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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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