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Friday, May 13, 2022

Neem Flower And Brinjal Fry Recipe / Nimba Kadha Bhaja Recipe / Stir-Fried Neem Bud with Eggplant

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Neem Flower And Brinjal Fry 

Ingredients

Fresh neem flowers - a handful

( Do not add too much then the dish will be very bitter)

Green medium size brinjals  -3 cut into small cubes

( any colour brinjal is fine)

Chopped onion - a handful

Crushed garlic - 2

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp

Sugar - 1 tsp

Chopped coriander and curry leaves for garnish

Tempering

Oil - 6 tsp

Mustard - 1 tsp

Jeera - 1/2 tsp

Method

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

Add onion, garlic and brinjal sauté in low flame till light brown. Add the washed neem flowers and give a nice stir.

Add ,salt , red chilly powder and turmeric powder, fry for a minute, sprinkle very little water cover and cook till raw smell has completely disappeared.
Lastly add the sugar, curry and coriander leaves, mix well and switch off the stove.
Serve them with hot rice.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Chilli Garlic Mushrooms / Spicy Chilli Garlic Mushroom / Indo Chinese Recipe

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Chilli Garlic Mushroom

Ingredients for batter

Mushroom slices - 1 & 1/2 cups

Salt and pepper powder to taste

Ginger /garlic paste - 1/4 tsp

All purpose flour/Maida - 3 tsp heaped

Corn starch/Corn flour - 3 tsp heaped


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Chilli Garlic Mushroom
( Mix all ingredients together,sprinkle very little water for the batter to coat the mushrooms,then deep fry or shallow fry in oil.)

Other ingredients

Diced onion - 2 cups

Diced coloured bell peppers/capsicum - 1 cup

Chopped garlic - 6

Chopped spring onions - 1/4 cup

Chopped fresh green or red chilly - 2

Salt and pepper to taste

Soy sauce - 2 tbsp

Tomato ketchup - 1/4 cup

Chilli oil - 2 tsp

( I used my homemade Chilli oil, for recipe click HERE )

Vinegar - 1 tsp

Corn starch/corn flour - 1 tsp (diluted in some water )

Oil to deep fry/shallow fry mushrooms as needed

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Chilli Garlic Mushroom

Method

Heat oil in a pan add the chopped garlic saute till light brown,now add the diced onion and coloured capsicum in high flame saute them.
Now add the seasonings,soy sauce,vinegar and ketchup give a nice mix.
Lastly add the fried mushrooms.

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Chilli Garlic Mushroom

Toss everything well add the diluted corn starch mixture and mix till everything is well combined.
Garnish with chopped spring onions and best served with fried rice.

Note:

a) Always cook Indo chinese recipes in high flame.
b) You can deep fry or shallow fry the mushrooms.If you are calorie conscious do not add any batter just add plain mushrooms.
c) You can make this recipe even with cauliflower,prawn,chicken or fish.
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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Carrot Kesari Recipe / Carrot Kesari Bath Recipe / Carrot Sheera Recipe

 

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Carrot Kesari 

Ingredients

Rava / Sooji /Semolina - 1/2 cup

Chopped carrot - 1 cup

( grind it to a semi fine paste, add 1 tbsp of ghee and fry till raw smell has disappeared completely or fry the carrot paste it ghee add some water and pressure cook till soft .)

Boiling water - 1 & 1/2 cups

Sugar - 1 cup

( add more or less according to the sweetness of the carrot)

Ghee - 1/4 cup

( add more or less)

Chopped cashew nuts - 1 tsp

Raisins -1tsp

Cardamom powder -1/4 tsp

Saffron strings few for garnish

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. Add the fried carrot paste and give a nice mix. Switch off the flame & keep it aside.

Boil water and pour this into the rava carrot mixture. 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 sugar and ghee mix it well till everything is well combined and kesari leaves the sides of the pan.

