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Monday, August 21, 2017

Paal Paniyaram / Chettinad Paal Paniyaram Recipe / Pal Paniyaram / Milk Paniyaram



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Paal Paniyaram
Ingredients
Urad dhal-1/2 cup
Rice - 1 tbsp
( I used sona masoori rice,adding rice is optional)
Salt a pinch
Oil-to fry
Whole milk-1 cup
Coconut milk-1 cup
( I used the tin)
Sugar - 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder-1tsp
Saffron-a pinch (optional)
Method
Wash and soak dal & rice together for 2 hours.
Drain the water and grind it with a pinch of salt to a smooth thick batter.
Heat oil in a pan drop small balls with a spoon & fry them till light brown on all sides.Do not fry till they are crisp.Then they may not soak well in the milk.
Remove on a kitchen towel keep it aside.
Boil the whole milk and let it cool.Take a bowl add the milk,coconut milk,sugar and cardamom powder.Mix till sugar has completely dissolved.
Now add the warm fried paniyarams & leave it to soak for 20 minutes.
Garnish with saffron strands and serve them cold or warm.

Note
a) Grind the dal in wet grinder for a smooth thick batter.
b) Add sugar according to your taste.
c) Fresh coconut milk always gives a better taste.
d) You can make this ahead and soak the paniyaram just before guest arrives to save time.
e) If you have fried it crisp don't worry add the paniyarams to hot water for couple minutes.Then squeeze out the water and add to the milk (As we do it for dahi vada).
f) My mom never used rice in this recipe just the urad dal batter.

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Fried Modakam / Fried Modak Recipe / Fried Modak For Ganesha Chathurthi / Fried Mothagam Recipe / Maharashtrian Fried Modak Recipe

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Fried Modak
Yields : 11 Modak
Ingredients for outer covering
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Maida/All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Salt a pinch
Melted butter - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Water little more than 1/3 cup
Method
Take a bowl add all above ingredients together.
Mix it well till it looks like bread crumbs.
Now slowly add water little by little & form a tight dough.
Cover & rest it for 10 minutes.
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Fried Modak
Ingredients for the filling
Grated fresh coconut - 3/4 cup
Grated jaggery - 1/4 cup heaped
Grated unsweetened khoya - 1/4 cup
Raisins - 1 tbsp
Chopped almonds - 15
Cardamom -8 powdered
Ghee - 1 tsp
Method
Heat ghee in a pan add the almonds and fry till its light brown.
Now add the coconut & fry till water has slightly evaporated.
Add the khoya,jaggery,cardamom powder & raisins,fry in low flame till everything is well combined.Cool the mixture & divide into 11 equal size balls.
Other ingredients
Oil to deep fry
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Fried Modak
Method
Take a ball of outer covering roll it out into a thin disc.Place a ball of filling in the middle.
Pleat the dough and close the modak,twist on top to seal them well (see picture).
Heat oil in a kadai and in medium high flame deep fry till crisp & brown on all sides.
Cool & serve them to Lord Ganesha.
Note:
a)Sugar can be added instead of jaggery.
b)If using sweetened khoya then add jaggery accordingly.
c)Any nuts of your choice can be added in the filling.
d)Seal properly otherwise your filling will come out.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Pol Roti / Coconut Roti / Sri Lankan Pol Roti Recipe - A Sri Lankan Breakfast Recipe

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Pol Roti
Ingredients
Maida/all purpose flour - 1 cup
Boiling water as needed
Salt to taste
Grated fresh coconut - 5tsp
Oil - 1tsp
Oil for cooking as needed
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Pol Roti
Method
Add all above ingredients in a bowl.
Pour boiling water little by little and make a soft dough.Add 1tsp of oil and mix it well.
Cover the dough and rest for 10 minutes,Divide the dough into medium size balls.
Grease a plastic sheet with oil and flatten the ball with your palm to a semi thick disc.
Heat a tawa place the roti and cook in medium low flame till its light brown on all sides.Make use its well cooked.Apply oil to both sides while cooking.
Remove it on a plate and serve them hot with Pol Sambol.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Baked Seedai Recipe / Uppu Seedai Recipe / Vella Seedai Recipe / Crispy Baked Uppu Cheedai

