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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Massala Brussels Sprouts / Brussels Sprouts Masala / Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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Masala Brussels Sprouts
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Grated coconut - 1/3 cup
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 3
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
( add some water and grind to a smooth paste)
Tempering ingredients
Oil - 2 tbsp add more if needed
Cinnamon - a small stick
Bay leaf - 1
Other ingredients
Brussels sprouts - 6
( wash trim at the ends and make a slit ( like a plus) on top see picture below)
Chopped onions - a handful
Chopped curry and coriander leaves




Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with cinnamon and bay leaf.
Add the chopped onions and fry for a minute,now arrange at the Brussels sprouts and give a quick mix.Add the ground masala paste and saute for 1 or 2 minutes in medium high flame.
Pour very little water cover and cook in low flame till masala is well cooked and light brown.
Garnish with curry and coriander leaves mix and switch off the stove.
Best served as side dish for rice or roti.

Note:
a) Using same masala you can make this dish with raw banana or small brinjals.


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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Omavalli Ilai Kulambu / Karpooravalli Ilai Kulambhu / Karpooravalli Kuzhambu / Karpooravalli Leaves Gravy

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Omavalli illai Kulambu
Tempering ingredients
Sesame oil - 2 tbsp
Vadavam - 1 tsp heaped
or Mustard - 1tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Methi seeds - 5
Other ingredients
Chopped karpooravalli ilai/Omavalli Ilai - 20
Chopped onion - 1/2
Chopped garlic - 6
Curry leaves few
Diluted tamarind juice - 1 cup
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Roasted and powdered jeera/pepper powder together - 1 tsp


Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Add the onion,garlic,omavalli ilai and saute till light brown.
Add the dry ingredients and saute till raw smell has disappeared.
Now pour the diluted tamarind juice cover and cook till thick.
Lastly add jaggery garnish with curry and coriander leaves.
Best served with plain rice.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Quick Tomato Pulao / Tomato Pulao / Thakkali Pulao / Easy Lunch Box Recipes

Quick Tomato Pulao / Tomato Pulao / Thakkali Pulao / Easy Lunch Box Recipes
Tomato Pulao
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Small tomatoes - 3
( i have used small vine tomatoes)
Green chillies - 1 or 2
(add according to the hotness of the chillies)
Ginger and garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Mint leaves - few
( DO NOT ADD WATER, GRIND TO A SMOOTH PASTE)
Tempering ingredients
Oil - 3 tsp
Ghee - 3tsp
Cinnamon - a small piece
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Star anise - 1/2
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Kalpasi - a small piece
Other ingredients
Sliced onion - a handful
Salt to taste
Jeeraga samba rice - 1 cup
( wash and soak rice for 10 minutes)
Water 2 & 1/4 cup
Mint & Coriander leaves for garnish


Method
Heat oil and ghee in a pan add the tempering ingredients.
Now add the onion and fry till light brown,add the ground paste and saute.
Saute till raw smell has disappeared and oil has separated the masala.
Pour water and give a boil reduce flame add just the rice and discard the water and salt.
Mix well cover it with a lid and cook till done.
Garnish with mint and coriander leaves and enjoy with raita.

Note:
You can add chopped tomatoes instead of grinding.

For Thakkali sadam click HERE


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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Apple Palkova / Apple Palgova / Apple Kalakand / Quick Apple Kalakand

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Apple Palkova
Ingredients
Grated big red apple - 1
(seeds removed)
Condensed milk - 14 oz (397 g) can
Whole Fat Ricotta cheese - 15 oz ( 426 g) can
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Saffron - few strands
Chopped nuts - 1 tbsp
(almond,pistachio,chironji or any nuts of your choice)


Method
Mix the grated apple, ricotta cheese & condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl.
Make sure there are no lumps.
Microwave for 10 to 15 minutes uncovered.
Mix in intervals between every 3 minutes.
You will see that the water has completely evaporated and mixture is thick.
Now add the saffron and cardamom powder mix it well.
Pour it on a tray or plate spread the top evenly.
Sprinkle the nuts and pat it well.Keep it in fridge for 30 minutes before cutting into any shape.
Store them in Fridge
Note:
a) Each microwave is different so the cooking time can vary.