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

Note:

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

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Rumali Roti Recipe / Roomali Roti Recipe / Indian Bread Recipe - How to Make Rumali Roti at Home

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Rumali Roti
Ingredients

All purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup

Wheat flour - 1/4 cup

Salt to taste

Warm milk as needed for kneading the dough

Oil - 1 tsp

Salt diluted in some water - 2 tsp ( to sprinkle on the tawa)

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Roomali Roti
Method

Take a bowl add the flours, salt and oil, pour warm milk and form into a soft smooth dough. Cover and rest for 5 minutes. Divide the dough into equal size balls.

Dust the ball with some flour and roll it out into a very thin and transparent roti.

Heat an iron tawa when hot sprinkle some salt water and place the rolled roti on top, wait till you see small bubbles on the roti.

Gently press evenly and flip the roti, press again for few seconds and remove. Do not cook too much on the tawa as they will become hard.

Fold the roti immediately into a triangle applying butter or ghee is optional, serve hot with any gravy.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Grilled Tofu Recipe / Chinese Style Grilled Tofu / Easy Tofu Recipes

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Grilled Tofu
Ingredients for marination

Firm Tofu slices - 8 slices

( press the tofu well using a tofu press or place a cutting board or a plate on top of the tofu, put something heavy on top of the cutting board to remove excess water and then slice them)

Salt to taste

Tomato ketchup - 2 tbsp (heaped)

Oyster sauce - 1 tbsp

Soy sauce - 1 tbsp

Rice vinegar - 1/2 tbsp

Maple syrup - 1 tbsp

Brown sugar - 1 tsp

Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tsp

Sriracha sauce or Red chilly sauce - 1 tbsp

Sesame oil - 2 tsp

( You can adjust the sauces according to your taste)

Sesame seeds as needed to sprinkle on top

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Grilled Chinese Tofu
Method

Mix all the above ingredients except the sesame seeds together , apply the mixture to both sides of the tofu slices.

Rest it for 10 minutes, place an aluminum foil inside a baking tray and spray some oil.

Arrange all the marinated tofu slices and broil in low till one side is light brown.

Gently flip the other side sprinkle some sesame seeds on top, spray some oil and broil again in low till cooked and light brown.

If you don't have an oven you can directly grill it on a pan with some oil.

Remove from the oven and serve hot as an appetizer.

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Saggu Java Recipe / Sago Butter Milk Drink Recipe / Saggu Biyyam Java Recipe - Easy Summer Drinks

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Saggu Java
Ingredients

Sabudhana / Saggu biyyam / Sago - 1/4 cup

(use the white big variety not the nylon one, wash twice and soak it in water for 3 hours)

Water - 2 cups or more

Salt as needed

Curd or thick buttermilk as needed

Method

Boil water in a pan add the soaked sago and in medium low flame cook till the sago is transparent and soft.

Switch off the stove let the sago cool completely.

Add needed salt , curd and water as needed to dilute, mix well and serve.

Best summer drink to beat the heat.

Variation

Some add milk, cardamom powder and sugar instead of salt and curd.

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Tuscan Fish Recipe / Creamy Tuscan Fish Recipe / Tuscany Fish with Sun Dried Tomatoes / Tuscan Seafood Dishes

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Tuscan Fish with Sun Dried Tomatoes
Ingredients

Fish fillets - 4 fillets

( salmon will be a best choice for this recipe)

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil - 2 tsp

Butter - 2 tbsp

Chopped onion - 1 small

Chopped garlic - 6

Chopped baby spinach - 2 cup

All purpose flour - 1 tsp

Milk - 3 cups

( you can add half and half and some cream to give a rich taste)

Vegetable broth - 1/2 cup

Sun dried tomatoes - 1/2 cup

( you can replace with fresh cherry tomatoes cut into halves)

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Tuscan Seafood 
Ingredients for garnish

Chopped basil - 8 to 10 leaves

Parmesan cheese - 1 tbsp

Lemon juice - 2 tsp

Chilly flakes - 1 tsp

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Tuscan Fish
Method

Apply salt and pepper to both sides of the fish fillets and rest for 5 minutes, heat some olive oil in a pan and fry the fish till both sides are slightly brown. keep it aside.

