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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Rava Halbai Recipe / Rava Halubai / Semolina Halbai / Chiroti Rava Halbai / Halubai Recipe - Udupi Recipes

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Rava Halbai
Ingredients

Fine semolina /white chiroti rava - 1/2 cup

Grated fresh coconut - 1/2 cup

Jaggery - 3/4 cup

(add 1/2 cup if your jaggery is very sweet)

Cardamom - 3

Cloves - 3

Water - 2 & 1/4 cups

Ghee - 1 tbsp

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Rava Halubai
Method

Dissolve jaggery in 1/4 cup of water filter to remove impurities.

Soak rava in 1 cup of water for 1 hour. Take a mixi jar add the soak rava along with the water , grated coconut, cardamom and cloves. Grind this to a very smooth mixture.

Transfer the ground mixture into a heavy bottomed kadai add the remaining 1 & 1/4 cups of water and add the filtered jaggery, mix and then switch on the stove.

In medium low flame keep stirring till the mixture starts to thicken.

Continues stirring is a must in this recipe otherwise they will burn at the bottom or form lumps.

When its almost thick add the ghee and keep stirring till the mixtures leaves the sides of the pan.

Take a small portion of the mixture ( be careful it will be very hot) if the mixture is not sticky and rolls into a soft  ball then switch off the stove.

Pour the mixture into a greased tray and spread it evenly ,let it cool completely.

Cut into desired shape and enjoy!


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Crackers Topped with Spicy Mayo And Salsa / Ideas For Cracker Toppings / Easy Cracker Toppings / Easy Starters Recipes

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Crackers Topped With Spicy Mayo Dip and Salsa
Method

Multi Grain Crackers or and variety crackers you like - as needed

Salsa - as needed

Spicy Mayo Dip  - as needed

Parmesan cheese for garnish

Mint leaves or any fresh herbs of your choice

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Easy Crackers Toppings
Method

Arrange crackers on a plate . spread some spicy mayo dip on top.

Place a spoon of salsa on top garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh herbs of your choice.

Serve immediately.

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Garlic Herb Cauliflower Rice / Herb Cauliflower Rice / Cauliflower Rice With Herbs And Garlic

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Garlic Herb Cauliflower Rice
Ingredients

Frozen cauliflower rice - 2 cups

Salt and pepper powder to taste

Italian seasonings - 3/4 tsp

Chopped fresh parsley - a handful

Chopped spinach - a handful

Chilly flakes - 3/4 tsp

Chopped garlic - 8

Chopped onions - 2 tbsp

Lemon juice - 1 tsp

Butter - 1 tbsp

Olive oil - 3 tsp

Parmesan cheese as needed for garnish ( optional)

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Herb Cauliflower Rice
Method

Heat olive oil in a pan add onion and garlic fry till color changes.

Add the chopped parsley and spinach fry till they shrink.

Add chilly flakes,salt and pepper powder saute for a second and add the frozen cauliflower rice.

Mix well and cover with a lid and cook in low flame till done.

Add the Italian seasonings, butter and few parsley and mix well and switch off the stove.

Lastly squeeze lemon juice garnish with parmesan cheese and serve warm.

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Tomato Basil Soup / Creamy Tomato Basil Soup / Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe- Healthy Soup Recipes

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Tomato Basil Soup
Ingredients
Chopped small vine tomato - 10
Chopped onion - a handful
Chopped garlic - 3
Fresh basil leaves - 20
Salt and pepper to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Half & Half cream/Heavy whipping cream - 1/2 cup
Water/broth as needed
Olive oil or butter - 1 tsp
Method
Heat oil /butter in a pan add onion and garlic saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the tomatoes,seasonings and sugar saute till tomatoes are soft.
Pour the water/broth and cook in low flame for 20 minurtes.
If using Instant pot saute all in saute mode,pour broth and cook in soup mode( 30 minute).
Cool and blend it in a blender along with fresh basil leaves till smooth.Do not strain the mixture.
Bring it back to the pan add heavy cream and just heat it.Do not give a boil sometime they may curdle.
I usually don't heat it once heavy cream is added.
Serve them warm.

