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Friday, December 31, 2010

Beetroot & Choc Chip Muffins

Wish you all a Happy 2011..................

Maida-1 & 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder-1/3 cup
Baking powder-3tsp
Sugar-1 cup
Oil-1/2 cup
Milk-1 cup
Beetroot pulp-1 cup
(got the pulp from extracting the juice from the juicer)
Cinnamon powder-1tsp
All spice powder-1/2 tsp
Chocolate chips-1/2 cup

Sieve maida,spices,cocoa powder & baking powder,keep it aside.Beat eggs,milk,sugar & oil,slowly add the dry ingredients & beetroot pulp.Lastly add the chocolate chips ,mix it well.Pour it in a greased muffin tins & bake it till done in 180deg.c.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cranberry Puliyohara/Puliyodharai/Puliyogare/Cranberry Rice

Fresh cranberries-12 oz pck
(cut into halves)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Brown sugar-1tsp
Channa dhal & Urad dhal-1 & 1/2 tsp each
Peanuts-a handful
Curry leaves-a hand full
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Chopped green chillies-6
Ingredients fried in 1/2tsp of oil & make a smooth powder
Channa dhal-1tsp
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Dessicated coconut-1tsp
Methi seeds-less than 1/8tsp
Hing-a pinch
Sesame seeds-1 & 1/2 tsp
Pour oil in a pan & temper it.Add the cranberry,salt,hing,brown sugar & red chilly powder,cook it in low flame till mashed up & oil separates the pan.Switch off the stove,add the ground powder & mix it well.Cool & store this in fridge.Take 2 or 3tsps mix it with rice & serve it.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Thanks Kitchenboffin & Simplysensationalfood for sharing this beautiful X'Mas gift to me.I would love to share it with all my blog. friends.Feel free to pick it up from me..

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Here are seven things about myself...
a) I live in USA(Arizona)
b) Married & having 2 kids.Son-14 & 1/2yrs old,Daughter-8yrs old.
c)Love to cook,eat & feed people.
d)Best place in my house is my Kitchen.
e)My favorite Colour-Yellow,Food-Biriyani.
f)I don't like to travel much,love to spend more time at home.
g)Hobbies are watching tamil & telugu movies

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mississippi Mud Bars

Melted butter-1/2 cup
Brown sugar-3/4 cup
Maida-1 cup
Vanilla essence-1tsp
Baking soda-1/2tsp
Chopped walnuts-1 cup
White chocolate chips-4oz
Dark chocolate chips-4oz
Beat butter,sugar,essence & egg.Slowly add the maida,salt,baking soda & mix it well.Add 1/2 of the both chocolate chips & walnuts.Pour it on a greased square/rectangle tray.Bake it at 350 deg. for 20 minutes or till its light brown colour & cooked.While hot sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top,leave it to melt. Swirl chocolates with a knife to marbleize. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup walnuts & press it slightly. Cool in pan until firm, then cut into bars.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Raw Red Chillies & Garlic Chutney

Small garlic-10
Red chillies-3
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Coriander leaves-1tbsp
Tamarind paste-1tsp
Salt to taste
Sesame oil-2tsp
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
Curry leaves-little
Red chillies-1
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
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
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

Fine cornmeal-1/2 cup
Long grain rice-1/2 cup
Red chillies-3
Thoor dhal-1/8 cup
Grated coconut-1tbsp
Curry leaves-little
Salt to taste
Oil-to make dosa
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

Left over pakora batter
(quinoa & mixed vegetables)
Besan -1 or 2 spoon
Rice flour-2 spoons
Cooking soda-2 pinch
Water to dilute
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

Cracked wheat-1/8 cup
Urad dhal-1tsp
Channa dhal-1tsp
Coriander seeds-2tsp
Red chillies-3
Salt to taste
Black sesame seeds-2tsp
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.
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