Mar 31, 2009

Ginger Chicken






Ingredients

Chicken pieces-1 lb
Onion-1 Big
Ginger chopped-2 tsp
coriander powder-2 tsp
Garam masala-1 tsp
Pepper-2 tsp
Coriander leaves

For Paste

Greenchillies-3
Ginger-a inch
Coriander leaves

For marination

cornflour-2tsp
Ginger paste-1tsp
Ajjnomoto-pinch
pepper-1tsp
salt

Method of preparation

1)Wash the chicken pieces and cut them in to small pieces.Marinate the chicken with ginger paste,pepper,salt,cornflour,ajjnomoto for 30 minutes.
2)Heat 2tsp of oil in a pan and onions and fry till golden brown add the marinated chicken and cook it till the water from chicken is evaporated.
3)Make a paste of greenchillies,ginger,coriander leaves in a blender.
4)Add the ground paste to chicken and fry for 5 minutes.
5)Add the garam masala,coriander powder and pepper powder.
6)Garnish with coriander leaves.

Mar 30, 2009

Strawberry Banana Smoothie



Ingredients

Strawberries-5
Banana-1
Milk-1/2 cup
Curd-1/4 cup
Ice cubes-3
Sugar-4tsp

Method of preparation

1)Blend all the above ingredients in blender to a smooth paste.
2)I topped it with some whipped cream.

Mar 29, 2009

Shallot Sambar





Ingredients

Toordal/kandi pappu - 1 cup
shallots/Sambar onion - 10
Tomatoes-2
Lemon juice-3tsp
Sambar powder-2 tsp
Tamarind pulp-2 tsp
Chilli powder- 1tsp
Turmeric - pinch
coriander leaves
salt
oil

For seasoning
Urad dal-1tsp
chana dal-1tsp
mustard seeds -1tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Garlic pods-4
curry leaves


Method of preparation

1)Pressure cook the toor dal for 3 whistles.Let it cool and make to a smooth paste in blender.
2)Heat 1tsp of oil in a pan add onions,tomato and cook for 5 minutes.Add some water and bring to boil.
3)Add the toor dal paste,salt,sambar powder,turmeric,tamarind pulp,red chilli powder.Cook for another 10 min.
4)Heat a tsp of oil in other pan and do the seasoning with mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,turmeric,garlic pods,curry leaves.
5)Turn off the heat and add the lemon juice.Garnish with coriander leaves.
6)Serve it with hot rice,idli,dosa or vada.

Mar 28, 2009

Paramannam,Garelu - My 100th post



PARAMANNAM

Ingredients

Rice- 1cup
Milk-2 cups
Jaggery/Bellam-3/4th cup
Cardamom powder-1tsp
Ghee-3tsp
Water-2cups

Method of Preparation

1)Take a deep & thick bottomed pan.Add rice and 2 cups of water.cook till rice is done.
2)Add jaggery,milk to it and cook on low for 10 more minutes.Stir it so that it dont stick to bottom of the pan.
3)Add ghee to it and turn off the heat.
4)You can add roasted cashews,raisins to it.I didnt.
->Cooking rice in milk directly will consume lot of time.

GARELU



Ingredients

Urad dal-1cup
green chillies-3
Ginger -1 inch
Salt
jeera
Oil

Method of preparation

1)Soak urad dal for 4-5 hours.
2)Blend it along with ginger,green chillies,salt to thick batter with adding very little water.
3)Add jeera to the batter.
4)Make small ball from batter spread it on polythene sheet like vada and make a small hole in the middle of it.
5)Heat oil in a pan and drop them gently.Fry them till golden brown on both sides.
6)Serve it with coconut peanut chutney
->You can add chopped onion to the batter.I didnt.

Mar 27, 2009

Mamadikaya pulihora



Ingredients

Cooked rice-2 cups
Raw mango-1
Green chillies-4
Ginger chopped-4 tsp
Peanuts-1/4 cup
Chana dal-1/4 cup
urad dal-2tsp
Mustard seeds-2tsp
Turmeric-1/2tsp
Curry leaves
coriander leaves
oil
salt

Method of preparation

1)Grate the mango and keep it aside.
2)Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds,chana dal,urad dal,peanuts,green chillies,ginger and roast them till the dals are light brown.
3)Add turmeric,curry leaves,salt and rice to it.
4)Add the grated mango and mix well .I also added finely chopped mango pieces to it.

