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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Keerai Mor Kootu / Mor Kootu Recipe / Mor Keerai / More Kootu Recipe / Spinach in Yogurt Sauce

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Keerai Mor Kootu
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Grated fresh coconut - 2 tbsp
Jeera / cumin- 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 1
Soaked rice or rice flour - 1/4 tsp
( Grind above ingredients to a smooth paste )
Tempering
Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Methi/fenugreek seeds - 5
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Red chillies -1
Curry leaves few
( Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.Keep it aside )
Other ingredients
Thandu keerai  - 1 & 1/2 cups chopped
( or any spinach you like )
Salt to taste
Sugar a pinch
Beaten curd - 1/4 cup
Method
Take a pan add the chopped spinach,salt & sugar,pour very little water & cook till done.
Now add the ground paste & give a boil.Switch off the stove.
Once warm add the curd & tempering.
Mix well & serve it as a sidedish for rice.
Note:
a) While cooking spinach do not cover it with a lid,you will loose the green colour.
b) Instead of spinach you can replace with white pumpkin or cabbage,
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Farsi Poori Recipe / Farsi Puri Recipe / A Traditional Gujarati Snack

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Farsi Puri
Ingredients for the dough
Maida/All purpose flour-2 & 1/2 cups
Salt-1tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeera-1tsp
Ajwain.Carom Seeds-1tsp
Whole pepper-30 (ground)
Oil-1/2 cup
Warm water-3/4 cup or little less
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Take all the ingredients for the dough in a bowl.pour warm water little by little to form a semi soft dough.
Cover & rest it for 30 minutes.Divide the portion into two ,roll each portion out into a semi thick flat disc.
Apply 1teaspoon of oil on the disc,start rolling it out from one corner to the end ( like rolling a mat),
Cut it into 1/2'' pieces,slightly flatten it with a rolling pin.
Heat oil in a pan & in low flame fry till crisp & light brown on all sides.
Cool & store it in an airtight container.

Inspired by Nishamadhulika

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Nandu Masala Recipe / Crab Masala Recipe / Nandu Varuval Recipe / Spicy Crab Masala

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Nandu Masala
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coconut-1tbsp
Red chillies-4
Pepper-1tsp
Jeera/cumin-1/2tsp
Cinnamon-a small piece
Cloves-3
Chopped onion-2tsp
Chopped tomato-1small
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1 & 1/2tsp
Thick tamarind paste-1tsp
Garam masala-1/4tsp
Other ingredients
Blue crabs cleaned & broken into pieces-3
Chopped onion-1/4
Curry leaves-little
Slit green chillies-2
Salt to taste
Tempering
Oil-4tsp
Bay leaf-1
Kalpasi/Black stone flower-a small piece
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Add onion,curry leaves & green chillies,fry till light brown.
Now add the ground masala and salt, fry till oil separates the pan & raw smell has disappears.
Add the crabs & pour water,cook till crabs are done & the gravy is thick.
Switch off the stove & garnish it with curry & coriander leaves.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Chili Oil Recipe / Sichuan Chili Oil Recipe / Szechuan Hot Chili Oil / Homemade Chili Oil Recipe / Chinese Hot Chilli Oil Recipe

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Chili Oil
Ingredients
Oil - 1 & 3/4 cup
( I used peanut oil )
Cinnamon stick - 1
Crushed bay leaf - 2
Green cardamom - 2
Black cardamom - 1
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Crushed garlic - 2
Crushed ginger - 1/4 tsp
Sichuan peppercorns - 2 & 1/2 tbsp
Star anise - 4
Chilly flakes - 3/4 cup
Salt - 1&1/2 tsp
Method
Take a bowl add the chilly flakes & salt mix & keep it aside.
Take a pan pour oil add anise seeds,cinnamon stick,bay leaf,both cardamom,coriander seed,ginger.garlic & peppercorns.
First bring it to a boil then reduce the flame to low,make sure they don't burn.
Boil this in low flame for at least 30 minutes.Switch off the stove.
Immediately strain out just the oil into the chilly flakes &salt.
Give a nice mix,cool the mixture & store it in a glass jar in refrigerator.
This oil can be used for any Chinese dish you make.
Note:
a) For extra flavour you can add sesame seeds or sesame oil to the mixture.
b) Do not burn the spices while boiling.
c) Best served the next day.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Avocado Sandwich Recipe - A Lunch Box Recipe For Kids / Healthy Lunch Box Recipes

