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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Pavakkai Chips / Crispy Bittergourd Chips / Karela Chips / Kakarakaya Chips

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Pavakkai Chips

Ingredients
Pavakkai / Bitter gourd / kakarakaya - 2 medium size
(cut into thin circles)
Salt to taste
Hing-little
Turmeric powder-little
Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Besan-2tsp
Oil-to fry


Method
Put the cut bitter gourd in a bowl,add salt and turmeric powder,mix well and leave it for 5 minute.
Gently press and squeeze out the excess water from the bitter gourd,this step is optional but i do to reduce the bitterness.Discard the water.


Add all above mentioned ingredients to the vegetable and mix everything well till all sides are coated with the masala.
Water is not required,if needed sprinkle very little water.Heat oil in a pan & shallow or deep fry in batches till crisp & brown on all sides.Remove it on a kitchen paper and serve.



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Monday, April 8, 2019

Tandoori Tofu Summer Rolls / Tandoori Tofu Rolls / Soft Spring Rolls With Tandoori Tofu / Soft Spring Rolls

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Tandoori Tofu Spring Rolls
Tandoori tofu ingredients
Thick curd-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Roasted & powdered jeera/cumin powder-1tsp
Garam masala-a pinch
Crushed kastoori methi-1tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Firm tofu -14 oz pack one
(cut into big cubes)
Besan / chickpea flour - 1 tsp
Oil-2 tsp


Method
Take a bowl add all the above ingredients and marinate for 20 minutes.
Arrange the tofu along with the marinate on a baking tray,at 375 deg. F bake for 8 to 10 minutes,turn the tofu and then broil it for another 10 minutes till the top is brown.
Don't bake it too brown,otherwise they may get burnt or become hard.
Each oven is different so keep an eye while baking,keep these aside.
Stuffing ingredients
Rice papers-4
Vegetables cut into thin strips
(Cucumber,carrot,red bell pepper or any vegetable of your choice)
Lettuce or Kale - 4 leaves
Basil leaves few

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Tandooro Tofu Soft Spring Rolls
Method
Soften the rice papers by immersing them in water for 2 seconds.
Place it on a plate,place the kale leave then the vegetables and top it with tandoori tofu lastly place a basil leaf on top.
Tightly roll them as you roll for the spring roll.
Cut into half & serve it with any dip you like.

Note:
Use your imagination to make your filling more interesting.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Cauliflower Carrot Pickle / Gajar Gobhi Achaar / Gajar Gobi Pickle Recipe / Easy Gobi Pickle

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Cauliflower Carrot Pickle

Ingredients
Cauliflower-2 cups
(cut into small pieces)
Chopped carrot-1 cup
Sliced garlic-6
Chopped jalapeno chilly-4
(seeds removed)
Lime juice-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-3tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Dry roasted till just hot & powdered
Mustard-3tsp
Methi / Fenugreek seeds-1tsp
Tempering
Oil-1/2 cup
Mustard-1tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds-1tsp
Red chillies-4
Hing-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-little



Method
Take a clean bowl add all above mentioned ingredients & the dry roasted powder and mix.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it,cool the tempering, pour it into the bowl.
Mix well till everything is well combined,cover it with a lid and keep it outside overnight.
Next day mix once and put it in a dry jar and store it in fridge.
Your crunchy cauliflower & carrot pickle is ready to serve.

Note:
a) Dry roasting methi and mustard seeds are optional.
b) Keep this pickle in refrigerator.



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Monday, April 1, 2019

Fruit Chaat / Fresh Fruit Chaat / Mixed Fruit Chaat / Easy Fruit Chaat - Healthy Fruit Recipes

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Fruit Chaat





















Ingredients
Mixed fruits of your choice- 3 cups
( chopped apple,grapes,pear,mango,strawberry,blueberry or any fruits of your choice)
Pepper and Salt - to taste
Lime juice-2 tsp
Chat masala-1 tsp
Chilly powder a generous pinch
Roasted and powdered jeera/cumin powder - a generous pinch
Kala namak / Black salt -  1/2 tsp


Method
Add the chopped fruits into a bowl,keep in refrigerator for 20 minutes ( this step is optional).
Just before serving mix all above mentioned ingredients and gently toss.
Serve them immediately!




