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Friday, September 30, 2016

Badam Mysore Pak / Almond Mysore Paak

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Badam Mysore Pak
Ingredients
Besan/Gram flour-1 cup
Almond/Badam-1 cup
(soak it in hot water for 30 minutes then remove the skin.grind it with 1 cup of milk to a smooth paste and keep it aside)
Water-1 cup
Sugar-2 & 3/4 cups
Oil-1 & 1/2 cups
Ghee-2 & 1/2 cups


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Badam Mysore Pak
Method
Soak almonds in hot water for 30 minutes,remove the skin.grind it with 1 cup of milk to a smooth paste.Keep it aside.
Heat 1 cup of oil & 1 cup of ghee in a pan & fry the besan till its light brown in colour & the raw smell has disappeared.
Heat sugar & water in another pan boil till it reaches to a sticky 1 & 1/2 string consistency.
Now pour the almond paste & cook till it starts to bubble,lower the flame & now add the fried besan.
Cook this whole mixture till it has started to thicken,now slowly add the remaining oil & ghee little by little.
keep stirring till all the ghee has absorbed & the mixtures starts to leave the sides of the pan.
Immediately pour it on a greased plate spread it evenly,cool & cut into desired shapes.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Chettinad Fish Fry / Chettinad Meen Varuval / Masala Fish Fry -Chettinad Style

Chettinad Fish Fry recipe. Chettinad Meen Varuval recipe,Masala Fish Fry -Chettinad Style
Chettinad Fish Fry
Ingredients dry roasted just till its warm
Whole pepper-1tsp
Jeera/cumin-3/4tsp
Fennel/Somph -3/4tsp
Cinnamon-a very small bit/piece
Cloves-1
Red chillies-2 to 3
Curry leaves-5
Coriander powder
(Cool the above ingredients,put this in a mixi/blender jar along with onion,garlic,turmeric powder & salt.Grind them to a smooth thick paste.If water need to run the blender add very little water while grinding)
Other ingredients
Boneless fish fillets cut into small pieces-8
(I used Tilapia fish)
Small onions-5
Garlic-6
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Besan or Maida-1tsp
(I used besan)
Rice flour-1tsp
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Clean & pat dry the fish,prick with a fork on all sides & keep it aside.
Take the ground paste in a plate add the besan & rice flour,mix it well.
Apply this mixture to fish pieces,make sure the masala penetrates inside the fish well.
Marinate the fish for at least 1 hour,heat oil in a kadai/pan.Deep fry these fishes in medium high flame till its golden brown & crisp on all sides.
Place the fried fish on a kitchen paper to remove excess oil & serve them with some lemon wedges.

Note: 
Adding besan & rice flour is to give a nice crisp fried fish & for the masala to stick well to the fish.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Achappam Recipe / Achu Murukku Recipe / Rose Cookies Recipe / Sesame Honeycomb Cookie Recipe / Rosettes Cookie Recipe / Kerala Style Achappam Recipe

Step by step method/picture for making Achappam/Achu murukku/ Kerala style Rose Cookies.


Achappam Recipe / Achu Murukku Recipe / Rose Cookies Recipe / Sesame Honeycomb Cookie Recipe / Rosettes Cookie Recipe / Kerala Style Achappam Recipe
Achappam

Ingredients
Rice flour-1 cup
(I used the store bought)
All purpose flour/Maida-1/2 cup
Sugar-1/2 cup
Salt a pinch
Sesame seeds-1 & 1/2 tsp
Egg-1
Cumin seeds/Jeera -1/8tsp
Coconut milk or Whole milk-1 cup
(Coconut milk gives nice flavour)
Oil-to deep fry
Achappam Recipe / Achu Murukku Recipe / Rose Cookies Recipe / Sesame Honeycomb Cookie Recipe / Rosette Cookie Recipe / Kerala Style Achappam Recipe

