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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.