Showing posts with label OPOS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OPOS. Show all posts

OPOS Tamarind Paste

Another method to make Tamarind Paste at home, which can be substituted for pastes purchased at shops. This paste or the other Tamarind Paste which is made traditionally, eases the work while cooking. In this fast forward world one need to do things in a faster pace. These also help those who have doubts in their cooking or for those who are not so confident as to how things need to be done properly.

Take a kg of tamarind, cover it with water, add 50 gms kulambu/ sambar powder, 50 gms salt, 5-6 pinches asafetida, a spring curry leaves and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Strain out solids. Bottle the pulpy paste. Lasts for ever refrigerated. Use this in place of store bought paste for making the following

OPOS Rawa Kesari

I have already posted Rawa Kesari in traditional method. After learning the OPOS method, I tried it so many times, and my hard anodised cooker never failed to give me a hand.

Double roasted rawa - 1 cup
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Water - 4 cups
Food colour - 1/2 tsp
Roasted Cashew Nuts - 10 nos

Mix water, sugar, 2 tbsp ghee and food colour in a pressure cooker and cook for 1 whistle. Lift weight to release steam. Add the double roasted rawa. Mix well, close the cooker and put the weight  again and close for 20 mins. Before serving add the remaining ghee and roasted cashew nuts.

Recipe for Rawa Kesari in traditional method