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Cauliflower Rice Vegetable Biriyani / Cauliflower Rice Biriyani / Biriyani With Cauliflower Rice - Cauliflower Rice Recipes

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Cauliflower Rice Vegetable Biriyani
Tempering

Oil - 3 tsp

Ghee - 1 tsp

Cinnamon - a small piece

Cloves - 3

Cardamom - 2

Bay leaf - 1

Star anise - 1/2

Shajeera - 1/4 tsp

Other ingredients

Frozen cauliflower rice - 3 cups

Chopped vegetables of your choice - 1 cup

( I used potato,peas,carrot and beans)

Slit green chilies - 4

Ginger and garlic paste - 1/2 tsp

Sliced onions - a handful

Diced tomato - 1 small

Mint leaves - few

Curd - 3 tsp

Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Method

Heat ghee and oil in a pan add the tempering ingredients and saute.

Add the onions,green chillies,ginger/garlic paste and few mint leaves saute till onions changes its colour.Add the vegetables and tomato fry for couple minutes.

Add the dry masala powders, curd cover with a lid and cook in low flame till potatoes are half cooked.

Spread the cauliflower rice on top of the vegetable mixture, sprinkle some water and cover with a tight lid and cook for 5 minutes in low flame till well cooked.

Switch off the stove pour lemon juice,sprinkle chopped mint leaves on top of the biriyani,mix gently and serve hot with raita.

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Thayir Vadai Recipe / Curd Vada Recipe / Dahi Vada Recipe / Soft Dahi Vada Recipe




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Dahi Vada
Ingredients for Vada Batter
Urad dal-1 cup
(soak it for for 2 hour & grind to a smooth & fluffy thick batter with very little water added in intervals. Add salt and beat the batter well with your hand to get a fluffy batter)
Salt to taste
Ingredients for the curd mixture
Beaten curd-3 cups
Salt to taste
Fresh ginger a small piece, green chilly- 4,mint leaves - 1 tsp , coriander leaves a handful
(Grind ginger,green chillies,mint,coriander leaves to a smooth paste)
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
(Take a bowl add all above mentioned ingredients together, mix well and keep it aside. For extra richness cream or sour cream can be added)
Other ingredients
Oil-required amount for deep frying
Warm milk-required amount to soak the vadas
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Red chillies-3
Curry leaves-little
Hing a pinch
(Heat oil & temper it with above ingredients and keep it aside)

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Thayir Vada
Method
Heat oil in a pan wet your palm take some batter and shape it into a vada and slide gently into the oil.
If you are not able to get the shape do not worry dip a round ladle into the water and scoop out the batter with the wet ladle and drop it into the hot oil gently.
Deep fry till color changes and do and fry till crisp and brown.
Remove from oil and drop them into the warm milk.Let them soak till you are done frying all the vadas.
This step is important as they will soften the vadas.
Arrange the soaked vadas into a tray and pour the curd mixture.Top it with the tempering. Keep it in fridge till serving time.
Just before serving sprinkle some jeera powder and red chilly powder on top and enjoy!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Black Halwa Recipe / Karuppu Halwa / Kerala Black Halwa / Kerala Style Rice Halwa Recipe

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Kerala Black Halwa 
Ingredients

Rice flour - 1/4 cup

Powdered jaggery - 1 cup

( make sure they are clean, otherwise dilute in little water, filter and then use)

Thick coconut milk - 1 can (13.5 o z)

( Dilute with water to get total 4 cups of semi thick milk,You can use fresh coconut milk extracted from fresh coconut, that tastes more authentic))

Cardamom powder - 1 tsp

Cashew nuts chopped - 3 tbsp

Ghee - 1 tbsp

( I did not use )

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Black Halwa
Method

Take a non stick pan add the jaggery .rice flour and 3 cups coconut milk, mix well and switch on the stove. In medium high flame keep stirring till they starts to thicken.

After couple minutes add the remaining coconut milk and keep stirring till the halwa has started to leave oil. As there were more oil in the halwa i skipped using ghee otherwise add ghee at this stage.

Add cardamom powder and cashew nuts,mix till the halwa is thick and oil/ghee has left the mixture.

Pour it into a greased plate spread it evenly, cool completely and cut into squares and enjoy!

Note:

a) The colour of the dish depends upon the variety of the jaggery.

b) If the jaggery is not clean then dilute it in water filter and then use.

c) As the coconut milk left lots of oil so i did not use any extra ghee.

d) Frying nuts in ghee is not needed,

e) Non stick works best for making this dish.

f) The whole process should be cooked in medium low flame.


