2010/02/27

QUICK AND DELICIOUS COMBO - THAYIR SADAM AND VENDAIKKAI FRY (TEMPERED CURD RICE AND LADIES FINGER FRY) ENJOYING THE AWARD



CURD RICE :

INGREDIENTS :

Rice - 1 cup
Curd -- 1 cup
Milk -- 1/4 cup
Ginger -- a small piece
Green Chillies - 3
Curry leaves
Mustard -- 1 tsp
Urat dal -- 1 tsp
Salt to taste .

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Cook rice with 3 cups of water .Once done , mix with curd well and keep aside.
2) Heat oil in a kadai . Add mustard ,urat dal , green chillies and curry leaves . Saute for 2 minutes.
3) Then add finely sliced , chopped ginger and saute for a minute .
4) Lower the flame . Then , add curd rice to it .
5) Finally , add milk to it and mix well . Add milk little by little.Keep in flame till it gets proper consistency .

Serve hot with veggie fry , pappad or pickle .

VENDAIKKAI FRY :

INGREDIENTS :

Ladies finger -- 150 gms
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Channa dal flour/Besan flour - 2 tsps

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Mix Chilli powder , Turmeric powder , Salt to taste in a dry bowl.
2) Spit ladies finger in the centre into 4 cuts .
3) Stuff it with the mix .
4) Heat a spoon of oil in a pan. Once hot , add the veggie .
5) After 2 minutes , sprinkle besan flour to it . This will not make veggies stick to pan and makes it crispy.

Once done , serve hot with Curd Rice.This goes to Cooking Basic Event hosted by Mahima.


WINNER OF EFM - MUTTON SERIES :


Thank you srilekha for this cute award as the winner of EFM - Mutton Series... It's my pleasure to have it.


2010/02/26

PUNJABI CHOLE BATURA

My hubby and my daughter loves all varieties of chapathi and parathas . This is one of them .


FOR BATURA :

Maida / Plain flour -- 2 cups
Wheat flour -- 1 cup
Curd / Yogurt - 1 / 2 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Salt
Sugar - 1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

Mix the above said ingredients with little water , knead a soft dough and keep aside for 30 minutes .



FOR PUNJABI CHOLE :

White channa / Kabuli channa -- 3 cups
Onion - 2 medium size
Biriyani leaves
Cinnamon sticks - 2
Cloves - 2
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsps
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves
Elachi - 2
Mustard and Shah jeera - 1 tsp each
Green chillies- 2
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Lemon juice -- 1 tsp

FOR GRINDING :

Cashew - 5 pieces
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Ripen Tomatoes -- 4
Fresh cream - 2 tsps
Red chillies- 2

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Soak channa overnight . Pressure cook for 4 whistles , strain the stock and keep aside .
2) Heat oil in a kadai . Add Mustard and Shah jeera . Once it splutters , add green chillies and chopped onion . Saute till tender .
3) Then add ginger-garlic paste , cloves , biriyani leaves , elachi and cinnamon sticks . Saute it for a min . Add curry leaves .
4) Then add channa , all the powders and saute till the raw smell leaves .
5) Then add the grinded masala with little salt .
6) Add little water , cover with a lid and cook in slow flame till the oil separates .

Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice . Serve hot with roti's / paratha / poori .

This goes to "CWF - LB : Chickpeas", hosted by Nithubala and started byKiran.


2010/02/25

HEART SHAPED GULAB JAMUN

I learnt this recipe from my bengali friend . Thank you dear for such a yummy delight .






INGREDIENTS :


Maida -- 1 cup
Sugar -- 3 cups
Milk - - 1 cup
Badam milk powder - 1 cup
Elachi powder - 1 tsp

Baking powder - 1/2 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Boil the milk till it thickens .
2) Allow it to cool ,add baking powder and Sugar.
3) Add maida flour , elachi powder , badam mix and knead a soft dough with little water.Don't add water in a full stretch.
4) Make small balls out of it.Roll like chapathi and cut heart shapes from it.
5) Heat oil in a kadai . Deep fry them and keep aside .
6) Meanwhile make sugar syrup and allow it to cool.
7) Once it get cooled ,slowly drop fried hearts to the syrup and keep for 20 minutes .

Sending this Priya's Heart Event , Priyanka's Let celebrate with Colours holi .



