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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Watermelon Granita Recipe

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Watermelon Granita
Fresh watermelon juice-3 cups
Lime juice-2tsp
Mix all above ingredients together till sugar dissolves.
Place the mixture in a shallow container and put it in the freezer.
Take the pan out and scrape the frozen mixture with a fork until all the frozen pieces are broken into small shavings and mixed well with the remaining liquid.
Continue to freeze. Scrape every twenty minutes until no more liquid is in the granita.
Garnish it with mint leaves & serve immediately

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Stuffed Wheat Bread Dahi Vada

Ingredients for stuffing
Chopped almonds-1tsp
Chopped cashew nuts-1tsp
Chat masala,roasted jeera powder,chilly powder,salt-little
(mix all above ingredients together)
Other ingredients
Beaten curd with salt-1 & 1/2 cup
Chat masala,roasted jeera powder,black salt,chilly powder-little
Grated carrots for garnish
Whole wheat bread-5 slices
Milk little to make a dough
Green chillies chopped-1/2
Grated ginger-a pinch
Curry leaves-little
Remove crust from the bread & crumble it.Add salt & sprinkle milk to form a soft dough.
Make small balls flatten it,place 1tsp of the filling & close it nicely.Slightly press it & keep it aside.
In a tray pour half of the curd & arrange all the bread vada,pour remaining curd on top.
Garnish it with carrots,sprinkle all the masalas.
Heat oil in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Pour the tempering on top.Keep it in fridge & serve it cold.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mixed Vegetables in Kataifi Baskets

Filling ingredients
Mixed frozen vegetables-1 cup
Chopped capsicum-3tsp
Salt & Pepper to taste
Dry parsley-1tsp
Garlic powder-1/4tsp
Onion powder-1/2tsp
Olive oil-1tsp
Other ingredients
Kataifi dough loosened -2 cups
(shredded phylo dough)
Butter melted-3tsp
Cottage cheese for topping
Heat oil in a pan fry the filling ingredients one by one till cooked.Keep it aside.
Brush muffin tin with butter. Pull kataifi into 1-inch-thick bundles,cut bundles into 2-inch lengths. Place in a bowl,loose pile with fingers & toss with butter.Press it inside each muffin tins & bake it at 350 deg for 10 minutes or less,till its light brown in colour & crisp.Cool & fill it with some vegetable filling,top it with cottage cheese & serve it immediately.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Sweet Potato Smoothie

Chopped boiled sweet potato-1/2 cup
Fat free milk-1 & 1/2 to 2 cups
Cinnamon powder-a pinch
Blue agave sweetener-1tsp
(or sugar/honey)
Blend everything in a blender.Serve it cold.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Green Grapes Lassi

Seedless green grapes-1/2 cup
Thick curd-1 cup
Rose essence-2 drops
Sugar/Honey- required amount
(I didn't add as grapes where very sweet)
Blend all above ingredients together.Serve it cold.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Quinoa Dosa

Quinoa Idly batter
water to dilute
Oil to make dosa
Dilute the batter to semi thick consistency.Heat a tawa smear oil on it.Add a ladle of batter,spread it to thin circle.Add oil around it & cook it till done.Serve it with any chutney of your choice.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Quinoa Idli / Quinoa Idly Recipe / A Very Healthy Steamed Cakes

Quinoa Idli recipe / Quinoa Idly Recipe / A Very Healthy Steamed Cakes
Quinoa Idli with Idli Rice
Brown rice or Idly rice-1 cup
(I used brown rice)
Quinoa-1 cup
Urad dhal-1/2 cup
Methi/fenugreek seeds-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Quinoa Idli / Quinoa Idly Recipe / A Very Healthy Steamed Cakes/idli recipe
Quinoa Idli With Brown Rice
Wash & soak quinoa,methi & brown rice together & dhal separately for 3 hrs.
Grind dhal till fluffy & keep it aside.Grind the rice till a smooth batter.
Mix both the batters together,add salt & leave them to ferment overnight.
Next day mix the batter,grease Idli plates.Pour a ladle of batter into the idli plates & steam them for 7 to 8 minutes or till cooked.
Serve it with any chutney of your choice.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tomato & Tofu Quinoa Bath

Quinoa-1 cup
(washed & soaked in 1 & 1/2 cup water for 10 minutes)
Hunt's Tomato sauce-1/4 cup
Cubed firm tofu-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Sliced onion-2tbsp
Slit green chillies-1
Grated ginger-1/4tsp
Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
Urad dhal-1/4tsp
Channa dhal-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry chillies,ginger & onion till light brown.Add the tofu,salt,turmeric powder & sauce.Cook for 2 more minutes.Add the soaked quinoa with water & tomato sauce.Cover & cook it in low flame till dry.Serve it with raita.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yellow Corn Meal Idly Manchurian

Left over corn meal idly cubed/mini idly-2 cups
Salt to taste
Cubed onion-1/4
Cubed capsicum-1/4
Chopped spring onions-a hand full
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Red chilly sauce-1/2 tsp
Soy sauce-1tsp
Yellow food colour-a pinch
Heat oil in a pan fry onion,capsicum ,ginger & garlic paste till slightly cooked but still crisp.Add the sauces & idly.Saute well & before serving sprinkle chopped spring onion & serve hot.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Grapefruit Pickle

Chopped grape fruit -1
Salt -1tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Lime juice of 1 big lemon
Red chilly powder-2tsp
Sesame oil-8tsp
Sliced garlic-2
Mix salt,lime juice,grapefruit,turmeric powder & chilly powder in a jar & leave it the whole day.Next day heat oil in a pan temper it.Cool it well & mix it with the grapefruit mixture.Store it in fridge.Excellent with curd rice.This tasted like the Narthangai pickle,but a little more bitter.....

Friday, June 4, 2010

Tutti Frutti Cake Recipe / Simple Tutti Frutti Cake Recipe

Today is my son's Birthday,made this cake for him...

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Tutti Frutti Cake

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Version - 2


Maida-2 cups
Butter-1 & 1/4 cup
Sugar-1 & 1/4 cup
Milk-2/3 cup
Baking powder-2tsp (heaped)
Vanilla essence-1 & 1/2 tsp
Salt-1/2 tsp
Tutti frutti-1/2 cup


Sieve maida, salt and baking powder mix in the tutti frutti & keep it aside.

Cream sugar, butter & essence till doubles. add the eggs one by one & beat it well. 

Add the milk and maida mixture alternatively and fold it till well combined.

Pour the batter into a greased baking dish and bake it at 350 deg. for 45 minutes or till done.

Cool completely cut and enjoy!

Courtesy: Sinfulcurry with a slight change.........

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Vellai Paniyaram Recipe / Chettinad Special Vellai Paniyaram Recipe / Vella Paniyaram Recipe

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Vella Paniyaram 


Sona masoori rice -1/2 cup

Urad dhal-1tbsp

Salt to taste

Sugar a pinch

Milk -1/8 cup

Cooking soda -a pinch (optional)

Oil - to shallow fry

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Vella Paniyaram

Soak rice & dal together for 2 hours , grind it with salt, sugar & milk to a fine smooth batter.

Add cooking soda if using and very little water to make a semi thick dosa batter consistency, fermentation is not needed for this batter.

Heat oil in a kadai while hot pour a ladle of batter in the middle. Spoon the hot oil over the paniyaram until it floats on top.

Flip and allow it to cook for one minute and remove. place it on a kitchen tissue to remove excess oil from the vella paniyaram.

Enjoy it with spicy milagai chutney.

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