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Matar Ka Nimona Recipe / UP Style Matar ka Nimona Recipe / Green Peas Curry - No Onion No Garlic Recipe

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Matar Ka Nimona
Green ingredients crushed

Coriander leaves - a handful

Green chillies - 4

Chopped ginger - 1 tsp

(crush to a coarse mixture)

Other ingredients

Frozen fresh peas - 1 cup

( crush to a coarse mixture, sauté in 2 tsp oil till raw smell has disappeared, keep it aside)

Cubed or cut into finger size potato - 2 medium

( add little salt and shallow fry them in oil till light brown and keep it aside)

Chopped tomato - 2 small

Salt to taste

Kashmiri red chilly powder - 3/4  tsp

Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Garam masala - 1/4 tsp

Tempering

Ghee - 1 tbsp

Jeera - 1 tsp

Red chilly - 3

Cinnamon stick - 1 small piece

Hing - 1/4 tsp

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UP Style Matar Ka Nimona
Method

Heat ghee in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.

Next add the dry masala powders and saute in low flame for a minute.

Add the tomatoes and salt fry till they are mashed well.Add the fried peas mixture and mix.

Pour needed water cover and cook for 2 minutes.Add the fried potato and simmer for a minute and switch off the stove.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with Roti!

Note:

Adding a pinch of sugar and lime juice is optional.


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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Lunch Menu

 

Bagara Rice

Apollo Fish Fry

Mutton Kurma

Apollo Fish Fry Recipe / Apollo Fish Fry / Hyderabad Style Fried Fish / Restaurant Style Apollo Fish Fry

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Apollo Fish Fry 
Ingredients for marination

Boneless fish pieces - 18

( use any fish ,today i have used Tilapia)

Salt to taste

Pepper powder - 1 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Red chilly powder - 1 tsp

Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp

Red food colour as needed (optional)

Corn flour - 1 tbsp (heaped)

Maida - 1/2 tbsp

Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp

Egg beaten - 1

( mix all above ingredients together and rest for 10 minutes)

Other ingredient

Oil to deep fry

Chopped ginger and garlic - each - 2 tsp

Sliced green chillies - 4

Curry leaves and coriander leaves few

Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp

Pepper powder - 1 tsp

Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

Red chilly paste - 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Soy sauce - 3 tsp

Curd - 1 tbsp

Lemon juice - 2 tsp

Method

Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the marinated fish in batches till golden brown on both sides. Keep it aside.

Take 2 tbsp of the fried oil in a pan add chopped ginger ,garlic,green chillies and few curry leaves and saute.

Now add the remaining ingredients one by one and sauté till the oil separated from the masala.

Switch off the stove add the fried fish pieces and toss till well combined.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately!

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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Ulli Vada / Kerala Ulli Vada / Onion Vada / Easy Ulli Vada Recipe / Kerala Onion Fritters - A Tea Time Snack

 

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Ulli Vada 

Ingredients

Medium sized onion - 2 sliced

Salt to taste

Red chilly powder - 1 tsp

Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp

Chopped ginger - 1/2 tsp

Chopped green chilies -3

Chopped curry leaves - few

Maida / All purpose flour - 3 tbsp ( heaped0

( Add more if needed)

Baking soda - a generous pinch (optional)

( I did not use)

Oil to deep fry

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Kerala Ulli Vada 

Method

Take a bowl add the sliced onions and salt,using your hand crush and press the onions for a minute.

Cover with a lid and rest for 10 minutes till the onions leave water.To this add all the other ingredients and mix well,do not add any water.Shape the mixture into small vada and deep fry in hot oil in medium high flame till crisp and brown on all sides.

Place the fried vada on a kitchen tissue for extra oil to get absorbed.

Serve hot with tea.

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Apple Halwa / Apple Ka Halwa / Easy Apple Halwa / Easy Halwa Recipes

 

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Apple Halwa

Ingredients

Sweet Apples - 4 medium size

( peel out the skin and grate )

Clean powdered jaggery - 3 tbsp

( add according to the sweetness of the apples)

Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon powder - a pinch

Fried cashew nuts and raisins in ghee - together - 2 tbsp

Ghee - 3 tbsp

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Apple Ka Halwa
Method

Heat 1 tbsp of ghee and fry the apples till raw smell has disappeared. 

Cover with a lid and in low flame cook till all the water has evaporated and dry.

Add the jaggery and keep mixing till well combined.

Add remaining ghee, cinnamon and cardamom powder and mix well.

