Wednesday, October 31, 2012

KARASEV RECIPE| DIWALI SNACKS RECIPES | DEEPAVALI RECIPES

without garlic

Karasev is a easy savoury recipe which can be made in a jiffy. As Deepavali is nearing i will posting deepavali recipes in my space till deepavali. Karasev i tried for the first time and it turned so well . We all enjoyed the peppery flavored karasev with filter coffee on a rainy day evening. So go ahead to try out this easy karasev for this diwali . This recipe i adapted from my hand written cook book which I copied from my grand mother before my marriage.
Kara Sev 3

INGREDIENTS:
BESAN | KADALAI MAAVU 1 CUP
RICE FLOUR |ARISI MAAVU 1 CUP
BLACK PEPPER 2 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
BUTTER(SOFTENED) 2 TBLSP
OIL TO DEEP FRY
ASAFOETIDA A PINCH
Video of karasev


Kara Sev 2
METHOD:
  • Sieve both the flour ( besan and rice flour ) together for even mixing.
  • Add salt and add the softened butter.
  • Pound the black pepper in a mortar and pestle or a mixer coarsely.
  • Mix it well and knead it into a pliable soft dough by adding water to this slowly.
  • Do not add too much water and do not make it too stiff also.
Step 2 step 3
  • Heat oil in a deep pan. Check the oil by dropping a small piece of dough into the oil. When it comes up immediately then the oil is in the right consistency.
  • Take a small  of dough and press it into a murukku presser using the thenkuzhal achu.
Karasev 4
  • Do not over do. Just make 2 rounds.
  • Flip this after few minutes.
step 5 step 6
  • When the oil sound sizzles take it out from the oil and drain the excess oil in a kitchen towel.
  • Repeat this for the rest of the dough.
  • When it is cool , break them into small pieces and enjoy karasev with hot coffee as we did.
Kara Sev 1
Note:
  1. You can add 1 tsp of black pepper and 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder.
  2. Do not add too much butter as it will make the karasev break while making itself.
  3. Instead of butter hot oil can also be added.
  4. If you want to add garlic, just pound this nicely with black pepper.
  5. Do not make the black pepper slightly big. It will get stuck while pressing them in the achhu.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

WITCH FINGER COOKIES | EGGLESS COOKIES| HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

Recipe updated with Video

My kids were on the back of me to make some cake or muffin for Halloween, but i refused  totally as i am busy with diwali recipes. But after they left for school, though i was packed with lot of work today i made these witch finger cookies , to surprise them tomorrow. I didn’t have any idea of posting this, but Varsha will be very happy if I post this.

I followed my  Eggless Choco Chip  Cookie recipe  and  the method of how to make Witch fingers from this you tube link. You can choose any cookie recipe of your choice.

Monday, October 29, 2012

DEEPAVALI MARUNDHU RECIPE| HOW TO MAKE DEEPAVALI MARUNDHU AT HOME

DEEPAVALI LEGIYAM WITH EASY AVAILABLE INGREDIENTS:With video (updated)

Deepavali marundhu is a must one in our house and though my mom used to make this at home with so many nattu marundhu, which she used to buy from a particular shop near the Madurai Meenakshi amman temple, in my home town. Even we used to give to moms after delivery as it heals the wounds and good for them to recover soon. This is normally consumed in empty stomach and especially on deepavali day, after we take oil bath she will give a spoon full of deepavali marundhu | legiyam and then only we are allowed to indulge on the yummy sweets and snacks made for deepavali.
Normally at 3 o clock in the morning we used to keep the crackers, sparklers, new dresses, shikkakai(soap nut powder),sesame oil , sweets and savories made at home along with this deepavali marundhu and do neivedhyam to god ( before bath)  and burst a cracker and then will go and take bath and wear the new dress.
But now a days we get instant marundhu and powders at stores , but here in Singapore we get deepavali marundhu imported from India just 2-3 days before deepavali and that too in a particular Indian store in Little India. As we are staying little far off we never go and buy in the last minute but feel so bad for not having marundhu during diwali. This deepavali marundhu mainly helps in digestion as we eat lot of oily food on that day. Last year a very good friend of mine prepared at home and passed a small dabba of marundhu for me too. Suddenly i remembered of this and thought of posting this recipe as it will be easy for many people living in abroad who don’t get this deepavali marundhu in stores.
Oops a big story i have written.
This is not the very authentic recipe, but a simple one uses easy ingredients available at home.
Deepavali marundhu 2

