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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Quinoa Dosa

Ingredients
Quinoa Idly batter
water to dilute
Oil to make dosa
Method
Dilute the batter to semi thick consistency.Heat a tawa smear oil on it.Add a ladle of batter,spread it to thin circle.Add oil around it & cook it till done.Serve it with any chutney of your choice.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Quinoa Idli / Quinoa Idly Recipe / A Very Healthy Steamed Cakes

Quinoa Idli recipe / Quinoa Idly Recipe / A Very Healthy Steamed Cakes
Quinoa Idli with Idli Rice
Ingredients
Brown rice or Idly rice-1 cup
(I used brown rice)
Quinoa-1 cup
Urad dhal-1/2 cup
Methi/fenugreek seeds-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Quinoa Idli / Quinoa Idly Recipe / A Very Healthy Steamed Cakes/idli recipe
Quinoa Idli With Brown Rice
Method
Wash & soak quinoa,methi & brown rice together & dhal separately for 3 hrs.
Grind dhal till fluffy & keep it aside.Grind the rice till a smooth batter.
Mix both the batters together,add salt & leave them to ferment overnight.
Next day mix the batter,grease Idli plates.Pour a ladle of batter into the idli plates & steam them for 7 to 8 minutes or till cooked.
Serve it with any chutney of your choice.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tomato & Tofu Quinoa Bath

Ingredients
Quinoa-1 cup
(washed & soaked in 1 & 1/2 cup water for 10 minutes)
Hunt's Tomato sauce-1/4 cup
Cubed firm tofu-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Sliced onion-2tbsp
Slit green chillies-1
Grated ginger-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Mustard-1/4tsp
Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
Urad dhal-1/4tsp
Jeera-1/4tsp
Channa dhal-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry chillies,ginger & onion till light brown.Add the tofu,salt,turmeric powder & sauce.Cook for 2 more minutes.Add the soaked quinoa with water & tomato sauce.Cover & cook it in low flame till dry.Serve it with raita.



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yellow Corn Meal Idly Manchurian

Ingredients
Left over corn meal idly cubed/mini idly-2 cups
Salt to taste
Oil-2tsp
Cubed onion-1/4
Cubed capsicum-1/4
Chopped spring onions-a hand full
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Red chilly sauce-1/2 tsp
Soy sauce-1tsp
Ketchup-1tbsp
Yellow food colour-a pinch
(optional)
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry onion,capsicum ,ginger & garlic paste till slightly cooked but still crisp.Add the sauces & idly.Saute well & before serving sprinkle chopped spring onion & serve hot.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Grapefruit Pickle

Ingredients
Chopped grape fruit -1
Salt -1tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Lime juice of 1 big lemon
Red chilly powder-2tsp
Tempering
Sesame oil-8tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Hing-1/2tsp
Sliced garlic-2
Method
Mix salt,lime juice,grapefruit,turmeric powder & chilly powder in a jar & leave it the whole day.Next day heat oil in a pan temper it.Cool it well & mix it with the grapefruit mixture.Store it in fridge.Excellent with curd rice.This tasted like the Narthangai pickle,but a little more bitter.....








Friday, June 4, 2010

Tutti Frutti Cake

Today is my son's Birthday,made this cake for him........


Ingredients
Maida-2 cups
Butter-1 & 1/4 cup
Sugar-1 & 1/4 cup
Milk-2/3 cup
Eggs-3
Baking powder-2tsp(heaped)
Vanilla essence-1 & 1/2 tsp
Salt-1/2tsp
Tutti frutti-1/2 cup
Method
Sieve maida,salt & baking powder.Mix in the tutti frutti & keep it aside.Cream sugar,butter & essence till doubles.add the eggs one by one & beat it well.Add the milk & maida mixture alternatively & fold it.Pour the batter in a greased baking dish.Bake it at 350 deg. for 45 minutes or till done.Cool & cut.
Courtesy: Sinfulcurry with a slight change.........

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Vellai Paniyaram Recipe /Chettinad Special Vellai Paniyaram Recipe

Vellai Paniyaram
Ingredients
Long grain rice-1/2cup
Urad dhal-1tbsp
Salt to taste
Sugar a pinch
Milk-1/8cup
Cooking soda-a pinch(optional)
Oil-to shallow fry
Method
Soak rice & dhal together for 2 hrs.Grind it with salt,sugar & milk to a fine smooth batter.
Add cooking soda & enough water to make a semi thick pouring consistency.
Heat oil in a kadai while hot pour a ladle of batter in the middle.Spoon the hot oil over the paniyaram until it floats on top.
Flip and allow it to cook for one minute,remove at once,drain on kitchen paper.
Enjoy it with spicy milagai chutney.

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Monday, May 31, 2010

Sweet Potato Paratha

Ingredients
Whole wheat flour-1 cup
Mashed sweet potato-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Curry powder-1/2tsp
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Black sesame seeds-1tsp
Oil to make parathas
Method
Mix all above ingredients together.Sprinkle very little water & make a soft dough.Roll it out into slightly thick circles.Cook it on tawa applying oil on both sides till done.Serve it hot with raita or any side dish.




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.








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