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Friday, October 29, 2010

Potato Murukku

Ingredients
Rice flour-2 cups
Salt to taste
Hing-1/4tsp
Chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Jeera-1 & 1/2 tsp
Boiled potato-1
Butter softened-1/4 cup
Water-required amount to make a soft dough
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Grind potato,salt,little water & butter to a smooth paste.In a bowl add all above ingredients, to this add the potato mixture.Pour water little by little & make a soft dough.Heat oil in a pan,fill the dough in the murukku press & press it in the hot oil.Cook it both sides in medium flame till crisp & light brown in colour.Drain it on kitchen towel,cool & store it in air tight container.
Courtesy:Rakskitchen with a slight change in ingredient & name of the dish.........

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rice Flakes & Cornmeal Ladoo

This year coming up with a different sweet for Diwali.An unique sweet with cornmeal.Hope you all will love it.

Ingredients
Rice flakes/Poha/Aval-1/2 cup
(slightly dry roasted,do not burn it)
Fine ground yellow cornmeal -1/2 cup
(Slightly dry roasted & powdered)
Desiccated coconut-5tsp
(Slightly dry roasted)
Sugar-1 cup
Cardamom-6
Fried nuts in 3tsp of ghee-1tbsp
Warm ghee-required amount for binding
(I used warm milk for binding)
Method
Powder rice flakes,cornmeal,cardamom & sugar to a semi smooth powder.Add the fried nuts,sprinkle warm milk or ghee little by little & shape it into round balls.
Note:If using milk store it in fridge for better shelf life.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sponge Dosa

Ingredients
Idly rice-2 cups
Rice flakes(poha,aval)-1/4 cup
Buttermilk-3 to 4 cups
Salt to taste(i used 2tsp)
Cooking soda-1/4tsp
Oil-to make dosa
Method
Soak rice & aval separately in buttermilk for 10 to 12 hrs.Next day grind it with salt to a smooth batter.Mix cooking soda just before making the dosa.Heat a tawa,smear little oil & pour a ladle of batter & slightly spread it.Close lid & cook it only one side like oothapams on medium flame.Serve it with any chutney.
Courtesy:Mrs.Mallika Badrinath

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Microwave Double Decker Milk Burfi

Ingredients
Milk powder-4 cups
Maida-1 cup
Sugar-1 & 1/2 cups
Heavy whipping cream-1 pint(473ml)
Chocolate chips-1/2 cup
Ghee-1tsp to grease the tray
Method
Mix milk powder,maida, sugar and whipping cream well without any lumps.keep it in a microwave safe bowl & cook it for 1 min,taking it out for every one minute and mixing it & keep it back in microwave,it cooked for 8 minutes. At this point it will become frothy.Then pour 1/2 of the mixture into a greased tray and spread evenly.Immediately mix the chocolate chips in rest of the content and pour it on top of the white part.Let it cool to room temperature and put it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.Cut it to desired shapes.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Blueberry & Almond Lassi

Ingredients
Yogurt-1 & 1/2 cup
Blueberry-1/2 cup
Almonds-8
Honey-1tsp
Roasted & powdered jeera-a pinch
(optional)
Ice cubes
Method
Blend all above ingredients together in a mixi.Sprinkle jeera powder on top & serve it cold with ice cubes.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Spicy Jicama Fruit Salad

Dressing
Lime juice-1tsp
Chilly flakes or chilly powder-1/4tsp
( I used chilly flakes)
Olive oil-1/4tsp
Honey-1/8tsp
Salt to taste
(mix all above ingredients together)
Other ingredients
Jicama cubed-a handful
Cubed ripe mango-1/2
Green grapes chopped-8
Chopped strawberry-4
Orange-1
Blueberry-a handful
Small pear chopped-1
or any fruit of your choice
Method
Put all the fruits in a bowl.Before serving pour the dressing on top,toss & serve it immediately.