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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Vegetable & Fruit Carvings

Today tried my best to do some carvings with minimum kitchen equipments ........




Palm tree - with carrot,green chillies,onion.
Rat/Mouse- with tomato,almond,semiya,cloves,green chillies,star anise
Bug- with orange,carrot ,cloves
Boat- with cucumber,carrot,almond
Basket- with orange,grapes,carrot,parsley
Bowl with a lid- with Apple,carrot,grapes,parsley

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Filling Ingredients
Minced chicken-1 cup
Salt & pepper to taste
Oil-1tsp
Chopped onion-1/2
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Green chillies-1
Curry powder-1/2tsp
Jeera powder-1/2tsp
Chopped parsley-2tsp(optional)
Tomato paste-1/2tsp
Other ingredients
Small white corn tortillas-12 count
(Mission brand)
Shredded cheese
Butter to grease the tray & apply on top
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry onion,green chillies,ginger,garlic & parsley to light brown,Now add remaining ingredients & cook it in high till dry.Keep it aside.Take a tortillas keep a spoon of mixture at one corner,sprinkle some cheese on top & start rolling it like a flute.You can use a tooth pick to hold the shape .Arrange it on a greased tray apply some butter on top.Bake it till crisp & brown at 400 deg C.

Zebra Cake Recipe


Ingredients
Egg-4
(room temperature)
Sugar-1 cup
Milk-1 cup
Oil-1 cup
Vanilla essence-1/2tsp
Maida-2 cups
Baking powder-1tbsp
Hershey's Coco powder-2tbsp

Method
In a bowl sieve maida & baking powder & keep it aside.In another bowl beat egg & sugar till mixture is creamy and light in colour,now add milk & oil mix till every thing is blended.Slowly add maida mixture to the wet ingredients and beat just until the batter is smooth and the dry ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.Divide the mixture equally into 2 bowls.Add cocoa powder to one bowl & mix it well.Grease a baking tray take a ladle of white batter pour it at the middle,next take cocoa batter & pour it on top of white mixture.Do not spread it or tilt the pan to distribute the mixture it will spread by it self.Repeat the process alternatively till your batter is over(see the picture).I poured the left over batter in muffin pan & followed the same process. Bake it at 350 deg.C for 35 minutes or till done..
Courtesy:Farida with a small change....

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Chicken Kheema Wraps

Ingredients for Chicken Kheema
Oil-1tsp
Minced chicken-1 cup
Chopped onion-1/2
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Chopped mint leaves-a hand full
Salt & pepper to taste
Chopped green chillies-1
Garam masala, Meat masala or Tandoori masala-1/2tsp
Kastoori methi-1tsp
Instant onion pickle
Thin slices of onion-1/2
Lime juice-2tsp
Salt & red chilly powder-required quantity
(mix all together & keep it aside)
Other Ingredients
Flat bread(Multi grain)-2
Shredded carrot -little
Lettuce leaves-little
Sliced tomato-little
Chat masala,roasted jeera powder & Kala namak( black salt)-little
Method
Heat oil on a pan fry onion,mint,green chillies,ginger & garlic till light brown.Now add all the seasoning & chicken.Cook it in high flame till cooked & dry.Keep it aside.Take a flat bread keep some shredded carrots,lettuce then 4tsp of chicken mixture.Top it with onion pickle & sprinkle it with jeera powder,kalanamak & chat masala.Tightly wrap it cut into half.Each end wrap it with a foil & serve it immediately
Note:Vegetarian can replace chicken with minced soy chunks,paneer or tofu.You can use any vegetable of your choice for filling.

Keerai Kunukku


Ingredients
Left over Kunukku batter
Chopped mint,parsley,palak & vallarai keerai-each a hand full
(or any variety of greens in your fridge)
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Mix all the greens with the batter.Heat oil in a pan drop spoon full of the mixture.Deep fry it till all sides are golden brown & crisp.Serve it hot with any dip.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Palak Soup


Ingredients
Palak-1 cup
Tomato-1/2
Garlic-2
Carrot-1
Yellow moongh dhal-3tsp
Salt & Pepper to taste
Roasted jeera powder-1/2tsp
Grated cheese or paneer for garnish
Method
Pressure cook all vegetables & dhal together.Cool,blend it in mixi & filter the puree.Dilute it with water season it with jeera,salt & pepper.Give a boil & switch off.Before serving garnish it with cheese.