Heat some butter in the same pan fry onion and garlic till colour changes. Add the sun dried tomatoes, spinach, salt and pepper to taste. Sauté till the spinach shrinks.

Add the flour and mix till raw smell has disappeared, lower the flame and add the milk and the broth cook till the sauce becomes thick.

Arrange all the fried fish and gently mix till combined, switch off the stove.

Sprinkle the cheese, red chilly flakes, chopped basil leaves and the lemon juice on top.

Enjoy hot with any pasta.

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Monday, April 25, 2022

Guyanese Roti Recipe / Guyanese Paratha Roti Recipe / Easy Guyanese Oil Roti / Guyanese Paratha Recipe / Oil Roti Recipe - An Indo-Caribbean Flat Bread

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Guyanese Roti
Yields: 5 parathas

Ingredients

All purpose flour / Maida - 3 cups

Salt to taste

Baking powder - 1 tsp

Oil - 2 tsp

Warm water as needed to knead the dough

Other ingredients

Oil to cook as needed

Method

In a bowl add flour, oil, salt and baking powder mix using your fingers.

Pour warm water slowly and gently knead to a soft semi sticky dough. Do not give pressure while kneading then your paratha will be hard. The dough should not be hard like a chapathi dough.

Cover the dough with a cloth and rest it for 10 minutes. Divide the dough into equal size balls ( about 6 balls).

Dust the kitchen counter with the flour and roll out each ball to a semi thick disc, apply oil generously on top of the paratha and sprinkle some flour evenly.

Make a slit from the center to the edge and start rolling the dough from one corner to the other end to form a cone. Tuck the end and press to flatten the corn. 

Prepare all the balls the same way, cover it with a cloth & rest it for 5 minutes.

Gently roll out the dough to a semi thick flaky disc, do not give too much pressure while rolling as they may loose the layers.

Heat a tawa and cook the paratha both sides by apply oil till brown spots appear on top. Do not cook till crisp.

Remove from the tawa and place it on a towel  using your palm clap the roti by pressing gently from the ends to loosen the flakes. 

Another easy way is just put the hot paratha into a container close it with a lid and gently shake to get the layers.

Serve it hot with any spicy gravy you like.

Note:

a) The whole process of kneading , rolling and cooking should be gently otherwise you will miss out the layers in the paratha and they will turn out hard and crispy.

b) Do not roll the parathas thin they must be a bit thick.

Different rolling methods follow which is easy for you.

a) Roll out the paratha apply oil generously on top of the paratha and sprinkle some flour evenly make a slit at one corner and start rolling the dough from one corner to the other end to form a cone. Tuck the end and press to flatten the corn. 

b) Roll out the paratha apply oil generously on top of the paratha and sprinkle some flour evenly. Start pleating from one corner till the end. Roll it like a coil and gently press to flatten.

c) Roll out the paratha apply oil generously on top of the paratha and sprinkle some flour evenly. Fold all four sides like a parcel and gently press on top.

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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Tofu Bajji Recipe / Tofu Pakoda Recipe / Tofu Recipes - Evening Snack Recipes

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Tofu Bajji
Marination ingredients

Firm tofu slices - 10 pieces

( place a plate on top of the tofu loaf and place a heavy object. Leave it for 20 minutes for all the water to come out from the tofu. Then cut into desired shape, this step is important to not skip.)

Salt to taste

Crushed Kasturi methi -1tsp

Red chilly powder-1/2 tsp

Garam masala -1/2tsp

Jeera powder-1/4tsp

Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp

(mix all above ingredients together make sure both sides of the tofu is well coated with the masala. Rest it for 10 minutes)

Outer covering

Besan - 6tsp

Rice flour -3tsp

Salt to taste

Red chilly powder -1/4tsp

Hot oil - 1 tsp

( Mix all the above ingredients add water to make a smooth semi thick batter)

Other ingredients

Oil to deep fry

Chaat masala to sprinkle on top of the fried bajji

Method

Heat oil in a pan dip each marinated tofu piece into the batter and gently drop it into the hot oil.