Panchamrutam



This dish is offered to god as neivedyam..This really taste like amrutam..

Ingredients

Banana
Milk-1 cup
Ghee-2tsp
Sugar-2tsp
Honey-1tsp
Curd-3tsp

1)Cut banana in to small pieces.
2)Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients.

Ugadi pachadi




Ugadi is the telugu new year.We make this pachadi with 6 different tastes.

Ingredients

For sourness Tamarind water-1cup
For sweetness Sugar-1/2 cup
For Tangy Mango pieces-1/2 cup
For spicy Red chilli powder-1tsp
For bitterness Grated bittergourd peel-3tsp
For salty salt-1tsp
Banana pieces-1/2 cup

1)We use neem flowers for the bitter taste.I dont get them here so i used bittergourd peel.
2)Mix everything together in a bowl.

Happy Ugadi



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Mar 26, 2009

Biyyampindi pakodi/Riceflour pakodis



Ingredients

Riceflour/Biyyam pindi-1 cup
Onion-1
jeera-2tsp
green chillies-4
Ginger chopped-1tsp
curry leaves
coriander leaves chopped
Red chilli powder-1/2tsp
Baking soda-a pinch
salt
oil

Method of preparation

1)Chop onions and green chillies finely.Take a bowl add rice flour,chopped onions,greenchillis,ginger,jeera,salt,red chilli powder,curry leaves,coriander leaves,baking soda and mix them well.
2)Add water and mix them to pakodi consistency.
3)Heat oil in a pan gently drop the paste in to it like small pakodis and fry them till golden brown.
4)Serve them hot with any chutney or ketchup.

Mar 25, 2009

chicken 65




Ingredients

Boneless chicken- 1 lb
maida-3tsp
cornflour-1tsp
vinegar-1tsp
ajjnomoto-a pinch
pepper-1tsp
ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Egg-1
salt

For sauce

onion-1 small
green chillies chopped-1
soy sauce-1tsp
tomato sauce-1 tsp
pepper-1tsp
chopped ginger,garlic-1tsp
red colour-a pinch(optional)
curry leaves
coriander leaves
spring onions-2 strings
salt
oil

Method of preparation

1)Wash and cut chicken in to small pieces.
2)Take a bowl add chicken,maida,cornflour,salt,ginger garlic paste,pepper,ajjnomoto,egg and mix well.
2)Heat oil in deep bottom pan deep fry the chicken and keep aside.
3)Take a pan and heat 2tsp oil.Add chopped onions,green chillies,curry leaves,chopped ginger garlic,pepper and fry for three minutes.Add soy sauce,tomato sauce,salt,red colour to it and finally add the fried chicken and stir for a while.
4)Garnish with coriander leaves and spring onions.

Mar 24, 2009

Chicken kurma





Ingredients

Chicken-1 lb
Green chillies-3
Cloves-2
Cinnamon stick-1 small
Coriander powder-1tsp
Garam masala-1tsp
Jeera powder-1tsp
coriander leaves
curd-1 cup
ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Oil

For marination

Turmeric-a pinch
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Red chilli powder-1tsp
salt

To make paste

Poppy seeds-3tsp
Coconut-1/4 cup
onion-1big
cashews-3

Method of preparation

1)Wash the chicken and cut it in to small pieces.Add turmeric,red chilli powder,salt,1tsp ginger garlic paste and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
2)Take a pan fry poppy seeds without oil for a minute.
3)Blend the raw onion,poppyseeds,coconut and cashews in to a paste.
4)Heat 2tsp of oil in a pan.When it is hot add cloves,cinnamon,green chillies,onion paste and fry till the onions paste is light brown.
5)Add 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 more minute.Add the chicken pieces and cook it covered for 5 minutes.
6)Add coriander powder,jeera powder,garam masala powder,curd and cook it till the chicken is well cooked.
7)Garnish with coriander leaves.
8)This goes well with rice and rotis.

Mar 23, 2009

Madatha kaja



Ingredients

Maida/All purpose flour-1cup
Baking soda-1/2tsp
Rice flour-2tsp
Sugar-3/4cup
Ghee-5tsp
Elaichi powder-1/2tsp
water

Method of preparation

1)Take a bowl add maida,3tsp ghee,baking soda to it mix well.Add some water and make a dough like poori.
2)Roll it in to a big chapati.
3)Brush ghee on it and sprinkle rice flour lightly and dust the chapathi.
4)Roll it in like a mat and cut it in to pieces length wise and press them with rolling stone horizontally little bit.
5)Take a pan add sugar,water,elaichi powder and bring it to one string consistency.
6)Take another pan add oil to deep fry.Gently drop the kajas in to medium hot oil and fry till golden brown.
7)Add the fried kajas to sugar syrup and soak them for 10 minutes.

