Friday, October 28, 2011

Sweet Potato Pulusu / Yam Pulusu

Ingredients :
Sweet Potatoes : 2
Onion Chopped : 1
Tamarind Juice : 1/2 cup
Chilli Powder : 1 tbsp
Coriander Powder : 1 tbsp
Mathi Powder : 1 tbsp
Turmeric : 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds Powder : 2 tbsp
Jaggery : 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds : 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds : 1 tbsp
Dry Red Chilli : 1
Curry leaves : 5

Method : 

. First steam cook the Sweet Potatoes for 10 minutes, Peel
  the skin and cut in to cubes. 

. In a pan heat 2 tbsp oil add the Mustard seeds, Cumin
  seeds, Dry Red chilli,Curry leaves, Onions and fry them till
  it change color to golden brown.

. Add the Chilli powder, Coriander powder, Turmeric and
  Mathi powder mix it well and add the Tamarind juice, 1
  cup water and cook 5 minutes.

. Now add the cubed Sweet Potatoes and Jagerry cook 
  5 minutes. 

. At last add the Sesame Powder and Cilantro.

. Serve with Dal and rice. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Wish you a Very Very Happy Diwali

Simple Coconut Ladoos

Ingredients :
Coconut Powder : 2 3/4 cup
Sweetened Condensed Milk : 1 tin (397 garms)
Pistachios (chopped) : 5 tbsp
Pistachios essence : 1/4 tsp (optional)
Cardamom Powder : 1 pinch


. Take the Condensed milk and coconut powder in 
  a heavy bottomed pan.

. Cook on low heat 5 minutes or till the mixture  comes
  together, away from the sides of the pan.

. Now mix  the 3 tbsp Pistachios, Cardamom powder and
  essence in the mixture, Let it cool slightly.

. Roll in to Ladoos and roll them in to pistachios.

. Now the tasty Ladoos ready.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Chekkalu / Nippattu / Thattai (Rice Crackers)

Ingredients :

Rice flour : 1 cup (any cup)
Coarsely ground roasted Peanuts  : 1 cup
Coarsely ground Fried Gram : 1 cup
Dessicated Coconut : 1cup
Sesame seeds : 1cup
Channa dal (soaked in water 15minutes): 4 tbsp
Salt : 2 tbsp
Chilli Powder : 2 tbsp
Asaphoetida (Hing) : 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves 
Oil for deep fry
Enough Water to mix the dough

Method :

. In a mixing bowl take Rice flour, peanuts powder, fried
 gram powder, coconut, salt, chilli powder, hing, Sesame
 seeds, drained Channa dal and Curry leaves mix together
 with Ur hands.

. Mix well and slowly add enough water and mix the dough
  like chapati dough. Cover the dough and keep aside 

. Take the dough and make small balls, Take a foil or ziploc
  spread some oil and place the balls and press with Ur
  fingers like Chekkalu or(cover the balls with Ziploc and 
  press the dough as thin as possible with any round shape
  bowl or plate).

. Heat the Oil and carefully drop the Chekkalu into the Oil

  and deep fry with medium heat till nice golden color.

. Remove to the paper towel, let it cool and store in the 
  air tight container.

. Enjoy nice and crispy Chekkalu/ Nippattu/ Thattai :-)

Shrimp & Egg Curry

Ingredients :

Shrimp : 1cup
Boiled Eggs : 4
Onion : 1 chopped
Tomato Puree : 1/2 cup
Ginger & Garlic Paste : 1 tbsp
Chilli Powder : 1 tspn
Coriander Powder : 1tspn 
Turmeric : 1/2 tspn
Coconut Powder : 1tbsp
Salt to taste 
Pepper powder : 1/2 tspn
Garam Masala powder : 1/2 tbsp
Cloves : 2
Cardamom : 1
Cinnamon : 1 inch
Pudina : 6 leaves
Curry leaves

Method : 

. In a Pan add some oil, Fry the Cloves, Cinnamon,
  Cardamom,Onion, Ginger & Garlic paste  for 5 minutes.

. Now add the Chillie Powder, Coriander powder, Turmeric,
  Pepper Powder and Coconut powder mix it well.

. Add the Tomato Puree and salt mix it well and add the
  Pudina leaves and Shrimp and cook for 5 minutes.

. Add 1 glass of water and cook the shrimp become soft.

. Add the Boiled Eggs mix it well and cook 5 minutes.

. At Last add the cilantro and serve with rice.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Muli Fry / White Radish Fry

. Radishes are very low calorie vegetable and rich 
   in vitamin C.
. Radishes are good for liver and the stomach, it purifies the
. It helps to clean the Kidneys and inhibits infection in
  Kidneys and Urinary system. 
. It helps to cure many types of Cancers.
Eat Radish live Strong and Healthy.

Ingredients :

White Radish (Muli) : 2 (Grated)
Onion : 1 chopped 
Green Chillies : 3
Dry Red chilli : 1
Dry coconut : 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds : 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds : 1 tbsp
Channa dal : 1 tbsp
Urad dal : 1 tbsp
Crushed Garlic : 1 tbsp
Curry leaves
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste 

Method :

. First Peel the skin and grate the Radish and squeez all the
  water from Radish and keep aside.

. In a Pan add 2 tbsp of oil add the Mustard seeds, Urad dal,
  Channa dal, Cumin seeds fry it. 

. Add the Onions, Chillies, Garlic, Turmeric and curry leaves
  fry for 5minutes.

. Now add the grated Radish mix it well add some salt and
  fry in a medium heat up to 10 minutes till the raw smell
  goes out.

. Then add the coconut and cilantro mix it well and serve
  with rice .

Friday, October 21, 2011

Diwali Sweet Badusha

Ingredients :

Maida (All Purpose Flour) : 2&1/2 cup
Curd (Yogurt) : 2&1/2 tbsp
Butter : 1/2 cup
Oil : 2 tbsp
Sugar : 1 tbsp
Cooking soda : 2 pinch
Oil for frying

For Sugar Syrup:

Water : 1/4 cup
Sugar : 1 cup
Lemon Juice : 1tbsp
Water for sugar syrup : 3/4 cup
Saffron : pinch
Cardamom powder : 1/2 tsp

Method :

. In a bowl take the melted butter and oil mix it, Add the Maida,
  Cooking Soda, Sugar and Curd.

. Mix it with out any lumps, Then add the Curd and mix it.

. Now add enough water to mix the dough, Don't mix to much.

. Cover the Dough and Keep aside for 30 minutes.

. For Syrup in a Pan add Sugar and little water to melt water, Boil the

  syrup forms to a single string consistency.

. Then add the Saffron, Cardamom powder and Lemon juice and keep

. Take the dough and make them small balls and press like Badushas.

. Heat the Oil and fry the Badushas in low flame up to Badushas
  change to Golden Brown Color.

. Drain the Badushas in a paper towel and add in to the hot Syrup.
  Leave it 2 minutes and drain the Badushas and keep it in the butter 
  grease plate.

. Sprinkle some dry Coconut and Saffron on top of the Badushas and
  let them cool. 

. If its not sticky place the Badushas in air tight container.

. Enjoy :-)