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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Vegetable Quesadilla

Ingredients
Basil & Tomato tortillas-2
Cheese slice or Shredded cheese-little
Butter-2tsp
Filling
Shredded mixed vegetables of your choice-1 cup
Tomato paste-1tsp
Chilly powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala-1/4tsp
Chopped onion-1tbsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Oil-1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan add onion,ginger & garlic fry till light brown.Add the vegetables & dry ingredients fry it till cooked.Spread butter on top of the tortilla then the filling & sprinkle the cheese on top.Cover it with another tortilla,apply 1 tsp of butter on top & bake it for 5 minutes in the oven at 350deg.C.Serve it hot.

Karuvepillai Podi(Curry leaf podi)

Ingredients
Fresh curry leaves-3 cups
Oil-2tsp
Channa dhal-2tbsp
Urad dhal-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Sesame seeds-1tbsp
Coriander seeds-1tbsp
Hing-1tsp
Tamarind -small lime size
Red chillies-15
Garlic-4
Brown sugar-1tsp
Method
Dry roast the curry leaves with 1tsp of oil till crisp.Keep aside.Heat 1tsp oil fry all other ingredients till light brown colour.Cool it dry grind to a smooth powder in mixi.

Bhindi Fry Recipe / Okra Fry / Bendakaya Vepudu / Lady's Finger Fry Recipe

images for Bhindi Fry Recipe / Okra Fry / Bendakaya Vepudu / Lady's Finger Fry Recipe
Ingredients
Lady's Finger/okra/bhindi cut into thin strips
(i used fresh )-1 pound
Sliced onion-1/4
Sliced Garlic-8
Curry leaves -little
Salt to taste
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Oil-4tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with jeera.
Add onion,lady's finger & garlic fry it in medium flame till its half done.
Now add all the dry ingredients,fry till light brown.
Serve it as a side dish for roti or rice.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wild & Brown Rice Oothappam

Ingredients
Wild & Brown rice together-1 cup
Long grain rice-1 cup
Urad dhal-1 hand full
Thur dhal-1 hand full
Methi-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Method
Soak above ingredients together for 2 hours.Grind it to a smooth batter.Add salt & ferment it overnight.Next day mix the batter & make oothappam in a tawa.Close with a lid & cook it on medium flame(do not turn).Serve it with any chutney or Podi.

Watermelon Skin Halwa

Ingredients
Finely grated watermelon skin-1 & 1/2 cup
(only green & white part)
Sugar-3/4 cup
Milk-2 cups
Ghee-4tsp
Fried Nuts & raisins in 1tsp of ghee- little
Green food colour-a pinch(optional)
Cardamom powder-1/4tsp
Method
Heat 3tsp of ghee fry the watermelon skin till all the water is evaporated & raw smell goes off.Add milk, close & cook in medium flame till its fully cooked.Add the sugar,food colour,cardamom powder & nuts.Fry a bit till it comes to a halwa consistency.Serve it warm.
Tips
This skin will be a bit hard to cook ,so you can also pressure cook to save time.But i like it to be cooked in low flame.

Watermelon Skin Kurma

Ingredients
Chopped Watermelon Skin-2 cups
(Only the white & green part)
Onion chopped-1/2
Tomato chopped-1/2
Curry & Coriander leaves little
Ingredients for grinding to a smooth paste.
Grated coconut-a hand full
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Ingredients for tempering
Oil-2tsp
Cinnamon-1/4'',Cloves-2,Cardamom-2
Method
Heat oil in a pressure cooker temper it.Fry onion ,tomato & curry leaves till light brown.Now add the ground masala & fry till oil separates.Add the watermelon skin ,pour water & pressure cook it till done.Garnish it with coriander leaves .


Monday, July 6, 2009

Strawberry Lassi


Ingredients
Fresh strawberry-6
Curd-1 cup
(don't use sour curd)
Sugar-1tsp
Rooh Afza-1tsp
(or rose syrup)
Ice cubes
Method
Blend all above ingredients together in a mixi.Serve it with ice cubes.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Chocolate Muffins

Today is my Birthday made Chocolate Chip Muffins.One more recipe from Joy of Baking with a slight change........

Ingredients
Butter-1/2 cup melted
Egg-2
Maida-1 & 3/4 cup
Butter milk-1 cup
Vanilla essence-2tsp
Cocoa powder-2/3 cup
Brown sugar-1 & 1/4 cup
Baking powder-1tsp
Baking soda-1tsp
Salt -1/2tsp
Semi sweet chocolate chips-3/4 cup
Method
Pre heat oven at 375 deg. C.Mix all dry ingredients together(maida,baking powder,baking soda,salt,brown sugar ,chocolate chips & cocoa powder.In another bowl beat butter,butter milk,egg & essence.Pour it in the maida mixture & gently mix it with a spatula.
Pour it in greased muffin tins & bake for 10 minutes.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Vazhakai Puttu (Raw plantain Puttu)

This is a very easy recipe where no much cooking is done & very less oil is used.
Ingredients
Vazhakai (Raw plantain)-1
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Curry leaves little
Oil-2tsp
Sambar powder-3tsp
(Coriander seeds-1 & 1/2tsp,Channa dhal-1tsp,Methi-1/4tsp,Jeera-1/2tsp,Red chillies-2)
Method
Steam the raw plantain(with the skin) with turmeric powder .Cool & peel the skin.Grate it finely & put it in a bowl.Dry roast the sambar powder ingredients & make a smooth powder.Now add the oil,salt ,curry leaves ,hing & sambar powder to the grated raw plantain & mix it well.Serve it as a side dish for rice.

Chicken Kheema Vada

Saw the recipe of Lubna of Kitchen Flavours it was the same way of my Granny but a little different........

Ingredients to boil & grind to a smooth paste
Ground chicken kheema-2 cups
Channa dhal-1 cup
Onion-1/2
Green chillies-6
Ginger & Garlic paste-2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Chille powder-1/2tsp(optional)
Salt to taste
Khus Khus-2tsp
Fennel seeds-2tsp
Coriander powder-1tbsp
Cinnamon-1''stick
Cloves-4
Other ingredients
Egg-1 for binding
Oil to shallow fry
Curry & Mint leaves-1/4 cup together
Method
In a pressure cooker boil all the above ingredients with very little water(1/4 tumbler) till dhal & kheems is cooked.If water is still there fry it till dry.Cool & grind it with Curry & Mint leaves to a smooth paste.Add egg and mix it.Heat oil in a pan shape it into vada & shallow fry them in medium heat till brown.Serve it with ketchup or any dip.
Tips
Do not add too much of water while cooking the dhal.Grind the cinnamon stick & then cook it otherwise it may not get powdered in the mixi well.Do not fry them in high flame.


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