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Monday, September 16, 2019

Aloo Bhakarwadi / Aloo Bakarwadi / Bhakarwadi / Samosa Pinwheels

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Aloo Bhakarwadi
Outer dough
Maida/All purpose flour- 1 & 1/2 cups
Besan-1/2 cup
Oil-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Chilly powder-1/4tsp (optional)
Filling ingredients
Boiled & mashed potato-3
Salt to taste
Hing-a pinch
Jeera/Cumin-1/2 tsp
Mustard-1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds-2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder & Coriander powder-each 1/2 tsp
Garam masala-1/4 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves-3 tsp
Amchur powder (dry mango powder)- a pinch
Sugar-a pinch
Oil-3 tsp
Oil-to deep fry required amount
Method
Take all the ingredients for the dough in a bowl,pour water little by little & form a soft dough.Rest it for 20 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan temper it with jeera & mustard.
Add the potato & all dry ingredients mix it well.Switch off the stove add the coriander leaves and mix.
Divide the dough into 2 parts,take one portion & roll it out into a big thin circle.Spread the filling around evenly,now slowly start rolling it from one corner till the end like a log.
Cut the roll into ½  inch long pieces.Slightly dust the cut portion with maida,so that the filling doesn't come out while frying.
Deep fry these in medium low flame till golden brown on all sides.
Serve it as an evening snack.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Chalupas Recipe / Bean Chalupas / Bean and Cheese Chalupas / Homemade Chalupas - Mexican Recipe

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Chalupas

Ingredients for the dough / fried bread
All purpose flour / Maida - 2 cups
Baking powder - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste ( around 3/4 tsp)
Milk - 1 cup or more if needed
Cumin powder - 1/8 tsp
Melted butter - 1 tbsp


Method
Take a wide bowl add all the dry ingredients and butter and mix.
Now slowly add milk little by little and make a semi tight dough.
Add 1 tsp of oil spread it on top to prevent drying.
Cover the dough with a clean towel for 30 minutes.
Punch the dough and divide the dough into equal size balls and roll to a semi thick disc. Do not roll it too thin.
Heat oil and slowly slide the dough into the hot oil and deep fry till light brown on all sides.
Remove it on a kitchen paper and while still hot fold it into half to stuff the filling.
Filling
Kidney beans or Tri bean blend - 2 small cans ( each 15 oz)
(or soak beans in water for 8 hours next day wash it well add fresh water and cook the beans till soft)
Drain the water from the beans and mash the beans well add 2 tbsp of hot sauce,little salt and cumin powder ,mix it well and keep it aside.
Chopped onion, Chopped bell pepper ,Chopped tomato,Chopped lettuce - as needed
Sour cream - as needed
Shredded cheese - as needed.


How to serve
Take a chalupa fill it up with some mashed beans next add the chopped onion,tomato,bell pepper then top it with some sour cream,lastly add the lettuce and cheese.
Serve it immediately.

Note:
a) Your filling can be more creative by adding salsa,guacamole,coloured bell peppers,etc
b) You can use just wheat flour or a mixture of both wheat flour and all purpose flour for making the dough.


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Monday, September 9, 2019

Vendhaya Kanji Recipe / Methi Seeds Kanji / Porridge With Rice & Fenugreek Seeds

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Vendhaya Kanji
Ingredients
Sona masoori rice - 1/2 cup
Moongh dal - 1 tbsp
( I have used split green moongh dal with skin)
Vendhayam / Methi seeds / Fenugreek seeds- 1 tsp ( heaped)
Salt to taste - 1 tsp ( heaped)
Garlic - 10 cloves
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Freshly grated coconut - 3 tsp
Water - 5 cups


Vendhaya Kanji
Method
Add washed rice,dal and methi into a pressure cooker,to this add all above mentioned ingredients.
Pour water and pressure cook till rice is cooked very soft.
Cool and open the pressure cooker lid mash the kanji using a ladle or masher.
Serve them hot with any thogayal/chutney of your choice or mor milagai or papads/appalams.

For Thogayal / Chutney recipe click HERE
For Ulundhu Kanji / Urad dal porridge recipe click HERE

Note:
a) You can also add coconut milk instead of freshly grated coconut.


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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Aloo Puri Recipe / Aloo Poori Recipe / Potato Poori Recipe

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Aloo Poori
Ingredients
Boiled and grated aloo/potato - 2 medium size
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Sooji/Semolina - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste or 1/2 tsp
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Finely chopped green chillies - 1
Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tsp ( optional)
Water as needed
Oil - 1 tsp for dough and for deep frying as needed


Method
Boil potato peel the skin and grate it.
Take a wide plate add all the above ingredients except oil and water mix everything well.
Slowly sprinkle water little by little and make a tight tough.
Add 1 tsp of oil to the dough knead once and cover it and rest for 15 minutes.
Divide the dough into equal size balls,dust it with some wheat flour and roll it out to a semi thick disc.Do not roll it too thin.
Heat oil in a pan and slide the pooris into the hot oil.Slightly press all sides for the pooris to puff up.
Turn it other side and once both sides are light brown remove it on a kitchen paper.
Enjoy these hot pooris hot with any side dish of your choice.



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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Paruppu Thogayal / Paruppu Thuvaiyal / Thuvaram Paruppu Thogayal / Toor dal Thogayal / Chutney/Thogayal Recipes

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Paruppu Thogayal
Ingredients
Thur dal/Thuvaram paruppu - 1/4 cup
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp ( heaped)
Red chillies - 2
Whole black pepper -10
Salt to taste
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind a very small piece
Oil - 1 tsp




Method
Heat oil in a pan add thur dal and fry till light brown.
Now add the pepper,red chilly,tamarind,salt,hing and coconut,fry till coconuts slightly changes colour.Cool the mixture and put this in a blender/mixi jar pour very little water and grind to a thick smooth chutney.
Best served with Vendhaya Kanji or Plain rice.