Switch off the stove add fried nuts and raisins, mix and enjoy hot or warm!

Note

a) For extra richness Khoya can be added.

b) Sugar can be added instead of jaggery.

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Dabeli Bread Coins / Dabeli Topping On Fried Bread Bites / Dabeli Bites / Dabeli Bread Bites

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Dabeli Bread Bites
Ingredients

White bread slices - 6

( cut into bite size circles)

Oil to shallow fry - as needed

All other ingredients are same as Dabeli  recipe . Click HERE for the recipe

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Dabeli Bread Coins
Method

Shallow fry the bread till crisp and golden brown.

Arrange all the bread slices on a plate,spread the red garlic chutney then top it with potato mixture.

Garnish with chopped onion,coriander leaves, sev, pomegranate seeds and desicated coconut.

Serve immediately!

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Stuffed Zucchini Boats / Zucchini Boats Recipe / Easy Baked Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Stuffing ingredients

Ground chicken - 1 cup

Marinara sauce - 1/4 cup

Salt and Pepper powder to taste

Italian seasoning - 1/4 tsp

Chopped fresh parsley - 2 tbsp

Chilly flakes - 1 tbsp

Chopped onion - a handful

Garlic salt - as needed

Zucchini flesh chopped

Olive oil - 3 tsp

Other ingredients

Zucchini - 1 large

( trim the edges and cut into half and scoop out the flesh,use the flesh for filling)

Mozzarella cheese - as needed

Baby potatoes - 4 and garlic -2

( I cut them and roasted along with zucchini boats) - Optional

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Baked Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Method

Heat oil in a pan and fry onion, parsley and zucchini flesh till color changes. Add the ground chicken, seasoning and fry in high flame for couple minutes.

Lower the flame and add the marinara sauce, cook till the mixture thickens.switch off the stove and mix in the parsley leaves,

Grease a baking dish and arrange the zucchini boats and potatoes and garlic on the sides

Take the cooked chicken mixture and fill it inside the zucchini boats.

Sprinkle cheese and parsley on top and bake at 400 deg.F for 25 minutes or till cooked.

Serve hot!

Note:

Use your imagination to create interesting fillings

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Semiya Ven Pongal / Vermicelli Pongal Ven Pongal / Semiya Khaara Pongal / Vermicille Pongal

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Semiya Pongal

Ingredients
Roasted Semiya/Vermicille -1 cup
Yellow moongh dhal - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/ 2tsp
Salt to taste
Water - 4 cups
Crushed pepper-1/2 tsp
Crushed jeera-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-little
Cashew nut -1tbsp
Grated ginger - 1/2 tsp
Chopped green chillies - 2
Ghee-1tbsp
Oil - 2 tsp
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Vermicelli Pongal
Method
Add moongh dal to a pressure cooker and dry roast till nice aroma comes out. 
Add 2 cups of water and turmeric powder,pressure cook till its 3/4 th cooked.
Dry roast semiya till slightly colour changes. Do not over fry and burn them.
Heat ghee and oil in a pan and temper it with green chillies,ginger,crushed pepper,jeera,curry leaves and cashew nuts.Add the cooked dal and add remaining water and give a boil.
Reduce the flame and add the dry roasted semiya,cover and cook till done.
Switch off the stove add a teaspoon of ghee, mix and serve hot with any chutney you like.



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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Milagai Vadai Recipe / Dharmapuri Special Milagai Vadai / Milagai Vada Recipe

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Milagai Vadai
Ingredients

Sona masoori rice - 1/2 cup

(Do not used Idli rice)

Thur dal - 1/2 cup

Salt to taste

Dry red chillies - 5

( I used Kashmiri chilies -2 and regular chilies -3)

Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp

Cloves - 2

Cinnamon stick - a small piece

Garlic - 3

Ginger - a small piece

Diced onion - a handful

( Usually small onions are used)

Chopped curry and coriander leaves - 1 tbsp

Oil to shallow fry as needed.

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Dharmapuri Milagai Vadai
Method

Wash rice and dal and soak it in clean water along with dry red chillies for just 10 minutes. 

Do not soak more than 10 minutes then your vadas will not turn out crisp.

Take a mixi jar add fennel seeds,cloves,cinnamon,ginger,garlic and pluse once then add the drained rice,dal,red chillies,onions and grind it to a semi coarse batter. While grinding add water in intervals.

