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Monday, October 31, 2016

Baklava Recipe / How to Make Baklava / A Middle Eastern Dessert



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Baklava

Ingredients
Fillo(Phyllo)Dough (9''x14'')-1 pck ( It has total 40 sheets)
Chopped Walnuts-2 cups
Prunes chopped-1 cup
( Its optional )
Cinnamon powder-1/2tsp
Cloves powder-2 pinch
Sugar-1/2cup
Melted butter-2 & 1/2 sticks
For Syrup
Sugar-1 & 1/2 cups
Water-1 cup
Honey-2 tbsp
Cloves- 4
Lemon juice-2tsp
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Baklava
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Baklava
Method
Powder walnuts,sugar ,cinnamon & cloves to a coarse powder,keep it aside.
Take a rectangle baking tray ,brush it up with butter,layer 10 sheets of fillo sheets brushing each with melted butter.Sprinkle half of the walnut mixture.
Place next 5 sheets brushed with butter, sprinkle the walnut mixture evenly and arrange the prunes on top if using.
Place next 5 sheets brushed with butter and sprinkle the filling.Lastly place 20 sheets brushed with butter.
Cut the baklava into squares pour the remaining butter on top evenly.
Bake this at 350 deg.F for 30 minutes or till its light brown colour on top.Cool the mixture.
Take a pan add the syrup ingredients & bring it to a boil.Simmer it for 5 minutes till its slightly thick.Strain the syrup pour this warm syrup evenly on top of the Baklava.
You can decorate the top with crushed nuts.
Cool it completely & serve them.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Gulab Jamun Recipe / Gulab Jamun With Khoya Recipe / Gulab Jamoon Recipe / Khoya Gulab Jamoon Recipe / Gulab Jamun Recipe With Mawa

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Gulab Jamun
Ingredients
Khoya/Mawa - 1 cup
( I have used homemade instant khoya, recipe is HERE )
Maida / All purpose flour - 2 & 1/2 tbsp heaped
Milk - around 2 & 1/2 tbsp
Cooking soda - 1/8 tsp
Oil for deep frying
Ingredients for sugar syrup
Sugar - 1 & 1/2 cups
Water 1 & 1/2 cups
Cardamom crushed & powdered- 5
Rose essence - few drops
Method
Take water & sugar in a pan bring it to a boil.Cook till you get a sticky thin syrup it will not take much time.Don't wait for any string consistency.
Switch off the stove add the cardamom powder & rose essence,mix keep it aside.
Take a bowl add khoya crumble it.Now add the maida & cooking soda mix it well.
Sprinkle milk little by little to for a dough.
Knead it well to make sure the dough is soft & smooth.
Take small portion of the dough roll out into small balls,make sure they are crack free.
Heat oil in a pan in medium low flame fry these balls in batches till light golden brown on all sides.
Remove & immediately drop into the warm sugar syrup.
Let it soak for 3 to 4 hours & serve chill or warm.
Note:
a) Make sure your dough is soft & smooth otherwise your jamuns will crack while frying.
b) While frying do not overcrowd,fry in batches.
c) Your sugar syrup should be always warm when dropping the hot jamuns.
d) Do not fry in high flame then the outside will brown fast & inside it will be uncooked.
e) You can use even store bought khoya to make this recipe.
f) Always keep the dough & rolled out balls covered.
g) Add milk little by little to form a dough.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bhutte Ka Kees Recipe / Bhutte Ki Kees Recipe / Grated Corn Snack Recipe - A Street Food From Indore

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Bhutte Ka Kees
Tempering Ingredients
Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Jeera / Cumin - 1/4 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Hing - less than 1/8 tsp
Other ingredients
Sweet corn -1
( Finely grated,it measured 1/2 cup)
Milk - 1/4 cup
Chopped green chillies - 1
Grated ginger - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut - 1/2 tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1/4 tsp
Method
Finely grate the corn using a grater & keep it aside.
Heat oil & ghee in a pan add the tempering ingredients.
Now add the chopped green chilly & grated ginger fry for a minute.
Add the grated corn, in medium low flame fry till raw smell has disappeared.
Add the turmeric,red chilly powder & salt give a quick mix,pour the milk.
Cover it with a lid & cook till milk has evaporated.Remove the lid saute for a minute.
Switch off the stove add grated coconut,lemon juice,coriander leaves,mix well.
Serve it as a teatime snack.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mullu Murukku Recipe / Mullu Thenguzhal Recipe / Magizhampoo Murukku Recipe