For more Thogayal/Chutney recipe click HERE


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Monday, August 26, 2019

Clear Chicken Soup Recipe / Chicken Clear Soup / Soup Recipes - Instant Pot Soup Recipe

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Clear Chicken Soup
Ingredients
Sesame oil - 1 tsp
Chopped onion - a handful
Ginger and Garlic paste together - 1 tsp
or add chopped ginger/garlic
Chopped tomato - 1 small
Chopped coriander leaves for garnish
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch (Optional)
Finely chopped boneless chicken - 1 cup
Organic Chicken broth - 32 oz carton
Method
Heat oil in an instant pot saute onion,ginger/garlic for 1 minute.
Add the jeera powder,salt,pepper and tomato saute till tomatoes are soft.
Add the chicken and saute for 2 minutes.Pour the stock and cook it in soup mode till done.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Boiled Urad Dal Murukku / Urad Dal Murukku / Cooked Urad Dal Murukku / Minapa Pappu Jantikalu

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Boiled Urad Dal Murukku
Ingredients
Skinless urad dal - 1/2 cup
Water -1 cup ( to cook the dal add little more water if needed)
Rice flour - 2 &1/2 cups
Salt - to taste ( around 1 & 1/8 tsp)
Hing - 1 tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Melted butter - 2 tbsp
( i used only 1 & 1/2 tbsp)
Water as needed to make a smooth crack free dough)
Oil to deep fry


Method
Wash urad dal take a pressure cooker add the dal and water,pressure cook till soft.
While still warm mash the urad dal well using a masher or your hand.
Put all above ingredients into the mashed dal..Add the melted butter & mix it till it forms crumbs.Pour water little by little & make a soft dough.
Heat oil in a pan,take some dough & fill it into the murukku mould.Press this directly into the hot oil or press it back of a flat ladle and gently flip it into the oil.
In medium high flame deep fry them till light brown colour place it on a kitchen towel to remove excess oil if any.
Cool completely before storing it in a air tight container.
Note:
a) Always keep the dough covered with a wet cloth or plate to avoid drying.
b) This murukku is usually slightly brown so do not over fry.
c) Fry these is medium high flame otherwise murruku will absorb too much oil.
d) Usually too much butter is not needed for this murukku.

Recipe for Thenkuzhal murukku click HERE 


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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dharwad Peda / Dharwad Pedha / How to make Dharwad Peda

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Dharwad Peda
Yields: 25 pieces
Ingredients
Fresh paneer crumbled - 3 cups
For homemade Paneer,Indian cottage cheese recipe click HERE 
Sugar -8 tsp + 3 tbsp for dusting
Milk - 14 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp heaped
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp


Method
Take a non stick or heavy bottomed kadai pour ghee add the crumbled fresh paneer,2 tbsp milk and 2 tsp sugar and start to fry in medium flame.
Keep frying by adding sugar and milk in intervals ( save 4 tbsp of milk to add it at the last) till paneer turns golden brown ( DO NOT BURN).
Cool the paneer add cardamom powder and transfer to a mixi jar.
Dry grind to a smooth powder,transfer to a plate.
Heat a kadai add the paneer mixture remaining 4 tbsp of milk and give a quick stir till everything is combined,switch off the stove.
Once the mixture has cooled divide the portion and shape it to a cylinder or any shape of your choice.
Add 3 tbsp of sugar in a plate roll each peda into sugar to make sure all sides are well coated.
Arrange it on a plate and enjoy!

Note: 
a) Make sure you fry the pane-er in low or medium heat otherwise they may burn.
b) Shape the peda into any size or shape of your choice.
c) Add or reduce milk according to the dryness of paneer.
d) Store it in refrigerator.
e) This is an interesting recipe from karnataka


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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Kale Rice / Easy Kale Rice / Simple and Quick Kale Rice / Sauteed Kale with Rice / Rice Recipes

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Kale Rice
Ingredients
Kale leaves - 6
( Remove hard stems and chop finely)
Salt  and Pepper powder to taste
Butter - 3 tsp
Chopped garlic - 4
Chopped green chillies - 1
Chopped onion - 3 tsp
Basmati rice - 1 cup
Water 1 & 3/4 cup


Method
Heat 1 tsp butter in a pan add some garlic and green chillies saute till light brown.
Add the washed rice and saute for a minute,pour water add salt cover it with a lid and cook till done.
Open the lid and fluff up the rice using a fork.


Heat remaining butter in a pan add garlic and onion saute till its light brown.
Now add the kale leaves,salt & pepper, give a quick mix.
Lower the flame add the cooked rice and toss till everything is combined.
Switch off the stove and serve immediately.


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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Massala Brussels Sprouts / Brussels Sprouts Masala / Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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Masala Brussels Sprouts
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Grated coconut - 1/3 cup
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 3
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
( add some water and grind to a smooth paste)
Tempering ingredients
Oil - 2 tbsp add more if needed
Cinnamon - a small stick
Bay leaf - 1
Other ingredients
Brussels sprouts - 6
( wash trim at the ends and make a slit ( like a plus) on top see picture below)
Chopped onions - a handful
Chopped curry and coriander leaves




Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with cinnamon and bay leaf.
Add the chopped onions and fry for a minute,now arrange at the Brussels sprouts and give a quick mix.Add the ground masala paste and saute for 1 or 2 minutes in medium high flame.
Pour very little water cover and cook in low flame till masala is well cooked and light brown.
Garnish with curry and coriander leaves mix and switch off the stove.
Best served as side dish for rice or roti.

Note:
a) Using same masala you can make this dish with raw banana or small brinjals.


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