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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Murungaikai Poriyal / Drumstick Fry / Moringa Fry - Moringa Recipe

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coconut-1 & 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Green chillies-2
Other ingredients
Drumstick / Moringa-2
(cut into finger size)
Mustard,Urad dal-each 1/2tsp
Curry leaves-little
Red chillies-2
Heat oil in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Add the drumsticks & the ground masala,fry for 2 minutes.
Add little water & cook it till done & dry.
Garnish it with curry leaves & serve as side dish for rice.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Chocolate Flan Cake

Ingredients for the chocolate cake
Butter at room temperature-10 tbsp
Sugar-1 cup
Egg at room temperature-1
All purpose flour/Maida-1 & 3/4 cup
Baking powder-3/4 tsp
Baking soda-3/4 tsp
Cocoa powder-1/3 cup
Buttermilk-1 & 1/4 cup
Ingredients for the flan
Evaporated milk(12oz can)-1
Condensed milk-(14oz can)-1
Cream cheese at room temperature-4 oz
Vanilla essence-1tbsp
For garnish
Cajeta(Mexican caramel sauce)-1/4 cup
Chopped pecan or walnuts-1/4 cup
Put an oven rack in the middle of the oven & preheat to 350 deg.F.Coat a bundt pan with little butter,then coat the bottom with 1/4 cup cajeta & place in a large roasting pan with water.(The roasting pan will serve as a water bath during baking)
For the cake
Cream butter & sugar till light & fluffy,then beat in the eggs.Sift together the flour,baking powder,baking soda& cocoa powder.Beat 1/3 of the flour mixture & 1/2 of the buttermilk into the egg mixture.Repeat,ending with the flour mixture,blend until well incorporated.
For the flan
In a blender combine all ingredients under flan.Blend on high for 30 seconds.
Scoop the cake mixture into the prepared bundt pan & spreading evenly.Slowly pour the flan mixture over the cake batter.Cover it with a foil & add about 1 inch of hot water to the roasting pan.
Carefully slide the pan into the oven & bake for 1 hour or until the surface of the cake is firm to touch.Cool the cake completely & then invert it.Garnish it with chopped nuts,cajeta & serve.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bread & Egg Kothu Masala

Ground to a smooth paste
Poppy seeds-1tsp
Mustard-1tsp,Fennel seeds-1 & 1/2tsp,Curry leaves-little
Other ingredients
Whole wheat bread-6 slices
(slightly toasted in tawa & cut into small cubes)
Scrambled eggs-3nos
Salt to taste
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Chilly powder-1/4tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1
Chopped capsicum-1/4
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Chopped mint & coriander leaves-3tsp
Slit green chillies-4
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onions till light brown,add the tomato,green chillies,capsicum,ginger & garlic paste fry till raw smell goes off.Add all the dry masalas & the ground paste,fry for 2 minutes.Pour enough water for the gravy.Cook it in medium flame till its cooked & gravy is semi thick.Now add the scrambled eggs & bread,toss it well till the bread absorbs the gravy.Switch off the gas & garnish with mint & coriander leaves.Serve hot with ketchup.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Carrot Rasam

Ingredients to be pressure cooked
Chopped carrot-1
Tamarind-a small piece
Masoor dhal or Thoor dhal-1tbsp
(I used masoor dhal)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
(Cool & blend it to a smooth liquid)
Ingredients to be coarsely crushed
Jeera &Pepper-each 1tsp
Green chillies-1
Curry leaves-5
Coriander & curry leaves-little
Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Pour the ground ingredients,blended carrot liquid & enough water.Just give a boil & garnish it.Serve it with plain rice or drink it like soup.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Strawberry Lemonade

Fresh strawberry-6
(squeeze out the juice)
Salt-a pinch
Sugar-1tsp or more
Ginger -a small piece
In a blender blend all above ingredients together with water.Filter it & serve it cold.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Corn Raita

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coriander leaves-3tsp
Green chillies-1
Ginger-a very small piece
Boiled corn-1tsp
Salt to taste
Other ingredients
Beaten curd-1&1/2 cup
Boiled corn-1/2 cup
Jeera powder-1/8tsp
Chat masala-1/8tsp
Mix all above ingredients together & serve it cold.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Apple Sauce Lassi

Apple sauce-1
(Mott's natural apple sauce,no sugar added- 3.9 oz)
Fresh curd-1 cup
Cardamom powder-a pinch
Sugar-1 tsp or as per your taste
Saffron -for garnish
Blend all above ingredients together.Garnish it with saffron & serve it cold.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sweet Potato Boorelu

Stuffing ingredients
Boiled & mashed sweet potato-3
Sugar-2tbsp(add accordingly to the sweetness of the potato)
Chopped almonds fried in 1tsp of ghee-3tsp
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Ingredients for the outer covering
Rice-1 cup
Urad dhal-1/2 cup
Salt little
Other ingredients
Oil-to deep fry
Soak rice & urad dhal together for 2 hrs.Grind it to a smooth thick batter(Like Idly batter).Mix salt & keep it aside.Mix all the stuffing ingredients together,shape it into small balls.Heat oil in a pan,take each ball dip it in the rice/urad dhal batter(ball should be fully coated with the batter).Put it in hot oil & deep fry it till cooked crisp & golden brown on all sides.Serve it hot.


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