Method
Beat eggs with sugar,now add both the flours,sesame seeds,cumin & salt,mix it well.
Pour milk and make a semi thick batter.Consistency should look similar to a pancake or dosa batter.Rest the batter for 20 minutes (I was in a hurry so did not rest)
Heat oil in a pan,dip the mould in oil & keep till its hot.Remove from oil & dip 3/4th of the hot mould into the batter,you will hear a light sizzle.Do not dip it fully, lift it up & dip it immediately into the oil,after a 15 to 20 seconds slightly shake the mould to release the achappam (If you find it difficult to release the achappam,use a skewer to push it out from the mould ).
In medium  flame fry both sides till its light brown & crisp.Remove it on a kitchen paper to remove excess oil.Repeat until the whole batter is used up.
Cool completely & store it in a air tight container.
Note:
a) When buying the mould choose the thick variety which is heavy,the light weight mould doesn't work properly.
b) Make sure the mould is well heated before dipping into the batter each time.
c) Keep the oil in medium heat throughout the process.Always keep the mould immersed in hot oil before dipping into the batter,this is most important.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Vangi Bath Powder Recipe / Vaangi Baath Powder Recipe / Vangi Bhath Powder Recipe

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Vangi Bath
Ingredients
Urad Dal - 1/4 cup
Channa Dal - 1/4 cup
Coriander seeds - 1/8 cup
Sesame seeds - 1/8 cup
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Red chillies - 12
Tamarind - little smaller than a lime size
Cinnamon - 1" one piece
Cloves - 4
Marati moggu - 4 small size
Star anise -3
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Bay leaf - 1 small leaf
Oil- 1/2 tsp
Method
Pour oil in a pan add all the above ingredients one by one.
In low flame roast it till light brown in colour.Do not burn them.
Cool it & dry grind to a semi fine powder.
Cool & store it in a container in fridge.
Add required amount of this powder while making vangi bath.
Note:
a) My chillies where not hot so i used 12,adjust according to your chilly variety.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Chilli Cheese Toast Recipe / Cheese Chilli Toast Recipe - Easy Evening Snack For Kids


Ingredients
Bread slices-6
(I used the whole wheat bread)
Grated mozzarella cheese-1 cup
Salt & pepper to taste
Chopped chillies-1
(If giving for kids then remove the seeds,chop & then add it to the mixture)
Chopped red bell pepper/capsicum-2tsp
Chopped coriander leaves-1tsp
Method
Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl.
Place a spoonful of the cheese mixture & spread it evenly on top of the bread.
Toast these bread slices mixture facing the top for 3 to 5 minutes in oven ( temperature of oven is 300 deg F.) till its light brown & the cheese has melted.
Serve this hot with soup or just as a starter with ketchup.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Rava Appalu Recipe / Rawa Appalu / Appalu Recipe / Sooji Appalu - Andhra Style Sweet - Vinayaka Chathurthi Recipe

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Rava Appalu
Yields: 11 appalu
Ingredients
Sooji / Semolina - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 & 1/4 cup
( 1 cup water is enough i used extra 1/4 cup because my sooji was slightly bigger variety)
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Cardamom - 8
Ghee - 1 tsp
Oil to deep fry
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Rava appalu
Method
Dry grind cardamom,coconut & sugar in a blender till its combined.Do not add water while grinding.
Dry roast sooji for 2 minutes or till rice aroma comes out,keep it aside.Do not over fry & burn them.
Boil water in a pan reduce the flame slowly add the sooji & start mixing ,make sure there are no lumps.Now add the coconut/sugar mixture & mix it well.
Cook till the mixture is dry,for this non stick pan works out best.
Switch off the flame close it with a lid & rest it till its warm to handle.
Grease your fingers with ghee & knead the dough to make sure no lumps are there & soft.
Divide the dough into small lemon size balls,flatten them slightly.
Heat oil in a pan slowly slide each appalu into the oil deep fry till golden brown on all sides.
Place it on a kitchen tissue to remove excess oil.
Enjoy these crispy appalu !

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