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Monday, March 26, 2018

Vegetable Manchurian / Chinese Vegetable Manchurian / Veg Manchurian Recipe / Dry Vegetable Manchurian

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Vegetable Manchurian
Ingredients for the balls/dumplings
Finely chopped vegetables-3 cups
(I used peas,carrot,sweet peppers,cabbage,spring onions)
Corn flour-8tsp
Salt & pepper to taste
Red chilly paste-1tsp
Soy sauce-1tsp
Ginger & garlic paste-1 & 1/2tsp
(mix all above ingredients together,make small balls & deep fry them till light golden colour on all sides.But today i have fried these in kuzhi paniyaram pan with very little oil)
For the sauce
Chopped onions-2tsp
Oil-3tsp
Ginger & garlic finely chopped-1tsp
Chopped spring onions-a handful
Salt to taste
Vinegar-12tsp
Tomato ketchup-1/2 cup
Red chilly paste-2tsp
Soy sauce-2tsp
Sugar-a pinch(optional)
Corn flour-1/2tsp (dilute it with little water,this is to thicken the sauce & gives a glaze)
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry onion,ginger & garlic till light brown in colour.
Add all the remaining ingredients for the sauce,stir.
Pour the diluted corn flour mixture & give a boil.
Switch off the stove & add the fried Manchurian ball.Mix till all the fried balls are well coated & garnish it with chopped spring onions.
Best served with Chinese fried rice.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sukku Malli Kapi / Chukku Malli Coffee / Chukku Kapi / Sukku Coffee Powder / Dry Ginger Coffee

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Sukku Malli Kapi
Ingredients
Dry ginger powder/Chukku/Sukku/Sonti - 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds / Dhania - 2 tbsp
Whole pepper - 1/4 tsp
Cloves -1
Cardamom - 1 small
Palm jaggery/Karupatti vellam - as needed
Method
Take a pan and add the coriander seeds.roast till its just warm switch off the stove,
Take a mixi jar or coffee grinder add all the above ingredients except the palm jaggery and dry grind to a fine powder.
Store it in a clean glass jar.
Method
Take a glass of water add 1/2 or 1 tsp of this ground powder and boil for a minute.
Switch off the stove and add the palm jaggery according to your sweetness.
Cover it with a lid and rest for 2 to 3 minutes then filter and serve them hot or warm
Health benefits
Home remedy for a quick relief for ingestion,cold/cough.

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Dosakaya Soup / Yellow Cucumber Soup - Easy Soup Recipe

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Dosakaya Soup
Ingredients
Oil - 1 tsp
Barley - 1 tsp
Coriander / Dhania seeds - 1/2 tsp
Whole pepper - 1 tsp
Cumin/jeera - 1/2tsp
Cinnamon stick a very small piece
Yellow moongh dal - 1 tbsp
Chopped spring onions - 1 small bunch
Chopped garlic - 2
Chopped dosakaya - 5 small round size ( small orange size see picture)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Water as needed
Method
Take a pressure cooker heat oil and saute all above ingredients for a minute.
Pour enough water and pressure cook.
Once the mixture is cool filter the water and blend the ingredients.
Using a sieve remove the puree into the water.
Give this soup a boil add seasoning if needed.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve them hot.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Wheat Rava Bisi Bele Bath / Samba Godhumai Bisi Bele Bath

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Wheat Rava Bisi Bele Bath
Ingredients dry roasted & powdered to a smooth powder
Channa Dal-1tsp
Coriander seeds-2tsp
Uraddhal-1/2tsp
Jeera/Cumin-1/4tsp
Methi/fenugreek seeds-10
Whole pepper-5
Red chillies-6
Cinnamon-a small piece
Cloves-1
Coconut grated-2tsp
( dry roast all ingredients till light brown,cool and dry grind to a smooth powder)
Tempering
Oil-4tsp
Ghee-2tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Urad dal-1/2tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Red chillies-4
Curry leaves-little
Peanuts a handful
(Heat oil & ghee in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.Keep it aside)
Other ingredients
Wheat rava/Cracked wheat-1 cup
Thoor Dal/Thur Dal-3/4 cup
(Cook wheat rava,thoor dal,1/4tsp of turmeric powder & little salt with 4 &1/2 cups of water  keep it aside)
Chopped vegetables-2 cups
(I used beans,peas,carrot)
Chopped onion-1/4
Curry & Coriander leaves-little
Diluted tamarind juice -1 & 1/2 cups
(add according to your sourness)
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Method
Take a wide vessel add the vegetables,onion,salt,turmeric powder & tamarind juice,cook till raw smell disappears & vegetables are well cooked.
Now add the cooked wheat & dal,powdered masala & little more water.Cook till everything is mixed well.
Switch off the stove & pour the tempering on top,stir it well.
Garnish it with curry & coriander leaves & serve with raita or papad.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Ashoka Halwa / Asoka Halwa / Thiruvaiyaru Asoka Halwa / Moongh Dal Halwa

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Ashoka Halwa
Ingredients
Yellow Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 & 3/4 cups
Wheat flour - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1 & 1/4 cups
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Yellow food colour - a generous pinch
Cardamom - 8 crushed finely
Cashew nut roasted in ghee - 10
Method
Take a pressure cooker dry roast moong dal till light brown,do not burn them.
Pour water and pressure cook till soft.Cool and open the cooker mash it well to get a smooth paste.
Heat a non stick pan add 1/2 cup ghee and wheat flour roast till raw smell has disappeared.This step is very important otherwise your final dish will have a raw taste and smell.
Now add the mashed dal,sugar and food colour in medium low flame start cooking the mixture.
When it has started to thicken slowly add remaining ghee little by little and mix till the halwa has started to leave the sides of the pan.
Switch off the stove add the fried cashew nut and cardamom powder mix well.
Serve this halwa hot or warm.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Beguni Recipe / Bengali Beguni / Bengali Eggplant Fritter / Batter Fried Brinjal

