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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mango Thokku / Mango Pickle

Mango Thokku / Mango Pickle
Mango Thokku
Raw mango grated-2
(skin removed and grated)
Garlic sliced-6
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-3tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Dry roasted & powdered fenugreek seeds(methi)-1tsp
Oil-1 cup
Curry leaves-little
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Fry the grated mango till slightly cooked,add all the dry powders except fenugreek powder.
Fry a bit and switch off the stove,mix in the fenugreek powder & garlic.
Cool completely & store it in fridge.

Recipe for Mango Thurumu Pickle HERE

Monday, April 2, 2012

Jicama Raita

Grated & slightly squeezed jicama-1/2 cup
Thick curd-1 cup
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves-little
Oil-1/2 tsp
Jeera/Cumin-1/4 tsp
Chopped onion-2tsp
Red chillies-1
Hing-a pinch
Mix all above ingredients together.Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Mix it with the above ingredients & serve it cold.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mysore Bonda

Maida/all purpose flour-1 cup
Rice flour-1/4 cup
Buttermilk to make a thick batter
Salt to taste
Jeera/cumin seeds-1tsp
Baking soda-1/2 tsp
Chopped green chillies-2 small
Chopped ginger-1tsp
Chopped coconut-3tsp
Mix all above ingredients together.Add butter milk & make a thick batter like urad dhal vada batter.Heat oil in a pan,wet your hands & take smalls ball & drop it in hot oil.In medium flame fry it till brown on all sides.Serve it with any chutney.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Egg Masala Kuzhlambu/Kulambu

Ingredients fried in 2tsp of oil till light brown,then ground to a smooth paste
Coriander seeds-1 & 1/2tsp
Red chillies-3
Whole pepper-1tsp
Poppy seeds-1tsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Cinnamon stick-a small piece
Curry leaves-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped tomato-1/2
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Roasted gram /Pottukadalai-1tsp(no need to fry)
Sesame oil-1tbsp
Methi seeds/fenugreek-8
Curry leaves-1tsp
Other ingredients
Diluted tamarind water-2 cups
Boiled eggs(make slits on it)-6
Heat oil in a pan & temper it,pour the ground masala & the tamarind juice.In low flame cook till the gravy is slightly thick,add the eggs & give a boil.Switch off the stove ,garnish it with curry & coriander leaves & serve it with hot rice.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Turnip Chutney

Chopped turnip-1/2
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1
Salt to taste
Urad dhal & Channa dhal-each-1tsp
Red chillies-3
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/4tsp
Curry leaves-little
Hing-a pinch
Heat oil in a pan fry the dhals ,jeera & red chillies till light brown.Add the other ingredients & fry till raw smell goes off.Cool, add salt & grind to a smooth paste.Serve it with any tiffin.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mango Rawa Kesari

Ghee-1/2 cup
White rawa/semolina-1 cup
Sugar-1 cup
Water-2 cups
Mango pulp-1 & 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder-1tsp
Saffron-a pinch
Fried nuts in ghee-1tbsp
Heat ghee in a pan,fry the rawa till raw smell goes off.Boil water in a pan,add it to the rawa.Cook it in slow flame till it absorbs all the water.Add cardamom powder,saffron,mango pulp & sugar mix it & cook it for 1 minute.Switch off the stove,garnish it with nuts and serve.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Zesty Lemon Cake With Raisins

Happy 3rd Birthday SailajaKitchen .Stepping into my 4th year.....

Ingredients for the cake
Flour - 1 & 1/2 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup
Eggs - 2
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Lemon zest grated - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 4 tbsp
Buttermilk - 12 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
Raisins - 1/4 cup
Ingredients for the glaze:
Powdered sugar - 1 cup
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
(mix it to a smooth mixture)
Sieve flour,salt ,baking powder,baking soda.Mix buttermilk,lime juice & essence.Cream together butter & sugar till light & fluffy.Add the eggs & zest of lemon & beat it well.Slowly add the flour & lemon buttermilk mix to the sugar butter mixture alternatively beginning and ending with flour. Add raisins and gently mix.Bake it at 350 deg. for 40 minutes or till the cake completely & then pour the glaze over the cake.
Courtesy:chitchatcrossroads with a slight change.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vermicelli(Semiya) Murukku

Vermicelli (Semiya) -1/2 cup
Rice Flour-1 cup
Pottukadalai powder/roasted gram-1/2 cup
Ajwain seeds-1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder -1/2 tsp
Hot oil-1tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Soak semiya in one cup water for 2 hour.Mash it well ,add all above ingredients.Knead it to a soft dough.Heat oil in a pan,fill the dough in the murukku press.Press it directly into the hot oil & fry it till crisp & golden brown in medium flame.Cool & store it in a container.
Courtesy:Hari Chandana

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Soft Idly

Long grain rice-2 cups
Sona masoori rice-2 cups
Cooked rice-3/4 cup
Uraddhal-1 cup
Methi seeds/fenugreek seeds-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Soak dhal separately & methi ,rice & cooked rice separately for 4 hrs.Then grind both separately to a smooth batter.Add salt mix both batters together & leave it to ferment overnight.Next day mix it well ,grease idly plates.Pour some batter & steam it till done.Serve it with any side dish you prefer.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Beetroot Soup

Ingredients boiled for 5 minutes & blend to a smooth liquid
Chopped beetroot-1/2
Chopped carrot-1/2
Chopped onion-3tsp
Chopped celery-3tsp
Dried basil-a pinch
Vegetable stock or water-2 cups
Salt & pepper to taste
Roasted & powdered jeera-a pinch
Other ingredients
Milk-1/4 cup
Pour the blended liquid,milk,seasoning & water( if required to dilute the soup) in a pan & bring to a nice boil.Switch off the gas,before serving sprinkle some shredded cheese(optional) on top & serve hot.

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