Dec 30, 2010

Masoor dal soup

Saw this recipe here and tried it ... the taste was excellent and this was too filling ..Thanks to Jeyashri , for sharing this recipe ...

Ingredients needed :
  • Masoor dhal - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomatoes - 2
  • Garlic pods - 2
  • Corriander leaves
  • Salt
  • Pepper powder - little
  • Jeera powder (opt.) - little
Method : 

Roughly chop tomatoes and onions and set aside. In a pressure pan / cooker add 1 tsp. oil and saute the onions + tomatoes and add water + masoor dal and pressure cook it well. Once the cooked dal is cooled well , transfer it to the mixie jar and using whipper button slightly grind it to get the smooth paste consistency now transfer it again to the kadai and salt + jeera powder (opt.) + pepper powder and bring it to boil for very few mins and garnish it with coriander leaves.
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    Kavitha & Gayathri.

    Dec 17, 2010


    Thanks a lot to Shanthi madam , for the recipe ...It came out so well and we are enjoying it ..made this as prasadam for Vaikunta Ekadasi / Koodaraivalli.

    Ingredients needed :
    • Raw Rice - 2 cups
    • Moong dhal - 1/4 cup
    • Jaggery - 1/4 cup
    • Sugar - 1/4 cup
    • Water - 1/2 cup
    • Milk - 1 ltr.
    • Ghee
    • Elachi powder
    • Cashews
    • Raisins
    Method :

    Wash and drain rice and dhal. Heat a kadai , and fry the rice and dhal till it turns slight yellow in colour. In a presure cooker add little ghee and add the fried rice and dhal and add 1/2 ltr. milk and presure cook it for 4 whistles. In a kadai , add ghee and fry the cashews and raisins and keep it aside ... now add jaggery and sugar and add water and allow it to dissolve well. Once the presure is released , mash the rice and dhal well , add the jaggery and sugar water and add remaining milk + fried cashews and raisins and allow it to cook for few mins ..
      This should be semi solid , you can add more milk to get the consistency ...

      Dec 16, 2010

      Oats - Apple Milkshake - 2 types

      Ingredients needed :
      • Oats - 1 cup
      • Apple - 1
      • Vanilla essence
      • Milk - 1/2 cup
      • Water - 1/2 cup
      • Sugar - 2 tsp.
      • MTR - Badam powder - 2 tsp. (opt)

      Method :
      Grind the oats into fine powder and in a small pan mix the oats powder and water and cook it well till done ...allow it cool well ...Chop the apples into pieces and add it to the mixie jar along with all other ingredients ...sugar + MTR - Badam powder + vanilla essence + milk + cooled oats mix and grind it using the whipper button ...(only then the you will get frothy milkshake) ...
        if you want it chill , can refrigerate it and serve it, you can add few apple chunks too ...

        U can even make Chocolate - Oats - Apple Milkshake : Just reduce sugar and add a tsp. of Nutella spread or hot chocolate powder and enjoy it 

        Dec 15, 2010

        Kashmiri Dum Aloo - Icc

        The recipe chosen for this month challenge in Indian cooking challenge by Srivalli is kashmiri Dum Aloo

        Ingredients needed :
        • Baby Potatoes - 1/2 kg.
        • Salt
        • Oil
        to marinate :
        • Curd - 2 cups
        • Jeera powder
        • Kashmiri red chilli powder
        • Garam Masala powder
        • fennel seeds powder
        • Ginger powder
        to temper :
        • cloves
        • Hing powder

        Method :

        Wash and clean potatoes and prick it with fork all over and soak it in water by adding little salt for 20 mins ...heat a kadai , add oil and deep fry these potatoes till they turn into golden brown colour ...and drain the excess oil and keep it ready ..In a bowl add curd + salt + all the ingredients given under to marinate and mix it well ...then add the deep fried potatoes and keep it aside...In a kadai heat little oil and add cloves + hing powder and add the marinated potatoes ..and allow it to cook well ..for the dum method ...seal the edges of the kadai with the dough and cook on a low flame for 15 mins ...

          the baby potatoes , which I got was bit big in size so had to cut into half or 4 pieces and use it ...The actual recp. asks for tempering with mustard oil ...I used the ord. cooking oil ..

            Coconut Ladoo

            I got 1/2 coconut as a prasadam , thought of making some sweet and came across this here,and tried immediately ...came out so well and it was very easy to make ....

