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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kerala Chicken Fry

This recipe was told by my friend.Usually you will find this in Kerala fast food restaurants on the road sides at evening time.They use to deep fry it in coconut oil,but I have pan fried it.

Ingredients to marinate
Chicken with bones-10 pieces
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Lime juice -5tsp
Salt to taste
Orange food colour-little
Curry leaves-a hand full
Red chilly powder-1 tsp
Crushed whole red chillies-10

Garam masala-1tsp
Fennel seeds-2tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-2tsp

Maida-1tbsp
Coconut oil-10tsp or more to fry chicken
Method
Marinate the chicken with the above ingredients for at least 30 minutes.Heat oil in a pan & fry in low flame till brown on both sides & cooked.Serve it garnished with curry leaves.







Monday, April 26, 2010

Egg Biriyani (Ambur Style)

Ingredients to marinate eggs
Boiled eggs-6
(make slits on it)
Curd-2tbsp
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Pepper powder-1/4tsp
Lime juice-5tsp
Ginger & garlic paste-1/2tsp
(Mix all above ingredients together & rest it for 20 minutes)
Grind to a smooth paste
Cashew nut-5
Ginger & garlic paste-1/2tsp
Mint leaves-a hand full
Jeera-1/4tsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Green chillies-2
Tempering
Oil-5tsp
Ghee-2tsp
Cardamom-4
Cloves-5
Cinnamon-a small stick
Bay leaf-1
Star anise-1
Other ingredients
Rice-2 & 1/2 cups
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1
Method
Heat oil & ghee in a pan temper it.Fry onion,tomato & ground masala till light brown in colour.Add the rice & fry for 2 more minutes.Pour the water & arrange the eggs with the marinate on top.Close the lid & cook till done.Garnish it with mint & serve it hot with raita or any gravy.
















Thursday, April 22, 2010

Quinoa & Mixed Vegetable Pakoras

Ingredients
Finely chopped vegetables-1 cup
(I used carrot,beans,cabbage,celery)
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped coriander leaves-3tsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Rice flour-3tsp
Besan-6tsp
Cooked quinoa-1/3 cup
Oil to deep fry
Method
Mix all above ingredients together(do not add any water,if required sprinkle very little).Heat oil in a pan & drop small pieces of dough.Deep fry it till brown & crisp on both sides.Serve it with any dip.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sweet Vinegar Dipping

Ingredients
Sugar-1tsp
Warm water-1tbsp
Dark soy sauce-1tsp
Salt a pinch
Vinegar-1/2tsp
Lime juice-1tsp
Chilly garlic sauce-1/8tsp
Garnish
Chopped ginger & garlic-1tsp
Method
Mix all above ingredients together & garnish it.Serve it with Vietnamese Summer Rolls ....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Ingredients for the rolls
Rice paper
Vegetables cut into thin strips
(cabbage,carrot,cucumber)
Bean sprouts
Tofu slices
Cooked bean threads(vermicelli)
Sweet basil leaves Method
Dip both sides of the rice paper in water for 30 seconds, or until it is soft and pliable. Remove from the water and place on a plate.Take the fillings one by one & place it at the end of the circle.Now slowly roll it up tightly as we do for spring rolls.Serve this rolls with Thai peanut sauce & sweet vinegar dipping.I like to serve it cold.............

Note:Try to keep very little stuffing,otherwise they may come out.Once made try to serve it immediately.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Vegetable Quinoa Birinji

Ingredients
Quinoa-1 cup
Coconut milk-1/2 cup
Water-1 cup
Frozen mixed vegetables-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Sliced onion-2tbsp
Slit green chillies-2
Chopped mint leaves-2tsp
Sliced garlic-2
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Cloves-1
Cardamom-1
Cinnamon-a small piece
Bay leaf-1
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion,mint,garlic,onion,vegetables,salt & turmeric powder till light brown.Now add the washed quinoa,coconut milk & water.Cook it in low flame till done.Garnish with mint leaves.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Marshmallow Pineapple Pudding - Easy Dessert

