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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fresh Apricot Raita

Ingredients
Fresh chopped apricot-8
Raisins-2tsp
Chopped coriander leaves-1tsp
Chopped green chillies-1
Chopped or grated ginger-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Curd-2 cups
Oil-1/2tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with jeera.Add the green chillies,ginger,raisins & apricot.Cook till apricots are soft & switch off the stove.Beat curd with salt & mix the cooled apricot mixture.Garnish it with some fresh chopped apricots,coriander leaves & raisins.Serve it cold.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pear & Celery Drink

Ingredients
Chopped pear-1
Celery stick-1
Ginger-a small piece
Salt a pinch
Agave nectar-to your taste
(or sugar/honey)
Lime juice-1/4tsp
Method
Blend everything together in a mixi with some water.Filter it & serve it cold with ice cubes.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Thanks Smita & katta meetha theeka for the cute Award.Friends please feel free to pick it up from me.....

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wheat Aapam Recipe / Kerala Style Wheat Aapam Recipe

Ingredients
Wheat flour-3 cups
Salt to taste
Sugar-3tbsp
Yeast-1/2tsp
Coconut milk-1/2 cup
Egg-1
Warm water-required quantity
Method
Mix wheat flour,yeast,1tbsp sugar & salt in a bowl.
Slowly add the warm water & make a thick batter without any lumps.
Let it ferment for at least 8hrs,now mix the coconut milk,egg & remaining sugar.
Heat an appam pan & grease it,pour a ladle of batter and slowly turn the pan round so that a thin layer forms on the sides and the middle remains thick.
Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat till the edges resembles crisp lace with light brown colour and centre soft.
When the appam is ready, remove gently.Serve it with any side dish.

Courtesy:Kothiyanuvu











Thursday, July 15, 2010

Golden Fried Snow Peas

Ingredients for the batter
Maida-3tbsp
Corn flour-1tbsp
Soy sauce-1/8tsp
Chilly garlic sauce-1/4tsp
Salt & Pepper to taste
Cooking soda-2 pinch
Other ingredients
Snow peas-required amount
Oil to deep fry.
Method
Pour water & make a thick batter with the above ingredients.Dip each snow peas in the batter & deep fry them in hot oil till golden brown & crisp.Serve it hot with any spicy dip.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Chicken Kofta Biriyani

Ingredients for Kofta
Ground chicken-1 & 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Pepper powder-1/8tsp
Garam masala-1/2 tsp
Roasted jeera powder-1/2tsp
Chopped green chillies-2
Chopped onion-3tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/4tsp
Chopped coriander leaves-little
Oil-to deep fry
Ingredients for the gravy
Oil-4tsp
Cardamom-3,Cloves-2,Cinnamon-1 small stick,Jeera-1/2tsp,Shajeera-1/2tsp,Bay leaf-1
(whole spice)
Sliced onion-1/2
Chopped tomato-1
Coconut milk-6tsp
(I used the thick milk in tin)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Chopped mint & coriander leaves-little
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Ingredients for the rice
Basmati rice-2 cup
Water-2 & 1/2 cup
Cardamom-1,Cloves-1,Cinnamon-a small bit,Shajeera-1/8tsp
Ghee-1tsp
Salt to taste
Garnish
Fried onion,raisins,lime juice 2tsp diluted with little yellow food colour & cashew nut
Method
Mix the kofta ingredients together,make sure there is no water at all.Make small balls & deep fry them till golden brown & keep it aside.Cook the rice with the spices,salt & ghee till 3/4th done.Heat oil in a pan add the whole spice,add the onions & fry till light brown.Add the remaining ingredients & fry till masala is cooked.Add the fried koftas to the gravy & top it with the rice.Garnish it with onion,lime juice & nuts.Cover it with a tight lid(so that flavour does not escape) & keep it in low flame(DUM) for 15 minutes.Switch off the gas.Before serving mix the biriyani & serve it with raita.







Thursday, July 8, 2010

Quinoa Sponge Dosa

Ingredients
Quinoa-1/2 cup
Brown rice-1/2 cup
Aval(Poha)-1/2 cup
Uraddhal-1/8 cup
Butter milk-1 cup
Salt to taste
Cooking soda-1/2tsp
Oil-to make dosa
Method
Wash & soak all above ingredients(except salt & cooking soda) overnight.Next day grind it to a smooth semi thick batter.Add salt & cooking soda just before making.Pour a ladle of batter on a tawa,spread it slightly.Pour oil around it,cover & cook it both sides till done.Serve it with any side dish you desire.



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cracked Wheat & Ridge Gourd Skin Chutney

Ingredients
Ridge gourd skin-1 cup
Green chillies-2
Ginger-a small piece
Coconut-3tsp
Salt to taste
Hing-1/2tsp
Cracked wheat-1/8 cup
Urad dhal-1tsp
Channa dhal-2tsp
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds-1/2 tsp
Oil-1tsp
Method
Heat 1/2 tsp of oil fry cracked wheat,dhals,jeera,coriander seeds & hing till light brown colour.Keep it aside.Heat 1/2 tsp of oil & fry ridge gourd skin,green chillies,ginger & coconut till light brown.Cool everything & grind together with salt to a smooth paste.Serve it with hot rice or with any tiffin.