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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tandoori Tofu

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Ingredients for marination
Firm tofu or paneer-6 pieces
( cut into large cubes,do not cut it very thin)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Garam masala-1/4tsp
Yellow food colour-a pinch
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Thick curd-1tbsp
Roasted & crushed jeera/cumin powder-1/4tsp
Besan/gram flour-1tsp
Take a broad vessel & mix all above ingredients together.Apply the masala both sides of the tofu,leave it overnight in fridge or for at least 2hrs at room temperature.Heat a non stick tawa/pan apply very little oil.Cook it in very low flame till tofu is cooked,crisp & golden brown on all sides.Serve it with any dip of your choice.
Inspired by Pavithra.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Rava Ladoo Recipe / Sooji Ladoo Recipe / Semolina Ladoo Recipe - Gokulashtami Recipes

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Rava Ladoo
 Yields: 15 small ladoos
Sooji/white rava/semolina-1 cup
(Slightly dry roast,do not burn them.Cool & grind it to a fine powder)
Sugar-1 cup
(Grind it to a very fine powder)
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
Chopped cashew nut & Raisins fried in ghee-1 tbsp
Melted warm ghee-required amount

Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl.
Pour warm ghee little by little & form into small balls.
Store it in an air tight container.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Aval Ladoo Recipe / Poha Ladoo / Flattened Rice Ladoo / Atukulu Ladoo

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Aval Ladoo
Yield: 25 small ladoos
Dry roasted red or white Aval/Poha/Flattened rice-3 cups
(do not fry till brown & grind to a fine powder)
Slightly roasted desiccated coconut -1 & 1/2 cup
(grind it to a fine powder)
Cardamom -5 (powdered)
Brown sugar- 1 & 1/2 cup
( if your sugar is not fine powder it)
Ghee- 1 tbsp
Milk required amount to make the ladoos

Take all above ingredients in a bowl.
Sprinkle milk little by little & form tight balls.
Your tasty ladoos are ready.

Consume these ladoos in a day or so.If you want to store it then keep it in fridge.
You can use white sugar instead of brown sugar.
Use any colour Poha for this recipe.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Okra/Vendaikai/Bhindi/Lady Finger Chutney

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Vendaikai/Bhindi/Okra/Lady finger -1/2 cup
(I used only the heads cut from the okra,not the whole one)
Salt to taste
Green chillies-1
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Tamarind-a small piece
Sesame seeds-1/2tsp
Urad & Channa dhal-1/2tsp
Jeera,Mustard,Uraddhal-1/8tsp each
Red chillies-1
Curry leaves-little
Heat 1 tsp of oil & fry all above ingredients till light brown.Cool & grind to a smooth paste.Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Pour it on the ground micture,mix & serve it with hot rice..

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Avocado Garlic Murukku / Avocado Murukku RecipeAvocado

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Avocado Murukku
Rice flour-2cups
Besan/gram flour-1/2 cup
Mashed avocado-1
Grated garlic-2
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Water-required amount
Hot oil-1tbsp
Jeers/cumin seeds-1tsp
Oil-to deep fry
Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl.
Pour required water and make a soft dough,dough should not be too tight.
Fill the dough in the murukku press.
Heat oil in a pan,press the dough directly into the oil.
In medium heat deep fry till golden brown & crisp on all sides.
Remove it on a kitchen paper for excess oil to get absorbed.
Cool & store it in a air tight container.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Eid Mubarak

May the blessings of Allah 
fill your life with happiness 
and open all the doors of 
success now and always Eid Mubarik !!!!!


Monday, August 5, 2013

Cracked Wheat & Horse Gram(Kollu) Kichidi

Cracked wheat-1 cup
Boiled kollu/horse gram-1/2 cup
Boiling water-3 cups
Salt to taste
Garam masala-1/4tsp
Onion chopped-1/4
Tomato chopped-1/4
Curry leaves-little
Urad dhal-1/4tsp
Channa dhal-1/4tsp
Red chillies-2
Green chillies-1
Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Fry onion,curry leaves & tomato till its transparent.Add the cracked wheat,horse gram all the dry ingredients & saute for a minute.Pour boiling water,cover & cook in low flame  till its done.Serve it hot with raita or pickle.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Aapam (Kerala Style) / Kerala Style Appam / Appam With Yeast

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Kerala Style Appam
Long grain rice -2 cups
Rice flakes/Aval/Poha-1/2 cup
Methi seeds-1/2tsp
Cooked rice-1/4 cup
Coconut milk-1 cup
Salt to taste
Dry yeast-1tsp
Luke warm water-1/4 cup
Soak rice,poha,cooked rice,methi seeds in water for 3 hrs. Now grind it with coconut milk & water to a smooth semi thick batter.Soak yeast & sugar in luke warm water.Pour it in the batter & mix,let it ferment for couple of hours. Before making Aapam mix in the salt. Heat a non-stick or iron pan which is shallow. Take a ladle of the batter and pour the batter gently into the pan. Gently swirl the pan around so that a thin layer of batter covers the sides and thick layer collects at the bottom. Cover and cook for 1 minute till the edges become golden crisp and center is soft. It is only required to cook on one side of the appam.remove & serve it with any spicy gravy you wish.


Appam  Recipe HERE

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