Saturday, December 26, 2009

Vazhakai Bhajia (Banana Bhajia)

Eat this bhajias on rainy day with hot coffee/tea.
Ingredients
  • Besan(Chick Peas flour)...........2cups
  • Rice Flour................................2tsp
  • Red chili Powder.....................2tsp
  • Asafoedita...............................1tsp
  • Raw Banana.............................2
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil to fry


Vazhakai Bhajia


Method
  • Remove the skin of the vazhakai and cut thin slices.
  • Mix all ingredients adding water, make a dough.
  • It should be like idli/dosa batter.
  • Heat a pan with oil when the oil is hot, dip the vazhakai slice in the batter put slowly into the oil.
  • Fry them both sides until golden brown.,
  • It is very tasty and enjoy this once in a while.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Semiya Pudding (Sweet)

Ingredients

  • Semiya.............................1 cup
  • Sugar..................................2tsp
  • Corn Flour.........................2tsp
  • Strawberry Custard Powder....2tsp
  • Panneer............................1 cup
  • Powdered Sugar.............1cup
  • Butter.................................1tsp
  • Milk............................... 1 and 1/2 cup
  • Saffron and Pistachios
Method
  • Boil the water and when it boils add the semiya and cover the bowl for three minutes.
  • Pour the semiya in a filter and add cold water on it.
  • So that the semiya will not stick
  • Grate the panneer , add powdered sugar and mix nicely.
  • Add corn flour and milk . Mix it well.
    Add sugar in one cup milk and boil it.
  • Take 1/2 cup milk add strawberry custard and mix it.
  • Add this mixture into the boiling milk and stir it till it becomes thick.
    Add the semiya, butter and mix all together.
  • Grease a tray with butter add the dough bake in oven 350 degree for 10 minutes.
  • Spread the panneer mix on it and keep 5 more minutes in the oven.
  • Garnish with pistachios and saffron and chill it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mirchi Ka Salan( Green Chili Curry)

Ingredients

  • Long Green Chili................8
  • Onion................................1
  • Til (Sesame Seeds)............1tsp
  • Peanuts..............................2 tbsp
  • Coconut............................2tbsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste...........1tsp
  • Chili Powder.....................1tsp
  • Dhania Powder.................2tsp
  • Turmeric Powder...............1/2tsp
  • Jeera..................................1tsp
  • Tamarind Paste..................1tsp
  • Jaggery..............................2tbsp
  • Salt to Taste
Method
  • Roast the peanuts,sesame seeds and coconut with very little oil and grind into fine paste adding water. 
  • Slit the green chillies. Heat a pan with little oil add jeera,chopped onion , chilies and fry them. 
  • Add the paste fry them nicely till the oil comes up. 
  • Add water, turmeric powder, chili powder, dhania powder and salt. 
  • When it thickens add tamarind water, and jaggery. Let it boil for five more minutes.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Noolkol Masala (Kohlrabi Masala)

Ingredients
  • Noolkol...................1
  • Onion......................1
  • Turmeric Powder.....1/2 tsp
  • Roasted Peanuts......2tbsp

To Powder

  • Red Chili.................4
  • Coriander seeds......2tsp
  • Pepper....................1/2 tsp
  • Jeera.......................1/2 tsp
  • Salt to Taste 
  • Noolkool (Kohlrabi) is a Vegetable
Noolkool (Kohlrabi)

Method
  • Clean the noolkol,peel the skin and cut into small cubes. 
  • Boil with little water and turmeric powder. 
  • Fry the chili, coriander, pepper jeera and powder them. 
  • Heat pan with oil add the chopped onion, 
  • When it is fries add the cooked noolkol,salt and powder.
  • Mix them well. Lastly add coarsely powdered peanuts.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cauliflower Curry

Ingredients

  • Cauliflower Florets........... 2cups
  • Turmeric Powder.............. a pinch
  • Asafoetida........................1tsp
  • Red Chili Powder..............1tsp
  • Mustard Seeds.................1tsp
  • Jeera(Cumin Seeds)..........1tsp
  • Coriander Leaves..............few
  •  Salt to Taste

Cauliflower Curry with spices.
Cauliflower Curry
Method



  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds and jeera.
  • When the mustard splutters add turmeric chili powder , asafoetida and cauliflower.
  • Mix well and add salt.Saute them till they are cooked.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Aval Raitha (Puffed Rice Raitha)

Aval Raitha

This recipe is very easy to prepare.
Ingredients
Aval Raitha is a side dish
Cauliflower Curry
  • Aval............................ 1cup
  • Yogurt.........................1 and 1/2 cup
  • Green Chili..................2
  • Ginger.........................1tsp
  • Coriander Leaves.......1tsp
  • Grated Carrot.............2tsp
  • Mustard Seeds............1tsp
  • Salt to Taste.
Method

  • Soak the aval in water for 30 minutes.
  • Add the yogurt, salt, carrot chopped green chili, ginger and coriander leaves. 
  • Mix well. Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds and when it splutter add to the raitha.