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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Chena Murki Recipe / Chhenna Murki Recipe / Chenna Murki Recipe / An Easy Bengali Sweet With Paneer

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Chena murki
Ingredients
Home made paneer cubes - 15
( Check out for recipe HERE )
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/8 cup
Milk - 2 tsp
Crushed cardamom - 1
Rose essence - 2 drops
Method
Add sugar & water in a non stick pan or kadai,give a boil.
Reduce the flame and add the milk, when the mixture comes to a one string consistency add the paneer cubes & crushed cardamom.
In low flame keep mixing gently till the paneer cubes are well coated with the sugar and dry.
Add the essence and give a quick mix.
Switch off the stove cool & serve.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Lemon Rasam Recipe / Elumichai Rasam Recipe / South Indian Lemon Soup

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Lemon Rasam
Ingredients for tempering
Ghee - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Curry leaves few
Red chillies -1
Other ingredients
Cooked toor dal - 1/4 cup
Water as needed
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Chopped tomato - 1
Slit green chillies -2
Crushed ginger - 1/4 tsp
Chopped coriander and curry leaves - little
Pepper and Jeera crushed - together 1 & 1/2 tsp
Lemon - 1 small
Method
Take a bowl add the cooked dal water as needed,tomato,green chillies,ginger,salt & turmeric powder.
Boil this for 2 minutes reduce flame add the crushed pepper,jeera,curry and coriander leaves.
Heat a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Pour this hot tempering into the boiling rasam and switch off the stove.
Lastly squeeze the lemon juice mix and serve it with plain rice or serve as a soup.
Note:
a) You can add rasam powder too.
b) Once lemon juice is added do not reheat or boil.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Cranberry Sweet Thokku / Cranberry Jam / Cranberry Relish

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Cranberry Sweet Thokku
Ingredients
Fresh Cranberry - 3 cups
Grated jaggery - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 3/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Tempering
Sesame oil - 1/4 cup
Mustard - 1 tsp
Methi / Fenugreek powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves few
Red chillies 2
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Method
Take a pan add the cranberry and cook till its mashed in medium low heat.Do not add any water..
Now add the jaggery and cook till its well combined.Switch off the stove.
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
While still warm add it to the cooked thokku.
Mix well and store it in fridge.
Best served with rice or roti.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Channa Dhal Dhokla Masala Fry / Dhokla Masala Fry Recipe

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Dhokla Masala Fry
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Soaked channa dhal / Bengal gram-1/2 cup
Baking soda -a large pinch
Garlic -1
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-a pinch
(Grind above ingredients to a smooth thick batter,mix in the baking soda just before steaming.Pour it in a greased plate & steam it till cooked.Cool & cut into small pieces)
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coconut-1 tbsp
Green chillies-2
Ginger & garlic paste-1/2tsp
Cinnamon-a small piece
Cloves-2
Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Other ingredients
Oil-3tsp
Bay leaf-1
Chopped onion-1/2
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish
Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with bay leaf,add the onion and fry till light brown.
Now add the ground masala and fry till raw smell has disappeared.Add salt if needed.
Add the dhokla cubes and toss it gently make sure all the pieces are well coated with the masala.
Switch off the stove and serve as a side dish for rice.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Podi Idli Recipe / Spicy Podi Idli Recipe / Podi Idli Fry - A Quick Idli Variety

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Podi Idli Recipe
Ingredients
Mini Idli - 18
Idli Podi - 3 tsp
Sesame oil - 2 tsp
Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Chopped onion - 2 tbsp
Chopped green chillies - 1
Chopped curry & coriander leaves - 1 tsp
Mustard,Urad,Channa dal,jeera - 1 tsp together
Method
Heat both the oils temper it with mustard,urad,channa dal & jeera.
Add onion,chillies & curry leaves fry for a minute.
Reduce the flame add the idli & idli podi.
Gently toss it well till everything is well coated.
Switch off the stove garnish with curry & coriander leaves.Serve hot.
Note:
a) To make it more colourful add grated carrots & capsicum.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Moru Kachiyathu Recipe / Kachimoru Recipe / Kachiya Moru Recipe / Kerala Moru Kachiyathu / Seasoned Butter Milk Recipe

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Moru Kachiyathu
Ingredients
Coconut oil - 2tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Methi / Fenugreek seeds - 1/8tsp
Red chillies - 2
Chopped small onions -4
Chopped garlic - 1
Chopped ginger - 1/2 tsp
Chopped green chillies - 1
Curry leaves few
Butter milk- 2 cups
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with mustard,methi and red chillies.
Add onion,ginger,garlic,curry leaves,green chillies fry till onion is transparent.
Now add turmeric powder and salt saute for a minute reduce the heat and pour the buttermilk.
Mix and once its heated switch off the stove.Do not allow it to boil.
Serve it with plain rice.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pavarkai Seeds Thogayal / Bitter Gourd Seeds Chutney / Karela Seeds Chutney

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Pavarkai Seeds Thogayal
Ingredients fried in 2tsp of oil till light brown
Bitter gourd/Pavarkai seeds- 1 & 1/2 cups
Grated ginger-2tsp
Channa Dal-2tsp
Urad dal -2tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds-1tsp
Red chillies-6
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Tamarind -a small lime size ball
Hing-1tsp
Curry leaves-1tsp
Coconut-1tbsp
Salt to taste
Brown sugar-1tsp
(do not fry salt & brown sugar,just add it while grinding)
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry all above ingredients till light brown & raw smell disappears.
Cool completely & grind it with salt & brown sugar to a smooth chutney.
Tempering for this chutney is optional.
Serve it with plain rice,Idli or Dosa

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Quinoa Vegetable Dhal Kichidi / Quinoa and Dal Khichdi / Quinoa Vegetable Khichdi

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Quinoa dal Khichdi
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Red chillies-2
Mustard,Urad Dal,Jeera-each 1/4tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Hing-1/8tsp
Crushed garlic-3
Curry leaves-little
Other ingredients
Mixed vegetables of your choice-2 cups
( I have used beans,peas,carrot and potato)
Small onions-10
Quinoa-3/4 cup
( Wash the quinoa 2 to 3 times before cooking)
Yellow masoor Dal-1/2 cup
Water-3 cups
Salt to taste
Method
Heat oil in a pressure cooker temper it with above ingredients.
Add the onion and fry till light brown colour,add the vegetables & saute for 2 minutes.
Add salt,pour water,add the soaked quinoa,Dal & pressure cook till done.
Serve it with any side dish or raita.

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