Quick fix diwali recipes

Quick fix diwali recipes

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ENNAI KATHIRIKAI KULAMBHU RECIPE

Stuffed Brinjals in tamarind gravy

     I have been waiting to make this ennai kathirikkai kulambhu for a long time, and finally I made this today for lunch. Try out his simple and easy one for your lunch.

brinjal gravy

INGREDIENTS:

SPICE POWDER FOR STUFFING:

CORINDER SEEDS 1/2 TBLSP
CHANNA DAL 1/2 TBLSP
RED CHILLI 2 NO
TOOR DAL 1/2 TBLSP
URAD DAL 1/2 TBLSP
COCONUT GRATED 1/2 TBLSP(OPTIONAL)
GARLIC 1 POD (OPTIONAL)
  • Dry roast all the items except coconut till golden brown.

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  • If using coconut, dry roast them separately.

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  • Allow it to cool and make it into a fine powder.

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OTHER INGREDIENTS:

SMALL BRINJALS 10-12 NO
SMALL ONIONS(SHALLOTS) 6-7 NO
TAMARIND EXTRACT 1 AND 1/2 CUP
SAMBAR POWDER 3  TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
ASAFOETIDA A PINCH
TURMERIC POWDER 1/4 TSP
SESAME OIL 3-4 TBLSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
CURRY LEAVES FEW

brinjal curry

METHOD:

  • Slit the brinjals into 4 parts. Do not cut this fully.

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  • Stuff the spice powder into this and keep it aside. Repeat this for rest of the brinjals.

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  • In a pan add oil and sesame oil. Throw in the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Peel the skin of small onion and add this and fry till it turns golden brown color.

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  • Add the stuffed brinjals and fry for sometime.

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  • Now add the tamarind extract.
  • Add in the sambar powder, turmeric powder, salt and boil for 10 mins till you reach the right consistency.

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  • When it is done, transfer to a serving bowl and add a tsp of sesame oil on the top.
  • Enjoy with any kootu of your choice.

brinjal gravy

Monday, February 27, 2012

LAUKI MUTHIA RECIPE| BOTTLE GOURD MUTHIA

GUJARATHI SNACK RECIPE

Muthia is a gujarati snack which was introduced to me by my friend and i got addicted to this healthy and delicious steamed dumplings. Few days back when I had a sudden craving for this muthias i told this to  my friend and the next day she sent a box full of yummy muthias to my place. Then next day, i asked her the recipe and tried on my own and this came out very awesome.

This can be made with many veggies, but i have tasted the bottlegourd muthias and the palak, methi muthias. Sharing the recipe of bottle gourd  | lauki muthia now.

muthia

INGREDIENTS

BOTTLE GOURD(GRATED) 1 AND 1/2 CUP
WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR 8 TBLSP
OATS 2-3 TBLSP
YOGURT 1 TBLSP
CUMIN SEEDS 1/2 TSP
SUGAR 1/4 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
OIL 1 TSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/2 TSP
SESAME SEEDS 1/4 TSP(OPTIONAL)
CURRY LEAVES FEW
RED CHILLI 2 NO
GRATED COCONUT 1 TBLSP(OPTIONAL)

MUTHIA

METHOD:

  • Peel the skin of the bottle gourd and grate this in a fine grater.

grate

  • Squeeze the excess water from the grated bottle gourd( Use your maximum strength while squeezing).

squeeze water

  • Add wheat flour, oats, cumin seeds, salt, sugar , yogurt to this and make a sticky dough.

sticky dough

  • Make this into small cylindrical shapes.

cylindrical shapes

  • Steam this for 20 mins(check by inserting a tooth pick.) It should come out clean.

steamed cake

  • When it is cool, cut this into small roundels.

cut into small

  • In a pan add oil and temper with mustard seeds ,broken redchilli and curry leaves.
  • Add the cut muthias to this.

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  • Saute for a minute.
  • Add the sesame seeds and switch off the flame.
  • Add the grated coconut(if using) and transfer it to a serving plate.

coconut

  • Enjoy hot with tea.

 

muthia

NOTES:

  • As bottle gourd leaves excess water do not add much yogurt to make the dough.
  • While making with palak or methi leaves more yogurt can be used.No need to use water to make a dough.
  • Garam masala , redchilli powder ginger garlic paste can be added while making the dough.
  • The cylindrical dumplings can be microwaved also instead of steaming and i strongly recommend this too.

Friday, February 24, 2012

DRY COCONUT POWDER RECIPE

    This is a  very simple recipe i learnt from my friend after tasting this in her place one day when we are having lunch together after a tiring day of shopping groceries. She always keeps a lots of podis that can be mixed with rice and one among them is this Dry coconut powder also known as Kobbari Podi. Will soon share recipes of other varieties of podis also.

coconut powder

INGREDIENTS:

KOPRA|KOPPARAI|DRY COCONUT 2 CUPS( GRATED)
RED CHILLI 8-9  NO
GARLIC PODS 3 PODS
OIL 1 TSP
CURRY LEAVES FEW
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
ASAFOETIDA A PINCH
SALT TO TASTE

COCONUT POWDER

METHOD:

  • Dry roast the redchilli in a pan.

