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Monday, December 27, 2021

Dragon Fruit Milk Shake / Dragon Fruit Shake - Easy Milkshake Recipe

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Dragon Fruit Milkshake
Ingredients

Dragon fruit pulp - 1/2 cup

Chilled milk - 1 cup

Chopped dates - 1

(You can replace with sugar add as needed)

Method

Take a blender add all the ingredients and blend to a smooth milkshake.

Pour it into a glass and serve chill!

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Green Chilli Chutney / Pachi Mirapakaya Pachadi / Pachai Milagai Pachadi / Andhra Style Green Chilli Chutney

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Pachi Mirapakaya Pachadi
Ingredients

Slit spicy green chilies - 30

Salt to taste

Jaggery - 1/2 tsp

Thick tamarind juice - 2 tbsp

Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Chopped onions a handful

Oil - 1 tbsp

Method

Heat oil in a pan add methi seeds and cumin seeds fry till colour changes, transfer to a bowl.

In the same pan add some oil add the green chillies and salt , in low flame fry till they change colour.

Cool and add the chillies, methi, cumin, tamarind juice and jaggery into a mixi jar and grind to a coarse texture. Transfer into a bowl and add the chopped onions and mix well.

Mix with hot rice and enjoy!

Note:

If the green chilies are wet or not slit while frying be careful they may explode.

Adjust jaggery and tamarind juice according to your taste.

This pachadi is very spicy so add some sesame oil while mixing with rice.

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Pani Varagu Ven Pongal / Panivaragu Arisi Pongal / Proso Millet Pongal / Panivaragu Pongal - Millet Recipes

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Pani varagu Pongal


Tempering ingredients

Oil - 1 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Whole black pepper - 1 tsp
( I usually crush and add )
Jeera - 3/4 tsp
Cashew nuts - 8
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Chopped green chillies - 1
Curry leaves few

Other ingredients

Pani varagu arisi / Proso millet - 1 cup
Yellow moongh dal - 1/4 cup
( Today i have used split yellow moong dal with skin)
Water - 4 cups
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp




Method

Add moongh dal to a pressure cooker and dry roast till nice aroma comes out.
Add the millet and sauté till its just hot.
Pour water add salt and turmeric powder ,pressure cook till done.
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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Monday, December 13, 2021

Kadugu Kulambu Recipe / Aavala Pulusu Recipe / Mustard Gravy Recipe - A Simple Healthy Kulambu Recipe

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Kadugu Kulambu
Ingredients dry roasted and powdered

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp (heaped)

Pepper - 1 tsp

Jeera / Cumin - 1/2 tsp

Methi / Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp

( Dry roast all above ingredients till they splutter, do not over fry and burn them. Cool and dry grind to a fine powder. Keep it aside)

Other ingredients

Sesame oil - 6 tsp

Chopped onion - a handful

Chopped garlic - 6

Curry leaves few

Salt to taste

Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder - 1 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Jaggery - a pinch ( optional)

Diluted tamarind juice - 1 cup

Method

Heat oil in a pan add onion, garlic and few curry leaves add some salt and fry till onions changes its colour. Add the dry masala powders and sauté for a minute.

Pour the tamarind juice and in low flame cook till oil separates the gravy.

Add the dry roasted and powdered masala and jaggery mix well and switch off the stove.

Garnish with curry leaves and enjoy with hot plain rice.

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Red Coconut Chutney For Idli and Dosa / Red Coconut Chutney / Kerala Style Coconut Chutney - Chutney Recipe

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Kerala Red Coconut Chutney

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste

Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Red chilly powder - 3/4 cup
Kashmiri chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Small onion - 2
Ginger a very small piece
Curry leaves - 5
Tamarind - a small piece

Tempering

Coconut oil - 3 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 1
Curry leaves few
Chopped onions - 1 tsp

Method

Take a mixi jar add all the above mentioned ingredients add some water and grind to a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients. Once the onions are light brown pour the ground chutney.

Mix well till raw smell disappears, do not boil the chutney.

Switch off the stove and enjoy with Idli or Dosa.

