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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sesame Bean Sprouts

Ingredients
Bean sprouts-2 cup
Salt & Pepper to taste
Soy sauce-1tsp
Roasted sesame seeds-1/2tsp
Chopped onion-2tsp
Chopped garlic-4
Sesame oil-1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry onion & garlic till light brown.Mix the sauce & seasoning.Quickly toss the bean sprouts & sesame seeds & serve it immediately.
Note:Do not over cook as it has to remain crunchy.



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Steamed Collard Leaf

Ingredients for filling
Besan-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-3/4tsp
Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
Garam masala-1/8tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Cooking soda-a pinch
Lime juice-2tsp
Chopped coriander leaves-2tsp
Sugar-a pinch
(I didn't use)
(Add water & make a thick paste with the above ingredients)
Other ingredients
Collards leaf-2
(vein removed at the back,for easy to fold the leaf)
Tempering
Oil-1tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Hing-little
Curry leaves-little
Grated coconut for garnish
Method
Place the leaf on a board(back ward facing up).Spread a thin layer of the mixture evenly on the leaf.Place another leaf on top & repeat it.Slowly roll it tightly like a log.Steam this till done.Slightly cool it & cut into circles.Heat oil in a pan temper it,add the cut circles & carefully saute for 2 minutes.Garnish it & serve.








Sunday, May 23, 2010

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Lovely Awards from simplysensationalfood & Creative Sanyukta.Thanks a lot, friends please feel free to pick it up from me...........

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bean Sprout & Snow Peas Soup

Ingredients
Stock/Broth/water-3 cups
(I used chicken broth)
Sliced carrots-a hand full
Snow peas-a hand full
Bean sprout-1 cup
Bean threads(vermicelli) cooked-little
Chopped onion-2tsp
Chopped garlic-1
Olive oil-1tsp
Salt & Pepper to taste
Chilly paste-1/4tsp
Soy sauce-2tsp
Chicken flavour bouillon(cubes)-a pinch
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry onion & garlic till light brown.Add the vegetables,bean sprouts,chilly paste,seasoning & stock.Cook it till vegetables are almost cooked.Garnish it with bean threads & serve it hot.



Sunday, May 16, 2010

Onion Paratha

Ingredients dry roasted & powdered
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Ajwain-1/4tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
Other ingredients
Whole wheat flour-2 cups
Salt to taste
Crushed onion-1/2
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Curd-2tsp
Oil to cook parathas
Method
Mix all above ingredients together.Make a soft dough by adding very little water.Take small balls roll it out into circles.Heat a tawa & cook it both sides with little oil till done.Serve it with any side dish or raita.



Thursday, May 13, 2010

Soya Kheema & Peas Masala

Ingredients
Soya chunks-30
(soak in warm water then squeeze out the water & grind coarsely in mixi)
Frozen peas-1 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Red chilly powder-1tsp
MDH Kitchen king masala-1/2tsp
Kastoori methi-3tsp
Roasted jeera powder-1/4tsp
Grind to a smooth paste
Onion-1/4
Tomato-1
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Almonds-10
Tempering
Oil-6tsp
Butter-1tsp
Cardamom-2
Cloves-3
Cinnamon-a small bit
Bay leaf-1
Jeera-1tsp
Method
Heat oil & butter in a pan temper it.Add the ground masala & fry till raw smell disappears & oil separates the pan.Add the dry ingredients ,peas & soya,fry a bit.Sprinkle very little water,cover & cook it in low flame till cooked.Serve it with roti or rice.



Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Yellow Corn Meal Idly

Ingredients
Yellow corn meal(coarse)-1 cup
(dry roasted till it slightly changes its colour or pops up)
Curd-1 cup
Salt to taste
Roasted white rawa-3tsp
(optional,but I used it)
Cooking soda-1/8tsp
Method
Mix curd,rawa,corn meal & salt.Keep it aside for 30 minutes.Before pouring it in Idly moulds add the cooking soda.Beat it well & steam them in idly moulds till done.Serve it hot with any spicy chutney.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sweet Potato Kara Paniyaram

Ingredients
Idly batter-2 cups
Cooked & mashed sweet potato-1/2 cup
Chopped onion-1tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves-little
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Chilly powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-to fry paniyaram
Method
Mix all above ingredients together.Heat a paniyaram pan pour 1/2 tsp of oil in each hole.Pour a ladle of the batter in it.Cook it in low flame till brown on both sides.Serve it with any spicy chutney.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Spicy Milagai Chutney

Ingredients
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1
Garlic-3
Long red chillies-4
Tamarind-a small piece
(I didn't use)
Salt to taste
Tempering
Sesame oil-3tsp
Mustard,Urad dhal & jeera-little
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat 1tsp of oil & fry tomato,onion ,chillies & garlic till light brown. Add salt,tamarind & grind to a smooth paste.Temper it & serve it with any tiffin.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Nandu(Crab) Varuval

Ingredients
Blue crabs-3
(washed ,cleaned & cut)
Chopped onion-2 big
Chopped tomato-1
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Hot curry powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves
Ground to a smooth paste
Whole black pepper-2tsp
Ginger & garlic -2tsp
Tempering
Oil-10tsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Cinnamon-a small piece
Cloves-3
Cardamom-2
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry the onion & curry leaves till light brown.Add tomatoes & ground masala,fry till tomatoes are mashed.Add the dry powders & crab,add very little water.Cover & cook it till done .Fry the masala till oil separates.Garnish it with curry leaves.














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