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Friday, July 26, 2019

Thooduvalai Pudina Thogayal / Pudina Thooduvalai Thuvaiyal / Thooduvalai Chutney

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Thooduvalai Pudina Thogayal
Ingredients
Oil - 2 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Channa dal - 2 tsp
Green chillies - 2 or 3
Ginger - a small piece
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Tamarind - a small piece
Grated coconut - 1/8 cup
Salt to taste
Fresh mint leaves - a handful
Fresh Thooduvalai leaves - 25 leaves


Method
Heat oil in a pan fry urad dal,channa dal,green chillies and ginger till light brown.
Add hing,tamarind,mint and thooduvalai leaves fry till the leaves shrink,switch off the stove.
To this add salt and freshly grated coconut mix well and let it cool.
Put the fried ingredients into a mixi jar pour very little water and grind it to a coarse or smooth chutney.Mix it with plain rice and enjoy!


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Monday, July 22, 2019

Varagu Arisi Curd Rice / Kodo Millet Curd Rice / Varagu Arisi Thayir Sadam / Millet Bagalabath - Millet Recipes

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Varagu arisi Curd Rice
Ingredients
Kodo millet / Varagu Arisi - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 & 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Tempering
Oil or Ghee - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Chopped green chillies - 1
Chopped or grated ginger - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves few
Chopped cashew nuts - 5
Hing - a generous pinch
Other ingredients
Chopped carrot - 1 tbsp
Chopped cucumber - 1 tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves few
Chopped raw mango - 1 tbsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Curd - 1 cup


Method
Heat a pressure cooker and dry roast the millet till hot.Do not over fry and burn them.
Add water and salt pressure cook till done.Open the lid once cooled.
Transfer the cooked millet into a bowl,let it cool completely.


Heat ghee /oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients,pour the tempering into the cooled millet.
Mix the vegetables,pour milk and curd mix everything till well combined.
Keep it in fridge and serve cold.

For more Millet recipes click HERE


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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Meen Kulambu / Meen Kuzhlambu / Fish kuzhambu / Fish Gravy / South Indian Fish Curry

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Meen Kulambu
Ingredients
Fish pieces - 8
( I used Tilapia)
Chopped Onion -1/4
Chopped Garlic-8
Curry & Coriander leaves -little
Tamarind juice diluted-2 cups
Drumstick - 6 small pieces ( optional)
Ingredients for tempering
Sesame oil-2 tbsp
Vadagam -2tsp
(or add mustard,methi , jeera each 1/4 tsp)
Ingredients for grinding
Onion-1/4
Green chilly- 4
Ginger-1/4''
Jeera-1tsp
Curry leaves - few leaves
Salt to taste
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Chilly powder-2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
(add all the ingredients in a blender and grind to a smooth paste)


Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Add onion,garlic & curry leaves,fry till light brown.
Add the ground masala fry till oil separates the masala.
Now pour the tamarind juice & cook till raw smell goes.
Add the fish pieces the drumsticks,close it with a lid and cook in low flame till cooked.
Switch off the stove & garnish it with curry & coriander leaves.


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Monday, July 15, 2019

Chinese Bhel Recipe / Crispy Noodle Salad / Schezwan Fried Noodle Bhel - Indo Chinese Street Foof Recipe

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Chinese Bhel
Ingredients
Schezwan sauce - 2 tsp
Vinegar - 1/2 tsp
Chilly paste - 1/4 tsp
Soy sauce - 1/2 tsp
Vegetables cut into thin strips - 1 cup
( I used capsicum,carrot,cabbage)
Chopped spring onions - 1 tsp
Fried Hakka noodles - 1 & 1/2 cups crushed



Method
Pour water in a wide pan add 1 tsp oil and some salt.when boiling add the Hakka noodles and cook according to the instruction on the pack.Strain the noodles,wash it in cold water and spread it on a plate to cool.
Sprinkle 1 tsp of corn flour(optional) and mix well so all the noodles are well dusted.
Heat oil in a pan and add some noodles and deep fry in batches till crisp and golden brown on both sides.remove it on a kitchen tissue.Your fried noodles are ready.