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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Mamidi Tandra Recipe / Mango Tandra Recipe / Mavidi Tandra Mango Jelly Recipe / Aam Papad Recipe / Mango Fruit Leather - Dried Mango Pulp Recipe

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Mango Tandra
Ingredients
Ripe Mango - 1 medium size
Sugar - 4 tsp
( add more if your mangoes are not sweet)
Cardamom crushed - 2
Ghee to grease the plate

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Mango Tandra

Method
Chop mangoes finely add the mangoes,sugar & cardamom in a blender.
Make a smooth paste.Do not add water while grinding.
If your mangoes has more fiber strain to get a smooth puree.
Grease a plate with ghee or oil spread the puree evenly.The layer should be a thin spread.
Dry this in sun for a day,next day slowly peel the sheet turn & dry the other side too.
Usually these tandra takes 3 days to dry.
Slowly peel it off the plate cut into desired shapes & enjoy!

Note:
a) You can also cook the mixture for 1 or 2 minutes on stove & then spread it on a plate for drying.
b) For spice version just add some chilly powder,ginger powder & black salt to the above mixture.
c) Store it in fridge.
d) Use any kind mango but sweeter the better.
e) Some make this recipe with store bought pulp,but i have not tried.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Maavadu Recipe / Mavadu Pickle Recipe / Vadu Mangai Recipe / Vadu Mango Pickle Recipe

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Maavadu
Ingredients
Baby mangoes - 14 (around 700gms)
( mine was slightly bigger mangoes that's what i got here in the USA)
Rock salt / Crystal salt - less than 1/4 cup or to your taste.You can always add later if its not enough.
Red chilly powder - 1/3 cup ( around 6 tsp heaped)
Mustard powder - 1tbsp
Sesame oil or Castor Oil - 6 tsp
Methi powder / Fenugreek powder - 1/4 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1/4 cup
Method
Wash the mangoes remove any long stems and wipe them well.
Dry in on a towel to make sure there is no water.
Take boiled and cooled water in a mixie jar or blender add chilly powder,salt,methi powder,mustard powder,hing and turmeric powder.Grind it once to make sure everything is well combined.
Take a clean dry glass bowl or jar add the mangoes.pour oil and mix well so all the mangoes are well coated with oil.
Now pour the ground paste on the mangoes, use a clean wooden spoon and gently mix.
Cover this and leave it for a day,next day mix it or shake it well morning and evening.
Repeat this process for at least a week or till the mangoes are shrunk.
Store it in fridge and enjoy with curd rice.

Note:
Always use a clean wooden spoon to take pickle from the jar.
Glass bottle or ceramic jars are recommended to store pickle.
Make sure you wipe the mangoes well and there is no water.
If you want to store it for a longer time then don't add water while grinding.Just add the spices only and after 2 to 3 days the salt will leave water by itself.
Store this pickle in fridge.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Kambu Koozh Recipe / Kambang Koozh / Kambhu Kool / Bajra Porridge Recipe / Pearl Millet Porridge Recipe - Healthy Summer Drink

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Kambu Koozh
Ingredients
Kambu/Pear millet/Bajra - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 & 1/2 cups
Salt to taste
Curd as needed
Chopped onion as needed
Method
Wash kambu once and soak it in 1/4 cup of water for 30 minutes.
Grind this soaked kambu along with water to a coarse rava consistency.
Pour water and cook this kambu in a pressure cooker for 4 to 5 whistles.
Cool the mixture and nicely mix it up, wet your fingers with water and shape it into small balls.
Keep these balls immersed in water and store it in fridge till use.

