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Monday, June 29, 2015

Paneer Bhurji Recipe / Paneer Burji Recipe - Easy Paneer Side Dish

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Paneer Bhurji
Tempering Ingredients
Oil-1 tbsp
Jeera/Cumin - 1/4 tsp
Hing - a generous pinch
Red chillies - 2
Dry ingredients
Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/8tsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Other ingredients
Chopped onion - 1/2
Chopped red bell pepper - 1/2 cup
Frozen peas - 1/4 cup
Crumbled paneer - 1 cups
Chopped green chillies - 1
Chopped ginger - 1/4tsp
Chopped coriander leaves for garnish
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the green chillies & ginger saute for a minute.
Now add the onion & bell pepper in medium high flame fry till transparent.
Add the peas & all the dry ingredients saute till raw smell disappears.
Lower the flame add the paneer stir gently till well combined.
Switch off the stove garnish with coriander leaves.
Best served with roti or paratha.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Mor Kootu Recipe / Cabbage More Kootu Recipe / More Kootu Recipe

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Cabbage Mor Kootu
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Fresh grated coconut - 1/4 cup heaped
Green chillies - 2
Jeera / Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
( Pour some water & grind it to a smooth paste)
Tempering ingredients
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Methi / fenugreek seeds - 5
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Curry leaves few
Other ingredients
Chopped cabbage - 1 & 1/2 cups
Salt to taste
Beaten curd - 1/2 cup
Method
Cook the cabbage with salt & little water.
When half cooked add the ground coconut paste & cook till everything is well combined.
Switch off the stove & add the beaten curd & mix it well.
Once curd is added do not boil the kootu.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour it into the kootu mix & serve as a side dish for rice.

Note:
a) You can use white pumpkin,chow chow,vazhaithandu,instead of cabbage for this recipe.
b) 1 tsp of soaked rice can be added while grinding coconut to give thickness to your kootu.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Aadi Koozh Recipe / Ragi Ambali / Kezhvaragu Koozh / Ragi Koozh / Keppai koozh / Finger Millet Porridge


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Ragi koozh
Ingredients
Ragi flour / Finger millet flour-1/2 cup
Cooked rice-a hand full
Salt to taste
Thick butter milk -3 cups
Water - 4 cups
Onion chopped-1/2
Chopped green chillies-1
Method
Dilute ragi with little water & butter milk leave it overnight for fermentation.
Next day bring water to a boil, slowly pour the ragi mixture & rice.
Stir it well so it doesn't form lumps,cook the mixture in low flame till raw smell has disappeared & cooked.
To check whether your ragi is cooked wet your finger & dip it in the hot ragi mixture.If it doesn't stick to your finger then its done.
Remove from heat cool the mixture,add the remaining butter milk,chopped onion,green chillies & salt.
Serve it with pickle, murungaikeerai poriyal or fish curry.
Note:
a) You can also add broken rice (Noi Arisi) instead of cooked rice.
b) Always use a heavy bottomed pan otherwise the koozh will stick to the bottom.
c) Cook the whole koozh in low flame.
d) Cool down the koozh completely before adding butter milk or curd.
e) Koozh thickens very fast if needed add more water.
f) you can store this in refrigerator for a week.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Vendakkai Pachadi / Bendakaya Perugu Pachadi / Vendakai Thayir Pachadi / Bhindi Raita / Okra Raita

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Vendakkai Pachadi
Ingredients
Chopped okra/bhindi/vendakkai -10
Curd - 1/2 cup
Salt top taste
Chopped coriander leaves-few
Roasted & powdered jeera -1/4tsp
Oil-to deep fry
Tempering
Oil-1tsp
Mustard-1/2 tsp
Urad dal -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-few
Hing-a pinch
Chopped green chillies-1
Method
Beat curd with salt & jeera powder.
Wash & cut the okra into thin circles.
Heat oil in a pan & deep fry them in batches till crisp.Keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour the tempering into the curd mixture,add the fried okra & chopped coriander leaves.
Mix well & serve as a side dish for rice.
Note:
I have sprinkled red chilly powder just for decoration.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Achari Baingan Recipe / Achaari Baingan Recipe / Eggplant in Picking Spices

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Achari Baingan
Ingredients
Long purple brinjal/ Eggplant-1
(cut into finger size strips)
Salt to taste
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Tomato-1
(make a puree)
Ginger & garlic paste-1/4tsp
Amchur/ Dry mango powder-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-3 tbsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Methi/ Fenugreek seeds-6
Methi & Jeera powder- each 1/4tsp
Somph / Fennel seed powder-1/2tsp
Method
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan, add the brinjals,salt & turmeric powder.
Fry the brinjals till light brown,make sure you don't break the pieces,keep it aside.
Heat remaining oil in the same pan temper it with above ingredients.
Add the ginger/garlic paste,salt,chilly powder,amchur powder & tomato puree.
Fry till the raw smell disappears & the whole mixture is almost dry & oil separates the masala.
Now add the brinjals stir gently till all the pieces are well coated with the masala.
Switch off the stove & serve it with roti or rice.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Mixed Vegetable Poriyal Recipe / Easy Vegetable Poriyal - Simple South Indian Side Dish


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Mixed Vegetable Poriyal
Ingredients
Mixed Vegetables - 1 Cup
(I used chopped carrot,beans,cabbage )
Salt -to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-1tsp
Mustard-1/4tsp
Red chillies-1
Jeera/Cumin seeds-1/4tsp
Urad dal-1/4tsp
Curry leaves-little
Shredded Coconut-1/2 tbsp
Method
Heat oil in a kadai temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the mixed vegetables,salt,hing & turmeric powder,saute for a minute.
Sprinkle little water cover it with a lid & cook till done.
Add the coconut fry for a minute,switch off the stove.
Garnish with curry & coriander leaves,
Best served with plain rice.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Vegetable Nuts Couscous Recipe / Couscous with Vegetables & Nuts

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Vegetable Nuts Couscous
Ingredients
Couscous-1 cup
Boiling water or Vegetable stock-2 cups
Olive oil-3tsp
Salt to taste
Jeera powder/cumin powder-1/2tsp
Chopped vegetables-2 cups
(I used sweet red peppers,carrots,broccoli,peas)
Chopped onion-2tsp
Chopped garlic-3
Sliced almonds-1tbsp
Raisins-1/2 tbsp
Lime juice-2tsp
Chopped coriander leaves-little for garnish
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry garlic & onion till transparent,add the vegetables,raisins & almonds give a toss.
Add the salt,jeera powder & couscous,fry for a minute.
Reduce the flame & add boiling water or stock,cover it with a lid.
After a minute switch off the stove,the couscous will get cooked in the remaining heat.
Take a fork & fluff it up so that it does not get mashed up.
Add the lime juice & give a mix.
Garnish it with coriander leaves & serve.
Note:
Add nuts & vegetables of your choice.

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