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Friday, June 29, 2012

Simple Jeera Rice /Jeera Pulao

Ingredients
Basmati rice-1 cup
Salt to taste
Frozen peas(optional)-1tsp
Water-2 cups
Tempering
Ghee-1tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds-1tsp
Cardamom-2
(use only the seeds)
Cloves-1
Method
Heat ghee in a pan temper it.Add 2 cups of water,peas,rice & salt and cook rice till done.Fluff it up with a fork & serve it with any gravy of your choice.You can also cook rice in an electric rice cooker too.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Beetroot Paratha

Ingredients
Grated beetroot-1 cup
Whole wheat flour-2 cups
Besan-2tsp
Curd-3tsp
Oil-1tsp
Salt to taste
Fennel powder-1/8tsp
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Roasted & powdered jeera powder-1/4tsp
Garam masala-1/4tsp(option)
Oil-to cook the paratha
Method
Mix all above ingredients together.Pour very little water & make a soft dough.Roll it out into semi thick circles.Cook it both sides on a tawa with little oil till light brown on both sides.Serve it with any raita ot gravy.



Saturday, June 16, 2012

Marshmallow Crispy Squares


Ingredient
Melted butter-3tbsp
Strawberry flavored marshmallows(around 20 medium size)
(Jet-puffed 5 0z bag)
Cheerios-3 cups
Raisins-1/4 cup
Chopped pecan-1/8 cup
Method
Coat the marshmallow in the butter & melt it in microwave for about 1 & 1/2 minutes.Remove it & stir in other ingredients till well blended.Pour it on a greased tray & press it well.Cool & cut into desired shapes.A quick & easy snack for kids are ready!!!!!!
Note:You can also replace with rice krispies cereal.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Jeera Aloo

Ingredients
Par boiled potato cubed-3
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Red chilly powder-1/4tsp
Amchur powder/dry mango powder-a pinch
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds-1tsp
Broken red chillies-2
Curry leaves-little
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it,add the potatoes & in medium flame fry for 2 minutes.Add the dry masalas & fry it in low flame till potatoes are well cooked,crisp on all sides & coated with the masala.Serve it as a side dish for roti.



Monday, June 4, 2012

Rose Syrup Pudding

Ingredients
Whole milk-3 cups
Sugar-1tbsp or more if you like
Agar agar-1/4 cup
(melted in water)
Rose syrup/Roo afza-1/4 cup
Method
Boil milk for 5 minutes,add the sugar.Now add the agar agar & give a stir.Switch off the stove mix in the rose syrup,pour it into a mould & keep it in the fridge to set for minimum of 4 hours.Serve it with fruits,custard or choice of yours.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Thoor Dhal Kuzhi Paniyaram

Ingredients
Idly rice-2 cups
Thoor dhal-3/4 cup
Urad dhal-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Oil-to cook the paniyarams
Method
Soak rice & dhals separately for 2 hours.Grind the dhals till fluffy & keep it aside.Grind the rice to fine rawa consistency.Mix everything together,add salt & let it ferment overnight.Heat a paniyaram pan,pour 1tsp of oil in the holes.Pour a ladle of the batter in the wholes & cook it till crisp on both sides.Serve it with any chutney or idly milagai podi.
Note:You can even make Idlys out of this batter(Courtesy: Mrs.Mallika Badrinath)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Watermelon Lassi

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

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kara Sev

Ingredients
Besan-1 & 1/2 cup
Rice flour-1/2 cup
Hing-1/2tsp
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Jeera-2tsp
Crushed pepper-2tsp
Salt to taste
Butter-1tbsp
Oil-to deep fry
Method
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.
Inspired by Tasty appetite

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Rajma Sundal / Kidney Beans Sundal

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Rajma Sundal
Ingredients
Cooked rajma/kidney beans with salt-2 cups
(do not over cook the beans)
Desiccated coconut-1tbsp
Chopped curry & coriander leaves-little
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard,Urad dhal.Jeera/cumin-each 1/4tsp
Chopped green chillies-1
Method
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
Oil-1tsp
Other ingredients
Whole wheat flour-1 & 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil-to cook parathas
Method
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.........



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