New Venture

My cousin from Houston has shared her 1st video with me.Please encourage her by leaving valuable comments.Watch this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnZWfMiPSpI.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Baked Kalakandh / Kalakand In Oven / Kalakand Recipe

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Baked Kalakand
Ingredients
Ricotta cheese-15 oz
(I used part skim)
Sugar-1 cup
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Chopped almonds & pistachio-3tsp
Crushed saffron-1/4tsp(optional)
Ghee or butter-1tsp
(to grease a glass Pyrex tray)
Method
Mix all above ingredients(except nuts & saffron) in a bowl.
Pour it on a greased pan or tray,bake it for 30 minutes or till light brown on top at 375 deg.F
.Remove from the oven,sprinkle the crushed saffron & nuts on top.
Cool & keep in the fridge for 20 minutes & cut into desired shape.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Shrimp Masala Thokku

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Red chillies-6
Khus Khus-1/2tsp
Coconut-6tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Cloves-4
Cinnamon-1/2''
Fennel seeds(Somph)-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Other ingredients
Frozen shrimp-2 cups
Salt to taste
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped tomato-1 big
Tempering
Oil-6tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion till light brown in colour,now add tomato & the ground masala.Fry it till oil separates the sides of the pan.Add shrimp & pour little water & cook it till cooked & dry.Garnish it with curry leaves & serve it as a side dish.
Note:Vegetarians can replace shrimp with potato......

Friday, September 25, 2009

Avocado Chutney

Ingredients
Avocado-2
Garlic-3
Salt-to taste
lime juice or tamarind paste-1tsp
coriander leaves -for garnish
green chillies
For tempering
Oil-1 tsp
Mustard-1/4 tsp
Hing-a pinch
Jeera-1/4 tsp
Method
Mash the pulp of the avocado with salt & lime juice.Grind green chillies & garlic.Mix it with the avocado mixture.Temper it with mustard,jeera & hing.Garnish with coriander leaves .Serve it with idli,dosa or chapathi.

Coconut Chutney / Red Coconut Chutney Recipe / Side Dish For Idli & Dosa

Coconut Chutney / Red Coconut Chutney Recipe / Side Dish For Idli & Dosa Ingredients
Fresh coconut -1/2 cup
Red chillies-2
Garlic-1
Pottukadalai-4tsp
(Roasted Split chick peas)
Salt to taste
Tempering
Oil-1tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Jeera/cumin-1/4tsp
Urad dhal-1/4tsp
Curry leaves-little
Method
Grind all above ingredients to a smooth paste.Dilute the chutney according to the consistency you want.Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Pour it into the ground chutney mix & serve with Idli or Dosa.

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Paper Dosa



Ingredients
Dhal Idly Batter
(Dilute it with water,not very thin)
Oil to make dosa

Method
Make dosa as usual in an iron tawa.Cook it till crisp(do not turn the dosa).










Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dhal Idly

Ingredients
Idly rice-3 & 1/2 cup
Urad dhal-1 & 1/2 cup
Methi-1tsp
Aval (Poha)-1 cup
Masoor dhal-1/4 cup
Channa dhal-1/4 cup
Yellow moongh dhal-1/4 cup
Sabudana /Sago-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Method
Soak urad dhal separately & all other ingredients together separately.Grind urad dhal batter till fluffy ,keep it aside.Grind the other ingredients to a smooth batter.Mix both the batters add salt & leave it to ferment overnight.Next day make Idly asusual.
Note:The batter should not be very watery to make idly.To make dosa dilute a bit.
Courtesy:I used Rashmi's paper dosa batter to make Idly with a small change.....

Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Ingredients for the sauce
Sugar-1/2tsp
Soy sauce-3tsp
Rice vinegar or plain vinegar-1tsp
Tomato ketchup-1tbsp
Lime juice-1tsp
Sesame oil-1tsp
Mustard paste-1/2tsp
Red chilly paste-2tsp
Salt & pepper to taste
(Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl)
Other ingredients
Lettuce leaves-4 or 5
Minced chicken-1 cup
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped garlic-5
Ginger paste-1tsp
Chopped spring onions-1 bunch (optional)
Sesame oil-1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry onion,garlic,ginger & spring onions till light brown.Now in high flame fry the chicken for 2 minutes.Now add the sauce & fry it till cooked & dry.Cool it & place 2 tsp of the mixture in each lettuce leaves,roll & serve it immediately.
Note:Vegetarians can replace chicken with minced soy chunks.You can also roll it in steamed cabbage leaves instead of lettuce .


