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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mughlai Vegetable Kurma Recipe / Mughlai Vegetable Korma Recipe / Vegetable Kurma Mughlai Style

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Mughlai Vegetable Kurma
Ingredients to be deep fried
Cubed potato-1 large
Broccoli florets-1 cup
French beans cut into 1/2''-1 cup
Cubed capsicum-1 cup
(deep fry all the vegetables separately till almost done)

Note: (If you don't want to deep fry the vegetables then just smear some oil on the vegetables & bake them till it shrinks )

Tempering ingredients
Bay leaf-1
Cinnamon-a big piece
Cardamom-2
Cloves-4
Whole pepper-5
Shajeera-1/2tsp
Chopped green chillies-3
Grated ginger-1/2tsp
Ghee-2tsp
Other ingredients
Beaten yogurt/curd-1/2 cup (do not use sour curd)
Cashew nut -1/3 cup
(soak it in water for 10 minutes & grind to a smooth paste)
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Chilly powder-3/4tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Rose water-1tsp (i didn't use instead sprinkled 1/4 tsp of garam masala)
Method
Heat ghee in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Switch off the stove & add the dry masala powders,saute for a minute.
Pour the curd,stir it well.
Switch on the stove & add the cashew nut paste & 1 cup of water.Give a boil now add the vegetables,salt & cook till oil shows out in the gravy.
Switch off the stove & sprinkle the garam masala.
Best served with roti or jeera rice..

Inspired by Maayeka

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Manathakkali Keerai Masiyal Recipe / Keerai Masiyal Recipe

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Manathakkali Keerai Masiyal


Ingredients
Manathakkali keerai chopped-2 cups
Masoor Dal or Thoor Dal-1/2 cup
( I used Masoor dal)
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Chopped garlic-2
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped tomato-2
Chopped green chillies -2
Tamarind - a small piece
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Jeera / Cumin-1tsp
Urad dal-1/2tsp
Red chillies-2
Hing-1/2tsp
Crushed Garlic -1
Curry leaves few
Method
Pour 1 tsp of oil in a pressure cooker add onion,tomato,green chillies,garlic & keerai.
Saute for few minutes to remove the slight bitterness from the keerai.
Now add the washed dal,turmeric powder, tamarind piece & required amount of water.Pressure cook till soft,
Open the lid add salt & mash it well.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour this into the keerai & mix them well.
Best served with plain hot rice !

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Jell-O Ambrosia Recipe - Easy Dessert Recipe

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Jello O Ambrosia
Ingredients
Jell-O - Lemon Flavour Gelatin - (3 oz ) One packet
Jell -O - Orange Flavour Gelatin - (3 oz ) Two packets
Canned crushed pineapple - ( 20 oz ) One can
Canned Mandarin oranges - ( 15 oz) Two cans
Topping
Cool whip/whipping cream - ( 8 oz) One Tub
Mini marshmallow - 2 cups
Cherries for decoration
Method
Follow the instructions for making the Jello from the back of the Jello-O pack.
Mix both the flavours into a large bowl.
Drain the syrup from both the fruit cans.Mix the crushed pineapple & the Mandarin oranges into Jello liquid.
Pour this into a long glass tray & keep it in refrigerator to set.It will take about 4 to 5 hours.
Mix the cool whip with the mini marshmallows.
Spread this on top of the set Jello -O fruit tray.Refrigerate again for another 30 minutes.
Decorate with cherries,cut & serve them cold.
Note:
a) For garnishing you can also use finely grated cheese.
b) You can also mix sour cream/cream cheese to the cool whip topping.
c) Toasted coconut can also be added to the cool whip to give a crunch.Make sure the coconuts are cool while adding.

Inspired by: framedrecipes

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe / Cauliflower In White Sauce Recipe / Cauliflower Bake Recipe

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Cauliflower Au Gratin

Ingredients
Cauliflower florets-2 cups
(blanch the florets in hot water with little salt,drain & keep it aside.Do not over cook)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Parsley-1tsp
Bread crumbs-1/4 cup
Butter-1tbsp
Grated mozzarella cheese-2tbsp
Parmesan cheese-1tbsp
Homemade white/Bechamel sauce-1 cup
Method
Pour some white sauce in a baking tray arrange the blanched cauliflower on top.
Sprinkle some seasonings,parsley & Parmesan cheese,cover it with remaining white sauce,
Sprinkle the shredded cheese & bread crumbs evenly on top.
Pour 1tbsp of butter all over the top & bake it till the crust is slightly golden brown at 350 deg.F.
Serve it with toast or as an appetiser.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Thirattipal Recipe / Pal Therattipal Recipe / Microwave Therattipal Recipe / Pal Khova Recipe / InstantThiratti Pal Recipe

This is my 1st guest post for my dear friend Usha who runs a blog called Mahaslovelyhome. Thanks once again to give me this opportunity to participate.
Check out the recipe for this easy sweet @ Mahaslovelyhome.

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Thirattipal

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Microwave Roasted Cashew Nuts / 3 Minutes Microwave Roasted Cashew Nuts / Roasted Cashew Nuts Recipe

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Roasted Cashew Nuts
Ingredients
Raw whole cashew nuts - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Ghee - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder semi coarsely crushed - 1 tsp
Chaat Masala - 1/8 tsp
Method
Heat ghee in a wide microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds.
Add the cashew nuts to the ghee,mix it well to make sure the ghee is well coated to the nuts.
Microwave for 30 seconds,remove sprinkle the salt ,pepper powder & chaat masala.
Give a quick mix & microwave for 1 minute.For every 30 seconds give a mix.
Remove give a mix & put it back in microwave for last 1 minute.
Remove the bowl transfer to a plate for cooling & store it in an air tight container.

Note:
a) Every microwave power is different,so check for every 30 seconds interval  to make sure you don't burn the nuts.
b) You can reduce the pepper powder if you like ,I like to have them spicy.
c) Adding chaat masala is optional,my kids love the taste so I always add them.

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