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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Gur Papdi Recipe / Gol Papdi Recipe / Sukhdi Recipe / Gujarati Gol Papdi Recipe - A Gujarati Sweet Recipe

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Gur Papdi
Ingredients

Melted Ghee - 3/4 cup

( I used only 1/2 cup)

Wheat flour - 1 cup

Grated clean jaggery - 3/4 cup

Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp

Sliced almonds - 1 tbsp

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Gol Papdi
Method

Add ghee and wheat flour in a pan in low flame roast till nice aroma comes out and has changed its colour to light brown. Make sure the raw smell has completely disappeared . Switch off the stove and place it on a counter top.

Let this mixture cool for few seconds and add the cardamom powder and jaggery , mix well till combined.

Pour the mixture immediately into a greased tray , even the top using a spatula , sprinkle the almonds on top and press gently.

While still warm cut into desired shape and enjoy!

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Varagu Mint Sevai / Kodo Millet Mint Sevai / Millet Mint Sevai / Varagu Sevai Mint Upma / Kodo Millet Mint Upma - Millet Recipes

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Varagu Mint Sevai
Tempering

Oil - 4 tsp

Mustard - 1 tsp

Urad dal and channa dal together  - 1 tsp

Cashew nuts - 6

Curry leaves few

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste

Mint leaves and Coriander leaves together - a handful

Green chillies - 6

Ginger and garlic paste - 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

( add very little water and grind to a thick smooth paste)\

Other ingredients

Kodo millet / Varagu sevai - 1 cup ( heaped)

( cook according to the instruction on the pack and keep it aside)

Chopped onions - 1/8 cup

Lemon juice - 1 tsp

Method

Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients. Add onions and fry till colour changes.

add the ground paste and fry till oil separates the masala , reduce the flame add the cooked kodo millet sevai and gently mix till well combined.

Switch off the stove add lemon juice and few curry leaves mix and enjoy hot!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Moongil Arisi Idli Recipe / Bamboo Rice Idli Recipe - Healthy Idli Recipes

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Moongil Arisi Idli
Ingredients

Bamboo rice / Moongil Arisi - 1 cup

Idli rice - 1 cup

Urad dal with skin - 1/2 cup

Thick poha / Aval - 1/2 cup

Methi seeds / Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Method

Wash and soak bamboo rice in water for 8 hours. Soak urad dal and methi together for 8 hours. If using urad dal without skin then soak for 3 hours.

Wash and soak idli rice and aval together for 4 hours.

Using a wet grinder grind the idli rice and bamboo rice to a thick smooth batter , transfer into a bowl.

Grind urad dal and methi to a fluffy thick batter.

Pour both the batters add needed salt into a bowl and mix well till combined, cover and keep it for 8 hours or overnight to ferment.

Next day beat the batter once if the batter is very thing add some water to get the right consistency.

Grease idli plates with oil and pour a ladle of batter and steam till cooked.

Enjoy with chutney or sambar.

With the same above batter you can make Dosa and Uttapam

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Moongil Arisi Uttapam

Moongil Arisi Dosa
Moongil Arisi Dosa

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Uppudu Pindi Recipe / Rice Flour Dry Upma Recipe / Andhra Uppudu Pindi Recipe / Uppidipindi Recipe / Maha Shiva Rathri Special Recipe / Telangana Recipes

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Uppudu Pindi

Ingredients

Rice flour - 1 cup

Water - 1 cup

( do not add more water then the consistency of the upma will change)

Ghee - 2 tsp

Salt to taste

Chopped coriander and curry leaves - few

Slit green chjillies - 4

Chopped ginger - 1/2 tsp

Sliced onions - a handful

Tempering ingredients

Oil - 4 tsp

Mustard - 1/2 tsp

Urad dal and channa dal - 1 & 1/2 tsp each

Jeera - 1/4 tsp

Peanuts - 2 tsp

Red chillies - 2

Method

Take rice flour in a bowl add ghee and mix till they resemble bread crumbs. This step is important when added into the water they will not form lumps and the upma will be soft , keep it aside.

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

Add the onion, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves sauté till onions changes colour.

Pour water add salt and bring to a boil , reduce flame and slowly add the rice flour and mix briskly till they are crumbled and dry.

Cover with a lid and in low flame cook for couple minutes by mixing in between.

Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Lemon Peel Thokku Recipe / Lemon Skin Pickle / Lemon Peel Pickle / Easy Lemon Peel Pickle / Instant Lemon Peel Pickle Recipe - Pickle Recipes

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Lemon Peel Thokku
Ingredients

Lemon peel coarsely  ground - 2 cups

( do not add any water for grinding)

Green chilies coarsely crushed - 10

Red chilly powder - 3 tsp (heaped)

Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Dry roasted and powdered mustard seeds - 1 & 1/2 tsp

Dry roasted and powdered methi seeds - 1 tsp

Jaggery - a pinch

Tempering

Mustard seeds - 2 tsp

Curry leaves - few

Sesame oil - 7 tbsp

Hing - 1 tsp

Method

Heat oil in a pan and temper it with mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves , switch off the stove and add the ground lemon peel, green chillies, salt, all dry powders and jaggery.

Mix well till combined , cool and store in a clean jar in fridge.

Enjoy with  curd rice.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Gujarati Khichu Recipe / Khichu Recipe / How to make Gujarati rice khichu recipe / Gujarati Khichu

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Khichu
Ingredients

Rice flour - 1/2 cup

Water - 1 & 1/2 cups

Salt to taste

Crushed ajwain - 1/8 tsp

Jeera - 1/2 tsp

Chopped green chilies - 1

Baking soda - 1/8 tsp

Peanut oil - 2 tsp to drizzle on top of the Khichu

Pickle masala as needed to sprinkle on top

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Gujarati Khichu
Method

Pour water in a pan add the salt, green chillies, ajwain, jeera and baking soda, boil for a minute.

Reduce the flame and add the rice flour gradually and using a wooden spatula stir  till all the water is absorbed and there are no lumps and it forms a soft mixture.

Cover with a lid and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes till the mixture is cooked well and switch off the stove.

Just before serving pour peanut oil on top sprinkle pickle masala and serve hot.


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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Mappillai Samba Dosa Recipe / Mappillai Samba Arisi Dosa / The Bridegroom’s Samba Rice Dosa - Dosa Recipes

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Mappillai Samba Dosa
Ingredients

Mappillai samba rice-2 cups

Urad dal - 1/2 cup

Methi / fenugreek seeds-1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil-to make dosa.

Method

Wash & soak rice for 8 hours or overnight and urad dal and methi together for 3 hours.

Grind the rice to a smooth thick batter and transfer into a bowl. Grind urad dal to a smooth fluffy thick batter. Add salt and mix both the batters till combined. Cover and rest to ferment over night or for 8 hours.

Next day if the batter is very thick add some water & dilute.

Heat a tawa pour a ladle of batter, spread it to a thin circle, pour oil around the dosa and cook till crisp & light brown on all sides. Flip the other side and cook.

Serve with chutney or Idli Podi.

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Chettinad Poricha Kulambu Recipe / Poricha Kuzhambu Recipe / Poricha Kuzhambu Chettinad Style Recipe / Poricha Kulambu Recipe

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Chettinad Poricha Kulambu
Ingredients to grind

Urad dal - 1 & 1/2 tsp 

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp ( heaped

Red chillies - 3

Rice - 1 tsp

Grated coconut - 2 tbsp

Method

Dry roast urad dal, rice, jeera and red chillies till colour changes, switch off the stove and add the coconut mix well. Cool add water and grind to a smooth paste, keep it aside.

Tempering

Ghee - 1 tsp

Oil - 1 tsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Red chillies - 1

Curry leaves few

Hing - a pinch

( heat oil and ghee in a pan and temper with above ingredients)

Ingredients to be pressure cooked

Thur dal - 1/2 cup

Diced tomato - 1 large

Turmeric powder

( Pressure cook till tomatoes are mashed and dal is cooked but holds its shape. Do not over cook till mashed )

Other ingredients

Chopped snake gourd - 1 medium size

( Cook the snake gourd with little salt and turmeric powder)

Salt to taste

Method

Take a pan add the cooked dal, snake gourd , ground paste add salt as needed and cook in low flame for 2 to 3 minutes till combined.

Switch off the stove and pour the hot tempering into the mixture and mix.

Best serve with hot rice.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Azhagar Kovil Dosai / Azhagar Kovil Dosai Recipe / Azhagar Dosai Recipe / Black Urad Dal Dosa Recipe

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Azhagar Kovil Dosa 
Ingredients

Raw rice / Sona Masoori rice - 2 cups

Whole black urad dal with skin - 1 cup

Salt to taste

Crushed black pepper - 1 tbsp

Crushed Jeera - 1 tbsp

Chukku powder / Dry ginger powder - 1 tsp

Hing - 1/2 tsp

Ghee as needed to cook dosa

( I mixed ghee and oil together and used)

Method

Wash and soak uead dal overnight and sona masoori for 3 hours. 

