2010/03/30

TURMERIC MILK

Turmeric milk, referred as Golden Milk, is an easily homemade drink as a remedy and gives good relief from cold , dry cough and sore throat . Turmeric is a medicinal herb and have more values . It reduces congestion in chest , good for digestion ,menstural disorders. 

Curcumin , the main ingredient in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory nature and a strong antioxidant. Pepper also have many medicinal values . When added with turmeric , it enhances its potency .






INGREDIENTS :

Peppercorns -- 10 (Crushed)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp( Please find the spoon used in the photo)
Panagarkandu / Palm sugar -- 1 tsp

Ginger powder - 1/4 tsp

Hot Milk




METHOD OF PREPARATION : 

1)Add turmeric powder, panagarkandu, ginger powder and crushed pepper to a glass or cup. 



2) Add Hot milk to the cup, stir it up and keep aside for 5 minutes. All the flavours will get mixed with the milk. 




3) Serve as a warm milk. Warm milk will give good results.


Sending this to Ruchikacooks Home made Remedies initially started at 
A2Zvegetariancuisine

2010/03/29

SUKKU MALLI COFFEE / DRIED GINGER COFFEE POWDER

SUKKU COFFEE POWDER :


This measurement serves good for 2-3 weeks /a month if properly stored .

INGREDIENTS :


Dry ginger - 100 gms
Coriander seeds -- 75 gms
Sukku karupatti / Palm sugar -- as per your taste
Elachi powder -- 3 tbsps
Pepper - 1 tbsp

Fennel seeds - 2 tsps


METHOD OF PREPARATION :

Dry grind the ingredients and store them in a airtight container .

SUKKU COFFEE :


This coffee is famous in Coutrallam , near Tenkasi , TamilNadu . This coffee is an energy booster , cures severe cold and cough , relief from sore throat , constipation , head ache and body ache . My grandmother used to have this daily . You can even mix this with your regular coffee / tea powder . Drinking raw coffee without milk gives best results .

This measurement is for 5-6 cups of coffee .

INGREDIENTS :

Dry ginger - 4-5
pieces
Coriander seeds -- 2 tbsps
Sukku karupatti / Palm sugar -- 2 tbsps
Elachi - 2
Pepper - 1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Dry grind the ingredients and keep them aside .
2) Add 1 tsp of powder with 1 cup of water and allow it to boil .
3) Then filter them and serve hot .Milk is optional .

Sending this to Ruchikacooks Home made Remedies initially started at A2Zvegetariancuisine
Other entry :

Pepper Rasam


and RV'sCooking with Coriander Seeds , initially started by Priya .

2010/03/26

BENGALI FISH CURRY


INGREDIENTS :

Fish -- 500 g
Chilli powder - 2 tap
Red Chillies - 4
Green chillies - 4
Bay leaf - 1
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves
Onion - 2 big

For Masala :

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Ginger - a small piece
Garlic cloves -4
Onion seeds (kalonji) - 1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :


1) Marinate fish with limejuice, turmeric powder and salt for 30 minutes.

2) Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan and shallow fry the fishes till half brown and keep aside .

3) Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, sesame seeds , red chillies and bay leaf .

4) When it splutters , add onion and saute till tender .

5) Add the grinded paste,all the powders and salt .Add a cup of water .

6) When it starts boiling , add fish to it and simmer to slow flame . Cook till the oil separates out . Finally , add split green chillies and corinader leaves .

Serve hot with rice .
This is yet another bengali fish recipe . Tried this from here .

2010/03/20

300th POST , RICE KHEER AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF AN EVENT

Dear friends ,

This is my 300th post . It couldn't have happened without your support and encouragement . Thank you girls .A small gift to all of you .

Card Courtesy : http://juniorslayouts.com/graphics/search/8/flowers.htm

We celebrate this moment with a yummy rice kheer and an event ,



INGREDIENTS :


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



METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Boil milk in a heavy bottomed vessel . Allow it to reduce to 3/4 of it .
2) Then dissolve sugar and kalkandu .
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.



EVENT : KHEER FESTIVAL AT EASY2COOKRECIPES .



RULES :

1) Post a payasam / kheer recipe in your blog with a link back to this event .

2) Multiple and old entries are also allowed .