Deep fry till crisp and golden brown on all sides.

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

Just before serving sprinkle chaat masala on top and serve.

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Fish Iguru Recipe / Chepala Iguru Recipe / Andhra Style Fish Iguru Recipe

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Fish Iguru
Ingredients dry roasted and powdered

Coriander seeds - 1 & 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds - 3/4 tsp

Cinnamon pieces - 1 tsp

Cloves - 6

Poppy seeds - 1 tsp

( dry roast till just hot and dry grind to a fine powder )

Other ingredients

Onion - 1 medium size grind to a paste

Tomato - 1 large grind to a puree

Slit green chilies - 6

Ginger and garlic paste - 1/2 tsp

Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Curry and coriander leaves - 2 tsp

Oil - 2 tbsp

Ingredients to marinate the fish

Fish pieces - 8

(I used boneless Tilapia fish)

Salt to taste

Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Ginger and garlic paste - 1/2 tsp

( mix all the ingredients together apply the masala  both sides of the fish and rest for 20 minutes)

Chepala Iguru
Method

Heat oil in a pan add the onion paste and green chilies fry till raw smell has disappeared.
Add the tomato puree, ginger and garlic paste few curry leaves and sauté for couple minutes.
Add all the dry masala powders and sauté till oil separates the masala.
Arrange all the marinated fish pieces and pour water, cover and cook in low flame till mixture is thick.
Lastly add the ground masala powder and mix till combined.
Switch off the stove garnish with curry and coriander leaves and best served with plain rice.


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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Asparagus Kootu / Kootu Recipe / Asparagus Lentil Coconut Curry - No Onion No Garlic Recipe

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Asparagus Kootu
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Dry roast urad dal till light brown -1 & 1/2 tsp
Jeera/Cumin-1tsp
Dry roasted red chillies-2
Grated coconut-1tbsp
( add water and make a smooth paste,keep it aside)
Tempering
Coconut oil-1tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Curry leaves-few
Hing-1/4tsp
Other ingredients
Chopped asparagus - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Yellow moongh dal - 1/2 cup

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Method
Wash dal well add it into a pressure cooker,add turmeric powder and water.Cook the dal till soft.
Slightly mash the cooked dal and add the asparagus and some water, cook till vegetable is cooked.
Pour the ground masala add salt and give a boil and switch off the stove.
Heat oil in a pan temper it with mustard,hing and curry leaves.
Pour the hot tempering into the dal mixture and mix.
Serve it with hot rice.


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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Usili Upma Recipe / Usili Uppuma Recipe / Arisi Parupusili Upma / Upma With Rice and Moongh Dal - Easy Upma Recipe

 
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Usili Upma

Tempering

Coconut oil - 1 tbsp

Mustard - 3/4 tsp

Channa dal and Urad dal - each 1 tsp

Hing - 1/4 tsp

Red chillies - 3

Curry leaves few

Other ingredients

Sona masoori rice - 1 cup

Yellow moongh dal - 1/2 cup

Water - 3 cups

Salt to taste

Grated coconut - a handful

Method

Wash rice and moongh dal together and drain out the water, dry roast them till water has evaporated and they slightly change colour. Do not fry till brown.

Heat a pressure cooker and temper with above ingredients pour water, dry roasted rice, dal , coconut and salt.

Pressure cook for one whistle, do not over cook as they will become mushy.

Let the pressure release then open the lid and fluff up the rice.