Take a bowl add all the above ingredients and gently mix till everything is well combined.
Sprinkle some spring onions and serve immediately.

Note:
There is no actual measurement for the ingredients,add everything according to your taste.




Schezwan sauce video


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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Pumpkin Soup / Yellow Pumpkin Soup / Pumpkin with Coconut Milk- Healthy Soup Recipes

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Pumpkin Soup
Ingredients
Yellow Pumpkin cubes - 3 cups
( seeds and skin removed)
Onion - 1/2 cup cubed
Garlic chopped - 3
Salt and Pepper to taste
Thick coconut milk - 1/4 cup
Stock/Broth/Water as needed
Olive oil - 1 tsp
Curry powder - 3/4 tsp
Garnish
Olive oil - 1 tsp
Chilly flakes - 1/2 tsp
Chopped garlic - 2
( heat oil in a pan and fry garlic and chilly flakes till light brown,keep it aside)


Method
Heat oil in a pressure cooker add garlic,pumpkin and onion fry for a minute.
Add salt,pepper powder,curry powder and mix it well.Pour broth or water and pressure cook till soft.
Open the pressure cooker lid and let the cooked mixture cool completely.
Put it into a blender add the coconut milk and blend to a smooth liquid.
Transfer the blended soup into a pan and some water or stock and in medium high flame keep stirring and bring it to a boil and switch off immediately.
Once coconut milk is added do not boil too much as they may curdle.
Pour the garnish into the soup,mix and serve hot.


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Monday, July 8, 2019

Dahi Bhindi Recipe / Dahi Wali Bhindi Recipe / Dahi Aur Bhindi Recipe / Okra In Yogurt Gravy

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Dahi Bhindi
Tempering Ingredients
Oil - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Jeera/Cumin - 1 tsp
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Onion - 1 medium size
Tomato - 2
Cashew nuts - 15
Ginger and garlic - 1 tbsp
(Grind it to a smooth paste,do not add water while grinding )
Gravy ingredients
Thick curd - 1/2 cup
(make sure curd is not sour)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Besan - 1 tsp
( Whisk all the above ingredients together and keep it aside )
Other ingredients
Bhindi/Okra - 1 pound
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 3 tsp



Method
Wash wipe and chop the bhindi into medium size pieces.
Heat oil in a pan add the bhindi,salt and turmeric powder in medium high flame fry till they change colour.Transfer to a bowl and keep it aside.
In the same pan add ghee and oil temper it with jeera.
Now add the ground paste and saute till raw smell has completely disappeared and oil has separated the masala.
Now reduce the flame and add the whisked curd mixture,quickly mix it well.
Now pour some water fried okra and cook till gravy is thick.
Switch off the stove and garnish with coriander leaves ( optional)
Best served as a side dish for Roti or Jeera rice.


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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Roasted Pumpkin / Spicy Roasted Pumpkin / Baked Pumpkin

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Baked Pumpkin
Ingredients
Yellow pumpkin - 2 or 3 cups
( Cut into big cubes with skin on or any size you wish)
Salt and pepper to taste
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Grated garlic - 3
Oregano - 1/2 tsp
Dry basil - 1/4 tsp
Chopped fresh parsley - 1 tsp
Olive oil - 1 tbsp


Method
Wash and cut the pumpkin,remove seeds and cut into any size you like.
Put it in a plate to this add garlic,red chilly powder,salt,pepper powder,oregano,basil,parsley and oil.
Massage the pumpkin pieces till everything is well coated.Keep it covered for 2 to 3 minutes.
Line a baking tray with an aluminum foil and spread the pumpkin evenly.
Bake at 400 deg F for 10 minutes or depending upon the size of the pieces ( each oven is different so keep an eye).
Remove it from the oven and mix once and in broil mode roast it for another 5 minutes.
Your baked pumpkins are ready to serve.