2010/02/24

VAZHAIPOO KULAMBU / BANANA FLOWER CURRY


INGREDIENTS :

Vazhaipoo -- 2 cups
Tamarind -- a medium lemon size
Methi Seeds-1 tsp
Red Chillies - 3
Rice flour - 1 tsp
Spicy sesame powder -- 2 tsps
Sambar powder --1 tsp
Turmeric powder --1 tsp
Onion--1 cup
Tomato -1
Salt to taste
Mustard,Jeera -- 1 tsp each
Curry leaves
Jaggery - a small piece

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Clean the vazhaipoo and keep it in a bowl of water with a tsp of curd added .
2) Soak tamarind in the stock .
3) Meanwhile , heat oil in a kadai . Add mustard , methi seeds ,red chillies and Jeera .Once it splutters , add chopped onion and saute till tender .
4) Then add tomato,curry leaves and wait till it becomes skinny .
5) Then add vazhaipoo and saute well. Cover with a lid. Cook in a slow flame .
6) When it gets well cooked , add tamarind extract , little water and all the powders .
7) Add 2 tbsps of oil , dissolved rice flour, jaggery and cover with a lid .Remove from the flame ,once the oil separates .

Serve hot with Rice . Sending this to SE's Cooking with seeds - Methi Seeds , initially started by Priya.

2010/02/23

PUNJABI STYLE FISH CURRY

Rush your lovely recipes to FAMILY'S FAVOURITE FOOD EVENT .

Here is my next recipe for this event .



This is one of my family's favourite food .
My friend from Chandigarh thought me this yummy recipe . Thank you dear.




INGREDIENTS:

Fish -- any variety 500 gms
Mustard -- 1 tsp
Shahjeera - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chilies - 5
Pearl Onions - 1 cup chopped
Turmeric powder -- 1 tsp
Curry and Coriander leaves
Tomatoes -- 4
Salt to taste
Chilli powder -- 2 tsps
Fish curry powder - 2 tsps
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Fresh cream-1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Marinate fish with turmeric powder,salt,coriander powder and lemon juice for 30 minutes.

2) Heat the oil in a pan . Add mustard , Jeera , Fennel seeds .When it splutters ,add chillies,curry leaves and onion and saute till tender.

3) Add ginger-garic paste and finely chopped tomato and saute them till it forms thick gravy.

2010/02/20

SAVE OUR TIGERS

The major campaign that hit the headlines and all the screens in India is 'SAVE OUR TIGERS . Tiger is our national animal . It is a sad fact to know that there are only 1411 tigers left . They are nearing extinction . It is our responsibility to save them . What are we going to do to save them ?. How are we going to protect them ? .We can go do a small help . We , the bloggers , can be a small part of this awareness campaign regarding this issue.We can spread this information all over the world .We can post this issue in our blog , try in all ways to communicate this major issue to everyone .Each and every small word regarding this will help the tigers .Let us all join hands to 'Save our Tigers .

This is one of the click we took in Nehru Zoological park , Hyderabad , March 2009 :



You can have more information regarding this in www.saveourtigers.com and
http://www.elvidge.com/users/jimbo/tigers/news.htm. We celebrate our Earth Day on April 22 . We can take resolution to plant trees every year on this day with our friends , family members and neighbours . We can plant trees in our nearby parks .I appreciate all the playschools for celebrating Earth and Nature's Day to educate the Children about the values of nature . Act soon , let us all hope for the best .

We, my family , have joined
www.saveourtigers.com .
'SAVE OUR TIGERS' , HELP THEM .


2010/02/17

FISH FRY WITH PIZZA SEASONING

Rush your lovely recipes to FAMILY'S FAVOURITE FOOD EVENT .

Here is my first recipe for this event . My family's favourite Fish Fry . My daughter and hubby loves varieties of Fish Fry with different flavours . This is one among them . Whenever i prepare this , we will have only this as a whole meal .


Here comes the recipe,



INGREDIENTS :

Fish -- 500 gms
Chilli powder -- 6 tbsps
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Fish masala -- 2 tsps
Salt to taste
Lemon juice -- 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp

Garam masala powder -- 1 tsp
Chaat masala -- 1/2 tsp

For Garnishing :

Oregano and Chilli flakes .

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Mariante the wish with the all the ingredients for 1 hour .

2) Then , shallow fry them in a pan.
3) Garnish with Oregano and Chilli flakes while serving .