Serve hot with any spicy chutney!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Dahi Aloo Chaat Recipe / Aloo Dahi Chaat Recipe / Aloo Chaat Recipe - Chaat Recipes

 
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Dahi Aloo Chaat

Ingredients

Boiled potato cut into medium size cubes - 2

( Sauté in 1 tsp of oil till light golden brown make sure the potatoes holds its shape, this step is optional)

Chopped onion - a handful

Chopped tomato -1

Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tsp

Chaat masala - 1/2 tsp

Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp

Black salt - 1/8 tsp

Sugar - 1/2 tsp

Roasted and powdered cumin powder - 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Thick curd - 1/4 cup

( whisk the curd with black salt, salt and sugar)

Imli chutney as needed

Green chutney as needed

Thin sev as needed

Assembling

Take a plate arrange the potato cubes sprinkle salt, chilly powder, chaat masala and cumin powder.

Pour the curd on top drizzle the Imli and green chutney on top. Sprinkle the onion, coriander leaves, tomato and the sev.

Serve immediately.

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Monday, March 28, 2022

Kadachakka Puzhukku Recipe / Sheema Chakka Puzhukku / Breadfruit Puzhukku Recipe - A Kerala Evening Snack Recipe

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Kadachakka Puzhukku
Ingredients

Breadfruit / Kadachakka - 1/2 of a medium sized fruit

( peel the skin out and cut into big chunks )

Salt to taste

Grated coconut - 1 cup

( Add little water and grind to a semi coarse mixture)

Method

Add the breadfruit, salt and ground coconut into a pan add little water, cover and cook in medium low flame till the vegetable is cooked and the mixture is dry. Do not cook till mashed.

Switch off the flame and serve with Kandari Mulaku Chammanthi as a tea time snack.

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Sheema Chakka Puzhukku

Kanthari Mulaku Chammanthi Recipe

Ingredients

Finely chopped onions a handful

Chopped kanthari mulaku - 2

Salt to taste

Coconut oil - 3 to 4 tsp

Method

Take onion, salt and chilly in a bowl, using your fingers crush them.

Add coconut oil and mix serve with Kadachakka Puzhukku.

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Prawn Tawa Roast / Shrimp Tawa Fry / Prawn Tawa Fry / Spicy Tawa Fried Prawn / Tawa Shrimp Roast

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Prawn Tawa Roast

Ingredients for the marination

Raw Prawns / Shrimp - 500 gms

Salt to taste

Pepper powder - 1 tsp

Fennel seed powder - 1/2 tsp

Red chilly powder - 1 tsp

Kashmiri red chilly powder - 1 tsp

Coriander powder- 1 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Garam masala - 1/2 tsp

Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp (heaped)

Lemon juice - 1 tsp

Yellow food colour - a pinch ( optional)

( Mix all the above ingredients together and rest for 15 minutes)

Other ingredients

Oil - 3 tbsp

( add coconut oil to give extra flavor)

Curry leaves and coriander leaves - together 1 tbsp

Slit green chilies - 4

Chopped onion - a handful

Method

Heat oil in a pan add few curry leaves and green chilies, arrange all the prawns.

In medium high flame roast till cooked and slight brown on all sides. Do not over cook the prawns will become hard

Switch off the flame add the chopped onions, curry and coriander leaves,

Mix well and serve as a starter or as a side dish for rice.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Raw Papaya Salad / Indian Style Raw Papaya Salad - Healthy Salad Recipes

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Raw Papaya Salad
Dressing ingredients

Lemon juice - 1 tbsp

Soy sauce - 1 tsp

Chilly flakes - 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Olive oil - 1 tsp

Honey - 1 tsp

Brown sugar - 1/2 tsp

( Mix all the ingredients together and keep it aside, adjust seasoning according to your taste)

Other ingredients

Shredded raw papaya - 1 cup

( peel out the skin and remove seeds )

Shredded carrot - 1/2

Shredded cucumber - 1 small

Crushed peanuts - a handful

Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tsp

Method

Take a bowl add all the vegetables, coriander leaves and peanut, mix.

Pour the dressing and gently toss till combined.

Serve immediately.

