Monday, January 29, 2007

KAARAKUZHAMBU SAUCE

KAARAKUZHAMBU WHICH IS SOUR,HOT AND OILY CAN BE MIXED WITH RICE. BUT KAARAKUZHAMBU SAUCE CAN BE HAD WITH BREAD,ROTI OR MIXED WITH PASTA.

KAARAKUZHAMBU SAUCE
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INGREDIENTS
1.TAMARIND PASTE-1CUP
2.GARLIC ,GINGER PASTE-1/2 CUP
3.ROASTED AND GROUND RED CHILLY PASTE-1/2 CUP
4.POWDERED JAGGERY-1/2CUP
5.ROASTED AND POWDERED MUSTARD AND FENUGREEK POWDER-2 SPOONS
6.SALT
7 OIL

METHOD OF PREPARATION
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MIX ALL THE INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL AND MICROWAVE FOR 15 MINUTES STIRRING IN BETWEEN.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Fruits pulav

Ingredients:
Basmathi rice-1 cup
raisins-5
pine apple-3
mango-3
dates-5
green chillies-4
cashew nuts
cloves-5
Method:
Cook basmathi rice and spread it on a plate.Allow it to cool.
Fry cashews .
break the cloves in to 2 pieces and fry it in ghee.
cut the green chillies'
saute the green chillies
Heat a kadai ,put the raisins and dates and switch off.
Cut the the pine apple and mango in to fine pieces.(see to it that the fruits are not sour at the same time it should not be too juicy.If you cant get the right variety you can add finely cut apples)
Mix all the above with rice and heat before serving.
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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Macaroni in bean sauce

Macaroni is made from a kind of wheat.Macaroni in bean sauce (protein) can be a nice meal item equal to roti dhal or rice and sambar.

Ingredients:
macaroni
soy bean or any bean variety-1 cup
coconut-grated
red chillies
garlic
turmeric powder
tamarind
salt
Method:
Prepare the macaronis as per instruction in the packet.Drain and rinse in cold water.
soak the bean for 3 hours and pressure cook till soft.
grind the coconut,fried red chillies,turmeric powder,tamarind and a spoon of cooked bean.
heat a kadai and boil the cooked bean with a cup of water.Add salt.
Add the ground stuff and mix.
Saute garlic in oil and add to the sauce.
Add the macaronis .
Note:
This is a carbo protein diet.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Plums laadu

Ingredients:
Plums(ripe and sweet)-6
sugar powder
grated coconut(powder it in a blender)-3 spoons
raisins
bread slices(not fresh)
Ghee
method:
Cut the edges of the bread slices.
Wet your palm and try to crumble and slowly powder the sliced bread.
Heat a kadai and roast the bread crums crisp using ghee .
Remove the seeds from the plums and put them in blender.
Mix the sugar powder,raisins with plum paste.
Mix this with bread crumbs.
Pour little milk on a plate.
Wet your palms in this milk and make round laadus.
Note:
Instead of making laadus we can make this flat like vadaas and cook in a pan using lot of ghee in low flame.So that we can have hot ,sweet plum cutlets.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Easy stuff

I always try to find some fool proof method to make an authentic dish.Making stuffed parathas has always been a challenge to me.The difficult part of making the parathas is rolling it without making the fillings leak.
So I found out an easy way of doing it and the parathas look like roti sandwiches but tastes good.
Ingredients:
1.rotis
2.Stuffing
Stuffing:
1.We can use grated carrots or beet roots,add chilly powder or spice powder and saute in a kadai.
2 Boi l and mash vegetables like potato,raw banana,sweet potato and add chillies,lime juice
3.make mixed vegetables curry
4.Make thick paste of tomato onion(fried and ground),or garlic,ginger or onion,mint leaves etc
Use one of these or use the left over curries either crushing it in a bender or as they are.
Method of making stuffed parathas:
Roll rotis.
Spread the fillings in one half of the roti and close it with the other part.
Slightly roll the edges thin.
Heat a pan and put the stuffed roti in low flame.use ghee or any cooking oil.
when it has light brown spots turn it and cook the other side.
When it gets light brown spots cut the roti with the laddle you are using.
You get 2 triangular parathas.
Isnt it an easy stuff?

Thursday, May 18, 2006

rice cake brunch

Iam giving this recipe exclusively for bachelors who find cooking rice,curry and sambhar laborious and monotonous.
Once a week this can be prepared and have the luxury of eating nutritious and tasty food.

Ingredients:
Rice flour-3 table spoons
buttermilk-200 ml
salt
chillies(red or green)
ginger pieces
curry leaves
oil
vegetables
mustard
urad dal
Asafoetida
Base:
Mix the rice flour with butter milk.Add salt and a pinch of asafoetida
Heat a kadai and Season mustard and urad dal.Add chillies ,ginger and curry leaves.
add the rice flour mixture and keep stirring it.Add some water if it gets thick immediately.Cook till the mixture forms in to a lump.Add oil so that it doesnt stick to the kadai.
Remove from the stove and spread it on a greased plate.
Method 1.
Add the grated carrots,cucumber and pour tomato sauce.
Method2:
Put thin strips of carrots,capsicum,beans and peas in boiling water.Close it with a lid for 2 minutes and remove the vegetables.Spread it over the rice cake.Top it with soya sauce.
Note:
If the rice flour is not available take a cup of rice,2 spoons of red gram,a spoon of cumin seeds and powder it in a blender like semolina.
After seasoning add 3 cups water and pressure cook or microwave.
Spread it on a plate and then add grated cheese or butter(since we have not added butter milk)
Add any sauce or chutney.
Top it with cooked vegetables or salad vegetables like tomato,spring onoin,radish etc.
You can have this item with chipsor pickle.
Cut them in to pieces for convenient eating.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Mushroom potato curry

Mushroom-white button type
potato
mint chutney or coriander chutney(available in Indian stores)
pepper powder
sauce(tomato,soya..)
curry powder
chopped garlic
chopped ginger
Method:
Wash and drain mushrooms
boil and peel the potatos.dice in to cubes.
Heat a kadai.saute garlic,ginger,mushrooms till the mushrooms become brown.Add the potatos.
Add a spoon of chutney,sauce,pepper powder and curry powder.cook for a minute.
Adding butter or adding grated cheese will enhance the taste.