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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Broccoli Keerai Chutney / Keerai Chutney Recipe

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Broccoli Keerai Chutney
Ingredients

Oil - 1 tsp

Broccoli leaf - 1 large

( remove vein and chop finely)

Chopped onion - a handful

Garlic - 4

Green chillies - 5

Salt to taste

Tempering

Sesame oil - 2 tsp

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp

Jeera - 1/4 tsp

Red chillies - 3

Curry leaves few

Hing - 1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder - a generous pinch

Crushed garlic - 1

Method

Heat oil in a pan saute onion,garlic,green chiilies and broccoli leaves till the leaves shrink.Do not over cook and loose the nutrients.

Cool the mixture add salt and grind to a semi smooth paste,transfer into a bowl.

Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients and pour the hot tempering on top of the ground mixture and mix.

Best mix with hot rice and enjoy!

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Sweet Potato Kheer / Sweet Potato Payasam Recipe / Sakkarai Valli Kizhangu Payasam - Easy Kheer Recipes

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Sweet Potato Kheer
Ingredients

Sweet potato boiled and mashed - 1 cup

Whole milk - 4 cups

Sugar - 1 tbsp

( Add according to the sweetness of the sweet potato)

Fried cashew nuts in ghee - 1 tbsp

Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp

Crushed saffron strings - a generous pinch

Method

Bring the milk to a boil reduce the stove and add the mashed sweet potato and sugar.

Quickly mix well and cook in low flame for few minutes or till the consistency you want.

 Switch off the stove add the fried nuts , saffron and cardamom powder mix and serve hot!

Note:

a) Add nuts of your choice and any colour sweet potato can be used.

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Almond Gulkand Rolls Recipe / Gulkand Roll Recipe / Badam Gulkandh Roll - Diwali Sweet Recipes

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Almond Gulkand Roll
Ingredients
Almond flour - 3/4 cup
( I used store bought almond flour from Costco)
or (If you don't have store bought almond flour then soak almonds in hot water for 30 minutes.Peel the skin and pat it dry.Then dry grind to a fine powder and its ready to use)
Milk powder - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - a generous pinch
Ghee - 1 tsp + Extra few drops of ghee to grease plastic sheet and your palm
Gulkand as needed
( Store bought or homemade,click HERE for Gulkand recipe)
Method
Take sugar and water in a non stick pan bring it to a boil.
Once the sugar reaches to one string consistency( this process will not take too long) lower the flame and add the almond flour,milk powder and cardamom powder.
Keep mixing till it comes to a soft ball.Do not over cook then your mixture will become dry.
Switch off the stove and add 1 tsp ghee and mix.
Once its warm to handle slightly knead with your greased palm to get a soft dough.
Take a greased plastic sheet and spread this mixture using a rolling pin to a semi thick sheet.
Place gulkand on top of the almond sheet and roll it to form a log.
Keep it in fridge for 10 minutes and cut into thin slices.
If you want to make ladoos then take a small portion of almond mixture fill it up with little gulkand and roll it into balls
Your Gulkand roll is ready to serve!

Note:
a) You can also use some nuts in your filling.
b) If you don't have store bought almond powder then soak almonds in hot water for 30 minutes.Peel the skin and pat it dry.Then dry grind to a fine powder and its ready to use.
c) Do not over cook the mixture till its dry.
d) If mixtures turn dry add few drop of milk.

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Ragi Sarva Pindi / Ragi Pindi Sarva Pindi / Sarvapindi /Tapala Pindi

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Ragi Sarvapindi
Ingredients
Ragi flour - 1 cup
Chopped drumstick leaves - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Crushed peanuts - 1/4 cup
Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp ( optional)
Chopped green chillies - 2
Chopped onion - 1 tbsp
Ginger/garlic paste - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Soaked yellow moongh dal - 3 tsp
Oil to cook
Method
Take a bowl add all the above ingredients and mix.
Pour water little by little to form a soft dough.Divide the portion into 6 balls.
Heat an iron tawa wet your fingers take a ball and press it directly into the tawa and with wet fingers spread it into semi thick disc.Make some holes and pour some oil around and inside the holes.
If you are a beginner then take a plastic sheet apply some oil and press the ball to a semi thick disc and gently lift it from the sheet and place it in the tawa.
In low flame cook till crisp at the bottom,gently flip the other side and cook.
Remove it to a plate and enjoy this hot crispy snack with tea,

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Attukal Soup Recipe / Mutton Leg Soup / Lamb Trotters Stew - Soup Recipes