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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Bhapa Doi Recipe / Baked Bhapa Doi Recipe / Bengali Bhapa Doi Recipe - Bengali Sweet Recipe

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Bhapa Doi
Ingredients

Greek Yogurt / Hung Curd - 16 oz ( 454 gms )

Condensed milk - 1 tin ( 14 oz )

( I wanted it to be little sweet so added - 2 tbsp of sugar)

Sour cream - 1 tbsp (optional)

Saffron - a generous pinch

Chopped almonds and pistachio - as needed to sprinkle on top

Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp

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Bhapa Doi
Method

Add greek yogurt, sugar, condensed milk, cardamom powder, a tiny pinch of saffron and sour cream into a bowl. Gently whisk all the ingredients using a hand blender till smooth and creamy.

Pour the mixture into a tray or oven safe individual small containers. 

Preheat the oven to 400 deg.F once its well heated switch to 200 deg. F and bake for 45 to 1 hour.

Each oven is different so cooking time may vary,

Insert a tooth pick in the middle if it comes out clean then the mixture is cooked.

Remove from oven and cool completely, sprinkle nuts and saffron on top, refrigerate the Bhapa doi before serving.

Note:

You can also steam instead of baking. When steaming cover the mixture with an aluminum foil.

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Friday, March 18, 2022

Spinach Potato Cauliflower Soup / Healthy Soup Recipes / Instant Pot Soup Recipes

 
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Spinach Potato Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients

Chopped cauliflower - 2 cups

Chopped spinach - 2 cups

Chopped medium size Potato - 1

Vegetable stock - 5 cups

(or add according to the consistency you want)

Milk - 1 cup

Salt and pepper to taste

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Chopped onion - a handful

Chopped green chillies - 2

Chopped garlic - 4

Italian seasoning - 1 tsp

Butter or Olive oil - 1 tbsp

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Instant Pot Spinach Potato Cauliflower Soup
Method

Set instant pot to sauté mode pour oil add onion, green chillies and garlic sauté till colour changes.

Add the vegetables and saute for a minute add salt , pepper powder, turmeric powder and mix.

Pour the vegetable stock, close with the lid vent closed and cook in soup mode for 30 minutes.

Allow the pressure to release naturally open the lid carefully add milk and Italian seasonings and mix.

Using hand blender puree until desired consistency.

Serve hot with bread crotons , grated cheese or some fresh cream drizzled on top.

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Thandai Recipe / Holi Drink Recipe / Homemade Thandai Recipe / Indian Festival Drink Recipe / Spiced Drink with Saffron and Dry Fruits

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Thandai

Ingredients

Hot or Cold Milk - 1 cup

Sugar as needed

Thandai Powder - 1 tbsp or as needed

Saffron to garnish

Method

Mix the required amount of ground powder & sugar into hot or cold milk.

Mix and rest for 10 minutes for the flavours to get into the milk. Filtering is optional.

Pour it into a glass & garnish it with saffron strings and serve.

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Thandai Powder Recipe / Thandai Powder Mix Recipe / Homemade Instant Thandai Powder Recipe / Thandai Masala Powder Recipe

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Thandai Powder

Ingredients ground to a smooth powder

Almonds -15

Cashew nuts-1 tbsp

Melon seeds / Char magaz -1tbsp

Poppy seeds -1 & 1/2 tsp

Fennel powder-1/2 tsp

Whole black pepper - 1/8 tsp

Cardamom - 6

Dry rose petals - 1 tbsp

Saffron strings - a generous pinch

Sugar - 1 tbsp

Method

Dry roast all above ingredients except sugar and saffron till just warm, switch off the stove and let it cool completely.

Take a mixi jar add sugar, saffron and the dry roasted ingredients, grind to a fine powder and store it in fridge in a clean jar.

Mix 1 tbsp of the mixture and sugar to your taste into hot or cold milk , rest for 10 minutes for the flavours to get into the milk and serve. 

Filtering the mixture is optional.

