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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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Saturday, November 3, 2018

How to make Sugar Cane Juice at home / Homemade Sugarcane Juice / Karumbu Juice

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Sugarcane Juice
Ingredients
Fresh sugarcane - 1
Lemon juice -2 tsp
Ginger a very small piece
Water as needed
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Sugarcane Juice
Method
Wash the sugarcane well and wipe it.
Break into long pieces now using a sharp knife or sugarcane peeler remove the outer layer.
Chop the sugarcane into very small pieces.Put these pieces inside a blender/mixi.
Do not put big pieces into your blender,your blender may break.
Add the ginger pieces and little water.
I used the extract juice option and removed the juice.
Filter the juice using a fine strainer.I filtered second time using a clean cloth to get a clear juice.
Add lemon juice mix and serve immediately.

Note:
a) Chop the pieces into small pieces otherwise your blender will stop working.
b) Filter twice to get a clear juice.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Gojjavalakki / Huli Avalakki / Poha puliyogare / Aval Puliyodharai - Udupi Recipes

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Gojjavalakki
Ingredients for spice powder
Dhania/Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Byadgi red chillies - 1
Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek seeds/Methi - 1/8 tsp
Method
Dry roast the ingredients till light brown.Cool and make a fine powder.

Ingredients for tempering
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal & Channa dal -1 tsp each
Ground nut - 2 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 1
Hing - a pinch
Curry leaves few
Grated coconut - 3 tsp
Method
Heat oil and add all above ingredients except coconut.
Fry till light brown,switch off the stove and add the coconut and mix.

Other ingredients
Thick Poha - 1 cup
( grind to a coarse powder)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Jaggery - 1/2 tsp
Semi thick tamarind water - 1/4 cup
Water - 3/4  cup
Oil - 1 tsp
Method
Take a wide bowl add the ground poha,salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,ground spice powder,one teaspoon oil,jaggery,tamarind water and water.Add more water if you think its dry
Mix everything well cover and rest for 10 minutes.Using your fingers crumble,this will look like bread crumbs.
While the tempering in still hot add this poha mixture and mix it well.
Serve it for breakfast or at tea time.
Note:
a) Make sure you use thick poha,do not grind too fine it should be a coarse rava consistency.
b) You can use ready made puliyogare powder or rasam powder instead of above mentioned spice powder.
c) Do not switch on the stove after adding the poha mixture into the tempering.Mix it in the heat of the hot tempering.
d) Adjust sweetness and sourness according to your taste buds.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Adhirasam Recipe Using Ready Made Rice Flour / Adhirasam Recipe / Arisalu Recipe/ Ariselu Recipe - Diwali Recipes

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Adhirasam
Ingredients
Ready made store bought rice flour - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Cardamom -4
Dry ginger powder - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Oil to deep fry
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Adhirasam
Method
Take the store bought rice flour in a bowl,sprinkle water little by little.
Using your fingers mix the rice flour till it resembles like bread crumbs..When you press the flour it should hold the shape ( see picture).
If you break the flour they should crumble easily.Then your flour is in right consistency.
Take a mixi jar add the cardamom ,dry ginger and rice flour.Powder them finely and then sieve it well to get a smooth powder.
Your rice flour is ready to use.Always keep the flour covered to retain its moisture content..

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Adhirasam
Method 
Take a pan add jaggery and water boil till jaggery has dissolved.
Now filter the syrup to remove any impurities.
Bring this syrup to a nice boil,keep a small plate pour some water water in it.
Pour a drop of syrup into the water if you are able to form a soft ball ( see picture) then the consistency is right.

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Adhirasam
Method
Switch off the stove and pour the syrup into the rice flour,keep mixing till it forms to a soft slightly flowing consistency.If you still have some left over syrup save it for some other recipe do not add all the syrup.
Cover this mixture in a closed container and keep it at room temperature overnight.
Next day divide the dough into small balls,grease a sheet with ghee and press these balls to a flat semi thick disc.
Heat oil in a pan & in medium high flame fry these adhirasam both sides till light golden brown.
Remove it from oil & press it by keeping it in between 2 ladles to remove excess oil.
Store it in a air tight container and enjoy!
Note:
a)Add jaggery liquid little by little,the consumption of jaggery depends upon the quality of rice.
b) Poppy seeds or sesame seeds can be added to the flour for extra taste.
c) Do not flatten the adhirasam very thin,otherwise while frying it becomes crisp or will break.
d)Flip immediately once it rises in oil.Do not deep fry till dark brown,otherwise your adhirasam will become hard.

