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Monday, May 30, 2016

How to Sprout Fenugreek Seeds / How to Sprout Methi Seeds

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Fenugreek Sprouts
Ingredients
Fenugreek / Methi Seeds - 1/2 cup
Water as needed
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Methi Sprouts
Method
Wash the fenugreek seeds in water.
Soak the seeds in fresh water,make sure the seeds are immersed well.
Let it soak in water overnight.
Next day rinse the seeds with fresh water for 2 times at least.
Take a container here iam using a steel thermos lunch box,you can use any container to make sprouts.
Line it with a kitchen tissue or a muslin cloth.
Place the seeds on the tissue,sprinkle water generously.Fold it all four sides and close it with a tight lid.Sprinkle water in intervals if needed.
Keep this for another 12 hours,you will see the seeds has started to sprout.
If you want long sprouts then keep it for another 6 to 12 hours.
Remove from the kitchen tissue loosen them & store it in a clean container in fridge.
You can use the same method in making any kind of beans or seeds.For beans soaking & sprouting time takes longer.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

How To Clean Vazhaithandu / How to Clean Plantain Stem / Cleaning & Cutting Of Banana Stem

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Method 1
Cut the stem into thin slices you will find the fibers connected to the slice & the stem.
Gently remove the fibers by using your fingers.
Repeat the same till all the fibers are removed.
Chop then into small pieces & soak it in water to avoid blackening.
Cook the stem immediately.Do not store it in fridge once cut.
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Method 2
Cut the stem into thin slices you will find the fibers connected to the stem & the slice
Chop it finely and add it to diluted buttermilk.
Take a wooden stick (i used chop sticks ) and swirl it in circular motion for couple times.
Remove the stick from the buttermilk you will find the fibers are stuck to the stick.
Gently remove & repeat the process till all the fibers are removed.
Rinse & then cook it to your choice.
Cook the stem immediately.Do not store it in fridge once cut.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Homemade Ginger & Garlic Paste


Ingredients
Skin peeled & chopped fresh ginger -1 & 1/2 cup
Fresh garlic -1 & 1/2 cup
(I usually don't remove the skin)
Salt -1 & 1/2tsp
Oil-6tsp
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Method
Grind all above ingredients together without water to a smooth paste.Mix the oil to this mixture,put it in a container & store it in fridge.Your homemade ginger & garlic paste is ready.
Note: By this way you can store it more than a month,still looks & smells fresh.