Thandai Drink Recipe Click HERE

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Chingari Paneer Recipe / Paneer Chingari Recipe / Street Style Paneer Chingari - Paneer Recipes

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Paneer Chingari
Ingredients for the gravy

Chopped paneer - 1/2 cup

Milk - 1 cup

( Grind 1/2 cup paneer with 1 cup milk to a fine paste, keep it aside)

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder -1.4 tsp

Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp

Garam masala - 1/4 tsp

Kastoori methi - 1/2 tsp

Oil - 1 tbsp

Jeera - 1 tsp

Chopped onion - a handful

Chopped spring onions - a handful

Chopped green chillies - 4

Chopped ginger and garlic - 1 tsp each

Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tbsp

Method

Heat oil in a wide pan temper it with jeera.

Add the onion, green chilies, ginger, garlic, coriander leaves, kastoori methi and spring onions sauté till colour changes. Slightly mash the mixture using a potato masher.

Lower the flame and add the kitchen king masala, salt, pepper powder and coriander powder mix well. Pour some water and cook till raw smell has disappeared , pour the paneer mixture and little water , cook till the gravy is thick.

Lastly add some garam masala, sugar and pepper powder mix and switch off the stove. Transfer the mixture into a plate.

Ingredients to sauté paneer

Paneer cut into infer size - 15 pieces

Butter - 1 tbsp

Oil - 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp

Sesame seeds - 1 tsp

Chopped dry red chilies - 3

Kashmiri red chilly powder - 1 tsp

Kastoori methi - a generous pinch

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Chingari Paneer
Method

Heat oil and butter in a tawa add the red chillies and sesame seeds fry till they splutter.

Add the paneer fingers, salt, pepper powder, kashmiri red chilly powder and kastoori methi gently saute till well combined. Do not over fry as paneer till harden. Switch off the stove.

Gently remove the fried paneer mixture and place it on top of the prepared gravy.

Garnish with chopped onions and coriander leaves.

Serve them with roti or rice.

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Monday, March 14, 2022

Gur Ka Sharbat Recipe / Jaggery Juice Recipe / Perfect Summer Drink Recipes / Jaggery Summer Drink / Gud Ka Sharbat Recipe

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Gur Ka Sharbat
Ingredients

Grated jaggery - 1/4 cup

Black salt - 1/2 tsp

Ginger powder - 1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp

Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp

Mint leaves - 8

Cardamom - 2

Soaked sabja / basil seeds - 1 tsp

Medium size lemon - 1/2

Water 2 cups or as needed

Ice cubes few

Method

Take a mixi jar add all the above ingredients except sabja seeds. lemon juice, ice cubes and water, crush them to a coarse mixture.

Pour water and blend well, filtering is optional. Mix the sabja seeds, lemon juice add ice cubes, pour into a glass and serve cold.

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Vazhakkai Podi Recipe / Raw Plantain Podi Recipe / Valakai Podi Recipe / Raw Banana Podi Recipe / Spicy Plantain Crumble Recipe - An Easy Side Dish For Rice


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Vazhakkai Podi

Ingredients

Vazhakkai / Raw plantain / Raw banana - 1 medium size
Salt to taste 
Turmeric powder -1/4tsp
Chopped curry leaves few 
Sesame oil -2tsp

Ingredients dry roasted and ground to a semi coarse powder

Coriander seeds -1 & 1/2tsp
Channa dhal-1tsp
Methi-1/4tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Red chillies-2
Coconut - 1 tbsp
Hing - 1/2 tsp
(Dry roast all the above ingredients till light brown. Cool the mixture and dry grind to a semi coarse powder, keep it aside)

Method 

Steam the raw plantain with the skin till cooked.

Cool and peel the skin, grate the raw banana finely & put it in a bowl.

Now add the oil, salt ,curry leaves and the ground powder to the grated raw plantain & mix till well combined.

Serve it as a side dish for rice.