Click HERE for traditional method of making Adhirasam.
https://www.sailajakitchen.org/2013/09/adhirasam-arisalu.html )

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Mixed Nuts Burfi / Nuts Burfi Recipe / Easy Diwali Recipes - Healthy Burfi Recipe

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Mixed Nuts Burfi
Ingredients
Almonds/Badam-1 cup
(I used the whole almonds with skin)
Unsalted pistachio-1 cup
Macadamia -1 cup
Sugar-2 & 1/2 cups
Water-1 cup
Ghee-2 cups
Method
Dry roast all the nuts separately till its slightly warm,do not burn the nuts.Cool and dry grind to a fine powder,keep it aside.
Dissolve sugar in water,bring it to a boil.Once you have got the 1 string consistency add the powdered nuts.
Reduce the flame and mix it well.Once it starts to thicken slowly add the ghee.Mix till the mixtures leaves the sides of the pan,pour it into a greased tray.
While still warm cut into desired shapes & enjoy!!!!!
Note:
a) Use any combination of nuts of your choice.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Quinoa Thattai Recipe / Quinoa thattai Murukku Recipe / Quinoa Nippattu / How To Make Thattai With Quinoa.

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Quinoa Thattai
Ingredients
Rice flour - 1 & 1/2 cups
Red quinoa - 1/2 cup heaped
( Dry roast & powder it fine)
Salt - 1 tsp heaped or to your taste
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp heaped
Hing - 1/2 tsp
White sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Coarsely powdered peanuts - 2 tbsp
Melted butter - 1 tbsp
Water - 1 cup approximately
( Add if needed more)
Chopped curry leaves - 15
Other Ingredients
Oil to deep fry

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Quinoa Thattai
Method
Take a bowl add all the above mentioned ingredients except oil & water.
Add water little by little to form a semi soft dough.Do not make it too soft or too tight.
Grease a plastic sheet with oil take a small ball of dough & flatten it to a semi thin disc.
Prick the thattai with a fork all around,this prevents them to puff up & helps to fry evenly.
Heat oil in a pan when hot slide each thattai carefully into the oil.
In medium high flame fry both sides till crisp & light brown.
Remove it on a paper towel for extra oil to get absorbed if any.
Cool them completely & store it in a air tight container.
Note:
a) Soaked channa dal & garlic can be added for extra taste.


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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Thinai Salad / Foxtail Millet Salad - Healthy Salad Recipes

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Thinai Salad/Foxtail Millet salad
Ingredients
Cooked Thinai / Fox tail millet - 1/4 cup
Chopped onion -  a handful
Chopped green apple - a handful
Chopped capsicum - 1 tbsp
Chopped green chillies - 1
Chopped carrot - a handful
Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tsp
Chopped almonds or nuts of your choice -6
Chopped dates - 2
Pomegranate - 1/8 cup
Olive oil - 2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Salt & pepper to taste
Roasted and powdered jeera / cumin - a generous pinch
Method
Take a wide bowl put all the above ingredients.
Gently mix to make sure everything is well combined.
Serve immediately.
Note:
Use your creativity to make your salad more interesting.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Palak Keerai Chutney / Spinach Chutney / Keerai Chutney / Palak Masiyal

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Palak Keerai Chutney
Ingredients to be cooked with very little water till soft
Chopped palak- 2 cups
Green chillies-2
Chopped onion-1tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Tempering
Mustard,Jeera,Urad dal -each 1/4tsp
Red chillies-2
Curry leaves -little
Crushed garlic-3
Hing-a pinch
Oil-2tsp
Method
Take a pan pour very little water & add all the above mentioned ingredients.
In a open pan cook the palak for 3 to 4 minutes(do not over cook & change the colour of the greens).
Switch off the stove,cool the mixture completely,blend it to a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it,pour this hot tempering into the ground mixture,mix it well.
Serve this yummy chutney with plain rice.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Thoothuvalai Keerai Thuvaiyal / Thoothuvalai Chutney / Thoodhuvalai Keerai Thogayal / Trilobatum Leaves Chutney

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Thoothuvalai Keerai Thuvaiyal
Ingredients
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
( i used whole urad dal with skin)
Red chillies - 2 to 3
Thoothuvalai Keerai - 1/2 Cup
Tamarind a small piece
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Salt to taste
Ginger chopped - 1 tsp heaped
Oil - 1 tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan roast urad dal,red chillies,hing and ginger till light brown.
Now add the toothuvalai kerai and fry till the leaves shrink.add salt mix and switch off the stove.
Cool mixture and grind to a smooth paste.
Mix with hot rice and enjoy.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Semiya Upma Recipe / Vermicelli Upma Recipe - South Indian Breakfast Recipe

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Semiya Upma
Ingredients for tempering
Oil - 4 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal and Channa dal - each 1 tsp
Cashew nuts - 6 broken
Other ingredients
Semiya/Vermicelli roasted- 1 cup
Boiling water 1 & 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Sliced onion - a handful
Slit green chillies - 2
Grated or chopped ginger - 1/4 tsp
Carrot - 1 small cubed
Peas - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves few
Ghee - 1 tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the onion,green chillies,ginger fry till onions change colour.
Add the vegetables and salt saute for couple minutes.
Add the roasted vermicelli and boiling water mix well cover it with a lid.
Cook till done switch off the stove add ghee and curry leaves.
Mix and serve hot with pickle or chutney.
Note:
a) If you are not adding water add 1 & 1/4 cup boiling water for 1 cup vermicelli.
b) Add vegetables of your choice.
c) Roasting the vermicelli is very important to avoid upma  getting mushy.
d) A perfect kids lunch box recipe.