How to drink this Koozh?
Take some diluted curd in a bowl dissolve a kambu ball into it add some salt and chopped onion.
Your koozh is ready to serve along with mor milagai,any favour pickle and vadams.
This is an excellent summer drink!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

How To Clean Mushrooms / Fast and Easy Way to Clean Mushrooms

There are different ways to clean button mushrooms but this is the way i follow,Check it out.


Take water in a wide vessel add 1 or 2 teaspoon of wheat flour and dissolve it.
Add the mushrooms and soak it for a minute.
Then gently massage each mushrooms to remove all the impurities.
Wash them and cook as you wish.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Dhaba Style Paneer Masala / Paneer Masala / Restaurant Style Paneer Masala - Paneer Recipes

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Dhaba Style Paneer Masala
Tempering ingredients
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1tbsp
Jeera/Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Cloves - 4
Cardamom slit opened - 4
Bay leaf - 1
Cinnamon stick - 1 piece
Red chillies - 3
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Peppercorn - 4
Crushed kastoori methi - 1/2 tsp
To marinate paneer cubes
Paneer/Indian cottage cheese cubes - 30
Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
( Saute it in a pan till all sides are slightly roasted,keep it aside)
Other ingredients
Roasted besan/gram flour - 1 tbsp
Crushed or grated tomatoes - 4 small
Chopped onion - 1/2
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1tsp
Kashmiri red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
( this will give colour to your dish)
Cumin/Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Water as needed
Method
Heat oil and ghee in a pan temper it with above ingredients.
Add the onions and fry till light golden brown,this step is very important otherwise your dish will not give colour and will have a raw onion smell.
Now add all the dry masalas and the roasted besan.
Fry till raw smell has completely disappeared.
Add the ginger/garlic paste and saute for a minute.Add the crushed or grated tomatoes and fry till oil separates the masala.Add more ghee or oil if needed.
Pour water cover and cook till the gravy is thick.
Add the sauteed paneer and cook for 1 or 2 minutes.
Switch off the stove garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve it with Roti.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Dates Coconut Poli Recipe / Dates Poli Recipe / Date Obattu Recipe / Kharjoora Holige Recipe

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Dates Poli
Filling Ingredients
Seedless dates - 30
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Cardamom -5
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Jaggery powdered - 3 tsp
( If the mixture is not that sweet then add jaggery otherwise just omit)
Method
Take a mixi jar grind coconut and cardamom.Do not add any water.
Now add the chopped dates and pulse it.Your mixture will look like a thick paste.
Remove it in a bowl and add the jaggery powder and poppy seeds.
Mix well grease your palm and divide it into 8 equal size balls.
Outer covering
Fine white rawa/chiroti rawa/fine semolina-1/2 cup
Maida/all purpose flour-1/2 cup
Salt a pinch
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Oil- 3tsp
Water- 1/2 cup ( add more if needed)
Method
Mix all above ingredients together,knead it to a soft dough.Keep it covered for 30 minutes.
Divide the dough mixture into eight equal balls.
Grease a plastic sheet or zip lock cover,apply some ghee or oil.Spread the outer covering dough like a small disc,place a ball of filling mixture in the middle.
Close it well & seal it to make sure your filling doesn't come out.Place another plastic sheet on top,roll it out into a semi thick disc.
Heat a tawa & cook them with little ghee or oil spread on both sides and cook till its light brown on all sides.
Serve them hot.

Note;
a) Do not compromise on ghee,otherwise the poli will become hard & dry.
b) Make sure your filling/poornam is dry,otherwise it will come out while making poli.
c) Just before serving heat slightly,smear some ghee on top & serve.
d) Only ghee can also be used for frying the poli.
e) While grinding your mixture is water then just take a non stick pan and cook the mixture to thicken.Cool and make balls.
f) You can use only maida to make this poli,for healthy version you can make it with wheat flour.

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