Deepavali Marundhu recipe

  Preparation Time : 10 mins + soaking time 1 hour | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Yields: 1 & 1/2 cup

     Coriander seeds | dhaniya  2 and 1/2 tblsp
     Omam | ajwain   2 and 1/2 tblsp
     Jeeragam | Cumin seeds  2 tblsp
     Black pepper  2 tblsp
     Sukku | dry ginger  a small piece
     Jaggery   3/4 cup
     Ghee 2 tblsp
     Sesame oil  1-2 tsp (optional)
                                            Video of How to make Deepavali Marundu

     


Deepavali marundhu 1

Method with step wise instructions:  
  • Soak coriander seeds, cumin seeds, omam, black pepper in warm water for 3 hours.
  • After 3 hours , grind this into a fine smooth paste. Use the water we soaked for grinding.
  • Add dry ginger powder to this. If using sukku, then soak a small piece and grind it together.
  • I used sukku while shooting the video.
step 1 step 3
  • Measure the paste in a measuring cup. It yielded  1 cup of paste for me.
  • For  1 cup the measurement of jaggery is 3/4 th cup.
  • Melt the jaggery  in a pan by adding 1/4 cup of water. When it dissolves filter it to get rid of the impurities.
  • Boil it for 2 minutes.
  • Add the ground paste to this and mix well.
step 4 step 5
  • Saute it in a low flame for 15 minutes till it reaches halwa consistency. Add ghee in small intervals.
step 6 step 8
  • When it is completely cool, store it in a clean dry box and keep it in the refrigerator.
  • Always use clean dry spoon to take it .
Deepavali marundhu 3      
Note:
  1. If you feel it is little less sweet, mix it up  with a spoon of honey.
  2. Alternatively these ingredients can be dry roasted in a low flame nicely and powdered finely.
  3. sieve it twice and follow the rest of the steps as the same.
  4. always grind everything smoothly to get a smooth texture.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

DEEPAVALI SAVOURY AND SNACKS RECIPES | DIWALI SNACKS RECIPES

Diwali recipes | Diwali snacks recipes

I have compiled Diwali savoury and  snacks recipes which is made commonly during at our home. Visit Jeyashri’s Kitchen for more deepavali recipes which i will be posting in the next 2 weeks. Follow Jeyashri's Kitchen on Facebook too. Check out my complete collection of Deepavali recipes|Diwali recipes.

Stay tuned for more Deepavali recipes coming up in the following weeks. Click here for Diwali Sweets recipes . Send the pictures of tried recipes from here  to jeyashrisuresh@gmail.com . I will share in JEYASHRI'S KITCHEN FACEBOOK PAGE.

CLICK ON THE PICTURES FOR RECIPES:

Mathri recipeOats-murukku
Thattai recipeRibbon-pakoda
Kara-thenkuzhalchakli recipe
Kara Sev 3butter murukku
 
BADAM MURUKKUthenkuzhal
Ribbon pakodaomapodi recipe
Omapodi 1Dal mixture
Aval Mixture1Pepper-thattai
Madras-mixturePotato Chivda
Cornflakes-mixtureGarlic-sev
mullu-murukkuRava murukku
Aloo - Bhujiaspicy-diamond-cuts
kara boondiThengai-pal-murukku
moong dal murukkuBesan-murukku
sago-murukkumicrowave-masala-peanuts
Ulundu vadaiPotato murukku
kurunai-vadaiOnion-bajji
Vazhakkai- bajji 1