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  • When this becomes cool, grind with grated kopparai  and garlic.
  • Add salt while grinding.
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  • In a kadai add oil and throw in the mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida. When it crackles add the ground dry coconut mix.
  • Saute for a minute and switch off the flame.
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  • When it is cool, store this is a air tight box.
  • No need to refrigerate this podi.
  • Enjoy with hot rice smeared with oil | ghee and papads.
  • coconut powder

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

EGGLESS FRENCH TOAST RECIPE

Savoury Version

    This is the first time I am trying this recipe after I herd about this from my friend. I can say French toast is a perfect breakfast recipe with any Fresh juice | Smoothie.

toast

INGREDIENTS:

BREAD SLICES 3 NO
BESAN | GRAM FLOUR 3 TBLSP
RICE FLOUR 1 TBLSP
RAVA | SEMOLINA 1 TBLSP
YOGURT 2 TBLSP
GREEN CHILLI 1 NO
ONION 1NO
GARAM MASALA A PINCH
SALT TO TASTE
CORIANDER LEAVES FEW
OIL| BUTTER 1-2 TSP
WATER 1/4 CUP
TOAST

METHOD:

  • Mix the besan, rice flour, semolina, finely chopped chili, chopped coriander leaves , garam masala, yogurt and salt and add 1/4 cup of water to this to make a thick batter. Add finely chopped onions to this.
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  • Spread this batter into  a slice of bread with the help of a spoon or a butter knife.
  • Heat a tawa and place the bread on it and spread the batter on the other side of the bread.
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  • Toast them nicely in a medium flame till they gets cooked.
  • Add a few drops of oil | butter while cooking.

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french toast

Note:

  1. Redchilli powder can be added instead of green chilli
  2. Pav bhaji masala | chat masala can be added instead of garam masala.
  3. While adding water to the flour mix, adjust water accordingly till you get an idli batter consistency.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

PANEER PULAO RECIPE

   Paneer Pulao was in our menu for today’s lunch along with dal  (Simple yellow dal) and i clicked the pictures in a jiffy and sharing the recipe of paneer pulao today. Go ahead to try this easy one pot meal.
PANEER- PULAO

Thursday, February 16, 2012

JAVARISI PAYASAM | SABUDANA KHEER

(WITH EVAPORATED MILK)

       When it comes to kheer i always love the vermicelli kheer and the one with sago i never had before marriage as i always consider sago with milk combo will be like a porridge. As my hubby is a big fan of sago i make this more frequently and i started loving the kheer now a days.

I thank all my friends who wished my son for his birthday in my Previous post.

sago payasam

SAGO|JAVARISI 1/4 CUP
MILK 2 CUPS
EVAPORATED MILK 1/2 TIN
GHEE 1 TSP
CASHEW NUTS 6-7 NO
CARDAMOM POWDER A PINCH
SUGAR 4 -5TBLSP

sago kheer

  • Wash and soak the sago in water for 2-3 hours.
  • In a pan, add the ghee and fry the cashew nuts till golden brown.
  • Keep it aside.
  • Drain the water from the soaked javarisi and saute it in the remaining ghee for 2 mins.
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  • Add milk to this and boil it in a medium flame sauting in between.
  • When it comes to a boil add the evaporated milk and boil this for 10 minutes till you get a nice texture and the milk reduces to 3/4 level.
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  • Add sugar and mix well. Switch off the flame and garnish with cashew nuts.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Serve hot or you can serve chilled too.
  • The kheer tasted so yum and the flavor of the evaporated milk was fantastic and we enjoyed it a lot.

javarisi payasam

Note:

  • Condensed milk also can be added and in that case do not add sugar.
  • Do not reduce the boil the milk for a long time. The sago will absorb the milk and when the kheer becomes cool. So it will be thickened.
  • The same kheer can be made with vermicelli also.

Monday, February 13, 2012

NUTELLA COOKIES- EGGLESS NUTELLA COOKIES RECIPE

    Now a days my kiddos have become a huge fan of nutella and after the super hit of my nutella truffles I bookmarked this cookie recipe from Treatntrick blog and i tried , and it is made not only to celebrate Valentine’s day but also to mark another special occasion. We both are blessed with a little boy six years back on this day. So here comes the perfect recipe for eggless nutella cookies.

 

cookies

INGREDIENTS:(yields 20 – 22 cookies)

WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR 1/2 CUP
ALL PURPOSE FLOUR 1/2 CUP
SOFTENED BUTTER 1/4 CUP
NUTELLA SPREAD 6 TBLSP
BROWN SUGAR 1/4 CUP
BAKING POWDER 1/2 TSP
VANILLA ESSENCE 1/4 TSP
MILK 1-2 TBLSP(IF NEEDED)

COOKIES

  • Sift both the flours along with baking powder for even mixing.
  • In a bowl, cream the butter and nutella spread together with a spoon.
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  • Add this butter and nutella mix to the flour and add the vanilla essence and brown sugar and make it into a soft dough.
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  • While making the dough if it is too dry then add 1- 2 tblsp of milk.
  • Make small balls out of this and flatten it with your palm.
  • Preheat the oven at 160 degree and bake the cookies for 15-20 minutes.

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  • Mine got baked in 15 minutes.
  • I made few heart shaped cookies also as  have the cookie cutter which i used for making Potato Cutlets last year for Varun’s birthday.

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Note:

  1. I just garnished with rice crisps
  2. Almond flakes can be place in the center for decoration

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