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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Dilpasand Recipe (Easy Version) / Dilkush Recipe / Dilkhush Recipe /Dilkush Pastry Recipe / Coconut & Tutti Fruity Stuffed Pastry Recipe

Easy version of  Dilpasand / Dilkush / Coconut filled pastry

Dilpasand  Recipe (Easy Version) / Dilkush Recipe / Dilkhush Recipe /Dilkush Pastry Recipe / Coconut & Tutti Fruity Stuffed Pastry Recipe

Filling ingredients
Freshly grated coconut-1 cup
Sugar-1 cup
Tutti fruity-1tbsp
Raisins-1/4 cup
Cardamom powder-1tsp
Chopped almond-1/4 cup
Outer covering
Ready made puff Parathas-2
Or Puff pastry sheets

Dilpasand  Recipe (Easy Version) / Dilkush Recipe / Dilkhush Recipe /Dilkush Pastry Recipe / Coconut & Tutti Fruity Stuffed Pastry Recipe
Method
Heat sugar & coconut in a sauce pan for 2 minutes.Switch of the stove add all the above ingredients.Mix it well & keep it aside.Take 2 puff parathas,roll 1 paratha little bigger than the second one.Place the filling in the center & spread it well.Close it with the second paratha(smaller one) & seal it well.Heat an oven & bake it for 10 minutes or till light brown at 325 deg.Cool & cut & serve.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sweet Potato Pulao


Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coriander leaves-3tsp
Mint-10 leaves
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Cinnamon-a small piece
Cloves-2
Cardamom-2
Onion-1tbsp
Tomato-1/2
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Fennel seeds-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Ghee-3tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Bay leaf-1
Other ingredients
Basmati rice-1 cup
Water-2 cups
Chopped sweet potato-1 medium size
Lime juice-3tsp
Method
Heat a pressure pan add ghee & oil,temper it.add the ground masala & fry till oil separates the pan.Add the sweet potato & fry for 2 more minutes.Add rice & water,close the lid & give a whistle.Squeeze the lime juice give a mix & serve it with raita.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Mango Cake

Ingredients
Maida- 2 cups
Baking powder-4tsp
Salt-1/2tsp
Sugar-1 cup
Mango pulp-1 & 1/2 cup
Oil-1/4 cup
Milk-1 cup
Large egg-1
Vanilla essence-1tsp
Method
Mix maida,baking powder,salt,keep it aside.In another bowl beat all other ingredients together.Slowly fold in the dry ingredients.Pour it on a greased baking tin.Bake it at 375 deg. for 30 minutes or till done.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Potato Thogayal / Potato Chutney Recipe

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Potato Thogayal
Ingredients
Grated potato-1 large
Oil-3tsp
Salt to taste
Urad dhal-1tsp
Channa dhal-1tsp
Red chillies-4
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Hing-1/2tsp
Garlic-2
Methi seeds-10
Tempering(optional)
Mustard,Jeera,Urad & Channa dhal-each-1/4tsp
Curry leaves-little
Red chillies-1
Method
Heat 2tsp of oil in a pan spread the grated potato,add salt & in medium flame cook till all water has evaporated & slight crisp & brown.Keep it aside.
Heat 1tsp of oil & fry remaining ingredients till golden brown.
Cool everything,first dry grind the fried above ingredients except the potato.
Then add the potato & blend it well (do not add water).
Temper it mix & erve it with hot rice.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mango Dip

Ingredients
Ripe mango-1
Salt to taste
Chilly garlic paste-1/2tsp
Sugar-a pinch
Lemon juice-6tsp
Orange juice-3tsp
Method
Blend all above ingredients together in a blender to a smooth paste.Serve this dip with any appetiser.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Egg Biriyani-Version 2

