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Monday, June 29, 2015

Paneer Bhurji Recipe / Paneer Burji Recipe - Easy Paneer Side Dish

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Paneer Bhurji
Tempering Ingredients
Oil-1 tbsp
Jeera/Cumin - 1/4 tsp
Hing - a generous pinch
Red chillies - 2
Dry ingredients
Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/8tsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Other ingredients
Chopped onion - 1/2
Chopped red bell pepper - 1/2 cup
Frozen peas - 1/4 cup
Crumbled paneer - 1 cups
Chopped green chillies - 1
Chopped ginger - 1/4tsp
Chopped coriander leaves for garnish
Method
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the green chillies & ginger saute for a minute.
Now add the onion & bell pepper in medium high flame fry till transparent.
Add the peas & all the dry ingredients saute till raw smell disappears.
Lower the flame add the paneer stir gently till well combined.
Switch off the stove garnish with coriander leaves.
Best served with roti or paratha.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Mor Kootu Recipe / Cabbage More Kootu Recipe / More Kootu Recipe

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Cabbage Mor Kootu
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Fresh grated coconut - 1/4 cup heaped
Green chillies - 2
Jeera / Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
( Pour some water & grind it to a smooth paste)
Tempering ingredients
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Methi / fenugreek seeds - 5
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Curry leaves few
Other ingredients
Chopped cabbage - 1 & 1/2 cups
Salt to taste
Beaten curd - 1/2 cup
Method
Cook the cabbage with salt & little water.
When half cooked add the ground coconut paste & cook till everything is well combined.
Switch off the stove & add the beaten curd & mix it well.
Once curd is added do not boil the kootu.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour it into the kootu mix & serve as a side dish for rice.

Note:
a) You can use white pumpkin,chow chow,vazhaithandu,instead of cabbage for this recipe.
b) 1 tsp of soaked rice can be added while grinding coconut to give thickness to your kootu.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Aadi Koozh Recipe / Ragi Ambali / Kezhvaragu Koozh / Ragi Koozh / Keppai koozh / Finger Millet Porridge


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Ragi koozh
Ingredients
Ragi flour / Finger millet flour-1/2 cup
Cooked rice-a hand full
Salt to taste
Thick butter milk -3 cups
Water - 4 cups
Onion chopped-1/2
Chopped green chillies-1
Method
Dilute ragi with little water & butter milk leave it overnight for fermentation.
Next day bring water to a boil, slowly pour the ragi mixture & rice.
Stir it well so it doesn't form lumps,cook the mixture in low flame till raw smell has disappeared & cooked.
To check whether your ragi is cooked wet your finger & dip it in the hot ragi mixture.If it doesn't stick to your finger then its done.
Remove from heat cool the mixture,add the remaining butter milk,chopped onion,green chillies & salt.
Serve it with pickle, murungaikeerai poriyal or fish curry.
Note:
a) You can also add broken rice (Noi Arisi) instead of cooked rice.
b) Always use a heavy bottomed pan otherwise the koozh will stick to the bottom.
c) Cook the whole koozh in low flame.
d) Cool down the koozh completely before adding butter milk or curd.
e) Koozh thickens very fast if needed add more water.
f) you can store this in refrigerator for a week.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Vendakkai Pachadi / Bendakaya Perugu Pachadi / Vendakai Thayir Pachadi / Bhindi Raita / Okra Raita

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Vendakkai Pachadi
Ingredients
Chopped okra/bhindi/vendakkai -10
Curd - 1/2 cup
Salt top taste
Chopped coriander leaves-few
Roasted & powdered jeera -1/4tsp
Oil-to deep fry
Tempering
Oil-1tsp
Mustard-1/2 tsp
Urad dal -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-few
Hing-a pinch
Chopped green chillies-1
Method
Beat curd with salt & jeera powder.
Wash & cut the okra into thin circles.
Heat oil in a pan & deep fry them in batches till crisp.Keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour the tempering into the curd mixture,add the fried okra & chopped coriander leaves.
Mix well & serve as a side dish for rice.
Note:
I have sprinkled red chilly powder just for decoration.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Achari Baingan Recipe / Achaari Baingan Recipe / Eggplant in Picking Spices

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Achari Baingan
Ingredients
Long purple brinjal/ Eggplant-1
(cut into finger size strips)
Salt to taste
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Tomato-1
(make a puree)
Ginger & garlic paste-1/4tsp
Amchur/ Dry mango powder-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-3 tbsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Methi/ Fenugreek seeds-6
Methi & Jeera powder- each 1/4tsp
Somph / Fennel seed powder-1/2tsp
Method
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan, add the brinjals,salt & turmeric powder.
Fry the brinjals till light brown,make sure you don't break the pieces,keep it aside.
Heat remaining oil in the same pan temper it with above ingredients.
Add the ginger/garlic paste,salt,chilly powder,amchur powder & tomato puree.
Fry till the raw smell disappears & the whole mixture is almost dry & oil separates the masala.
Now add the brinjals stir gently till all the pieces are well coated with the masala.
Switch off the stove & serve it with roti or rice.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Mixed Vegetable Poriyal Recipe / Easy Vegetable Poriyal - Simple South Indian Side Dish


