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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Beerakaya Pottu Podi Recipe / Beerakaya Tokku Podi Recipe / Ridge Gourd Skin Podi Recipe

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Beerakaya Pottu Podi
Tempering ingredients
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Urad dhal-1tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds-1tsp
Red chillies-3
Curry leaves-little
Hing-a pinch
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Crushed garlic-4
Thick tamarind juice-1tsp(optional)
Salt to taste
Other ingredients
Ridge gourd skin/Beerakaya peel-3 cups
(With very little water make a coarse paste,squeeze out excess water.Don't discard the water you can use it in gravys or in making chapathi dough.
Heat a pan, in low medium flame dry roast the paste till all the water has evaporated & its completely dry,keep it aside).
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Switch off the stove & add the dry roasted peel & mix it well.
Cool & store it in fridge.
Mix it with hot rice & enjoy.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Lemon Pickle Recipe / Nimboo ka Achar Recipe / South Indian Lemon Pickle Recipe

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Lemon Pickle
Ingredients
Large yellow lemon-10
(cut into small pieces)
Chilly powder-1/2cup
Salt-1/4 cup
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Sesame oil-1cup
Mustard seeds-1tbsp
Crushed fenugreek/ methi seeds-1tsp
Hing-1tsp
Method
Take a clean dry jar add the cut lemons,salt & turmeric powder.Mix it well & leave it covered for 3 days.
Each day just mix it well with a clean spoon.
The 3rd day mix the chilly powder to the soaked lemon.
 Heat oil in a pan & temper it with mustard,hing & methi seeds.
Cool the tempering & pour it into the pickle.Mix it well & best served with curd rice.
Store this pickle in fridge.
Note:
Always use dry spoon to take pickles.
This pickle should be stored in fridge.
Add salt according to your taste.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

How to store Green Chillies In Fridge?

Easy way to store green chillies in fridge for more than 3 weeks & keeping them fresh.
 Remove the stems from the green chillies.Place a kitchen paper in a dry plastic container.

Place the green chillies on the kitchen paper,cover it with another kitchen paper.
Close it with a lid & store in fridge.

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Thanks Vineela for the tip.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Javarisi Vadam / Sago Vadaam / Javvarisi Vathal Recipe

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Javarisi Vadam
Ingredients
Sago/Sabudhana/Javvarisi - 1 cup
(I used the milk white big variety sabudhana)
Water-4 cups
Salt - around 3/4 tsp
(check the taste if needed add more)
Green chillies-4 big long variety
Jeera/cumin seeds-1/2 tbsp
Hing-1tsp
Lemon -1/2
Method
Pour water just above sago & leave it covered overnight.
Next day grind salt,green chillies & hing to a smooth paste,keep it aside.
Boil 4 cups of water,add the soaked sago into the boiling water.
In medium low flame cook till the sago is transparent & semi thick like soup,switch off the flame.
Now add the ground paste,jeera & squeeze out 1/2 of a big lemon,stir it well.Let it cool a bit,check salt if needed add more.
Spread a thick plastic sheet in the sun.
Take a spoon of the sago mixture spread it slightly.The thickness should not be too thin.
Let it dry in sun the whole day,flip it over to the other side & dry the next day.
The 3rd day place it on a tray or plate & dry it completely.Store it in container.
Deep fry these vadams in hot oil & enjoy!!!!

Note:
Some add butter milk to the mixture to get a nice water colour.
Add chillies according to the taste of your family.
If you want colourful vadam,add food colour to the cooked mixture.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Pulikaichal Recipe / Pulikachal / Puliyogare Recipe / Puliyodharai Recipe - A Spicy Tamarind Sauce to makeTamarind Rice.

This is a another version in making Pulikaichal.Check the traditional  version  HERE.

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Pulikachal
Ingredients fried till light brown in 1tsp of oil
Coriander seeds-2tbsp
Channa dal-1/2tbsp
Mustard-1/2tbsp
Jeera-1/2tbsp
Sesame seeds-1tbsp
Urad dal-1tbsp
Whole pepper-1tbsp
Peanuts-1tbsp
Methi/Fenugreek seeds-1/2tsp
Red chillies-6
Curry leaves-10
Grated coconut-1/4 cup
(cool the fried ingredients & make a smooth powder)
Tempering
Oil-little more than 1/4 cup
Mustard-2tsp
Red chillies-2
Urad dal-1tsp
Channa dal-2tsp
Peanuts-4tsp
Sesame seeds-2tsp
Curry leaves-little
Hing-1tsp
Other ingredients
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Semi thick tamarind juice-3 cups
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour the tamarind juice,turmeric powder & salt,give a nice boil , meanwhile take 4 to 5 tbsp of the ground powder,pour 1/2cup of water dilute to make sure there are no lumps.Pour this into the boiling tamarind juice.
Cook the whole mixture till thick & oil separates from sides of the pan.
Switch off the flame,add required amount of the paste to hot rice,mix well & serve.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kulfi Recipe / Easy Kulfi Recipe / Pista Almond Kulfi / Indian Ice Cream Kulfi