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Tomato-1
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Cloves-2,Cardamom-2,Cinnamon-a small piece
Jeera-1/4tsp
Fennel seeds(somph)-1tsp
Walnuts-4(optional)
Coriander & Mint leaves-a handful
Tempering
Bay leaf-1
Shajeera-1/2tsp
Sliced onions-1/2
Slit green chillies-1
Oil-3tsp
Ghee-2tsp
Ingredients for omelet
Eggs-3
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
(beat everything together)
Other ingredients
Cooked basmati rice-2 cups
Lime juice-1tsp
Mint leaves -for garnish
Method
Heat 1tsp of oil in a pan,pour the egg mixture into the centre of the pan and cook for approx 1-2 minutes until egg is set.Flip & cook it on the other side too.Cool & cut into small pieces & keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan temper it,fry onions & green chillies are light brown.Add the ground masala & fry it till oil separates the pan.Pour very little water & make a thick gravy.Add the cut eggs & mix it well.Add the cooked rice,lime juice & mint,mix it well & serve it hot with any raita.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Avocado Poori

Ingredients
Whole wheat flour-1 & 1/2 cup
Avocado-2
Salt & Red chilly powder-to taste
Jeera powder-1/8tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Oil to deep fry
Method
Put all the above ingredients together in a bowl.Pour very little water & make a soft dough.Take small balls,roll it out into semi thick circles.Heat oil in a pan & deep fry them both sides till light brown colour.Serve it hot with any side dish.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Masala Vegetable Kichadi / Rava Vegetable Kichadi Recipe

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Rava Vegetable Kichadi
Ingredients
Rava(Semolina)-1 cup
Semiya(vermicelli)-3/4 cup
Mixed vegetables-1cup
(carrot,beans,peas,corn,potato)
Onion chopped-1
Slit green chillies-3
Curry & Coriander leaves-little
Mint leaves-5
Ginger chopped-1/4''
Garlic sliced-4
Tomato Chopped-1
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee-2tsp
Water-3 & 1/2cups
Tempering
Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
Cinnamon
Cloves-1
Cardamom-1
Bay leaf-1
Mustard-1/4tsp
Jeera/cumin-1/4tsp
Urad Dal-1/4tsp
Channa Dal-1/4tsp
Oil-4tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Add onion,green chillies,ginger,garlic,vegetables,tomato,mint,salt & turmeric powder,fry till light brown.
Now add rava & semiya fry till its slightly roasted.
Reduce flame & pour boiling water mix it well.Close with a lid & cook it in low heat till cooked.
Pour ghee & mix well,garnish with curry & coriander leaves & serve hot.
Notes:
Coconut milk can also be added it gives extra taste to your dish.
Rava & semiya should be fried well otherwise your dish will be sticky.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tofu & Egg Burji

Ingredients
Eggs-4
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Chopped green chillies-2
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped tomato-1
Chopped coriander leaves-little
Grated ginger-1/8tsp
Frozen peas-a handful
Cubed firm tofu-1 cup 
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Jeera-1/4tsp
Method
Beat eggs,salt & turmeric powder together,keep it aside.Heat oil in a pan temper it.Add the onion,green chillies,ginger & tomato fry till onions are light brown.Add the peas,tofu,coriander powder & beaten eggs.Mix it well & cook till its scrambled.Garnish it with coriander leaves.Best served with roti...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Celery Kootu

Ingredients pressure cooked till soft
Channa dhal-1 cup
Chopped celery-1/2 cup
Salt -to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Tempering
Coconut oil-1tbsp
Mustard,Uraddhal,Jeera-each-1/4tsp
Red chillies-2
Curry leaves-little
Chopped onion-1tbsp
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coconut-1tbsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Green chillies-2
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it,fry the onions till light brown.Add the ground paste to the cooked dhal & give a nice boil.Switch off the stove add the tempering & mix it well.Serve it with hot plain rice.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Chettinadu Vellai Paniyaram