            Ingredients needed :
            • Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
            • Milk powder - 1 cup
            • Condensed milk - little
            • Ghee - 1 tsp
            • Elachi powder - little (opt.)

            Method :

            Heat a pan add ghee and when it starts to melt , keep the flame in low add the coconut + milk powder + condensed milk + elachi powder and mix it well .... switch off and take small portion of the mix and shape it into small balls ...

            Ps.: Due to some internet problem ,while I posted this recipe on 13 th , I got the comment saying picture is not visible posting it again ...Hope this time you will be able to view the pictures ..If not do let me know please ...

            Dec 9, 2010

            Karuveppalai Thogayal

            Ingredients needed :
            • Curry leaves - 2 cups
            • Urid dhal
            • Channa dhal
            • Dhaniya
            • Tamarind juice - little
            • Hing powder
            • Dried red chillies
            • Oil
            • Salt
            For tempering :
            • Mustard seeds
            • Urid dhal
            Method : 

            Remove the leaves from the stem , clean it and keep it aside ... Heat a kadai , add 1tsp. of oil and add urid dhal+ channa dhal and fry it till it turns golden colour and keep it aside ... now fry the dhaniya seeds + dried red chillies and transfer it to a plate and allow it to cool ...
            now fry the curry leaves by adding 1tsp. oil till done... in a mixer grinder add all the roasted items and grind it coaresly by adding hing powder + salt ...
            then add the curry leaves add enough water needed and grind it into a fine paste. now, heat the kadai add 2 tsp of oil and temper it with mustard seeds + urid dhal and add the grinded paste + tamarind juice and mix it well and keep frying it for few mins till it gets thicker and it will get slight dark in colour ...

            Now switch off the flame ...Take a spoon of this thogayal and mix it with hot rice + a tsp. of gingely oil ..

              Dec 7, 2010


              We make this sweet dish on Saraswathi pooja day this recipe from Lata madam ...Thanks a lot madam came out so well ...

              Ingredients needed :  

              for outer covering :
              • Urid dhal - 1/2 cup
              • Rice - 1 tsp.
              • Salt - a pinch
              for filling :
              • Grated coconut - 1cup
              • Jaggery - 1/2 cup
              • Elachi powder - little
              Oil for deep frying.

              Method : 

              Wash and soak the urid dhal and rice together for an hour and then drain the water and grind it into fine paste by adding little water and add the pinch of salt to the batter , if needed add little water and make it like a dosa batter , but bit more thicker than that...heat a kadai and add jaggery and little water and allow it to dissolve well and then strain it to remove the scum , and again heat the jaggery water to get a thick syrup , once done add the grated coconut and mix it well till it forms like a thick paste to that add the elachi powder and keep stirring it till u get the consistency of rolling it like a ball,(you can check this by taking very little in ur hand and try rolling it )... then remove from fire and allow it to cool....then roll all the filling into small balls and keep it ready. Heat a kadai and add oil for deep frying , once the oil is hot ...take a ball of filling and dip it in the batter and drop it in hot oil and deep fry all the filling in the same manner till the outer covering gets a golden colour ...sukhiyan is ready ..

                Dec 1, 2010

                Karuveppalai Podi

                Hi all ,
                Thanks a lot friends for wishing us for our blog second anniversary .. and as my system was not working fine for the past one month I was not able to post anything in this blog ...Hope hereafter I will be posting the recipes regularly ...Thanks for all your support and encouragement to the Karuveppalai podi / curry leaves powder recipe ....

                Ingredients needed :
                • Curry leaves - 2 cups
                • Urid dhal
                • Channa dhal
                • Dhaniya
                • Tamarind - little
                • Hing powder
                • Dried red chillies
                • Oil
                • Salt
                Method : 

                Remove the curry leaves from the stem, clean it and keep it aside. Heat a kadai , add 1tsp. of oil and add urid dhal+ channa dhal and fry it till it turns golden colour and keep it aside ... now fry the dhaniya seeds + dried red chillies + tamarind and transfer it to a plate and allow it to cool fry the curry leaves by adding 1tsp. oil till a mixer grinder add all the roasted items and grind it coaresly by adding hing powder + salt ...then add the curry leaves also and dry grind altogether into fine powder ...
                Curry leaves powder is ready can store it in a airtight container and use it whenever needed...Take 2tsp. of curry leaves powder and mix it with hot rice and a spoon of gingely oil (preferred ) or ghee and have it hot ...

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