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Beguni
Ingredients
Besan Flour/ Gram Flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 tbsp
Baking soda - 1/8 tsp
Hot oil - 2 tsp
Onion seeds / Kalonji / Nigella seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - a generous pinch
Salt to taste
Water as needed
Eggplant cut into thin slices- 1
Oil to deep fry
Method
Wash and cut the eggplant into thin slices.
Take a bowl add all the above dry ingredients and 2 tsp of hot oil,add water little by little and make a smooth semi thick batter.
Heat oil in a pan,dip each eggplant slices into the batter,make sure both sides are well coated with the batter.Slowly drop it into the hot oil.
In medium heat deep fry till golden brown on all sides.Remove it on a kitchen paper.
Serve it hot with little black salt sprinkled on top(optional).

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Oats Broccoli Paratha - Healthy Paratha Recipes / Easy Indian Bread Recipes

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Oats Broccoli Paratha
Ingredients
Wheat flour-1 & 1/2 cups
Powdered quick oats-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Jeera / Cumin powder-1/4tsp
Ginger & garlic paste-1/4tsp
Finely grated broccoli-3/4 cups
Avocado (flesh)-1/2
(If you don't have avocado use a small mashed potato,this is just to give softness to your paratha)
Water-required amount
Oil-to cook the parathas
Method
Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl.
Sprinkle water & knead it to a soft dough.Cover & rest it for 5 minutes.
Divide the portion into equal size balls,take a ball roll it out into a semi thick disc.
Cook it on a griddle with very little oil smeared on both sides till light brown on all sides.
Serve it hot with any side dish you like.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Vadai Mor Kuzhambu / Vadai Thatti Potta Mor Kuzhambu / Vadai Mor Kulambhu / Mor Kuzhambu with Vadai / Urad Dal Fritters In Buttermilk Gravy

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Vadai Mor Kulambhu
Ingredients for Mor Kulambhu
Ingredients to be soaked in water for 30 minutes
Toor dal - 1 tbsp
Rice - 2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Jeera/Cumin - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Ginger a small piece
Green chillies -3
( Grind this above ingredients to a smooth paste)
Other ingredients
Curd - 2 cups
Water to dilute as needed
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
( Beat the curd well add water,salt,turmeric powder and the ground paste.Mix well and keep it aside )
Tempering
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
Red chillies - 4
Hing a pinch
Chopped onion a handful
Chopped curry laves few
Method
Heat oil and temper it with above ingredients.
Once the onions are light brown add the curd mixture.
When it starts to froth and rises up switch off the stove immediately.Do not boil the gravy.
Garnish with curry and coriander leaves.

Ingredients for the vada
Urad dal - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Chopped onion a handful
Chopped curry leaves few
Ginger a small piece
Green chillies - 2
Oil to deep fry
Method
Soak urad dal for 2 hours drain the water.Add ginger,green chillies and dal in a blender and grind it to a thick batter.Do not add too much water while grinding,sprinkle water if needed.
Transfer to a bowl add salt,onion and curry leaves mix well.
Heat oil in a pan wet your fingers take small portion of the batter place it on your palm shape it into a flat disc.drop these in hot oil and fry till light brown on all sides.Do not fry the vadas till crisp.
Remove and drop these hot vada into the Mor Kulambhu.
Dip both sides well in Kulambhu and leave it to soak .
Serve them with hot plain rice.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Punjabi Style Rajma Masala / Punjabi Rajma Recipe / Rajma Masala Recipe

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Rajma Masala 
Ingredients dry roasted & powdered
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds-1tsp
Kastoori methi-1tsp
Grated nutmeg-2 pinch
Cardamom-1
Cinnamon-a very small piece
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Chopped onion-2tbsp
Chopped tomato-2
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Other ingredients
Rajma-1 cup
(soaked overnight)
Slit green chillies-2
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Dry mango powder/Amchur powder-1/2tsp
Oil-2tbsp
Method
Heat oil in a pressure cooker pour the ground paste & green chillies.Fry till the raw smell disappears & oil separates the pan.
Now add all the dry masala powders and the ground spice powder.
Fry for a minute,pour 3 cups of water & pressure cook till done.
Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves & serve it with roti or rice.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Ven Pongal In Slow Cooker / Slow Cooker Pongal Recipe / Pongal In Crock Pot/ Slow Cooker Indian Recipes - Slow Cooker Recipes

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Ven Pongal In Slow Cooker
Ingredients for Pongal
Sona masoori rice - 1 cup
( wash the rice and keep it ready)
Yellow moongh dal - 1/2 cup
Water - 7 cups
Salt to taste
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Ingredients for tempering
Ghee - 5 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Whole pepper - 1 tsp
Jeera / Cumin - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few leaves
Cashew nuts - 1 tbsp
Method
Dry roast moongh dal in a pan till nice aroma comes out.
Add the washed rice,dal,grated ginger and water in a slow cooker/crock pot.
Turn the pot to HIGH and cook for 3 hours my pongal was ready. ( each slow cooker is different so cooking time may differ )
Heat ghee and oil in a pan temper with above ingredients.
Pour this into the cooked pongal add salt & mix it well.
Serve them hot with chutney or sambar.

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