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Mixed Vegetable Poriyal
Ingredients
Mixed Vegetables - 1 Cup
(I used chopped carrot,beans,cabbage )
Salt -to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Tempering
Oil-1tsp
Mustard-1/4tsp
Red chillies-1
Jeera/Cumin seeds-1/4tsp
Urad dal-1/4tsp
Curry leaves-little
Shredded Coconut-1/2 tbsp
Method
Heat oil in a kadai temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the mixed vegetables,salt,hing & turmeric powder,saute for a minute.
Sprinkle little water cover it with a lid & cook till done.
Add the coconut fry for a minute,switch off the stove.
Garnish with curry & coriander leaves,
Best served with plain rice.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Vegetable Nuts Couscous Recipe / Couscous with Vegetables & Nuts

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Vegetable Nuts Couscous
Ingredients
Couscous-1 cup
Boiling water or Vegetable stock-2 cups
Olive oil-3tsp
Salt to taste
Jeera powder/cumin powder-1/2tsp
Chopped vegetables-2 cups
(I used sweet red peppers,carrots,broccoli,peas)
Chopped onion-2tsp
Chopped garlic-3
Sliced almonds-1tbsp
Raisins-1/2 tbsp
Lime juice-2tsp
Chopped coriander leaves-little for garnish
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry garlic & onion till transparent,add the vegetables,raisins & almonds give a toss.
Add the salt,jeera powder & couscous,fry for a minute.
Reduce the flame & add boiling water or stock,cover it with a lid.
After a minute switch off the stove,the couscous will get cooked in the remaining heat.
Take a fork & fluff it up so that it does not get mashed up.
Add the lime juice & give a mix.
Garnish it with coriander leaves & serve.
Note:
Add nuts & vegetables of your choice.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mughlai Vegetable Kurma Recipe / Mughlai Vegetable Korma Recipe / Vegetable Kurma Mughlai Style

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Mughlai Vegetable Kurma
Ingredients to be deep fried
Cubed potato-1 large
Broccoli florets-1 cup
French beans cut into 1/2''-1 cup
Cubed capsicum-1 cup
(deep fry all the vegetables separately till almost done)

Note: (If you don't want to deep fry the vegetables then just smear some oil on the vegetables & bake them till it shrinks )

Tempering ingredients
Bay leaf-1
Cinnamon-a big piece
Cardamom-2
Cloves-4
Whole pepper-5
Shajeera-1/2tsp
Chopped green chillies-3
Grated ginger-1/2tsp
Ghee-2tsp
Other ingredients
Beaten yogurt/curd-1/2 cup (do not use sour curd)
Cashew nut -1/3 cup
(soak it in water for 10 minutes & grind to a smooth paste)
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Chilly powder-3/4tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Rose water-1tsp (i didn't use instead sprinkled 1/4 tsp of garam masala)
Method
Heat ghee in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Switch off the stove & add the dry masala powders,saute for a minute.
Pour the curd,stir it well.
Switch on the stove & add the cashew nut paste & 1 cup of water.Give a boil now add the vegetables,salt & cook till oil shows out in the gravy.
Switch off the stove & sprinkle the garam masala.
Best served with roti or jeera rice..

Inspired by Maayeka

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Manathakkali Keerai Masiyal Recipe / Keerai Masiyal Recipe

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Manathakkali Keerai Masiyal


Ingredients
Manathakkali keerai chopped-2 cups
Masoor Dal or Thoor Dal-1/2 cup
( I used Masoor dal)
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Chopped garlic-2
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped tomato-2
Chopped green chillies -2
Tamarind - a small piece
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Jeera / Cumin-1tsp
Urad dal-1/2tsp
Red chillies-2
Hing-1/2tsp
Crushed Garlic -1
Curry leaves few
Method
Pour 1 tsp of oil in a pressure cooker add onion,tomato,green chillies,garlic & keerai.
Saute for few minutes to remove the slight bitterness from the keerai.
Now add the washed dal,turmeric powder, tamarind piece & required amount of water.Pressure cook till soft,
Open the lid add salt & mash it well.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour this into the keerai & mix them well.
Best served with plain hot rice !

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Jell-O Ambrosia Recipe - Easy Dessert Recipe

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Jello O Ambrosia
Ingredients
Jell-O - Lemon Flavour Gelatin - (3 oz ) One packet
Jell -O - Orange Flavour Gelatin - (3 oz ) Two packets
Canned crushed pineapple - ( 20 oz ) One can
Canned Mandarin oranges - ( 15 oz) Two cans
Topping
Cool whip/whipping cream - ( 8 oz) One Tub
Mini marshmallow - 2 cups
Cherries for decoration
Method
Follow the instructions for making the Jello from the back of the Jello-O pack.
Mix both the flavours into a large bowl.
Drain the syrup from both the fruit cans.Mix the crushed pineapple & the Mandarin oranges into Jello liquid.
Pour this into a long glass tray & keep it in refrigerator to set.It will take about 4 to 5 hours.
Mix the cool whip with the mini marshmallows.
Spread this on top of the set Jello -O fruit tray.Refrigerate again for another 30 minutes.
Decorate with cherries,cut & serve them cold.
Note:
a) For garnishing you can also use finely grated cheese.
b) You can also mix sour cream/cream cheese to the cool whip topping.
c) Toasted coconut can also be added to the cool whip to give a crunch.Make sure the coconuts are cool while adding.

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