Click HERE for Brown Rice Vermicelli Upma.

Brown Rice Semiya Upma
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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Pineapple Rasam Recipe / Festive Pineapple Rasam / South Indian Pineapple Rasam / Rasam Varieties

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Pineapple Rasam
Ingredients
Thur/Toor dal - 1/4 cup
( Cook and mash it well,dilute by adding some water,Keep it aside)
Chopped tomato -1
Chopped fresh pineapple - 1 cup
( Save 1/2 cup chopped pineapple and grind 1/2 cup into a smooth paste)
Salt to taste
Crushed pepper and jeera powder - 1 tsp together
Chopped curry and coriander leaves - few
Jaggery - 1/4 tsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Tempering
Ghee - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Crushed garlic 1
Method
Take a boil add all the above mentioned ingredients and  needed water except the pineapple juice/paste.
In low flame boil till pineapples are cooked.Switch off the stove and mix the pineapple paste and jaggery,adjust salt at this time.
Heat ghee in a pan and temper it ,pour this tempering into the hot rasam.
Mix and serve it with hot rice.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Vazhakkai Podi / Valaikai Podi / Raw Banana Powder / Raw Banana Podi / Raw Plantain Crumble

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Vazhakkai Podi
Ingredients
Raw banana/Vazhakkai - 1
Red chillies - 3
Urad dal - 1 tsp heaped
Thur dal - 1 tsp heaped
Salt to taste
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Oil - a drop
Method
Roast the raw banana in flame till dark or boil them with skin in a pressure cooker.
Cool and peel out the skin.Chop into small pieces or grate it.
Heat a drop of oil in a pan and roast urad dal,thur dal and chillies till light brown.switch off the stove and add salt and hing.
Cool and make a coarse powder lastly add the banana pieces and pulse once.
Add few drop of sesame oil and podi to hot rice mix and enjoy!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Chilli Garlic Paneer / Chilli Paneer Dry Recipe / Hot Chilli Garlic Paneer / Quick And Easy Paneer Recipe

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Chilli Garlic Paneer
Ingredients ground to a semi smooth paste
Kashmir red chillies - 6
Garlic - 8 cloves of garlic or add according to your taste
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Vinegar - 1 &1/2 tbsp
Soy sauce - 2 tbsp
( Add very little water and grind the above ingredients to a semi smooth paste)
Other ingredients
Cubed paneer - 1 cup heaped
( I have used homemade paneer click HERE for the recipe)
Chopped onion - a handful
Chopped spring onions - a handful
Oil - 6 tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry onion and spring onions till light brown.
Now add the ground paste and saute till oil separates the masala.
Lower the flame add the paneer cubes and gently mix till all the paneer cubes are well coated.
Switch off the stove garnish with some spring onions.
Best served as an appetizer or with roti or fried rice.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Zucchini Halwa Recipe / Easy Zucchini Halwa / Halwa Recipes

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Zucchini Halwa
Ingredients
Shredded zucchini-2 cups
(squeeze out the water)
Sugar-3/4 cup
Khoya/Mawa-1/4 cup
Milk-1/2 cup
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Ghee-3tbsp
Fried nuts in ghee-1tbsp
Green food colour-a few drops(optional)
Saffron strings (optional)-little
Method
Heat ghee in a pan fry the zucchini till raw smell has completely disappears,
Pour milk & cook till it has evaporated.
Now add the sugar,food colour,khoya,cardamom powder & fried nuts,mix it well till the ghee separates the pan.
Garnish with saffron strings & serve the halwa warm.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Badam Carrot Coconut Burfi / Almond Carrot Coconut Burfi - Indian Sweet Recipes

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Badam Carrot Coconut Burfi
Ingredients ground to a thick smooth paste
Almonds - 1/2 cup
( soak it in hot water for 1 hour and remove the skin)
Grated carrot - 1/2 cup
Fresh grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Cardamom - 6
Nutmeg - a pinch
( Grind all the above mentioned ingredients to a smooth thick paste.Mix the saffron into the mixture.Measure the paste and take the same amount of sugar.I got 2 & 1/2 cups paste so i took 2 & 1/2 cups sugar/This sweetness was perfect for our family)
Other ingredients
Sugar - 2 & 1/2 cups
Saffron - a generous pinch
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 4 tbsp
( mix oil and ghee together in a bowl)
Method
Heat a non stick pan add the sugar and 1/2 cup of water let the sugar dissolve.
Keep stirring till its 2 string consistency, this will not take much time.
Now pour the ground paste reduce the flame and keep cooking till the mixture has become thick.the consistency will look like a thicker batter than a dosa batter.Do not add ghee till you reach this stage. ( this will take some time and be careful about the splash).
At this stage start adding the oil/ghee and keep mixing till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan and has completely absorbed the ghee.
Immediately pour it on a greased tray and cut it into desired shapes while still warm.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Tandoori Paneer Tikka / Paneer Tikka Recipe - Paneer Recipes