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Kunukku


Ingredients
Idly rice-1 cup
Long grain rice-1 cup
Masoor dhal-1 cup
(You can replace with thur dhal)
Channa dhal-3/4 cup
Urad dhal-1/4 cup
Red chillies-8
Hing-little
Curry leaves-little
Desiccated coconut-1tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Soak ever thing for 2 hrs .Add salt & curry leaves, grind it to a bit thick coarse paste.Mix desiccated coconut.Heat oil in a pan drop small balls with a spoon or hand.Deep fry it till all sides are golden brown & crisp.Serve it with any chutney....
Note:You can also add onions for extra taste.
Courtesy:Shanti with a small change.....

Jeera Rice

Ingredients
Basmati rice-1 cup
Salt to taste
Tempering
Ghee-1tsp
Oil-1tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Cloves-1.Cardamom-1,Cinnamon-a small piece.
Sliced onion-1tsp
Method
Heat oil & ghee in a pan tempet it.Add rice ,salt & water.Cover & cook it in medium flame till done.Serve it with my Gosht Ka Sherva.

Gosht Ka Sherva


Ingredients dry fried & made into a smooth paste.
Peanuts-2tsp
Desiccated coconut-2tsp
Sesame seeds-1 & 1/2tsp
Other ingredients
Mutton-1/2 pound
Green chillies-8
Sliced onion-2tbsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Mint leaves chopped-a hand full
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Curd-1/4 cup
Fried onions till brown-1tbsp
Lime juice-1tsp
Tempering (Optional)
Oil-1tsp
Cloves-1,Cardamom-1,Cinnamon-1/4''
Method
Heat oil in a pressure cooker temper it.Fry onion,green chillies,mint,ginger & garlic paste for 2 minutes.Now add salt ,ground paste,turmeric powder & curd.Add little water & cook it till done.Before serving mix fried onions & lime juice.This goes very well with jeera rice .

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Award


Thank you Sangeetha for the lovely award.I am receiving this for the second time.Very motivating. Now its right time for me to do more homework on my blog.Thanks once again for remembering me !!!!!!!!!!!!


Friday, September 18, 2009

Mushroom & Dill Leaves Varuval


Ingredients
Sliced mushroom-1 pck
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped tomato -1/2
Chopped dill leaves-1/2 bunch
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Slit green chillies-5
Pepper powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it .Fry onions till light brown.Now add remaining ingredients & fry it till mushrooms are cooked & dry(do not add water).Serve it garnished with dill leaves.

Chicken Vegetable Noodles

This dish can be cooked within 10min,once every thing is kept ready.
Ingredients
Egg noodles boiled (12oz)-1 packet
Mixed vegetables chopped -each 1 cup
(cabbage,carrot,beans)
Minced Chicken-1 cup
Chopped spring onions-1/2 cup
Onion chopped-1
Chopped ginger and garlic-2tsp
Green chillies chopped-2
Salt & pepper-to taste
Chilly sauce(optional)-2tsp
Soy sauce-1/2 tbsp
Olive oil -1tbsp
Method.
Heat oil in a pan add chicken.Fry till its cooked,add vegetables one by one.Now add the other ingredients fry till its done.Add the noodles till every thing is mixed properly.Garnish it with spring onions.
Tips
Chinese dishes should be cooked in high flame.Cook the chicken in high flame otherwise it will start leaving water,and your dish will be very soggy.

Pallipalayam Mutton Varuval

My friend's dad shared this recipe with me ,as he belongs to this town in Erode district.As per the recipe there is no pepper but i added a tsp. to this dish.It was excellent !!!!!!
Ingredients
Mutton -1 & 1/4 pound
Onion chopped-1 big
Tomato chopped-2
Broken dry red chillies-18
(Seeds removed)
Pepper powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-2tsp
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Bits of coconut-1/4 cup
(a bit tender coconut)
Sesame oil-1tsp
Tempering
Oil-6tsp
Mustard -1tsp
Curry leaves-little
Method
Put mutton,salt turmeric powder,1tsp of ginger garlic paste & pepper powder in a pressure cooker & cook it till done.Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry the onions till brown.Now add ginger garlic paste,tomato,curry leaves & red chillies.Fry till tomatoes are well mashed.Add garam masala,bits of coconut & mutton with the water.Cook it till all the water has evaporated & its dry.Before removing from stove pour 1 tsp of sesame oil & add little curry leaves.This is a very tasty dry dish which goes very well with hot rice.

