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Monday, May 31, 2010

Sweet Potato Paratha

Ingredients
Whole wheat flour-1 cup
Mashed sweet potato-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Curry powder-1/2tsp
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Black sesame seeds-1tsp
Oil to make parathas
Method
Mix all above ingredients together.Sprinkle very little water & make a soft dough.Roll it out into slightly thick circles.Cook it on tawa applying oil on both sides till done.Serve it hot with raita or any side dish.




Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sesame Bean Sprouts

Ingredients
Bean sprouts-2 cup
Salt & Pepper to taste
Soy sauce-1tsp
Roasted sesame seeds-1/2tsp
Chopped onion-2tsp
Chopped garlic-4
Sesame oil-1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry onion & garlic till light brown.Mix the sauce & seasoning.Quickly toss the bean sprouts & sesame seeds & serve it immediately.
Note:Do not over cook as it has to remain crunchy.



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Steamed Collard Leaf

Ingredients for filling
Besan-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-3/4tsp
Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
Garam masala-1/8tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Cooking soda-a pinch
Lime juice-2tsp
Chopped coriander leaves-2tsp
Sugar-a pinch
(I didn't use)
(Add water & make a thick paste with the above ingredients)
Other ingredients
Collards leaf-2
(vein removed at the back,for easy to fold the leaf)
Tempering
Oil-1tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Hing-little
Curry leaves-little
Grated coconut for garnish
Method
Place the leaf on a board(back ward facing up).Spread a thin layer of the mixture evenly on the leaf.Place another leaf on top & repeat it.Slowly roll it tightly like a log.Steam this till done.Slightly cool it & cut into circles.Heat oil in a pan temper it,add the cut circles & carefully saute for 2 minutes.Garnish it & serve.








Sunday, May 23, 2010

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Lovely Awards from simplysensationalfood & Creative Sanyukta.Thanks a lot, friends please feel free to pick it up from me...........

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bean Sprout & Snow Peas Soup

Ingredients
Stock/Broth/water-3 cups
(I used chicken broth)
Sliced carrots-a hand full
Snow peas-a hand full
Bean sprout-1 cup
Bean threads(vermicelli) cooked-little
Chopped onion-2tsp
Chopped garlic-1
Olive oil-1tsp
Salt & Pepper to taste
Chilly paste-1/4tsp
Soy sauce-2tsp
Chicken flavour bouillon(cubes)-a pinch
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry onion & garlic till light brown.Add the vegetables,bean sprouts,chilly paste,seasoning & stock.Cook it till vegetables are almost cooked.Garnish it with bean threads & serve it hot.



Monday, May 17, 2010

Avocado Ice Cream

Ingredients
Avocado-2 small
(scoop out the pulp)
Sugar-12 tsp
(add more if you want it more sweet)
Milk-225ml
Nestle's Table cream(1tin)-225ml
Vanilla essence-1 & 1/2 tsp
Lime juice-1tsp
Method
Blend all above ingredients together to a smooth mixture.Pour it in a container,close & freeze it.Remove it from the freezer & again blend it well in a mixi & freeze it overnight.Scoop out & serve it with any topping of your choice.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Onion Paratha

Ingredients dry roasted & powdered
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Ajwain-1/4tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
Other ingredients
Whole wheat flour-2 cups
Salt to taste
Crushed onion-1/2
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Curd-2tsp
Oil to cook parathas
Method
Mix all above ingredients together.Make a soft dough by adding very little water.Take small balls roll it out into circles.Heat a tawa & cook it both sides with little oil till done.Serve it with any side dish or raita.



Thursday, May 13, 2010

Soya Kheema & Peas Masala

Ingredients
Soya chunks-30
(soak in warm water then squeeze out the water & grind coarsely in mixi)
Frozen peas-1 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Red chilly powder-1tsp
MDH Kitchen king masala-1/2tsp
Kastoori methi-3tsp
Roasted jeera powder-1/4tsp
Grind to a smooth paste
Onion-1/4
Tomato-1
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Almonds-10
Tempering
Oil-6tsp
Butter-1tsp
Cardamom-2
Cloves-3
Cinnamon-a small bit
Bay leaf-1
Jeera-1tsp
Method
Heat oil & butter in a pan temper it.Add the ground masala & fry till raw smell disappears & oil separates the pan.Add the dry ingredients ,peas & soya,fry a bit.Sprinkle very little water,cover & cook it in low flame till cooked.Serve it with roti or rice.



Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Yellow Corn Meal Idly

Ingredients
Yellow corn meal(coarse)-1 cup
(dry roasted till it slightly changes its colour or pops up)
Curd-1 cup
Salt to taste
Roasted white rawa-3tsp
(optional,but I used it)
Cooking soda-1/8tsp
Method
Mix curd,rawa,corn meal & salt.Keep it aside for 30 minutes.Before pouring it in Idly moulds add the cooking soda.Beat it well & steam them in idly moulds till done.Serve it hot with any spicy chutney.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sweet Potato Kara Paniyaram

Ingredients
Idly batter-2 cups
Cooked & mashed sweet potato-1/2 cup
Chopped onion-1tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves-little
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Chilly powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-to fry paniyaram
Method
Mix all above ingredients together.Heat a paniyaram pan pour 1/2 tsp of oil in each hole.Pour a ladle of the batter in it.Cook it in low flame till brown on both sides.Serve it with any spicy chutney.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Spicy Milagai Chutney

Ingredients
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1
Garlic-3
Long red chillies-4
Tamarind-a small piece
(I didn't use)
Salt to taste
Tempering
Sesame oil-3tsp
Mustard,Urad dhal & jeera-little
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat 1tsp of oil & fry tomato,onion ,chillies & garlic till light brown. Add salt,tamarind & grind to a smooth paste.Temper it & serve it with any tiffin.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Nandu(Crab) Varuval

Ingredients
Blue crabs-3
(washed ,cleaned & cut)
Chopped onion-2 big
Chopped tomato-1
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Hot curry powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves
Ground to a smooth paste
Whole black pepper-2tsp
Ginger & garlic -2tsp
Tempering
Oil-10tsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Cinnamon-a small piece
Cloves-3
Cardamom-2
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry the onion & curry leaves till light brown.Add tomatoes & ground masala,fry till tomatoes are mashed.Add the dry powders & crab,add very little water.Cover & cook it till done .Fry the masala till oil separates.Garnish it with curry leaves.