3) Send ur entries to shamanagscrafts@gmail.com with the following details :

a) Recipe name :
b) Link for the recipe :
c) Photo :

4) Rush ur entries before April 20 , 2010 .

Enjoy and have more fun and happpiness.

2010/03/19

DAL KHEER / PARUPPU PAYASAM

This is one of the repost of my earlier posts . I posted this in my initial days of blogging . At that time , i had very few viewers for my blog .But today , i have many friends . So , I wanted to share this yummy kheer with everyone .

Here is the recipe,

INGREDIENTS :

Moong dal – ½ cup
Rice rava – 2 tbsp
Jaggery powdered-1 cup
First filtered coconut milk-1 cup
Second filtered coconut milk – 1 cup
Elachi powder - 1tsp
Ghee – 1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :


1) In a kadai,fry dal for a minute and then fry for 2 minutes with 2 tbsps of rava.
2) Then add water and cook them.Wait till they are well cooked.
3) Meanwhile,boil jaggery with water in a separate kadai and filter jaggery syrup.
4) Add the syrup to the dal mixture and boil them.
5) Add second filtered coconut milk and boil for 5 minutes.
6) Then,add the first filtered coconut milk.
7) Finally add elachi powder.Turn off the flame after 5 minutes.


Serve hot with ghee.Sending this to MLLA - 21 hosted by Superchef , initially started by Susan

2010/03/18

FISH FRY - A DIFFERENT TRY



INGREDIENTS :

Fish -- 10 pieces
Lemon juice - 3 tsps
Salt to taste

FOR MASALA :

Ginger -- a small piece
Red Chillies - 9
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cloves -2
Cinnamon sticks - 4
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fish masala powder - 2 tsps

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Marinate fish with grinded masala ,salt and lemon juice for 1 hour.

2) Then , deep /shallow fry them.

2010/03/13

FAMILY FAVOURITE FOOD EVENT ROUNDUP PART 3!!!!!!!

Hai Friends

Here comes the last part of the roundup .A gift for all my blogger friends .

pic : free wall papers.

Share this gift with your family members .

Here comes the final set of yummy recipes .

Sharanya Family's Favourite Recipes.

Since she couldn't upload any new posts in her blog due to some technical issues , she has the sent their method of preparation .

Masala mini shells:




Ingredients:


Mini shell sheets – 1 pack


For masala stuffing:


Oil – 1 tsp

Jeera – 1 tsp

Onion – 1 medium

Ginger – 1 inch

Garlic- 1 medium

Green chili – 1 or 2

Tomatoes – 2 medium

Green peas – ½ cup boiled

Potatoes – 2 medium boiled and smashed

chili powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric- pinch

Garam masala – ½ tsp

Salt – to taste.


Method:


  1. Bake mini shells according to the instructions given in the pack.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add jeera and onions and fry well.
  3. Grind ginger garlic and chilli. Add it to the onions. Fry well till the raw smell goes.
  4. add tomatoes
  5. Add the dry masalas and let cook well.
  6. Finally add the peas, potatoes and chopped coriander leaves.
  7. Let the shells cool to room temperature ,
  8. Slowly remove the top layer of the shell. Now apply a layer of masala on the bottom part of the shell and cover with top layer.
  9. Serve with ketchup or mint chutney.

Choco mini shells:



Ingredients:


Mini shells – 1 pack

Chocolate chips – as required.

Nuts – as required.


Method:


  1. Bake the mini shells as per instructions on pack and let it cool to room temperature.
  2. Melt chocolate chips in microwave.
  3. Chop nuts.
  4. Scoop the chocolate in a spoon and fill on top of the mini shells. Decorate with nuts and let it cool till the chocolate hardens.

Asha Family's Favourite Sivarathri Thali . Priyanka Family's Favourite Papdi Chaat . Lissie Family's Favourite Thai Red Chicken Curry. Radhika Family's Favourite Fruits Salad with nuts>. PJ Family's Favourite Keerai Sambar . Nayna Family's Favourite Channa Dal. Jyothi Family's Favourite Aloo and Poori . Ruchika Family's Favourite Anda Masala . Nisha Family's Favourite Poori and Aloo Ki subzi . Rupali Family's Favourite Sabudina Vada with Chutney . Kanchan Family's Favourite Stuffed Brinjal. Kamala Family's Favourite Palak Paratha .