My family's favourites :

Masala Fish Fry



Bengali Fish Fry



2010/02/15

PUDINA RASAM



INGREDIENTS:

Dal water--- 2 cup
Turmeric powder--1/4 tsp
Tomato--3
Lemon juice--2 tbsp
Asafoetida--1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

FOR GRINDING :

Pepper -1 tsp
Cumin seeds -- 1 tsp
Garlic cloves-3
Pudina leaves --- 2 handful
Coriander leaves-- 2 handful
Green chillies--2
Curry leaves -- 2 strips

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Heat oil in a kadai . Add mustard , methi seeds . Once it splutters add red chillies, and curry leaves .
2) Then add dal water , mashed tomato juice , turmeric powder , salt , asafoetida and allow it to boil .
3) Add grinded masala and mix them well.
4) Cover with a lid and allow it to boil .
5) Once it starts boiling , add lemon juice .


Serve hot with rice .

2010/02/11

FAMILY'S FAVOURITE FOOD EVENT -- VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL

Hurray!!!!!! Valentine's Day is around and it happens to come on Sunday . Everyone will be busy around searching some beautiful gifts to their loved ones . Some would have got gifts waiting for the day to come , some will be squeezing their brain What to get ?, How to get? , Where to get? .....How to celebrate ? , Where to celebrate ?............Let your questions be answered as you wish . Still 3 more days to go . Even myself squeezed my brain , What theme should i make for V'Day celebration ?.......Finally , I ended up with this ' FAMILY'S FAVOURITE FOOD'. Hope , you all will love this event .

Each and everyone
in the family will have different taste , but there will be definetly one recipe which will be loved by everyone .Fulfilling them is a real challenge to all the cooks . Hope , you all must have tried a lot of recipes to attract your family members, making them run behind you in the kitchen to get their plate filled . Eating food with love and finishing it in a minute is a real honour to all the cooks.

So, here is an event to share your Family''s Favourite Food .

picture : google free wall papers
RULES :


1 ) Cook your family's favourite food and post it in your blog with the link back to the event .

2) You can even share your experiences , memorable thoughts behind the recipe with us.

3) Older posts are also allowed with the link back to the event . You can send multiple enteries .

4) Send your recipe to shamanagscrafts@gmail.com with the following details :

a) Url of the Post :
b) Name of the recipe :
c) Picture :
d) Blog name :

5) Non-bloggers can also participate in this event . Rush your recipes before March 11 , 2010 .

6) Feel free to use the logo.

Enjoy the event and have more fun.

Cheers,
Shama Nagarajan

2010/02/10

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR FEAST EVENT ROUNDUP!!!!!!!!

Hai Friends

Sorry for the delayed roundup of the Christmas and New Year Feast event ... Thankyou and warm hugs to everyone who participated in this event .

Here comes the yummy feasts in our friend's home ,

Saraswathy's New year Treat :


Christmas Feast :


Ruchika's Peas Pulao with Mirch ka Salan

Nayna's Cheese Cake and Laddoo :




Sailaja's yummy treat :


















Mythreyi's wonderful feast :


Viki's yummy delights are :

1) South Indian vegetarian lunch for New year.


2) Christmas Cake.



3) Chicken chukka varuval



and finally it's my treat ,

1) Christmas Feast :



2) New Year Special :




Enjoy and have fun .

2010/02/06

SESAME CHUTNEY VERSION 2



INGREDIENTS :

Sesame Seeds (White) -- 5 tbsps/(1/4) cup
Coconut -- 4 pieces
Channa dal -- 1 tsp
Mint leaves /Pudina -- 1 handful
Red Chillies/Green Chillies - 3
Salt to taste
Urat dal-- 1 tsp
Tamarind -- a small pinch
Curry leaves
Asafoetida-- a pinch

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Heat a spoon of oil and roast all the ingredients one by one or altogether till the flavour smells out .

2) Grind them with little water and salt .Season it with Mustard Seeds,Urat dal and Red chillies.

Serve hot with Dosa/Idli/Tamarind Rice/Lemon Rice.
This goes to Priya's Cooking with seeds -- Sesame Seeds .

2010/02/05

SPICY SESAME MASALA POWDER



INGREDIENTS :

Sesame Seeds (white)- 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 6 nos
Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
Channa dal -- 1 tsp
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida -- 1/2 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Dry roast all the ingredients one by one and powder them . Store in a airtight container.

We can use this powder for Tamarind Rice , Pulikulambu .
The above measurements will give powder for a week.This goes to Priya's Think Spice : Think Fenugreek seeds event initially started by Sunitha .

