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Monday, January 31, 2011

Channa Pulao

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Onion-2tbsp
Tomato-1
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Green chillies-3
Mint-a handful
Poppy seeds-1/2tsp
Coconut-1tbsp
Garam masala-1/4tsp
Ginger & garlic paste-1/2tsp
Other ingredients
Channa-1 cup
(soaked overnight)
Basmati rice-1 cup
Water-2 cups
Tempering
Oil-4tsp
Ghee-2tsp
Cashew nuts-8(optional)
Jeera & Shajeera-1/4tsp each
Cinnamon-a small bit,Cloves-2,Cardamom-1,Bay leaf-1
Method
Heat oil & ghee in a pan & temper it.Add the ground masala & fry it till raw smell disappears & oil separates the pan.Add the rice,channa & water,cook it till done.Serve hot with raita.



Sunday, January 23, 2011

Red BellPepper Cutney Recipe / Capsicum Chutney Recipe / Side dish for Idli & Dosa

Red BellPepper Cutney rECIPE / Capsicum Chutney Recipe / Side dish for Idli & Dosa

Ingredients
Red bell pepper (Capsicum) chopped-1 big
Chopped onion-1/2
Red chilly paste-2tsp
Dessicated coconut-2tsp
Tamarind paste-1tsp
Salt to taste
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard & Uraddhal-each-1/2tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Curry leaves-little
Red chillies-2
Jeera-1/4tsp
Method
Heat 1tsp of oil in a pan fry above ingredients till raw smell goes off.Cool & grind it to a smooth paste.Temper it.Serve with any tiffin or use as dip.

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Dry Chinta Chiguru(Tender Tamarind Leaves) Puliyohara/Puliyodharai

Ingredients dry roasted & powdered
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Channa dhal-1tsp
Mustard-less than 1/8tsp
Methi seeds-15
Sesame seeds-1tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Other ingredients
Dry chinta chiguru coarsely powdered-5tsp
(dry tender tamarind leaves)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Chopped onion-1tbsp
Slit green chillies-4
Curry leaves-little
Cooked rice-2 cups
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp,Urad & Channa dhal-each 1 tsp,Jeera-1/4tsp
Peanuts-a handful
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Add onion,green chillies,chinta chiguru & curry leaves saute for a minute.Add the cooked rice & the ground powder & mix it well & serve it hot.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Iceberg Lettuce Thogayal

Ingredients
Shredded iceberg lettuce-10 oz pck
Oil-1tsp
Channa,Urad dhal-each 1 tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Garlic -2
Curry leaves-little
Red chillies-3
Hing-a pinch
Tamarind paste-2tsp
Salt to taste
Desicated coconut-3tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan & fry all above ingredients except lettuce till light brown.Switch off the gas & add the lettuce & mix it well in the heat.Cool & grind it to a smooth paste.Serve it with hot rice or any tiffin.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

9 Beans & Oats Adai (Lentil Crepes)

Ingredients
9 beans soup mix (soaked over night)-1/2 cup
(It contained pinto beans,navy beans,black beans,black eye bean,small red beans,split peas,lentils,great northern beans,barley )
Brown rice-1/4 cup
Oats-1/4 cup
(I used quick oats)
Salt to taste
Red chillies-3
Curry leaves-1tsp
Coconut-2tsp
Onion chopped-2tsp
Hing-a pinch
Ginger-a small piece
Oil to cook the adai.
Method
Soak rice,chillies & oats for 2 hrs.Grind all above ingredients together to a semi coarse batter.Heat a tawa pour a ladle of batter,spread it.Pour oil around it,cook it both sides till crisp.Serve it with any chutney.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Instant Cranberry Pickle

Ingredients dry roasted slightly & powdered
Methi-1/8tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Tempering
Oil-1/3 cup
Mustard-1/4tsp
Jeera-1/8tsp
Uraddhal-1/4tsp
Hing-little
Curry leaves-little
Red chillies-2
Other ingredients
Fresh cranberry-1 cup
(cut into halves)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1tbsp
Lime juice-3tsp
Sliced garlic-4
Method
Take a bowl & mix all above ingredients together.Heat oil & temper it.Pour the hot tempering on top of the above mixture.Mix it well & serve it the next day.Store it in fridge.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Beetroot & Choc Chip Muffins

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

Ingredients
Maida-1 & 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder-1/3 cup
Baking powder-3tsp
Sugar-1 cup
Oil-1/2 cup
Eggs-2
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
Method

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.
Courtesy:coffeemuffins.com




Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cranberry Puliyohara/Puliyodharai/Puliyogare/Cranberry Rice

Ingredients
Fresh cranberries-12 oz pck
(cut into halves)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Brown sugar-1tsp
Tempering
Oil-15tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Channa dhal & Urad dhal-1 & 1/2 tsp each
Jeera/cumin-1/2tsp
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
Method
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

Award







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..

To accept this award, there are 4 rules:*

1. Thank the person who gave you the award:
2. Share seven things about yourself
3. Pass the award on to blogger you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.
4. Contact the bloggers you picked and let them know about the award.

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

Ingredients
Melted butter-1/2 cup
Brown sugar-3/4 cup
Maida-1 cup
Egg-1
Vanilla essence-1tsp
Salt-1/4tsp
Baking soda-1/2tsp
Chopped walnuts-1 cup
White chocolate chips-4oz
Dark chocolate chips-4oz
Method
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.
Courtesy:cookingontheside
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