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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Masala Vada/Masala Vadai Recipe/Paruppu Vadai Recipe/Kadalai Paruppu Vadai Recipe/Channa Dal Vada Recipe/Masal Vada Recipe

Masala Vada recipe,Masala Vadai Recipe,Paruppu Vadai Recipe,Kadalai Paruppu Vadai Recipe/Channa Dal Vada Recipe/Masal Vada Recipe

Ingredients ground to a coarse mixture
Fennel seeds/somph-1/2tsp
Cinnamon-a very tiny piece
Red chillies- 2
Garlic-1
Ginger -a very tiny piece
Other ingredients
Channa dal/Kadalai paruppu -1 cup
(wash & soak in water for 2 to 3 hours)
Chopped onion-1tbsp
Chopped curry & coriander leaves-1tbsp
Salt to taste
Rice flour -1tbsp
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Drain the water from the dal,keep it in the strain for all the water to get evaporated.Save 2tsp of the soaked dal separately.
Without any water grind the remaining dal to a coarse mixture.
Transfer into a bowl,add the saved whole dal,the ground masala,salt,rice flour,onion,curry & coriander leaves.
Mix the mixture well,take out a walnut size ball from the mixture,slightly flatten them.Make sure there are no cracks.
Heat oil in a kadai/pan in medium hot flame deep fry the flattened vadai till crisp & light golden brown on all sides.
Remove them on a kitchen paper to remove excess oil if any.
Enjoy these crispy vada with a cup of hot tea or coffee!
Notes:
a) Do not add water while grinding the dal,sprinkle only if your mixture is dry & unable to grind.
b) Grind to a coarse mixture,do not grind it to a smooth mixture.
c) Rice flour or sooji is added to give crispiness to your vada & even to tighten up your dal batter if becomes runny.
d) If preparing for festivals then avoid onion.
e) Make vada immediately once your batter is ready.To not rest the batter otherwise onions will start  leaving water.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Vegetable Manchurian Recipe / Mixed Vegetable Manchurian With Gravy / Chinese Manchurian Recipe



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Vegetable Manchurian
Ingredients for the balls
Finely grated or shredded vegetables - 1 & 1/2 cups
( I used cabbage,carrot & beans )
Chopped green chillies -1
Salt to taste
Soy sauce - 1/2 tsp
Corn flour - 1 tbsp (heaped)
All purpose flour / Maida - 2 tbsp ( heaped)
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Take all the ingredients in a bowl.
Mix everything well,I did not add any water if needed add few drop.
Shape it into small tight balls.
Deep fry these balls in hot oil till golden brown.
Keep it aside.
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Vegetable Manchurian
Ingredients for the sauce
Chopped ginger & garlic - each 1 tsp
Chopped green chillies - 1
Chopped onion - 1/2
Chopped spring onions - 2 tbsp
Tomato chilly sauce - 1/2 tbsp
Soy sauce - 1/2 tbsp
Ketchup - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Salt & pepper to taste
Corn flour -1tsp + Soy sauce - 1/2 tsp
( mix both add little water and dilute it)
Water - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry onion,garlic,ginger & green chillies in high flame till its light brown.
Reduce the flame now add all the sauces,salt,pepper powder & 1 cup of water.
Cook this mixture for few minutes,now add the diluted corn flour liquid.
When starts to thicken add the fried balls & spring onions.
Mix gently & switch off the flame.
Best served with Chinese fried rice.