Ingredients
Rice-1 cup
(I used basmati rice)
Urad dhal-1/8 cup
(the measurement says 1/4 cup)
Salt to taste
Milk-1/4 cup
Cooking soda- a generous pinch
Soaked channa dhal-3tbsp
Chopped ginger,onion,green chillies,curry leaves-little
Method
Soak rice & dhal together for 2 hrs.Grind it with salt,water & milk to a semi thick batter.Add all the chopped ingredients & soaked channal dhal to the batter & mix it well.Add cooking soda just before pouring the batter in the panniyaram pan.Pour 1tsp. of oil in each hole of the pan,pour a ladle of batter in it.Cook it till light brown & crisp on all sides.Serve it with any chutney you like.
Courtest:Rakskitchen

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Almond Burfi /Badam Burfi ( With Skin)


Ingredients
Almonds dry powdered(with skin)-1 cup
Sugar-1/2 cup
Water-1/3 cup
Saffron-little
Cardamom powder-1/4tsp
Ghee-1tsp
Method
Heat a non stick pan melt sugar with water,add the cardamom powder & saffron,give a boil till it gives a one string consistency.Switch off the gas add the almond powder & ghee & mix till well till it becomes like a soft dough.Flatten the soft dough on a greased plate.Pat some ghee on top so that top doesn't get dried up.Cut it into desired shape while still warm.
Inspired by mysingaporekitchen..............

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mysore Pak /Ghee Mysore Pak (Krishna Sweets Style) / Soft Mysore Pak Recipe-How to make Mysore Pak

Step by step method /picture for making Mysore Pak. A perfect Deepawali / Diwali recipe.

Mysore Pak /Ghee Mysore Pak (Krishna Sweets Style) / Mysore Pak Sweet Recipe-How to make Mysore Pak

Ingredients
Besan/Kadalai mavu-1 cup
Sugar-2 cups
Water-1 cup
Ghee-2 & 3/4 cups
Method
Heat one cup of ghee in a non stick pan,add the besan & fry it till raw smell disappears & changes its colour to light brown( make sure you don't burn it).Switch off the gas & keep it aside.
In another pan add sugar & water, give a boil till sugar has completely dissolved,switch off the gas.
Pour the sugar mixture into the fried besan mixture.Stir it well & now switch on the stove.
In medium flame keep stirring,at one stage you will feel that the mixture is getting thicker.
Now reduce the flame & pour the remaining ghee in intervals & keep stirring.
The last stage is, the mixture will start leaving the sides of the pan & the bubbles would have completely stopped(you can see very tiny pores in the mixture).
Put a small amount of the mixture in the greased plate & see it forms to a small ball then that's the time to pour it on a tray.
Immediately pour it on a greased tray,while still warm cut into desired shapes.

Note:
Try to use a non stick pan because its less mess & easy to know the stage for removing the mixture.
This is a sweet which really requires patience & more focus.Otherwise your sweet will form into rocks or crumble down in a minute if you miss the stage....This also requires some practice,so new comers pl. try with small quantity 1st.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Quinoa Murukku

Ingredients
Powdered quinoa-1/2 cup
Rice flour-1 cup
Besan-1/4 cup
Chilly powder-1 & 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Ajwain-1tsp
Hot oil-1 & 1/2 tbsp
Hing-1tsp
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Mix all above ingredients together,pour water little by little & make a soft dough.Heat oil in a pan fill the mixture in the murukku press.Press it directly into the oil & in medium flame fry it till crisp & light brown on all sides.Cool & store it in air tight container.




