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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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