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Mullu Murukku
Ingredients
Rice flour -3 cups
(I used the store bought)
Channa dal - 1/4 cup
Yellow moongh dal / Pasi paruppu -1/2 cup
Channa dal - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste -approximatly1 & 1/2 tsp
Melted butter - 2 tbsp
Red chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds-1& 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds -1tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Water required amount
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Dry roast moongh dal & channa dal separately till nice aroma comes out.Do not fry till brown.
Cool & powder both to a very fine powder.
Take a wide bowl add all the above mentioned ingredients.
Pour water little by little & form into a soft pliable dough.
Fill the dough into the murukku press with one star disc.
Heat oil in a pan press the dough into the oil in circular motion.
Deep fry till light golden brown & crisp on all sides in medium high flame.
Remove them on a kitchen paper for excess oil to get absorbed.
Cool & store them in an air tight container.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Jhangri Recipe / Jangri Recipe / Jangiri Recipe / Imarti Recipe - A Diwali Sweet

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Jangri
Yields: 35
Ingredients for the batter
Whole urad dal - 1 cup
Corn starch - 1 tsp heaped
Salt a pinch
Orange food colour little
Sugar syrup
Sugar -3 & 1/2 cups
Water - 2 & 1/2 cups
Crushed cardamom - 4
Rose essence - few drops
Orange food colour -little
Other ingredients
Oil to deep fry
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Jhangiri
Method
Wash whole urad dal for 2 to 3 times & soak in water for 2 hours.
Drain the water add the dal to a wet grinder.You can use a mixi but i prefer wet grinder.
Grind the dal to a very smooth fluffy batter by sprinkling water little by little in intervals.
Take a bowl of water drop some batter into the water if the ball floats on top then this is the right consistency.
Remove the batter into a bowl add a pinch of salt,food colour & corn starch,mix it well.
Fill this batter into a zip lock bag & make a small hole in one corner of the bag.
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Jhangiri
Take sugar & water in a vessel boil this till it reaches to a 1/2 string sticky consistency.
Switch off the flame add the colour,essence & crushed cardamom powder.
Heat oil in wide pan in medium heat pipe out the batter directly into the oil to form a flower patter.
Deep fry both sides till crisp,remove & dip them into the warm syrup.
Place it immersed for couple more minutes & remove.
Your Jhangri is ready to eat!

Notes:
a) Wash urad dal 2 to 3 times to get rid of the smell.Otherwise when you eat the Jangiri it will have a raw smell.
b) Always grind the batter in wet grinder.Add water little by little in intervals.
c) While frying make sure the oil is in medium heat.
d) After couple batches if your sugar syrup thickens to get back to the right consistency  add some hot water give a boil and switch off.
e) Some add rice flour instead of corn flour/corn starch.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Pumpkin Molagootal Recipe / Parangikai Molagootal Recipe / Mathan Molagootal Recipe

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Pumpkin Molagootal
Ingredients for grinding
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Jeera/Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Whole black pepper - 4
Urad dal - 1 tsp heaped
Red chillies - 2
(Roast urad dal & red chillies in few drops of coconut oil till golden brown.Cool & then grind with above ingredients to a smooth paste)
Tempering
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1tsp
Curry leaves
Red chilly - 2
Other ingredients
Cubed Red pumpkin/Mathan/Parangikai - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Yellow moongh dal - 1/2 cup
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Pumpkin Molagootal
Method
Cook yellow moongh dal in water till just soft in a pressure cooker or in open pan.
Cook pumpkin with little salt & turmeric powder till soft but still holds the shape of the vegetable.
Heat few drops of coconut oil in a pan roast urad dal & red chillies till golden brown.
Take a mixi jar add the above mentioned ingredients under grinding.Add little water & grind to a thick paste.
Now add the cooked dal & ground paste to the cooked pumpkin.
Mix well make sure everything is well combined & give a boil.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour the tempering into the dal mixture.
Mix & best served with plain rice.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Mango Peanut Chutney / Peanut Mango Chutney / Palli Mamidikaya Chutney Recipe

An easy & quick chutney for rice or dosa
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Mango Peanut Chutney
Ingredients
Chopped raw mango -1 cup
Slightly roasted peanuts-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Tempering
Oil-1tsp
Methi seeds-5
Jeera/Cumin-1/4tsp
Urad dal,Channa dal & Mustard-each 1/8tsp
Curry leaves few
Red chillies-1
Method
Blend mango,peanut & salt to a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Pour this tempering into the ground chutney,mix & serve with Rice /Idly or Dosa.

