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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Methi Paratha Recipe/ Methi Roti Recipe / Methi Ka Paratha Recipe / Fenugreek Paratha

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Methi Paratha

Ingredients
Whole wheat flour- 2 cups
Salt to taste
Fresh methi/fenugreek leaves chopped-1 small bunch
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Jeera,Dhania-each 1/2tsp
(dry roasted & powdered)
Chilly powder-1tsp
Grated ginger - 1/8 tsp
Curd -1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Water as needed to make the dough
Method
Take a bowl put all the ingredients including the oil, mix well.
Pour water little by little and form a stiff dough.Cover it with a lid and rest it for 10 minutes.
Divide the dough into equal size balls.
Take a ball and flatten it well with your palm,gently roll the parathas by dusting some flour to a semi thick disc.
Heat a tawa/griddle and cook these parathas in medium low flame till its light brown on both sides with little oil smeared both sides of the parathas.
Serve it hot with any gravy or raita of your choice.

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Homemade Masala Tea Powder / Indian Masala Chai Recipe / Chai ka Masala / Chai Powder / Tea Masala Recipe


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Masala Tea Powder
Ingredients
Cinnamon pieces-1 tbsp
Cloves-1tbsp
Cardamom-1tbsp
Pepper-1/2 tbsp
Fennel seeds-1/8 tsp
Dry ginger powder - 3 tbsp
Nutmeg - a pinch
Method
Slightly heat up the cloves,cardamom,cinnamon and pepper in a kadai.Do not dry roast too much.
Cool and add the remaining ingredients,put it in a coffee grinder.
Dry grind the ingredients to a semi smooth powder .
Store it in a clean dry bottle.Add needed tea powder while making your tea.
Filter and serve them hot!

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Aloo Kofta Curry Recipe / Potato Kofta Curry / Kofta Curry Recipe

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Aloo Kofta Curry
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Large tomato -2
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Cashew nut - 10
Other ingredients
Oil - 6 tsp
Bay leaf -1
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Jeera/Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Crushed kastoori methi - 1 tsp
Beaten curd or Hot Milk - 1/4 cup
( I have used curd)
Chopped coriander leaves for garnish
Ingredients for kofta
Boiled potato 2 medium size
Chopped green chillies - 1
Frozen peas - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Chopped cashew nuts - 5
Turmeric powder - 1/8tsp
Chilly powder - 1/8 tsp
Corn flour - 2 tsp
Method
Mix all above ingredients in a bowl.
Make small tight balls,deep fry them in hot oil till golden brown on all sides.
Remove and place it on a kitchen tissue for excess oil to get absorbed
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Aloo Kofta Curry
Method
Heat oil in a pan add bay leaf,now pour the ground paste and cook till raw smell has disappeared.
Now add all the dry masala powders and mix well.
Lower the flame and add the beaten curd,quickly mix it well to avoid curdling.
Now pour needed water and cook the gravy till done.
Sprinkle the crushed kastoori methi and switch off the stove
Lastly garnish with coriander leaves.Just before serving arrange the kofta balls
in a wide bowl and pour the warm gravy on top.
Best served with Roti or Jeera rice.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Ginger Pickle Recipe / Allam Pachadi Recipe / Andhra Style Ginger Pickle Recipe

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Ginger Pickle
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Fresh ginger - 1 cup
(skin removed & chopped)
Tamarind - 1 big lime size ball
(soak it in little hot water for it to become soft)
Salt -1 tsp
Red chilly - 25 small red chillies
( If your chillies are hot reduce accordingly.You can also add chilly powder instead.)
Jagger or Brown sugar-1/3 cup heaped
(I used brown sugar,reduce the quantity if you don't want it to be too sweet)
Chopped garlic - 1/4 cup
Jeera/Cumin seeds- 2 tsp
Methi- 1 tsp
(slightly dry roasted & powdered)
Tempering
Oil-3./4 cup
Mustard-1 & 1/2 tsp
Red chillies-4
Hing- little
Curry leaves few
Method
Blend all the above ingredients under grind to a fine smooth paste.
Do not add water while grinding.Sprinkle very little if needed.
Heat oil in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Immediately pour the ground paste into the hot tempering,give a quick mix.
Switch off the stove,Leave the mixture to cool completely.Cover & keep it for a day out.
Next day mix it well again & store it in a clean jar.
Keep it in the fridge.Serve with dosa,Idly or even with rice.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sprouted Methi Pulao / Vendhaya Pulao Recipe / Vendaya Sadam / Fenugreek Pulao