Note:You can also make this dish even with chicken.



Yellow Split Pea & Dill leaves Gravy


Ingredients
Yellow split pea-1 cup
Dill leaves chopped-1/2 bunch
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1/2
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Garam masala-1/4tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion,tomato & ginger garlic paste till light brown.Add other ingredients fry a bit.Pour water & cook the gravy till done.Serve it garnished with little dill leaves.


Papaya Milkshake


Ingredients
Milk-1 & 1/2 cup
Chopped papaya-3 hand full
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
Sugar-3tsp
(Depending upon the sweetness of the papaya)
Ice cubes -little
Method
Blend every thing in a mixi until smooth & frosty.Serve it with ice cubes.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bombay Karachi Halwa

Ingredients
Sugar-100 gms
Water-1/4 cup
Corn starch-1/8 cup(Heaped)
(diluted with little water)
Ghee-1/4 cup
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Chopped nuts-1tbsp
(cashew nuts,pista & melon seeds)
Yellow food colour-a pinch
Lime juice-1/2tsp
Method
Mix sugar,food colour,cardamom powder,lime juice & water.Give a boil & keep it aside.Heat a non stick pan add 2tsp of ghee & diluted cornstarch & mix in a low flame till it becomes slightly thick.Switch off the flame add hot sugar syrup little by little & mix it well till no lumps are formed.Now lit the stove & add remaining sugar syrup & nuts, keep mixing in medium or low flame .Once it starts thickening slowly keep adding the ghee, mix till it leaves the sides of the pan.Pour it on a plate.Cool & cut it.
Note:Pl. follow the method carefully otherwise your halwa will form lumps.Use low or medium cooking.This is the minimum measurement used to get at least 8 pieces.

Thanks Vahrehvah Chef but I made slight changes from your recipe.

Aval (Poha) Dosa


Ingredients
Long grain rice or Idly rice-1 cups
(I used long grain)
Aval-1/2 cup
Cooked rice-1/2 cup
Urad dhal-1/4 cup
Methi-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-to make dosa
Method
Wash & soak rice,methi & urad dhal together for 3 hrs & aval separately.Grind rice,aval & cooked rice together to a smooth paste.Add salt & let it ferment overnight.Next day make dosa as usual.
Note: Close & cook it only one side.



Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tofu Tikka

Ingredients for marination
Tofu cut into cubes-15
Mushroom cut into half-3
Curd-2tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Kastoori methi crushed-1tsp
Yellow food colour-a pinch(Optional)
Roasted jeera powder-1/2tsp
Other Ingredients
Cubed lettuce,capsicum & onion
Oil-to toss tofu & vegetables
Roasted jeera powder,lime juice,Kala namak &Chatmasala to sprinkle on top as garnish


Method
Mix all above ingredients for marination.Keep it for 1 hrs.Heat a pan toss the tofu & mushroom till its slightly brown on all sides & cooked.In the same pan toss the vegetables.Arrange it on a skewer.Sprinkle roasted jeera powder,lime juice,Kala namak & Chat masala on top & serve.
Tips:You can also grill the tofu & mushroom,if you don't want to use oil.





Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Carrot & Peas Soup

Ingredients
Carrot-1 big
Frozwn peas-1/2cup
Onion-1/4
Garlic-1
Milk -1 0r 2 cups
Salt & Pepper to taste
Italian seasoning-1/4tsp
Butter-1tsp
Corn flour diluted in water-1tsp
Cheese for garnish (Optional)
Method
Grind carrot,onion & garlic to a fine paste.Heat butter in a pan fry the paste till raw smell goes off.Add water & cook it for 2 minutes.Strain it ,now add milk ,peas & seasoning to the strained mixture.Give a nice boil,pour the corn starch to thicken.Garnish with cheese & serve it hot.