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Avocado sandwich
Ingredients for Avocado spread
Avocado-1
(scoop out the flesh)
Coriander leaves-1tbsp
Lemon juice-1/2tsp
Green chillies-1/2
Salt & Pepper to taste
(blend everything in a blender to a semi smooth consistency,do not add water)
Other ingredients
Tomato ketchup-1tbsp
Butter-1tsp
(Mix butter & ketchup to a smooth consistency)
Bread slices
Method
Take one slice of bread spread the avocado mixture evenly.
Place another slice on top & spread the ketchup & butter mixture evenly.
Finish it with another bread slice,cut & serve.

Note:
You can add vegetables like tomato,cucumber,lettuce,etc.
Removing crust is optional.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Besan Khoya Burfi Recipe / Besan Mawa Burfi Recipe / Besan Khova Barfi Recipe / Besan ki Barfi With khoya Recipe

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Besan Khoya Burfi
Ingredients
Besan / Chickpea Flour -1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Unsweetened Khoya/Mawa/Kova - 1 cup
Ghee - 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp
Cardamom - 8
Chopped almonds- 8
Chopped pistachio - 8
Saffron a generous pinch
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Method
Take a mixi jar add sugar & cardamom,grind to a fine powder.
Grate or crumble mawa/khoya and keep it aside.
Chopped both the nuts.
Grease a tray with ghee & sprinkle some nuts & saffron.
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Besan Khoya Burfi
Take a non stick pan add ghee & besan,roast till colour changes & raw smell has disappeared.
Now add the mawa/khoya  mix till everything is well roasted & combined.Cook for couple more minutes to become thick.
Switch off the stove cool the mixture when still warm add powdered sugar remaining nut & saffron.
Mix well switch on the stove and slightly heat the mixture before pouring out into the tray.
Spread evenly and pat it well,cool the mixture & cut into desired shape.
Note:
a) Roast the besan well otherwise the sweet will still have raw taste & smell.
b) If using sweetened mawa then reduce sugar content.
c) I have reduced the ghee quantity here if you want then add more.
d) Before pouring into the tray just heat the mixture a bit.
e) If you think the mixture is dry sprinkle some hot water or milk and cook it on stove for a minute.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Khoba Roti Recipe / Masala Khoba Roti Recipe / Rajasthani Khoba Roti Recipe

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Khoba Roti
Ingredients for the dough
Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Ajwain - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Chopped fresh coriander leaves - 2 tsp
Hot water - 1/4 cup
Other ingredients
Ghee to pour on top of roti
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Khoba Roti
Method
Take a bowl add wheat flour,salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander leaves,ajwain & ghee.Mix it well till it resembles like bread crumbs.
Now slowly pour water little by little to form a firm dough.Apple little ghee on top cover & rest it for 5 minutes.
You can divide the dough into two or just roll out to one roti.
Roll this dough to a semi thick disc about 1/2'' thick.
Take a knife and make cuts on one side of the roti.
Place this roti on a tawa and in medium low heat cook,when the dough is still raw on top pinch the dough fully to make a pattern ( see the picture).
Once the bottom is light brown flip to the other side & cook till light brown.
Lastly you can directly place it on the gas flame or use a wire mesh  for a minute to get a slight colour to your roti ( This step is optional ).
Remove it on a plate & pour 2 to 3 tsp of ghee on the holes of the roti.
Serve them hot with Dal or Raita.
Note:
a) Without spices you can also make plain khoba roti.
b) Grated garlic or kasturi methi can also be added for extra flavour.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thakkali Sadam / Tomato Rice Recipe / South Indian Thakkali Sadam / South Indian Tomato Rice Recipe / Easy Tomato Rice Recipe