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Paneer Tikka
Ingredients for the marination
Paneer cubes - 10
Cubed onion as needed
Cubed colour capsicum as needed
Thick curd - 1/2 cup
Besan - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 3/4 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Chaat Masala - 1/2 tsp
Black salt - 1/8 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Yellow food colour - a pinch ( optional)
Crushed kasturi methi - 1/2 tsp
Mustard oil or any oil of your choice - 1 tbsp
Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tsp
Method
Take a wide bowl add all the above ingredients mix it well.
Now add the onion,capsicum and paneer pieces.
Gently mix cover and keep in fridge for 1 hour for marination.
Take a tooth pick or skewers insert the paneer,onion and capsicum in any order.
Heat a tawa and grill it on all sides till its light brown on all sides.or line a baking tray with a foil arrange the paneer skewers on the tray and brush it with some oil or butter.
Bake these for 10 to 15 minutes at 375 deg.F.Then broil it for another 5 minutes.
Remove from oven and squeeze some lemon juice and sprinkle chaat masala on top and serve it with any dip you like.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Cabbage Tomato Pappu / Andhra Cabbage Dal Recipe / Andhra Cabbage Tomato Pappu / Simple Cabbage Dal

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Cabbage Dal
Ingredients pressure cooked till soft
Thur/Toor dal / Pigeon pea - 1/3 cup
( slightly dry roasted till light brown,this step is optional)
Chopped cabbage - 2 cups
Chopped tomato - 2 small
Chopped green chillies -4
Chopped onion a handful
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
( Pour water and pressure cook till soft.Mash it well and keep it aside)
Other ingredients
Salt to taste
Diluted tamarind juice - 1/4 cup
Tempering
Oil - 3 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Channa dal,urad dal,jeera - each - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies -2
Curry leaves few
Hing a generous pinch
Crushed garlic - 4
Method
Pour tamarind juice add salt to the cooked cabbage dal mixture give a boil.
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients,pour the tempering into the cooked dal cabbage mixture.
Mix and best served with rice or roti.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Dosakaya Pulao / Dosakaya Rice / Yellow Cucumber Pulao - Rice Recipes / lunch Box Recipes

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Dosakaya Pulao
Ingredients for grinding to a smooth paste
Mint leaves-a hand full
Coriander leaves-a hand full
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Green chillies-3
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Other ingredients
Basmati rice-2 cups
Chopped Dosakaya-2 cups
Onion chopped-1/2
Tomato chopped-1/2
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Ghee-1tsp
Cinnamon-1/4''
Cloves-3
Cardamom-2
Bay leaf-1
Jeera-1/4tsp
Shajeera-1/4tsp
Method
Heat oil & ghee in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Fry the onions till light brown now add the ground paste,tomato & dosakaya fry it till oil separates the pan.
Add rice & water cover and ,cook till done.
Serve it hot with any raita.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Menthe Tambuli / Methi Tambli / Fenugreek Seeds Tambali / Vendhaya Raita / Methi Raita - Udupi Recipes

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Methi Tambli
Ingredients fried and ground to a fine paste
Methi / Fenugreek - 3/4 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Byadagi red chillies - 1
Grated coconut - 1& 1/2 tbsp
Oil a drop
( Heat a drop of oil fry methi,jeera and red chillies till light brown.Cool the mixture add coconut and grind to a smooth paste)
Tempering
Oil- 3 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies -1
Curry leaves few
Other ingredients
Thick sour curd - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Method
Beat the thick curd and add salt,now add the ground paste mix it well.
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Pour this tempering into the curd mixture and mix.
Serve it with steamed hot rice.
Note:
Add very little water while grinding.
You can add green chillies instead of red chillies for grinding.
Try to use sour curd for this recipe to reduce the bitterness of methi.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Spicy Baby Potato Roast / Small Potato Roast / Small Potato Fry / Urulai Kizhangu Roast

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Spicy Baby Potato Roast
Ingredients for marination
Boiled baby potatoes -18
(remove the skin)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 3/4 tsp to 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Besan/Chick pea flour - 1 tsp
Rice flour - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Crushed fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Water very little
( Take a bowl and all the above ingredients ,sprinkle very little water and mix.Make sure all the potatoes are well coated.Rest it for 10 minutes).
Other ingredients
Sliced onion - a handful
Curry leaves few
Lime juice or amchur powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 3 tbsp
( add more if needed)
Method
Heat oil in a pan add the onions and curry leaves saute for a minute.
Now add the marinated potatoes and in low flame roast it till crisp on all sides.
Switch off the stove and add the lemon juice or amchur powder,mix well.
Best served with sambar rice,rasam rice or curd rice.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Methi Mathri Recipe / Crispy Methi Mathri Recipe / Fenugreek Crackers / Fenugreek Flavored Mathri / Indian Snack