Tomato & Corriander chutney


Ingredients
Onion -1/2
( i used white onion)
Green chillies-2
Tomato-1/2
Coriander leaves-1 handful
Garlic-1
Salt-to taste
oil-2tsp
For Tempering
Mustard-1/4tsp
Jeera-1/4tsp
Channadal-little
uraddal-little
Red chillies-1
Hing-a pinch
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat 1 tsp of oil fry onion,green chillies,coriander leaves,tomato,garlic & salt.Cool it and grind it to a smooth paste.Heat 1tsp of oil and temper it.Your chutney is ready to eat.Serve it with idly or dosa.

Moth Bean & Parsley Kabab


Ingredients
Soaked overnight Moth bean(Turkish or Dew Bean)-1 cup
Whole cashew nuts-15
Chopped parsley-1/2 cup
Green chillies-2
Chopped onion-1/4
Ginger-1/4''
Jeera-1tsp
Salt to taste
Besan just for binding
(I added 3tsps)
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Grind ginger,green chillies & moth beans to a thick coarse paste.Add parsley ,onion,cashew nut,salt & jeera,mix it well .If your mixture is watery add besan to make it thick.Make small balls insert a whole cashew nut,cover it well & deep fry it till golden brown & crisp.Serve it with any dip.

Mixed Dal Murukku Recipe / Dal Murukku Recipe

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Mixed Dal Murukku
Ingredients
Rice flour-2 & 1/4 cup
Yellow moongh dhal-3/4 cup
Urad dhal-1/4 cup
Channa dhal-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Jeera/ Cumin1tsp
Hing-1tsp
Melted butter- 2 & 1/2 tbsp
Oil-to fry muruku
Method
Dry roast moongh,urad & channa dhal separately till its just hot.
Cool & grind to a very fine powder in mixi.
Now mix all above ingredients together in a bowl,pour water & make a soft dough.
Fill the dough into a murukku press,press it directly in the hot oil.
In medium flame fry until they are golden brown colour.
Drain them on a paper towel,cool & store it in a air tight container.

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Parsley Chutney


Ingredients
Parsley-a hand full
Coconut-a hand full
Green chillies-1
Salt to taste
Oil-1/2tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Coriander seeds-1/2tsp
Urad dhal-1/2tsp
Channa dhal-1tsp
Garlic-1 (Optional)


Method
Heat oil in a pan fry jeera,dhals,coriander seeds,garlic,green chillies & parsley till light brown.Cool & grindit with salt & coconut to a smooth paste.Tempering is optional.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tomatillo Kootu

Ingredients
Split moongh dhal(with skin)-1/3 cup
(cooked with 1/4tsp of turmeric)
Tomatillo cubed-3
Salt to taste
Fry in 1/2tsp oil & make a smooth paste
Coconut-1tbsp
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Red chillies-1
Ginger-1/4''
Mustard-1/4tsp
Cumin-1/2tsp
Methi-6
Tempering
Coconut oil-1tsp
Mustard ,jeera & curry leaves-little
Method
Cook the tomatillo & ground paste with the dhal.Cook it till tomatillo are cooked.Temper it.Serve it with hot rice.

Butternut Squash & Almond Kheer

Ingredients
Chopped butternut squash-1 cup
Blanched almonds-15
Milk-Required quantity
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Saffron diluted in warm milk-a pinch
Sara parupu(chironji)-1tsp
Ghee-6tsp



Method
Grind butternut squash & almond with little milk to a smooth paste.Heat ghee in a pan fry the ground paste till raw smell goes off.Add sugar & cook it till its a bit thick.Switch off mix saffron & cardamom powder.Cool & store it in fridge.Take 2 or 3 tsp of paste for 1 glass of cold milk mix it well.Check for sugar & garnish with saraparupu.Serve it cold
Note:You can also cook the paste along with milk.This way you can served it hot.







Reposting

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Chicken Gravy


Ingredients.
Chicken -2lbs
Onion chopped-11/2 cup
Tomato paste -1tbs
(or chopped tomatoes)-2
Cinnamon-1,cloves-3,cardamom-4,bay leaf-1
Chilly powder-11/2 tsp(according to your spice)
Coriander powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Any garam masala powder-1tsp
Kastoori Methi-1 hand full
Curry/Coriander leaf-for garnish
Oil-2tbs(reduce if you want less oil)
Salt-to taste
Grind
Coconut-1tbsp
Fennel seeds(Somph)-1tsp
Ginger/Garlic-Each 1tsp
Method.
Cut , clean & wash the chicken,marinate it with Chilly,turmeric,coriander powder,salt & Garam masala for 30 min.in fridge.Heat oil add the whole garam masala,then add onions fry till light golden colour.Now add tomatoes fry till oil separates.Add the coconut mixture & kastoori methi fry again till the raw smell of coconut has gone.Add chicken fry it well ,pour 1 glass of water.Cook till the chicken is cooked garnish it with curry & coriander leaves.
Tips
Cook the chicken in high flame as it will stop loosing its juice,then add water & cook.If you don't have garam masala,you can replace it with my pulao/biriyani masala in my site.Onions must be light brown otherwise your dish will not get good colour & taste.

