2012/09/28

BUTTER NAAN




INGREDIENTS :

Self raiising flour - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Milk - 1/2 cup
Butter

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Knead a soft dough with the above ingredients and keep aside for 3 hrs except butter.
2) Make a big ball of it and roll it thick .
3) Heat tawa and apply water to one side of the naan .Place the wet side on the tawa.
4)Turn the tawa and cook naan directly on the flame , till brown spots appear .
5)Once done , place the tawa back to the stove and add butter .

Once done , Serve hot .

2012/09/27

COCONUT RICE / THENGGAI SADAM



INGREDIENTS:


Channa dal - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds,Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves and Coriander leaves
Groundnut-1 tsp
Rice- 1 cup
Coconut - 1/2 of the whole coconut
Cashews-5 nos


METHOD OF PREPARATION:


1) Cook rice with 1 1/2 cup of water and cool it aside.
2)  Heat oil/ghee in a kadai.Once hot,add mustard and urad dal.When it splutters,add channa dal,peanuts,cashews and curry leaves.Fry them till roasted.
3) Add red chillies and saute for a minute.




4) Add the grated coconut and fry till the raw smell leaves and gets roasted well . Cook in slow flame till the flavour rules out and coconut is slightly golden.

5) Once done , mix it up well with Rice.



Serve hot with Coconut Chutney.

CABBAGE CHUTNEY

Vegetable chutney's are more famous in Hyderabad . Food menu in marriages will never miss vegetable chutney . I had this chutney when i was admitted in Hospital for delivery.Yummy foods will be served to patients in the hospital . Outside foods are not permitted . This chutney is one among those yummy foods served . Got this recipe from my neighbour . 




INGREDIENTS :

Cabbage - 2 cups
Tomato - 1 medium
Tamarind - a small piece
Coriander leaves and Curry leaves .
Green chillies - 2
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Ginger - a small piece
Garlic - 3 cloves
Salt to taste
Asafoetida - a pinch
Mustard and Urad dal - 1 tsp each
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION : 

1) Heat oil in a pan . Once hot , roast channa dal well . Followed by green chillies , tomato , ginger,coriander leaves,asafoetida and garlic.
2) Once done , add chopped cabbage , turmeric powder and chilli powder with little water . Cover with a lid,cook in slow flame till done.
3) Allow it to cool and grind it coarsely with salt.
4) Temper it with Mustard , Urad dal , Red Chillies and Curry leaves.

Serve hot with Rice , Roti / Dosa /Idli .

HORSE GRAM SUNDAL





INGREDIENTS : 

Horse gram - 2 cups
Salt to taste

FOR TADKA : 

Onion - 1 finely sliced
Urat dal - 1 tsp
Mustard  - 1 tsp
Grated Coconut - 2 tbsps
Red Chillies - 3

METHOD OF PREPARATION : 

1) Pressure cook gram for 3 whistles and keep aside.


2) Meanwhile , Heat oil in a kadai . Once hot , add mustard and urat dal . Saute till roasted .
3) Followed by coconut and saute till the flavour rules out .
4) Then , add onion and saute till tender . Add salt if needed .

5) Finally , add the cooked gram in it and mix it up well . Saute them in a slow flame for 5 minutes . 


Remove from the flame and serve hot .







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2012/09/26

CHICKEN FRY WITH EGG



INGREDIENTS :

Chicken legs - 8
Chilli powder -  2 tsps
Eggs - 2
Corn flour - 2 tspsTurmeric powder - 1 tsp
Chicken masala - 2 tsps
Salt to taste
HP sauce - 2 tsps

METHOD OF PREPARATION : 

1) Marinate the chicken with the above ingredients and leave in fridge for 1 hour.
2) Heat oil . Mix eggs well wit corn flour . Coat chicken in with egg  mix and then deep fry them .
3) Squeeze lemon over it and serve hot.

Know your flours - Corn flour by me started by Jagruthi .

2012/09/25

PRAWN CHEESE PASTA



INGREDIENTS :

Pasta - 200 gms
Prawns - 100 gms
Egg - 1
Cheese -2 slices
Salt to taste
Tomato sauce- 2 tsps


METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1 ) Heat oil in a kadai . Fry prawns with chillipowder, salt and turmeric powder till done . 
2) Boil pasta  with a spoon of oil till done .
3) Once done , mix pasta with the prawns and sauce in slow flame and add cheese .Mix it up well .Serve hot.