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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Gangavalli Kura Tomato Fry / Gangavalli KuraTomato Curry / Purslane Leaves Fry

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Gangavalli Kura Tomato Fry
Tempering
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Jeera/Urad dal/Channa dal - each 1/2 tsp
Other ingredients
Chopped Gangavalli kura/Purslane leaf - 1 small bunch
Chopped onion - a handful
Chopped garlic - 4
Tomato - 1 big
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Add the chopped onion and garlic saute till light brown,Now add the chopped tomatoes and all the dry masala powders.Mix well and fry till tomatoes are well mashed.
Add the washed and chopped gangavalli kura and fry for a minute.
Cover it with a lid and cook till raw smell has disappeared and the curry is dry.
Switch off the stove and best served as side dish for plain rice.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Microgreens Salad / Homegrown Microgreens Salad Recipe - Healthy salad Recipe

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Mirogreens Salad
Ingredients
Home grown microgreens - a handful
Carrot - 1 medium size cut into thin strips
Chopped green apple - 1 small
Chopped black olives - 10
Cherry tomato - 10
Chopped kale leaves - 4
Chopped pecan - 1 tbsp
( use any nuts of your choice)
Chopped jalapenos - 3
( i used the tin jalapenos)
Red apple - 1 small
Chopped fresh mozzarella cheese - 1/4 cup
Dark cherry balsamic vinaigrette - 1 tbsp
Honey- 1 tsp
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Salt & pepper to taste


Method
Take a bowl add all the above mentioned ingredients and toss them gently.
Serve this healthy salad immediately!


How to grow microgreens?
Take a glass/ceramic or mud pot ( no plastic container please) fill it up with some potting soil.
Sprinkle moongh dal ( use any bean you like) evenly on top of the soil,cover it with a thin layer of soil.Hard beans need to be soaked in water overnight and then sowed in soil.I usually keep these pots on my kitchen window where there is some sunlight.
Sprinkle/spray water everyday till the micro greens are grown till 2 inches-depending upon the variety you use.Cut about halfway above the stem discard the roots.Wash with filtered water and use.
Add them to your salads,toast or for garnishing your dish.


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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Melon Fresca / Tuscan Melon Juice / Melon Juice - Summer Drinks

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Melon Fresca
Ingredients
Tuscan Melon / Melon - 1/2
( Remove skin and seeds,chop them into cubes)
Mint leaves - 8
Sweetener - 1 tbsp
( you can use honey or sugar)
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Dry ginger powder or fresh ginger - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Salt a pinch
Ice cubes as needed


Method
Take a blender add the cubed melon,mint leaves,lemon juice,sweetener and ice cubes.
Blend to a smooth juice.Pour it in a glass and enjoy this chill.


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Monday, June 24, 2019

Andhra Roti Pachadi Recipe / Mixed Vegetable Roti Pachadi / Roti Pachadi Recipe

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Mixed Vegetable Roti Pachadi
Ingredients
Chopped dosakaya - 1 small
Chopped chow chow - 1/2
Chopped red bell pepper/capsicum - 1/2
Green chillies - 5 to 6
( or add according to your taste)
Garlic - 2 cloves
Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
Jeera/cumin- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Tempering
Sesame oil - 2 tsp
Mustard,Urad dal and Channa dal - 1 tsp each
Crushed garlic - 1 ( optional)
Curry leaves few
Red chillies - 1


Method
Heat oil in a pan add the chopped vegetables,green chillies,garlic,jeera,salt and turmeric powder,fry till the vegetables are cooked and raw smell has disappeared.
Cool the mixture add tamarind paste and grind to a smooth mixture.
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients,add curry leaves and switch off the stove.
Pour this hot tempering into the ground pachadi mix well.
Mix it with plain rice and enjoy the pachadi!


