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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Tandoori Gobi Musallam Recipe / Gobhi Musallam Recipe / Whole Cauliflower In Mughlai Gravy

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Tandoori Gobi Musallam
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Chopped onion - 1/2
Green chillies - 1
Large tomato -1
Ginger & Garlic paste together - 1 tsp
Marination
Thick curd - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Roasted cumin / jeera powder - 3/4 tsp
Crushed kastoori methi - 1tsp
Besan/ Chickpea flour - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Ground masala paste - 1 tsp
( Onion,tomato,ginger,garlic,chilly masala paste)
Other ingredients
Gobi/ Cauliflower - 1 small
Butter - 1 tbsp
Oil-1 tbsp
Red chilly powder,Coriander powder,Roasted jeera powder - each 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Crushed cardamom -1
Water as needed for your gravy
Cashew nut - 6
Milk- 1/2 cup
(soak cashew nut in milk for 10 minutes.Grind it to a smooth paste & keep it aside )
Garnish
Butter-2tsp
Crushed Kastoori methi little
Roasted jeera powder
Sliced almonds
Method
Take a pot of water make use the gobi is immersed in the water.Add 1tsp of salt,1/2 tsp red chilly powder & 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder.Cook till its half cooked & still crisp.
Strain the water out.
Take a bowl add all the marinate ingredients.Mix it till everything is well combined.
Pour the marinate both sides of the gobi,make sure its fully covered.Rest this for 1 or 2 hours or for at least 30 minutes.
Place the gobi on a baking tray & bake both sides till its light brown for 30 minutes at 350 deg.F
Last 5 minutes keep it in broil for the top to get a slight crust.Switch off the oven and remove gobi.
Let the gobi cool a bit take a sharp knife and make a slit on top ( a "X" mark ).
This is made for the gravy to get inside the gobi
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Gobi Musallam
For the gravy heat a pan add oil / butter add the ground masala.
In medium low flame cook till oil separates from the masala.
Now add the spices & cashew nut paste.
Fry for 2 to 3 minutes & pour water as needed for the gravy.
Cover & cook till the gravy is thick.Switch off the stove
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Gobi Musallam
Take a baking tray apply butter place the tandoori gobi.
Pour the gravy on top make sure it it fully covered.Sprinkle crushed kastoori methi,jeera powder & some butter on top.
Bake this at 350 deg. F for 5 to 10 minutes.
Each oven is different so please keep an eye.Once its slightly brown on top,remove from oven.
Enjoy this with rice or roti.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Pineapple Carrot Cake Recipe

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Pineapple Carrot Cake
Ingredients
Sugar-1 & 1/2 cups
Oil-1 cup
Eggs-3
Vanilla essence-1tsp
All purpose flour/Maida-2 cups
Cinnamon powder-2tsp
Baking soda-1tsp
Salt -1/2tsp
Shredded carrot-1 cup
Chopped walnut-1 cup
Raisins-1/2 cup
(soak it in warm water for 10 minutes,squeeze it out & then add it to the batter)
Crushed pineapple-1 cup
(i used the can pineapple ,drain the water & then use it)
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Pineapple Carrot Cake
Method
Preheat oven to 350°F. deg.
Grease bottom and sides of a 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray or butter, lightly dusted with flour.
Beat egg,oil & sugar with an electric beater on low speed for about 30 seconds or until blended. Stir in vanilla essence & keep it aside.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and the salt.
Add dry ingredients to wet and beat on low speed for 1 minute, until well combined.
Stir in carrots, nuts, raisins, pineapple,just until combined.
Pour into the greased pan,bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool completely before cutting.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Sambar Powder Recipe / Homemade Sambar Powder / Sambar Podi Recipe

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Sambar Powder
Ingredients
Red chillies - 15
Coriander seeds - 1/4 cup
Channa dal - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Urad dal -1/2 tbsp
Toor dal - 1 tbsp
Methi - 1 tsp
Hing - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Whole pepper - 1 tsp
Jeera/cumin - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves -5
Rice - 1tsp
Mustard - 1tsp
Method
Dry roast all ingredients separately except hing & turmeric powder till light brown.
Do not over fry & burn them,switch off the stove.
While still all the ingredients where hot i added the hing & turmeric powder,mix.
Cool the ingredients completely & dry grind to a smooth powder.
Store them in an airtight container.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Kovakkai Podi Fry Recipe / Kovakai Fry Recipe / Ivy Gourd Fry