Linking it up with Fast Food Event - Pasta by me .

CHEESY VEGETABLES PASTA IN RED SAUCE



INGREDIENTS :

  • Farfelle - 500 gms
  • Veggies - 1 cup
  • Cheese -2 slices
  • Salt to taste



FOR RED SAUCE :

  • Soak two tomatoes (big) and dried red chillies in hot water for an hour and then grind them finely to a paste.
  • Mix 2 tsp of Plain flour in water without any lumps and keep it aside. Add little milk to it.

Heat butter in a pan. Once it gets melted, pour in the flour water and saute till it comes to a thick consistency, mix the tomato paste and mix it it thickens.




METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1 ) Heat oil in a pan. Saute the vegetables well with Salt till cooked . 


2) Meanwhile , Boil pasta  in a separate pan. Drain the stock and keep aside. 


3) Once the vegetables are cooked, mix pasta and the prepared sauce to it. Mix it well. Add grated Cheese before removing from the flame.


Serve hot.

Linking it up with Fast Food Event - Pasta by me .



2012/09/24

VIRUDHUNAGAR PORICHA PAROTTA



INGREDIENTS : 

Maida/ Plain flour - 1cup
Curd - 1/2 cup
Oil 
Salt to taste


METHOD OF PREPARATION :


1) Knead plain with 1/2 cup of curd and sufficient water with salt to a soft dough. Add more oil while kneading to make it more soft . Cover it with a damp cloth or a cling film and leave it aside for minimum 8 hours. You can knead it in  the morning for making parotta for dinner .


2) Cover with a cling film, leave it aside for 6-7 hours. You have to knead the dough in  the morning for making parotta for dinner . 



5) Apply oil to your hand, roll small balls of the dough and roll as thin as you can.


4) Fold it from the sides like a spiral pattern.





5) Spray a spoon of oil over it and flatten it with 
your palms and roll out lightly.


6) Heat oil . Once hot , deep fry them till done .



Serve with Salna or Chicken kurma.

2012/09/23

HONEYED FRUITS




































INGREDIENTS :

Sliced Apple , Pear , Banana - 1 bowl
Honey

METHOD OF PREPARATION :




Mix honey with fruits .



Linking it with Know your Sweetness event-Honey by me started by Jagruthi .



2012/09/22

HONEY WATER




INGREDIENTS :

Hot water 
Honey

METHOD OF PREPARATION :


Mix 2 tbsps of Honey with Hot water .

 A glass of this honey water in the morning instead of coffee/tea helps you to reduce weight .A home remedy from my grandmother and mom.

Linking it with Know your Sweetness event-Honey by me started by Jagruthi .



OATS PARUPPU PAYASAM














INGREDIENTS :

Moong dal -- 1/4 cup
Oats - 1/2 cup
Cardamom pods - 4
Cashews - 6
Raisins - 6
Milk - 1/2 litre
Dessicated coconut-1/4 cup
Jaggery syrup

METHOD OF PREPARATION : 

1 ) Ghee roast oats with coconut till the flavour rules out . Keep it aside. Meanwhile , cook dal till soft and keep it aside.
2) Boil milk with sugar till it thickens . Then , add in the roasted oats with coconut.


3) Then add in the cooked dal amd mix it well. Then add in the jaggery syrup and stir it well. 
4) Garnish it with ghee roasted nuts and Raisins.

Linking it with Indrani's "Spotlight : Festive Food"event hosted by Chandrani, 


 

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2012/09/20

OATS POORANAM KOZHUKATTAI


INGREDIENTS :

Oats - 4 tbsps
Dessicated coconut - 2 tbsps
Jaggery syrup - as required
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Masoor dal - 1 tbsps 

Servings for 10 modaks.

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Cook dal till soft .
2) Ghee fry desiccated coconut,oats,cooked dal . Add jaggery syrup, mix it well till it thickens.








3)Knead rice flour with warm water and oil.


4) Make a ball of it , flatten it and fill it with poornam and fold it in halves.


5)Steam cook them in idli pan till done.

PUDINA IDLI