2013/04/30

MINTY ORANGE JUICE



INGREDIENTS :

Mint - 1 handful
Orange pulp - 1 cup
Honey - 1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Blend mint and orange together well with little water.
2) Filter it and serve chilled with honey .

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2013/04/29

CELEBRATING BLOG'S 6TH BIRTHDAY WITH A REFRESHING WATERMELON ORANGE JUICE

Celebrating my blog's 6th birthday !!! A very happy moment to celebrate with a refreshing juice . Blogging have given me lots of friends ...whom i adore a lot . Thank you all the dearies for your support .







We a group of few friends are enjoying our Potluck party in Jagruti bhabhi's place . Happy to enjoy Nupur's refreshing watermelon carrot juice .

INGREDIENTS :

Watermelon - few chunks deseeded.
Orange - few pieces
Mint -a handful
Carrot - 1 
Lemon juice - 2 tsps
Sugar to taste

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Blend them well in a blender with sugar and strain the juice out.
2) Serve chilled.

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2013/04/25

SUGARCANE JUICE PONGAL


INGREDIENTS:

Rice - 1 cup
Moong dal - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Jaggery  --i used 100gms
Sugarcane juice - 2 cups
Cashews,Badam and elachi --few numbers
Ghee





METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Boil 1 cup of water and sugarcane juice in a pot . Once it starts boiling , add rice and dal.
2) Leave in medium flame and cover it with a lid.
3) Meanwhile dissolve jaggery in hot water and filter the impurities .
4) Once the water in rice is drained completely , add jaggery syrup and mix them well .
5 ) Leave it flame till it thickens .
6) Add milk before removing from the flame . Temper it with ghee roasted
cashews,badam and elachi .

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2013/04/24

THENGAI MANGAI PATTANI SUNDAL



INGREDIENTS :

Dried peas -  1 cup
Finely chopped mango - 1/2 cup
Finely chopped coconut - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 
Salt to taste
Grated carrot - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves
Mustard - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Soak peas overnight and pressure cook for 4 whistles .
2) Drain the water and keep aside.
3) Heat oil in a kadai . Once hot , add mustard ,when it splutters add onion and saute well .
4) Then , add chopped mango and coconut and saute for 3-4 minutes .Add few curry leaves.
5)Finally , add peas to it with salt and chilli powder .Mix it up well.

Remove from flame and serve hot with grated carrot.

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2013/04/23

MANGO RICE




INGREDIENTS:


Grated mango - 1 1/2 cup
Rice - 1 cup
Green chillies - 4 nos
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Channa dal - 1 1/2 tsp
Ground nut - 1 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves and Coriander leaves
Asafoetida - 2 tsps

Mustard - 1 tsp


METHOD OF PREPARTAION:


1) Cook rice with 1 1/2 cup water .Once done , open the lid and allow it to cool.
2) Heat oil in a kadai.Once hot,add mustard,urat dal.When it splutters,add channa dal,groundnut,green chillies and curry leaves.Fry till groundnut gets roasted.
3) Then add  grated coconut ,turmeric powder and asafoetida.Saute till the raw smell leaves.
4) Once done ,add rice to the mixture and mix well.Garnish with coriander leaves.


Serve hot with pickles,chutney or potato fry or sundals.

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2013/04/22

700th POST WITH MY FAVOURITE RICE MANGO KHEER

Mango Rice Kheer on a happy moment.....this is my 700 th post...




INGREDIENTS : 

Cooked Rice - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/2 litre
Sugar -- 4 tbsps
Sugar candy / Kalkandu - - 1 handful
Elachi - 3
Cashews and Raisins
Blended mango - 1/4 cup

METHOD OF PREPARATION : 

1) Boil milk in a heavy bottomed vessel . Allow it to reduce to 3/4 of it .Allow it cool .Then , make milkshake well with mango,sugar and kalkandu.
2) Heat pan .Pour the mango milkshake to it 
3) Add rice slowly and stir it well .Cook in slow flame .
4) Wait till milk thickens.
5) Once done , check for the payasam consistency and taste.
6) Garnish it with ghee fried cashews ,elachi and raisins.