Mar 22, 2009

Rava Idli





Ingredients

Sooji/Ravva-2 cups
Curd-2 cups
Baking soda-a pinch
Green chillies-3
Ginger chopped finely-1tsp
Salt

For seasoning

Mustard seeds - 2tsp
Urad dal-2tsp
Chana dal-2tsp
curry leaves

1)Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and do the seasoning with mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,curry leaves.Add chopped ginger and green chillies and fry for a minute.
2)Add sooji to the seasoning and mix well.I fried for 2 minutes and turned off the heat.
3)Add curd,soda to it and leave the batter for 30 minutes.
4)Grease idly plates,pour the batter and steam it.
5)I served it with palli putnalu chutney.

Palli putnalu chutney/Peanut Dalia chutney



Ingredients

Roasted Peanuts-1 cup
Putnalu/Dalia-1/4 cup
Green chillies-3
Tamarind pulp-1tsp
Garlic pods-2
Salt
Sugar(optional)-1/4tsp
Oil-1tsp

For seasoning

Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Chana dal-1tsp
Turmeric-a pinch
curry leaves

Method of preparation

1)Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan.Add green chillies,garlic and fry for a minute.
2)Blend the green chillies,garlic,dalia,roasted peanuts,tamarind pulp,salt,sugar in to a smooth paste.
3)Heat a tsp of oil in other pan and do the seasoning with mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,turmeric,curry leaves.
4)Serve it with idlis,dosas.
5)Adding sugar is optional.My MIL adds a bit of sugar to chutneys when using peanuts.This gives a nice taste.

Mar 20, 2009

Mexican squash chutney




Ingredients

Mexican Sqush-2
Tomato -1
jeera-1tsp
Garlic pods-2
Tamarind pulp-1tsp
Green chillies-3
Salt
oil

For seasoning

Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Chana dal-1tsp
Turmeric-a pinch
curry leaves

Method of preparation

1)Peel and cut the squash to small pieces.
2)Heat a tsp of oil in a pan add green chillies.Add squash and cook for 5 minutes.
3)Add chopped tomato,garlic pods and fry till it is well cooked.
4)Add jeera,salt,turmeric pulp and cook for 2 more minutes.
5)I smashed it with a spatula in to coarse paste.
6)Heat a tsp of oil in other pan and do the seasoning with mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,turmeric,curry leaves.
7)Serve it with hot rice.

Carrot Tomato Curry



Ingredients

Carrots-5
Onion-1
Tomato-1 Big
Green chillies-3
Coriander powder-1tsp
Cumin powder-1tsp
Garam masala-1tsp
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
cloves-2
cinnamon stick-1 small
Red chilli powder-1tsp
turmeric-a pinch
coriander leaves
salt
oil

Method of preparation

1)Wash and peel the carrots.Microwave them for 3 minutes and cut them in to small pieces.
2)Heat 1tsp of oil in a pan add cloves,cinnamon,turmeric.Add the chopped onions,green chillies and fry them till onions are light brown.
3)Add chopped tomato and fry for 3 minutes.Add carrots to it and cook till carrots are cooked completely.You can add some water if you want gravy.
4)Add red chilli powder,coriander powder,cumin powder,garam masala,salt and stir for 2 minutes.
5)Add coriander leaves and turn off the stove.
6)Serve it with hot rice or rotis.

Mar 19, 2009

Bendi Masala






Ingredients

Bendakaya/okras-1lb
Onion-1 Big
Green chillies-3 small
Tomato-1 medium
Coriander powder-1tsp
Jeera powder-1tsp
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Ginger garlic crushed-2tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Chana dal-1tsp
Turmeric-a pinch
curry leaves
Red chilli powder-1tsp
salt
oil

Method of preparation

1)Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and do the seasoning with mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,turmeric,curry leaves.
2)Add chopped onions,green chillies and fry till the onions are golden brown.
3)Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 more minute.Add chopped tomatoes to it and fry till it is well cooked.
4)Add okras and fry till they are soft.
5)Add coriander powder,jeera powder,garam masala and fry for 1 minute.
6)Add salt and red chilli powder fry for 30 seconds and turn off the heat.
7)Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it hot with rice.