Using a wet grinder or blender grind urad dal till fluffy thick batter transfer to a bowl.

Add rice and grind to a smooth thick batter by adding water little by little.

Add salt and mix both the batters together well, cover and rest it for 4 to 5 hours.

Add the chukku, pepper, cumin , hing to the fermented batter and mix well.

Usually this dosa is shallow fried but today iam cooking them little thick like uthappam.

Heat a tawa spread some ghee/oil and pour a ladle of batter and spread slightly, do not make it thin.

Pour some ghee around and cook till crisp and light brown on all sides.

Enjoy with coconut chutney.

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Handvo Recipe / How to make Gujarati Handvo / Gujarati Handvo Recipe

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Handvo
Tempering Ingredients

Oil - 3 tsp

Mustard - 1/2 tsp

Cumin 1 tsp

Sesame seeds - 2 tsp

Few curry leaves

Hing - 1/8 tsp

( Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients, keep it aside)

Ingredients for the batter

Sona masoori - 1/4 cup

Channa dal - 1/2 cup

Thur dal - 3/4 cup

Sour curd - 1/4 cup

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Sugar - 1/2 tsp

ENO - 1/4 tsp ( heaped)

Grated lauki / Bottle gourd - 1 cup

Finely chopped green chilies - 4

Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tsp

Oil - 1 tsp

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Gujarati Handvo
Method

Wash and soak the rice and dal in water for 3 hours, drain out the water, add it into a blender pour  water little by little and  grind to a semi coarse idli batter consistency.

Second method is dry grind the rice and dal using a coffer grinder to a semi fine coarse consistency. Add the lauki, salt and little water , mix well and let it soak overnight in fridge. Next day add remaining ingredients and bake.

Transfer the ground rice/dal mixture into a bowl and add all the above mentioned ingredients and half of the tempering, save the remaining tempering to pour on top of the baked handvo.

Mix quickly and pour it into a greased pan and bake at 350 deg .F for 45 minutes or till cooked and brown on top.

Each oven is different so temperature and cooking time can vary.

If you don't have an oven pour the mixture into a thick bottomed tawa and in low flame cook it on stove stove till both sides are brown and cooked.

Pour the remaining tempering on top , cool and cut into desired shape and serve with any chutney or sauce.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Paneer Ghee Roast / Mangalore Style Paneer Ghee Roast - Paneer Recipes

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Paneer Ghee Roast

Ingredients for grinding

Coriander seeds - 1 & 1/2 tsp

Whole pepper - 1 tsp

Jeera - 1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp

Kashmiri red chillies - 4

Red chillies - 2

Methi / Fenugreek seeds - less than 1/8 tsp

Cardamom -1

Cinnamon - 1 small piece

Cloves -2

Ginger and garlic paste - 1tsp 

Tamarind paste or lemon juice -2 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

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Mangalore Style Paneer Ghee Roast

Method

Dry roast above mentioned ingredients except tamarind paste,ginger & garlic paste and turmeric powder till light brown, Do not burn them.
Cool and put it into a blender add tamarind paste, salt, turmeric powder ,ginger & garlic paste.
Pour some water and grind it to a smooth thick paste. Keep it aside

Other Ingredients

Ghee - 1/4 cup

Oil - 1 tbsp

Curry & coriander leaves for garnish

Jaggery - 1/2 tsp

Chopped onion - 1/4 cup

Paneer cut into medium size cubes - 2 cups

Curd - 2 tbsp 

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Paneer Ghee Roast
Method

Add some oil and fry paneer pieces till light brown on all sides and keep it aside.

Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan add the onion and little curry leaves and fry till its light brown.

Now add the ground paste and curd in medium low flame roast till ghee separates from the masala.

Pour little water to get a semi thick consistency , lastly add the jaggery and give a stir.

Switch off the stove and garnish with curry & coriander leaves.

Best served as a side dish for Rice or Roti.