Transfer to a bowl add salt, chopped curry and coriander leaves, mix well.

The batter should be a semi thick pouring consistency. Do not add too much water and dilute.

Heat oil in a pan when hot drop a ladle of batter in the center and shallow fry till brown on all sides.

Remove from oil and serve hot with coconut chutney.

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Milagai Adai
Note:

a) This batter can be made even like Adai.

b) Use only raw rice for this recipe. Soaking time is important otherwise the vadas will not turn crisp.

c) To not add more water to the batter, they should be a semi thick pouring consistency batter.

d) Do not add more spices as they will dominate the dish.

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Kambu Dosai / Bajra Dosa / Kambhu Dosa / Pearl Millet Dosa - Millet Recipes

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Kambu Dosa
Ingredients
Kambu / Bajra / Pearl Millet - 1 cup
Idli rice - 1/2 cup
Whole urad dal with skin - 1/4 cup
Methi - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to make dosa
Method
Wash and soak bajra,rice,methi and urad dal together overnight.
Next day grind all together to a semi thick smooth batter.
Add salt mix and leave it to ferment for 8 hours.
Your batter is ready for use,heat a dosa pan when hot pour a ladle of batter and spread it.
Pour few drops of oil around the dosa once brown on one side flip the other side to cook.
Remove it on a plate and serve with any chutney you like.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Wheat Rava Pongal / Godhumai Rava Pongal / Samba Rava Pongal

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Wheat Rava Pongal
Tempering ingredients
Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Crushed whole black pepper - 1 tsp
Jeera - 3/4 tsp
Cashew nuts - 8
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Other ingredients
Wheat Rava / Godhumai Rava - 1 cup
Yellow moongh dal - 1/2 cup
Water - 5 cups
Salt to taste
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Godhumai Rava Pongal
Method
Add moongh dal to a pressure cooker and dry roast till nice aroma comes out.
Add the wheat rava and saute till its just hot.
Pour water add salt and pressure cook till soft.
Heat ghee/oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Pour the tempering into the pongal mix and serve hot with any chutney you like.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Chettinad Rangoon Puttu / Rangoon Puttu Recipe / Rava Puttu with Jaggery

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Rangoon Puttu
Ingredients

Rava/Sooji/Semolina - 1/4 cup
Water - 3/4 cup
Jaggery- 1/4 cup
( reduce if you don't want too sweet)
Ghee - 1 tbsp ( heaped)
Oil - 2 tsp
Cashew nuts - 10
Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
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Rava Puttu with Jaggery
Method
Fry cashew nuts in 1 tsp ghee till light brown & keep it aside.
In the same pan add the remaining ghee and oil add the rava and grated coconut fry it in medium low flame till colour changes & nice aroma comes.
Switch off the flame & keep it aside.
Dissolve jaggery in water filter if there are any impurities and bring it to a boil.
Pour the hot jaggery syrup into the fried rava coconut mixture, mix well to make sure there are no lumps.
Switch on the flame,cover with a lid & in very low flame cook till water has evaporated & cooked.
Now add the fried nuts and cardamom powder,mix it well till everything is well combined.
Switch off the stove & serve them warm.
Note:
a) Fry rava well otherwise your puttu will be sticky.
b)Add jaggery according to the sweetness you want.

Inspired by Revathy Shanmugam

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Pita Bread Recipe / Homemade Pita Bread / Easy Pita Bread Recipe

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Pita Bread
Ingredients

All purpose flour / Maida- 1 cup

Wheat flour - 1 cup

Salt - 1 tsp

Olive oil - 2 tbsp

Warm water - 1 cup + 1 tbsp

Sugar - 1 tbsp

Dry yeast - 1/2 tsp heaped

( all ways use good quality yeast to get the best result)

Method

Add yeast and sugar to 1 cup of warm water mix cover and rest to activate in a warm place ( till foamy).

Take a wide bowl add both the flours,oil,salt and the activated yeast mixture,gently mix with a wooden spoon.Add 1 tbsp of water if needed and using your hand knead the dough for 5 minutes till soft.

Grease a bowl with oil and place the dough,cover the dough and rest to rise for 3 hours at a warm place.

Divide the dough into equal size balls.Roll out each ball into a semi thick disc.

Cover with a wet cloth and rest for another 30 minute.

Heat a tawa when hot place the roll disc and cook on both sides till light brown and puffs up.While cooking gently press with a cloth for the pita bread to puff.

