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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pomfret fish fry - my hubby style



Ingredients:


  • Pomfret - 2
  • Chilly powder - 5 tsp
  • Salt
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Oil
  • Lemon juice - few drops



Method :

  • Wash the fish and make small cuts on both the sides of the fish using Knife.Marinate with all the ingredients for 24 hrs.
  • Heat little oil in a pan, shallow fry the fish.

Tastes great with sambar and Rasam Rice.



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Monday, July 30, 2012

Kara kozhukkattai / Urad dal Dumpling

Ingredients:

For poornam:

  • Urad dal - 1 cup
  • Green chilly - 2
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Mustard seeds
  • Hing

For outer cover:

  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Oil - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
Method:

For outer cover:

  • Heat a pan, add water and 1 teaspoon of oil and a pinch of salt.
  • When the water starts to boil, add rice flour.
  • Mix the rice flour and when it is mixed remove from flame.
  • The rice flour will not mix nicely with water. It will be like a wet flour.
  • Take the mixed rice flour in a bowl, and cover it with a plate for 5 to 10 mins.
  • After 10 mins, take the kozhukattai flour and knead it nicely with 1 teaspoon of oil and little warm water.
  • Knead it well so that the rice flour becomes like a chapati dough.

For Poornam:

  • Soak Urad dal. Grind urad dal, chilly into coarse paste.
  • Temper mustard seeds and hing to it. Mix well.
  • Steam this mixture in a idly plate till it is cooked.
  • Spread this cooked mixture.
  • Take some oil in a bowl and take little oil in hand and then take little kozhukattai dough ball and press it in middle to make it like a cup.
  • In the middle of the kozhukattai cup, add little poornam.
  • Close the sides of kozhukattai mavu gently in all the sides.
  • Grease the idli plates with oil and then place the kozhukattai cups in the idly plates
  • Pressure cook the kozhukattai in cooker for 5 mins.
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Kovakkai Pakoda / Tindora Pakoras / Ivy gourd Fry






Ingredients:


  • Ivy gourd - 250 gms cut lengthwise
  • Gram flour - 1/4 cup
  • Rice four - 3 tsp
  • Salt
  • Chilly powder - 1/2 tap
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Oil
  • Water


Method :

  • Mix all the above items except oil.
  • Add little water to mix. Keep it aside for an hour.
  • Heat oil in a pan, deep fry little by little.

Crunchy kovakkai fry ready.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Vegetable Hakka Noodles




Ingredients:


  • Plain noodles - 3
  • Carrot - 1 thinky sliced
  • Capsicum - cut into julienne
  • Spring onion - chopped finely ( white separately , green separately)
  • Red chillies - 7-8
  • White Pepper powder - little
  • Salt
  • Ginger garlic - finely chopped - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Ajino motto - Optional




Method:

  • Boil water and add a tsp of oil. Add the noodles and boil it. Drain it and add cold water to it. Keep it aside.
  • Heat a kadai, add oil. Add white spring onions. Fry them.
  • Add red chillies broken into pieces and ginger garlic and Saute well.
  • Now add the carrot, capsicum Saute them again. Once the veggies are cooked.
  • Add the noodles. Add salt, ajinomotto and pepper powder. Mix well.
  • Finally Sprinkle spring onion. Yummy Veg Hakka noodle is ready.
  • Serve with sauce or any other side dishes.

I serve it with Chilli Panneer or Chilli Chicken.






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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Yet another award !!

Lovely blogger friend Lavanya from Tickle your taste buds and make your life delicious shared this award . She is so awesome that she is able to maintain a wonderful blog. So many giveaways and events. Thoroughly enjoying her movements.Do visit her blog space :D


The rules;

Rule 1 : Post rules on my blog.
Rule 2 : State '5 most fabulous moments either in real life or blogosphere'
Rule 3 : State '5 things I love'
Rule 4 : State '5 things I hate'
Rule 5 : Pass this ribbon to '5 lovely blogger friends' (leave a comment in their blog to notify that you've passed them this ribbon).



2 : '5 fabulous moments either in real life or blogosphere.
  • Topper in College.
  • When I met my hubby for the first time.
  • Of Course my motherhood.
  • Blogging moments.
  • Spending whole time with my baby for the whole day.

3 : '5 things I love'
  • Chatting
  • Shopping
  • Music
  • Browsing
  • Blogging

4 : '5 things I hate'

  • Cheating
  • Using and throwing
  • False Character
  • Irritating nature
  • Loud noise

5 : My favorite part - Nominate '5 lovely bloggers' for this fabulous blog ribbon.