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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Watermelon Pineapple Paneer Salad Recipe / Healthy Salad Recipes

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Watermelon Pineapple Paneer Salad
Dressing ingredients
Olive oil - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Honey - 1 & 1/2 tsp
( Today i used Agave syrup 2 tsp instead of Honey)
Salt and pepper to taste
A pinch of black salt ( optional)
Roasted and powdered cumin/jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
( Take a bowl mix all the mentioned ingredients together and whisk.Your dressing is ready)
Other ingredients
Homemade paneer cubes - 10
( Use flavoured or plain paneer.Click HERE for flavoured paneer recipe and Click HERE for plain paneer recipe)
Watermelon cubes - 1 cup
Pineapple cubes - 1/2 cup
Chopped mint leaves - 10
Chopped green chillies - 1/8 tsp ( optional)
Method
Take a bowl and mix watermelon,pineapple,paneer,mint leaves and green chillies if using.
Just before serving pour the dressing on top and toss gently.
Serve this salad cold.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Carrot Sabudana Kheer / Carrot Sago Kheer / Carrot Sago Payasam

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Carrot Sago Kheer
Ingredients
Milk - 3 cups
Sago/Sabudana - 1/4 cup
Sugar as needed
( I used Raw cane sugar - 2 tbsp)
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Grated carrot - 1
Ghee - 3 tsp
Cashew nuts - 1 tbsp
Raisins - 1 tbsp
Saffron a generous pinch


Method
Wash sago 2 to 3 times well,pour some water and soak it for 1 hour.
Pour milk in a heavy bottomed pan and boil, lower the flame add the soaked sago ( discard the water) and cook till soft.
Heat ghee in a pan fry nuts and raisins till light brown,now add the grated carrots and saute till raw smell has disappeared.Lastly add cardamom powder and switch off the stove.
Add the fried carrot mixture into the boiling milk and give a quick mix.Add sugar and boil once.
Add saffron strings mix and switch off the stove.
Serve hot or warm.


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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Crispy Parwal / Crispy Potal / Crunchy Parwal / Deep Fried Parwal

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Crispy Parwal
Ingredients
Parwal/Potal - 10
( cut into semi thin slices)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Hing - a generous pinch
Corn flour - 2 tsp heaped
Oil for deep frying

Method
Wash and wipe the parwal,cut the parwal into semi thin slices.
Take a bowl put the sliced parwal to this add the salt,hing,red chilly powder and turmeric powder,mix it well and leave it for 15 minutes.
Now add the corn flour and mix make sure the parwals are well coated on all sides.Leave it for another 15 minutes( Do not add any water).
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry in batches till crisp and light brown on all sides.
Remove it on a kitchen tissue for excess oil to get absorbed.
Enjoy !


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Monday, June 10, 2019

Spot Idli Recipe / Crispy Podi Idli Hyderabadi Recipe / Famous Hydrabadi Spot idli / Crispy Podi Idli

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Spot Idli
Ingredients for tempering
Butter - 2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Chopped garlic - 1
Chopped onion - 1/2 cup
Chopped tomato - 2
Curry and coriander leaves - few
Chopped green chillies - 1
Other Ingredients
Idli batter - as needed
( I used 3 big ladle of batter)
Salt to taste
Kashmiri chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Idli podi / Idli Milagai podi / Gun Powder - as needed
( I used 3 tsp heaped )

Method
Heat butter and oil in a iron skillet temper it with mustard and jeera.
Now add onion,tomato,green chillies,garlic and few curry leavese,fry till tomatoes are soft.
Add the salt,idli podi and red chilly powder mix it well,divide the portion into 3 equal parts and spread it slightly.
Add a ladle of batter on top of each masala,make sure the masala is coved, sprinkle some idli powder on top cover it with a lid.
In low flame cook this till the idli is well cooked.Gently flip the Idli ,pour some oil and cook the other side till its crisp.
Garnish with coriander and curry leaves and serve them hot.


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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Gulkand Tea Recipe / Gulkand Chai Recipe / Rose Flavoured Tea

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Gulkand Tea
Ingredients for a cup of tea
Water - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Homemade Gulkand - 1/2 tbsp
( For Gulkand recipe click HERE )
Tea powder - 1 tsp
Sugar add if needed
Method
Take a sauce pan pour water add tea powder and gulkand boil for a minute.
Now pour the milk and give a boil.
Switch off the stove and filter it using a tea strainer.
If sugar is needed add to your taste mix and serve them hot.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Mango Salad Dressing / Sweet and Spicy Mango Salad Dressing - Mango Recipes

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Mango Salad Dressing
Ingredients
Ripe mango - 1 small
Green chillies - 1 small
Fresh basil leaves - 5
Salt and Pepper to taste
Sweetener of your choice or honey - 1 tbsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Garlic - 1 clove
Olive oil - 2 tbsp


Method
Add all above ingredients into a mixi jar and blend till smooth.Lastly add the olive oil and blend.
Do not add water,your dressing is ready.
Pour this on any salad and enjoy!