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Kovakkai Fry
Ingredients
Kovakkai / Ivy Gourd sliced-3 cups
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-little
Oil-3tsp
Ingredients dry fry & powder
Sesame seeds-1tsp
Grated coconut-1 tsp
Garlic-1
Channa dhal-1/2tsp
Urad dhal-1/2tsp
Red chillies-3
Curry leaves-2tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Pepper- 3
( Dry roast all above ingredients till light brown.Cool & powder )
Method
Heat oil in a pan add kovakkai,salt & turmeric powder fry a bit.
Sprinkle very little water cover & cook it till done.
Sprinkle the ground powder,mix till everything is well coated.
Switch off the stove & best served as a side dish for rice.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Potato Podimas Recipe / Urulai Podimas Recipe

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Potato Podimas
Ingredients.
Boiled & mashed potatoes-2 small
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped green chillies-4
Chopped garlic-4
Curry leaves-little
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Hing-1/2tsp
Tempering.
Oil-4tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Urad dal-1/4tsp
Channa dal-1/2tsp
Method.
Heat oil in a pan,temper it with above ingredients.
Add onion,garlic,green chillies,hing,turmeric powder & salt.
Fry till onions are golden brown,add the mashed potatoes.
In low flame fry till its light brown.
Switch off the flame & garnish with curry leaves.
This is a good side dish for any Karakuzhambu.

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Instant Garlic Pickle Recipe

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Instant Garlic Pickle

Ingredients
Chopped garlic - 1 & 3/4 cups
(Do not chop them very fine)
Sesame oil or any oil you wish -1 cup
(You can add 3/4 cup)
Salt-1tbsp or to your taste
Red chilly powder-1tbsp
Coriander powder-1tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan,add the chopped garlic.
In medium high flame fry the garlic till it turns brown & crisp.
Do not over fry & burn the garlic.
Switch off the flame ,while still hot add chilly,coriander,turmeric powder & salt.
Mix well & store it in a clean glass bottle.
Best served with plain rice with little ghee.

Courtesy:Mrs.VahChef

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Peerkangai Kootu Recipe / Ridge Gourd Kootu Recipe

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Peerkangai Kootu
Ingredients to be pressure cooked
Peerkangai/Ridge gourd - 2 small
( peel the skin and chop into small cubes )
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chopped onion - 1/4
Chopped tomato - 1 small
Split yellow moongh dal - 1/2 cup
Water around 2 cups
Ingredients for grinding
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Jeera/cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 3
(Add little water & grind the above ingredients to a fine paste)
Tempering
Coconut oil - 6 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Red chillies - 3
Method
Take a pressure cooker,add all the above mentioned ingredients.
Cook till the dal is soft,switch off the flame.Wait for the pressure to release.
Open the pressure cooker & mash it slightly.
Now add the ground paste to the cooked dal.
Switch on the flame & boil for 1 or 2 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour this into the dal,mix & best served with plain rice.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cranberry Thokku Recipe / Cranberry Relish Recipe / Spicy Cranberry Relish

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Cranberry Thokku
Ingredients
Fresh cranberry - 12 oz ( 340 gms) pack
Salt - to taste
Red chilly powder-1 & 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Fenugreek seeds/Methi - 1/2 tsp
(Dry roasted till light brown & powdered finely)
Jaggery -1 tsp
Oil - 1/4 cup
Mustard-1 tsp
Urad dal -1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Hing - 1/4tsp
Red chillies -6
Crushed garlic - 8
Method
Wash & pat dry the cranberries.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with mustard,urad dal,red chillies,curry leaves,hing & crushed garlic.
Fry till garlic is light brown,Now add the salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder & the cranberry,saute for a minute.
Cover with a lid & in medium low flame cook till its completely mashed & oil has started to separate from the thokku.
Add the jaggery, powdered methi powder and mix it well.Switch off the stove.
Cooled the thokku & store it in a clean bottle in fridge.
Best served with Dosa,Idli or Rice.