Remove from tawa and serve warm with any dip you like.

Adapted from MerryBoosters.

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Baba Ganoush

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Baba Ganoush Recipe / Lebanese Baba Ganoush Recipe / Roasted Eggplant Dip Recipe

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Baba Ganoush
Ingredients

Home grown purple eggplants - 2 medium size

( Apply oil to the eggplant,prick all sides with a fork and bake it at 400 deg.F for 40 minutes or till soft.Cool cut into half and scoop out the flesh discard the skin.If you don't have an oven then use a  grill or roast it on direct flame on stove)

Salt and pepper powder to taste

Paprika powder - 1 tsp

Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp

Chopped fresh parsley - 1 tbsp

Olive oil - 1 tbsp

Grated garlic - 3

Homemade Tahini - 2 tbsp ( add more if you like)

( Dry roast 2 tbsp of white sesame seeds till they splutter.Cool and grind with little salt and needed oil to a thick smooth paste.Store it in a clean jar in fridge.Add grape seed oil,light olive oil or canola oil )

Lemon juice - 1 tbsp

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Roasted Eggplant Dip
Method

Take a bowl add the eggplant flesh and mash it well to this add all the above ingredients and mix well till pale and well combined.Adjust seasonings according to your taste buds.

The colour of the dish depends upon the eggplant variety and the quantity of Tahini we use.

Drizzle some olive oil on top sprinkle some paprika powder and serve as a dip with vegetables of your choice or Pita bread.

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Pita Bread

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Easy No Knead Dinner Rolls / Dinner Rolls / Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe / Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls

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Dinner Rolls
Ingredients

All purpose flour / Maida - 1 & 3/4 cup

Warm milk - 1/2 cup

Dry yeast - 1/2 tsp

Salt - 1/2 tsp

Sugar - 1 & 1/2 tbsp

Soft butter - 3 tbsp

Egg - 1

Other Ingredients

Butter to grease the tray

Egg beaten - 1

( for egg wash)

Melted butter as needed

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Easy No Need Dinner Rolls
Method

Mix sugar and yeast into the warm milk,mix cover and rest the yeast to activate ( till foamy).

Take a bowl add the activated yeast mixture,egg and softened butter mix it with a fork.

Now slowly add the all purpose flour and salt, using a spoon keep mixing till you form a soft sticky dough.Transfer the dough into a greased bowl cover and rest for 3 hours or more till dough has doubled in size.

Dust the work place with very little flour place the dough and roll like a log.Cut into 5 or 6 equal size pieces.

Gently roll each piece into a ball and place it on a greased baking tray.

Cover and rest for another 1 hour for them to rise.Brush the beaten egg on top using a brush and bake them at 375 deg.F for 20 minutes or till done.Each oven is different so keep an eye.

Remove from the oven brush the top of each dinner roll with butter and serve warm.

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Friday, December 4, 2020

Puliyodharai With Cauliflower Rice / Cauliflower Puliyodarai / Tamarind Cauliflower Rice Recipe - Cauliflower Rice Recipes

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Cauliflower Puliyodharai
Ingredients

Frozen cauliflower rice - 2 cups

( cook according to the pack)

Pulikachal - as needed

Curry leaves few

Salt as needed

Method

Mix the needed pulikachal into the hot cooked cauliflower rice,add salt if needed and some fresh curry leaves.Mix till everything is well combined.

Serve hot!

Click HERE for Pulikachal recipe.

Click HERE for other Cauliflower Rice recipes.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Andhra Style Idli With Rice Rava / Idli Recipe with Idli Rava / Andhra Idli / Soft Idli Using Idli Rava

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Andhra Style Idli

Ingredients

Idli Rava - 2 cups

( soak it in water for 2 hour)

Urad dal - 1 cup ( heaped)

(wash well and soak it in water for 4 hours)

Salt to taste

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Andhra Style Idli
Method

Drain water from the urad dal add it into a wet grind or mixi,sprinkle water in intervals and grind till fluffy soft and thick batter.

Transfer into a bowl add salt,squeeze out the excess water from the rava and add to the ground dal.

Mix well cover and leave it to ferment for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.

Next day beat the batter once if too thick then add some water to get the right consistency.

Grease idli plates pour the batter into the idli plates and steam till cooked.

Serve hot with any side dish you like.