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Attukal Soup
Ingredients to be pressure cooked

Mutton legs chopped - 2

Whole black pepper - 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Fennel powder - 1/4 tsp

Chopped ginger - 1 tsp

Chopped garlic - 10

Curry leaves few

Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Water as needed

( I used 5 cups water)

Chopped onions - a handful

Tomato chopped - 1 small ( optional)

Sesame oil - 1 tsp

Other ingredients

Crushed pepper powder to taste

Mint leaves chopped - 6

Coriander leaves chopped few

Curry leaves - few

Method

Heat oil in a pressure cooker saute onion,ginger,garlic,few curry leaves tomato till colour changes.

Add the mutton legs and saute till the legs are slightly roasted.

Add the salt,whole pepper,jeera powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder and fennel powder,pour needed water and pressure cook till one whistle and simmer for 30 minutes and Switch off the stove.

Add pepper powder,mint,curry and coriander leaves and serve hot!

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Coriander Prawn Curry / Coriander Prawns / Shrimp Coriander Leaves Curry


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Coriander Prawn Curry
Ingredients  ground to a smooth paste
Ginger & Garlic paste - 1tsp
Fresh coriander leaves - a small bunch
Cashew nuts - 6
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
( grind to a fine paste)
Ingredients to marinate
Shrimp / prawns - 1 & 1/2 cups
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
( Marinate the shrimp with above ingredients for 15 minutes)
Other ingredients
Chopped onions - 1/2 
Chopped tomato-1 small
Chopped coriander leaves few
Lime juice - 1/2 tsp
Ingredients for tempering
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cinnamon stick - a small piece
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Bay leaf - 1
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Shrimp Coriander Curry
Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Add chopped onions and fry till color changes, next add the chopped tomatoes and sauté till tomatoes are mashed.
Add the ground paste and saute till oil separates the pan.
Add the marinated shrimp and fry till well combined.
Pour little water cover and in low flame cook till the gravy is thick and shrimps are cooked.
Switch off the stove add lemon juice and garnish with fresh coriander leaves .
Best served with roti or rice.


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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Ragi Ladoo / Finger Millets Ladoo / Millets Ladoo / Ragi Ladoo With Jaggery / Ragi Sesame Ladoo - Healthy Easy Ladoo Recipes

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Ragi Ladoo
Yields: 22 ladoos
Ingredients

Ragi flour / Finger Millets Flour - 1 & 1/4 cup

Powdered jaggery - 1 cup

( make sure its clean with no impurities, add more or less according to your taste)

Melted ghee - 3/4 cup

( add more or less or as needed for binding)

Roasted chopped cashew nuts in ghee - 20

(or  add any nuts of your choice)

Roasted white sesame seeds - 3 tsp ( heaped)

Cardamom powder - 3/4 tsp

Method

Heat 1/2 cup of ghee in a pan add ragi flour and roast in low flame till raw smell has completely disappeared.

Switch off the stove and add the powdered jaggery, sesame seeds,cardamom powder and cashew nuts mix well.While still warm add remaining ghee if needed little by little to form tight balls.

Enjoy!

Note:

a) Instead of jaggery powdered sugar can be added. Make sure your jaggery is clean without any impurities.

b) Instead of sesame seeds you can add  roasted and coarsely powdered ground nuts.

c) Add ghee little by little to form balls,do not add the whole ghee at once.

d) Make sure Ragi flour is well roasted otherwise ladoos will have a raw smell and taste.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Kambu Pongal / Pearl Millets Pongal / Kambu Ven Pongal / Bajra Pongal /Millets Pongal

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Kambu Pongal
Tempering ingredients

Oil - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Crushed pepper - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Cashew nuts - 8
Chopped green chillies - 2
Grated ginger - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves few
Other ingredients
Kambu / Pearl millet - 1 cup
(pulse once to break the millets into half)
Yellow moongh dal -  1/2 cup
Water - 4 cups
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Method
Dry roast kambu till colour changes keep it aside.In the same pan dry roast moongh dal till hot and slightly changes its colour.
Add the roasted kambu and moongh dal into a pressure cooker.
Pour water add salt,ginger 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, February 8, 2021

Vadagam Chutney Recipe / Thalippu Vadagam Chutney / Vadavam Chutney- Easy Chutney Recipe

