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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Curry leaf Soup / Karuvepillai Soup

photo of Curry leaf/Karuvepillai Clear Soup
Ingredients to be pressure cooked
Curry leaves/karuvepillai-1cup
Chopped tomato-1big
Chopped onion-1/4
Ginger and garlic paste-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly &coriander powder-together1/4tsp
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Jeera&whole pepper-each1/4tsp
Thoor dhal-1tbsp
Water- 4cups
Method
Pressure all above ingredients together till dhal is completely mashed.Strain this mixture into a bowl,throw away the extract.Season it with pepper and serve it hot.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Zebra Bundt Cake

Ingredients
All purpose flour -2 cups
Cocoa powder-1/4 cup
Eggs-4
Melted butter-1/2 cup
Powdered sugar-1 cup
Baking powder-1tsp
Baking soda-1/2tsp
Vanilla essence-1tsp
Milk-1/2 cup
Salt a pinch

Check out for the preparation here -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XB58mNLhw0

Check out the link here - Zebra Cake Recipe

Oven temperature-350 deg. F
Baking time-30 to 35 minutes
Courtesy:spicy-aroma.com

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Apricot & Mango Sweet Pachadi


Ingredients
Chopped fresh apricots-12
Chopped mango pieces-6
(I used the dried mango,soaked it in little water)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Brown sugar-2tbsp or add according to your taste
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Curry leaves-little
Hing-1/4tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Add the apricots,mango & salt,cover & cook it in low flame till its soft.Now add the brown sugar & red chilly powder,cook till the pachadi is semi thick.Switch off the flame & serve it.





Thursday, July 18, 2013

Mango Lassi / Summer Mango Drink

photo of Mango Lassi
Ingredients
Ripe mango chopped-1 cup
Thick curd/yogurt-1/2 cup
Milk-1/4 cup
Cardamom powder-a pinch
Sugar-1tsp or more according to the sweetness of the fruit
Garnish
Chopped pistachio & saffron strings
Method
Blend all above ingredients together in a blender.Serve it cold garnished with nuts & saffron.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tomato & Red Chilly Pickle / Uragaya

photo of Tomato & Red Chilly Pickle
Ingredients
Roma tomatoes chopped-6
Sriracha hot chilly sauce-little less than 1/3 cup
Garlic-5
Tamarind-a small lime size
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Tempering
Oil-3/4 cup
Broken red chillies-2
Curry leaves-little
Mustard-1 & 1/2tsp
Jeera/cumin-1tsp
Methi seeds-less than 1/8tsp
Crushed garlic-5
Hing-1tsp
Method
Cook the tomatoes,turmeric powder,jeera,tamarind & garlic till dry.Cool & make a smooth paste along with the salt & chilly sauce(do not add water while grinding).Keep it aside.Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Switch off the gas & add the ground paste.Mix it well,cool & bottle it.Store it in fridge.



















Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pickled Carrots & Jicama

Ingredients
Carrot Julienne-1
Jicama Julienne-1/2
Dressing
Water-1/3 cup
Vinegar-1tbsp
Sugar-3/4tsp
Salt-1/8tsp
Chilly flakes-1/8tsp
Grated garlic-1
Method
Toss all the above ingredients together.Put it in a clean jar & keep it in the fridge & serve it after 1 hour.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Cucumber Raita / Vellarikkai Raita /Indian Cucumber Yogurt Salad

photo of Cucumber Raita / Vellarikkai Raita /Indian Cucumber Yogurt Salad
Ingredients
Grated cucumber-1 small
(squeeze out the excess juice)
Salt to taste
Thick beaten curd-1 cup
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Fresh grated coconut-2tsp
Green chillies-1
Tempering ingredients
Oil-1tsp
Mustard & jeera,urad dhal-each-1/4tsp
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Mix all above ingredients together ,mix well.Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves & serve.