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Methi Mathri
Ingredients
All purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Crushed black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
Chopped fresh methi leaves - less than 1/4 cup
Oil to deep fry
Method
Take a bowl add all the above mentioned ingredients mix it well.
Pour water little by little to form a tight dough.Cover and rest it for 15 minutes.
Roll the dough into a semi thick sheet use any shape cutter and cut them.
I have used a flower shaped cookie cutter.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry in batches till light brown and crisp on both sides.
Remove it on a kitchen paper,cool and store it in an air tight container.
Note:
a) Fresh methi leaves always has a slight bitter taste,if you want to avoid then use dry kastoori methi.
b) Deep fry in medium low flame.
c) Prick the mathri with a fork once before you deep fry.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mooli Paratha / Mooli Ka Paratha / Muli Paratha / Radish Paratha / Mullangi Paratha -Indian Bread Recipe

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Mooli Paratha
Ingredients
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Grated radish - 1 cup
( squeeze out the water completely)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera/Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Dry mango powder/Amchur powder - 1/4 tsp
Grated ginger - 1/2 tsp
Chopped red chillies - 2 small
Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
Water as needed
Oil as needed
Method
Grated the radish and squeeze out the water completely.
Do not throw out the liquid use it in gravy or soup.
Take all the ingredients in a bowl and make a soft dough by sprinkle very little water if needed.
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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Monday, September 17, 2018

Teriyaki Chicken / Easy Teriyaki Chicken / Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

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Teriyaki Chicken
Ingredients for marination
Boneless chicken fillet - 4
( cut into medium size pieces)
Salt to taste
Orange - 1 large
( Squeeze out the juice)
Honey - 3 tbsp
Soy sauce - 6tbsp
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Sesame oil - 1 tbsp
Method
Take a wide bowl marinate the chicken with the above mentioned ingredients for 30 minutes.
Heat an iron skillet place the chicken pieces only and in medium high flame cook both sides.
Remove the pieces on a plate add 1 tbsp of butter to the same pan pour the marinate and cook till its thick.Now add the fried chicken pieces and toss well.
Switch off the stove garnish with roasted sesame seeds and spring onions..
Serve hot with plain rice.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Easy Thakkali Kuzhambu Recipe / Tomato Kulambu Recipe / Tomato Gravy / Coimbatore Style Thakkali Kuzhambu - Kulambu for Idly/dosa

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Thakkali Kulambu
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Pottu kadalai/Roasted gram dal - 1 tbsp
Fennel seeds - 3/4 tsp
Poppy seeds - 3/4 tsp
Byadagi chillie or regular red chillies- 2
Cinnamon - 1/4 " stick
Cloves -2
Garlic cloves -2
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Small tomatoes - 3
( Add water and grind the above ingredients to a smooth paste.Keep it aside)
Other ingredients
Oil - 4 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Kalpasi / Black stone flower
Curry leaves few
Chopped onion - a handful
Slit green chillies - 1 or 2
Coriander leaves for garnish
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with mustard and kalpasi add curry leaves.green chillies & onion saute till onions are transparent.Pour the ground paste and fry for a minute.
Pour water as needed for the gravy and boil for 5 to 10 minutes till raw has disappeared and slightly thick.
Switch off the stove garnish with coriander leaves.
Best served with Dosa or Idli.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Thinai Upuma / Thinai Vegetable Upuma / Thinai Rava Upma / Foxtail Millet Upma / Thinai Arisi Upma

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Thinai Upuma
Ingredients
Thinai / Foxtail Millet - 1 cup
Water - 2 & 1/2 cups
Salt to taste
Mixed Vegetables - 1/2 cup
Sliced onion - a handful
Slit green chillies - 3
Curry leaves few
Grated or chopped ginger - 1/4 tsp
Cherry tomato - 4
(use any tomato i used cheery tomato from my garden)
Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Tempering
Oil - 3 tsp
Mustard,Urad Dal.Channa dal - 1/4 tsp each
Red chillies - 1
Cashew nuts chopped -6
Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Add onion,green chillies,ginger and curry leaves fry till light brown.
Now add the vegetables,tomato and saute for couple more minutes.
Pour the water and needed salt give a boil reduce the heat add the washed thinai.
Mix well cover and cook till done just before switching off the stove add 1 tsp of coconut oil.
Mix and serve them hot with any chutney you like.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Andhra Chicken Fry / Kodi Vepudu Recipe / Andhra Style Chicken Fry

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Andhra Chicken Fry
Ingredients for marination
Chicken - 1 pound
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Thick curd - 1/4 cup
Ginger & Garlic paste - 2 tsp
( Mix all above ingredients together and rest it for 30 minutes)
Tempering
Oil - 1/4 cup
( Reduce if you don't want too much oil.Usually this chicken is cooked in more oil as we don't add much water)
Cinnamon stick 2
Bay leaf -1
Cloves - 2
Cardamom -1
Other ingredients
Chopped onion - 1 small
Chopped tomato - 1
Curry leaves & coriander leaves few
Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Add onion,tomato and curry leaves fry till onions are light brown.
Now add the marinated chicken and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.Close it with a lid and cook in medium high flame, fry till chicken is cooked and gravy is dry.Sprinkle very little water while cooking if needed.
Garnish it with curry and coriander leaves mix and best served with plain rice or Roti.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Easy Milk Cake Recipe / Yummy Milk Cake Recipe / Milk Cake Kalakand Recipe

