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Friday, October 14, 2011

Quinoa Murukku

Ingredients
Powdered quinoa-1/2 cup
Rice flour-1 cup
Besan-1/4 cup
Chilly powder-1 & 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Ajwain-1tsp
Hot oil-1 & 1/2 tbsp
Hing-1tsp
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Mix all above ingredients together,pour water little by little & make a soft dough.Heat oil in a pan fill the mixture in the murukku press.Press it directly into the oil & in medium flame fry it till crisp & light brown on all sides.Cool & store it in air tight container.




Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mango Kulfi / Easy Mango Kulfi Recipe / Mango Kesar Kulfi / Indian Mango Ice Cream

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Mango Kulfi 
Ingredients
Evaporated milk- 1 can (12 fl oz)
Condensed milk- 1 can (14 oz)
Kesar mango pulp-1 can (1lb.14 oz)
Cool whip- 1 tub (8 oz)
(whipped topping)
Saffron-1/4tsp
(crushed & soaked in little warm milk)
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Crushed almonds & pistachio-2tbsp
Method
Add all above ingredients in a blender,blend it for a minute till its creamy & frothy.
Pour it in a glass bowl or in kulfi moulds & freeze it overnight.
Serve it garnished with little pistachio on top.

Note:
To take out kulfi from mould with ease hold the mould under running water for 1/2 a minute,it will come out quickly.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Black Bean Soup

Ingredients
Cooked black beans-2 cups
(mash 1 cup of beans)
Chopped celery-1/2 cup
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1/2
Chopped jalapeno chilly-1/2
Salt & Pepper to taste
Curry powder-1/4tsp
Dry oregano & Parsley-each-1/4tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/4tsp
Vegetable broth or water-required quantity
Olive oil-1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pot,saute onion,tomato,chilly & celery for a minute. Add all above ingredients & keep cooking this in low flame for 10 minutes,adding water if necessary.Serve this hot garnished it grated cheese.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Papaya Seeds Podi

Ingredients
Papaya seeds of one big papaya
(wash it thoroughly & dry it in sun for at least 1 day)
Salt to taste
Hing-1/2tsp
Amchur powder-1/4tsp
Oil-1tsp
Urad & Channa dhal-each-1tsp
Black sesame seeds-1tsp
Red chillies-2
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Dessicated coconut-2tsp
Crushed garlic-1 big
Method
Heat 1/2 tsp of oil & fry the papaya seeds till light brown in colour(do not over fry).Keep it aside,heat 1/2 tsp of oil & fry all above ingredients till light brown.Cool everything completely & grind it to a semi fine powder.Store it in a dry jar.Best served with hot rice.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Quinoa Pesarattu


Ingredients
Quinoa-1 cup
(washed & soaked for 1 hour)
Whole green moongh dhal-1/2 cup
(soaked for 4 hours)
Ginger -a small piece
Jeera-1tsp
Salt to taste
Green chillies-2 or 3
Chopped onion little for filling
Oil-to cook pesarattu
Method
Grind all above ingredients to a smooth batter(no need to ferment).Heat a tawa,pour a ladle of batter.Spread it a bit thin, pour little oil around & cook it both sides till light brown.Before removing sprinkle some chopped onions fold the pesarattu & serve it hot with any chutney.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Watermelon Skin Biriyani

Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Handful of mint & coriander leaves
Cinnamon-a small piece
Cloves-3
Cardamom-1
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Green chillies-2
Tomato-1/2
Ginger & Garlic paste-1 tsp
Tempering
Oil-4tsp
Ghee-2tsp
Jeera & Shajeera,Kadal pasi-each-1/4tsp
Bay leaf-1
Other ingredients
Basmati rice-2 cups
Water-3 & 1/2 cups
Curd-1/4 cup
Chopped watermelon skin-2 cups
(only the white part)
Frozen peas(optional)- handful
Red chilly powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Green chillies-2
Chopped tomato-1/2
Chopped onion-1/2
Method
Heat oil & ghee in a pressure cooker,temper it.Fry onion,tomato & green chillies till light brown.Add the ground masala & fry till oil separates the pan.Add all the dry powders,curd,vegetables & fry a bit.Add the rice & water pressure cook it till done.Before serving squeeze little lime juice,mix & serve it with raita.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Couscous,Vermicelli & Vegetable Idly

Ingredients
Vermicelli-1/2 cup
White rawa/Semolina-1/2 cup
Couscous-1 cup
Salt to taste
Finely chopped capsicum-1/2
Finely grated carrots-1/2
Finely chopped green chillies-2
Chopped curry & coriander leaves-little
Finely grated ginger-1/4tsp
Curd-2 cups
Water-1 cup
ENO fruit salt-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Mustard,Urad dhal,Channa dhal-each-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion,vegetables,chillies & ginger till transparent.Add the turmeric powder,salt, rawa,couscous & vermicelli fry for 2 minutes.Switch off the gas & let it cool completely.Now add the water,curd, curry & coriander leaf,mix it well & rest it for 10 minutes.Just before steaming the idlys mix in the ENO,pour it on greased idly plates & steam.Serve it with any chutney you like.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Badam(Almond) Murukku

Ingredients
Rice flour-2 & 1/2 cups
Finely powdered badam(almonds with skin)-1/2 cup
Besan-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Hing-1/2tsp
Ajwain(omam)-1tsp
Melted butter-3tsp
Water-enough to make a soft dough
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl.Pour water little by little & make a soft dough.Heat oil in a pan,fill the dough in the murukku press.Press directly into the hot oil.In medium flame fry it till light brown colour on all side & crisp.Cool & store it in an air tight container.


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