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November 26, 2021

20 Chutney recipes without tomato | Chutney Without Tomato

chutney without coconut

I never thought of making this collection of chutney recipes without tomato until its price hiked like sky rocket. Every year before Diwali, my in-laws tells me to keep onion and tomato in stock as its price goes to peak after Diwali because of rainy season. So I buy 2-3 kgs and keep in hand. This year too, I had a stock of both in my pantry. So the price hike of tomato din’t affect me much. But some of my friends were asking me to suggest few chutney and sambar recipes without tomato as a side dish for idli, dosa and chapathi. So I thought of making this list of chutney recipe without tomato.

Most of the chutney recipes here uses onion, garlic, peanut and coconut as major ingredients. Some of the chutney recipes like curry leaves chutney, carrot chutney and brinjal chutney are without coconut too. if you are looking for how to make chutney without tomato and coconut, you have some recipes in this list. I hope this collection of chutney recipes without tomato will be useful to many at this time. Friends, do check out this chutney recipes without tomato for idli, dosa and chapathi. You will love them. Do share your feedback if you try any. I will be happy to hear that.

Onion chutney without tomato and coconut

Pottukadalai chutney without tomato

Onion Garlic chutney without tomato, coconut

Peanut chutney without tomato

 

Carrot chutney

 

Garlic chutney without tomato, coconut

Small onion chutney

Radish Chutney

 

Walnut chutney

 

Andhra hotel style peanut chutney

Hotel style thick coconut chutney / Getti chutney

Easy peanut chutney without tomato

Curry leaves chutney

Peanut chutney without onion, garlic, tomato, coconut

Brinjal chutney

Onion chutney without tomato, coconut for appam

Raw onion chutney

Onion Green chilli chutney

Raw onion chutney – version 2

Green chilli chutney

Beetroot chutney

 

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November 16, 2021

Paneer Pulao Recipe In Pressure Cooker

Paneer pulao

Paneer pulao is a popular, kids friendly lunch box and weekend special recipe for lunch. Its so easy to make directly in a pressure cooker. There is no grinding job. So it can be prepared quickly under 15 minutes. I added mixed vegetables to make it more colorful and healthy. You can make this rice with paneer alone and make mixed vegetable sabzi for side dish.

Actually I served this paneer pulao with onion raita. But I felt some tangy and spicy tomato based gravy would have made a best side dish for this pulao as its mildly spiced. You can make some mixed vegetable sabzi or dal makhani.  Friends, do try this healthy and easy paneer pulao recipe for your weekend lunch. It tastes yummy.



 paneer pulao

Paneer pulao recipe


Paneer pulao recipe

Paneer pulao recipe in pressure cooker


 
Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Paneer / Cottage cheese - 200gms
  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 2 tsp + 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Black stone flower - 1
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Big onion - 1
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Green chilli – 2
  • Carrot – 1 ( finely chopped)
  • Frozen Green peas – a handful
  • Mint + Coriander leaves - a handful
  • Water - 1.5 cups
  • Crushed Kasoori Methi - 1 tsp
HOW TO MAKE PANEER PULAO IN PRESSURE COOKER
  1. Wash and peel carrot, chop finely.
  2. Chop paneer into small square pieces.
  3. Chop vegetables into small cubes.
  4. Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker base.
  5. Saute whole spices, onion, gg paste, green chilli.
  6. Add tomato and saute for a minute.
  7. Add carrot, green peas and saute for a minute.
  8. Add soaked basmati rice, water and salt.
  9. Add finely chopped mint and coriander leaves, crushed kasoori methi.
  10. Mix well and lastly add the toasted paneer pieces.
  11. Close the cooker and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.
  12. Open the cooker after the steam is released.
  13. Fluff the rice gently and serve with any gravy or raita.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and peel carrot. Chop finely. Chop paneer into small squares. Heat oil in a dosa tawa.
  • Toast the paneer pieces on both the sides till golden in color. Remove in a plate.
  • Heat oil + ghee in pressure cooker base. Saute cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, black stone flower and bay leaf. 
  • Paneer pulao
  • Add onion, ginger garlic paste, green chilli and saute till onion turns transparent.
  • Paneer pulao recipe
  • Add tomato and saute till mushy. Add carrot, green peas and saute for a minute. Add soaked basmati rice, water and salt.
  • Paneer pulao recipe
  • Lastly add the chopped mint+ coriander leaves and crushed Kasoori methi. Mix well and cover the cooker. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Fluff the rice gently and serve hot with some tomato based gravy. I served with onion raita but some gravy would be a better side dish.
  • Paneer pulao recipe
    Enjoy !

Note

  • For variations, you can add red chilli powder instead of green chilli. But pulao looks red in color.
  • You can also add garam masala powder for more flavor.


Tasty Paneer pulao is ready to serve ! Enjoy !

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November 10, 2021

Drumstick Leaves Soup – Murungai Keerai Soup Recipe

murungai keerai soup
Drumstick leaves is a super healthy green variety. Its called as Murungai keerai in Tamil, Nugge soppu in Kannada, Moringa leaves in English, Sahajan ke patte in Hindi, Murinna ila in Malayalam. It has amazing health benefits. So I wish to include in our diet at least once in a week. Usually we make sambar, poriyal or adai with murungai keerai.

