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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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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Karuvepillai Podi Idiyappam / Curry leaf Podi Idiyappam

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Karuvepillai Podi Idiyappam
Ingredients
Oil -3 tsp
Mustard- 1/2 tsp
Urad & Channa dal - each 1 tsp
Chopped cashew nuts - 5
Hing a pinch
Chopped onion - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves few
Slit green chillies - 2
Salt to taste
Cooked Idiyappam - 3 cups
Curry leaf podi - 3 tsp or as needed
Ingredients for Curry Leaf Podi
Ingredients roasted & ground to a semi smooth powder
Channa dal - 1tbsp
Urad dal-1tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Methi seeds-10
Jeera/Cumin - 1tsp
Whole pepper - 1tsp
Red chillies-3
Coconut-1tbsp
Curry leaves - 2 cups
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Hing - a generous pinch
Tamarind - a small gooseberry size
Jaggery or brown sugar - 1/8tsp
Oil-1/2 tbsp
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Karuvepillai Podi Idiyappam
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with mustard,urad,channa dal and cashewnuts.
Add the onion,green chillies,curry leaf & hing saute till onions are transparent.
Now add the cooked idiyappam,needed curry leaf podi & salt in low flame mix them well.
Switch off the store & serve them hot with chips & raita.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Bagara Rice Recipe / Bagara Annam Recipe / Hyderabadi Bagara Khana Recipe

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Bagara Rice
Ingredients
Basmati rice - 1 & 1/2 cups
Water - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Tempering
Cloves 3
Cardamom-3
Cinnamon - a small stick
Kadal pasi / Black stone flower- 1
Shah jeera - 1/2 tsp
Marati mogga -1
Star anise -1
Bay leaf - 1
Ginger & garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
Sliced onion - a handful
Mint leaves - a handful
Slit green chillies -2
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Method
Heat oil and ghee in a pan add the whole garam masala saute for a minute.
Now add the onion,chillies and mint fry till its light brown.Add the ginger /garlic paste & saute till raw smell has disappeared.
Now add the washed rice and saute till its well coated with the spices.
Add water & salt cover it with a lid and cook in low flame till rice is cooked.
Switch off the flame & gently mix the rice.
Best served with Mutton curry/Chicken curry, Vegetable kurma or any spicy curry

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pudina Pickle / Mint Pickle / Puthina Pickle / Mint Thokku

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Pudina Pickle
Ingredients
Fresh mint leaves-3 cups
(Wash pat dry & fry it in 2 tsp of oil till reduced to 1/2 & changed its colour.Add the tamarind too while frying)
Sliced Garlic-10
Salt to taste
Chilly powder-2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Tamarind - a small gooseberry size
Oil-1 cup
Ingredients for grinding
Mustard-1tsp
Jeera / Cumin-1tsp
Urad Dal-1tsp
Sesame seeds-1tsp
Methi/Fenugreek seeds-1/4tsp
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Red chillies-4
(Dry roast all above ingredients till slight brown.Do not burn them cool and grind to a semi smooth powder)
Method
Take a blender add the mint ,tamarind,chilly powder,turmeric powder & salt.Grind it to a coarse paste.Do not add any water while grinding.
Heat oil in a pan add the garlic and fry till its slightly soft,now add the ground mixture & saute till oil floats on top.Switch off the stove mix the ground powder.
Cool completely and store it in a clean jar in fridge.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Karuvadam Vatha Kuzhambu / Karuvadam Kulambhu Recipe / Vatha Kulambu Recipe

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Karuvadam Kulambhu
Ingredients
Semi thick tamarind juice diluted -2 cups
Chopped onion-1tbsp
Chopped garlic - 4
Curry leaves-few
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Karuvadam fried in oil till light brown -8 to 10
Tempering
Oil-6 tsp
Vadagam-1tsp
(If you don't have vadagam use little methi,mustard,urad dal & jeera for tempering)
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Add the onion,garlic & curry leaves,fry till its nice golden brown.
Add the fried karuvadam,dry masala powders,fry for a minute.
Pour the tamarind juice,needed water,cover & cook till the gravy is thick & raw smell has completely disappeared.
Switch off the flame garnish with curry leaves.
Best served with hot rice.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bread Jamun Recipe / Bread Gulab Jamun / Easy Bread Gulab Jamun Recipe / Stuffed Jamun Recipe / Bread Jamoon Recipe

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Bread Gulab Jamun
Yields: 12 Jamuns
Ingredients
Whole wheat bread slices-6
Cooking soda-a pinch (optional)
(I didn't use)
Oil-to deep fry
Milk-little to form a soft dough ( around 1/2 cup)
Filling
Raisins & Chopped almonds-each 1tsp
Sugar Syrup
Sugar-1 cup
Water-1 cup
Saffron-little
Cardamom powder-1/4tsp
Rose essence-a drop
(Boil all above ingredients together for 3 minutes & switch off the stove. Add the saffron,cardamom powder and rose essence)
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Bread Gulab Jamun
Method
Remove the crust from the bread,crumble the bread slices.
Sprinkle milk & make a soft dough.Make small balls slightly flatten the balls,place some filling & cover it well.
Heat oil in a pan deep fry these balls in medium high flame till light brown on all sides.
Prick the balls with a fork on all sides.Put the fried balls immediately into the hot syrup.
Leave it for 30 minutes & serve them warm
Note:
Do not fry the balls till crisp,it will become hard.
While adding the balls the syrup should be very hot.
Prick the ball with a fork on all sides before adding it to the syrup.
White bread can be used in this recipe instead of wheat bread.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Idli Bajji Recipe / Idli Bhaji Recipe / Idli Pakora Recipe- A quick snack from leftover Idli

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Idli Bajji
Ingredients for the batter
Besan / Chickpea flour - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Crushed kastoori methi - 1/2 tsp
Ajwain - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Cooking soda - a generous pinch
Water as needed
Other ingredients
Leftover idli - 3
( cut into desired shape )
Chaat masala to sprinkle on top
Oil to deep fry
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Idli Bajji
Method
Take a bowl add the batter ingredients pour water little by little to make a semi thick batter.
Batter should not be too thick nor too thin.When you dip the idli pieces into the batter it should get coated well.That's the right consistency of the batter.
Heat oil in a pan dip each idly pieces into the batter, make sure both sides are well coated.
Slowly drop the pieces into the hot oil,deep fry in medium high flame till light brown & crisp on both sides.
Remove it on a kitchen tissue to remove excess oil if any.
Sprinkle chaat masala on top & serve it hot with ketchup.

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