Monday, October 10, 2011

ChukkaKura Chutney


Ingredients
Chukkakura leaves(khatta palak)-2 cups
Green chillies-2
Garlic-2
Jeera-1tsp
Salt to taste
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard,Urad dhal,Channa dhal-each-1/4tsp
Red chillies-1
Method
Heat 1tsp of oil in a pan fry the greens& green chillies till it reduces the size.Cool it completely,in a mixi blend all above ingredients together along with the greens to a smooth chutney.Heat oil in a pan temper it.Pour it in the chutney & mix it well.Best served with hot rice.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mango Kulfi / Easy Mango Kulfi Recipe / Mango Kesar Kulfi / Indian Mango Ice Cream

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Mango Kulfi 
Ingredients
Evaporated milk- 1 can (12 fl oz)
Condensed milk- 1 can (14 oz)
Kesar mango pulp-1 can (1lb.14 oz)
Cool whip- 1 tub (8 oz)
(whipped topping)
Saffron-1/4tsp
(crushed & soaked in little warm milk)
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Crushed almonds & pistachio-2tbsp
Method
Add all above ingredients in a blender,blend it for a minute till its creamy & frothy.
Pour it in a glass bowl or in kulfi moulds & freeze it overnight.
Serve it garnished with little pistachio on top.

Note:
To take out kulfi from mould with ease hold the mould under running water for 1/2 a minute,it will come out quickly.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Black Bean Soup

Ingredients
Cooked black beans-2 cups
(mash 1 cup of beans)
Chopped celery-1/2 cup
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1/2
Chopped jalapeno chilly-1/2
Salt & Pepper to taste
Curry powder-1/4tsp
Dry oregano & Parsley-each-1/4tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/4tsp
Vegetable broth or water-required quantity
Olive oil-1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pot,saute onion,tomato,chilly & celery for a minute. Add all above ingredients & keep cooking this in low flame for 10 minutes,adding water if necessary.Serve this hot garnished it grated cheese.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Papaya Seeds Podi

Ingredients
Papaya seeds of one big papaya
(wash it thoroughly & dry it in sun for at least 1 day)
Salt to taste
Hing-1/2tsp
Amchur powder-1/4tsp
Oil-1tsp
Urad & Channa dhal-each-1tsp
Black sesame seeds-1tsp
Red chillies-2
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Dessicated coconut-2tsp
Crushed garlic-1 big
Method
Heat 1/2 tsp of oil & fry the papaya seeds till light brown in colour(do not over fry).Keep it aside,heat 1/2 tsp of oil & fry all above ingredients till light brown.Cool everything completely & grind it to a semi fine powder.Store it in a dry jar.Best served with hot rice.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mixed Nut Chikki / Dry Fruits Brittle / Dry Fruit Chikki Recipe

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Mixed Nut Chikki
Ingredients
Mixed nuts chopped into small pieces-1 cup
(I used pistachio,almonds,cashew nut.Slightly warm them in a kadai)
Sugar-3/4 cup
Ghee-3tsp
Method
Grease a rolling pin & a wooden board & keep it ready.
Heat the ghee in a kadai,add the sugar.In a medium heat cook the sugar till it melts & starts to caramelize till light honey colour.
Immediately add the chopped nuts,mix it well & switch off the stove.Immediately pour it on a wooden board & spread it well with a rolling pin( You have to be quick here otherwise it will harden ).
While still warm cut into desired shapes.Leave it to cool completely & break the pieces.

Courtesy:Shanthisthaligai

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Zucchini Halwa Recipe

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Zucchini Halwa
Ingredients
Shredded zucchini-2 cups
(squeeze out the water)
Sugar-3/4 cup
Khoya/Mawa-1/4 cup
Milk-1/2 cup
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Ghee-3tbsp
Fried nuts in ghee-1tbsp
Green food colour-a few drops(optional)
Saffron strings (optional)-little
Method
Heat ghee in a pan fry the zucchini till raw smell has completely disappears,
Pour milk & cook till it has evaporated.
Now add the sugar,food colour,khoya,cardamom powder & fried nuts,mix it well till the ghee separates the pan.
Garnish with saffron strings & serve the halwa warm.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Quinoa Pesarattu