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Milk Cake Kalakand
Ingredients
Whole Fat Milk - 6 cups
Sugar -2 tbsp
Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cardamom powder - a generous pinch
Saffron strings few for decoration
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Milk Cake Kalakand
Method
Pour milk in a heavy bottomed pan,in medium low flame boil the milk stirring in between to avoid burning at the bottom.This will take more than one hour.
When the milk has reduced and thickened  add the lemon juice.
Once the juice is added do not mix leave it to boil for couple minutes.
Now stir for the milk to curdle and has a grainy texture,add the sugar and stir till all the water has evaporated and colour has changed to light brown.
Mix in the cardamom powder and cook it for couple more minutes.
Grease a container or tray with ghee and pour the mixture into it.Spread the mixture evenly.
After 24 hours cut and serve.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Vepampoo Podi / Dried Neem Flowers Powder Recipe

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Vepampoo Podi
Ingredients
Vepampoo / Dried Neem flowers - 1/2 cup
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Pepper - 8
Red chillies - 6
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 drop
Method
Dry roast all above ingredients except neem flowers till light brown in a drop of oil.
Switch off the heat and add the neem flowers and roast it in the pan heat.
Cool the mixture add salt and grind to a semi smooth dry powder.
Store it in a clean bottle,add a teaspoon of the podi to hot rice add ghee or sesame oil mix and enjoy.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Kalakand With Chocolate Layer / Microwave Chocolate Kalakandh / Chocolate Kalakand

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Chocolate Kalakand
Ingredients for bottom layer
Ricotta cheese - 15 oz can ( 426 gms)
Condensed milk - 14 oz can ( 396 gms)
Chopped nuts - 1 tbsp
( Almonds and Pistachio)
Saffron crushed - a generous pinch
Crushed cardamom -6
Ingredients for top layer
Nestle brand Semi sweet chocolate morsels- 3/4 cup
Butter - 1 tbsp
Milk - 1 tbsp
Method
Grease a pan with little ghee and keep it ready.
Dissolve the saffron in warm milk & keep it aside
Mix the ricotta cheese & condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl,mix it well.Make sure there are no lumps.
Microwave for 10 minutes uncovered.
Mix in intervals between every 2 minutes.
Just 30 seconds before the end add the saffron & crushed cardamom powder.
Mix & microwave again.
You will see that the water has completely evaporated,pour it on the greased tray & spread the top evenly.Let it cool for sometime
Meanwhile take the chocolate morsels,butter and milk in a microwave safe bowl.Microwave for 1 minutes or till the chocolate has melted.
Mix it well now pour it on top of the kalakand and sprinkle the chopped nuts.
Keep it in fridge for 2 hours and cut it with a sharp knife.
Note:
a) Each microwave is different so the cooking time can vary.
b) When ready to cut into pieces dip your knife in hot water and then cut for crack free neat pieces.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tofu Matar Capsicum Masala / Tofu Peas Capsicum Curry / Tofu Mutter Capsicum Masala

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Tofu Peas Capsicum Masala
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Onion - 1 small
Tomato - 2 medium size
Ginger and garlic paste - together 1 tsp
Cashew nuts - 8
Green chillies -1
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Roasted and powdered jeera/cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
MDH Kitchen king masala or any garam masala - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Other ingredients
Cubed tofu - 1 cup
( sauteed in 1/2 tsp of oil till its light brown on all sides ,this step is optional)
Frozen peas - 1/2 cup
Cubed capsicum - 1 small
( sauteed in 1/2 tsp of oil till slightly colour has changed)
Oil - 6 tsp
Butter - 3 tsp
Kastoori methi - 1 tsp crushed
Method
Heat oil and butter pour the ground masala and fry till oil separated the pan and the raw smell has disappeared completely.
Add the peas pour very little water cover and cook the masala is thick and peas is cooked.
Now add the tofu,capsicum and kastoori methi cook for a minute.
Switch off the stove and best served as side dish for roti.
Note:
Instead of tofu you can also add panner.
Add any colour bell pepper.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Aloo Tuk Recipe / Sindhi Aloo Tuk Recipe / Aloo Took Recipe / Fried Potato Recipe

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Aloo Tuk
Ingredients
Small baby potatoes - 10
Oil to deep fry
Spice Powder
Salt to taste
Black salt - 1/8 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Chaat masala - 1/2 tsp
Amchur/Dry mango powder - 1/4 tsp
Jeera / Cumin powder - 1/8 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish
Method
Take a bowl add all the dry ingredients mentioned above mix and keep it aside.
Boil the potatoes with skin on  in salt water till its 3/4th cooked.
Remove the potatoes from water and let it cool.
While still warm use your palm or a flat spoon slightly press it.
Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the potatoes till its light brown and crisp on both sides.
Place it on a kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
Take a bowl add the fried potatoes sprinkle the spice mix,gently shake the bowl for even coating.
Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and serve it with simple dal or as a starter.

