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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Chettinad Rangoon Puttu / Rangoon Puttu Recipe / Rava Puttu with Jaggery

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Rangoon Puttu
Ingredients

Rava/Sooji/Semolina - 1/4 cup
Water - 3/4 cup
Jaggery- 1/4 cup
( reduce if you don't want too sweet)
Ghee - 1 tbsp ( heaped)
Oil - 2 tsp
Cashew nuts - 10
Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
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Rava Puttu with Jaggery
Method
Fry cashew nuts in 1 tsp ghee till light brown & keep it aside.
In the same pan add the remaining ghee and oil add the rava and grated coconut fry it in medium low flame till colour changes & nice aroma comes.
Switch off the flame & keep it aside.
Dissolve jaggery in water filter if there are any impurities and bring it to a boil.
Pour the hot jaggery syrup into the fried rava coconut mixture, mix well to make sure there are no lumps.
Switch on the flame,cover with a lid & in very low flame cook till water has evaporated & cooked.
Now add the fried nuts and cardamom powder,mix it well till everything is well combined.
Switch off the stove & serve them warm.
Note:
a) Fry rava well otherwise your puttu will be sticky.
b)Add jaggery according to the sweetness you want.

Inspired by Revathy Shanmugam

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Pita Bread Recipe / Homemade Pita Bread / Easy Pita Bread Recipe

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Pita Bread
Ingredients

All purpose flour / Maida- 1 cup

Wheat flour - 1 cup

Salt - 1 tsp

Olive oil - 2 tbsp

Warm water - 1 cup + 1 tbsp

Sugar - 1 tbsp

Dry yeast - 1/2 tsp heaped

( all ways use good quality yeast to get the best result)

Method

Add yeast and sugar to 1 cup of warm water mix cover and rest to activate in a warm place ( till foamy).

Take a wide bowl add both the flours,oil,salt and the activated yeast mixture,gently mix with a wooden spoon.Add 1 tbsp of water if needed and using your hand knead the dough for 5 minutes till soft.

Grease a bowl with oil and place the dough,cover the dough and rest to rise for 3 hours at a warm place.

Divide the dough into equal size balls.Roll out each ball into a semi thick disc.

Cover with a wet cloth and rest for another 30 minute.

Heat a tawa when hot place the roll disc and cook on both sides till light brown and puffs up.While cooking gently press with a cloth for the pita bread to puff.

Remove from tawa and serve warm with any dip you like.

Adapted from MerryBoosters.

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Baba Ganoush

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Baba Ganoush Recipe / Lebanese Baba Ganoush Recipe / Roasted Eggplant Dip Recipe

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Baba Ganoush
Ingredients

Home grown purple eggplants - 2 medium size

( Apply oil to the eggplant,prick all sides with a fork and bake it at 400 deg.F for 40 minutes or till soft.Cool cut into half and scoop out the flesh discard the skin.If you don't have an oven then use a  grill or roast it on direct flame on stove)

Salt and pepper powder to taste

Paprika powder - 1 tsp

Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp

Chopped fresh parsley - 1 tbsp

Olive oil - 1 tbsp

Grated garlic - 3

Homemade Tahini - 2 tbsp ( add more if you like)

( Dry roast 2 tbsp of white sesame seeds till they splutter.Cool and grind with little salt and needed oil to a thick smooth paste.Store it in a clean jar in fridge.Add grape seed oil,light olive oil or canola oil )

Lemon juice - 1 tbsp

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Roasted Eggplant Dip
Method

Take a bowl add the eggplant flesh and mash it well to this add all the above ingredients and mix well till pale and well combined.Adjust seasonings according to your taste buds.

The colour of the dish depends upon the eggplant variety and the quantity of Tahini we use.

Drizzle some olive oil on top sprinkle some paprika powder and serve as a dip with vegetables of your choice or Pita bread.

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Pita Bread

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Easy No Knead Dinner Rolls / Dinner Rolls / Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe / Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls

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Dinner Rolls
Ingredients

All purpose flour / Maida - 1 & 3/4 cup

Warm milk - 1/2 cup

Dry yeast - 1/2 tsp

Salt - 1/2 tsp

Sugar - 1 & 1/2 tbsp

Soft butter - 3 tbsp

Egg - 1

Other Ingredients

Butter to grease the tray

Egg beaten - 1

( for egg wash)

Melted butter as needed

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Easy No Need Dinner Rolls
Method

Mix sugar and yeast into the warm milk,mix cover and rest the yeast to activate ( till foamy).

Take a bowl add the activated yeast mixture,egg and softened butter mix it with a fork.

Now slowly add the all purpose flour and salt, using a spoon keep mixing till you form a soft sticky dough.Transfer the dough into a greased bowl cover and rest for 3 hours or more till dough has doubled in size.

Dust the work place with very little flour place the dough and roll like a log.Cut into 5 or 6 equal size pieces.

Gently roll each piece into a ball and place it on a greased baking tray.

Cover and rest for another 1 hour for them to rise.Brush the beaten egg on top using a brush and bake them at 375 deg.F for 20 minutes or till done.Each oven is different so keep an eye.

Remove from the oven brush the top of each dinner roll with butter and serve warm.

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Friday, December 4, 2020

Puliyodharai With Cauliflower Rice / Cauliflower Puliyodarai / Tamarind Cauliflower Rice Recipe - Cauliflower Rice Recipes

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Cauliflower Puliyodharai
Ingredients

Frozen cauliflower rice - 2 cups

( cook according to the pack)

Pulikachal - as needed

Curry leaves few

Salt as needed

Method

Mix the needed pulikachal into the hot cooked cauliflower rice,add salt if needed and some fresh curry leaves.Mix till everything is well combined.

