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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Quinoa Chutney

Ingredients
Quinoa-3tsp
Masoor dhal-2tsp
(or Thur dhal)
Urad dhal-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Red chillies-3
Grated coconut-1tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Garlic chopped-1
Salt to taste
Oil-1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry all above ingredients till light brown.Cool,add water,salt & grind it to a smooth paste.Serve it with rice or any tiffin.







Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dahi Aloo

Ingredients
Boiled & cubed potato-1 big
Coriander leaves for garnish
Blend everything together
Curd-1/2 cup
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1/4tsp
Roasted jeera powder-1/4tsp
MDH Kitchen king masala-1/4tsp
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Grated ginger-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Curry leaves little
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Add the aloo & fry a bit.Pour the curd mixture & cook it till dry Garnish it with coriander leaves.Serve it with roti.





Apple Lassi

Ingredients
Chopped small red apple-1
Blue agave sweetener-2tsp
(or sugar/honey)
Curd-1/2 cup
Nutmeg powder-a pinch
Ice cubes
Method
Blend everything in a mixi & serve it cold with ice cubes.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Brinjal Fry

Ingredients to marinate
Oil-1tsp
Besan-1tsp
Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
Chilly powder-1tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Ajwain-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Other ingredients
Brinjal -10 pieces
(cut into thin semi circles)
Oil-to fry
Method
Mix all the ingredients together,sprinkle very little water & make a paste.Apply it on both sides of the brinjal & keep it for 10 minutes.Shallow or pan fry till cooked & golden brown.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Oats & Vazhlaipoo(Banana Flower) Usili / Vazhlaipoo Paruppu Usili / Paruppu Usili Recipe

Oats & Vazhlai Poo(Banana Flower) Usili / Vazhlai Poo Paruppu Usili recipe/ Paruppu Usili Recipe
Oats Vazhlaipoo Usili
Ingredients ground to a semi coarse paste
Soaked channa dal-1/3 cup
Red chillies-5
Salt to taste
(Steam the above mixture for 5 to 7 minutes.Cool & crumble it)
Other ingredients
Cleaned & finely chopped Vazhlaipoo/banana flower-1
Chopped onion-1tbsp
Curry leaves-little
Turmeric powder-little
Dry roasted & cooked oats-1/3 cup
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Jeera/cumin-1/4tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Hing-a pinch
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion,turmeric powder,salt,vazhlai poo & curry leaves till slightly cooked.
Sprinkle very little water & in low flame cook till done.
Add the crumbled dal mixture & cooked oats,toss well till everything is mixed well.
Garnish with coriander leaves & serve it with rice as a side dish.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thai Peanut Sauce

Ingredients
Olive oil-1/2tbsp
Chilly garlic sauce-1/2tsp
Soy sauce-1/2tsp
Sugar-1/8tsp
Peanut butter-2tsp
Grated ginger-1/2tsp
Lime juice-1 & 1/2tsp
Warm water-1/2tbsp
Method
Mix all above ingredients together.Serve it with Vietnamese Summer Rolls.....

Monday, March 22, 2010

Quinoa Ven Pongal

Ingredients
Quinoa-1 cup
Yellow moongh dhal-1/2 cup
(I used slit green moongh dhal)
Grated ginger -1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Water-3 & 1/2 cups
Tempering
Jeera & Crushed black pepper-each-1/2tsp
Curry leaves-little
Ghee-1tbsp
Cashew nuts-2tsp
Method
Heat a pressure cooker dry roast moongh dhal till light brown colour & nice aroma comes out.Add the quinoa,turmeric powder,salt,ginger & water,cook it till done.Temper it,mix it well & serve it hot with any chutney.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thandai Recipe / Masala Milk Recipe / Holi Special Drink / Easy Thandai Recipe -Maha Shivaratri Prasadam Recipe

Maha Shivaratri Prasadam Recipe... 


Thandai  Recipe / Masala Milk Recipe / Holi Special Drink / Easy Thandai Recipe
Thandai Recipe
Ingredients ground to a smooth powder
Blanched almonds-12
Cashew nuts-1/2 tbsp
Melon seeds(char magaz)-1tbsp
Poppy seeds-1tsp
Fennel powder-1/2tsp
Whole black pepper-5
Cardamom-2
Other ingredients
Cold milk-1 & 1/2 cups
Sugar-6tsp or more
Saffron to garnish
Method
Mix the required amount of ground powder & sugar to milk,mix.
Pour it in glass & garnish it with saffron strings.
Serve it cold.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Oats & Tomato Soup

Ingredients
Oats-6tsp
Chopped large tomato-1
Chopped onion-3tsp
Chopped celery-3tsp
Grated garlic-1
Dry oregano-1/2tsp
Salt & Pepper to taste
Olive oil-1tsp
Stock/broth-1 & 1/2 cup
(I used 100% fat free chicken broth)
Water-1 cup
Method
Heat oil in a pan saute onion,garlic & tomato.Add celery,oregano & oats,fry a bit.Pour water & stock & cook till oats are done.Before serving add the seasoning & serve it hot.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Marble Cake

Ingredients
Maida-3 cups
Butter-1 cup
Sugar-2 cups
Eggs-5
Milk-1 cup + 1tbsp
Baking powder- 1tsp
Baking soda-1/2tsp
Unsweetened cocoa powder-1/4 cup
Vanilla essence-2tsp
Salt-1/2tsp
Method
Pre heat oven to 350 deg. C.In a bowl mix maida,baking powder,baking soda & salt,keep it aside.Cream butter,essence & sugar well with a hand mixer.Add the eggs one by one & beat it well.In low speed slowly start adding the dry mixture alternating with milk.Take our 4 to 5 spoons of this cake batter into a bowl & add the cocoa powder to it.Add 1 tbsp of milk & mix it till smooth.Spoon the plain cake batter into a pan which is greased with butter and coat it with little maida and dust out the excess.Using the cocoa mixed cake batter make 3 strips on the cake as shown in the picture above.Now take a knife & gently draw swirls through the batter to marbleize it .Bake it for 50 minutes or till done.Cool completely before cutting.
Courtesy:Kavya with a slight change.............

