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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Corn meal Pongal



Ingredients
Corn meal-1 cup
Yellow moongdhal-1/2cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Ginger chopped-1/4''
Water-4 & 1/2cups
Tempering
Ghee-2tbsp
Cashew nut-8
Pepper crushed coarse-1/2tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Curry leaves-little
Method
Roast moongdhal & cornmeal till it gives a good smell.Pour water check for salt & pressure cook it till done.Temper it & mix it well.Serve it with my Tomato chutney.


Olive Raita


Ingredients
Black olives crushed or chopped-10
Curd beaten-1 & 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Grind to a smooth paste
Coconut-1tsp
Greenchillies-1
Corriander leaves-little
Tempering
Oil-1/2tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Uraddhal-1/2tsp
Red chilles slit -1
Hing- a pinch
Method
Mix all above ingredients together & temper it.Serve it cold.













Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Radish Leaf Pulao

Ingredients
Basmati rice soaked in water for 10 minute-1 cup
Salt to taste
Ghee-1tsp
Oil-3tsp
Green chillies-4
Garlic chopped-4
Onion chopped-1/4
Radish leaves chopped-2 cups
Cinnamon-1,Cloves-2,Cardamom-2,Jeera-1tsp,Pepper-5
Cashew nut-5
Green food colour diluted in 1tsp of lime juice-a pinch(optional)
Water-1 & 1/2 cups
Method
Heat ghee & oil in a pan add the whole garam masala.Fry onion,garlic,green chillies & radish leaves.Fry till greens is cooked.Add rice & water,check for salt,close & cook it till done .Pour food colour on top.Garnish it with cashew nuts.Serve it with my Boondhi raita & Baked potato wedges










Baked Potato wedges

Ingredients
Potato cut into wedges-4
Salt to taste
Kastoori methi-1 tbsp
Chille powder-1tsp
Olive oil-1/2 tbsp
Chat masala-1tsp
Garam masala -a pinch
Method
Pre heat the oven to 375deg. Place a foil on a baking tray.Mix all above ingredients well.Rest for 5 minutes.Arrange it on the baking tray ,bake for 10 minutes or till done.

Prunes Chutney


Ingredients
Prunes chopped-6
Coconut-1tsp
Uraddhal-1 & 1/2tsp
Channadhal-1tsp
Jeera-1/4tsp
Greenchilles-4
Ginger-1/4''
Salt to taste
Hing-1/4tsp
Oil-1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry above ingredients one by one.Cool & grind to a smooth paste.
Tips
To give extra taste you can also temper it again & pour it on top of chutney.Coconut roasted brown gives extra flavour .

Corn meal Vegetable Upuma


Ingredients
Corn meal roasted dry till you get good aroma-1 cup
Water-3 cups
Salt to taste
Carrot,peas,beans-1/2cup
(add any veg. of your choice)
Chopped onion-1/4
Curry leaves little
Ginger chopped-1/4''
Green chillies-4
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-4tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Uraddhal-1/2tsp
Channadhal-1/2tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion,ginger & greenchilles till its light brown.Add salt,turmeric powder & corn meal.Fry a bit and add boiling water.Cover & cook it in low heat till done.Garnish it with curry leaves.Serve it with my Prunes chutney.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cashew Prunes Roll





Ingredients for the Outer covering.
Cashew nut powder-1 & 1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar-1 cup
Corn starch-1tsp
Milk powder-1/2 cup
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Rose essence-1 drop
Water-1tbsp or lesser
Ingredients for the Filling
Prunes mashed in Mixi-10
Sugar-3tsp
Method
Mix prunes & sugar together keep it aside.In a double boiler(placing hot water on the stove & place another pan on top) fry the sugar,corn starch & milk powder till its slightly hot.Let it warm.Mix the sugar,corn starch , milk powder,cashew nut ,essence & cardamom powder.Sprinkle water little by little till you form a dough.Roll it on a parchment Paper,smear the prunes mixture on top.Roll it tightly.Keep in fridge for 10 minute & cut into circles.






Chinese Chicken & Vegetable Soup


Ingredients
Shredded vegetables-1 cup
(cabbage,carrot,beans )
Shredded Chicken-1/2 cup
Salt & Pepper to taste
Ginger & Garlic chopped-1tsp
Onion chopped-1/4
Spring onions -1tbsp
Chille sauce-1tsp
Soy sauce-2tsp
Water for boiling the soup
Corn starch diluted-1tbsp
Sesame oil-1/4tsp
Method
Heat oil in a vessel fry ginger,garlic,onion & vegetables.Add chicken fry a bit.Pour water,salt & pepper,chille paste & soy sauce.Boil it for 15 mins in low heat.Pour the corn starch to thicken it.Serve it hot.

Variation
Vegetarians can follow the whole procedure just omit chicken.

Tuna Sandwich


Ingredients
Tuna-3tsp
(drain water from the tin)
Classic Cole Slaw-1 hand full
(shredded green cabbage and carrots)
Pepper & Salt to taste
Wheat bread toasted-2
Mayonnaise-2tsp
Method
Mix above ingredients well .Smear it on bread slice,cover it with another slice.Cut it into half & serve.This sandwich is very filling.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Kada Vettu Lunch




I was very bzy this Sunday!!! Lots of invitations for Lunch & Dinner.This was a very important function which i couldn't miss or say no.It was planned a month back......guess what?
Kada Vettu Lunch!!!!!!!!!!!!! at my friends house.
lots of food and lots of fun.You must be eager to know the menu right?
Mutton Biriyani

Mutton Chukha fry

Chicken fry

Kola urundai (done by me)

Boiled egg

Mysore pak

Mix.Veg.Raita

Meen Kuzhambu

Plain rice

Parupu rasam

Curd

Beeda

Everything was served on a Plantain Leaf ( vazhlai Elai).Thanks to My friend for giving us a great treat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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