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Monday, December 3, 2018

Badam MIlk Powder / Homemade Badam Milk Powder Recipe / Instant Badam Milk Powder Recipe / Badam Malt

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Badam Milk Powder
Ingredients
Badam flour / Blanched Almond flour or Powdered blanched almonds - 6 tsp heaped
( Bought almond flour from Costco))
Sugar powdered - 6 tsp
( reduce if its too sweet for you)
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp heaped
Pistachio powdered - 1 tsp heaped
Crushed saffron - 1/2 tsp
Sarapappu / Charoli/Chironji - for garnish
Milk as needed
Method
Take a mixi jar and powder sugar,pistachio,saffron to a fine dry powder.
Lastly add the almond flour and cardamom powder and run once to make sure the powders are all well combined.
Store this in a clean jar in fridge.

How to make Badam drink:
Heat 1 cup of milk add 1 tsp or as needed of the above badam powder and give a boil.
Add sugar if needed.
Switch off the stove add the chironji and serve this drink hot or cold.

Note:
Here i have used ready made almond flour if you don't have then soak almonds in hot water remove skin and pat them dry.Then dry roast in a pan to make sure there is no water,cool and dry powder the almonds.Your almond powder is ready.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tirupati Urad Pepper Vada / Tirupati Vada Recipe / Milagu Vadai Recipe / Pepper Vadai Recipe / Whole Urad Dal Vada Recipe

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Tirupati Vadai
Ingredients
Whole urad dal with skin - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1 tsp
Whole pepper - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Oil & Ghee to deep fry
Method
Soak dal in water for 5 hours.Drain out the water completely.
Grind the dal till a coarse mixture,do not add water while grinding.
If needed just sprinkle very little water.Do not grind to a fine paste.
Dry grind pepper and cumin seeds to a coarse powder.
Take a bowl add the Dal batter,powdered cumin & pepper,hing and salt mix it well.
Heat oil & ghee in a pan,wet your fingers in water take small portion of the batter.
Place the ball on a plastic sheet,banana leaf or wet cloth press it to a very thin disc.Make a hole at the center this step is optional.Usually it is made a bit thick .
Slowly remove it from sheet & slide it into the hot oil /ghee.
Deep fry till brown on both sides & crisp outside but still soft inside in medium high flame.
Once all the vadas are done we need to deep fry again in batches till crisp.
Remove it on a kitchen paper for extra oil to get absorbed.
Your crispy vadas are ready.
Note:
a) Make sure your batter is coarse,do not add water & grind to a fine paste.
b) Deep fry 2 times to get a really crispy vada this is a must otherwise your vadas will be chewy.
c) Usually these vada are made thick but i like them thin and crisp.
d) Some add a teaspoon of rice flour to the batter.
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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Egg Pepper Roast / Muttai Milagu Varuval / Pepper Egg Fry / Egg Pepper Fry

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Egg Pepper Roast
Ingredients dry roasted till light brown and grind to a fine powder
Coriander seeds/Dhania - 1/2 tsp
Pepper - 3/4 or 1 tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - a very small piece
Cloves -1
Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
Khus Khus - 1/8 tsp ( optional)
Other ingredients
Boiled eggs - 4
( make slits on all sides of the egg)
Sliced onion - a handful
Slit green chillies -1
Curry leaves few
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Tempering
Oil - 6 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies broken -1
Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Add onion,curry leaves,green chillies fry till onions are light brown add the ginger /garlic paste,salt and turmeric powder saute for a minute.
Now add the eggs and fry them gently.add the ground powder and mix till the eggs are well coated.
Sprinkle very little water and give quick mix,switch off the stove garnish with coriander leaves.
Best served as side dish for rasam or sambar rice.
Note:
The above spice level was perfect for our family adjust according to your comfort.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Egg Drop Soup Recipe / How To Make Egg Drop Soup / Chinese Egg Drop Soup - Soup Recipes

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Egg Drop Soup
Ingredients
Vegetable Broth or Chicken Broth - 4 cups
Corn starch - 1 tbsp
( Dilute it with little water this is used for thickening the soup,its totally optional)
Eggs beaten - 2
Salt & pepper to taste
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Chopped spring onion - a handful
Soy sauce - 1 tsp
Method
Pour the broth in a sauce pan add the seasoning,few chopped spring onions,soy sauce and ginger.
Bring this to a boil now slowly pour the whisked eggs into the boiling broth and keep stirring using a fork or spoon and cook for a minute
If you want a thick soup then add the diluted corn starch and quickly mix it.
Switch off the stove garnish with spring onions and serve hot.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Thillana by Bhavana

Thillana by Bhavana, Shreya, Anekka at SVK temple Phoenix Oct 13 2018


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvKmqsGwtTc&feature=youtu.be

Diversity Dialogue Program

Certificate of Appreciation for Bhavana from The Mayor of Tempe for participation in Diversity Dialogue Program

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Sarva Pindi Recipe / Ginne Appa Recipe / Tapala Chekka Recipe / A Traditional Telangana Snack

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Sarva Pindi
Yields:7
Ingredients
Rice flour - 1 cup heaped
Salt to taste
Channa dal - 1/8 cup
( soak it in water for 1 hour)
Roasted sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Roasted and crushed peanuts - 1/4 cup
Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tsp
Curry leaves chopped few
Chopped onion - 1 tbsp
Chopped or grated ginger - 1/4 tsp
Chopped green chillies - 2
Cumin/Jeera - 1tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Water as needed
Oil to deep fry
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Sarva Pindi
Method
Take a bowl add all above mentioned ingredients.
Slowly add water and make a soft dough.
Divide the dough into equal size balls.
Mean while heat oil in a pan,take a small plate place a ball of dough, press and spread the dough into a semi thin disc.( see picture)
Make holes all around the chekka/disc when the oil is hot slowly slide the plate into the oil.
Wait for couple minutes and slowly release the chekka/disc using a knife from the plate.Remove the plate from the oil.
Deep fry these chekka till crisp and light brown on both sides in medium high flame.
Remove it on a kitchen tissue and enjoy this crispy snack with your tea.

Note:
a) If you are not comfortable to put the plate in oil just spread it on a plastic sheet lift from the sheet and slowly slide it into the oil.
b) All ways deep fry in medium high heat.
c) Some add spring onions too for extra flavour.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Sweet Mixed Fruit Pachadi Recipe / Kalyana Sweet Pachadi Recipe / Sweet Fruit Relish

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Sweet Fruit Pachadi
Ingredients
Chopped fruits of your choice - 1 & 1/2 cups
( I used apple,green seedless grapes,orange,pineapple)
Honey - 1 tsp
Chopped cashew nuts - 2 tsp
Raisins - 2 tsp
Tomato crushed- 1
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Rose essence or Pineapple essence - few drops
( I used pineapple essence)
Red food colour - a pinch ( optional)
Method
Crush one tomato and keep it aside.
Boil water and sugar once the sugar has melted add the crushed tomato and cook.
Cook till the mixture has come to a semi thick jam consistency mix in the food colour and switch off the stove.Let this cool completely.
Add the nuts,fruits,essence & honey mix well and rest it for 2 hours.
Your sweet fruit pachadi is ready to serve,

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