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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.

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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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