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Monday, April 29, 2013

Masoor Dhal Podi

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Ingredients
Oil-1tsp
Masoor dhal-2tbsp
( YOU CAN REPLACE THOOR/THUR DHAL INSTEAD OF MASOOR DHAL)
Red chillies-3
Hing-1/8tsp
Salt to taste
Jeera-1/2tsp
Coconut-1tbsp
Garlic-1
Method
Heat 1tsp of oil & fry dhal,jeera.garlic,hing,red chillies & coconut till light brown in colour.Cool & dry grind with salt to a semi smooth powder.Store it in a jar,best served with hot rice.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Shrimp/Prawn Dry Fry

Ingredients for marination
Shrimp-1 pound
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Tamarind juice-1tbsp
(marinate the shrimp with above ingredients for 30 minutes)
Tempering
Oil-1tbsp
Mustard-1tsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Curry leaves-little
Sliced onion-1/4
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Once onion is slight golden brown add the shrimp with the marinate.In medium low flame fry it for 10minutes, till dry & cooked.Garnish it with coriander leaves & serve.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sprouted Vendhaya Kulambu / Sprouted Methi Gravy / Vendhaya Kuzhambu Recipe

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Vendhaya Kulambu
Ingredients
Sprouted methi/fenugreek seeds/Vendhayam-1/2 cup
Tamarind juice(light)-1 cup
Coconut milk(light)-1/2 cup
Chopped onion-3tbsp
Chopped garlic-2
Salt to taste
Home made sambar powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-little
Hing-1/4tsp
Curry leaves-little
Tempering
Oil-6tsp
Mustard-1/4tsp,Jeera-1/4tsp,Urad dhal-1/8tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Add the onions,garlic & curry leaves fry till light brown.
Add the dry ingredients fry for 2 minutes,pour the tamarind juice,coconut milk & sprouted methi.
In low flame cover & cook till raw smell disappears & methi is cooked.
Serve it hot with plain rice.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Giveaway

Very happy to win this beautiful 3D puzzle from Akheela. Iam sure my daughter is going to love this.thanks once again to the organizer.Happy blogging friends.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Nandu (Crab) Masala

Ingredients
Blue crabs-4
Chopped onion-1
Chopped tomato-1
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves-little
Tempering
Oil-5tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Cinnamon-a small piece
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Poppy seeds-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Grated coconut-3tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Pepper-1/2tsp
Cloves,Cardamom-each 1
Garam masala-1/4tsp(optional)
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion till light brown,add the tomatoes & salt,fry till its mushy.Add the ground masala & fry till oil separates the pan.Put the crabs,pour some water,cover & cook it till masala is dry.Garnish it with coriander leaves & serve it with plain rice.


Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easy Yellow Rice /Turmeric Rice

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Ingredients
Ghee-1/3tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Curry leaves-few
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Basmati rice-1/2 cup
Water-1 cup
Method
Heat ghee in a pan temper it with mustard & curry leaves.Fry the washed rice for a minute.Add salt ,turmeric powder & water.
Cook the rice till done.Serve it with any side dish you like.

Courtesy:Maayeka

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Avocado & Carrot Raita

Ingredients
Mashed avocado-1
Grated carrots-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Pepper powder-to taste
Roasted & powdered jeera/cumin powder-1/2tsp
Black salt-a pinch
Beaten thick curd-1 & 1/2 cups
Lime juice-1tsp
Method
Mix all above ingredients & serve it cold.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stuffed Cheese Poori

Stuffing
Grated cheese-1/4 cup
Chopped coriander leaves-1tbsp
Salt & Pepper to taste
(Mix it all in a bowl)
Dough
Whole wheat flour-1 cup
Salt to taste
Red chillies powder-a pinch
Water to knead the dough
Other ingredients
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Make a soft tight dough with the above ingredients.Roll out the dough to a thin big circle.By using cutters cut to desired shapes.Keep a teaspoon of the filling inside.Close it with another poori on top.Seal it well so that the filling doesn't come out.Heat oil in a kadai & deep fry these poories till light golden brown & crisp on both sides.Serve it hot.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Green Dhokla / (Khaman Dhokla Recipe)

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Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coriander leaves-a handful
Spinach leaves-12
Green chillies-1
Ginger -a very small piece
Ingredients
Besan-1 cup
White rawa/sooji-1 & 1/2tbsp
Water-3/4 cup
Sugar-1 & 1/2tsp
Salt-1tsp
Lime juice-1tbsp
Eno fruit salt-1 & 1/2tsp
Tempering
Oil-3tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Jeera-1/2tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Sesame seeds-1tsp
Green chillies-1
Curry leaves-little
Garnish
Shredded fresh coconut-1tbsp
Method
In a bowl mix all above ingredients (except Eno) together to make a smooth batter.Just before steaming mix in the eno.Mix it well into the batter ,you can see already the batter has raised.Immediately pour into a greased plate & steam it for 8 minutes or till done.Heat oil in a pan & temper it.Pour it on top of the steamed dhokla & sprinkle the coconut.Cool completely & cut into pieces & serve it with coriander chutney.

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