2011/12/08

JANGIRI




INGREDIENTS :

Whole urat dal - 1 cup
Raw rice / Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Sugar - as per requirement

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Soak dal and rice for 1 hour . Then grind them with little water . It mustn't be too watery .

2) Take a plain polythene bag . Cut a small hole in the centre.

3) Pour the batter in the bag and squeeze it slowly to the desired shape directly in the pan of hot oil . Fry them till golden brown .

4) Meanwhile,make sugar of 1 string consistency . Dip the fried jangiri in the syrup and serve .


Thanks to Raks and Priya who tempted me to make this with their inviting photos. Tried their recipes without food colour as my hubby is against it .

2011/12/01

CRUNCHY POHA - yummy snack






INGREDIENTS :

Aval / Poha - 2 cups
Green Chillies - 5
Peanut - 1 handful
Curry leaves
Garlic - 1 whole
Salt

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Heat 1/2 spoon of oil in a kadai . Once hot , fry green chillies .
2) When it turned roasted , add curry leaves and garlic flakes .
3) Then , add peanut and roast it well .Sprinkle little salt to it .
4) Finally , add the poha and fry till well till crunchy .

Poha is ready to serve .
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2011/11/08

EGG NOODLES





INGREDIENTS :

Eggs - 4
Green Chillies - 4
Noodles - 1 packet
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Sambar powder - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 chopped

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1 ) Make omlets in dosa tawa . Once done , scramble(Bigger pieces) it and keep aside .
2) Cook noodles with its masala and keep aside .
3) Saute onion and green chillies . Add salt and powders .
4) Mix omlet pieces with it . Once done , finally add the noodles and mix it well . Remove from the flame after 2 minutes .

Serve hot with Sauce .

2011/11/01

RAVA PANIYARAM




INGREDIENTS :

Rava - 1 cup
Sugar-1/2cup
Plain flour/Maida-1/2 cup


METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Soak rava in water for 10 - 15 minutes.
2) Then add maida with rava and mix well without any lumps. It shouldn't be wattery.
3) Finally add sugar and mix well.
4) Heat oil in a kadai.When the oil gets heated, take a ladle and pour the batter into the oil.Fry till it turns golden brown.

Rava Paniyaram is ready to serve.

2011/10/20

COCONUT BURFI




INGREDIENTS :

Grated coconut of 2 whole coconuts
Sugar
Ghee
Cashew and Elachi crushed

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Make sugar syrup of thick consistency .
2) Meanwhile , ghee roast coconut with cashews and elachi till the raw smell leaves.
3) Once the syrup is done . Mix coconut to it and mix it well without any lumps . Add ghee . The mixture does not stick to the pan .
4 ) Once done , transfer it to a greased pan . Allow it to cool down for 1 hour .(We can even refrigerate) The burfi will harden . Then , cut cubes with greased knife .


2011/10/19

MULLU MURUKKU





INGREDIENTS :


Rice flour - 2 cups
Urad dhall powder - 1/2 cup
Ajwain - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Note:

Fry urad dal without oil in a kadai and them grind them in mixie without water.(dry powder)


METHOD OF PREPARATION :
1 )Make a soft dough using the ingredients with little water.
2) Heat oil in a kadai. Make a bigger balls of the dough . Stuff it in the murukku maker and press it out in an oil greased plate .
3 )Once the oil is hot , deep fry them till golden brown .


2011/10/11

ATHIRASAM - DIWALI SPECIAL





INGREDIENTS :


Brown Rice (Kaikuthal arisi)

Powdered Jaggery

Oil


METHOD OF PREPARATION:

1) Take 2 cups of finely sieved rice and keep separately .

2) Powder jaggery and finely sieve it .Take thick syrup out of it.

3) Knead flour and jaggery well without any lumps with little water and oil .

4) Grease your hands with oil .Make small balls and press by hands very thin .

5) Finally , deep fry it till golden brown.


Note : The dough can be stored for 3 weeks.

2011/09/23

CURRY LEAVES DOSA/ KARIVEPILLAI DOSAI





INGREDIENTS :



Dosa Batter - 2 cups

Curry leaves - 1 cup

Tomato - 1 big

Green Chillies-2

Ginger - a small piece

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup



METHOD OF PREPARATION :



1) Grind all the above said ingredients except batter.