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Monday, November 15, 2021

Bhindi Do Pyaza / Easy Bhindi Do Pyaza / Dhaba Style Bhindi Do Pyaza - Easy Side Dish Recipes

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Bhindi Do Pyaza

Ingredients

Ghee - 1 tbsp
Oil - 3 tsp
Cinnamon - a small piece
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Jeera - 3/4 tsp
Crushed coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red chilies - 3

Other ingredients

Okra / Bhindi - 30
( cut into any size or shape)
Thinly sliced ginger strips - 1 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves for garnish
Chopped tomato - 1 large
( make a puree)
Chopped onion - 1/2
Onions - 1 cup cut into big cubes
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Kashmiri red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp


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Dhaba Style Bhindi do Pyaza

Method

Heat oil in a pan add the cut okra, salt fry in medium high flame till all sides are light brown,
Reduce flame and add the diced onion and sauté till its translucent, remove and keep it aside.
In the same pan add the ghee and remaining oil add the tempering ingredients and sauté.
Add the chopped onion and thinly sliced ginger strips sauté till onions are light brown.
Add the tomato puree and fry till raw smell has disappeared.
Add the dry masala powders except the garam masala saute till raw smell has disappeared.
Pour water cover and cook till gravy is semi thick. Add the fried okra and onion mix well.
Lastly add the garam masala mix. and switch off the stove.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Jeera rice or Roti.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Kinnathappam Recipe / How to make Kinnathappam / Steam Cooked Rice Cake in a plate / Easy and Instant Kinnathappam Recipe / Kerala Kinnathappam Recipe

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Kinnathappam
Ingredients

Sona masoori rice - 1/2 cup

( wash and soak it in water for 3 hours)

Semi thick coconut milk - 1 cup

( add more or less according to the consistency needed)

Sugar - 2 tbsp

( add more or less according to your taste)

Cumin - little to sprinkle on top

Salt a pinch

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Kinnathappam
Method

Drain the water from the rice add it into a blender pour coconut milk and grind to a smooth batter. Do not add water for grinding use only coconut milk.

Pour more coconut milk if needed to get a semi thick pouring batter consistency.

Add salt , sugar and mix till dissolved , grease a pan with coconut oil and pour the batter.

Sprinkle some cumin seeds on top , cover with a lid or cover with a foil and make few slits on top , steam till cooked. When inserted a knife in the middle must come out clean.

Cool slightly loosen the edges using a knife , cut into desired shape and enjoy!

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Monday, November 8, 2021

Godumai Mavu Idiyappam / Wheat Flour Idiyappam / String Hoppers With Whole Wheat Flour / Healthy Wheat Idiyappam / Idiappam Recipe

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Wheat Flour Idiyappam

Ingredients

Whole wheat flour/Godumai mavu-1 cup
(Put the wheat flour in a clean cloth , tie a knot & place it in a steamer.Steam this for 15 to 20 minutes in medium flame without whistle. Remove from the steamer & cool the flour, break it up so there are no lumps. Sieve this flour & now your wheat flour is ready to use. You can store the left over flour in fridge)
Salt to taste
Oil-1tsp
Boiling water-1 & little less than 1/4 cup

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Godumai Idiyappam

Method

Take the flour in a bowl, add salt & oil , pour the boiling water little by little and make a soft dough.
Fill some dough into the idiyappam mould and press it on a greased plate & steam it for 8 to 10 minutes in medium flame.
Cool & eat it with sugar & coconut or with any gravy you wish.

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Mapillai Samba Puttu Recipe / Bridegroom Rice Puttu - Healthy Puttu Recipe


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Mapillai Samba Puttu

Ingredients

Mapillai Samba rice / Bridegroom Rice - 1/2 cup

( wash the rice and soak it in water for at least 4 hours. Drain out the water and spread the rice on a clean towel for 15 to 20 minutes. Dry grind the wet rice to a semi coarse consistency ( sand texture).

Jaggery - 1 & 1/2 tbsp

( add more or less according to your taste, you can add sugar instead)

Salt a pinch

Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp

Fried cashew nuts in ghee - 1 tbsp

Ghee - 3 tsp

Method

Take the ground flour into a boil add a pinch of salt, sprinkle warm water little by little using your finger tips mix well.

When you hold the mixture with your fist they should hold the shape this is the right consistency.

Put the flour in a cloth fold and steam for 15 minutes or till cooked.

Transfer the puttu into a bowl and add the cardamom powder, ghee, fried nuts and coconut, mix and enjoy hot or warm.

Plain puttu can be enjoyed with Kadalai Curry too.