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Sprouted Methi Pulao
Ingredients for tempering
Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Shajeera - 1/4 tsp
Cardamom -2,Cloves -3,Star anise -1
Cinnamon a small stick
Bay leaf - 1
Other ingredients
Basmati rice - 1 cup
Water - 1 & 3/4 cup
Salt to taste
Sprouted fenugreek/methi/vendayam seeds - 3/4 cup
Sliced onion - a handful
Cubed tomato - 1 small
Slit green chillies - 4
Mint a handful
Method
Wash & soak basmati rice in water for 10 minutes.
Heat oil & ghee in a pan add the tempering ingredients.
Now add the onion,mint,tomato,green chillies & salt,saute for 1 or 2 minutes.
Lastly add the sprouted fenugreek and toss it well.Switch off the stove.
Drain the water out from the rice, add the rice,water & the masala in a electric cooker or in open pan cook till done.
Lastly add some mint leaves mix & serve it with raita.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Baked Salmon with Mini Sweet Peppers / Foil Baked Salmon With Mini Sweet Peppers

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Baked Salmon
Ingredients for marination
Salmon fillet-1
(I cut the fillet into 2)
Salt to taste
Dry parsley-2tsp
Olive oil-2tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Chopped onion-1tsp
Chopped sweet peppers-1
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Lime juice-3tsp
Method
Mix all above ingredients together,leave it to rest for 30 minutes for marination.
Wrap it in a aluminum foil & bake it at 400 deg. for 10 minutes or till the fish is cooked well.
Remove it from the foil & place on a baking tray brush it with little oil on top & broil it for 5 minutes in 350 deg. till the top is slightly brown.
Sprinkle some pepper powder on top & serve.

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Instant Rava Uttapam Recipe / Sooji Uthappam Recipe / Rava Uttapam Recipe / Onion Rava Uttapam Recipe

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Rava Uttapam
Ingredients
Rava/Sooji/Semolina - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Curd - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup
ENO fruit salt - 1/2 tsp
Chopped onion - a handful
Chopped green chillies - 1
Curry leaves - few
Jeera little to sprinkle on top
Oil as needed
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Rava Uttapam
Method
Take a bowl add rava,rice flour,salt,water & curd.
Mix it well and rest it for 5 minutes.If your batter becomes thick then add some water to get a semi thick batter consistency.
Just before making the uttapam dilute ENO with little water & add it to the batter.
Give a quick mix,heat a tawa grease with little oil add a ladle of batter & spread it thick.
Sprinkle jeera,onion,green chillies & curry leaves on top.
Pour oil around the uttapam cover it with a lid & cook the base is light crisp.
Now flip the uppam and cook the other side too.
Serve these Uttapams with chutney or sambar.
Note:
a) You can add any vegetable of your choice to the above uttapam.
b) Each quality of rava is different so add water accordingly.
c) Do not use fine rava for making this uttapam.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Arachuvitta Sambar Powder / Arachu Vitta Sambar Recipe. South Indian Sambar Powder

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Arachuvitta Sambar Powder
Ingredients
Coriander seeds/Dhania - 1 cup
Channa dal - 1/2 cup
Kashmir red chilly - 4
Red chillies -8
Methi Seeds / fenigreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fresh coconut or Dry coconut - 1/3 cup
Method
Dry road all above ingredients separately till light brown and nice aroma comes.Do not burn them.
Cool the ingredients and powder them using a blender.
Store it in the refrigerator.
Note:
As there is coconut in this powder please store it in fridge.
Make sambar as usual lastly add 1 or 2 tsp of this powder,mix and give a boil.
Switch off the stove and your Arachuvitta sambar is ready to have with Idly,Dosa,Pongal,Plain Rice or Vada.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Quinoa Curd Bath Recipe / Curd Quinoa Recipe / Dahi Quinoa - Quick Lunch Box Recipe

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Curd Quinoa
Ingredients 
Quinoa - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 & 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Curd as needed ( around 1/2 cup )
Salt to taste
Grated carrot - 1 tbsp
Grated cucumber - 1 tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves - 1tsp
Ingredients for tempering
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1 /2 tsp
Ural dal - 1/4 tsp
Red chillies -1
Hing a pinch
Grated ginger - 1/8 tsp
Chopped green chillies -1
Curry leaves few
Cashew nuts - 4 (option)
Method
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients and keep it aside.
Wash quinoa well and cook it with water till done.Add salt and slightly mash it.
Once the quinoa is warm add the milk,curd,carrot,cucumber,coriander leaves and the tempering. Gently mix everything and serve it with pickle .

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Vazhakkai Varuval Recipe / Valakkai Fry / Raw Banana Fry Recipe

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Vazhakkai Fry
Ingredients for marination
Raw banana - 2 medium size
( Peel the skin and cut into semi thick slices )
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp heaped
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Crushed fennel seeds - 1tsp
Tamarind juice - 1 tsp
Tempering
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Hing - a pinch
Method
Take a wide plate add all the ingredients mentioned under marination.
Mix well and leave it for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the marinated mixture and in low flame fry till the vegetable is crisp and light brown on all sides.Switch off the stove.
Best served as side dish for rice.

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