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Friday, January 19, 2018

Kuthiraivalli Ven Pongal Recipe / Barnyard Millet Pongal Recipe / Kuthiraivali Pongal Recipe

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Kuthiraivalli Ven Pongal
Ingredients
Kuthiraivali/Barnyard Millet - 1/2 cup
Yellow moongh Dal / Pasi paruppu - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder a generous pinch
Hing a pinch
Water - 3 cups
Tempering
Oil - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Grated or chopped ginger - 1/2 tsp
Chopped green chilly- 1 small
Curry leaves few
Cashew nuts -6 chopped
Method
Heat a pressure cooker dry roast the dal till nice aroma comes,do not burn them or fry till light brown.
Add the washed millet,water,hing,salt and turmeric powder,pressure cook till soft.
Heat a kadai add ghee and oil add the tempering ingredients,saute for a minute.Switch off the stove.
Pour this tempering into the cooked pongal mix and serve them hot with chutney or sambar.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ragi Rava Idli Recipe / Instant Ragi Rava Idli Recipe / Ragi Vegetable Idli Recipe - Millet Recipes

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Ragi Rava Idli
Ingredients for tempering
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Channa dal - 1/4 tsp
Jeera - 1/8 tsp
Other ingredients
Chopped vegetables - 1/4 cup
( I used beans and carrot)
Chopped green chillies - 1
Grated or chopped ginger - 1/8 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves - 2tsp
Curry leaves few
Ragi flour - 1/2 cup
Sooji/Rava /Semolina - 3/4 cup
Thick curd - 1 cup
Water as needed
Salt to taste
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
ENO fruit salt - 1 tsp ( i used only 1/2 tsp)
Cashew nuts few
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Ragi Rava Idli
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Add the vegetables and fry for couple minutes.
Add the rava and in very low flame fry for few minutes,do not burn or over fry them,Then add the ragi flour and fry a bit and switch off the stove.
Cool this mixture,now mix the water,lime juice,salt & curd.The mixture will look like a idly batter,light & semi thick ( your batter should not be too thick or too thin).
Grease your idly plates with oil,place a fried cashew nut.
Heat water in your idly cooker,once your ready to steam the idly, mix in the ENO to your batter & gently mix till it forms froth & bubbles starts to appear.
Immediately pour a ladle of batter on top of the cashew nut, steam them for 8 minutes or till done.
Serve it hot with any chutney you wish.
Note:
ENO is very important ingredient in this recipe,make sure its active,otherwise your idli will not turn out good.Some use cooking soda instead of ENO fruit salt but i have not tried.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Vegetable Tawa Dhokla / Mixed Flour Tawa Dhokla / Tawa Dhokla / Grilled Dhokla

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Vegetable Tawa Dhokla
Ingredients for tempering
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 3/4 tsp
White sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Chopped green chillies - 2
Curry leaves few
Chopped ginger - 1 tsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Ingredients for the batter
Semolina/Sooji/White Rava - 1/2 cup
Semi coarse powdered oats - 1/4 cup
Semi coarse powdered quinoa - 1/4 cup
Thick curd - 1/4 cup
Water as needed ( around 3/4 cup)
Salt to taste
ENO fruit salt - 1/2 tsp
Mixed vegetable 3/4 cup
( I used grated carrot,finely chopped beans and peas)
Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Method
Take a bowl add all the mentioned batter ingredients except ENO.
Mix well make sure the batter is lump free,it should be a semi thick batter.
Heat a non stick pan or a iron skillet pour 1 tbsp of oil and temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the ENO to the batter mix well and pour immediately on the tempering.
Cover it with a lid and cook it in very low flame till cooked and crisp at the bottom.
Slowly flip it other side,pour some oil and cook.
Switch off the stove cool,cut and serve it with any chutney you like.
Note:
a) Non stick pan is best for this recipe,but i have tried it in iron skillet and turned out crisp and perfect.
b) Only sooji can also be used for dhokla.
c) Add vegetables of your choice.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Thai Red Curry Recipe with Vegetables / Veggie Thai Red Curry Recipe / Thai Red Curry Recipe