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Friday, March 4, 2022

Maddur Vada Recipe / Maddur Vade Recipe / How to make Maddur Vade - Udupi Recipes

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Maddur Vada


Ingredients

Rice flour-1 cup

Fine white rawa / sooji -1/2 cup

Maida-1/4 cup

Hot oil -3 tsp

Chopped ginger -1/2tsp

Chopped green chillies-3

Chopped onion -1/4

Chopped curry & coriander leaves -1tbsp

Jeera-1tsp

Salt to taste

Hing -1/8tsp

Oil -to deep fry

Method

Add all above ingredients in a bowl pour the hot oil and mix till looks like bread crumbs.

Pour water little by little and form a stiff dough. Divide the dough into small balls.

Wet your fingers with water and press each ball on a plastic sheet to a semi thick disc.

Deep fry these in medium flame till crisp & golden brown on all sides.

Remove on a kitchen towel & serve hot as a tea time snack

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

Sourashtra. Kulambu Podi Recipe / Ounty Bhurko Recipe / Sourashtra Kulambu Powder Recipe


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Sourashtra KUlambu Podi

Ingredients

Coriander seeds / Dhania - 1 cup

Dry red chilies - 1/2 cup

Channa dal - 1/4 cup

Black urad dal with skin - 1/4 cup

Sona masoori rice - 1/4 cup

Methi seeds - 2 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1 tbsp

Method

Dry roast each item separately till colour changes, do not over fry and burn them. Do not fry turmeric powder. Cool the ingredients completely.

Dry grind to a fine smooth powder and store it in a clean jar.

This kulambu podi is used for all Sourashtra kulambu recipes.

Recipe for Sourashtra Poondhu Kulambu click HERE

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Sourashtra Poondu Kuzhambu Recipes / Losan Kolgar Recipe / Sourashtra Style Garlic Curry

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Sourashtra Poondu Kulambu 
Tempering

Sesame oil - 3 tbsp

Whole black pepper - 1 & 1/2 tsp

Jeera - 1/2 tsp

Mustard - 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves few

Other ingredients

Tamarind - a small gooseberry size

( Soak it in hot water and extract the juice, pour some water and dilute)

Sliced garlic - 10

Salt to taste 

Sourashtra kulambhu podi - 2 tsp ( heaped)

Method

Mix the kulambu powder and salt into the tamarind juice and keep aside.

Heat oil and temper with above ingredients, add the garlic and fry till light brown.

Now pour the tamarind mixture and in low flame cook till oil separates and raw smell has disappeared.

This kulambu will thicken fast so add more water when diluting the tamarind juice.

Switch off the stove mix it with hot rice and enjoy!

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Friday, February 25, 2022

Sahlab Recipe / Middle Eastern Milk Pudding Recipe / Middle Eastern Pudding Drink Recipe - Easy Quick Pudding Recipe

Sahlab Recipe / Middle Eastern Milk Pudding Recipe / Middle Eastern Pudding Drink Recipe - Easy Quick Pudding Recipe
Sahlab
Ingredients

Whole milk - 1 & 1/4 cup

Corn flour - 1 tbsp

Sugar - 2 tsp

( or add according to your taste)

Cinnamon powder - less than 1/8 tsp

Rose essence - 1 or 2 drops

Desiccated coconut - as needed to sprinkle on top

Chopped pistachios as needed to sprinkle on top

Sahlab Recipe / Middle Eastern Milk Pudding Recipe / Middle Eastern Pudding Drink Recipe - Easy Quick Pudding Recipe
Sahlab
Method

Dissolve corn flour in 1/4 cup of cold milk.

Boil 1 cup of milk and sugar together reduce flame and add the diluted corn flour and in low flame cook till thick , creamy and raw smell has disappeared.

Switch off the flame and add the rose essence and cinnamon powder, mix till well combined.

Pour it into a glass or bowl and sprinkle desiccated coconut and pistachio on top and serve hot, warm or cold.

An easy and quick winter drink/ pudding.

Note:

Do not add too much rose essence and cinnamon powder they will overpower the taste of the drink.

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