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Blue Tea Recipe / Sangu Poo Tea / Clitoria Tea / Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea - Healthy Drink Recipe

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Sango Poo Tea
Ingredients

Fresh or dried sangu poo/ Butterfly Pea flower - 10

Boiling water - 1 cup

Honey - 1/2 tsp

Lime juice - 1/4 tsp

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Sangu Poo Decoction
Method

Take the flowers in a bowl add the boiling water, cover and leave it for 5 minutes.

Filter and add honey and lemon juice, drink warm or add ice cubes and drink like a cold lemonade.

Medicinal benifits

Cures problems like diabetes, heart related issues, hair loss, anxiety, mensural problems, etc. If you have other health issues consult a doctor before consuming.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Mustard Rice Recipe / Kadugu Sadam Recipe / Coconut Mustard Rice - Variety Rice Recipes / Quick Lunch Box Recipes

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Mustard Rice

Tempering ingredients

Sesame oil - 1 & 1/2 tbsp

Mustard - 1/2 tsp

Channa dal and Urad dal - each 1 tsp

Peanuts - 2 tbsp

Red chillies - 1

Curry leaves few

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste

Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

Mustard seeds - 1 & 1/2 tsp

Red chillies - 2

Kashmiri chillies - 2

Jaggery - 1 tsp 

Tamarind - a tiny piece

Salt to taste

Other ingredients

Cooked rice ( grains seperated) - as needed

Curry leaves few for garnish

Method

Heat oil in a pan and temper with above ingredients.

Add the ground paste and sauté till oil separates the masala, reduce the flame and add the rice mix well till combined

Switch off the flame and garnish with curry leaves and serve hot.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Pudalangai Thokku Recipe / Snake Gourd Thokku Recipe - Simple Side Dish

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Pudalangai Thokku
Ingredients for tempering

Oil - 1 & 1/2 tbsp

Mustard - 1 tsp

Urad dal - 1/2 tsp

Jeera - 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves few

Other ingredients

Finely chopped snake gourd - 1 & 1/2 cups

Chopped onion - 1/4 cup

Chopped tomato - 1 large

Chopped garlic - 6

Chopped green chillies - 2

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Red chilly powder - 1 tsp

Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp

Garam masala - 1/2 tsp

Chopped coriander leaves for garnish

Method

Heat oil and temper with above ingredients.

Add onion, garlic and green chillies till light brown then add the tomato and snake gourd and saute till tomatoes are mashed well.

Add the dry masala powders and fry for a minute, pour some water cover and cook till vegetable is cooked and oil separates the masala.

Switch off the stove garnish with coriander leaves. Best served as a side dish for rice or roti.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Brown Sugar Kesari / Nattu Sarkarai Kesari / Kesari with Brown Sugar / Nattu Sakkarai Kesari - Easy Kesari Recipe

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Brown Sugar Kesari

Ingredients

Rava /Sooji/Semolina - 1/2 cup

Water - 1 & 1/2 cups

Nattu sakkarai / Brown Sugar - 3/4 cup

( add more or less according to your taste

Ghee - 1/4 cup

( add more or less)

Chopped cashew nuts - 1 tsp

Raisins -1tsp

Cardamom powder -1/4 tsp

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Nattu Sakkarai Kesari
Method

Fry nuts & raisins in 1/2 tsp of ghee till light brown & keep it aside.

In the same pan add the ghee & rava , fry it in medium low flame till colour changes & nice aroma comes. Switch off the flame & keep it aside.

Boil water and pour this into the rava. Mix well to make sure there are no lumps.

Switch on the stove ,cover & in very low flame cook till water has evaporated & rava is cooked.

Now add the brown sugar and ghee if needed and mix it well till everything is well combined and kesari leaves the sides of the pan.

Switch off the stove add nuts & cardamom powder, mix & serve them hot or warm.

Note:

a) Fry rava well otherwise your kesari will be sticky.



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Monday, October 11, 2021

Dalgona Candy Recipe / Squid Game Dalgona Recipe / Korean Honeycomb Recipe / Korean Sugar Sponge Candy

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Dalgona Candy
Ingredients

White sugar - 1 tbsp

Baking soda / Cooking soda - 3 pinches

( I added only 2 pinches)

Oil to grease the baking sheet and cookie cutter 

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Squid game Dalgona Candy
Method

Grease the baking sheet and cookie cutter with oil and keep it ready.