Note:
a) Add chilly powder according to your taste.
b) Adding garlic is optional.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Idli Uppuma Recipe / Idli Upma Recipe / Idly Upma - An Easy Upma With Leftover Idli

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Idli Upma
Ingredients
Leftover Idli - 10
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chopped onion - a handful
Chopped green chillies - 3
Grated ginger - 1/8 tsp
Curry leaves few
Lemon juice few drops
Tempering
Oil - 5 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Channa dal & Urad dal - each 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 2
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Idli Upma
Method
Take the idli in a bowl crumble them.
Heat oil in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the chopped onion,green chillies,ginger & curry leaves.
Saute till onions are slightly brown,add the salt & turmeric powder,mix well.
Lower the flame add the crumbled idli & mix gently till everything is well combined.
Switch off the flame add lemon juice mix.
Your quick easy Idli upma is ready to serve.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Mango Ginger Pickle Recipe / Maa Inji Pickle / Mangai Inji Urukai Recipe / Ma Inji Pickle Recipe

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Mango Ginger Pickle / Maa Inji Pickle
Ingredients
Maa Inji / Mango Ginger chopped - 1 & 1/2 cups
Lemon - 2
(take out the juice)
Chopped green chillies-8 to 10
Salt to taste
Tempering
Oil- 1 & 1/2 tsp
Hing- 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Curry leaves few
Method
Remove the skin of the mango ginger,wash them & pat dry.
Chop the mango ginger to small pieces.
Take a wide bowl add the chopped mango ginger,green chillies,salt & lemon juice,mix it well.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.Pour it into the bowl.
Mix everything well,keep it in fridge & serve after a day.
Best served with curd rice.
Note:
a) Fresh green peppers can be added instead of green chillies.
b) Tempering is optional.
c) Adjust lime juice according to your sourness.
d) Red chilly powder,dry roasted & powdered methi seeds can be added.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Nethili Fish Fry Recipe / Anchovie Fish Fry Recipe / Nethili Meen Varuval Recipe

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Nithili Fry
Ingredients for marination
Fresh Nethili/Anchovies fish - 40 fish
Salt to taste
Red chillies - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Rice flour or corn starch - 1 tsp ( optional)
Other ingredients
Oil to shallow fry
Curry leaves few
Vinegar - 1tbsp
Method
Wash the fish with vinegar well & keep it aside.
Take a wide plate add all the above marination ingredients.
Now add the washed fish mix well to make sure all the pieces are well coated on all sides.
Rest this for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan place the marinated fish,do not overlap, in medium low flame fry these fish in batches till crisp & brown on all sides.
Lastly add the curry leaves in the same oil fry till crisp & add it on top of the fish.
Serve it as a starter or as a side dish for rice.

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ribbon Pakoda / Ribbon Murukku Recipe / Ola Pakoda Recipe / Ottu Pakoda Recipe / Nada Thenkuzhal Recipe -Diwali Snack

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Ribbon Pakoda
Ingredients for the dough
Rice flour-2 cups
Besan / Gram Flour -1 cup
Hot oil-1tbsp
Sesame seeds-1 & 1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Hing-1/2 tsp
Grated garlic-2 (optional)
Water as needed
Other ingredients
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Add all above ingredients together into a wide bowl.
Pour water little by little & make a soft dough.
Grease the murukku press with oil,choose the ribbon pakoda disc.
Fill the dough into the press.
Press directly into the hot oil,deep fry them till crisp & light brown on all sides in medium heat.
Remove them on a kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
Cool & store it in an air tight container.
Note:
a) You can add pepper powder instead of chilly powder,melted butter instead of hot oil.
b) Do not make a very tight dough,it will be difficult to press.
c) Some add pottukadalai maavu instead of besan.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Dry Fruits Ladoo Recipe / Dry Fruits Laddu Recipe

