Mean while dry roast the fennel seeds & pepper till light brown.Do no burn them.Cool and grind it to a fine powder.Keep it aside.
Heat a kadai add oil and then add the spices,next add the marinated chicken.
Saute for couple minutes,sprinkle some water add the ground powder cover & cook the chicken in very low flame.
In intervals just give a mix,cook till chicken is well cooked & the masala is dry.
Switch off the stove garnish with curry leaves & serve it with plain rice.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Carrot Pasiparuppu Poriyal / Carrot Moongh Dal Stir Fry / Carrot Poriyal

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Carrot Pasiparuppu Poriyal
Ingredients
Grated carrot-2
Split yellow moongh dal boiled-1/3 cup
(i used with skin)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Ingredients dry ground to a smooth powder
Coconut(i used desiccated)-1tbsp
Red chillies-2
Garlic-3
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard & Jeera-each-1/2 tsp each
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the carrot,salt and turmeric powder fry for a minute.
Add the cooked moongh dal and the ground paste,sprinkle very little water cover and cook till done.
Switch off the stove garnish with curry leaves and best served as side dish for rice.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Instant Mor Kuzhambu Powder / Instant Mor Kuzhambu Podi / Instant Buttermilk Gravy Powder

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Instant Mor Kulambu Powder
Ingredients to be dry roasted
Coriander seeds / Dhania - 2 & 1/2 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Toor Dal - 1 tsp
Rice - 1 tsp
Jeera /Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 5
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Methi / Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 tsp
Other ingredients
Dry coconut / Kopra - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Method
Take a pan and dry roast above mentioned ingredients except mustard,curry leaves & methi till light brown in colour & nice aroma comes.
Cool the mixture and grind to a smooth powder,
In the same pan dry roast mustard,curry leaves & methi.
Add roasted methi,curry leaves,mustard,dry coconut,hing & turmeric to the ground powder.
Mix well and store it in fridge.
When you want to make Mor Kulambu just add 1 or 2 tsp of this mixture to beaten curd.Add it to boiled vegetable with little salt & just heat the mixture.Once the mixture rises up switch off the stove.
Enjoy with plain hot rice !
Note:
a) If you want to store the powder at room temperature then avoid dry coconut.For coconut flavour just add a teaspoon to the cooked mor kulambu at the last.
b) Check out for Mor Kulambu recipe HERE

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Vazhathandu Poriyal Recipe / Vazhaithandu Poriyal / Valaithandu Poriyal / Banana Stem Fry Recipe / Plantain Stem Poriyal

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Vazhaithandu Poriyal
Ingredients
Chopped banana stem / vazhaithandu - 1 & 1/2 cups
( How to clean & cut vazhaithandu click HERE )
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry & coriander leaves -for garnish
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Tempering
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard,jeera,Urad & channa dal - each 1/4 tsp
Slit green chillies - 2
Hing - a pinch
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the banana stem saute for a minute.
Add turmeric powder,salt & sprinkle very little water.
Cover & cook till its done.Add the coconut,curry & coriander leaves.
Toss well till everything is combined.
Serve as a side dish for rice.
Note:
a) Soaked handful of moongh dal can also be added for a variation.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Aam Panna Recipe / Aam Ka Panna Recipe / Raw Mango Panna / Raw Mango Drink - A Summer Drink

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Aam Panna
Ingredients
Raw green mango - 1 medium size
Fresh mint leaves - a handful
Salt to taste
Black salt - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Roasted and powdered jeera / cumin - 3/4 tsp
Cardamom crushed - 2
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Water as needed
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Aam Panna
Method
Wash and cut mango into half,pressure cook till soft.
Cool & remove the pulp,blend the pulp to a smooth paste.
Grind mint leaves,salt,black salt,pepper powder,cardamom,jeera powder to a smooth paste.
Take a jar add the mango pulp along with the cooked water add the sugar,mint mixture ans add water as needed.
Mix well add the ice cubes & serve them cold.
Note:
a) Add sugar according to the sourness of the mango.
b) Crushed saffron can be added for extra flavour

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Potato Papad Recipe / Aloo Papad Recipe / Aloo ka Papad Recipe - How to make Aloo papad at home

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Aloo Papad
Ingredients
Aloo/Potato - 3 medium size
Salt to taste - around 3/4 tsp
Red chilly flakes - 1 tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Method
Wash and boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker till soft.
Cool & peel the skin,now finely grate the boiled potato make sure there are no lumps.I got around 3 cups of mashed potato.
Take a bowl add the grated potato,red chilly flakes,salt & jeera,Mix well to make sure everything is well combined.Divide the portion into 22 small balls.
Take a plastic sheet grease it with oil place a potato ball keep another sheet on top & gently roll it out to a thin papad.
Remove this & place it on a big plastic sheet & dry it in sun for 2 to 3 days or till they are completely crisp dry.After one day i turned all the papad other side.
Store it in a container & deep fry in oil when needed.
Note:
a) If you don't have a grater then use your palm to mash the potato.Make sure there are no lumps then rolling will be difficult.
b) Chopped coriander leaves can also be added to the mixture.
c) Do not cut & then boil that way the potatoes will absorb too much water.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Vettu Cake Recipe / Fried Tea Cake Recipe - A Kerala Tea Stall Snack

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Vettu Cake
Ingredients
Maida / All purpose flour - 1 cup
Egg - 1
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cardamom -3
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt a pinch
Nutmeg - 2 pinch
Oil to deep fry
Method
Sieve maida,salt & baking soda,keep it aside.
Powder sugar along with cardamom to a fine powder.
Take a bowl add the egg,nutmeg & powdered sugar beat it with a fork.
Now add the maida mixture & knead it to a soft non sticky dough.
( If your dough is sticky then add 1 or 2 tsps of maida to get the right texture )
Cover & rest the dough for 5 minutes.
Dust your kitchen counter with little flour,roll out the dough into a rectangle log.
Cut the log into 1" thick piece, on each piece make a cross ( x ) mark on top.
Heat oil in a pan deep fry these pieces in batches till light brown.
Remove them onto a kitchen paper.
Enjoy this snack with tea.
Note:
a) To get a non sticky dough add 1 or 2 tsp of flour if needed.
b) Temperature of the oil is very important while frying.If fried in too hot oil then the inside will be uncooked & the outer will become brown fast.So each time fry in medium hot oil.
c) Some add a pinch of turmeric powder for colour.

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