Thursday, December 30, 2010

CASHEW AND COCONUT BURFI RECIPE| EASY SWEETS RECIPES

Coconut -cashew burfi 
 After a break i am again to celebrate New Year 2011, with a sweet recipe. We had a great vacation with our family and  to add more joy we had a bloggers meet in Chennai and it was nice to fellow bloggers in person.
This recipe i learnt from my MIL . She welcomes us with this sweet  whenever we go to India. I wanted to try this on my own this time and i made this under her supervision and it came out really well.You can make this sweet for Diwali too. In our home, this cashew coconut burfi is the first one which will be prepared for Diwali.

Friday, December 10, 2010

RAVA IDLI RECIPE| INSTANT RAVA IDLY RECIPE


Rava idli
  
I am not a great fan of Rava idli , but a year back when our relatives visited here i made rava idly for them since they loved the soft and spongy rava idlies a lot and i also enjoyed it. I tried this from Raks, and my relatives were totally impressed with the outcome and after that i tried this for many more times. When i made this few weeks back, i decided to blog this recipe of Rava Idli.
This measurement yields approximately 4-5  Rava idlis. Check out my Poha idli  and oats idli. Rava idli tastes great with potato masala. Check out my chutney recipes too.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

ALOO GOBI/NO ONION NO GARLIC

 

  This recipe i tried when i had guests during navaratri, and one of the friend in the group,does not take onion or garlic. I made rotis ,dal and this aloo gobi without adding onion,instead i added a bunch of coriander leaves and cumin seeds. Our guests enjoyed this a lot and my daughter who always hates onions loved this version a lot.

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INGREDIENTS

CAULIFLOWER 1 NO
POTATO 1 NO
CUMIN SEEDS 1/2TSP
SAMBAR POWDER 1 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
CORIANDER LEAVES 1 BUNCH
OIL 2 TSP
TURMERIC POWDER A PINCH

 

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METHOD:

  • Cut the cauliflower into big pieces.

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  • Boil the potato and peel the skin.

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  • Chop the coriander leaves very finely.
  • Wash the cauliflower and microwave for 5 minutes.
  • When it is done add the potato(cut into cubes) ,cumin seeds and coriander leaves to this .

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  • Heat a kadai and add the oil.
  • Add the aloo, gobi,coriander and cumin seeds mixture to this and stir well.
  • Add sambhar powder and salt as needed.
  • Cook in medium heat for 7-9 mins.

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  • Serve with rotis/naan/rice.
  • We had this time with hot steamed rice and Garlic rasam.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

LENTIL SOUP RECIPE

Low calorie and Healthy Soup
     For the past one week it was raining heavily here and i am down with severe throat pain and headache. Today i wanted to make some some soup and i tried this soup from tarla dalal recipe book, and it came out very well. This soup was very filling and i didnt feel like having dinner after i had this yummy soup. According to the recipe the soup was made with masoor dal, since i have never used masoor dal  , i dont have masoor dal at home. I replaced that with yellow moong dal.
Lentil soup

INGREDIENTS:
MOONG DAL 1/2 CUP
BIG ONION 3 NO
TOMATOES 3 NO
GARLIC PODS 4-5
REDCHILLI POWDER 1/4 TSP
OIL 1/4 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
STEAMED RICE 1 TSP
LEMON JUICE 1/2 TBLSP
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METHOD:
  • Soak moong dal in water for 10 mins.
  • Cut the onion and tomatoes into big pieces.
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  • In a pressure cooker, add oil and add the onions.
  • Saute for 2 mins.
  • Now add the tomatoes and garlic and saute for 2 mins.
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  • Now add the red chilli powder and salt to this.
  • Add the moong dal now.
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  • Add 4 cups of water and pressure cook till 3 whistles.
  • When it is done allow this to cool.
  • Grind this in a mixie and bring it to a nice boil.
  • Add lemon juice to this,after switching off the stove.
  • Just add while serving.(This is Optional).

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