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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Pepper Meat Masala Powder / Homemade Pepper Meat Masala

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Pepper Meat Masala Powder
Ingredients
Dhania / Coriander seeds - 1/2 cup
Black pepper - 1/3 cup
Jeera / Cumin seeds - 1/4 cup
Red chillies -3
Fennel - 1/8 cup
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Cardamom -2
Cloves -6
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Black stone flower / Kalpasi - a small piece
Method
Dry roast all above ingredients till nice aroma comes and light brown.
Do not over fry and burn them.
Cool the ingredients and grind to a semi smooth dry powder.
Store it in a air tight container or glass bottle.
How to use:
Heat oil in a pan fry onion ,ginger and garlic paste with few curry leaves till light brown.
Add the washed chicken and needed pepper meat masala,salt and turmeric powder.
Pour very little water and cook till chicken is soft and oil has separated the masala.
Your pepper chicken is ready.
You can also use this masala for egg or mutton fry.
                   
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Monday, January 29, 2018

Moth Bean Sprout Raita / Bean Sprout Raita

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Moth Bean Sprout Raita
Ingredients
Moth bean sprouts-1/4 cup
Beaten curd-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-a pinch
Roasted jeera powder-1/8tsp
Black salt -a pinch
Sugar a pinch
Pepper powder a pinch
Method
Mix all above ingredients & serve it cold.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Idiyappam Recipe / Nool Puttu Recipe / Noolappam Recipe / String Hopper Recipe /How To Make Idiyappam At Home

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Idiyappam
Ingredients for the Idiyappam Flour
Ponni Raw Rice - 3 cups
Water to soak the rice
Method
Wash and soak the raw rice in water for 4 to 5 hours.
Drain out the water completely and spread it on a cloth.
Leave it for 30 minutes.Take a mixi jar and grind the rice in batches to a fine powder.
Sieve the flour using a fine sieve,keep the unground rice particle separately in a plate.
Repeat this process till all the rice is ground to a fine powder.
Lastly grind the coarse rice particle and sieve it.Your smooth rice flour is ready.
Take a wide heavy pan or kadai in low flame dry roast the flour in batches till its dry and make sure you don't burn the rice.
To check if the flour is ready take some flour cool it and try to draw a straight line.If the flour is flowing smoothly then your flour is dry and perfect to store.
Cool the rice flour completely & store it in an air tight clean jar.
How to make Idiyappam at home
Take 1 cup of above flour in a bowl add salt and oil.
Heat water in a pan bring to a rolling boil.Switch off the stove.
Pour the hot water into the flour & using a wooden ladle mix it well to form a soft dough.
Cover it with a tight lid & leave it for 10 minutes.
Fill the dough into the idiappam maker and press it on a greased plate.
Steam these till cooked.Best served with flavoured coconut milk or any spicy gravy.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Gujarati Kadhi Recipe / Kadhi Recipe

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Gujarati Kadhi
Tempering 
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Jeera / Cumin- 1/4 tsp
Red chilly-1
Cloves - 1
Cinnamon - a small stick
Bay leaf - 1
Curry leaves few
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Grated green chillies -1
Other ingredients
Sour curd - 1 cup
Water - 1 & 1/2 cups
Besan / Gram flour- 1 tbsp heaped
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder a generous pinch
Chopped coriander leaves for garnish
( Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl.Make sure there are no lumps and its a smooth mixture.Keep it aside)
Method
Heat ghee and oil in a pan temper it with above mentioned ingredients.
Now pour the curd mixture and give a boil.
Simmer the mixture for 5 minutes till the raw smell has disappeared.
Switch off the stove and garnish with coriander leaves.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Kuthiraivalli Ven Pongal Recipe / Barnyard Millet Pongal Recipe / Kuthiraivali Pongal Recipe

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Kuthiraivalli Ven Pongal
Ingredients
Kuthiraivali/Barnyard Millet - 1/2 cup
Yellow moongh Dal / Pasi paruppu - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder a generous pinch
Hing a pinch
Water - 3 cups
Tempering
Oil - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Grated or chopped ginger - 1/2 tsp
Chopped green chilly- 1 small
Curry leaves few
Cashew nuts -6 chopped
Method
Heat a pressure cooker dry roast the dal till nice aroma comes,do not burn them or fry till light brown.
Add the washed millet,water,hing,salt and turmeric powder,pressure cook till soft.
Heat a kadai add ghee and oil add the tempering ingredients,saute for a minute.Switch off the stove.
Pour this tempering into the cooked pongal mix and serve them hot with chutney or sambar.

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