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Dry Fruits Ladoo
Yields: 14 ladoos
Ingredients
Chopped seedless dates - 13
( I used Medjool large dates)
Ghee-2tsp
Mixed nuts-1/2 cup heaped
(I used almonds,pecan,pistachio)
Poppy seeds-1tsp
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Dry Fruits Ladoo
Method
Dry roast the nuts in low flame till its just hot.Do not over fry & burn them.
Cool the nuts & chop them finely or use a food processor to break them into small pieces.
Dry roast the poppy seeds till just warm,keep it aside.
Heat 1tsp of ghee in a pan in very low flame cook the dates till it becomes soft & mashed.
Now add the poppy seeds & chopped nuts to the mashed dates,mix well till everything is well combined.
Switch off the stove,cool the mixture.
Grease your palm with ghee and shape them into small balls.
Decorate with edible silver foil ( optional) & serve.
Note:
a) These ladoos have no specific measurements,so feel free to alter the ingredients to your taste.
b) Adding cardamom powder is optional.
c) To not powder the nuts to fine ,try to chop it out into small pieces.
d) You can also roll the ladoos in desiccated coconut & roasted poppy seeds.
e) Use any combination of nuts of your choice.


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Friday, October 16, 2015

Poondu Podi Recipe / Garlic Podi Recipe

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Poondu Podi
Ingredients
Dry red chillies - 1 cup heaped
( Around 100 thin small dry red chillies )
Salt - 3/4 tsp or to taste
Peeled garlic - 10 cloves
Sesame oil few drops
Method
Add few drops of oil in a pan add the dry red chillies.
Fry in medium low flame till its dark.Do not burn them.
Cool the chillies,take a mixi jar add the chillies & salt.
Dry grind till its powdered.Now add the garlic & blend everything well.
Store it in a clean dry jar.
While serving add some sesame oil mix & best served with Dosa or Idly.
Note:
If you don't like the raw garlic smell,then slightly roast it & then grind.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Moong Dal Sundal Recipe / Pasi Paruppu Sundal Recipe / Moongh Dal Sundal - Navarathri Recipe

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Moong Dal Sundal
Ingredients
Moong dal / Pasi paruppu - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1/2 tsp
Urad dal -1/4 tsp
Hing-1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Chopped green chillies-1
Curry leaves - few
Method
Soak moongh dal with little salt in water for 1 hour.
Cook the dal in boiling water till the dal is separate & soft inside.
Do not overcook & mash the dal.
Strain the water & keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the dal & toss it well.
Switch off the stove add the coconut & mix till well combine.
Serve it hot or warm .
Note:
a) Do not over cook & mash the dal,the dal should be separate.
b) Don't pour the strained water use them while making curry or rasam.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Kadalai Urundai Recipe / Verkadalai Urundai Recipe / Kadalai Mittai Recipe / Peanut Jaggery Balls Recipe

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Kadalai Urundai
Ingredients
Raw peanuts -1 cup
Jaggery - 3/4 cup
(If using pagu vellam then add 1/2 cup jaggery,if you use other kind then use 3/4 cup)
Water-1/2 cup
Ghee - as needed
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Kadalai Urundai
Method
Dry roast the raw peanuts in low flame for 10 minutes or until light brown.
Cool & rub it with hands to remove the skin.
Melt the jaggery in water,filter the syrup to remove any impurities.
Switch on the stove & cook the syrup till you get a soft ball consistency.
( If your pour a drop of syrup in a small plate with water you should be able to form a soft ball ).
Switch off the stove add the peanuts & mix well.
Grease your hands & try to form tight balls while still hot.
Cool & store it in a container.
Note:
a) Once the syrup reaches to soft ball consistency act fast in making the balls.Otherwise the peanut mixture will crumble & won't be able to form balls.
b) Rice flour can be dusted in your hands before making balls instead of ghee.
c) You can half the peanuts if you don't like the whole peanuts adding to the syrup.
d) You can add some flavour like dry ginger powder or cardamom powder.
e) If using pagu vellam then add 1/2 cup jaggery,if you use other kind then use 3/4 cup.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Aloo Bhindi Masala Recipe / Aloo Bhindi Ki Sabzi Recipe - Potato Ladies Finger Masala Recipe