2010/02/03

A STARTER WITH PANEER/SPICY PANEER CUBES



INGREDIENTS :

Paneer-- 200 gms
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Onion - 1 cup chopped

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Heat oil in a kadai . Add chopped onion and saute till tender . Then add curry leaves .

2) Then add cubed paneer pieces and all the other ingredients .

3) Stir them well till all paneer cubes are coated with the masala .

4) Cook in slow flame till done .

Serve hot as an evening snack .

2010/02/02

KARA KULI PANIYARAM AND A HAPPY AWARD


INGREDIENTS :

Raw rice -- 1 cup
Fully boiled rice-- 1 cup
Methi seeds -- 1 tsp
Urat dal -- 1 handful
Salt to taste

FOR TEMPERING :

Mustard , jeera , urat dal -- 1 tsp each
Green chillies-- 3
Chopped curry leaves and coriander leaves.
Ginger--a small piece
and
Asafoetida.


METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1 ) Soak both rice and dal with methi seeds for 2 hours .

2) Grind them in a grinder till smooth batter.

3) Mix salt to it before making paniyaram .


4)
Meanwhile , season the batter with mustard , jeera , urat dal , green chillies , chopped curry leaves ,coriander leaves , chopped ginger and asafoetida.

5)
Heat kulipaniyaram pan . Apply oil to all the holes of the pan .

6)
Once hot , pour batter to the holes with a ladle .Cover the pan with a lid .

7) After 3 minutes , flip each paniyaram to the other side . Once done , serve hot with Coconut Chutney .


Viki has passed this cute 'HAPPY AWARD ' .Thank you dear for giving me this award and an opportunity to share things that make me happy .


Here are they :

1) My daughter showers immense happiness to me . Her day to day progress wonders me.......our life's happiness.

2)
I am really happy with my small beautiful family , a caring hubby and a lovely angel .

3) Visiting temples very often gives me happiness.

4) Different tried out recipes with perfection and good comments gives me happiness.

5) Music makes me more energetic and happier.

6) Weekend hangout with my daughter and hubby makes me happier.

7) Gorgeous moon on full moon day gives me happiness .

8) Pleasant warmness during winter gives me happiness .

9) This blog space have given me many kind caring hearts . This gives me happiness .

10)
If i do my daily routine of work without any interuption gives me happiness .

I would like to share this award with all my friends .

Enjoy and have fun.

Cheers
shama nags

2010/02/01

ARISI PARUPPU SADAM(KONGUNADU SPECIAL) / DAL RICE WITH CARROT STIR FRY



ARISI PARUPPU SADAM / DAL RICE :


INGREDIENTS :

Rice - -1 cup
Toor Dal -- 1/2 cup
Mustard , Jeera ,Channa dal-- 1 tsp each
Onion - 1
Red Chillies - -3
Curry leaves and Corinader leaves
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Pressure cook dal and rice with 4 cups of water for 4 whistles . Add a spoon of oil and turmeric powder while cooking them.
2) Meanwhile , heat oil in a pan . Once hot , add mustard and jeera . When it splutters , add chillies and channa dal .

3) Once channa dal is roasted , add chopped onion and ginger-garlic paste and saute till tender .


4) Add curry leaves,salt and coriander leaves .


5) Finally,add this to the rice and mix well .


Serve hot with Raitha / any stir fried veggie .
Sending this to
1) ANITHA'S APS--RICE EVENT

2) Radika's Healthy Fast Food

3) Sara's CFK : Healthy Breakfast event started by Sharmi .


RED CARROT STIR FRY :

INGREDIENTS:


Carrot- 250 g
Pearl Onions - 7-8
Mustard,Urad dal - 1/2 tsp each
Curry leaves
Moong dal- 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut -3 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies - 2 nos
Pepper powder -- 1 tsp
Salt to taste


METHOD OF PREPARATION:

1) Peal the skin of carrot and chop them.Meanwhile soak moong dal in water for 20 minutes.

2) Heat oil in a kadai . Once hot , add mustard and urad dal . When it splutters out , add curry leaves , red chillies and chopped onion.Fry till onion is becomes tender.Followed by moong dal.

3) Add chopped carrot and fry for a min . Then add little water and cover with a lid till it is cooked well . Leave in slow flame for 3-4 minutes.

4) Add pepper powder,salt and turmeric powder and mix well with the carrot.

5) Finally ,add grated coconut and fry till the coconut flavour rules out . Turn off the flame.

Serve hot with rice.

Sending this carrot fry to JAYA'S REPOST EVENT . This fry is similar to my previous post Spicy carrot