Bendakaya chutney/okra chutney



Ingredients

Bendakaya/okra-1 lb
green chillies-5
garlic pods-3
Tamarind pulp-1tsp
Jeera
salt
Oil

For seasoning

Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Chana dal-1tsp
Turmeric-a pinch
curry leaves


Method of preparation

1)Cut bendis/okras in to small pieces and keep them aside.
2)Take a pan heat 1tsp of oil.Add green chillies and fry for 1 minute.
3)Add cut bendis to it and fry till it is soft.Add garlic pods,jeera,salt and turn off the heat.Add tamarind pulp to it.
4)Blend it in mixer in to a coarse paste.
5)Heat a tsp of oil in other pan and do the seasoning with mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,turmeric,curry leaves.
6)serve it with hot rice.

Simple vankaya fry




Ingredients

Brinjals-4
Crushed garlic-2 pods
Red chilli powder-1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Chana dal-1tsp
Turmeric-a pinch
curry leaves
salt
oil

Method of preparation

1)Cut brinjal in to small pieces and put them in salt water till you use them.
2)Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and do the seasoning with mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,turmeric,curry leaves,crushed garlic.
3)Take brinjals from water and add them to the seasoning and fry till they are
soft and cooked well .Add salt,redchilli powder and fry for 1 more minute.
4)Serve it with hot rice and sambar.

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Mar 17, 2009

Pepper Tomato Rasam


Ingredients

Tomato-1
Pepper-3 tsp
Rasam powder-1tsp
Tamarind pulp-1tsp
turmeric-a pinch
coriander leaves
salt
oil
water

For seasoning

Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Chana dal-1tsp
curry leaves

Method of Preparation

1)Microwave tomato in a bowl for 5 minutes.squeeze it with hand.
2)Microwave 2 cups of water for 5 minutes and keep aside.
3)Take a deep bottomed pan add water,squeezed tomatoes,tamarindpulp,salt,turmeric,rasam powder,pepper powder,coriander leaves and bring it to boil.Turn off the heat and keep it aside.
4)Heat a tsp of oil in other pan and do the seasoning for rasam with mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,curry leaves.


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Mar 16, 2009

Carrot Halwa/Gajar ka Halwa



I followed the recipe of Manjulas kitchen for this dish....

Ingredients

carrots-1 lb
Milk-2 cups
Ghee-3tsp
Sugar-1 cup
Cardamon powder-1tsp

Method of preparation

1)Grate the carrots and keep aside.
2)Boil the milk in microwave for 15 minutes stirring between every 5 minutes.
3)Heat ghee in a pan fry grated carrots for 10 minutes.Add the milk to itand stir it till the milk is evaporated.
4)Add sugar,cardamon powder to it and stir till the halwa becomes thick and starts leaving the pan.
5)You can add cashews and raisins fried in ghee to it.I didnt.

Mar 15, 2009

Nethi Beerakaya pachadi/Silk Squash chutney




Ingredients

Nethi Beerakaya/Silk Squash-1
Tomato-1
Garlic-3 pods
Green chillies-4
Tamarind pulp-1tsp
jeera-1tsp
Salt
oil

For seasoning

Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Chana dal-1tsp
Turmeric-a pinch
curry leaves

Method of preparation

1)Peel the skin of silksquash and cut it in to small pieces.
2)Heat 1tsp of oil in a pan add green chillies,squash pieces,garlic pods and cook for 4 minutes.
3)Add chopped tomato,salt,tamarind pulp and cook till the mixture is cooked well.
4)Add a tsp of jeera and blend it in to a smooth paste.
5)Heat a tsp of oil in another pan and do the seasoning with mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,turmeric,curry leaves.
6)Serve it with hot rice.

Mar 14, 2009

Guddu Pulusu and awards



Ingredients

Eggs-4
Onions-2 big
Green chillies-3
Tamarind pulp(thin)-1/2 cup
mustard seeds-1tsp
urad dal-1tsp
chana dal-1tsp
jeera-1tsp
turmeric-a pinch
Red chilli powder-1tsp
coriander powder-1tsp
curry leaves
salt
oil
water

Method of Preparation

1)Boil the eggs.Remove the shell and keep aside.
2)Take a pan add 1tsp of oil to it.When it is hot add the seasoning mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,jeera.
3)When mustard starts splutter add chopped onions,green chillies,turmeric and curry leaves.
4)When the onions are golden brown add the tamarind pulp,1 cup water and bring it to boil.
5)Add red chilli powder,salt,boiled eggs and cook for 10 more minutes.
6)Serve it hot with rice.I used black tamarind so the dish is darker in color.

