Showing posts from March, 2012

To make soft Idlies

Wash urad dal and rice thoroughly before soaking it. The water that is used to soak can be used while grinding.

Recipe to make Cheese Cutlet

Cutlets are healthy snack for kids during the summer holidays. Ingredient: Potato - 2 nos Maida / Multipurpose flour - 4 tsp Onion - 1 Salt to taste Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp Cheese - 200 gms Green Chilly - 1 no Bread Crumbs  - 1/4 cup Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup Method: Chop green chilly and coriander leaves finely. Boil potato, mash finely. Mix Maida with a little water to make a fine paste. Spread bread crumbs in a flat plate. Add salt, turmeric powder, coriander leaves and grated green chilly to the mashed potato. Mix them thoroughly. Make small balls of the potato. Cut cheese into small cubes. Make a small hole in the potato ball and insert the cheese cubes into it and close it. Flatten the potato balls. Dip it in the maida flour and roll it in the bread crumbs and shallow fry it or fry it in tawa. 

Kothamalli Vadai

A wheat based contest entry posted by Sripriya Ayyangar. Ingredients: Gram Flour - 2 Cups Wheat Flour - 1/4 cup Rawa - 1/4 cup Rice or Corn Flour - 1/2 cup Ginger Garlic Paste - tbsp Sugar - 1 tbsp Salt to taste Lemon Juice - 2 tsp Ginger - 1 inch piece Eno Salt - one sachet Coriander Leaves - 4 cups Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp Chilly Powder - 2 tsp Poppy seeds - 2 to 4 tsp White sesame seeds - 2 to 4 tsp Ground nuts - 1/2 cup Garam Masala Powder - 3 tsp Oil to fry Method: Dry mix all the powders except Eno Salt and Coriander Leaves. Add the coriander leaves the powders and make a paste to the consistency of batter. Add the Eno Salt and mix the batter fast. This will help in the batter rise. Grease a shallow plate and pour the batter in it and pressure cook in medium flame for about 20 mins. Transfer it to another flat vessel and cut into desired shapes. Fry the pieces in oil and serve with coriander chutney or tomato sauce. It can also be toss fried in a shallow

How to make Chilly Oil at home?

Time to try out Adapted Chinese Recipes or to say Indo-Chinese recipes as kids will be at home on the long summer vacation. Lots of basic preparations are to be made to make these dishes. The first and fore most is to make Chilly Oil. Ingredients: Kashmiri Red Chillies - 25 nos Refined Oil -  1 cup Method: Break the red chillies into big pieces. Heat the oil in a pan in medium flame till it reaches the smoking point. Add the chillies and switch off the gas (and move out of the kitchen). After a few mins. Cover and keep it aside for about an hour or two. Strain the oil alone through a double filter. This oil can be used to make chinese dishes or adapted Indo-Chinese dishes. The red chillies can be used in south Indian dishes like sambar (while grinding the paste for it)

Protein-Rich Riceless Idli Recipe: Perfect for Diabetics

This protein-rich idli recipe is a fantastic option for people with diabetes or anyone looking to increase their protein intake. Made without rice, these idlis are nutritious, delicious, and easy to prepare. Follow this detailed guide to make healthy and tasty idlis. Ingredients: 1 cup urad dal 1 cup moong dal 1 tbsp rawa (semolina) 1/4 cup grated or finely diced carrots 1/4 cup peas Finely chopped coriander leaves Finely chopped curry leaves 1 green chilli, finely chopped 1 red chilli 1 tbsp ghee 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 2 tbsp Bengal gram dal (chana dal) Salt to taste Instructions: Soak the Ingredients : Soak the urad dal and moong dal together for 4 to 6 hours. Soak the rawa (semolina) separately for 1 hour. Grind the Batter : Drain the soaked dals and grind them together to a coarse paste. Add salt to the batter and mix well. Add the soaked rawa to the batter and combine thoroughly. Let the batter ferment for about 1 hour. Prepare the Vegetables : Add the finely chopped curry leaves,

Godumai Rawa Payasam / Wheat Rawa Payasam by Uma Sridharan

Contest entry posted by Uma Sridharan Ingredients Godhumai Ravai 1 cup Milk 3 cups sugarless khova 1/2 cup Jaggery 1 cup cardomom powder 1 tsp cashewnuts & raisins to decorate Method Wash godhumai ravai, add 1 cup of milk and 2 cups of water. Pressure cook for 10 mts. Ravai should be thoroughly cooked. Boil remianing two cups of milk. dissolve jaggery in little water and strain. Add it to the milk. bring it to boil. Now add cooked godhumai ravai. mix well. Cook it in sim flame. Add sugarless khova and cardomom. Fry cashewnuts and raisins in ghee and add it to the payasam. Serve hot.

Wheat Rawa Seeralam

Contest entry posted by Shripriya A Ramakrishnan Ingredients: Wheat Rawa (not the one that is used for upma, the bigger one. Broken wheat. It is called as fada.) - 1 cup Toor Dhal, bengal gram dhal, urad dhal - put together 1 cup. Red chillies - 4 Asafoetida - little Idli molagapodi - 1 tablespoon For seasoning - oil, mustard, urad, asafoetia, turmeric, cumin, an curry leaves. Shredded Coconut - 2-3 tablespoons. (optional) Salt - as needed. Method: 1. Soak the wheat rawa and the dhals separately. Grind the dhals first along with red chillies - either in the mixer grinder or the wet grinder coarsely, towards the end add the soaked wheat rawa and grind it for few more minutes. Add salt. (the batter should be in adai batter consistency). Add some asafoetida to the batter. 2. If you want a little sour taste you can either ferment the batter or add sour curd while grinding. 3. Pour the batter in greased idli plates and cook them like idlis. 4. Take the c

Instant Pani Puri by Sowpernica

Contest entry posted by Sowpernica Ingredients: Puri’s – 20 to 25 (home-made or store bought) Onion – 1 (finely chopped) Date & tamarind chutney: Tamarind water – 1 cup (small lemon sized tamarind ball) Jaggery – 5 teaspoons Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon Dates – 10 Cumin seeds powder – 1 teaspoon Green Pani: Water - 1 ½ litres Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons Pani puri masala – 2 teaspoons Kala Namak (black salt) – ½ teaspoon Salt – 1 ½ teaspoons Grind together: Mint leaves – ½ bunch Coriander stem – a handful Coriander leaves – a handful Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon Green chillies – 3 or 4 Ginger – a small piece Filling: Boiled potatoes – 3 Boiled white channa – 1 cup Salt – ½ teaspoon Coriander leaves – 2 teaspoons (finely chopped) Chat masala – ¼ teaspoon Method: Pani: Grind together all the ingredients mentioned. Add it to water with panipuri masala powder, kala namak, salt, lemon juice & stir well for the ingredients to