Serve hot!

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Click HERE for other Cauliflower Rice recipes.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Andhra Style Idli With Rice Rava / Idli Recipe with Idli Rava / Andhra Idli / Soft Idli Using Idli Rava

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Andhra Style Idli

Ingredients

Idli Rava - 2 cups

( soak it in water for 2 hour)

Urad dal - 1 cup ( heaped)

(wash well and soak it in water for 4 hours)

Salt to taste

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Andhra Style Idli
Method

Drain water from the urad dal add it into a wet grind or mixi,sprinkle water in intervals and grind till fluffy soft and thick batter.

Transfer into a bowl add salt,squeeze out the excess water from the rava and add to the ground dal.

Mix well cover and leave it to ferment for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.

Next day beat the batter once if too thick then add some water to get the right consistency.

Grease idli plates pour the batter into the idli plates and steam till cooked.

Serve hot with any side dish you like.

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Kumbakonam Kadappa / Kadappa Recipe / Side Dish For Idli and Dosa

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Kumbakonam Kadappa
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste

Coconut - 1/3 cup

Fennel seeds - 1 tsp

Green chillies - 4

Cashew nuts - 4

Garlic - 2

(Pour water and grind to a smooth paste)

Tempering

Oil - 1 tbsp

Mustard - 1 tsp

Urad dal - 1/4 tsp

Cinnamon - a small piece

Cloves - 1

Bay leaf - 1

Other Ingredients

Moongh dal - 1/4 cup

( dry roast till just hot pour water and pressure cook till soft)

Boiled potato - 1 medium size

( boil the potato peel the skin and mash it coarse)

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Chopped onions - 1/4 cup ( heaped)

Slit green chillies - 4

(add according to your spice level)

Curry leaves - few

Water as needed

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Kumbakonam Kadappa
Method

Heat oil in a pan and temper with above ingredients.

Add onions, green chillies and few curry leaves saute till transparent. Add salt and turmeric powder sauté till raw smell has disappeared.

Pour the cooked moongh dal,ground paste and mix for a minute.

Add water according to the consistency you want,usually this gravy should be a bit watery and spicy.

Boil for 2 to 3 minutes and switch off the stove.

Garnish with curry leaves and serve hot as side dish for Idli or Dosa.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Potato Bajji / Aloo Bajji / Urulaikilangu Bajji / Aloo Bhajia / Bajji Recipe / Teatime Snack

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Potato Bajji
Ingredients for the batter

Besan - 1 cup

Rice flour - 1/2 cup 

Salt to taste

Red chilly powder - 1 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Ajwain - 3/4 tsp

Hing - a pinch

Cooking soda - a pinch

Water as needed

Other Ingredients

Large potato - 1

( wash and peel out the skin,pat them dry.Cut into thin circles)

Oil to deep fry as needed

Method

Take a wide bowl add the batter ingredients and mix.

Pour water little by little and mix to get a semi thick batter consistency.

Do not make the batter thin ,they must resemble  like dosa batter consistency.

Heat oil in a pan when hot dip each potato slices into the batter and coat both sides well and gently drop into the oil.

Deep fry in medium high flame till light brown and crisp on both sides.

Remove from the oil and place it on kitchen tissue for excess oil to get absorbed.

Serve hot with coconut chutney.

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Bombay Chutney Recipe / Besan Chutney Recipe / Kadalai Maavu Chutney Recipe - Chutney Recipes

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Bombay Chutney
Tempering

Oil - 3 tsp

Channa dal - 1 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp

Mustard - 1/2 tsp

Jeera - 1/4 tsp

Chopped ginger - 1 tsp

Slit green chillies - 6

Curry leaves few

Hing - a pinch

Other ingredients

Besan - 1 & 1/2 tsp

( diluted in 1/2 cup water)

Water as needed

Chopped onion - a handful

Diced tomato - 1

Chopped curry and coriander leaves for garnish

Lemon juice - 1 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

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Bombay Chutney
Method

 Heat oil in a pan and temper with above ingredients.

Add onion and fry till transparent, add tomatoes,salt and turmeric powder and give a mix.

Pour needed water and give a boil,reduce flame and pour the diluted besan and in low flame cook till raw smell has disappeared. Make sure the chutney is a bit thin once cooled they will thicken.

Switch off the stove and add lemon juice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Best served hot as a side dish for Idli.Dosa or Poori.


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Monday, November 30, 2020

Idli Rava Upma / Instant Idli Rava Upma / Rice Rava Upma / Arisi Upma With Idli Rava

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Idli Rava Upma
Tempering

Coconut oil - 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Urad dal - 1/2 tsp

Channa Dal - 1/2 tsp

Jeera - 1/4 tsp

Whole black pepper - 20

Hing - 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves - few

Chopped green chillies - 4

Chopped ginger - 1/2 tsp

Other Ingredients

Idli rava - 1 cup

Water - 3 & 1/4 cups

Salt to taste

Moongh dal - 2 tsp

( soak it in water for 20 minutes)

Method

Heat oil in a pan and temper with above mentioned ingredients.Fry till they are light brown.

Pour water add salt and soaked moongh dal and give a boil,reduce the flame add the rava and mix well.

Cover with a lid and cook it in low flame till rava is well cooked.

Lastly add a teaspoon of  coconut oil mix well and switch off the stove.

Serve hot with any chutney you like.


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