Mar 13, 2009

Mamidikaya pappu/Mango dal



Ingredients

Toor dal-1.5 cups
Raw Mango-1
Shallots -9
Green chillies-8(small)
Tomato-1
Turmeric-a pinch
Tamarind pulp-1tsp
water
Salt
Ghee-1tsp

For seasoning

Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Chana dal-1tsp
Garlic pods-3
curry leaves

Method of preparation

1)Wash the toor dal and keep aside.
2)Peel the mango and cut it into small pieces.
3)Take a pressure cooker add toor dal,mangoes,chopped tomatoes,shallots,green chillies,turmeric,tamarind pulp,salt and 4 cups of water and cook till 3 whistles.
4)Heat a tsp of ghee in other pan and do the seasoning with mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,garlic pods,curry leaves.
5)Serve it hot with rice.

Mar 12, 2009

Instant Gongura Pachadi



Ingredients

Gongura leaves/Red sorrel leaves-3 bunches
Green chillies-5
Onion-1 small
Garlic pods-2
Turmeric - a pinch
Salt
Oil

For seasoning

Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Chana dal-1tsp
coriander seeds-3tsp

Method of preparation

1)Heat 1tsp of oil in a pan.When it is hot add turmeric,green chillies and fry for a minute.
2)Add gongura leaves to it and cook it on sim till it is soft and cooked completely.
3)Add garlic pods,salt and grind it in to a smooth paste.
4)Take another pan heat 1tsp of oil and do the seasoning with mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,coriander seeds.
5)Chop onions finely and add them raw to the pachadi.
6)Serve it hot with rice.

Mar 11, 2009

Maida Biscuits





Ingredients

Maida-1 cup
Sugar-3/4 cup
Ghee-2tsp
Water
oil

Method of preparation

1)Powder the sugar in the blender.
2)Take a bowl add maida,powdered sugar,ghee,water and knead it in to a soft dough.
3)Divide the dough in to small portions.Roll it thin like poori.Use a bottlecap and cut in to small circles.
4)Heat oil in kadai to deep fry.
5)when the oil is hot drop these gently and fry till golden brown.

Mar 10, 2009

Potato Capsicum Curry



Ingredients

Potatoes-2 Big
Capsicum-1 Big
Onion-1 small
Gingergarlic paste-1tsp
Jeerapowder-1tsp
Red chilli powder-1tsp
Turmeric - apinch
Salt
oil

For seasoning

Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Chana dal-1tsp
curry leaves

Method of preparation

1)Boil the potatoes and peel the skin.Cut in to medium size pieces.
2)Chop the capsicum in to big pieces.
3)Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and when it is hot do the seasoning with mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,turmeric,curry leaves.
4)Add chopped onions and fry till light brown.Add gingergarlic paste and fry for 1 more minute.
5)Add chopped capsicum and fry till it is tender.Add potatoes,jeera powder,red chilli powder,salt and fry for 3 more minutes.
6)Serve it hot with rice or rotis.

Mar 9, 2009

Guddu junnu kura



Ingredients

Eggs-4
Onion-1big
Green chillies-3
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Garam masala powder-1tsp
Red chilli powder-1tsp
Turmeric-a pinch
Coriander leaves
Salt
oil

Method of preparation

1)Heat 1tsp of oil in a pan.Add chopped onions,green chillies,turmeric to it.
2)When the onions are light brown add ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 more minute.
3)Add coriander powder,garam masala,salt,red chilli powder an fry for a minute.
4)Spread the onion mixture evenly in the pan and beat eggs in it and leave them without scrambling.
5)Add chopped coriander leaves and cook in low flame for 10 minutes.Cut them in to pieces with a knife and turn them upside down and cook for 5 more minutes.
6)Serve it with rice.It sounds a bit like omelet but tastes different.