Add sugar into a round deep ladle using a wooden chopstick keep mixing till they melt and changes to light honey colour syrup. Do not caramelize till dark they will turn bitter. Switch off the stove.

This syrup will be too hot so handle careful and avoid touching with your fingers.

Add the baking soda and mix quickly till they form foamy.

Pour it immediately on the greased baking sheet and insert a candy stick and gently press with a plate on top for a second and remove.

Press the cookie cutter in the middle to give a print , I used a metal bottle cap.

Do not cut it till the end. I used a small toothpick pricked and removed the edges to hold the shape (this step is optional)

Enjoy.

For Dalgona Coffe Recipe click HERE

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Jam Badam Wontons / Fried Sweet Wontons / Jam wontons / An Easy Sweet Recipe

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Jam Wontons

Yeilds: 25 wontons

Ingredients

Vegetarian wonton wraps - 25
Oil to deep fry

Filling ingredients

Powdered almond/badam - 1/4 cup
Desiccated coconut powder1 tbsp heaped
Crushed cardamom -5
Mixed fruit jam - 3 tbsp
( use any jam flavor you like )
Dry milk powder - 1 cup
Milk - 3 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp

Method

Take a non stick pan add the jam, milk and milk powder in low flame keep cooking till it has thickened.

Now add the desiccated coconut and almond powder mix till everything is combined.

Add the cardamom powder and ghee mix it well till it leaves the sides of the pan.

Switch off the stove and cool the mixture.

Take a wonton wrap place 1/2 tsp of the filling in the middle, apply water to the sides of the wrap.

Bring the edges together and seal them well by pressing with your fingers or a fork.

Heat oil in a pan in medium high flame deep fry these wontons till crisp and brown on both sides.

Serve them warm.

Note;

a) Using these wonton wrap any kind of filling can be made ( sweet or spicy).

b) Sweetness was perfect for our family if you want it more sweet then add 1 or 2 tsps extra jam.
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Raw Banana Podimas / Vazhakkai Milagu Podimas / Valaikkai Milagu Poriyal / Raw Banana Pepper Fry

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Vazhakkai Milagu Podimas 
Ingredients dry roasted and powdered

Black pepper - 1 tsp

Jeera - 1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp

Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp

Thur dal - 1 tsp

( Dry roast till colour changes,cool and grind to a semi coarse powder)

Other Ingredients

Raw banana / Vazhakkai - 1 large

( steam with the skin till cooked then peel off the skin and grate ,keep it aside)

Chopped onion - a handful

Slit green chilies - 4

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves few

Oil - 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Method

Heat oil in a pan temper with mustard seeds.

Add chopped onions, curry leaves and green chilies sauté till color changes.

Add the steamed grated raw banana,salt and turmeric powder, gently mix till well combined.

Lastly add the ground spice powder and toss well.Switch off the store garnish with coriander leaves.

Best served as a side dish with rice.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Nethili Karuvadu Chammanthi /Netholi Chammanthi / Dried Anchovies Chammanthi / Netholi Karivadu Chammanthi / Unakkameen Chammanthi / Dry Fish Chutney Powder / Dry Fish Chammanthi

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Nethili Karuvadu Chammanthi
Ingredients

Dry Anchovies / Nethili karuvadu - 1 cup

( soak them in warm water for 10 minutes, this way they will soften and any sand will be removed from the fish, squeeze out and keep it aside)

Grated coconut - 1/2 cup

Small onions - 4 to 5

Curry leaves - one sprig

Tamarind a tiny piece

Salt to taste

Fried dry red chillies - 2

Red chilly powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp

( add more or less according to your spice level)

Coconut oil - 2 tbsp

Method

Take a mixi jar add all the above ingredients and pulse to a coarse mixture.

Heat coconut oil and add the ground mixture and in low flame fry till the mixture is dry, light brown and raw smell has disappeared.

Switch off the stove and mix the chutney with hot rice and enjoy.

Store it in fridge in a glass jar.

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Sambaram Recipe / Kerala Style Buttermilk / Kerala Style Spiced Buttermilk Recipe / Kerala Sambaram Recipe / Moru Vellam Recipe / Pacha Moru Recipe

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Sambaram
Ingredients crushed to a coarse paste

Small onions - 3

Green chillies - 2

Coriander leaves chopped - 1 tbsp

Curry leaves - few

Ginger - 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Other ingredients

Thick sour curd - 2 cups

Water as needed to dilute

Method

Whisk the curd till smooth add water and the ground paste.