Note:
Green chillies can be added while grinding ( optional )

Courtesy: Mrs.Vah Chef

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Idli Recipe / Soft Idli Recipe - A South Indian Breakfast

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Idli
Ingredients
Idly rice-4 cups
Urad dal-3/4 cup
Methi / Fenugreek seeds-1tsp
Poha/Aval/Beaten rice-1tbsp
Sago/Sabudana/ Javarisi-1tbsp
Cooked rice-1tbsp
Salt to taste
Method
Soak rice,methi,cooked rice,aval & sago together & urad dal separately for 4 hrs.
Drain water from urad dal,grind dal till its a light fluffy batter by adding water little by little.keep it aside.
Same way drain out water from rice,grind rice to a smooth batter,make sure your batter is not too thick or too thin.add water little by little while grinding.
Mix both the batters add salt,mix gently till its well combined, leave it to ferment overnight.
Next day grease the idly plates & pour a ladle of batter.
Steam it till cooked may be 10 minutes.
Switch off the stove let the Idlis cool,dip a spoon in water & gently remove the idlis from the plate.
Serve them with chutney or sambar.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Badam Mysore Pak / Almond Mysore Paak / Almond Besan Fudge

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Badam Mysore Pak
Ingredients
Besan/Gram flour-1 cup
Almond/Badam-1 cup
(soak it in hot water for 30 minutes then remove the skin.grind it with 1 cup of milk to a smooth paste and keep it aside)
Water-1 cup
Sugar-2 & 3/4 cups
Oil-1 & 1/2 cups ( save 1/2 cup if needed add or just skip)
Ghee-2 & 1/2 cups


Badam Mysore Pak
Method
Soak almonds in hot water for 30 minutes,remove the skin.grind it with 1 cup of milk to a smooth paste.Keep it aside.
Heat 1 cup of oil & 1 cup of ghee in a pan & fry the besan till its light brown in colour & the raw smell has disappeared completely.
Heat sugar & water in another pan boil till it reaches to a sticky nice 1 & 1/2 string or almost 2 strings consistency.(This stage is very important otherwise your dish will turn into a halwa,)
Now pour the almond paste cook till it starts to bubble,lower the flame & add the fried besan,mix it well.
Cook this whole mixture till it has started to thicken,now slowly add the remaining oil & ghee little by little.
keep stirring till all the ghee has absorbed & the mixtures starts to leave the sides of the pan.
Immediately pour it on a greased plate spread it evenly,cool & cut into desired shapes.
Note:
a) 1 & 1/2 to almost 2 string consistency is needed for this sweet or else your burfi will turn out to be a halwa.
b) Save 1/2 cup of oil as mentioned,if needed add or just skip.Some besan flour doesn't drink much oil or ghee.
c) Beginners please try it out in small quantity as this is a tricky sweet.
d) Non stick pan is best to make this sweet.
e) Cook this sweet in medium flame.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Chettinad Fish Fry / Chettinad Meen Varuval / Masala Fish Fry -Chettinad Style

Chettinad Fish Fry recipe. Chettinad Meen Varuval recipe,Masala Fish Fry -Chettinad Style
Chettinad Fish Fry
Ingredients dry roasted just till its warm
Whole pepper-1tsp
Jeera/cumin-3/4tsp
Fennel/Somph -3/4tsp
Cinnamon-a very small bit/piece
Cloves-1
Red chillies-2 to 3
Curry leaves-5
Coriander powder
(Cool the above ingredients,put this in a mixi/blender jar along with onion,garlic,turmeric powder & salt.Grind them to a smooth thick paste.If water need to run the blender add very little water while grinding)
Other ingredients
Boneless fish fillets cut into small pieces-8
(I used Tilapia fish)
Small onions-5
Garlic-6
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Besan or Maida-1tsp
(I used besan)
Rice flour-1tsp
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Clean & pat dry the fish,prick with a fork on all sides & keep it aside.
Take the ground paste in a plate add the besan & rice flour,mix it well.
Apply this mixture to fish pieces,make sure the masala penetrates inside the fish well.
Marinate the fish for at least 1 hour,heat oil in a kadai/pan.Deep fry these fishes in medium high flame till its golden brown & crisp on all sides.
Place the fried fish on a kitchen paper to remove excess oil & serve them with some lemon wedges.

Note: 
Adding besan & rice flour is to give a nice crisp fried fish & for the masala to stick well to the fish.

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