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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Masala Wheat Flakes



Ingredients dry roasted & pound coarse
Jeera-1/2tsp
Fennel seeds(Somph)-3/4tsp
Coriander seeds-3/4tsp
Cinnamon powder-more than a pinch
Pepper powder -little
Other ingredients
Whole grain wheat flakes-1 cup
Cashew nut made half-8
Almond made half-10
Salt & Chilly powder-to taste
Curry leaves-little
Butter-2tsp
Method
Heat butter in a pan fry the nuts till light brown.Add the curry leaves,salt,chilly powder & pound powder.Fry for a minute,now add the wheat flakes & toss it well.Let all the masala get evenly mixed.Switch off the gas.Cool & store it in air tight container.
Saw this recipe in a TV show ,made it in my version with a slight change.......






Apple Bread Pudding



Ingredients
Bread cut into cubes-4 slices
(I used whole wheat bread)
Apple chopped-1
Milk-1 & 1/4 cup
Egg-1
Grated nutmeg & cinnamon powder- each a pinch
Brown sugar-2 & 1/2 tbsp
Butter-2tsp
Raisins-2tsp
Method
Grease a baking dish.Beat,egg,milk,brown sugar,cinnamon & nutmeg.Arrange a layer of bread in the dish next some apples & raisins.Pour the milk mixture on top.Repeat the process,dot with butter on top & bake at 375 deg.C for 15 minutes or till top is slightly brown .Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Kerala Pumpkin Erissery (Kerala Style Pumpkin Curry/Sadya Recipe)


photo of Kerala Pumpkin Erissery
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coconut-3tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Garlic-1
Green chillies-1
Ingredients fried till brown
Onion-3tsp
Coconut grated-1tsp
Grated ginger-1/4tsp
Other ingredients
White pumpkin cubed-2 cups
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-little
Tempering
Coconut oil-2tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Curry leaves-little
Red chillies-2
Method
Cook the pumpkin with salt & turmeric powder, mash it.Add the ground paste & give a nice boil,switch off the stove.Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Mix the roasted ingredients,tempering into the cooked pumpkin,mix well & serve it with rice.
Courtesy: Sarah with a slight change....


Friday, December 4, 2009

Nei Appam Recipe /Unniappam Recipe/ Neyyappam Recipe/Banana Appam Recipe/Unniyappam Recipe

A Karthigai Deepam Recipe..

Nei Appam Recipe /Unniappam Recipe/ Neyyappam Recipe/Banana Appam Recipe/Unniyappam RecipeIngredients
Rice flour-1/2 cup
Jaggery-1/2 cup
Mashed banana-3/4
Salt a pinch
Cooking soda-a pinch
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Bits of coconut-3tsp
Ghee to fry
Method
Mix all above ingredients together.Pour water & make a semi thick batter.Heat a paniyaram pan pour a teaspoon of ghee in each hole.Pour a ladle of the batter & in medium heat cook it both sides are crisp & light brown in colour.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Roasted Roma Tomatoes

Ingredients
Roma tomatoes-2
(cut into half)
Olive oil-1tsp
Grated garlic-1
Chilly flakes-less than 1/8tsp
Basil-1/8tsp
Salt & Pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese-little(optional)
(to sprinkle on top before serving)
Method
In a bowl mix all above ingredients except cheese.Brush it on top of each tomatoes.Bake or broil till top is slightly brown.Sprinkle cheese on top & serve it hot.
Courtesy:A book from Costco with a slight change....





Coleslaw & Almond Kheer

Ingredients
Coleslaw-1/2 cup
(red cabbage,green cabbage & carrot)
Carnation milk -1 cup
Milk-1 cup
Sugar-3tsp
Almonds powdered -10
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Ghee-1tsp
Saffron-little
Chironji/Charoli -little
(saraparupu)
Method
Heat ghee in a pan add the coleslaw & fry till raw smell disappears.Add both the milks,almond powder,cardamom powder & sugar.Boil it well till its slightly thick.Switch off the stove ,serve it hot with chironji & saffron garnished on top.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Broiled Orange

Ingredients
Orange-1
(cut into half)
Butter-little
(to dot on top)
Cinnamon sugar-little
(to sprinkle on top)
Brown sugar-little
(to sprinkle on top)
Method
Cut the orange into half.With a knife loosen up all the segments & make a slit around the fruit.This is done for all the flavours to get inside the fruit while broiling.Sprinkle some brown sugar & cinnamon sugar on top.Dot it with butter & broil it till the top portion is light brown & sugar starts to bubble.Serve it warm.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Spinach Dip




Ingredients
Spinach-4
(only the leaves)
Green chillies-1
Garlic-1
Salt to taste
Lemon juice-1tsp
Curd-1/3 cup
Chopped parsley-1tsp
Method
Make a smooth puree with all above ingredients except curd.Mix the puree with the curd & serve it cold.This dip can be served with fresh vegetables or tortilla chips.





Cream Cheese Grapes


Ingredients
Cream cheese-3tsp
Grated ginger -1/2tsp
(slightly toss it in pan till dry)
Honey-1/2tsp
Pecan-12
(dry roast slightly & chopped finely)
Globe grapes-6
(seedless is better)
Method
In a bowl cream together cream cheese,ginger & honey.Put the grapes in the bowl & with a spoon evenly coat the grapes.Roll the cheese coated grapes in the pecan.Keep it in fridge until the coating is firm.Cut into halves & serve.
I saw this recipe from a book given by Costco............with a slight change.
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