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Kulfi
Ingredients
Evaporated milk - 1 can (354 ml )
Condensed milk -1 can ( 14 oz )
Whole milk -1/2 cup
(If you think is too sweet then add extra 1/2 cup of whole milk.)
White bread -1 slice
(I used brown bread in this recipe because it gives nice colour to the kulfi)
Crushed saffron a generous pinch
Cardamom powder-1/4tsp
Chopped pistachio & almonds-each 1tsp
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Kulfi
Method
Remove the crust from the bread slice its optional.Dry grind the bread to a smooth powder.This will look like bread crumbs.You can also crumble it with your fingers.
Take a bowl & mix all above ingredients including the bread crumbs.
Blend everything together.
Pour these in kulfi moulds / Popsicle moulds or any plastic container & freeze them overnight or at least 8 hours.
To take out kulfi from mould with ease hold the mould under running water for 1/2 a minute,it will come out quickly.
Enjoy this easy version Kulfi, a best summer Ice cream!

Note:
a)If you think is too sweet then add extra 1/2 cup of milk.
b)You can also crush the nuts in mixi instead of chopping.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Aval Appalam Recipe / Avalakki Happala Recipe - Karnataka Style Appalam

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Aval Appalam
Ingredients
Aval/poha/flattened or beaten rice-3 cups

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(Powder them to a very fine powder)
Curd-3/4 cup
Sago-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Hing-1/2tsp
Green chillies-2 medium size
Coconut oil-1tsp
Maida/All purpose flour for dusting
Method
Soak sago in water for 30 minutes.Pour some water & cook the sago till its transparent.Keep it aside
Take a blender & grind cooled cooked sago,curd,salt,hing & green chillies to a very smooth liquid.
Pour this in a bowl to this add the powdered aval & coconut oil, knead it to a tight dough.
Take small balls,dust it with maida & roll it out into very thin small circles.
Place it on a plastic shhet or tray & dry these appalams in sun for 2 days or more till its completely dry.
Store it in a tight container.
Deep fry in medium flame till crisp & light brown on both sides & enjoy!

Note:
If you think your dough is a bit loose add some more aval powder to form a dough.
Deep fry these appalams in medium low flame till both sides are light brown & enjoy!

Recipe from a TV show.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Melon Mojito Recipe / Honeydew Melon Summer Drink

A refreshing summer drink is ready!!
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Melon Mojito
Ingredients
Cubed honeydew-2 cups
Coconut water-2 cups
Lemon juice-1tsp
Sugar-2tsp(optional)
Mint leaves-6
Ginger -a small piece
Ice cubes
Method
Blend all above ingredients to a smooth liquid.
Strain it if you want,its optional,serve it with few mint leaves & ice cubes.
This is a perfect summer drink,enjoy!!!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Bok Choy Thogayal Recipe / Bok Choy Chutney Recipe / Keerai Thogayal Recipe

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Bok Choy Thogayal
Ingredients fried in 1tsp of oil till slightly fried
Bok Choy chopped-2 cups
Green chillies-3
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard,Urad dal,Jeera/cumin-each-1/4tsp
Curry leaves-few
Red chillies-2
Other ingredients
Tamarind-1tsp
Garlic-3
Method
Take a blender add the fried bok choy mixture,tamarind & garlic.
Blend this to a semi smooth thick paste.Do not add too much water while grinding.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour this into the ground chutney,mix & serve it with plain rice.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Onion Pakoda / Vengaya Pakoda Recipe / Crispy Onion Pakoda Recipe / Ulli Pakodi - South Indian Style Pakoras

Step by step method/picture to make Onion Pakodas

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Onion Pakoda
Ingredients
Besan/Gram flour-1 cup
Rice flour-1/2 cup
Cooking soda-a very small pinch
Hot oil-1tbsp
Salt to taste
Jeera/cumin-1/4tsp
Sliced onion-1/2
Chopped green chillies-2
Chopped curry & mint leaves-a handful
Hing-a pinch
Ginger & garlic paste-1/2tsp
Water very little (just to sprinkle)
Oil-to deep fry
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Method
Mix all above ingredients together in a wide bowl.
Sprinkle very little water & mix it well.It should look like bread crumbs.
Do not add too much water as we add for making bajji.
Heat oil in a pan,drop small portion of mixture into the hot oil.
In medium high flame fry till crisp & golden brown on both sides.
Remove them on a kitchen paper for extra oil to get absorbed.
Serve them hot!

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