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Monday, November 29, 2010

Raw Red Chillies & Garlic Chutney

Ingredients
Small garlic-10
Red chillies-3
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Coriander leaves-1tbsp
Tamarind paste-1tsp
Salt to taste
Sesame oil-2tsp
Method
Make a smooth paste out of all above ingredients except oil.Mix the oil with the paste & serve it with any tiffin.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Walnut Chutney

Ingredient ground to a smooth paste
Walnuts-a handful
Roasted bengal gram dhal/Pottukadalai-a handful
Coriander leaves-a handful
Salt to taste
Green chillies-3
Ginger(optional)-a small piece
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard,Uraddhal-each-1/4tsp
Hing-little
Curry leaves-little
Red chillies-1
Method
Dilute the ground chutney to the required consistency.Temper it,mix & serve with any tiffin.



Monday, November 22, 2010

Sweet Basil Pesto On Wheat Spaghetti & Sauted Vegetables

Ingredients for pesto
Sweet basil leaves-1 & 1/2 cup
Olive oil-1/4 cup
Pecan -a handful
Salt & Pepper to taste
Garlic-2
Parmesan cheese-1/8 cup
Lime juice-1tsp
(blend everything in a food processor to a coarse paste.Don't add water,store in fridge.always make sure there is olive oil floating on top of pesto to retain its colour))
Other ingredients
Cooked whole wheat spaghetti
Some mushroom,sliced onion & steamed broccoli sauteed in 1tsp of oil with some pepper,salt & Italian seasoning
Method
Mix required amount of pesto with the spaghetti & serve it with sauteed vegetables.Before serving sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top.Serve it hot.






Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cornmeal Tomato Dosa

Ingredients
Fine cornmeal-1/2 cup
Long grain rice-1/2 cup
Red chillies-3
Thoor dhal-1/8 cup
Tomato-2
Grated coconut-1tbsp
Jeera-1/8tsp
Curry leaves-little
Salt to taste
Oil-to make dosa
Method
Soak cornmeal,rice & thoor dhal together for 4 hrs.Grind it to a smooth batter along with other ingredients(no fermentation required)mix salt.Make dosa as usual.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Quinoa & Mixed Vegetable Paniyaram

Ingredients
Left over pakora batter
(quinoa & mixed vegetables)
Besan -1 or 2 spoon
Rice flour-2 spoons
Cooking soda-2 pinch
Water to dilute
Method
Pour water & dilute the above ingredients to a semi thick pouring consistency.Heat a paniyaram pan pour some oil in the holes.Pour a ladle of batter cook it both sides till brown.Serve it with any spicy chutney.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cracked Wheat Podi

Ingredients
Cracked wheat-1/8 cup
Urad dhal-1tsp
Channa dhal-1tsp
Coriander seeds-2tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Red chillies-3
Salt to taste
Hing-1tsp
Black sesame seeds-2tsp
Garlic-2
Method
Dry roast all above ingredients one by one till light brown.Cool, add salt & make a smooth powder.Take required quantity mix it with hot rice with little ghee & eat.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mango Shrikandh / Mango Shrikhand Recipe

images for Mango Shrikandh / Mango Shrikhand RecipeIngredients
Ripe mango-2
(make a puree)
Sugar-to your taste
Cardamom powder-1tsp
Sour cream-16oz can
Cubed mangoes & saffron strings for garnish
Method
Mix all above ingredients together.
Garnish with cubed mangoes & saffron strings.
Serve it cold.

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