2) Finely mix the grinded paste with the batter.

3)Make yummy crispy dosa.


Sending this to My Favourite Dish event by Sreevalli .

2011/09/20

GANESH CHATHURTHI NIMARJAN 2011 ; IN OUR APARTMENT

One of the most beautiful celebration , we love in Hyderabad is Ganesh Chathurthi . It's been celebrated to the fullest extent like our family function .

Here are some of the photos of our celebration in our previous apartment this year .








2011/09/09

CELEBRATE SWEETS - SWEET BREADS/BUNS/CROISSANTS ROUNDUP!!!

I felt happy and excited to host this sweet event started by Niveditha . Here are the wonderful yummy breads and Buns . Thank you for all the participants .


Viki's French Toast and Coconut Bun :


Harini's Cinnamon Swirl Bread and Moist Banana Bread :


Kirthi's Banana Walnut Bread :


Radhika's Paneer Cresants :



2011/09/05

SWEET BREAD TOAST WITH A FRUIT PUNCH - BANANA


INGREDIENTS :

Wheat Bread
Banana - 1 medium
Sugar
Milk
Butter

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Make milk shake with banana .
2) Transfer it to a big bowl .
3) Dip bread loaf in it on both sides .
4) Toast it in a pan with butter .

Serve hot .


2011/09/03

FESTIVE SEASON - VARALAKSHMI VIRATHAM , GOKULAASTAMI / VINAYAKAR CHATHURTHI 2011

Hope everyone had a good time with this festive season with lot of happiness and sweets . This year's celebrations in my home .

GOKULA ASTAMI :



Workshipped Krishna with Curd , Milk , Butter and Athirasam .

GANESH CHATHURTHI :


Workshipped with 3 varieties of Kozhukattai's : Jaggery Stuffed , Dal Stuffed and Sivapparisi Kozhukattai , Pori , Pottukadalai and Aval , Fruits .


VARALAKSHMI VIRATHAM :


Workshipped with Dal Payasam, Fruits and Curd Rice .

2011/09/02

RAMZAN NOMBU KANJI - VEG



Learnt this from my friend . Linking it up with Lubna's Joy from fasting to feasting -4 .



INGREDIENTS :

Broken Rice - 1 cup
Water - sufficient
Veggies - 1/2 cup
Green Chillies - 3
Tomato - 1
Biriyani leaves - 2
Cinnamon sticks , Cloves - 2 each
Salt to taste
Ginger - garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Moong dal - 2 handful
Coconut grinded - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1 (big)

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Heat oil in a cooker . Saute spices for a while , followed by onion and tomato . Saute till tender.
2) Add split chillies and ginger-garlic paste.
3) Saute veggies then for a while with powders and salt.
4) Then add dal and rice , followed by sufficient water .
5) Pressure cook for 3 whistles till done .

Serve hot .

2011/08/30

BUTTER BUN

People of Madurai would never have missed to taste this bun from tea shops especially after 8 p.m wrapped up in banana leaves .We are all crazy for this bun.Made this bun today for my daughter and for hubby who both loves this bun . This is my first bday special food for my hubby who is celebrating tomorrow.

Sending this to Celebrate Sweets - Sweet buns/Breads/Croissants .



INGREDIENTS :

Buns - 2
Unsaltedbutter and Sugar -- as per requirement

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Slice the bun in the centre . Spread butter with sugar over it .
2) Coat top and bottom portions also with butter and sugar.
3) Heat dosa tawa . Once hot , spread butter over it . Place the bun over and roast it till it is fully toasted with butter and sugar .

Serve hot .
Other sweet for the event is Sweet Toast .


2011/08/27

REMINDER FOR CELEBRATE SWEETS EVENT - SWEET BUNS/BREADS

Happy to guest host Nivedita's Yummilious Event ' CELEBRATE SWEETS ' with 'SWEET BREADS/BUNS/CROISSANTS ' for the month of August 2011 (Aug 7 - Sep 7 ).

Hurry up your recipes to make to this event a special one .You can bake/stuff buns or breads to give a sweet touch .Waiting to get your innovative entries . To know more about the event Check here .



2011/08/25

JEERA RICE




INGREDIENTS :

Rice - 1 cup
Cashews - few
Jeera - 2 tsps
Pepper - 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Mustard - 1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Cook rice with 2 cups of water and keep aside.
2) Ghee fry other ingredients and mix with rice .