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Baked Seedai
Ingredients
Rice flour - 1 cup
( I used the store bought)
Urad dal powder-2 tbsp
(I used the store bought ready made powder)
Freshly grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Melted butter - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Hing-1/8 tsp
Coconut oil-to brush on top of seedai and to grease the baking tray
Water-needed amount
Method
Dry roast the rice flour in low flame till it slightly changes colour.Do not fry till brown.Keep it aside.
Dry roast the urad dal powder till raw smell disappears.
Take a wide bowl add all the above ingredients together & mix them well.
Pour water little by little & make a soft dough.Do not make a hard  or sticky dough.
Grease your palm with coconut oil and roll the dough into small balls.
Arrange these balls in a greased baking tray.Brush some oil on top of all the balls.
Bake these balls at 350 deg.for 20 to 30 minutes or till light golden brown.
Shake the tray & brush oil in intervals for even baking.
Cool & store it in an air tight container.
Note:
a) Do not roast the rice flour till colour changes.
b) You can also roast whole urad dal till light brown, cool, grind to a fine powder.Sieve & use.
c) Each oven is different so check on the temperature & time frequently.
d) Brushing coconut oil give a nice flavour to your seedai.
e) Always keep the dough covered otherwise they will become dry.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Chena Murki Recipe / Chhenna Murki Recipe / Chenna Murki Recipe / An Easy Bengali Sweet With Paneer

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Chena murki
Ingredients
Home made paneer cubes - 15
( Check out for recipe HERE )
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/8 cup
Milk - 2 tsp
Crushed cardamom - 1
Rose essence - 2 drops
Method
Add sugar & water in a non stick pan or kadai,give a boil.
Reduce the flame and add the milk, when the mixture comes to a one string consistency add the paneer cubes & crushed cardamom.
In low flame keep mixing gently till the paneer cubes are well coated with the sugar and dry.
Add the essence and give a quick mix.
Switch off the stove cool & serve.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Lemon Rasam Recipe / Elumichai Rasam Recipe / South Indian Lemon Soup

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Lemon Rasam
Ingredients for tempering
Ghee - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Curry leaves few
Red chillies -1
Other ingredients
Cooked toor dal - 1/4 cup
Water as needed
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Chopped tomato - 1
Slit green chillies -2
Crushed ginger - 1/4 tsp
Chopped coriander and curry leaves - little
Pepper and Jeera crushed - together 1 & 1/2 tsp
Lemon - 1 small
Method
Take a bowl add the cooked dal water as needed,tomato,green chillies,ginger,salt & turmeric powder.
Boil this for 2 minutes reduce flame add the crushed pepper,jeera,curry and coriander leaves.
Heat a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Pour this hot tempering into the boiling rasam and switch off the stove.
Lastly squeeze the lemon juice mix and serve it with plain rice or serve as a soup.
Note:
a) You can add rasam powder too.
b) Once lemon juice is added do not reheat or boil.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Cranberry Sweet Thokku / Cranberry Jam / Cranberry Relish

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Cranberry Sweet Thokku
Ingredients
Fresh Cranberry - 3 cups
Grated jaggery - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 3/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Tempering
Sesame oil - 1/4 cup
Mustard - 1 tsp
Methi / Fenugreek powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves few
Red chillies 2
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Method
Take a pan add the cranberry and cook till its mashed in medium low heat.Do not add any water..
Now add the jaggery and cook till its well combined.Switch off the stove.
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
While still warm add it to the cooked thokku.
Mix well and store it in fridge.
Best served with rice or roti.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Channa Dhal Dhokla Masala Fry / Dhokla Masala Fry Recipe

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Dhokla Masala Fry
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Soaked channa dhal / Bengal gram-1/2 cup
Baking soda -a large pinch
Garlic -1
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-a pinch
(Grind above ingredients to a smooth thick batter,mix in the baking soda just before steaming.Pour it in a greased plate & steam it till cooked.Cool & cut into small pieces)
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coconut-1 tbsp
Green chillies-2
Ginger & garlic paste-1/2tsp
Cinnamon-a small piece
Cloves-2
Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Other ingredients
Oil-3tsp
Bay leaf-1
Chopped onion-1/2
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish
Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with bay leaf,add the onion and fry till light brown.
Now add the ground masala and fry till raw smell has disappeared.Add salt if needed.
Add the dhokla cubes and toss it gently make sure all the pieces are well coated with the masala.
Switch off the stove and serve as a side dish for rice.

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