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Kumbakonam Kadappa / Kadappa Recipe / Side Dish For Idli and Dosa

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Kumbakonam Kadappa
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste

Coconut - 1/3 cup

Fennel seeds - 1 tsp

Green chillies - 4

Cashew nuts - 4

Garlic - 2

(Pour water and grind to a smooth paste)

Tempering

Oil - 1 tbsp

Mustard - 1 tsp

Urad dal - 1/4 tsp

Cinnamon - a small piece

Cloves - 1

Bay leaf - 1

Other Ingredients

Moongh dal - 1/4 cup

( dry roast till just hot pour water and pressure cook till soft)

Boiled potato - 1 medium size

( boil the potato peel the skin and mash it coarse)

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Chopped onions - 1/4 cup ( heaped)

Slit green chillies - 4

(add according to your spice level)

Curry leaves - few

Water as needed

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Kumbakonam Kadappa
Method

Heat oil in a pan and temper with above ingredients.

Add onions, green chillies and few curry leaves saute till transparent. Add salt and turmeric powder sauté till raw smell has disappeared.

Pour the cooked moongh dal,ground paste and mix for a minute.

Add water according to the consistency you want,usually this gravy should be a bit watery and spicy.

Boil for 2 to 3 minutes and switch off the stove.

Garnish with curry leaves and serve hot as side dish for Idli or Dosa.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Potato Bajji / Aloo Bajji / Urulaikilangu Bajji / Aloo Bhajia / Bajji Recipe / Teatime Snack

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Potato Bajji
Ingredients for the batter

Besan - 1 cup

Rice flour - 1/2 cup 

Salt to taste

Red chilly powder - 1 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Ajwain - 3/4 tsp

Hing - a pinch

Cooking soda - a pinch

Water as needed

Other Ingredients

Large potato - 1

( wash and peel out the skin,pat them dry.Cut into thin circles)

Oil to deep fry as needed

Method

Take a wide bowl add the batter ingredients and mix.

Pour water little by little and mix to get a semi thick batter consistency.

Do not make the batter thin ,they must resemble  like dosa batter consistency.

Heat oil in a pan when hot dip each potato slices into the batter and coat both sides well and gently drop into the oil.

Deep fry in medium high flame till light brown and crisp on both sides.

Remove from the oil and place it on kitchen tissue for excess oil to get absorbed.

Serve hot with coconut chutney.

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Bombay Chutney Recipe / Besan Chutney Recipe / Kadalai Maavu Chutney Recipe - Chutney Recipes

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Bombay Chutney
Tempering

Oil - 3 tsp

Channa dal - 1 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp

Mustard - 1/2 tsp

Jeera - 1/4 tsp

Chopped ginger - 1 tsp

Slit green chillies - 6

Curry leaves few

Hing - a pinch

Other ingredients

Besan - 1 & 1/2 tsp

( diluted in 1/2 cup water)

Water as needed

Chopped onion - a handful

Diced tomato - 1

Chopped curry and coriander leaves for garnish

Lemon juice - 1 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

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Bombay Chutney
Method

 Heat oil in a pan and temper with above ingredients.

Add onion and fry till transparent, add tomatoes,salt and turmeric powder and give a mix.

Pour needed water and give a boil,reduce flame and pour the diluted besan and in low flame cook till raw smell has disappeared. Make sure the chutney is a bit thin once cooled they will thicken.

Switch off the stove and add lemon juice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Best served hot as a side dish for Idli.Dosa or Poori.


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Monday, November 30, 2020

Idli Rava Upma / Instant Idli Rava Upma / Rice Rava Upma / Arisi Upma With Idli Rava

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Idli Rava Upma
Tempering

Coconut oil - 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Urad dal - 1/2 tsp

Channa Dal - 1/2 tsp

Jeera - 1/4 tsp

Whole black pepper - 20

Hing - 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves - few

Chopped green chillies - 4

Chopped ginger - 1/2 tsp

Other Ingredients

Idli rava - 1 cup

Water - 3 & 1/4 cups

Salt to taste

Moongh dal - 2 tsp

( soak it in water for 20 minutes)

Method

Heat oil in a pan and temper with above mentioned ingredients.Fry till they are light brown.

Pour water add salt and soaked moongh dal and give a boil,reduce the flame add the rava and mix well.

Cover with a lid and cook it in low flame till rava is well cooked.

Lastly add a teaspoon of  coconut oil mix well and switch off the stove.

Serve hot with any chutney you like.


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