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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Cabbage Tomato Chutney / Tomato Cabbage Chutney Recipe

Cabbage & Tomato Chutney recipe / Tomato Cabbage Chutney Recipe
Cabbage Tomato Chutney
Chopped cabbage-2 cups
Chopped tomato-1
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/4tsp
Green chillies-2
Tamarind-a small piece
Salt to taste
Channa & Urad dal-each 1/2tsp
Curry leaves-little
Heat 1tsp of oil & fry tomato,cabbage,chillies,ginger & garlic till raw smell disappeared.
Cool & grind to a smooth paste along with  tamarind,jeera & salt.
Heat oil in a pan temper it,pour it on top of the ground chutney.
Mix & serve with any tiffin or with plain rice.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Eggless Custard Cake with Chocolate Glaze / Eggless Custard Cake Recipe- Valentine's Day Special Recipes

Happy Valentine's Day Friends! A perfect cake for this day.

Eggless Custard Cake with Chocolate GlazeEggless Custard Cake Recipe/- Valentine's Day Special Recipes
Eggless Custard Cake
Ingredients for the cake
Maida/All purpose flour -1 & 1/2 cups
Vanilla custard powder -3/4 cups
Sugar -3/4 cups
Baking powder-2 & 1/4tsp
Vanilla essence -1tsp
Butter softened -1/2 cup + 3tbsp (150 gms)
Milk -1 cup
Pre.heat the oven to 350 deg.F.Grease a baking pan with little butter & dust it with flour, keep it ready.
Sieve maida,baking powder,custard powder & keep it aside.
Cream butter & sugar till it doubles,add the essence and milk,mix well till smooth.
Add the dry ingredients & fold in the batter till its smooth.
Pour this into the greased pan & bake it for 30 to 35 minutes or till done.
Cool completely & then pour the glaze on top,cut & enjoy!
Ingredients for the chocolate glaze
Powdered sugar -1/2 cup
Cocoa powder-1 & 1/2tbsp
Butter softened-1tbsp
Warm milk-2tbsp
Vanilla essence-1/4tsp
Cream sugar,cocoa powder & butter well.
Add the essence & milk,whisk it well until well combined.
Pour it over the cooled cake slice & enjoy!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Karamani Paruppu Usili / Paruppu Usili / Paruppu Usili Recipe / Yard Long Beans with Lentils

Karamani Paruppu Usili recipe / Paruppu Usili recipe / Paruppu Usili Recipe / Yard Long Beans with Lentils
Karamani Paruppu Usili
Ingredients soaked for 1 hour & ground to a coarse mixture (Do not add water while grinding)
Thoor/Thur dal-1/2 cup
Channa dal-1/2 cup
Red chillies-2
(Add salt,turmeric powder & a pinch of hing,(a pinch of cooking soda totally optional) to the ground paste & steam it for 10 minutes.Cool & crumble the mixture)
Other ingredients
Chopped karamani beans/yard long beans-2 cups
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-little
Grated coconut(optional)-2tsp
Chopped coriander leaves-little
Mustard,Urad dal,Jeera/cumin -each-1/4tsp
Red chillies-2
Curry leaves-little
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Add the beans,salt & turmeric powder,saute for a minute.Sprinkle very little water,cover & cook till the veggie is cooked.
Now add the dal mixture,toss it well till everything is well combined.
Switch off the stove add coconut & coriander leaves,mix & serve as a side dish.
a) Do not soak the dal too much.
b) Do not grind the dal like a smooth paste,grind it to a coarse mixture.
c) You can replace with capsicum,banana flower or green beans.
d) Do not over cook the vegetable,retain the colour .

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Olan Recipe / Kerala Olan / Onam Sadya Recipe / Coconut Milk Vegetable Stew

Onam Sadya Recipe
Olan Recipe / Kerala Olan recipe / Onam Sadya Recipe / Coconut Milk Vegetable Stew
Olan Recipe
White pumpkin / Ash gourd /Winter melon Kumbalanga cubed-2 cups
Red chori OR Chow pea / Black eye bean-1/4 cup
(cook it with little salt & drain the water)
Salt to taste
Coconut oil-1tbsp
Slit green chillies-1
Coconut milk-1/2 cup
(I used the tin coconut milk,fresh coconut milk is always better)
Curry leaves-few
Cook pumpkin,salt & green chillies with very little water till 3/4 done,add the cooked & drained red chori.
Cook till its well combined & dry.
Switch off the stove add the curry leaves,coconut milk & coconut oil ,mix & serve.
This recipe has no tempering at all & very quick to make.

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Besan Ki Poori / Besan Poori / Besan Puri / Chickpea Flour Bread

Besan Ki Poori recipe / Besan Poori recipe / Besan Puri  recipe/ Chickpea Flour Bread
Besan Poori
Ingredients for the dough
Whole wheat flour-1 cup
Salt to taste
Water -required amount to form a dough
(make a soft dough with the above ingredients)
Stuffing ingredients
Besan/Chickpeas flour-6tsp
(slightly dry roasted till raw smell disappears,this step is optional)
Fennel seeds-1tsp
Hing a pinch
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
(mix all above ingredients together in a bowl,make sure its evenly mixed & there are no lumps)
Other ingredients
Oil to deep fry
Divide the dough into small balls.flatten it & keep 1tsp.of the filling ingredients in the middle.
Close it well & roll it into a semi thick disc.Make sure the filling does not come out.
Heat oil in a pan & deep fry in medium high flame till light brown on all sides.
Serve it hot with any side dish you want.

Source:Read it in a website

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

How to Peel Garlic Quickly and Easily ? Peeling Garlic In less than A Minute.

This was shared by a friend,How to peel garlic in less than a minute?Very quick & easy method.