Winner

Iam one of the of Winners of Rice Feast conducted by Aathidhyam..........




These where the recipes selected by the judges Herb Pulao & Green apple Puliyohara....

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Award

Thanks Uma for thinking of me & giving away this Award.Very encouraging to me......

Tomato Pickle(version 2)



Ingredients
Tomatoes any kind-6nos
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Chilly powder-2tsp(adjust to your taste)
Coriander powder-1tsp
Oil-2tbs(you can reduce if you want less oil)
Hing-1/2tsp
Roasted methi powder-1/2 tsp
Tempering
Mustard-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
curry leaves-little
Whole red chillies-4
Method
Heat oil in a kadai,add chopped tomatoes,turmeric & salt.Cover & cook it till all the water has evaporated.Now add other dry ingredients,cook till raw smell goes.Temper it and mix the methi powder.Store it in fridge.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sweet Potato Poli Recipe / Sweet Potato Puran Poli Recipe / /Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Poli Recipe

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Sweet Potato Poli
Ingredients for filling
Boiled & mashed sweet potato-3
Sugar-6tsp
(Add sugar according to the sweetness of the sweet potato)
Chopped cashew nuts fried in 1tsp of ghee-15
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
(Mix all above ingredients together)
Ingredients for covering
Maida-2 cups
Salt a pinch
Orange colour-a pinch (optional)
Oil-6tsp
Ghee or oil -to cook poli.
(Ghee will give nice flavour ,but I used only oil)


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Sweet Potato Poli
Method
Mix all the ingredients for the covering in a bowl.
Add water & make a soft smooth dough.
Divide the dough into small balls and flatten them on a greased plastic sheet.
Place one ball of filling on the dough and cover it.
Apply oil to your fingers & flatten it like a stuffed paratha.
Cook it on a tawa both sides with little ghee spread on top.
Cook till they are golden brown on both sides.
Serve them hot.

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Tofu & Capsicum Makhani

Ingredients for grinding to a smooth paste
Tomato-3
Kitchen king masala(MDH)-1tsp
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Green chillies-1
Ginger grated-1tsp
Dry roasted & powdered jeera-1 & 1/2tsp
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Cloves-2
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Char Magaz(Melon seeds)-2tsp(Optional)
(I used this only for thickening.You can use cream instead but don't grind ,add it at the last.)
Ingredients
Butter-4tsp
Oil-1tsp
Kastoori methi-1tsp
Milk-1 cup
Cubed firm tofu-1/2 pck
Cubed capsicum-1
Method
Heat butter & oil in a pan temper it with kastoori methi.add the ground masala fry till oil separates the pan.Pour milk & enough water ,tofu & capsicum.Cover & cook it till done.At the end add cream for thickness(optional).Garnish it with kastoori methi.
Note:You can also use tomato paste instead of fresh tomatoes.Orange food colour can also be added for a good colour for your dish.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pudalangai (Snake gourd) Stuffed Cutlets

Ingredients
Fresh long Pudalangai cut into 1''long.
Oil to shallow fry
Bread crumbs- little
Maida diluted it in water-1tsp
Ingredients for stuffing
Boiled & mashed potato-3
Chopped onion-1/4
Grated carrot-1 big
Frozen peas-2 hand full
Salt to taste
Curry powder-1/2tsp
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Kastoori methi-1tsp
Grated ginger-1/4tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Oil-1tsp



Method
Boil water with salt add pudalangai to it,after 2minutes remove & strain .Heat oil in a pan temper it with jeera.Fry onions till light brown now add all other ingredients .Fry for 2 more minutes.Cool & stuff it inside the snake gourd.Seal both the ends with maida mixture & coat it with bread crumbs.Shallow fry till light brown on all sides.Serve it with any dip .