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Friday, January 1, 2016

Mixed Vegetable Kurma Recipe / Vegetable Kurma Recipe

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Mixed Vegetable Kurma
Ingredients
Mixed vegetables - 2 cup
( I used the frozen vegetables)
Chopped potato - 1
Chopped onion - 1/4
Chopped tomato - 1 small
Chopped Mint leaves - 1 tsp
Coriander & Curry leaves - little
Ingredients to grind
Poppy seeds /  Khus Khus - 1 tsp
Roasted gram dal/Pottukadalai - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Cashew nut - 5
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 1/3 cup
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste - 1tsp
Tempering
Oil- 3 tbsp
Cloves - 2
Cardamom -2
Cinnamon - a small stick
Bay leaf - 1
Method
Take a mixi jar add all the ingredients mentioned under GRIND.
Pour water & grind to a smooth paste.
Take a pan add oil temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the onion & curry leaf ,fry till light brown .
Add the ground paste in low flame fry till oil separates the masala.
Add the vegetables and tomato saute for couple more minutes.
Pour water according to the thickness you need,cover & cook till vegetables are cooked.
Switch off the stove add the mint,curry & coriander leaves.
Mix well & best served with roti or rice.

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Tandoori Gobi Musallam Recipe / Gobhi Musallam Recipe / Whole Cauliflower In Mughlai Gravy

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Tandoori Gobi Musallam
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Chopped onion - 1/2
Green chillies - 1
Large tomato -1
Ginger & Garlic paste together - 1 tsp
Marination
Thick curd - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Roasted cumin / jeera powder - 3/4 tsp
Crushed kastoori methi - 1tsp
Besan/ Chickpea flour - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Ground masala paste - 1 tsp
( Onion,tomato,ginger,garlic,chilly masala paste)
Other ingredients
Gobi/ Cauliflower - 1 small
Butter - 1 tbsp
Oil-1 tbsp
Red chilly powder,Coriander powder,Roasted jeera powder - each 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Crushed cardamom -1
Water as needed for your gravy
Cashew nut - 6
Milk- 1/2 cup
(soak cashew nut in milk for 10 minutes.Grind it to a smooth paste & keep it aside )
Garnish
Butter-2tsp
Crushed Kastoori methi little
Roasted jeera powder
Sliced almonds
Method
Take a pot of water make use the gobi is immersed in the water.Add 1tsp of salt,1/2 tsp red chilly powder & 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder.Cook till its half cooked & still crisp.
Strain the water out.
Take a bowl add all the marinate ingredients.Mix it till everything is well combined.
Pour the marinate both sides of the gobi,make sure its fully covered.Rest this for 1 or 2 hours or for at least 30 minutes.
Place the gobi on a baking tray & bake both sides till its light brown for 30 minutes at 350 deg.F
Last 5 minutes keep it in broil for the top to get a slight crust.Switch off the oven and remove gobi.
Let the gobi cool a bit take a sharp knife and make a slit on top ( a "X" mark ).
This is made for the gravy to get inside the gobi
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Gobi Musallam
For the gravy heat a pan add oil / butter add the ground masala.
In medium low flame cook till oil separates from the masala.
Now add the spices & cashew nut paste.
Fry for 2 to 3 minutes & pour water as needed for the gravy.
Cover & cook till the gravy is thick.Switch off the stove
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Gobi Musallam
Take a baking tray apply butter place the tandoori gobi.
Pour the gravy on top make sure it it fully covered.Sprinkle crushed kastoori methi,jeera powder & some butter on top.
Bake this at 350 deg. F for 5 to 10 minutes.
Each oven is different so please keep an eye.Once its slightly brown on top,remove from oven.
Enjoy this with rice or roti.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Pineapple Carrot Cake Recipe

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Pineapple Carrot Cake
Ingredients
Sugar-1 & 1/2 cups
Oil-1 cup
Eggs-3
Vanilla essence-1tsp
All purpose flour/Maida-2 cups
Cinnamon powder-2tsp
Baking soda-1tsp
Salt -1/2tsp
Shredded carrot-1 cup
Chopped walnut-1 cup
Raisins-1/2 cup
(soak it in warm water for 10 minutes,squeeze it out & then add it to the batter)
Crushed pineapple-1 cup
(i used the can pineapple ,drain the water & then use it)
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Pineapple Carrot Cake
Method
Preheat oven to 350°F. deg.
Grease bottom and sides of a 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray or butter, lightly dusted with flour.
Beat egg,oil & sugar with an electric beater on low speed for about 30 seconds or until blended. Stir in vanilla essence & keep it aside.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and the salt.
Add dry ingredients to wet and beat on low speed for 1 minute, until well combined.
Stir in carrots, nuts, raisins, pineapple,just until combined.
Pour into the greased pan,bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool completely before cutting.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Sambar Powder Recipe / Homemade Sambar Powder / Sambar Podi Recipe

