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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Watermelon Lassi

Seedless watermelon chopped-1 cup
Thick curd-1/2 cup
Sugar-1 or 2 tsp
Crushed cardamom powder-a pinch(optional)
Blend all above ingredients together in a blender till smooth and frothy.Serve it cold with ice cubes....

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kara Sev

Besan-1 & 1/2 cup
Rice flour-1/2 cup
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Crushed pepper-2tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-to deep fry
Mix all above ingredients together.Add water little by little & mix it to a dough(this dough will be a bit sticky).Fill it in a sev press which has bigger holes in it.Press it directly into the hot oil.Deep fry it in medium flame till crisp & light brown on all sides.Cool & store it in an air tight container.
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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Rajma Sundal / Kidney Beans Sundal

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Rajma Sundal
Cooked rajma/kidney beans with salt-2 cups
(do not over cook the beans)
Desiccated coconut-1tbsp
Chopped curry & coriander leaves-little
Mustard,Urad dhal.Jeera/cumin-each 1/4tsp
Chopped green chillies-1
Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Add the cooked rajma &coconut,saute for 2 minutes.Switch off the stove garnish with chopped curry & coriander leaves & serve......

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Brinjal Paratha / Eggplant Paratha Recipe / Baingan Paratha

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Brinjal Paratha
Ingredients for brinjal masala
Big eggplant chopped-1/2
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Roasted jeera powder-1/4tsp
MDH Kitchen king masala-1/8tsp
(or any garam masala-optional)
Chopped coriander leaves-3tsp
Other ingredients
Whole wheat flour-1 & 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil-to cook parathas
Heat oil in a pan fry the brinjals till slightly cooked.Add all the dry ingredients & fry a bit.Cool & grind to a coarse paste.Add coriander leaves & mix it.Add wheat flour,salt to the mixture add very little water if required & make a soft dough.Take a small ball roll it out into circles.Cook it on tawa/griddle with little oil till coked & light brown on all sides.Serve it hot with any side dish.........

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.
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