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Aloo Bhindi Masala
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Chopped onion - 1/2
Tomato - 2 small
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Kitchen king masala or Garam Masala - 1tsp
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Tempering 
Oil- 2 to 3 tbsp
Jeera /cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Kastoori methi crushed - 1tsp
Other ingredients
Potato / Aloo - 1 large
( peel the skin & cut into thin rounds)
Ladies finger/Okra/Bhindi - 8
( Cut into half)
 Oil to shallow fry the Potato & Bhindi
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Aloo Bhindi Masala
Method
Heat oil in a pan sprinkle some salt add the potatoes.
Shallow fry them till its light golden brown on both sides.Keep it aside.
In the same oil fry the bhindi till its light brown on all sides,keep it aside.
Take a mixi jar add the onion,tomato,ginger & garlic,slightly crush.
Now add the remaining spice powder & grind to a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pan temper it with jeera & kastoori methi.
Now add the ground paste,in medium low flame fry the masala till raw smell has disappeared & oil started to separate from the masala.
Pour little water,fried potato & bhindi.
Cover & cook till the masala is thick and well coated with the vegetables.
Gently mix in between to avoid potatoes to break.
Switch off the stove,garnish with ginger strips.
Best served with roti.

Note:
a) Once vegetables are added gently mix in between,otherwise potatoes will break.
b) If you think you don't want to shallow fry the vegetables,try roasting in oven.I have not tried.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Butternut Squash Soup / Squash Soup Recipe

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Butternut Squash Soup
Ingredients
Chopped Butternut squash-1 cup
( You can use any variety squash )
Chopped small potato-1
Chopped onion-1tsp
Chopped garlic-1
Chopped celery - a small piece
Salt & Pepper to taste
Oregano-1/4tsp
Olive oil-1/2tsp
Whole or Fat free milk to dilute
Cream or cheese to garnish(optional)
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Butternut Squash Soup
Method
Add oil in a pan saute onion,garlic,potato ,squash & oregano for 2 minutes.
Pour water & cook the vegetables till soft,cool completely.
Filter the water & grind the pulp to a smooth paste.
Pour the saved water,milk,puree,salt & pepper in a bowl.
Give a nice boil switch off the stove & serve it hot garnished with little cream or cheese.
Note:
For extra richness you can also use butter instead of olive oil.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sabudana Khichdi Recipe / Sago Khichdi Recipe / Maharashtrian Sabudana Khichdi Recipes

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Sabudana Khichdi
Ingredients
Sabudana/Sago-1 cup
(Sprinkle water generously & mix the sago well,at intervals sprinkle some more water till its soaked well & dry.Usually it takes 4 to 5 hours.Do not add too much water other wise it will become sticky)
Coarsely powdered roasted peanuts- 3/4 cup
Potato cut into very small cubes-1
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/8tsp
Lime juice-2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Jeera/Cumin-1tsp
Chopped green chillies-1
Curry leaves-little
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Sabudana Khichdi
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with jeera,green chillies & curry leaves.
Add the potato fry for 2 to 3 minutes.Now add all the dry spice powders & salt.
In medium low flame saute for couple more minutes till potatoes are cooked.
Add the sago & peanut powder,gently toss them well till everything is well combined.
Switch off the stove add the lime juice and give a quick mix.
Serve it hot garnished with curry leaves.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Malabar Chicken Curry Recipe / Malabari Chicken Curry Recipe

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Malabar Chicken Curry
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Fennel seeds/ Somph-1tsp
Cloves-4
Cardamom-2
Cinnamon-a small piece
Grated coconut- 1/4 cup
(Dry roast above ingredients till light brown.Cool & grind to a smooth paste.)
Ingredients for marination
Boneless chicken cubed-2 cups
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
( Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl.Mix well & rest it for 20 minutes )
Tempering
Coconut oil- 6 tsp
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Curry leaves-little
Slit green chillies-4
Method
Heat oil in a pan add the onion,green chillies & curry leaf,fry till onions are light brown.
Now add the tomato,ginger & garlic paste,fry till raw smell disappears.
Add the ground paste fry till oil separates the pan.
Add the marinated chicken saute for couple more minutes.
Pour some water & cook it till chicken is cooked & the gravy is thick.
Garnish with curry leaves & best served with roti or plain rice.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Brinjal Gothsu Recipe / Kathirikai Gotsu / Eggplant Gotsu Recipe- Side dish for Idli /Dosa