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Vadagam Chutney
Ingredients
Vadagam/Vadavam - 1 tbsp heaped
( For vadagam recipe click HERE)
Coconut - 1/4 cup heaped
Red chillies - 3
Tamarind - a small piece
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan and fry the vadam till its light brown .
Now add the red chillies and tamarind fry for a minute.
Switch off the stove add coconut and salt.
Cool and grind to a smooth paste
Best served with Idli or Dosa

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Aval Egg Puttu / Poha Egg Puttu / A Quick Breakfast Recipe Egg Aval Puttu

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Aval Egg Puttu
Ingredients

Egg - 2

Red Poha / Aval - 1 cup

( You can use any colour poha but thick variety is better. Rinse once in water and put it into a strainer to remove excess water)

Chopped onions - a handful

Chopped curry and curry leaves - few

Chopped green chilies - 2

Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp

Oil - 1 tbsp

Mustard - 1/2 tsp

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Poha Egg Puttu
Method

Heat oil in a pan temper it with mustard seeds.

Add onions,green chilies and few curry leaves sauté till onions slightly changes its color.

Add the turmeric powder,salt,red chilly powder and break the eggs into it, quickly scramble them.

Add the washed poha and in low flame mix till everything is well combined.

Lastly add pepper powder, coriander and curry leaves, mix.

Switch off the stove and serve hot.


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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Malai Chum Chum / Bengali Malai Chumchum / Chomchom / Chamcham / Bengali Sweets

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Malai Chum Chum
Ingredients to make Paneer/Indian cottage cheese (You will get 12 Malai Chum Chums )
Whole milk - 8 cups
White vinegar - 2 tbsp ( add if needed more)
( You can also add lemon juice or sour curd to curdle the milk)

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Malai Chum Chum
Method
Boil the milk in a deep heavy bottom vessel.
When the milk rises to the top,lower the flame.Immediately add the vinegar,stir it with a ladle.
The milk will break & curdle.Boil it for a minute,you will see the panner has separated from the water.Switch off the stove.
Place a clean muslin cloth on a strainer & pour the curdled milk on the cloth.
Rinse this panner once in cold water to get rid of the sour taste of the vinegar.
Wait till all the water has drained out.Tie the cloth tightly and hang it.
Leave it for 1 hours till the water is out from the paneer.

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Malai Chum Chum
Now your homemade panner is ready to make chum chum.Place this paneer on a clean surface or on a plate,using your palm knead it for 15 minutes to a smooth soft dough.divide this in 12 balls and roll it into oval shape.
Ingredients for Syrup
White sugar - 2 cups
( Today i have used turbinado raw sugar so the syrup looks little brown)
Water - 6 cups
Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp
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Malai Chum Chum
Method
Dissolve the sugar in water add some cardamom powder and bring it to boil.
Lower the heat to medium high flame and slowly drop the oval shaped paneer rolls into the syrup.
Cover it with a lid and boil for 30 minutes ,do not mix the chum chums they may break as they are too soft to handle when hot.
Switch off the stove and let it cool.When serving slightly squeeze out the syrup from the chum chum and add it to the prepared malai.
Ingredients for the Malai / Milk mixture
Whole milk - 2 & 1/2 cups
Dry milk powder - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - a generous pinch
Sugar - 1 tbsp ( add if you want it more sweeter)
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Malai Chum Chum
Method
Dissolve milk powder in 1/2 cup of milk,keep it aside.
Boil 2 cups of milk in a heavy bottom vessel and reduce,now add the diluted milk powder and reduce it to the consistency you need.Keep mixing to avoid burning.
Add the cardamom powder and sugar cook for a minute and switch off the stove.
Other ingredients
Powdered pistachio- 1 tbsp
Cherries for decoration
Rose essence few drops ( optional)
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Malai Chum Chum
Assembling
Take a square glass tray pour the malai place the chum chum,sprinkle the powdered pistachios and place cherry on top.Keep it in refrigerator for 1 hour and serve them cold.

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Malai Chum Chum
Note:
a) You can use the whey water to any gravy or for kneading chapathi dough
b) To curdle the milk you can also use curd or lemon juice.
c) Make sure you rinse the paneer to remove the sourness before you tie the cloth.
d) Always use only whole milk with full fat.
e) If vinegar/lime juice is added before milk is boiled then your paneer will break.always make sure they are added to boiling milk.
f) For extra richness cream and condensed milk can be added to the milk.


You will get 12 Malai Chum Chums

Check out for Rasmai recipe HERE
Check out for Chum Chum recipe HERE
Check out of Instant Bread Rasmai recipe HERE
Check out for Rasgulla recipe HERE

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