Ingredients
Quinoa-1 cup
(washed & soaked for 1 hour)
Whole green moongh dhal-1/2 cup
(soaked for 4 hours)
Ginger -a small piece
Jeera-1tsp
Salt to taste
Green chillies-2 or 3
Chopped onion little for filling
Oil-to cook pesarattu
Method
Grind all above ingredients to a smooth batter(no need to ferment).Heat a tawa,pour a ladle of batter.Spread it a bit thin, pour little oil around & cook it both sides till light brown.Before removing sprinkle some chopped onions fold the pesarattu & serve it hot with any chutney.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Watermelon Skin Biriyani

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Handful of mint & coriander leaves
Cinnamon-a small piece
Cloves-3
Cardamom-1
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Green chillies-2
Tomato-1/2
Ginger & Garlic paste-1 tsp
Tempering
Oil-4tsp
Ghee-2tsp
Jeera & Shajeera,Kadal pasi-each-1/4tsp
Bay leaf-1
Other ingredients
Basmati rice-2 cups
Water-3 & 1/2 cups
Curd-1/4 cup
Chopped watermelon skin-2 cups
(only the white part)
Frozen peas(optional)- handful
Red chilly powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Green chillies-2
Chopped tomato-1/2
Chopped onion-1/2
Method
Heat oil & ghee in a pressure cooker,temper it.Fry onion,tomato & green chillies till light brown.Add the ground masala & fry till oil separates the pan.Add all the dry powders,curd,vegetables & fry a bit.Add the rice & water pressure cook it till done.Before serving squeeze little lime juice,mix & serve it with raita.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Couscous,Vermicelli & Vegetable Idly

Ingredients
Vermicelli-1/2 cup
White rawa/Semolina-1/2 cup
Couscous-1 cup
Salt to taste
Finely chopped capsicum-1/2
Finely grated carrots-1/2
Finely chopped green chillies-2
Chopped curry & coriander leaves-little
Finely grated ginger-1/4tsp
Curd-2 cups
Water-1 cup
ENO fruit salt-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Mustard,Urad dhal,Channa dhal-each-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion,vegetables,chillies & ginger till transparent.Add the turmeric powder,salt, rawa,couscous & vermicelli fry for 2 minutes.Switch off the gas & let it cool completely.Now add the water,curd, curry & coriander leaf,mix it well & rest it for 10 minutes.Just before steaming the idlys mix in the ENO,pour it on greased idly plates & steam.Serve it with any chutney you like.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Swarovski Ring Giveaway

Happy to win the Swarovski pearl ring from Akheela .Thanks once again...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Badam(Almond) Murukku

Ingredients
Rice flour-2 & 1/2 cups
Finely powdered badam(almonds with skin)-1/2 cup
Besan-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Hing-1/2tsp
Ajwain(omam)-1tsp
Melted butter-3tsp
Water-enough to make a soft dough
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl.Pour water little by little & make a soft dough.Heat oil in a pan,fill the dough in the murukku press.Press directly into the hot oil.In medium flame fry it till light brown colour on all side & crisp.Cool & store it in an air tight container.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bottle Gourd(Lauki) Kofta Gravy

Kofta Ingredients
Grated bottle gourd-1 cup
(squeeze out the water,use the water while making the gravy,don't discard)
Salt to taste
Roasted besan-2tsp
Garam masala-1/8tsp
Red chilly powder-1/8tsp
Oil-to cook koftas
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
MDH Kitchen king masala-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Chopped onion-1/4
Blanched tomato-2
Green chillies-1
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Almonds-8
Other ingredients
Salt to taste
Curd-6tsp
Kastoori methi-1 handful
Coriander leaves for garnish.
Tempering
Oil-4tsp
Butter-2tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Method
Mix all the koftas ingredients together.Make small balls & deep fry it till golden brown.Today i cooked them in paniyaram pan with just 1tsp of oil.Heat oil & butter in a pan temper it.Add the ground masala,kastoori methi & fry in medium flame till raw smells goes off & oil separates the pan.Pour the curd,lauki water,salt & some extra water for the gravy.Cook it till semi thick gravy.Switch off the gas & put all the fried koftas & give a stir.Garnish with some coriander leaves & grated paneer(optional).