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Thai Red Curry
Ingredients
Vegetables - 3 cups cut into cubes or thin strips
( I have used Carrot,Beans,Zucchini,Broccoli,Coloured bell peppers/capsicum,Onion)
Red Thai curry paste - 2 tbsp heaped
( Store bought Thai Kitchen brand)
Coconut milk - 2 cans ( 399 ml)
Lemon grass - 1 long leaf
Tofu cubes - 1 cup
Baby corn - 6
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Soy sauce - 2 tbsp
Roasted peanuts - a handful powdered
( This is used to thicken the curry)
Chopped garlic - 2
Oil - 3 tsp
Basil leaves - 10
Method
Heat oil in a pan add garlic and saute for a minute.Now add the Thai curry paste and saute for raw smell to disappear.
Now add the vegetables,tofu,baby corn lemon grass,half of chopped basil leaves,salt,sugar and coconut milk and soy sauce.
Simmer this till vegetables are cooked,lastly add the powdered peanuts.Check if any  sauces or paste needed and switch off the stove.
Garnish with remaining basil leaves,powdered peanuts and chilly flakes if using.
Best served with white or brown rice.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Wambatu Salad / Eggplant Salad / Fried Brinjal Salad / Sri lankan Eggplant Salad

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Fried Brinjal Salad / Wambatu Salad
Ingredients
Small purple brinjals - 6 cut into thin slices
( Brinjals from my mini garden)
Tomato - 1 small sliced
Chopped Lettuce leaves - a handful
Sliced onion - a handful
Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil to deep fry
Method
Take a bowl add some salt and turmeric powder,add the sliced brinjals mix and leave it for 15 minutes.Squeeze out excess water and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the brinjals in batches till crisp on all sides.remove it on a kitchen towel to remove excess oil.Let it cool.
Take a wide bowl add all above mentioned ingredients and the fried brinjals,toss it well.
Serve them immediately.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Moong Dal Khichdi / Gujarati Style Khichdi / Dal Khichdi Recipe / Khichdi Recipe - Gujarati Recipe

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Moongh Dal Khichdi
Ingredients
Ghee -  3 tsp
Cumin/Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Cloves - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Cinnamon - a very small piece
Ginger chopped - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Red chillies - 1
Rice - 1/2 cup
Yellow moongh dal - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Water 4 cups
( If you water more watery then add 1 or 1/2 cup extra)
Method
Wash rice and moongh dal keep it aside.
Heat a pressure cooker add ghee and temper it with jeera,cloves,cinnamon,red chillies,bay leaf,hing and ginger.
Add the washed rice and dal saute for a minute then add water ,salt and turmeric powder,cook them till soft.
Serve them hot with pickle,curd or salad.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Methi Paratha Recipe/ Methi Roti Recipe / Methi Ka Paratha Recipe / Fenugreek Paratha

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Methi Paratha

Ingredients
Whole wheat flour- 2 cups
Salt to taste
Fresh methi/fenugreek leaves chopped-1 small bunch
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Jeera,Dhania-each 1/2tsp
(dry roasted & powdered)
Chilly powder-1tsp
Grated ginger - 1/8 tsp
Curd -1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Water as needed to make the dough
Method
Take a bowl put all the ingredients including the oil, mix well.
Pour water little by little and form a stiff dough.Cover it with a lid and rest it for 10 minutes.
Divide the dough into equal size balls.
Take a ball and flatten it well with your palm,gently roll the parathas by dusting some flour to a semi thick disc.
Heat a tawa/griddle and cook these parathas in medium low flame till its light brown on both sides with little oil smeared both sides of the parathas.
Serve it hot with any gravy or raita of your choice.

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