Brinjal Gothsu Recipe / Kathirikai Gotsu recipe / Eggplant Gotsu Recipe- Side dish for Idli /Dosa
Brinjal Gothsu
Ingredients roasted in 1tsp of oil till light golden brown
Coriander seeds-3tsp
Channa dal-2tsp
Urad dal-1/2tsp
Pepper-1/2tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Red chillies-2
(Fry above mentioned ingredients in 1 tsp of oil till light brown.
Cool completely & dry grind to a smooth powder)
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Urad dal-1/4tsp
Methi / fenugreek seeds-5
Jeera/cumin-1/8tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Other ingredients
Chopped small brinjals-6
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1 small
Chopped green chillies-2
Yellow moongh dal-1/2 cup
(Pressure cook moongh dal with little turmeric powder,slightly mash & keep aside)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Jaggery-1tsp
Diluted semi thick tamarind juice-1 cup
Coriander & curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Add the brinjal,onion,tomato & green chillies,fry for 2 minutes.
Pour the tamarind juice,2 cups of water,salt & turmeric powder,cook till vegetables are cooked.
Add 1 to 2 tsps of above ground masala powder & cooked dal,
Cook till everything is well combined.
This gravy should be in pouring consistency so adjust the water content.
Lastly garnish with coriander & curry leaves,mix & serve it with Ven pongal.
Note:
a) Do not add the whole ground powder,add just 1 or 2 tsps according to your taste.Remaining powder can be stored in a clean dry bottle.
b) This gravy should not be very thick,need to be in pouring consistency.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Kara Kulambu Podi Recipe / Instant Puli Kulambu Podi Recipe / Vathal Kuzhambu Podi Recipe / Kara Kuzhambu Powder Recipe

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Kara Kulambu Podi
Ingredients
Dry red chillies - 6
Coriander seeds/Dhania - 4tsp
Whole pepper - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1tsp
Thoor dal - 2tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Rice - 1tsp
Methi/ Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Mustard -less than 1/8 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves 5
Method
Add above mentioned ingredients except hing & turmeric powder in a pan.
In low flame dry roast till colour changes & you get a nice smell.
Do not over fry and burn them.
Switch off the stove add the hing & turmeric powder.Let this mixture cool completely.
Grind this to a very fine powder in a coffee grinder or mixi.
Cool & store it in a clean dry jar.
Note:
a) Add 1 or 2 tsp of the powder while making Kara Kuzhambu.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Ellu Thogayal Recipe / Ellu Thuvaiya Recipe / Sesame Seeds Chutney Recipe / Til Chutney Recipe

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Ellu Thogayal
Ingredients
Sesame seeds / Ellu - 2 tbsp
( Usually black sesame seeds are used in this recipe )
Red chillies - 3
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 drop
Tamarind - a very small piece
Method
Add oil in a pan add all the above ingredients.
In low flame fry till sesame seeds starts to splutter.
Switch off the flame cool & grind to a very thick paste.Add very little water if needed.
Best served with Ulunthu Sadam.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Semiya Payasam Recipe / Seviyan Kheer / Vermicille Kheer Recipe

Semiya Payasam recipe, Seviyan Kheer recipe, Vermicille Kheer Recipe
Semiya Payasam
Ingredients
Semiya/Vermicille -1/2 cup
(I used the big variety)
Sugar-1/4 +1tbsp
Milk-3 cups
Water-1/2 cup
Chopped cashew nuts or almonds -10
Raisins-1tsp
Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp
Ghee-2tsp
Method
Heat 1tsp of ghee fry the dry fruits till light brown & keep it aside.
In the same pan add 1tsp ghee & fry the semiya in low flame roasted till its  light brown.
Pour the milk & water into the roasted semiya, in low flame cook the semiya till its cooked & the milk is slightly thickened.
Now add the sugar & give a boil,switch off the flame mix in the fried nuts & cardamom powder.Serve it hot.
Note:
a) You can serve this payasam/kheer hot or cold.
b) Once cooled sometime the payasam may thicken,so before serving dilute with little hot milk,mix & serve.
c) For extra richness you can add condensed milk.
d) Roasting semiya till light brown is a must,otherwise your payasam will turn out to a sticky porridge.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Undrallu Recipe / Kudumulu Recipe - Vinayaka Chaturthi Prasadam