Mar 8, 2009

Chicken Curry



Ingredients

Chicken-1/2 lb
Onion-1 Big
Green chillies-3
Cloves-2
Cinnamon stick-1 small
Coriander powder-1tsp
Garam masala-1tsp
Jeera powder-1tsp
Turmeric-a pinch
Ginger garlic paste-2tsp
Red chilli powder-1tsp
coriander leaves
salt
Oil

Method of preparation

1)Wash the chicken and cut it in to small pieces.Add turmeric,red chilli powder,salt,1tsp ginger garlic paste and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
2)Heat 2tsp of oil in a pan.When it is hot add cloves,cinnamon,chopped onions,green chillies and fry till the onions are light brown.
3)Add 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 more minute.Add the chicken pieces and cook it covered for 5 minutes.
4)Add coriander powder,jeera powder,garam masala powder and cook it till the chicken is well cooked.
5)Garnish with coriander leaves.This goes well with rice and rotis.

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Mar 7, 2009

Coconut Rice


Ingredients

Rice-4 cups
Coconut milk-2.5 cups
Onion-1 Big
Green chillies-4
Cloves-3
Cinnamon stick-1 small
cardamons-2
Jeera-1tsp
Bay leaf-1
Ginger garlic paste-2tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp(optional)
corianderleaves
Salt
Water-5 cups
Ghee-2tsp

Method of preparation

1)Wash the rice add 5 cups of water and soak it for 15 minutes.You can use the basmati rice for good flavour I used the sonamasoori rice.
2)Heat 2tsp of ghee in a pan add cloves,cinnamon,cardamon,small bay leaf,chopped nions,green chillies.When the onions are light brown add the ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 more minutes.Add the coriander powder,salt,jeera,coriander leaves and coconut milk.
3)Add the above mixture to the rice and cook it for 3 whistles in a pressure cooker
or you can cook it in a rice cooker.
4)I added the coriander powder which changed the color of coconut rice you can omit it.
5)You can serve it hot with any spicy gravy.I served it with potato kurma,mushroom tomato gravy and onion raita.

Mar 6, 2009

Kalakand



Ingredients

Milk - 1 gallon
Sugar-1.5 cups
Elaichi powder-2tsp
Lemon juice-2tsp
Ghee-2tsp

Method of preparation

1)Take 1/2gallon of milk in a pan and bring it to boil.Add the lemon juice to it and stir it till it curdles.
2)Dump it in to a cheese cloth and keep it under running water.Squeeze it and make paneer from it.
3)Take another thick bottomed pan add the remaining 1/2gallon milk and boil it until it becomes half by stirring continuously.It takes approximately 3 hours.
4)Add the paneer to the thickened milk and stir it continuosly.Add sugar and ghee to it and start stirring again till the mixture becomes thick.
5)Grease the plate with ghee and drop the above mixture in to it.Let it cool and cut it in to small pieces.
6)You can add chopped nuts to it(I didnt).
->The whole process is time consuming but worth doing it.

Mar 5, 2009

Cabbage kootu






Ingredients

Cabbage(chopped)-4 cups
Toor dal-1 cup
onion-1small
Green chillies-2
Turmeric-a pinch
Lemon juice-1tsp
Redchilli powder-1tsp
Salt
oil

For seasoning

Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Chana dal-1tsp
curry leaves
coriander leaves

Method of preparation

1)Wash and pressure cook the toor dal for 3 whistles.
2)Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal,turmeric,curry leaves.When the mustard seeds starts to splutter add the chopped onions,green chillies.
3)when the onions are light brown add the cabbage and cook for 10 minutes.When the cabbage is completely cooked add salt,red chilli powder,cooked toor dal and cook for 5 more minutes.
4)Add the coriander leaves and lemon juice.
5)Serve it hot with rice or rotis.

Mar 4, 2009

Vegetable Cutlet




Ingredients

Potatoes-1 cup
Beans,carrots,peas-1 cup
Coriander powder-2 tsp
ginger garlic paste-1tsp
red chilli powder-1tsp
green chillies chopped-2tsp
coriander leaves
lemon juice-2tsp
salt
bread crumbs
oil

Method of preparation

1)Boil the potatoes and mash them.Boil beans,peas,carrots and mash them.
2)Take a pan add oil to it.when it is hot add the green chillies,ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.Add the potatoes,veggies and fry for 5 minutes.Add red chilli powder,coriander powder,salt,coriander leaves,lemon juice and mix well.keep it aside and let it cool.
3)Make small patties with the mixture and roll them in bread crumbs.
4)Take another pan shallow fry the cutlets on both sides.
5)Serve them hot with ketchup.