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Monday, November 29, 2010

Raw Red Chillies & Garlic Chutney

Ingredients
Small garlic-10
Red chillies-3
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Coriander leaves-1tbsp
Tamarind paste-1tsp
Salt to taste
Sesame oil-2tsp
Method
Make a smooth paste out of all above ingredients except oil.Mix the oil with the paste & serve it with any tiffin.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Walnut Chutney

Ingredient ground to a smooth paste
Walnuts-a handful
Roasted bengal gram dhal/Pottukadalai-a handful
Coriander leaves-a handful
Salt to taste
Green chillies-3
Ginger(optional)-a small piece
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard,Uraddhal-each-1/4tsp
Hing-little
Curry leaves-little
Red chillies-1
Method
Dilute the ground chutney to the required consistency.Temper it,mix & serve with any tiffin.



Monday, November 22, 2010

Sweet Basil Pesto On Wheat Spaghetti & Sauted Vegetables

Ingredients for pesto
Sweet basil leaves-1 & 1/2 cup
Olive oil-1/4 cup
Pecan -a handful
Salt & Pepper to taste
Garlic-2
Parmesan cheese-1/8 cup
Lime juice-1tsp
(blend everything in a food processor to a coarse paste.Don't add water,store in fridge.always make sure there is olive oil floating on top of pesto to retain its colour))
Other ingredients
Cooked whole wheat spaghetti
Some mushroom,sliced onion & steamed broccoli sauteed in 1tsp of oil with some pepper,salt & Italian seasoning
Method
Mix required amount of pesto with the spaghetti & serve it with sauteed vegetables.Before serving sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top.Serve it hot.






Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cornmeal Tomato Dosa

Ingredients
Fine cornmeal-1/2 cup
Long grain rice-1/2 cup
Red chillies-3
Thoor dhal-1/8 cup
Tomato-2
Grated coconut-1tbsp
Jeera-1/8tsp
Curry leaves-little
Salt to taste
Oil-to make dosa
Method
Soak cornmeal,rice & thoor dhal together for 4 hrs.Grind it to a smooth batter along with other ingredients(no fermentation required)mix salt.Make dosa as usual.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Quinoa & Mixed Vegetable Paniyaram

Ingredients
Left over pakora batter
(quinoa & mixed vegetables)
Besan -1 or 2 spoon
Rice flour-2 spoons
Cooking soda-2 pinch
Water to dilute
Method
Pour water & dilute the above ingredients to a semi thick pouring consistency.Heat a paniyaram pan pour some oil in the holes.Pour a ladle of batter cook it both sides till brown.Serve it with any spicy chutney.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cracked Wheat Podi

Ingredients
Cracked wheat-1/8 cup
Urad dhal-1tsp
Channa dhal-1tsp
Coriander seeds-2tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Red chillies-3
Salt to taste
Hing-1tsp
Black sesame seeds-2tsp
Garlic-2
Method
Dry roast all above ingredients one by one till light brown.Cool, add salt & make a smooth powder.Take required quantity mix it with hot rice with little ghee & eat.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mango Shrikandh / Mango Shrikhand Recipe

images for Mango Shrikandh / Mango Shrikhand RecipeIngredients
Ripe mango-2
(make a puree)
Sugar-to your taste
Cardamom powder-1tsp
Sour cream-16oz can
Cubed mangoes & saffron strings for garnish
Method
Mix all above ingredients together.
Garnish with cubed mangoes & saffron strings.
Serve it cold.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Potato Murukku

Ingredients
Rice flour-2 cups
Salt to taste
Hing-1/4tsp
Chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Jeera-1 & 1/2 tsp
Boiled potato-1
Butter softened-1/4 cup
Water-required amount to make a soft dough
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Grind potato,salt,little water & butter to a smooth paste.In a bowl add all above ingredients, to this add the potato mixture.Pour water little by little & make a soft dough.Heat oil in a pan,fill the dough in the murukku press & press it in the hot oil.Cook it both sides in medium flame till crisp & light brown in colour.Drain it on kitchen towel,cool & store it in air tight container.
Courtesy:Rakskitchen with a slight change in ingredient & name of the dish.........

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rice Flakes & Cornmeal Ladoo

This year coming up with a different sweet for Diwali.An unique sweet with cornmeal.Hope you all will love it.

Ingredients
Rice flakes/Poha/Aval-1/2 cup
(slightly dry roasted,do not burn it)
Fine ground yellow cornmeal -1/2 cup
(Slightly dry roasted & powdered)
Desiccated coconut-5tsp
(Slightly dry roasted)
Sugar-1 cup
Cardamom-6
Fried nuts in 3tsp of ghee-1tbsp
Warm ghee-required amount for binding
(I used warm milk for binding)
Method
Powder rice flakes,cornmeal,cardamom & sugar to a semi smooth powder.Add the fried nuts,sprinkle warm milk or ghee little by little & shape it into round balls.
Note:If using milk store it in fridge for better shelf life.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sponge Dosa

Ingredients
Idly rice-2 cups
Rice flakes(poha,aval)-1/4 cup
Buttermilk-3 to 4 cups
Salt to taste(i used 2tsp)
Cooking soda-1/4tsp
Oil-to make dosa
Method
Soak rice & aval separately in buttermilk for 10 to 12 hrs.Next day grind it with salt to a smooth batter.Mix cooking soda just before making the dosa.Heat a tawa,smear little oil & pour a ladle of batter & slightly spread it.Close lid & cook it only one side like oothapams on medium flame.Serve it with any chutney.
Courtesy:Mrs.Mallika Badrinath
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