Mix well and rest for 10 minutes , do not filter and serve cold.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Panchmel Dal Recipe / Rajasthani Panchratna Dal Recipe / Pancharangi Dal Recipe - Dal Recipes

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Panchmel Dal
Tempering

Ghee - 3 tsp

Red chilly - 1

Jeera - 1/2 tsp

Hing - a generous pinch

Chopped garlic - 1

Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp

( heat ghee in a pan and temper it above ingredients, pour the hot tempering into the dal and mix)

Ingredients pressure cooked till soft

Moongh dal - 1 tbsp

Channa dal - 1 tbsp

Thur dal - 1 tbsp

Urad dal with skin - 1 tbsp

Masoor dal - 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Water as needed to cook the dal

( Wash all the dals together and soak them for 30 minutes. Pressure cook along with salt and turmeric powder till soft)

Other ingredients

Chopped onion - 1/2

Chopped tomato - 1 big

Chopped coriander leaves for garnish

Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp

Ghee - 1 tbsp

Oil - 1 tbsp

Black cardamom - 1, Bay leaf - 1 , Jeera - 1 tsp , Cloves - 3 , Red chilly - 1 ( whole spices)

Crushed kastoori methi - 1 tsp

Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp

Coriander - powder - 1 tsp

Jeera powder - 3/4 tsp

Garam masala - 1/2 tsp

Method

Heat ghee and oil in a pan add the whole spices then add the onions anf fry till colour changes.

Add the ginger garlic paste and tomato fry till tomatoes are soft.

Add the dry masala powders , salt and kastoori methi, saute till raw smell as disappeared.

Pour the cooked dal and give a boil till thick and well combined, switch off the stove and add coriander leaves.

Pour the hot tempering on top of the dal mix and serve with rice or roti.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Hariyali Fish / Hariyali FishTikka / Fish Hariyali Tikka Recipe / Fish Hariyali Tikka in Air Fryer - Air Fryer Recipes

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Hariyali Fish
Ingredients ground to a thick paste

Mint leaves - a handful

Coriander leaves - a handful

Lemon juice  - 1 tsp

Green chillies - 6

( grind above ingredients to a smooth thick paste)

Ingredients for marination

Tilapia fish fillets - 2

( cut into medium size pieces)

Salt to taste

Pepper powder - 1 tsp

Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Black salt - 1/8 tsp

Garam masala - 3/4 tsp

Lemon juice - 1 tsp

Jeera powder - 1 tsp

Curd - 2 tbsp

Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tsp

Besan - 2 tsp

Oil - 1 tbsp

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Hariyali Fish Tikka
Method

Take a wide plate add the ground paste , marination ingredients and the fish. Apply the whole masala to all sides of the fish pieces. Make sure they are well coated both sides. Rest them for 30 minutes.

Line an aluminum foil on the air fryer base plate and spray some oil arrange the fish pieces and roast at 350. deg till cooked. In between turn the fish and spray some oil and cook till light brown.

Serve with mint chutney!

Note:

Each air fryer is different so temperature and cooking time may vary.

You can also make this on a tawa.

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Ragi Semiya Payasam Recipe / Ragi Vermicelli Payasam / Ragi Vermicelli Kheer - Payasam Recipes

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Ragi Semiya Payasam
Ingredients

Cooked ragi semiya - 1/2 cup

( Cook according to the instruction given in the packet)

Milk - 3 cups

Brown sugar, white sugar or jaggery - 3 tbsp

( add more or less according to your taste)

Nuts fried in ghee - 2 tbsp

( I used cashew nuts , raisins and sara paruppu )

Desiccated coconut  or fresh coconut fried till brown in ghee - 1 tbsp

Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp

Method

Boil milk till it is reduced to 2 cups now add the brown sugar, cooked ragi semiya , cardamom powder , nuts and coconut. Give a boil till combined and switch off the stove.

If you want a thin payasam then increase the milk quantity.

Serve hot.

Notes:

1. Once jaggery is added do not boil too much there are chances to curdle. Make sure there are no impurities in the jaggery.

2. Do not over cook the ragi otherwise they will turn sticky.

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