Friday, July 29, 2011

Methi Chicken Fry /Murgh Methi Fry (North Indian Style)

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coconut-1tbsp
Poppy seeds-1tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-2tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Cloves-2
Cinnamon-a small piece
Tempering
Oil-8tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Whole pepper-8
Bay leaf-1
Other ingredients
Chicken -1 pound
Chopped onion-1/2
Frozen methi-2 cubes
Kastoori methi-a handful
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Add onions & fry it till light brown.Add the ground masala & methi leaves fry till oil separates the pan.Add the chicken, pour some water & cook it till dry.Before removing from the stove add the kastoori methi,mix.Best served with roti or rice.





Monday, July 18, 2011

Kiwi Lemonade


Ingredients
Kiwi chopped -1
Lemon-1/2
(squeeze out the juice)
Salt & Pepper-a pinch
Sugar-1tsp
Grated ginger-1/4tsp
Water required amount to dilute
Method
Blend all above ingredients together in a blender.Filter it & serve it cold.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lemon Sago


Ingredients
Sago/Sabudana-1 cup
(Sprinkle some water in intervals & keep it for the sago to get soft)
Salt to taste
Chopped onion-3tsp
Chopped green chillies-2
Chopped potato-1
Lemon-1/2
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Urad dhal,Channa dhal & Jeera-each-1/4tsp
Peanuts-a hand ful
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion ,green chillies & potatoes till cooked.Add the salt ,turmeric powder & sago,saute it tell.Switch off the gas & add the lime juice.Serve it hot.





Thursday, June 30, 2011

Batura (Version 2)

Ingredients
Maida-2 cups
Salt-1/2 tsp
Cooking soda-3 pinch
Curd-1/2 cup
Milk-1/4 cup (I used fat free milk)
Oil-1 & 1/2 tbsp
Oil-to deep fry
Method
 Mix maida,salt,cooking soda & oil in a bowl.Slowly add curd & milk & knead to a soft dough.Keep it covered for 2 to 3 hours.Take a small ball roll it out into thick poori.Deep fry it both sides in hot oil till light brown.Serve it with any side dish you desire.
Courtesy:Mrs.Mallika Badrinath with a slight change.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Stuffed Chillies

Stuffing
Mayonnaise-3tsp
Mozzarella cheese-3tsp
Mashed potato flakes-2tsp
Chilly garlic paste-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves-1tsp
(mix all above ingredients together)
Other ingredients
Chillies of any kind-3 cut into half
(I used jalapeno,seeds removed)
Oil-to fry
Bread crumbs-2tsp for dusting
Method
Place 2tsp of the stuffing ingredients inside the chillies.Dust it with bread crumbs & shallow fry or cook it on tawa till brown on all sides.Serve it with any dip.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Watermelon Skin Roti Pachadi

Ingredients
Watermelon skin cubed-1 cup
(Only white part)
Salt to taste
Green chillies-5
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Garlic-3
Tamarind paste-2tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Tempering (optional)
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Urad dhal-1/2tsp
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry the watermelon skin,salt & turmeric powder till raw smell disappears.Cool it & blend to a smooth paste along with other ingredients.Temper it,mix & serve it with hot plain rice.Can be served even with Idly or Dosa......




Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Brinjal Pickle

Ingredients
Purple round brinjal-5 medium size
(cut into cubes & fry in little oil till light brown on all sides.)
Salt to taste
Sliced garlic-10
Red chilly powder-2tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Vinegar-1/2 cup
Lime juice-1tbsp
Brown sugar-1tsp
Ingredients slightly dry roast & powder
Mustard-1tbsp
Methi seeds-1/8tsp
Tempering
Oil-1/2 cup
Hing-1/2tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Jeera-1/8tsp(optional)
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Cool & mix all above ingredients together.Serve it the next day.Store it in fridge .