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Undrallu
Yields: 11 balls
Ingredients
Sona masoori rice / Raw Rice - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Channa dal - 2 tsp
( soak in little water for 30 minutes,drain out the water)
Ghee - 1/4 tsp
Jeera / Cumin Seeds- 1/2 tsp
Method
Wash and soak rice in water for 1 hour.
Drain the water out and spread the rice on a clean cloth.Dry for 30 minutes.
While still wet dry grind the rice to a semi coarse powder.Keep it aside.
Heat a pan add ghee temper it with jeera.
Add the channa dal,salt & water.
Let the water boil reduce the flame add the rice rava.
Stir it well make sure there are no lumps.Cover it with a lid & cook till the water has completely absorbed.
Switch off the flame,wait for the mixture to slightly cool down.
Now knead the dough slightly,grease your palm with little oil & make small balls.
Steam these undrallu for 5 minutes or till cooked.Switch off the stove
Serve this prasadam to Lord Ganesha!
Note:
a) You can try this recipe even with store bought rice rava or rice flour.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Urad Dal Chutney Recipe / Ulunthu Chutney Recipe / Ulutham Paruppu Chutney Recipe / Minapa Pappu Pachadi

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Urad Dal Chutney
Ingredients
Grated coconut-1/4 cup
Urad dal / black gram split dehusked -2 tbsp
Tamarind -a very small piece
Salt to taste
Red chillies-2
Hing-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-1tsp
Mustard,Urad dal,Channa dal - 1/2tsp together
Curry leaves- few leaves
Red chillies-1
Method
Heat 1tsp of oil add red chillies,tamarind,urad dal & hind.Fry till its light brown in colour.Keep it aside.
In the same pan fry coconut for 1 or 2 minutes.Switch off the flame.
Add needed water & grind all the fried ingredients along with salt to a very smooth chutney.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour this into the chutney,mix & best served with Dosa/Idly/Ven pongal.

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Curry Masala Powder Recipe / Poriyal Masala Powder Recipe - Used for Poriyal / Sabzi / Palya

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Curry Masala Powder
Ingredients
Dhania / Coriander seeds - 1/2 cup
Cumin/Jeera - 2 tbsp
Whole pepper - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 15
Methi / Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fresh curry leaves - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1tsp
Channa dal - 1/2 cup
Urad dal - 1/4 cup
Hing - 1 tsp
Salt -1 tsp
Oil - 1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan,add all the above mentioned ingredients.
In low flame roast it till light brown.Do not over fry & burn them.
Cool the mixture completely.Dry grind to a fine powder.
Store it in a clean dry jar.
Sprinkle 1 or 2 tsps while making any daily poriyal,south indian sabzi or palya.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sukku Vellam Recipe For Krishna Jayanthi / Dry Ginger And Jaggery Mix

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Sukku Vellam
Ingredients
Dry ginger powder / Sukku - 1/4 cup
Grated jaggery / Vellam- 1/4 cup
Honey - 1 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Method
Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl.
Make small balls & store it in an airtight container.
A best medicine for digestion.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Murukku Recipe / Easy Murukku Recipe / Pottukadalai Murukku / Roasted Gram Dal Murukku Recipe / Crispy Murukku Recipe / Diwali snack recipe

Murukku / Easy Murukku Recipe / Pottukadalai Murukku / Roasted Gram Dal Murukku Recipe / Crispy Murukku Recipe / Diwali snack recipe
Murukku
Ingredients
Rice flour-2 cups
(I used the store bought)
Pottukadalai / Putnala Pappu /Roasted gram dal powder-1/2 cup
Salt-1tsp
Jeera/cumin-1tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Melted butter-1tbsp
Water-around 1 & 1/4 cup
Oil-to deep fry
Murukku / Easy Murukku Recipe / Pottukadalai Murukku / Roasted Gram Dal Murukku Recipe / Crispy Murukku Recipe / Diwali snack recipe
Murukku
Method
Take a bowl add  rice flour,pottukadalai,salt,butter,chilly powder ,jeera & hing.
Pour water little by little & make a soft dough.
Heat oil in a pan,fill the dough into the murukku press.
Press them directly into the hot oil,in medium high flame fry till crisp & light golden brown on all sides.
Remove it on a kitchen paper for excess oil to get absorbed.
Cool completely & store it in a air tight container.
Note:
a) To not add too much butter,otherwise your murukku will crumble while frying.It will consume more oil too.Even hot oil can be replaced for butter.
b) Add water little by little to get the right consistency.
c) Instead of jeera you can add ajwain.
d) If you like garlic taste,add grated garlic to the dough.

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