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Sambar Powder
Ingredients
Red chillies - 15
Coriander seeds - 1/4 cup
Channa dal - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Urad dal -1/2 tbsp
Toor dal - 1 tbsp
Methi - 1 tsp
Hing - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Whole pepper - 1 tsp
Jeera/cumin - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves -5
Rice - 1tsp
Mustard - 1tsp
Method
Dry roast all ingredients separately except hing & turmeric powder till light brown.
Do not over fry & burn them,switch off the stove.
While still all the ingredients where hot i added the hing & turmeric powder,mix.
Cool the ingredients completely & dry grind to a smooth powder.
Store them in an airtight container.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Kovakkai Podi Fry Recipe / Kovakai Fry Recipe / Ivy Gourd Fry

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Kovakkai Fry
Ingredients
Kovakkai / Ivy Gourd sliced-3 cups
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-little
Oil-3tsp
Ingredients dry fry & powder
Sesame seeds-1tsp
Grated coconut-1 tsp
Garlic-1
Channa dhal-1/2tsp
Urad dhal-1/2tsp
Red chillies-3
Curry leaves-2tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Pepper- 3
( Dry roast all above ingredients till light brown.Cool & powder )
Method
Heat oil in a pan add kovakkai,salt & turmeric powder fry a bit.
Sprinkle very little water cover & cook it till done.
Sprinkle the ground powder,mix till everything is well coated.
Switch off the stove & best served as a side dish for rice.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Potato Podimas Recipe / Urulai Podimas Recipe

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Potato Podimas
Ingredients.
Boiled & mashed potatoes-2 small
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped green chillies-4
Chopped garlic-4
Curry leaves-little
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Hing-1/2tsp
Tempering.
Oil-4tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Urad dal-1/4tsp
Channa dal-1/2tsp
Method.
Heat oil in a pan,temper it with above ingredients.
Add onion,garlic,green chillies,hing,turmeric powder & salt.
Fry till onions are golden brown,add the mashed potatoes.
In low flame fry till its light brown.
Switch off the flame & garnish with curry leaves.
This is a good side dish for any Karakuzhambu.

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Instant Garlic Pickle Recipe

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Instant Garlic Pickle

Ingredients
Chopped garlic - 1 & 3/4 cups
(Do not chop them very fine)
Sesame oil or any oil you wish -1 cup
(You can add 3/4 cup)
Salt-1tbsp or to your taste
Red chilly powder-1tbsp
Coriander powder-1tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan,add the chopped garlic.
In medium high flame fry the garlic till it turns brown & crisp.
Do not over fry & burn the garlic.
Switch off the flame ,while still hot add chilly,coriander,turmeric powder & salt.
Mix well & store it in a clean glass bottle.
Best served with plain rice with little ghee.

Courtesy:Mrs.VahChef

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Peerkangai Kootu Recipe / Ridge Gourd Kootu Recipe

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Peerkangai Kootu
Ingredients to be pressure cooked
Peerkangai/Ridge gourd - 2 small
( peel the skin and chop into small cubes )
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chopped onion - 1/4
Chopped tomato - 1 small
Split yellow moongh dal - 1/2 cup
Water around 2 cups
Ingredients for grinding
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Jeera/cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 3
(Add little water & grind the above ingredients to a fine paste)
Tempering
Coconut oil - 6 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Red chillies - 3
Method
Take a pressure cooker,add all the above mentioned ingredients.
Cook till the dal is soft,switch off the flame.Wait for the pressure to release.
Open the pressure cooker & mash it slightly.
Now add the ground paste to the cooked dal.
Switch on the flame & boil for 1 or 2 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour this into the dal,mix & best served with plain rice.

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