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Monday, March 20, 2017

Avocado Fritters Recipe

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Avocado Fritters
Ingredients for dusting
All purpose flour/Maida-1tbsp
Salt & Pepper to taste
(mix it together in a plate)
Ingredients for coating
Egg beaten-1
Salt & Pepper to taste
(beat egg and the sesoning together)
Bread crumbs required amount
Other ingredients
Avocado-2
( Make sure they are ripe and yet firm)
Oil-to deep fry
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Avocado Fritters
Method
Cut the avocado into half and remove the seed.Gently scoop out the flesh and cut them into 8 slices.
Dust the wedges with maida mixture,then dip it into egg mixture.
Roll it into the bread crumbs & keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan,deep fry these avocado wedges till crisp & golden brown on all sides in medium high flame.
Serve it with any dip or sauce of your choice.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Broccoli Thogayal Recipe / Broccoli Chutney Recipe

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Broccoli Thogayal
Ingredients
Chopped broccoli - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Jeera/cumin - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 3
Ginger a small piece
Tamarind - a very small piece
Tempering
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Red chillies - 1
Curry leaves - few
Method
Heat oil in a pan add channa,urad dal,jeera,red chillies fry till its light brown.
Now add the broccoli,hing,turmeric powder,ginger,fry till raw smell has disappeared.
Cool this mixture add salt & tamarind.Grind this to a coarse paste.
Add water little by little if needed,transfer to a bowl.
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Pour this hot tempering on top of the ground paste,mix & best served with rice.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Keerai Mor Kootu / Mor Kootu Recipe / Mor Keerai / More Kootu Recipe / Spinach in Yogurt Sauce

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Keerai Mor Kootu
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Grated fresh coconut - 2 tbsp
Jeera / cumin- 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 1
Soaked rice or rice flour - 1/4 tsp
( Grind above ingredients to a smooth paste )
Tempering
Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Methi/fenugreek seeds - 5
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Red chillies -1
Curry leaves few
( Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.Keep it aside )
Other ingredients
Thandu keerai  - 1 & 1/2 cups chopped
( or any spinach you like )
Salt to taste
Sugar a pinch
Beaten curd - 1/4 cup
Method
Take a pan add the chopped spinach,salt & sugar,pour very little water & cook till done.
Now add the ground paste & give a boil.Switch off the stove.
Once warm add the curd & tempering.
Mix well & serve it as a sidedish for rice.
Note:
a) While cooking spinach do not cover it with a lid,you will loose the green colour.
b) Instead of spinach you can replace with white pumpkin or cabbage,
Check out for Cabbage Mor Kootu HERE

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Farsi Poori Recipe / Farsi Puri Recipe / A Traditional Gujarati Snack

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Farsi Puri
Ingredients for the dough
Maida/All purpose flour-2 & 1/2 cups
Salt-1tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeera-1tsp
Ajwain.Carom Seeds-1tsp
Whole pepper-30 (ground)
Oil-1/2 cup
Warm water-3/4 cup or little less
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Take all the ingredients for the dough in a bowl.pour warm water little by little to form a semi soft dough.
Cover & rest it for 30 minutes.Divide the portion into two ,roll each portion out into a semi thick flat disc.
Apply 1teaspoon of oil on the disc,start rolling it out from one corner to the end ( like rolling a mat),
Cut it into 1/2'' pieces,slightly flatten it with a rolling pin.
Heat oil in a pan & in low flame fry till crisp & light brown on all sides.
Cool & store it in an airtight container.