Priya Family's Favourite Aloo Paratha .
My Family's Favourites : POORI AND POTATO MASALA
MOONG DAL PARATHA
ALOO PARATHA WITH CHILLI PANEER GRAVY
ROOMALI ROTI
RADISH CHAPATHI
VEGETABLE STUFFED PARATHA
SPROUTS STUFFED CHAPATHI WITH ALOO CURRY
PAPPAD CHAPATHI WITH MIXED VEGETABLE KURMA
DAL COCONUT CHAPATHI WITH EGG GRAVY
DAL POORI
SPICY METHI CHAPATHI
Punjabi Fish curry

Chole batura Fish Fry with Pizza Seasoning Masala Fish Fry

If i have missed your entries , please let me know about it .Thank you.........enjoy and have more fun.

FAMILY'S FAVOURITE FOOD EVENT ROUNDUP PART 2!!!!!

Hai Friends

Here comes the second part of this event.

Gita family's favourite recipes :

Moong dal payasam
Egg biriyani
Gobi Manchurian
Chocolate Cake


Jagruti family's favourite recipes :

Dal Makhni
Methi Dhebra and Sukhi bhaji



Jyoti family's favourite recipes :

Matar Paneer
Chole Batura
Chole Tikki Chaat
Pav Bhaji







Ramya Vijayakumar family's favourite recipes :

Rava Khichadi
Ulavalu Chutney
Ragi dosa with Peanut Chutney



Kalai Jeeva family's favourites :

Vegetable Pancake
Chickpeas Salad


2010/03/10

FRIED PANEER /PANEER 65






INGREDIENTS :

Paneer -- 250 gms
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Capsicum - 1 big
Onion - 1 big
Curry leaves
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Chicken masala - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Marinate paneer cubes with all the powders,salt and ginger-garlic paste for 1 hour .

2) Deep fry them and keep aside.

3) Heat oil in a kadai . Fry onion and capsicum with curry leaves till tender .

4) Then add fried cubes to it and cook in slow flame for 5 minutes.

Serve hot as a Starter .

2010/03/09

SPICY POMFRET FISH CURRY




INGREDIENTS :

Fish (Pomfret ) -- 500 gms
Lemon juice - 2 tbsps.
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 4
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Green chillies - 2
Coriander powder -- 1 tsp
Ginger- garlic paste - 1 tsp
Mustard -- 1 tsp
Bay leaf - 1
Onion - 2 nos

For grinding :

Mustard -- 1 tsp
Kus kus - 1/2 tsp
Cloves -2
Cinnamon sticks - 2

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Marinate fish with limejuice, turmeric powder and salt for 1 hour.
2) Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the fish . Don't over fry , keep them aside .
3) Meanwhile , heat oil in a kadai . Once hot , add mustard , curry leaves , jeera , red chillies , green chillies and bay leaf and saute for 2 minutes .
4) Then add chopped onion and saute till tender .Mix in ginger-garlic paste .
5) Then add all the powders , grinded powder and salt . Mix them well and add a cup of water .
6) When it starts boiling , add the fish to it and cook with a lid . Cook till the oil leaves.

I came to know of this curry from here . I tried this with little changes .

2010/03/05

CHICKEN LIVER GRAVY( Capsicum flavoured)



Chicken liver is one of the common recipe prepared in down south indian villages. Today, I am sharing a simple recipe adding capsicum to regular flavour. This recipe is generally prepared using Green Chillies replacing Capsicum.

INGREDIENTS : 

Chicken liver -- 100 gms 
Red,green and yellow peppers chopped -  1 cup
Onion -- 1 cups chopped
Tomato - 1 chopped finely 
Curry leaves 
Kari masala -- 2 tsps
Salt to taste 
Chilli powder - 1 tsp 
Chicken masala - 1 tsp 
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION : 

1) Heat oil in a kadai . Once hot , add chopped onions and tomatoes to it and saute till tender . 


2) Then , add chopped capsicum and curry leaves . 

3) Add the liver to it and stir them well . Cook in slow flame . Liver will release some water and will be cooked in itself . Stir them for few minutes till cooked.



4) Then , add again a spoon of oil ,ginger garlic paste,all the spice powders and salt .Mix them well.Cook till the gravy is thick and oil separates 
out. 



Serve hot with Roti / Idli .This goes to my Family's Favourite Food Event .

PUDINA IDLI