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Thakkali Sadam
Ingredients for tempering
Oil - 3 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Mustard & Urad dal - each 1 tsp
Fennel seeds /Somph - 1 tsp
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1
Other ingredients
Jeeraga samba rice - 1 cup
(or use any rice you prefer)
Water - 2 & 1/2 cups
Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Slit green chillies - 3
Sliced garlic - 4
Curry leaves few
Thinly sliced onion - a handful
Diced small tomato - 3
( I used cocktail tomato with vine)
Coriander leaves for garnish
Method
Heat oil & ghee in a pressure cooker.
Add the tempering ingredients,fry for few seconds.
Now add the onion,garlic,green chillies & curry leaves,fry till its light brown.
Add the tomato & fry till its mashed,add the spices & fry for a minute.
Add the rice & pour water,check for salt,close it with the lid.
Pressure cook for 2 whistles & switch off the stove.
Once cooled open the pressure cooker garnish with coriander leaves & serve hot with raita.

Note:
a) Garam masala or pudina/mint leaves can be added for extra flavour.
b) You can also add some peas its optional.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dimer Chop Recipe / Bengali Dimer Chop Recipe / Potato Egg Chop Recipe / Dimer Chop Recipe / Bengali Dimer Devil Recipe / Egg Devil Recipe

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Dimer Chop/Egg Chop
Ingredients for outer covering
Boiled potato - 3 medium size
Chopped onion - 1/2
Chopped green chillies - 1
Ginger & Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander & Cumin seed powder - together 1 tsp
Chaat Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
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Dimer Chop/Egg Chop
Method
Heat oil in a pan add onions & fry till its brown.
Now add the green chillies,ginger & garlic paste,saute till raw smell disappears.
Add all the spice powders & quickly give a mix.
Now add the mashed potato & chopped coriander leaves,mix till everything is well combined.
Switch off the stove and let the mixture cool,divide into 6 equal size balls.
Filling Ingredients
Eggs - 3
Salt & Pepper to taste
Method
Boil the eggs remove the shells.
Cut the eggs into half & sprinkle salt & pepper on top.
Coating ingredients
Egg beaten - 1
( or dilute maida/all purpose flour in water to make a semi thick paste for coating )
Bread crumbs as needed
Other ingredients
Oil to deep fry
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Dimer Chop/Egg Chop
Method
Take a piece of egg cover it fully with the potato mixture to give an oval shape.
Dip it in maida liquid or beaten egg then roll in bread crumbs,make sure all sides are well coated.
I usually do a double dipping process to make sure while frying they don't break.This is optional.
Keep it in fridge for 30 minutes,heat oil in a pan and deep fry them in hot oil till crisp and light brown on all sides.Remove it on a kitchen tissue.
Serve them hot with any dip of your choice.
Note:
a) As these egg chop is heavy i usually give a double coating to make sure they don't break while frying.
b) While frying the oil should be hot otherwise they will break.
c) Before dropping it in the hot oil press the chop all sides to make sure they are sealed well.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Avocado Methi Poori Recipe / Avocado And Fenugreek Leaves Poori Recipe

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Avocado Methi Poori
Ingredients for the dough
Wheat flour 1 & 1/2 cups
Maida-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder & Red chilly powder-a pinch
Ajwain-1/8tsp
Curd-1tbsp
Sugar a pinch
Frozen methi leaves/fenugreek leaves-1 cube thawed
( you can also use fresh leaves)
Mashed avocado-1 medium size
Water required amount
Other ingredients
Oil-to deep fry
Method
Take all ingredients in a bowl,sprinkle very little water if needed to make a tight dough.
Make small balls from the dough,roll it into a semi thick dish.
Deep fry these poori in hot oil till light brown on all sides.
Serve it hot with any gravy of your choice.

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