Note:
a) Instead of basil you can replace it with coriander leaves.
b) Leftover dressing can you stored in a glass bottle in fridge for 1 or 2 days.


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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Cheese Samosa / Jalapeno Cheese Samosa / Easy Cheese Samosa / Cheese Samboosak

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Cheese Samosa
Filling ingredients
Cream cheese - 4 tbsp
( I used Jalapeno cream cheese)
Mozzarella cheese - 1/4 cup
Chilly flakes - 1/2 tsp
Chopped fresh parsley - a handful
Salt to taste

Method
Take a bowl put all the above mentioned ingredients,mix well till everything is well combined and keep it aside
Other Ingredients
Samosa sheets - 16
All purpose flour/Maida - 2 tsp
( pour some water and make a paste,this is used for sealing the samosas)
Oil to deep fry

Method
Take a samosa sheet place a teaspoon of the filling at one corner and fold it like a triangle( see picture).
Apply some maida paste at the end to seal the samosas.Repeat with all the sheets.Keep it covered till frying to avoid drying.


Heat oil in a pan and in medium high flame deep fry till crisp and golden brown on all sides.
Remove it on a kitchen paper for excess oil to get absorbed.
Enjoy them with tea or as a starter.

Note:
You can also bake these samosas instead of deep frying.
A all time kid's favorite snack.


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Monday, June 3, 2019

Mutton Kola Urundai / Kola Urundai / Mutton Keema Balls


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Mutton Kola Urundai
Ingredients to be pressure cooked
Finely minced mutton keema-1 pound
Ginger & Garlic paste - 1 tsp heaped
Green chillies - 10
Channa dal - 1/8 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1/4 cup



Method
Take a pressure cooker add washed mutton keema,green chillies,channa dal,ginger/garlic paste,salt,turmeric powder and very little water.
Pressure cook till keema is cooked.Open the lid once cooled if there is little water cook till they evaporate.Make sure there is no water.



Ingredients to grind
Fennel seeds / Somph - 1 tsp
Khus khus / Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Whole pepper - 10
Cinnamon stick 2 medium size
Cloves - 4
Cardamom - 1
Coconut - 1 tbsp
Method
Take a mixi jar and powder the above ingredients then add the cooked keema and grind till everything is combined.Do not add any water while grinding.Transfer to a plate.
Other ingredients
Chopped onion - a handful
Chopped mint - 10 leaves
Chopped curry and coriander leaves together - 2 tbsp
Beaten egg - 1
or powdered pottu kadalai as needed
Oil to fry


Method
Add onion,mint,curry,coriander leaves and egg.Mix it well and shape it into small balls.If your mixture is loose and unable to make balls add powdered pottu kadalai for binding,
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry in batches till light brown or fry them in paniyaram pan.
Best served as starters,enjoy the kola urundai hot.



Mutton Kola Urundai Version 2
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Ingredients
Finely minced mutton keema-1 pound
Onion chopped-1
Curry & Coriander leaves-little
Pottu Kadalai powder-1/4 cup
( Split chick peas powder just for binding if required)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Oil -to deep fry
Egg beaten-1
Grind to a fine paste
Ginger & Garlic paste-2tsp
Fennel seeds-2tsp
Green chillies-4
Khus Khus/poppy seeds-1tbsp
Cloves-3,Cinnamon-1stick,Cardamom-1
(grind above ingredients without water)
Method
Wash the kheema and pat it dry.Mix all above ingredients together to form a dry mixture.Roll it into small balls and deep fry them till light brown.If you think your Kola urundai is breaking add some more of the pottu kadalai.This is a very tasty appetizer.

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