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pineapple Lassi

Ingredients
Fresh or canned pineapple chunks-3/4 cup
(I used canned.Drain the water & used only the chunks)
Yogurt-1 cup
Cardamom powder-little
Sugar-3tsp or to your taste
Ice cubes
Method
Blend everything in a blender & serve it cold with ice cubes.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spicy Fish Curry / Meen Kuzhambu

Ingredients fried in 1tsp of oil & ground to a smooth paste
Chopped onion-1/2
Whole pepper-25
Garlic-2
Curry & Coriander leaves-little
Tomato-1/2
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Hot curry powder-3/4 tsp
Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
(fry above ingredients till light brown & grind)
Other ingredients
Tamarind juice-2 cups
Fish slices-6
Tempering
Oil-5tsp
Vadavam-1tsp
(or mustard,methi,jeera-little)
Cinnamon-a small piece
Cloves-2
Curry leaves-little
Slit green chillies-4
Sliced garlic-2
Method
Mix the ground paste in tamarind juice & keep it aside.Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Pour the tamarind mixture & cook it till raw smell disappears & gravy is thick.Add the fish pieces just give a boil.Switch off the gas & garnish it with curry leaves.Serve it with rice.










Thursday, March 4, 2010

Quinoa Sweet Pongal

Ingredients
Quinoa-1 cup
(washed & soaked in water for 30 minutes)
Yellow moongh dhal-1/2 cup
Channa dhal-1tbsp
Salt a pinch
Brown sugar-1 & 1/4 cup
Milk-1/4 cup
Water-4 cups
Ghee-4tbsp
Nuts-1tbsp
(fried in ghee)
Edible camphor-little
Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp
Saffron -little
(soaked in little milk)
Method
Heat a pressure cooker & fry moongh dhal till light brown.Add channa dhal,quinoa,milk,water & cook it till done.Mix brown sugar,edible camphor,cardamom powder & ghee.Mix it well & give a nice boil.Mix in the nuts & serve it hot.

Broccoli Stuffed Paratha / Broccoli Paratha / How to make Broccoli Stuffed Paratha.

Broccoli Paratha
Ingredients for stuffing
Grated broccoli-1cup
Grated ginger-1/2tsp
Chilly powder-a pinch
Turmeric powder-little
Grated green chillies-1
Salt to taste
Jeera /cumin powder-1/4tsp
Other ingredients
Whole wheat flour-2 cups
Milk-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Water required amount
Oil-1tsp + to make parathas
(make a soft dough using above ingredients)
Method
Mix all stuffing ingredients together except salt & keep it aside for 10 minutes.(I usually keep it open for all the moisture to evaporate & mixture is dry)Just before making the parathas/parata add salt to the mixture.Take a small amount of dough,shape it like a cup,keep little filling inside.Close & seal it well & roll it out slowly into thick parathas,make sure the filling doesn't come out.Cook it on tawa/griddle in medium flame till brown on both sides by brushing oil.Serve it hot with raita or any gravy .

Note: Once the filling is sealed well,flatten it & prick it once with a fork on top. By this the air inside the filling will release & while rolling out your filling will not come out.I usually follow this method for any stuffed paratha.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Oats & Besan Ponganalu

Ingredients
Broken Oats-1/3 cup
Besan-1/2 cup
Semolina-1tbsp
Grated carrot-1/2
Chopped onion-3tsp
Chopped green chillies-1
Chopped coriander leaves-1tsp
Kastoori methi-1tsp
Salt to taste
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Baking soda-a pinch
Oil-to fry
Method
Soak oats in little water for 15 minutes.If using quick oats then skip soaking.Mix all above ingredients together.Pour water & make a semi thick batter.Heat a paniyaram pan,pour some oil in each hole.Pour a ladle full of batter & cook it till brown on both sides.Serve it hot with any chutney.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lemony Chutney

Ingredients
Long red chillies-8 to 10
(I used chilly flakes-2tsp)
Lime juice-1/3 cup
Salt to taste
Brown sugar-1/4tsp
Sesame oil-1tbsp
Tempering
Oil-1tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Urad dhal-1/2tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Chopped onion-3tsp
Curry leaves-little
Method
Grind chillies with lime juice to a smooth paste.Mix brown sugar & 1tbsp of sesame oil.Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry the onions till light brown.Pour in the chutney & mix it well.Yummy spicy chutney is ready to eat with dosa or Idly.I loved it with curd rice too.....
Courtesy:Raks with a slight change.....

Monday, March 1, 2010

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Chicken Quesadilla

Ingredients for filling
Ground chicken-2 cups
Salt & pepper to taste
Chopped parsley-1/4 cup
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1
Chopped green chillies-1
Ginger & garlic paste-1tsp
Hot Mexican sauce-2tsp
Oil-1tsp
Other ingredients
Small corn tortilla-1 pck
Mexican blend shredded cheese-little
Method
Heat oil fry onion till light brown.Add ginger,garlic,tomato,parsley & green chillies.Fry a bit.Add the sauce & seasoning & cook it till dry(do not add water).Keep it aside.Spread some filling on a tortilla,sprinkle some cheese & close it with another tortilla.Cook it both sides on a tawa till light brown & crisp.Cut it into half & serve it hot.