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2013/04/20

POTATO KOFTA IN SPINACH GRAVY



INGREDIENTS :

Spinach - 2 bunches 
Onion - 1 
Ginger garlic paste- 1tsp
Green chillies-2
Tomato- 1
Salt to taste 
Garam masala powder- 1tsp 
Amchur/Mango powder -1 tbsp 

METHOD OF PREPARATION : 

1) Boil spinach and keep it aside. 
2) Meanwhile , heat oil in a pan .Add onions and saute it well. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till onion goes transparent.
3) Add green chillies and tomato. Saute well till tomatoes are cooked well. 
4) Add salt, garam masala powder and amchur powder. 
5) Remove from flame and blend this mixture with spinach well in a blender.

For Koftas: 

INGREDIENTS:

 Potatoes - 5 boiled and peeled 
Bread crumbs 
Salt to taste 
Amchur powder - 1/2tsp 
Coriander and Cumin powder - 1tsp 
Red chili powder and Garam masala powder - 1 tsp 
Coriander leaves 
Oil 

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Mash potatoes well with the above mentioned ingredients .
2) Make small balls of it and deep fry them.  
3) Place them in a tissue paper to take out extra oil.
4) once cooled , place it in spinach gravy and serve with rice /roti .

Recipe source :Koftha in spinach gravy

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2013/04/19

MANGO MILKSHAKE




INGREDIENTS :

Ripen mangoes - 1/2 cup of slices
Boiled chilled milk - 1 cup
Sugar
Powdered cashews



METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Blend mangoes well with milk , sugar and cashews .
2) Serve chilled.

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2013/04/18

DATES AND NUTS MOMOS



INGREDIENTS :

Dates- 1 cup 
Crushed nuts - 1/4 cup(Cashews,Almond , Pista)
Sugar to taste
Elachi - 2
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Plain flour - 1 cup
Oil

METHOD OF PREPARATION:




1) Finely chop the dates .
2) Once done, heat a spoon of ghee in a pan . Saute dates and coconut for 2 minutes and add the crushed nuts.Add sugar.
3) Sprinkle little water and cover with a lid . Cook till the raw smell leaves .
4) Grind them a bit coarsely.
5) Meanwhile , knead soft dough of flour with oil .
6) Roll a small ball of flour . Place a small ball of dates in the centre and fold its corners to the centre.
7) Steam cook the momos in idli pan / microwave.

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2013/04/17

MANGO COOKIES




INGREDIENTS :

Plain flour - 1 1/2 cup
Boiled milk - 1/4 cup
Ripen mango slices - few
Powdered sugar - 1 cup
Hudon Canola Oil - 3 tbsps
Baking powder - 1 tsp






METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Beat milk and mango well with sugar in a blender.
2) Add this to maida and knead to a smooth dough with baking powder and oil.
3) Once done , roll small balls of it...flatten it and place in a greased baking pan.
4) Bake at 180 deg.c for 20 minutes.
5) Allow it cool down for 5 minutes. 





Serve with a cup of hot tea / milk .




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2013/04/16

AATUKAAL KUZHAMBU / GOAT LEG CURRY




INGREDIENTS :

Goat leg - 2 legs
Pearl onion - 1/2 cup
Tomato - 1
Salt to taste
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Mutton masala powder - 2 tsps
Curry leaves
Coconut  - 5-6 pieces

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Heat pressure cooker .Saute onion and tomato till tender.
2) Followed by cleaned leg pieces .
3) Then add grinded coconut , chilli powder ,mutton masala powder, turmeric powder and curry leaves with little water.
4) Cover the lid and cook for 2 whistles .
5) Simmer to slow flame , cook for 15- 20 minutes.
6)Allow the steam to leave ...finally add salt .Garnish with curry and coriander leaves .