Inspired by Nishamadhulika

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Nandu Masala Recipe / Crab Masala Recipe / Nandu Varuval Recipe / Spicy Crab Masala

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Nandu Masala
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coconut-1tbsp
Red chillies-4
Pepper-1tsp
Jeera/cumin-1/2tsp
Cinnamon-a small piece
Cloves-3
Chopped onion-2tsp
Chopped tomato-1small
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1 & 1/2tsp
Thick tamarind paste-1tsp
Garam masala-1/4tsp
Other ingredients
Blue crabs cleaned & broken into pieces-3
Chopped onion-1/4
Curry leaves-little
Slit green chillies-2
Salt to taste
Tempering
Oil-4tsp
Bay leaf-1
Kalpasi/Black stone flower-a small piece
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Add onion,curry leaves & green chillies,fry till light brown.
Now add the ground masala and salt, fry till oil separates the pan & raw smell has disappears.
Add the crabs & pour water,cook till crabs are done & the gravy is thick.
Switch off the stove & garnish it with curry & coriander leaves.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Chili Oil Recipe / Sichuan Chili Oil Recipe / Szechuan Hot Chili Oil / Homemade Chili Oil Recipe / Chinese Hot Chilli Oil Recipe

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Chili Oil
Ingredients
Oil - 1 & 3/4 cup
( I used peanut oil )
Cinnamon stick - 1
Crushed bay leaf - 2
Green cardamom - 2
Black cardamom - 1
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Crushed garlic - 2
Crushed ginger - 1/4 tsp
Sichuan peppercorns - 2 & 1/2 tbsp
Star anise - 4
Chilly flakes - 3/4 cup
Salt - 1&1/2 tsp
Method
Take a bowl add the chilly flakes & salt mix & keep it aside.
Take a pan pour oil add anise seeds,cinnamon stick,bay leaf,both cardamom,coriander seed,ginger.garlic & peppercorns.
First bring it to a boil then reduce the flame to low,make sure they don't burn.
Boil this in low flame for at least 30 minutes.Switch off the stove.
Immediately strain out just the oil into the chilly flakes &salt.
Give a nice mix,cool the mixture & store it in a glass jar in refrigerator.
This oil can be used for any Chinese dish you make.
Note:
a) For extra flavour you can add sesame seeds or sesame oil to the mixture.
b) Do not burn the spices while boiling.
c) Best served the next day.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Avocado Sandwich Recipe - A Lunch Box Recipe For Kids / Healthy Lunch Box Recipes

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Avocado sandwich
Ingredients for Avocado spread
Avocado-1
(scoop out the flesh)
Coriander leaves-1tbsp
Lemon juice-1/2tsp
Green chillies-1/2
Salt & Pepper to taste
(blend everything in a blender to a semi smooth consistency,do not add water)
Other ingredients
Tomato ketchup-1tbsp
Butter-1tsp
(Mix butter & ketchup to a smooth consistency)
Bread slices
Method
Take one slice of bread spread the avocado mixture evenly.
Place another slice on top & spread the ketchup & butter mixture evenly.
Finish it with another bread slice,cut & serve.

Note:
You can add vegetables like tomato,cucumber,lettuce,etc.
Removing crust is optional.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Besan Khoya Burfi Recipe / Besan Mawa Burfi Recipe / Besan Khova Barfi Recipe / Besan ki Barfi With khoya Recipe

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Besan Khoya Burfi
Ingredients
Besan / Chickpea Flour -1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Unsweetened Khoya/Mawa/Kova - 1 cup
Ghee - 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp
Cardamom - 8
Chopped almonds- 8
Chopped pistachio - 8
Saffron a generous pinch
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Method
Take a mixi jar add sugar & cardamom,grind to a fine powder.
Grate or crumble mawa/khoya and keep it aside.
Chopped both the nuts.
Grease a tray with ghee & sprinkle some nuts & saffron.
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Besan Khoya Burfi
Take a non stick pan add ghee & besan,roast till colour changes & raw smell has disappeared.
Now add the mawa/khoya  mix till everything is well roasted & combined.Cook for couple more minutes to become thick.
Switch off the stove cool the mixture when still warm add powdered sugar remaining nut & saffron.
Mix well switch on the stove and slightly heat the mixture before pouring out into the tray.
Spread evenly and pat it well,cool the mixture & cut into desired shape.
Note:
a) Roast the besan well otherwise the sweet will still have raw taste & smell.
b) If using sweetened mawa then reduce sugar content.
c) I have reduced the ghee quantity here if you want then add more.
d) Before pouring into the tray just heat the mixture a bit.
e) If you think the mixture is dry sprinkle some hot water or milk and cook it on stove for a minute.

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