  • Reshmi from Noel Collections.
  • Akila from learning to cook.
  • Shobha from Food mazaa.
  • Priya from Priya's versatile recipes.
  • Priya satheesh from Food lovers.
Please accept it with Love.

Jillu Anand

Friday, July 13, 2012

Soulflower giveaway @ Tickle your tastebuds and make your life delicious.

Hello to all my fellow blogger friends,

A wonderful blogger who enthusiastically conducts events, guest posts and giveaways is back with yet another giveaway.Its none other than Lavanya from Tickle your tastebuds and make your life delicious is hosting a soulflower Giveaway..Kindly check the below link for the rules and regulations to win gift voucher Rs.1000/-.

http://lavanyasrecipes.blogspot.in/2012/06/soulflower-rs1000-gift-voucher-giveaway.html

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Won Best recipe award for lets party : Desserts

I am very happy to receive the" best recipe award " for Lets party : Desserts . Thanks to Reshmi and Surabhi for giving me this award.. I really feel encouraged to receive the award.


Received this award for Choco jamun and here it is.....

Friday, July 6, 2012

Mango pickle Instant

Bye all of you!! Will blog from India whenever I get time. All of you enjoy.


Ingredients:

  • Raw Mango - 1
  • Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Salt
  • Hing

Method:

  • Cut the mango into small pieces.
  • In a tempering ladle add oil, temper mustard seeds, hing and chilly powder.
  • Add it to the mango.
  • Add salt and mix well.


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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Murungakkai poricha kootu / Drumstick fried Curry



Ingredients:

  • Drumstick - 1
  • Moong dal - one handful
  • Tomato - half
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Peppercorns - 1 tsp
  • Red chillies - 2
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Coconut grated - one handful
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Turmeric powder


To temper:

  • Mustard seeds
  • Red chilly
  • Urad dal
  • Curry leaves
  • Hing


Method:

  • In a vessel, add the washed moong dal with little water, cut drumstick, turmeric powder and chopped tomato.
  • Pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  • Heat a tsp of oil and roast urad dal, pepper and red chilly.Allow it to cool . Grind along with raw cumin seeds and coconut into a wet paste.
  • Now remove the moong dal mixture from cooker and add salt to it.
  • Give it a boil. Add the ground paste to it.
  • Allow it to boil for 3-4 mins.
  • Temper the above ingredients and mix well.

Perfect combo for steamed rice.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Spicy Bread Toast




Ingredients:

  • Bread 4 slices
  • Egg - 2
  • Besan flour - 3 tsp
  • Salt
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - little chopped

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a plate.
  • Dip the bread in the mixture and toast it in the tava.

Serve with Tomato Ketchup.


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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Simple Kothu Chapathi



Ingredients:

  • Left over Chapathi - 6
  • Egg - 3
  • Onion - 1 finely chopped
  • Green chilly - 2 finely chopped
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves


Method :

  • Chop the chapathi into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a Kadai , temper fennel seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add onions and fry them well.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Then add the eggs , mix it to scramble it well. Once its partially cooked, add the chapathi and stir well. Once the chapathi is blended with the masala, add garam masala powder and give a stir.
  • Yummy Kothu Chapathi is ready.
  • Serve with Raitha.


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Monday, July 2, 2012

Urad dal ki Kachori - Off to India

This Kachories are actually deep fried. But my grandma makes it like chapathies instead of making like Puris. Very healthy and tasty recipe. Do try it. And yes, me going on a vacation to India this friday....Yahoooooooooooo. Gonna have mom and grandmom's food.....

Ingredients:

  • Urad dal - 1 cup
  • Red chillies - 2-3
  • Curry leaves
  • Hing
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds

For Chapathi:

  • Wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Salt
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Water


Method:

  • Knead the Chapathi dough into a smooth dough and keep aside for 2 hrs.
  • Soak urad dal for about 1 hr and grind it coarsey along with red chillies and salt.
  • Mix the chopped curry leaves and hing to it.



  • Heat oil in a Kadai, temper mustard seeds and add the urad dal mixture into it and fry them. Cover and fry them until it boils and get separated like this (picture).



  • Now take small balls of wheat flour,and stuff this urad dal mixture and again make like stuffed parathas.











  • Heat tava, make these chapathis using oil.












Yummy Kachoris ready. Serve hot with Raita / Pickle or any side dish.


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