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Yellow Moongh Dhal Idly

Ingredients
Split yellow moongh dhal with skin-1 cup
(soaked for 2hrs)
Green chillies-1
Salt to taste
Curd-2tsp
ENO fruit salt-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard,urad dhal,jeera-each 1/2tsp
Hing-a pinch
Curry leaves chopped-little
Method
Grind dhal & green chillies till semi coarse batter by adding very little water.Temper it.Add salt & curd mix the batter well.Just before making idly mix the ENO,beat the batter.Pour it in greased idly moulds immediately & steam it till done.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Celery Soup

Ingredients
Chopped celery- 1 & 1/2 cup
Chopped onion-3tsp
Chopped garlic-2
Salt & Pepper to taste
Maida-1/2 tsp
Olive oil-1tsp
Vegetable stock or water-required amount to dilute
Bean string(vermicelli)-a handful
Method
Cook onion,garlic& celery with little water till soft.Cool & make a smooth puree.Heat oil in a pan fry the maida till raw smell disappears,pour the puree,bean string & stock.Bring it to a boil.Switch off the gas & season it.Serve it hot.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Carrot & Watermelon Coolers

Ingredients
Carrot juice-1 cup
Watermelon cubes-1 cup
Honey add to the sweetness(optional)
(I didn't use,as the juice was already sweet)
Water to dilute
Ice cubes-little
Method
Blend carrot juice & watermelon in a blender.Filter & dilute it with water.Serve it cold with ice cubes.

Monday, May 23, 2011

9 Bean Country Soup


Ingredients
9 beans soaked over night -1 cup
(Mix containing dried black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, black-eyed peas, pigeon,split pea,masoor dhal barley,etc )
Salt & Pepper to taste
Dried basil-1/2tsp
Chopped tomato-1/2
Chopped capsicum-1/4 cup
Garlic powder-1/2tsp
Grated cheese for garnish
Method
Pressure cook all above ingredients together.Mash it up slightly & dilute it as per the thickness.Season with salt & pepper.Garnish & serve it hot.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Murungaikai Poriyal / Drumstick Fry / Moringa Fry - Moringa Recipe


Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coconut-1 & 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Onion-1tbsp
Jeera/Cumin-1tsp
Garlic-2
Green chillies-2
Other ingredients
Drumstick / Moringa-2
(cut into finger size)
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard,Urad dal-each 1/2tsp
Curry leaves-little
Red chillies-2
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Add the drumsticks & the ground masala,fry for 2 minutes.
Add little water & cook it till done & dry.
Garnish it with curry leaves & serve as side dish for rice.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Chocolate Flan Cake

Ingredients for the chocolate cake
Butter at room temperature-10 tbsp
Sugar-1 cup
Egg at room temperature-1
All purpose flour/Maida-1 & 3/4 cup
Baking powder-3/4 tsp
Baking soda-3/4 tsp
Cocoa powder-1/3 cup
Buttermilk-1 & 1/4 cup
Ingredients for the flan
Evaporated milk(12oz can)-1
Condensed milk-(14oz can)-1
Cream cheese at room temperature-4 oz
Eggs-3
Vanilla essence-1tbsp
For garnish
Cajeta(Mexican caramel sauce)-1/4 cup
Chopped pecan or walnuts-1/4 cup
Method
Put an oven rack in the middle of the oven & preheat to 350 deg.F.Coat a bundt pan with little butter,then coat the bottom with 1/4 cup cajeta & place in a large roasting pan with water.(The roasting pan will serve as a water bath during baking)
For the cake
Cream butter & sugar till light & fluffy,then beat in the eggs.Sift together the flour,baking powder,baking soda& cocoa powder.Beat 1/3 of the flour mixture & 1/2 of the buttermilk into the egg mixture.Repeat,ending with the flour mixture,blend until well incorporated.
For the flan
In a blender combine all ingredients under flan.Blend on high for 30 seconds.
Assembling
Scoop the cake mixture into the prepared bundt pan & spreading evenly.Slowly pour the flan mixture over the cake batter.Cover it with a foil & add about 1 inch of hot water to the roasting pan.
Carefully slide the pan into the oven & bake for 1 hour or until the surface of the cake is firm to touch.Cool the cake completely & then invert it.Garnish it with chopped nuts,cajeta & serve.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bread & Egg Kothu Masala

