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December 31, 2010

PALAK PANEER – SINDHI STYLE

I tried this from Mallika badrinath’s cookbook.It tasted excellent and easy to prepare. Its a nice combo for roti  & naan..

palak paneer

INGREDIENTS 
  • SPINACH/ PALAK bunches – 2  nos (medium size ) or 2 cups of leaves.
  • Paneer – 1/2 cup
  • Butter or  Ghee or oil – 2 tbsp
To grind
  • Big onion – 2 nos.
  • Tomato – 4 nos
  • Green chilly – 3 - 5 nos
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Coriander leaves – 1/4 bunch
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Cardamom – 1 no
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch length
  • Grated coconut – 1 tbsp
  • Khus khus / poppy seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Dhaniya powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera / cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Fresh cream or malai ( Milk skin/paalaadai) - 1 tbsp

METHOD
  • Wash & chop the spinach leaves .Heat oil in a kadai and saute the leaves till it shrinks and cook well..set aside.
  • Grind all the ingredients given under "to grimd"  to a smooth paste and finally add the cooked palak .. Grind smoothly and set aside.
  • Heat a kadai with ghee / oil and add the ground paste. Saute till the raw smell disappears.
  • Take the paneer cubes and put it in boiling water for 15 mins.Put the paneer cubes in the masala and add little water.
  • Cover cook for sometime stirring in between.
  • Switch off the flame and add few drops of lime juice and a tbsp of cream . Mix well & serve..
Enjoy hot with roti, naan ..
WISH U ALL A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR  :)


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December 17, 2010

RAVA LADOO / RAVA LADDU / SOOJI LADOO–EASY DIWALI SWEETS RECIPES


rava ladoo picture

(Updated with new pics)
My MIL is an expert in making Rava ladoo.She makes it  different from the usual method. Just because of this variation my hubby loves this ladoo a lot. I’ve tried this for some occasions. Its a fool proof recipe. Never went wrong. Try this and let me know friends :) I am bad in shaping  the ladoos .So please bear with the irregular shapes;)

rava-laddu


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Rava/Sooji/Semolina – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup (increase if u want more sweetness)
  • Elachi / Cardamom seeds – 4-5 nos (powdered)
  • Ghee – 3 – 4 tbsp ( add little by little )
  • Cashews – 10 nos (break into pieces)
METHOD
  • Dry roast the rava till nice aroma arises. Make sure the color of rava doesn’t change. In a mixie powder the rava , sieve it.
rava ladoo tile2
  • Powder the sugar & sieve it . Mix them well.
rava ladoo tile1
  • Now add the roasted cashews and elachi powder . Mix well.
  • Add the Melted ghee little by little and mix well. Stop the ghee when u are able to make a ball..Make even sized balls out of it and store in an air tight container. Enjoy !!
rava ladoo tile3
U can add milk and reduce ghee to make laddus . But the shelf life will be reduced..

rava laddu

rava ladoo box

RAVA LADOO
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December 13, 2010

Kara Pori Recipe - Spicy Puffed Rice - Murmura Recipe - Easy Snacks Recipes

Kara-pori

Kara pori / Spicy puffed rice/ spicy Murmura is our family favourite snack recipe which i learnt from my MIL.I usually make this with leftover/soggy puffed rice we buy for Sarawathi pooja.Its a very simple,easy to make,low calorie and tasty snacks recipe which can be eaten all through the day without guilty. Lets see how to make this spicy puffed rice recipe with garlic.Soon i will share a no garlic masala kara pori recipe.
Do check out my Beach style kara pori recipe here Smile.

Kara pori

Kara pori/Spicy puffed rice recipe


Kara pori/Spicy puffed rice recipe Kara pori recipe - Spicy puffed rice recipe with garlic flavor
Cuisine: Indian
Category: snacks
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes
INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Puffed rice/Murmura/Pori - 2 cups
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Roasted peanuts and fried gram dal - a fistful ( optional)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Sambar powder - 1 tsp  
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Garlic cloves - 7 nos (crushed slightly with skin)
  • Roasted peanuts & fried gram dal - a handful ( optional)
METHOD

  • Take a wide mouthed kadai and add a tbsp of ghee.Spread it all over the pan.When it becomes hot,add the peanut and dal ( If adding ), Curry leaves, sambar powder,  salt, turmeric powder and slightly crushed garlic flakes ( no need to peel the skin)..Fry everything for a moment in low to medium flame.Do not burn them.Nice aroma arises. Now add the puffed rice, toss it till its coated uniformly and switch off the flame. Mix it well with the fire off and allow the puffed rice to remain in the kadai for sometime to become crispy.( Note: If u try to eat it hot, puffed rice will be soggy & soft.It will become crispy only after it cools down).
  • For variations, you can use 3/4 tsp red chilli powder + 1/8 tsp turmeric powder. You can also use leftover soggy puffed rice. No need to use crispy puffed rice/ murmura.
  • U can store this pori in an air tight box after its cool down completely and enjoy for few days with coffee/Tea.
Note
  • You can skip garlic and make it as a no garlic version. But i feel garlic adds more flavor to this recipe.My husband likes to eat garlic with skin.But I remove the skin while eating.Finally its ur choice!
  • Use ghee for tempering. Do not avoid it. 

Crispy , yummy , delicious kara pori is ready to Enjoy with tea / coffee :)

Kara-pori-recipe

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December 3, 2010

MULLANGI THOGAYAL | RADISH RECIPES

I wanted to try thogayal with mullangi for a long time.We all usually make sambar , poriyal & roti . I tried this way to make thogayal . It tasted yummy when mixed with plain rice & ghee.I dint find the raw smell at all.Try this ladies !! I am sure u’ll love it..

Mullangi thuvayal


INGREDIENTS :
  • Radish – 2 nos (medium sized)
  • Red chilly – 4 - 5 nos
  • Tamarind – Small gooseberry size
  • Urad dal – 1.5 tsp
  • Ginger – 1/4 inch piece ( cut into small pieces )
  • Salt & water – as needed.
  • Cooking oil – As needed.
METHOD :
  • Peel the skin & grate the radish.Saute radish with ginger in 1 tbsp of oil till it gets cooked . Saute in low flame .Then remove & set aside.
  • Roast the red chilly & urad dal with hing using 1 tbsp of oil.
  • Grind everything with tamarind, salt & water.
Mix with hot plain rice topped with ghee and enjoy !!


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