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Marshmallow Pineapple Pudding
Ingredients
Crushed pineapple 20 oz can-1
(squeeze out the water)
Sour cream 16 oz can-1
Multi colour small marshmallow -2 cups
(or only white marshmallow)
Sugar-15 tsp or less
(according to your taste)
Caramelized almonds
Sugar-1/2 cup
Chopped almonds-1/2 cup
Water-2tsp
(Heat sugar in a pan till it slightly melts.Add water & keep stirring till it turns light golden brown (be careful do not burn it).
Immediately add the almonds mix well.Switch off the gas & pour it on a greased marble kitchen top or wooden cutting board.
Cool it completely & break into small pieces.Keep it aside.)
Method
Mix all above ingredients together & keep it in fridge.
Before serving sprinkle the caramelized almonds on top & serve it cold.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Poli Recipe /Yellow Moongh Dhal Poli /Puran Poli Recipe /Obbattu Recipe / Bobbatlu Recipe

Celebrating my 600th post with this sweet.Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yellow Moongh Dhal Poli /Puran Poli Recipe /Obbattu Recipe / Bobbatlu Recipe
Stuffing ingredients
Boiled,drained & mashed yellow moongh dhal-1 cup
Brown sugar-1 cup
Cardamom powder-1 & 1/2 tsp
(Mix all above ingredients together.Make sure there is no water in the dhal)
Covering ingredients
Maida-1 cup
Salt a pinch
Yellow food colour(optional)-little
Ghee-2tsp
(make a soft dough with the above ingredients with water)
Ghee or oil to cook the poli
Method
Take a small ball of dough flatten them.Take some filling place it side,cover it completely.Carefully roll out the dough into thick puris making sure the filling does not come out.Cook on a tawa both sides till light brown pouring ghee around it.
Note;
a) Do not compromise on ghee,otherwise the poli will become hard & dry.
b) Make sure your filling/poornam is dry,otherwise it come out while making poli.
c) The above polis are Tamilnadu style.
d) Just before serving heat slightly,smear some ghee on top & serve.
e) Only ghee can also be used for frying the poli.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Quinoa Peas Pulao

Ingredients
Quinoa-1/2 cup
Water-1 & 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Peas-1/4 cup
Sliced onion-1tbsp
Slit green chillies-1
Sliced garlic-1
Mint-8 leaves
Tempering
Oil-1/2 tsp
Ghee-1tsp
Jeera-1/4tsp
Cloves,Bay leaf & cardamom-1 each
Cinnamon-a small piece
Method
Wash & soak quinoa with 1 & 1/4 cup of water for 10 minutes.Heat oil & ghee in a pan temper it .Fry onion,mint ,chillies & garlic for 2 minutes.Add the peas & soaked quinoa with water.Cover & cook it in low flame till dry.Serve it with any gravy or raita.




Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cracked Wheat Pongal /Godhumai Pongal /Godhumai Kara Pongal

image of Cracked Wheat Pongal /Godhumai PongalIngredients
Cracked Wheat-1/2 cup
Yellow moongh dhal-1/3 cup
Water-3 & 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Grated ginger-1tsp
Tempering
Ghee-2tsp
Slightly crushed pepper-1/4tsp
Slightly crushed Jeera-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-little
Cashew nut broken into small pieces-12
Method
Heat a pressure cooker & fry the moongh dhal till nice smell comes out.Add the ginger,cracked wheat,salt & water.Cook it till done.Temper it,mix well & serve it with chutney.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Potato & Oats Poriyal

Ingredients
Boiled & cubed potato-1 big
Dry roasted & cooked broken oats-1/3 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Red chilly powder-3/4tsp
Crushed garlic-4
Curry & coriander leaves-little
Chopped onion-1/4
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Urad & channa dhal-each 1/2tsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Broken red chillies-3
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion,curry leaves & garlic till light brown.Add all the dry ingredients & fry a bit.Add the potato & oats & in low heat fry for 5 minutes.Garnish it with coriander leaves & serve it as a side dish for roti or rice.






Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tomato Soup

Ingredients
Big tomatoes-2
Chopped celery-2tsp
Chopped onion-2tsp
Garlic-2
Salt & pepper to taste
Butter-1tsp
Maida-1/2 tsp
Milk-3tbsp
Method
Cook tomato,onion,celery & garlic till mashed.Cool,grind & filter.Dilute & keep it aside.Heat a pan melt the butter fry the maida till light brown.Add the milk,seasonings & tomato puree.Give a nice boil.Switch off the gas, sprinkle some cheese(optional) & Serve it hot.