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Peas Paratha / Matar Paratha / Batani Paratha /Green Peas Stuffed Parathas

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Peas Paratha
Stuffing ingredients
Frozen green peas-2 cups
(Thawed & coarsely ground)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Red chilly powder-1/4tsp
Grated ginger-1/8tsp
Jeera/cumin-1/2tsp
Oil-1tsp
Besan-1tsp
(Heat oil temper it with jeera,add all dry masala & besan fry a bit.Add the peas & saute for 2 minutes till water evaporates.Switch off the stove,cool & make small balls,your filling is ready)
Other ingredients
Wheat flour-2 cups
Oil-1tsp
Salt to taste
(Add water & make a soft dough with the above ingredients)
Oil-to cook parathas
Method
Divide the dough into small equal size balls.Take a small ball of the dough,shape it like a cup.
Keep some filling inside the cup cover & seal it well to make sure the filling doesn't come out.
Flatten it well with your palm,gently roll the parathas to a semi thick disc.
Heat a tawa/griddle & cook these parathas in medium low flame till its light brown on both sides with little oil smeared on both sides of the parathas.
Serve it hot with any gravy or raita of your choice.


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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Asparagus Poriyal / Asparagus Thoran / Asparagus Curry / Asparagus Stir Fry With Coconut

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Asparagus Poriyal
Tempering
Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal & Channa dal - 1 tsp together
Curry leaves few
Ingredients ground to a coarse mixture
Coconut - 1 tbsp
Garlic - 1
Red chillies - 1
Jeera/cumin - 1/8 tsp (optional)
( Do not add any water while grinding)
Other ingredients
Chopped asparagus - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the chopped asparagus and give a quick stir.
Add the salt ,turmeric powder and sprinkle very little water,cover and cook till soft.
Reduce the flame and add the ground coconut mixture mix it well and switch off the stove.
Garnish with curry and coriander leaves.
Best served as side dish for rice.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Eggplant Parmesan / Baked-Eggplant Parmesan / Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

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Eggplant Parmesan
Ingredients to be brushed on sliced eggplants
Olive oil-1/3 cup
Salt & pepper to taste
Italian seasoning -2tsp
Crushed dry parsley-1/2tsp
Chilly flakes-1/2tsp
(mix everything in a bowl)
Eggplant-1big
(cut into semi thick circles,brush the seasoned oil on both sides of the eggplant.rest it for 10 minutes)
For coating
Egg beaten-1
Salt & pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese-2tsp
(Whisk egg,seasoning and cheese everything together)
All purpose flour/maida-little
Bread crumbs-1 cup or more
(Dust the marinated eggplants in all purpose flour,then dip both sides in the egg mixture,roll it both sides on the breadcrumbs.Arrange these on a baking tray & drizzle some oil on top.Bake these at 400 deg. for 20 minutes or till crisp & brown on all both sides.)
Other ingredients
Paste sauce-2 to 3 cups
Parmesan cheesee/mozzarella as needed
Fresh basil leaves
Method
Take a oven proof baking dish spread some sauce at the bottom,arrange the baked eggplants.
Sprinkle some cheese & basil leaves.repeat the same & finish it with sauce on top.Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
Bake this for 10 minutes till the cheese melt at 350 deg.
Serve it hot with spaghetti

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Poha Cutlet / Potato Poha Cutlet / Avalakki Cutlet / Aval Cutlet - No Onion No Garlic recipe

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Poha Cutlet
Yields: 8 Cutlets
Ingredients
Potato - 2 medium size
( Boil remove skin and mashed or grated)
Poha/Flat Rice - 1 cup
( wash and sprinkle very little water for the poha to get soft.Do not add too much water)
Salt to taste
Grated ginger - 1/2 tsp
Grated or chopped green chilly -1
Chaat masala - 1/2 tsp
Roasted jeera powder/Cumin powder- 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Dry mango powder - 1/4 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tsp
All purpose flour - 1 tbsp
( Diluted to get a semi thick paste)
Bread crumbs as needed
Oil to shallow fry
Method
Take a wide bowl add all the above ingredients except bread crumbs and maida paste.
Mix everything well,divide into equal size balls.
Flatten the ball and dip it into the maida paste and coat it well.
Next roll it into the bread crumbs.
Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry them till crisp and brown on all sides on medium high flame.
Serve them hot with any dip of your choice.

Note:
a) If you don't want to deep fry just add bread crumbs to your mixture and fry it in tawa with very little oil like tikkis.
b) Do not add too much water to soak poha otherwise the mixture will be too loose to handle.
c) You can add any vegetable to your mixture to make it more healthy if giving to kids.