Jeera rice is ready to be served . Sending this to Dish name Starts with J by Akila .

2011/08/04

CELEBRATE SWEETS - SWEET BREADS/BUNS/CROISSANTS EVENT

Happy to guest host Nivedita's Yummilious Event ' CELEBRATE SWEETS ' with 'SWEET BREADS/BUNS/CROISSANTS ' for the month of August 2011 (Aug 7 - Sep 7 ). To know more about the event CLICK HERE .





SIMPLE RULES :

1 ) Post as many as new and traditional flavours of Sweet breads / buns / croissants in your blog with the link back to the event and
Niveditha's blog.
2) Use of logo is appreciated .
3) Archieved entries should be reposted with the link back to the event page and Niveditha's blog.
4) Multiple entries are accepted .
5) Rush your recipes to shamanagscrafts@gmail.com before Sep 7,2011 .
6) Send details as follows :

Blog Name :
Recipe Name with link :
Photo :

Waiting to receive your sweet recipes .Hurry up!!!!!!!!!

logo photo :
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2011/08/02

PRAWN MASALA





INGREDIENTS :



Prawn - 200 gms
Onion - 150 gms
Tamarind juice - 1/2 cup

































TO GRIND :

Onion - 100 gms
Jeera - 3 tsp
Red chillies - 15 nos
Coconut pieces - 4






METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Heat 2 tsps of oil in a pan . Once hot , fry prawns for few(5) minutes . Remove it from flame and keep aside .




2) Add onion to the oil and saute till tender with salt .




3) Add grinded masala with tamarind juice .



4) Then , add fried prawns to it .




5) Cover with a lid . Cook in slow flame till the oil separates out and the gravy is thick .





2011/07/19

VENDHAYA KEERAI KULAMBU / METHI LEAVES CURRY




INGREDIENTS:

Methi leaves-4 cups
Sambar onion-1 cup
Garlic cloves-1/2 cup
Tamarind-small lemon size
Tomato-4
Chilli Powder-3 tsp
Dania powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Mustard,Methi seeds,cumin seeds,Fennel seeds(Sombu)-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Asafoetida .

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Heat oil in a kadai.Add mustard,cumin seeds,fennel seeds and methi seeds.
2) When it splutters,add garlic,onion,chopped methi leaves,tomato.Fry till methi leaves is cooked.
3) Then,add salt ,asafoetida ,chilli powder,dania powder,turmeric powder and fry till the raw smell goes.
4) Finally,add tamarind juice and allow it to boil for 5 minutes.Turn off the flame.

Serve hot with rice,idli or dosa.

2011/06/25

FAST FOOD EVENT ROUNDUP !!!!

Hello Friends ,

Here comes the roundup for Fast Food - Noodles Event .Thank you for the participants .

Yummy noodles recipes are here for you :






Sravani's : Noodle Cutlet

Gayathiri's : Veg -noodle soup.

Panchpakwan's : Veg fried noodles

Vaishali's : Rice Noodles

Jameela's : 1) Sausage sandwich .

2) Chicken Spagetti

Premalatha's : Veg Chow mein

Usha's : Schezuan Vegetable Noodles.

Akeela's : Shrimp Noodles


2011/06/22

VAZHAIKKAI THAKKALI KULAMBU / PLANTAIN CURRY

















INGREDIENTS : 

Raw Banana - 2 medium size
Tomato - 6 small 
Chilli powder - 2 tsps 
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp 
Coriander powder - 1 tsp 
Salt to taste 
Curry leaves 
Mustard - 1 tsp 
Jeera -1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION : 

1) Boil the chopped vazhaikkai for 15 minutes. Peel the skin and chop them.





2) Heat oil in a kadai. Add Mustard, Jeera and curry leaves(I used dried curry leaves). 




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



4. Grind the tomatoes. Then add it to the onion. Saute till the raw smell leaves.








5) Add turmeric, chilli, coriander powders and salt . Add sufficient water. Bring it to boil.




6) When it starts boiling , add the vazhaikkai . Cover with a lid . Cook till the banana is soft and oil separates out. As we used boiled banana, check it is soft and tender and not overcooked.




Remove from the flame. Garnish with Coriander leaves . Serve hot with Rice .