Ground to a smooth paste
Coconut-3tsp
Poppy seeds-1tsp
Almonds-5
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Mustard-1tsp,Fennel seeds-1 & 1/2tsp,Curry leaves-little
Other ingredients
Whole wheat bread-6 slices
(slightly toasted in tawa & cut into small cubes)
Scrambled eggs-3nos
Salt to taste
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Chilly powder-1/4tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1
Chopped capsicum-1/4
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Chopped mint & coriander leaves-3tsp
Slit green chillies-4
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onions till light brown,add the tomato,green chillies,capsicum,ginger & garlic paste fry till raw smell goes off.Add all the dry masalas & the ground paste,fry for 2 minutes.Pour enough water for the gravy.Cook it in medium flame till its cooked & gravy is semi thick.Now add the scrambled eggs & bread,toss it well till the bread absorbs the gravy.Switch off the gas & garnish with mint & coriander leaves.Serve hot with ketchup.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Carrot Rasam

Ingredients to be pressure cooked
Chopped carrot-1
Tomato-1
Tamarind-a small piece
Masoor dhal or Thoor dhal-1tbsp
(I used masoor dhal)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
(Cool & blend it to a smooth liquid)
Ingredients to be coarsely crushed
Jeera &Pepper-each 1tsp
Green chillies-1
Curry leaves-5
Garlic-3
Tempering
Oil-1tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Garnish
Coriander & curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Pour the ground ingredients,blended carrot liquid & enough water.Just give a boil & garnish it.Serve it with plain rice or drink it like soup.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Strawberry Lemonade


Ingredients
Fresh strawberry-6
Lemon-1
(squeeze out the juice)
Salt-a pinch
Sugar-1tsp or more
Jaljeera-1/2tsp
Ginger -a small piece
Method
In a blender blend all above ingredients together with water.Filter it & serve it cold.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Corn Raita

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coriander leaves-3tsp
Green chillies-1
Ginger-a very small piece
Boiled corn-1tsp
Salt to taste
Other ingredients
Beaten curd-1&1/2 cup
Boiled corn-1/2 cup
Jeera powder-1/8tsp
Chat masala-1/8tsp
Method
Mix all above ingredients together & serve it cold.





Sunday, April 10, 2011

Apple Sauce Lassi

Ingredients
Apple sauce-1
(Mott's natural apple sauce,no sugar added- 3.9 oz)
Fresh curd-1 cup
Cardamom powder-a pinch
Sugar-1 tsp or as per your taste
Saffron -for garnish
Method
Blend all above ingredients together.Garnish it with saffron & serve it cold.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sweet Potato Boorelu

Stuffing ingredients
Boiled & mashed sweet potato-3
Sugar-2tbsp(add accordingly to the sweetness of the potato)
Chopped almonds fried in 1tsp of ghee-3tsp
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Ingredients for the outer covering
Rice-1 cup
Urad dhal-1/2 cup
Salt little
Other ingredients
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Soak rice & urad dhal together for 2 hrs.Grind it to a smooth thick batter(Like Idly batter).Mix salt & keep it aside.Mix all the stuffing ingredients together,shape it into small balls.Heat oil in a pan,take each ball dip it in the rice/urad dhal batter(ball should be fully coated with the batter).Put it in hot oil & deep fry it till cooked crisp & golden brown on all sides.Serve it hot.