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Egg Kurma Recipe / Muttai Kurma / Egg Korma Recipe

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Egg Kurma
Tempering ingredients
Oil - 6 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Cloves -2
Cardamom - 1
Cinnamon - a small stick
Kadal pasi/Blackstone flower - a small piece
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Fennel seeds/Somph - 3/4 tsp
Green chillies -1
Poppy seeds/Khus Khus - 1 tsp
Cashew nuts -6
Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tsp
Other ingredients
Boiled eggs -6
( make slits on all sides for the gravy to get into the eggs)
Chopped onion - 1 small
Chopped tomato - 1 medium size
Mint leaves - 5 big leaves
Curry and coriander leaves to garnish
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilly and coriander powder - 1/2 tsp each
Salt to taste
Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients
Now add the onion,mint and tomatoes saute till the onions are light brown.
Add the ground masala and saute for few minutes,add all the dry powders and fry till raw smell has disappeared.Pour enough water and the boiled eggs cover and cook till the gravy is slightly thick.
Switch off the stove and garnish with curry and coriander leaves.
Best served with roti or rice.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Drumstick Soup Recipe / Murungakkai Soup Recipe / Moringa Soup Recipe - Healthy Soup Recipe

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Drumstick Soup
Ingredients to be pressure cooked till soft
Yellow moongh dal - 1/8 cup
Drumsticks - 6
( cut into 2" pieces)
Chopped onion - 1 tbsp
Chopped garlic - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Whole black pepper - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Butter - 1 tsp
Water as needed
Method
Melt butter in a pressure cooker saute onion ,garlic for a minute.
Now add all above mentioned ingredients and water pressure cook till soft.
Once the mixture
is cooled remove the drumsticks and using a spoon scoop out the flesh.
Blend the remove ingredients to a smooth paste along with the drumstick flesh,strain out the mixture.
Pour this in a pan add water as needed to dilute adjust salt and pepper and just give a boil.
Switch off the stove and serve them hot or warm.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Vazhaithandu Pachadi Recipe / Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi / Valaithandu Raita / Banana Stem Raita

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Vazhaithandu Raita
Tempering
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard and urad dal - each 1/2 tsp
Red chilly broken -1
Curry leaves few
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Green chilly -1
Cumin/Jeera - 1/8 tsp
Other ingredients
Chopped tender Vazhaithandu / Banana Stem - 1 cup
( click HERE  to see how to clean the banana stem)
Chopped onion - 2 tsp
Curry and coriander leaves for garnish
Salt to taste
Curd - 1 cup
Method
Add salt and the ground paste to the curd mix and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the onion and banana stem saute for a minute and switch off the stove.
Usually banana stem is eaten raw so do not fry too much.
Cool and add it to the curd mixture mix it well,garnish with curry /coriander leaves.
I usually like to serve cold with plain rice
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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Toor Dhal Roti / Dal ki Roti Recipe / Toor Dal Chapathi / Soft Dal Roti- Indian Bread Recipes

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Toor Dal Roti
Ingredients for the dough
Wheat flour-1 & 1/2 cup
Cooked & Mashed toor dal-1/2 cup
(while cooking add 1/8tsp of jeera/cumin,some grated ginger & turmeric powder)
Salt to taste
Crushed kastoori methi-1tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Water -required amount to knead the dough
Oil-to cook the roti
Method
Take a bowl add all the ingredients pour water little by little &make a soft dough.
Cover it with a cloth or lid & rest it for 5 minutes.
Divide the dough into small balls,roll it out into semi thick circles.
Cook it on a griddle/tawa with little oil smeared on both sides till light brown.
Serve it hot with any side dish of your choice.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Khandvi Recipe / Kandvi Recipe / Besan Khandvi Recipe /Surali Wadi / Surali Vadi / Suralichi Wadi - A Gujarati Snack

Step by step method/picture to make Khandvi/Surali Wadi a Gujarati Snack.


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Khandvi

Ingredients for batter
Besan/Chick pea flour/Kadalai mavu -1/2 cup
Thick Curd-1/2 cup
Water-1 cup
Salt to taste
Crushed green chilly-1/8tsp
Crushed ginger-1/8tsp
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Ingredients for tempering
Oil-1tsp
Mustard & sesame seeds-together 1/2tsp
Hing- 1/8tsp
Chopped green chillies-1/8tsp
Curry leaves-few
Garnish
Shredded coconut
Coriander leaves
Method
Before starting to make the Khandi spread a long aluminum foil or keep a stainless steel plate or a thin plastic cutting board ready for spreading the batter on it.
Take a bowl & mix all the ingredients under batter,mix it well to make sure there are no lumps.The batter should be a lump free smooth liquid.
Now cook this mixture on a low flame till it starts to thicken may be for 4 to 5 minutes.
To check if your batter is ready spread a small portion of batter behind a stainless steel plate,wait for a minute & try to roll it out .If the rolls doesn't stick to your finger & easy to roll ,then its ready to spread.
Now switch off the stove & act fast in spreading the mixture evenly & thin on the aluminum foil or plate.Use a flat ladle/knife or a spatula to spread.
When cool cut the khandvi into long strips & roll the strips into a cylinder.Arrange them on a plate.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it,pour this on top of the Khandvi & garnish it with coriander leaves & coconut.Serve it with mint chutney.

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