Serve hot with Rice .

2013/04/15

SEMIYA JAVVARISI PAYASAM /VERMICILLI SAGO KHEER FOR TAMIL NEW YEAR WITH LOVELY AWARDS !!!







INGREDIENTS :


Roasted Semiya - 1 cup
Sago - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Sugar for taste
Few cashews and Raisins
Ghee - 1 tsp





METHOD OF PREPARATION :


1) Boil sago separately till cooked .Drain the remaining water .

2) Meanwile ,boil 1/4 cup of water , when it starts boiling add semiya to it . Cook till semiya is half cooked . Then add boiled milk with sugar and mix well .Followed by adding sago .

Boil it till it thickens. Continuous stirring is needed.

4)  Once done,turn off the flame and leave aside.
5 ) Heat ghee in a pan.Add cashews and raisins.Fry for a minute and then mix them with kheer.

Payasam is ready to serve.

Few lovely awards from my friend , Viji .


2013/04/13

NEER MOR / SPICED UP BUTTERMILK



INGREDIENTS :

Fresh curd - 1/4 cup
Water - 1 cup
Ginger - a small piece
Mint - 1 handful
Green chilly - 1
Salt to taste





METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Blend curd , water , salt and asafoetida well in a blender .
2) Add finely chopped ginger, mint and chillies to it .
3) Mix it up .Neer mor is ready .

2013/04/12

SPINACH VEGGIE BIRIYANI WITH BROWN RICE




INGREDIENTS :

Brown Rice- 1 cup
Veggies - 1 cup
Tomato - 1
Onion - 1
Green Chillies - 2
Ginger - garlic paste - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
Spinach - half bunch / handful leaves
Cinnamon - 2
Cloves - 1
Bay leaves - 1
Salt to taste
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Lemon juice -- 2 tbsps
Garam masala powder -- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -- 1 tsp
Pudina
Coriander leaves

To grind :

Spinach , Fennel seeds and Corinader seeds




METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1 ) Heat oil in a pressure cooker . Add chopped onion and fry till transparent.
2) Add chopped tomato and fry till it mixes well with onion.
3) Add ginger garlic paste,chopped chillies,cinnamon ,cloves,pudina,coriander leaves and bay leaves.
4) Then add grinded spinach with all the powders ,lemon juice and salt.
5) Add rice with 1 1/2 cup of water.
6)Presseure cook for 3 whistles.

Serve hot with raitha .




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2013/04/11

GUJARATI FARSAN - KHANDVI FOR SNC CHALLENGE

For this month's SNC Challenge ,Hetal Acharya of Gujarati Zaika challenged south team with this tasty yummy khandvi.We loved it..thank you hetal for sharing us this delicious recipe.



INGREDIENTS:

Besan flour - 1 cup
Sour curd - 1/2 cup
Water -  1 1/2 cups
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste.








For Tadka :


Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/2 - 1 tsp
Til - 1/2 tp
Curry leaves - few

Green chilly - 1
Red chilly - 1
Coriander leaves and Grated coconut - 2 tsps for garnishing.



METHOD OF PREPARATION  :




1) Mix besan flour,curd,turmeric powder,salt,sugar and water well without lumps to a smooth batter .


2) Filter the batter if any lumps present using a strainer .

3) Heat a non stick pan and pour the batter to it, stir continuously for few minutes on slow flame till it becomes thick and raw smell of the batter leaves.

4) Spread spoon of the batter on a clean plate, wait for few seconds , roll it out ,the batter shouldn't be sticky to the plate . If fine ,then spread the whole batter to the plate and cut it off with a knife and then roll off.

5) Arrange it in a clean another plate .

6) Meanwhilte ,heat oil  in a kadai .Once hot ,add mustard seeds, sesame seeds .When it splutters ,add asafoetida,chopped green chilly ,red chilly and curry leaves..

7) Sprinkle the tadka over the rolls .Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut.





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