Recently I tried Murungai keerai kootu and this soup recipe. Both came out very well and tasty. In fact we loved this soup more than kootu and poriyal as it tastes tangy and spicy like rasam. More than soup, you can call it as murungai keerai rasam. Murungai keerai soup has lots of health benefits. It is easily digestible when compared with cooked whole greens. This soup is rich in Calcium, Iron, Pottasium and Vitamin A.

For healthy variations, people add boiled moong dal, coconut milk etc. But I made a simple version as suggested by my neighbor. I also referred Sharmis passions. For some people, drumstick leaves may be hard to digest. It increases the Pitta of our body and leads to vomiting and diarrhea. Even I have this issue. So for people like me, this soup is a boon. Its easy to digest and you can reap all the benefits of drumstick leaves.

Check out my Drumstick leaves sambar recipe

Drumstick leaves poriyal

Drumstick leaves soup recipe

The best time to consume this soup is around 11 am or in the early evening around 3pm. It helps for easy digestion and absorption. You can take this soup twice in a week or in alternate days if you like.

Friends, do try this easy and yummy Drumstick leaves soup recipe. I am sure you will love it !

 drumstick leaves soup recipe

Drumstick leaves recipe - Murungai keerai soup recipe


Drumstick leaves recipe - Murungai keerai soup recipe

Drumstick leaves recipe - Murungai keerai soup recipe


 
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Soup
Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS

  • Drumstick leaves - 2 cups
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Crushed garlic - 10 cloves
  • Small onion - 10
  • Tomato - 1
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp ( as needed)
  • Salt & water - as needed
HOW TO MAKE DRUMSTICK LEAVES SOUP
  1. Clean the drumstick leaves by removing its stem. Wash it thrice. 
  2. Heat ghee and splutter cumin seeds, crushed garlic.
  3. Saute finely chopped onion till transparent. Add tomato and saute till mushy.
  4. Now add the washed and squeezed drumstick leaves. Mix well for a minute.
  5. It shrinks in size. Add little turmeric powder and sugar to maintain its green color.
  6. Add 3 cups of water and let everything boil till leaves are cooked and water reduces to 1 cup.
  7. Remove and add pepper powder. Serve hot. You can also filter the soup through metal strainer and enjoy the stock.
  8. Healthy and tasty Drumstick leaves soup is ready.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Clean the drumstick leaves by removing its stem. Wash it thrice and set aside. Wash and chop onion, tomato finely and crush garlic.
  • murungai keerai soup
  • In a kadai or bowl, heat ghee. Splutter cumin seeds and crushed garlic. Add chopped onion and saute till transparent.
  • murungai keerai soup
  • Add tomato and saute till mushy. Now add the washed and squeezed drumstick leaves. Mix well for a minute till it shrinks in size. Add a pinch of turmeric powder and sugar to maintain its green color if you like.

  • Lastly add 3 cups of water and allow everything to boil in medium flame and cook together till water reduces to 1 cup. By this time, keerai will be cooked soft too.
  • murungai keerai soup

  • Switch off the flame and serve as such adding some pepper powder OR you can strain the soup in a steel filter and serve the stock adding pepper powder. Healthy and tasty drumstick leaves soup is ready.
  • murungai keerai soup

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of pepper powder as per your taste.
Try this easy, yummy Drumstick leaves soup recipe. You will love it !

murungai keerai soup


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November 2, 2021

Burfi|Barfi Recipes – Burfi Varieties |15 types of Burfi recipes

burfi recipes

Here is a collection of popular, Indian sweet recipe named barfi / Burfi.  Barfi, Barfee, Burfi or borfi is basically a milk based sweet of India. Barfi is a derivative of Persian word Barf which means ‘snow’. As the name suggest, burfi has a cool, melt in mouth texture.

Plain white barfi is prepared with milk powder and sugar. It is cooked until the mixture solidifies and its allowed to set for few hours to make perfect shapes. It can be cut into square, rectangle or diamond shapes. Some of the popular burfi varieties are besan burfi, Mawa barfi / Khoya burfi, Kaju burfi, Almond burfi, Pista barfi, coconut burfi and Peanut burfi. 

In this post, I have shared the different types of burfi recipes in my blog under one page for easy reference. As Diwali festival is coming up, you must be making at least one burfi recipe in your sweets list. I hope this collection of barfi recipes would be helpful to choose and try one.

Making and trouble shooting burfi recipes is hassle free. Even a beginner can make it easily. In each recipe, I have shared all the tips and tricks to make a perfect burfi even if you are a first timer in making sweets. Ok, lets see the burfi varieties | 15 types of burfi recipes below.

MAIDA BURFI / MAIDA BARFI WITHOUT MILK POWDER | MAIDA CAKE

MAIDA BURFI WITH MILK POWDER

CASHEW BADAM BURFI

ALMOND BARFI / BADAM BURFI

EASY KALAKAND WITH CONDENSED MILK

INSTANT DOODH PEDA / MILK POWDER BURFI

COCONUT BARFI / THENGAI BURFI

SEVEN CUP CAKE / SEVEN CUP BURFI

CHOCOLATE KHOYA BURFI

KESAR BURFI

KAJU KATLI  / CASHEW BURFI

DATES AND NUTS ROLL / KHAJUR KATRI

90’S KIDS SHOP STYLE BURFI / HALKOVA

COCONUT KHOYA BURFI

MICROWAVE MYSORE PAK


SOFT MYSORE PAK

Hope you will love this collection. Please share your feedback if you try any !

 

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