How to Peel Garlic Quickly and Easily
Peeling Garlic
Place a whole garlic inside a vessel.Cover it with a lid.
Shake it well for couple of times.
Then open the lid you will see garlic peeled off from their skin.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Paneer Chatpat / Chatpata Paneer/Jhatpat Paneer / Chatpata Paneer Snack Recipe / Cottage Cheese Snack Recipe

A quick Paneer/ Indian cottage cheese dish for an appetizer/starter made in 5 minutes

Paneer Chatpat recipe / Chatpata Paneer recipe/Jhatpat Paneer recipe / Chatpata Paneer Snack Recipe / Cottage Cheese Snack Recipe

Paneer/Indian cottage cheese cubes-1 & 1/2 cups
Coloured bell pepper/capsicum diced-2 cups
Onion diced-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Slit green chillies-2
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Red chilly paste-1/4tsp
Soy sauce-to your taste,I used 2tsp
Dry roasted & powdered jeera/cumin & coriander seeds together-1 tsp
Heat oil in a pan add the coloured capsicum,green chillies & onion,in medium high flame toss it well till its slightly brown but still crisp.
Now add the paneer cubes,ginger/garlic paste, all above sauces & dry ingredients,toss it well & switch off the stove.
A quick paneer dish is ready in 5 minutes!Serve it as a side dish for roti or a starter.

Note: I have added above ingredients according to the taste buds of our family, alter it if you want to have it more spicy. Baby corn can also be added.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Minestrone Soup / Easy Minestrone Soup Recipe / Vegetarian Minestrone Soup Recipe - Healthy Soup Recipe

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Minestrone Soup
Kidney beans-1 cup
( soak beans overnight next day cook it with little salt and keep it aside)
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped ripe tomato - 1 big
Chopped celery stalk - 2
Grated /Chopped garlic - 2
Whole wheat rotini - a handful
Salt & Pepper to taste
 Italian seasoning - 1/2tsp
Chilly flakes - 1/4tsp
Chopped spinach - 1/2cup
Chopped carrots - 1
Chopped potato - 1 medium size
Chopped zucchini - 1
Vegetable broth.stock or water-required amount ( around 6 to 7 cups)
Paste sauce or canned crushed tomatoes - 2 tbsp ( optional)
( this gives a nice rich colour to the soup)

Minestrone soup
In a slow cooker or in a pot/pan add all above ingredients except the cooked beans.
Pour enough water  or stock & cook in low flame for 20 minutes or till everything is combined.
Add the beans and cook for 5 more minutes.
Season the soup with salt,pepper,chilly flakes,Italian seasonings and pasta sauce or canned crushed tomatoes.Give a boil and switch off the stove.
Before serving sprinkle Parmesan cheese & serve hot.

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Mor Kuzhambu / Vendakkai More Kuzhlambu / Vendakkai Mor Kulambu /Okra In Buttermilk Gravy / South Indian Spiced Buttermilk Curry

Mor Kuzhambu recipe / Vendakkai More Kuzhlambu / Vendakkai Mor Kulambu recipe/Okra In Buttermilk Gravy recipe / South Indian Spiced Buttermilk Curry
Mor kuzhambu / More Kuzhambu / Mor Kulambu
Ingredients fried in 1/2tsp of oil till light brown & ground to a smooth powder
Urad dhal-1tsp
Toor dhal-1 & 1/2tsp
Red chillies-2
Hing-a pinch
Coriander seeds-1/2tsp
Fenugreek methi seeds-10nos.
Coconut-1tbsp(do not fry)
Coconut oil-2tsp
Curry leaves-little
Other ingredients
Fried okra/bhindi/vendakkai-1 cup
(or any vegetable of your choice)
Beaten curd-2 cups
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Mix the ground ingredients along with the curd, salt, turmeric powder & keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it,add the fried okra.
Pour the curd mix & in medium flame wait for the mixture to  rise,do not boil it may curdle.
Immediately switch off the store & garnish it with curry leaves & serve it with hot rice.

Inspired by Jugalbandi

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Garlic Pull Apart Bread / Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread / Garlic Bread Recipe

Garlic Pull Apart Bread recipe / Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe/ Garlic Bread Recipe
Garlic Pull Apart Bread
Ingredients for the dough
All purpose flour-3 & 1/2 cup
Dry yeast-2tsp
Warm water-1 &1/3 cup
Olive oil-2tbsp
Ingredients for the coating
Melted butter-1/4 cup
Dried parsley-1tbsp
Minced garlic-3
Chilly flakes-1tsp
(mix all above ingredients together)
Other ingredients
Parmesan cheese-1/4 cup

Garlic Pull Apart Bread recipe/ Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread recipe / Garlic Bread Recipe
Garlic Pull Apart Bread
In a bowl stir together water,yeast & sugar,rest it for 10 minutes till its foamy.Mix flour,salt & oil in another bowl,slowly pour the yeast mixture & knead it to a smooth dough.
Dust a kitchen counter top with little flour & knead the dough for 8 minutes until the dough is elastic.
Grease a bowl with little oil & cover the dough with a wet cloth & leave it to ferment for 2 hours,or until dough is doubled in size.
In a small bowl, combine melted butter, parsley flakes,chilly flakes, and minced garlic,keep it aside.
Punch the dough,tear off small pieces of dough(a size of a small lemon).Coat each ball into the butter mixture.Place each ball at the bottom of a bundt pan.Repeat this process until you have one layer of dough balls.

Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese,continue layering the dough balls and cheese until you have 2 layers. Cover the pan with a clean towel and allow to sit until dough has doubled in size around 20-30 minutes.
Pre .heat an oven to 350 F deg. bake it for 30 minutes or till slight golden brown on top.
Cool completely & serve it with marinara sauce or spread butter & serve it warm.....

Courtesy; with a slight change...

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